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One man’s trash is another man’s side hustle

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I constantly find myself preaching about how you can turn trash into cash and how profitable reselling can be.

So at this point, it’s no secret when I say everyday items sitting around your home can be sold for quick cash on eBay.

But what do you do once you run out of items to sell at your home?

You turn to your local thrift stores to source more products to resell.

That’s precisely what I did last week and I’m here to report my sales. …


A 5-step lifehack to enjoy using treadmills everywhere

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I often hear this in the gym: “I can’t stand running on a treadmill.”

And for a long time, I was the same way. Running in place for miles at a time can drive the best of us crazy.

Especially when you compare running on a treadmill to the pure joy of running outside. There’s no way in this world that running on a stationary conveyor belt comes anywhere close to seeing awesome sights outside, getting fresh air, and enjoying nature during an outdoor run.

However, as bad as all of us don’t want to run on a treadmill, sometimes…


And it’s not just money that you’ll be missing out on

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Going from no side hustles to 1 side hustle is a huge deal. Don’t ever let anyone tell you differently.

No matter what that one side hustle is, the fact that you’re willing to put yourself out there and try it deserves applause.

For me, it was taking surveys online. I had tried writing on content mills, but calling it a side hustle at that point in my life was laughable.

In my first month of taking surveys online, I made $200. I didn’t know what I was doing, I didn’t call it a side hustle, and I sure as…


These exercises work no matter how fit you two are

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Do you love exercising?

Do you have someone special in your life?

The natural thing to do if you answered “yes” to both of those questions would be to combine them together, right?

Working out with a partner might seem like a home run when you look at it on paper — and in many cases, it is. Think about it, it allows you to:

  • Bond with your partner
  • Always have a spotter
  • Get in a great workout

That last point is the one we’re focusing on.

If your partner doesn’t lift as heavy as you or enjoy HIIT as…


A few surveys a day keep the bills away

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Car notes, music subscriptions, TV subscriptions, student loans.

What if I told you there was an easy side hustle you could do to cover these recurring monthly bills?

My solution: online surveys.

Online surveys get a bad wrap in the side hustle community. Taking online surveys isn’t scammy, a waste of time, or some kind of multi-level marketing scheme (MLM).

It only seems that way because it leaves people wondering “Why would someone pay me for my opinions?”

Here’s why: Because your opinions are valuable.

Your opinions on products deserve payments because those are the same ideas advertisers, businesses, and…


Why email lists are a necessity for everyone these days and how to do it well

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a freelancer, online marketer, or professional potato chip inspector — it’s a job, look it up — building an email list will be beneficial to your cause.

A solid email list gives you another chance to engage with readers, offer more value, and maybe even make some money — if you’re lucky.

Growing an email list is easy, said no one ever.

Ask almost any of us newbies starting an email list. We’ll be the first to tell you it’s quite hard unless you already have a following.

I started a weekly newsletter list a…


I guarantee you have all three in your home right now

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Listing items you have sitting around your home for sale on eBay is an easy way to make money fast.

I write about this so much because I consistently find myself making money while clearing out my home. It’s the side hustle that keeps on giving.

Create an eBay account, list some items either on auction or at the going market price, and that’s it. From there, you sit back and watch the magic happen. In this case, the magic just so happens to be money in your pockets.

It’s all about doing the right research, putting in the leg…


Reverse years of bad posture without a back brace

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You might not be able to tell from my profile picture, but I’m 6 feet, 4 inches (1.95 meters) tall.

This is no excuse for bad posture, but when combined with lifting weights and a lack of the right stretches, it can be bad for your back.

I’m a huge fan of lifting, but I used to focus too much on my upper body, which primarily turned into doing more chest/shoulders and less back. As bad as this was for me in general, it was really bad for my posture.

My chest and shoulder muscles were too always too tight…


Becoming a millionaire isn’t rocket science

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Tell me if this is a scenario you’re familiar with.

One day, you become interested in finance. You decide to become financially literate by reading, researching, and connecting with like-minded individuals.

Over time, you can safely say your perspective on money has changed. You have a new outlook on money, and the way money can work for you.

You have fun discussing your newfound ideas with other people who think like you until one day; you come across someone who doesn’t.

They didn’t read any of the books you did, didn’t do any of the research you did, and sure…


You can do it, your mom can do it, your grandpa can do it

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Recently, I’ve come across a lot of doubters that don’t think they can make immediate money from side hustles.

Scratch that.

They don’t think they can make immediate good money from side hustles.

I’m here to say: That’s simply not true.

Even if you have no prior experience and no education, you can make hundreds of dollars each month from a side hustle.

Sure, to some people hundreds of dollars a month is not enough money to consider doing a side hustle. But for the rest of us, we’ll gladly take that monthly money and run with it.

That’s a…

Marx D.

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