How to Save Money and Make Money in a Bad Economy
Many people are suffering through this economy. People have lost
jobs, getting their pay cut, can't pay their bills or mortgage. It is a
pretty scary time right now. The recovery of our economy will take some
time. So what are we going to do about it? We can't stop living!
try not to hear all the negativity that is out there. Turn off the TV
and stop listening to everyone. Negativity only gets you down and
depression is not the answer. Turn the negative into a positive! A home
based business that has an affiliate program to help you save and earn
money is a perfect solution.
There are many things that you can do
right now and you must take charge. First, you need to save money and
make money and there are many ways to do this in this economy. Take
control of your life! Start to budget and become aware of what you are
spending your money on. Take the time and make a list of everything you
spend your money on. You will probably be surprised!
you have a backup plan to your spending? It doesn't matter how bad the
economy is everyone still has to shop. Spending some money will get the
economy going in the right direction. Now ask yourself a question, do
you still shop now? Are you buying toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo,
clothes and shoes for the family? I'm sure the answer is yes, we all
still shop for things.
So now ask yourself, how can you save money and make money and still fulfill your needs?
Internet Shopping is the answer!
stores are offering big discounts to shop on their websites. They need
to cut down on their overhead costs to make their profit. Many are
closing their doors and turning to the internet exclusively. Some stores
are even offering free shipping. Did you know that there are internet
websites that do not have any retail stores and as a result, they do not
charge tax and some even offer free shipping back and forth? Shopping
online not only can save you money, but it can save you time and gas!
You don't have to take the time to drive there, stand in line to pay and
then drive all the way back to your house. You will also do our planet a
favor by reducing your carbon footprint!
There are several ways to save money online.
1. Sign up at your favorite store by giving them your email. You will receive coupons, discounts and special offers from them.
Comparison shop online. Just Google the item you are looking for. Many
times it will come up with several websites that offer the product, thus
doing the comparison shopping for you.
3. Check for coupon sites and get the coupon codes. Coupons are not only for discounts but sometimes they offer free shipping.
Save on sales tax by shopping on sites that are purely online sites or
they don't have a retail store in your state. I personally buy all my
toiletries, paper goods, household goods, and over the counter medicines
on drugstore.com. This is a site that is Rite Aid's internet site. They
don't have a retail store under the name of drugstore.com, so they
never charge tax and when you purchase a certain amount there isn't any
shipping. When you open an account with them, they offer drugstore
dollars for every dollar you spend. These drugstore dollars get paid
back to you quarterly and it is real money that is taken off your order!
In addition, they are partnered with an affiliate site where I get an
additional 8% off!
5. Save on shipping charges. Another great site
that I personally use is shoebuy.com. Again, this is a website that
does not have a retail store so as a result they do not charge tax. They
also never charge shipping both ways. So if your shoes don't fit right
you can return it and don't have to pay shipping. They simply send you a
shipping label, you take the package to UPS and they ship it back for
you. They also have a program that when you sign up with their site,
they give you an additional 10% off every shoe that you buy from there
and this benefit never expires. Again, they are also partnered with an
affiliate program where I get an additional 13.6% off! This is a huge
Now I have mentioned that these stores are associated
with an affiliate program, which is a home based business, and this is
how you can earn money while you shop for things that you already are
shopping for. This is a huge bonus! You can earn anywhere from 1%-30%
cash back in addition to all the savings that you are already are
getting. These affiliate programs are usually partnered with thousands
of stores that offer everything that you can think of to buy. So you can
save on pretty much everything! All you need to do is plan ahead, make
your list of the items that you need to buy, and go no further than your
computer and do all of your shopping.
If you are into
eco-friendly, green products, they are also partnered with eco-friendly
stores and will pay you to shop for these products. Again these are
products that you probably already know and use.
By becoming an
ecommerce broker in your own home based business, you will have the
benefits of both saving and earning on products that you already buy,
spending money you already are spending, and at stores that you are
already buying from. This puts money right back into your pockets and
reduces the financial stress.
Of course it only makes sense that
you would want to share this with your family and friends and help them
save money as well. Everyone is desperate to save money through this
tough economy and now you have the solution!