Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Think green grow a garden

Its almost that time of the year again, for those yummy fresh straight out of the garden vegetables. There is nothing like the taste of a hand picked tomato.  Why not share some of your garden with others and make extra money while you are doing it.    

Just plow up a spot in your yard, buy some fertilizer and some starter plants at your local homes and garden store make sure you start your garden on time here is an article with tips for starting your garden.

What should you grow in your garden, well I would grow the things that sale best like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, and how about some fruit like water melon and cantaloupe.

I am not a gardener so I am getting the information about how to grow the plates from other resources. 

make extra money growing tomatoesTomatoes like a nice warm area in full sun, and need at least 8 hours of sunlight a day. Generally you don't want to fertilize tomatoes too much until the plant is well established, and in full flower, Always plant tomatoes deep, and on their sides. Water regularly but allow the soil to dry a bit between watering. You want tomatoes to have a regular available water source without keeping them soggy.  See all the tips at Growing Tomatoes & Tomato Growing Tips

grow cucumbers
I love cucumbers nothing like Cucumber Vinegar Salad.  Or just picking one straight out of your garden slicing it up and popping it in your mouth yum.

Cucumbers are easy to grow vegetables that require full sunlight, well drained, loamy soil, and plenty of room to grow. As cucumbers are often grown on the ground, it is very important to make sure that the soil in your garden is well drained meaning that water does not pool up at the surface after a good rain. Cucumber plants are heavy feeders. If the leaves are yellowish, this can be a sign of low nitrogen. Source Grow Cucumbers With Success. 

grow a garden
Buy squash plants at your local nursery for planting after all danger of frost has passed. Choose a site that gets full sun and is moderately fertile. Start picking zucchini, cousa and yellow squash as soon as they're large enough to be used - usually about 6 inches, depending on the variety. For more information visit How to Grow Summer SquashFried squash anyone?

Peppers are grown in very much the same way as tomatoes. They are set out after all danger of frost is over and the weather is warm. Peppers require an even supply of water to prevent stress in dry periods; therefore, they should be set in soil high in organic matter. If plant growth is not as vigorous as desired or plants are a light or pale green, apply a tablespoonful of nitrate fertilizer around each plant after several blossoms have set. For more information see Growing Peppers.

Melons prefer hot, sunny locations with fertile, well drained soils, and can be either transplanted or direct seeded. Frequent, shallow cultivation will kill weeds before they become a problem. The roots of melons are close to the surface of the soil, so it is important not to cultivate too deeply or too close to the plants. Water deeply and infrequently, 1-2 inches per week. Use drip irrigation if possible. Mulch around the plant will conserve soil moisture and reduce weed growth.  See more information at Growing Melons.

Have fun and good luck I hope you can make extra money with a garden, and have fun doing it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Selling your stuff

You can make extra money by selling the stuff just laying around your house, in your attic, your closet or where ever you store the things you no longer use and that is just taking up space in you home.

Times are hard so people are looking to buy used products why not let them buy yours, its a great way to get your house cleaned.  If you make crafts you could also sale them to.  Your just need to find the right places to sale your old treasure's.

I have composed this list of places you can make extra money at by selling your unwanted or unused belongings, if you know of other places or way's that you can sale your stuff   please feel free to leave a comment.

Have a yard sale
Lets start out with the obvious why not have a yard sale. Gather all that stuff in your home, put some price tags on it then post an advertisement in you local news paper and maybe a few signs around your neighbor hood. Set up some table's in your front or back yard make sure you keep it organized and get yourself a good safe place to keep the money you will be making.  The early bird gets the worm so make sure you are set up by at least 7am that's when most of the  spenders are out looking for the good stuff.

Rent out a booth at the flee market
Have you ever been to a flee market?  It's a huge yard sale party. They supply the place and customers so it will cost you a small fee to sale your stuff,  But it might be worth it because flee markets have big crowds.  Flee markets are also a good place to sale your crafts.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Taking surveys

Make extra money from taking surveys.  You can not get rich taking surveys like some sites will try to make you think but you can make money from it.  I am a member of a lot of on line survey sites.  They do pay you, some pay in cash others pay in points, sometimes you get products to test and keep then some will just enter you into Sweepstakes. You can sign up for all of the survey sites I have found at
Paying Survey Sites For Free

You should create an e-mail account at gmail, google, or hotmail to use just for the survey sites you choose to be a member of and start to make extra money.  None of the sites I have listed require you to pay to be a member if you come across a survey site that ask for money most likely they are not a true survey site they are a site that has a list just like mine, but my list is free. Check your e-mail every day then take they surveys you want. Don't forget to check out the full list at
Paying Survey Sites For Free


Read e-mail, take surveys, complete offers and shop

You can read e-mail in your spare time to make extra money, and earn points for each one you read. After you build up enough points you can cash out.

Most of these sites will pay you for more than just to read e-mail they also pay you to complete offers, shopping, completing offers surfing the web, taking surveys and more.

The reason I like to read emails is because you can build up your points or cash total and use it for vacations, unexpected bills, or best of all at Christmas time gift cards are great gift ideas.

Here are the read e-mail sites I use. If you know of more please let me know.

Has to be one of my favorite read e-mail to  sites.  You get a few e-mails a day from them all you do is click on the earn points link and read the advertisement.  Not only do they give you points to read e-mail you also get points to shop at your favorite stores. When you want to shop from the comfort of you computer just log on to My Points go to your favorite store and shop away.  You can also earn points for doing surveys and surfing the web. In other words you can earn points for doing everything you already do on your computer.

I have not used this read e-mail  site that much what it know about it from its site is that you  read e-mail, take surveys and complete offers. They also give you $5.00 just to sign up with them.  So this could be a site for you to use to make extra money.

Will also give you
$5.00 when you sign up.  This is just an read e-mail site the pay you .02 cents for every e-mail you read, they also have an referral program where earn more with your referrals. 

Is a read e-mail site that a lot of people are talking about.  You can  read e-mail, take surveys, complete offers, shopping and a few more plus they have a referral program. They will give you $1.00 when you create an account with them, you can cash out when your account reaches $20.00.

This is another read e-mail site you can join.  Take surveys complete offers, play games, and shop.  After you reach $30.00 in your account you can cash out.  Send earnings offers you $5.00 to sign up.