What are the Coronavirus Job Opportunities?

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Coronavirus Job Opportunities

It will not have escaped your attention that we are in the midst of a Coronavirus pandemic. It is a global health crisis and it is also an economic crisis. As governments around the world struggle to contain the coronavirus outbreak, many have lost their jobs because their places of work have been forcibly shutdown as part of lockdown restrictions.

Despite this bleak outlook there are some industries that are benefitting from the crisis. In this video, I discuss 4 industries that are recruiting right now as a response to the coronavirus crisis. There are quite a lot of coronavirus job opportunities. If you find yourself newly out of work, this post will help you. All of the links that I refer to in the video are in the video’s description box.

Next Steps

If you are interested in any of the job opportunities that I mentioned in the video, click on the links in the description and follow the instructions to make an application. Once you have applied, let me know how you get on via the comments section below.

Also, get in touch if you would like my help. My email address is mike@learnmoney.io

 

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Best regards,

Mike

How to Make Money Giving Blood

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Make Money Giving Blood

Following on from my earlier video about making money selling your own hair, here is another more unusual way of making money.  This time the focus is on making money by giving blood.  This is not an opportunity for those of you who are squeamish about needles of course. If you have no issue with having a needle inserted into your arm, this will be a straightforward way for you to make some extra cash.

How Does it Work?

In this video, I discuss two websites that offer individuals the chance to earn money by giving blood. One of these websites is relevant for the United Kingdom and the other is for those in the United States. If you live outside of these two countries, a local Google search will no doubt find alternatives relevant for your country.

Next Steps

Does the idea of having a making money by giving blood appeal to you? Do you have experience of giving blood? Let me know in the comments section below. Also, get in touch if you would like my help. My email address is mike@learnmoney.io

 

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Best regards,

Mike

Are you Missing out on Compound Interest?

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What is Compound Interest?

The thought of saving money is not exciting to many people, they would rather buy things with the money that comes into their hands or wallets. Compound interest makes the prospect of saving money more exciting.

Compound interest is when you earn interest on the interest that you accrued as well as the initial sum invested.

How Does it Work?

For example, if you saved £1000 at an interest rate of 5%, at the end of year 1 you would have £1050, with a compound interest account you would then earn 5% interest on £1050 by the end of year 2.

This would mean that your total going into year three would be £1102.50 instead of £1100.00 if you had earned 5% each year. Over the long term, the increases to your savings total become very significant so much so that Albert Einstein reputedly said of compound interest,

“Compound Interest is the most powerful force in the universe. Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world.  He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.”

Albert Einstein

Savings Accounts & Compound Interest

Given how beneficial Compound Interest is to the individual saver, you would expect all savings accounts to offer Compound Interest to their account holders but that is not the case. There is every possibility that your savings accounts are not paying you compound interest, please check with your bank or building society. Your bank may be only paying you simple interest, which is interest paid annually on the principal sum only.

If they are not, study the example below and open a new account that will pay you compound interest from any provider you choose. Remember that to really benefit from compound interest you will need to save for the long term.

This is an example of a UK savings account that pays compound interest. International readers, you may need to do some investigative work to find comparable savings accounts in your country.

Next Steps

Hopefully this post has made you re-consider the savings accounts that you have; now is the time to open an account that will pay you compound interest. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, get in touch if you would like my help. My email address is mike@learnmoney.io

 

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Best regards,

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Make Money with the Amazon Influencer Program

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Amazon Influencer Program

The Amazon Influencer Program is one of the more straightforward ways of making money online based on Affiliate Marketing. It is a method that would be accurately described as intermediate level rather than beginner. This is because you will need to have built an audience on at least one Social Media platform to be accepted into the Amazon Influencer Program. The full list of requirements is here. 

How Does it Work?

The Amazon Influencer Program is an extension of the Amazon Affiliates Program. The Amazon Affiliates Program is virtually open to all; once accepted, into the program, affiliates are able to promote Amazon products via affiliate links and earn a commission when purchases are made within 24 hours of their links being clicked.

The Amazon Influencer Program has two key differences from the Affiliates Program. First of all, you need to meet more stringent criteria before you are accepted, you must have a Social Media audience. Secondly, instead of promoting lots of different affiliate links Amazon gives you your own Amazon Shop Page to send your audience to.

Purchases that follow clicks on your dedicated Influencer page earn you commissions ranging from 1-10% dependent on the product category.

In the video, I demonstrate my Amazon Shop Page and explain how to take the opportunity presented to you by Amazon.

Next Steps

Does the idea of having a Amazon Influencer page appeal to you? Are you already part of the Amazon Affiliates Program? Let me know in the comments section below. Also, get in touch if you would like my help. My email address is mike@learnmoney.io

 

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Best regards,

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How to get Paid Referring Friends for Jobs

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Extra Cash

Most of us would appreciate the chance to earn some extra cash but from my anecdotal research I know that few people seriously consider the opportunity to make extra cash by referring their friends for relevant jobs.

It’s not just a pipe dream, it can be your reality too. In this video, I discuss 2  websites that will enable you to do just that; you do not have to be a recruitment consultant to connect your friends with jobs to help them continue or improve their career.  The websites I discuss are just examples, there are many more offering similar incentives for helping companies to find the right staff. If you live outside of the countries I discuss in the video, do not lose heart because there are likely to be similar offers in your country too.

Referring Friends

In the video, the first website I discuss relates to the American employment market and then the second is relevant for the United Kingdom employment market.

Referring friends for relevant jobs can be a fairly lucrative activity because ultimately you will receive an amount equivalent to a percentage of the new employee’s salary without having to do a lot of work.  It can be an excellent way of generating extra cash.

How Does it Work?

In the video, I discuss specific websites that will enable you to earn extra cash by referring your friends for jobs. Usually your friend will have to be successful with their job application and to keep the job beyond the probation period for you to receive your money.

 Next Steps

Make a list of friends who are looking for work and arrange a time for you to discuss with them the possibility of you referring them for a job. When you have,  let me know in the comments section below.

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Coinbase Earn: Earn Free Cryptocurrency

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Earn While You Learn

Cryptocurrency is no longer new in investment terms but if it was a sport it would still be regarded as a minority sport played by a small percentage of the nation’s population. Established Cryptocurrency exchange and  provider of free digital wallets, Coinbase knows this and has created opportunities for new and existing cryptocurrency investors to earn while they learn.

Coinbase Earn: Earn Free Crypto

What is Coinbase Earn? Well, you are asked to watch a few videos, answer questions and in return you earn cryptocurrency that goes into your Coinbase account. It is not complicated to do or to receive the cryptocurrency.

In this video, I demonstrate the process you need to follow to earn the free cryptocurrency and explore Coinbase’s motives for creating the initiative. I hope that you find it useful.

This video will be of interest to people who are interested in earning income online and making money online generally.  It is another simple way you will be able to increase your financial assets and investments without a drastic change to your lifestyle or weekly routine.  Here’s my invite for you to join Coinbase Earn – http://bit.ly/2X44Put 

Next Steps

Would you like to earn some free crypto via Coinbase? Here’s my invite for you to join Coinbase Earn – http://bit.ly/2X44Put Have you heard of Coinbase before? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Respondent.io – Review

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Increasing Your Income

Often the path to financial freedom isn’t complicated, or at least the next step isn’t, it could simply be that you need to increase your income without adding additional stress to your weekly routine. In this post, I focus on one website that will allow you to do that. As always with any review I publish, I have personal experience and results from using the product or service. I hope that you find it useful too.

Respondent.io Review

In this video, I review the Respondent website. This video will be of interest to people who are interested in earning income online and making money online generally. Respondent is a website that brings together companies wanting qualitative research for their products and services and research participants who are paid for their time taking part in market research interviews.

It is very much a qualitative approach, typically you will be interviewed  via webcam or in person by a market researcher for 45 minutes. Within 8-10 days you will receive payment via PayPal. Respondent is a good way to earn extra cash; in the video I discuss the process of applying for research interviews, the cash amounts available and my personal  experience with Respondent.  You can sign up for Respondent here http://bit.ly/2JLgdI6

Next Steps

Would you like to earn some extra money on Respondent? You can sign up Sign up for Respondent here -> http://bit.ly/2JLgdI6    Have you heard of Respondent before? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Accommodation: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Largest Monthly Expense

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For most people, accommodation remains their largest monthly expense. In earlier posts, I have mentioned this point. If you haven’t read, How to Create a Budget That you can Stick to, please read it today. It naturally follows that if you can reduce your largest monthly expense you will have more freedom within your budget to save more and to invest. These are two activities that will move you closer to financial freedom. The focus of this post is to explore 5 ways that you will be able to achieve this reduction in accommodation costs.

Cutting Accommodation Costs

I have spilt this list of five ways to reduce your accommodation costs into two mini lists. The first is for homeowners and the second is for tenants / lodgers who rent accommodation.  The resources that I have linked to are for the United Kingdom because that is where I live. If you are reading this post outside of the United Kingdom, there may be comparable opportunities and resources in your country too.

Homeowners

Take in a Lodger

If you have enough room, take in a lodger to live with you at your main residence. Following a UK government initiative first introduced in 1992, homeowners are permitted to earn up to £7,500 tax free as part of the rent-a-room scheme. Technically this does not reduce your accommodation cost but it does reduce your financial burden because of the additional income that the lodger provides. Click here to read more about the rent-a-room scheme.

Move to a Cheaper Area

If you are living in a desirable area, more than likely that desirability comes with fairly high accommodation costs. One possible solution that most homeowners do not think about is this one; rent out your home and move to a cheaper area.

Let me explain with some sample numbers. You are currently living in area A and your home could be rented out for £2000 per month. This is more than you are paying for your mortgage which is £1500 . If you move out of your home and rent in a cheaper area (area B) for a cost of £1400 per month, you will be reducing your accommodation cost plus receiving £2000 in rent for the house that you still own.

An added bonus is the increase in equity associated with your property during the period it is being rented out. Please note, you will need to take all necessary steps to comply with the terms of your mortgage and to ensure that your property is in suitable condition to be rented.

Tenants/  Lodgers

House Shares

Renting a self contained flat or apartment can prove expensive, particularly in desirable areas. One surefire way to reduce your accommodation cost is to move into a house share.  Sharing amenities brings the costs down. This website, spareroom.co.uk caters exactly for the house share market. Once settled into a house share, you can look forward to the positive impact that it will have on your finances.

Team up and Rent

Team up with a friend also looking for accommodation and rent a place that caters to both of your needs. This opportunity is not only available for twenty-somethings, an increasing amount of people find themselves heading one parent households and this is a good opportunity for them to reduce costs too. This website provides a forum for potential flatmates  to meet each other with a view to finding a place together.

Move Back Home

This is not an option that is available for everyone for a number of reasons. It could a good temporary solution for some millennials. Moving back in with your parents could allow you time to reduce your accommodation cost and to recover financially. It should not be considered as a permanent solution.

Have you managed to reduce your accommodation costs recently? Which method did you use? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Personal Finance: How Should You Prepare for Brexit?

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For those of you not living in the UK, Brexit is a word coined to mark the Great Britain’s intention to leave the European Union. This decision was the result of a national referendum in July 2016 in which the electorate voted to ‘Leave’ or ‘Remain.’  The United Kingdom was very divided; 52% voted in favour of leaving and 48% voted to remain. Those who voted to leave did so without any real understanding of the repercussions of such a decision; they were encouraged by politicians who were economical with the truth. Now in December 2018, UK inhabitants find themselves heading towards Brexit and what looks like a self-inflicted recession.

Businesses and consumers have been heavily impacted; consumers are not spending as much as they used to and business people lack of confidence about the future. Businesses are currently less likely to invest in new equipment or staff and according to the GFK consumer confidence Index the current score for the UK is – 13. To give that some context, in December 2015 the confidence index score was +2. Significantly 2015 was the first time the index had remained positive for an entire calendar year since records began in 1974.

Prepare For Brexit

From a personal finance perspective, how can you better prepare yourself for the reality of Brexit? Below I have listed 4 practical steps you can take that will help.

Revisit Your Budget

Take a look at your current monthly budget and re-evaluate all of your expenditure. If there are opportunities to cut back – take them. For example, a lot of people have unmetered water bills even though in many cases a metered water bill will work out cheaper; read this post for information, Water Bills: Are you Pouring Money Down the Plughole?  There may be other opportunities for you to cutback.

Assess Your Employer & Job Stability

In financially challenging circumstances many companies suffer and some go into administration. In the UK, we have seen this with the demise of Maplin and Toy R Us.  

The task for you is to dispassionately assess how well your employer is doing and how likely/unlikely it is that you be made redundant. Do not rely on any  assurances from the management team at your company; do your own independent research. If you think that you could be made redundant save more money into your emergency fund.

Reduce Discretionary Expenditure

In personal finance circles, there is a lot of discussion around how much impact cutting out daily Lattes will have on the path toward better financial health. That’s a choice that you are best placed to make. However, what is sensible is to rein the dining out occasions and perhaps replace them with entertaining friends at home. Beyond entertaining, holidays are another area that you should review. Choosing a more cost effective destination or changing an international holiday to a UK based ‘staycation’ will give you greater financial comfort. Also, do not go overboard at Christmas.

Review All of Your Financial Products

Review all of your financial products including savings, mortgages, investments and pensions. Assess the impact on Brexit in each case and evaluate whether you should continue with your current provider. If appropriate, change to better performing products with other providers to maximise your returns.

How are you preparing financially for Brexit? Let me know in the comments section below.

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