How to Make Money on YouTube


I go over the basics of how to make money through YouTube by utilizing passive income strategies. Learn three basic ways plus find out how I’ve made money in my first year on YouTube. You won’t become an overnight millionaire through YouTube (at least you most LIKELY won’t) but it can be a good side gig if you enjoy making videos.

🚨 A few resources that can be helpful 🚨

YouTube’s Partner Program Overview:

How to Earn Money from Your Videos (Article from YouTube)

Another form of income I forgot to mention is Patreon. This is a website that lets internet creators crowdsource funds for ongoing projects such as YouTube channels. More info here:

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DailyPay Just Made It Easier for Drivers to Get Paid and It’s So 😜💃🏽🎊🙀


I’ve written previously about how DailyPay can benefit delivery partners for DoorDash, GrubHub, and Fasten by enabling them to get paid EVERY DAY instead of having to wait till their normal payday.

Not only have they added the ability to do same-day balance transfers, including on weekends and holidays, but now they have made it easier than ever (and more fun!)  to get paid by adding the option to do balance transfers when you text emojis to DailyPay.

All you have to do is text an emoji to their phone number (it can be ANY emoji) to withdraw $20 from your available balance. You can text up to five emojis to withdraw $100 at a time.

So if you’re feeling 😎, you get $20. Or 😮😮, you get $40. Or even having a day that’s a little 💩💩💩, you could get $60. You get the idea.

For more detailed info on how DailyPay works, check out my previous blog entry here.

If you’d like to give it a whirl and start getting paid sooner and more frequently when you drive for GrubHub, Fasten, or Doordash try it for FREE for two weeks (without any balance transfer fees) by following my link here:

(Please note- I am compensated for referrals to DailyPay)

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How to Save Money Every Time You Shop Online


We all enjoy the convenience of online shopping. You can make your purchases without ever having to leave your couch!

That convenience leaves us with some pros and cons, though. While you could wake up from a drunken night to find your front porch littered with Amazon Prime packages, you could also use the internet resourcefully to SAVE money instead of impulse shop.

Here are some ways you can save money whenever you shop online.

Look for Coupon Codes

Websites like RetailMeNot offer a vast assortment of coupon codes that you can use at checkout to save money on various websites. Sometimes the codes work and sometimes they don’t, but it’s always worth checking this website out if you’re wondering if maybe, just maybe, there’s a way to squeeze out some extra savings on the purchase you’re making.

If you don’t want to scour through the listings on RetailMeNot, browser plugins like Honey can do the heavy lifting for you. This will automatically scan the internet for the best coupon code and apply it to your purchase at check-out on various stores like Amazon, Travelocity, and Office Depot.

Get Cash Back

We’ve all heard of cash back programs that are attached to credit cards. It turns out you don’t need to rack up a large credit card balance to get cash back any more, nor even use a credit card at all! Websites like Ebates and Swagbucks allow you to earn cash back when you follow links through their websites.

Ebates is my preferred company for cash back and I’ve previously made a video about them which you can watch here. Their website is very direct and easy to navigate and I’ve always received my quarterly check without a hitch. Swagbucks, on the other hand, is a bit more complex although it has its own perks. With Swagbucks, you earn a digital currency or SB that you can trade for gift cards (including Paypal) rather than checks.

To try Ebates for free and even be eligible for a $10 bonus, go hereEbates Coupons and Cash Back

To try Swagbucks and get 150 SB free, follow my referral link here

(Disclosure: I’m compensated for referrals when you follow the two previous links and sign-up)

Sign Up for Emails from Retailers (Without Cluttering Your Inbox!)

Getting on email lists for retailers can be both helpful and frustrating. On the one hand, having an email ready and waiting with coupons and info on upcoming sales is helpful when you’re ready to shop. On the other having an inbox with never-ending clutter from various retailers can be very annoying.

That’s where the site can come in. By signing up for a free account, they will scan your email and allow you to easily unenroll in email lists you want to leave as well as combine the email lists you want to stay subscribed to in one, simple compact email with a digest of your various email subscriptions.

For the businesses you frequent you can sign up for their emails, and then check your daily “Rollup” email from Unroll to see if there’s any sales going on when you’re ready to shop.

Use a Price Comparison Tool

As the members of my Thrifty Squad know, shopping around for the best price is always a prerequisite before making a purchase. Several websites out there make this easier than ever such as PriceBlink, which offers a browser add-on that automatically brings up price comparisons from other websites when you’re shopping.

There’s lots of price comparison websites out there, and they all draw their data from different sources so it’s best to check out more than one to help get the complete picture of what prices are available on the web. Some others include, PriceGrabber, and Nextag. There’s a wide range of sellers listed on these sites so always use discretion and buy from reputable merchants.

Resist the Urge to Spend

I’m about to dispense some tough love here. If you have to ask yourself, “Do I really need this?” then the answer is probably “no.” For me, that is my #1 standard whenever I’m tempted to buy something without thinking about it (and the internet has made it easier than ever to do so!).

This isn’t to say that it’s not okay to enjoy or want “things.” I once heard someone say that we as a society are materialistic in all the wrong ways, but not materialistic enough in others. What does this mean? We should value the things that we own and prioritize our money enough to spend on the things that we will truly make use of, rather than burn through disposable objects that will quickly lose our interest.

With those words of wisdom in mind- shop wisely, my thrifty friends.

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