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Best Ways to Earn More Money in 2017


Now that 2016 is coming to a close, it's about time to think about your goals for 2017, and that should include your goals on how to earn more money for the next year. Your boost for your financial health is important for many reasons, it could be for a new investment, an improved lifestyle or simply just to save.

It's always easier said than done but here are some ways by which you can increase your earning potential.

Ask for a raise

One of the most important things you can do in 2017 in order to increase your earnings is to ask your boss for a raise. According to a survey by Payscale, 75% of employees who ask for it are given a raise.

Let your money grow by switching to an online bank account

Choose an online bank that offers high-interest savings and checking account.

Sell your old stuff

"One of the fastest ways to score extra cash is to declutter something from your house and hawk it online," said J. Money, creator of and You also have to contact and notify your potential buyers for easier transactions.

Do online selling of some thrifts finds

Another way to earn extra income is to get into a small reselling business. If you have a small capital, you can buy some items from thrift stores and sell them online like in eBay.

Sell old books

If you have old books, you can also turn them into cash by selling them online or selling them to your friends who are obsessed about reading.

Create a blog

This is one great way to make money. Use your expertise in writing and earn money fast. Take advantage of the free software from certain sites such as and post ads to your site using Google's free AdSense.

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