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Any Grand Plans for the New Year?

The New Year is always a time of reflection for the year gone by and a time to make plans for the upcoming year.  These plans may be financial in nature or may take health improvement into consideration.  Since this blog is devoted to making extra cash through part-time efforts, I would like to focus on the financial resolutions and goals that you might have for 2013.

What Are Your Goals?

First, you should define your goals for the upcoming year.  Do you want to pay off debt or save for retirement or maybe save for a vacation?  How much extra would you like to make?  Would you like to make $1000 per month extra or will less be enough to achieve your goals?

Once you decide where you would like to go, you need to decide how to get there.

Take Inventory

Look at your skills that could be used to make some extra income during the year.  Also, examine the amount of extra time that you might have available and when that time is.  Do you have some extra money to invest in order to make more or are you already living as tight as possible and will need to be using resources you already have at your disposal?

Set Goals and Get Working

Now that you know where you would like to end up and the tools you have at your disposal, it is time to make a plan for getting from point A to point B.  Say that you would like to make an extra grand per month, but don’t have any money to invest in any sort of business or passive income opportunity.

Then you might have to clean houses or work as a virtual assistant (provided you have a computer and internet access) to start making money right away.  You could even start by selling plasma to make a little money on the side and build up some capital for use on more projects such as starting an Etsy store or buying items to resell on Ebay.

There are many possibilities for making extra money.  You just have to sit down and take the initiative to figure out what you would like to accomplish.

So, do you have any grand plans for the new year?

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