Awesome YOU Provides Value & Business Over the Easy Button AND
Awesome You NEVER Gives Up!
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A few tips for earning more from your expenses that I’ve learned over the years… Some may help you and others may not, so take what you can use and leave the rest. 🙂
Paypal Debit Card Earns Cash Back.
If I’m using my paypal account to pay for bigger things every month recurring, I moved some of those items to my Paypal Debit Card instead and I earn cash back.
Example: My Infusionsoft monthly payment is several hundred dollars. I switched from paying on a Paypal subscription to paying with my Paypal debit card which comes out of the same account. It took me about 5 minutes to do that and now I earn $5 per month cash back on that transaction. No big deal, right? Well, it is when you think about that being $60/year – on ONE transaction that I have to pay for anyway. I switched over a few more and it’ll save me money every year.
Delta Credit Card.
Where I live, in Pensacola, you can’t really fly anywhere without going through Atlanta. I even have a layover in Atlanta when I go to Orlando or Daytona Beach. This means that I’m usually flying Delta. So, I signed up for a Delta American Express card. Whenever I buy travel with Delta, I put it on that card and I get some perks. First, I get to check a bag for free (which is otherwise $25 each way). Secondly, I earn double miles on my flight. That adds up, too. Now, you might not get a Delta card. An American Airlines or Southwest might be better for where you live, but it’s worth looking into. The flights I earn with my Delta card are used for personal travel for me or my family members and they rack up pretty quickly.
HINT: Plan to sign up for your credit card a week or so before you need to make a decent sized purchase. Normally they offer deals like 30,000 free miles if you spend $1000 in your first month or 50,000 free miles if you spend $3000 in your first month.
There is an annual fee on these cards, but if you travel a lot (or plan to) it can really pay for itself a few times over.
My Personal Credit Card.
On the personal front, my regular credit card, through a credit union is one that earns frequent flier miles with any airline I choose. We’ve had this card for about 20 years, and we put most things on it, including groceries, etc. Of course, we pay it off every month and only buy things we’d regular buy. By using this card, we usually earn at least one free plane ticket a year. I use these free tickets for personal travel only for me or my family, not business travel, because business expenses are deducible and personal is not.
Business & Life:
I want to share a few more things with you today.
First is that I found this interesting. People always ask what things stay the same year after year in business and what is a bright shiny object or an “easy button” that won’t work.
Here are the takeaways of me and a few of my friends from 2011. I hope you see what I saw when reading them – that running a REAL business & value stands the test of time.
Failed Recently? I sure hope so!
Also, when setbacks DO happen, just know that you’re in good company. I love love love this video. I don’t know if every story is true or not, but it’s enough of reminder for those that ARE just to watch it and know that you are resilient. That the word “no” sometimes means “not right now” and to power on!
AWESOME YOU NEVER GIVES UP!!!
If you’re running out of ideas, just remember to check the every-growing big list: Ideas for Awesomizing the World
I mentioned this before, but if you’re paying for Pandora and you have Amazon Prime, you can cancel your Pandora account. Amazon Prime Music is AWESOME!!! I have the app on my phone. There are tons of stations, PLUS you can download the music you like to your phone, so you can listen without streaming.
What do I have on mine?