Lifehack and Prosper

Lifehack and Prosper

Life, the final frontier. These are the voyages of Cash4Books. Our mission, to explore strange new DIYs, to seek out new lifehacks, and new life tips. To boldly go where no one has gone before.

In previous posts, we’ve laid out some easy ways to make money, but here are our 6 favorite lifehacks to make you extra cash.

#1: Fill out online surveys.
Do you have great opinions and some extra time? Get a free membership on a site like MySurvey, and get started. You can earn points redeemable on PayPal, Amazon, and more. Your opinion can go a long way and this is an easy way to use them to make some extra money.

#2: Sell your class notes.
There are several ways to go about this. You can upload your notes online to sites like Notesale or you may want to pursue options through your school. Note-taking work-study jobs are often available, and they pay you for the time you’re already taking notes in class. Now, put those notes to work!

#3: Sell photos to stock photo sites.
Do you love taking photographs? If so, then this lifehack is for you! Now’s your chance to use your artistic skills and make some cash. Sites like iStock are always on the lookout for more images, and they’ll pay for your contribution. All you need is a camera and an artistic eye! Continue reading

Beat the Heat With These 5 Must-Read Books

Beat the Heat With 5 Must Read Books

Picture this: warm sun, soft sand, waves lapping gently at the shore, and a great book in your hands. That’s the perfect recipe for a summer day!

At Cash4Books, we want to help you have the best summer possible. Summer is a great time to take a break from the hectic pace of daily life, and what better way than escaping into the world of literature?

That’s why our crew has compiled a list of 5 must-read books for the summer.

Whether you love science fiction, romance or business books, there’s something on this list for you. Now, get ready to relax and dive in:

Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why Now Is The Time To #JoinTheRide by Darren Hardy

Recommended By: Jim S., Cash4Books CEO
Why We Love It: The book is full of useful and actionable insights on sales techniques, hiring A-players, and leadership principles. Take the business world by storm with these helpful tips and ideas.

Thirst No. 1 & 2 by Christopher Pike

Recommended By: Christina C., CCT Supervisor/Managing Editor
Why We Love It: Books with a badass female character who’s the oldest and strongest vampire on Earth? Yes, please! This is a not-so-typical vampire tale that uses pieces of Hinduism, Christianity, and intergalactic time travel to help tell the tale of the origin of vampires. If you’re looking for an interesting and thought-provoking read, this one’s for you.

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Selling Books? Use Our July Bonus Code

Selling Books with July Bonus Code

Hello Cash4Books fans! It’s time for our monthly Bonus Code. Get ready to make even more cash this July by selling us your used books and textbooks!

Selling Books in 3 Easy Steps with Our July Bonus Code:

Step #1: Head to the Cash4Books main page and sell at least 5 books or textbooks. Input the ISBNs of the books you’d like to sell on our homepage, and they’ll be automatically added to your cart.

Step #2: When checking out, input the bonus code: JULY15 and get 15% more cash added to your total. (There are so many great ways to spend that cash so get ready for more summer fun!)

Step #3: Ship us your books for FREE! Just print off the label we provide, snag a box and head to the post office. When we get the books, you get your money! Who knew selling books could be so easy?

It’s prime summer time, so there are plenty of activities you can use that cash for. Need any ideas? Here are some of our favorites:

  • Learn to surf! (It’s so much fun – give it a try!)
  • Go camping! (Who wants more s’mores??)
  • Road trip! (Gas money is VERY important…)
  • Buy more books (summer is a great time to read after all.)

The world is your oyster! Now, sell your books and go have fun!

Need more details? Take a look at our Terms and Conditions for more information about this limited time offer:
Receive a 15% bonus on your next buyback order of 5 books or more at Order must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT, July 31, 2015. Maximum $50 order bonus. Limit 1 per customer. Cannot be combined with other offers. Cannot be applied retroactively. All books must meet the Used Book Condition Policy of Cash4Books. No cash value.

7 Tips to Land That Awesome Summer Job

Summer Job Tips

Summer is underway! Is it time to find a summer job yet?

Now that you’ve had a break from school to enjoy the summer, you may be on the summer job hunt. We know looking for a great position to put some cash in your pocket is important, so here are some tips and suggestions to keep in mind.

  1. Research
    While this may seem boring, doing research and thinking about what you want to do is key! About.Careers advises that deciding what kind of summer job you want makes the difference. There are a ton of different avenues of work out there, so aim to find something interesting and attainable.
  2. Update Your Resume
    Making sure your resume is up-to-date is another key step in finding a summer job. If you don’t have much prior work experience, don’t worry. You can fill it out with volunteer work, leadership positions and more. This is also an opportunity to get your resume critiqued. Show it to your friends, family and mentors. Input is vital!
  3. Network, Network, Network
    According to U.S. News and World Report, talking to people you know can make a huge difference. They may know of someone who is looking to hire. Your friends and family’s connections can become your connections. Most open job positions are filled by referrals, so having someone to vouch for you makes all the difference.
  4. Follow-Up
    Don’t forget to send a note or an email thanking the people you’ve networked with. You want them to remember you if they hear about an open position. Also, it’s super polite!
  5. Use Online Resources
    Online resources and job boards can be helpful. While a bit of a shot in the dark, sometimes applying to jobs online will work. Looking at online job boards can introduce you to companies you didn’t know about or even consider. Another good approach is to find open positions online, and do research on the company in order to reach out to the hiring manager. Putting in time and research shows when you talk to someone within the company.
  6. Prepare for Interviews
    When you do land an interview, you want to be prepared! The online magazine MoneyCrashers advises you to practice answering sample interview questions. You should also prepare by talking about your experience and strengths. You want to be comfortable and confident talking about what you’ve done before.
  7. Hang In There
    While finding an awesome summer job can take time, don’t worry – you’ll find something great. Being positive and not getting discouraged can make all the difference.

Good luck on the job hunt everyone!

If you’re still looking for ways to make money this summer, don’t forget about Cash4Books. Sell us your books and get cash quick.

Best Selling Textbooks of June: The Good, the Bad and the Unread

Best Selling Books of June

Here at Cash4Books, we buy back tons of textbooks every month. Seriously, it’s what we love to do. Besides, wouldn’t you rather have cash instead of a used Algebra book gathering dust on the bookshelf? Use that cash to do the things you love – with a little help from the team at Cash4Books.

Interested in our top selling textbooks this month? Some of them are pretty unexpected:

        1. Campbell Biology
          ISBN: 9780321775658
          Do you understand Photosynthesis? Cell structure? Taxonomy? Biology explains the natural world, and this book does it extremely well – which is why it’s our top seller of June!
          Sell this textbook
        2. Those Who Can, Teach
          ISBN: 9781305077690
          Teachers need to learn too! Otherwise, how could they be expected to explain long division to fourth graders? This book is wonderful for students entering education programs.
          Sell this textbook
        3. Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)
          ISBN: 9780321809247
          Chemistry – it explains so much. This book will help you understand those difficult concepts and connect chemistry to the world around you.
          Sell this textbook
        4. Precalculus (5th Edition)
          ISBN: 9780321837349
          Precalculus with pop culture references? Now that’s what we call a math textbook.
          Sell this textbook
        5. Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance
          ISBN: 9780073523538
          Exercise Physiology teaches the physiology of exercise and other such physical exercise information. Trust us, you’ll want to read the whole book.
          Sell this textbook
        6. Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology
          ISBN: 9781429282956
          We’ve TOTALLY read all about Human Neuropsychology. It’s about the brain, right?
          Sell this textbook
        7. General Chemistry: Atoms First (2nd Edition)
          ISBN: 9780321809261
          Starting at the building blocks of life, the atom, this book explains how the world works.
          Sell this textbook
        8. Macroeconomics (8th Edition)
          ISBN: 9780132992282
          The market, like the world, can change rapidly. This book lays if out for you, and looks at the big picture – that’s what the “macro” is for.
          Sell this textbook
        9. Foundations in Microbiology
          ISBN: 9780073522609
          Alternately, this books looks at the “micro” side of things – like unicellular organisms.
          Sell this textbook
        10. Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
          ISBN: 9781285444321
          This comprehensive textbook covers everything from the criminal justice system to practical law enforcement. That’s a lot to cover…
          Sell this textbook

For more best selling textbooks, check in with our blog every month! We’ll tell you what books are the most popular. Want to sell us a book not on this list? Don’t worry, we buy back hundreds of different titles. Give it a try: