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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

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.

Summer Tips: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer


Summer Tips to Make the Most of Your Summer

With finals over and summer getting underway, make the most of your sunny days. Need some summer tips? We’re here to help! Check out these suggestions, and prepare for an epic summer vacation.

Tip #1: Reconnect With Old Friends

Summer is a great time to reconnect with people from your past. Is there someone you’ve been meaning to text or call back? Do it! Don’t be afraid to reach out. They’ll appreciate your effort and you’ll be glad you did.

Tip #2: Explore the Great Outdoors

Summer usually means great weather. Explore your city, go hiking, or have a picnic in the park. This is also a great opportunity to sunbathe and enjoy the beach. There are so many ways to explore the world around you – especially if you’re in a new place for the summer. Need a great outdoor spot to explore? Check out your local national parks: bit.ly/nationalparkindex

Tip #3: Find a New Hobby

There are so many cool and fun activities you haven’t had the chance to try yet. Take the summer as an opportunity to expand your horizons! Whether you learn a new instrument, try rock climbing, or take up painting, do something you haven’t tried before. Here’s a list of inexpensive hobbies to consider: bit.ly/100hobbies

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How to Spend Your College Winter Break

You’ve spent the last couple of months buried in textbooks, cramming for exams, and trying to make the most of out of your precious free time. Now that Christmas is almost here, you get two to four great weeks of college winter break. Unfortunately, the holidays can be quite expensive; however, college students don’t need to let this get them down. Instead, take comfort in knowing there are several things you can do this winter break that are both fun and cheap. Whether it be time with your family, friends or both, let’s dive in and take a look at activities that everyone will enjoy.

1) Volunteer

There truly is no better time during the year to volunteer than right around Christmas. Thankfully, there are endless charities you can volunteer through, including those that run soup kitchens and those that help provide needy children with Christmas presents. To get yourself in the holiday spirit, and to keep your money in your pocket, consider volunteering at a local charity event of your choosing.

2) Visit Friends

Hanging out with your friends doesn’t have to be overly expensive. Consider having a sleepover like old times at your parent’s house. Pop some popcorn and watch movies. If you and your pals feel the need to go out on the town, consider going ice skating, or at least take part in an activity that won’t empty your wallet.

3) Dive Deep Into a New Book

You’ve spent the last semester flipping through pages of your not-so-favorite textbooks, so reading a book may not seem that appealing. Keep in mind, however, diving into a new book (preferably not one school-related) is a great way to cuddle up next to a fire and spend a few days of your winter break.

4) Road Trip

If this winter break has blessed you with a few extra dollars in your pocket, consider getting some of your friends and family together and going on a road trip. It could be to some place new or to an old hometown of yours. The destination doesn’t really matter. The most important thing is that you will be spending quality time with the people you care about.

5) Rest

Ah, resting. This is exactly what you need to do during your college winter break. College students tend to overwork their selves during the school year, so come winter break, it’s a perfect time to slow down and unwind. More importantly, it’s a time to recoup some energy for the next semester. Whether your quiet time includes sleeping in until noon or simply sitting by the fire for a few hours each day, it is important to let your mind and body get the rest they need.

Bonus Idea

Winter break is a great time to go through those old textbooks you don’t need anymore. Remember, you can make some extra spending cash by selling your unneeded textbooks to us. Visit Cash4Books.net and sell your textbooks today!

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Make Easy Money Online By Selling Your Textbooks


You need a little bit of extra money right now. Who doesn’t? Maybe these people. But if you’re reading this, chances are you are not on that list. So what are your options? Why not sell your unneeded textbooks and make easy money online this summer?

Now you may be asking yourself “What if I need to brush up on my imaginary numbers twenty years from now?” Well, there are some alternatives to selling your textbooks. This handy, 100% unbiased* flowchart spells out all your money-making options:


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Go with the flow(chart) and earn some extra money.


There you have it. Unless you want to become a cage fighter, or a medical guinea pig or wait until next year to sell to your campus bookstore only to find out that they are no longer buying that edition you should give Cash4Books.net a try. Shipping is always free and you can sell your textbooks anytime, not just during finals week. Letting go is never easy. But all that cold, hard cash will make it a little easier to part with your dearly beloved, and now mostly useless, textbooks.


*Actual level of unbiasedness may vary.