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Cash4Books' Guide to Extra Cash

Cash4Books’ Guide to Extra Cash

December 28, 2016

2016 was a year of saving money and making money! We’re always looking for ways to keep you flush with cash, so we’ve gathered up all the best tips, lifehacks, and guides from the past year. From working on campus, to selling your old clothing and saving money on vacation, these are the best ways to make extra cash. Take a look, and start 2017 with a full wallet.

Making Cash

We’ve divided our tips into two categories: “making cash” and “saving cash.” If you need to supplement your income, or earn extra cash for a specific event, check out our tips for making cash. Whether you’re a college student, or a parent with kids, there are countless ways you can make extra money.

Cash on Campus

If you’re a poor college student, this guide is for you. We’ve rounded up the best ways to make money while still in school. Everything from work-study jobs to selling your class notes is an option. All you need is a little time and determination, and you’ll be rolling in the money.

Essential Guide to Making Money Online

If working online is more your speed, it’s easier than ever. From selling your old clothes and belongings, to renting your photographs to stock photo sites, the world is your oyster.  Get started today!

Lifehack Guide: How to Snag Winter Cash

We’re in the midst of winter, so these seasonal tips are valuable. Have you ever considered turning the heat down or shoveling snow for cash? There are many ways to use the winter weather to your advantage and line your pockets for 2017.

The Top 3 Selling College Textbook Subjects

Another way to make cash is by selling your used textbooks. We’re taking it a step further and telling you the best books of all. Take a special look at textbooks in these subjects, and you’re sure to make some extra cash.

Saving Cash

Whether you just need a little extra spending money or have bills to pay, saving cash is always a good option. Tighten up your budget and save for big purchases with our help.

Halloween on a Budget

Halloween is a scary time of year, but it shouldn’t be scary expensive. From complex costumes to costly parties, saving money is more helpful than ever during this season. Follow these tips, and have a spooky holiday that won’t break the bank.

8 Things to Do on a Summer Staycation

Looking to save money on your next vacation? Try a staycation! Exploring your own hometown can be just as fun as exotic travel, especially if you follow our advice. You can take time off work to relax and unwind without paying for hotel rooms or travel expenses.

Amazing Spring Break Vacations for Broke Students

Spring break is another opportunity to save cash. While it’s your time to relax and revamp before finals and the end of the semester, an expensive getaway isn’t always in the cards (or in the budget). Take a look at these vacation ideas for students, and you’ll be able to take a break from school without spending all your money.

Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Romantic on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is great for showing others how you feel, but some people feel pressured to empty their wallets on expensive and extravagant romantic plans. While this is especially difficult for students and those on a tight budget, everyone could benefit from decreasing their Valentine’s Day expenses. Instead of spending all your cash, use our tips and express your feelings.

Lifehack Guide: Get the Most Money for Your Textbooks

Selling your textbooks can be a lucrative way to make cash — and college students can always use extra cash. Keep your books in good condition, check the prices before you sell them online, and increase the amount you’ll earn.


Here at Cash4Books, we want to help you get your cash so you can spend it on what’s really important. So whether you snag a part-time job, sell your textbooks, or save on your next vacation, use your cash for what matters to you.

Earn Extra Cash This Holiday Season

November 30, 2016

Prepare for an expensive holiday season by budgeting in advance and making some extra cash with these tips.

The holiday season is expensive, no doubt about it. Have you planned ahead for these expenses?

  • Holiday travel. Whether you’re flying home, driving, or taking the train, don’t forget to budget travel expenses into your holiday plans. Book tickets ahead of time to save on costs, and keep an eye out for ticket sales. Keep in mind how snow and ice can affect weather plans, and try travelling as early as possible.
  • Gift giving. An obvious major holiday expense is gift giving. Whether you only give presents to your immediate family or include a wide circle of friends, be sure to plan ahead and make a budget for each gift.
  • All the food. The holiday season is known for its food. Between all the cooking, baking, and eating, food costs definitely go up in December. If you’re heading home for the holidays, you might consider chipping in on the food costs with your family so your parents aren’t left paying for everything. They’ll definitely thank you!
  • Holiday parties.  Don’t forget holiday parties when budgeting for December. Whether it’s a cookie making party, an office holiday shindig, or drinks with friends, be sure to add it to your expected expenses.

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How to Sell College Textbooks in 4 Easy Steps

November 9, 2016

You could finish the semester and let those textbooks stack up in your closet, dusty and forgotten. But textbooks are such a major investment, you might like to get some of that money back for a bit of fun during your downtime or creating a more relaxing dorm room. Good news: At Cash4Books, our goal is to always give you the most money back for your books!

You knew selling textbooks was easy, but you might not have known it was quite this easy. All you need is your books and their ISBNs, a computer or smart device, and a printer. If you’ve got that, you’re covered — simple, fast, and free.

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