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4.1 World of Work - Creative Ways to Earn Extra Money

Read the news article and answer the questions that follow.

1. Find a word or phrase in the text which means people who in search of work.
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2. Find a word or phrase which means companies which sell existing photographs that can be licensed for specific uses.
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3. Find a word or phrase which means a group of potential consumers used in a market research.
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4. Find a word or phrase in the text which means %22a reduction in pay%22.
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5. Find a word or phrase which means a savings plan that is funded by employee contributions and (often) matching contributions from the employer.
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6. Find a word or phrase in the text which means special skills or knowledge that you get from experience, training, or study.
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7. Find a word or phrase in the text which means someone who is not permanently employed by a particular company, but sells their services to more than one company.
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8. Find a word or phrase in the text which means a store that sells used things at low prices.
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9. In the space below or on a separate document, discuss these 5 ideas on making money - do you think that you could make %22extra dough%22 in these ways? Why / why not? Try to use some of the following pieces of language: freelance work earn a little cash salary cuts part-time expertise gross(ing) around the trick is... it doesn%27t matter anywhere from $X to $X
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10. Creative ways to earn extra money With an abundance of job losses, salary cuts, eliminated bonuses and diminished retirement funds, your income is shrinking -- but the bills aren%27t. Here are 5 ways real people are creatively taking home some extra dough: 1. Do freelance work Felice Premeau Devine left her lucrative, full-time job two years ago to raise her son. In the interim, she%27s picked up writing and editing freelance work and started a blog, where she is able to earn a little cash from advertising. Nowadays, almost any job can be done on a contract or freelance basis. Check out sites like Sologig, which lead job seekers to contract, consulting, freelance, temp-to-hire and part-time project opportunities in your field. 2. Start a %22business%22 Turn your hobby, skills or expertise into a part-time business. Sites like Jobvana can help you do so by providing you with free tools to market your services and offer specialized skills to those looking for help. Peter Olson says he built a profile in September 2008 offering to teach guitar lessons. He has since gained two students, earning about $240 extra dollars per month and grossing around $1,000 since he started teaching. 3. Sell your junk Terri Jay earns $2,000 - $3,000 per month just by selling junk. On eBay, Jay not only sells stuff she isn%27t using; she hits up local thrift stores on 99-cent days, garage sales and tack sales, looking for things of which she knows the value. She says her best sale was for a drink tray from the 70s: She paid 25 cents for it and it sold for $87. %22The trick is to [sell] what you know,%22 she advises. %22Therefore you can list them [at correct prices] so they will get picked up in searches [on eBay].%22 4. Sell your photos to stock agencies It doesn%27t matter if you%27re a hobbyist, an amateur or a seasoned photographer - anyone can submit their photos to stock photo agencies like If your images are accepted, they will be available for download by subscribers. Each time someone downloads your photos, you get 25 cents. 5. Give your opinion -- and get paid Linda Childers, a California-based freelance writer, says many of her friends participate in focus groups. Contributing an hour of your time can earn you up to $100, sometimes more. Online surveys, phone surveys and product trials can also earn you anywhere from $5 to $150. (adapted from
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