I will be sure to blog a few excerpts here when I get closer to the end (almost done!), but right now I want to talk to you about one strange way to make side income: Writing slogans. Yes, it exists. Some of the contests pay 200-500 dollars for a writer's good play on a few words. You really don't even have to be a good writer, maybe just someone who is always making up funny or catchy phrases. Why would anyone pay such high prices for a couple of words, you ask?
Think about it: What's the catch phrase for Nike: Just Do It!
Everyone remembers this, right?
It's so simple, really, yet companies can't seem to come up with something on their own. I don't know, maybe it's because they are left brainers and us writers are right brainers?
Whatever the reason, it is what it is. So go ahead Google: Paid for slogans and you might find a perfect fit for a side income. One place that I know is legit (at least it used to be a year ago) is Slogan Slingers. The one thing I don't like about Slogan Slingers is that one has to have a Paypal account because that, my friends, is how they disburse your payment if a company loves your slogan. Many of you wouldn't mind this because you have paypal already. If you don't mind this part, they are legit. I still get prompts in my email every week or so offering me to try out for the next slogan contest (you compete with other writers slogans that have been submitted -but don't worry if your a genius, you'll make money).
If you want to check them out: http://www.sloganslingers.com/about-us.php
To sign up and get started visit this page I conveniently marked off their site for you: