How to Sell Gold and Silver Jewellery for Cash

Wanna sell your old jewellery for cash? Find buyers of different types of jewellery here.

Trading jewellery in for cash opens up so many new possibilities. Like a special holiday, a flat screen TV, the new mountain bike you’ve always wanted, or even practical investments like school or university fees…

 

There is a wide range out there for what companies will pay for gold, silver, and other precious metals. So be sure to understand:

  1. The weight (in troy ounces, not standard ones, if dealing in the US/Europe or grams in most of the rest of the world) and purity of your metals. That will let you easily calculate what your gold is worth at “spot” (see our explanation of spot prices) and how good a deal
  2. Whether there is any additional collectible value to your gold/silver, such as rare coins, jewelry more prized for its beauty than metal content, etc.

Reasons to sell you unwanted jewellery

Why are you keeping the jewellery you never wear?

Unworn pieces of jewellery have no fashion value while they lie abandoned in your drawer. And if your jewellery is it’s broken, or not to your taste, it has no sentimental value either. What it does have is monetary value. It might be time to sell.

 

Trading jewellery in for cash opens up so many new possibilities. Like a special holiday, a flat screen TV, the new mountain bike you’ve always wanted, or even practical investments like school or university fees. Or, of course, a new piece of jewellery.  Exchanging your unworn jewellery for cash frees you up to start afresh.

 

Where can I sell my old jewellery?

Here are some retailers you can contact online and sell your unwanted jewellery for cash.

Goldfin

 

Mr Kruger

 

The Gold Traider

 

3 Ways to Make Money at home in South Africa Today

Here are three ways you can make money at home in South Africa

1. Use the classifieds

This is becoming one of the fastest ways to make money off things you already own. All you have to do is roam around your home and find forlorn disregarded items that could still be useful to people. Place an ad and your price and see if someone is interested in buying those miscellaneous items. This is also a fantastic way to declutter your home.

 

2. Become an extra

Some people make money for literally standing in the background on a film set. Since filming in South Africa is predominantly cheaper than in other countries, a lot of movie executives and producers cut their costs and move an entire production here in order to save money. All you have to do is sign up to an agency; pay a small registration fee (normally something like R150) and the agency will provide you with details on upcoming shoots. Being an extra pays well, but you need to be on standby and possibly be on set for four to six hours at a time, depending on the scene.

 

3.    Recycling

There’s a tiny ploy to why companies recycle more nowadays, yes it’s important for the environment, but there’s some cash involved as well. Recycling your waste material is actually profitable and although it won’t make you instantly rich, it does pay well. According to MoneybagsCollect-A-Can gives you R10 per kilogram for aluminum cans and steel cans fetch 60c per kilogram.

 

Source: W24

6 Ways To Use Now to Make Money at Home

6 Ways To Use Now to Make Money at Home

There are ways to make money at home, the problem is that we don’t know about them. Now it is your chance after reading this

Here are six ways you can make more money:

1. RENT OUT A SPARE ROOM OR GRANNY FLAT

If you have a spare room or granny flat that you rarely make use of, you could earn extra money by renting it out to holiday-makers and business travellers. A popular way to go about this is to list it on the online hospitality website Airbnb, which has been around since 2008.

It’s free to list your home or room, however, Airbnb says: “We charge hosts a service fee (including taxes, if applicable) every time a booking is completed. The amount of the host service fee is generally 3%, but may range from between 3% to 5% depending on the cancellation policy selected by the host.”

2. FREELANCE ONLINE

There are plenty of freelance marketplace websites that offer a platform for employers and employees to negotiate a deal on work that could fetch a flat fee or pay by the hour. The websites include Fiverr, Upwork and We Work Remotely.

Sonia van der Westhuizen, the operations director of KrengJai, a micro work-sourcing business that hires people to do work it has secured through Upwork, says her experience of the platform has been fantastic

“We managed to land R60 000 worth of work in the first month and had a hectic time trying to deliver it. When looking for jobs on the likes of Upwork, it’s best to invest in your profile – fill in as much as possible about yourself.

“You can also do free tests via the site. It ranks you on how you did compared with others on Upwork,” she says.

3. JOIN AN AGENCY

Agencies such as RecruitMyMom have flourished because of an increasing need for flexibility and the ability to work from home.

Phillipa Geard, founder and CEO of RecruitMyMom, says: “The world of flexible working is definitely widening thanks to technology. There are opportunities, particularly in the online world, where you can have a regular job as well as something after hours. We look for people in the part-time and flexible work space, but we do have some jobseekers who work after hours.

Typically, RecruitMyMom will hire you as an independent contractor, but it also secures permanent jobs directly with companies.

Provided you get the right clearance and qualifications, you could work with children. For example, Soccermom.co.za is a placement agency that sources people for parents who are unable to drive their kids to and from school due to work commitments.

Working for this agency requires some admin upfront.

Evette Barnard, owner of Soccermom.co.za, says: “If you want to do this type of job, you have to register your profile on our site. We then conduct an interview and you have to comply with a 10-point certification process, whereby you produce things such as proof that your vehicle is not older than 10 years, that you have a roadworthy vehicle and that you’re willing to do a professional driving test within six weeks of signing up with us. We also do a criminal check and ID verification.

According to Barnard, you can earn between R2 000 and R4 000 a month depending on the number of trips you make.

4. START YOUR OWN BLOG

By blogging, it’s possible to make money through advertising, sponsored posts, brand collaborations, affiliate links, product and service reviews, giveaways and sponsored social-media posts.

Meg Peta Sproat, founder of the Boring Cape Town Chick blog, says: “Taking a product and creating an original piece of content that entertains, informs or educates is key to being paid. Use your unique voice to make something interesting and creative to set yourself apart and entice brands to work with you.”

Writer, editor and brand consultant Mandy Lee Miller, who is the founder of parenting blog Pregnant in Cape Town & Ever After, warns that you need to find the right balance: “The temptation to take any money offered regardless of the brand can be very strong. Almost every blogger I know has slipped off the slippery slope of overconfidence once or twice.

“If your content shifts from sharing your story to writing purely sponsored posts about the things you are given or paid to talk about, your audience picks up on it very quickly. And because there are so many other bloggers out there, once your readers move on, they are very hard to get back.”

5. MAKE MONEY OFF YOUR HOBBY

If you are a crafty kind of person – if you can knit, sew and crochet, for example – you could make things like clothes and blankets and sell them online through classified websites such as Gumtree. Social-media sites such as Facebook also have a number of groups where mums in particular can do business and advertise their services.

6. ANSWER SURVEYS OR DO MICRO JOBS

Companies need information all the time and you could earn money by giving it to them. There are several sites, such as Answered Insights, that offer you cash and other rewards for regularly answering surveys. Find Survey companies here

After being acquired by Informal Solutions, the micro-jobbing platform M4Jam relaunched in October. Through it, you can do simple jobs such as taking a photograph of a shop or completing a survey from your couch.

There are plenty of ways to earn extra money, and you don’t necessarily have to belong to an agency or website – you can sell things you no longer use, or you can start your own small business on the side.

However, if you are going to rely on a third party to generate an income, you must be careful about who you approach and what you agree to do because there are a lot of fraudulent operators in this space.

“In South Africa, it is illegal to ask a jobseeker to pay money towards finding work. Any job opportunity that is offered where the recruiter is trying to solicit money should ring huge warning bells. Some may say that you need to pay a training fee, but stay away from anything like that. If there is an agency involved, the agency will seek a fee from the employer, not the jobseeker,” warns RecruitMyMom’s Geard.

Source: City Press

Make Extra Cash With Surveys in 2019

Make Extra Cash With Surveys in 2019

Add some few bucks in your pocket by registering for paid surveys. It’s a new year and you might wanna test new ways to make money. Register Now for free.

Did you know that there are companies that are waiting for your opinion and they wanna pay you for that?

Yes, there are plenty of companies that are seeking your opinion online and they will reward you for your opinion. Yes, they reward you because your opinion matters. Start Making Money with Surveys

90% of people reading this article will never join because they think this does not work. 10% will join the programme just to test if it works or not. The other potion of the 10% will find the programme rewarding while the other potion will give up before trying it. But those who found it rewarding will keep making money again and again. Now my question is, which group do you fall within? Are you part of the 90% or the 10%. See more how the programme works below and do not leave this page without joining the programme.

What is it that you have to do?

All you need to do is to find a survey hosting company online and create a free account, then the survey company will let you complete a profile. Your profile will determine how many survey offers you will get. For each survey you complete successfully you might be rewarded either by a shopping voucher or airtime voucher. Some companies may even reward you with cash money.

Start Making Money with Surveys

So, do not leave this page without joining a survey company because you have noting to loose but everything to gain

So How do you join?

Fortunately, on this page there a links of companies waiting for you to join and start earning rewards now. You can join at any time of the day because they do not close their online platform.

Good luck and happy money making

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Make Extra Income Branding Your Car: Up to R4000 Per Month

Do you want to make some extra income with your car? Yes you can.

 

If you have a car and you do some daily travelling, you can make some extra bucks every month. Up to R4000 a month, read more below.

 

What You Need to know

Be prepared to enter into a contract. We generally prefer long-term commitments.

You determine how the advertising message will be displayed on your car. It could be vinyl graphic panels, magnetic signs, bumper stickers or a complete at car wrap.

We Ensure that the material to be used is not harmful to your car exterior.

We expect you to be be prepared for regular inspections and spot checks from Brand Promo.

We choose a brand that you would love to advertise and goes well with your lifestyle and driving habits.

We expect you to Keep Brand Promo informed if there is any change in your driving pattern. Relocation to a different place, enrolling your child in a new school and having a new job are instances when your driving patterns could be altered.

The lengthy form is to provide accurate information regarding your driving habits to avoid any future issues with the us

You are expected to Maintain your car well and keep all documents up-to-date. Inform us immediately in case of any damage to the car or the advertising message.

Avoid any run-ins with the law. Drunk driving records, road tax evasions or violation of speed limits are strictly prohibited.

You may have to respond to curious onlookers who ask about the product or the advertisement.

Advertisement typically pays between R1000 – R4000 per month.

Take your time when filling out the application as this information will be used to select the drivers during our campaigns.

 

How to Register

 

It does not matter what you do for a living, you can earn money while you drive!

Make sure you accurately fill out your  Application Data From next and we will do our best to match you up with an advertiser.

 

Source: BrandPromo.co.za

Make Money Renting Your Car Plus Your Car Gets Covered

Make Money Renting Your Car Plus Your Car Gets Covered

 

RentMyRide is South Africa’s first neighbor-to-neighbor car rental platform. The website makes it possible for anyone to run a small side-business by renting out their own car.

RentMyRide is part of a worldwide movement called ‘Collaborative Consumption’ or the ‘Share Economy’. The movement’s poster child is Airbnb.com. This 25 billion dollar company makes it possible for anyone to turn their home into a hotel.

 

According to Peter Puren, CEO of RentMyRide, the sharing economy is a movement born not only out of necessity but just plain old common sense. “It’s time to start utilizing your assets to their fullest extent.”

RelayRides is the biggest neighbor-to-neighbor car rental company in the US and currently has almost 100 000 cars on their website. Drivy, which started in France and is rapidly spreading all over Europe, currently has more than 26 000 cars listed. Similar companies are thriving in almost all big cities around the world.

Car owners can now enter the South African car rental market, previously almost inaccessible to the man on the street. Owners can make anything from R2500 to R11 000 a month from a single vehicle.

Renters can save at up to 40% compared to regular car rental companies and they have the wider selection of choice.

Renting out your own car can be a daunting thought at first, but RentMyRide makes it easy and safe. Their 10 million rand insurance policy which includes 24/7 roadside assistance should put your mind at ease.

Renters create a profile on RentMyRide.co.za and then their details are screened. Car owners set the availability and price of their car. They then get notified when a renter requests a booking.

Owners control who they rent to and can accept or deny a booking request. Once a rental is complete, owners and renters can review their experience for future user’s benefit.

RentMyRide is launching in Cape Town and from there will spread out to form a nationwide network of car owners and renters.

One of RentMyRide’s early adopters, Mike made R42 000 last year renting out his car.

It was a year ago in the spring of 2014 when Mike Bunn was first introduced to an awesome new concept: earning side income by renting out your personal vehicle.

Mike was looking to start a small business, but wanted something that he can do in his spare time and would not interfere with his full time job as an accountant. He came across an ad by RentMyRide that offered to rent out your personal vehicle.

As an early adopter to the RentMyRide program Mike has a lot to say about his experiences as a RentMyRide owner. Register Your Can on RentMyRide

How did you decide to rent out your first car on RentMyRide?

After seeing that initial ad to RentMyRide, Mike recognized a great opportunity.

“At first I was a little bit skeptical about renting out my car to strangers, but looking at RentMyRide’s R10Million insurance policy gave me peace of mind. I thought I will first play it save and only rent out my older model 2007 VW Polo and see how it goes. The car was mostly out on longer term rentals to international volunteer workers and some overseas university students. The international renters were a bit more conscientious than the South Africans. One German even had the car polished before he returned it. After a few months I bought two more cars to rent out.

He has since enjoyed how RentMyRide has a very personal feeling that is all about community and its marketplace. Register Your Can on RentMyRide

What are you using the extra income earned through RentMyRide for?

RentMyRide has been a great addition to Mike’s own paychecks. His side income of more than R9000 per month has been nice and steady, allowing him to meet two different objectives —building his own business, as well as having discretionary spending money to use as he pleases.

“I use the extra money for a variety of things…with all the price increases some extra cash always comes in handy. I have also recently spoiled myself a bit and bought a 700cc Smart Car to have some fun in over the weekends.”

As for building my own business, “I realized renting out cars is an easy way to start small and grow my business when I can afford it. Also all the terms and conditions, signing of contracts, the booking system and payment system are done by RentMyRide. They have a robust R10 Million insurance policy and also supply 24/7 roadside assistance and customer support. It really is personal car rental made easy.”

 

How to Register your car

 

Source: Cape Business News

27 000 South Africans Lost about R600 Million in Bitcoin Investment Scam

Since cryptocurrencies appeared and their price increased, scammers tried to take profit from it. Hacks, scams, and mysterious Initial Coin Offerings were the tactics used by crooks that wanted to steal others’ funds. Now, the country that is suffering from an important scam in South Africa, where more than 27,500 people, have been affected.

 

The Bitcoin investment group BTC Global has reported that R600 million in crypto assets have been stolen from the group’s investors.

South African Investment Group Scam

Investors from South Africa, Australia, and the United States have been affected by one of the most important Bitcoin hacks. According to local news sources, Steve Twain, the sole manager of the investments at the company, disappeared in February 2018 without mentioning anything about the funds. BTC Global’s administrative team wrote a post on Facebook two weeks ago explaining that they were not able to locate Twain.

At the moment, the South African Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) is working investigating claims against BTC Global. Mr Captain Lloyd Ramovha, part of the institution, confirmed that the Serious Commercial Crimes Unit is working side by side with the “Hawks.”

 

Some investors have reported very important sums of over $100,000. Individuals that wanted to invest in BTC Global, had to send their funds to a single wallet address.

Mr Ramovha commented:

“I have spoken to one of the investigators in our team and he has confirmed that this matter came to them about two weeks ago. There are in excess o 27,500 complaints with many outside South Africa. The amount is over $50 million and could rise as more victims come forward.”

When speaking with The Sunday Times, Antoon Botha of BMV Attorneys confirmed that they are working with several clients involved with BTC Global. According to Botha, they are planning to take legal actions against the company and its representatives.

“The investigation is in its infancy,” said Mr Ramovha. “I also cannot say whether it is a Ponzi scheme. BTC Global is being investigated for contravening the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act,” he said.

Cryptocurrency Risky Investments

But even when the funds have been lost, the company keeps explaining that cryptocurrency investments are risky and that investors should know what they were doing. As BTC Global works as any other fund, the risk of losing the investment are inherent, says an administrator at the company.

You may also read:

What is Bitcoin and How Does it Work

Cheri Ward, an administrator at BTC Global, says:

“Every single person who invested in BTC Global did so of their own volition and subsequent to having conducted their own research into the fund. As is the case with any fund into which money is invested there is no guarantee that an investor will be receiving any return on their investment.”

Crypto Scams

Clearly, investing in cryptocurrencies is a risky investment. The market is very volatile and it is not regulated yet. This situation is perfect for scammers to spread and steal investors’ funds.

All over the world cryptocurrency scams have been registered. Hackers have been stealing investors’ funds from cryptocurrency exchanges. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have never started the promised project. Finally, fake cryptocurrencies and platforms promising unrealistic returns, as BitConnect, have also been in the news.

Some time ago, Coincheck, a Japanese exchange, has been hacked and $500 million dollars in NEM coins were stolen. At the moment, NEM is working with the local authorities in order to track the funds.

You may also read:

Places to Buy and Sell Bitcoins in South Africa: Open A Free Account

As investors, it is important to be aware of these scams and to avoid not recognized sites and not professional businesses. Now, 27,500 individuals are trying to locate their funds, but tomorrow it can happen to any of us if we are not careful about the investments we do.

 

Source: Bitcoinhub

What is Bitcoin and How Does it Work

What is Bitcoin and How Does it Work

Bitcoin explained, what it is, who created it and what it is used for. This information was sourced from Coindesk.

 

What is Bitcoin

To cut through some of the confusion surrounding bitcoin, we need to separate it into two components. On the one hand, you have bitcoin-the-token, a snippet of code that represents ownership of a digital concept – sort of like a virtual IOU. On the other hand, you have bitcoin-the-protocol, a distributed network that maintains a ledger of balances of bitcoin-the-token. Both are referred to as “bitcoin.”

What is Bitcoin
What is Bitcoin

The system enables payments to be sent between users without passing through a central authority, such as a bank or payment gateway. It is created and held electronically. Bitcoins aren’t printed, like dollars or euros – they’re produced by computers all around the world, using free software.

It was the first example of what we today call cryptocurrencies, a growing asset class that shares some characteristics of traditional currencies, with verification based on cryptography.

 

Who created it?

A pseudonymous software developer going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto proposed bitcoin in 2008, as an electronic payment system based on mathematical proof. The idea was to produce a means of exchange, independent of any central authority, that could be transferred electronically in a secure, verifiable and immutable way.

To this day, no-one knows who Satoshi Nakamoto really is.

 

In what ways is it different from traditional currencies?

Bitcoin can be used to pay for things electronically, if both parties are willing. In that sense, it’s like conventional dollars, euros, or yen, which are also traded digitally.

 

But it differs from fiat digital currencies in several important ways:

 

1 – Decentralization

Bitcoin’s most important characteristic is that it is decentralized. No single institution controls the bitcoin network. It is maintained by a group of volunteer coders, and run by an open network of dedicated computers spread around the world. This attracts individuals and groups that are uncomfortable with the control that banks or government institutions have over their money.

Bitcoin solves the “double spending problem” of electronic currencies (in which digital assets can easily be copied and re-used) through an ingenious combination of cryptography and economic incentives. In electronic fiat currencies, this function is fulfilled by banks, which gives them control over the traditional system. With bitcoin, the integrity of the transactions is maintained by a distributed and open network, owned by no-one.

 

2 – Limited supply

Fiat currencies (dollars, euros, yen, etc.) have an unlimited supply – central banks can issue as many as they want, and can attempt to manipulate a currency’s value relative to others. Holders of the currency (and especially citizens with little alternative) bear the cost.

With bitcoin, on the other hand, the supply is tightly controlled by the underlying algorithm. A small number of new bitcoins trickle out every hour, and will continue to do so at a diminishing rate until a maximum of 21 million has been reached. This makes bitcoin more attractive as an asset – in theory, if demand grows and the supply remains the same, the value will increase.

 

3 – Pseudonymity

While senders of traditional electronic payments are usually identified (for verification purposes, and to comply with anti-money laundering and other legislation), users of bitcoin in theory operate in semi-anonymity. Since there is no central “validator,” users do not need to identify themselves when sending bitcoin to another user. When a transaction request is submitted, the protocol checks all previous transactions to confirm that the sender has the necessary bitcoin as well as the authority to send them. The system does not need to know his or her identity.

In practice, each user is identified by the address of his or her wallet. Transactions can, with some effort, be tracked this way. Also, law enforcement has developed methods to identify users if necessary.

Furthermore, most exchanges are required by law to perform identity checks on their customers before they are allowed to buy or sell bitcoin, facilitating another way that bitcoin usage can be tracked. Since the network is transparent, the progress of a particular transaction is visible to all.

This makes bitcoin not an ideal currency for criminals, terrorists or money-launderers.

 

4 – Immutability

Bitcoin transactions cannot be reversed, unlike electronic fiat transactions.

This is because there is no central “adjudicator” that can say “ok, return the money.” If a transaction is recorded on the network, and if more than an hour has passed, it is impossible to modify.

While this may disquiet some, it does mean that any transaction on the bitcoin network cannot be tampered with.

 

5 – Divisibility

The smallest unit of a bitcoin is called a satoshi. It is one hundred millionth of a bitcoin (0.00000001) – at today’s prices, about one hundredth of a cent. This could conceivably enable microtransactions that traditional electronic money cannot.

 

6 – Where to buy Bitcoins

How do I sign up?

Sign up for Luno and get ZAR 10.00 worth of Bitcoin when you buy or sell ZAR 500.00 (exchange excluded), using Luno’s Website.

Buy Bitcoins

Sell Bitcoins

Source: Coindesk

6 Legit Ways to Make Money Online in South Africa

There are a lot of ways to make money online all over the world which you can explore. But how would you know which one works and if they are legal ways?

Here below I have selected some of the best and legal ways to make money online in South Africa.

So, browse around and make sure you join one or two to see if they can work for you. Remember, there is nothing to loose because you join for free and you need is data to register yourself on these money-making platforms.

Here are Ways to Make Money Online in South Africa

  1. Website That Pays
    Several websites pay people for various things, like shopping, reviewing products, and taking surveys.

    Our team has filtered through the 100’s of survey for cash companies out there to bring you the 3 best companies you can try in SA:

    SwitchedOn
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    SwitchedOn is one of SA’s leading online research panels. Sign-up today for free and stand your chance of winning Cash, Data, Airtime & Vouchers.                                                                      Make Money With Survey Now

    • Earn 30 – 260 per completed survey.
    • Exchange 550 pts for R100 Voucher or  900 pts for R200 Voucher.
    • Vouchers redeemable at TakeAlot, Zando & YuppieChef.

    The Panel Station
    Make Money Online completiing surveys for The Panel Station

    • Earn 100 – 5000 points per completed survey
    • Exchange 8000 pts for R200 Voucher.
    • Vouchers redeemable at TakeAlot & PayPal.
  2. JustPlay

    Make Money Online winning competitions on JustPlay!
    In South Africa we are blessed with a little company called JustPlay who has over 1,000,000+ users (which I guess makes them not so little).

    How does JustPlay work?

    • Look through their list of prizes, pick one you like.
    • Engage with brand by filling in short questionnaire.
    • Viola, you’re entered in the draw for that prize.
  3. Increase Your Value in the Work Place with a Free Online Course

    Shaw Academy

    Shaw Academy is one of the largest online educators & provides skill development courses like photography, financial trading, digital marketing, & nutrition.

    Take advantage of Shaw academy’s free online course offer today!

  4. Be a Freelance Writer

    Freelance Writing
    Writing is one of the most popular online jobs. Businesses need blog posts, website copy, articles, and several other types of content.

    It’s important to have your own website as a portfolio when you’re pitching online writing jobs. Or you can create a LinkedIn profile to use as an online portfolio. Clients will want to see samples of your writing.

  5. Sell Your Unwanted Items

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    Earn money from your unwanted items by selling them on Gumtree. Search through the site to see what kinds of items have sold recently and how much people are selling them for.

    Make Money With Survey Now

  6. Create Your Own Blog

    Another job for a writer, personal blogging is also a great way to make money online. However, this job requires patience and persistence. You likely won’t see much of an income from the get-go.

    Bloggers make money through advertising, selling products, and writing sponsored posts, among other ways.