It’s been a tough year. With the holidays coming, most of us could all use a little extra jingle in our pockets. But how to earn extra cash and still keep all the balls you’re already juggling up in the air? Before you resort to hawking your collection of classic Bond films on Craigslist or try selling your Great Aunt Bea’s silver service on eBay, why not give Zoondy a try?

Zoondy is kind of like eBay but instead of selling stuff that’s been cluttering up the back of your closet, you sell special talents or skills you have. (Click here to see how Zoondy works.) Some people use Zoondy to sell traditional business services such as direct marketing, web design, freelance writing and report compilation; but if you’re willing to think outside the box, your potential to make money on Zoondy is limitless (see our previous post).

Skype, YouTube, Huddle, 12Planet and a host of social media and mobile apps have created all kinds of new ways to share information. Using these resources (many of which are free or have free versions), you can communicate with someone on the other side of the country (or planet, for that matter) as if you were standing right next to them. The potential to share your skills and talents with others without leaving home is enormous. Zoondy gives you the free, easy-to-use platform and ready-made audience you need to capitalize on new technology and start earning money by sharing what you know.

Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Cookie maven. Are your cookies the first to go at holiday cookie exchanges? Demonstrate your cookie making secrets by video. Increase your income by selling mini-cookbooks of your best recipes. Create them on your home computer and have them printed and bound at your local office supply store.
  • Gift wrap expert. Do people say your gifts are too pretty to unwrap? Via video or slide show, share your tricks and the special tools you use to create a professional look every time.

More ideas next time