Jen Smith

Jen Smith, Personal Finance Expert and Writer at DollarSproutFeatured Contributor

Jen became passionate (borderline obsessed) with encouraging others to take control of their spending and get their finances under control after Jen and her husband paid off $78,000 of debt in 23 months.

Since getting out of debt Jen has become a best selling author on Amazon, and her writing has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Yahoo Finance, Money Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also written for The Penny Hoarder, The Financial Diet, and MarketWatch. She’s also been nominated for best new personal finance podcasts as co-host of the Frugal Friends Podcast.

When Jen isn’t behind her computer she’s a new mom trying to figure out the whole parenting thing.

To learn more, connect with Jen on LinkedIn.

21 Inexpensive or Free Ways to Market Your Small Business

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a successful marketing strategy. There are many free and inexpensive ways to market your small business. The key is trying a variety to see what works best for you.

Jen Smith 21 Oct

How to Make Money Managing Facebook Ads for Local Businesses

Since Facebook ads are still a relatively new way to advertise, it’s not that difficult to make money managing Facebook ads for local businesses. You don’t need a specialized degree, it’s not a huge time commitment, and you can even use some existing skills.

Jen Smith 14 Oct

6 Easy Ways You Can Get Paid to Advertise for Companies

Getting paid to advertise doesn’t have to involve hanging promotional signs at your wedding or tattooing a logo on your body. There are multiple ways to advertise products and brands that are legitimate and don’t require anything so extreme.

Jen Smith 08 Oct

Instacart Super Shopper Shares His 7 Best Tips for Maximizing Earnings

This Super Shopper has made over $4,500 shopping with Instacart in just two months. If you’re a shopper who wants to maximize your earnings, he provides some Instacart shopper tips to take advantage of.

Jen Smith 01 Oct

Getaround Review: How to Make Money Renting Out Your Car with Getaround

If renters are only paying an average of $8 per hour, is Getaround profitable as a side hustle? It’s possible to make a profit but first, there are a few steps you need to take before you can make money with Getaround.

Jen Smith 30 Sep

19 “Odd” Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Odd jobs usually refer to casual or isolated jobs that may be seasonal, manual, or domestic-related. Luckily for you, less competition means you can increase your earning potential and find odd jobs in a variety of places.

Jen Smith 29 Sep

CapitalOne Shopping vs. Honey: Which Cash Back Browser Extension is Better?

While there are several browser extensions you can choose, the biggest ones are CapitalOne Shopping and Honey. How do you know which one is better? In this review, we’ll compare CapitalOne Shopping vs. Honey so you can determine which one is right for you.

Jen Smith 08 Sep

5 Steps to Sell Your Services Online and Fill Your Freelance Schedule

Learning how to sell your services online could be the solution to your income problem and, possibly set the foundation to skyrocket your long-term earning potential. Here are the steps to get stared, plus our best tips to become successful quickly.

Jen Smith 26 Aug

19 Digital Products You Can Sell Online to Generate Passive Income

Looking for a way to scale your business? There’s an endless number of digital product ideas that could help you establish your own business, take your business to the next level, or just help you bring in extra income.

Jen Smith 02 Jul

7 Ways to Make Money Renting Out Your Space

You may not be able to rent your house, but you can probably rent storage and event space more easily than you think. The possibilities are almost endless. When you get creative you can turn any unused space into profitable passive income.

Jen Smith 09 Jun