Monday, September 24, 2007

Thinking About Buying And Selling On Ebay? - Want More Help In Learning More About Ebay?

I have this reminder on my calendar to remind me to listen to an Ebay radio show that comes on weekly. You can listen to it live by clicking here. You can also listen to the archives by clicking here.


877-474-3302 (877-GRIFF02)

001-858-678-8958 (when dialing in from outside the US and Canada)

Or if you are using Skype call User ID ASKGRIFF

(if Skyping a call, use a headset or Skype device. Don't use your computer's built in speakers and microphone!)

So if you want to learn more about how to build your Ebay "empire" this radio show would be a very good place to start!

Ebay also has various message boards where you can interact with other ebay buyers and sellers, ask questions and get answers to all of your Ebay questions!

Working From Home - Another Reason Why!

GM Workers Face Possible Strike!

It really is a sad thing when your job security is dependent on someone or something else. In this case it being the company that you work for.

Such was not the case in the past where when you had a job you would have that same job until you retired.

The one interesting thing about this is if the workers do go on strike they will receive $200 a week in "strike" pay - that's the first time I have ever heard of someone being paid to be on strike. But since this is such a big union the funds to be able to pay such a salary is probably coming out of the membership dues that the workers are paying to the union.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

What Is Your Purpose In Life?

I found another great article. This one is about finding out what your purpose in life is.

What Does It Really Take To Be Making 6 Figures As A Service Professional?

Here is an article that I found very interesting about giving advice for those that want to provide a profession service. Be prepared because this article is quite long but it is well worth the read!

It has to take more than just declaring that you are a professional. You have to do the work that is involved with being able to maintain and grow your own business. If you are starting your business alone you will find that you will be wearing many "hats". You will also have to maintain a balance between your professional life and your personal life as well.

So be sure to read the article mentioned above because it provides some very good tips for those that want to be professional.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

"My Area Has More People Than Jobs......"

"My area has more people than jobs...."

I have seen this posted many, many times and as someone that is a Dream Job Consultant, the first thing that crosses my mind is that there is a job opportunity even in that!

The first thing I think about when I see someone who has posted this kind of message is that this person either has access to their own computer or they have access to another person's computer. Now there are limitations when you have to work with someone else's computer but if you are using your own computer then you have a LOT that you can work with!

Number 1 you could start a free blog on and use your blog to talk about the issue of there being no jobs in your area. Once you have added a few entries to your blog then you can apply for adsense and then you can start to earn money and get paid for having advertisements that people click on on your blog!

But there is an even bigger picture here. Since this will be YOUR blog that means that you have control over it. You can post / blog about the issues that affect your area. You can think of this as your blog being your own newspaper or even publishing company! You are the reporter. You are the owner of your blog and you are the editor of your blog!

Where does the money come from? Well adsense is a great option to start out with first because they already have advertisers ready for your blog. This is much more easier than going out and soliciting your own direct advertisers. But once you have adsense ads on your blog you can also now start to solicit your own advertisers!

Visit The Adsense Consultant's Blog to find out more about the adsense program and to take a look at what some others had made using adsense.

But even with the above that doesn't stop your opportunities. You can also visit The Celebrity Blog List and read about Perez Hilton - a man who started his own blog and now has his own tv show!

There is lots that you can do with a blog to help it make money for you!

Take the fact that there are more people than jobs in your area and turn that into an opportunity for you - and hopefully for the rest of your community!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Do You Have An Interest In 3d?

Here is an interesting affiliate program.

Get 3D Models, 3D Content, and 3D Software at DAZ3D!

Daz3d is a site that has to do with 3d designing. They have their own program call DazStudio which lets you do a lot with Poser characters. For a time this program was available for free.

If you become a member (membership is free) you can also apply to be one of their affiliates. Once you have been approved you can paste the affiliate codes onto your site. However unlike the adsense program you have to make $100 during the quarter (not monthly like adsense) before you can have your payment paid to you via Paypal. You also have the option to use the earnings for "store credit" in order to buy things at Daz's website.

So if you're into 3d designing this would be a good opportunity for you to get some added income.

By the way, you can see my 3 designs by clicking here. I'm not ready for my first animated short but I have come a long way from Poser 1!

Do You Have A Computer?

Never underestimate or overlook what one already has right under their own nose!

One of the clients that I have is someone that I find the cheapest airfares for. I find the information for them and then print it out and give them a copy so that they will have a hardcopy of the information.

Now on the surface this may not seem like much but again I say never underestimate or overlook what one already has right under their nose!

You would think that with all the people that have computers at home (or at work) there wouldn't be a need for a service such as finding the cheapest airline flights - but there is! There are people that don't have a computer, they may have a computer but not use it for such things or they just don't want to go through the hassle of finding the information themselves - for whatever reason - there is still a market for this kind of service.

If you know your way around a computer and you know your way around the internet then this is one of the services that you could provide.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

How does a person with a felony find a job after he has served his time?

How does a person with a felony find a job after he has served his time?

One of the best places to find an answer to this question would be at Wiki.

It may be hard for a convicted felon to find a job once he is out of jail - but it is not impossible.

Some of the solutions include starting one's own business or even applying with someone who is just starting their own business. There are also some community programs that may be availabe in your area that have special programs that help with finding job opportunities. Such programs are funded by grant programs.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Blog Consultant!

A Blog Consultant

I was visiting one blog and that led to another blog which is by a Blog Consultant! He lives in the UK and what struck me about his blog was that he talked about how he secured a position to teach a blogging course in the UK.

According to his blog the UK businesses haven't taken much to blogging like the US has taken to it.

It just reminded me of how one's career can branch out into so many other opportunities!

Monday, September 10, 2007

5 Ways To Make Money Without Selling Your Body

5 Ways To Make Money Without Selling Your Body

Interesting title for a blog post so I just had to read it! Even though some of the ideas have already been mentioned in this (and other) blog(s), I think the title was well worth mentioning!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

"Can I Sit In Front Of My Computer And Make Money Online?"

"Can I Sit In Front Of My Computer And Earn Money Online?"

This is a very interesting (and it is becoming a more frequent) question! In a word the answer is Yes - however there are many, many variables here!

Answering this question quite literally you could sit in front of your computer, have a webcam and charge people for being able to view you - of course that is not everyone's "cup of tea" Webcam models are making a LOT of money online and I will leave a "tag" link at the bottom of this blog entry so that you can see some of the past posts that I have made concerning webcam models. But then complications arise because how are you going to accept payment? Paypal is very popular but Paypal will not accept transactions of a "sexual" nature. But there are other ways to accept payment simply because there are so many webcam models online who are accepting payments electronically. And like I mentioned before, webcam models are making a lot of money simply by having a webcam and a way to accept payments.

You can take something that interests you and start either a webpage or a blog. However it will take some time before you can raise interest in your site and the sooner you raise interest will depend on how much work you put into building up your site. You can sell a product, sell a service or accept advertising on your site. With the later you site has to have a good reputation before you even start to approach possible advertisers or sponsors. If you have a pagerank "widget" on your site and your pagerank is high you may get advertisers coming to you! (This has happened to some of those that have sites with a high page ranking). If you sign up for and use Google's Adsense program you won't have to go seeking advertisers because they will already be there for you. Here is a link to a blog post about how much some people have been earning with adsense:

Just How Much Money Are People Making With Adsense?

However even being a part of adsense requires work and effort on your part. You have to earn at least $100 during the month before you will be issued a payment. If you don't make $100 during one month then your earnings will be rolled over into the next month and so on until you have earned a total of at least $100 - then you will be issued a payment by the end of the next month.

So basically the answer to the question "Can I Sit In Front Of My Computer And Make Money Online?" is Yes - BUT it will require work on your part!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

More Job Openings Than Job Seekers

Here is a link to an online AOL-related article about jobs that are in high demand. There are more openings for these kinds of jobs than there are people that are applying for them.

Some of the careers listed require you to work for a company but some of the careers listed allow you to be able to work on your own or on a freelance basis.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

My Internet Radio Station - LaMott, PA!

LaMott Radio!

Yesterday I uploaded some new music to my LaMott Radio station and it occurred to me that I haven't "tweaked" my station in a while!

The most recent piece of music was sent to me by the A & R rep of an independent music label. I have a policy that states that all music submitted for review has to be sent via regular mail. That way I can review the material and if the song meets in with the station's format then I will add it to the playlist and all the materials submitted will be kept on file.

I have talked about my internet radio station before and I mentioned all the different ways that one could use their own internet station to help them make money.

Now since my internet station is on, I cannot accept commercial advertisements. But I can accept advertising on the station's web page!

I do have a radio station background because I worked as a DJ for many years and I like the thought of having my own Internet Radio station and one of the best reasons for this is that the internet station can be heard from all over the world! That means more listeners and hopefully more of an incentive for more advertisers to advertise!

So far I have gotten a lot of positive responses about the station and its format which is a combination of local news about the area and romantic music.

Now you may be wondering just how hard it would be to have one's own internet station. Probably one of the hardest things is the fact that there is a fee involved. But I do consider this fee an investment. To find out about the fee involved in having your own internet radio station just visit the Live365's website to find out more!

There are many, many people that have their own internet radio station on Live365 and there is a message board where it is discussed about how people are making money with their stations. A lot of their internet radio station income comes from advertisers on the website page of the Internet station. A lot of them do production work for others as well. Some have even had news articles written about their stations and that is good publicity for them and their stations.

I have many more ideas about how I can "monetize" my internet station and I'm going to work on implementing them.

But if this sounds like something that you are interested in then you should definitely check it out!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Can You Make A Living From Blogging?

Again another very interesting article about being able to make a living by blogging!

I know a lot of people have often wondered if it was possible to be able to make a living from blogging and the answer is yes. But make no mistake - you definitely have to work at it!

According to The Adsense Consultant "almost any blog has the potential to make money regardless of what the topic is about!". In other words almost any blog has the potential to make money even if it is a blog by a single mother who is just trying to make some extra money all the way to a person who thinks that they have nothing to blog about. (How about starting a blog about having nothing to blog about? or how about starting a blog to complain about something that you don't like?) The possibilities are endless and even then they are only limited by your imagination!

So how do you make money with your blog? Well one of the best ways is to add Adsense ads to your blog. Again, here is a link to a blog post about how much some people have been making with adsense and the numbers will surprise you!

Of course adsense is not the only way to make money with your blog. You could start writing for another blog - there are lots of blogging jobs that are out there such as blogging for popular TV shows like "Ugly Betty".

There are also other Adsense-like programs out there although I'm only comfortahle with only a few of them! Ebay's Auction Ads seems like a very good prospect.

You can also get direct advertising for your blog and eliminate the middleman. For instance if your blog is about flowers then maybe you can get local flower shops to directly advertise on your blog in which they pay you directly to place advertising on your blog.

There have been some people that have gotten book deals because of their blogs! Others have given speeches and seminars and have even been asked to teach a class!

Of course I do realize that this will take some time but if you seriously want to be able to make money blogging then you are going to have to give it your time and effort!