Thursday, December 27, 2007

"Baby Sleep Consultant"

This is the first time that I have ever heard of this term. But it also reminds me that that there is almost no limit to the kinds of skills that a person can have. A baby sleep consultant helps babies sleep more better, more comfortably and through the night. This is a welcomed benefit to new parents who have babies who cry throughout the night. And apparently this service is more popular than I thought!

This is but yet another example of one's skill(s). People have talents that they probably never thought of as such. I read somewhere that if you can't make a living doing what you love to do then you are doing it wrong!

You may have a skill and/or talent but you probably never thought of it as a skill or talent. There are still people that make furniture by hand even though we have furniture that is massed produced and these individual furniture makers are making enough of an income to live on and beyond! Let's say that you have a talent for making furniture and you want to be able to make a living doing that. It may be hard to believe but there are still a lot of people (and potential clients) that are out there who still buy furniture from independent furniture makers. The more popular your work gets the more "word of mouth" spreads and the more potential customers you will have.

But you can do even more! You could write a book about furniture making, you could create a newsletter about furniture making and you could even start a podcast about furniture-making. You could teach a class about furniture making too! There are a lot of possible income opportunities other than the most obvious.

You may not think that you have a skill or talent- but you probably do!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Other Sources Of Money?

I have just posted to my Unclaimed Money Blog about how the state of Louisiana has over $300 million in unclaimed money! They are working hard to process as many claims as possible because they want as many people to have the additional money for the holiday season. It's not just the fact that they would like as much people that are eligible to claim this money be able to claim the money but more money spent in the state means more money that is paid in state taxes - so everybody benefits!

Louisiana isn't the only state that has unclaimed money. My own state of Pennsylvania publishes a listing of people that are due unclaimed money. The last time this list was over 10 pages long!

What is unclaimed money? It is simply that - money that hasn't been claimed. For example forgotten bank accounts, insurance payments and payments to heirs are just a few of the different types of unclaimed money out there.

If you think that you may not be eligible to claim any of this "free" money then you should know that in Louisiana for example every 1 in 6 people have unclaimed money waiting for them to claim!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Wealthiest Man In The World Is................

The wealthiest man in the world is the Bill Gates, cofounder of Microsoft, who, it is estimated, has over one hundred billion dollars. Bill started by writing versions of the programming language BASIC for home computers. If he distributed his wealth among all Americans, we'd each get over $400. If Bill saw a $100 bill on the floor, it would not be worth his time to pick it up. Better to stay focused on business because Bill makes $523 per second.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Here Is Another Thing That A 3D Artist Can Do!

I have mentioned before about how much I like 3d graphics and creating them. I was visiting one of my 3d graphics-related sites and there was a post about a 3d artist that designs album and CD covers for grammy-winning artists!

Of course the question comes up as to how one can get such work and the answer is that you have to let them (your potential clients) know that you are out there and open and ready for business.

How do you do that? You set up a website and show off your work! Add pictures of your 3d work onto your website. Now there are some people that are concerned about others "stealing" their artwork and quite honestly speaking the advice is that if you don't want your work "stolen" then you shouldn't put it online at all. There are some precautions that you can take. You could watermark your image before you put it online or you could put up some generic copies of your work.

But the most important thing is to get started!

The sooner you get started the sooner more people will know about you and your work!

And of course it goes without saying this is the kind of work that you can do from home!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Is It Still Possible To Become A WebPage Designer Professionally?

Yes it is still possible!

Here are some simple steps that you can take

  • Consider yourself your first webdesign client and design a webpage for yourself so that you can let the world know that you are out there and open for busines!

  • Always keep honing your skills

  • Enter some design competitions

  • Do some webdesign work for free - so that you can get the experience and add to your webdesign resume

Hopefully these steps will help you get started on the road to having paid webdesign clients!