Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Here's A Crazy Way To Make Some Small Change Now....

Here is a crazy way to find money that I found online!

It seems that as part of an experiment a man "dropped" himself into a city with absolute NO money!

What was the first thing that he did to get some money real fast?

He went to some of the fast food places and went to the drive-thru window and fished around on the ground for some change because it is thought that people will drop some of their change and just be too lazy to pick it up (or they don't care!

This is an interesting little experiment and I think that it is something that I'm going to try myself just to see if it works!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Are You A Twitter Expert?

The reason why I ask is because I just found out that you can make money just by being a Twitter expert!

It seems that now that Twitter has become so popular that businesses are seeing the advantage of having their own Twitter sites and of course they need to hire someone who knows about Twitter! That is where YOU may come in as a Twitter expert.

You may even be able to work at home and make money by being a Twitter expert!

How do you let these businesses know that you are a Twitter expert. You have to advertise and do some marketing. The most simplest way to get started with this is to start your own blog or website and show the world how good you are at being a Twitter expert!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A FAST Way To Make Money Online?

This idea came to me when I was away from the computer.

It seems like a lot of people are looking for a fast way to make money online.

I agree with what the experts have said and that is that making money online will take some time! You have to build up a reputation and that takes time!

Still there are a lot of people that want to make money online fast and I mean REAL fast! So here is the idea that I came up with and you may not like it.

One way to make fast money online is simply to sell something. And this will not be easy as it sounds.

In theory you sell a product or service. People see what you have to sell and then they buy it. BUT there are some things that you have to take into account.

First of all what is it that you are going to sell. Logic would dictate that if you sell a product or service that is popular - something that people want to buy - then you will make more money by selling it.

Of course you have to find out what it is that is popular and that is going to take some research on your part! That is going to take time.

Secondly how will the people know about your product or service that you have to sell? Well you have to tell them. You do that by having a website or even a blog. There are also some sites that have already been created where you can sell online - places like Ebay for instance. Once you have done that you will have to get people to look at what your selling and that means that you will have to drive traffic to the site where you are selling something. The more people that visit your site the more likely you will get some customers.

Next, how are you going to get paid? The most simplest solution would be to have a Paypal account where people would click on your Paypal button and you would get paid for your product or service. But bear in mind that in order to get a Paypal account you have to meet their requirements.

I'm sorry that this may seem to be getting a little bit complicated but I just don't believe that it is as simple to be able to make money online fast. Of course there have been exceptions where people have made a lot of money online in a small amount of time. This just doesn't work for everyone.

The only way that you are going to know this for sure is to try it out yourself. If you have a product or service that you can sell online then start a website and see how it goes.

To get some more money-making ideas just visit my Dream Job Consultant Website.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Working From Home - Here Is One Simple Tactic To Try!

I can't take credit for the advice given below but it is very good advice for those who are looking for ways to be able to make money from home!

"Informational Website Business

Most money making opportunities are in the world of business. I specifically like online businesses. You may not know it, but you can put up an informational blog or website on some topic of interest to you and make money without ever selling a thing or talking to a single customer or even leaving your home. I know because my wife and I have done it, and made many times more money than from any job we've had.

Essentially you create a blog or site that covers a niche or subject with some demand. Ideally find one among your interests, because it is easier to start with something you know and easier to sustain your motivation with a subject you have a true interest in. You then promote your site in various ways so people who share your interest come to the site.

If you monetize it with pay-per-click advertising (you make money every time someone clicks on an ad) or affiliate products (you get a commission when they click on a link and then buy something), you never have to deal with credit cards. You also never have to deal with customer complaints. You also don't have to be home. Once you set up the site and get the traffic flowing, you'll be making money day and night.

This doesn't mean it's easy. You will have to work at it, and it helps speed things up if you have a few hundred dollars to invest. But the work can be on your schedule, and there are ways to start with any amount of money. And the work creates a continuing stream of revenue - even when you are on vacation.

An example to make this clear. I just spent thirty minutes to write this article, and it will be posted in a few directories (maybe that's where you're reading it?). From this point forward the occasional reader will like what they read and check out my site using the link in the author's resource box below. Years from now I'll be making sales once in a while as a result. Money making opportunities don't get much better than this.

All the credit for this article goes to Steve Gillman and you can read his entire article by clicking here.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

How To Make Money From Home Using Adsense?

If you want to know how to make money from home using Google's Adsense program here is a simple explanation:

First you have to have a website or blog and you have to make sure that your sites will be able to have the Google Adsense ads on them. Not ALL hosting sites let you to be able to add Adsense ads to them!

One you have your website or blog you can then submit it to Google's Adsense program. They will need to know this information because they will first have to review and approve your site before you can be accepted into the Adsense program.

Once your site has been approved you will then go through the steps of deciding the style and look of your Adsense ads. You don't get to choose which advertisers appear on your site because that will be determined by the content (wording) on your site.

How To Make Money Using The Google Adsense Program:

The adsense revenue that you earn will depend on a number of things. The more traffic you have to your site the more potential ad clicks that you will get.

Another tactic is to use high-paying keywords. These are words or phrases that advertisers pay more money to advertise for. (You can order my list of high-paying keywords by going to my The Adsense Consultant Blog - Part 2.

As an Adsense Consultant I can tell you that there are some different ways that one can use to increase their Adsense revenue or how much Adsense earnings one can make. You should also be able to find all kinds of Adsense Consultant tips and adsense consulting tips by just find some online sites relating to how one can make more money with the Google Adsense program.

Now there are some people that have earned quite a lot of money using Adsense and there have even been a few Adsense Millionaires out there!

Here is a link to one of my more popular blog posts, Just How Much Money Are People Making With The Google Adsense Program.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Work At Home Scam? I'll Let YOU Decide!

I was reading this blog post online about a possible working at home scam and I thought that I would pass the information along to you. It occurred to me that if I'm going to blog about working at home I should include the bad along with the good!

I'm sure that you have seen websites from those who have claimed that they have made a ton of money and that you could too if you just ordered their products. There is one such site that claims this and when I went to the site the person offered to show you how to make a lot of money online and he was going to show you how to do it for free!

I did a little checking around and I found a blog post from someone who actually "signed up for the program and then he posted his review of the program on his blog!

The results? - Well it doesn't look too good!

It seems the program is a sort of "spin off" of the Herbalife program which also seems to be having problems of their own!

Here is a link to the blog post! It provides some very insightful information!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Job Positions Available!

Are you looking for work? There are some online sites that have jobs available and I found one while checking out another one of those sites where you are supposed to get paid for doing stuff. I was going to add this information to my Paid Surveys Newbie blog but since it is about job positions for people who are looking for work - I thought that I would post the information here.

Here is a quote from the site:

We are always on the lookout for outstanding talent. From Engineering, Sales and Guide Support, we are constantly looking to grow our company while keeping the culture and vision that has made us who we are. If you are a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who thrives in a fast paced and evolving environment, apply to one of our open positions.

The current job openings are in advertising and sales and you can find out more about it by clicking here

Sunday, November 01, 2009

$100,000 Offer!

Well here is yet another example of being able to make money online!

It seems that someone from Twitter is being offered $100,000 for their Twitter account! Actually I think its the name on the account that is drawing the offer. Why? Because the Twitter account name is the same name as a famous celebrity and that celebrity wants to buy it!

You can read more and find out more about this by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"I Have A Blog But How Do I Increase Visitors To My Blog?"

This was a comment that was left on my blog along with a link to the person's blog so that I could see what their blog looked like.

One of the first things that you should do is to install a stats tracker to your blog. This lets you know where your blog traffic is coming from and once you know that then you can work on increasing the number of visitors to your blog.

Also a good portion of this is going to depend on what your blog is about. Who would your blog appeal to most? When you answer that question then you will have the answer to who your target market is. And then you will know who you will have to reach out to in order to increase the number of visitors to your blog.

It is going to require some work on your part but if you're looking to increase the number of people that visit your blog then its time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Student Asks "How Can I Make Money?"

I was trying to answer a question online and the site went down in the middle of me trying to submit my reply so I thought that I would post it here:

How can a student make money?

I'm 15 a guy and a student.How can I make money without getting a job as such?

Because of your age your options are somewhat limited. If you want to receive money you are going to have to give something back in return.

Lots of people have been making money online but because of your age the way that you can receive payments is limited even if you do have a bank account.

There have been lots of suggestions as to how teenagers can earn extra money and one way is to start a dog-walking service. You'd be surprise at the number of people who want this service so that they won't have to walk their dogs theirselves.

You can also do yard work and another popular suggestion has been to start an errand service.

And since I am a Dream Job Consultant I should ask you what is it that you love to do? What is your Dream Job?

I even had one guy send me an email asking me how he could make $5K a month basically without doing anything. Well some work is going to be required but it is possible to make $5K a month online.

You should also do some searching online because there are lots of sites that have ways, suggestions and advice about how one can make money - both online and off.

Friday, October 16, 2009

There Are Other Ways To Make Money Online Too!

I have another blog about taking paid surveys as another way of making money online. As a result of that blog, I found another site that could be used as another way to be able to generate some more income.

Another way that you could earn some money online would be for you to write some articles (yes, just like a writer!) and submit them online. There is one website that I am currently investigating now - actually I'm trying to register with them - that will pay you for your article submissions! Actually to break it down more accurately they have different types of payments. For example what they seem to be best known for is the fact that people can submit articles and you earn money the more that people view your article. Another payment option is that this site will pay you upfront for articles before they are published.

Unfortunately I'm having some problems with trying to join this site! I am about 2/3rd's away from completing the process to register but I'm having problems with this last step. I have already sent them an email to discuss the problem. They also have a fax number as well as a physical address and phone number that I can use to contact them as well.

If all goes well with this site I will let you know.

But this isn't the only site that is offering payment for submitting articles. There are others out there as well. The more legitimate they are - the better!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The 3D Beginner?

I blogged before about being a 3D Beginner as I am learning about 3D designing. So far this has been a very interesting hobby for me but I do aspire to earn some money from it professionally one day. However I know that I am a beginner at this so I'm just having fun learning all the new things associated with 3D designing.

I have found lots of great 3D programs online for free and they are basically what I use as I practice my 3D designing.

This means that I have to learn the programs as well and obsessive compulsive that I am - LOL! - I'm learning the programs from scratch - meaning I'm reading the manuals and learning how to use all the "bells and whistles".

As I was going through one of my fractal programs, it occurred to me something that I could do to earn money - still beginner that I am!

I'm currently going through one of my fractal programs - UltraFractal - just going through the different formulas and what not to see what interesting designs I could come up with and to be quite honest I was getting kind of bored doing it - but if I wanted to see what kind of fractal designs I could come up with then I basically wanted to go through all of them just so I didn't miss anything. A little while later when I took a break from the computer it occurred to me that some of the designs I was coming up with might just be useful to other 3D designers! I mean I belong to Renderosity.com and I have seen others selling designs too and I just now put that together!

Basically this is what I am talking about. As I go through the program and come up with some interesting design patterns others might like them too - enough to pay for getting a copy of them.

When I find an interesting design pattern I'll post it to one of my 3D-related sites or even my The 3D Beginner Blog so that if people like it enough to want to buy it they will be able to do so. All it takes is a website (or blog) where you can post a sample of the work and also for you to have a way for others to be able to pay for it - using something like Paypal.

Now this is a very good example of taking a program that you already have on your computer and using it to make something that could possibly earn you some income.

It also reminds me to point out that even though you may be a beginner at something doesn't mean that you don't have something that you could sell!

I have also posted other examples of how you can use a program already on your computer to make some money on my Dream Job Consultation Page.

Do YOU have a program on your computer that you could use to help you make some extra income?

Sunday, August 02, 2009

How I Made A Quick $20 Online In A Matter Of Hours!

My main work is that of being an Adsense Consultant plus I have some other titles and services as well!

Just cruising online one day, I decided to try a little experiment just to see if I could get my hands on some money quickly!

Since I do have a Paypal account that means that any money sent to my Paypal account can be spent almost immediately!

So I did some checking online and found someone who was looking for someone to help crack a computer-graphic-related code! They said that they would deposit $20 in to a person's Paypal account if they were able to crack the code! Since I wasn't familiar with this kind of code I had to do some online checking to find out more about it - but guess what? I was the first person to crack the code and it took the person all of 30 minutes to deposit the money to my Paypal account (and it took me only an hour to spend it right away - LOL!)

If you would like to know the exact details of how I found this person who was offering this free money, then just send a $10 payment to my Paypal address which is:


and I will email you the details on exactly how I found the person!

However I should warn you that even though this worked for me on the first try, subsequent efforts haven't been as successful! But getting that $20 surely did feel good!

I guess this does prove the point - to a degree - that if you look hard enough you may find a way to be able to make some quick money online!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"12 Jobs That Will Never Disappear"

I decided to put a link to this article here on this blog because there are quite a few jobs listed here that can be done from home!

One of the most obvious is that of teacher. There are lots of people who are teaching courses online in a variety of subjects. You may have some special kind of talent or knowledge that you can use to teach a course online.

So take a good look at the article and note the jobs that are listed! (Also don't forget that our own government has LOTS job openings as well! Be sure to visit my Grant Basics 101 blog to find out more about government jobs and government grants.

12 Jobs That Won't Disappear

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Looking For A Quick Way To Make A Few Bucks?

Just found this site online!

It seems that Paypal has a site where people offer money for "doing stuff"! One example is someone offering $20 to clean their room!

Paypal calls it "doing stuff for money".

How it works is that you enter your name, the person's name who you are making the offer to, how much you are offering and what it is that you want done.

So far I haven't found any "open" invitations - meaning you have to specifically enter in someone's email address instead of making your paypal offer open to everyone.

Paypal's Do Stuff For Money

Friday, June 12, 2009

Logo Design Contest?

While doing a little surfing online I found a link to a message forum where someone is offering to pay $20 via Paypal for a logo design! (Personally I wouldn't enter it myself because I think that this is being treated cheaply) However even though its something I wouldn't enter doesn't mean that someone else might not be interested in applying.

Keep in mind that this logo design contest is but just 1 day old so that means that you still have some time because a winning logo hasn't been selected yet.

Logo Design Contest

Oh and there is one other thing I should mention and that is since this is on a message forum you are going to have to join the form (its free) before you can post a message!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A "Hobby" Pays Off!

Here is an example of someone who started their own busineess:

One woman knew that her ad-agency job wasn’t safe. Clients weren’t renewing their contracts, no new business was coming in, and her workload as a public-relations officer was light. Plus, she was low on the totem pole, since she’d only been there for a year. When the ax finally fell in mid-December, she regretted not starting her job search earlier. Days turned into weeks as she tried to get an interview.

And then an unexpected opportunity fell into her lap. She got a bunch of inquiries about a sideline she dabbled in occasionally: photography.
When I got laid off, I didn’t really expect to start my photography business full time,” says the 28-year-old who studied photography at a University in San Francisco. But when she got the inquiries, “a light went off when this happened. This was it. This was what I’m going to do. Ever since then, I’ve been working nonstop.”|

Her first step was to revamp a Web site she had set up, to make it more professional. She also had to make some big adjustments to her own style. For one thing, she learned to stop being passive with clients. At first, when people asked about a job, she would say, “Just let me know when you’d like to do this.” But they often wouldn’t call back. Now she says, “When do you want to do this? How about Sunday?”

She also had to get used to the lack of structure or accountability that came along with striking out on her own. “If I want, I can roll out of bed and work in my PJs till noon, but I think it’s important to create a schedule that keeps you on target,” she says. “Otherwise, you’ll waste an entire day running errands, or working in front of your computer till evening with rollers in your hair.

Then there’s marketing. She had to build a reputation in an area with tons of photographers. So, she hired a specialist to help her make her Web site more appealing to search engines. She says the move doubled her Web traffic to more than 3,000 unique visitors monthly.

Although her business is turning a tiny profit, she says she’s always worried about the future. “Are the calls going to keep coming in, or is this it?” she asks. “It’s kind of unnerving to not know.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Paid Surveys - Are They Worth It?

I have been seeing a lot about these paid survey sites for a while now but personally haven't taken part in them until now!

Since this is relatively new to me I definitely want to find out more about it. I think what got me more interested was that someone posted that they made $6,000 just by taking paid surveys!

If this is a legitimate way that one can work from home I am all for it! But I also know that you have to be careful out there because some of these survey sites may just be scams!

So as I investigate this further I will let you know more about it.


I have decided to start an entirely new blog about this subject

Paid Surveys - A Newbie!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

How To Make Money From Your Blog!

Well I really can't take credit for this because the link that I will be providing for you will help you to see that it is possible for one to make money with their blog!

I think the problem lies in that people want to make money so fast! This article / blog post will show you ways in which you can take your blog and earn money from it!

I'm always advising people to start a blog of their own to start to make money and now here is the perfect link to show you that it is indeed possible to earn money from one's blog!


How To Make Money From Your Blog!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thinking About Selling On Ebay?

Here is some advice that I tried to post on one of the Ebay message boards but it wouldn't go through so I decided to post it here. If you're thinking about selling on Ebay, I hope this advice will help you.

... i havent started selling yet.. mostly im
trying to learn.......> here is some of my story - im a 24 yr old (almost 25)disabled person(woman)...> . - ive tried going to work, and going back to work and looking for work, finding work and getting fired from work.... in between college, hospital visits, and other things..... ive come to the conclusion recently that i am unable to hold a "normal" job - possibly forever.... but i really got interested in starting a home business - especially when i started talking to an online buddy of mine... we want to start an online store together. i have tons of ideas for our store.. (my part is gonna be mostly homemade soaps and gift baskets) and she has some items to sell as well.... but my only form of income is my disability checks.... and i have barely 50 a month left over to buy supplies... it is taking me forever to buy stuff... and im still not able to start...anyways.....here is my problem....im trying to find an
organization that gives grants to disabled people to help them start a home based business.. i could also use classes that teach all about running a business..anyone know of any such place???? (any one interested in donating to my business?? anyone have any ideas??????

Well its ironic that I saw your post because I do grant research for a living.

There are grant programs for people that want to start their own business and you are at a double plus because you are female.

Like the others have posted it would be a good idea for you to see what kind of benefits, disability and otherwise that you qualify for - the reason being the more benefits you qualify for the more money you will have for your business.

Getting a grant for an online store is not impossible because there have been quite a few grant recipients who have gotten grant monies for online ventures however its the specifics of the kind of online business that you want to start that has to be considered when looking for grant programs to help you start your online business.

You mentioned that you want to sell homemade soaps so you should look into grant programs relating to that such as the fact that you may be using certain ingredients in your soap that there may be a grant program to support that. There are grant programs for research which is something that you may be involved with while making your soaps, perhaps you could tie your soapmaking products with something where there is a grant program for it.

The same thing applies to your mention about adding additional gift basket products. Could they be tied in with a certain customer market like it being a product for disabled persons - something along the lines of that?

It might also behoove you to start a blog and the reason why I say that is because you would be able to put Google's Adsense on that blog and start earning income from that as well.

A "regular" job is a job that you earn money from even if other people don't consider it a "regular" job. I have a Working From Home Blog and you would be amazed at the many and different types of jobs that people have created for themselves!

Looking at your post I see just so many possibilities for you. When you become more familiar with Ebay and have had more experience with it you could start selling for others. As a matter of fact I remember watching a program where a woman with disabilities started selling on Ebay and she became so popular that she started selling for others and even started classes on teaching others with disabilities about how to sell on Ebay.

You have more possibilities and opportunities than you know!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

If You Use Paypal And/Or Ebay - Get Ready For The IRS!

Just found out that starting in the year 2011, Paypal and Ebay are going to have to start reporting member earnings to the IRS! - YIKES!

Now not everyone will have to report their earnings / income from either Ebay or Paypal under certain conditions! It's best to read more about it by clicking here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

What Is Your Favorite Color?

Why do I ask? Because it could determine the kind of career path you should follow!

I took the test myself and here are my results:

You're the investor.

You know the value of money and resources, as well as the intrinsic worth of each co-worker's contributions. Your supportive, yet analytical personality works best in finance, accounting, banking, manufacturing, property management, production analysis, investment, money management, consulting, product sales or teaching.

This does sound a lot like me - LOL!

If you want to take this test yourself, just click here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

"How Can My Band's Site Be More Profitable?"

"How can I make bands website come off as profitable and stable?
Right now I am learning HTML but I want to know what else is really needed to have a website come off as profitable and stable. This is for a bands website.

It depends on what you mean by "have a website come off as profitable and stable" - what are you talking about?

Do you want to make a profit from the website for your band? Do you want your site to look professional? Are you talking about selling stuff as far as your band goes? You can show pictures of what your band has to sell, take payments via paypal. You can also add adsense ads to your site as well. You earn money when people click on the ads.

A lot of bands have myspace pages but you can't add adsense ads to myspace pages but you CAN have both a myspace and a regular website.

Your band could also get sponsors and advertisers of their own.

You could also start a podcast/talkshow featuring your band - all for free!

There are a lot of free ways to make your site profitable but you have to do the work and not just build a site and then do nothing else to it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

I found this very interesting calculator-type quiz that helps to determine how much an hour of your time would be worth - all dependent on how much money you would like to make in a year, how many weeks per year you would want to work, how many days per week do you want to work and how many hours per day would you like to work?

I took the quiz myself and my answer came out to over $1,500 per hour!

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Believe It Or Not There Are Still Some Companies Hiring!

Believe it or not there are still some companies that are hiring!

I have composed a list of 10 companies that are currently hiring people to work and are still looking for more people to hire!

I have decided to sell this list as an ebooklet:

10 Companies That Are Hiring!

I am selling this ebooklet for $10 and if you would like to order it just look to the left of this blog and you can send your payment via Paypal. Please be sure to include your email address when you make your payment so that this ebooklet can be emailed to you. This ebooklet is in a .pdf format.

Please be advised that once this ebooklet has been emailed to you there will be no refund!

It may be hard to believe in these current economic times but there are still companies out there that are hiring people to work! If you want to be one of these people then don't forget to order my ebooklet!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Are You Interested In A Graphic Design Fellowship?

As I have probably mentioned before, I do grant research. That is I do research on government grant programs and other grant programs for clients who are looking for grant programs that they may be eligible to apply for.

In my research I found out that there is currently a fellowship program for graphic designers in India. I posted about it on my Dream Job Forum.

This fellowship program for graphic designers actually includes a stipend - which means that you will be paid for your graphic design work!

You can read more about it by clicking here

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

...Making $6,000 A Month!

I was watching an episode of Dr. Phil today and it was about getting help with one's financial situation(s).

There was one couple profiled who were in a lot of financial debt a few years ago. They had maxed out on their credit cards and they were having a lot of financial problems! Fast-forward to the present and the wife is making $6,000 a month working online being a virtual assistant! You can do some checking online but basically being a virtual assistant means that you are providing help to other via being online and on the internet. For example you can provide tutoring services to others, you can provide secretarial services as well. There was also a mention of how the wife also had an Ebay business as well.

I'm sorry to say that I forgot what it was that they husband does but he also works from home and he works online as well.

This means that both of the couple are working from home and making a good salary for themselves when just a short time ago they were having very serious financial problems.

This is just another very good example of one (actually two people) being able to work from home and make a living from it!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Using Your Talent!

Maybe you may find it hard to believe, you may have "talents" that you don't think that you could possibly use to start a business of your own.

Currently I am editing my Frappr site. Frappr is a site where you can create a map of almost anything that you like. My current Frappr map is for where I live - LaMott, Pa!

The map was originally for my LaMott Radio Internet Station but that is temporarily down now. However there is still the LaMott Podcast that I have!

I have a background in radio broadcasting so having both an Internet Radio station AND a podcast is quite fun for me - even though it is a bit of work doing the production for it.

I mention this because it occurred to me that this is a special talent / skill that I have that I can put to good use. And it also occurred to me that since I have a "Working From Home" blog that I should post about it here because this is a skill that you can use to work from home. Not everyone has this specific type of skill but you may have a skill or talent of your own that you can put to good use and make it profitable for yourself!

With both the Internet radio station and the podcast I can generate income from sponsorship and advertisements. I'm also thinking about my local community center where I can post flyers and even a newsletter that I can create relating to both the podcast and the Internet radio station - which would generate more interest and hopefully more revenue!

If you're asking what this may have to do with you it is quite simple! Do you have a talent or skill that you can turn into a profitable business? The answer is probably "Yes" but you may not think that you have any kind of talent or skill that you can turn into a business.

One of the favorite things that I like to mention on my Dream Job Consultation page is the fact that you could even turn something that you hate into a profitable business of your own! My most favorite example of this is the whole subject of washing dishes. Now you may hate washing dishes - but guess what? - you are not alone! What about starting your own "I HATE WASHING DISHES" club?

How would you start it? How about starting with a free blog where you don't have to pay anything to have the blog and you start posting about your experiences relating to washing dishes - which you hate to do? You could add pictures regarding it and continue to post about your experiences. If you promote your blog (or website) you will start to get visitors and hopefully even a few of those visitors will start posting comments to your site. You can mention that you are starting a club about it and hopefully you will get people interested enough to join. You can decide whether or not you want to charge a fee or not - but the main point is to just get started to get started getting more interest to your site.

To start earning money you can add Google's Adsense program to your site so that you can have ads on your site where you earn money when visitors to your site click on the ads.

Promote your site, get more traffic and more visitors and optimize your site for the search engines so that even more people will find it!

The more traffic that you generate the more interesting and appealing you will look to potential advertisers! You may even get advertisers who will want to advertise on your site directly instead of going through a third party and that will mean even MORE money for you!

To start to make even more money start writing reviews of the different products that you use relating to washing the dishes. Companies are always interested in what people think of their products! You may even get comments and suggestions from other consumers who are using the same product and that will even bring more interest - and hopefully more traffic to your site - thus making it more popular!

There are so many additional things that can be added to this!

You could start a podcast of reviews. Just think about it. Listen to a local radio station or tv show and notice the advertising and the kinds of ads that are appearing! That could be YOU if you had your own podcast because it would be like having a show of your own!

Now maybe there is something else that you do or don't like that you could turn into a business - but hopefully you are getting my point here!

If you don't think that you have any special talents or skills just think about what you do in the course of a day! Look around you. Do you collect something, have a special hobby or special interest? You may be able to turn that into a profitable business of your own!

Please think about it and give it some thought!

So many people are being laid off from their jobs and they are having a hard time finding another one. But being able to do something profitable in the meantime can surely do more harm than good!

If you would like to comment about your special interests, skills, etc so that you can receive some feedback, then please post your comments here.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Are You Good At Designing Blog Templates?

Because if you are you may have a good career ahead of you!

Hi Everybody! I have a BX Error Code Blog and just in case you are wondering....bx error codes are what Blogger.com bloggers are getting when they are trying to work on their blogs that they have at Blogspot.com.

Some of these bx error codes have to do with bloggers having problems uploading and using new blog templates that they have found online.

BUT there are also a number of people asking around about having a blog template designed specifically for them and that is what made me think of this blog.

If you are good at designing blog templates then this is something that you should definitely be looking into. There certainly seems to be a need for this kind of service.

You can check out the posts about people asking about how they can get customized blog templates designed specifically for them by clicking here.

This is definitely a kind of service that you can provide from working from your home!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Work From Home? Are They All Scams?

Of course not!

I work from home and so do many other people!

It's the KIND of work that you are looking for that may be the problem!

I once mentioned about a business that one could start from their home looking at all the sex sites that are online because let's face it - sex sells!

People have come up with all kinds of ways to use the Internet to help make money for them. And just in case you missed the last few times that I have mentioned Google's Adsense program, let me remind you again that this is a program where you add ads to your website or blog and you earn money when visitors to your site click on those ads. I use Adsense and so far I have been getting a monthly payment from them for the past two years! Any income is welcomed! My adsense earnings have allowed for me to pay for some of my Internet access and even some of my regular monthly bills as well and like I posted above ANY income is welcomed!

On the side of this blog I offer an ebooklet listing the names of some companies that are hiring people to work from their homes! These are legitimate companies that are hiring people to work from their homes and there ARE legitimate companies that are hiring people to work from their homes. You just have to be able to know which ones are the RIGHT companies that are hiring people to work from home! Which leads me to a very interesting newstory that I was watching on TV the other day about people who were looking for ways to work from home. They found some online sites where some of them posted their resumes and / or they answered what looked to be legitimate ads looking to hire people to work from home. The problem was that these so-called businesses were sending checks to people and telling them to cash them and send some of the money elsewhere and when people deposited these checks into their bank accounts the checks turned out to be fraudulent and the people ended up having to make those checks good out of their own money!

Unfortunately I can see where people might get taken in for this kind of thing because their need for money is so great! (And what makes the story even more worse is that a lot of these companies turned out to be from Nigeria where a lot of scams are coming from!)

So how does find a legitimate way to work from home? Well if you're looking for a company that you can work from home for you are going to have to do some research! You are going to have to find the legitimate companies that you can work from home for and that is going to require that you do some work to seek them out and find them - But believe me they are out there!

Another solution is for you to work for yourself! What is is that you love to do?

I was watching a very interesting program about people who design wedding dresses and ALL of them loved what they were doing. One woman who started her own design business made $30 Million Dollars last year and when she started she didn't even know how to sew!

This seems to be a re-occuring theme when watching about people who have started their own successful businesses - they love what they do!

So I ask you again - What is it that you love to do?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Here Is YET Another Site That Is Hiring!

As I mentioned before, one of my hobbies is 3D designing and I have a blog called The 3D Beginner. Since there is so much to learn about 3D designing I go to a lot of 3D-related websites and that is how I found out about this latest job opportunity!

Daz3D is a website about 3D designing and its also a community of sorts for 3D designers as well! Designers here sell their work such as 3d models that they have made and textures made specifically for 3D models as well. Although this is a great site to be able to sell one's 3D-related models there is also a link to the site's "job opportunities" as well! They have a lot of graphic-related job openings and they even have a job opening for a senior web designer. They also have some business-related job openings as well! Here is a link to their site where they have posted their job openings.

If you think that you might be interested then give their site a look to see if you are eligible for any of them.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Facebook Is Hiring!

was visiting my Facebook site and noticed that the had a "jobs" link and it looks like they are hiring! They seem to have a lot of openings including: design - they are looking for graphic and web designers - as well as openings in marketing!

You can get to their link by clicking here.

Some of their benefits include:

  • * Medical, dental and vision plans with no premium for employees

  • a 401(k) plan

  • 21 vacation days per year, plus 8 company holidays

  • Day care subsidy for parents

  • Complimentary catered breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

So click on the link and take a look to see if you are interested in working for Facebook.

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

A Government Grant "Scam" Alert!

As someone that does grant research and consultations for a living, it pains me to have to read articles about companies and / or other businesses that are not operating on the up and up! I read an online article about one such company and I will be providing a link to it below the blog post.

It seems that this "government grant" business asks you to pay something like $1 or $2 plus shipping and handling for sending you their government grant cd. BUT you might also be billed monthly on your credit card account! It's supposed to be in the fine print. They are currently advertising on the popular Facebook site(s).

Here is a link to the article. The article itself provides a lot of good information about this company including mentioning how one can get that monthly charge to their credit card canceled.

Like I said I do grant research for a living (you can visit my Grant Basics 101 Blog to find out more information about what I do and if you would like to find out more information about government grant programs that you may be eligible for.)

I'm sure that basically if you are curious about government grant programs one of the most frequently asked question has got to be "Are there any government grant programs to help start a business" and the answer to that is Yes! You can go to my Grant Basics 101 website to see examples of grant recipients who have received money to start their own businesses!

Another popular frequently asked question is about government grants and starting a daycare business - again the answer is yes there are government (and other) grant programs that can help you start your own daycare business! As a matter of fact I sent one daycare-related client over 10 pages of information concerning grant programs that her for-profit daycare center may be eligible for - so yes there are grant programs to help start a for-profit daycare business. You can find out more information about that by going to my Grant Basics 101 - Daycare website and blog. You can also listen to my Grant Basics 101 Podcast in which the first caller asks about government (and other) grant programs for their for-profit daycare business.

As far as working from home is concerned it really depends on the kind of work that you want to do. There are grant programs for writers, artists and even musicians too! There is even a grant program for comic book artists as well!

Friday, February 13, 2009

3D Artist Needed?

I have mentioned in previous blog posts that I am having fun learning 3D design. I also have another blog called The 3D Beginner.

Since I'm such a fan of 3D, I have also been visiting some related message forums and came up this post:

"Hey all

I got an email today that is from a group who make pools and waterfalls for display within hotels. This group is looking for a means to show the customer what it will look like before its actually done. They want some Bryce people to do the art..and they will pay for it.

I dont have a price yet, but Im coming here first to ask if anyone would be interested in making pools and waterfall images in Bryce then compositing these images onto an image of the hotel's interior (or exterior as the case may be)

Ive told them it can be done. I dont have time to do this. But if you've ever wanted to get a little cash out of your hobby...maybe actually have bryce pay for itself, this is a chance. I'll probably know more tomorrow.

anyhow, think about it so when more details come forward, you can be ready. I imagine this will pay fairly well. Pools and the like are not in-expensive..so this should pay decently to those knowledgable of bryce and compositing...cause it shouldnt take that long in most cases to make.

For those of you who don't know what Bryce is - it is a 3d program that lets you make different renders. You can create your own scenes. Here is one of my Bryce renders:

It seems that there was a business looking for 3D artists to create some work for them.

You never know where opportunities are going to come from!

Sad to say that this was an "older" posting and there wasn't a link to the place that was doing the hiring but I hope you get my idea!

As a matter of fact if you are a Bryce artist then you should start a website (or even a blog like I did) and put your work up! Even if you think it's not good you're probably being a little to hard on yourself! I have entered 3d contests and posted my works online and in my various 3d-related art galleries specifically because I wanted some critique.

As a matter of fact (again) you may not know this but there are those who make 3d models for Bryce (and other 3d programs) and actually sell them online - which is something that you could do too!

Comments Received

Great post but still don't think I could do the 3D thing :)

Please bear in mind that this is just but one example of a "talent" that can be utilized. YOU may have a talent that you thought wasn't even possible to make a profession out of but this blog post just goes to show you that you never know where an opportunity may come up!

On a more personal note, I love my 3D hobby and as I get better at it who knows what kind of opportunities there may be! The same could be said for someone else who has a hobby that they enjoy but who might think that they couldn't make any money from it.

I heard a great quote and here it is:

Take Your Passion and turn it into your Profession!

March 2009 Update!

After reading some of the comments posted here, Here is a link to view works by those more experienced (than me) with the Bryce program. You can do some amazing artwork with this 3D program!

Thursday, February 05, 2009


This is one of my favorite TV shows! Initially I started watching it because I am a big fan of David Boreanaz (and yes I'm a big "Angel" and Buffy The Vampire Slayer fan too

But as I started to watch the program I grew more interested in the main female character. (and its supposed to be based on a real-life woman). The reason being is because she is good at what she does - so much so that she has become wealthy by getting her own book deals - and yes this does happen in real life! Also since she is so good at what she does people (and the government) seek her out because of her expertise!

Now I know that this is only a TV show but it does have some similarities to real life in that it shows a great example of someone who loves what they do and who have managed to make a good living at it.

Now "Bones" may not be your sort of thing but it does illustrate a good point - the one I mentioned above.

I also watched "Hell's Kitchen" with Gordon Ramsey - another example of someone who loves what he does and has managed to create a financial empire from it!

I was reading an article from my local paper about a guy who enjoys running. He started at the age of ten. Now in his 50's he has already written 2 books!

All of the above examples, great examples of those who love what they do and have managed to earn money from it!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

You'd Probably Be Surprised At The Kind Of Clients You Can Get!

Okay! You have a computer and you would like to work from home BUT you don't know what you could possibly do?

Well the mere fact that you have a computer of your own at home is a very big PLUS!

Of course I hope that it doesn't surprise you that not everyone has their own computer. Even more interesting is the fact that even though some people do have a computer they are still willing to pay other people to find information for them!

Here is a good example!

I have a client which is an older woman who pays me to find the cheapest airline flights for her. She is a former co-worker and I still see here often and when she found out that I was a computer nut she asked me to find her some cheaper airline fares. Now she does have a computer of her own but for reasons of her own she would rather have someone else find the information for her. (And in this case that someone else just happens to be me!

You never know where a possible client can come from!

Comments Received

LivingAtHome said...

Excellent post and blog, all in all. I just started a blog on this subject as well, and I too felt myself compelled to mention the possibilities of just owning a computer right away in my first post. :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

"The Top Ways To Make Money in 2009!"

Here is a link to an online article that lists over 10 ways to make (more) money in 2009.

Some of the suggestions might seem obvious - but maybe only obvious to some. I won't give away all the details of the article but I will mention that one of the suggestions stood out (to me) because its something I hadn't even thought about.

Did you know that there will be another census taken by our government to count the population (again)? And of course they are going to need census takers.........

Of course this wouldn't be a "work at home if there wasn't some mention of being able to do something that you can do working from home and this online article does mention a couple of ways.

So I hope you enjoy the article and I hope it gives you some ideas!

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