Monday, October 25, 2010

Here Is Another "Working From Home" Idea That You May Want To Try!

Here is another working from home idea that you may want to try yourself! I can't take credit for it because I found it posted by someone else online.

"my mom has always worked from home and she recently started a business where she’ll help elderly people go grocery shopping, take them to doctors appointments, etc. she charges 10dollars an hour with a 3 hour minimum and she just went around putting up fliers at different churches and supermarkets and shes had a really good turn out. this is really nice because it gives you the ability to make your own hours and work as much or as little as you want.".


Business Ian Magazine

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Getting Paid For Your Work!

I have blogged about the various ways that one can work from home !

I have often said that the fastest way to make money is to find a need and fill it.

The best way to make money is to take something that you love and turn it into a business.

Whether you have decided to start your own online business, make money by blogging  or even starting your own consulting business the next thing that has to be done is to decide how you will get paid!

The best (and fastest) way to get paid is to be able to accept credit card payments online.  There are a number of sites that will let you be able to do this!  For example Moneris Solutions has processed more than 3 billion credit and debit card transactions a year, for over 350,000 merchant locations across North America.  Moneris Solutions is your single point of contact for VISA, MasterCard, American Express, INTERAC Direct Payment, and all Point of Sale solutions.

What this means is that you can get paid directly from your site!

Let us say, for example, that you want to sell your homemade crafts online - but don't want to go through Ebay to do it!

First you would set up a website or blog and post pictures of your items for sale.  You would include descriptions of your item (kind of think of it as your own item catalog) and you would also include a link / button where your buyers could click on it and then you would get paid almost immediately!

One of the things that you definitely have to make sure of is that the company that you are going to use for your credit card transactions is very reliable!  Before you decide on such a company make sure to check them out thoroughly!  Use a reputable company for your credit card transactions!

I should also point out (because I read it in a book) that you should also use other methods of payments so that your buyers have more than one option!  I mention and recommend being able to handle credit card transactions online because it is easy, quick and fast! 

But as you are growing your business you may want to be able to give your customers more options - though some may feel uncomfortable with using their own street address as a business address when letting customers pay by money order or check.

Personally I have received online payments using the online systems and I have to tell you that it is great!

You may think that no one would want to pay you for your product or services but you will never know unless you try!

A few years ago I never thought that someone would actually pay me to design a website for them but they did!  That was my very first computer-related-paying job and I have NEVER looked back since!

So now is the time for you to get started!  The holiday season is fast approaching and if you have some sort of product or service to provide the sooner that people know about it the better (and the sooner your potential to get paid!!

This blog post has been sponsored by:

Moneris Solutions -
now accepting credit cards online

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Poetry Wanted

If you have an interest in writing poetry then you should definitely do some online checking around!

For instance:

There was a company that was running a public project. They were looking for poems that focused on living on the road, trucking, and driving. Driver-poets were asked to submit a poem or poems to be used in their an anthology.

If you do just a little searching online you will be able to find other related sites that have to do with poetry contests and other poetry-related competitions. You may even find some that will pay you for your poetry as well!

It doesn't hurt to start looking online for these kinds of opportunities!

For more info you can visit their website.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Even Monks Have To Make Money!

Just read a very interesting online article about how times are even hard for monks! There was a time when they could make money by baking bread!

But as the article says "while their expenses have gone up, their income has either stayed the same or gone down!

The monks have figured out some very ingenious ways to earn money and these kinds of things are not just the kinds of things that only monks can do!

They have taken something that they are good at and turned them into a business so that they can make and earn more money!

So if they can come up with ways to make more money - then why can't you?

You can read the entire article by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Can You Sew?

Here is my Working From Home Idea #101005 - "Sewing From Home!"

If you are able to sew do you realize that you have a talent? There are many people that do not know how to sew but who may need your "sewing" services?

You can start small by letting people around your neighborhood know that you are offering sewing services. Maybe you can sub-contract with some of the dry-cleaners in your area?

Design a nice little flyer on your computer and distribute it around your neighborhood!

Start a blog (or website) and use it for your business. You can blog about your sewing projects, put your business card on your blog and take pictures of your sewing projects and upload them to your blog.

You can start a sewing class or a sewing club. There are a lot of things that you will be able to do with your sewing talent and that will bring you many different ways of being able to earn money online with your talent.

Join the Google Adsense Program and add ads to your blog so that you can start earning money right away!

Show the world your talent!