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Two Online Jobs You Can Start Today

In Getting started wah, home business overview, job search on January 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

There are two online jobs you can start today and begin working and making money- TODAY.

Both are centered around the same concept: completing tasks that are to simple to hire a part time employee or contractor but to difficult to get a computer to do.
Short Task and Amazons Mechanical Turks.
Each lists tasks that you can complete for cash. Most take only a few minuets. The pay is minimal but it adds up if you have a lot of time on your hands.


Have You Heard the News?

In home business overview, job search on January 26, 2010 at 11:17 am

Here is an article from Yahoo on the best work at home jobs. All of which you could go into business for yourself doing.

Life at my house

In Getting started wah, home business overview, work at home basics on June 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

My oldest and my youngest. Life is good.
Also, my four youngest and our latest addition to the family- King. A Freecycle find. Thanks Melanie!

Top Five Education Affiliate Offers

In affiliate, home business overview, work at home, work at home basics on June 2, 2009 at 8:45 am

Now more than ever before people are turning to the Internet for the answers to their educational questions. What once took hours of research to find out can now be discovered in minuets. Every topic imaginable is made available. Niche websites that offer hard to find and rare classes and syllabus choices are in a good position to make a large amount of money. Education websites garner thousands of visitors a month and that translates into big bucks. If your looking for a way to cash in on the many hits your educational web site is getting check below for the top five educational affiliate offers.


Vienova offers superior online education services to customers all over the world at competitive rates. They have one-on-one online tuitions for a assortment of subjects like Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. They also have test prep courses achievement tests like the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, SAT and IELTS. Affiliates earn $50 for every student registering for a monthly package.

Excom Education

Excom has an IT Program that offers instructor-lead technical classes. They guarantee their graduates to obtain a job within four months of completing all modules. Affiliates earn $10 per lead, which is paid monthly by check, wire or paypal. There is a minimum payout of $100.

Training Link Education

Training Link Education is a top Internet provider of accredited correspondence courses and distance learning programs. They pride themselves on their ability to provide accredited, recognized education for those who cannot access it otherwise. Affiliates earn five to ten percent commission on sales. They pay monthly by paypal with a $100 minimum payout available.

Forex Business School

FOREX Business School is an Internet learning service dedicated to educating currency traders and helping them achieve success by giving them the specialized knowledge and understanding necessary to be successful. They pay a 5 percent commission per sale. It is paid monthly by paypal after a $50 payment threshold is obtained.

Be A Better Writer

They sell ebooks on how to write better term papers, reports and letters. The traffic you send them will have instant access to complete downloadable chapters and hundreds of writing tips, activities and exercises. Earn 15% commission on all sales of Be a Writer (316 pages/$16.95). Be a Better Writer (286 pages/$16.95). 2-book bundle ($33.90) . Monthly payments are made through Paypal with a $25 minimum.

Choosing Adult Home Businesses

In Adult WAH, affiliate, home business overview, selling, telecommuting on March 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Your adult site is booming. You’re getting tons of traffic but something is missing. You’re still not bringing in the income you’d hoped to. It may be time to join a sex toy affiliate program. An affiliate program will allow you to sell a product from your website without having to stock or ship anything or deal with any customer service issues like returns or shipping damages. Some will also offer e-stores where you will get the whole merchant website look and be able to set prices and other benefits. Carefully compare any affiliate programs you are considering before making a commitment. Some may have regulations that you may not be able to adhere to which could affect your commission. Below are a few of the great sex toy affiliate programs to choose from today. Intimate Synergy offers an exciting and unique affiliate program for a variety of adult products. They call it the Power Affiliate Program and it offers a commission of up to 35 percent for all products sold from its affiliate sites. Too Timid has an affiliate program that pays 25 percent commission on all sales. They have a huge variety of adult novelties and videos. They give their affiliates several different banners, buttons and text links to choose from. Adult Estores not only lets you promote and sell adult toys but it gives you the opportunity to set up an entire adult novelty store. You set your own prices, product description and access to more than 10,000 adult products and DVD’s. They update your site daily and it is all free. Commission is based on how you set your prices. Your profit is the amount you charge above the base price Adult Store Sales is another store type set up. They give you entire store set up for free. It is your job to promote the more than 7,000 adult novelty products and DVDs inside. The store is fully customizable and commission checks are mailed monthly. This company also offers a basic affiliate site that pays 25 percent commission on all sales. Ashleys Sex Toy Affiliate Program offers a affiliate program with a 20 percent commission on each sale made from a referral from your site. They tout great conversion rates and on-time monthly payouts. Once an affiliate is approved you’re given an html code and an affiliate number to use for sales tracking purposes.

Understanding Audio Book Affiliate Programs

In Getting started wah, gigs, home business overview, work at home, work at home basics on February 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

Understanding Audio Book Affiliate Programs


They key to understanding audio book affiliate programs is to understand the terminology used. Misinterpretation of one word in a paragraph can lead to a misunderstanding of the entire idea. Understanding audio book affiliate programs is easy and fun once you gain that basic knowledge.


An audio book is a book that is recorded on tape or CD. People who have trouble reading due to eye problems or blindness use them. Avid travelers and people on the go also use them.


Audio book affiliates are people who promote merchants audio books on their websites. Audio book affiliate websites are usually full of informational content or entertaining by nature. They enter into an agreement with the merchant to place a affiliate link on their website in exchange for a fee.


Merchants are those who offer an audio book for sale and will allow an affiliate a cash amount for each sale generated from the affiliates website.


Sometimes a merchant will require certain policies to be followed by the audio book affiliate. These requirements and rules should be reviewed carefully before deciding on an audio affiliate program. Some of these requirements may be to receive a certain amount of visitors a month, to have a Google page rank of a certain number or to own your own domain name. Go over and make sure that you can accommodate each rule. If not, it may cause your commission checks to be delayed or even stopped.


Audio book affiliates are most successful when the audio book they choose is closely related to the content of their website. Choosing to promote an audio book that is about house training a dog on a website dedicated to health and beauty secrets is not going to sell. Careful consideration and comparisons can be a great investment in your success as an audio book affiliate.


Another big help is to utilize the tools provided by the audio book affiliate program. Many will make available exceptional marketing tools like banners, buttons and other codes. They may also provide some sales and commission reports that make it easy to track your progress.



Creative Moms Business Ideas

In Getting started wah, home business overview on February 3, 2009 at 4:50 am

Being a creative person has it’s advantages for sure, but I’ve found it also has it’s disadvantages, especially in the work force.

If you love the idea of raising your children and working from home, but feel like your creativity is being stifled in the process, you’re not alone. The good news is, there are plenty of businesses out there that allow us to not only stay home and make money, but also to feed our creative tendencies as well. The key is to find your “niche” and creatively build a business around it.

There are plenty of businesses that have proven themselves lucrative through the talents of it’s owners. A few examples of these businesses are:

Creating Gift Baskets- Put together beautiful baskets of goodies for clients right from home!

Crafting for Cash- Have a craft that gets oooh’s and aaah’s from everyone? Set up a table at a craft fair and see how well it sells. If it does well, book other fairs and you’ll be rolling in the dough in no time!

Creating Personalized Children’s Letters- write letters to kiddos from such characters as Santa and the Tooth Fairy. Advertise in flyers, newspapers and online.

Create Boutique Style Hair Bows- Nifty with ribbon and a hot glue gun? Put together beautiful bows for little girls hair and sell at craft fairs and on online auctions.

Web Design- Have a website that you can’t quit revising because it’s just so much darn fun? Try offering your services to others!

Logo Design- Artistic? Create logos for large and small companies!

Creative Writing- Like to write? Join an online group of creative writers and find clients who will pay you to write for them!

Of course, these are just a few examples of ways to make money with your creative side. The important thing is that you find a balance between doing something you love and making it fit into your busy mommy life.

It may take a little ingenuity, but if you have the passion and desire to make it happen, it will!

Tonya Nusser is a work-at-home mom and creator of LetterFun 2.0 -an easy to use computer program that allows you to easily create customized children’s character letters from your PC.

Ms. Nusser is also the author of a blog about being a WAHM and the craziness that goes along with it!

I am so tired of the bull! Get out of my way scammers!

In Getting started wah, home business overview, scam on December 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

Just as a little back story let me tell you that I have been under tremendous pressure lately. A perusal through the pages here will tell you a little about my crazy life.

I take a bit of solace in performing daily rituals. Doing a load of dirty dished gives me a moment of peace. I relish the act of taking care of my family and performing a needed service around the house.

I also take a certain peacefulness from getting involved in my work. An hour of uninterrupted work time is equivalent of heaven to me. I can get more work done in an hour than most non-wahms can all day. One part of my work routine is that every morning I take about 20 minuets and peruse the job boards and local opportunities. It is always a nasty smack in the mouth when you apply to a craigs list post only to get a big fat scammy email back asking for money or 15 sample articles or something equally crappy, scammy and reminiscent of bullshit.

Did I mention that I have been under extreme pressure lately? Keep that in mind as I relate to you how I applied for a posting on Nashville craigslist:

 Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-11-21, 1:40PM CST

This is a part-time, on-going opportunity to write articles and website content, product descriptions, etc. Our freelance writing service is currently expanding, adding new clients weekly, and needs additional writers to take on writing projects.

You will work in concert with our clients to produce written website content for a variety of websites and on a variety of topics.

We are looking to work directly with writers, rather than with writing services, or middlemen, etc. Pay is dependent on experience and requirements, and is commensurate with standard writing rates for these types of projects.



No sooner did I apply did I receive the following email:

Thanks for your interest in joining our network for freelance writers. All information necessary to get started writing for us should be included in this email and on our website. We send out weekly emails to our group of writers listing details for various clients not listed anywhere else that are seeking writers.

You will be able to contact clients directly with your specific bid for their project. Our weekly email will tell you the topic, the format and length, and often additional information like turnaround time, etc.
TO REGISTER FOR THE LIST, please visit our website,, and click on “register now.” You’ll also find more information about our clients, the list format, bidding, and more.

Once you have registered in our system through our website, you will be added to our registered writers immediately, and you will being receiving assignment requests upon the next mailing — again, typically on Friday.

There is a $6.99 yearly payment required via paypal to be included in our project mailing, as is the case with many other freelance services like Elance and Guru (they charge more than us!) In addition, the price of our service has increased over time, and using the Paypal system locks in the current price for as long as you want to remain on our program. The registration is handled through our website,

Thanks so much for your interest,

Now, this guy might be ok but my point is that I have found this post at least 4 different times in the area for writing and editing jobs. It does not go there.

I have written to him and asked him to stop placing it there. I have contacted craigslist all three times never to receive a response.

What is a girl to do? Maybe its my stress factor that is making this just crawl under my skin the way it has. But I feel slighted. I feel scammed… and slightly greasy.

Home Biz for the Holidays

In Getting started wah, home business overview on November 9, 2008 at 10:15 am
Offers New Business Opportunity, Just In Time for the Holidays!

Christmas is right around the corner and you know what that means…you get
to make some holiday cash. Yes, you heard me right. I know during
the holidays most of us have quite the talent for spending money,
but this year it can be different. You’re not the only one running
around trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Matter
a fact you’re going to help a lot of frustrated shoppers out
there who want to purchase several gifts for the little ones in their

So what am I
talking about exactly? There’s an incredibly rewarding business
you can start at home — today. You can decide if you want to run
it only during the Christmas Holidays or if you do it throughout the
year with letters from the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy and The Great
Pumpkin just to name a few. You might have heard of it as a Santa
Letter Business or maybe you haven’t heard of it at all. But
can you imagine the excitement on a child’s face when they first
get something in the mail addressed just to them? Kids LOVE mail.
Then to get a letter from someone they admire and think is the best
thing since peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?

Not only will
they just get a letter from Santa, but Santa talks about their family,
friends and pets by name. He can even mention something they are wanting
for Christmas and you know they are going to get. This is just a fun
business to get into for the Holidays and throughout the year.

There are several
Santa Letter Business Opportunities out there you can pick from so
why should you go with a Bizyletter Opportunity? Not only do we provide
you will all the information you need to start this business, you
also receive a lifetime website for your business. No monthly charges
for the website either. Once you pay for the program, that’s
it. You can also have one on one support to help you get this business
off the ground and running smoothly. We want to see you succeed. So
don’t wait any longer.

To get more information
and to sign-up today visit CLICK HERE!

How to Use Free Marketing Leads

In Getting started wah, home business overview on October 15, 2008 at 7:53 pm


So you are a Mary Kay lady or you and Avon lady. Or maybe you sell Tupperware or candles or spa products. Or maybe you have your own business and sell diaper cakes or your a writer or a blogger or any number of things… WHATEVER it is your trying to draw attention to there is a free way to get it out there to LOTS of folks. Most imortantly to folks who want to see it!

That way is to use marketing leads and you can get them for free. You can pay for them too. But who wants to do that? You can get some good results with the free leads but it takes a little more work and generally more time. The paid leads get more results faster because they are most often extremly fresh i.e the person is sitting waiting patiently on the information that you have to give them and they are often extremly targeted i.e. the person is really looking for the very specific thing your talking about.

“Marketing leads” is a fancy way of saying a list of people who have opt’ed in their contact information in the hopes of receiveing information on a specific topic.

There are a few places to get free leads. These may be as old as 30 days and may not be complete so you’ll have to move fast.

Free Leads

Sales Genie will offer free leads ocasionally.

Make sure you have a compelling and informative sales letter to send out once you have your free leads. Your best bet is to send them out right away. Give the terms of your give away or product. Give phone numbers, websites, blog addys- everything someone would need to buy that product from you or rea your book or blog or enter your contest or what have you.

So good luck!