Thursday, June 20, 2013

Easy Work at Home Writing Opportunity

Looking for a new and great work at home opportunity? Yes this is completely free to join, no upgrades at all.  It is a writing opportunity, but not like the freelance sites that you write specific articles for a client.  This is a work at home writing opportunity that is quite easy and the articles are your choice.

The name of the site is Bubblews and it is a fun site to work on! It is a bit different from the rest as it pays you for any pageview, comment or like your content gets.  You write a minimum of 400 characters in a post and you get 1 penny for every unique view, comment or like that it gets.  I know you are think 1 penny isn't a lot, but other sites don't pay this well for the pageviews.  If your article gets 2000 views, then it is $20.  Not bad at all!

There are rules to follow and they are very strict about these rules.  If you violate them, you will not get paid. It is easy to follow tho and the rules just help to keep it a legit and great site.  I joined Bubblews a few days ago and have been working on it today and yesterday.  It is a little bit addicting really!

You can connect with other users and read their content.  Don't ask them to connect back and don't ask anybody to like your post.  Likes, comments and connections must be on the readers own will.  But you will find people connect with you and will read your content once you start reading other people's content.  It is a friendly community of people!

Some of the basic rules are:

No more then 10 articles in a 24 hour period
No liking your own articles or abusing the like system
Content should be your own content 
Must be at least 400 characters 
No affiliate or marketing links in your posts, but citing a resource for some info is ok
No asking for people to connect or like your post and no groups where you exchange likes or connections 

Those are the basic rules that I have taken note of so far.  It really is easy to follow the rules on Bubblews and to have a good time.  There are good and bad reviews of the site, but I have found that many of the bad reviews were from somebody who didn't follow the rules so it is not the site to blame.

Payout minimum is $25 and there are a couple methods to be paid.  You can request payment through Paypal or check, but I am not sure of all the methods.  You can write about many things and you can watch your earnings grow here.  Have some fun and try this excellent work at home opportunity! Join Bubblews free today.


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Seven Must-Have Apps for Freelancers


Freelancers are their own administrative assistant, accountant, negotiator, editor and marketer. It's not easy, working for yourself, but there are resources out there to help make your freelance career a bit less hectic and a far more organized. Apps can help you to manage your time and resources wisely by aggregating many of the tools a larger organization has at its disposal into your own personal device of choice. Here are a few must-have apps for the seasoned or new freelancer.

MyPrice

MyPrice is one of the best applications to have on your phone if you're a freelancer. Period. The application is a great tool for estimating your hourly and project rate as a freelancer. It bases its estimations off of your experience, skills, expenses and what type of project you're working on. It also aggregates great freelancing tips and job opportunities.

NeverLate

NeverLate is an excellent, and free, replacement for the default iOS calendar application. The app is particularly useful to freelancers because is specializes in business meetings and events by tying into your LinkedIn, Evernote, and iOS accounts. It centralizes meeting and event information and can instantly update locations, times, relevant notes and discover who will be at a particular meeting, even if you haven't met them in person before. It also features traffic tracking, and will give you an estimate of when you need to leave a given spot to make a meeting, even if the traffic situation changes.

Dropbox

Dropbox is an essential cloud-based file-sharing platform for freelancers and full-timers alike. Regardless of content — videos, photos, audio, text or otherwise — Dropbox lets users share their work in a quick and easy manner. Users get two gigabytes to begin with, but photo or multimedia freelancers can find subscriptions up to 100 GB available.

30/30

Focus doesn't come easy, especially today. That's where 30/30 steps in. 30/30 is a simple timer application which can help keep you focused on the task at hand and to build up solid workflow. The application lets users create multiple timed lists, outline and modify the order of tasks, and just turn their phone or tablet into a productivity-focused timer.

Mint

Mint is a fantastic, and secure, financial tracking application, which allows users to set budgets (and budget notifications), keep track of personal and business related expenses, and get solid financial advice catered to their financial background. Mint is a part of Intuit (the folks who bring you Turbo-Tax), and is free.

Evernote

Evernote is the go-to note-taking application. It's versatile, easy to use, and is an incredibly well thought-out knowledge retainer. Find an article you’d like to quote, cite or use for later? Use Evernote's web clipper and you can bring that information into the corresponding folder, complete with recommended tags, and have instant access to that clip nearly anywhere in the world.

Google

Let's face it: if you're using the Internet for any sort of basic research, you're likely using Google. If you telecommute and collaborate with clients, you're likely going doing it through Gmail or Google Docs. And there's nothing wrong with that: Google has some excellent services to offer freelancers, from keeping track of who visits your website to video conferencing over Google Hangout. Google's calendar offering, too, is an essential application to keep track of multiple contracts and dates, and those calendars can easily be shared between G Cal and third-party applications like Sunrise. Is using Google and its products necessary in every case? No, but you ought to familiarize yourself with the Internet giant's layout because, rest assured, you'll be using one or more of their products somewhere down the line.

John Gower is an analyst for NerdWallet, a website dedicated to helping people find the best CD rates, checking accounts, credit cards and more for their business or personal needs.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Top 10 Time Saving Tools for the Freelancer


The Internet has made running your own show a lot easier. As a freelancer, you’re likely to encounter problems that, if you were the CEO of a large company, would probably be dealt with by your subordinates. However, as a one-man band, you have to deal with the nitty-gritty, as well as dedicate the time to actually running your business. Thankfully, whatever your problem, someone has already created a solution to it. Let’s take a look at the top 10 time-saving tools available to freelancers.

1. QuickBooks. This is the most popular bookkeeping software in the world, and is used by over 4.5 million companies. Accounting is one the most time-consuming, yet vital aspects of business management. However, bookkeeping software can turn a time-expensive process into an automated process that virtually looks after itself. There’s no need for any accounting experience and the software will merge with practically any platform. Check out Intuit UK for more details.

2. LogMeIn . This is perfect for freelancers who spend a lot of time doing onsite work for their clients, but occasionally need to use their computers. LogMeIn is an app that allows you to log into your home computer through a browser and control it remotely. You may have encountered versions of this when seeking technical support online. You don’t have to be in your home to get hold of that important document; using this service, you can get hold of it wherever you happen to be.

3. SwitchRates. A lot of time can be wasted on trying to work out just how much you ought to charge for your services. SwitchRates is an online conversion calculator that does it all for you. It works out the annual cost of running your business, your personal costs, how many hours you can charge for and how much profit you’d like to make, before coming up with an hourly rate. A great tool for freelancers who are striking out for the first time and haven’t yet decided their worth.

4. GoToMeeting. In the early days of business, travel can cost and the time could be better spent elsewhere. You have to pay for this service but, compared to the financial and hourly cost of train travel or flights, it practically pays for itself. Essentially, this software allows you to organize online conference calls with the minimum of fuss.

5. Google Documents. Unlike Microsoft Word and Excel, this software is free and does the job with equal finesse. You can access and view spreadsheets and documents using Google’s service and even convert them back into Excel and Word, if those are the platforms your clients are using.

6. Lino It. Time is often lost through the process of sticking post-its to computer screens or work surfaces. In an untidy office, these things run as much risk of getting lost as anything else. However, if you like the scatty approach, then why not do it online? Lino It gives you a virtual cork board and sticky notes that will never fall off or accidentally get hovered up.

7. Todoist. The most successful businesses run on lists. Todoist allows you to make that list online and will even send you reminders about important events and dates. You can use it as broadly or as specifically as you want, even to the point where you can create an hour by hour schedule, complete with notifications and alerts.

8. Toggl. This piece of software is like a virtual egg-timer that will tell you how much you communicate with each of your clients. It will record the length of phone calls and the frequency of emails, so you can manage your time that much better.

9. MindMeister. Brainstorming doesn’t have to come to a halt, even if your soundboarding partner is miles away. MindMeister creates online maps of ideas and how they link together, however tangentially. Brilliant for those ideas you might want to revisit at a later date.

10. BaseCamp. This is a project management tool that breaks all the constituent parts and participants in a project down into categories and columns. Using this you can get an instant snapshot of who’s supposed to be doing what and by when. Project management can be extremely time-sensitive, so make the most of the time you have.

Special thanks to JonJon Yeung, a freelance writer, for writing this informative guest post for us.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Work at Home Customer Service Agent Position Now Hiring

Pleio GoodStart is looking for customer service agents who are looking to work at home.  They provide a complimentary service to help people manage their medications better by getting them on a routine.

This is a contract position and agents will get paid per calls made averaging up to $16-$18 an hour.  This is a work at home position, no commute to the office.  It is a legitimate contract position with guaranteed work making call center calls, it is not based on sales.

Some of the requirements to begin working at home with Pleio:

Must be 18 years or older
US citizens only please as this is a service in the US
Must be able to speak English
You need to be willing to put in at least 16 hours of work at week
The position requires a land line phone and an Internet connection with a speed of DSL or Cable or higher
Once you complete your training and are already making calls, there will be a background check done which will cost $20

This is perfect for people who care about helping others and are looking to work at home while improving the lives of others.

For more information and to apply: http://www.goodstartu.info

I am not an affiliate so there is no compensation for anybody applying to work here.  I am just sharing a great opportunity with a legitimate company.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Zen Approach to Success: Using Feng Shui for Your Home Office


Feng shui, the Chinese system of orienting buildings to improve life and
productivity, is often incorporated into many of today’s most high-profile office
spaces. But you can exercise these same principles to create a home office of your
own, arranging your workspace for the greatest chance at happiness and success.

Find Your Spot

Feng Shui teaches that the energy in a home flows from the front door and spreads
itself upward throughout the house. Therefore, the ideal space for your home office
should be relatively close to the front door, on the same floor as the entrance or a
higher floor – never in a basement or subterranean level.

Keep A Lookout

Place your desk in a position that directly faces the door, not a wall or window. For
best positioning, try the farthest corner of the room, allowing you to see everything
in your new home office. Positioning yourself to see who enters will prepare you for
business to come your way.

In Your Element

The basic teachings of feng shui include five essential elements: earth, fire, metal,
water, and wood. Together, they work in congress to create a positive Chi, or energy
flow. For best results, incorporate all five into your office while emphasizing the
element that best corresponds to your job or personality.

Wood

For inspiration, add wood – the element that symbolizes loyalty and creativity.
Any wooden object, even your desk or the floor, will serve this requirement. The
colors green and brown also symbolize this element and are often recommended
for people in investment or law. For best results, position the wood in your office’s
eastern corner.

Fire

For productivity, add fire. Fire is considered the most powerful of the elements,
aggressive and passionate. Fire symbolizes energy and must be used to encourage
productivity in your office. Red is the color most associated with this element and is
recommended especially for artists and therapists. For best results, place your fire
element in the southern corner of the room.

Earth

For balance and stability, add earth – the element that lays the groundwork for
building and strengthening relationships. Earth tones like light browns and oranges
best represent this element, and these colors are great for lawyers and accountants,
serving to promote wealth and concentration. Materials made of clay or ceramic will
also satisfy this element, which should be placed in the center of your office.

Metal

For money, add metal – the symbol for harvest and financial success. Silver or gold
colors will embody this element, and items made of gold, copper, or silver will
further serve to increase your results. Metal should be placed in the western corner
of your office. Despite your desire for financial gain, don’t overdo this element. Too
much of any element can throw your office into disharmony.

Water

For help in communication, add water – the essential element of communication
and opportunities. Water flows free and serves to promote networking, travel, and
wisdom. Blue and black are water’s best colors, and are often used in the office of an
academic to promote concentration. Lawyers and doctors should also utilize these
elements to enhance trust. Water items that may be added to your office include
mirrors, small fountains, or even a fish bowl. Always place water in the northern
corner of your workspace.

With a little bit of reorganizing and thought, any home office can be turned into a
productive and balanced space.

Angie Picardo is a staff writer for NerdWallet. Her mission is to help consumers
achieve financial Zen with NerdWallet.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Important Update to Earning With Clixsense

Clixsense is still a great place to earn extra money online, but I want to give everybody a heads up on a something.  In previous posts I had talked about doing the daily surveys under the offers tab.  These are the surveys that I recommend - the ones when you click offers and then go to surveys.  Or you can also click on the surveys right from your account summary page.  If you stick to the tasks and the Clixsense daily surveys, you will be good.  Again, Clixsense is a great site but I am going to explain to you the reason for this update:

They brought in two offerwalls that either has glitches to be worked out or something, but they are Matomy and TokenAds.  I have not done anything with the TokenAds offerwall, but I can say that I really do not like the Matomy wall.  Take caution if you use it as Matomy has not paid me for many of the offers I had completed through their wall.  This is separate from the Clixsense offerwall.  All of the surveys on the Clixsense offerwall have paid me and are legit surveys that are usually anonymous.

This Matomy offerwall is totally different and I recommend you use caution or at least know that not all of them pay.  TokenAds looks to be the same as Matomy, but I don't know for sure as I have not tried it out.  Also do not download anything from these 2 walls, just to be safe (I don't know if either of these 2 companies check the offers out first.)

I also don't like the fact that most of the offers from both Matomy and TokenAds require you to "sign up" for stuff with your information.  Just please try to stick mostly with Clixsense offers until I get a better answer on the new ones, this will keep you earning for all the work you do.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

How to Make Money With Clixsense

Clixsense is a website that has been around since 2007 and in the beginning it seemed to be a slow money maker as it was mostly a PTC (paid to click) website.  It has grown over the years and yes you can make more money then pennies here while working at home.  Earlier on the ads were the only way to make money and you had to rely more on referrals to help increase your revenue, tho it was and still is a great place to advertise your website or work at home opportunity.

Now Clixsense is no longer just PTC and it has offered many other ways to earn money online and you can earn (easily) enough to cashout each week.  You can earn more then that, but you can easily earn the amount to cashout.  I mentioned in an earlier post about how they now have surveys and tasks to complete to get earn money at home.

There are a couple options for making money at home here, but I will share with you how I do it.  I do not do a lot of the tasks, tho I will soon as they have weekly contests for the people who complete the most of them.  Tasks are lower pay, but they do not take much time at all to complete so it works out.

How I make money working at home with Clixsense:

First I did surveys, my daily ads and the ClixGrid (a chance to win up to $5, but you are not guaranteed to win.)  They have a daily bonus for completing 2 offers (which can be surveys- legitimate market research surveys not joining or buying anything) OR 10 tasks, viewing at least 2 ads, viewing at least 1 page on the forum and 15 clicks on the ClixGrid.  When you complete your daily checklist, as a standard member you will receive a 5% bonus of your earnings for that day and as a premium member it is a 12% bonus.

I did my surveys, completed my daily checklist and earned enough to upgrade to premium.  It is not at all required to upgrade, free members can earn and get paid too, but you will earn more as a premium member.  Premium membership is $17 for the year and you can use your Clixsense balance to buy it if you want to try the site out first.  I originally posted that I was a standard member, but I did decide to upgrade and it is much better in my opinion.

Referrals are another way to help earn money here.  Now if you join with me from my blog, you will be my referral and I will earn a commission on your earnings but it will not affect your earnings at all.  Also if you are my referral and have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me or you can submit a support ticket to Clixsense - they respond quickly to questions.

I try to stay with the surveys for the offers as compared to the other offers.  Surveys typically credit instantly or shortly after completion and they are actual research based surveys.  They are daily and there is absolutely no buying and no signing up to complete offers kind of thing.  I am sure you have signed up for survey sites that are really just a bunch of pages of "sign up for this or that", no these daily surveys are legitimate we want your opinion on something kind of surveys.  There are other offers that you are welcome to complete through Clixsense for money, but the daily surveys are not them.

In a quick summary:

I earned enough to upgrade to premium, I do the daily surveys each day (and note that you will not always qualify for every survey as the companies look for certain criteria, but there are many available), I click the ads that are available, I spread the word to all my friends about making money working at home here, I do the ClixGrid and earn my daily bonus.

It is easy to earn extra money here.  You will not earn a full time income without referrals and you do have to work to earn, but it is easy and does not take all day to do.  I can't guarantee how much you will make, it is dependent on how much effort you put into it.  I can tell you that it is legit and pays on Mondays and Fridays if you are using Paypal, monthly by check.  Here is my most recent payment:

If you are interested in joining with me and earning some extra money while working at home, check them out here: Clixsense

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