Saturday, July 17, 2010

Swagbucks!

Earn money searching the web!  :)  You can search using Swagbucks, earn points, and redeem them for a variety of things.  I seem to be earning approx $10 a month to use on Amazon.  There are other places to redeem as well.  If you want to earn free stuff for searching, please sign up through my link (I earn up to 1000 points from your searching)

http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/chattersharon

Thursday, July 15, 2010

How to Pick the Right Home Based Business?

When it comes to choosing the right home based business, there are several things that you need to look at and consider before you make the decision.  Here are a few of those things that you should look at.

What are you passionate about?  If you are a crafter and you try to sell romance items, this may not be a good fit.  But setting up a business on Etsy and selling the items that you create may be a great fit, and something that you can really enjoy and do well at.

Independent or sales force?  Do you want to work a business where you are a true entrepreneur and working completely on your own, or would you prefer to work in something like direct sales where you are a part of a team and you have resources to assist you?  You may prefer one of the other, and it is important for you to decide what you prefer.  Just because you are independent does not mean you are on your own, as even if you are not on a team, there are a lot of people out there that you can find to help you or mentor you.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hello? Anyone out there?

Hello????   *listens to the echo*

Anyone there?

Am I typing to myself?

Please leave a comment to let me know of your existence, and so I know I am not just typing to myself for the sake of typing!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Referrals

A great way to get more work is to ask those that you done work for is to give you a referral.  Chances are they may know someone else who needs some writing work done. I have gotten a job or two this way.  These don`t always work out, as your work may not be what they are looking for, but when you don`t have to advertise yourself, or pay a fee for the job, they can be great.

I read an interesting idea on a forum from one writer to help get more referrals.  She offers her clients a 10% referral fee.  I don`t know the details on this, but if you are looking for work and are interested in doing something like this, you could easily make up your own terms. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My apologies

I need to sit down and do some work on this blog.  Life has gotten crazy for me this week due to starting a new job, which has affected my schedule.  As a result, I haven`t had as much time to sit down and work on this blog.  It is on the agenda for this weekend, and feel free to comment and tell me to get at it if I don`t post.

Friday, July 2, 2010

June Update & July Goal

My goal for the month was $250, which I was able to make.  The Breakdown:

Writing            $233.99 - after fees
Paid to Clicks  $5 - I am no longer doing PTC's though
Swagbucks      $10 - Have not included these before
Survey site       $28.48 - This was about 6 months worth of survey's though

Total $277.47

My fees were a bit high this month at $24.76, $10 of that was more Copyscape searches, and the rest was Paypal or Elance fees.

For July my goal is $150, as due to things going on in my life, I will not be able to do as much writing as I have in the past.

Edited July 3, as I forgot to include some work