Thursday, April 30, 2009
Affiliate marketing is a great way to bring extra cash into your pockets. I have a great affiliate opportunity to share with you, that if you promote it on your site, can earn you a little extra income.
Why would someone buy The Couponizer?
In our current economic state everyone is scrambling to find ways to save money and the craze to use coupons has been upped. A lot of people are trying to find ways to become your next “Coupon Diva” and save hundreds at the register. Everyone has heard stories on the internet and T.V. of women who have went and bought $300 worth of groceries and only had to pay around $40 at the register because they had coupons that knocked so much off their bill. This up and coming coupon generation realizes that organization of their coupons is key to their success. A tool like the Couponizer will be a welcome resource to help get a newbie on the path to organizational coupon bliss.
The Couponizer consists of a booklet that has coupon pockets and sleeves to put gift cards or store loyalty cards that you may have, a carrying bag, a tear off shopping list pad, a CoupStacker mat for organizing your coupons, CoupTracker, and a copy of "Your Guide to Smart Savings" that offer tips on spending and couponing.
What are the benefits of becoming an affiliate of The Couponizer?
The affiliate program is free to join and it offers compensation of 15% of the order. When you join you will have access to banners and text links to use to on your blog or website. All you have to do is to post a banner in your sidebar and occasionally mention it on your site in conversations about coupons. This company is reliable and moms around the world sing its praises. If you get the word out to all of your site viewers, you may be surprised at the response you will get. You can drive traffic directly to the post or page for The Couponizer by the same methods that you drive traffic for your site. The Couponizer has a site that allows you to keep track of page views and purchases that were made with your affiliate link. You can’t loose anything by joining only gaining an extra avenue for income. So click the banner above to sign up today.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
If you are interested, Please leave a comment with your email address and I will contact you to get mailing info. These will go to the first person to post a comment.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
In efforts to keep my site family friendly please no "adult themed" giveaways!
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Have any of you planted a garden and if so what kind of veggies did you put in it.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
When making a newsletter make sure that it is not too lengthy (viewers want something easy to scan through) and the main point is at the top of the newsletter.
If you have an eBay store, you have an option to create newsletters and track them. If you don’t have a store, make yourself a blog and talk about your items that you have available with links to their eBay pages. Your followers can simply follow your blog or subscribe to it and they will get an email of all of your new post. Although, this is not a newsletter, it will act as one to your viewers.
How do you get people to subscribe to your newsletter? You have to get out and promote your stores link. Go to forums, yahoo groups, blogs, and anywhere else you can think of that will allow you to talk briefly about your store and post a link. DO NOT spam anywhere or anyone about your store, this is a way to drive interest away from your store and not to your store. Also, get involved in eBay message boards and people may check out your store if they like a comment that you make and subscribe to your newsletter.
Think of your newsletter as your ad in a newspaper. Now, go out and start sending newsletters to drive attention to your store or items that you have for sale.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
So that it is easy for all to enter, follow this format when entering your giveaway.
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Good Luck to All!
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Over the past seven years, Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories has given away more than 35 million children's books by distributing them free inside cereal boxes and has donated nearly $3 million to First Book, their non-profit partner, which provides books to children from low-income families.
In addition to encouraging children to read, Cheerios is looking for anyone interested in writing children's books. Now in its third year, the Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories New Author Contest is a way to encourage previously unpublished, up-and-coming children's book authors and to continue to nurture a love of reading. Entries are being accepted March 16 through July 15, 2009 and will be judged on appropriate story and content for children ages 3-8, emotional connection, writing quality, uniqueness, and read-aloud potential. More details on the contest can be found at http://www.spoonfulsofstoriescontest.com/.
Shellie Braeuner, the first year's winner, won for her book "The Great Dog Wash". This nanny from Nashville won a $5,000 cash prize and the opportunity to have her book reviewed by Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing. Simon & Schuster offered Shellie a book deal - and will publish her book, illustrated by Robert Neubecker, in hardcover this summer. In addition, Cheerios will be featuring "The Great Dog Wash" free inside 1.5 million boxes of Cheerios. The book has been specially printed in paperback in both English and Spanish and will be available free inside boxes of Cheerios this spring.
Cheerios is also announcing the winners of the second New Author Contest: Lori Degman, of Vernon Hills, Ill., won the top prize for her story, "1 Zany Zoo." In addition to winning a $5,000 cash prize from Cheerios, Degman earned the opportunity to have her book reviewed by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Simon & Schuster has since offered Degman a book deal; her book is expected to be released in 2010, initially in paperback distributed inside Cheerios boxes, and later in hardcover sold in the market.
Cheerios also named two runners-up in the contest: Tameka Fryer Brown, of Charlotte, N.C., for her story "I'm Not Eating That!" and Joan Stradling, of Star Valley, Ariz., for her story, "Who Invites a Pig to Dinner?" Both Brown and Stradling will receive a cash prize of $1,000 from Cheerios.
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Monday, April 20, 2009
How to Plant Tomatos In a Backyard Gardenhttp://www.ehow.com/how_2065513_plant-tomatoes-backyard-garden.html
Make Your Own Weed Killerhttp://www.thriftyfun.com/tf001328.tip.html
Eay Ways to Use Leftover Ham: Recipe Not Includedhttp://www.associatedcontent.com/article/462288/easy_ways_to_use_leftover_ham_recipes.html?cat=22
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sparkle Dollars has been around since 2007. Since I have been a member I have been impressed with their dependability of service. I have always been paid on time and they approve offers frequently through the day. Sparkle Dollars is what is known as a “Get Paid To” site. They pay you to complete surveys, register for sites, click on websites, or sometimes just simply input your email address. It is free to join and use. Sparkle Dollars is easy to navigate since it has the offers broke down in the drop down menu in categories for you to find the offer that fits your needs. As well as having a cash incentive to complete offers you will notice that some offers have “Sparkles”, these can be cashed in for rewards and upgrades. These rewards can be found under the tab labeled “Sparkle Rewards” in the upper menu.
Once you join Sparkle Dollars, you will be able to refer others to join Sparkle Dollars and earn a bonus when they do. If your referrals’ complete an offer that is approved, you will get 50 cents added to your account. Another benefit of having referrals comes in when they complete offers you will earn a bonus. Sparkle Dollars will give you a bonus up to three levels of referrals. See below to see the break down of bonus:
Your direct referrals- 14%
Second level- 4%
Third level- 2%
To help you get referrals you can pay for an upgrade, they start at $4.95, and as each level increases you are promised more of a chance that when a person joins unreferred that person will go to an upgraded members referral lineup. There are 5 levels of upgrades available. This is optional but available for the serious referrer.
If you shop online you can also use Sparkle Dollars to get cash back on your purchases for some retailers. Just go to the drop down menu and look for the cash back section to check out which retailers are included. Currently as of writing there are cash back offers for Kmart, WalMart, Macy’s, and Overstock.com.
Now, let me tell you have to get paid by Sparkle Dollars. On the last day of every month you can cash out your earnings if it reaches your minimum cash out amount. For a PayPal cash out, you will need to reach $5 and for a check cash out you will need to reach a $10 cash out. Once you have cashed out, you can expect payment around the 25th of the next month. Example: If you cash out on April 30th you should receive your payment around May 25th. In addition to cashing out with Paypal or Check, there is also an option for a Amazon Virtual Gift Card, the minimum for that is $5.
Because it is free to join, come see what I am talking about for yourself. Join by clicking on the banner above.
Friday, April 17, 2009
On the “account” tab you can enter your homepage address, place your website, blog, or eBay store address here. Next you will see a space to give yourself a “one line bio”, Doing this you need to give a brief summary of what you are promoting. This will act as key words in the search function when people are searching for people to follow. After you have completed this step go to find people and search for people that would be interested in what you will be tweeting by choosing the “Find People” tab at the top of the page and then choosing “Search on Twitter” tab. There you will want to enter keywords to find people that match your search. For instance, If you are going to be promoting your blog that you are writing about parenting, you will want to search for words like mom, parenting, children, or kids. If you are selling collectables like beanie babies you will want to use the keyword beanie babies to find people who like them.
Ok now that you have set up your profile and started following others, start tweeting your updates on your sites and tweeting with others on their updates. On top of having a great profile and following others you will need to create a relationship with others on Twitter so that they will follow your updates that you post. No one will follow a one sided tweeter. One way to boost your following is to post a Twitter badge on your blog or personal website (eBay won’t allow this badge on about me page or store page). Your site followers will most likely choose to follow you for updates. You can also put a widget on your site that shows your tweet updates. You can find these badges and widgets by checking out the “Apps” option at the bottom of the page on Twitter or you can create a custom badge on one of the sites below.
Remember, with anything on the internet, it takes time to establish yourself on Twitter, so don’t get discouraged and walk away, continue tweeting and one day you will start getting traffic and sales because of the relationships that you build with others on Twitter.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Now, why did I tell you this story? I hope that it is inspiration to never give up your search for a work-at-home job. There are plenty of legit opportunities out there. Send out a resume to companies that you would like to work for and explain why a work-at-home employee would be beneficial to them and sell your skills to do so. You might be lucky and get a good response that leads to your work-at-home success. Remember that telecommuting is becoming more and more popular with companies now and some are actually creating positions specifically for us work-at-home moms. Good luck to all of you on your quest.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
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10 Frugal Money Saving Tips to save up to $100 a month
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Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Clixsense is a site where advertiser’s can come to get unique traffic for their website or blog. When you click on an ad to view you will get paid an incentive for your page view. I have been a member for awhile and have used it as a paid ad viewer and an advertiser and have success with using Clixsense. When clicking ads you will get paid 1 cent per page view. Sometimes you will find ads worth more but they are rare. All that you do is log in and go to the page labeled “Browse Ads” and click on a link to an ad. Then the ad will pop up in another window and a countdown clock will start for 30 seconds at the top of the page. When it is finished it will give you a prompt to close the window. It is so easy to use. You will get paid when you account reaches over $10. They send out checks once a month for what was earned the month before.
For a chance to win more cash for your account you can play the ClixGrid. Prizes range from 0.01 to $5. How you play is click on a square on the grid and another window will open. If you are a winner you will see a page that will tell you how much you won. If you are not a winner you will see an ad from one of their advertisers. You will have 20 chances daily on ClixGrid to win.
When you refer new members to Clixsense you will receive 0.01. If they refer someone that upgrades their account to premium status you will receive a bonus of $2. If your referral purchases any advertising, you will receive a 10% bonus.
Regular Membership is free but you can upgrade your account to premium status for $10. The benefits for upgrading are you will receive more ads, get 50 chances on the ClixGrid daily, you will receive .10 cents per referral that you refer, you will receive $2 if your direct referrals upgrade, you will receive $1 if their referrals upgrades, and get paid for 5 levels of referral activity.
Clixsense also has a toolbar that you can download. Right now the toolbar offers you the chance to get instant alerts of any announcements or news from Clixsense, a Google powered search box, and links that are handpicked by Clixsense. They are soon going to add an update to the toolbar making it possible to see new ads when they are available to be clicked on. The toolbar is free and is available for all members.
If you have sites that you want more traffic on use Clixsense as a way to advertise it. You can either use your balance to convert to ad credits or you can use Google checkout and purchase advertising. I personally use it to advertise and have had good response. You can either choose for all members to see your ads or you can choose people with certain interest to view your ad. There is also an option where you can choose for your ad to be viewed by premium members only. This is definitely worth the money advertising.
This site is free so check it out for yourself. If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I will get the answer for you.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
1. Put your link in your signature in emails and forums (if rules allow signatures).
2. Advertise in free online bulletin boards.
3. Post your link on Twitter.
4. Post the listing info on your wall on Facebook.
5. If you have an eBay store you can sign up for Big Crumbs and link your store to your Big Crumbs account and when someone does a search for an item that you are selling, it will appear in the search results.
6. Post about it on your blog or website.
These are ways that I promote my listings. If you think of any other ways please leave a comment.
-How much time will I have each day to work?
-Do I have a place quiet to work?
-If equipment is required, do I have the income needed to purchase it and set it up?
-Are you disciplined enough to work-at-home?
Now that you have those questions answered you should know if you are able to work-at-home. Keep in mind that everyone is not cut out to work on their own. You definately have to be able to seperate home from work in order to stay focused and successful. Next, think of what skills you have that you can use to qualify for a work-at-home job. Skills like writing, ability to sell, ability to talk to others on the telephone, or typing. Make a list of all of your working skills so that you can limit your job searches to jobs that are based on your skill set. Start a resume demonstrating your ablity to use your skills successfully and post your resume at all of the online job board sites. This will peak interest from potential employers and may lead to a lucrative work-at-home position.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
In these economic times, we are all looking for ways to save money. If you buy movies a lot, you might want to reexamine your movie needs. To save money you can rent movies for less than you can buy a movie and save bundles along the way. My friend usually purchases around 4 movies a month (big movie buff) but recently decided that he was going to have to cut cost and I suggested that he started to rent movies instead. He wasn't thrilled with the idea but heard me out. If he was to join a rent-a-movie club, such as Netflix, he could see more movies for less than he could buy 4 movies. So he went and joined Nextflix and realized that he was saving over $40 a month on movies. If you don't rent a lot of movies weekly you can rent from the Redbox that is at Walgreen's for $1 a night. Just look at your movie purchasing habits and then compare those prices to renting and see the difference.
At the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 2008, Carolyn Gurtz walked away with the million-dollar grand prize for her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies! This wife, mother and grandmother with a passion for baking was introduced to cooking at age seven and she hasn't stopped since then. One contest judge stated that Carolyn's recipe was "a new twist on an old classic." Other judges called out its simplicity and approachability and described it as a delightful taste that combines two classic cookies - a snickerdoodle and a peanut butter cookie. Anna Ginsberg, a stay-at-home mom who you might know from her blog, Cookie Madness, earned the $1 million prize for her Baked Chicken and Spinach Stuffing in the 42nd Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. At the 2004 competition, the 41st Contest, former librarian wrote her own page in history by capturing the top prize with her Oats 'n Honey Granola Pie recipe. Inspired by pecan pie, Conrad adapted a family-favorite pie and caught the judges' attention with its wonderful flavor and simple preparation. All it takes is one easy and delicious recipe idea, so we hope you let your readers, friends and family know that it's time to get creative in the kitchen for their chance at a million! One hundred finalists will win a trip to the finals, April 11 - 13, 2010, at the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel in Florida. Pillsbury is looking for original recipes that taste and look delicious, are easy to prepare and that families across America will love to eat. There are four recipe categories - Breakfast & Brunches, Entertaining Appetizers, Dinner Made Easy and Sweet Treats. Entries are being accepted online between now and April 20th, 2009, at www.bakeoff.com. You'll also find contest details, including eligible products, prizes and the official rules, at the web site. Check out this video featuring former grand prize winner Carolyn Gurtz and hear from the Pillsbury Bake-Off Kitchens Manager too!
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
Points are rewarded as an incentive for surveys. When you are found not to be qualified for a survey Say Nation will reward you 25 points for your effort. Your points are good to be cashed in for things that are listed in the “Catalog”, which can be found in a top tab on the home page, like a Barnes & Noble Gift Card, a transfer to your PayPal account, a donation to Save the Children, gas gift cards, an Amazon gift card, and many more.
Surveys come available frequently. This is one site that I check daily for new surveys so that I won’t miss any point opportunities. Check it out today by clicking here and enter 8614049927 as your referral code.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Make use of all of the preset listing descriptions provided by eBay. What I mean by this is, depending on the product you are listing, when you list an item you will see boxes in your item listing screen that has options for you to choose size of product, style of product, condition of product, and more. The options that you choose in these presets will appear at the top of your listing description in a box and it will also help get you listed in a search that a potential customer will do for an item. Here is an example of what I am talking about. I used a book listing since it has a lot of details listed about the item.
A note about listing books is that when you first go under selling and choose books as the catagory it will ask for the ISBN # on the book and that will automatically list the details.
Start your listing description with the name of the product and quanity if you are selling a "LOT" of a specific item.This will make your listing start off clear on what you are offering and there won't be room for confusion from the buyer. In this description you will want to include quanity, accurate name of product, and size. If it is too long of a description, you can use the subtitle area to lost the size of the product.
When entering info in the description box be clear and well understood. Like I said before I am not an expert by no means but I have learned that an unclear listing will get you no buyers. You should start off by listing the same thing that you listed in the one liner description and then give details about the product, tell what the product does and how it will benefit the buyer will have if they bought the item. Don't overdue the description by making unclear statements. If it is a used item be sure to talk about any scratches or damages that the product has. If you don't do this you will be misrepresenting the product and you will most likely will get a return.
Give a clear Shipping Policy. Don't forget to let the buyer know how you will ship the item, what your ETA of shipping the item will be, let them know if insurance is available, and if combined shipping is an option. Again, remember to be very clear about what details you are trying to convey.
Give a clear Return Policy. Let your buyers know what your return terms will be for damaged items, shipping problems, who will pay for shipping a return, and let them know that shipping insurance is nonrefundable.
Online Writing Jobs.com
This is a data base that has a collection of different types of writing jobs. You can find jobs for bloggers, entertainment writers, website writers, magazine writers, and much more. It is easy to navigate with the catagories listed on the top of the page. I have found a few from this site that paid me to write articles for them.
This site has job listings on the front page of the site. It also has articles that are great for beginner writers that can be found in the toolbar of the site.
This site has to be the easiest to navigate. You can look in the left sidebar and choose either a catagory of writing or the state that you live in. It is updated frequently with new jobs.
This is a forum where people post job openings for freelance writers. There are jobs that move quick so be sure to check it often.
You can find freelance writing jobs listed on Craigslist.
All Freelance Writing
This is a neat blog that list opportunities periodically that they find.
This site is great to find blogging jobs.
This is set up like a search engine for jobs. You can find jobs here by typing "Freelance Writer" in the search box and clicking search.
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Since Monday I have been so busy with my work-at-home job. Today I have the day off and I will be updating my blog. So till then.....