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Work from Home Opportunities

Work from Home and Make Money OnlineWorking from home to make money online sounds great, but you need to be sure to do your homework before signing up. There are many scams outs there and you don’t want to get caught in them.

Recently I watched a news report that said, “the easiest thing to remember about work-at-home offers is if they come to you first, they are fake”. I can’t say that this is entirely true, but you do want to do your research before jumping in and believing their offer as truth.

Make Money Online with Wealth AffiliateIf they as for an upfront fee for your personal information, it’s likely fake. Also, if they send you a check to deposit in order to “start”, it is likely a scam. Beware!  Don’t take money from your bank just yet. 

There are a few jobs that you can find to make money online that allows you to work from home.

     1. Customer Service Agent – This involves taking calls for companies, not telemarketing.
      2. Internet Ad Assessor – the job involves making sure search engines make accurate searches.
      3. Website Testers – Test website for companies to make sure they run correctly and their links work properly.
      4. Virtual Assistant – Be an assistant for others who can’t afford a full time assistant, or don’t have actual office space for you to drive to.

When you google anyone of these keywords underlined above, you will find many opportunities from which to choose. Pick one or two. When you get results, don’t settle. Continue to do your research to validate that the company is legitimate.

Google the company you think would be a good fit. Check out their reviews online. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau’s website as well to see if there have been any complaints about the company.Better Business Bureau

Work From Home – Time Management Ideas

 Statistics show that people who work from home put in more hours than if they were in the office. With that said, they are also found to be more productive. They are also more likely to go above and beyond expectations.

However, people who work from home also risk the accusation that they spend less time working than making cups of tea and watching daytime television.

Perhaps this is true that they are more productive because they are over-compensating to prove to their colleagues that they are not in their pajamas at home or to prove to their employers that they are a safe investment.

Remote working and work from home jobs has taken off in all but the factory-based jobs. Results show there are both positives and negatives to remote working and when you work from home.

This can be good and bad. The ideal of being able to work from home shows more productivity and saves costs, however, it also creates the struggle for the work from home people to find the time to unwind and relax after work.  They don’t have that ‘switch’ to turn off when it’s “time to go home”. Work will tend to spill over into those leisure and home spaces.

It’s important that if you find yourself with a job that allows you to work from home, then you should do the following to manage your time:

  1. Have a work space that is designated as “the office” and not a space in the living room, or bedroom, but rather in a separate room that can be closed off when you are done for the day.
  2. Set regular hours – as if you are going to work. Dedicating specific hours for your “work from home” job can help deter you from working at other odd hours of the day.
  3. Don’t let household chores get in the way. Don’t do laundry, cleaning, baking or any other personal chores when you are at your “work from home” job.
  4. The last 30 minutes of your day should be your time to line up what you will need to do for tomorrow. This will give you closure for “today’. It will also give you the unwind time needed before you head off to another errand, throwing your mind in another direction.

Those of us who have the great opportunity to work from home, also realize that this is still a job and needs to be managed as one.  There are still tasks to be completed and should be done timely.   Therefore, time management will be crucial to be effective and productive.

It’s imperative that you treat your work from home job the same as one you would leave the home for. You need to still get up in the morning, do your regular routine of getting ready for the day and then enter the office space and stay there as you would had you left your home. Use your time management skill sets and be productive before your leave your dedicated office space and “return home” for the day.

If you are looking for a way to work from home and have considered your own business, you may want to visit the avenue of affiliate marketing. Click here for more information.

 

Good luck in your endeavors to work from home.

 

Drama Free Life

Drama is real and can be debilitating.  Drama is also inevitable if you are going to work along side another human being.  If you are in a relationship, drama can arise as well.  Sometimes you cause it, sometimes another person does.  But how we squash the drama in our lives?  Can we actually live a life – drama free?

When we are small children, life is simple.  Life is pure and everything is exactly as it seems.  There is no pretense or preconceived notions of what someone else is thinking. 

When we become teenagers, the drama peeks pretty high as we strive to acceptance, and don’t always understand what others are thinking.  As we question their motives, jealousy, anger and other hormonal emotions make waves. 

As adults and as we get older — middle aged, we find that we want less and less drama in our lives.  We want a drama free life!  We see the simple nature of a toddler and wish for that pure thought process once again.  They are drama free!

Having a drama free life may be possible, but completely free of drama is very difficult.  The less people you interact with, the less drama you can have.  The more people in your life, the more potential drama.  The workplace breeds drama. 

If you want to avoid drama in the workplace, create your own workplace with the people that you want to work with or with no one.  Your choice!

Work from home and create your own drama free life!  Have your own business.  Why not consider affiliate marketing, ecommerce or providing a service that you can provide from the comfort of your home.  Such services may be:

accounting services – typing services – notary service –

sewing and alteration service

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Be a Happy Helper

I’m a happy helper because I love to help others reach their full potential. It makes me happy to see others happy. Do you like helping others?  Do you coach, guide, or motivate others to strive for their goals?  If you like to help others and find happiness in seeing others succeed, then you have succeeded in life as well.

In today’s society, it’s such an “all about me” world.  So many out there are struggling to survive, digging in their heals to make their own lives successful and forgetting that sometimes it not about success in the traditional way.  Success should be measured in your happiness level, not necessarily your monetary wealth.  Happiness can be found in helping others. 

Don’t get me wrong, there are still a lot of people out in this big world that strives to motivate others for growth and have been successful in their endeavor to help others achieve their goals.    These people are natural born helpers and have become lifestyle coaches. 

Coaching is really taking off right now.  It’s already a 2 billion dollar per year industry and one of the fastest growing professions in the world.  It’s incredible!  Here at Wealthy Affiliate, we learn, we coach and we succeed! 

Wealthy Affiliate has proven to help others grow a business fit for their lifestyle and their dreams.  Wealthy Affiliate has shown others how to be a virtual coach for those who need it.  All the while, learning and growing along the way. 

Wealthy AffiliateDo you want to grow your own business?  Are you ready to live the lifestyle you want by helping others become a success as well?  Then consider Wealthy Affiliate as an avenue to do so.  You can learn:

*…how to build your own website in a helpful niche and reach millions of people virtually

*… how to assist in the training process for another person to reach their full potential

*…where to obtain the training tools and guidance  you need to be a trainer and coach in the helpful niche you enjoy. 

If you are ready to reach your full potential and want to help others along the way, press the start button below. 

 

Fog Clears for Blue Skies – Reaching Your Goals

Fog!!! I hate to drive through the fog or torrential rain falls.  Driving in these conditions just makes me want to stop and wait for it to clear.  In some cases, that may be the best thing to do, but in other times, continuing forward is maybe a good thing.  Moving forward in these conditions even at a very slow pace will still get you to your destination quicker than if you came to a stop. 

Life can sometimes feel like it has left you in a fog, but know that the fog will also lift and give way to clear skies.  There is a saying that “even gray clouds run out of rain”. 

If you are in a fog, a slump in your life, in your business, or in a relationship, rest assured that “this too shall pass”.  Keep pressing forward to that better tomorrow.    Fog can be a good thing as it gives you time to stop and/or slow down and think about the things you need to do, the changes you may need to make.  It gives you the time to move forward at a pace more suitable for what you need or want to accomplish.  Maybe it’s time for a change and it takes this fog in your life to realize it. 

Embrace this time where the fog will slow your down;  wait for it to clear.  Then as you move forward towards the clearing, you will find that the clear skies are just ahead and they are beautiful and brilliant. 

The clear skies will represent all that you have dreamed of, and all that you aspire to be.  You can fulfill your dream, but don’t get lost in the fog and lose site of your dreams. 

 

Passive Income-(Make Money Online while you sleep)

Really?  Can that really happen?

What is meant by “passive income”?  Well, basically it means that you can make money while you sleep because another venue is working on your behalf – such as the internet. That’s the beauty of it.  You can be sleeping, swimming, or on vacation having a fun-filled day with the family and still be making money.

An active income is described as doing a job in return for an income – WORKING!  Most of us have an active income.  Most of us work so hard making that active income to have things and go places that we end up not finding the time to enjoy all that we work so hard to get.  We work long hard hours and are stressed beyond expression.

Further, with the demands of the world and the demands that we place on ourselves, we feel that if we work more, we can get more of that active income.  However, is it worth how tired we get?   We fill up those after-work hours with more work to make more money to have more things and to go more places that now we need even more money.  It’s a horrible cycle in which we find ourselves.

Did you know that statistics show that 70% of the population does not even like their job? They still work hard at their job because they need to support themselves and their families.  There is only 30% of the people who are lucky enough to make an active income with a job they love.  With that said, they still work hard and get tired.

If you want to quit your day job and start making a passive income, then it’s time to make a change for the better.  You can have the money and the time that you want to enjoy life in the manner that you desire.  Passive income is the key.  Take charge of your future and start making money while you sleep.

Here are a two methods you should consider:

E-commerce:  Having your own store online wherein people can purchase a product from you.  This product can be one that you manufacture, or one that you purchase and re-sell.

Affiliate Marketing:  Find avenues, like social media or your own website wherein you can market a product of another company.  When someone makes a purchase from your marketing efforts, you receive a commission.

I have tried both methods and have found that affiliate marketing works best for me.  Wealthy Affiliate is the perfect affiliate company to start with simply because they can help you build your website, train you to marketing your site and provide you a product for which you would get a commission.  A one-stop-shop.  Millions of people have been and are currently successful marketing a product and is able to make money online while they sleep.  Maybe you would like to grasp your financial future by the hand and lead it in the life your deserve.

 

Living the Life You Want

So ask yourself, “What can I DO today to change my life for the better?”  We are lucky to hear that according to researchers, there is something we can do about it and it’s actually very easy.

Maybe you have a nice home, and a good job, but you are wondering when the fun will begin.  You pose the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”

Just because you are successful, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are lead to fulfillment.   Maybe it’s time for a serious review of YOU.  Maybe you need to Repack your Bags  (a great book to read, by the way).  Here are a few suggestions on how you can develop your own vision for “the good life” and find ways to balance life’s demands.

Take a daily time out:

Don’t forget about yourself when you are busy.  For 15 minutes each day, write in a journal about things you care about.  As yourself these questions when you are contemplating your journal entries:  “Am I doing the right work?” “Do I know why I do the work I do?”  “Am I living in a place that I belong?”  You need to get to know YOU.  Explore where you live, who you love,  your work and your purpose.

Find someone to talk to:

In your self evaluation, talk to your spouse or other family members, close friends and co-workers.  They can provide valuable insight.  Use them as sounding boards and engage in courageous conversations.  You may be surprised by the talents and liabilities that others find within you.

Study your options:

Remember that there are always options and always choices that you can make to implement the change you are looking for.  You may feel stuck with some responsibilities that prevent you from acting on the change you want, but don’t assume that there is another option.  Simply explore and keep your mind option to the many options that may arise in your evaluation.

Take Your Time:

Small changes can have a large impact.  You don’t want to make the mistake of making modification immediately, but rather take your time.  Take baby steps and work toward the change you want.  The act of self-exploration can help you determine your “why”;  why you do the things you do.  It will help you to be more effective, more energized and more excited to get up on the morning as you move through the small steps of change to be living the life that you want. 

Virtual Work from Home

It seems there are a lot of businesses converting to the remote office.  So many services are offered online and communication through email and the internet has become the way of the world.  My daughter is a virtual assistant, working from home and doing payroll, invoicing, and other clerical or accounting duties from the comfort of her own home.

I have friends who used to work in offices for state associations, but due to the high cost of rent, they have downsized their space, not their employees, by allowing them to work from home.  They get the team together for meetings through Skype, webex or they simply meet at a restaurant when it is required.

Some people need the interaction with others and want to go to an office, while there are some who prefer working from home.   If you are someone who wants to make money online by working from home, consider your options.  In these times of cyber space and internet marketing, you have so many options:

 

Be a  virtual assistant  (VA): 

This is where you can do clerical, typing and accounting work for a company in your own home.  This company can be from anywhere in the world.  If you google “virtual assistant jobs” you get more than 11,000 results.  You can find the right one.  I do caution you to check reviews on the company you choose to avoid scams.    You can see the description of a VA in the screen shot.

There are many reputable companies out there.  My daughter works for a good company and is able to work from home.  She is home with her children, and has no child care challenges.

 

Be an Affiliate Marketer:

If you have any knowledge as a marketer this may be your option.  Heck, even if you don’t, this may be your option.  I am a sales person, marketing has never really been my forte, but I have found this niche of being an affiliate marketer for eBay, Amazon and Wealthy Affiliate.

When you do affiliate marketing, you can make money online by marketing the product of another company.  When an internet surfer finds your site, and clicks to connect with one of your affiliate companies you receive a commission for any items they purchase.  The commissions can range from 4-10% of the purchase price.  Each company is different in their commission they pay and some even have different commission rates based on the product that is sold.  Check out my reviews of the following companies: 

 

Wealthy Affiliate

 

Build your own E-commerce store:

You can have your own online store front where you sell product.  Even going this route, you will find that there are a couple of options.

Have your own product, sell it, ship it and warrant it.     This would require inventory, warehouse space and manpower

Create a niche product, find a drop-shipper to manage the inventory and sell the product on your site.  With this method, there is no need for inventory, warehousing, shipping                  requirements or manpower. You do need to find a drop shipper and manage the orders.

Google “drop shipping company” to see what you find.

There many options to make money online.  Do typing for someone;  be a support person for computer programs;  build software; be an affiliate or have your own online store.  The world is as opened as your mind is to work from home, and make money online at your convenience.

If I can do it, I know you can too!  I hope this post has spurred some ideas in your mind to help you become successful!

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Work From Home-Be an Affiliate

For more than 15 years, I have  wanted to have the flexibility to work from home and make money online.  After looking and trying different things, I finally found what I was looking for and what I feel is one of the best ways to make money online.

When you do affiliate marketing you can avoid the difficulties of ordering product, maintaining inventory, shipping and receiving and returns  What is affiliate marketing?  It is when you market a product for a vendor  When a buyer buys from the marketing efforts, the vendor sends you a commission.  It’s that easy.  There is no inventory to maintain.  There is no ordering or shipping needed.  There will be no returns or refunds required.

Many companies, like Amazon, eBay and Home Depot love when others do affiliate marketing for them.  Their products are promoted and they receive more orders.   Below are just a few of the many affiliate options that I have found for your review and consideration.

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eBay Review
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Maybe there is a company in which you have an interest.  Google them and see if they have affiliate marketing options.  Most companies do not charge you to be an affiliate, so what do you have to lose? 

Do you know of another company that offers affiliate marketing options?  If so, please share in the comments below.