Online Classes for Home Based Business Opportunity: Filing Taxes

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Ever thought that you would like to file taxes from home for other people maybe for extra cash or something. Need to file your own taxes like I do?

Jackson Hewitt offers an inexpensive tax class online. Click here for an online demo! All you need is a computer, a calculator and an Internet connection. You can prepare taxes for others for extra money, and you may also be able to acquire college credit if you attend the University of Phoenix Online. In any case, it is a nice addition to any resume, and is perfect for an online student pursuing degrees in accounting or business. Jackson Hewitt requires these classes of their seasonal tax prepares. If you’re looking for additional, part-time (or full-time if you prefer) / seasonal income to supplement any home based business you may be operating in the post-Christmas shopping season, preparing taxes for others may be a great idea. The season lasts from somewhere around the end of January to about April 15th.

H&R Block also offers a tax class online that you might want to look into. I have always filed taxes with Jackson Hewitt and do not feel qualified to give a personal recommendation for their services or online tax classes.


A Journey Into Entrepreneurship

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I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. My grandfather owned a store and a septic tank business. My stepfather owned his own construction business, and my father owned his own small engine repair shop. My grandmother cleaned houses for others, and I started my own short-lived business at 17.

The point of this paper is to share a great paper on entrepreneurship that you can download and read for free!

No forms to fill out or anything, just a completely free story about entrepreneurship. I thought the story was cute and expressed how to fill a need adequately. I hope you enjoy the link.

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About My Work From Home Journey

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My work from home journey is a detailed summary of the true experiences of a work from home blogger. Tips, videos, and instructions on how to make money can be found here. Please enjoy them for free!

Making money online has been  a slow process for me. Most of my successes have not come from MLM and/or get rich quick programs. Others seem to have made millions that way, but this blog is just an honest small money making blog.

I have included this sponsor disclosure for the money I plan to make in future. No sponsored posts have been accepted for this blog as of 12/07/2009, but I do occasionally accept sponsored posts on one of my blogs and I plan to post sponsored posts in the future. 

This policy is valid from 07 December 2009

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. To get your own policy, go to

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Paid Product Reviews and FTC Guidelines

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Paid product reviews information via FTC Guidelines can be found at the FTC website. A short summary of the guidelines goes something like this:
If someone sends you a free product or pays you to review a product, you must disclose that relationship. The lines aren’t very clear. For example, you can disclose from your About Me page if you would like. I wonder what kind of effect the new guidelines will have on sites that operate as paid review sites for many different products and companies. What do you think of the new guidelines?

Here is an official review of the FTC Guidelines:

“FTC Publishes Final Guides Governing Endorsements, Testimonials

Changes Affect Testimonial Advertisements, Bloggers, Celebrity Endorsements

The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has approved final revisions to the guidance it gives to advertisers on how to keep their endorsement and testimonial ads in line with the FTC Act.

The notice incorporates several changes to the FTC’s Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, which address endorsements by consumers, experts, organizations, and celebrities, as well as the disclosure of important connections between advertisers and endorsers. The Guides were last updated in 1980.

Under the revised Guides, advertisements that feature a consumer and convey his or her experience with a product or service as typical when that is not the case will be required to clearly disclose the results that consumers can generally expect. In contrast to the 1980 version of the Guides – which allowed advertisers to describe unusual results in a testimonial as long as they included a disclaimer such as “results not typical” – the revised Guides no longer contain this safe harbor.

The revised Guides also add new examples to illustrate the long standing principle that “material connections” (sometimes payments or free products) between advertisers and endorsers – connections that consumers would not expect – must be disclosed. These examples address what constitutes an endorsement when the message is conveyed by bloggers or other “word-of-mouth” marketers. The revised Guides specify that while decisions will be reached on a case-by-case basis, the post of a blogger who receives cash or in-kind payment to review a product is considered an endorsement. Thus, bloggers who make an endorsement must disclose the material connections they share with the seller of the product or service. Likewise, if a company refers in an advertisement to the findings of a research organization that conducted research sponsored by the company, the advertisement must disclose the connection between the advertiser and the research organization. And a paid endorsement – like any other advertisement – is deceptive if it makes false or misleading claims.

Celebrity endorsers also are addressed in the revised Guides. While the 1980 Guides did not explicitly state that endorsers as well as advertisers could be liable under the FTC Act for statements they make in an endorsement, the revised Guides reflect Commission case law and clearly state that both advertisers and endorsers may be liable for false or unsubstantiated claims made in an endorsement – or for failure to disclose material connections between the advertiser and endorsers. The revised Guides also make it clear that celebrities have a duty to disclose their relationships with advertisers when making endorsements outside the context of traditional ads, such as on talk shows or in social media.

The Guides are administrative interpretations of the law intended to help advertisers comply with the Federal Trade Commission Act; they are not binding law themselves. In any law enforcement action challenging the allegedly deceptive use of testimonials or endorsements, the Commission would have the burden of proving that the challenged conduct violates the FTC Act.

The Commission vote approving issuance of the Federal Register notice detailing the changes was 4-0. The notice will be published in the Federal Register shortly, and is available now on the FTC’s Web site as a link to this press release. Copies also are available from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,700 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.”

FTC, "FTC Publishes Final Guidelines". FTC . 11/26/2009 <>.

Fuel My Blog – A Winning Blog Site

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Fuel my blog is a new site that I discovered while stumbling around the world wide web. Not only can you register your blog for review and increase your blog readership, you may also sign up for product testing.

Product testing involves receiving free products at home that you review and then posting a review for the product on your blog. You sign up for this while registering your blog. It really is a nice opportunity for poor bloggers everywhere who just don’t have the time to worry about page rank. At least you get some nice bonuses. I recommend writing real reviews that honestly reflect your opinions. In my opinion, bad publicity can even be better than good publicity in some cases.

In any case, it is another place to register your blogs for readership. I hope you enjoy the blog group and gets lots of free stuff in the meantime.

How to Make a Video Commercial For Your Online Product

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Making a video for your online product is easy! Software usually comes pre-installed if you have Windows Vista. I used Windows Movie Maker and a couple of images edited with Gimp to create my cheesy commercial for my online coupon e-book, which is happily selling around 2 copies a week! My little tiny coupon e-book sales are making me so happy.

I had to make this commercial for my Digital Media course, but it is definitely a great marketing tool. Added to the fact that you’ve created a video, you now have the opportunity to post it to YouTube, which should get you at least 4 views!

Windows Movie Maker is so easy to operate that it is almost self explanatory, and background commercial music can be downloaded for free at among other sites. Just Google free background music or something like that. This really is not as complicated as I thought from watching similar videos on YouTube. I encourage you to experiment with the software and try making your own videos.

Also, Gimp is a great image editing software that is open source and totally free. It can be downloaded at It is a great tool for bloggers and such to use. Create your own photos with frames and special effects using Gimp. Have fun creating your commercial.

For more information on how to use Windows Movie Maker, you can view this article:


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Hmmm... Interesting to see what others write, but definitely has the ability to be abused by spammers and the like, but abuse by terrorist unlikely.
And Google not only keeps copies of my email, but now knows the sites I visit. Oh well...

in reference to: Google Sidewiki (view on Google Sidewiki)

Websites – Now Hiring

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Another great source of online employment is websites themselves. My temporary full-time employment outside my home has ended, and I am back working online part-time for a website that I do not care to disclose here – you might be competition. Although I did want to disclose a number of online sites that do offer employment as well.

1. Google – Yes, I said Google. Google is a huge online employer. While all positions might not be from home, you may be able to find a position that is from home. WorkforceLogic is recruiting part-time telecommuters with fluency in Spanish to help with Quality Evaluation for websites for Google Inc., the search engine company based in Mountain View, California. You can find more opportunities by searching Google jobs at Google Jobs.

2. StumbleUpon is now hiring. The Community Manager position looks as if it is a work from home position, but does not specify. There are other open positions as well.

3. GoDaddy is hiring. Most positions are listed at a physical location, but some positions do list flexible as well as the physical location, and who knows, you may find one near you.

4. The is also hiring writer and freelancers for telecommuting positions. The work would be the most fun ever! The Examiner publishes some of the best work on the planet!

5. is hiring Pay Per Click Specialists through LinkedIn. The pay isn’t fantastic, but the qualifications seem simple to meet for most website gurus.

6. is hiring both Freelance Application Essay Editors and Freelance Resume Writers for telecommuter positions. Peterson’s is world famous for their education related products and this would be a great, reliable, real work from home position, granted you were hired.

“ResumeEdge freelance writers work from their own computers and offices from anywhere in the world via the Internet.” –

7. is hiring a PHP developer through The position is also telecommuter.

8. has tons of vacancies. There are so many listings here that I can’t seem to find out which ones are work from home. No guarantees… Search for yourselves.

The point is, if you like a website out there, look to see if they are hiring. You may land a position with your favorite website!


How to Host a WordPress Blog on GoDaddy

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Today I am starting a new blog on going to school online. No Google Adsense can be displayed on WordPress! Oh no! Why spend all the time writing only to never be reimbursed for your efforts. Never having hosted a blog before, I have to figure out how to host this blog on GoDaddy! What fun! If you can’t smell the sarcasm already, that’s not my fault.

Step 1:
Start your blog on Wordpress – more complicated than it should be, and right now I am seriously considering giving up and switching to Google Blogger. Alas, I need the WordPress experience, and hosting is not really that expensive.

Step 2:
Google search for how to host your blog on GoDaddy. I am trying to purchase the 3 month hosting for WordPress, but can’t decide if you need the Economy posting as well…. What to do? You would think as an IT student, I would know how to host a blog… Hahahaha! After reviewing an eHow article:, I decided to just call GoDaddy.

Step 3:
After calling GoDaddy, I walked through the steps and paid around $80 to host my stupid new blog on GoDaddy for one year. I plan to upgrade to Deluxe and add my new coupon eBook site to the plan after January, which is the only way to prevent losing financial aid for a couple lousy eBook sales. I shell out my $80 bucks to the very helpful smooth-talking man on the other end just to learn that some kind of free hosting comes with the domain name – you have to have some kind of banner, but it’s free. Ask before you buy if you’re as low on cash as I stay. Anyway, it comes with email, Google advertising, and increasing site visibility or some BS like that. The best part is, if you change your mind, the hosting is refundable on a monthly basis!

Step 4:

Wait or this is what GoDaddy says:

What's Next?


You have finished setting up your hosting account. Your hosting account should be ready to use within 24 hours.

You will receive an e-mail message once your hosting account is ready to use. This e-mail message will include all of your basic account-management information.

After your account is set up, you can log back in to your Hosting Control Center to upload files to your Web site, create sub domains, customize your 404 pages, set up databases for your hosting account, and more.

It really only took 30 minutes to an hour to get the setup email.

Step 5:
I decided to unzip my newly downloaded WordPress files and install them on my C:/ Drive. Only to find out that it is already installed on

Step 6:

Turns out that I actually got the wrong domain name – now they are setting up the right one for me. This is partially my fault. This was the domain name for the website for the coupon eBook that I was originally setting up. This takes another hour.

Step 7:
Hunt for a million years for a WordPress theme. Fill in all necessary information. Decide to sleep and fill in the rest later.

In any case, the WordPress can be done right through GoDaddy! It is easy, simple, and expensive. Why did I do this? I’ll let you know later if it makes any money. I do get free Google Adsense advertising…

How to Set Up Your Own Website From Home Using Your Very Own Servers For the Cost of a Domain Name

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The eBook has been doing well, slightly. To be honest, it makes around $20 a month, but I have not even begun to market it. I have been thinking about designing a website for it, and I truly need an inexpensive website for this purpose as it is likely to span around 3-4 pages, if that. You can set up your own website from home. Pros include a website for the cost of the domain name only, while cons include the need to keep the servers running and decreased security.


So, for this project, I would recommend an old pc that you have somewhere.

The first step is to download the WAMP server. This is combination of Apache, MySQL, and PHP that you can use to set up your server. ( If you are running Apple or Linux, you may download alternate versions such as LAMP. AMP stands for Apache, MySQL,and PHP, and you should be able to find a compatible version via a Google search. ) It can be downloaded here:

A simple instruction manual can be found here:

Print the guide out and follow the easy to do, step-by-step instructions. Add the necessary files to your destination folder and view using the localhost on your machine. Now, you could use a free host. Navigate your browser to: is a free dynamic DNS system that gives you a free public ip address for your domain name. For instance, you should purchase your domain name and the DNS service. This comes out to be around $49.90. Honestly, GoDaddy is about the same price, but you can get a public id for free at

Maker sure your ports are open correctly and your servers stay on, and voila – your own website with no charge for hosting except electricity! Hosting your own website is really for very large organizations with a need for security, but this is also a great skill to learn at home. Please post comments on cheap webhosting!

How to Publish Your E-book Online

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Well, the e-Book is finally finished and ready for publication. Now what? I consulted some eZine articles and an eHow article, How to Sell One Million ebooks on the Internet, in order to find the best way to market, publish and sell my e-book. I will be honest, the process did not take long. I mainly just wanted to get the e-book done and out. It is a quality e-book with a good subject that isn’t widely written about. My idol makes around $10,000 a month from his LEED e-book.


This is my idol:

I cannot compete with him. This guy makes like 20,000 a month total. My figure is more like $50 - $100 a month, but I am working temporarily and going to school right now. This is my side venture. Maybe one day, I will be able to pursue it full-time, but it is really my hobby. Visit his site for some really good information about how to make real money.

For the topic of my e-book, I chose “The Complete Online Coupon E-book”. It is chock full of information about how to find coupons online, and is virtually my other blog, page for page, all in one package. I am thinking of retiring the coupon blog for one about going to school online, which seems to interest more people.

So far, I have sold zero copies. Tangible items are easier for me to sell – things like clothing, laptops, and coupons themselves. I find electronic information like e-books and computer programs to be lousy sellers, but Pat has had so much luck with his – which is so much more specialized, etc. than this one, that I decided to try it. Since I am finishing the blog and starting another today, it also gave me a good stopping point.

I wrote my e-book in Microsoft Word 2007, which now has the ability to save files in pdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader) format for easy e-book writing. I published the e-book using the four publishing methods listed below. It has yet to sell a copy, but it has only been around 20 hours. My goal is to sell at least 10 copies before investing in any advertising, etc. I would hate to waste advertising dollars on something that is not going to be successful at all, and I really haven’t had much luck with digital media. If you have an excellent topic like Sam, I would recommend it. Otherwise, I’ll probably stick to clothing, etc. on eBay.

1. eBay – eBay is a good site to publish your e-book, I guess. eBay is always a good method to market just about anything. Here is a link to my eBay advertisement if you would like to see an example of a published e-book on eBay.


eBay listing of The Complete Online Coupon E-Book

Most anything sells on eBay. Grilled cheese pictures of the Virgin Mary, etc. Why not my e-book? First, they want you to use some type of classified format, but I just bypassed that. Just change the keywords in your title. A short summary and $2.15 later, my e-book was up and running. Now the little e-book is just waiting on a purchaser.

2. Tradebit – You must register for an account at Tradebit. Click here to register. There are no fees, etc. to sell your product, but a fee is taken from the sell of your product. In other words, if you sell your item for $4.99, Tradebit will probably make some type of fee from it, usually around $1 for that much, and you will receive $3.99 for the sale of your e-book. Other might sell your e-book for you and make a commission similar to Clickbank, etc. Tradebit is a good starting point, and you can list your item for free. You can also sell music, etc. there. Here is a link to the listing for the e-book on listing of the The Complete Online Coupon E-book

3. – Lulu is a wonderful site for authors. You can package and sell your ebook here, and they even have marketing packages available. The marketing packages are too much for me, but you may find them useful. Marketing the e-book is probably the most important part of publishing your e-book. If I sell my 10 copies, I will probably market more. Who knows? At, you select sizes, bindings, etc., upload your files, build a cover, set the price, and promote your book all in one place. I find to be a great place for authors, and I would recommend it to anyone with a manuscript.

This is my Lulu created cover:

ebook image listing of The Complete Online Coupon E-book

4. MobiPocket – Amazon e-books supposedly are sourced from MobiPocket now. I’m not sure. I listed my book here as well.

5. I have also submitted the book to I am not sure if they will accept the manuscript, but at least I tried. CreateSpace is also an excellent source when it comes to publishing a book. This is’s way to put your book in actual print form and sell it on, and it’s free! listing of the The Complete Online Coupon E-book

Things to do : An effective press release, post links on forums, etc., send a few emails, and do some more marketing research, write a post for my other blog to sell e-books. Post an update later.

Here is another eHow article on How to Promote an e-book

Stay at Home and Work Opportunity: A+ Certified Computer Repair Technician, How to Study for the A+ Exam for Free

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The A+ exam is CompTIA's exam for troubleshooting and configuring PC Hardware and Software. The certification exams can be taken at Sylvan Prometric and VUE testing centers. There are no pre-requisites for taking this exam and it is very common in the IT industry. Studying and preparing for this exam can be fun, and this article will detail many of the ways the CompTIA exam can be studied for.

To get A+ certified, one need to pass
A+ Essentials Exam 220-601

A+ Core Hardware Exam Objectives include Installation, Configuration, and Upgrading, Preventive maintenance, Diagnosing and Troubleshooting, Motherboard/Processors/Memory, Basic Networking, and Printers.

A+ OS (Operating Systems) Exam Objectives include Operating System Fundamentals, Installation, Configuration, and Upgrading, Diagnosing and Troubleshooting, and Networks.

and one of three available optional exams:

  • A+ IT Technician 220-602
  • A+ Remote Support Technician 220-603
  • A+ Depot Technician 220-604

There are several ways to study for these exams.

One great way to study for the A+ exam is to review free videos on computer repair, the A+ exam, and various videos detailing computer parts. Websites online to review these videos include:
- YouTube has many videos detailing great information for A+ exams.
- Google videos also have many instructional videos available on a variety of different topics.

Many sites online actually sell video sets for use when studying for the A+ exam. If you combine these 2 great free sites, then you can really save some money and have a unique, almost hands-on method to study for the A+ Exam.

Many sites also offer CompTIA A+ Exam flash cards to study for free.
- ProProfs is one of the most comprehensive sites on the web for flashcards. You will find many, many sets of flashcards here for almost any subject. The pro is that this site includes many different sets of flashcards and thousands of individual flashcards just on the A+ exam. The con is that the quality of the individual flash cards sets may vary. These flashcards are submitted by students, people studying for the certification exams, and professors alike. This is a great place to acquire A+ flashcards.
- This is another flashcard exchange site, and it features many flashcards that one can use to study for the A+ Exam.

There are several textbooks and regular books that one can use to study the CompTIA A+ exam as well. You can usually find inexpensive ones at, Barnes and
Noble, and even eBay. They normally come with cd's chock full of information and practive exams enclosed.

CompTIA A+ Complete Certification Kit

Practice tests and quizzes are also available to help you review material before the examination. This is an excellant way to study for the exam because you familiarize yourself with the types of questions that are one the exam. Preparation for the exam cannot get any easier than practice exams.

Practice Exam Sites:

Podcasts and blogs are also another neat way to study for CompTIA exams. This site offers some great podcasts from a blogger that has an awesome blog all about A+ examinations. Visit his blog , for some great exam information including information on connections and ports, microprocessors, RAM, flashing the BIOS, and Motherboards among other things.


* not only features a few short practice exams, but will allow you to search for CompTIA approved study material. This allows you access to up-to-date and more official information. Lots of time can be wasted studying for Windows 95 based exams.

* Even if you decide not to start your own home business, an A+ certification can be used elsewhere. This is just like any test. If you take your time and study, you can pass. Even with not much experience. Good Luck!

Computer Businesses That You Can Operate From Home

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There are many work-from-home opportunities out there, but in light of the recent changes to global economy, you may want to create your own. There are many options available for those of you willing to brave the small business world. From simple resume writing services to more complicated software programming businesses, many home-based computer businesses can be forged.

Here are some ideas:

  • Become an answering service
  • Be someone else’s bookkeeper
  • Become an Affilliate, Sales Representative, or just plain telemarketer
  • Set up your own spamming service
  • eBay reseller
  • Amazon reseller
  • Create an Avon/Mary Kay/Whatever website that your friends and family can order from.
  • Publisher of software, e-books, etc.
  • Blogger
  • Coupon Newspaper Publishing
  • Graphics Artist
  • Article Writer
  • IT / Business Consultant
  • Income Tax Preparer
  • A+ Certified Computer Technician and Repair Business
  • Internet Marketing Service
  • Secretary or Virtual Assistant Home Based Business


For all of these, you will need a computer, printer, internet connection, and some time and effort. Niche markets are often the most profitable, and and internet auctions along with sites like seem to be the most reliable. You must find your own cocktail.

Join Associated Content

Associated Content is both a good website for starting an online writing business and researching ideas about home based computer businesses. Honest, objective opinions not tailored to rob you of your money can be found here. Just search Associated Content with terms like home-based computer business, work at home, make money online, or make money with my computer. Editors here are required to remove spam like articles, and you won’t encounter too many links to squeeze pages requiring investments which can make Google searches using the same terms tiresome. e-How is also a great, unbiased source for how-to articles on home based businesses and work from home opportunities as well as EZine articles.

Finally, it is best to start out small. Large investment should probably come after experience and testing out your idea. This is especially true of auctions and anything else that requires an investment. Investing in something that is not tangible might not be a smart idea, either. Make sure that there is some kind of guarantee before investing more money than you can afford to lose. Keep in mind that may not be possible or realistic to part with all one’s stock quickly. Items may take time to sell, and often profits are barely enough to cover fees and expenses if you’re not careful. Good Luck!

How to Make Money Writing eBooks Online

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Writing online is one of the best ways to make money online for someone without a large investment or advertising revenue. It is often free, takes only a small amount of skill, and is only limited by your creativity. Writing to make money online can be done on the side and only requires as much time as your favorite episode of ER three nights a week to start making some money. Blogs, Articles, and eBooks are all ways to make money writing online. eBooks are the next logical step in the make money online writing process.

Step 1. An eBook must have a sales page to sell.

The sales page is what sales the eBook. This must make a great impression on the reader / buyer or no one buys the book, and you won’t make money from it. Usually people use some type of squeeze page, and if your budget is really tight, you can always host your squeeze page on a free hosting site like Google Pages, Webs, or a multitude of other free sites.

Step 2: People Judge an eBook by its Cover.

The eBook must look like it’s worth the money as well. There are many eBook cover designers. Navigate your browser to download a free eBook program that helps you literally design your entire eBook for free. There are tons of others online if you search for them. Write your own eBook on free eBook writing software.

Step 3: The content should be worth the money.

There is nothing worse than downloading an eBook full of air. Most times you do get what you pay for in the eBook world, and often you will get six pages with 2 links to someone’s squeeze page for anything less than $3.00. I have yet to download a really valuable on for that price. Please do not write awful eBooks! The entire industry will suffer.

Step 4: Market your eBook.

"E-Book Marketing Exposed" - How To Write, Price And Market Your E-Books For Profits!

Write a blog, do a website, and whatever else you can to market your eBook. Amazon, eBay,, and Clickbank are all great places to market an eBook.

Step 5: Add unique items like videos in order to stand out from the crowd.

Videos are a unique option for an eBook and will add value an worth to your eBook. People are more likely to buy video eBooks depending on the subject, and likely to pay more.

These are just some ideas and steps for writing an eBook online. View YouTube for more videos on the subject, and you will certainly see another post on the subject. – Make Money Online Posing As a Juror

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jury1 Some time ago now, I signed up for – the online trial experience. This is a site where you sign up to be a juror and make money online by judging a trial before it ever happens. This gives the lawyer in the trial a better idea of what the verdict might be before he goes to trial. It also gives him or her ideas and new perspectives in the case. This is by far one of the most interesting ways to make money online.

The pay is nothing to make a living from. Considering that it took 3-6 months after signing up to be an online juror before I received an actual case in my email inbox. The pay is $5 to $10 per case, and you will be informed of how much each case is before taking it. It takes around 30 minutes to review the case, fill in the form, and give your official opinion. There are absolutely no charges for making money online through

The case I read was very interesting. It was a medical case concerning an operation / procedure that should never have happened. I was very surprised at the results. They only rewarded the lady a mean of 12,500. In my opinion, the award should have been much higher! My estimate was 250,00. That’s what makes it so interesting. You can enter your opinions and have a look at the insides of a trial case.

The typical eJury case works like this:

Step 1: The attorney prepares the Case Submission which consists of facts from the perspectives of each party, the jury questions which would be used at trial, and personal questions designed to obtain additional feedback.

Step 2: eJury converts the attorney's Case Submission into an "html format" and posts it to a secure location on our website where only eJurors in the county of selection can access the case. The eJurors in that county are then notified by e-mail that a new case has been posted.

Step 3: The eJurors return to our website, log in, and begin reviewing the facts and answering the questions, each clicking a "Submit Verdict" button upon completion. Once the minimum number of verdicts have been rendered (usually 50), the case automatically concludes. A case summary is posted later for those interested in seeing the results.


There are some qualifications for being a juror. You must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, be of sound mind and good moral character, be able to read and write, and have never been convicted of a felony or under indictment or other legal accusation of misdemeanor theft or any felony charge.

This is a wonderful, no-investment-required way to make a very small amount of money on the side. It’s honest, simple, and does not require much effort. is definitely worth signing up for, just don’t hold your breath.

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My Newest Work From Home Journey Experience, Home Business Connection Magazine

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In the mail, there was this magazine, Home Business Connection. I don’t think I subscribed, but maybe I can find one legit home business opportunity to try for free. I do not like initial investments. Usually there can be found a way to access the same opportunity for free elsewhere, so I steer clear of upfront business investment type payments. Here are some links that I looked into, some of which cost money.

1) – This link advertises cashing in on the bad economy by brokering mortgaged homes. It’s only $195 for the “building wealth together kit”. I am helping to build someone’s wealth if I buy this…

2) – Easy Path to Wealth? I have to pay to sell vacations. NO ONE is going on vacations this year. Are they supposed to use their unemployment or the money cut from their salaries? Not that promising of an opportunity for me. My friends don’t have any money.

3) – well the website didn’t cost them much. This is a portal to another website, someone’s affiliate marketing idea. Let’s see.. “The Perfect Home Based Business”…What could it be? Robert Kiyosaki from Rich Dad Poor Dad endorses it, and he is one of my heroes. I think it’s selling vitamins? Amazing Sublingual B-12… Hmmm…I can get B12 for like $3. I don’t know if this one is for me.

4) This is a very informative video on turnkey websites so that you will be aware of exactly what I mean: – this is a turnkey website! I was really interested in those a few months ago. Your only responsibility is to pay for and advertise the website. These are pretty expensive, although cheaper than I expected. Psychic, Adult, Sports and Dateline 900 numbers are the areas that this company specializes in. These seem like pretty popular topics. I am skeptical. To order by PayPal, you have to call on the phone. I think I should try to reach this business by phone first.

I just don’t see anything that is going to turn my dreams into reality today. Why do I have to be such a pessimistic realist? There are probably great opportunities out there for people that aren’t just sales scams. I am still below my goal of $100/week, but I do work a lot. I do realistically make about half of that and could make more if I had more time, but I am not ready to completely work from home or be my own boss, yet. I am still trying to find a work-at-home rainbow.

This is my idol:

His name is Pat, and I subscribe to his blog. He has just written an e-Book about LEEDS and housing or something and made like 50,000 from it. He is the one who initially inspired me to write eHow articles, and he got laid off around the same time that I did. I don’t remember how I found this blog, but this guy has sooooooooooo much more work from home / make money online talent than I do. Maybe one day I can be as successful as he is…

Triond – Uniquely Publish Your Article for 50% of Advertising Revenues

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Make money Writing: Write and sell Web articles -


blog posting is only concerning Triod, one way to make money online writing. Search the blog for eHow, Associated Content, Helium, Bukisa, and “make money writing” for more articles on how to make money writing online. allows you to make money from articles that you write. The catch is that the material has to be unique, and cannot be published elsewhere. Submitting duplicate content is not allowed. After submitting your unique content, you are published on someone’s website that is related to your content. Triond accepts written articles, pictures, audio, and video.

This is how I found out that your content must be unique:

“You have submitted duplicate content. We have found identical content already published online. You can only submit original content that has never before been published in whole or in part on the Internet. This includes duplicate items that you yourself have authored.

This message was emailed to me just moments after submitting my first article. Read before you write!

You can opt to be paid PayPal, check or Western Union. A MoneyGram! They really go all out! From what most of the writers on Triond claim, this just isn’t a huge money-making venture.

Triond also has a widget for your website or blog. Triond is linked in to Twitter. They also have a community that should be joined if one hopes to succeed on Triond. For other secrets to success as a Triond writer, check out this link:

Triond doesn’t seem like the spot for beginners without much time on their hands. You must also be willing to sell out to the hottest topic list in order to really make bank. All this added to the fact that your articles must be unique equals a tough website for money making purposes. All in all, this is just another post on how to make money writing online, but Triond seems best suited as an alternate money making website for authors to me. As to photography, audio, and video, Triond is probably a blessing in disguise. At least they pay by PayPal.

Online Markets for Writers: How to Make Money by Selling Your Writing On the Internet

My Sunflower Staffing Olay ProX Disaster Event

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Sunflower staffing offered me an event through a secret shopping website marketing Oil of Olay's new anti-wrinkle cream, ProX . This past weekend was super busy for me. Ultimate multi-tasking skills were needed for this crazy little anti-wrinkle secret shopper/vendor assignment that I picked up for Olay. First of all, let me clarify, these are the things I was working on this weekend:
1. A 40 hour a week temporary full-time marketing position that pays the bills for however long it lasts.
2.Spring Semester finals for Clayton State University . Most of the finals must still be taken on campus, even though the classes are online. Cramming for the finals alone was enough to make one exhausted by the time my event rolled around on Saturday, my last exam date and the day of my Olay event. 
3. My work from home position for, which takes around 2-3 hours a week depending on the emails. 
4. My new boyfriend. Romance is really impossible when you're this busy, and task #4 took a real back seat this weekend. This is still worth mentioning as it did take time and effort. 


So, the event seemed to go off without a hitch. The store did not seem to have much product. Only one Pro-x starter kit was available for purchase, but I just assumed that since the paper I had glanced at stated that the staff member could report zero for inventory, that was all the product that was needed at the event. That was the first mistake I made. Here are the mistakes that I learned from at this vendor event.

Staffing mistakes and lessons learned for future reference:
1. Always make sure that you not only check in with the manager, but that you verify the manager's title. Do not assume that the man standing at the door asking you who you are is the manager. This might be the greeter.
2. After checking in with the manager, make sure that you inform him that there is a shortage of inventory if applicable. Work to get the available inventory out on the floor. Letting the assistant manager in on the fact that your inventory is super slim is a necessity from the beginning. There was only one box of product there, and it was my job to sell the product. This really made it difficult, and since I did not check in correctly with the manager in the beginning and inform him of this, it will probably be my fault. The assistant manager was informed; however, and he did not alert me to any left over inventory. 

3. Always keep track of your boxes! Never let them out of your site. Put them in your car when you're done. Sam's will crush and throw away your boxes, and you will be left without U.P.S. labels which cost lots of money. 

4. Make sure you take care of the small details like activating your debit card, before you reach the store. These small details can take hours. Don't let them interfere with the smoothness of your operation. 

Just keep everything flowing easily and know where your supplies are. This seems like such an easy gig, and it is. It is if you know what you're doing before you get there. The event itself was a fun time of free lotion for everyone! The ProX really works. The back of my hand was taut and you could see a noticeable difference before the end of the day from product demonstrations and sampling alone. Plus I got to keep the kit! Win! Win!

Free Brainstorming Session on How to Increase Google Page Rank

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This new article submitter only submits to the same site(s) over and over again. How frustrating. It does submit articles to 87 websites, only I think it’s more like 5. Here’s the link. It’s free and better than nothing.

And of course a quality, free video on improving your Google Page Rank.

How to Increase Your Google Page Rank

I am trying to increase my lousy Google Page Rank without having to pay money.

It seems some of my posts are Googleable… What’s the problem?

Google Hacks Exposed - Improving your Rank on Google

Google Page Rank - PageRank is a link analysis algorithm used by the Google Internet search engine that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set. The algorithm may be applied to any collection of entities withreciprocal quotations and references. The numerical weight that it assigns to any given element E is also called the PageRank of E and denoted by PR(E).

So in order to increase Google Page Rank, you must have links to your pages. One way to do this is to have links everywhere. This blog has a Google Page Rank of 0 at the moment. Page rank is usually based from 1-10. MySpace has an 8. CNN has a 10. has a 7. has a 0. It has to be difficult to get a 3. That’s my goal. How much do you have to pay to get a 3?

Here is an interesting white paper on Google Page Rank

Here is one of many link submission sites to help you, although I think you must have around 100,000 links for a 3 rank. Maybe more. Not sure, yet.

squidoo also allows you to submit links on things called lenses. That reminds me. I need to check my Squidoo account. I have made a few dollars online, don’t get me wrong. Not much. But I still have yet to make anything with Squidoos! Everyone else does. I suppose I don’t have time to market them as well, but now that they have resurfaced and grabbed my attention, the make good Page Rank constituents. Only mine do not have a good rank! Oh! Fudge!

More on the Google Page Rank free creation mystery later. It’s my bedtime. I am going to have to return to this page for reference.


Selling the Dream

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From time to time I include some content on this blog that is unoriginal because I think there is great merit and usefulness to the content, and I have master resell rights to it. Master resell rights are something that you should look into. You can republish articles from others on topics that suit your blog or website. Here is an article that I found both fascinating and useful.


Selling the Dream

Network Marketing: Selling the Dream (Part I)

by: Fernando Rivadeneyra

Copyright 2005 Fernando Rivadeneyra
Are you tired of struggling to make ends meet? Unexcited about driving in rush hour traffic? Burned out at work making your BOSS’S dream come true? You have a choice in life but most people choose to live in constant fear. They are scared to death of failure or success. They feel small. They don’t feel they are good enough or important enough to make a difference. There is a secret to success. All it takes is a dream.
When was the last time you dared to dream? Have your hopes and aspirations been squelched by life and no longer express your dreams to others? Are you no longer asked about our dreams because you are expected to have accomplished and attained them by now? For the vast majority of the population the dream has been replaced by a nightmare. We all continue to seek happiness, security, independence, and riches beyond compare. Many have managed to achieve these things in their life through network marketing.
Network marketing maybe the answer needed to revive your dream machine. However, not everyone is suited for network marketing. But if you have moderate people skills and are a big thinker, network marketing could be right for you. In this the first of four parts, you will find out what a prominent author says about network marketing and why he believes network marketing is the ideal vehicle to wealth and prosperity.
For someone exploring a network marketing opportunity for the first time, the book written by Robert Kiyosaki entitled, “The Business School for People Who Like Helping People” is a book to have.


Robert Kiyosaki reviews several ways that one may become rich. However, the path offered by his Rich Dad may be the most realistic and also holds the greatest profit potential. Rich Dad's path to success is simple just build a business.
Robert Kiyosaki prefers network-marketing businesses because there exists very few barriers to entry. Some of the richest people in the world come from the business quadrant. There is a bad connotation of network marketing and it is because most people don’t understand the purpose of networking. The richest people in the world build networks. Everyone else looks for work.
Network marketing scares some people. It scares your bosses who want to continue to maintain control over you. It scares people in the investment business that hope you will never read any of Robert Kiyosaki's books and listen to their advice (while they participate in illegal investing techniques with your money). "In network marketing" Kiyosaki says, "they want you to get better. In the workplace, they don't want you to get better. It's a rat race."
The title of this book tells it all -- network marketing is not a "get rich quick" vehicle. Rather, it is a business school where the ultimate goal is personal growth. Robert Kiyosaki presents eleven "hidden values" of a network marketing business. This is the ideal tool to help you look beyond the hype, see the network marketing opportunity for what it really is, and set realistic expectations for your personal success. This book gives a solid, realistic foundation from which you can chart your course.
Robert Kiyosaki also says that network marketing is the perfect B-Business for some people but not everybody. It's all based on values. Some people are weak and need the security of a paycheck. Others, who want freedom and are willing to develop themselves, will find network marketing the Perfect B-Business for them.
Some sophisticated business people like to take cheap shots at network marketing and say it's not really a business. But how would a MBA know what a real business is when all they are is an employee---the E Quadrant. Network marketing puts you on the B-Quadrant only without investing hundreds of thousands of dollars, having to buy or rent a building, or pay employees. In real estate you use leverage in the form of other peoples money. In network marketing, you use leverage in the form of other people’s contacts, other people’s energy.
There are tax benefits to owning your own network marketing business. As an employee you are paying the absolute maximum in taxes. This is money you can be using to improve your lifestyle, invest in your network marketing company, in real estate or set aside for retirement. And of course, this is the information age. Never has it been easier to reach more people via network marketing than it is right now. (Please contact your tax consultant for specific deductions)
The future is looking very bright for network marketing. Why? There are already several economic trends in place that will drive more and more people to participate in network marketing in the very near future. For one, people are looking for alternatives to the job market. Many people are tired of the long commute, 9-5 routine and the myth of "job security." They want freedom and network marketing can give that to them.
People are tired of being pushed around by unappreciative employers. Tired of being dedicated to the company hoping for a long tenure only to be downsized. People are also tired of the schemes and scams by brokers, brokerages and mutual fund companies. The average individual does not have or does not want to risk the large capital required for a conventional business.
A dream is not a job. A job can be very tiring and not very rewarding. For some it is working in corporate America for 29 years and on the day you only have 30 days left to retire you are laid off. For others it is working at two fast food restaurants for 80 hours a week and earning minimum wage. Your story may be different but if you have a job you are not working for your dream. You are working to create the dream of your employer become a reality not yours.
Network marketing may very well be the last great opportunity to achieve the American Dream. As Robert points out in his book, networking isn't for everyone, but it is a great way to create a passive walk away income that will give you freedoms and options in other investments. That's probably the number one point he makes. You don't need to become a networking guru, but, you can create a secondary income of $1000, $3000, or even $10,000 a month and use that to live your dreams.
Yes the future does look very bright for network marketing. No doubt network marketing is the wave of the future. Networking is a brilliant idea. In network marketing the average guy without much money can keep their day jobs and start their network marketing business part time. No major capital investment and unlimited income opportunity without risk. You’re in business for yourself, but not by yourself.
You are invited to visit to hear from people that never gave up on themselves and their dreams. There is no better time to be in business than right now. The company mentioned in the video has the system, compensation plan, the leadership, track record, and consumer oriented products to make your family’s dream come true marketing financial services. Additional information can be obtained by visiting Terry Bradshaw's Pick Of The Week at and learn about the Realty Revolution at
Join me in the exploration of network marketing. Future articles will outline the pitfalls of network marketing. Then find out who make the ideal candidates for network marketing. And finally what are some strategies to use in network marketing.
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Fernando Rivadeneya is an affiliate of World Leadership Group. For information on leading edge technology marketing consumer oriented prodcuts visit:
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7 Work At Home and Make Money Online Things Worth a Second Look

Author esantra Category , , , , , , , , , , , , , – This is another work at home blog. She made $25,000 in the first year with this blog. Lots of decent advice. I don’t think this blog will make that much. Does anyone know how to increase my Google Page Rank by a landslide? - A place to buy sell and trade. Kind of like eBay and accepts Paypal. This site might be worth checking out. It looks populated and barren at the same time.

3.www.bukisa .com – This is one way to increase your Google Page Rank. Publish articles that relate to your blog or website with links to your blog or website in the pages. This helps your increase links to your site. You can also earn lots of money from page views. You are paid an amount per page view. The more content you publish, the more you are paid.

4. eHow – This is one of the easiest ways to make money online. You don’t have to write long articles with correct grammar and punctuation, just tell people the steps you do to get things done. Then, sit back and relax as the money piles in every time some one clicks on ad from one of your articles! This is the easiest residual income ever!

How to Videos & Articles:

5. is a wonderful automated surfing tool. Just sign up to be a member, input your website, keep the computer on the site for around 4 hours, and pouf, a thousand free visitors to your website or blog. Recommend it to others for even more hits! All for free while checking email, etc.

5. Entrecard- This is a great site for bloggers. One might overlook it at first glance because it seems nondescript, but the cute site will generate lots of traffic for your blog. Boost your visitors, grow your audience, network with other bloggers, and market your products and services all in one place. You will need a 125x125 image for the icon though, and a place to put the widget. Approve and reject other blog ads to place on your page for exposure. In order to place your ad on other blogs, you must drop it by pushing their drop button on their widget. Read on.

6. – find tons of affiliate companies here to sign up for. With hundreds listed, you are sure to find one that suits you. Affiliate programs include affiliate networks, ad networks, 2 tier programs, pay per sale, contextual ads, pay per lead, residual income, datafeeds, multi tier programs, popups and banner ads, pay per click, ppc search engines, business opportunities, etc.

7. Extora – This is a personal day organizer or todo list. It sits on your desktop, and is super easy to use. Just point and type the thing you have to do and viola! The todo list is there for you reference. Extora has a very modern look that complements Vista tremendously instead of the worn out normal todo list freeware. You can download Extora Pro or the freeware edition. Have fun!

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