- Turnkey Website Series

Author esantra Category , , , , , , , , is a turnkey website work from home business. A turn key website is one where you pay a hosting service to provide you with an empty turnkey website template that you can put your products into. It still runs under your domain and can be personalized, but it is considered "pre-fab" and ready to go in hours or even minutes. I think this might prove profitable if you have a good idea, and you are a beginner when it comes to designing websites.

Some of the features of include:
  • Access to Over 60 Million Products to Sell
  • Turnkey software that is hosted with no server side programming required.
  • Built in real time tracking
  • Google Adsense
  • Google Analytics Capable
  • Supplemental ads for extra monetization
  • Commissions from eBay, Commission Junction, Amazon
  • Unlimited custom pages
  • Logos
  • Category Customization
  • Categories automatically generated. 
  • Article content with merges RSS content for SEO
  • Automatic blog publication to
  • Article submission to Digg and
  • Widget module to build backlinks and page rank.
  • Affiliate program built in
  • The pagerank 4 in 3 months guarantee.

There are many other benefits to I am beginning a series on Turnkey websites because I think I would like to purchase my own soon to go with the blog as long as it is relatively inexpensive. is not too expensive. $97 per year with the domain name. 

Steps to signing up for
  1. Sign-up
  2. Pick your domain name.
  3. Enter your Amazon ID and eBay IDs.
  4. Configure your income store.
  5. Promote your income store using their tools.
  6. Collect money from Amazon, eBay, CJ, and Google directly.

This seems like a legit idea. I know from personal experience that all these companies do pay, and if your page rank is high enough, you can most certainly make back $97 a year.... - Freelance, Contract, Jobhunting Website

Author esantra Category , , , , , , , looks like a dream land for the at-home worker. It is chock full of work at home positions for computer gurus. There is a test that you must take that lasts an hour. I do not have time to take it right now, but I am writing this posting for the sole purpose of reminding myself to look at this site as soon as my new laptop arrives. It should arrive on Tuesday. I am very excited about the arrival of my new laptop, but onto

Job hunters are called "Providers" on Here providers can register, build their online profile, take free online certifications, and apply to jobs to get started on Odesk. There are over 100 free online multiple choice tests. I think this is an awesome idea because not only do you mainly receive jobs that are suited to your abilities this way, but you skills will be proven and undisputable. You can receive job alerts or set up an rss feed. 70% of jobs feature an upfront payment here, which is awesome! I love Associated Content because they offer upfront payment! You will also have a detailed Odesk profile. 

This is a global site with global rates. Unfortunately for some, it is a lot lower than the average American salary, but there are many competitive salaries and offers. Here is one example:

  • Hourly: $3,125 (843 hours)
  • Fixed-Price: $1,070 (5 projects)
  • Total: 35 posted, 13 paid
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

This roughly translates to $3.71 per hour, half of our minimum wage. This is an administrative assistant position that mainly deals in internet research, etc. Much better than Amazon Turk, but still lacking as far as a livable US wage. If you can develop email server applications, you may be paid:

  • Hourly: $8,163 (562 hours)
  • Fixed-Price: $0 (0 projects)
  • Total: 28 posted, 18 paid
  • Location: Neptune, United States

This is around $15 an hour, which isn't too bad. Odesk averages 388 jobs posted with an average
rate of $12.04 when I checked on 2/22/09. If you need to know what a reasonable free lance 
rate is, check out their rate statistics

Odesk also features their own blog, forum, and store. One of the coolest features is the team room. Here you can work together as if your online work team were in the same office, collaborate with team members, and see work being done as it happens. Have fun!

Recession Job Title #1: Street Performer

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Average Street Performer Salaries in Brookline, MA

Street Performer



With an average salary of $55,000, you may decide to pursue a career as a street performer while collecting your unemployment. Do you have an act you can perfect? This is also a great way to break into some industries such as the music industry, and donators love street musicians.


Robert Gruenberg makes money juggling chainsaws in Venice. You can sing, dance, do magic tricks, play a musical instrument, tell jokes, juggle, or mime. Buskers, a.k.a. street performers can also make money doing acrobats, animal tricks, balloon modelling, clown tricks, comedy, fire-eating, dancing, comedy, fortune telling, sword swallowing, and the list goes on and on. Another added benefit to being a street performer is that you can set your own hours and be part-time or full-time. 

Find a good location for your act. Venice is popular. Any location where tourists gather is usually a good idea. Try to steer clear of cops if you don't have the needed permits, and check with business owners or managers if you are performing in front of their venue. Remember to station yourself near the necessary conveniences such as a bathroom, restaurant, or whatever else you may need. 

Make sure you perform at the best time of day for your specific talent and the location you are in, and dress appropriately. Try not to look like you live on the street, but that you are a performer. Creative dress may also make you some extra money. Just have fun and enjoy showcasing your talent to the public.

Put out a tip jar of some kind to collect donations. Some people use open guitar cases, hats, or dog food dishes. Some street shows actually feature bottlers that collect the money themselves.

There are three basic types of busking:
  1. Cafe Busking - usually used by fashion shows, musicians, etc. and occurs in restaurants.
  2. Walk By Acts - usually used by musicians.
  3. Circle Shows - usually used by sword swallowers, etc. 
Famous Street Performers:
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Paul McCartney
  • Jewel
  • Joshua Bell 
  • Peter Mulvey
  • Bon Jovi


Discount Gift Cards - Best Buy, Target, Visa, Wal-mart, and Many More

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Discount gift cards are a great way to save money. You can buy discounted gift cards online at a fraction of the regular cost, and the best part is that gift cards can be combined with other offers! That means that if you have a 50% off coupon and you purchase a discount gift card, you can save an even larger percentage! This is a great way to save money on
anything that you must shop for. Gift cards can be found for places like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Belk, Budget Car Rental, etc. 

There are many online vendors that offer discounted gift cards for your favorite vendors.

And that's just to name a few. Perform searches online using "discount gift card" as your search terms.

Purchase the discounted gift card at a low rate so that you save money when you shop at places you would have to shop anyway. Marshall's, Payless, Target, and Walmart. eBay currently lists a $500 gift card for only $475. That saves you $25 that you would spend anyway. Especially if you need to purchase a big ticket item such as a big screen TV, a laptop, or back to school clothing.

The best part is that the gift cards can be combined with other offers. Coupons + discounted gift cards = awesome savings! In this economy, we need all the savings we can get! Shop for less with discounted coupons!

Shopper's Advantage allows you to get both coupons and gift cards for a monthly rate. There are so many special deals here. This is a huge discount program on everything from meals, dining out, movies, and just about anything else you can think of. Check out the website:

If you use, you can earn rewards that equal money, etc. just from buying discounted gift cards.

How to Get Paid to Donate Plasma

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Plasma is the liquid your red blood cells float in. It is a yellowish color. It takes around 2 hours to donate plasma. When donating plasma you will have two needles in your arm. One is going and one is coming. Donating plasma is a popular way for college kids to earn extra  money and sometimes you will see ads in the paper for plasma donation. If it is your first visit, expect to fill out a mountain of paperwork. When you are through, you will usually be paid cash for your donation. This is a great way to earn "emergency" money, and the actual drawing of the plasma only takes around 14 seconds. 

Donating plasma does help other humans as well as earn you some extra spare cash. Giving plasma does not actually hurt any more that someone normally drawing your blood. Giving plasma is not bad for your body, and it does not involve donating part of your immune system. Hemophiliacs are the main recepients of plasma donation. Each hemophiliac needs about 600 bags of plasma twice a year to replenish their platelet count. Remember, blood is something that cannot be artificially made. Your donations will be appreciated. 

To find a plasma donation center in your area, try this site:

Sell your files on Autopilot

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Sell your files on autopilot. Learn how with this free downloadable ebook. As an amateur programmer, I have been looking for this ebook for some time. I have a database I would like to put on this blog among many other things that I would like to package an sell as downloads. The idea may not be that profitable, but is something that I should definitely know how to do. This ebook allows you to sell your files on autopilot, without software, and at no cost to you. You can use it to sell pdfs, images, videos, presentations, mp3s and many other files.
Selling files and software is way easier than selling physical items because you do not have to bother with physical storage, shipping, inventory, etc. A file can be sold repeatedly for an infinite number of times with no need for physical storage. You will need some way of accepting credit cards. A free Paypal account is really all you need for this. This file teaches you to how to use

Here is a video I made for you guys on
exactly how to use

Here is the link to the $1.00 money-making database that I created as a test item for just in case you guys want to use it! Have fun!
My $1 database :

The things you can sell on include:

  • Audio Books
  • eBooks
  • Music
  • Software
  • Video
  • Trials
  • Subscriptions
  • Databases
  • Many Other Items

Affiliates also sell your products for you for a cut on You must pay a commission, but if it the file is normally meaningless anyway, this may definitely be worth it. This is a great way to start a subscription service or offer a trial for your product as well, and all you need is a PayPal account. What are you waiting for? Get started.

January Payouts

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1. is the winner this month. This company is a group of virtual assistants that has hired me on. I do not do much work for them because I am so busy with college, a part time job, and my forays into the work from home experience. This is an apply to work position. The company is a team of virtual assistants that offers these services:

  • creating blogs

  • wordpress installations

  • managing client's facebook profiles

  • sending press releases

  • bookkeeping

  • arranging travel

  • tracking business

  • updating websites

  • sending newsletters

  • giving remote computer support

  • managing email

  • placing calls

  • setting up appts/meetings, ordering gifts/groceries online

  • generating new leads

  • researching

  • all the things that hold you up from having any time leftover for yourself

This is a really fun company to work for. I absolutely love the work, and the payment was easy and quick. She is a legit company that pays, and the experience is what makes the position so awesome for me. I have learned so much since I started there. This was exactly the kind of online work I was looking for!

2. Associated Content is probably second, but only because I received a $10 bonus for publishing more than 5 pieces in December. I also received $3 for a piece I published on population control. Associated Content is a reliable, trustworthy source. I am not the best, most practiced writer in the world, so my payouts are low. You do actually have to do work. Besides the upfront payments, you also receive residual CPM payments. Mine are slow in coming ($1.09 so far), but this is real money. I like Associated Content. It's fun to see your name in print.

3. eHow comes in third with a payment of $12.63 from Demand Media, eHow's alias. These are my eHow stats:

Articles Written: 65
Article Views: 11,510

As you can see, I have put a lot of work into the $12.63, but next month I should make around $5 or $6 dollars for the same articles, and so on and so on ad infinitum....

4. I received $1.47 for selling my time and effort cutting (disclaimer) coupons on eBay. This helped pay for my newspaper subscription, and at least someone who could use the coupons in this troubled, murky economy received them. I also made $38.37 for a harddrive that I wasn't using, but you can hardly call this profit since I paid $80.00 for it 3 months ago.

5. I also received an $8.00 check from a secret shopping job that I did for Sara Lee.

This month, the blog did not make any money. My Google Adsense was cancelled for some reason before reaching minimum payout amount. Here's what they said:

Hello,While reviewing your account, we noticed that you are currently displaying Google ads in a manner that is not compliant with our policies. For instance, we found violations of AdSense policies on pages such as stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on sites with content related to programs offering incentives to click links or ads, read emails, or surf other websites. This would include, for instance, auto-surf sites, pay-to-read email networks, and sites comparing various pay-to-click programs. Please visit our Help Center ( for more information.As a result, we have disabled ad serving to the site.Your AdSense account remains active. However, we strongly suggest that you take the time to review our program policies ( ) to ensure that all of your remaining pages are in compliance.Please note that we may disable your account if further violations are found in the future.

Sincerely,The Google AdSense Team

So I switched for this blog. I have other monies, but they may never reach payout.

Ok, that's it. I will update you again in another month or if something spectacular happens!

ACN - American Communications Network, Endorsed by Donald Trump

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ACN stands for American Communications Network, a company that has been in business since 1993. Note: This is not a free opportunity. This opportunity costs around $500 according to and the ACN website. This is a multi-level marketing company. What sold me is the video phone. I love unique ideas for making money. While not free, this is a cool idea. That said, you can continue with the rest of the post if you like.

ACN is one of the largest direct selling companies offering telecommunication services. ACN offers residual income opportunities, wireless communications, Internet, home security services, satellite t.v., local and long distance calling, and a digital phone service.

Here is a video featuring the video phone:

It really is a neat sell. I am not sure how profitable this opportunity is, and I have just featured the article because I like the video phone. When not in use, the video phone showcases your latest pictures. I really want one. ACN digital phone service utilizes your broadband Internet connection for phone calls VOIP style. Home security services are provided through ADT. DirectTV or Dishnetwork provide ACN satellite television, and you are allowed to chose which you would like.

ACN is the world's largest direct seller of telecommunication services serving Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

ACN, at the time of this posting has a BBB rating of B-, and posts the BBB symbol on its websites. ACN is not a scam. It is MLM. If you personally know others who might be interested in the products that this system offers, or if you can recruit new representatives, then ACN may be for you. Oh yeah, and the video phone is neat, too.

Blog Template Seperation

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My old blogger template and Internet Explorer decided that they were not compatible and chose to go their seperate ways. I am very sad. The installation and management required to convert my old blogger template and my new blogger template are now taking place. I apologize for the lack of new material in advance.

For some mini-post material to keep you guys going, I have discovered two new neat ideas that may work to your advantage: - this is your guide to starting a profitable business. It is a valuable magazine that you can subscribe to ( or view past issues digitally for free ) that actually comes in your mail box. I am a firm believer in always having your mail box full. True Wealth Magazine is chock full of work from home, online business, and MLM that you might want to take a look at. The publication is bi-monthly, a great source for entrpreneurs, and a good opportunity for advertisement possibilities. - this is a work at home job search engine. Check out the following job description.:

Appointment Setter:

Job Location: Applicants required to live in a specified location? No

Job category: Customer ServiceJob

type: PermanentSalary: payment schedule variable

Date Posted: 2009-02-02

Job description: Salus Marketing, a national insurance marketing company, needs conscientious workers with good phone skills. Work involves calling new leads generated at seminars: high net-worth prospects interested in estate-planning. Set appointments for insurance agents to visit prospects. Work from home part-time or full-time, your choice.

Requirements: Must be a hard-working self-starter. Must be able to call anywhere in the country and handle time-zone differences. Must be detail-oriented (spelling, grammar, juggling calendars). Must be organized and able to take concise notes of conversations. Must have access to computer email and Google calendar. Pay is dependent on number of appointments set - $15 per original appointment; $10 per rescheduled appointment.

There are many more like this. Feel free to peruse at your leisure. This site looks fun and interesting. There are tons of jobs with no locations. Have fun!

I hope to have my blog looking something near finished soon. Everything's a mess!

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