Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October is going Great

Octobers online earnings have actually been going great, I just have overlooked my blogs for the last month. I am still writing a few articles a week and working on a few other online income sources. The last few weeks I have struggled a bit, but I have still been working as much as I can to reach my personal online earning goals. My most profitable online income source would have to be Mturk and Yahoo Contributor Network. These two sites are giving me a little extra income each month, and all of the other things together is helping me pay a few bills.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Progress Report for September

I have not reached all of my goals that I was trying too with my Home Income, but life can get in the way sometimes. I have been doing pretty well though. I have updated two of my blogs a few times this month, I submitted quite a few articles on a variety of sites, Squidoo has been doing great, and I have been committing at least an hour 5 days a week to doing other activities that make money online. I know that I did not reach all of the home income goals, but I am happy with what I am accomplishing. I am trying to get a schedule down, but with a 4 month old baby and working full time, I am having a hard time adjusting.

I am proud of one of my Squidoo Lenses, Your AVON Business. This lens has been doing great on the site, and I have been earning a little money off of it each month. I am not making a killing or anything, but if I can copy the earnings onto a few more of my Squidoo lenses I would actually make a decent monthly earning on the site. I am working on adjusting a few of my older lenses and see if I can replicate the earnings.

Other Earning Squidoo Lenses:

 Making Money from Home Writing Articles

Organizing Your Home Business

Direct Sales Tax Deductions

Direct Sales Business and Advice

I submitted a few articles to Yahoo, and made a few dollars in upfront payments. I submitted one article a few days ago that received more than 20 hits within a few hours of it being submitted. It has continued to get a lot of views each day and I am hoping it will get even better. The article is Work at Home Mistakes to Avoid. I have gotten views on the other articles as well, but the views on Work at Home Mistakes to Avoid continues to grow. I am happy with articles that people enjoy reading, and hopefully they find it helpful.

There was one other article that I recently submitted that is doing well, and I really enjoyed writing it. The article, Single Mom Living on a Single Income, is personal to me. The things that I share in the article is things that I personally do to survive as a single mom on a single income.

I just wanted to share an update with my progress on my home income. It is a work in progress. I wish I could go back to working online and making a few hundred a month. I am still making money, but since I have slacked off on doing my work I have not been making near as much. This definitely shows that the more work you submit online, the more money you will earn on a regular basis. I hope everyone is doing well with there home income, I wish everyone the ability to earn even more. Good Luck!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Meeting My Weekly Online Goals

I have been doing pretty good with meeting my online goals. I wrote a few articles, worked on other projects and feel like i am moving in a good direction. I have been adjusting to working outside the home as well, so it has been a little difficult to get everything accomplished until I get used to my schedule. The pressure that I have to make enough money to pay for everything is overwhelming at times. Not only am I taking care of my son, but I also have my mom, sister, and her three kids. I know I can do this, but I have to get everything on a set schedule and push myself to make sure everything online and around my home is taken care of. God has blessed me with the ability to take care of my family, all I have to do is get it all together!

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Life, New Goals

It has been a little while since I have updated my blog, but I have been busy. My family and I made the big move to Colorado on the 15th of August. It took weeks to get everything together, and hard work to get it all moved with three women and 4 kids. I have to say that I am proud of us, because we did it. This is a new life for us and I am making real goals in my life that I am sticking to.

To start I have found a job, and it is a decent job for the area that we live in. It will be full time and I will be able to get benefits after six months. The only problem is that the income will not cover everything in the house and my mom and sister are both disabled. I have a couple of options; find a second job or work even more online. I am choosing working even more online. In the last few months my work has suffered because I have not made myself stick to a schedule or focus on goals. Well that is going to change. This is my new life and I am going to make goals in all aspects of my life.

My Online Goals for September: (Starting small to adjust to the schedule)

-Write 10 articles a week
-Update blogs at lease once a week
-Put together 5 Squidoo Lenses
-Work at lease an hour a day on my other projects

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I am a new MOMMY

I am officially a new single mommy as of the 10th of June. I have been recovering since then, so I have not been able to update my blogs in the last few weeks. I am doing great, and feel like a new woman. I am tired as can be, but I know what my purpose in life is now. It is to raise my son the best I can and give him the life that I want him to have. In order to give him a better life I have to work my behind off. I can't go back to work for another few weeks, so my online income is my top priority. I know I am not going to have time to work online constantly, but I can work when he is sleeping.

In addition to being a new mommy, I am in the process of trying to move to Colorado Springs, CO by the end of June. It is my mom, sister, her three kids, my son, and myself trying to pack up a house and move to a complete other state. This is the biggest move I have ever done in my life, and i am a little worried, but I know God has it under control. If we stayed in Texas there would be nothing good coming from it, so it is time for all of us to start over.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Update on Mturk

I signed up for Amazons Mechanical Turk (Mturk) a few weeks ago. I have to say that in the beginning I was a little skeptical about the site, but I trust Amazon. It took me a few days to get comfortable with Mturk, but I have been able to learn a little bit every day.

The first week on the site I made a little more than $7. This was the week I took time to look around and try to figure out exactly what I was doing. i spent approximately an hour a day on Mturk for the first week. I was taking low paying tasks that I knew would be paid that day.

The second week i did do a little better, almost $9. I spent about the same amount of time on the site, but I was experimenting with different tasks. I learned that you really need to watch the time you put into a task. Some pay very little, but take more time than it is worth.

The third week was much better, I made more than $32. During the third week on Mturk I missed a few days, but I found a few great tasks that I could do in a fair amount of time. I figured out the time I put into tasks averaged to be about $5-$6 an hour. I wouldn't say it could be a full time income for me, but it is a great addition for me. Mturk is also helping a lot with my recent maternity leave.

My Opinion of Mturk:

I have been working on Mturk tasks for a little more than three weeks now, and I have learned that you can make a decent amount of money in your spare time. The best ways to make money is to try different tasks and see exactly which ones you can do timely enough that the pay is worth it. I do not recommend taking something that pays you .01 and takes 3-5 minutes to finish.

Now if you have a few minutes to work on Mturk and there is not a large amount of tasks that pay more you can take a few of those just to give you a little extra income. I will take some tasks that average lower than others, just to work the time that I have open. It gives me a few extra cents going to my personal income, and I was not doing much else with my time anyway.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ehow has Made an Offer

I just happened to go into my Ehow account today to notice that Ehow is shutting down there WCP Program. I was actually very upset at first, but then I noticed that they were making me a very fair offer for all of my articles that I have submitted onto the site. They are offering me approximately 2.50 an article. Since my average time spent on an article was only about 30 minutes I feel that I have earned my time plus more on the site. I really wish that the site would not have changed like it did because I made a lot of money on Ehow.

Well I guess it is so long to Ehow. I will be going through my other sites and deleting any content that I had copied, since Ehow will own my content now. I am glad I did not put a lot of content on other sites. If any of you haven't checked your Ehow WCP for a while, I suggest doing it. They stop paying on the 5th of the month, and will remove all content that has not been sold to them by the end of the month.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Can You Make Money with Mturk

I had heard about Mturk before, but have always been a little skeptical. I finally decided to sign up for the Amazon site about three days ago. I have to say that in the beginning I was wondering around the site. I accepted a couple of HITS, but wasn't sure what would come of it. I spent about 10 minutes on Mturk and made about .20. Most of my time was trying to figure a couple of things out.

The HITS from the first day was approved very quickly, so I decided to try and earn more money. The next day I spent about 30 minutes on Mturk trying a few different HITS, and made close to $2. I have to say that I messed up and accepted a few that wasn't as easy as I thought, and received negative marks while wasting my time.

Since I began with Mturk I have made a little more than $5. I have not spent a lot of time on the site, only about 20 minutes a day. I try to do a few HITS that I can make the most money in the least amount of time. Doing this helps me get the most out of my time, and I can still focus on my other online income sources.

So Can You Make Money With Mturk?

In short, yes. Making money on Mturk will take a little getting used to, and you have to learn about the projects before jumping in. If you take your time, learn the HITS, and figure out which HITS are worth the time, you can make money. Within a matter of a few days I am halfway to the amount needed to cash out, and I have not spent much time on Mturk. I figure that I will be able to make quite a bit in my spare time during the day. I feel that every amount can make a difference in my home income, and my personal finances in general.

Fundraising for a Family in Need

I wrote a post the end of March explaining my efforts to help a family in need, and my efforts have been OK. With my online earnings I was able to raise about $200. I was a little disappointed about the website that I had created for her. There was only one donation of $100. I am thankful for the money that I have raised, but I am wanting to give her even more. I raised $300 for April, now I am going to try for one more month of fundraising for this single mom of three. I have a donate button on my blogs, and the website is Denise wade family fund. I appreciate every cent, every article you read, and any other donation that anyone can make. All of my May earnings and everything donated through paypal or the website will be helping the family. Thank you everyone.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Inboxdollars Has New Earning Methods

I am an avid user of Inboxdollars, and have been for a couple of years. I enjoy reading a few emails or taking surveys and getting paid for it. A few months ago they added the search bar to there earning methods. You earn .02 per search, up to five a day. Now they have added even more earning methods; tasks and videos. I honestly do not know a lot about the tasks, but I have been using the video method of earning on Inboxdollars for a few days now. So far I have watched 20 videos, and earned .56. I do not think that is bad. I spent about 20 seconds on each video. On average I am making about .15 a day with the Inboxdollars videos. With the searches (3-5 minutes), videos (1 minute), emails (1 minutes), and occasional surveys (1-5 minutes, 2-5 days a week) I am earning about a dollar a day.I am happy making an extra $30 a month on one site, it is a great addition to my online income.

Monday, March 28, 2011

All of April Earnings will be Donated to a Family in Need

I know that I have a lot of struggles, and I need the online income that I do receive. There is someone that needs it worse than me, and I will be donating all of my April earnings to help them. I want to share there story so some of my readers may help if they can.

My sister, Denise Wade, has had a very hard time for the last 8 years. She has been on life support 8 times, had her pancreas, spleen, and part of her stomach removed. She has been diagnosed as a diabetic, and has ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). Just her transplant medication alone has a cost of $2000 a month. Denise is also on approximately 8-10 other medications that have a monthly cost of $1500 combined.

In addition to her medical problems Denise has recently been left by her husband of 16 years. She is disabled, and is a single mother of 3 great kids. In recent weeks she has learned that there is a big possibility of her losing her home because she is unable to keep up with the note. Denise has been blessed enough to get help with her utilities for the month of March, but has not been successful with any other help.

Denise, and her kids, needs my online income more than I do. I wish I could help them even more. I am also setting up a website in her honor, but it will not be active for a few days. As soon as it is running I will post it on here as well. If anyone know of anywhere that she can turn for help please let me know. I have been helping her find food pantries and other small places that help, but I do not want them to lose everything because of her not being able to work.

I will be putting a temporary Paypal donation button on this blog, and all donations will be given to the family to help.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Online Clothing Resale Shop

I look at many different ways to make money from home, and have had a few successes. One thing that I try from time to time is selling clothing online. I have done fairly well at times, but I do not have the room to store clothing to start an full online clothing retail shop. If you have a little extra room, and would like to start an online clothing retail shop you should read one of my articles. These steps have been successful for me, and I would do it full time if I had more room.

How to Start an Online Clothing Resale Shop

Monday, February 7, 2011

Inboxdollars Payment

I just requested my payment of $31 from Inboxdollars. I have made over $100 from the site in the last year and a half. It may not sound like a lot, but I really do not spend a lot of time on the site. I have been earning even faster since Inboxdollars has given the option to use a search bar to earn. I have doubled my earnings every week by doing very simple things that I do every day anyway. I try to find some of the easiest ways to earn money online, and Inboxdollars is one of the easiest earning sites. The site does have a large payout of $30, but you actually enjoy receiving the larger amount. I wouldn't recommend using just Inboxdollars as a way of earning online, but it is a great addition to other income sources. Sendearnings is another great earner that is similar to Inboxdollars.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Survey Changes

I have been a member of mysurvey for a few years now, and I have always loved how they worked. They have made some changes now that I really do not like very much. They used to offer checks as the only payment, now they do not offer checks at all. You can get gift cards, items, or paypal payments. These payment methods are ok, but all of these items cost more points.

I will still be a member of mysurvey for a long time, because I trust the people that run the site. I do not like the changes very much, but I can always adjust to change. With any online earning site you always have to adjust to the changes that they may make.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Squidoo Lenses

I have been working on Squidoo for a month or so now, and I enjoy the site. I have not made a lot of money on Squidoo, but I do see the potential on the site. I wanted to share my lenses with you all. If you would like you can take a look and let me know what you think about my Squidoo lenses,

Your AVON Business

Helpful things for Single Expecting Women

Nona's Squidoo

Thanksgiving on a Budget

Budget Maternity Clothes

Making Money from Home Writing Articles

Direct Sales Business and Advice

Dora the Explorer Party Supplies

Saving Money in Your Home

Monday, January 3, 2011

100 Firehow Articles

I have been with Firehow for about 9 months, and did not put a lot of focus on the site in the beginning. I have written more than 25 articles for the site since the beginning of December 2010 and reached the 100 article mark for the site today. I am actually very happy about this because my income has been increasing with my articles. I should reach close to payout every month now, instead of taking a couple of months to reach. Firehow is what I believe to be a great site, and has a lot of earning potential. I make a residual income of about $100 a month from Ehow with 400 articles, I honestly feel I could get close to that with Firehow if I keep working like I have for the last month. I have also made it to Firehow Expert Member!!

If anyone else had any success with Firehow, please let me know.

Read my Firehow Articles

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and wish everyone well in 2011. I am trying to push even more focus on my home income, and I am hoping for big things this year. 2011 has been a fairly good year when I have been focused. I have made over $1000 on Ehow and have not written on there in months. On other sites I have made about $700 give or take. I have enjoyed receiving my payments from these sites, but I am wanting to make more out of it this year.

I will be returning to  school in a couple of months, and will be taking maternity leave in May. so I have to get my online income in order. I want it to be a good source of extra income so I will be able to spend more time with my new baby when it gets here. Thank you all for reading my blog throughout the year, and I hope to be able to share my success with everyone in 2011.