Friday, September 21, 2012

Small Home Income Streams

Since I have been working exclusively from home I have considered sites that will give me a small income stream. In the past I had signed up for small income stream sites as well, and made a fair amount of money. These sites I am talking about are sites such as PTC, paid to search, traffic exchange, or other types of paid per action sites.

Are these sites worth the time?

I use Donkeymail, Inboxdollars, easyhits4u, MTurk and a few other sites that I make a small income on, but are they worth the time? I would say yes if you can do them in a small amount of time, or if you can do them while you are doing more than one thing at a time.

I make an average of .10-$1.00 a day on these sites each day, and I spend an average of an hour total on all of the sites. So all of the sites I work on I earn a total of about $2 a day, but I do them when i am doing other things such as searching for other ways to earn money, or coming up with article ideas for writing sites.

Conclusion:

I think they are worth the time, especially if someone really needs extra money coming in on a regular basis. Some of the sites do take time, but learning to use your time wisely will make them worth the time.I will probably continue to use these sites even after I build up my income on the writing sites that I use. These sites will never allow me to earn a full time income, but they are a good addition to other income sources.

What do you think about small income streams, are they worth your time?

Friday, September 14, 2012

All Writers Beware, Serious Plagiarizing Issues on Knoji!!

I have been writing online since 2009. I have had a few plagiarizing is since then, but not one as bad as I found a few weeks ago. This person that is doing it is even using my pen name, nonar21. I found this site because I decided to search the user name nonar21. Guess what? They were actually ranked higher than all of my article profiles online. Every one of their articles have been copied from my articles that I published back in 2009 and 2010.

I am so freaking mad. I have contacted the site, and the person. I am waiting now for a response. Knoji is the site, so I am recommending that others check to see if someone may have done this to them as well. I worked hard to write these articles, and someone is earning money off of 62 of my articles.

Does anyone else know what else I may be able to do. This is ridiculous, and the site does not seem overly concerned that someone is stealing to help them.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Increasing AVON sales

AVON is one of the top direct selling companies for women, and is seeing a lot of men become direct sales reps as well. With AVON you have a small upfront cost, then unlimited earning potential. When you AVON sales in the best opportunity for you to make a real income with AVON. These are a few of the easiest ways to increase your AVON sales, and increase your earning opportunity.
Begin by using the easiest form of promoting your AVON business, word of mouth. Word of mouth will give you a great deal more sales if you are a good representative. Give each of your customers a great experience and they will promote your AVON business in return.
Offer incentives for referrals, new customers, and even large AVON orders. If you offer a customer 25% off there order for referring another customer that orders more than $25 you will increase your earnings. Both customers will order an average of $50. $50 will usually put you into a different earning bracket, so you will still be increasing your AVON sales.
Use yourself as a promotional tool to increase your AVON sales. Promote yourself everywhere that you go. I find the easiest way to promote yourself is to wear an AVON pin, and as many AVON products as you can. If you show that you are proud to be an AVON representative, and proud to show off their products, you will increase your sales quickly. People know the AVON name, they just need someone that sells the products.
Take AVON brochures everywhere that you go, and be sure to leave one anywhere that you can. If you are going to leave a brochure in places such as doctors' offices, be sure to ask if it is OK. The best thing about asking is that you may get the employees to order from you as well.
Have an AVON home party for your current customers, and have them invite a couple of friends. You should also invite a few people that you see as potential customers. Order at least $20 worth of AVON products for each person that RSVPs so that you will have products that people want then. If your guests want to order something that is not available, offer them an incentive for placing an order.
Set up an email reminder program for your customers. Most people tend to forget to place their orders, so sending out reminder emails could easily increase your AVON sales. For example; if three of your customers forget to place their $25 order you will lose $75 in sales, and most likely a profit level.

Increase your AVON sales by knowing all of your products. There will be customers that have questions about the products you sell. If you have no product knowledge, they will usually decide against the product. There are a lot of great tools on the YourAVON site, make use of them. Another way to learn about products is to give the item to someone for free if they will answer questions about it. This will give you first hand product information.

All of these steps are easy to do, and do not take much effort. If you do these steps on a regular basis you will increase of your AVON sales each campaign. Make a goal to increase your sales each week, and do everything that you can to reach the next pay bracket. There is a big difference in your profits if you earn a 50% commission, rather than a 30% commission.

Your AVON Business

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hectic Week with Home Income and Classes

I have to say that this has been a really hectic week for me. I have started classes, and I am trying to get them in order so that I can be more productive with everything. I take three online courses, and one class on campus. I was thinking that it may be a little easier with the online courses, but I think I was wrong.

The thing with online courses is that you have to learn all of the software, read your texts, see if there is any hidden activities on the site, and still get everything completed on time. I finished everything for each class, and even got ahead a little.

With my online classes I have not been working as hard this week online as I should have been. I wrote about 5-8 articles, kept Squidoo updated, and did some other small things that I do online to make a few cents here and there. Starting tomorrow I am focusing more on getting everything scheduled. I need to make sure I get everything completed with my classes as well as work hard to make some money.

I am still not working, and will be seeing a surgeon in two weeks. I am hoping that I can get this doctor to rush a little. Since I am the person that is responsible for my son, I have to figure out something. I have rent paid for this month, but next month will be here before I know it. I have to figure it out. This is a stressful time, but school and my online income are very important, and I have to get everything accomplished.

I am scared about it all. Life has thrown  few curve balls the last few weeks, but I know God will show me the way. I cannot sit here and worry about everything, even though I would love to hide under a rock. I would love to not have anything to worry about financially for a few months, but that is not going to happen. If I would play the lottery it could happen, but I have to actually leave the house to do that.

If anyone has any tips that they could share, please do. I am looking for part time positions to do from home, seeking help with rent for next month if I cannot pay it, or help with utilities. No, I am not asking for any help, I am asking for someone to guide me in the direction that I need to go for help.

Maybe I can just write my butt of for the next month, do you think it could give me $1300? LOL. I will work on it all. My boy, nieces, and nephew are worth it.