Monday, April 30, 2007

Bad News

I may have mentioned that my goal in finding something from home, is to bring my husband home. I also would like to find something my 63 year old dad can do from home.

My husband recently started a new job and really likes it. I, on the other hand, hate it. Not because I am clingy or because I can't stand for him to work outside the house, but because since he started there, its like he never has any free time. I will be forever grateful if he can come home and do what he really wants, which is comic book art. He's really good and he has been pursuing his BA in gaming for over a year.

My husband is great at his job, but he has always made it a priority to be off when he's off and to make family time his number one thing. Hopefully we can find something that will allow for this.

My dad, on the other hand, was at his company for over eleven years, and the day after Christmas, was called in to the owners office and laid off. He is 63 years old, as I mentioned before, and nobody will hire him. He is on unemployment now, and he already had to file for early social security.

Isn't it a shame how our people are treated? Isn't it a shame how these companies own us and then discard us because they don't think we are useful any longer?

I am determined to find something that these men can do from home. I am determined to find something that will allow them to stand up and say, you don't own me.

Stand up with me today and take your life back.

(If anyone has any ideas let me know please. LOL)

Friday, April 13, 2007

Are we studying the right books?

On Sunday mornings I run down to Starbucks in Barnes and Noble, with my mom. We drink our coffee and wait for the book store to open its doors. So lately I have been looking at the books marked Start Your Own Internet Business and 206 Jobs You can Do From Home and all the rest of the books in the work at home section. (Yes, the bookstore has a work at home section)

I'm sad to say I didn't find anything good. Most of the jobs are outdated and some of the sites listed don't even exist anymore. I realized the problem at once. See by the time someone writes a book, gets it published, and sees it on the bookstore shelf time has gone by. What people that have great resources need are ebooks, so that they have ever changing information. I have even found a few on the web, like Stacy Perez's free ebook that is updated constantly. I originally saw her ebook on another work at home site, and I have requested that I get a link to it for this blog. Hopefully you will be able to see this wonderful resource soon on this blog. I will certainly send out a post letting you know when it officially becomes available here. So stay tuned for that.

In the mean time, be careful what you read, and if you get a published book regarding work at home jobs or starting your own business, make sure you check the dates on the book. Make sure its new and remember because its on the market in bookstores all accross the nation, they are most likely going to be be picked over jobs anyway.

Cha Cha after the shine wears off.

The happiness we all felt at finding a new job at Chacha a while back has officially lost its luster. Although, still at great search tool, it is not such a great job.

While it definitely allows you the flexibility to get on to work whenever you want, it doesn't not pay you enough for you to consider being at work.

The new rule is that we won't be paid after 6 minutes. We have so many crank queries that I have given up even trying to take them. Its actually more of a hassle to work there than it is to go through and tighten up my budget.

At most, I have been getting paid $5.00 an hour. It is literally .50 cents every 5 minutes. There are some people still trying to work it out, but the vast majority of us have dropped it due to low pay and the irritation of never getting a real search.

Well, I guess it was just to good to be true.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Blog money...The Wave of the Future

It seems that everyone I know is trying to make money from home somehow. Crystina was talking to a few people from Chacha the other day about GDI, when she was told about Now I have heard that some people actually make money from blogging, but I had never actually known one who did.

This guy explained that the business started out slow in November of 2006, but now he is making a little over $4,000 a month. How you may wonder? Well so do I.

I tried to do a blog business last August, but to my disgust couldn't find a way to get people to my site. So it was great for Crystina and I when the guy offerred to help us start our own blogging business.

We both got set up with payperpost and he is going to give us more companies to get started with when we get the basics down. has some definite must haves to get your blog accepted by them. The two I know about are 1. The blog has to be 90 days old or older, and 2. It has to have a minimum of 20 blogs on it in the last 90 days. The reason I know about those two is because those are the two reasons, so far, for which, they have rejected my blog. (SMILE)

I don't mind, because once I get the hang of this thing, I can tell you guys too. In the meanwhile, I have the link to on the right hand side of this page, so check it out. I will be back with more, but don't hold your breath, it could be a while. (lol)