Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sweepstakes Anyone?

Tonight my Family and I were looking through the 2009 HGTV Dream House Giveaway site with drool coming out of the corners of our mouths. I want to win so bad I can taste it. After a lot of dreaming and discussion we agreed we'd be one of the families that just couldn't afford to live in the dream home even if we won it. The reality is that out of the ten homes they have given away only one family chose to live in the HGTV Dream Home instead of selling it. That family went into financial ruin and now face a $639,000 tax bill that they can't afford to pay. I think we'd spend a little time living in it while we were selling it, actually HGTV will buy it from you. We'd use the money to build a less expensive dream home that would still be a heck of a lot nicer than what we have now. Plus I think I'd have to keep a good bit of the furnishings and still get a pretty nice price for it. Anyway as so often happens while surfing the web I got to thinking about entering other sweepstakes online and came across this really cool site that gives away really nice prizes on an ongoing basis. The name of the site is AnyLucky Day. Find out if today is Your Lucky Day here. This week's prize is a really nice Canon MX300 All-In-One Printer
/Copier/Scanner/Fax. Previous contests have awarded prizes such as I-Pods and I-Pod docks.It's free to enter so give it a shot, the odds of winning are probably a billion times greater than winning HGTV's Dream Home.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Survey Spot-Scam or Not?

If you haven't heard already, Surveyspot is a very popular survey site
that pays cash for your answers. That's what devoted Surveyspot members say -- Surveyspot is a great survey site with cash
, prizes, and the opportunity to make money without leaving the house. Simple, right? An investigation into Surveyspot says otherwise, although they are legitimate. So what did this investigation uncover? Believe it or not, a lot of positive things: money is made, Surveyspot isn't a get-rich scam, people actually do win money, the surveys pay -- but when you get paid is an entirely different matter.Here's what you should know about Surveyspot. Surveyspot is a website created by Survey Sampling International, a huge provider for survey sampling solutions. Survey Sampling International was founded in 1977 to provide companies with survey opportunities to help their business. Legitimate survey sites run this way: companies request they send out their surveys for a small fee, the survey site sends the surveys out, and people fill out the survey. The pay entices the average person, the surveys are filled out, the company gets the statistics to better their business, everyone is happy. By filling out a survey, you help a business improve. Without you, business don't improve, and survey sites can't exist -- at least legitimate survey sites.Here are the requirements for joining Surveyspot: You must live in the United States, Canada, or United Kingdom; you must be 18 or older; you must provide a mailing address. Once you join, Surveyspot sends surveys -- at first, only in small amounts. Once you fill it out and prove you're a loyal customer, Surveyspot increases the surveys, throwing in paid surveys also. Not all surveys sent by Surveyspot are paid, but completing a free survey sometimes leads to product tests or another paid survey. This is a plus.A quick note: You'll find that you don't qualify for a lot of surveys. You'll be taken to the Surveyspot page, informed you don't qualify, and taken to a instant win screen. Surveyspot has an instant win sweepstakes you can enter after the end of each survey -- whether you've qualified for it or not. You have two options for entering: a scratch card or a slot machine. Finish these mini-games and you can win 5, 25, or 100 entries into their sweepstakes. You can win many things, including $25,000.Does this review sound too good yet? Here comes the bad part: when they pay you. Surveyspot isn't fast, quick, or reliable. They're famous for this. Your money won't be credited into your account until the company verfies all information and reports it to Surveyspot -- believe it or not, you won't see money in your account for up to 6 weeks. After you're done waiting for your money to appear in said account, you can request your money sent as cash. That's if you made the $5.00 minimum payout, of course.Then you wait. You wait, and you wait. You wait for weeks for Surveyspot to receive your money request, and when they verify it, a check is sent out. And you wait some more.Impatient yet? Your check should arrive in 4 to 6 weeks, depending on where you live. By the time you've forgotton about your check, you'll receive your money in the mail, ready to be cashed. It's a long, bothersome wait, but at least you got your money!Surveyspot isn't that bad though -- it's just not great for impatient folks who need cash fast. Surveyspot pays more money than other sites, ranging from $3-$5. $10-$20 surveys exist, but they're rare. You get paid (eventually) and it won't screw you out of money, but don't depend on it for quick money. Surveyspot isn't quick. It's efficient. If you want fast money, go elsewhere.
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stay at Home Moms-What do we do All Day?

O.K. Someone finally had the gall to ask "What do Stay at Home Moms do all Day?" My Husband is smart enough that it wasn't him! You have got to read this wonderful column from Carolyn Hax who is a style column writer for The Washington Post. Even I didn't realize just how much we stay at home moms do . The hand that rocks the cradle truly rules the world!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Make Money Online

In my everlasting research on ways to make money online I came across a blog that you definitely need to check out. The guy's name is Grizz and he tells you in detail exactly what he does to make more than $70,000 a month online. The best part is he isn't trying to sell you a darn thing. Unlike the million and one make money online scams he's really giving advice on the best ways to make money online. Most of them deal with SEO and keywords but he does have some great information on Google adsense and Project Payday with screen shots of the payments from the money he makes online each month. Well worth a look . Read every bit you can, I did and already I am making more money online through Google adsense. Check out Grizz's How to Make Money Online Blog HERE. Drop me a comment and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Send Free SMS Text Messages Online

Hey Guys-just to help save a little money we have only one cellphone in the house, whoever leaves takes it with them. Sometimes you just need to send a SMS text though so I found this really cool application that lets you send free SMS text messages online. I installed it over there to the right so you can send your own free text message to anyone with a cell phone. It's free, no catch nothing to sign up for, you don't even have to enter your e-mail address. You can send as many free sms text messages as you want and never pay a cent. The only problem is they can't text you back so you need to keep your free text messages short and to the point. That's it have fun with it come back anytime you want to send a text message online!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Promoting My Home Business

Sorry I haven't posted in a while but running your own at home business is very time consuming! You would think it would be so much easier not to get up everyday and haul yourself off to your 9-5 but the reality of a home business at least in the beginning is that you are working on some aspect of it seven days a week. Since taking the leap to start my business at home-I do Pet Grooming, things have been building up pretty steadily. I have been self-promoting everywhere I go. I made a little postcard flyer that I designed at and I leave some everywhere I go. Since my particular at home business is dog grooming I really want to establish a good relationship with the vets in town so I made sure to introduce myself to them and explain what kinds of services I was offering. I also went out to our local S.P.C.A to volunteer some time. I let them know that I was willing to groom some of their dogs that were in bad shape in the hopes that they would get a nice home now that they looked more like a doggy and less like a leafpile with knots in it. I did let them know that my motives were not entirely altruistic, I hoped to get some referrals from there and possibly a newspaper story about the groomer who was generously donating time to help the dogs in need. See we all win, the dogs get fixed up and I get customers for my home-business. I have also spent some time going door to door in nearby neighborhoods promoting my home business. That has worked out pretty well, people tend to favor a face to face meeting. Always have your appointment book with you wherever you go. I even handed out a business card at a traffic light the other day! I was returning a load of customer's dogs and they all happened to be standing on their hind legs and looking out the windows of my Explorer naturally this attracted the attention of the car next to me so I rolled down the window and gave her a business card. The point is hand out promotional materials for your home business wherever you go. Usually the first rule of opening your business is Location, Location, Location but in the case of a home business it is Promote, Promote, Promote

Friday, January 16, 2009

Legitimate Paid Survey Site

I wanted to share my earnings for Inbox dollars since I signed up last month. Like I said they are kinda slow but if you really worked at it they definitely would add up quicker. Scroll down further in my blog for the paid survey link to inbox dollars. Make sure you put your own referral link on your page as they pay you for those too. I am going to spend a little more time doing paid surveys this month there just to see what kind of earnings are possible. I like them because they don't promise you You can make $5,000 in a week and stuff like that. They are simply a legitimate paid survey site that gets paid from advertisements and passes a small amount of that revenue on to you.
Earnings at Inbox Dollars so far:

Signup Bonuses
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Cash Offers Earning
Cash Surveys Earnings
Cash Games Earnings

Cash Shopping Earnings
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Referral Rewards 1
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Referral Information 2
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