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28 May 2009

Still Can't Get Enough of Making Money Online With Music? Try Songpeople.com

Songpeople.com is another great paid-to-review-music website which allows users to participate in surveys, rating the given tracks of unsigned artists and earning rewards after that. This rating system also serves as an official research tool for some institutions in the music industry, including radio/TV stations and record labels.
 

How does this all work?

Signing up is free.  Once done, you are now eligible to participate in the surveys, tracks form unsigned artists which can come in both audio and video format.

Surveys are by invitation only, sent via email. That means you have to wait for your surveys to come, and you can only access the surveys (offered to you) when you receive the invitation and accept it. Also, these usually run for a certain period of time before poll is close so users should be regularly checking their emails for updates.   
 

The Reward System

Well, you don’t get hard cash but you do earn points for each survey you take that can be converted to cash vouchers which you can use with online retailer programs like Amazon.com. Upon signup you’ll get free 100 points in your account to start with. Number of points at stake varies from survey to survey, and may depend on how long or how complex the given survey is.

You can easily access your points on the Prize Store under your account. If you wish to redeem them, indicate how many points and an equivalent voucher code will be sent via your email. This, in turn, is what you will use to spend with Songpeople’s Prize Partners. Choose among these online retail stores and you will then receive the appropriate e-voucher for the specific store. Note that your voucher code via email can come within 42-days time, while your e-voucher for the chose Prize Partner is within 10days time.

Also, Songpeople also hold online competitions from time to time. You will be notified via email if you win any price, such as CDs and other freebies, so you can confirm your address for shipment of the item in 42 days. Plus, in Songpeople you also get the latest updates inside the music industry. 

Sellaband: Another Online Money Making Opportunity for Music Lovers

Sellaband.com is an online community of aspiring new artists and music fans. It works pretty much like Slicethepie, in which its system works for both the artists and users as well. Sites like this are always good breeding ground to find new artists. There are lots of new music, new talents, plus you get to meet and socialize with other users as well. What’s cool is that you can also customize your profile/home page, upload photos, playlists, and blog posts too. 

What’s in store in Sellaband?

Signup is totally free. You can sign up as an Artist or a Believer (Sellaband users are called Believers). 

Artists need to raise at least $50,000 before they are able to do album recording, and this amount is actually reached through collectible contributions from music fans. Minimal investment for users to support their favorite artist is only $10. That’s why users are called “Believers”, because in doing so, you become a “Believer” of that artist. This is also called the “Buying Part”. The cool thing here is that, you can freely increase your contribution to that artist (before he reaches the quota), say give another $10 or $20, or you can move your contributions to another artist if you want to, or you can take your money back instead. Almost nothing to lose.
Sellaband also have an Incentive Program (loaded with prizes and items) exclusive for those who invested more than $10 in a particular artist. 

Besides money, there are other ways to help your favorite artist in their fund-raising. You can campaign them to your personal network and online communities, giving them more exposure.  
In return, if your chosen artist successfully raised sufficient support and recorded the album, you get the limited edition CD shipped to your address, or free album download instead. Also for every Part you bought (multiple contributions), you get 50% discount for every CD copy you’ll buy in the market.  

Plus Believers also get a share in the revenue on album sales. So naturally, it would be beneficial also to you to promote your artist’s record.  The more albums sold, the more shares you get. In fact, Sellaband claims that as much as 50% of net revenues went to the Believers during a 5 years time. 

06 May 2009

Get Paid to Review Music - Do it Through Slicethepie

What is Slicethepie? 

Slicethepie is an online community of new artists and music fans, which both share benefits from the web-based service. It was founded by David Courtier-Dutton back in 2007, and as of to date, has grown to more than 9,000 artists and 50,000 scouts.

First of all, if you’re an artist, Slicethepie a great place to sell yourself and your music. Slicethepie is designed to help new artists (amateurs and unsigned singles, bands, groups) kick off their careers. Through Slicethepie, an artist can raise funds from music fans to literally finance their album recording and releasing. It also offers much needed marketing and exposure. It’s also a great place for music fans to find new songs and new artists. 

Next, we’ve mentioned the term “scouts.” Users or “scouts” are the ones who listen to tracks, rate music, and post a written reviews about what they have listened. Now here’s the punchline: Scouts get paid for their music reviews.  

In other words, Slicethepie.com is really an online money making opportunity - a get-paid-to-review-music site. New artists signup and create their own account where they can upload their music (The name of the artist is not disclosed by this time) then scouts get the chance to listen and review them.

Note that scouts are expected to post quality reviews - just a few lines will do. You cannot, of course, cheat on this by just copy-pasting, Slicethepie can easily check plagiarism. And while Slicethepie encourages an honest feedback, you can opt for a constructive criticism instead rather than giving out indecent comments and have your account terminated.

For scouts, there is also a rating system. You can improve your status by writing quality, constructive reviews and scouting actively or regularly. The better your status, the higher your rate for each review you give. 

Minimum payout is only £5, and you can withdraw it via PayPal. Note, your first £5 must be invested in your chosen artist though. 

What’s more, not only does Slicethepie allow every music fan to play like talent scout, it gives ordinary users the opportunity to be investors as well for their favorite artist.  

If you know the trade in the music industry, you know you’ll definitely earn from this. Users as investors rely on their own judgment (and instinct) on finding which artist had the potential to be a future success. The catch is that, fans can then invest (for a minimal amount) and later get a share of profit. 

Among the thousands of new artists on Sliecethepie’s listing, the top 2% (who gets the best reviews) are put upfront for 2 weeks to raise more funds. How can fans help out their favorite artist? They can buy backstage passes at £5 (investment) each or buy contracts for as low as £1.50. If the artists reached the sufficient amount of £15,000 from fans’ contributions, they’re now ready for the album recording, releasing, and contract signing. 

Under Slicethepie, formal contract period is 2 years. Payout for investors depends on the number of albums and singles sold. Royalty of £2 goes to Slicethepie for every album and 20p for every single. Artists, in return, keep all copyrights and the sales from the backstage passes. 

So just how big is Slicethepie now? By 2008, it already has financed more than 11 artists since its launch in June 2007, reaching £200,000 from fan contributions, and paid back £40,000 to their scouts. Also in 2008, Slicethepie has had $2 million investment coming from Bob Holt (Mear’s CEO), Mark Taylor (Microsoft’s UK director), and Gavin Breeze (Datacash founder) for site improvement.
 



 


25 April 2009

Get Paid to Post - Part 2

PayPerPost (PPP) is another paid-to-blog service. In PPP, bloggers are called Posties and to date, PPP boasts of having the largest sponsored content marketplace in the world. 

Unlike other paid-blogging services that offer campaigns, in PPP you can choose which particular subject you want to write about. Upon registration, you can browse through the marketplace for “opportunities” posted by advertisers and choose the ones you like – preferably most relevant to your blog.

While pro-bloggers can charge advertisers their rate-per-post, other paid-blogging services usually get a large cut from that because they serve as middlemen between the advertisers and the blogger. If your blog is generating enough traffic, you can opt for PayPerPost Direct, a system which allows the blogger to deal directly with PPP advertisers.

You can put PayPerPost Direct’s widget in your blog.  If an advertiser would want to include a sponsored posting in your blog, they can just click on the widget to be directed to you. It would then handle the requirements for a complete transaction such as negotiation, payment processing and tax reporting for a 1-time 10% service fee. This feature is available for all PPP bloggers for TypePad and Blogger.

For PPP’s referral program, you can get paid when others sign up through your Referral Badge and SignUp Forms. Under the Referral Badge, you earn $15 when your referred blogger also gets payment for his approved post. For the SignUp Forms, when your referred blogger joined PPP through your SignUp form, you get paid when your referred blogger also get paid. The same thing if an advertiser sign up through this form, you get paid after the advertiser made the first deposit.

Payment is via PayPal.


For other paid to post opportunities, you may visit Filipina Freelancer's Top 10


24 April 2009

Get Paid to Post - Part 1

Smorty is a blog advertising service that connects advertisers and bloggers. Advertisers create their campaign and set how much bid per post. In return, bloggers write reviews for the advertiser (either for a product or service) to include in their blog, submit their post for the advertiser’s approval, and get paid when their post gets approved.

You have to register first to be able to submit your blog. It’s free to sign-up and create an account. You can submit a maximum of 10 blogs under 1 account.

Some basic requirements (out of 25 criteria) for your blog before it gets approved and included by Smorty:

- It should be indexed by Google and Yahoo

- It should be more than 1-month old

- It should have no obscene, offensive content (violent, adult, racism contents etc.)

- It should contain a minimum of 2 new post each week.

- It should not have any duplicate post

Smorty considers the blogger’s ranking on Google. Its 5-star rating system is based on the number of (high and low) paid campaign offers the blogger will get. The higher your ranking, the more campaign offers you are likely to receive, including higher priced campaigns. Bloggers are offered paid campaigns starting from $6 up, with some offering $60 and even $100 per article.

Offered campaigns are sent via email along with additional instructions such as task and deadlines. Usually you have to submit your post/review within 24 hours upon receiving the assignment and you’ll be notified within 72 hours whether your post is approved or not.

Some guidelines regarding writing the review:

1. Your review must be unique/original and relevant for that specific campaign.

2. You have to include anchor text in your review that directs to the advertiser’s page.

3. You also need to include only 1 outbound link URL provided by the campaign owners.

4. Post length must between 150 - 400 words.

How do you get paid?

Bloggers get paid weekly through PayPal for their approved post. Commissions from pay-per-click & pay-per-view ads are paid monthly.

Another way to get paid by Smorty is by referring other bloggers to them. You can either put affiliate banners in your blog or “get this widget” link, and you get credit when bloggers click through your links and signup. You can place the Smorty affiliate banners in your blog’s side columns, included in your post, at the end of your post, and header and footer.

You get 5% commission from the total income earned by your referred blogger from Smorty. You only get paid when the post of your referred blogger gets approved. So while he’s being paid for his post, you also get your cut from that. Your commissions are added to your approved post payment weekly (monthly if you’re using Digxa mini store widget).

Blog Advertising - Get Paid to Blog

20 April 2009

Thank You for Joining the PinayProject Community

There are actually three things that I am thankful for today. Among the three, the PinayProject Community is the one that I am most grateful for. 

Here goes...

It's been almost a week since the PinayProject Community started. I would like to thank all those who joined. To those who have not joined yet, please feel free to join and share and discover more work from home ideas. We are open to suggestions that will make PinayProject a productive and learning experience. 

Next, my blog has been reviewed recently. I am just thankful that despite the fact that PinayProject is just a month old with just a few number of posts, I didn't realize that there were people who have seen the potential of this blog to grow (I am actually surprised that this was realized at this point in time, considering that I still have a Pagerank of Zero - hahahaha). More than anything else, I am just happy that people envision PinayProject as a good resource that will benefit those who want to successful in working from home.

Last, I'm glad that there were quite a number of people who joined oDesk recently. Some of them took the time to email and thank me for sharing oDesk with them. Some of them already started their first gig, while others who just joined a few days ago are still waiting. I wish them the best of luck and I hope that the tips I have posted previously would help them.  To those who have not joined yet, you can join by clicking on this link.

Now, as my way of expressing my heartfelt thanks to you all, I have added an email subscription form to this blog. I know this is something common to all blogs, but it is an indication of my commitment to YOU. In the next coming weeks, expect more ideas and insights that will make your work from home experience more rewarding.  

Stay tuned!







09 April 2009

How to Become an oDesk Freelance Provider

Ever since I started my freelancing career with oDesk, a lot of people have been asking me how they should go about the registration process as a freelance provider. I figured it may not be as easy as registering for an email account that I decided to post oDesk's registration instructions here.

So, to you folks out there, this is for you:

1. Click on this link to go to start your oDesk registration


The On Demand Global Workforce - oDesk




2. Click on the 'Create an Account' link in the upper right hand corner of the oDesk homepage.

3. Select Freelance Provider - I want to earn money as an independent contractor.

4. Fill out the form that appears. Double check all your entries before you click the continue button.

NOTE: Pay special attention to the Username box. It will be automatically filled out by oDesk (usually, it will be a combination your first initial and last name). You will not be able change your username after your account has been created.

5. You will see the 'Post your Profile: Checklist'. You have to complete all four sections before you can start applying to jobs.

6. Check the email address you provided in step 2 above. Look for an email with the subject: Please verify your email address. Click the link in the email, or paste the URL into your browser. When the page loads, press 'Click here to continue.'

7. Fill out your contact information. You must provide a Yahoo Messenger ID (for interviewing with buyers), phone number (in case oDesk needs to contact you about your account), City, Country, and Timezone. Although not required, we would appreciate your letting us know how you heard about oDesk - please be as specific as possible. Double check all your entries before you press the Save and Continue button.

NOTE: Be especially careful when selecting a country. It will not be user-editable in your profile (you'll have to contact oDesk support if you need to change it).

8. Now you are ready to complete the initial setup of your oDesk profile. Select the job categories you are interested in. Check the box next to Job Alerts if you want to receive job listing updates via email (you'll be able to set up an RSS/Atom Feed later, if you prefer). Select a Primary Role (the job title that sounds most like what you're looking for). Set the Hourly Rate to display in your profile (buyers will see the calculated total). Select your availability (between 5-40 hours per week). Fill in a title for yourself, and try to make it sound interesting. Double check all your entries before you press the Save and Continue button.

9. Review the oDesk Marketplace User Agreement. You may click the Printable version link for a file you can save for your records. After you've reviewed the User Agreement, you will need to check the box to indicate that you agree to our terms, conditions, and policies. Then press the Save and Continue button.


10. Now you should have a green check mark next to all four steps on the profile checklist. Press the Post my Profile button to officially list yourself as an oDesk provider.


11. You'll be taken directly to the Profile & Settings portion of the My oDesk tab. You should begin to fill out the rest of your profile right away.

All oDesk providers must pass the oDesk Readiness Test. You cannot apply to job openings unless you are oDesk Ready. This open book test is designed as a tutorial to help familiarize users with oDesk policies and practices. (effective June 4, 2008)

That's it! Congratulations! You're on your way now to earning dollars weekly! If you still have questions on how to go about the process, you are free to email me: jc.wfh.888 (AT)gmail(DOT)com.

Good luck and Happy oDesk Gig Hunting!

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08 April 2009

Fortemall: A New Way to Teach and Earn Online

We've been hearing a lot about online teaching lately. From teaching programming skills to online students to teaching English to Koreans. While teaching online alone is already an enjoyable and rewarding experience, Fortemall has even made it better. With Fortemall, you can now sell your specialized skills, knowledge and know-how more effectively by listing your courses through ForteMall. All you just need to do is sign up. Don't worry, it's for FREE.

Here's to give you more idea about Fortemall:

(taken from Fortemall's About Us page)

Founded in 2007 and launched in April 2008, ForteMall, Inc. created a new way to learning/training marketplace. This new creative marketplace connects many of people around the world, empowering them to explore new opportunities and innovate together.

ForteMall Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global learning/training market, payments and communications.

Company Narrative

Over the past 10 years, the Internet has expanded, and so has humankind's relationship with it. More and more of our day-to-day activities are conducted online. The Internet continually enhances our ability to connect with the world around us.

Knowledge is powerful. People around the world need the knowledge, skills, and know-how to make human life improved. People seek fulfillment of learning fundamental needs in their day-to-day activities. Despite differences in language, culture and economic status, people are united in their fundamental need to learn.

ForteMall's original vision was to create the world's first global learning/training marketplace. We saw a "knowledge market" in which anyone in the world could sell or buy any course for a flat way.

We will continue to innovate and integrate the technologies and policies that make these day-to-day learning/training activities even more trusted, fair and efficient than they are today.

Many of people who use ForteMall today are already experiencing this new way to learn and teach. ForteMall Inc. will make it so easy and rewarding to engage in Social Education that we believe more people will participate. And this next generation will bring with them new services, ideas and opportunities for everyone.


Happy Online Teaching!


06 April 2009

Tips on How to Get that First oDesk Assignment

First off, I would like to congratulate those people who signed up on oDesk recently. You are on your way to earning a good weekly income. To those who have not signed up yet I suggest you do (Here's the link).

The On Demand Global Workforce - oDesk

For those who don't have any idea of what I'm talking about, you may check out my blog post about earning from home. You'll also see my weekly earnings there.

Next, ever since I posted a screenshot of my weekly earnings from oDesk, a lot of people have been asking me how I did it. I figured it would be best to post some tips that could help oDesk newbies out there to land on that first assignment.

Here goes…

  1. Spruce up your profile. Remember that there are thousands of oDesk providers that have the same skills as you do. You need to be assertive enough to market yourself to get that first oDesk assignment. Check out other profiles to get ideas on how to do it.
  2. This next tip is very important. Remember that the first thing an oDesk buyer looks at is your hourly rate. If you've just registered and haven't received any assignments yet, it would be best to go for a low rate first. Believe me, it works. I cannot stress enough how important this is. I guess I can only tell you that a lot of my fellow oDeskers were surprised to learn that I got my first assignment in less than a month while they had to wait for several months to get their first gig.
  3. Never go tired of applying.
  4. Be the first to check out the new Job openings at oDesk everyday. Although oDesk sends you a daily update thru email of the latest job openings, you would be at an advantage if you get to apply while there's still a short list of applicants.
  5. While waiting, take tests that match your skills. Show scores that really prove that you have mastered your skill. You wouldn't want an oDesk buyer to see a score of 2.5 out of 5.0 in Article writing if you are promoting yourself as an article writer.
  6. Prepare a good cover letter. When I say good, it must be really good. Ready made cover letters are good, but if you are really serious about your application, it would be best to come up with something that is tailored to the needs of your prospective buyer.
  7. Be available on instant messengers for a chat interview. If you mentioned in your cover letter that you'll be available on Skype or Yahoo Messenger from 8am to 12pm Eastern Standard time, then you have to be online during that timeframe.
  8. Once an interview is finished, send a thank you email to the buyer. It may sound redundant since you would be thanking the interviewer at the end of the chat session. But believe me, it helps. Remember, you are not the only one who's being interviewed by that buyer.
  9. Build a good relationship with your buyer. Make sure that you meet his needs (don't overdo it though). Building a good relationship has a lot of lasting benefits. Not only will it help you get a good feedback score at the end of the assignment, you also increase the chances of getting your buyer hire you again for future assignments. That I guess is the most fulfilling part – establishing trust.

Once you've followed these tips, and have successfully ended an assignment with a good feedback score (that's 5 stars, of course), you now have the option to either stay with your current rate if you're already comfortable with it or take it a notch higher, if you think you're worth it.


Happy Job Hunting!


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Making Money Online through Writing – The PLR Way (Part 2)

What would you need?

Writing skills, of course. But you can also hire somebody to write for you instead (a.k.a. ghostwriter). Just consider the extra cost because you’ll be paying them. Nevertheless, your articles have to be of good content. Otherwise, you’ll need real great selling skills instead to be able to market a poor quality article. Remember, people will be using your article, probably, as web content. And they are paying for it. So make it worth the price. And never mind if people would edit it anyway. 

For the basics you’ll also need a PC system with a word processor, an internet connection and a website (a simple one will do) where you’ll be selling your PLR articles.

How to get started?

First off, you’re selling articles in package, probably with 2 or more different articles for a single topic. Consider how much you’ll charge for it. Remember that different people have different budget lines. 

How do you sell it?

When you’re selling PLR, meaning, you’re offering your articles to potential customers. Match your article content with the right people. Find the right people on the web and offer them your work. Because you’re offering a specific product, target also a niche market. You can find lots of them in online communities – in social sites and forums. For a start you can email them after you have established connection.

Having your own website is also plus. This is where you’ll introduce yourself and what you’re selling. It can serve as your online store and virtual office, which add up to a more professional look. Whenever you have contacts, you can just direct them to your website’s URL.  And it’s much easier than sending business letter emails to mailing lists.

So why again is writing PLR profitable? Because website content is always in-demand. It’s a fact that many websites are looking for web content and web content writers as well. That’s one reason you’ll never run out of potential customers.

So if you’re writing and want to try free lance, PLR is a great opportunity. To cash in money from this, it depends on your skills, content, and marketing.



05 April 2009

Making Money Online through Writing – The PLR Way (Part 1)

What is PLR? How does it work?

It’s no secret that one of the many sure ways to make money online is through writing. But how do you actually cash in on this? You can do it in many different ways – either you get yourself hired as a web content writer or web copywriter, or you can also go freelance (Most online writers have their own preferences).

But if you’re already into online writing, you definitely have to check out PLR, or Private Label Rights, as a great money making opportunity. It might sound complicated (like it’s some sort of financial, legal matters in court), no it’s not. Basically, these are just for sale articles or write ups. You write an article, then you sell it to somebody else and they’re free to use it for whatever purpose they want. Usually these are sold by bundles or packages of 2 or more articles at a time on 1 topic or subject.

Well, you can generally consider it as web content writing, because most of the time these are used as website content. The good news is that many web owners are on the look out for these, because it probably cost cheaper than hiring an online writer. So you’re pretty much like an online ghostwriter now, but, here’s the big difference – you’re not employed. You still write but you’re the boss.

So, you can consider it as an online job and business at the same time. A job, because you do the work – you write, and a business, because you also sell your write ups.

And here’s another advantage of PLR--- a package of articles can be sold and resold a number of times to different people. If you’re selling a package of 10 articles for $10 and you managed to sell it to somebody, it’s not exclusive. You are free to resell the same set of articles to others as well. It’s like having 1 product and selling it to 5 different customers and you get 5 times the profit.

Now you might be wondering, how can this happen? It doesn’t look good to find 2 competitor websites having the same web content. Somebody could be in danger of plagiarism. Well did I mentioned that, when somebody buys PLR articles, he owns them and is free to do whatever he wants with them? I just did. Meaning, he can also change or edit the article if he so wished (and you cannot do anything about it). It’s the usual practice nowadays, because naturally website owners know that PLRs are not exclusively theirs. There - problem solved.

Next post: Part 2 of PLR. So, stay tuned!

04 April 2009

Clickbank Now Available in the Philippines

Yes, that's right.  I just registered with Clickbank and I have seen it with my own eyes that it has now included Philippines as one of its participating countries. Ain't that great or what? 

You can now choose from a wide array of products in the marketplace then sell them! Commissions range from 30 to 75%. Just remember though, NO SPAMMING! Try to be creative in selling the products of your interest. Remember that YOU represent the product that you are selling. So, before you think of your own commission think about your customers, too. Last, try to carefully pick the products that you're selling. Not only should you consider if the products are of your interest, but also try to "dissect" if the product is worth selling. It pays to choose wisely.

Happy Selling!

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03 April 2009

Work from Home Job Sites for Filipinos

A lot of my friends have been asking me where they could apply for jobs that will allow them to go freelance or work from home. I remember receiving an email two weeks ago asking about sites for online jobs. Although I replied with helpful answers, I thought it would be best to come up with a list of Filipino job sites for telecommuters and post it here. 

  1. Bestjobs.ph 

They really live up to their name. This is where I was able to get most of my gigs in the past. For most people who want to try to work from home, Bestjobs.ph is one of the many freelancer sites that you can visit. They offer the basics of every freelancing site like free registration, job postings and bids. One unique thing about them though is they allow their users to create a web address for future employers to view. To filter home based or work from home jobs, simply type the keywords "home based" or "work from home" and it will give you the results that you need.

  1. Filipino Freelancers 

Site specifically designed for Filipino freelancers which offers a wide array of jobs from Account to Instructor, from Marketing Specialist to Translator. Tabs include a page for Employers, Freelancers and Job postings. 

  1. Pinoylancer 

Pinoylancer.com is a decent place to get quality freelance job. Site interface is clean and easy, and registration is free. Gigs are sorted through different categories although the site cannot really boast of an extensive pool of job offers. 

  1. Bayanweb 

Bayanweb.net is a site for freelancers to look for jobs, post their resume, learn new skills and be a part of a community with “growing potentials.” Articles ranging from basic and to intermediate level tutorials are developed by senior Bayanweb members and by the site as well. Skill evaluation is also offered, as well as task “level up” where you care given more challenging tasks from time to time. 

  1. Writers.ph 

Writers.ph is a website that would allow people, who have chosen to work from home as a freelance writer, decide if it’s really the job for them. Users can choose on the genre that they want to use, and their area of expertise. Registration is free and payment scheme is very flexible. 

  1. Essays.ph 

Philippine’s Premiere Online Writing Community. Most of the assignments taken are based on provider’s preferred time and availability. While working at home is an option, working in their office is preferred to “manage you better.” Promotions, salary increase and other perks are available for providers who will work long term. 

  1. Careerjet.ph 

The site, in effect, does not really offer the jobs posted but are actually jobs searched from different job finder’s site, collated and categorized, and presented or displayed on the page. While freelance jobs in the Philippines is a rarity, you can filter your search and include Asia or World-Wide in your search to start searching for freelance jobs outside the Philippines

  1. Sulit.com.ph

Sulit.com.ph provides its users a free web space to post jobs and products to sell while interacting with the entire Sulit community. Site also offers paid banner ads but registration is free. 

  1. Applyna.com 

If you are a job seeker and you want to find jobs “specifically catered to Filipinos,” you might want to give this site a look. Job categories include marketing, tourism, healthcare, manufacturing and a lot more. They also have a resume wizard to help people get started with their resumer. 

  1. http://ontue.com 

The site’s distinct feel lies on the fact that it is specifically created for Filipino teachers. If you are a teacher, you can post your resume here and have prospective students search you by age, gender, city, major and webcam availability.  


Happy Job Hunting!


01 April 2009

Quick Ways To Make Money Online


Now, don't get me wrong here. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. 

I decided to write this article since I'm in a middle of a creative block (ha!). Yes, I figured if this"mental constipation" keeps on happening, it would be best to find ways to keep the cash flow going. What good way to earn money online if you don't even have to exert too much effort in getting the good cash in.

Here goes my top three:

1. Sell your stuff online. New, used, if it takes up too much space in your house, sell 'em! The best site to sell them of course is Ebay.

2. Join Pay to Click Sites. Although this is a no brainer, you still have to make sure that you have the required payment method. Most of them have Alertpay and Paypal as their payment methods.  To tell you honestly, I've tried several PTC sites but the one that I liked the best is Neobux.

3. Paid surveys. There are a lot that are offering this service but  AWSurveys is still the best. Surveys are paid from $4-$6 and minimum payout is $75 - very achievable. Payment methods are either thru Alertpay and Paypal.

Now, that was a good breather... I can get back to my writing now ;-).




PS
It would be best that you research first before joining any affiliate or referral programs. 


31 March 2009

"I Have My Savings. What Now?"

In the process of prosperity, these are two very important words to remember: sow and reap.  So simple yet so powerful. It’s actually a law of nature: Plant today and you’ll harvest something in the future. 


Sow and reap. This principle can be applied to most aspects of our lives, and is sooooo very familiar. 


Do you believe in “karma?" Of course, who doesn’t?! But how often do we overlook this principle when it comes to our finances?  


The common DILEMMA here is that most people have not really been serious in considering the power of sowing and reaping in money matters.

  

Saving and Sowing 


“But I’m saving..!” That’s good. For a start. But not good enough because there is something better. 


Now don’t get me wrong. Saving up is good. It’s a basic necessity in good financing. It’s probably one of the first things you have to learn before venturing into investments. Saving is also a good habit because it involves discipline on your part, being responsible for your money and not indulging yourself in overspending. Most importantly, saving up keeps you away from much hated debts. So true. 


“But I’m saving..!”, and how many times do you hear that? Even 5-year olds can save! Saving up money is important, but for many people, it’s the end of the story. 


Saving is NOT sowing. Don’t, no, I mean never, associate these 2 words together because they’re completely different. 


In saving, your money is sleeping. But in investing, your money is working (for you, even if you’re sleeping). 


You can consider your savings as backup funds, in case you’ll need some cash in the future, great! But after you’ve used up your savings, now what? Save some more? Here’s a better idea.

Get your money working! Invest. 


And you don’t need to be a banker to do this. This is why some people fail to invest or at least start to invest in the first place. Investing sounds so corporate. As if it involves multi-million dollar projects and only giant companies are entitled to and have the capacity to invest. A big NO NO. 


Anybody can invest (if you have the money) and it doesn’t have to be so grand. You will find plenty of ways to invest even in small amounts. 

Do remember though, no matter how small or how big the money involved, investments are risks to undertake. And that is where a real entrepreneur shows up. Investments are risks, so calculate your risks, and have the guts to go forward. 


Here’s a good example (also quite common) 

There are 3 basic ways you earn money (whether legal or not, same applies): One is by employment. Two is by business. Three is by networking. We all fall into one of these. 

Example, you started out as an employee, nothing wrong with that, because you get valuable lessons and indispensible experiences you’ll need in life. But after some time you realize your income is fixed and the same amount you expect every paycheck. And there are many other things you wanted to do but your capacity to spend is limited. 


In the meantime, the best thing to do while still working is to save up. 

And you begin to wonder, “What if I could have financial freedom instead?”. 


When you have enough money, you could scout your options to invest. Now don’t be overexcited to quit your job and embark in your dream business.


Where and how to invest? Either keeping your job and putting up a part time business you could do in your free time. That’s okay too. 

But if you don’t want to waste your savings, remember well that business requires careful planning. You can also seek professional consultation if you like. Once your system is up and going, you’ve mastered the trade and your business is stable enough (which would probably be a fruit of hard labor and dedication), you can now consider expanding your business. Either you open new branches or create a franchising system, or you can invest in other ventures as well.

 

30 March 2009

How to Live the Law of Attraction

There have been a lot of people now and also in history, that have credited their success to the Law of Attraction--- success in their business, career, family, and personal lives as well. If you take time to hear their success stories, you’ll definitely be blown away. How did this Law of Attraction became their secret? What has this Law of Attraction have to do to them? We’ll, they simply applied it.

So first off, what is this Law of Attraction anyway?

In simple terms, the Law of Attraction is just “sow and reap”, specifically, in your mind, in your thoughts, and the same you get in real life. The Law of Attraction emphasizes the power of the mind. In the Law of Attraction, the mind can create. Yes, it’s that simple. Your mind can create. What you think of can come true, whether it’s positive or negative it solely depends on your thinking. Good thoughts attract good things and bad thoughts attract bad things - as simple as that.

It’s one of those “universal” laws. What’s also great with the Law of Attraction is that it applies to anybody. It’s a natural phenomenon that not everybody is aware of. As long as your brain is functioning and you can think, there are no other qualifications needed. Male or female, young or old, in the Law of Attraction there are no gender differences, no age or racial factor involved. Just about anybody (who can think), can do it.

Now that it seems interesting, your next question would be - how do you apply the Law of Attraction? Well, at least, if you want to give it a try. Not only is the law of attraction simple to understand, it is also fairly simple to do. And if you’re still skeptical, there’s nothing to lose.

First, understand the way you think.

Our thoughts, or the way we think now, have been molded over time. The way we think may be influenced by other external factors such as emotion, education, life experiences at work or at home, and relationships as well. But at the end of the day, all these come together in our minds. We think about these things. We ponder. In time, we were already acustomed to think the way we do.

This explains why some people have positive dispositions in life and some do not. You’ve probably met people with ready smiles all day as if they don’t have any problems to take care of, while some people act like they wake up on the wrong side of the bed every morning.

Second, decide.

Whatever that is, whatever your thought life has become, the good news is that our thoughts can be corrected, for good. The Law of Attraction has two-sides of a coin, either you attract good things or bad things in your life. Of course you want the good things. That is why you have to "act" on your thoughts.


Let’s get the ball rolling –

Applying the Law of Attraction and Living it

Get your thoughts in check.
Subconciously, we are inclined to think positively or negatively on different matters. Sometimes we are aware of it, but often times we’re not. To be able to apply the solution, of course you have to identify the problem first. Be aware of your thoughts when its happening.

Practice positive thinking.
If you’re used to think negatively about something, do the opposite. Because you are “use to”, meaning it has already been part of your system, naturally, it would be quite a struggle at first. But do it anyway. Think positive. Plus it greatly influence your emotions too.

Dream and focus. Think of what you want and you’ll get it.
The Law of Attraction is not just about thinking, its also about getting (using your thinking). Everybody has dreams. While some are living their dreams by one reason or another, for many though, their dreams remain as - dreams.

Say you want something – your dream car? Dream house? Dream job? Or perhaps you want to quit your job and start your “dream” business?

Whatever that is, make it clear in your mind what you really want. Be decided with what you want to have or what you want to achieve. Then think about it constantly. Ponder about it. Think of having it rather than not having it. Do not doubt.

Avoid being passive and negative. Do not entertain negative thoughts that pops in your mind. Avoid negative emotions too. Thoughts influence emotion and vice versa. Be in control of these both. Remember well how the the Law of Attraction works. So while your negative thoughts are pulling bad things nearer, the same is pushing your dream farther.

Make positive thinking a habit, and soon you’ll see that it has become part of yourself that it would no longer be an effort to do so. There are many people who’ve already applied the Law of Attraction, hear their stories and learn from them - how they started, their ways to control their thoughts and train themselves, and the success that the Law of Attraction has brought them. The Law of Attraction is simple to understand, simple to do, and free for all.

29 March 2009

How to Make $100 a Day

Would you like to find out how to make $100 a day with zero investment? 

I'm actually on an experiment at the moment. I've so far come up with a list to test and find out how I can earn $100 a day in the next coming weeks. Care to give it a try, too?






Again, let me stress that this an experiment -- I still have yet to find out if any of these would work or not. Choose any from the list at your own discretion. If any of it works, share us your story.

Earn From Your Blog Through Google Adsense

This blog is barely two weeks old. I would be a hypocrite if I told you that my only intention was to share good information and insights about earning from home. Of course, I also wanted to earn from it --- through Google Adsense.

I'm no guru on Google Adsense. As a matter of fact I just learned about it two weeks ago. Before I decided to put Google Ads on my blog, I had to research day in and day out on how I could make it work for me. There were forums that were helpful enough to set my expectations that making it big with Google Adsense does not happen overnight. All of them have even said that when you are just starting, there will really be days when you would just earn 1 cent or even nothing at all.  So, here goes...

I decided to place ads on this blog as early as Day One of Work from Home: A Pinay's Project. I figured it was worth giving a try since Google Adsense is still a form of passive income that a lot of people has looked up to. 

So there...One ad unit on top, another one on the left side and another one at the bottom of the page (Google does not allow more than three ad blocks per page), clicked the Save button then waited...

24 hours has passed and I only earned 0.01 on my first day - something that I already expected. I figured if I just waited again after uploading my second post, I might just end up with another cent or  nothing at all. 

After simultaneously working with both my creativity (for my content) and logic (for my adsense strategy), I was finally able to come up with a list of action items on what to do next to up my adsense game. I carried it out as early as Day 2, then to Day 3... Day 4...Day 5. It was after a week that I realized I was already averaging 50 cents a day - not bad. At the end of the first week, I have already earned $5 - not too much but at least it's better than 7 cents.

Now that I have tested it, I have decided to list down my top 5 and share it with you:

1. It pays to have a lot of traffic to your site. The reason why I wasn't surprised to only get 1 cent on my first day was I still didn't know how to generate traffic to my blog. One good way to increase traffic is by submitting your site to directories.

2. Ad placement plays an important role in increasing the chances for your ads to be clicked. The ads below my blog title are so far my best players. It wouldn't hurt if you try the same thing with your ad placements. If it doesn't work for you, change it. 

3. Blend your ads with your page. It's already obvious - they're ads. You wouldn't want them to be "shouting out loud" that they're ads. Try to blend and match it with th color scheme of your page (it worked for me).

4. Use channels. Channels are a means for Google to generate reports that are drilled down per page or per ad block or per date. They help a lot in improving your adsense game. It's good to know how you can still make your strategy better through the use of channels. 

5. Most important of all, build GOOD CONTENT. Although there are keywords that need to be considered in order for your site to be optimized, always remember that you are writing for your audience, not for Google's crawlers.

There are still a lot of tips out there which might just also work for you.  Check out this video to find out:




28 March 2009

Working from Home and Being the Boss

Work from home opportunities is not a rarity anymore. It’s actually “the trend”.

You are your own boss. You don’t have to commute or deal with traffic or dress up. No office politics, no recession, no lay-offs. Best of all, you can build a rock solid income around your schedule while working at the comfort of your home. Working from home is actually being embraced by more people as economies dwindle and job security is become vague.

Now, if you could just give me 2 to 3 minutes of your time, I can share with you how you could make great money and build a profitable business from home.

The Global System of Automatic Information will teach you how to live, work and make money under the same roof. It’s a tried and tested system that will allow you to start your own business and work from home risk-free. The Global System of Automatic Information is actually a system strategy which is very profitable, easy to operate, and uses technology in a very user-friendly way.

You will get an e-book that will show you how the Global System of Automatic Information works. It will show you a step-by-step instruction which will allow you to decide if working from home is right for you.

With the package also comes The Secret of Success by William Walker Atkinson ($19 value), How To Talk To Anyone - 92 Little Tricks For Big Success In Relationships ($22 value) and The Report Marketing Strategy's Biggest Secret by Jay Abraham ($34 value), all absolutely free. With the package and the freebies, the recipe for success is already within your reach.

You just have to say “YES, I WOULD LIKE TO WORK FROM MY HOME AND BE MY OWN BOSS.”

Is the 3 minutes up already? Oh, I didn’t notice…

Earn While You Are Sleeping

In these economically hard times, everybody is looking for ways to earn extra cash and while many sites tell you how to earn it, very few are actually worth trying while some are actually earning.

This article while tell you how to earn cash literally, while you sleep.
The answer is: eBay. I am sure you’ve heard of it. But have you ever wondered how some people earn money on eBay? Some earn from it by selling stuffs but majority of the people who profit from it, do not sell their own products on eBay. Its true. And if you keep reading, you will discover how to tap on eBay without investing any money or products. Just in case you are wondering, THIS IS NOT A SCAM.

The Paradise Success Kit for eBay will show you an easy, step-by-step program to have your own home-based business, including an eBay store full of new and quality products without any cash involved. The Paradise Success kit for eBay is a downloadable program. You can be up and running your eBay store in less than one day!

Included in the package are two bonuses:101 eBay Secrets and Special Report: "eBay Dropship Profits”—at a combined $20 value, it’s yours absolutely free! As if that wasn’t enough, the Paradise Success Kit for eBay also includes Resell rights so you can sell it again and again and keep the profits for yourself.

A 30-day Money Back Guarantee? Agreed! So if you’re still not earning within a month, you can refund your payment. It’s a win-win offer. No losses. You don’t have to be computer guru, you just need the right information and the right program to set up your own store and auction on eBay.

Then, sleep the day away. When you wake up, you’ll be nth-times richer than you were before your slumber.

Sweet dreams.

24 March 2009

Earning from Home

I know I haven’t been able to go into the details of how I’ve been earning from home during my previous posts. Not that I intended to do it. I’m saying this because some have actually emailed me saying, “When are you gonna give us the juicy part of earning from home?” Sorry if I have kept you in suspense.  I have really allotted a lot of time to gather all the good stuff so I could give it to you blow by blow.  Besides, it would defeat the purpose of getting you guys geared up first if you’d eventually be at a loss when you decide to immediately start earning. Believe me, it’s more financially rewarding if you’re able to have the right mindset first.

Let me give you a glimpse now of the so-called “juicy part” of earning from home:

Freelance Job Sites. There are hundreds out there, but the most that really give me one gig after another is a site called oDesk Payout is every week thru either Paypal or Payoneer (although there are other methods of payments, these two are the best ones for me)

oDesk was also the same site who sent me one reject email after another when I was just starting… It really pays to be patient (literally). 

The On Demand Global Workforce - oDesk


By Earning from Blogs.  Just exactly what I’m doing right now with this site.  Those ads can work wonders in giving you another means for earning from home. With just a little SEO and proper ad placement plus some strategy to drive traffic, you’re on your way to making a second source of (passive) income.  

Below are my money makers as of to date:

Google Adsense

Chitika

Bidvertiser


I’ll leave it up to you to choose which of the above earning from home options work for you. If you ask me, it wouldn’t hurt to have one active and one passive income ;-).


Related posts:

Tips on How to Get that First oDesk Assignment

How to Become An oDesk Freelance Provider

 

22 March 2009

Basic Troubleshooting Tips for your PC and Internet Connection - Part 2

Previously, we've learned about the difference between slow pc performance and slow internet connection. This time around, I've prepared some tips for troubleshooting no internet connection and no boot.

No Internet Connection

Please bear in mind that the following basic troubleshooting steps are only applicable for DSL connection.

For wired connection (via LAN cable):

There are only two important things that you need to check to determine if you have a connection: a DSL signal and an IP address – keep this in mind, as I will be giving you diagnosing and troubleshooting steps based on these two points of failure.

a. DSL signal. Check your physical setup
- Are all cables properly connected (Fastest way to check is if the DSL modem’s activity lights are all on – power, ethernet, and DSL or activity)?
- If at least one of them is not lit, check all cables; reconnect or swap with good cables if necessary.

b. IP address
- Once verified that DSL signal is not present, test your connection by opening your web browser and visit a particular site.
- If your browser is not able to open any website, you will need to check if your IP address is correct.
- Go to Start > Run > type cmd > click Ok (It should bring up a black screen – A DOS command window).
- On the blinking cursor on the DOS screen, type ipconfig /all then press Enter.
- Check for the IP Address. If the IP address indicated is 0.0.0.0 or 169.254.x.x then do the following:
1) On the blinking cursor type ipconfig/release then hit Enter.
2) This time, type ipconfig/renew then hit Enter. It should now give you a new IP address.
3) Type exit then hit Enter. This should close the command prompt window
4) Open Internet Explorer then try going to a website and see if it works.

PC not working
I know I promised that the troubleshooting steps that I’ll be posting are basic, so I won’t be giving any instructions on opening your system unit, and check internal components. There are three things that I want you to remember though and these are the stages that you computer will have to pass before finally displaying your desktop screen on your monitor.
1. Power
2. POST (Power on Self Test)
3. Boot

Power
In this stage, the first thing that you will have to check of course is if your PC is receiving electricity. I know it sounds funny, but before we conclude that the pc is ready to be thrown out of the window, it would help if we check first some basic things:
a. Is the power button on? It won’t do any harm if your try to press in again.
b. Is the pc connected to a good wall outlet? If you’re in doubt, try a different wall outlet.
c. Is the monitor cable properly connected to the back of the pc?

POST
Once you’ve verified that your computer is receiving power, the next thing that you will have to check is if it does the power on self-test. Here are some indications of a successful post:
a. If the Numlock and Scroll lock lights on your keyboard suddenly turn on and turn off (blink, that is)
b. If it does a quick memory count
c. If you see the Windows splash screen (obviously, because this part is already the boot stage)

Boot
Boot simply means that this stage is when your operating system (Windows) loads. If Windows does not load completely, then this might by an indication that it needs to be reinstalled. That’s why I always suggest to BACKUP your files! You’ll never know when this would happen.
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