Monday, September 1, 2014

Work at Home Job Weekly Round Up!

Here are some of the current work at home jobs listed online and the ones I have posted on social media over the past week. You'll also find some sweet extras like extra money jobs and writing gigs!

Seasonal CustomerService for William Sonoma
Patient Advocates for Express Script (Training in Joplin,MO)
Licensed Insurance Agents for Live Ops (Call Center Agents, too)
Seasonal Customer Service For APAC
Customer Service Rep for J&B
Customer Service Reps for Groupon (OH,KY, or IN)
Software Sales and Customer Service for Updentitiy
Answer Questions for Directly
Customer Service for Great Virtual Works (They charge for training unless you catch a "sale")
Sales Reps for HSN (TN)
Multi Lingual Customer Service Rep for Hotel Tonight
Psychics and Tarot Readers for Psychic Connection
Capstone Coordinator Job for American College of Education
Benefits Counselor for Willis Group
Ads Quality Rater for Zero Chaos
Chat Agents for Weight Loss Program for Teletech
Call Center Agents for 1NWContact

Writing Gigs
Business App Reviewer
Healthy Juicing Writer
Travel and Food Bloggers

Home Businesses
Beach Body
Young Living
Kitsy Lane
Stella and Dot

Blog Posts to Read
Things I Have Learned From Working at Home
Why Every Blogger Needs an Email Newsletter
Stop Selling Yourself Short
Blogging Opportunities and Resources
{They have no idea I am featuring them so if you stop by let them know I sent you!}

Extra Money
Crowd Source
Perception Strategies (medical phone mystery shops)
Treasure Trooper 
My Survey

I may start putting this weekly wrap up in a newsletter instead of the blog.  Here is the form to sign up!

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Home Business Review: Young Living Essential Oils

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated to write a review of this home business. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Young Living is a company that is considered a leader in essential oils and wellness products. They pride themselves on having natural products and take the entire process of farming the plants they use very seriously.  Every aspect of the growing, harvesting, and creating is done with the utmost care to ensure products are healthy and natural.

In speaking with reps of Young Living it is hard not to contract their enthusiasm. It's contagious! I've never been much of a direct sales or MLM girl, but I cannot help but get excited when I hear stories about how Young Living has changed lives.

Take, for example, Melissa. She is a yoga instructor and mom who also finds time to work for a chiropractor and write a blog on natural parenting (and I thought I was busy). She began turning to essential oils for health concerns and found that they were not all created equal. Being very health conscious, she turned to Young Living because her research showed her that the oils were pure and safe for her family.  She also noticed that although she was always very sensitive to smells such as air fresheners and candles, these oils did not bother her at all because they were completely chemical-free.

Essential oils can be used for almost anything.  People use them for calming themselves, getting better sleep, treating wounds, and so much more. I have always been a fan of essential oils myself and have found them to be very effective. I also love them for their scents and have made homemade perfume and air freshener with them in the past. It's been my experience that once you use essential oils, you never want to live without them. In fact, one reason a lot of people get into this business is to get a discount on their oils!  You save 24% off the retail price as a distributor.

Other perks of the business include:
  • Compensation (more on that later)
  • Cool trips like cruises, conventions, and going to the farm to witness the "Seed to Seal" process first hand.
  • A close knit and supportive community
  • Educational opportunities in health and wellness
  • The ability to work from home with a flexible schedule 
Now back to the pay.  I have to admit it is confusing.  This is because you make more as you go along and progress within the company.  If you enroll within certain programs you will make up to 20% commission. It really depends on your sales and how many people you recruit.  I printed out and studied the literature and charts and I still do not feel completely secure explaining it. One good thing is that when you sign up to be a distributor, you get a sponsor who can help you understand this if you are like me when it comes to charts and graphs!

I know the other thing people wonder about is the start up cost.  The initial investment of a business can really affect someone's decision on whether or not to join. You'll be happy to know that you can get a starter kit for just $40.  They have many different kits to choose from that have different prices but $40 is the lowest.  You do get plenty of products in your kit to make it worth the price.

Are you ready to become a Young Living distributor?  If so, click here to join or find out more.

You can also learn more about essential oils and healthy living by visiting Melissa's blog, Little Leaf Life, and her Facebook page.  I really trust her as a mentor because she gives very open and honest information on every part of the process in her blog and she is what I would consider an essential oil expert!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday's Home Business Spotlight and Linkup! BeachBody With Brooke

Is it Friday again already?  These last weeks of summer are just flying by!  This week the Work at Home Spotlight is on Brooke, a hardworking and successful Beach Body coach. Here she is to tell us more!

Hi. My name is Brooke and I am a Beach body coach. I have always had an “office job” that kept me away from my family for at least 10hrs a day. I’d come home drained. I didn't have any patience or energy to do anything with my family. I’d drag myself out of bed after hitting snooze several times. My breakfast was a cup (or 3) of coffee and we were out the door. I was too tired to plan meals or snacks so pre-packed food and snacks were our go to. I felt like I was eating all day and I just felt blah. I had trouble staying awake all afternoon and shortly after dinner I’d be sleeping with a snack in front of the TV. 

I decided something needed to change so I made a list of what I wanted. 
  • I wanted to “feel” better. 
  • I wanted to not be winded walking up a flight of stairs. 
  • I wanted to show my children there is more to life. 
  • I wanted more time with my family. 
  • I wanted a “job” that matters, one where I am making a difference in someone’s life. 
  • I wanted to be associated with a company I was proud of. 
  • I wanted to be rewarded for my hard work. 
I found all of these things with Beachbody. The products and programs are amazing.  I started drinking Shakeology and working out using PiYo. In less than a week I was getting up before the alarm went off. This had never happened before. It was an exciting feeling. I don't have the cravings for snacks and I feel full after my shake and I have the energy not only to get through my day but to also spend real quality time with my family. I’ve even started running and am scheduled for my first 5k! This company has given the “me” back that I have been missing for so many years. 

I became a coach to help people reach their goals, like my coach did for me. Fitness and nutrition can be overwhelming and most of us get so discouraged when we don't see instant results. When you join Beachbody as a customer or a coach you are never in it alone. As a customer your coach is always there to help and guide you. As a coach you have this wonderful support system, with all the training from day one that you will need to be successful. I spend my days talking, texting, and messaging all of my customers. I listen, I support, I motivate, and I encourage them.  Some just need someone to keep them accountable. My mission is to help people achieve their goals & enjoy a healthy fulfilling life. The more people you help, the more successful you will be. 

Not only do coaches earn a commission on orders placed through their website but we also earn bonuses, recognition and even vacations!
We earn these things while becoming more fit, healthier and while helping others do the same. 

Wow, doesn't working as a Beach Body Coach sound like an amazing way to earn a living from home?  Be sure to visit Brooke online to find out more.

 How About You?

Would you like to be in the Spotlight?  Do you have an awesome home business or work at home idea to share?  Maybe your telecommuting experience can inspire others. If you'd like to be in our next Spotlight send me an email to with the subject 'Guest Post' to get things rolling.

Now onto the Link Up!!  
Let's Do This!

Before you share your awesome links to your blogs, businesses, or rewards programs, just do a few quick things.

1) Grab The Button if you'd like to help promote this linky so that we all experience more success!
Home Business Link Up

2) Tweet about this link up!  All it takes is a click.  You can also share it on Google + , Facebook, or anywhere else! The more we share, the better we'll all do.  Tweet: Come link up your #homebusiness pages and #workathome blog posts at the Home Business Linkup. #wahm @Workhomewisdom

3) ***Follow Brooke, our Spotlight Mom of the week!***
Brooke's Facebook 
Brooke's Business Site

Follow Me! I follow back and I am a supportive follower.
Facebook Twitter   Google + Instagram  Linked In  Pinterest  YouTube

4) Visit the other links AT LEAST the three people in front of you! If you see something you like Share It, Pin It, Bookmark It! When it comes time that you need to do some shopping come back to these bookmarks and consider supporting a fellow work at homie! This kind of sharing and support if what will help everyone to succeed because while you are sharing someone else's link, they'll be sharing yours.  I share them all!

5) Link up to your home business!! If you have more than one, link them all!

Yes!  You can link up your referral pages of online programs like Swagbucks and Survey Sites.  Yes!  You can link your blog.  Yes!  You can link to Amazon Stores, Etsy and Ebay Shops, Articles You Have Written, and more!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Transcribe Me

For those of you who are looking for typing work, Transcribe Me! may be for you.


This job is flexible.  You can work any time of the day or night.

This job requires no experience or equipment. Most other transcription jobs require special foot pedals and headsets along with transcription experience, but Transcribe me does not.

What you do need is a high speed internet connection and Google Chrome.

The pay is $20 per audio hour.  Remember it takes you longer than an hour to transcribe an hour of audio.  For me, it takes me at least four times as long.  You are paid through Paypal and can cashout when you like.

How to get started  You must fill out an application and then take an assessment.  Be sure to read the style guide first so that you transcribe the way they ask for it to be done.

Here are the links to find out more and to apply!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

7 Places to Sell Handmade Arts and Crafts Online

I remember a time when my crafty friends could only make money from their talents when they attended local craft fairs and flea markets.  Now thanks to the internet and the clever people who come up with website ideas, artsy people can earn money all the time.  Me?  I'm not so skilled in this area, but I love to buy items from people who are!

7 Top Notch Places to Sell Your Handmade Arts & Crafts Online

Etsy- Most people already know about Etsy but I couldn't create this post and not mention them.  Etsy is my go to place when I need Skylander party favors, panda bear headbands, or any other hard to find but necessary item needed for birthday parties and school projects.  There are fees with Etsy.  You pay .20 cents to list your item and then once it sells Etsy takes 3.5%.  The site is easy to use and very popular.  

Artfire- Here you can sell art, crafts, and a myriad of other items in your own online store.  They charge you $12.95 per month to start.  There are no additional fees.

iCraftGifts- iCraft is a place to buy and sell handmade items.  Sellers can use iCraft for as little as $5 a month (or as much as $15).  No commission or listing fees.  

FREE Jewelry Wonder- This site is free with no fees whatsoever.  You can import your Ebay stores to this one and anything you list to sell is also shown on Google Product Search.  This is not only for handmade jewelry and craft items.  It appears you can sell almost anything on this site, much like Ebay.

Made it Myself- This site is a true craft site.  You can find just about any handmade item here.  They take a 3% commission fee.  No other costs to sellers.

Goodsmiths- Great handmade site for crafters and artists.  They have different packages for sellers.  There is a free one that allows you to list 25 products at a time.  If you wish to list more than 25 you can pay a monthly fee.  They also take a 2.5% commission.

Zibbet- You can open an online shop here for free. (But they do have other packages that have costs per month).

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Become an Alexa Ranking Master

I remember when I used to just blog.  I just signed on here and posted jobs.  That was all I did.  Of course, I don't think anyone was reading what I wrote back then....

Now I create backlinks, participate in blogging tribes, post on social media, write articles, and a billion other things in order to promote my blog and increase its rankings.

Almost six months ago I started working on this blog's Alexa ranking.  I posted about this here.  My numbers have improved significantly since then but I feel like I have plateaued and have been staying right around 30K (US) for a long time now.

As as I was browsing through some blogs the other day on Triberr I came across My 10 Step Strategy for Getting 1000+ Views on Every Post. How could I resist reading that one?

One of the steps listed was to get involved with a website called Yakezie. So, I headed over there when I finished reading.  The first thing I noticed was the tagline, "Selflessly Helping Others."  That's right up my alley.  I love helping people by promoting them, advising them, and getting them jobs. Giving is its own reward.  So, I thought to myself, "These must be my people."

I started reading about how to get involved.  Well, there is no simple sign up.  You have to go through a sort of warrior's training.  You need to prove your worth.  You must become a master.

How do you do that, you ask? By taking Yakezie's Alexa Challenge. You have to do it for 6 months.  This involves many of the same things I already did and wrote about back in April:

1) Installing the Alexa Toolbar (check)

2) Posting 2-4 times per week for the entire 6 months (check)

3) Adding the Yakezie Challenge Badge (mine is in the footer)

4) Announcing on your blog that you are participating (as I am doing now)

5) Selflessly promoting others and building relationships

6) Introducing yourself in the Yakezie forums

7) Announcing in 6 months how far you have come.

Now on this blog written by a Yakezie Samarai, it states that when you break 200K on Alexa people take notice of you. You are offered reviews, jobs, guest posting ops, and money from advertisers. He even says you'll get attention from the opposite sex LOL.  I am under 200K and while I may have been offered a few more opportunities (more on my parenting blog than here to do product reviews and such), nobody has yet showered me with money or love.

I am in different blogging groups where we promote one another and when I see a work at home mom, a home business owner I admire, or even just a really cool blog or article I share it with the world however I can.  I assume though that Yakezie is hoping that we will share other Yakezie members' work.  I went over to the forums and some people have links in their signatures so I checked them out and shared them if they were relevant to my readers but there did not seem to be an organized way of sharing work with one another there.  However, the Yakezie Samarais' and Blackbelts' work can be found on the main pages of their site and this can be easily shared.  They have two categories: Money and Lifestyle.

I have pages and pages that I have pinned and saved for later on how to get my Alexa score down.  I am usually overwhelmed by it with all the other things to do.  I have actual jobs I do, plus all the promoting, plus creating content for the sites and researching jobs, it's a lot.  I have decided for this challenge what I will do is one new item to improve my ranking each week.  That's about 24 efforts I will make at improving my Alexa in addition to the consistent posting and sharing.  I will let you know what works (and what doesn't).

If you'd be interested in doing this along with me, leave a comment.  I can write out the weekly task here or we can create an email list where I will send out the weekly task and we can promote each other's work.  If your Alexa score is really high like mine used to be read my post on how I lowered it in less than 30 Days.  I went from 2.3 million to 145K with just doing the simple steps I talk about there.

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