Showing posts with label home business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home business. Show all posts

27 October 2017

Updated My Twitter Profile (@goshoppingbees)

After listening/reading to all the doom and gloom business reports about Twitter not being likely to survive and maintain its place among the social media giants, I decided to ignore them. Just updated my Twitter profile for one of my niche Twitter accounts. It's for shoppers, shopaholics, wish listers, and such like.




My Shopping Channel on Twitter

@goshoppingbees

~ http://shoppingchannel.webs.com
~ https://blogjob.com/shoppingchannel
~ https://www.pinterest.com/cmoneyspinner/
~ @EverydaySpices @FoxMarks_ATX@cmoneyspinner

Texas, USA
webnuggetz.com/author/cmoneys…
Joined Twitter October 2015

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* My Shopping Channels on Facebook and Google Plus:







09 September 2017

Spotlight on Freelance Writer: Rupert Taylor

One awesome thing about being a freelance writer is all the other freelance writers you meet who bring their knowledge, skills, and experience to the table. Participating in online writing communities has opened a door to a wonderful world of enlightenment, and it's a pleasure to introduce others to fellow freelance writers who have inspired and motivated me to continue this pursuit.


* Spotlight on Rupert Taylor *
Rupert Taylor has almost 50 years experience in the field of journalism and his articles show off his skills. His Research is thorough and he presents critical Information and Facts on complex and complicated topics in very easily readable language. 

He has almost 700 articles published online and that's just at Suite.io (formerly Suite101.com). Below is a quick list of a sampling of the titles which are sure to peak your interest.

- Sicilian Mafia Payback

- The Oddities of English and Other Difficult Languages

- The Difficult Life of Official Executioners

- Rich People Are More Likely than Others to be Dishonest

- Albanian Muslims Saved Jews from the Holocaust

- The Roman Centurion of Mersea Island
( phantom of the Roman empire )


* * Unfortunately this online writing community no longer exists.  Was only able to find an archived link (below) to his Suite101 profile via the Wayback Machine.


Fortunately, Mr. Taylor is also a Wizzler, i.e. publishes pages at Wizzley.com. YAY!!  He has about 100 pages, all very interesting.



* * Rupert Taylor's profile links:





Note:  My RT Spotlight content first appeared at Bubblews but that site also no longer exists.



 

Excerpt:  "... Mersea Island was a place where time seems to have stood still ..."


01 September 2017

My Favorite Power Quote

Ever have a quote that gets you really motivated and then keeps you going?  I like to think of these moving words as a POWER QUOTE!!! Repeat this phrase over and over to yourself while you're drinking coffee ... you'll believe you're Invincible! :)


This is one of my favorite motivational quotes. You can get it on a mousepad. "Don't let what you can't do interfere with wha... Mousepad



Where are my boxing gloves? I am ready to lace up and take on the world!!  RRoooaarrrr!



 
Successful Entrepreneuring From Your Home - For those who have mustered up the courage to start a home based business and they just need some pointers on how to get started, how to stay motivated, and how to run a profitable home-based business, this article recommends an excellent business resource. 

Shared image above via Pinterest to my SELF-EMPLOYMENT board. Figured other BYOB professionals might need a push too. (BYOB - Be Your Own Boss!)



(NOTE:  Blog post first appeared at Dispensable Thoughts, Fri, 21 Mar 2014.)

10 August 2017

Advantages of Collections on Google Plus

Are you a Google Plusser? Why not? Didn't create an account because there were predictions that Google management was considering kicking the network to the curb? Yes.  There was a buzz about that.

Several years back when Google Plus social media network was still in test mode, I received an invitation via eMail to participate in the project. When the decision was made to open to the public, I was already on board and they even gave me a custom URL for my profile.  My G+ experience has been very pleasant, although there are probably loads of features I have not learned how to use.

One of the features I have learned to use is the Collections.



Google Plus Collections is Google's answer to Pinterest users. Pinterest boards are for you to arrange your interests in an orderly fashion.  G+ Collections help you arrange your G+ posts in an orderly manner.  Why would you need to do that?  Ever try to search for one of your posts or links that you shared into the stream from a few years back?


All my G-Plus activity goes back several years. Tried going to my profile posts stream and scrolling down. That didn't work. If you scroll down your profile page looking for old posts you will discover that the post stream only goes back so far. You say to yourself: “How can this be? Have my posts disappeared?” Of course not! This is Google we're talking about! If Facebook can share your memories with you from years gone by, then there had better be a way to search for and find your old Google Plus posts.

Found a way to do that. It wasn't exactly simple. But it was doable. It is not easy to explain the process, so I'll direct you to the post where I found the information which I saved for future reference in my G+ Collections created for my business page called Tips and Advice for Business (Work-at-Home, etc.):





So how does this all tie together? If you find your old Google Plus activity and move it to your Collections activity, for your profile or your business page, then later you can just go there and retrieve your old posts. As a test, moved an old post from 2012 to a collection on my profile. View here.

So! You can probably conclude that although G+ Collections are good for organizing your Plus activity, in my opinion, the primary advantage of maintaining Collections on Google Plus is that you can retrieve your activity history.

Side Note:
  • All of my G+ Collections are set to Public, so you if you want to look at how my collections are organized, you can view the content even if you are not a member of the network. My Writings, My Work, My World, My Way is my collection which appears on my profile.  (In comparison, you have to have an account with Pinterest to view my various pinboards.  My profile shows 57 boards which include group boards.  Home Business Works on Pinterest.)

Did you find this blog post helpful?
Please let me know by leaving a comment and/or sharing with others.  Thanks! :)






The information above was shared a year ago.
As of August 2017, these are my G+ Collections.




On My Google+ Profile:
Follow on Tumblr
From My We Heart It Collections
Cool Shares via Pinterest
My I Like Eating Channel on G+
My Fox Collection
My Writings, My Work, My World, My Way




On My Google+ Brand Accounts:


(1) Home Business Works
Social Sites ~ Get Paid to Blog or Comment
Tips and Advice for Business (Work-at-Home, etc.)
Online Writing Communities & Blogs




(2) Everyday Exotic Spices
Awesome Food Blogs Around the Web
Follow Food Ways on Tumblr
Online Shopping for Grocery and Gourmet Products
CHEESE Meltdown
WORLD Cuisine
PIZZA Craving




(3) My Shopping Channel
My Shopping Channel ~ Featured Products




(4) Insurance Mart and Insurance SMART
Rx4Wellness ~ General Healthcare Info

21 June 2017

Activities You Should Be Aware Can Cause the Elimination of Your Blog

Wake up one day and discover that your blog was deleted?  

Start scratching your head wondering what you did?



The link below is to a post at "We Blog Better".  It makes for a very handy checklist.  Although as I scanned the list, it made me wonder why bloggers would not know this.  However, it is possible that many do NOT realize these activities could get their blog removed.  What I really like is that Guest Blogging and offering free samples of Oreo cookies are NOT on the list.  YAY!  Totally awesome because I have more than one blog and would like to extend an invitation to anyone out there reading this who would be interested. 


Would you be interested in providing a Guest Post for this blog or any of my other blogs? Feel free to contact me via eMail:
cmoneyspinner@gmail.com
SUBJECT: Guest Blog Post
I would be honored!
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P.S.  I haven’t gotten to the point where I can hand out free Oreo cookies but I can tell you where you can get free samples of bath products.  Click here. :)
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I know it’s not yet Valentine’s Day, but I use any excuse to share a heart.
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Valentine’s Day Celebrations Around the World





15 June 2017

Make Money Online : What is Forum Coin?

*What is Forum Coin?* 
An online community where you earn forum coins for posting. Use your forum coins as a virtual currency to buy and sell goods and services and to exchange for traditional, real world currencies (Cash!).


Earn coins for participating in various forums that discuss: 

  • CGT - Computers, Gaming & Technology;
  • Advice for Webmasters; 
  • Business, Money & Wealth - BMW Forum. and 

Coins can also be earned for writing Articles & Tutorials. 

There's even a chill out area for friendly banter and general chit chat (talk about food, music, gardening, anything!) 

Yes! You can earn coins for just relaxing, taking it easy and enjoying friendly conversation! 

Then trade those coins for cash (or other forms of currency); or use them to buy and sell.

Example of how you can trade or exchange forum coins:  About Forum Coin - New World Currency

Free to join! Start immediately!







Other site reviews:

Is Forum Coin Legit?

Name: ForumCoin Website: http://forumcoin.com/index.php Price: Free to join. Owners: Fergal Crawley Admin Overall Rank: 7.4 out of 10 Is Forum Coin Legit? Can you make money posting to forums? Let's find out. Forum Coin is a simply designed online community, where members can earn " ForumCoin ", by making posts on forums and also through ForumCoin referral program.

01 June 2017

June Brides Shop for Sexy Lingerie at My Shopping Channel

If you are familiar with this site then you know that it is a central point to redirect visitors to my various home business projects around the web. My Shopping Channel (MSC) is one of my affiliate marketing projects which has several online locations: 



In the USA, June is a busy month for weddings and brides are often shopping for sexy lingerie.  Content presented below first appeared at the MSC Wish List blog. 



Top-Five Lingerie Brands by Zoe Pallister


Women enjoy feeling sexy, and what better way to initiate that feeling than with new lingerie? Check out these top picks for lingerie online stores. That sexy look is only a few clicks away.




By Lucarelli (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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The picks

  • Victoria's Secret

Nearly every woman is familiar with this store, usually glazed and bedazzled in pink. However, Victoria's Secret also offers womens lingerie on their online website so that you can make your lingerie selections without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Also, the website has many options that are not always carried in your local store. Victoria's Secret online is a great choice for women who want a store where they already are familiar with the sort of merchandise available.  (NOTE:  A selection of Victoria Secret products are available via Amazon.)




Fig Leaves offers bras in a wide variety, from size A all the way to size J, with everything in between. The site is easy to navigate and even has an outlet section where you can buy underwear for as low as two dollars per pair.


Bare Necessities provides many selections needed for more of an everyday use rather than those special occasions when you want to light a spark. Bare Necessities sells the sort of lingerie that will leave you feeling sexy but comfortable and covered so that you won't be embarrassed if someone walks in on you while you're changing.

  • Cameo Intimates *

For lingerie online that's still made "from scratch" and available as a custom order, you'll want to check out Cameo Intimates. Cameo offers a wide variety of selections reminiscent of a time gone by, and if you find that you can't fit into any of the standard sizes available, the intimate items of your dreams are only a special order away, as this company will custom fit any pattern to your order. Shop away!
* BurlyQLady. "Remembering Cameo Intimates Lingerie." Vintage Lingerie Blog. N.p., 03 July 2013. Web. 30 May 2017. . "Cameo Intimates lingerie was a truly unique Canadian company that made hand-made *custom* vintage reproduction lingerie. They made the most beautiful, unique lingerie at a very affordable price. Finding one of their pieces is a rare thing. There was a seller on eBay (Maxhen Liquidations) that sold the last of the lingerie stock that sat in storage back in 2012. ..."

There are a wide variety of websites today (For example:  smartandsexy.com ~ See sample product below.) specializing in women's lingerie, so make sure you shop around before you settle for the nearest retail store. Choosing intimate items to wear can be fun and enjoyable when your selections are just a few clicks of the mouse away.


About The Author:  Zodee is Australia's leading online retailer for women's designer lingerie including Ambra Lingerie & Bodywear . We also stock a large range of bonds baby, children's clothing, boys wear & baby clothing. Shop with confidence and select from major brands including Elle Macpherson Intimates, Bonds, Seafolly, 2 Chillies and more!

The author invites you to visit:
www.zodee.com.au

(Source: ArticleCity.com
- REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION)  Publication Date:  May 31, 2013

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25 February 2017

Work at Home ~ Home Biz Projects : Another Weekend! - UPDATE #1

This time last year, it was another weekend and in this post - WAH! On Top of WAH! Another Weekend! - I provided a status report on my various work at home projects. At that point, I had created several potential residual income streams ( or at least I thought I had). 😉  Quote from the previous post:

"Tsū , myLot , my blogs at - Tumblr, BlogJob and Blogger (or Blogspot ), and online writing communities like  DailyTwoCents , HUBPages , Wizzley, etc."

♦ ♦ ♦  UPDATES:

  • Tsū went belly up!  I'm a tad bit upset because I had written reviews of some movies and TV shows.  Plan to republish the content elsewhere.  Already republished one of the posts at.  Check it out!  Review:  Mary Kom (2014) ~ Fans of Priyanka Chopra.

  • myLot is working out and has actually paid me several times.  This is my most recent discussion.  You don't earn based on starting discussions.  You get paid for interacting with members.  But sometimes to do that you have to start a conversation.

But Suppose We're Not GREAT Again? / myLot


But Suppose We're Not GREAT Again? / myLot

So what happens if Mr. T doesn't make good on his promise to make America great again? (Scoff!) First of all, how dare you even entertain such a thought? But! ... Since you're thinking on it ... (Sigh.) We make plans. We break promises. In this life, one should always have Plan A and Plan B.

  • My blogs at - Tumblr?  Long story short.  My account got deleted.  The old blogs were sent to the Tumblr graveyard.  The company is being acquired by a new owner.  The management and staff is experimenting with placing ads in the blogs, intending to keep the platform free for the users.  Meanwhile, I created two new Tumblr blogs at the end of 2016.  FoxNet2017 and FoodWays2017.  Why?  Because they let me do it!  Plus!  Tumblr is a neat blogging/micro-blogging platform and you are allowed to place affiliate ads to monetize your blog.  Just check their "Help" in the dashboard for more details.  Why wouldn't I want to try again?

  • BlogJob stopped their Points Program but I was undaunted.  Not only did I keep my blog - My Pain, Your Gain - up and running; but I started a new blog for affiliate marketing purposes:  My Shopping Channel.  The site owners are OK with members using affiliate referral links.  Currently the site owners are experimenting with Google Ads, in the hopes of generating more revenue.  Hope these experiments are successful.  The platform is good to use but whereas, it used to be a social community where you could sign in and not only go about your blogging business but interact and chat with fellow bloggers, the "socializing" aspect went Bye Bye when the Points Program ended.


  • Blogger (or Blogspot)?  In addition to this blog, at the end of 2016, I set up a foodie blog called Food Ways Presented by Everyday Exotic Spices.  A friend of mine and fellow food blogger visited and gave me lots of advice, tips and feedback on how to make the blog look more visually appealing.  It looks pretty to me!  Also, I am able to use Amazon Native Ads on Blogspot blogs.  No surprise.  If you can remember way back, the Blogspot platform used to have a feature that allowed the blogger to incorporate relevant links to Amazon products.

As for the online writing communities?  My aim was to publish evergreen content (content that is relevant and not restricted to a specific period of time) so that I could set it, forget it, and appreciate whatever residual income is generated by the pages.  I revisit from time to time to check for broken links and update any info that may have changed.  Here are links to my writer profile at the various sites:  Daily Two Cents; Writedge; HUBPages; Wizzley; and Webnuggetz.  Most of my revenue is earned via the Google Ad Sense revenue-share plan.  Commissions are also being earned from sales of affiliate products.  ("Slow but steady wins the race."  😀) 

During the year (2016), signed up at two new sites.  One is a blogging community:  Literacy Base.  This site is good because you earn for blogging, for commenting at blogs, for participating in groups and forums, for updating your profile timeline.  You even earn for just logging in to your account.  Have received payment.  This is my most recent post:



The other site, Niume, is a collaborative blogging platform created to help you promote your blog.  In other words, republished content from your blog is accepted.  It's also a good place to share your original content.  Examples:
You can not use affiliate links and your earn revenue for referrals and for views.  Learn more:  How Does Niume Revenue Work.

  • My referral link if you sign up through me:  Join Niume! Where it says "Create a Post", click on it and the sign up form will pop up.  You must use a valid eMail address.

Closing off this update with another reminder from another previous post.  Remember that Pinterest can also be used as a blogging/micro-blogging platform and affiliate links are allowed.



If you want to earn extra income, hope you find this information useful.



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06 July 2016

Affiliate Marketing Tip: Z is for Zazzle

Here is some advice for the enthusiastic Zazzle sellers (store owners) and affiliates who are and determined to succeed in the world of online business. Supplying a link (below) to an article written by a fellow freelance writer whose advice for becoming a successful online entrepreneur is invaluable. Although you may have to read her pages two or three times. She gets so excited about sharing her success secrets, sometimes her language shoots right over your head. (Love you Jo ! Mean that in a nice way! :) ) Reviewed her Zazzle tips multiple times and did finally latch on to a key piece of advice that proved to be extremely helpful for finding Zazzle products to promote at my blogs as an affiliate advertiser. But her page was written for those who have Zazzle stores, i.e. sellers.


 
Jo's webpage -
How to Add an Affiliated Zazzle Store RSS Feed into Weebly
- was categorized under “ Internet Marketing : Making Money Online ”.

However, at this same site you can find a few more articles specifically devoted to “ Ecommerce Tips : Zazzle Sellers and Tips ”.

Hope this information helps my fellow Zazzle affiliate marketers out there.  (Suggested Zazzle products displayed in feed below.)


* * * Content above also appeared at Persona Paper, Jan 2016.





26 April 2016

Change Your Blog Name and Tagline

In a previous post a response was provided to the question:

How Often Do You Update Your Blog Content? 


In that post, I also explained that after joining a blogging community, BlogJob.com and being allowed to create a blog there, there was the task of giving the blog a name and a tagline. The blog is not yet a year old and it has become necessary to make an executive decision.

Decided that the blog name and tagline needed to be changed. It wasn't difficult to do since the blog URL remains the same no matter how many times the name changes.

Also needed to add an icon. Icon or favicons are an integral part of a website or blog's online identity.

Took care of the easiest task first. Went into the theme customizer and added an icon. Finally decided on the flag of Texas in the shape of the state of Texas as my icon. Since my plans are for Austin, Texas to be our final stop. Our family has relocated more than once. But I'm tired of moving.

Next task. Changed the name and tagline for my site to something more “generic”.

OLD blog name: Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging
NEW blog name: My Pain, Your Gain


OLD blog tagline: Let the blogging adventures continue.
NEW blog tagline: Advice for newbies and others who want to work at home. Learn from my mistakes.


Cha-cha-cha-changes. :)

Hope you visit at your earliest convenience.  :)
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15 March 2016

Scoop.it, the Perelman Premise and GOLD!

“Content is king, distribution is queen, and she wears the pants”.  ~ Jonathan Perelman, Veep of Agency Strategy at BuzzFeed.



Scoop.it works off the Perelman premise. 
~ You curate the content. 
~ They help you distribute it.

Scoop.it is a D.I.Y. content curation tool that helps you organize, publish and circulate content; including random content.  Launched in 2011 and within a year and a half, 75 million users had signed up.





A few years back, someone invited me to try Scoop.it - a content curation tool. In an effort to try to keep up with every changing information technology and because no fee was involved, decided it was a tool worth testing. My initial efforts resulted in the creation of three topics.

My first tests included using the interface to my blogs. If you publish a “scoop” or write a post at Scoop.it, you can share it to your blog simultaneously or at a later date. If you are on the Google Plus social network you can also share your content there also.

There is a free plan and an upgraded plan. With the upgrades you can add more social accounts and/or blogs.

Must confess that my activity has been limited because other work-at-home projects which have been consuming my time and energy. But for the new year, decided to add Scoop.it as a priority task on my “To Do List” for 2016 and pick back up where I left off.  That turned out to be a good home business management decision. To my surprise, one of my topics has leveled up to GOLD!! It was quite a surprise when they gave me a silver ribbon. But GOLD??!! That type of recognition and support is very encouraging.




The Scoop.it content curation service has too many plusses to list, but here are a few you should consider:

+1) Links from the site are recognized by the search engines.

+2) The site owners have an informative blog loaded with tips and advice.

+2) It's a great sharing tool and also good for research.

+4) The interface to blogs or pages streamlines your work process and saves time.


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Additional Links of Interest:

18 Types of Backlinks Violating Google’s Guidelines

Blogging Tips and Tricks From an Amateur

Popular Social Media or Bookmarking Websites – Updated for 2016



25 February 2016

WAH! On Top of WAH! Another Weekend!

WAH! WAH!! No. That's not my imitation of a crying baby. :) 
 
For the past couple of months my major work-at-home (WAH) project has been republishing content and updating links at my various blogs, especially incorrect affiliate links that redirect clickers elsewhere! Then on January 30, 2016, PersonaPaper (my favorite social blogging community) announced they will no longer be accepting members and plan to shut down. Tried to back up my posts and this is now another "To Do" project:  Find PP Content New Home.

"An online entrepreneur's work is never done."
Wonder who said that.  (???)  Oh!  Yeah!  It was me!



Have created several potential residual income streams – Tsū , myLot , my blogs at - Tumblr, BlogJob and Blogger (or Blogspot ), and online writing communities like  DailyTwoCents , HUBPages , Wizzley, etc.

Creating them is one thing.

Keeping up with them is another.

It's clear to me that my “To Do List” should be more organized, in order for me to accomplish more. So that's my project to help me with my home business projects. Create an organized achievable prioritized list of "I Will DO ALL of This!" items.
 
Great! Just what I needed! Another WAH project! :)
 
WAH! WAH!! :) 


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23 January 2016

My Pick for Infographic of the Day From Manta.com - Freedom & Independence

Mea culpa! Mea culpa! Apologizing to Manta.com for not spreading the love. In my defense? 
  • Excuse #1: A newbie (or inexperienced entrepreneur) to the world of online business.
  • Excuse #2: Home business blogs were not up and running - at the time when my websites were listed in their directory back in 2011.

Four years later, on a roll with my homebiz projects and know enough now to let others know that if you are a small business owner, home business entrepreneur, WAHM, whatever! ... Take advantage of the resources and services this company has to offer. Sharing this gem from their blog, my pick as an "Infographic of the Day".

If you are an American small business person and don't get to watch CNBC (or any other business new channel, for that matter), then you should follow the Manta blog. It will keep you informed and current.

Isn't this infographic awesome?

2014, Millennials and the American Dream - Manta.com



Image from Manta Blog


NOTE: Content first posted Oct 2014 at a blog that is no longer published. Republishing at My Blog Stop! as it is still relevant.

18 January 2016

My Twitter Weekend Wrap-Up

Paper.li is a tool that helps you publish your own online newspaper. How cool is that? You can create and publish your very own "Daily Planet" with news items of interest to you that might be of interest to other readers also.

So far I've generated four different papers - covering topics like freelance writing, Pinterest, home business or work at home articles, tips, etc.



paper.li logoUsing the Paper.li publishing tool, each week (set to the date to every Sunday), a newspaper is published which summarizes my Twitter activity - not all, just some highlights.



This week's publication for Sunday, April 26, these are the headlines:

  • 10 Businesses You Can Run from Anywhere on Earth (And Start Today)
  • Confessions of a Cookbook Collector
  • Naples: The Birthplace of the Modern Pizza
  • Citrine Earrings
  • The Best Thai in Middle Tennessee


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You an also look at some of the previously published editions by clicking on the Archives. They aren't all Sunday editions. Tried different days and then finally settled on Sunday mornings. You can subscribe to receive weekly updates via eMail, if you like.



FOLLOW ON TWITTER:  By the way, if you have a Twitter account and want me to follow your tweets, feel free to leave your handle or Twitter name in the comments.








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