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Showing posts with label work from home. Show all posts

16 March 2018

Work at Home Advice, Tips and Tricks

The "cottage industry" (like Etsypreneurs) is not a creation of the 20th or 21st centuries nor did "home-based businesses" come about because of the invention of the Internet. While most of my work at home initiatives are focused mainly on writing and blogging, and affiliate marketing, there are many profitable projects people can do, working from their home. Home-based businesses or working from home was and still is very common. 

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15 March 2018, the Perelman Premise and GOLD!

“Content is king, distribution is queen, and she wears the pants”.  ~ Jonathan Perelman, Veep of Agency Strategy at BuzzFeed. works off the Perelman premise. 
~ You curate the content. 
~ They help you distribute 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.

Several years back, someone invited me to try - a content curation tool. In an effort to try to keep up with ever-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, 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 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 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

Top 15 Most Popular Book Marking Sites (2017)

27 February 2018

Create a Business Profile to Enhance Your Online Presence

Create a business profile to make yourself more visible on the Internet. Below is an example of my profile at IBOSocial, a network for independent business owners (IBO). Free to become a member. If interested click here.

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Create a profile like this one.

Hello!  My name is Treathyl Fox aka Cmoneyspinner.
Welcome to my IBOsocial front page.

  • Very excited to be a part of this community and open to networking and building professional relationships. You are invited to become a member too! Click here.
  • Engaged in multiple home business endeavors, since 2007, such as independent investing, affiliate marketing, blogging and article writing.  Click on any of the BUSINESS LINKS on the sidebar of my IBO profile for additional details.
  • Also making my marks around the web as a Freelance Writer; publishing articles on a wide range of diverse topics, such as art, real estate, religion, etc.; contributing articles since 2011 to sites such as:

04 February 2018

Heed Dr. Dobson's Advice on Parenting

Dr. James Dobson is a well-known psychologist who specializes in advice on parenting.

Focus on the Family, his non-profit ministry provide counseling and resources on marriage, parenting and other family matters; and he has also authored several books on these topics.


Dr. James Dobson is a well-known psychologist and the founder of Focus on the Family, a non-profit ministry that supplies advice and resources on marriage, parenting and other family matters. He describes two types of children: the compliant child - an obedient child that heeds good advice and follows a path to peace; versus the defiant child - who is the exact opposite. He says most children are "in between" those two extremes.

English: James Dobson.English: James Dobson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Having given birth to eleven children - all living - all raised except for one - I can state unequivocally that Dr. Dobson is correct. Most children are between the two extremes. However, if you happen to get one that is wholly defiant - my advice is ... PRAY!! Pray you survive them until they reach the age of eighteen and then ... send them on their way!

You see children must realize that one day if they live, they will be the same age as mommy and daddy. If they have children of their own, mommy and daddy will no longer have to explain why the "rules" were so flipping ludicrous!! There are many who claim to have programs that work if you happen to be raising a difficult and trying child. Some of them will even offer you their programs free of charge. Quite frankly, everybody has to wade through those muddy murky waters on their own. What may work for your family could cause chaos and mayhem in another person's home. So tread very cautiously.

I can tell you that as a young parent, reading the Dobson books was extremely helpful. Many who might not be of the Christian persuasion probably steer clear of his writings. But the advice he offers is very generic and can be applied regardless of one's religious beliefs or nationality or ethnicity.

As I stated earlier, my babies are all full grown now, with only one remaining. In five more years, she'll be stepping out on her own. Five years? That's half a blink of eye. Really it is. My oldest child has already passed the over the hill mark. Back in my day, "over the hill" used to be age 30. It seems like it was just yesterday when we were teaching him how to walk. Though the memories are sweet, of a truth, my husband and I look forward to the "empty nest years" with great anticipation.

But getting to my point: If you are a new parent, and mommy and daddy are no available for you to ask them about the "rules", pick up a book by Dr. Dobson. No doubt you can find one or more at your local library or even a church library. If not, his books are available for purchase online.

Content first published at, Mar 22, 2014

10 November 2017

My Shopping Channel is an Active Member of

Several months back I was invited to join a community aimed at promoting small businesses, connecting local businesses to each other, providing a means of referring customers and clients to each other, and other support.  It was a good sense decision to join this community.  I have been a work-at-home professional since 2007 and was invited to join by Heather McLaughlin from Performance Marketing Group.  

Can you believe it?  They found me and extended me an invitation.  It wasn't hard to find me.  I have a public LinkedIn profile.  But someone looked!  ☺  I'm glad they did reach out because I have had nothing but positive dealings with all of the community - the staff and the members.  

View my business profile on

Most of the time I exchange business information (like passing out a business card) and post links for new products available at my various online shopping sites.  Occasionally I am asked to participate in a Q & A forum with other businesses so that we can trade ideas with each other and figure out some "best practices" routines that might work for everybody.

One of the questions I provided a response to was:  

Asked by Stephie Pahlavi Zan on Nov 03, 2017
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This was my response.

I'm an affiliate marketer working at home. Folks don't have to shop via my site. They can shop at the sites of other WAH marketers. It's a bazillion of us out there trying to swim to the top and get noticed so we can earn commissions from sales of products by people who came to the vendor's site via our website. 
Our site visitors can always just can skip over our site and go straight to the vendor. Either way, the goal is for you to end up with a quality product for yourself or a lovely gift that the recipient won't re-gift or return. :) 
Just started a new shopping blog on Tumblr: Go Shopping Bees. It shares my affiliate referral links, links from fellow affiliate marketers, and cool stuff found around the web. Consider it my shopping wish list for you. Happy Shopping!! :)

20 September 2017 - Can First Impressions Be Trusted? (Post Update #2)

Two years today I joined a blogging community called BlogJob and shared my first impression in this post:

A year later I published my revised first impression in this post:
Ah well! It's been a year and it's time to revise my revision of my first impression AGAIN!

Hey! My first impression was right and I'm sticking to it! Sure the site owners made changes. But they haven't SHUT DOWN!  They get an A+++ in my book just for hanging in there! They also get my sincerest thanks because they didn't delete my blog or ask me politely to move on. That is extremely gracious of them. Don't you think so?  Currently publishing two blogs via their platform (My Pain, Your Gain and My Shopping Channel) (post feed below); still being allowed to participate in the Google Ad Sense revenue-share plan; and also being allowed to use affiliate referral links and keep 100% of the earned commissions.  Also, ever once in a while, they let me share my opinion. 

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04 September 2017

Advice for Newbie Bloggers ~ 5 Tips That Bear Repeating

This post to encourage others out there who may have their mind set to tread this path to making money online. It is extremely easy to get discouraged and give up. My first blog post at this blog is dated April 9, 2014.  

It's a mess!! All those strikethroughs. I left them to remind me not to give up! Have had a lot of learning experiences on the road to trying to become a successful blogger. Yes, I did say “trying”. I know it's been 3 years but the goal I'm aiming for - generating consistent monthly income from monetized blogs and affiliate marketing websites - has not yet been achieved.

I am an active participant in a discussion forum called SEOClerks, where you can learn and earn about blogging, writing, affiliate marketing, SEO and a myriad of other tips and tricks that aspiring webmasters need to know.  
(Note:  This community is free to join.)  

A question was asked about advice for newbie bloggers.  Below (below the star) is the response I contributed.

What tips do you recommend for beginners in blogging?

Tip #1 ~ I did not know about communities and forums when I started blogging. But I'm glad I eventually found out about their existence. If for no other reason that I no longer feel like I'm all alone.

Groups on Facebook and Communities on Google Plus are OK.  But if you can find a blogging community or a forum, join it. Try to find one where you can learn and earn. You'll get support and can commiserate with fellow members who are also trying to find their way through the blogging maze.

Join an online writing community, also. It's for article writers. Similar to blogging communities. It helps improve your writing skills.  Most of them have revenue-share programs, along with supportive Admin and members.

If you can afford to pay for the blogging courses offered, then go ahead. If you can't, that's where these communities and forums come in handy. Forums like SEOClerks, for example.  :)

Tip #2 Find blogs you really enjoy reading (search via Bloglovin or sites like that or blog directories), subscribe and visit often. Leave comments. Find the bloggers that will approve your comments and will also allow you to associate your blog URL to your name as a backlink. Not kidding. If you leave comments on a blog post, they go into moderation and you never receive approval or your comments don't become visible online, leave that blog in the dust! There are too many other bloggers out there who would happy to have visitors that leave comments behind.  Leave worthwhile comments. Not one-word exclamations or boring one-liners that make the blogger think you didn't even bother to read their post.

Tip #3 ~ There are many free blog publishing platforms to get started. If you are interested in trying to earn income from your blog, find out what the rules are about monetizing your blog. All blogging platforms are not created equal. Some allow certain things and some don't. You break the rules you will have your blog deleted in a heartbeat!

Tip #4 BUDGETING:  Anything that requires a monetary investment and you have the money to pay for it, then go ahead. If you don't have money, use what you have. Your brains, your skills, a laptop (or whatever device you use), and Internet access.

Tip #5 Most important. Don't expect immediate success. Be patient. Be persistent. Persevere.

22 July 2017

Daily Two Cents is Signing On New Writers - Start Immediately!

Are you a freelance writer looking for a work from home opportunity?  No fee to start?  No deadlines or quotas? 

Look no further.

The site owners are based in Canada, but the community of writers is global. Good writing skills IN ENGLISH is essential. Start publishing your thoughts, opinions, views, perspectives, book or movie reviews, product recommendations, cooking tips, recipes, share music videos, celebrity tidbits, etc. at 

Daily Two Cents is a revenue-sharing platform. Your earnings are earned based on the number of unique views {pay-per-view} per article. 100 words minimum. If you are an affiliate marketer you can also include a referral link in your content. Earnings you make from affiliate advertising are 100% yours.

The links below are somewhat of a representative sample of the variety of topics people write about. 

The site set up for social networking so you can also meet and make new friends, if you're interested.

Need some extra income? Try it! 
Donate your “two cents” and get it back!

See sampling of short posts below.

31 May 2017

21 Magazines That Pay for Travel Writing (Reblog)

Some of my fellow bloggers have a passion to write about their wanderlust.  Reblogging this list provided by Erica Verrillo, publisher of Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity.

Idea? 💡 

  • Perhaps you can turn some of your memorable travel photographs into works of art and resell them as art. It's a thought.

If you are not a travel writer, do not despair.  Here are links to other income earning writing opportunities.  Perhaps there is one for you (and me).


15 Magazines That Pay $500 or More

While most literary journals generally offer modest compensation (if any), there are some magazines that pay generous professional rates. Many of these specialize in niche markets, which means they have a loyal readership. If you happen to have expertise or a background that would appeal to their audiences, these magazines will be happy to read your pitch.


16 May 2017

Update to My First Blog Post at My Blog Stop!

Three years ago during the first week of the month of April 2014, I was just starting up this blog. 

Don't laugh at me, laugh with me. 🤣

If you view my post ~ MyFirst Blog Post at My Blog Stop! Welcome! ~ you will see that out of all of my attempts at publishing blogs, only one blog is still standing as of 2017. Yep yep. All of my Tumblr microblogs took a tumble and went by the wayside. 😞

If at first you don't succeed … cry cry cry … and then try try tryagain!!

Created a brand new Tumblr account and started up two microblogs: FoxNet2017 and FoodWays2017. Sharing two sample posts below.

Created a foodie blog using Blogspot to complement/supplement my affiliate marketing website:

Kept my membership with the Blogjob (BJ) community and continued to share advice for newbie bloggers via My Pain, Your Gain.

Since the BJ community allows more than one blog, created a second blog for affiliate marketing purposes and called it My Shopping Channel.

Still maintaining my Google Plus business page (or brand account), "Home Business Works"; and Google granted me a custom URL for the page (in place of the numerical ID). 

That's the update!

Turn Your Computer Into a Money Machine in 2017: How to make money from home and grow your income fast, with no prior experience! Set up within a week!

28 March 2017

Wizzley Welcomes Writers | Newbie or Experienced

Earn passive income. Wizzley is an online writing community where several of my articles have been published on a wide range of topics. The community is friendly, the support is fabulous and many freelance writers and people who work at home will like the relaxed work at your own pace environment. Some parties have taken the extra step to write a public review. Some are happy. Some are not.  My plus?

Wizzley is a great place to park your evergreen content and let it generate residual income from Google AdSense.

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My Twitter Weekend Wrap-Up 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.

Republishing Previously Published Content

Information for those who used to contribute to YAHOO Voices before that network was shut down. What many of us liked about the YCN (YAHOO Contributor Network) was that it accepted "previously published articles". What was really great was that payment was actually received for articles that had been sitting at another site for well over a year with almost nothing to show for it!

Earn Money For Publishing Short Posts

Daily Two Cents ( ) is an online writing community very different from the others. It's pay-per-view, includes social networking, and allows the writer or contributor to earn 100% on their affiliate referral links. That's right! NO REVENUE SHARING!! You keep what you earn!

07 July 2016

5 don'ts for promoting your blog (Reblog)

A look back.  Revisiting sites where I found valuable information when I first started my blogging adventures. It is good to know this site still has online content available to the public. Left a comment at this post in 2013. It's 3 years later and the "Don'ts" in this post are still relevant. Interested in becoming a successful blogger? Check out this advice from Suresh Vurity, author and owner of

5 don'ts for promoting your blog

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How My Online Friends Use StumbleUpon to Promote My Blog

21 Ideas on How to Promote Your Blog

How I promote my new blog posts

How To Promote Your Blog With 105 Content Promotion Tactics

Official Blogger Blog: Keep your readers interested with the AdSense Guide to Audience Engagement (Reblog)


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, 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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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!! :)

23 January 2016

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

Mea culpa! Mea culpa! Apologizing to 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 -

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.

11 November 2015

Republishing Previously Published Content

Information for those who used to contribute to YAHOO Voices before that network was shut down. What many of us liked about the YCN (YAHOO Contributor Network) was that it accepted “previously published articles”. What was really great was that payment was actually received for articles that had been sitting at another site for well over a year with almost nothing to show for it! (That's my experience. Can't speak for others.)

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When YCN closed its doors, never bothered looking for other sites that were similar. Haven't decided whether or not try again, but in case anybody else might be looking, here is a link of interest.

Susan Maccarelli, publisher of Beyond Your Blog recommends:
Make your existing posts work for you by republishing them on other sites.

Sites That Accept Previously Published Writing | Beyond Your Blog



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Treathyl Fox aka CmoneyspinnerHome Business Entrepreneur. Self-employed and loving it!   Real Estate Investor. Purchase/resell private notes secured by real estate, and acquire real estate through creative financing techniques. ♦ Blogger - Blogjob, Blogspot, LiteracyBase, Food Ways.  ♦ Freelance writer / Articles - Niume, Wizzley, HUBPagesWritedge, Daily Two Cents, PersonaPaper. ♦ Affiliate MarketerGrocery & Gourmet, Feng Shui - Home & Garden, Health Insurance, My Shopping Channel, Webnuggetz - The Other Shopping Channel. ♦ Randomness Over-blog, MyLot

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