I have been sitting here for a couple of hours thinking about how to make money off of the web page I have been operating since I was in high school. It has a good number of users and some of them are quite active. Of course to make money you need a lot of people and if you are using ads, then it is best if you can get them to click on the ads once in awhile. Most people simply are not going to do that. I am going to try to use Amazon affiliates earnings instead and that is hopefully going to generate a good amount of money. The concept is rather simple. You put a box on the margin of the web page, it will be an Amazon dot come search link, but rather than just going to Amazon it is going to go there using your affiliate link. If people use it to buy stuff, then I am going to get a small commission on the purchase. The problem is that you are not going to make much money unless you can convince a lot of people to use the link. While I have a good number of users, the truth is that most of them do not have a lot of income. That is something based on demographics, which is obvious because they are mostly teens and young adults. Obviously they can buy stuff with their Mom and Dad’s money, but most of them are not going to have any sort of income of their own. If they do make a little money it is going to be cash which will go in and out of their pockets very quickly. They will not really have access to the means to buy stuff on the internet.Continue reading →
After working for my boss for far too long, I finally had enough of him recently. I walked into his office and gave him my two week resignation notice. I think he was surprised only because I stayed for so long, but he also knew that I was leaving because of him. As soon as my two weeks was up, I spent my first day at home getting ready to start my own freelance business. I needed to find a good invoice generator and my own work line for clients to call me on. I needed to work out the rates that I would be charging and so much more.
I have been doing bookkeeping for the past 15 years and have known for a very long time that I am good at what I do. I even got a degree in bookkeeping so that I would never find myself struggling to get a job due to lack of experience for some companies that demand a high degree of experience. I figured that between that and working for some place long enough that I would be able to strike out on my own. I was just glad that time had finally come.
The first thing that I worked on during my first morning alone was finding the right program that would allow me to generate invoices easily. I attached it to a payment website that most people use, and it will allow all of my new clients to pay me at the touch of a button. It will be so much quicker than needing to wait for payments in the mail. My dad is also a freelancer, and I have seen him waiting as long as 60 days for his customers to pay him and get a check in the mail to him.Continue reading →
We are busy here in Singapore. There is no doubt about that. I have visited different places where people say they have busy lifestyles. Well, I think, at least for my family, we pass them all up with the amount of things we have to get done in a day. To do that you need energy, and to get energy you need to be eating right. That is why we use the services of a company that provides organic food delivery in Singapore to provide all of our grocery needs.
We pick our breakfast, lunch and dinner foods and they are delivered right to our door. This includes fresh produce that is organically grown. We got away from the commercially grown produce and all of its pesticides just before our first child was born. We have been watching the studies and statistics pointing to diet causing much of the disease problems, so we decided to go organic and to leave the processed foods on the shelves in the stores.
Do you know that if you start a child’s life on organically grown fresh foods that are not heavily processed that it will be those foods the child craves? The human diet cravings come from artificially made foods that are packed with fat, protein and sugars. The body needs those things to survive, but it needs them in proper proportions. Artificially increasing the amounts makes the body think those items are a better food choice to protect against starving. If you feed it good food that is properly nutrient proportioned, it will crave those foods instead. This is what we have been doing since our first child was born.
Granted, it is difficult for us to prevent the candy bars and other things from creeping into their diets. The worst culprits are the grandparents. They are of the mindset that a little won’t hurt. They do not understand that it is like a drug to the body. Don’t get me wrong, we do enjoy desserts and things. They are just made the way we want them made, and that includes organically sourced food items delivered to us here in Singapore.Continue reading →