3 06 14

Are you out of work? Got Skills? Tired of the commute and lack of security with your employment?

There is a solution. Did you know that if you have the desire you can develop full time employment in your own home office?

Here are a few of the freelancer job sites to get you started.

Freelancer Work Sites


Are you an expert programmer, designer, writer, translator, marketer, researcher and/or admin contractor? Elance offers testing in each of your specialities to lend validation to your skill set. The tests are short, yet go along way with the people who use Elance to hire part time/full time talent.

This is a community of people seeking work and people seeking to hire the right person. Writers, filmmakers, photographers, programmers, and others will find plenty of work once they get past the ‘being a newbie.’ Register an account, develop your skills list, build a winning profile. Free to get started, but if you want more bids p/month you will need to upgrade. Payments are handled through Elance. All work is contracted and completed through Elance. The benefit to these types of sites is you will get paid if your work is satisfactory. The more jobs you successfully complete the hire your ranking within Elance.


If you are a freelance programmer, web developer, designer, writer, data entry sign up at Freelancer to begin show casing your skills.

A community of writers, programmers, etc. There are other ways to earn and share your expertise.

Promote your profile with a widget. Connect your profile to Facebook. As a free member your bids are limited per month. Take skills tests at $5 each and save to your profile.

Payments are made upon approval by the client. Get started here. Set up an account or sign in with Facebook.


Guru is a community of writers, software programmers, web designers, graphics, and many other titles. Employers post for free, you bid on the project along with others, if you win the bid, develop the product, and it is accepted, you earn votes, stars, recommendations. As a free member you are allowed so many bids per month. Upgrade to earn more bids and show off more of your profile. To begin, click here.

Are you a writer for hire? oDesk is the largest marketplace for online work.

A community of employers and writers, programmers, and webmasters. Freelancers bid on jobs they are qualified for, after winning and completing the project, clients may approve or ask for changes. To read more and set up an account, click here.


As a freelancer you are in competition with at least 40,000 plus freelance writers.

Another community of like minded individuals and freelancers. Bid on the work you can do, complete and get paid. Working your hours and doing what you like best. Get Started Here.


There are over 200 communities on line for freelance workers. Each one specializing in programming, writing, technology, and similar industries. You are competing with thousands of other freelance workers. Many of them live in the Philippines, India, the Unites States, and other countries. When placing your bid remember there are others who can do the job cheaper, so make your bid count. Highlight your skills, make those the employer is seeking stand out and worth your bid.

You may wish to set up more than one profile, try setting up on each of these freelance sites. Check each day. At least in the morning and again in the afternoon.

For those sites offering skill testing, use them, they will enhance your profile on those sites. Hone your skills, peruse other profiles, especially those with the most work and highest rankings. Look at what they are doing. Give it your best shot for the next 6 months to a year.

Thank you for taking time out to let me know what you think. If you know of another resource for freelance workers, contact me, I will be happy to add it to the budding data base I am developing.

15 05 14

If you are a copywriter or aspire to become one and are looking to specialize, here is a niche that may be of interest to you.

Genealogy copywriting.

Were we aware that you can earn a great income working from home writing about someone’s ancestry? Read on to learn more. This is an email I received, I want to share with you.


Your genealogy skills have the potential to open up a whole new chapter in your present-day family story …

In this story, you’re able to spend more time with your family, building precious memories and uncovering your past connections.

You don’t have to go to the office, answer to a boss, or hoard vacation days anymore. You’re free to do what you want, when you want, because you have plenty of money in the bank.

Now, this isn’t about your “long lost” rich uncle…

Instead, I’d like to show you how the hours you spend online researching and putting together your family story have already given you the skills to lead a very different — and much more lucrative — kind of life.

How a few words could change your history …

If you’d like to pay all your bills, quit your job, and fund as many genealogical research trips as you want, you’ll want to pay close attention to what I’m about to share.

My name is Rebecca Matter. I’m Co-Managing Partner at American Writers & Artists Inc., better known as AWAI. And our job is to help people from all walks of life make a good living — up to six-figures or more — putting together top-quality stories for businesses.

I’m coming to you because your interest in genealogy tells me you have what it takes to do this well … and because there is a desperate need in the business world for people with your natural skills.

You see, people love stories. It’s a part of what makes us human. We want to know what happened … both in the past and in the present.

Stories pull you in and make you turn the page to see what’s next.

For businesses, this is of critical importance.

Because in today’s world, stories are how businesses connect to their customers.

They use stories to build relationships and create bonds that later lead to sales.

It sounds simple, but it works. And this storytelling is the cornerstone of the $2.7 trillion direct-response industry … an industry with a desperate need for more storytellers like you.

They call these storytellers “copywriters,” and they’re willing to pay anywhere from a few hundred to several thousands dollars for just one great story.

These stories look like letters … not unlike the letter I’m writing to you now, in fact. And if you can learn to put one together, you have the potential to make more than anyone else in your generation … even if you have no background as a writer!

A job no one in your family has tried before … but no one will forget you when you succeed at it!

It really is all about a great story. And as a genealogist, you have several natural advantages on your side when it comes to learning to be a great, top-dollar copywriter.

  • Curiosity … all the successful copywriters I know have a burning curiosity to find out the behind-the-scenes details and stories … just like you.
  • Persistence … you know that to get to the good stuff, you have to stick with it — because most “dead ends” are only the start of new discoveries.
  • Ability to build a story from small details … you know names, dates, and places can showcase a rich history … and with your experience storytelling, businesses want to hire you to get the word out about their services.
  • These three skills together have the potential to carry you through to the very top ranks of the world’s copywriters … even if (especially if!) no one in your family has ever done anything like this before.

    The thing is, very few people know about copywriting as an option. As a career, it certainly didn’t exist hundreds of years ago. Digging deep into your family’s history, you’re much more likely to uncover shopkeepers, factory workers, or farmers.

    Copywriters break the mold. They tend to work from home, on flexible schedules. They get big checks for stories, something your ancestors wouldn’t have even called “real work” no matter how much it paid!

    But this isn’t about the rules of the past … it’s about what you’d like future generations to uncover about you.

    Do you want them to find another one of the “same-old, same-old” professions?

    Or do you want them to see that you used your storytelling skills to grow the family tree in a whole new direction?

    Learning to make a great living differently

    While curiosity, persistence, and the ability to tell a great story are natural skills, the rest of copywriting consists of learned skills.

    And, you can pick up those skills — and be well on your way to making six-figures or more from them — in as little as 12 months.

    That’s how long it takes (on average) to complete AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting.

    This program takes you from the very beginning — the very start of the story — and shows you how to create the kinds of stories that businesses will pay top dollar to have.

    It’s been around for over 16 years — not long in genealogical terms, but plenty of time for the program to train thousands of people just like you in the fine art of making a comfortable living using simple stories.

    And yet, for all the thousands of people we’ve trained, businesses continue to come to me asking for where they can find more copywriters.

    That’s why I’m here talking to you today.

    I know there’s an incredible need for more copywriters to help businesses all over the country get their stories out.

    And I’d like to see you use your natural skills plus what you’ll learn in the Accelerated Program to help these businesses — and earn a nice income for yourself along the way.

    So I’m coming to you with a very special, very limited time opportunity.

    Order AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting today and you can get started for only $99.25.

    You’ll be able to get started as soon as your order is processed … and I’ll give you a full year to check out the program from top to bottom.

    Do all the activities. Research all the opportunities. And if at the end of that year, copywriting isn’t something you want as a part of your family history, just let me know and I’ll make sure you get back every penny you paid.

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained

    At some point, your ancestors picked up and moved in search of a better life … maybe even multiple times.

    But you don’t have to move from where you’re sitting right now to find a better life.

    As a professional storyteller, a copywriter, you’ll be able to make a great living using your natural skills and AWAI’s professional training.

    You’ll be able to build a life that’s all yours … something new … something different … something worth remembering and retelling for future generations.

    Learn more about AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting.

    To your success,

    Rebecca Matter
    Co-Managing Partner, AWAI

    P.S. Remember, you can test-drive the program for a full year. With your skills, I know that’s plenty of time for you to check out the program and prove to yourself you can make money … or I’ll give you every penny of your money back. There’s absolutely no risk to you — and the next exciting new chapter in your family story could start right now.

    P.P.S. Here’s some of our “family stories” about how the Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting changed our members’ next chapters more than they ever dreamed possible …

    “I never imagined my life could change so fast! Within 12 months of signing up for your program, I deposited $103,783 in the bank working from home as a copywriter. Thank you for totally changing life for me and my family!”
    — Joshua B.
    Springville, UT

    “AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting was everything I hoped it would be! It was easy for me to walk away from an 18-year engineering career shortly after I finished the program. I had all the work I could handle. I feel like I’m finally leading the life I was meant to live. I can’t thank you enough!”
    — Krista Jones
    Roswell, GA

    “Copywriting gave me back my passion, and a renewed sense of purpose. Now I look forward to new experiences, and I’m enjoying a new career.”
    — Tonimarie Marrese
    AWAI Member Since 2003

    “Well, I got my first paid assignment — even before I’m done with the program! I’ve been telling various people I’ve networked with over the years what I’m up to … and that (led) to a real paying assignment. $3,000 for about one week’s worth of writing — an email and direct-mail sales campaign. And, there will be more work on the heels of this project.”
    — Mike P.
    Coeur d’Alene, ID

    “I’m in my sixth month and I’ve already made more than three times the cost of the program [at that time about $1,500]. I landed jobs I learned about in The Golden Thread … and I’m confident both will result in more work from the clients.”
    — Harvey G.
    White House, TN

    “It seems like yesterday that I wrote to you from the Grand Tetons about my first copywriting job.

    “Well … it practically WAS yesterday! Just four short months ago. And I’m still in my RV, now enjoying the incredible vistas of Arizona. Working on the road is working out beautifully … it’s a perfect fit.

    “That’s why I’m so thrilled to share this with you. Because I have just nailed down my first $8,000 copywriting job!

    “But it’s even better than that. In addition, I’ve already made $4,025 the past two weeks, for a total of $12,025 … and January’s only half done!

    “I can’t thank AWAI enough. Believe me, it’s not overkill when I say the Copywriting program has literally transformed my life.
    Thank you for helping me realize a lifelong dream.”
    — Tina L.
    Traveling the USA

    “I had some big moments this year. We bought a new house on the 8th hole of a private golf course here in Knoxville. I paid off all of my outstanding credit card and student loan debt. I paid off a car two years early, a motorcycle four years early, and we’re now doubling up on my wife’s car payments. We’re remodeling the house — cash. And we’ve got six months living expenses in the bank.

    “But it’s not about the dollars coming in, it’s about what the dollars can buy: freedom and options. I now have the freedom of knowing that my stuff really is my stuff. If I lose my biggest client, I’m still okay because the car, the motorcycle, the home improvements — they’re all paid for.

    “And because I don’t have that pressure of making the sale with every client, I can actually be very picky about who I work with. That’s freedom”
    — Sean McCool
    AWAI-trained copywriter

    PS Don’t miss out on your chance to develop a Six-Figure Copywriting career, Just $99.25 is all it takes to develop and hone your writing skills.

9 05 14

Today’s review concerns continuing education courses. With a full time job you may think it is impossible for you to continue your education and stay on top of the latest changes in your field. Think again.

Attending class on line is the best way to update your skills. Most classes are one night a week, assignments with reading, perhaps write a paper. Something that can be completed in the evenings and a couple of hours on the weekend.

There are many professions that now expect you to continue your education. CE (continuing education) units are easily obtained by attending workshops, a short course, and in some cases reading an article with a short quiz after. Many require recertification, which means taking a couple classes and attending a two to three hour test session.

360Training offers workforce training for those who are in need or simple choose to continue their education. They offer the largest selection of e-Training than any other on line educational service. Here is a list of a few of the industries:

  • Workplace Safety
  • Food & Beverage
  • Insurance
  • Media Career Training
  • Medical & Fitness
  • Information Technology

For the career seeker, the courses offered will get you started toward that new career or further the one you are in. For more information and to check availablity in your industry, click here.

Are you a teacher, professor, or do you want to be? Publish your curriculum with 360Training. Author your courses and build your classes. Follow this link:
360training – World’s Largest Workforce e-Training and Learning Management Solution Provider

8 05 14

Good day, as always I am on the search for worthwhile programs for business owners, freelancers, and all self-employed individuals. Today’s resource is Affiliate Manager.

Affiliate Manager is used by merchants and affiliates alike. Whether you are seeking to build an affiliate income or have a business that can benefit by developing an affiliate program, this is a good place to begin. They have been in business since 2002, their staff is knowledgable, and great at assisting businesses develop their affiliate programs.

Affiliate Manager has an ‘A+’ rating with the BBB. Other trusted services include the PMA and Affiliate Summit. Partners include ShareaSale, CJ (Commission Junction), and Avantlink.

Businesses will receive a complete marketing campaign and affiliates will gain an advantage over others with solid businesses to market.

Affiliate Manager offers a distinct advantage to any size business and to their affiliates. The number one reason I selected to offer this program through Office Wife.

Take a read for yourself and see what you think.

5 05 14

Update:Unemployment, the fear of running out of money, loss of unemployment benefits, fears of going hungry and becoming homeless, make you desperate and an easy prey. Emails are out promising a decent if not excellent weekly wage for only a few hours of work. Seems the most popular right now is called “Mystery Shopper” and the company to mystery shop is Western Union & Moneygram.

Here is the latest email I received:
From: Larry Page
Subject: $300/SURVEY
Body of email:
“Be a secretshopper and make $300 per assignment survey with western union and Moneygram. Reply with your Full names….complete address and cel # for the check to carry out assignments/tasks…….


I replied asking for information about the company. This was May 2, 2014. I have not heard back and do not expect to. Ask the questions. Look up the email on Google. There are no results available for this email address. What comes up is UKR for Ukraine. Ukr.net is an email service for Ukrainians.

Due Diligence will save you a lot of heartbreak and stress.