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    May 19, 2016
    Work From Home Idea: Data Entry

    Data entry is a common work from home idea that I hear often. It’s appealing because it involves little to no phone calling, and no dealing with customers. However, it can be hard to find a legitimate job. According to this article by Real Ways To Earn, there are more scams out there for data entry jobs than actual jobs. Of course, the golden rule of finding ANY work from home job is: if they ask you to send THEM money, it’s a scam. That’s not how jobs work. That being said, here is their list of (legit!) companies that often hire data entry specialists:

    Red Vision 

    Smart Locating 

    Xerox 

    Cass Information Systems 

     


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    May 18, 2016
    Wordless Wednesday: Botanical Wallpaper

    Botanical wallpaper and cognac colered leather chair:

    Photo from Photowall


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    May 11, 2016
    Wordless Wednesday: Black Bookcases

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    Photo from Cheetah is the New Black


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    May 10, 2016
    What To Delete On Your iPhone For Extra Space

    As work-from-homers, we all depend on our smartphones. I use mine for to-do lists, writing up posts on the go, emailing, and scheduling. Some people use them for taking photos, taking notes, managing clients, and promoting their brands on social media. Therefore, it”s extremely important for our phones to run fast, and to have plenty of available space on them to store everything we need. Tired of trying to take a photo, then getting that “not enough space” error? Then read this post by Lindsay at The Crazy Organized Blog for tips on how to free up some memory:

    -Delete unwanted photos, move wanted photos to a PC, email account, Facebook, or flash drive. Photos take up a LOT of space

    -Remove old podcasts- delete them as soon as you listen to them

    -Delete old text messages

    -Clear your browser history in Safari

    -Delete games you never play


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    May 6, 2016
    Friday Fun Video: Office Organization Inspiration
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    Really great ideas here!


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    May 2, 2016
    Work From Home Idea: Secret Shopper

    Okay, so this technically isn’t working from HOME, but come on. Mystery shoppers have awesome jobs, and control their own hours and how much work they pick up. You get paid to shop at stores you love, go to movies, eat at restaurants, get your hair cut, nails done, oil changed- there are so many different businesses out there looking for mystery reviewers. If you’re unfamiliar with the purpose, you go in secret to a business and make note of everything you see. What was your cashier’s name? Did they greet you with a smile? Was their appearance professional? Was the establishment clean? What was the quality of the food? Businesses then use your information to make improvements to their services. And becoming one is super easy! Check out this post by Lauren at I Am That Lady for how:

    -Start with a company with a solid reputation: MSPA-NA is a great place to start gathering information. Another great resource is Bestmark.com.  

    -Have reasonable expectations- each job will pay between $25-$100, and will reimburse you for money spent at the shop. However, jobs are not always available. Secret shopping is a great way to make extra cash on the weekend.

    -Make sure you are a detail oriented person, and can remember a lot without taking notes.


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    April 25, 2016
    Ultimate List Of Companies That Need Remote Workers

    When you first decide to start working from home, it’s easy to get caught up in the sea of survey-taking and scamming. Some sites are legit, yes, but you’ll be working for pennies an hour. An extra $20 a month in gift cards is not going to cut it. That’s why I love this list by Anna at Real Ways To Earn Money Online. She’s compiled a huge post full of companies – that you’ve probably actually heard of– that are always hiring people who work from home. Check it out:

    Amazon – hires customer support workers

    American Airlines -hires work from home reservation reps

    Apple – home based customer support

    Carnival– work as a virtual vacation planner

    Mayo Clinic– hires work from home medical transcribers

    U-Haul  You can work at home for U-Haul doing everything from social media to roadside assistance.


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    April 20, 2016
    Wordless Wednesday: Industrial Chic Office Space

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    Photo from Maison Belle


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    April 19, 2016
    What Not To Do On Facebook

    Social media is an amazing (free) tool for getting your name out there. It’s especially helpful if you are a work-from-homer, freelancer, independent sales rep, or if you own your own business. However, just like with any other form of marketing, social media comes with its own set of faux pas. In fact, on Facebook or Twitter, blunders can be especially bad- since they are sent everywhere and read instantly. For what to stop doing on social media, read this post by Melissa at Blog Clarity:

    -Auto-posting from Facebook to Twitter- disconnect, and give each platform its own link to your content.

    -Overusing hashtags- don’t use more than one or two on Twitter/Facebook, no more than five on Instagram, and don’t use ANY on Pinterest.

    -Posting too much content at once- stay relevant, but don’t be annoying.


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    April 14, 2016
    Apps For People With Poor Time Management

    6084300527_f9fb9dcd12_zThat would be me. I’m a terrible procrastinator, and tend to find a million ways to be super un-productive for my entire day. I did just get a new app called Habitica, which is great for forming new habits and kicking bad ones (like meeting deadlines, working out, quitting smoking, or literally anything you want to achieve). I like it because it’s set up as a video game. Every time you check off something from your to-do list or your good habits list, you get experience points and can level up. It’s super fun (and free on the App Store)! If that’s not your style, check out this post by Laura at I Heart Planners for more apps that will keep you organized:

    Cozi (free)-  It has a calendar, journal, to do lists, and shopping lists.

    iTrackmyTime (free). This is a very simple, clean, and well designed app for tracking your time. 

    Any.DO (free). This to do app is amazing! I’ve tried a lot of to do apps and this is the best free one.

    30/30 (free). This is really great app to help you stay focused and on task

    Photo Credit: Mark Morgan 


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