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Just a little update to begin with……last week I spoke to you about how you can find temp work while on the road and today I am writing to you from a temp assignment that I picked up in Omaha. I am working as a receptionist for a real estate office. So yes it can be done!
I am currently looking for more temp work outside of Omaha since this assignment is only for this week. Maybe Des Moine, IA or Kansas City, MO. This is the nice thing about temp work…..I’m not tied to one area and since these areas are only a few hours away it is easy for me to look while I’m in Omaha and then drive there IF I get an assignment.
Today I want to talk to you about two really great places to get ideas (outside of the box ideas) on how to make money.
1. I have mentioned this site more than once before but it is such a great site that I think it bears repeating…… The Rat Race Rebellion is a site that searches for work from home jobs and researches them to make sure they are legit. If you go to their site make sure you sign up for their email alerts. I get an email from them every day with interesting work opportunities. And you might just be surprised at what kinds of jobs are on the site……I’m not necessarily talking about low level jobs here. You will find everything from mystery shopping to openings for engineers.
2. Another site that I love to troll is actually a YouTube site. The guy who makes these videos is called KingHuman so if you go to the main page and put his name into the search box you will come to his YouTube “home page” and will be able to see all of his videos. Now I have to warn you he can be a little on the obnoxious side but I think he has some really great out of the box ideas!
He makes more than just videos on how to make money so you will have to sift through his videos to find the ones specific to making money. When I came across him on YouTube I spent an entire week watching each and every one of his “making money” videos (I think they went back to 2008) and I was just amazed at the stuff he came up with. Just like the Rat Race Rebellion he gives a very wide range of things to do….. it isn’t just online computer type stuff.
One of my very favorite videos from KingHuman I wish I could pull off myself because it just sounded like a lot of fun but I think I’m really a little too old to pull it off! His idea consisted of buying a bunch of flashing, light up items, such as rings, from a wholesale distributor and then selling them at a bar/rave/party/festival etc. He wasn’t talking about setting up as a vendor or having a stall or anything like that…..he was just talking about walking into a bar wearing the stuff and when people asked where he got it he said “oh I have some here in my bag….you want one??”. I just love that idea….it sounds like fun. I thought maybe my kids would have fun with that…..but they aren’t quite as adventurous as me!!
The other thing you should know about these videos is that they are not 100% “tell me how to do it” type videos. He is real big on telling you to do your due diligence and figure it out. Basically this is a way to get ideas…..things you might not ever have heard of before……expand your mind……maybe you can take one of his ideas and put your own spin on it.
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God is Laughing
I love the saying by Woody Allen “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans”. And boy is he laughing at me this week!!!
My plans were to leave tomorrow for Nashville but I’ve had a slight bump in the road.
Sunday morning, about 2:30 a.m., after my wonderful Saturday night date I had to make a mad dash from the van to my mom’s house for the bathroom. I spent the rest of Sunday laid up on the couch within easy access of the bathroom. Today I’m not feeling so great yet.
Then on top of that….the friend that I was going to visit in Nashville is now coming here to Virginia for the weekend…..sigh……
So now I will wait till next Monday to leave for my trip.
It is probably for the best honestly. I need to spend some undistracted time working on making some money. I have come across several “work from home”, virtual type jobs that I’m really interested in looking into and I have finally gotten my website to the point where I can start advertising and listing it on Virtual Assistant Sites.
One of my favorite, favorite websites is a site called The Rat Race Rebellion. I have known about this site for a very long time and it’s been recommended to me several times by people I trust. It is a site that researches work at home, virtual, telecommute job listings for scams and then lists the ones that are reliable. Lately I signed up for the daily email that sends out new job listings and have come across several listings that I am interested in. I thought I would pass them along for any of you who might also be interested in these types of openings……
www.wegolook.com – this is a site that sends out “lookers” to check out items that a consumer might want to buy on line. For example if you wanted to buy a car on eBay that is in a different state from you and you were not able to look at it in person you could have this company send out a “looker” to check it out for you, take pictures and generally make sure it is not a scam.
www.cloudcrowd.com – this company will take projects from companies and break them down into smaller tasks and then farm them out to people who work from home.
www.leapforceathome.com – with Leapforce you can sign up to become an “agent”. The information on what you actually do is pretty vague so I’m not real sure about this company but from what I gather “agents” do analytical research online to see how companies are ranking on the internet. You do have to take an exam and apparently if you fail it…..you don’t get to retake it.
www.getsetservices.com – this is not really a work from home position but it is one that I’m interested in because the openings are all over the states and you can travel to them, complete the job and then move on. Get Set Services is a merchandising company who provides set ups for brand new stores. For example…..if there is a brand new WalMart opening in Texas, I can apply for the position, travel to Texas help merchandise (put new products on the shelves and racks) the new store and then move on to the next store in a new state…..if I want to.
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