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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-31-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Jamie C
I got burned by Bubblews (like many others), but...

I got burned by Bubblews (like many others), but I'll definitely give InfoBarrel a try :)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-31-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jamie C
I now require all clients to pay up-front for any...

I now require all clients to pay up-front for any work I do.

If they are a new client and have a big project (eg. ghost writing a book), then I split the project into stages, for example stage 1 =...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-31-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,991
Posted By Jamie C
There are three possibilities: - Donor pays...

There are three possibilities:
- Donor pays shipping (maybe)
- You pay shipping (maybe)
- Entrants are advised in the fine print that winners pay shipping

If the Donor has the prize in their...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-31-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By Jamie C
Definitely host your own blog. Regardless of what...

Definitely host your own blog. Regardless of what free website hosts terms are now regarding AdWords, they can change them at any time without notice.

I'm another vote for Namecheap for domain...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-30-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By Jamie C
Smile I have been where you are. Several years ago I...

I have been where you are. Several years ago I ended up with severe anxiety. I couldn't drive, couldn't go to the office, and eventually, couldn't even leave my house to check the letter box without...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-30-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By Jamie C
Most work from home jobs do not offer you health...

Most work from home jobs do not offer you health insurance, as typically they class you as casual or a contractor. If you plan to work solely from home, you will likely need to pay for your own...
Forum: Question of the Week 03-30-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,476
Posted By Jamie C
For promoting yourself online, a great...

For promoting yourself online, a great non-intrusive way to do it is by visiting forums and groups that your target market are on, and answering questions that they post related to the kind of goods...
Forum: Web Design & Development 03-30-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,105
Posted By Jamie C
Cool - I will check out your review :)

Cool - I will check out your review :)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-18-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By Jamie C
I think the key to what HWMM said is "willing to...

I think the key to what HWMM said is "willing to pay $100+ for reviews of gadgets, apps, etc., that are written by experts"

The more authority you have, the higher rate you can charge.

$20-$30...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-17-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jamie C
A good alternative to PayPal is Payoneer. I...

A good alternative to PayPal is Payoneer.

I actually prefer using Payoneer for my clients, but you will still find that many people will still want to pay via Paypal :(
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-17-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Jamie C
Michelle has the right approach. Grab your old...

Michelle has the right approach. Grab your old stuff and republish it on a new website.

I would avoid providing samples on demand, as a lot of writers get burned by scammers pretending to be...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-17-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By Jamie C
Hey Christopher The industry standard for...

Hey Christopher

The industry standard for review writing tends to be $20 - $80 per hour. $20 - $30 per 500 word review is great if you do not already have a strong following.

The info about...
Forum: Telecommuting 03-15-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Jamie C
Thanks for the tip - I'll go and check that one...

Thanks for the tip - I'll go and check that one out :)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-07-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By Jamie C
Definitely should have been "think". Perhaps she...

Definitely should have been "think". Perhaps she was drunk when she wrote it? :D
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-05-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jamie C
Thumbs down Yes it's true. They started out okay, then...

Yes it's true.

They started out okay, then started missing a few payments, then paying out almost no one.

I ended up with about $200 of outstanding payments that I never received.

Eventually...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-05-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By Jamie C
Absolutely! You want to let them know about the...

Absolutely! You want to let them know about the mistake, but don't want to offend.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-05-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By Jamie C
Good response :)

Good response :)
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-05-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By Jamie C
I use Blue Host for website hosting and Namecheap...

I use Blue Host for website hosting and Namecheap for domain names.

If you want any how-to type guides for anything, I suggest searching on Youtube :)
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-05-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By Jamie C
I agree - Namecheap is always my choice for...

I agree - Namecheap is always my choice for domains. Not that long ago they also started offering hosting - I've never tried it myself, but it is really cheap too.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-05-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Jamie C
Smile Excellent advice from Fong. Personally I...

Excellent advice from Fong.

Personally I have a basic calculator that I created for setting my advertising budget.

You are welcome to check it out......
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-05-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By Jamie C
Hmmm... well, here are the reality triangles... ...

Hmmm... well, here are the reality triangles...

No investment + Little time = Low pay
High pay + No investment = Long time to get established
High pay + Little time = High investment

Your...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-05-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Jamie C
Don't spend any money yet. We need to know...

Don't spend any money yet.

We need to know what kind of work you would be doing, and what programs you would be using before we can give any useful advice.

Obviously if you are doing data...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-05-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,605
Posted By Jamie C
I find that LinkedIn Groups are where are mostly...

I find that LinkedIn Groups are where are mostly network.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-05-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Jamie C
Great post Annie :) Something I always say...

Great post Annie :)

Something I always say is "Wooda, Cooda, Shooda, all mean the same thing... Didn't."

It's an easy way of stopping myself from second guessing things and avoiding splinters...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-05-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Jamie C
Thumbs up Hi Amanda You really haven't provided enough...

Hi Amanda

You really haven't provided enough information for us to help :)

What exactly is it you are trying to market? Service? Product?

What is your startup budget for advertising?
...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-05-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Jamie C
Smile I suggest going to Youtube and searching for...

I suggest going to Youtube and searching for Wordpress Tutorials, or How to Setup Wordpress.

There are hundreds of videos that will walk you through the process, and best of all, they are free! :D
Forum: Telecommuting 03-05-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,700
Posted By Jamie C
With any feedback people have about a company, it...

With any feedback people have about a company, it is always worth following up to find out how long ago they had their experience. Some companies are great to start with and then go downhill, while...
Forum: Telecommuting 03-05-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,700
Posted By Jamie C
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. ...

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Good to know what jobs are just not worth the time :(
Forum: Telecommuting 03-05-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,328
Posted By Jamie C
Congratulations! :)

Congratulations! :)
Forum: Telecommuting 03-05-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Jamie C
I like to use MS Outlook on my computer for...

I like to use MS Outlook on my computer for task/calendar management and then sync it with my phone.

If you don't use Outlook then Google Calendar is a good alternative.
Forum: Web Design & Development 03-05-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,208
Posted By Jamie C
The search engine market share is different for...

The search engine market share is different for each country.

If you are talking about the USA, the current usage is...

Google 68%
Bing 19%
Yahoo 10%

Google is still very much in the...
Forum: Shop Arts & Crafts - Homemade 10-17-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,019
Posted By Jamie C
Talking Handmade Gifts for Dog Lovers and Geeks

Hi Guys

I have just launched a new Etsy store with products for dog lovers and geeks.

You can check it out at www.geekgiftsplus.com (http://www.geekgiftsplus.com)

Latest products include:
-...
Forum: Question of the Week 10-17-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 27,750
Posted By Jamie C
It depends on what I'm buying. For stuff...

It depends on what I'm buying.

For stuff like groceries, electronics and books I always shop online.

For clothes I go to the store to make sure stuff fits.
Forum: Network Marketing 10-17-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Jamie C
ThinkBig22 is right. To succeed in running your...

ThinkBig22 is right. To succeed in running your own business you need to be very self-motivated.

With a job you have someone telling you what to do, when to do it, and know that if you don't...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-16-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By Jamie C
Bubblews is very inconsistent with payments. I...

Bubblews is very inconsistent with payments. I finally gave up once I had over $200 of payments that were just never sent. It seemed totally hit and miss to me with which of my claims they paid,...
Forum: Virtual Assistants 10-16-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 713
Posted By Jamie C
It depends on the type of work. If it is a work...

It depends on the type of work. If it is a work from home position then it is usually only the country they look at, sometimes not even that.

If you see a listing you are interested in, but not...
Forum: Telecommuting 10-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By Jamie C
Then you should be fine as long as long as you...

Then you should be fine as long as long as you use Windows Defender + Windows Firewall and keep your Windows patches up to date :)
Forum: Telecommuting 10-15-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By Jamie C
What operating system are you running? Windows...

What operating system are you running? Windows 7/8?
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 10-15-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,268
Posted By Jamie C
Smile For starting a new business from scratch you are...

For starting a new business from scratch you are looking at different time/money figures as you go.

The first 3-6 months are spent setting everything up, marketing the heck out of the business,...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 10-15-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Jamie C
The easiest way to make money without investment...

The easiest way to make money without investment is through selling services. If you do not have good computer skills, then providing local services from your home is best.

Make a list of things...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 10-15-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Jamie C
Firstly, I found the website difficult to...

Firstly, I found the website difficult to navigate - perhaps add categories to your catalog.

Secondly, you should watermark your images, otherwise people will just be able to take them.
...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By Jamie C
Lightbulb Just a quick tip to avoid getting MAJORLY...

Just a quick tip to avoid getting MAJORLY screwed.

Place a limit on how much work you will do before they pay you. I try to stick with about $100 as the max amount of writing I will do before I...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Ads
Views: 604
Posted By Jamie C
I didn't get any popups either. Mags: If you...

I didn't get any popups either.

Mags: If you are using Wordpress.org to host your website you need to check their terms and conditions. Hosting on their site means no ads. You need your own...
Forum: Telecommuting 02-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,470
Posted By Jamie C
I use MicroWorkers. Same kind of thing :)

I use MicroWorkers. Same kind of thing :)
Forum: Telecommuting 02-01-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Jamie C
First check to find out what the costs are for...

First check to find out what the costs are for you to legally register a business name. Sometimes you can get free registration if you are using your surname as the business name.

Great business...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-01-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Jamie C
Printables? What did you mean?

Printables?

What did you mean?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-01-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Jamie C
If you get a decent amount of traffic I would be...

If you get a decent amount of traffic I would be happy to do free guest posts once a month for your freelance blog in exchange for a link back to my site. PM me if interested :)
Forum: Writing: Blogging 01-31-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Ads
Views: 604
Posted By Jamie C
Looks good to me :)

Looks good to me :)
Forum: Telecommuting 01-31-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By Jamie C
It is common for businesses to outsource ad...

It is common for businesses to outsource ad posting using oDesk, Microworkers, etc.

Often they end up looking similar to this ad :p
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-31-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,783
Posted By Jamie C
In my experience if I didn't get paid a...

In my experience if I didn't get paid a redemption within a month, I just didn't get paid for it at all.

The Bubblews business model is flawed, with their promised payouts being much higher than...
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