Jul 3, 2014

UBC - day 3 - Working at home



Have you thought about working at home? Maybe you are nervous about it if you have small kids or maybe you think nah, there isn't a real way to work at home and make money because all of the ways that I've seen and heard about are "business opportunities" or "businesses" etc.

Well I'm here to tell you that there are REAL Legitimate work at home jobs for any of you to do at home!! Regardless if you have kids or small kids. You just have to know where to look and where to apply etc.

I have been working out of my home for over 15 years!!! Yes that's right nearly half of my life and I raised and still raising 4 kids!! My kids are now all teens and my oldest is 21 but, still I worked when they were young!! I started when my youngest whose now soon to be 16 in Oct, when he was just a year or so old!!

My first work at home experience was working as a customer service agent for 1800flowers.com Do you know that they hire work at home moms? Yes they do and no there aren't any costs or anything with them as far as I know. They had hired me as seasonal and I worked during Mother's Day and let me tell you they were BUSY BUSY!! I loved it though!!!I trained here in my home office and got paid for it and then they let me loose and I worked the phones as soon as I passed the training class. Which was great!!!

I really liked them and from there I was bound and determined that heck no I wasn't going to leave my kids at a day care every day that is just a choice I made, mind you I have nothing against the ones that do or are wanting or need too, that was just my choice. My husband worked full time and I was just the housewife and mom and I thought okay this is getting old fast!! I want more I want to make money too so that's what I did!! I started looking around and doing research and found TWO great sites. 

One of them is Elance.com and the other one is Guru.com they are the two best ones that I have worked with through the years. Both of those sites are for freelancers/Ind. Contractors which is what you would be. And both of those sites are 100% free to sign up and join. Yes you have to take skills test and little things like that but, that is something for you to show off your skills as well as learn things etc. 

How do the sites work? You bid on a job. For example if you have small kiddos at home and you're thinking okay I can't do customer service because I have small kids. Well you can do customer service still, you can do the chat or the email to where you don't have to be on the phone. So let's say you find a job that needs email help, you put in your bid how much you want an hour or if its a fixed budget you put in how much you want to complete the job. Its really easy and simple and both of the sites are really good.

Like I said I have gotten most of my clients from either of those sites.

Right now I am working with a few clients. I started my business back in hmm 2009 or so I came up with L&L Services. I am looking to getting it as an LLC or INC sometime this year but, here in TX its a little higher than other states so I am giving myself til the end of the year to get that done. Its really awesome and easy to get your business going if you choose to do that or you don't have too, you can do it by your name. It doesn't cost anything to get an EIN for your business. I did it and it didn't take the long to get it either.

So right now most of my clients that I have, I actually got off of Elance. One of the new ones that I just confirmed with earlier today, she got me from an ad on Craigslist that I had applied for a week or two ago looking for another client and she called me earlier today and talked to me and said the other lady didn't work out and would like to discuss it with me and we talked and she sent me a mock lead to work with and I got it and sent her back what I found within an hour and she hired me! 

Some of the ads on Craigslist (CL) are not good, they are crap and yes they have you believing that its a good job etc when indeed in reality they are full of it and they are some crappy company trying to get you to sign up for something either a product or service or "trials" or other things. So I don't apply or didn't apply for that many jobs on CL knowing that but sometimes you can find a good one like I did!!

I'm going to continue this tomorrow for those of you that are interested in working at home, don't give up!! Seriously!! After my separation over a year ago all I have been doing is working here at home and I have made it over a year on my own while paying bills, car payment and still raising my teens here at home!!

Come back tomorrow for some more options to working at home and making money!




 

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Jul 2, 2014

UBC day 2 - Quotes - Best Friends



I am one of the lucky ones that have not one or two but several very very close best friends in my life. 3 of them I have known for over 25 years and the other 3 for over 15 years. The ones that I know for over 25 years I met in school, one of them outside of school which is a bestie to one of my besties who introduced us. So the three of us, me and the 2 guys are like the 3 musketeers, one for all and all for one! The other 3 are all ladies. And I met each of them online. One of them I finally went and met in person this past April and that was great to see her in person and was with another of my besties when I met her in person so he got to meet her as well. Another one I met her i n person after knowing her for 5 years or so online. I met her in person with my kids so that was pretty cool. And the last one that I've known for over 15 years, I haven't met her in person yet as she's the farthest away in NY, as the other two were only a few hours away so that was easier to go and see.



I would do anything, anytime, any day for each of my besties. Love them all and they have been there for me as I have for them and I am very blessed, thankful and grateful to not have one, or two but 6 of the best friends in the world!! I hope that my kids each have friends like me that will be there for them til the end of the earth!! I treasure each of them always and forever!




 

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Tyrrell's English Chips Giveaway



Welcome to the Tyrrell's English Chips Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Tyrrell's

Hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings

#giveaway

With so many snack foods available, sometimes it is hard to guess the best!  Krista over at Savory Savings recently tried Tyrrell's English Chips - available in seven delicious flavors:
  • Veg Chips
  • Lightly Sea Salted
  • Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar
  • Mature Cheddar & Chive
  • Sweet Chili & Red Pepper
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
  • Worcestershire Sauce & Sundried Tomatoes
And she thinks these English-style chips are the best out there!  Check out her review to get the scoop on these delightful and crisp chips!

Who doesn't love chips? I sure do!! And I am open to trying different kinds so these chips sound pretty good. Never know unless you try them and better yet why not try to win them!! Good luck to everyone that enters this giveaway!

How would you like to win a tote full of Tyrrell's English Chips?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Tyrrell's giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from July 2 through July 16, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

Jul 1, 2014

MasterChef Cruise in November




I love Chef Ramsey and so I am a huge fan of his shows including Master Chef. I saw this on the site and I believe I heard about it earlier just forgot about it. I think that it would be so much fun to go on a cruise, I haven't ever been on one yet, but its one of my goals for this year or next year to go on one. I think it would be a blast to see them on there!! What a great experience that would be!!

Here is the site to get more information about it - Master Chef Cruise





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Ultimate Blog Challenge for July






Have you heard of the Ultimate Blog Challenge?? If you haven't you should check it out by watching the video below. It will tell you about it and how fun it is!!



Here's the link to tell you more about it and where you can sign up if you want too - Ultimate Blog Challenge
I've joined to do this month of July one and I encourage all of you to join in as well!! Why not? It's going to be fun and not to mention you might just meet some cool new bloggers out there!! And not to mention get some pretty cool followers too!!






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Huggies Pull-Ups - get $2 off!


Huggies get $2 off one package of Pull-Ups click here to get your coupon!



I remember the days oh too well of doing the Pull-Ups with my kids!! Wish that back then when my kids were wearing the training pants that I would of had what moms have today, the net where you can get free stuff to help you out along with the coupons and such to help you save money!





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BigBrother 16 week one power rankings

Wow!! I haven't done the Live feeds yet, still debating if I want too or rather need too!! LOL! Its only been ONE week and these people are full of entertainment and me asking what? Why did you do that or say that??!! Crazy this season already!

Big Brother Network put a post up about the rankings of the players, I agree with most of it so I wanted to share it with you all. You can read about them all here



 

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College students rent your textbooks and help a charity at the same time!

Good morning everyone, I just wanted to share with you all the thoughts and benefits on renting your college textbooks. For myself, I think that it makes since because I will be going back to college either in the Fall or Spring to get my Real Estate License, so I know that there are a ton of books for all those classes! So I plan on looking into this further and seeing if I can rent my textbooks for those classes.


Some perks are:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-we donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented


-etc...(you can find more perks at our website :) 

Here's how it works:


Another awesome thing you might want to check into if you have textbooks laying around that you don't use but you know that students still could use the books, try this:

RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) Isn't that awesome?!

And here is more info on the Rentback program:





And please keep in mind that you will help out a great charity and cause as well when you rent the textbooks.

Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, clef palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. To learn more about it and ways to hep out, please see what they are about here.




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Faucet Face Giveaway



Welcome to the Faucet Face Green Glass Bottle Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Faucet Face

Hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings

Faucet Face Green Glass Bottle Giveaway #giveaway #green

It's pretty well known that drinks taste better from glass - simply because you are not getting chemicals leaching from the plastic bottles into your tasty drink.  Krista over at Savory Savings and Gloriously Green Gal recently had a chance to test this out by reviewing glass water bottles from Faucet Face.  This bottles not only are better for the environment and your health, but they look great, too!

How would you like to win three glass bottles from Faucet Face?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Faucet Face giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from July 1 through July 22, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

I think that this is a pretty cool giveaway to enter! So wishing you all the best of luck! Good Luck to everyone that enters this cool Giveaway!!

Jun 30, 2014

What to Due? Preparing for baby #2 Giveaway


Welcome to the What to Due? Preparing for Baby #2 Giveaway! 

I've teamed up with Ashley over at Spit Up is the New Black to celebrate the welcoming of baby #2! She's hand selected products for, and in preparation of, a second child, and has partnered with over a dozen amazing companies to offer one lucky reader over $1,700 worth of baby essentials!

What to Due? Preparing for Baby #2 Prize Suite #Giveaway
#DueWithBaby2 Prize Suite:
ONE lucky winner will win ALL of the items listed above! To enter to win this suite of prizes, please use the entry form below. Open to residents of the contiguous US states, ages 18+. Giveaway closes 7/31/14 at 11:59PM ET. Good luck!

Good luck to everyone that enters this cool giveaway!! Best of luck to each of you!!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. Prizes to be fulfilled by Britax, Sarah Wells, Gymboree, Naturepedic, guzzie+Guss, Philips AVENT, Boppy, Tiny Love, California Baby, aden + anais, Tommee Tippee, Freshly Picked, Little Treetops, Undercover Mama, Pink Lining, NuRoo, Bebe PODPants, and I See Me. Color and/or style of prizes may vary. Prizes will be shipped separately. Neither Spit Up is the New Black nor any blog in which this giveaway is posted is held liable for lack of prize fulfillment. Open to residents of the 48 contiguous United States, ages 18+.





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$100 Best Buy E-Gift Card




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One lucky winner will win


Best Buy E-Gift Card $100
(2 code $50 each, can be used together in store or online)


June 30 To July 14 11:59pm EST.


Valid only in the Continental United States.
Void where prohibited


18 years or older to enter/only 1 entrant per household
Winner is chosen through random.org

Who wouldn't love to go to Best Buy and spend some money on something! That store is one of my favorite places to just go and look at all the cool things they have :)

Good luck to everyone that enters this cool giveaway!!


All entries are optional.


All winning entries will be verified.



Disclaimer: Lisa-Queen of Random is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. If you have any questions about this giveaway, please email the host at nysavingspecials@gmail.com  This blog, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network is not associated with this giveaway.
 


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Renee's Knitting and Crochet Corner

I just wanted to share with you all some great knitting and crocheting things that my friend Renee does. She's very talented so I wanted to share what she's done and can do.

Take a look and if you have a minute, stop over on her page here and show her some love :)

I think those are SO cute!!


Love this one! The colors are beautiful!!


So pretty!! I wish that I had a baby girl to get this for...


Love this one too!



You can look at more of her stuff here on her facebook fanpage: Renee's Knitting and Crochet Corner



 

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Jun 29, 2014

Big Brother 16 - Joey what were you thinking?

Dang it!!!! Well the one girl that I liked, possibly the only one? Just isn't doing that great in the house right now and I'm afraid that Team America's first Alliance member is going to be gone in a few days as the first one evicted!! Unless some other twist or turn or something comes up between now and then it looks like she did it to herself!! She is a newbie however, come on you don't go up to people and tell them hey I want you out instead of me and then expect them to just sit there and say okay that's fine and not do or tell anyone what they were told!! Wow!

Read all about it here





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