Sunday, July 22, 2012

Page Ranking Checker

If you have wondered how your blog or website is ranking for a particular keyword you can use this free page ranking checker. It is super easy to use and does not require a download or login.  It definitely beats looking through one page at a time yourself.  This is a whole lot faster!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Make Money with Squidoo

I just started to Make Money with Squidoo.  It is my newest money making adventure. It is a fun way to make money online.  It is not fast but nothing (as far as I know) is fast when it concerns making money online.  What I like about squidoo is that you write an article (or lens as it is called on squidoo) and you can earn money on that lens month after month after month kind of like ehow used to be.  I also like that it is free to write for squidoo.  You don't need to buy in to any system or buy any manual.  All you do is sign up and start writing about what you know.  Recipes, running, vacations, parenting, job hunting, how to articles...The ideas are infinite.

Here are some of my lenses (articles) that I have created on Squidoo:

Teaching Spanish to Preschoolers

Easy Kid Friendly Recipes for Dinner

Traveling in Spain

Classroom Management Strategies

Spanish CSET

How to get cheap diapers

The 10k Challenge

My Big Dream: Move to Spain

Avon Business Review

Alameda, CA

Activities for Kids in the Bay Area

Back to School Savings

Spanish 1 Grammar

Everything Basketball

Ground Beef Recipes

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Making Money at Home-- My Story

My story is probably very similar to yours in that I’ve been through a lot of struggles in my search for making money online.  I'll start several years back.  I taught high school Spanish for 8 years.  During that time I got married and when we had our first child, almost 6 years ago, I started pursuing my quest to make money from home. After our second child my husband and I decided that I would become a stay at home mom. This was a big leap of faith for us since we would now only have one income.  I have done all sorts of things to try to make it work.  The worst one was a supplemental health benefits business.  Oh my.  The stories I could tell.  I sold Avon for a while and made a little money but mostly I found it added to clutter around my already toy-cluttered house and for me it really was not worth all the time and effort I was putting into it.  (If you sell Avon and are doing well with it that's awesome!  It just wasn't for me.)

Finally, I started blogging and writing online articles.   This is something that has finally tipped the scale for me.  I know it works.  I'm getting paid. This was definitely not an overnight thing for me.  In fact it was a very slow start because I was brand new to the whole idea of blogging for money.  If you are looking for something that will make you money tomorrow blogging is probably not for you.  If you have something that you are passionate  about and you are ready to buckle down and start learning from people who have already had some success then go for it.  (for me it was teaching Spanish

Are you ready to take the first step in blogging for money?

The first step is figuring out what you are passionate about, passionate and knowledgeable enough to write plenty of articles or posts about it.