Saturday, June 7, 2014

I Need to Make Some Money

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Many of you may not know, but my first husband went to be with the Father in 2004. Due to that fact the kids receive death benefits from Social Security. As of November we will lose $1,200.00, yeah so I have been working on ways to make up this income, I have decided that I don't want to work for someone else.

I love to write, well heck that is why I blog, and I have a book in the works. The book  has a long way to go, and is not a for sure thing for cash. So, I started searching for some freelancing jobs. There alot of sites for freelancers, but some do not offer alot of jobs, require you to pay, or make you jump through hoops. Elance is not like that, though you do have to bid on jobs, and are only  allowed to bid on so many unless you pay.

It amazed me to find out that there are people who pay others to blog for them, not me. Post on Facebook, solicit on blogs, comment on their blog, I was like what? Oh and love the posts $1.00 for 500 words, really? If you think writing unique, quality pieces is worth only a dollar for 500 words write it your self! Oh and love those who want you to write an e-book for them. Soooo let me see I write an e-book for you for a flat rate and you sell it making all the profit. Forget that I'll write the book, get credit, and make money off of it. Than you have the students who want you to write their paper for them. Believe or not there are freelancers who bid on these types of jobs, personally I think they are selling themselves short.

Bidding is tricky because you have to submit the time it will take to do the job. Jobs are not always as easy as I thought they would be, and what they are looking for is not always clear. Take for instance the job I worked on for four days that was suppose to take three hours. It sounded easy enough, but the information left out for the meal planning was that it had to be for three weeks of meals and snacks for 1200-1499 calories.

It was for a Beach Body coach, and a new challenge they have called the 21 day fix. I loved the idea so much I am going to become a coach, don't run off and buy, wait until I become a coach, so I can coach you. I have some great ideas for this challenge that I will share once I become a coach.

Items to be sold at the farmer's market.
Which brings to the other company I became a coach with, Herbal Life, will not be working this business. I joined because I like the way they do things, but I can not, will not, use or sell products containing non-organic corn and soy. I have been torn by feeling deceitful and wasting this guys time. I feel like I should just send back the kit, and go with Beach Body. At the same time I really want more information about how they are helping people get healthy. Did I just say that they're giving them GMO JUNK!! Okay that aside they seem to have a great way of dealing with people right where they are.

Last, but certainly not least, for the first time I will be selling some homemade products at the farmer's market tomorrow with a great friend. I hope to make enough to become a beach body coach. We also want to start a small business/hobby out of our homes making organic lunches which we will deliver to businesses.

So if you could have an organic lunch delivered to you what would you want?


  1. Sounds like a wonderful idea Joyce - selling the organic lunches to business. As far as the writing for someone else and all that - I have checked out many of those companies and that are pretty much scams. Good luck with selling the salve and products tomorrow - that sounds like a great idea - who knows it might become a nationally known brand some day. Hugs Marla

  2. There are definitely ways to make money from home but you sure have to weed through a lot of junk to find the good ones! Hope your farmer's market was successful!

  3. Sorry to hear about your financial situation. We have had our struggles and are currently going through some more. I'm excited to get our Etsy business more exposure once I move by doing farmers markets and fairs. :)

    Some salads and cold wraps might be a good idea for lunches?

  4. Thanks for the ideas Alicia, should have left a link to your Etsy shop.

  5. Hi Joyce. Thanks for linking up on the Pintastic Pinteresting Party. I can see you have really been doing your research. I would love to share information with you on another company that has a No Compromise policy on its ingredients and processing. If you are interested, just let me know. Wishing you the best on this journey to add health and wealth to your family.