Scott shares free business ideas that you can use

The Craigslist personals email harvest season is over! [How to harvest email addresses on Craigslist personals]

A job I had recently was working with a guy that would buy harvested email contacts for singles looking on Craigslist. I would get paid $1.75 for every good email lead and $3.00 of every phone number I could produce. This is one of my highest earning adcopy producers. This one produced over 80,000 leads

Thank you for reading my post… before you start to read my post, a reader from my last creative dating post commented to me – “it might help to point out that I make a living as a creative writer.” Now that I have moved to a small town in Insert town here, this mightbe even more of an issue. Because even more people may not get my brand of humor. Other feedback that I have received, is that women are intimated to respond to posting like this. But more than anything I am looking to meet new friends and if something amazing happens that would be very cool. I have a really unique creative personality, I am a very low pressure guy, I too am looking for someone special. Thanks for taking the time to read. enjoy my posting

Here I go again with another dating fucking sucks post again…

I am now convinced every sick-mutherfucker on earth surfs the craigslist personals, I was hanging at a friends house and went to Craigslist on her computer (*not really being nosy)  and I could see that the singles area on Craigslist link has been visited. Then it hit me!!! Everyone in the world is a sick-fucker just like myself. Craigslist is how everyone meets, but no-one ever wants to admit-it, this is so fucking gross. By posting ourselves online we have all been reduced to lawn equipment.

I know normal people read these online dating listings also… Because I was normal once, I can remember about 15 years ago reading the newspaper at Mc Donald’s, while I am eating my Mc Pile of shit. I love the classified section, I’m not really sure what it is. But being a little older everything has changed, forget the stupid sports.I personally love to read the used cars, free pets, rideshare, missed connections… but my point is, even before abruptly becoming single again, I would read the singles thread on craigslist, what a fascinating category… Someone throwing caution to the wind, post a ad in hopes of landing a date, it seems so crazy when you think about it. But what is sad, from my limited dating experience it seems the older we get the less likely we are to really find someone normal.

The response I am trying to trigger is the “normal one” that is – perhaps a normal person surfing this and think to herself, …”is this fucking shit even real?” No, we have reduced ourselves to lawn equipment… 🙂

So how would I describe myself? Mr toad’s wild ride – white, 6”4’, fit, late 30’s I don’t fuck on the first night, that would be considered risky behavior. If my post shocks you, run away! I don’t want your acceptance, I want someone looking for something special, someone looking to uncover a true experience, someone unique. At first you might find I am hard to talk to, I am closed off and very shy when you first meet me.

Other fun-Facts about myself

  • I have all my teeth
  • good head of hair
  • I have blue eyes
  • I am tall
  • I am here in Insert town here, taking care of my 88 year old grandma
  • I dont own a TV, but I have 4 computers
  • I have written 3 books
  • I love love love animals and plants
  • you should not feed me milk
  • I don’t play video games
  • I piss on the seat like most guys
  • I don’t like horror movies, whadda fake bull shit
  • I love to hold hands
  • I like to be ran at least an hour a day
  • I have not had a job in 15 years
  • I have a criminal history  <-I’m proud of that
  • I am 40
  • My kids are over 18
  • I might cook you dinner, have some coffee, stay up till 4 am, and sleep all day.
  • I have 13 years of education, over and above high school.
  • I don’t drink, love a little pot
  • *se habla espanol, but I am not Mexican
  • I love to take baths, because I get dizzy when I jerk-off standing up
  • AND yes! I really make a living as a semi-well known writer, I’m not rich, but I am rich in spirit.

*The picture thing is so uncomfortable, now that I have moved to this small town in Insert town here, I can’t post a photo of myself because not only am I afraid of being recognized on the street, I am worried my friends will find it on craigslist and post my dating ad on facebook, then everyone will know I too am looking for new lawn equipment and this is already humiliating enough.

Just a fun fact: it seems nurses like to use the CL personal service.

If you don’t send a picture of yourself, I will not reply. If you don’t want to send a picture first, then get yourown posting. And besides, if you send me an email trying to bait me into talking to you without a pic, then that would mean you are getting what you want and I can’t allow that to happen.  🙂 If you have a comment, rude or nice I will always politely respond. Thank you for reading and have a safe journey in life

Make sure to get your full head in-front of the shotgun.. thank you for calling!

Craigslist recently implemented changes that prohibited you from directly getting the email address from a response.


I sold my eBay sellers account on eBay

I sold my eBay sellers account on eBay. Susan a friend of mine at the time had this idea.

To make a website along the lines of my blog and post/sell items garage sale style kinda-like eBay. At the time I thought that was a ridiculously bad idea; little did I know or could fully understand the true genius behind this and how good of an idea this really was.

About a year before that I had more or less quit selling on eBay (about 5-6 years ago) but my friends Jeff and Susan were still selling on eBay and going very strong. I would checkout what they were doing and thought to myself, how are they making any money? I thought to myself eBay had really jumped the shark.

So recently (2013) when I sold a few items I had laying around the house and the cost to do this was upwards of 25% plus Paypal fees I knew my eBay sellers account usefulness was over. So I decided to sell my eBay sellers account.

I had already been familiar with people selling eBay and Paypal accounts from the website PayPal sucks. Dealing with eBay and PayPal for over 12 plus years I have had some interesting experiences and some priceless information that has helped me in my personal web business. eBay is only a website and comes up with some wild resolutions,  so if your going to sell on eBay then you are at the mercy of their terms and condition’s.

My experience with eBay has been when it comes down to-it eBay rules whatever favors their position; so you need to be prepared for the worst in any situation. Because you don’t know who your dealing with and quite frankly neither does eBay. I guess the only thing I can say in defense of eBay, they really have no playbook for dealing with millions of transactions in a free-trade environment.

I may have been one of the few sellers to see eBay at it’s best and it’s worst. eBay started to implement changes that really started to hurt sellers. The Power Seller exodus and start a website> http://www.powersellersunite.com/ Unfavorable terms, high fees, feedback restrictions made seller run for the hills.

These days the research I uncovered is that sellers now have to really jump over hurdles to sell online witch really seems silly, because anyone can start selling online with their own website for like $10 dollar investment and no barrier, and completely bypass eBay. I think people forget after-all eBay and Paypal are really only a website that started by selling Beanie Baby’s, without sellers and buyers, they have nothing.

Because my account was started 12 years ago and I had 100% positive feedback with 475 consumer reviews  I had establish myself for such along time I had no limits on my sellers account.

Why I sold so cheap – I sold my eBay sellers account for $1500 to (*I know this is cheap) a guy that had a good establish history. I had many offers on my eBay account, my PayPal account and even my Bank account! I had offers up to 3000+ but mostly from people with 10 feedback, or low or bad feedback, this was a concern for me. I didn’t want for this transaction togo bad on me. The info I had on selling my eBay sellers account was only what I could find published on the web and viewing what past sellers accounts sold for and that was poor at best. So I had no clue how this would turnout.

My Account SOLD! It really stated to hit me when it sold, holyshit! I put my hart and soul into my account, over the years I did my best to be a good eBayer. My motto was: I never wanted to take someones money, if they were not happy. Besides, I personally never wanted to pay for something that was miss-represented. Buying online is hard enough, alot goes into buying, mailing and waiting for the item. So I got the payment and the first thing I did was run to the bank and take out the maximum amount of money I could from my Paypal account. I started looking at my account, and stated to get worried, besides this was all my work. I have not updated my info in some time, after dealing with eBay it just became to big of risk giving them too much info, just was too much exposure, my credit card had expired, the address was 4 years old so I really had no exposure. My biggest fear was eBay shuts it down, the guy does a charge back and I am out the account, the money and left holding my dick.

What would I have done different? Because the buyer is buying my sellers account I would say the buyer has to pay the final value fee for the auction for the seller’s account. eBay has really become a different market, you can no longer sell things with thin margins.

So what happened? The transaction really went flawlessly, I was flat amazed, the seller and I got on the phone in a 3 way call with eBay support, and they made the transfer. The eBay phone support had no issue with the transfer

The American Picker Style Website [how to make money with a american pickers website]

How do the American Pickers sell all that stuff they find on TV? Probably on their own website, they are based out of Tennessee, and not everyone can visit the showroom, so how do they sell all that stuff? It may surprise you how easy it is! Let me show you!

All you need is:

    • a WordPress blog. – FREE
    • a PayPal account. – FREE
    • HOSTING for the WordPress blog – not free 🙁 but less than $5 bucks to have an online business!

And one simple Paypal shopping cart WordPress plugin and your in business, for less than one hundred dollars. You can start listing anything and everything for sale on your own. No eBay fees, you will be making your own money online. Open 7 days a week 24 hour a day just like a online garage sale.

 

Example of stuff you can sell on your WordPress blog:

This is a Skull box, I painted on a old cigar box that I purchased for just $2.00 from the cigar store around the corner from me, I love painting boxes! Now this is the important part> If you notice directly under this is picture is a buy it now button. You can sell anything!

<- you can buy this box.

So if you click on this and goto the right hand side of my blog, you will see the product in the shopping cart.

I made the price $100.00 dollars so people will stop buying it! 🙂 But in the admin setting on the WordPress blog you can add shipping and handling. *With little short codes, no programming required.

How do people find it on the web?

That part is easy too!

You can also see my Storage Auction blog: here

Wanna start your online business? I make money with a WordPress blog, read my other post and see how.

 

 

Cash receipt exchange [website business idea]

What is Cash Receipt Exchange?

There is little doubt of the importance of the receipt. It is easily the most important business idea of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Indeed, the receipt is a powerful document. It is proof of purchase, expense, a paper trail. It is necessary for a refund or to prove expenses. An idea as powerful as the cash receipt is the ability of people from all over the world to easily share information. Cash Receipt Exchange is the marriage of these two powerful ideas. A community of individuals concerned with maintenance of their cash receipts.

Why Cash Receipts?

We have discovered, in this information age that many of our transactions are conducted with debit and credit cards. We can easily access these records through our banks and credit card statements. You, like us, easily manage proof of purchases you make electronically. Our cash receipts often slip through our fingers and are forever lost, unable to prove that expense. Cash Receipt Exchange creates a digital paper trail for cash purchases.

Here’s how it works:

If you need to maintain receipts, you upload your cash receipts. Because all of your uploads are viewable by the other members of the community, we request that you don’t post receipts made by credit cards, debit cards or that have personal information on them.

If, for instance, you are curious what a meal for two in New York City costs, you can view a cash receipt. If you need to know what a tank of gasoline costs in Albuquerque, you can search the database for a relevant receipt. Additionally, you have the peace of mind, that should you need it for any reason, your cash receipt uploaded is safely available you’re your retrieval at the appropriate time. Simple. Now you have the opportunity to consolidate all of your cash receipts in a centralized, online storage service. No more shoeboxes overflowing with receipts.

Understanding Micro lending and Microfinance

Micro lending and microfinance are two terms that are often used interchangeably.  Micro lending is making a small loan through a micro finance company to a poor individual from an emerging or third world country.  Microfinance companies establish a local contact in various emerging and third world countries, such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Honduras, Indonesia, Mozambique, and other countries. Individuals with business ideas that they cannot afford to start on their own, apply to the microfinance company for a loan.  If the microfinance company thinks the idea is good, they put it out into their network of investors and seek microloans.  In the traditional world of finance, a loan of $500 would be unthinkable.  There’s not enough money involved to cover the processing of such a small loan.  But in the microfinance, a loan of $500 could be just enough to get a new business started in Bolivia that improves the local economy and the life of a family that will work that business.  Micro lending relies upon investors that are willing to make a small loan.  The investor has the opportunity for the possibility of a good result with minimal risk.  For most investors, a loss of $500 is not something they would like, but it’s not going to force them into bankruptcy either.  The Microfinance company obtains a guarantee from the entrepreneur, maintains contact, collects the payments and forwards the returns to the investor.  Really, the world of microfinance and micro lending offer a win-win situation for all involved.  Microfinance offers smaller investors or larger investors looking to diversify, a tremendous opportunity to give back to the world.  Micro lending also offers a tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs that otherwise could not afford to start a business, a new lease on life.  Once they’ve repaid their micro loan, they are creating new economies in places desperate for any new economy.  Microlending is truly a good thing and will become even more popular as the word gets out about all of the fantastic benefits that microlending and microfinance are providing to all involved.

3 easy ways to make money with WordPress

If you are looking to stand out apart from your competition, WordPress is certainly the platform to get you there. Not only is it user friendly but there are so many things to customize and make personable in regards to your specific niche. WordPress feels like more fun than work, when you get the hang of it.

Most people who are just starting in a business website or blog are looking to earn any way that they can. WordPress allows you to do this very thing in a variety of ways. Once you have decided on a plan of action, it is merely time to get a website or blog up and running. This is the easy and/or fun part of things.

Let’s go over a few of the basics in regards to putting a great website together on WordPress. These tips are set fourth in general with no specific niche in mind and are almost fool proof for every niche.

Traffic- it is important build a social network of blogging buddies via, comments, guest posting and activity. It is a huge plus to not only have readership and their activeness on your blog but other influential members of the blogging community.
Research and understanding of your niche. Research is a critical aspect of blogging. When starting a blog or web based business, it is important for you to be considered legit and an expert within your specific niche. You will need to stay on top of the latest news and trends within the niche.
Consistency- this is another critical aspect of your new site. Readers will not frequent your site if you the same unpolished content up for months at a time. You need fresh, crisp, quality and interactive posts. Posting daily is not necessary though okay but, it is important to keep a strict schedule for posting new content. The search engines like this.
Optimize- keywords, keywords, keywords. Keywords are a large part in how the search engines find you and report back to an internet searcher. Back linking and proper placement of keywords within your article and its title, your site may be easier to find.

Once you have the concept down, you are ready to jump into figuring out how to earn. Whether or not, you provide a service, specific product or are strictly an informative website, these three ways of earning on WordPress can work for you.

1. Adsense- One effective way to earning money regularly is through Google Adsense. This program posts relevant ads onto your site. If you have a steady and large amount of visitors, this will be very lucrative. If you have a brand new website or are still gaining traffic, you are still able to make money but it may be lower numbers until you build up more traffic. The Google Adsense program pays per visitor click from your website.
2. Affiliate Marketing- another lucrative way to earn money through WordPress. Though, you are selling other people’s products this way, you have the ability to choose the products in most cases like with Amazon Associates. This allows you to keep everything related to your niche and not turn potential readers in a state of confusion or completely different direction. To be a top earner, traffic to your blog will be essential.
3. Direct Advertisements- advertising directly for another company or individual can be highly lucrative. You again, will be selling and promoting someone else’s products or services, you have the potential to make a great income from doing so.

No matter the method(s) you choose to earn through WordPress, you can make each work specifically for you. And, don’t worry, if you are selling homemade orange juice, the advertisements would not be about foot cream. It is all relivent to your site.

Also, it takes great readership of a site to make top profit. The more clicks you get the more money making potential that you have to earn. WordPress is set up so that it is very user friendly and comfortable to move about. The settings of ads, etc will be important and WordPress can help you to eliminate a cluttered site. Everything is one hundred percent customizable. Once your site is set up, set your schedule for posts and sit back, WordPress can do the rest.

How to become a overseas business investment company

You don’t have to be a millionaire to start an international company. Micro lending is a strong emerging industry. Micro lending serves to be a great advantage to developing countries with citizens who are in dire need of financial assistance. This method could stimulate the economies of these countries – and your own bank account.

Micro lending is also known as micro finance or micro credit. This generally refers to the process of extending small loans to less fortunate people, usually in other countries. These loans are primarily intended to assist people in starting their own businesses or expanding an existing one. This practice began in Bangladesh in the 1970s. Now it is mostly done in countries outside of the US, but the prospect is expanding. Micro Lending allows poor, unemployed, or otherwise incapable people to engage in self-employment and business projects. This industry serves to be a secret goldmine for those wishing to generate extra income while also helping to stimulate the economy and assist the poor. It is one of the few ways to help others while helping yourself. These people are also able to generate their own income and to be independent, possibly improving their financial situation. Most of these people also have families and overdue bills to take care of. When they are able to pay their own bills and establish a disposable income, the economy reaches a growth spurt. Their standard of living also improves dramatically. A recent study of this industry revealed that there are about ten thousand Micro Lending companies in the United States. The study also reveals that the poverty of the customers does not determine profitability. The key is to develop loan portfolios which are designed to keep default rates at a minimum or, hopefully, nonexistent levels. The report foresees consolidation of these micro lending institutions as well as down-scaling of large lending institutions. One of the most prominent Micro Lenders is Muhammad Yunus. Yunus has received the Nobel Peace Prize for his successful and altruistic enterprise, the Grameen Bank. Investing only $27 to many women in Bangladesh, Yunus has helped to save women from high-interest rates. These women have been able to use these micro loans to jump-start their businesses and help support their families. The Grameen Bank has a 98 per cent repayment rate. The bank is now worth over 2.5 billion dollars. Yunus is a prime example of the opportunities available by giving small loans to poor people and allowing them to help themselves.

  • Unemployed people
  • Poor people
  • People who don’t have credit or collateral
  • People wishing or struggling to start a businesses
  • Families and people needing income

Even though there are millions of people below the poverty line in the United States, it is difficult to sell micro lending to US customers for various reasons:

1. There is easy access to loans even if you’re poor.
2. Loans interest rate caps are higher in the United States.
3. Costs of marketing and service are higher. However, if you offer micro lending overseas, you can gain through double or triple interest.

Of course, the interest you should offer must always be lower than the interest people overseas would get from local loan sharks. Otherwise, they would opt for these local lenders. Being competitive by offering lower interest rates will allow them to come to you for these loans. The interest rates vary with each country. These rates vary from 20% to 90% depending on the country from which the borrower resides in. This is a great way to earn money and help people. A Micro Lender can offer seemingly small funds such as $100, $200, and even $25 to people in great need of these services. Then when the people begin to build their businesses and generate income, they pay back your loan amount plus your competitive interest rate.

1. Decide the amount of money you will be able to loan at a time ($25, $100, etc.)
2. Establish a no-tolerance policy for late/missed repayments<
3. Establish areas you will be lending to
4. Establish a competitive interest rate
5. After a previously set date, make sure loans and interest are paid back (2 weeks, 30 days, etc.)
6. Collect money and make profit!

Before you give out loans, make sure to interview the clients and make sure they will be capable to pay the money back to you in a reasonable amount of time. Setting up a weekly or bi-weekly payment schedule works for both sides and is easier than getting one larger sum back to you. You may also consider adding to the repayment amount any fees you may have during the sending and processing of the money, such as postage and handling, especially to foreign areas.

It is a good idea to set up an organized system for tracking who and when you give loans to, as well as how much the loan was and how much the interest rate will be. That way, you will know when loans are due at what times and when it is time to start requesting your money if a client is late. You can do this easily from a simple Word Document, Excel, or any other software depending on your computer skills. Good Luck! Micro Lending is a great way to make revenue on the side of your existing job or business, and it serves a great cause to less fortunate people. Simply, it’s a “win-win” situation, with an added benefit of good karma on your side. With loans being small increments, and careful consideration to the people you loan money to, there is little to no risk of loss, and most people receiving these loans are grateful for your services and will always repay the loans back. If you concentrate your services to a small area, your profits are surely going to skyrocket.

The word economy describes a monetary system that encompasses a group of people, resources, land, production and consumption of goods. If you’re discussing the world economy, you’re talking in terms of macro economy. If you’re talking about your household budget, you’re talking in terms of micro economy. The economy of the United States is a macro economy. The economy of a country like Zimbabwe might be better characterized as a micro economy. The economy of a village in Zimbabwe might not even rise to the level of a micro economy. No economy is perhaps a better characterization. A macro economy improves when the individuals comprising its economy can participate in the greater economy around them. Therefore, the world economy is better off if Zimbabwe and the multitude of third world and emerging countries similarly situated can participate. But how can they participate when they cannot provide themselves with clean drinking water and nutritious food to eat? The short answer is they can’t – that is until they were introduced to the brilliant idea that is micro lending.

In short, micro lending is just like traditional lending that we’re familiar with such as getting a loan to buy a car, a house or a new television set. It’s just that micro lending is significantly smaller loans to people who otherwise could not receive a traditional loan. The type of loan these poor individuals are seeking is to start small businesses to provide for their families. There are no payday loan huts in Zimbabwe – no easy credit car loans on every corner. With such a dismal economy, the rest of the world is lucky they haven’t all decided to get on boats and flee to the shores of greener pastures. Here’s where micro lending has the potential to make a huge difference in the microeconomies of third world countries. The Peace Corps just came through an area and taught some villagers how to grow a vegetable. The Peace Corps left and now the villagers have run out of seeds, fertilizer and they need these supplies to continue commerce surrounding the sale of their produce. The villagers can appeal to a microfinance company locally. They meet and discuss the terms of the loan, their past performance and how much they need to make their venture successful. The micro lending company evaluates the proposal and seeks investments from individuals that see the value in this type of loan and are willing to accept some risk. The venture might not succeed but if it does, it not only benefits the microeconomy of the villagers but the economy of their country and the macro economy of the world. Micro lending is truly a unique situation which by benefiting poorer individuals, everyone becomes richer. Micro lending is worthy of your further investigation. It provides an opportunity to give back and increase your personal good fortune.

Micro lending and microfinance are two terms that are often used interchangeably. Micro lending is making a small loan through a microfinance company to a poor individual from an emerging or third world country. Microfinance companies establish a local contact in various emerging and third world countries, such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Honduras, Indonesia, Mozambique, and other countries. Individuals with business ideas that they cannot afford to start on their own, apply to the microfinance company for a microloan. If the microfinance company thinks the idea is good, they put it out into their network of investors and seek investments. In the traditional world of finance, a loan of $500 would be unthinkable. There’s not enough money involved to cover the processing of such a small loan. But in the world of microfinance, a loan of $500 could be just enough to get a new business started in Bolivia that improves the local economy and the life of a family that will work that business. Micro lending relies upon investors that are willing to make such a small loan. The investor has the opportunity for the possibility of a good result with minimal risk. For most investors, a loss of $500 is not something they would like, but it’s not going to force them into bankruptcy either. The Microfinance Company obtains a guarantee from the entrepreneur, maintains contact, collects the payments and forwards the returns to the investor. In reality, the world of microfinance and micro lending offer a win-win situation for all involved. Microfinance offers smaller investors or larger investors looking to diversify, a tremendous opportunity to give back to the world. Micro lending also offers a real opportunity for entrepreneurs that otherwise could not afford to start a business, a new lease on life. Once they’ve repaid their microloan, they are creating new economies in places desperate for any economy whatsoever. Micro lending is truly a good thing and will become even more popular as the word gets out about all of the fantastic benefits that micro lending and microfinance are providing to all involved.

One thing to consider if you live in the United States and are thinking of starting your own microfinance company serving other countries is the difference in currency between countries. As the aforementioned states, you will pick and choose your budget and how much you care to lend but, this may make a difference as to what countries you lend to. The American dollar may be double the other countries dollar or may be less. Anything will help many of these people seeking your services but you want to ensure the exact amount your dollars are worth. Here are a few examples of why:

Interest rates may increase or decrease pending the total amount loaned in various countries. Your $100.00 investment could mean they are receiving $1000.00. This means that you could collect more interest on the total loan amount. This would increase your chances of making money,
This may affect the amount of time you give each person to pay back the total loan amount. It may be impossible to give a two week time frame for loan repayment on $1000.00 loans.
Your criteria may need to change as a whole. If you are funding someone in hopes of starting a business, the business plans and profit margins may affect whether or not you should loan the money. It may be best to stick to loans under $1000.00 until credit is established with you in regards to repayment.

Establish a website for communication and easy payment handling. WordPress is likely to be the best platform for this. Set it up with a shopping cart and easy to use system for repayment. This may allow for quicker payments from your customers. Snail mail is not an option when dealing with foreign companies. A WordPress site is easy to set up and very user friendly and interactive with the right plug-in and widgets. It would be a great idea to send out an informational sheet on how to repay and what forms of payment are allowed on your website. This will help to keep things running as smooth as possible. Be sure that any customers your have, understand how to utilize your WordPress site to ensure prompt and accurate payments. Check into what the countries local loan companies are doing in regards to repayment plans and how to pay, etc.

It is always great to lend a helping hand to others and be able to rake a few bucks in but, it is also to protect yourself with each investment. Small investments are strongly encouraged when starting your own new micro lending company. It is also wise to understand what any over seas companies may be using as a strategy. These companies are local in these countries and have a better understanding of their people. This is also a large part of researching to stay competitive with the overseas companies. It may increase your chances of becoming a larger player in this international lending tree.

Unemployed? Scott R. Asher shares how to make money with a personal WordPress blog.

In recent years, so many people have been unemployed and for a long durations. It is not easy to get your foot back in the door of the work force and this forces many to get creative in finding ways to earn money. There are a variety of ways to make money and one is through blogs and websites using programs like, WordPress. To those of us already in the business, WordPress is a way of life. For those that are looking for a way to earn some cash without spending a ton out of pocket, WordPress is a great step forward. The best part about it is you do not necessarily have to be a website developer to utilize this fantastic money making tool.

There are many angles to making money using WordPress. Whether you blog about your backyard barbeques or have a product to sell, WordPress has the right themes and set up for you to start earning in no time. While, it may not happen over night, there is massive potential to earning using WordPress’s platform.

Here are a few methods to success with WordPress:

Selling your own products, whether you have a product that is informational, freelance services or a physical product that a consumer can purchase; a WordPress blog is a great and very beneficial option for you. It is understandable that since you have been unemployed, money is tight and you may not have a lot to put into a business right away. WordPress offers a free platform for users. While, I would recommend self-hosting your blog through platforms like HostGator, WordPress leaves that decision up to you. Either platform you choose with WordPress will give you endless options. There are an abundance of great perks to a self-hosted WordPress such as, plug-ins for shopping carts and so much more. Using WordPress to spread the word about your product or service is as effective as old fashioned word of mouth business. Not only can you build a reputation locally, your business has to the potential to reach other countries, not just counties. You can also become an affiliate for a variety of places or products, use Adsense or advertise directly for other businesses or products, on your blog. This also helps to generate additional profit for you.

Direct Advertising on your blog can be very lucrative. Though, this is typically used on an established blog, this is certainly something to work towards. These are ad spaces that are bought by various companies to advertise on and spread the word about their company. Companies looking to advertise will choose blogs that have been in place for a good length of time and have a good amount of traffic. If you by chance pick up and advertiser for your blog early on in the game, you may not get top dollar for your ad spaces. Once you hit higher ranks, you are then in a position to negotiate pricing for your ad space. This can also be a great source of income once you are in the proper position.

Amazon associates- is one of the most popular ways to earn with WordPress blogs. Amazon offers multitudes of products to consumers. No matter the subject of your blog, chances are you can find products to advertise and sell on your blog. You earn a percentage from each Amazon sale. This is an easy money maker to incorporate into each of your blog posts and anywhere on your site.

Google Adsense is another popular money maker via WordPress blogs. Once installed onto your WordPress blog, Google Adsense then displays relevant ads throughout your blog. Each ad is a chance for you to earn a percentage for each CLICK of an ad from your visitors.

Affiliate marketing is another powerful and popular earning tool on many top earning WordPress blogs today. Affiliate marketing is simply that of advertising other people’s products on your blog. Each sale can earn you percentages that will increase as your blog gains popularity.

No matter the tools or plug ins that you use, one common denominator for having a successful blog to earn with is, Content. It is important to not only have words to read but to have enjoyable, interactive, organic and quality articles posted onto your blog. It is also highly important to ensure that you are consistent with your posting. A fun, crisp theme and catchy photos will also entice readers to stay for a while and see what you are about.

Get into blogging communities and see what it is all about! Start your road to financial freedom, one click at a time.

Motel 6 soap – what the $%#*@ is that smell!!

I love Motel 6 but I hate the soap!

I love Motel 6, low cost, more or less a safe place an I think I even seen somewhere “they leave the light on for you”! What more could you want? How about some soap that doesn’t leave you smelling like a dead fucker after a hot shower!

So why in the fuck would I care to write something as silly as this? Well… I’ll tell ya. When you think of the amount of soap that motel 6 goes though every year, you can’t but help thinking to yourself that there is a million dollar opportunity sitting right in front of your face. How has this simple staple been over-looked for so long? I have always thought of Motel 6 as Greyhounds red headed step brother, really catering to the travelers and more transit crowed but can Motel 6 really afford to not have nice smelling soap chips?

And you wanna know the biggest upside of it all? The people that will be pocketing the soap, “your product” to take it home and use it. That’s right, millions of people taking your product home. Because that is what almost every person that stays in a motel does, take the soap! I am clear on the cost behind this sliver of cleanliness, but I have to think even at a loss, the implications of people using your product like this are something to think about.

Personally, I’d rather roll around wood chips to knock any odor off my body and smell like pine. Not to mention feel great, even after pulling the splinters out of my ass with pliers rather than to even apply any of the tiny square things Motel 6 refers to as soap. The best part is that you are so proud to place in their “wonderful Jacuzzis” , give me a break!

I don’t believe even a full time hooker would wash any crevice of her body with Motel 6 soap after a thirty minute fuck.  She would prefer to smell like old sweaty ass, balls and rough sex for a day, rather than to smell like the wonderful scent (not too sure what the scent even is) of a Motel 6 bar of soap.  Hell, she may even rather put herself through the pain and suffering of going through a drive thru car wash just for the glory and the scent of good smelling soap instead of that hardened bar of shit you call soap.

Yeah,  they will leave the light on for you; pay the expense of wasting energy then to actually save energy and money.  How about turning the fucking light off and wait until a person gets there to rent the room! Hey! There’s a bright fucking idea!  How’s that for a light on!!?? No Pun intended, but you would  think you Motel 6 corporate soap geniuses would have come up with that and save money to actually buy some decent soap.

Think, travel sizes of Axe, his and her hotness, hell maybe even some dial at this point. I am certainly willing to work with you in finding a great and cost effective way to cleanse your guests, if you are willing. We understand you aren’t the Hilton Resorts however, we would like to avoid chaffing from an unclean groin area, if at all possible. Simply hygiene is easy when the right tools and resources are available.

Clean up your act Motel 6! – That one was free! But the next one is going to cost ya!

Take your company to the next level, with marketing that is out of this world! Scott is for hire

Fish are friends not food. (free money making idea, for UNDER one thousand bucks!)

I though it was about time for a new money making idea! This is a money making idea I really like. I call this idea “Fish are friends not food”

The idea summery
You will go on Craigslist and buy used fish tanks and fish supplies. You can find used fish tank supplies for almost nothing, manly because they are heavy and difficult to manage and there is a very limited market for used fish tanks.

Then you will make up some marketing materials and cold call business like Doctors and Dentist offices to place the tanks in for a small fee of $100.00 a month, and as a part of the deal you will come once a month to clean and maintain the fish tank. And all they have to do, just put a pinch of food in the tank everyday, and let their guest that visit the office enjoy!

And if you want to make this even more compelling project, you can tie all this to a some-sort of good cause, and maybe call it “Fish are friends not food”, fish rescue project. And get yourself a small sticker for the front of the tank so people can read about the cause, then maybe you could donate 10% of your earnings to a good cause like the surf riders foundation.

Start-up cost for this idea is under $1000.00

Earning potential of this idea – You place 100 tanks in offices, you could make upwards of $10,000.00 a month.

Thanksgiving dinner is on ScottRAsher.com this year!!!

This year Scott is feeding your family Thanksgiving Dinner for free!

This is all you need to get your free Thanksgiving dinner!

I want the family Thanksgiving recipes. Transfer your popular Thanksgiving family recipes into Word format and add them to a CD, and then meet me at the grocery store. In exchange I will buy your family Thanksgiving dinner this year!

Legal Disclaimer

  • Thanksgiving recipes must be yours.
  • I will gladly give credit to granny or mom. Must provide name.
  • Family recipes will be published on my website here on my Thanksgiving blog: http://turkeydinner.scottrasher.com/
  • 10 recipes or less gets $50.00 of food.
  • 20 or more recipes gets $100.00 of food.
  • Thanksgiving recipes must be related to a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

Please note: All recipes will be checked with copyscapes: http://www.copyscape.com/

Just make sure to thank God first of-course, then thank Scott!

A report released by the American Farm Bureau Federation said the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 is $44.61, up $2.35 from last year’s average of $42.26. That’s a 6 percent increase.

The Numbers Game – Lessons From Mailbox Money

It’s All A Numbers Game – Lessons I Learned From Mailbox Money

Before the advent of the internet, get rich quick schemes were advertised in magazines.  These ads followed a predictable formula – there were pictures of expensive European cars parked in front of a mansion and an average, perhaps portly guy, with a polyester leisure suit and two hot blondes on either side and ad copy stating, “I make a million dollars a year without doing anything.”  It’s not at all unlike what is portrayed in internet get rich quick scheme ads today like the Rich Jerk.

I fell for my first get rich quick scheme at about age ten.  While other children were playing kick ball, I was dreaming about being rich.  Not just rich but filthy rich.  Funny money.  I sent the rich guy my ten bucks and waited on pins and needles for my very own blueprint for success to arrive in the mail.  What I got was a pamphlet telling me how to start my own get rich quick scheme.  The scheme suggested you write a pamphlet (or just photocopy his) and advertise it in classified ads.  He said if you charge five dollars for your pamphlet and spend two hundred dollars on advertising you should make roughly $2000.  He called it mailbox money because he said he opened his mail box and got money every day.

I never tried it and I fell for many more get rich quick schemes after that as I’m sure anyone who has been interested in getting “money for nothing and your chicks for free” has as well.  But the lesson I learned from all the various scams I was suckered into was this – IT’S ALL A NUMBERS GAME.

Take any method of making money and there’s at least a million of them to chose from.  The formula for success is how many times you actually performed the activity.  If it takes 100 sales calls to make one sale and you quit at 99, saying, “this doesn’t work,” you misunderstood the formula for success.  Another key component implicit in the formula is your belief in the method of making money you chose to engage in.  In other words, maybe you don’t have the personality (or the glamor shot photo) to sell real estate and you believe you are better adapted to, oh, I don’t know, how about shoveling dirt.  If that were the case and you honestly believed you should be shoveling dirt for money, the amount of money you make is directly proportional to how many times you shovel.  Even as a shoveler of dirt, you have to sell your service even if it means you have to go door to door with your shovel, asking people to hire you.  So to be clear, whatever we choose to do for money, we’re selling something whether it’s an idea, a product or our time.

So no more get rich quick schemes – just pick a method that actually makes money and do it over and over again until you have all the money you want.  That’s the lesson to be learned from mailbox money.  Good luck!

How to Come Up with Hundreds of How to Ideas

Electric Light bulb from Crestock Stock Photo

Want to create a stream of passive income?
Of course you do – who doesn’t? Writing “how to” articles is a great way to create a passive stream of income. Despite all the faults of the internet, there are millions of people searching “how to do (anything).” Whether you’re writing for your own blog or for paying sites, you can capture a share of the how to market with great articles. Here’s how to come up with literally hundreds of ideas for writing “how to” internet articles.

Go “Old School” for a moment.
You’ll need an old fashioned pad of paper and a pen. Not a pencil because there’s no need to erase anything. We’re talking about brainstorming basics here and there are no bad ideas during brainstorming. On the left side column of your pad, number each line, 1 – 100 and write the words “How to” on each line. Give yourself plenty of relaxation, time and freedom from pressures or obligations.

Now, Think…
What have I learned in my years on the planet that I can share with other people? Start writing down the ideas as they come. Don’t edit yourself or refuse to write one. If you think it, write it. While you’re writing, other ideas will start flowing and you should write everything. I started this list and after a few days, had about 300 how to ideas.

Keep your pad handy…
As you start writing your awesome how to internet articles, you’ll get more ideas. Stop whatever you’re doing and write them down. If you ever get stuck and don’t know what to do with your time or feel writer’s block. Just looking at all the great ideas you’ve written down will give you the creative inspiration to write something.

Need more ideas?
Maybe you detest paper. Perhaps you’ve forgotten how to use a pen. Maybe you just don’t like my idea for brainstorming. Whatever the case, here’s another idea for finding topics for writing how to articles. Believe it or not, you can “borrow” the ideas a popular how to website offers to its writers. eHow (and no, I’m not giving them a link) asks its readers to request articles. Sign up to be a member with them. You don’t have to ever write an article although you can make a few bucks writing articles for them. The feature I’m suggesting you look at is requests for articles. Their users suggest How to articles that they would like to read. You can get ideas from them to get you started.

Even more ideas…
If you don’t already have hundreds of ideas for how to articles by now, I’ve got one more suggestion you might try to find inspiration. At your next family gathering, (bring your pad, of course) and ask everyone in your family to write down ten things they’d like to learn in the format of “how to.” You may or may not know anything at all about the topics they would like to learn about but that’s ok. You know how to research and write a great internet article. If you have ten family members you just got 100 ideas from people who are potential internet searchers and one thing about even your family members, if they’re interested in learning about something, so are thousands of other people.

Want more???
If you don’t have at least 1000 how to ideas, more than you could ever write in your life time by this point, you can go to Google/trends and find all the how to ideas you’ve ever imagined. Google/trends shows the top 100 searches of the day and you could almost certainly find a dozen how to ideas related to what people are actually searching for. If you get good at this you can get massive traffic to your “How to” article, particularly, with Google Real-Time Search showing your article literally seconds after you’ve posted it.

Warning:  Brainstorming is addictive!

You can get very excited as ideas start flowing out of you like an open fire hydrant.  It’s ok to spend some time enjoying the naturally energetic high that comes from dwelling in ideas but to ideas are only worth something if you do something with them.

If you want to Make Money from ideas…

If you write articles or would like to write articles to earn money, consider this fantastic program to turn one of your articles into hundreds of unique articles, submitted to article directories for maximizing your payment