Technology…you either love it or hate it. But even if you hate it, you might as well just get on board because like it or not it’s not going anywhere. Hey maybe tomorrow that Delorian will be on the market…as if (oh wait that was the 90’s). Anyhoo, I just wanted to tell you about a rather weird and unfamiliar experience I have had in the past two days. I am interviewing for jobs, but get this, I have had two virtual interviews. What the heck is that you say? It’s a video interview that is done on platforms like skype and facetime. I also had to do interview video questions through a website called Onjobs. Onjobs (I had never heard of it) is a website where you basically create a video resume and profile and interview for the jobs of your choice. I really think this website is on to something and I feel like this is going to be the future of jobs interviews. This approach really seems like it would save companies a lot of time and money (and isnt that what everyone needs more of always?). I really found this to be a great experience, more of a personalized experience, in comparison to the boring, mundane, application and resume process. Update: I got a job offer for both jobs.
Looking for ways to make extra money? Here are some ways that I make money at home, with no out of pocket cost, and you can too.
Sell stuff. We all have stuff we don’t need or want right? Why not sell it? One persons junk is a another persons treasure. There are several ways you can do this….
(fees are a little high but still worth it) I’ve been using ebay for years. I once paid for our family vacation with just my ebay money) The key to ebay is take gretat pics, write an attention grabbing description and be a fast shipper. One thing I like about ebay is you have instant access to the cash when you make a sell through paypal
Do you have a knack for handi crafts? Do you sew, knit or paint? Why not sell your items on etsy? This is the ebay of handmade items. You can always find unique items in here and this is a very popular site.
Craigslist….I use this website all the time. Love it. You can buy or sell with no fees attached. Always check the free section on this website. Sometimes you can get something free that you can turn into cash. Have a knack for design? Re paint furniture and make a killing. People love unique items…the weirder the better. Make it your own.
Love to write? Start a blog, write an ebook, write article’s for magazines. Do freelance writing through freelancer.com, odesk or elance. You can also use these websites for other areas of freelance work. I have personally used these websites for freelance writing and virtual assisting assignments.
Lots of companies now hire work at home agents…some companies I know of 1(800) flowers, delta, united, west co.
Hope these tips help. More ideas to come
Is one of your new years resolutions to save more? If it is, here are some creative ways to save for a rainy day, that vacation your dreaming about, your next big purchase.
$ Get a water bottle! No, not that kind. A 5 gallon water cooler bottle. If you don’t have access to one you could ask someone who has a water cooler, get one at work ( ask first), or purchase one at the a store like Winco, for example.
At the end of everyday dump in all of your loose change. This is like a savings account, but its a way to trick yourself into saving. When the bottle is full take it to your bank and cash out. Even if you just put all pennies in the bottle you would have upwards of $300 when the bottle is full. If you put in all your change you would have a pretty substanial amount of money to work with
)…more than enough for a nice getaway, new furniture, to pay off debt or whatever you are saving for…( mine is half full as I’m writing this)