Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Do traffic exchanges work?

There's a big debate about if traffic exchanges are really worth the time and effort put into them. Some say no, others say yes. Me? I say yes!

If you aren't familiar with traffic exchanges, it's pretty simple to do. You surf other sites while a ticker counts down (usually 20 seconds, sometimes more, sometimes less). Once the timer is done you can click on a button to go to the next site and the next site. In exchange you get traffic to your website. You get traffic to your site in trade for looking at other people's pages.

Most traffic exchanges offer higher paid memberships where you can earn more credits for traffic or even buy credits so that you don't have to do the surfing yourself. Some even offer games that you can play to win more credits for your site!

Does it bring traffic to your site? Yes, it does! It will make your counter go up and if you have an interesting enough website or blog then you will hopefully catch surfer's attention when they get to your site. You have to make your site eye catching and different than the rest to capture others attention.

I currently am using 3 blog traffic exchange websites. These are for blog only sites.




Check out each one and decide which one would be the best for you!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Planning a move?

I have moved twice now since I started working from home and it can be very stressful trying to work and take care of kids at the same time on top of trying to pack and get everything ready for the move!

I always thought how wonderful it would be to hire someone to do the moving for me! I could just go on about my business while someone else does the packing and moving for me!

I came across the moving company online called Boston Moving Company. They will do all of the strenuous work for you including the packing and moving! If your items need to be moved by a certain time they will make sure that it is done safely and securely! They will even move your cars and fine art for you! They also offer international moving services if you are planning on moving to another country and are worried about getting all of your possessions there safely!

Another thing that I really like is that they have climate controlled trucks incase you need to move something and have it be stored at a specific temperature. They offer storage space for you to store your collectibles without having to worry about anything happening to your items. They have security camera right in the storage buildings to make sure no one messes with your items!

This company really seems to care about their customers! For those of you who have children they offer activity sheets to keep them occupied along with great advice on how to make the move go smoothly with your children!

If you are planning a big move in the near future you will definitely want to plan a visit to Boston Moving Company!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Cash Crate! Get paid to sign up for offers!

Cash Crate is a fairly new website that pays you to complete offers! Most of the offers are just surveys and can be done fairly quickly. I received my first check from them last week and can verify that they DO pay!

Most of the offers are free to do but there are a few that require a credit card, usually just to pay for shipping and handling or a trial offer of something. You do want to be really careful if you are using a credit card because most of the offers give you a time period (usually 10 days) to cancel so that you wont keep getting charged the full amount every month. The paybacks are usually worth the few bucks that it costs to sign up. For instance, it may cost you $2.00 to sign up but you get paid $10.00 for completing the offer.

One thing that you will most likely want to do is create a separate email account for Cash Crate because once you start filling out the offers you will receive a lot of spam and solicitation emails. I made an email account just for this and then I just sift through the emails whenever I have a few minutes.

Also, make sure you read the requirements for each offer because some require that you verify your email address or that you complete a survey. If you don't check your email to verify your address then you most likely wont get paid for that offer.

They also offer a points system where you can collect points for offers you fill out and then you can opt to pick various prizes (mostly gift cards for restaurants or stores) in exchange for your points earned.

The only downside to Cash Crate is that sometimes it can take a long time for them to verify that you filled out offers. From what I understand, it isn't Cash Crate's fault, it's the advertisers fault for not sending confirmation to Cash Crate. After two weeks with no confirmation cash crate will put the offer back up to be completed again.

There is also a forum for you to discuss problems with other members and they sometimes offer various contests each month.

Friday, August 3, 2007

In the Scotland area??

For those of you who live in the Edinburgh, Scotland area I have found a great website for you with a large amount of listings for jobs in the local area.

If you are new to the area or just in search of a different Edinburgh Job they have various job listings for computing/IT, sales/marketing, chefs/cooks, teaching, babysitting/nanny and many other jobs! Just take a look for yourself: Jobs In Edinburgh

Apart from job listings this website is a great resource if you are looking for a flat or house to live in or wishing to buy or sell items in the area. It also has a friends and dating section and various other sections. If you are new to the area this would be a great place to start to find new friends and various services in the local area!

If you are looking for information on different cities they have a wide range of listings for cities in England, Scotland, Wales, Poland and Australia!

This website should be your first stop if you are in any of these areas! It contains a lot of helpful resources for all of your needs!