Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I'm so glad I found this!

So, the other day my husband had a really important job interview. The interview went great and they wanted him to start a few days later. Ofcourse we are some of the unluckiest people when it comes to car problems and guess what happens? His car starts acting up. Every time the car would get to around 50 mph it would start running really badly and acting like the engine didn't want to shift.

My husband is very handy when it comes to fixing cars. His dream is to one day own his own mechanic shop, so he is most always able to do repairs on our vehicles without paying someone else do it. The problem is we still have to go to the auto parts store and buy the part which happened to be quite expensive. We just paid our rent and bills and had just enough to survive on until pay day. We didn't know what to do. We couldn't wait until payday to fix his car because he had to start this new job and this could be his only chance with this company that he didn't want to miss!

Then I remembered a website that my friend told me about. It's like a cash advance place except you can do it online! You can take out a loan up to $1,500 with no credit check. They deposit it straight to your bank account overnight and you don't even have to leave your house! This was a big life saver for us. Check it out here payday loans.

I went online right away and filled out the application and we had our money the next morning! My husband was able to fix his car and started his new job today!!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A new kind of texting....

For anyone interested in getting in on the texting industry or making a few extra bucks here's a great new idea that I am trying out. It's a new texting concept where YOU do the promoting. Confused yet? I was at first until I did some more research. I'm going to try to explain this as simply as possible.

First, you make a profile for your character. Some people just be themselves while others make a fake profile. You can also post your pics if you choose to do so. You promote yourself by making profiles at various networking sites such as myspace.com, or adultfriendfinder.com and in your profile you can say something along the lines of, "I'm looking to meet new people from all over just text me at blahblah blah number. You can also advertise on various free classified ads, make a blog, there are a million ways you can promote yourself. Then once someone texts into your name and number you get paid for it! Once you make it to $2.00 they give you a list of clients that you can contact. You have two ways to chat with the client, one way is from the website almost like email or instant messenger or you can also have it set up to come straight to your cell phone (your private number is hidden) so that you don't miss any messages.

I've talked to a few people that are making a decent amount from it and they also reward you if you recruit other people to join. I will try to offer more tips here on how to promote yourself and do the work. If anyone is interested in joining just click here and please, please, PLEASE put "natalie81" for your referrer (that's my profile name) so that I get credit for it!

I think if you have the time and put some effort into it this could turn into some nice extra $$$!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Myspace can work for you!


Despite the negative reputation that myspace has (I wrote a little rant about that whole thing in my Rants In My Pants blog) it's a great tool to network and promote your business!

I made a myspace page for my cafepress store, you can see it here. The first thing you need to do is go to myspace and create a page for your business and/or products. If you already have a personal myspace page then you can add some of your friends to your new business page. You can make your own little comment graphics that include information on your business and/or a link to your store and leave them as comments on your friends' pages for others to see.

There are thousands of groups on myspace. Do a search for groups pertaining to your products. Once you join the group you can become active within the group by joining discussions and adding other members in the group to your friends list.

Once you have a decent sized friends list you can begin sending out bulletins. Bulletins are sent to everyone on your friends list. You can announce new products or sales you are running. The possibilities are endless on myspace!

Friday, June 1, 2007

OT: Our trip to NYC


Times Square

From the Staten Island Ferry

This doesn't have anything to do with working from home, but just wanted to post about our recent trip to NYC!

Our alarm clock was set for 3:00 am saturday morning to give us time to wake up and get to the airport. At 2:45am Northwest airlines called us with a recording saying that our flight had been cancelled and they put us on another flight scheduled to arrive in NY at 5:30pm! SEVEN hours after the original arrival time! I was irate and freaking out, so Roger called the airlines and told them that we were on a tight schedule and needed something else, so they got us on a Continental flight that would change planes in Cleveland and would arrive in NY one minute later than our original plane! Since we were put on new flights at the last minute we had separate seats on both flights. Luckily, the little puddle jumper plane from Toledo to Cleveland only had 4 people on it (all 4 were supposed to be on the one that got cancelled), so we could sit wherever we wanted. However, the big plane from Cleveland to Laguardia was full and the grumpy old man sitting with Roger refused to switch seats with me, so I was at the front of the plane and my husband was in the back! Anyway, we saw some beautiful scenery on the way. The plane flew right over NYC and we could see everything from the plane. All of the skyscrapers and the statue of liberty.

We get off of the plane and not even 2 minutes of walking from the gate we literally run into Mark Henry from WWE! He looked really pissed though so we didn't try to talk to him. We get a shuttle to our hotel and in the middle of all of the airport traffic we see like 7 cops surrounding a car, trying to break into it. Some twat left her little kid (small enough to be in a car seat) in the car and the kid locked the doors!

We got to the hotel and since it was too early to check in we went to Jen and Mike's room. Crissie was already there waiting in their room, too! I haven't seen Crissie since our wedding almost 4 years ago and I haven't seen Jen in like 7 years?? Crissie then told us the story from the night before when she was sitting in the hotel lobby in the middle of the night and heard someone screaming and someone came running in saying, "Get a towel".. Thinking someone was hurt she went to look and there was a naked woman running around the parking lot waving the towel over her head, LOL! Only in NY, right??

Once we got checked into our room we got ready to go. The hotel guy told us that the best way to see the city is to buy the metro pass for $7, you can use the bus and subway all day long as much as you want until 3am. Awesome! So we got on the bus and took that to the subway and then went on to Grand Central Station. The subway is a great place for people watchers like me. I love to watch people and you can find alllll kinds of crazy different people on the subway. On our first subway ride we had a man just take out his guitar in the middle of the train and start singing for everyone. The city was packed! We first found a place to eat and then walked around some taking in all of the sights. Then decided to go to the Empire State Building. On the way there I see Morgan Freeman standing on the sidewalk taking photos with people..but wait, he isn't moving? It was a wax statue of him! I thought it was really him at first! We were at the Wax Museum but decided it was too expensive to go into, lol. Then we saw Dave Atell (not sure of the spelling) from the show Insomniac just sitting having a drink but I think he heard us talking about him because he got up and walked away really fast.

So, we get to the Empire State Building. UGH! It was hot out to begin with and we had to wait in line for almost 2 hours just to get up to the top and it was soo damned crowded up there we could barely even get a chance to see anything! By the time we finally DID get up there we were all so pissed off we just wanted to go back down. But guess what? There was a wait to get OUT of the building, too! Oh yeah and they wanted to charge $25 for the group photo they took of us HAHAHA! No way! I had my own camera and could get a lot of pics developed for $25!

After we finally got out of the Empire State Building we had plans to go get the ferry around the statue of liberty but we ended up at Ground Zero. There was a very somber feeling being at ground zero. There was a fire department right across the street from ground zero who were first on the scene when 9-11 happened. They had all kinds of memorials for their fallen firefighters and some of the firefighters who were there when it happened were out there meeting people.

We walked around some more and then decided it was time to go back to the hotel and relax a little bit before going to Duff's. That was a mess. It ended up taking us an hour and a half to get back to the hotel because of construction and other things along the way. We got back to the hotel, had dinner and then realized that we were all wayyy too tired and sore from all of the walking and couldn't deal with more public transportation to get to Duff's that night, LOL! We all ended up falling asleep soon after we got back to our rooms.

The next morning, Crissie found out that some of her friends had come to NY to look for her at Duffs, so she got ahold of them to meet them in the city later on and go home with them. We had breakfast with Jen and Mike before they left back to PA and then we headed off to the city again. Our first stop was the Staten Island Ferry which was a beautiful ride! Went right by the statue of liberty and you could see all of the city from the ferry. It was very relaxing!

After the Ferry we headed back to the Subway to find Crissie's friends. We saw lots of crazy things in the subway stations! After Crissie left, Roger and I were going to go to Rockefeller Center but ended up just walking around. I saw a bunch of lights and something told me to go that way. The crowds were getting bigger and bigger. People coming up to us offering us Rolex watches and Gucci purses! We ended up in Times Square! MTV building, Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, M & M World, Broadway..all kinds of things. It was crowded there. Oh yeah, we also saw P. Diddy in his limo (ack). There were limos everywhere, cops everywhere, swat everywhere, street performers, everything! We found some Irish pubs and went into O'Lunneys so Roger could have an Irish beer. We went into Planet Hollywood and saw all sorts of cool props from different movies. We had dinner at Famiglia Pizza which was authentic sicilian pizza and was very famous for their pizza and I know why! yummmm! We ended up just walking around Broadway taking in all of the sights until we were too tired to do anything else! Then we headed back to our hotel and crashed. Had another horrible experience with Northwest Airlines on the way back (dont fly northwest!) but we made it home safely Monday evening. Ohio just seems so quiet and..boring after being in NYC..nothing is quiet there, lol!

To see all of our pics you can go to my myspace page and view pics!
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