Saturday, 24 February 2018

Best Survey Sites to earn some extra money

Dear Readers,

Welcome back to yet another post on work from home options!

Lately, I have been working on providing information about the best work from home options for you. I am trying to include all fields of work, so that, everyone could benefit and will have an option to work from home based on his skill set or expertise.

Today, I will be sharing information on earning some extra money in your spare time by taking surveys.

I would like to introduce a few survey sites that are very good and legit. These sites offer surveys, tasks, offers and much more and you get paid for doing these.

Here's a list of Top Survey sites:

Swagbucks - is the web's most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Earn points when you shop at your favorite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys and find great deals. Redeem points for gift cards to your favorite retailers like Amazon and Walmart or get cash back from Paypal. Swagbucks has already paid out over $120 million in cash and free gift cards. 

The minimum payout is $5 through paypal. You have various other options to redeem your points.

You get a 300 SB joining bonus. 

Put cash back in your wallet. Join for free today.

InstaGC - InstaGC is another very popular survey site that also gives you free gift cards and cash for all the tasks similar to Swagbucks. 

Their minimum payout is $1 which you can make easily if you qualify for their surveys.

Click here to join InstaGC

Treasure Trooper Treasure Trooper is a unique GPT website where members can earn rewards for shopping, completing offers, taking surveys, completing tasks, and referring friends. These are all done on a somewhat “gamified” platform, complete with cartoon-like and comic-style images of jungles, treasure maps, dragons, and more. They pay you $1 just for joining. There are 8 daily surveys available to take, and they are worth up to $1.00 each per completion.

Paid Viewpoint  - Paid Viewpoint is the market research survey site. They pay cash for every completed market research survey. They never screen you out once you've been invited into a survey.

These are the best survey sites that I have come across. All of these sites pay through PayPal and accept members from all around the world.

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Hope you all take benefit of this post and earn some extra money in your spare time. 

Will be back soon with some more great resources on work from home and career options. 

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Work and make money as a Freelance Photographer

Dear Readers,

Hope everyone's busy with their work and career growth. 

In my previous posts, I have shared information on work from home jobs, online tutoring jobs, website testing jobs, online courses, etc. 

Today, I will share information about sites where you can earn money through freelance photography. You will need to click high quality photos and upload them to these sites. When a brand, design agency or just anyone who finds your work outstanding purchases a picture from your online portfolio. 

Below are a few good sites that pays you for every photo that gets sold on their sites.

Shutterstock - Shutterstock is a global marketplace for artists and creators to sell royalty-free images, footage, vectors and illustrations. Shutterstock is always looking for new content to add to their collection. Contributing images to Shutterstock is free and you will retain the copyright to your work.

Click here to join Shutterstock.

Alamy - Whether it’s your full-time job, a weekend hobby or you’re a student; you can join Alamy where you can sell your stock imagery to over 100,000 customers worldwide.

Alamy has high brand exposure and dedicated marketing and sales teams that are focused on selling your stock imagery worldwide. Alamy is an established resource for big brand names with big media budgets that need a range of stock image choices.

At Alamy, you can sell stock photos, footage, vectors, illustrations and reportage and archival imagery.  They also have a Live News Team, working directly with news outlets to sell news, sports and entertainment images taken in the last 24 hours.

Click here to join  Alamy.

Foap - At Foap, you just need to add any photos to your profile, caption and tag them and wait for someone to spot them and buy them from you. You get $5 for every photo that is sold. They also have specific missions by big brands. These brands will provide specific missions where the rewards range from $100 to $2500 if your photo gets selected. These Missions require unique and great photos in order for them to be picked as the winners. 

To start selling on Foap, you will need to download their mobile app at Google Play Store. 

Click here to download their app.

Snapwire - Make custom visuals and earn money doing what you love at Snapwire. At Snapwire, there are two ways you can make money. 

    a. Sell your shots in your portfolio to your network. 
    b. Brands & Businesses post Requests and proven creators submit shots that match. Brands get the custom visuals they need and you earn money doing what you love.

Click here to join Snapwire.

These are a few good sites for earning through your photography work. You can visit these websites to get more information and insights on how these sites work and to learn about their partners. 

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Boost your career - Learn online courses from world's top Universities and Institutions

Dear Readers,

Hope you all are having a good time with Valentine's Day around the corner! 

My previous post was about Freelance jobs. Hopefully, it has helped some of you to choose the right work from home job. 

Today, I will be sharing details about sites that offer online courses for free. I had mentioned about Alison in one of my previous posts. After doing further research, I have found a few more good websites that offer free online courses. These courses are designed by top Universities from around the world and they will help you boost your career.

Udemy - Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 65,000 courses taught by expert instructors. Udemy has free as well as paid courses. 

Click here to join Udemy.

Alison - I am mentioning about Alison in this post again for those who missed my previous post on Alison. Alison has hundreds and thousands of courses which you can learn for free. They have Certificate courses as well as Diploma courses. Alison covers a vast number of courses on various subjects like Business, IT, Health, Humanities, Language, Lifestyle, Marketing, Math and Science. You can learn all the courses for free at Alison. You have the option to buy Certificates once you complete your course. However, it is not mandatory to buy Certificates. 

Click here to join Alison.

EdX - EdX has quality education for everyone. EdX has lot of courses from big universities/institutions like Harvard University, MIT, UC Berkeley, Microsoft, Tsinghua University, The Smithsonian and many more. With EdX, you can learn the courses for free. They too have an option of buying certificates for a cost. The certificate will have the edX partner institution name that created the course.

Click here to join EdX.

Coursera - Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online. Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Their courses are not free. They are priced at about $29-$99. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate. They are partnered with institutions like John Hopkins University, University of Michigan, Stanford, UC San Diego, Duke University and many more. 

Click here to join Coursera.

Codecademy - Codecademy is an education company for all coders. At codecademy, you can learn to code interactively, for free. They cover subjects like Web Development, Programming, Data Science, Designing, etc. They cover coding languages like HTML & CSS, Python, Javascript, Java, SQL, Bash/Shell and Ruby.

Click here to join Codecademy.

These are some of the top websites that offer online courses. I have myself enrolled in a few courses to boost my career. As they say, 'Education always helps!'

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Work from Home Freelance Jobs

Dear Readers,

Hope you all are doing awesome! 

I was down the last two days as I got a root canal done. It was horrifying initially, but I am feeling better now. So thought it is the right time to write my next post :)

Thank you for all your support and likes towards my previous post 'Success Story of a Work at Home Mom'. The story was a great hit as it got nice comments, shares and likes from my readers. I will try to cover a few more success stories in future. 

Today, I will share some sites where you can get paid for freelancing your skill set. It could be any skills like accounting, digital marketing, writing, designing, videos and animation, social media marketing, translation, transcription, photography, virtual assistant or any other skill set that you would possess.

You can put forth your skills and you can set a rate for the work that you can do. The customers who will require your service at the price that you have quoted will contact you through the site. If you both agree to the work, then the customer will make payment on the website and you will have to complete the job. 

FiverrYou can do freelance work at Fiverr based on your skill set. You can bid for a job posted and if the customer is interested in giving the work to you, he will contact you on the Fiverr website. All gigs start from 5$. So the minimum amount that you can set for your work is 5$. You can set any amount above 5$ depending on the work to be done. You can post any number of skills that you have and bid for any number of jobs for free. Fiverr has been my favorite among all the sites that offers freelance jobs. Its user-interface is very simple and you have access to a lot of jobs. 

To join Fiverr, please click here.

Freelancer - Freelancer is another site where you can upload your skill set and bid for jobs. Customers will post their job requirements and you can bid for the jobs. Freelancer has free memberships (where bids are limited) and paid memberships (where you can buy extra bids). Paid memberships have their own benefits. However, you can try it out as a free member. 

Click here to join Freelancer.

Upwork - Upwork is a freelance website like Fiverr where you can fill up your profile providing details of your skills. Customer post their requirements and you can apply for the jobs. You have the freedom to work on ideal projects. You can get a lot of clients at Upwork. Clients seek a wide variety of available projects across multiple categories. 

Please click here to join Upwork.

Guru - Guru is again similar to Freelancer where you can complete your profile mentioning your skill set and bid for jobs matching your skill set. As a free member, you will get 10 bids a month. You can upgrade to a paid member and get more bids.

Click here to join Guru.

These are a few good websites where you can freelance your work and get paid. These can become your favorite part time job to earn extra income or a full-time job. You can check out the FAQ section of all the above websites to gain more information on how each website works. 

I will be updating more work from home options in my upcoming posts.

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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Success story of a Work at Home Mom

They say, motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest too! Perfectly true! Being a mother is sacrificing a lot of things in life and learning to live and adjust just for your child. In the journey of trying to be a perfect mother, most of us set aside our thriving careers, our goals and passions only to become a full-time stay at home mom.
Today, I would like to share the success story of a stay at home mother, Shilpa Venkat, who is now a Professional Photographer and a proud owner of The Click Studio, where moments are captured through her camera.
Shilpa was always passionate about travelling and photography. Photography became her hobby-turned-profession. Struggling between her baby and her passion, she finally learnt to balance both and became a Professional Freelance Photographer.

Shilpa Venkat’s story straight from her to my readers.

Shilpa Venkat, Founder & Owner of The Click Studio
“Pregnancy and baby had literally put a big halt in my journey of being a photographer. For two years, after my son was born, I hadn’t touched my camera. I had lost the zest and enthusiasm of pursuing anything in my career. Postpartum depression hit me badly as I spent sleepless nights during the first six months. It was becoming really tough for me to handle my baby who used to cry all the time and especially in the nights. I was super-exhausted mentally and physically during that phase and it took a heavy toll on my health. I had terrible mood swings and bouts of emotional imbalance. It was a phase where I had totally lost my confidence and chirpiness.
Slowly, as my son turned 10 months old, I started taking orders for handmade paper quilled jewelry (I learnt quilling during my pregnancy. Thanks to my good friend who introduced me to the world of quilling). Initially, I started taking small orders as it wasn’t easy managing my 10 month old son and quilling at the same time. I used to sit late nights to complete the orders after putting my son to sleep. Over a period of time, I started getting more orders and my hands were full. I got a huge order of 70 paper quilled earrings, thus moving one step towards achievement.

Shilpa's latest photoshoot
In the meanwhile, a very good friend of mine approached me if I could do a photo-shoot of her 2 year old daughter. My immediate answer was NO. I hadn’t touched my camera for 2 years and was scared to do a photo-shoot. But my friend kept on pushing me to take up the job, till I finally said YES (I still can’t believe, I said yes). I can still remember the day of photo-shoot. I was very nervous, as it was the first time I was doing a professional photo-shoot after 2 long years. The photo-shoot went really well and thus giving a big start to my hobby-turned-profession. Post this shoot, I started getting more photo-shoots and then there was absolutely no looking back. But, I ensured that I took up photo-shoots only on weekends, so that I was able to give full attention to my son on weekdays. I didn’t want my schedule to affect my son’s daily routine.

It gets very hectic at times with jewelry orders, photo-shoot & editing, managing my son and house work. But I am just loving it! It feels amazing to be super busy, highly charged up and motivated. And the best thing is, I am following my passion and have turned it into a profession.

Another beautiful shot by Shilpa
I want to thank my family especially my mother and my husband. Both of them were amazingly supportive and went out of their way to help me. My mother has taught me to always pursue things I am good at, and my husband has given me wings to follow my passions. Without his big support and advice I wouldn’t have reached this far. Thanks to my brother who was always behind me to start photography again and has always motivated me. A big thanks to my son who has taught me the value of TIME! I have never been so active nor have I ever done effective time management. Things have changed now. I have learnt TIME MANAGEMENT and I am able to complete work more efficiently.

A small message for stay at home moms (SAHM): I know it’s purely by choice and desire that most of us want to be a SAHM. But if you are passionate about something, go for it. It can be as simple as taking tuitions from home, taking up catering services from home, making crafts or anything that you have always been passionate about. It’s definitely very stressful to manage things with a small baby or toddler. TRY following your passion at least once!

BEING A MOTHER is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had. You can be a perfect mother and still follow your dreams, if you so desire!”

Shilpa's yet another amazing work


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Hope you all got some inspiration and motivation by reading Shilpa Venkat’s story. Her journey has indeed been amazing and challenging!
I will be back with more information related to work from home jobs and career growth in my upcoming posts. So, stay tuned by subscribing to my blog or following my Facebook page.