Wednesday, September 22, 2010

UPDATED: Contest: FREE Back Link Analysis

Free Back link Analysis Contest

Do you have a website you are trying to get traffic to? Are you not quite sure how to improve your rankings in the search engines? Well I can help!

I am having my first giveaway! The prize is a complete back link analysis of one website; this includes information on your current link profile and recommendations on getting more links.

Why do you want a free back link analysis? Because it can help you rank in Google, get more traffic, and make more money! SEO Consultants charge $500 and up for this service. But now you have the chance to get it for FREE!

Here’s what the lucky winner will receive:

  • 10 suggested high-traffic keywords you should be focusing on
  • Your current link profile
    • Links with anchor text
    • Nofollow links
    • URL of current back links
    • Current Google rankings for keywords
  • Detailed instructions on how to increase your rankings
  • Suggestions for link building

Now here are the rules of the contest:

  • Blog about this contest on your site or blog, including a link back to this blog using this code:
  • Leave a comment below with a link back to your article on your site
  • Only one entry per person!

Winners will be selected by a random drawing on November 1st. I will post the winner in an entry on 11/1, as well as notify him or her by email.

Good luck everyone!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Make Money Online Free!

If you're frantically searching for a way to make money online, chances are you don't have a lot, if any, money to invest. Most home business opportunities have an up-front investment, and many online money making schemes are scams.

Luckily, there are legitimate FREE ways for you to make money online. One way is to become an affiliate and set up a blog promoting a product or service.

A Free Blog

Let's start off with the blog side of things. There are a few different sites that offer free blogs: WordPress and Blogger are just 2 of them. Personally, I recommend Blogger, only because it offers more features for you to make money.

Choosing a Niche for Your Blog

Is there a topic you are exceptionally passionate about? Remember, making money online is possible, but you have to work at it. In this case, one of the things you're going to have to do on a regular basis is write blog entries. This will be a lot easier to do if you are interested in the topic.

So what are your hobbies? What do you like to do? Are you an avid reader? Create a blog about your favorite books. If you like making things, start a craft blog. If you're a gardener, start a gardening blog. The trick is to find a topic that you truly enjoy.

Another option is to pick one product or service that you are particularly impressed with. Then you can see if they have an affiliate program, and start a blog around that product or service. Remember, however, that it's your reputation on the line, so make sure you don't blindly recommend products or services; do so only if you have personal experience with it.

Choosing a Name for Your Blog

Once you've chosen a blog platform and a topic, you will need a descriptive name for your blog. Try to choose something that has to do with what you're blogging about. Don't just name it "Susan's blog". If you're doing a gardening blog, you could name it "Susan's Gardening Tips" or something like that.

Most blogging platforms give you a subdomain, so it will look like this: "". If you're offering garden tips, name it something like "". Your Blog name & domain name should be the same. In other words, if the Title at the top of your blog is going to be "Susan's Gardening Tips" use that as the subdomain as well.

Finding an Affiliate Program

So far, you have chosen your blog platform, your niche, and your blog's name. And, you haven't spent a single dime! :-)

Now it's time to find an affiliate product or service to promote. There are many places to find affiliate programs: Amazon, Commission Junction, Google Affiliates, Clickbank, etc. Research to see what programs they have available in your niche. You can search by topic, keywords, product name or company name.

Alternatively, if you have a favorite product, company or service, you can contact them to see if they offer an affiliate program. Express to them how much you love their product, and often you can work something out.

The Hard Work Begins

Once you've got this far, it's time to choose a design and write some content. That's the easy part. After your blog is created and you have some content, it's time to work on SEO. You need to get your site out there so you get visitors; and that means you need links. Let me know if you have any questions; I'll be glad to help!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jobs for Stay At Home Moms - September 7

I have updated my feed to include the "Apply" links...I'm sorry, I totally overlooked it! Thank you to the commenter who brought this to my attention! :-)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Personal Assistant Jobs - September 5, 2010

If you're interested in a personal assistant job, check these ones out:

Virtual Assistant for Various Tasks
Job Description

We're looking for a versatile virtual assistant for a variety of tasks to help within our business. Some of the tasks include Wordpress updates/maintenance, HTML updates/maintenance and drafting documents and mindmaps for clients.

Please provide some samples of your work when responding and a general idea of your availability and turnaround time.

* Please note -- Good communication is extremely important.

Skills Required:
WordPress, HTML, CSS, Microsoft Word

Looking for a long-term Full time Virtual Assistant-Have fun while working!
Job Description

I'm looking for a long term Virtual Assistant who can write really well, has knowledge about SEO, has got photoshop skills and knows how to work around with Wordpress.
Your English has to be REALLY good. Don't bother contacting me if your English is pathetic.
You'll get different roles everyday and maybe different roles in one day. You may be asked to make a banner, write few articles and do some research in one day or something on those lines. You might even need to send emails and get in touch with webmasters, etc...
One thing you can be ascertained of is that you'll have fun working with me. If you're looking for something more than money, such as job satisfaction and enjoying your work I might be the right person to work with.
You need to:
1) Have very good English.
2) Be available on instant messengers throughout the day.
3) Be organized.

Working hours:
Mon-Fri: 8-10 hours per day
Sat: 4-5 hours

Pay: $225-250/month

To avoid spammers, please include the phrase " wireless mouse" in the subject line.

If you're REALLY good then I might consider paying you a little more that the quoted price.

When replying to this job posting tell me exactly why you should be selected and how you will be able to fill this position better than anybody else.
Tell me how you specialize in each of the required posts and attach a sample of your writing and photoshop work if you have any. People who attach samples will be given more weightage.
Please reply back with your instant messenger handles so that I can take an interview if you're eligible. MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk or AIM would do.

Skills Required:
Writer, WordPress, Photoshop, SEO

Looking for excellent VA
Job Description

Looking for excellent and very organized VA to perform web research, some email management, online shopping, routine tasks, resume posting and followup, som MS offcie skils when needed, help me keep my calendar organize etc

As we get these tasks undercontrol,I will have more projects down the line but for now like to find someone I can count on and able to verify quality delivery of their work.

Skills Required:
microsoft office, Res

The Geostring Scam

Recently I came across a site called "Geostring". It says that if you register for a FREE account, you will get paid $10! Then, you can earn even more money by signing up more people underneath you (yeah, the traditional pyramid set-up).

Sound too good to be true? Yeah, that's what I thought too...but, I was going to sign up and test it out, so I could tell you if it was good or not.
Notice I said I WAS going to test it out...until I read their privacy policy. You want to know why this money-making scheme is free? Because they're collecting all of your information, and that of the people you sucker into this, and SELLING IT.
I couldn't understand why they wanted my mailing address, phone number and email address...seemed like a lot, considering all they were going to do was EMAIL me a newsletter once a week with some sponsor ads. I decided to read their Privacy Policy to see what they were doing with this information.
Here is the text from Geostring's Privacy Policy, telling you how they use your personal information:

Unfortunately, too many people don't read the Privacy Policies on programs such as these, so they get taken in. Personally, I don't appreciate getting tons and tons of junk mail, and the thought that someone is selling my information really makes me mad!

If you don't want your full name, mailing address, phone number and email address sold, DO NOT sign up for the Geostring scam.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jobs for Stay At Home Moms - September 3rd

Here's some more job listings from oDesk! These ones are from the customer service listings. :-) Let me know if there is something you're looking for!

Technical Support

- Est. Time: Ongoing / More than 6 months, 20 hrs/week
- Posted 2 hours ago

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Excellent knowledge in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint Excellent knowledge in graphic design using Adobe Photoshop Excellent in argumentation and debate Excellent skills in facilitating field work Acquired experience in personnel and human resources management Acquired experience in organizational management Work Experience Sutherland Global Services Support Associate O … more


MS Word,
MS Excel,
and MS PowerPoint,
Mac OS X,

customer service representative

- Est. Time: 3 to 6 months, 40 hrs/week
- Posted 3 hours ago

A customer service representative acts as an interface between the customers and the company by attending to their queries and handling consumer complaints.


keyboard and PC knowledgeable,
good listening and understanding ability,
problem-solving ability,
customer service oriented

Online Customer Support

- Est. Time: Ongoing / More than 6 months, 20 hrs/week
- Posted 8 hours ago

We are a company called We are getting ready to move our support out of the office. We are first seeking someone that can be available from 9-5 EST. so that Live Support and email requests can be acted on that day. However, it will not be 8 hours of work. Probably more like 4 hours of work and another 4 hours of monitoring and response. So you can have other clients also. We also will have a live support butto … more


strong English

Model recruiter

- Est. Time: Ongoing / More than 6 months, 20 hrs/week
- Posted 13 hours ago

We are needing a person to handle our model recruiting your job would be to get models signed up on the site and handle all issues with models.

Call people & tell them that they're awesome! [FEMALE VOICE ONLY]

- Est. Budget: $45
- Posted 20 hours ago

looking to hire an additional happy, friendly person to help with the job will involve you calling people every day and telling them that they're awesome, in addition to following other specific instructions that may vary from person to person. this job posting is for FEMALES only. check out the site of to get a feel for the service, then when you're ready to apply, in addi … more



Virtual Assistant

- Est. Time: 1 to 3 months, 20 hrs/week
- Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a VA with great English

Customer Service

- Est. Time: 1 to 3 months, 10 hrs/week
- Posted 1 day ago

I need someone to answer phone calls and emails for our website, I think it will only equal about 1-2 hours a week, and I will only be in contact over email. The answers will have to come from our website or email contact with me. I would like to speak to you over skype as an interview, and I will give you a list of our most common questions with answers. Thank you!

answer phones and emails

Candidate for 24/7 Trixbox Support

- Est. Time: Ongoing / More than 6 months, 40 hrs/week
- Posted 1 day ago
- 3 Interviews

Require an individual or team who will support our trixbox and freepbx customers on a 24/7 basis...could expect receive around 1-2 calls per day. Need good fluent english speaker - charge on a per call or per hour basis. There is scope for futher development of asterisk telephone systems dependent upon the calibre of the individual.


Up date and manage PHP database

- Est. Time: Less than 1 week, 10 hrs/week
- Posted 1 day ago

I transfered my website from Hitweb site to Yahoo. In moving my data base is not working . UP load and manage PHP data base. PHP of old host is on CD and need to up load


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jobs for Stay At Home Moms - September 2nd

Here are just a few of today's job postings at oDesk! If you're a stay at home mom, these jobs will be perfect for you. :-)

Link Building Admin Assistant - oDesk
Thursday, September 02, 2010 10:11 AM
I need some people to help me with Web Marketing work such as submitting articles (not writing), blog posting (not writing) and other various admin tasks.

I have all the details it is just copy and paste, but I would prefer someone who has experience of this type of data entry.

I am looking for an immediate start, and am willing to help invest time to help the right people learn.

I am demanding in as much as I insist on daily reporting, and daily availability updates.

Please let me know what experience you have if any, just be honest.

Starting On: November 12, 2008
Ending On:
Posted On: September 02, 2010 15:11 UTC
ID: 101025403
Category: Administrative Support > Data Entry
Skills: English, reliability, honesty
Country: United Kingdom
Hours Billed: 759.50

data entry for oscommerce - oDesk
Thursday, September 02, 2010 10:07 AM
i would like help with entering products into an commerce site, such as pictures and descriptions.

Starting On: May 23, 2010
Ending On:
Posted On: September 02, 2010 15:07 UTC
ID: 101025383
Category: Administrative Support > Data Entry
Skills: Data Entry
Country: United States
Hours Billed: 0.00

Simple Data Entry - Rename Titles & Permalinks in Wordpress - oDesk
Thursday, September 02, 2010 9:23 AM
Very simple job. I need someone to log into wordpress on my site and rename the titles and permalinks on my blog.

There are 118 of each that need to be changed. Should take no more than a couple of hours.

Starting On: August 26, 2010
Ending On:
Posted On: September 02, 2010 14:23 UTC
ID: 101025302
Category: Administrative Support > Data Entry
Skills: WordPress
Country: United States
Hours Billed: 0.00

$5 per referral - oDesk
Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:43 AM
We've 2 opportunies here for you as following;

1)Through our affiliate scheme you could earn $5 for every visitor that you send to our website that results in a registration.
Payments are sent by cheque, wire transfer or PayPal after you've reached the minimum payout of $100, or 20 registrations.

2)If you wish to have a professional shared hosting quality in a free hosting package,Register now and get it all free:
*** 1500 MB of disk space
*** 100 GB of data transfer
*** PHP and MySQL support with no restrictions
*** cPanel control panel
*** Website Builder
*** Absolutely no advertising!

All interested freelancers are welcome.

Budget: $5000
Starting On: July 29, 2010
Ending On:
Posted On: September 02, 2010 10:43 UTC
ID: 101024968
Category: Administrative Support > Data Entry
Skills: Data Entry, Internet marketing, PHP, Website Design, Free hosting
Country: Pakistan
Hours Billed: 0.00

Extract SQL Server 2008 database data - oDesk
Thursday, September 02, 2010 12:35 AM
I have 7 .bak files which were created in SQL Server 2008.
I need someone to restore each database and extract data from 22 tables into separate csv files.

Starting On: December 28, 2008
Ending On:
Posted On: September 02, 2010 05:35 UTC
ID: 101024621
Category: Administrative Support > Data Entry
Skills: SQL, SQL Server 2008, CSV files
Country: Australia
Hours Billed: 4,675.83

Data Research Analyst - oDesk
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 9:56 PM
As part of a research initiative, we are looking for persons to extract publicly available data. This data includes information from government, banking, security and enforcement websites from various countries.

The selected candidates will be provided with a list of data requirements for which they will:
- identify the data source website address(es)
- identify sources to extract the required data from the website
- define and categorize an extract file for each data source
- populate an xml file with the required data feeds for each data source
- test and validate the extracted data

The candidate must possess:
- superior research and data analysis skills
- superior oral and written communication skills
- strong initiative and ability to work independently
- basic knowledge of XML
- strong English language skills
- any other language(s), please list in response
- knowledge of financial compliance sector an asset (eg: PEP, KYC, FCPA, AML)

Please provide a copy of your resume highlighting relevant work experience.

Starting On: May 4, 2010
Ending On:
Posted On: September 02, 2010 02:56 UTC
ID: 101024422
Category: Administrative Support > Data Entry
Skills: strong English language skills, research and data analysis, ability to work independently, basic knowledge of XML, knowledge of financial compliance sector
Country: Canada
Hours Billed: 226.50

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