4 Mistakes People Make With Online Surveys for Money

August 25th, 2013

You may already know that online surveys for money are one of the best (and easiest) ways to start making money online. No, they won’t replace a full-time 9-5 job (or even come close), but they can supplement your income.

However, you need to be careful not to make these very common mistakes that many people tend to make when filling out paid surveys:

First, make sure you screen each potential survey panel carefully. According to PlanoSurvey.org, the vast majority of paid survey panels don’t actually pay.

Second, you want to be dedicated to paid surveys. Just filling out surveys when you’re bored isn’t going to bring home the bacon.

Third, make sure that you keep track of your points and rewards. If you join multiple panels it’s easy to lose track of where you’ve taken surveys (and even which sites you belong to!). Surveying Techlinks has a bunch of resources to help you stay organized with your survey panels.

Finally, don’t get discouraged if you don’t qualify for surveys. That’s just part of the business. If you keep at it, you’ll eventually qualify for a survey that actually pays.

Deal Dash for the Holidays

December 14th, 2012

Still looking at Deal Dash, I havent done my shopping for christmas, maybe I’ll try Deal Dash. The videos look cool, I think they said something like the average ‘shopping’ session takes almost an hour, which seems like a long time, but if I can get some electronics super cheap, I’d give that a shot.

It seems pretty cool, they’ve got a DealDash Wikipedia page, you can see more there, or head over to their DealDash Facebook page.

Check out this DealDash Review video to see what others think.

let me know in the comments if you have tried them before, or feel free to tell me they suck and save me some time, but for now, it looks like a sweet deal.


looking for deals?

November 7th, 2012

Just found out about DealDash. Havent tried it yet, but the videos of Deal Dash make it look good. Seems more legit than some of the other auction sites out there.

Check out the video if you have a minute: DealDash

Let me know if you try this out, I’d like to hear about it!









My Time as a webmaster at an ATV and Motorcycle Dealership

April 9th, 2012

Today, I’ll tell you a story of when I worked at Team Charlotte Motorsports and Charlotte Honda. I was the webmaster/IT guy for about 2 years while I was in college for CS at UNCC. It was a fun job, got to work with a lot of different people, play with computers, and work in HTML, and javascript. I didn’t get to do any server-side stuff, but it was fun. It also gave me a lot of downtime for me to fiddle with other technologies such as ASP classic, java, shell scripting, PHP, and photoshop. I’ve never been a bike person, and as much as the sales poeple tried, they were unable to sell me on a bike. I did get to sit on a lot of them, they sure are heavy. I did get to ride some ATVs though, that was pretty fun, I had never ridden one before working there. I also learned a good bit about watercrafts, and watercraft safety.

Most of my day was spent taking pictures, writing descriptions, and posting prices and information on various ATVs and motorcycles. I’ve never been much of a rider, so my experience with them is pretty limited, but I do know prices pretty well. If you are looking for a good price AND free shipping, check out GoWarn.com, they have ATV winches at amazing prices, also if you are in the Charlotte area, feel free to check out Team Charlotte Motorsports or Charlotte Honda on Freedom Drive.

When I wasn’t messing with the website, I was maintaining the shop’s computers, printers, and network. I spent a lot of time cleaning spyware, updating software, and cleaning virus’. I was surprised how often people could get virus’ on their computers, it was crazy… and surprising to see what some of them were spending their time looking at on the web.

Until next time, enjoy your ride!

Voiceovers for your business

March 28th, 2012

Looking to advertise your business on radio, tv, or other media? Give InternetJock.com a chance. For professional voice overs they are the place to go. They have over 100 voices and voice over prices starting at just $30, its definitely worth your time. They even do voice over demos. Even if you’ve got a tight budget, their motto is ‘We offer First Class Service at Coach Prices’ so you’ll get great service without breaking the bank.

Also, check out this check out this amazing software called Copytimer, which helps you time your professional voice overs and scripts.

Spell Check Online offers a free spell checker

December 9th, 2011

Have you ever read an article online, spotted a misspelling and cringed? Did you wonder why the
writer didn’t use an spell checker to check their spelling before they published their
article? Recently, I read an indie author e-book that was plagued with misspellings. The e-book
was actually good, but the spelling was appalling and difficult to read! When online spell checker
software technology exists, why not utilize it? Especially when it’s free!

SpellCheckOnline.com offers free online spell checking that is easy to use.

Step one: Copy and paste the text you want Spell Check Online to check
for spelling errors. Click the ABC check mark to begin.

Step two: Review any words that Spell Check Online underlines in red as
a misspelled word.

Step three: Correct any misspellings using the suggestions that Spell Check
Online makes or…

Step four: Ignore the suggestions that the online spell checking tool makes if
it’s a common name or slang that the online spell checking software technology does not recognize

Step five: Copy and paste your corrected text back to your document!

It’s that easy to make sure that your document is run through the online spell checker and that
the spellings are perfect. Don’t let a misspelling stand out like the proverbial sore thumb. Don’t
turn in a paper at school with misspellings, the grade for your paper will suffer. Don’t turn in
an article to your editor with misspelled words, you will only look careless. Using an online
spell checker is the solution to your spell checking needs!

Long Distance Movers

November 2nd, 2011

The Best Deal on a Long Distance Mover is Not Always the Cheapest Deal

Best Long Distance Movers

When you are planning a long distance move, you are sure to have a lot of questions. You may be wondering what you should look for in a long distance moving company. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you must be sure to hire the best long distance movers with a significant amount of experience and good recommendations from satisfied customers. Once you have located a few possibles who fill that bill, you can get down to the nitty-gritty in asking questions about equipment, insurance, costs, and so on.

There are a lot of places to find good long-distance movers. You can ask friends and family members for recommendations, look in your local yellow pages, or do an online search. In many ways, looking online is your best bet because you will come up with a lot of possibilities very quickly and be able to sort them out very efficiently.

Do Your Homework When Seeking Long Distance Movers

Once you have isolated a few good companies that fulfill your requirements in terms of years of experience and good on-site testimonials, check to be sure they are listed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). This is very easy to do by going to the BBB online website and following their step-by-step instructions to find out if businesses are listed with them and, if so, what sorts of ratings they have. Eliminate companies that are not listed with the BBB, and check the consumer comments regarding the ones that are listed. If a company has a lot of complaints against it, eliminate it from your list. If a company has a few complaints, check to see if and how these problems were resolved and whether or not the consumer was satisfied with the resolution.

By now you should have a fairly short list, and you can begin finding out some specifics in terms of cost, insurance, scheduling, and so on. Many long distance moving services have an online calculator tool that you can use to get an idea of the cost of your move. This is very handy, but if the companies you have in mind don’t offer this, don’t worry. You will want to call and talk with their representatives anyway to get a good idea of the level of customer service they offer. You will want prompt, courteous, respectful customer service. If you are put on hold frequently or the person you speak to on the phone does not seem to be professional, mark that company off your list and move on to the next one.

The Best Deal On Long Distance Movers is Not Always the Cheapest

Once you have gotten firm quotes from several moving companies that you feel very comfortable with, ask questions about insurance, rates for having your items packed, and what sort of ETA you should expect on having your belongings delivered to your new home. Most moving companies offer a per-pound rate in terms of insurance, and this is alright if you just have a lot of average furnishings; however, if you have very expensive furnishings or a lot of artwork or other valuable items, you will want to find out if the company offers additional insurance. If not, you should talk with your own insurance agent about insuring your items in transit.

Some long distance moving companies will offer discounted rates if your pack your own belongings. While this might be a good idea in some instances, for the most part, it’s better to have professionals pack your belongings; even though, it may cost a bit more. If the professional movers from the moving company pack your things, they will be insured against breakage and loss. If you pack them they may not be! Of course, you will want to pack your very valuable items, such as jewelry and heirlooms, and transport them yourself.

How Long Will it Take Your Long Distance Movers to Deliver?

Your chosen moving company should be able to give you a very good idea of when to expect your belongings to arrive at your new home. This may vary depending upon whether or not you have rented an entire truck for yourself, or if you are sharing with another household. The latter is a less expensive option, but sometimes it can mean slightly slower delivery.

By following these guidelines in locating the very best and most reliable long distance movers, you can save yourself a lot of heartache and headaches at the most reasonable cost. Doing such an exhaustive search and asking so many questions may seem a bit like overkill, but remember that you are entrusting the long distance movers with all your earthly belongings. You want to be more than reasonably certain that all will go well and that, if the worst does happen and your belongings are damaged, destroyed, lost or stolen in transit, you will be properly and promptly reimbursed.

Interesting read: Yitz Grossman

August 24th, 2011

The term “Torah” can mean the entire corpus of Jewish law. This includes the Written and the Oral Law, which includes the Mishna, the Midrash, the Talmud and even later day legal commentaries. I found some interesting thoughts, for Jews and non Jews alike on a the Yitz Grossman website, a Lawrence NJ based preacher, who also occasionally cracks some good jokes.

The Torah is teaching us to avoid the pursuit of wealth, since it can be catastrophic to a person spiritually. You cannot blame the son for sinning when you give him a great deal of money and put him in a place full of sin. Since worldly pleasures always cost money, it is the means which most effectively facilitates the pursuit of sin.

It is interesting to note that the worthwhile pursuits in life, are usually available for free. You can find more readings from Yitz Grossman here.

Australian SEO Agency Provides SEO Audit

August 24th, 2011

An estimated 85% of website traffic comes from search engine referrals and if your website is correctly optimised, this is where your ‘buying’ customers and clients will come from.  Top Search Engine Rankings is an Australian SEO agency based in Sydney that creates search engine marketing strategy for local businesses and online merchants alike.

Top Search Engine Rankings design e commerce website using best of breed systems that facilitate both content creation and search engine optimization process. However, if you already have a website in place, TSER use a number of strategies to market small businesses online, including;

Site optimisation:

The architecture of your website should ensure that it is easily readable by the search engines. At Top Search Engine Rankings we ensure that your site’s keywords, content and structure are combined in a way that will bring it search engine ‘love’ with the help of a SEO audit.

Content creation:

Search engines love fresh, unique and relevant content. Feeding your site regularly with quality SEO content, with carefully placed keywords, is one of the best ways of giving it ‘authority’ status in the eyes of the search engines, another factor in being awarded a high ranking. We offer premium SEO content writing services that is prepared in a way that attracts the search engines

Back linking:

Having other websites linking to yours increases its chances of being found by the search engines, and the more sites linking to yours the higher the value it is given.

SEO Page Explorer Launched

April 23rd, 2011

Late last night, the SEO Page Explorer launched. This is an SEO tool specifically designed to give you on-page SEO details. It compiles data from the Lynx browser, number of links on the page going to an external domain, number of links going to an external domain, number of hidden links, HTTP header details and more. All in one place. The tools is simple, and effective. I built it to combine all the things that you look at first, when starting SEO on a site. Using a tool like this, will significantly reduce the amount of time spent to find meta tags, or the HTTP status. Its all right there for you. Super simple, very easy. check it out: http://www.seopageexplorer.com/