Many of our readers are looking for a good way to make the transition from the “Rat Race” to doing some kind of work from home. Quitting your “9-to-5″ can be a scary leap of faith if you don’t have an alternate source of steady income lined up. That’s why I want to tell you about a work-from-home opportunity that could very well be just what you’ve been looking for to make that move. What I’m going to fill you in on today is a legitimate work-from-home job that pays well, allows you to set your own hours, and doesn’t require you to sell anything or answer phones. If you’re thinking “too good to be true,” I get it. I was scammed by “work from home opportunities” more times than I care to mention before I found this company. However, I can tell you this one’s legit because I’ve been working for Lionbridge as an Internet Assessor for over a year now. If this is the type of opportunity you’ve been looking for, this is a great time to apply for a position with Lionbridge because they have recently stepped up their recruiting efforts and also created a new work from home position. Read on for all the details.
Hi everybody. This post is going to be short and sweet. If you’re a regular reader, you know that Tammy and I are about to launch our blogs and start our Internet business empires. Right now, we’re in the process of writing content, and planning our subscriber email content.
Speaking of email subscriptions, we’ve selected AWeber to handle all of our email marketing. Neither of us have actually signed up for our accounts yet. That’s where you come in. Whether you’re a long-time, regular reader, or you’ve found our site today for the first time, the first person who leaves their AWeber affiliate link in the comments of this post will win the contest. If you win, that means we’ll use your affiliate link when we’re ready to sign up for the service, which means YOU will get 2 commission payments: once when I use the link, and once when Tammy uses it. I don’t know if the AWeber commission is recurring (meaning, you’ll receive a commission monthly for as long as we’re both paying for the service), but if it is, that means more money for you. And we’ll all live happily ever after.
Anyone who wants to start an Internet business is obviously going to need a presence on the Internet in the form of a general website or a blog, which is the best way to create a community of like-minded people in the niche of your choice. Blogs are a great choice because of the communication potential due to regular blog posts and the ability of readers to leave comments. This open form of communication is essential to an Internet-based business. But this communication isn’t only done via blog posts.
Another popular and equally essential way to communicate with your readers is to offer them the opportunity to sign up for an email newsletter or other form of periodic communication through email. By adding an email/newsletter opt-in on your blog, you’re adding more depth to your communication. The people who tend to subscribe to this level of communication are typically more interested than passer-by readers. These people are your core subscribers and are the most important to the success of your blog and business. When you have the eyes and ears of a core group of die-hard followers via an email subscribe list, it is extremely important that you treat this email list like gold and be grateful to every single person who subscribes to your list. Fortunately, there are service providers who make the whole job of email marketing and list management do-able and affordable! Continue reading
For those of you who are planning to start your own Internet-based businesses, you’re going to need a blog because you’ll more than likely be using a blog to promoting your product or service. What I covered in part 1 should give you a firm starting point in blog design for beginners. I covered many questions that you should ask yourself when you begin to think about how your blog will look and function, as well as the purpose of your blog. But when you’re new to blog design, it can be overwhelming and can leave you confused at times. And when we are confused, we’re less likely to follow through. But you want to have a successful Online business with a blog that gives you credibility and authority, right? So, in order to help you do that, I’m going to share some resources for taking the basics of blog design and expanding on them. The tools and resources provided here will be a companion to blog design theory from part 1. You’re not going to want to miss these resources, they are some of the best on the Internet! Please note that some links are affiliate links (as noted by hovering over the link) and simply give us credit for referring you. So let’s get right into some awesome resources…
Our efforts continue to figure out what we want our blogs to look like. Do we want a two- or three-column blog? Slick or muted graphics? Textured, 3D look or subtle and spacious? And then there’s the color scheme to consider. Do we take the time to learn about blog design so we can do everything ourselves or do we get help?
Tammy and I are weighing out these choices carefully. The process is made tougher when we see these really slick-looking sites with neat, flashy graphic things going on where the graphics just seem to burst to life on the computer screen and dazzle the imagination. We do so enjoy the creative talent that goes into designing these one-of-a-kind blogs. It grabs our attention and then we start blissfully spinning out of control.
Eventually, we come to our senses again and put our feet back on the ground and pull our thinking caps back onto our feeble and overwhelmed heads. So what are we actually considering when making these choices for our own individual blogs? I’ll share with you some of what we’re thinking about as we’re going through this process. This is, by no means, comprehensive, but it’s a place to start, especially when you’re just getting started. This post will cover some of the basics of blog design. First, I’ll talk about the marriage between your audience and the purpose of your blog. Who are the people you want to find your blog and what interest or need has brought them to your blog? Next, I’ll talk about visual communication. What is the unspoken message you want your blog to convey to your readers when they arrive? What is the first impression you want to create in the minds of your readers and how do you create it? I’ll conclude by giving you a collection of great resources for more education and tools for help with blog design. So, let’s get started…
If you’ve been looking for a way to make money from home on the internet, Lionbridge has several work-from-home opportunities you should check out. The positions they are actively recruiting for are Internet Assessor, Internet Judge (US only), Labeling Editor (US only), and BT Segmentation Editor. I can vouch for the company’s legitimacy, because I know someone who recently started working for Lionbridge, and I am in the process of testing for one of these positions myself. Of course, my ultimate goal is to work from home and be my own boss. But, until that happens, I figure if I have to work for someone else I may as well do it from home in my PJ’s while drinking way too much coffee. Read on for more information about these positions.
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