Using Thrifting to Save Money

Using thrifting to save money is not a thing of the past. Many different items can be found in a thrift store but in this case, we’re talking about clothing. You won’t end up looking like someone wearing discounted clothes either. Find out how I use thrifting to save money in this episode.

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A Dream Vision Board

As the year is coming to a slow end and 2020 is on the horizon, I have created a vision board that will be a dream for your future. Become a vision board professional. By becoming a vision board professional, you will create goals, plan, manifest, and have the goals come into fruition. What the heck is a vision board anyway?

What’s a visual board?

Let’s do this for the month of January 2020. I want you to be the best person that you can be! It might sound corny but what do you have to lose? You can turn your dream into a vision and your vision into a reality. I am linking a free copy of my vision board kit below:

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Creating a Vision, free resource for January 2020

Leave your goals in the comments below so we can get 2020 started on the right note!

Get Started Podcasting, 48 Hours or Less

Podcasting 101

Getting your podcast started in 48 hours or less sounds pretty lofty. However, it can be done! Podcasting can be simple if you know what to do and where to get started. If you have been pondering the idea of starting a podcast take a look at my infographic that can help you get started, quickly.

Getting Started

I started my podcast in less than 48 hours. Well, let me explain, the planning for my podcast took less than 48 hours. I am confident if podcasting was my full-time job, I would be able to pull off all these steps in about two days. Do you have a podcast? Are you in the planning stages? What is holding you up from actually putting out your podcast, so that the world can hear? Let me know in the comments below.

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Amazon Turk Will Help You Make Money

What is Amazon Turk?

You’ve landed on the right page if you are looking for information about Amazon Turk, a real company that offers the opportunity to generate extra earnings! Today, we’ll be sharing to you an idea of making money over the internet offered by Amazon since it started in 2005.

What the heck is Amazon Turk anyway? Well, let’s start with a brief history of its unique name. Amazon Turk was named after an 18th-century chess-playing device. This device was created by Austrian Empress Maria Theresa. Contestants competed against the Turk, whom they thought to be a programmed device.

Yet, the truth behind the myth was, they are playing against a computerized apparatus, with a little secret. That secret was that they were actually rivaling against a real person inside the so-called computerized apparatus. Amazon Turk has a pretty interesting backstory, huh?

Now let’s get back to the present time. Amazon got this idea to create a website which is called, Mechanical Turk. Chief executive Jeff Bezos, believed that a platform could be created that will use human to do certain tasks. These tasks need that personal touch and thus would be difficult for computers to do.

In simpler terms, Amazon Turk provides an on-demand, measurable, human workforce. This human workforce can do certain tasks that human beings do better compared to processors.

Amazon Turk is a platform which offers jobs to many “workers”. Offered to people who are willing to do assignments on the workers spare time. On the other side of the system, there are “requesters” who will send off the jobs and pay workers for good output.

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Jobs in the Platform

As mentioned earlier, it is a platform or a marketplace for tasks that people are willing to do.  And of course, which human can complete better than machines Check out this list below:

  • Spotting objects in pictures
  • Writing reviews of products and services of businesses
  • Translation works
  • Getting information such as the number of hours of a business center in a hotel. Also includes determining if it is a family-friendly.
  • Searching for the most relevant result for a keyword or phrase.
  • Image or Video Processing
  • Data Verification and Clean Up
  • Information Gathering
  • Data Processing


Getting started

Looks like those mentioned tasks are quite easy, right? Do you think you want to give it a try today? Here are some excellent tips so that you can start earning money right away on Amazon Turk. 

Here’s how to get started:

#1. You must be over 18 years old to be able to apply as an Amazon Turk worker. Keep in mind that your approval is up to the discretion of Amazon. US applicants and workers are preferred. Yet other interested people outside the country are still welcome to apply.

#2. To sign up, go to the Amazon Mechanical Turk website. Then click, “ Get started with Amazon Turk”. Then, you will be rerouted to the page where it will ask your account information.

#3. After signing up, you will have to wait to see if they have accepted your application. Some will be placed on a waiting list which usually takes a few weeks to a few months.

#4. Upon approval, a new worker will be under a probationary period, which will be a period of around ten to thirty days. At this point, you are not yet allowed to transfer earnings. And you are only given an at most one hundred job opening daily.

#5. Beyond that probationary term, you can already work on any tasks that you are qualified and earn as you work.

Parting Words

Well, just like all part-time jobs, it is always wiser to weigh things out. Everything will have to depend on how you see things. Whether it is worth spending your time or not. Yet for those who have the spare time and want to make the most out of it by making some money, giving Amazon Turk is worth the time. Remember, you won’t be able to know how it’s going until you have tried!

Don’t forget to like and share this blog so other’s can learn about Amazon Turk as well. If you have some experience on Amazon Turk or you want to try it yourself, please leave a comment below!


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Make money in your spare time

Be an Appen Social Media Evaluator and Earn $14 per hour

Great news for social media users! You can make money while you are enjoying surfing online. Be a social media evaluator and earn at least $14 per hour working with Appen.

Well, this can’t be considered as a full-time job. Because being a social media evaluator is a temporary or part-time project based gig. But you need to be available one to four hours a day, five days a week or sometimes during the weekend.

Although this job is temporary, if you are doing well, your contract will be extended. And you will receive an offer from Appen on their other available projects. In the arena of a home-based job, the company has a great reputation. Especially when it comes in giving their payment to their contractors on-time. Even so, Appen is very responsive in all your concerns. Whether it’s a mere question about the projector with regards the payment issues.

As a Social Media Evaluator of Appen, you are being paid for using social media. Their primary goal is to help technology companies increase their viewers or listeners.

An Appen Social Media Evaluator functions to enhance the quality of news feeds. Most especially for a leading technology company’s social media based on it. If you are a social media user and like to pin, tweets, post and snap. And an expert on other social media works then this job fits for you.

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Who is Appen?

Appen is an established company operating for more five decades now. It specializes in language technology solutions and a consulting firm. Being recognized as a global leader in quality, high caliber, and expertise. In providing social media evaluation, transcription services, and search engine evaluation. For clients who are among the top internet search engine. And voice recognition providers.

Aspen focuses on helping clients to reach international markets. By means of leveraging their expertise in more than 150 dialects and languages. Aside from Social Media Evaluator position you can search other virtual jobs. Click here: Appen Careers page.

What does the work of an Appen Social Media Evaluator?

  • To improve the relevancy of a company technology news feed by means of being a social media user
  • You are required to meet the quality standard set by the clients
  • You will need to follow instructions. And be able to convey your thoughts in writing clearly and concisely.

How to become a Social Media Evaluator of Appen

If you want to work as Social media Evaluator, below are the lists of requirements

  • You need to be a daily social media user
  • You must have good English communication skills both in written and oral
  • You must have a computer (laptop or desktop)
  • With high Internet speed
  • MS Windows, Vista or Mac OS
  • Have the ability to troubleshoot technical issues, download and install

To apply, you need to register or open an account in Appen. And complete five simple steps Appen application for Social Media Evaluator.

Step#1: Fill out a personal data form and do not forget to completely fill it out the part of Internet References

Step#2: Upload your updated Resumes. This must state the position you are interested to apply. If you wish to include a cover letter much better

Step#3: Answer accurately the Social Media Evaluator Master Service Agreement

Step#4: You cite what are the sources you heard about Appen hiring for Social Media Evaluator

Step#5: Review your data. Make sure that you have input correct data. This should include the links of internet references.

How much can we make money working as Appen Social Media Evaluator?

Your working hours for Appen will vary depending on a given project. But to share you some idea during hiring process Open will ask if you are willing to work 1-4 hours a day and 5-7 days per week. Appen does not divulge the exact rate per hour in their website. But there are plenty of reviews in other sources about it.

But Glassdoor says the standard salary for Social Media Evaluator is $14 dollars per hour.

Final Thoughts

If you are a social media users and enjoyed to tweets, pin, posting and snapchatting. And is knowledgeable in any social media works then this gig is fit for you. You can as much as $14 per hour in working as a Social Media Evaluator with Appen. This is a good opportunity to make money part-time working in the comfort of your home in a reputable company.


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