Busy Money Making Mama

I haven’t been blogging much lately, because I’ve been trying to earn some money from home.  It’s been keeping me pretty busy!  Here are some things I’ve been working on:

Craft Bazaar Items:  I’m planning on at least three holiday bazaars, so I need to make a lot of things to sell.  So far I’ve crocheted Barbie dresses, drawn 1″ designs on tiles for necklaces, assembled scrabble tile necklaces, crocheted washcloths, and made greeting cards.

More crochet:  I’ve also made a couple scarves, which were both sold before I finished them.  So I should probably make more of those.  Also, I have started a lot of crochet products that just didn’t work out.  Oh, and I have been commissioned to make the cutest minnie mouse outfit (3-6 month).  I plan to make two so I can sell the other.  I’m getting paid $25 for that.

Tutoring:  I have been hired by Tutor.com to work as a tutor of English and of Microsoft Word.  I took the test to tutor Excel as well, but I was 2 questions away from meeting the qualifying score.  So I will have to take it again after I brush up on my Excel.  This will be my main job as I can work up to 30 hours a week.

Virtual Assistant:  This is the job I was most excited about and in which I was most disappointed.  It is very little pay for what you do.  The jobs are only supposed to last 15-20 minutes each, but they all take longer if you want to do a good job.  And I want to do a good job.  So far I’ve made just over $6 and I don’t know if I will be continuing.

Music:  I’ve also hung my shingle out to give beginning piano lessons and voice lessons, but so far I don’t have any students.  That’s ok.  I’m pretty busy, as you can see.

Teacher pay Teacher:  I just discovered the new product request section of teacher pay teacher.  I am very excited about this because I love creating custom curriculum.  So right now I am pumped about possible making some clipart for the digraph CH-.  I’m going to make a list of CH words.  Would you like to help?  Just comment below!

church

cheese

chicken

chick

China

chili

chimichanga

children

child

chill

bench

lunch

bunch

itch

stretch

match

pitch

 

Thinking About Getting Fit

My friend got a Fit Bit a few months auto. It’s a bracelet you wear that tracks your movements and sleep. It links to your cell phone where you can also track how much you eat and drink. And there is a social aspect that let’s you encourage your friends, or harass them. I’m not sure. I just bought mine.

Mine is a tiny Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker, Magenta
Except, I only thought about buying magenta. Then I chose the more conservative black. I’m more interested in the apple version that is rumored to come out this fall. But I needed to see if I will actually get any use out of this first.

Plus, wearables like these might be on their way out. I read somewhere that wearables are so 2013. That may true. I bought mine 50% off retail at Walmart in the Clearance aisle.

So, this think is basically a glorified pedometer for the price of a couple weigh-in as at Weight Watchers. I think I’m going to try a couple things before returning to WW. I’ve just been to too many meetings. It’s old news, I need something newer. (2013 is still newer than Weight Watchers; they’ve been around forever.

So… I will clip this thing to my bra, choose one more username and password, and have a tiny LCD screen tell me I’m getting fat. Here I go!

Thinking About Getting Fit

My friend got a Fit Bit a few months auto. It’s a bracelet you wear that tracks your movements and sleep. It links to your cell phone where you can also track how much you eat and drink. And there is a social aspect that let’s you encourage your friends, or harass them. I’m not sure. I just bought mine.

Mine is a tiny Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker, Magenta
Except, I only thought about buying magenta. Then I chose the more conservative black. I’m more interested in the apple version that is rumored to come out this fall. But I needed to seeing I will actually get any use out of this first.

Plus, wearables like these might be on their way out. I read somewhere that wearables are so 2013. That may true. I bought mine 50% off retail at Walmart in the Clearance aisle.

So, this think is basically a glorified pedometer for the price of a couple weigh-in as at Weight Watchers. I think I’m going to try a couple things before returning to WW. I’ve just been to too many meetings. It’s old news, I need something newer.

So… I will clip this thing to my bra, choose one more username and password, and have a tiny LCD screen tell me I’m getting fat. Here I go!

Amazon: 3-D Printing for the Masses

So, I get these emails from Amazon Associates telling me what they’d prefer I promote. Basically, I just talk about what I feel like talking about because I don’t think I’ve earned one cent from this program yet. But here’s an unexpected perk: I’m one of the first people to hear about cool new Amazon stuff. Which in turn means that…

My readers will also be some of the first to heat about these new Amazon trends. You hear that? You are special. Well, you are. But probably not because you read my blog. Probably for other reasons. I digress.

Today’s promotion that caught my eye was: Shop Amazon 3D Printing Store – Unleash Your Creativity in 3D Style
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How cool is that? Or do you know? I wasn’t sure, so I clicked on the link to learn more. You know all of those news articles talking about 3-D printing? No? You aren’t a tech nerd, are you? Well, there are now printers that print with plastic instead of ink, and they can make anything you design. We are talking art, machines, custom orthotics, weapons, you name it. So Amazon must have a couple (hundred) of these printers and are taking orders. Custom Bobble head of me? Nah? Stocking stuffer for my brother? That’s be fun!

Here are some more ideas that you could use:

1. Cute cat food container in your puss’ favorite colors.
2. Spaghetti shaped dangle earrings for your sister.
3. A one of a kind iPod dock.
4. A spherical sculpture.
5. A beautiful bud vase.
6. A unique picture frame.
7. A new necklace.
8. A bobble head of your boss.
9. A bad-ass bookmark.
10. A sign that reads, “No Solicitation!”

Spritz: super fast reading

I love reading, and I love books. I even love reading some news. That’s how I discovered Spritz. I was reading some news via Facebook on the Huffpost Blog, and I had the option to read super fast. Apparently, I already read super fast. I changed from their default to 350 and 400 words per minute and was still able to keep up.

Technology continues to interest me and surprise me. Never did I imagine that we’d be reading without moving our eyes. But here it is. Wearable technology us coming, and this technology will make it so much easier to read on a very small screen, such as a watch or as smart glasses.