Yeah, about last week….My bad. As you may or may have not noticed, there weren't any posts last week. In the midst of Thanksgiving, spending time with family and celebrating my 2nd year of being jobless ( by choice ), I totally forgot my responsibilities here. So I want to express my deepest apologies and belated Happy Thanksgiving or any other holiday I missed. To be on the safe side let me wish you a "Happy Holidays" now just in case there is another relapse. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday.
This Thanksgiving was very special to me because on 11.22.09 it made two years since I told "The Man" they're fired and pursued this blogging / affiliate marketing thing full time. So aside for being thankful for the usual things in my life such as waking up in the morning, a roof over my head, my wonderful wife, my little princess, my family, friends and all of you good folks, I'm very thankful to God.
Please understand I'm not a super religious dude. I don't want to come off as some holy man because I'm so far from that. I cuss, drink and probably do a whole bunch of other things that "super religious" types would frown upon. But I do consider myself a spiritual person that believes that if you send out good energy, surround yourself with positive people and actually try to help people, you will be rewarded.
In fact, I want to share a little story with you. Hope you don't mind. Don't worry the leads will still be at the bottom of this story. lol
About 3 years ago, I ran into a little tax issue with Uncle Sam (about 30,000 of them to be exact). I failed to save properly to pay him back for the money I earned as an affiliate for that given year. Yeah it was a dumb mistake on my end. But in my defense I had a crappy CPA. But I digress. As a result of my stupidity, I was forced to take a home equity loan to pay this massive debt. It broke my spirit and I no longer wanted to pursue this business.
So like many of you suffering hardship, I went looking for a work at home job. Naturally this would be easy for me because of my experience running my sites. So I found a listing on craigslist for a html coder. This was perfect for me. The person was located in NYC. We exchanged emails and I headed to meet her after work. She was a nice young woman and we discussed the details of the job and how my experience was a perfect fit. I was confident I would get the job. I had all the skills she desired, I dressed the part and interviewed well. She said she would email me later in the week because she had to interview a few more people. I sent her a follow up email to thank her for meeting me. I waited and waited and never heard back from her. (Sounds familiar?) So I decided to follow up. To my dismay, she basically gave me a song and dance. I was crushed as emotional as that sounds. Why? I've never been turned down after an interview. I wasn't accustomed to that type of rejection.
I tried looking for other work at home jobs but nothing ever panned out. (I know I'm singing to the choir here.) For several months I was down and out. I even considered selling my sites. I moped around the house being very negative. My wife let it ride for a month or two. But then she had enough! She basically kicked me in my ass and told me to brush this nonsense off and get back to building our dreams. It didn't click in at first. But she's a persistent one and kept "dropping seeds" of encouragements as she likes to call them. Finally one day something deep inside of me started stirring. At first I thought it was gas but it turned out to be the other g, God.
I thought about that missed job opportunity and became so enraged that I was turned down by this employer. I basically said, oh hell nah! Why was I looking for a work at home job in the first place? My goal was always to work for myself. Why was I going to let a "little" trouble from Uncle Sam and some idiot employer bring me down?
So I dusted my shoulders off and went full force with my affiliate marketing / blogging career. I spent a whole year investing thousands of dollars in tons of courses, further mastering my craft. I immersed myself in information, books & videos (The Secret, Joel Osteen, etc.) that helped improve my mindset which was weak up to this point. But more importantly, I took action consistently! If something didn't work, I didn't moan and complain about it. I took it as a lesson learned and moved on. Sometimes it was an expensive lesson but nonetheless I always tried to walk away with some piece of knowledge from it. Prior to my mindset change I always harped on those negative experiences which would lead to further inaction. But that was the old me.
Next thing I know I'm introduced to a great CPA, My wife was pregnant, My site is climbing the search engines, I'm being featured in AOL, reporters are calling me and my income triples all within a matter of 2-3 years. But keep in mind that I've been doing this for over 10 years. However it was those last 2-3 years that were pivotal and catapulted me into another level.
So how did I get here? Part of it was a great support system, good training, a positive mindset and a lot of hard work. But I think a big part of it was that God put a seed in my heart and wouldn't allow me to kill it. He put me in situations that would make it flourish. At first these situations seemed like closed doors. But the reality was that certain doors were being closed in my face so I could kick open some other ones that were meant for me.
Some folks call it coincidence, I call it God's favor. The label is meaningless, but the results aren't. So that's what I'm thankful for this past Thanksgiving. Because of that little seed, not only have I changed the life of my own family and friends, I'm able to reach thousands of people and help them change their lives. And to me that's something I'll always be thankful for.
I hope you enjoyed this story. It's not one I share with people outside my immediate circle. But I've been feeling compelled to write about it since last week. But for some reason I was having a mental block. Maybe God thought that it might be more helpful today. Either way, I hope it's inspired you in whatever you want to do with life. I just ask that as you embark on your journey, be thankful along the way and try to help others. Okay now that's out of my system, let's get into what most of you are here for the money. lol
By the way, feel free to chime in and let me know what you think about my little story there.
In any event I've found some new work at home jobs. But before we get to them, let's get some housekeeping items out the way to prevent any confusion, hateful comments, threats, demands, etc… You know who you are.
– The leads have been screened to the best of my ability. But when in doubt, head over to our scam section by clicking here. Then proceed to follow the simple steps of our scam video & read some of the existing scams listed on that page. Within that vast information you should be able to easily determine if any company is scam. And remember scam artists don't always ask for fees. (See Package Forward, Check Cashing, & Cash4Gold Scams)
– Please keep in mind I CAN'T make jobs magically appear to fit your needs or locations. Although I wish I could. But what I find, is what I list! This will change from week to week. So as long as you're a loyal subscriber & stay faithful to me, you'll be the first to know. But if you decide to stray & leave me for a younger & hotter site, then you risk missing out on some good leads.
– It should be noted we're a U.S. based site, so most of our job leads will be in America. Look, It's nothing personal against you or your nation. I don't believe in drinking "hatorade". (Eddy loves all people.) So that's why I've created an international work at home job page for people that live outside the U.S. Click here to visit it now.
– I'm not personally affiliated with the employers or companies listed below unless otherwise noted. So any question or issues should be addressed with the companies directly.
– And finally, some of you may be visiting this page all after the fact. This may mean the jobs listed below are no longer available. Again, there isn't anything I can do about that. If you're subscriber, just patiently wait for my next job lead post. Or you can visit my other site www.WorkAtHomeCareers.com to see if we've posted similar jobs there or check out our work at home companies page.
Good luck either way! If you like what we're doing please show your love in the comment field below the jobs or share this page with others. By the way if you do land a job or start making money because of what you've learned on this site, then shout it out in the comment field so we know folks are succeeding. Hey, even I need a little encouragement sometimes too.
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29 thoughts on “Belated Thanksgiving Message & New Leads”
Eddy–I didn’t know you watched Joel Osteen–I watch his videos every day on my computer and he literally has saved my life. I have been an unemployed teacher in CA for 5 years, and have had to make do with minimum wage low level jobs which now have gone the way of the rest of the economy. At least I don’t have to pay back Citicorp the $18,000 it cost for my MA degree and credential. Bill Dean
A lot of folks don’t really know about my Joel watching or the other “spiritual, self help or self development” stuff I’m into. Although I thought it would be easy to figure out based on all my mindset comments. lol But I agree with you, Joel is a very inspirational preacher. He definitely changed my life as well. The crazy thing was, I didn’t know my life needed changing. My in-laws had tried to introduce me to his programming for a while but I ignored it. I just thought he was going to be like some Jimmy Swaggart dude. I also think being from the Bronx makes you kind of hard edged. But finally something snapped and I happen to catch him one sunday morning and I was hooked. Not surprisingly when I discovered him is when I also discovered all these other books and videos that had similar messages but labeled different stuff. So I knew there was something to what he was saying because it was being repeated by so many other successful people.
Unfortunately like so many people that are successful and trying to help people he has a boat load of haters. I use to get side way looks from people because I was into his stuff. Thank goodness I’m a stubborn dude because I would just ignore them. Ironically I surpassed many of those folks. Or is it really irony? lol
In any event, it’s good to hear that he has had the same impact on you. I can’t imagine the mental and emotional battles you’ve had to fight over the 5 years. But I’m happy that you did find Joel and it rang a bell for you. Well as he would say, “Let’s make this year your best year yet!” Thanks for sharing.
It was an inspiring story and right on time for me. I believe in the energy of coincidences and having just been rejected last week from a work-at-home writing position that I had no doubt that I would obtain made me feel angry (how on earth could they tell me no!) and a little down. Your story reminded me of some things I had forgotten and forced me to look at my goals again. Uh, I was supposed to aim higher – that position wasn’t what I told God I wanted. Thank for the inspiration AND the reminder!!!
You’re welcome Maddy!
I think we all need a reminder sometimes, even yours truly. So I’m happy this little story has had such a great impact on folks like yourself. The sky’s the limit and we should never forget that. Apparently that door was closed because you were meant for bigger and better things. Now it’s just a matter of believing for it, and acting on it when it comes. Because it will!
Even in the midst of some of my seriousness, it’s always good for me to get my laugh on. Between you and my hubby, I stay in laughter stitches. Thank goodness laughter is therapeutic because I do get my daily dose.
I definitely hear ya in terms of returning to “the man” if need be, but in NO way would I have left my VA station. Being a part of your great team is far too important to me. Returning to the outside career world would have been in addition to my VA duties.
In all essence, “thangs” at home will be just fine. I have no doubt they will completely work themselves out.
Yes indeed, my destiny called a long time ago, and I’m so glad I answered. Thanks for the vote of confidence!
I’m glad I’m here for your amusement. lol I keep telling my wife I’m hilarious, but she begs to differ. lol
In any event, it’s good to know that you would have still been my VA if “the Man” came calling. Just keep pushing forward as you always have
and I agree things will work out one way or another.
Due to recent situations & circumstances of mine I had actually thought about returning to “corporate America” for a part time job. Had I began working for “the man” again I would have purposely put my upcoming website redesign project and affiliate marketing efforts on an indefinite hold. Although I would have hated putting my dreams on hold, it seemed like a necessary choice for the moment.
However, after reading your story, something inside me clicked. The timeliness of your inspiration was awesome! Without hesitation I made up my mind that I am NOT returning to “corporate America”. Your story has given me that much more self commitment to continue pressing forward in pursuing my ultimate dream of working full time from home. Through continued patience, perseverance, additional faith in the good Lord, and that natural Scorpion drive, I’m determined to reach my ultimate dream, and look very forward to one day telling MY story with hopes that it will be inspire others.
Thank you for sharing! You are such a blessing in more ways than you could ever know.
I appreciate your self question of “What must I do (however large or small) to move just one more step closer to my dreams?” It is one I will ask myself daily. My answer will always be quite simply, “Keep moving forward no matter what!” I encourage you and others to do exactly that as well.
God bless, and much success! 😉
I didn’t know you were thinking about heading back to “The MAN”. Who would have ended up being my top VA? lol
In any event, I’m really happy I wrote this little story. You already know I feel your potential. You’re smart, a hard worker, go getter and have a great mindset. You pretty much poses all the things that would make you succeed in this industry. Like most people it’s just a matter of applying yourself, staying consistent and being patient. As the saying goes, “good things comes to those that wait”. Or as I like to say, Good things come to those that wait, work hard and have the right mindset. lol
So I’m confident you can do it and probably why I pester you from time to time behind the scenes. You can do anything you put your mind to. The fact that you’re my VA is a testament to this. Who could have pulled that off? I wasn’t even looking for a VA at the time. But because you were persistent and hard working, I had no choice to put you down on the team. And I think it’s been the best thing for both of us. So nothing is impossible for you. Now if there are some “thangs” at home that need tending to and working for the man for a while will handle that, then do what you gotta do. Because you better believe if I had to go back to working for the man because things had changed for the worst, I would in a heart beat. But just like before I would be plotting my exit strategy to get back to “glory.” It’s okay to make adjustments in life as long as you’re still working towards your goals. So do whatever is best for the time being given your situation. Either way, I’m happy that the seed is still in your heart and that you will continue to plug away. You have a lot of value to give to the world. Anyone that has spoken to you enough knows this. So it’s your duty to get your voice out there and help people like you were destined to do. So make it happen captain. lol
I have been searching for a work from home business; career;/job or whatever I can do from my home and make a living(legal of course, lol) but I really neeeeeed someone to give me step by step instructions or hold my hand or spell it out or sign it to me. I know that I can do this but I don’t know where to begin. I was attempting the surveys but honestly that stinks. I am waiting to see if I will be hired by Alpine Access but I know that I am destined for more than that too. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I can recall writing you a message about how much of a blessing you were on your birthday when you blessed three people with that money. I said that God close those doors for you to be an angel for thousands of other people. You will never understand why God does what he does but he always shows up on time take it from me being raised in church since I was little but believe you me Im no saint but I know that God is good and worthy of all our praises!!!!
P.S I have been making some extra money being a mystery shopper thanks for the hook up!!!
be bless Lavisha
Well said Lavisha. I think you’re absolutely right and I’m glad my experiences led me here because what I do here is the most fulfilling “job” I’ve ever had. So I count my blessings everyday.
In any event, you go girl with the Mystery Shopping! Like I said I never get tired of hearing ya’ll taking action and making that money! Keep it coming.
This is a wonderful story. Even if there weren’t job leads at the bottom, your story would have been enough.
It’s filled with hope and truth and wisdom. I’m really glad that your wife is such a persistant seed sower, and that you didn’t throw in the towel and give up.
I appreciate that Wendy. I felt a little bad for using the job lead post to write this story. But then I caught the inspiration and couldn’t stop myself. lol
I’m glad I never gave up either. I would have missed out on meeting a lot of great people that visit this site and the opportunity to reach so many.
Hi Eddy! I am new to your website I enjoy it so far. The knowledge that your are giving is great. But I have being doing a lilttle research so far on a few jobs that you have posted.But I have learn that Fusion Cash is a scam.
Thanks. I’m glad you enjoy the site.
In terms of Fusion Cash, in my humble opinion it’s not a scam. I’m basing this on my personal experience with them and you can take that with a grain of salt. Before joining I read a lot of the same claims. Fortunately I’m very aware how people are quick to call any work at home company a scam if they don’t like a policy, fail to make money or have a lack of understanding of a given opportunity. So I was able to read between the lines and discover why most of these complaints came about. I’ve addressed many of them in the following articles:
The short of it is people don’t read terms of conditions and aren’t organized when doing get paid offers. Then when something goes wrong, they blame FC because they happen to facilitate the program. But read the articles and decide for yourself. I can only speak from my experience. At the end of the day, the reason I provide various opportunities is so that good folks like you can pick and choose what you feel is best for you. I know for a fact a lot of people have made money with FC and had no problems. And some folks have avoided it all together. Either way it’s all good because the choice is yours. Hope this makes sense.
Eddy, You are so right about God slamming doors shut so you can find the one he has opened for you. I am the most stubborn person on earth when it comes to “never give up” and push through the pain, but sometimes you just gotta stop and ask yourself. Am I even supposed to be doing this?
Thanks for your personal insight and thanks for this great site!
You’re welcome Bev! I hear ya. The plan can be a bit confusing. You start questioning, was this door really closed? Or did I just give up to soon? Sometimes you’re so down on yourself you don’t even realize that another door was opened. Fortunately if you keep your eyes open there are usually signs leading you in the proper direction. But if you’re not looking for them you end up stuck. Hopefully when folks are reading this it may serve as the catalyst they need to make the moves that are right for them. Thanks for sharing.
I don’t beat people with my bible either; however, by the same token, I am saddened that many folks “hide their religion” like it’s something to be ashamed of and should be kept in the closet. Everybody is entitled to their beliefs (believer or not), our service people fight for us to maintain our freedoms. As I step down from my soap box, I’ll share my favorite one sentence verse and encourage you to look it up.
Mark 5:36. (To see if you agree)
Eddy, the gist of your story is “be flexible.” I’m 85 years old and starting over to try to make a living on line, and believe me, this hits home. If you hang on to what used to work, it will soon be the welfare office or the soup kitchen as your next stop.
Thanks for sharing Eddy. I’ve been trying to start over after after years of illness and need to be reminded that things don’t often happen right away. Also I’m reminded that being religious doesn’t always equate to loving God. He is always on time, loves all unconditionally,and is no respecter of persons. I hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas and thanks again for all your hard work and the information you supply here for free. I’ve made a little cash that I would not have had other wise thanks to your blog.
You’re quite welcome. I’m glad my little message could serve as a reminder for patience. It’s great to hear that my effort has made you some money. I never get tired of hearing that. Thanks again and have a wonderful Christmas!
I think you’ve definitely summed up some of my points very well. I really hope that no one is so set in their ways that they don’t adjust. But if they do fall on hard times because of it, I hope that what they’ve read here will be the catalyst to make a change in their lives. Thanks for sharing.
I hear you. But I think people aren’t as open about their religion because it can be very divisive like politics, race or finances. People will make judgment calls based on these things for better or worst. I don’t know about everyone else, but I want to be judged as a person as a whole not just one aspect of me even if it’s a very important part of me. However folks will judge you on things anyway such as your appearance, so you’re darned if you do or don’t. lol
That being said I can still sympathize with why people aren’t so eager to volunteer this stuff. I think there is a time and place for everything. I don’t neccessarily wear all my personal beliefs on my sleeve. But most people can ascertain what they are with my actions, how I carry myself, etc. So while some folks may need to run around announcing and wearing their beliefs because it fullfills a need, there may be others that chose to do it a different way. I think there is room for both and it is totally up to the individual to decide how they manifest that. We all can’t fit into one mold about how we express our beliefs.
By the way I did read the verse but failed to see the exact connection when taking the whole passage before it in context. Maybe you can shed some light and excuse my “mad cow”. lol Thanks anyway for chiming in. These type of discussions are great to have especially when they can be conducted like reasonable adults.
Hey all, okay, obviously Shawna beat me to the punch, I too, have been trying for about a year now and I have also been very impatient, perhaps that is want I am supposed to learn, patience, I feel like quitting sometimes, that I just don’t have what it takes to make it happen, even though I know I can do it, so daily I have to find little tokens of encouragement from even the smallest actions taken, like right now participating in this discussion, I have to leave to go to work (outside the home) but I’m glad I stopped by here this morning because now I have learned something worth contemplating upon as I go through my day and that is – What must I do ( however large or small) to move just one more step closer to my dreams?
Fantastic story about what Jane Robert’s energy essence personalitySeth claims -that the moment of power is always in the present and that we do indeed create our own reality by our thoughts. I don’t however, think that there is a paternal omniscient(and oftentimes cruel) being “out there” guiding us. God often gets the credit for what we ourselves create. I have always thought it amusing that god never gets blamed when sad events occur, that is often attributed to “Man’s freewill.”
Thanks for sharing your story Eddy and Happy Holidays to you and yours as well.
Obviously, it takes persistence, belief in yourself and consistent action to get to where you ultimately want to be. You mentioned that you had been at this internet thing for 10 years. In your opinion what would be a realistic time frame for someone to be able to go full time working from home with an internet based business? I know there are many variables involved, but let’s say they are working daily on learning and putting into action steps needed to progress. Is it really possible to be making a full time income within a year of beginning?
I think a lot of folks get discouraged and give up when they buy into and realize that there are a great number of misleading claims about quick success online. Thanks again for sharing your experience with others.
I totally hear you. As you can see you’re not alone. What you’re experiencing we’ve all been there and some of us are still going through it. Even I who have reached this level of success have other goals that I have that I haven’t reached yet. I get discouraged too but then I look at the other things in my life that weren’t suppose to be viable and it’s a reminder that I can achieve anything I set my mind to. But it does require a great level of patience along with the hard work. I think we all lack delayed gratification. We live in a society where you can get anything you want instantly online. You can buy damn near anything you need in one visit to your local walmart. So patience is a virtue that has been lost as we’ve become more “advanced” as a society. So I can understand why folks are focused on time frames for success. But it’s a dangerous thing that can lead to folks giving up on dreams that could have been achieved with more patience and hard work. That being said I think you’re getting it. We must appreciate all achievements on this road to success. If you do, you’ll see everything as a little step closer to your goal rather than a waiting game. So I applaud you and your action today!
Thanks for chiming in. I won’t argue regarding the existence of an all omniscient being or it’s label. What I find is that even atheist believe in some force. They may label it as the universe, nature, energy, self realization, etc. Personally I think it’s all the same thing. When people hang on to labels, that’s how you get into wars and a whole bunch of nonsense that separates people instead of bringing folks together. So with that said, whatever floats your boat to be a better person to others and achieve your goals, I’m all for. Whatever you want to call it is fine with me. I like to refer to it as God.
At the end of the day, this being or force has to be coupled with a positive mindset and action. I know a lot of folks who claim to be a person of God and expect God to do everything for them. But a lot of time “God” is opening doors and they’re not taking action. Then they complain that they aren’t able to succeed or casting blame on everything but themselves. So I totally agree that action is key. You can be positive till your blue in the face. But if you fail to action, complain when things go wrong and aren’t patient, you’ll fail in the long run. So no arguments here on that front. In terms of those false promises of quick income, you already know how i feel about that. That’s why I go out of my way to shut down the idea of fast money and mythical time frames of success. I know from my own experience that it’s total nonsense. So as much as people hate me for it, I’m constantly emphasizing that if you’re looking for a given time frame for success in a business, then it’s probably something you should avoid. Because a business will only succeed if you work at it until it does. Make adjustments along the way, but don’t give up if that’s your true desire. Thanks for chiming in Nancy!
Thanks Eddy, good story. Sometimes I feel like giving up on my site, I feel like I am just wasting a lot of time for nothing. It has been one year now and it is not growing as well as I hoped. But it took you longer than one year, so I guess I’m just being impatient and should just get to work! Thanks for your encouragement and honesty.
Thanks. I’m glad the story helped you. As you can see with my history, it takes a lot longer than a year to build an “empire”. lol But it doesn’t have to take over 10 years like I did.
Just keep in mind my turning point, the actions I took and the results that came because of it. You’re in a better place than I was because you have a lot of resources at your disposal to help you grow your website and business. In the early 90’s there wasn’t a lot of that stuff out there. If it was, I wasn’t aware of it. But you have so much information at your disposal to help you succeed. It’s just a matter of accessing it, applying it, hunkering down and being patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither was Google, Microsoft, Walmart and all the other huge companies you see today.
They all had to struggle to succeed. If running a website and making it profitable was easy, I doubt anyone would be working for the man. But it’s not. Keep your eyes on the prize and keep pushing forward if this is what you want. Because as you can see, if I was able to do it, you can as well. But let’s hope it doesn’t take over 10 years. 😉 But if it did and you reached my level of success, wouldn’t it all be worth it?
Great article. Liked the story….