Hope it was a great week for you. Mine was pretty busy. I'm currently in the process of researching a new opportunity to make you money and should have something to show you very soon. I've also been spending a lot more time on facebook trying to do more with my fan page. I've treated it like a step child since I created it. But I plan to change that soon. So there may be a contest coming up soon involving Facebook. Stay tuned because that usually means a lot of free money for my loyal subscribers.
In any event, let's get into today's random thought and the job leads.
Going Beyond The Call Of Duty
Is it just me or is everyone just doing the bare minimum nowadays? I hate to sound like a grumpy old man but I have to speak on it. We live in a society where delayed gratification is an extinct concept and just getting by is the norm. Then folks have the audacity to wonder why they can't get ahead. I'm not going to sit here on my soap box and act as if I haven't been guilty of it. Lord knows I have.
When I still worked for the man, In my mind I was basically just a prisoner that was just doing his time until I could free myself via my websites/affiliate marketing career. Because of this I barely did more than what was asked of me. After all I knew I had no aspiration of moving up the corporate ladder. That whole world actually disgusted me because I felt that there were a lot of fakes ass people that did nothing but produce fluff and got paid a lot of money for doing so. (This has obviously come to light in the midst of our economic woes.)
In my mind I was "Neo" and wanted out of the "Matrix" which was Corporate America. lol So my attitude towards my work reflected this and apparently that was very clear to my supervisors because I wasn't promoted for many years. Fortunately I was a likeable dude and the bare minimum I did was enough to keep me employed. But I had a good buddy (who manages FightInsight.com) that also worked in the same department as me. We had similar backgrounds but he was in higher position than me and "shining" (Translation: making more money than me. lol). Initially I hated on him because I thought he was a kiss ass. But eventually I realized that he was a real dude like me but just understood the game better than I did.
He always told me that it was dumb for me not to work a little harder at my job even if I planned to escape. Knowing that I was about "my paper" he broke down his logic to me. His argument was that if I did just a fraction more than what was expected of me, I would probably get a promotion or make more money. For a while this wasn't quite sinking in because I was so "Anti-The Man". But eventually some circumstances changed in my work place and his logic started to make more and more "cents" to me. After all I was the one always preaching that every cent counts and here I am leaving money on the table.
So I decided that I would work a little harder. Sure enough he was right. I received several promotions and made more paper! So what's the point of all this? Well, If you think about it, there are probably many areas in your own life where you can do a little more and I'm confident that you would see results for it. Let's tackle a few examples below.
Many of you enjoy WorkAtHomeNoScams.com because I'm very real about companies I review even if I'm affiliated with them. I also don't run around calling everything a scam and most importantly I always try to show and prove before recommending a company to you. But that wasn't always the case. Early in my career I just followed what everyone else was doing and just writing the bare minimum. However then I realized that I needed to apply what my buddy had taught me working for the man here in my own business. So instead of writing reviews that were light on the content and truth. I decided to do more than what my lazy counter parts were doing. That's why my articles tend to be longer and infrequent. If I don't feel I can provide you any real value, then I just won't write until I do. I'm more about quality than quantity. It's also the reason why you don't see me personally promoting every thing I find. I always try to introduce opportunities I've personally tried and can document working. The end results of these efforts, applied with my training is that I work at home full time when most don't. Any of you that are running a website should have just had a mental orgasm right now with that bit of information. I just revealed the secret to my success. Let it marinate. (You're welcome. lol)
Some of you have decided that your destiny is to be an employee the rest of your life and there is nothing wrong with that. So I have a little advice for you as well. If you get a job interview and don't get the job, mail a personal thank you note to the person that interviewed you. How many people do you think will take the time to do that? Guess who they'll remember if a new position becomes available? My bet is on you. It may only cost you a few cents to slap on a stamp and mail that note. But the long term effect may magnify that little investment many times over!
Everyone gets their spouses something for the usual holidays, like that made up one Valentine's day (lol). But why not just surprise your spouse with a little gift out of no where? Trust me, he or she is going to be really surprised and happy! Or they may become suspicious. You know your spouse better than me, so proceed with caution. lol (Hey Dee, I think I just gave you a topic for your blog RelationshipAdviceHelps.com)
I can't believe this guy…
Here's another great example of doing a little more than what's expected of you. Recently I referred a guy to Wealthy Affiliate. We have been conversing on email behind the scenes for a while. I really took a liking to this gentlemen because he really understand that affiliate marketing was a business that required hard work and effort. But of course like most people he had some other questions and I was happy to answer them. I didn't mind doing this frequently because it was clear to me he was reading the material and using the other resources at WA.
But this person has done something that most people who contact me don't do. No, it's not saying thank you. We've already discussed that in my Thank You rant a few weeks ago. lol This particular person had already thanked me many times over and I was already appreciative of that. However Jeff being the guy that he is had taken it upon himself to go beyond the call of duty. After a very long thread of emails, Jeff decided that his thank yous weren't enough. So he went to Amazon.com and bought me a $25 electronic gift card that was emailed to me. Now look, most of you know I'm doing pretty well. So I know you think $25 isn't mind blowing in terms of dollars for me. But on the contrary, that $25 might as well have been a million dollars to me! Why? Because out of all the years I've helped answered emails and comments, no one has ever done something like that for me. He went beyond the call of duty. Maybe he did it because he mispelled my name and I called him out on it. lol Or maybe it was because Jeff understands that doing a little more than expected of you will pay off many times over.
You think next time Jeff has a question, I'm not going to take time out my very busy schedule and respond as quickly as I can? Damn skippy, I will. No it's not because I want Jeff to send me another $25. (Although I wouldn't hate on him if he did.) But seriously, the real reason is because Jeff has planted a seed in my mind that he's very different than 99% of the people that contact me. All because he did a little more than most people have. He could have sent me .50 cents and it would have had the same impact but I probably couldn't buy as many songs or apps with it.
So my question to you is the following: What are the areas in your life, career or business that you can do a little more? Figure that out and take action. Often times the effort required is so minimal but the impact may be life changing as it was for me.
P.S. Please understand that Eddy still appreciates all the thank you comments and emails. So keep that coming. This post wasn't an attempt to Jeidi mind trick you into sending me money. Now if you want to do so of your own free will, that's your business. lol But as always this was meant to get you thinking and inspiring action. Hopefully you see it as such.
If not, accept the leads below as a token from me. lol Speak to you next week!
– Online Content Writer/Blog Writer
– Data Entry/Marketing Assistant
Recommended Instant Work At Home Opportunities
Ad Clickers Wanted (Clixsense)
Get Paid To Search The Web (SwagBucks)
Get Paid To Search The Web (iRazoo)
Work At Home With Amazon.com (Data Entry, Typing, etc)
More Job Leads
HomeJobStop.com (Membership based site)
24 thoughts on “Weekly Work At Home Recap 4/30/2010”
Thanks to Eddy Advice I know how that Google affiliate marketing can generate much money
and it all depends how you be open minded and creative I can see why now lol……
Trying different things and never giving up. It’s always taking time and effort.
try to create a website and see how it goes if not try different kinds to target viewers like what skills your good at and stronger at. Takes time to get result.
in the end I’m sure you be proud.
Another thing I’m proud of Eddy.
Everyone in once in while should believe in themselves
Just Keep doing it and look forward
There are days where you want to cry we’re human, after all
I like this. very true. This really gave me a boost and opened up my eyes to see different areas of my life that I can improve/do more. Thanks. This site has alot of info, I don’t think I will ever get through it all lol. I love that you keep it real, not too many people do that nowadays…smh
I’m glad you like this post and it has happened your eyes. I really do appreciate your support. You don’t need to get through all of the site. lol
Just get through the posts that help you the most. At the end of the day, just take action and do things that are best for you in terms of these opportunities.
You’re welcome. You definitely seem to understand what I’m getting at and I’m glad you’re taking action. That’s one of the most important things. Reading what I say
does nothing if action isn’t behind it. So I’m glad you’re doing your part. You right, it all boils down to hard work, being open minded and never giving up. Following that stuff
is a recipe for success. Well it has been for me so I can’t see why it can’t be for others. In any event, thank you!
Eddy! You can still call me Jamie – that’s fine:)
I’m on FB usually at least once a day so I’ll see you there too 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Yeah I just noticed that the last video you uploaded was months ago.
I clicked on the link for your FaceBook page & there wasn’t a button to click to become a fan….oh wait…I did click the “Like” button. I guess that’s the same thing huh?
Oh, and fyi, I finally changed my name on FaceBook to Amelia McCollum b/c I use Amelia (my middle name) for all sites I join – so almost everyone knows me/calls me by Amelia:)
But you are special:) You can still “call” me Jamie. Or Amelia. Whichever you want, just as long as you “call” me. LOL that was lame 🙂
But people can still search for me on FaceBook by using “Jamie McCollum” b/c people from my past will only know me as Jamie. Anyhoo…rambling on….:)
Amelia, (Better? lol)
Now you know why you haven’t seen videos there in months. lol
I forgot Facebook changed become a fan to like now. So yes that’s how you become a fan.
See you on FB and here. =)
I also just subscribed to you on YouTube & added you as a friend there as well 🙂
I’m glad to be back 🙂
And no rush on getting back to me about the email I sent. Take your time:)
And have a great weekend!
Honestly I haven’t been uploading my videos to youtube anymore. There has been a couple of times Google has removed my videos
for alleged copyright issues. But of course they never explain what in my videos are copyrighted. lol So I keep everything in house now.
That being said, I’m trying to be more active on facebook. So feel free to become a fan:
http://www.facebook.com/workathomenoscams I’ve been putting more updates to my fan page. So definitely catch up with me there too.
Have a great weekend!
This is my go to web site to make money from home! It keeps me from wasting my time. I have little of it. I ran into Best Mark through a scam e-mail believe it or not. But the two other sites I work through I learned of from this site. I’ve got my mind and sights on a couple more sites. I don’t think I’ll ever give up working for “the man” however, even if it’s part time casual. I love talking to customers face to face and over the phone too much. This site has been an excellent place to explore possibilities however. I warn you though, if you ever give it up I will probably be the one in the sleeping bag on your front door step;)
Hey Eddy! Thanks so much for all the time & effort you put into your site & keeping it updated & all neat & clean 🙂 I really appreciate you & all your hard work 🙂 Have a GREAT weekend!
Well, I’m the Jeff Eddy referred to and I have to say I was surprised (and humbled) he was kind enough to write about me. Best $25 I ever spent. LOL.
All kidding aside, to me it was natural to do it.
I’m not trying to pat myself on the back but the way I figure it is that Eddy has a million things he could be doing BESIDES helping me and his life will continue to be successful whether I’m a success in affiliate marketing or not so I wanted to recognize the time he spent with me with more than a thank you.
I don’t know…it just seemed right to me and I have to tell you that Eddy is a GREAT GUY. He’s too humble to say exactly what he did for me but Eddy not only answered my questions but went into GREAT detail in helping me out and I could tell he put a lot of thought into what he was writing me. And its not like he did it once. I got about…well I lost count in the number of emails he would patiently answer!
Search “Work At Home” on google and you’ll find Eddy’s sites come up #1 and #2 on a keyword that has MONSTER competition. This guy walks the walk and talks the talk. The way I looked at it, I was getting detailed advice from a guy that is a MONSTER success in this field and I wanted to show my appreciation beyond a thank you.
Thanks for reading
Thanks so much for your site and all your great info. I’ve been able to stay at home with my two kids and still earn a bit writing on the side. I sure appreciate all you do!
I’m assuming that comment was meant for me Eddy. lol
If so, thank you.
Lol. Well a lot of folks don’t think like you buddy. So I had to acknowledge it more so for the principle rather than the money.
Again I want to thank you for the kind act. You also really didn’t have to go and rave about me here. Didn’t we have a discussion
about the Kleenex incident and how I would like to avoid it again? lol
You know you’re always welcome. It’s so nice having you back commenting again. By the way I got your other email. I’ll definitely get back to you in a few days.
I don’t know how take that sleeping bag comment. LOL Just kidding, I really do appreciate the support. I also love the fact that you are happy with your career choices but can also appreciate an additional way to supplement it with some of the opportunities I’ve covered. After all who couldn’t use a little more funds in their lives? lol Thanks again.
No thank you!! My walk wouldn’t be so inspiring if not for those few people in my life that inspired me to keep going. I can’t take all the credit for my accomplishments! And yes i will be taking your article idea…thank you very much! And you already know you will be acknowledged! Hello! How we do!! lol.
lol, Sounds good Dee!
Another inspiring article!! If only every one we came in contact with had the same state of mind or enough love to give people that mental push to move foward, I think there wouldn’t be any minorities but a world of successful people!! You hit it on the head with the secret to your success and yes it did marinate! I am guilty of all of the above. After reading your article, I did take a few moments to re-evaluate my own life and the career that i’m building that will keep me from working for the “man” and your so right. There is so much more that I can be doing to be more successful. Not only with my career but with my relationship as well. There is always room for improvement and I thank you for that reminder. You are truly a blessing to all your readers! Thanks for the shout out! Have a great weekend!
It’s good to know that I can still inspire my “little sister” to do more. Because you’re definitely already a walking inspiration with all the things you have achieved in your life. So if I can push you to do a little more than it’s all good. It’s like I said a little more can go such a long way with everything. So keep at it. Take care and you’re welcome. If you take my article idea, I want an acknowledgement about it on that article. lol
Guess I’ll leave another comment telling you how much you inspire me too. I’ve been subscribed to your blog for almost a year now, I believe, and I look forward to every one of your posts. I admire the fact that even though you’re financially independent, you still take the time to help others either get to where you are or secure employment, instead of just sitting there rolling in the dough and enjoying life.
By the way, I am not one of those people who wants to be an employee forever. Any job I get at this point is just a stepping stone to where I really want to be. I’ll continue to read your blog and be sufficiently inspired by it, in the hopes that one day I can finally tell my success story to others and help those that find themselves in the same position I’m in now.
Thanks, and have a great weekend.
Thank you! Trust me I never get tired of hearing people being inspired and taking action. That’s the whole purpose of this blog. Thanks for being such a long time supporter. I really appreciate it! I’m very happy to give back. I think that’s the problem with our society is that too often people make it and forget that it’s their responsibility to help others make it too. Or that’s how I was raised. Can you imagine what the world would be like if millionaires and billionaires felt the same obligation and actively did things to help others find success in their lives? Forget just the wealthy, imagine if each one of us felt the need to do this instead of arguing about religion, politics and all these other divisive things. I bet a lot of the world’s major problems would be solved. But let me stop discussing stuff like this before I’m considered some radical. lol
In any event, I’m happy to hear that you have a goal in mind and are working towards it. Let me make it clear there is nothing wrong with being an employee. But a lot of times I think folks think it’s their only option because it’s the lie that has been fed to them since day 1. So I hope that’s understood. I’m not downing people that want to be employees. I look forward to hearing your story in the future because I’m sure you can make it happen. Enjoy your weekend as well!
That was inspirational. Sometimes we do get caught up in ‘looking at the rainclouds’ instead of remembering the little things that will take us further down the direction in which we wish to go. Thank you for the reminders!
Have a great day and thank you for everything that you do.
You’re welcome Maddy!
I totally agree with you. Have a great day as well.
Eddy that show you, you have inspire people to take action closer the the next level
and even tho I lost my website long ago in yahoo geocities no longer exist.
you inspire me that I’m starting over again.
Eddy right it may take some time and effort but soon you will know it will be a successful.
guess I\’m staring out small on blog..
have a great sunshine Tomorrow guess it\’s 78
That’s what I’m all about empowering people to take action and do things to improve their lives!
So I’m happy to hear it’s impacting you.