4 Forums that make turking easier

When it comes to Amazon Mechanical Turk (mTurk), you can go it alone to make money or you can utilize the power of forums to work smarter instead of harder to make money on mechanical turk.

There are many advantages to staying connected with forums:

Most forums have recent hits with other mechanical turk workers letting you know how easy, fast, or even if the requester pays out. mTurk scripts! Scripts can be a godsend even if . . . → Read More: 4 Forums that make turking easier

What is dog whistle politics?

I must admit, before an episode of Scandal, I had never even heard the phrase “dog whistle politics” and really had no clue what it even meant until half-way through the episode.

So, for those who are as ill informed as I am, allow me to break it down for you.

Dog-whistle politics is political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific . . . → Read More: What is dog whistle politics?

How to grocery shop with absolutely no money

Get free groceries every week

Unfortunately, this is one of those months that has 5 weeks in it rather than 4.

This is especially hard for those of us who have to stretch a monthly grocery budget an extra week.

For example, if your food budget is $200/month, in a month with just 4 weeks, you can spend $50 at the grocery store.

But, that extra week drops you down to just $40/week to purchase the food on your grocery list. . . . → Read More: How to grocery shop with absolutely no money

How would you convince me to vote for Hillary Clinton?

Can you convince me to vote for Hillary Clinton?

In case you are new here, I am a low-income, black woman.

Just to be transparent, although I classify myself as Independent, I typically vote Democrat.

This year is turning out to be no exception as I am leaning at least 60% towards casting my vote for Hillary Clinton.

I was going to write this post yesterday but I decided to wait until after the Presidential Debate.

I am looking for some commentators who are . . . → Read More: How would you convince me to vote for Hillary Clinton?

Can you convince me to vote Trump?

Can you convince me to vote for Donald Trump?

In case you are new here, I am a low-income, black woman.

Just to be transparent, although I classify myself as Independent, I typically vote Democrat.

This year is turning out to be no exception as I am leaning at least 60% towards voting Hilary Clinton.

I was going to write this post yesterday but I decided to wait until after the Presidential Debate.

I am looking for some commentators who are strongly in the . . . → Read More: Can you convince me to vote Trump?

Which Fitness Activity Tracker is right for me?

I have always wanted a Fitbit. But which fitness tracker is right for me?

I have been dreaming and drooling over the thought of a smart watch for years.

But dream it would have to remain as I could definitely not justify spending over $100 for a watch.

Who even uses a watch these days? I check the time on my smartphone.

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One day, one . . . → Read More: Which Fitness Activity Tracker is right for me?

I am actually losing weight in 2016. It’s a miracle!!

June came, as it is wont to do.

And it was then that I realized that half the year had already passed and I had done nothing…Nothing…towards my goal of dropping down from 180 lbs to no more than 140 lbs this year.

A goal that was getting harder and harder every years as not only my age was going up every year but so was the size of my clothes.

No longer could I squeak by . . . → Read More: I am actually losing weight in 2016. It’s a miracle!!

August 2016 Income Post

The idea to write a post detailing the income that I make from home and/or freelancing has been kicking around in the back of my head for a few months now.

To be honest, my posts on my blogging income that I write over on Amablogger are usually some of my most read posts.

While this post while include any income that I made blogging, that will not be its primary focus.

Instead, it will showcase . . . → Read More: August 2016 Income Post

Fourth of July $25 Amazon gift certificate givaway

Happy Fourth from MsCrookedHalo.

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays because it is exactly one week from my most important day of the year...My Birthday!!!

To celebrate July 4th this year, I am giving away a $25 Amazon eCert.

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If you are a blogger, website, or business owner and would like to get on board with this or any of my other . . . → Read More: Fourth of July $25 Amazon gift certificate givaway

Get paid $18 by Appen to record using your smartphone

Appen is hiring U.S. born males

I have been hired as a recruiter for Appen to recruit male speakers to work on our US English Data Collection project.

The job is simply recording 1500 prompts using your smartphone.

The pay is $18.

Before being hired as a recruiter, I actually completed this assignment myself.

Once I got a basic understanding of what to do, the job was super easy.

Imagine if you were reading this sentence . . . → Read More: Get paid $18 by Appen to record using your smartphone