April 2014 WAH Report

Posted by MsKatrina on Thursday May 15, 2014 Under Ramble

Since I am already doing posts on my blogging income on Amablogger.com, I have also decided to do a post on this blog on all of the ways I make extra money from home

If your only interest is in the blogging income, I suggest you check out the post on Amablogger as I go into more detail on there.

Let me first start by saying that I will only be posting information on wahj (work at home job) that have actually paid me.

If I can’t spend it, it does not count.

So let’s dig into my cash flow statement.

There are so many ways to make money from home (without doing porn, thank you) and I have dabbled a toe in most of all of them.

There are sources of income that can just be bonus money.

And there are also  sources of income that can a full-time job…from your pajamas.

But, let’s face it, I’m a slacker, so I do not optimize any of them the way that I could and should.

(Especially as I need a new car and I have two kids off to college in the Fall. ~sigh)

All of these are easy ways to make money.

No special skills are required, really.

All you really need is a computer, internet, and time.

Before I forget, many of these opportunities offer a referral program so I may earn residual income if you sign up under me.

That’s only fair being as I brought these ways to make money to your attention, right?

Anyway, end of disclaimer…

On to the nitty gritty…how did I make money in the month of April.

mTurk: $1.59

Swagbucks: $25 Amazon and $50 Paypal

Media Insiders: $25 Tango cards that I cashed out for Amazon

Viggle: $7.99 Hulu Subscription

I have decided to make pages to link to each of these income opportunities so stay tuned.

Like I said, my only expense was to pay for my monthly internet.

There were no pay to signup. No fees assessed in anyway.

How do you make money from home? Any tips to share? Any money making ideas?



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This may be my last year as a WAHM

Posted by MsKatrina on Monday Mar 3, 2014 Under Ramble

This is my last year searching for a legitimate work from home opportunity.

I spent the latter half of my 20s and all of my 30s, reading, researching, and trying work at home opportunities.

So one of my New Year’s Resolutions was that if I was not making at least $2000 by the end of the year, then I will be dusting off the resume for a brick and mortar job.

Gun to my head, I can easily make that much and more.

That’s not the problem.

The problem is that I am ultimately lazy and the world leader in procrastination.

And since I loathe having a boss, customers, or clients more than I hate working, I am putting a time limit on my procrastination tendencies.

Also, I like being home when my kids get home from school and this year will be extra special as I have two going off to college in the fall and then it will be just me and baby girl, our 2 parakeets, chameleon, cat, and chihuahua.

In actuality, in addition to blogging, I have a couple of  eggs in my basket already.

One of whom could easily be the bulk of my goal and I will be writing a post about it in the coming weeks.

Let’s just say it pays $13.50/hour.

Don’t forget to subscribe in the box to your right to find out what it is and how you can apply.


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Can peer pressure be positive? Why or why not?

Posted by MsKatrina on Wednesday Jan 8, 2014 Under Ramble

Can peer pressure be positive? Why or why not?

Peer pressure can be positive.

Like I mentioned in a previous post, the rules and regulations of the governing body is nothing without the peer pressure to capitulate.

Sometimes, peer pressure can also be an effective way to get things done.

Half the reason why I attempt to tidy up my home is because of the peer pressure of someone dropping by and judging. Lol.

It is worth noting that peer pressure can also be used negatively, and is very evident in the life of teens (at least according to tv) and women.

It may not even be the intent of the user but the results thereafter that determines whether or not the peer pressure was positive or negative.

Pressuring someone to lose weight and they do and they feel good about it = good peer pressure.

Pressuring someone to lose weight and they don’t and feel bad about it = bad peer pressure.


NaBloPoMo January 2014

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Do you work well under pressure?

Posted by MsKatrina on Wednesday Jan 1, 2014 Under Ramble

The NaBloPoMo prompt of the day is:

Do you work well under pressure?

Actually, I do.

I always have.

In fact, the more that I have to get done, the more that I actually get done.

If I have all day to do something, I’ll take all day to do it.

Currently, I am under pressure to make money to send my kiddos to college and so I am spending time updating all of my blogs.

Yep, all of them.

Plus, completing tests for work at home jobs.

The need for money is a great motivator to take off my procrastinator hat. Lol.

On to the next topic…see you tomorrow!


NaBloPoMo January 2014

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Bored with the internet

Posted by MsKatrina on Wednesday Jul 25, 2012 Under Ramble

Every now and then, I just get bored with the internet.

I just feel…blah…about it…

English: A bored person

English: A bored person (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Which can be a bad thing being as I work from the internet.

I just don’t want to even turn on any internet connected device.

Check email?



Not today.

It usually passes as I force myself through.

Hm. Perhaps I should track this feeling and see if it follows my cycle of the moon.


Meanwhile, maybe I should go find me some silly video on youtube to give me a case of  the giggles.


Does anyone else burn out of wanting to be on the internet every now and then?

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Prepaid Paypal Card! Yay!

Posted by MsKatrina on Saturday Apr 28, 2012 Under Ramble
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I am so excited to learn that Paypal offers a prepaid Mastercard that I can link to my Paypal account.


No more waiting 3 – 5 business days for the money to download into my bank account.

It is now equal instant access for all!

Woo Hoo!!

I don’t believe it credit cards…well, not anymore…but that’s ancient history that I am still paying for today.


Anywho, I will be using my Prepaid Paypal Mastercard for business purposes only.

Will you get one?

And, if you, will it be for business, personal, or a combo platter?


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…but I don’t hate the savings!

Posted by MsKatrina on Thursday Feb 16, 2012 Under Ramble

I think I hate couponing…

Making sure that I get a paper every Sunday (or shelling out the bucks for a subscription!)…

Feeling the need to actually read the newspaper because I paid for it…

Checking out the sales ads to see what is on sale that I already have a coupon for…

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Cutting out all of the coupons…

Then organizing said coupons by category making sure to put the ones that are gonna expire soonest in the front…

Going online to read matchups (and not finding anything that I want!)…

Printing out coupons of products that I would actually use….

Cutting said printed out coupons…

Either lugging my whole coupon binder to the stor…


Organizing the coupons that I will use that day….

Forcing myself to pretty much only shop via coupons (meat, milk, and fruit/veggies being the only exceptions!)…

Realizing that this store does not sell the product that I so painstackingly cut a coupon for…


Even with a coupon, it is not worth the price….

Having to stand in the customer service line to get a raincheck on products that have been sold out…

So, what do I not hate about couponing?

The savings!

I was sold when my friend saved 49% of her grocery bill a couple of weeks ago.

And even with my haphazard method, I saved 14%.

Now that I have gotten a bit more organized, I waltzed out with a 39% savings.

Not bad, eh!

So, I shall coupon on….

Will you?

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Thinking while listening to Harvey MacKay

Posted by MsKatrina on Monday Oct 31, 2011 Under Ramble

In my morning email clickings, I came across this video of Chris Brogan doing an interview of Harvey MacKay on his new book, The Mackay MBA on selling in the Real World.

Now, I have zero, zilch, nada interest in selling.

But I always learn something from listening to successful people so I gave it a listen.

Came away with four thoughts:

  1. Wow, people really do name drop. I thought that was an urban myth. (Ok, so that was a useless and snide thought. Lol. The others are better, I promise!)
  2. Never say no for the other person. Let them say no to you. Yep, I struggle with that one…both professionally and personally.
  3. In his discussion of the growth of women entreprenuers, the thought clicked into my head that when women couldn’t crash through the glass ceiling, the found a way around it by hanging their own shingle.
  4. I am on the right track, right now, putting what makes me the most money as a priority. Later, I can shift my focus.

Anywho, I’ve pasted the interview below. Order your copy of the book and the kindle edition.



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