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Friday, October 17, 2014

Hobbit Holes & Second Breakfast!

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Funtastic every Friday!
Whoop Whoop!
 

It's another


FUNTASTIC FRIDAY


at THE REALM!

How was your week?


Are you ready for a
Funtastic Friday Night?

 

 

 

 

 


I've been pretty busy this week and I'm ready for some fun! 

It's my turn to plan our family fun night. 

I've decided to celebrate the magical world of Tolkien.

I've got a lot of fun stuff planned! 


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Ooooh Funtastic Friday!



Let's begin with the menu!

 

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." — J.R.R. Tolkien

 


Our "Second Breakfast" will include:


Elven Lembas Bread 

 

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"Lembas bread.
One small bite will fill
the stomach of a grown man."
2 ½ cups of flour (I use all purpose flour)
1 tablespoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon honey
2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon of vanilla


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Merry: How many did you eat?
Pippin
: Four.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and mix well till fine granules (easiest way is with an electric mixer). Then add the sugar and cinnamon, and mix them thoroughly.  Finally add the cream, honey, and vanilla and stir until a nice, thick dough forms.


Roll the dough out about 1/2 in thickness. Cut out 3-inch squares and transfer the dough to a cookie sheet.Criss-cross each square from corner-to-corner with a knife, lightly (not cutting through the dough).   Bake for about 12 minutes or more (depending on the thickness of the bread) until it is set and lightly golden.


Let cool completely before eating, this bread tastes better room temperature and dry. Also for more flavor you can add more cinnamon or other spices.



Bilbo's Orange Marmalade


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Worth the effort to make from scratch!
Wash, dry, and peel 2 pounds of smooth, unblemished oranges Cover the peel with cold water and simmer for 2 hours, until it is tender. Slice the oranges very thin and mix with 2 pounds of sugar Drain the peel, cool, and scrape out the white pith. Slice the peel very thin. Combine the oranges and peel, and stir well. Simmer over a low heat until thick. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and cover.


Hobbit's Porridge

 

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You'll never think of oatmeal as boring again!
Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
Sliced Almonds
Chopped Pecans
Raisins
Dried Cranberries
Chopped Apples
Brown sugar (or real maple syrup)
Cinnamon
Whipped cream
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips


Stovetop: Cook a batch (appropriate to your family's size) of oats according to package. Make it as thick as you want. Add as much or as little of all the above ingredients to suit your taste.

Stir well, top generously with whipped cream and a dash more of cinnamon.

Microwave: Dump a scoop of oats into your bowl - at least a cup. Shake in a little salt. Add as many of the above listed goodies to your oats as you prefer. Fill the bowl with water just a little over the oats. Microwave about a minute-and-a-half. Stir well.

Top generously with whipped cream and a decorative dash of the cinnamon.



Merry's Mulled Cider 

 

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12 sticks of cinnamon
14 whole allspice
1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Bring to a boil
Simmer for 15 minutes
Keep warm.



Strain and serve in a mug with a lemon slice.

(Find more LOTR/Hobbit Cuisine at Middle Earth Recipes)


 Now, Let's Build A Hobbit Hole!

 

 “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
                                               ― J.R.R. Tolkien


I found these cool fort building kits on clearance at Sears a few years back. 

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We have had the most fun with these!
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They are made by Cranium. I got one of each-- Super Fort and Mega Fort.

We've built everything from space ships and wagon trains to pirate ships and castles!

Tonight, we'll use them to build a "Hobbit Hole" in the living room.


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“May the hair on your toes never fall out!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Naturally, our Funtastic Friday movie pick is "The Hobbit"...


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We're going to watch the 1977 animated classic 
as well as the "Unexpected Journey" version.



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“There are no safe paths in this part of the world.
Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now,
and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

That is our FUNTASTIC FRIDAY NIGHT plan!


What's yours?

 

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“Farewell! O Gandalf!
May you ever appear where you are most needed and least expected!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

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D.M. Kilgore

I'm D.M. Kilgore

and I'm looking for more ways to have a 

 

FUNTASTIC FRIDAY!

 

Share your best ideas below and you might be featured at

THE REALM!

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Got a hankerin' to go Hobbit? 

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Get Your Precious Here
&
Have Your Very Own 


Hobbit-Themed Funtastic Friday!

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Never Underestimate The Power Of A Bewitching Giveaway!

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A Magical Giveaway!




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It's Release Day!



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Gorgeous Cover!

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Katie Cross, Author of Miss Mabel's School For Girls and Antebellum Awakening



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#1 in Fantasy!

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What would Bianca need for her first day?
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Sounds like Bianca!



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An Interview With A Witch MakerLaDonna Cole interviews Katie Cross!

 

The Network Series

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Never underestimate the power of a determined witch.
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Her magical power is great,
but her foresight is even greater.
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Never underestimate the power of a volatile witch.

Click A Cover To Get Your Copy Today!

 

 

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I'm D.M. Kilgore, and I'm feeling rather witchy today, aren't you? 

 

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Let Katie Cross cast a spell on you today!

 

 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To BEta or Not To BEta? That is the Question!

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It's the second Tuesday of the month.


You know what that means?


IT'S TIME TO GET TIPSY!


Here's an awesome drink recipe and your monthly writing tip! Let's settle in with a cup of Apple-Cider Punch and talk about BETA READING. 

 

To Beta? Or Not To Beta? That is the question!

 


Apple-Cider Punch
  
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  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups cran-raspberry juice, or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle sparkling white grape juice*


*Tipsy Version: substitute sparkling white wine in place of grape juice.*

 

Directions

  1. In a large pitcher combine apple cider, cran-raspberry (or orange) juice, and lemon juice.
  2. Slowly add sparkling white grape juice. 
  3. Serve (Makes 11-1/2 cups).



Now, Let's Talk About Beta Reading:

 

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You've finished your first draft!


You've proofread it, self-edited it, and revised it a bazillion times. 

Whoo hoo! It's ready to publish!


Hold your horses young padawan!


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What you talkin bout?



You're not ready yet.

First, you need beta readers. After that you'll need a professional proofreading and editing team. Then, when everyone has gone over it with a fine tooth comb, you'll need a second set of beta readers.


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That take furever! I just publish now!




Uhm, no.



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Dog not hero? I hates.
Having a second, third, fourth, and maybe even a fifth set of eyes look over your first (self-proofed/edited) draft is an essential part of the process.

Letting someone else read your draft and give you honest feedback is priceless. It allows you to step out of the writer's frame of mind and into the reader's. Another great way to switch mindset from writer to reader to beta read for others.



Trading drafts for beta reading is a great way to learn more about yourself as a writer, while brushing up on your critiquing and editing skills. You'll find your greatest strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of others. Beta readers can point out errors, bad habits (like using the same phrase over and over), and give you critical feedback on what they like most and least about your writing and your story.



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What wrong my eyes?



In the process of dedicating so much time to our work, we develop tunnel vision. 

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No. No. No. This just won't do.

Having another writer, an avid bookworm, or someone whose judgment you trust read your work helps you see what you've done well and what needs more work.



It is also a terrific way to catch errors that you missed yourself.

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I wrotes what?!

It's astonishing what the readers catch that the writers don't!



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Fine had betas. Now I publish?



Not yet.



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You'll need to go through all your beta readers notes and make the necessary and appropriate revisions.

Once you get it revised and feel confident it's the best it can be, then you send it to the pros to be professionally proofread and edited. You'll need to determine what services you want and find a qualified individual or team to get the job done.



A professional proofreading and editing team will do an in-depth job and uncover any and all errors (hopefully) and have your story ready to rock and roll.


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 NOW I publish!


Almost.


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It happens.
Have it beta read again. Seriously.

I know not every writer does this, but I highly recommend it. Send your professionally edited work to your most trusted beta readers. You might want to use the same favorites, and that's okay, but try to include some fresh eyes too. I choose the betas that did an excellent job to re-beta, and I also choose some trusted new betas to give it a brand new look over.
Even professional editors miss things sometimes.




(To find out why it's so easy to miss our own silly, simple mistakes, go *here*)


 SOUND OFF!


Are you a beta reader?

Or, do you have something that needs to be beta read?

 

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Beta Readers Rock!

Refill your cup of Apple Cider Punch, comment below, and let's mingle. 
You might find the perfect partner for your reading and writing needs!


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D.M. Kilgore
Writer & Literary Hitwoman
Let me KILL the GORE in your work!

I'm D.M. Kilgore. 

I have a red pen, and I'm not afraid to use it.

If you would like me to KILL the GORE in your work you can hire me as your personal Literary Hitwoman.  I'll assassinate the errors that others leave behind! My specialized Final Pass Proofreading will make sure you're final product is free of pesky overlooked errors and typos.











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Monday, October 13, 2014

Show Me The Money! Pants Optional.

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It's Another

 

MUSING MONDAY

 

At The Realm!

 

Let's make it a 

 

$$$ MONEY MAKING MONDAY $$$

 

 

 


 

I'm going to be embarrassingly honest.


It's a rainy, bleak, and blah Monday, and I'm musing about money-- or lack of, to be more specific.

Hubby has been unable to work for seven months now. I have been unable to find a job that will allow me to work outside the home while still working my other seven "unpaid" jobs (college student, homeschool teacher, mom, writer, caregiver, wife, homemaker). 

Guess what? When you've been "self-employed" for over a dozen years, the call-backs just don't come in. Unless it's a writing job, I'm kind of unemployable. The last time I worked in an office outside my home people had pagers instead of cellphones and Bill Gates had just announced "Microsoft Bob" for Windows.

We blew through our savings just trying to survive the first five months. With our new "better" *heavy sarcasm* health insurance and its sky-high premiums, copays, and deductibles we were barely scraping by before hubby became unable to work. Now it's a battle zone of "Pay for healthcare?" or "Pay our mortgage payment, and utilities?" -- What's more important living or having a place to live? The struggle is real.

I sit here with a $250 electric bill and $2.17 to pay it. Now what?




I don't know about where you live, but around here? Giant monsters are scarce. I think our southern hospitality annoys them. Or maybe they've seen "Deliverance". Either way, fighting monsters for food just isn't a good plan.

WE NEED MONEY. NOW.

 

I assumed there had to be a way for hubby and I to make some money from home to help fill in the gaps between the end of the month and the end of the money. It took a few weeks of research, but I finally came up with something legit that really does have a decent pay out for the time/effort spent.

Get ready to roll your eyes and sigh, "Yeah right", because you're not going to believe it. That's okay. I have proof for you. This works! In three weeks I've made almost $400.00 in my spare time. And if you follow this blog at all, you know I have very little "spare" time.

I'm going to walk you through the whole thing, so bear with me. I'm going to show you sites, tell you what they offer and what I do and how much I make, and then I'm going to tell you how to  get started and give you tips and tricks that will increase your pay day amounts! This is going to be a long post, but well worth it if you NEED MONEY too. With the holiday season approaching, who doesn't need extra cash?!

Here's what you'll need:

  1. A desire to earn money in your spare time.
  2. A computer (or other capable device) with internet access.
  3. A "new" email account you'll use only for this (more on that in a bit).
  4. Ability to type, even if it's hunt-and-peck style (like my hubby).
  5. A little (or a lot) of free time-- it's up to you how long you "work" each day.
  6. Patience.
That's it. Can you handle that? I sure can. Let's get started.

First of all: Understand that it will be up to YOU to decide which companies you want to work with, how many hours a day you spend on this, and what you are willing to do to earn some money. Don't worry, it's legal and legit. You've just got options, that's all. I'm going to share my favorite opportunities/sites with you, but there are plenty more legit ones out there for you to choose from.


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  What is this exactly? 


It varies from site to site, but my favorites pay you for several activities, such as: 
  • Opening emails.
  • Taking surveys.
  • Playing games.
  • Watching videos.
  • Listening to music.
  • Getting coupons.
  • Completing tasks.
  • Entering sweepstakes.
  • Entering giveaways.
  • Accepting offers.
  • Referring friends.
  • Signing up.

Sounds simple, right? It really is.

If you can open email, click a mouse, and work your way around the keyboard (no matter how slowly) you can earn real money from home in your spare time! 

First, let me introduce you to the sites I'm using to make money.

$ MONEY MAKERS $


#1 InboxDollars

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My favorite! InboxDollars!

 What they offer:

 

Get paid to: open email, take surveys, participate in offers/giveaways, watch videos, listen to your favorite music, complete easy online tasks, play tv/movie trivia, use their toolbar/search box, refer friends, shop online, play games, sign up for deals, discounts, free samples, coupons, etc.

One of my favorite things about InboxDollars is they give you free-spins for everything you do! Spin the wheel and earn money, tokens, sweepstakes entries, and more. They give you a spin for every survey that you try to even if you can't complete (if you aren't qualified) so you still get a reward for your time.

I'm up to $23.09 in approved payments. You need to earn $30 request a payment. They pay you by sending a Visa cash card or a traditional check-- your choice. How long did it take me to get to $23 bucks? About 15-20 minutes, three days a week. On top of my $23 (so far) I have also won 106 sweepstakes entry tickets. They are pretty quick about confirming your earnings. I've not had anything "pending" for more than three days.

#2 CashCrate

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CashCrate is another great site!


What they offer: 

 

You'll find the same type of opportunities and offers at CashCrate as you find at InboxDollars, but instead of spin and win, they have a "crate" game you can play for extra earnings and prizes.

I'm up to $34.10 there for about 6 or 7 hours of my time. You need to earn $20 to get a check. They tend to take a bit longer to confirm earnings, so I have about $78 worth of "pending" payments still waiting to be approved.

#3 SendEarnings

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Kaching- here's another one!

What they offer:

 

Again, they have the same kind of earning offers and opportunities as InboxDollars and CashCrate. They don't have a points/reward/game like spin and win or the crate game.

I've spent less time there (about 10 minutes a day a few days a week) and mostly just done surveys, search bar, and paid emails. I've earned $9.02 there. I have a few things pending, but they are pretty quick to credit you for your work. You need earn $30 to get a check.

 

#4 InboxPays

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Easy Money! I didn't even try to get this total!


What they offer:

 

Cash offers, surveys/studies, coupons, games, bonus offers, and paid emails.

To be honest, I don't pay that much attention to this one and was surprised to see my total. For this one, I've earned $9.30 this week by opening paid emails and taking the surveys they email me. That's it. I've spent more time at the other three and haven't put a lot of my time into this one yet. Easy money though- I mean, I'm almost up to ten bucks without really trying, right? What's really surprising is my accumulated total- this is the sum of my paid credits and those that are still pending:

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So Easy I Forgot How I Earned It!

$83.45!? What? How? I don't even remember spending more than a few minutes a day opening the emails.

Wow. If that all pays out, I'll have a hefty payment from this one.

You have to earn $50 here to get paid, and you are paid via PayPal.


#5 MindsPay

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Another Easy $ Site!

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$55.01 for about an hour of work? Bam!
I spend very little time on this one, but look at my total. And that's not counting what's pending. I open a few emails, did a handful of surveys, and accepted a few offers. Here's what my pay-day will look like once my pending totals go through!

This one offers surveys, bonus offers, studies, and paid email. You have to earn $50 to request payment, and they pay via PayPal.

I think I might spend about an hour or two a week on this one. Not much effort. I was kind of surprised to see this total too. This one is a "back burner" for me. I do this one when I run out of things to do with the others.


#6 Panda Research

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$81.89 for a few hours a week!
I've mostly done surveys and paid email here, but I did  do a few of their "big" money offers (one was worth $45).

As you see, a big chunk of my earnings are still pending. They pay pretty well but not very fast.

You'll find surveys, studies, offers, bonuses, and paid email here.

You have to earn $50 here to request a payment, and they pay via PayPal.


EXTRAS:

Jobs2Shop

 

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*No referral program with this one.
This one is an "extra" that I keep in my pocket if I run out of things to do on the other sites. They offer coupons, surveys, and secret shopper jobs.

I've made a little over $10 for opening their paid emails. The secret shopper option is neat if you like to shop, see movies, dine out, etc.

You have to earn $25 to request a payment, which is paid via PayPal.


Surveys Email


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Newly discovered, but so far so good!
I just discovered this one last night, so I haven't had a lot of time to tinker with it (or earn) but it appears to offer the same as the first three I gave you, but with a jackpot game instead of spin and win or crates.

You'll need to earn $25 here to request a payment, which is paid via PayPal.

I'll probably be spending some more time here in the coming weeks, just for a change of pace.



Sound good so far? Great, let's get you set up to earn!

 

$ MAKE MONEY NOW! $


The very FIRST thing you'll want to do is go to your favorite free email (yahoo, gmail, hotmail, whatever) and set up a new account that is separate from your current account(s). 

Why? 

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Oh! That's a LOT of email!

You'll have an inbox full of offers and emails to open and read (for pay) and you don't want those cluttering up your regular email box. If you have a separate account for this you won't have to worry about searching through your inbox each day to find the money-makers.

Once you have set up your email be sure to make a note of your new addy and password (if you're like me you'll never remember it).

Now, you're ready to sign up for some money making opportunities.

Use the links above to go to anything that you would like to try out.

All of them will give you a sign on bonus. You can make more money by filling out your online profile with each site. InboxDollars, CashCrate, and SendEarnings will give you a hand "to do" list that you can complete to earn even more money.

Once you're signed up, your profile is completed, and your "officially" working, it's time to check your inbox.

Go through and confirm your email with each site you set yourself up with. Now, add the sender addresses to your contacts (this will help prevent all your money-makers from going to your spam folder).

Go ahead and click on any paid-email confirmations and any offers or surveys you'd like to complete.

Then, go through your spam email the same way. No matter how many times you add your money-makers to your contacts a few will still end up in the spam box.

  
Tips:
 
  • When you've completed all your inbox-work, go ahead and delete all the messages. You don't want them piling up. Keep your new email inbox and spam box empty so that it's easier to find new opportunities to earn cash.

  • Use the same user name and passwords on anything you register, sign up for, or join. This will make it much easier on you when you return to complete more tasks or offers.

  • Answer the surveys honestly. Many have trick questions to make sure you're paying attention and not just "click click clicking" through in hopes of making a dime.

  • Take the top payout surveys first. Many fill up or time out and you'll miss out. If you have five offers to take a survey and they all pay 50 cents, look for the one or two that pay $1-$5 and do those first.

  • Seek out the 100% free offers first. You can buy or join things if you want to, but I try to make more than I spend. I do all the free offers and leave the paid ones alone. I don't have the money to join a monthly book club today, but maybe later. These pay-for offers will still be there when you want to accept them.

  • Bookmark each site you are going to work and give it the tag "money". Now, when you get ready to work you can open all of your sites and email at once and get busy.

 

Tricks:


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  • Get paid while you do other things. How? Radio Loyalty. Sign in to your favorite site, click on the "offers" and find the one that says "Radio Loyalty". It will open a new tab where you can choose your station. Let it play in the background while you play games, watch videos, take surveys, fool around on Facebook, check your email, etc. At a set time you'll need to look at that tab. (On CashCrate it's 30 minutes, on InboxDollars it's 10 minutes.) It's going to give you a little box/video with a box and an answer you'll need to type in. I set a timer on my computer for 25 minutes so I remember to go check for the "still watching?" question/answer. Can't "work" with Huey Lewis in the background? No problem See that little volume button under the song title? Just turn it all the way down. You can still hear your timer to check in every thirty minutes without actually listening. I enjoy the music unless I'm writing.

  • Take advantage of the Referral Programs! Sign up your friends and family who want to make money by giving them your unique link! You will get a payment percentage on any thing they do as well as a bonus for each person you sign up. That way you can make some money even on days when you don't have time to do the work yourself. I am signed up under hubby's InboxDollars, and he's signed up under my CashCrate. This helps us both reach our totals faster.

  • If you have a blog, post banners so that others can sign up. See mine over on the right of my blog in the sidebar? Blog about your success (like I'm doing here). Post about it on social media. Remember, the more people that sign up the more money you can make.
  • Don't forget about bonuses and points! Most of the sites I've listed will let you earn points towards prizes. Use them. I saved 50% on my last Amazon order and used an earned gift card to pay for it. That means I paid NOTHING for the last book I ordered!

  • Pace yourself. Set up a time to do this and don't over do it. Don't burn yourself out. Surveys are a super simple way to make money, but after entering your age, race, gender, and zip code a hundred times you kind of go a bit bonkers. Take a break. Do something else to earn money (like play a game) or stop for the day.

  • Download and use the InboxDollars toolbar. It pays you to search (so do most the other sites- but they don't have a toolbar) and it also alerts you to when you've earned money, free spins, or have new paid email to open. It doesn't have anything to slow your pc down, and there's no spyware, adware, viruses etc.

 

IMPORTANT: 

 

While most the sites will ask you for demographic information on surveys, or for your email to send newsletters or coupons, or even your physical address to mail you free samples, never give out your person info or your social security, credit card numbers, etc. on any opened pop-up or sites that are not affiliated with the ones you register with.

My money-making is a direct result of what I've put into it. It is not a guarantee that you're going to make a hundred dollars this week, or that you'll be able to quite your day-job (if you have one). As with all things in life, you'll get out of this what you put into it.

If you accept any offers or play any games that ask you to download them, use at your own risk. I run EVERYTHING through my antivirus. I check out every site on BBB and online forums. Use all the above information to make your own decisions and use your best judgment. I'm not responsible if you download something "iffy". You're responsible for your own research. ;)

TAXES:  You will need to read the FAQ sections at each site. You are responsible for keeping track of your income and reporting it on your tax returns. Check with each site to see how they pay, when they pay, and how they will report it.


HOW I DO IT:

 

I schedule this in just like I would any other job. I do my school work, homeschooling, and writing before I do this job. Once I have my other work finished, I approach this as a part time job.


I start about 3pm and work until time to cook supper at 6pm. Later on, if I find myself with nothing to do, I might go back in and do another hour or two of work on these sites. I rarely put in more than 5 hours a day on them. (My husband is doing them full time at about 8-9 hours a day.)

At 3pm, I grab a glass of water, a snack, and I log into my laptop. I settle into my favorite chair, open all my sites *using my bookmarks*, and go to the CashCrate tab to access Radio Loyalty. I click on the Radio Loyalty offer, and when it loads in a new tab, I pick my station, and set my timer for 30 minutes.*Note: If you go in through another site the timing is different- it's every ten minutes through InboxDollars.

Next, I open my email (the one I set up for this purpose). I go through my spam first. I choose all the paid emails and move them to my inbox. Then I look for any other surveys or offers I want to look at. I move them to my inbox. Finally, I look for anything that says "confirm". You'll need to confirm some registrations before you will be credited for them. It's as simple as opening the link in the email that says "confirm registration". So, I move those to my inbox too. Then I delete everything else in the spam box.

Now, I open my inbox and begin going through each one. I do all the paid-emails first. If they offer a survey or something that I want to do, I go ahead and click on it and have it open in a new tab. I leave the tab open and go beck to my inbox and delete the email and move on to the next one.

Remember, I'm earning money by doing the Loyalty Radio while I work.

I keep going through my mail until I've opened, done or deleted each one, and then I make sure my spam and inbox are empty.

By now, the timer is usually going off. I check the Radio page and enter the answer in the box, hit submit, and sometimes change the channel.

Now I go to all the open tabs and begin doing the task, offer, or surveys that were in my inbox.

When the timer goes off, I go back to Radio tab and plug in my answer.

Then I go to each site and do the daily surveys, check in, or whatever the to-do list items are.

When the timer goes off again, I know I'm an hour and a half in.

Now, I'll choose what I want to do next- play a game, do more surveys, offers, watch a video, etc.

I keep working, stopping each time the timer goes off to enter the answer on the Radio tab. I switch up activities each time so I don't get bored or burnt out.

When my time is up, I stop for the day.

(I've made money while writing this blog post by listening to Loyalty Radio while I worked.)

The great thing about the Radio tab, you can keep it open while you do anything else. As long as you check in every 30 minutes, you can just keep earning all day or night.

That's it. 


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KA-CHING BABY!
My "work day" on these Money Makers is pretty simple. And it's better than making NOTHING for sitting on your butt scrolling through Facebook drama, right? If you're going to turn to your computer in times of boredom, might as well make some money and occupy your mind! Give it a shot.

Three weeks in, and once all of our pending stuff is credited, hubby and I will have enough to pay a house payment and our health insurance premium. I can't argue with that. Even if I do get tired of telling the computer my age, race, and gender. It's not a get-rich-fast scheme, it's legit work that will pay you for what little effort  you put in. The good news is, the more effort you put in, the more money you can make.


 

What do you think? Will you give it a try? 

 

Any Questions? 

Just comment below!




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D.M. Kilgore, Starving Artist
Snuggie Not Included.
 I'm D.M. Kilgore, starving artist, and there's just too much month at the end of my money! 

I'm making some cash by sitting in my recliner, wearing a hideous pink Snuggie, sipping Chai tea, and telling the computer I don't drink soda, I prefer pizza to subs, and I rarely shop at Macy's or go to the movies. It's just that simple. If I can make $100 bucks a week looking like this you sure can. 



*Disclaimer: Internet required, pants optional.*