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Real Work From Home Jobs (Updated For 2019!)

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Finding the Best Work From Home Jobs

An Updated List of Legit Work From Home Jobs in 2019

The “gig economy”. Having an “entrepreneurial mindset”. Working a job that’s “location independent”. These are all phrases that have popped up over the past several years, in relation to working from home.

If you work a traditional 9-to-5, do these terms sound almost fictional, or at least not possible for someone of your age or level of expertise?

Well here is some interesting news —

Work from home jobs are not only attainable, they are widely available AND perfectly legit. They no longer hold the stigma of “too good to be true” or “an envelope-stuffing scam”.

Because companies are evolving. They now realize flexibility keeps their employees happy (and healthy!) And a happy employee will do the job the right way, plus stick around longer.

Don’t believe me?

Keep on reading … because the following post includes the research, reviews, and one-on-one interviews to prove it.

Work from home jobs are the wave of the future. And I, for one, am TOTALLY on board. I’ve been a full-time remote employee for the past five years, and couldn’t be happier.

But don’t just take my word for it. Read on, for all of the juicy details and data.

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Can You Start a Blog to Make Some Serious Money Online?

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Blogging as a Profitable Side Hustle

There are a lot of varying opinions on whether blogging can be considered a profitable side hustle. Mainly because of the amount of effort required in starting and maintaining a blog. There’s also quite a bit of a learning curve with blogging in general.

But what if you could get started blogging with all the steps laid out for you? A blog road map, so to speak. Instead of flailing about (as I did), trying everything under the sun, in order to make this blogging thing stick. If you had these steps to follow, it could put you on the path to start a blog that’s profitable for the long haul. With some initial work up front, organized in a logical and straight forward way. To then start generating a passive income going forward.

With this next post, you’ll learn more about how to do just that —

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How To Make Money Advertising on Your Blog (Without Using Adsense)

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A Review of the Top Five Adsense Alternatives

Have you ever heard of Google Adsense? If you’re a blogger, chances are you’re quite familiar with it. Because it seems like Google’s Adsense advertising platform is the default mechanism that bloggers use to make money from their sites.

It’s an easy system to get into, but that’s also a huge part of the problem. It’s too easy. So today, we’re going to talk about some Adsense alternatives.

The barrier to entry in Adsense is so low that the ads are not customizable. And, frankly, bloggers have very little control over what they’re showing their audience. This can be an unpredictable way to website monetization. Worse, Google’s cost per click payout has shown signs of a decline.

That’s a major issue for bloggers who are looking to monetize their sites and earn extra income. Google Adsense provides a lot of flexibility. But unless you’re exceptionally experienced with ad serving psychology like ad placement for banner ads, you might be doing yourself a disservice.

Google won’t optimize the ad placement on your site. They require you to do that. They won’t test the best images, locations or types of ads on your site.

Again, that’s all on you. Which is a tad bit intimidating.

But it’s also why I’m so psyched to be sharing this sponsored post with you. So we can all learn more about how to better utilize advertising space on our website. Because there are definitely better options out there, over Google Adsense.

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Merch by Amazon Review – My First 3 Months Selling T-Shirts

What I’ve Learned My First 3 Months Selling Merch by Amazon

Several months ago I posted about my initial experiences with the Merch by Amazon program. Back then, I was essentially just trying to figure things out. And while I’m still working through the process, I thought it might help others if I shared some of my learnings.

In case anyone else is thinking of selling t-shirts through the Merch program, here’s an update as to what I’ve learned over these past few months. Believe me, it’s quite a bit — although I’m sure it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what I still need to learn.

And you know how it’s sometimes better just to write things down, even though you’re pretty sure you have a basic idea of how to do something? Well, this is me, documenting what I’ve learned about Merch by Amazon.

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Creating a Resume That Will (Without a Doubt) Land You the Job You Want

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This article was originally published on The Money Mix and has been republished with permission.

How to Create the Perfect Resume

Okay, so maybe saying this will definitively get you hired for your dream job is not a guarantee anyone can make. But at the very least, this article WILL put you multiple steps ahead in landing the job you’re after.

The one that will have you eagerly jumping out of bed in the morning. Because isn’t that what we all want? Find something you really love to do, and then figure out a way to get paid for it.

Well, I’m a tiny bit embarrassed to tell you I haven’t updated my own resume in quite some time. I’d guess roughly 8 years. I know, I know — blasphemous! So this post is a timely reminder for us all, myself included.

No matter how solid & stable your current employment situation may be, you should never rest on your laurels without having a backup plan.

Because there are really no guarantees in the workforce. And once your employment is negatively affected, it’s like a ripple effect. Everything else starts to follow suit, fast and furiously hitting the fan.

Mortgage payments, bills, utilities, groceries — all the things that require money, now hang in the balance (pun intended).

That’s why it’s best to proactively plan for these scenarios.

And it’s also why I’m really excited to share this post with you, so you can be sufficiently equipped for wherever your next career move takes you.

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