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Making Money online

As I’ve said in many previous stories, I’ve worked with many different companies doing many different things. This story will be about online companies.
I really thought that working on the internet was out of my life. The auto ships each month were driving me out of my mind, no less driving money out of my bank account. It was darn hard making enough money each month just to justify the auto ships!
The recruiting was hard, because I was in enough companies that my friends and relatives didn’t want much to do with me.

Several years ago I tried selling on eBay.

Sold a few things and got intrigued with drop shipping. At the time each time you listed something you had to pay a fee. I trusted myself in what I was doing so I listed a tome of products – after all you didn’t have to actually own the products. After a couple of months I quit ’cause I was spending more money than I was making. No more internet stuff for me.

So one night I watched a Webinar.

Watching webinar

Don’t know why ’cause I thought I was through with all that. Something was different about this webinar – the guy narrating seemed to be having fun and he was an absolute nut! Unlike most Webinars, this guy seemed to be talking from the heart and actually tried to talk us out of doing his thing.
I watched a couple of times and though that even though it was eBay his system might actually work. So I decided to spend a few bucks each month. The money is for training, video training and constant follow-up training each week on a webinar. I actually started to make some money!

The integrity on the part of the owners is beyond reproach.


These guys are honest and are constantly coming out with something new to help you with your selling efforts. Here’s the best part – they get nothing out of what you make on eBay. I’ll give you an example of what I mean:
The owner keeps saying that the Christmas season is the best part of the year for selling. So one of the owners has a two hour “getting prepared for Christmas” webinar. He tells us what we have to do to make money during Christmas. Never saw anything like it before. Here’s my opinion:

I know he’s also thinking that many of the people won’t do as he says and won’t make the amount of money that’s possible. So they come up with this contest. I won’t tell you what the prizes are, but they’re worth thousands of dollars. Here’s the good parts:

• The company won’t make any money out of what is sold on eBay as there’s no way for them to do so.
• In order to qualify for the contest, we have to list at least 50 products on eBay.

So what does all this mean?

Make money xmas

The company is “forcing” us to prepare for the Christmas season by listing products so we will be successful! And no extra money out of our pockets!
This is one of the many reasons I’m telling you about this company now, one other reason being there’s no down side other than you have to work. It’s an easy formula work = money.
S o you need to know how to check out this company. Each Tuesday they have a webinar given by the nut. Here’s the link, so check it out:

Easy to watch and easy to do.

This link is a sales link.  You should watch it, but register for the live Webinar and watch it first before making any decisions.

This link is a link to register for the Webinar


Gotta go get some more listings up!


How to Lower Your Cable Bill

In my article Retiring on just Social Security alone, I talked in general about setting up a budget between the folks doing the retiring. I stated that “You need to go through your budget one item at a time to decide which things you need and which things you want”.

These articles are not designed to as a “be all to end all”, but just alternatives in helping to keep your budget down. I’m a Senior myself, and I speak only about my Spouse and I.

In this article I’m going to talk a little more in depth about the Entertainment part of your budget, specifically the TV part of your Cable Bill and Satellite TV Bill, but in the reference of things you need to watch and which things you want to watch. I’ll also talk a little bit about your cell phone service.

Options about TV on the Internet won’t be talked about in this article but will certainly be in a later article.


Cable or Satellite TV

I don’t know about you, but Cable programming pricing is way out of line in our area. Do you really need all the cable channels and extras you’re paying for? This should depend on what you really need to watch vs. what you want to watch on TV.

Now if you’re not mobile and have to stay home, that’s a different story, but the basic premises can still apply.

What do you need to watch? Reality shows, like The Voice, American Idol, Survivor, etc.? If these are part of the need to watch, you’re already ahead of the game, because these shows are part of the “Over the air” shows that you don’t even need Cable to watch! At the very least you can get Basic cable and still enjoy these shows.

Basic cable only costs a fraction of what full programming costs and as Xfinity declares:

“Our Limited Basic package offers you a range of basic channels. These include:

  • Local broadcast stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, etc.)
  • Local government channels
  • Education channels

Our Expanded Basic package includes 30-50 channels.* These include:

  • Disney
  • ESPN
  • MTV
  • Fox News”

The average cable will vary according to what market you’re in, but it’s certainly worth calling your Cable or Satellite company and asking to compare the costs with you. From my experience, they’re more than happy to do so. To them, it’s better than losing a customer completely. You may even get some programming that’s great for you!

What do you want to watch? Is it sports, adult entertainment, documentaries? Talk to your Cable or Satellite provider about other programs you’d like to watch. If you are addicted to sports, try alternatives that are more affordable Usually segment-oriented TV programming costs a lot more than normal programming.

Call the local high school or college and find out the schedule for their games of whatever type. Schools play for the fun and honor of playing and not specifically for money. They’re fun to watch and you’ll probably meet some Grandmas and Grandpas there you don’t know yet. And they can be free, if not, low cost. If you get to talking to people at these events you’ll probably find out when the school plays, marching team competitions etc., are. These events can be enjoyable.

As you can see, it’s all about fitting things into your budget as you both see fit and can afford, so you can still be able to enjoy your “social life” on a budget.

A Cable TV alternative:

Totally over the air TV is just what it sounds like – free over the air programming, just like it used to be in the “old days”. I discuss this in the another article, Living Within Your Budget on Social Security – With Over-the-air TV


I’m finding that the biggest segment of new Smartphone users is Seniors – from Baby Boomers on up. Just a short mention about that in this article, ‘cause I’ve already talked a lot. One of the best buys for Smartphone service is Walmart – almost. It’s $40 per month. If you check into their contract though, you’ll find out that after a certain amount of web usage, the web access slows down – “throttling”.

There is another alternative called Solavei. It’s a little more expensive than Walmart, ($49 per month), or it can be for free. The choice is yours, To learn more about Solavei, click here.

by George Aughey


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