Sunday, September 24, 2006

I am a Discovery Toys Consultant!!

I have recently become a Discovery Toys Educational Consultant, and wanted to share my excitement with you!

I decided to become a consultant not only to make extra income, but because the toys are so fabulous and my kids love them! They are fun and educational, and a great way to educate your children through play! We offer toys, books and games to create a balanced diet for play at every age and every stage of development!

That’s what Discovery Toys is all about! Our products lead children to school readiness, self-confidence and academic success.

If you are interested in finding out how you can make a difference in the lives of so many children, have fun, and get paid to play; then contact me today! I’m always looking for more people to join my team who care about our future and want to make a difference for their family and others!!

There are 4 ways to be involved with Discovery Toys!

1. Be a customer! I am always happy to update my customers once or twice a month on sales and specials.

Visit me on the Web! See my Web site for our full catalog, and shop online 24/7!

2. Be a hostess! Help me introduce these incredible products to your friends and family and as a thank you – you will get to pick out products of your choice for free! (Amount of free products are based on purchases at your get together.)

3. Be a wholesale buyer! Get a minimum of 20% off all your purchases, even on sale prices!

4. Be an Educational Consultant and do what I do! It’s hard to believe I earn income for my family just by going to people’s house’s, playing with toys, eating dessert, getting adult conversation & having a good time! I love what I do and you can too! You can work this as much or as little as you want! Once a day, once a month, once a quarter, it’s up to you!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Online marketing solutions

With internet businesses growing by leaps and bounds, more marketing companies have started offering online marketing services. Discount Click is one company that provides a wide range of services for your online business.

As you know, Search Engine Marketing has become one of the most important tools for online businesses, and making sure you have the right SEM product is very important if you want your business to be a success. When I tried to market my online business by myself, I failed miserably. I thought I could save myself some money and become an SEM pro, but I was delusional.

Rather than wasting a lot of time, I should have looked into online marketing services. I didn’t know that it only takes as little as $50 a month! For that price, Discount Click can provide you with Web-based services specialized to your business.

Discount Click offers a full array of marketing services for search engines, including self-service SEO tools and search engine analytics and metrics, as well as comprehensive services to optimize your online business such as List Management Internet Marketing Services and Banner Ad Serving.

If you are serious about making your online business a success and making a serious difference in your profit, you should think smart! Optimum search engine marketing tools are key in getting one step ahead of your competition and increasing your bottom line.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Home Loans shouldn't hold surprises

Having just been through the whole debacle of buying and selling a house within the last couple of years, I know first-hand what a hassle it can be. The money issues endlessly confuse me. I had no idea how they chose an interest rate for you, and I was certainly clueless on what an ARM was.

A Web site like provides borrowers with great tools when they make the decision to buy a home. The site explains the financial aspects of mortgages in detail so you won’t be in the dark when securing a home loan.

So many people are in the dark when they get a mortgage, and trust the first thing a mortgage broker tells them. I had a friend who bought a house using an interest only loan, and had to declare bankruptcy when his loan was due and he couldn’t pay it off.

Don’t let this happen to you. Do your homework! provides a Knowledge Base and FAQ to help answer every question a potential borrower could have. But it is up to you to do your own research before you get a mortgage. Find out if you need a fixed rate mortgage or an adjustable rate mortgage. Research how much you can actually afford, and what your payments will be with the interest rates available to you.

A mortgage calculator is a great tool to estimate your monthly payments and figure out exactly what you can afford. I suggest taking advantage of this instrument, so there are no surprises when your first house payment comes due.

Through you can find a home loan with a competitive interest rate that will fit your budget. For testimonials on the effectiveness of, check out their broker blogs, in which brokers and customers alike share their experiences.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


As I'm sure most of you know, you can make money blogging. In fact some people make very good money blogging. Heather Armstrong, better known as Dooce, supports her family from her blog alone. She made so much last year through her blog, that her husband was able to quit his job. (My husband is still holding out hope for this!)

The question is, do you know the best way to go about making money on your blog? There are several Ad networks out there, with Google Adsense being the most popular, and Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) getting off to a good start. But have you looked into Blogsvertise?

Blogsvertise is a Web site that allows you to register for free, and you get paid to advertise products or Web sites in your existing blog. The Blogsvertise advertisers want you to talk about their Web site or services in your blog. It's blogsvertising! When you blogsvertise for a specific advertiser, you can discuss their product however you want. You can support it, recommend it, or even complain about it, as long as you include links to the advertisers in your blog. So even though you are advertising, you maintain complete control of your blog by saying whatever you want!

When your blog advertisement has been posted for the pre-specified amount of time, Blogsvertise will pay you via PayPal!

Through Blogsvertise, you can make money blogging! It's a great way to earn money through your blog without having to rely on other users in the "pay per click" method of advertisers. By blogsvertising, you are relying on yourself and your blog to make money and no one else. You can use this tool in addition to or instead of your regular Ad network. The choice is up to you!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Freelance Networks

Over the last four years, I have met several mothers who have left the corporate world to stay home with their children. These same women are about to lose their minds because they miss the adult interaction, as well as the extra income.

Depending on your particular skillset, there are several freelance networks available which may be of use to you. Web sites such as,, and help match individuals with people looking for their services.

Surprisingly, freelance work is available in almost any field you can imagine including the following:

• writing/editing
• marketing
• graphic design
• photography
• sales
• fashion
• accounting
• admin support
• business consulting
• engineering
• software development

If you have professional skills that have been put on the backburner, or if you are just looking to make additional income, check out the many freelance networks available on the internet or in your area, and find the right one for you!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Cookies, plants, produce and more

Most larger cities (and some smaller ones) have a Farmers Market. They can range in size and offer several varieties of merchandise. Some are large enough to take up several city blocks!

In my area, the Farmers Market offers a wide array of merchandise from a diverse range of vendors. Of course, there is fresh produce and fruit, as well as all types of plants and flowers. Or maybe you are like me, and your specialty lies more in the kitchen area. At the Farmers Market, you can find anything from pies, cakes, cookies, jams, jellies, breads – you name it!

Our Farmers Market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays from March through October. If you have a green thumb and can grow plants or produce, this may be the place for you. Being more a fan of the baked goods, I am planning to sign up to sell cookies, pies and breads next season.

Now, you may think, “Oh, that’s quaint, but not for me.” But, let’s do the math. I priced a lot of the goods at the Farmers Market this summer. Pies sell for $15 each. Cookies were selling 6 for $8.50 or $2.50 a piece!!!! One batch of cookies makes about four dozen. You could bank $68 on one batch of cookies alone! Are you seeing the revenue potential?

One local woman was so successful selling pies at the Farmers Market each week that a restaurant contracted her. She now has a successful catering business!

Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for information on your local Farmers Market and vendor availability.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Human billboards

We all know how to make money selling ad space on our blogs, but have you ever thought about selling ad space on your body? There are certain companies who will pay you to be a human billboard.

I originally heard about this on eBay. One man was paid $37,000 to walk around for a week with an ad for a snore remedy on his forehead. I have also read about pregnant women selling ad space on their bellies. (I wish I had thought of that one!)

Last year, another man made $1000 by selling ad space on his arms. He has since started a business,, where you can register for free. His site claims to help you make extra cash by selling ad space on your body, clothes, pets, car, wheelchair, house, or anything else you can imagine. I have a feeling the more creative, the better on this one.

There are companies such as Body Bidz, Body Billboardz, and

I’m not sure which one is the best, but I am going to research this. Would it be wrong to sell ad space on my baby if it went toward her college fund?

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I knew the only way I could stay at home is if I found a way to make money from home.

In four years, I have tried everything imaginable to make money, and I’ve researched even more. I decided to help other people benefit from my findings. At Money Making Planet, I will detail the things I have tried that work, and the things that haven’t. I will offer tips on money-making scams to avoid, and new ideas from friends and readers. I will help you make the extra cash you need!