Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
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1.) Calculations- google can perform basic math functions.
3.) Spellcheck- Just type a word in google, and it will present you with the right spelling.
4.) Correct addresses - If you type a partial address in Google it can correct it for you.
5.) Translate- google has the ability to translate phrases and documents in maost major languages.
6.) Flight Status- You can check a flight Status right from google.
7.) Stock Quotes- You can Type Ticker Symbols Directly into google.
8.) Population- Google can identify populations of Citys, States, Country's, ect.
9.) Bus Routes- Google can provide public transportation info.
10.) Free 411- google has its own free directory service like 411.
And if thats not enough, they also Store Medical Records, create and share online docs, Host Blogging, provide voice over IP chat, a virtual library, and even more.
Now we just need it to make me us toast in the morning. How do you use google?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
This weekend, I'll be trying a new decluttering/money making technique called "Staging Areas." Sounds cool right! It involves marking three 4' x 4' squares on the floor of the garage with blue painters tape. These squares designate items to be Sold, Donated, or Thrown Away. Next, I'll search the house for items to fit each staging area.
Items that are no longer wanted, but may be of value to sombody else, can be sold by:
- Ebay -Small niche items easily shipped
- Craigslist -Large bulky items difficult to ship
- Garage Sale -Big ticket items that can be sold quickly
Anything that can't be sold should be put in the Donate area. Consider going through your closet and boxing up anything that you can no longer wear, or that you haven't worn in the last year. When you have enough for a trip to the goodwill, just back up you car to the staging area, and load up. Remember to get a reciept for the tax write off.
Anything that the can't be donated should be place in the Throw Away/Recycle area. This are should be disposed of weekly with you garbage or with frequent trips to the dump. There is absolutely no reason to hang on to trash. Recycle if possible some places my even pay you for items such as scrap metal.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
"A lot of us don’t have much money to spare. Sometimes you may find yourself with an extra $100; maybe someone finally paid you back for a long-forgotten debt (it’s happened to me!) or your mom sent you over a cash gift for your birthday. Or chances are, it’s just an extra $100 rattling around in your bank account that could find better use somewhere else." -By Silicon Valley Blogger-
$100 is a perfect number. It is enough money to be substantial, but not enough to be out of reach for most people. If have ever come across $100 dollars and asked yourself what to do with it, than here is my list of how to turn $100 into income."
- Valet Car Wash- Get yourself some cheap business cards, and print some fliers offering to wash peoples cars while they are at work. Provide a copy of your license and proof that you are insured to drive their car. Take it to a public hand wash or a "touchless" car wash. Then return with a nice shiny car to collect payment.
- Buy a vending Machine- A simple gumball machine can be purchased used or new for around $100. Convince a local mom and pop restaurant or convenience store to keep it by their front counter for a percentage of the profits.
- Walk/Feed Dogs- Make some fliers, get yourself a leash, poop bags, and dog treats. You could walk/feed dogs for people on vacation or at work.
- Become a Barber - In college, I knew a guy who bought some clippers, scissors and supplies for cutting hair. All of us starving college students lined up around the block to get a cheap buzz cut.
- Start Blogging- Build yourself a blog using Blogger, and start using adsense. If it becomes popular, buy a domain name and/or web hosting.
- Be a Handyman -If you have basic tools laying around the house and are handy, consider doing simple handyman repairs. Post signs on telephone poles in retirement communities.
- Dance/fitness/martial arts instructor - If you are athletic try holding classes in a public park and advertise.
- English tutor- If you are fortunate enough to speak another language, consider teaching English to non native speakers, at public meeting areas or your local Starbucks.
- Computer Tech Support- Setting up a Pay per minute phone is easy and only costs a few dollars a month. Just Google it and you'll find tons of companies willing to get you started.
- Window Washer- Get some industrial sized bottles of Windex and a squeegee and print some fliers.
- Knife Sharpener- Purchase a electric sharpener and a inverter for the car, or a nice hand sharpener. Show up at restaurants at off peak hours, and offer to sharpen their cutlery.
- Furniture Mover- This works better if you have a friend, but many people appreciate a helping hand when moving, especially if you have a truck.
- Ride to the Airport- If you are a punctual person with a car, consider picking up people from their house and driving them to the airport. All you need is a cell phone, email address, and advertising.
- House Cleaning- Load your vacuum in the car, and by some cleaning supplies. With a little word of mouth advertising you could make some extra cash on a regular basis.
Some times the best ideas are the simplest, with just a little creativite advertizing and you could have a secondary income for under $100.