How much can you make driving for Uber? Here are some eye-opening salary facts if you’re thinking about driving for Uber. Plus testimonials from Uber drivers and Lyft drivers — including driver pay, little-known secrets, and insider tips & tricks.
Attending a Christmas party with friends or co-workers? What gift are you taking? Here’s the ultimate list of cheap gift ideas (most under $30) that are great for gift exchange games. If you need Dirty Santa gifts (or White Elephant gift ideas, Yankee Swap gifts, etc), we’ve got the best gifts for adults — from conservative and practical to risque and hilarious — all right here!
A business marketing and brand management expert shares her personal business outsourcing tips and ideas — including how to outsource specific work tasks for your company, how a virtual assistant can improve your bottom line, a list of outsourcing companies that provide outsourcing services, and some outsourcing examples that many companies could benefit from.
We know how challenging an online job search can be. To increase your chances of getting the job you want, we recommend that you don’t send the same resume to every job you apply for AND try to find the hiring manager’s name so you can contact them before sending your resume. That way, you’ll stand out from the other applicants! Here are our best online job search tips to help you find a job online AND the 7 best online job sites to start with.
Every year in the mail you receive a Social Security Benefits Statement. It’s an itemized statement that breaks down how much money you’ve earned in your lifetime, and how much you can expect to receive in Social Security benefits (payments) upon your retirement. Don’t throw those reports in the trash. Here’s what you should be doing with your Social Security Statement Sample instead.
As an artist, you can use the online storefronts offered by popular Print On Demand sites to sell your artwork or photographs online. They’ve got the traffic. You’ve got the artwork. Together you sell gifts, t-shirts, greeting cards, or unique pieces of art. It’s a win-win. Following are our best tips for starting your own Print On Demand business.
You can just about guarantee a job interview if you stand out from the other applicants in 2 simple ways: 1) Sell yourself in the resume and 2) Follow up after submitting your resume. Here’s how to do both of those things, and how to get a job interview… guaranteed!
Did you know there are actual days that are better than others if you’re thinking of calling in sick to work? (IF you want your boss to believe you, that is.) Here’s the best days & times to request sick days at work + The best sick day excuses that bosses are most likely to believe.
Take it from me… you need to know how to write a resignation letter BEFORE you plan to leave your job! Your formal resignation letter is something that should be taken seriously — because you don’t want to burn any bridges AND you want references in the future. Here’s how to write a resignation letter in 3 simple steps. Plus, bonus tips: I’ll show you how to write a letter of resignation for retirement too.
Have someone at work you really want to mess with? These are some of the best office pranks you can pull off if you’ve got a good sense of humor and are fairly certain your targeted coworker does too! Have some fun at work today… and let us know what your favorite funny work pranks are!
Test drive your dream job by taking a vocation vacation. A work vacation (or learning vacation) is a great way to get hands-on experience in a career field you might like to pursue. And you’ll get one heck of a great vacation at the same time! Not ready for a career change yet? A work vacation is also a fun way to learn a new skill or try a new hobby!
Thinking of entering the freelance writing market? I had the same thought over 20 years ago. Now I’m sharing my best tips that worked for me when I was looking for freelance writing jobs. I started freelance writing from home years ago and now I’m the publisher of a network of 32 websites — and I’m my own boss! You never know what can happen when you start with a few freelance writing jobs online.
Got a job interview coming up? If you’re not careful, you could really mess things up if you say or do the wrong thing! Here are 10 ways to guarantee that you WON’T get the job, plus the 10 best job interview tips to help you GET the job.
If you want to be a small business owner, you have a few ways that you could start. Sole proprietorship, LLC, and S-Corporation structures are all common for small businesses. Here are the reasons to establish your company as a sole proprietor business, based on our experience as small business owners.
My cubicle is a video song parody that will make you laugh. It’s a remake of James Blunt’s song ‘You’re Beautiful’. It’s an anthem for everyone who sits in a cubicle at work. Enjoy!
Sending an email resume is one of the best ways to get a job interview. But it’s a little-known secret that few job candidates actually use. Here’s how to email a resume.
Tired of same ‘ol stuff at work? Some FUN ideas to lighten things up around the office. Some of these work pranks are flat out crazy. But others might be worth a try …so long as the people in your office have a good sense of humor!
Small business owners don’t always know the red flags that can cause an IRS audit. But we do! 5 tips you probably haven’t thought of to avoid a tax audit.
Thinking of starting a new business? Having trouble coming up with your own small business ideas? I’ve started 2 small businesses. These tips worked for me!
Don’t quit your day job when starting a business. Consider continuing education, make a commitment, and set goals while keeping your day job. Here’s how…
Hiring interns, outsourcing work, bartering services, and other out-of-the-box ways to find employees for your new business when cash flow may be tight.
Looking for cheap office space for your small business? Here are the pros & cons of working out of a garage vs. renting a storage unit and working there!
Have a unique skill? Passionate about helping people solve problems? There may a highly profitable home based business in your future! 5 ways to get started.
Want to add your name to the list of successful entrepreneurs? Here are 6 myths about entrepreneurship that could sabotage your progress if you believe them.
Want to try out a few different jobs before you settle into something full-time? Temp work may be a great fit for you! Here’s why… and what you need to do first.
Ever heard “It’s All In Who You Know”? It’s true! Here are 4 ways to take your networking to the next level and become recognized as an industry expert.
Phone interviews are a pre-screening method employers use. These phone interview tips & tricks will ensure that you won’t be caught off-guard if they call!
Early retirement is a dream shared by many. However, unless you do some advance planning, the dream of retiring early can begin to feel hopelessly out of reach. The likelihood that you’ll outlive your retirement income is very real these days. If you’d like to retire early, but fear whether you can afford it or not — listen up. Here are […]
As a small business owner, you can build a brand by doing some of the same things that big business does. By making consumers feel as if they are part of a local experience, your brand will reach new heights. The best part is that your small business will be the real deal!
Regardless of the type of paper you save and how long you save it — like for tax purposes — you will inevitably need to shred a large amount of paper that has your private information on it. Especially if you work from home, or have your own small business. We have 2 paper shredders. See which ones and why we chose these.
See why unique resumes like the QR code resume and video resume are such a great idea in today’s competitive job market. If you want to stand out from the rest of the job applicants, you’ll try one of these unique resume ideas.
Starting a new business? See how to write a business plan, market your business to the public, and get financing for your business. These are all critical steps that you must do order to set up a successful business.
Between the economy and the holidays, it’s easy to find yourself broke pretty quickly, or at the very least cash deprived. I think most of us would like to make a little extra money right now. The good news is, if you have a hobby, then you may be able to turn that hobby into extra […]
These new job search tips apply to anyone entering the job market for the very first time. I realize that ‘general’ job search tips can be found in books and websites everywhere, but these are very specific tips geared for TODAY’s job seeker. Consider these the best new ‘modern’ tips that will make the biggest difference in your job search.
Why not make a ‘business card’ promoting your own website? You can hand them out at events, tack them up on community bulletin boards inside stores & offices, and more! See how to make your own FREE business cards here…
Want to make a quick million dollars? Here’s how others have done it with unique, creative ideas. Many of them took very little effort on their part. Here’s a fun look at some million dollar ideas from the past and present. Get ’em while they’re hot!
Here is the truth behind those ‘Work At Home’ signs you see posted on telephone poles, fences, and walls all over town. Who’s putting them up? How legit are they? You might be surprised to learn that while each looks slightly different and each lists a different telephone number, most of them are from the same company!