Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blog and Blog Some More

For those of you who are looking to earn some extra cash online, I must quote the words of one of the books that I read years ago..."Blog and Blog some more".

This is so true. I have been working online, for years, over 12 years to be exact. Trying to make a living, not just extra money, but trying to make a living working from home in my pajamas on my computer.

I have tried paid surveys, paid to click, paid to read emails, writing name it, I have probably tried it.

Finally, I figured it out. Only after eHow changed their guidelines (switched to Demand Studios)last year. Since then, I haven't been writing articles, so it has been over a year.....but I do receive a paycheck from them every month. And a year later, my monthly income from eHow is more than it has every been.

Here's how I started earning more. I started blogging at least once a week, on 4 different blog sites.

Most of the time, I add a link to one of my eHow articles.

I also add a link to my articles on Facebook and Twitter time and again.

These backlinks cause your articles to appear higher in search engines. As long as you have good articles, the articles will get hits and make money.

Lately, I have started writing for other web sites and adding backlinks to those articles as well.

Good luck to you in making money online, if that is part of your goal. And please share this article with anyone that you know who is trying to make ends meet and needs to earn more money.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Free Things to do on Vacation

Living an inexpensive way of life is great, but everyone needs a vacation sometime. Just because you go on vacation, doesn't mean that everything has to be expensive.

I remember when we were kids, we would take a loaf of bread, some lettuce, tomatoe and cold cuts along with us for the road. We would stop at a roadside park or mountain overlook, and make some sandwiches. Of course we always took a cooler full of juice or soda, so that we didn't have to pay convenient store prices. That's even easier in today's world, because you can pay for your gas at the pump, so you don't even have to go inside to be enticed with their flavored coffee and snack cakes.

Try researching museums and parks in the area where you plan to travel. It's great to take the kids to Disney or an amusement park, but the rest of the time, try to enjoy something that is a little educational and a lot less expensive.

Here's an article with a lot of great tips titled How to Find Free Things to do on Your Vacation.

May all your travels be....Lots of fun and mostly free!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Save Money on Auto Repair

In order to save a few bucks, why not consider doing your own auto repair. If you plan on owning your vehicle for a long period of time, you can change your oil in only a few minutes after a little practice.

Web sites, like and, give great detail on how to do a lot of smaller auto repairs like water pumps, alternators and starters. By either investing in a few tools, or borrowing some from your older brother, you can do most small repairs yourself and save anywhere from $60 to $120 an hour that big garages would charge.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Save on Trash Bags

For some reason, I just cannot get into the hang of remembering my reusable shopping bags when I go to the supermarket. I also get tired of taking the plastic bags from the grocery store back to put in their little recycle bin. And in our county, you aren't supposed to put them in with the rest of the recycled rubbish.

This month while I was trying to think of a way to save money, I decided, why buy garbage bags. Of course, I know I will need them from time to time for the bigger messes.

However, for the small stuff in my garbage can, a new idea arose.....why not use the grocery bags and department store bags.

I hope this money saving tip will help you enjoy An Inexpensive Way of Life!