29
Jul 15

Signs You Hate Your Job

Do you hate your job? At my last job, I was becoming physically ill at the thought of having to go to work the next day. That’s when I knew–I had to get out. If you are noticing any of these things in relation to your own life and your own job, you may want to seriously think about either finding a new job, or starting your own online business, where you will be in control of your life instead of a boss.

It’s Making You Sick

As I’ve said, I was getting physically sick at the thought of going to work the next day. In my case, I was actually throwing up, but you may experience any of the following: headaches, an upset stomach, unexplained pains, extreme anxiety, or depression. These are all signs that your job is affecting your health, and you need to make a change.

You Avoid Your Workplace

You make sure to take every precious second of your vacation time, sick days, breaks, lunch hours, etc., just to minimize the amount of time you spend at work. Maybe you even stretch it a little, with a few extra minutes here and there. I’ve been there!

Mini-Milestones

You set mini-milestones with yourself just to get through the day. Things like:

-“Just half an hour more and it’s break time.”
-“One more hour until lunch.”
-“If I work for 15 more minutes, I can take a bathroom break.”

If you find yourself making deals with yourself to get you through to the next bit of time where you don’t have to work, it may be a sign that you need to look for work elsewhere.

Mini-Mental Health Breaks

If your bathroom breaks have become mini-mental health breaks, you’re probably not too happy at your job. Any little bit of time in a place where you don’t have to deal with work becomes an oasis, when you’re not happy at your job. Again, I’ve been there!

Mental Health Days

If you find yourself calling in sick when you’re not, well, you’re like most people. But if you’re doing it as much as possible without getting fired and telling yourself it’s a “mental health day,” that’s probably a sign that you hate your job.

Take This Job and Shove It!

Ah, the anthem of unhappy workers everywhere. If this song has become your anthem and you daydream about playing it to your boss as you walk out the door, you might just hate your job!

Your Family Life is Suffering

When you’re unhappy at your job, you may become stressed out, irritable, and just generally miserable. You may find yourself taking it out on your family. Or, they might just get tired of hearing you complain about it all the time. In any case, if it’s affecting your family life, it’s a sign that you need to make a change.

You Live for the Weekend

Again, if any time away from work (evenings, weekends, etc.) becomes an oasis where you finally feel free and happy, in stark contrast to the way that you feel when you’re at work, that’s a sign that you hate your job. That’s not a good way to live, considering that we spend most of our lives at work.

There IS a better way. Click here to find out how to live the life of your dreams! Why wait? Do it now!

 


20
Jul 15

How to Make Money Online for Free–Best Online Rewards Programs

Ah, the internet–the Wild West of the digital world. It’s like a world unto itself. And with that, comes tons of opportunity. There are actually many possibilities on how to make money online for free. The trick is to know how and where to find them, and also to make sure you avoid scams. Which, of course, are also everywhere online!

But Can I Get Rich Quick?

Weeeelllll…probably not. If you want to get rich, like always, you’re going to have to work for it. But there ARE people who have done it, so that should tell you that it can be done!

But, if you simply want to make a little extra money, that can be done quickly and fairly easily.

So What Do I Do?

Well, let’s start with the easy stuff. Let’s say you just want to make a little extra money for Christmas, or spending cash, for example. What you want to do is join rewards programs like the following:

Swagbucks

Swagbucks allows you to earn points that they call “Swagbucks (SB)” which can be then traded in when you have collected enough for various e-gift cards. Some e-gift cards that you can earn are for stores like Amazon, Home Depot, JC Penney, Lowe’s, Starbucks, Whole Foods…the list goes on. You are sure to find something you like. And for most of them, the cashout is fairly low–between $3 and $5. You can also earn Paypal cash, but the lowest cashout for that is $25 (2500 SB). Another option, if you are feeling altruistic, is to donate to various charities.

There are many methods you can use to collect SB, including online shopping, taking surveys, watching videos, completing small tasks, playing games, doing searches, and printing coupons. Theoretically, you should be able to earn at least 209 SB per day, which works out to about 6270 SB per month–not bad for messing around in your spare time! I will be doing another post later, going into more detail about Swagbucks and how to accomplish this.

Zoombucks

Zoombucks is another site that is similar to Swagbucks. Some people like it better due to having had issues with Swagbucks in the past. Like Swagbucks, you can earn Zoombucks through taking surveys, watching videos, playing games, doing small tasks, and doing searches.

I am not very familiar with Zoombucks, as I have now learned and become comfortable with the Swagbucks website, and I’m a creature of habit. Luckily for me, though, there’s Zoombucks University, which teaches you how to earn points. One thing they have that Swagbucks doesn’t (as far as I know) which I think is pretty cool, is Zoombucks Radio, where you can earn a few points just for listening to the radio. You can choose which station you prefer.

InstaGC

InstaGC is another rewards program that is similar to the two listed above. Again, you can earn through taking surveys, completing offers, watching videos, searching the web, and online shopping. They pay out through gift cards, or if you prefer cash, you can cash out with Paypal or by cheque. You can also donate your points. The advantage to this program is the very low cashout, at $1 (100 points), as well as the fact that you get your code instantly. I’m not sure how it works with Zoombucks, but with Swagbucks it takes a few days to get your code.

There you go–three ways to earn money online for free. These are easy, and it’s surprising how quickly they add up. If you want to earn a little extra money online, join one (or all) of the programs above, and enjoy!


14
Jul 15

What is Wealthy Affiliate?


Wealthy Affiliate
(WA) is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to learn how to build a business and make money online.

Do you want to make some extra cash?

Make Extra Cash Online!Expenses are continually increasing, but salaries, sadly, seem to be either stagnant or much, much less than the rate of inflation. The middle class is disappearing. So how can you get ahead? You will have to take matters into your own hands. That means a business of your own! With the internet, it’s easier than ever.

Have you always wanted to work from home?

For me personally, working outside the home is a challenge due to some health issues I deal with. I don’t qualify for any sort of disability, but I do have issues that make it difficult for me to work outside the home. Also, I just don’t really like the whole “work, work, work” culture. I worked in an office once that was infamous for how low their pay was. My job was easy, which was nice, but the pay was ridiculously low. I was young and had no idea how bad it was until I found another job.

I was always stunned when I’d see my co-workers working late and on weekends, and for what? NOTHING! I mean it–nothing. They were working for free. They got NO overtime, NO respect from their “superiors” (I hate that term), and NO benefit whatsoever! It was utterly pointless. My thinking was, I work for a paycheque. If they don’t pay me, I don’t work. So I could never understand working for free.

Do you hate your job?

I have had jobs I liked, and jobs I didn’t like so much. I was actually fairly lucky in my jobs. I liked most of them. I like data entry, and when I was working, I did Accounts Payable, which is a lot of data entry.

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Overall, though, I have always resented being a “wage slave,” as that is how I see it. Why work for someone else, making them rich, while you continue to struggle? Isn’t it better to work for yourself if you can? I think so.

Are you tired of the rat race?

Wake up, work 8 hours (or more!), go home, go to bed. That’s really not much of a life, is it? I think that our current work system is unnatural and difficult on us, both mentally and physically. We only get one life (well, unless you believe in rat-racereincarnation–but even then, we only know about this life FOR CERTAIN!), and spending the vast majority of our lives at work, striving for something that we most likely cannot attain while working for someone else, seems like a tragic waste to me.

What if you could spend your days creating a life for yourself that you can be proud of? One that you won’t look back on someday and think, “I wish I’d LIVED more!” What if you could make your dreams come true?

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If the answer to any of the above questions is a resounding YES, then join Wealthy Affiliate today!

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