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Welcome to my Adventures!

Hey, hi and hello beautiful people and welcome to my blog! I am going to chronicle all the adventures I have with my family, being a freelance work at home mom, and I’ll share my secrets on how to get free gift cards and how to make money doing surveys with you.

Let’s start with introductions. My name is Sarah, otherwise known as GlitterBug, and if you can’t tell by the name I have an obsession with glitter and all things sparkly! I am also obsessed with my 4 kiddos. They are assholes drive me absolutely insane but that’s what having kids is for, right? We like to play Minecraft together and make silly YouTube videos sometimes and they are the reason I do everything I do.

Everything started when I got my tubes tied (that’s a story for a different day) and I decided I wanted to go get a job and make some money. I applied to all kinds of places that I thought I had enough knowledge and motivation to be a great employee at, but I was turned down by every. single. one….. The reason? I didn’t have enough work experience. UGH! I had a few jobs as a teenager/young adult and I had been a homemaker/stay at home mom for 8 years, but even that wasn’t considered enough experience for anybody. After awhile I gave up on the notion that I would get a job when an awesome opportunity fell into my lap.

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I was researching things for grief over losing my son and found a page where you could customize nail wraps for your angel babies. I ended up hosting a few online parties and then my new friend/consultant mentioned that she thought I would be a great consultant myself and I should sign up and sell the nail wraps too. This is where my work from home journey really started. I ended up signing up to start my own at home business and started doing online parties and making some sales. I had finally found something that made me feel like I was doing something productive. Fast forward to a year later and I didn’t make enough to hit the yearly quota. This was okay because by that point I was drifting away from nail wraps and my makeup obsession was beginning.

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I signed up with a different direct sales company to sell makeup before my nail wrap consultant account expired and started to focus on that. GlitterBug makeup was born! Around this same time I discovered a few of the websites I now use to make my money from home. I was focusing time everyday to do surveys and different tasks for a little money or gift cards and was chosen to receive free products in exchange for reviewing them online. I scoured the internet to find ways to do this easily and now a year later I have a few that work for me.

Now it’s finally time to share my secrets with everyone! I’m hoping these secrets and tips will help someone else who was struggling the way I was. Subscribe to this blog or follow me on social media to get updates of when I post something new. I hope you all enjoy what I have to share and you will keep coming back for more! ♥

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Affiliate Marketing For Dummies

This week’s adventure requires more work than normal but the payout is wayyyyy more than normal so it is kinda worth it if you get the leads you need. Affiliate marketing is a new way to earn money while promoting your favorite brands or websites. I have so many affiliate links it would make your head spin. You might even notice them all over my website and in each of my blog posts!

So what the hell is affiliate marketing? you ask. When you look up the definition it will tell you this:

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In Layman’s terms it is basically sharing a link for something you like and don’t mind promoting and if anyone clicks this link and buys the product or service then you make a commission for referring them to use it! It is so easy and doesn’t take too much effort if you learn the right ways to do things. You can put more work into these things and certain websites will walk you through it, but I am only giving the Cliff’s notes version and simplifying it for you.

If you have a blog or a website like I do then affiliate marketing is for you. If you have a lot of social media followers it could work in your favor also. There are different ways to be an affiliate marketer. There are pre-made graphics and links to post or send to people or you can have a banner or square advertisement on your website. If you look at the different blog posts and pages on my website you will see a lot of examples of affiliate marketing and the only thing I have done to use these graphics and links is apply and then copy and paste once I’m approved to participate in their program.

I will be uploading videos where I walk you through step by step on how to use these graphics and links to earn you some extra money! Make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel to see them and get notified of all new uploads.

Example of an affiliate marketing link is below!

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Surveys that pay

This week I want to tell you about my favorite thing to do to make money from home!! I get paid in gift cards and cash for taking surveys. I know there are a lot of websites all over the internet talking about they will pay you if you answer surveys and then they take you to endless questions and try making you complete offers where you have to pay them. I’ve had my fair share of wasting my time on these websites and I have learned and found some really great sites.

I can’t tell you how many survey sites I am signed up to. However, I don’t participate in every site that I’m signed up with when it comes to surveys. Sometimes they just don’t give you enough points, cents, dollars or whatever the incentive is for the time it takes to answer the questions. I’ve found some where it would take you all year to rack up enough points or whatever to redeem for a prize. Lucky for you I have done all the hard work for you and I have searched and tested different sites and found the ones that actually pay and that are actually worth your time doing.

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Some of these websites give you a referral link to invite your friends and they offer extra points or a little cash in your account when someone signs up and completes surveys. Some of the links you will be clicking on are my referral links so I may get a reward for referring you to them.

  1. Survey Savvy
  2. Crowdtap
  3. i-say Ipsos
  4. BzzAgent
  5. Swagbucks
  6. QuickThoughts
  7. Harris Poll Online

That’s all for this week. Some of these sites may stop taking members so make sure you pay attention to the page when you go to it! I hope you have fun and enjoy all your money making surveys and you get selected for some awesome trials and find new products that you never would have thought to try. See you in next week’s adventures!

 

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Secrets of a Freebie Queen

Who likes free stuff? I love free stuff! If it’s free, it is so for me. I have found a few different websites that actually will send you free stuff and a lot of it is full sized and not a dinky little sample that you run out of halfway through using it. With these free products you have to meet a certain criteria that companies are looking for and then you have a list of tasks to complete usually, in exchange for receiving their product for free.

Sometimes I end up getting so much free stuff in the mail I think my mail person is going to quit so they don’t have to carry so many packages anymore. Sometimes the samples are ones you can request and others are ones that are a surprise and sent to you because they think you fit their demographic. The more things you fill out on these websites when available, the more likely you are going to get picked to try and review a product.

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Let’s get into this list of websites that actually send you free stuff.

  1. Influenster. With this website you can talk to other users and review products or ask questions about something you haven’t used and earn badges that make you more likely to get a VoxBox. These are awesome boxes full of mostly full sized samples and you answer surveys, review the products and post about them on social media. They have an app and a website and something require you to have both to complete different tasks. You don’t get to pick what comes in these boxes but you can choose to opt in or out based on the survey answers you give in the invitation. About a week before you get your box they will show you in videos what will be in each one so it’s only a surprise for a little while.
  2. Bzz Agent. This one has you answer surveys and they will choose you based on your profile information whether you qualify for a free product to receive and review. They will send you an email that you fill out and if they choose you they email you letting you know you are in and when you should be expecting the package in the mail. I got my first review item from them last week and it came within 2 days of getting the shipping email.
  3. Crowdtap. This is a great website to make your opinion heard on as well as try products for free in exchange for a review. They have all the top brands and restaurants on there and you answer a few surveys and complete a few missions and then they have different products they will have you submit an application to receive and review something for them.
  4. Pinch Me. This company sends out an email and you log in on the first Tuesday of the month and claim which samples you want to get. You get them in the mail and try them out and then complete surveys giving your opinion and asking if you have used it before. Sometimes the samples they have are not so great and sometimes they all get claimed before you log in so you have to set reminders if you wanna get in on the good stuff here.
  5. Viewpoints Sampling. This one is amazing. They send you an application to submit to be chosen to review different products. If your answers match what they are looking for and you are willing to write a review that they make public then they give you some really amazing things for absolutely free! My very first one I was chosen for a week after I signed up and I got an InStyler curling iron that hadn’t even been released on the market yet. That sucker was worth $95 retail and I paid nothing!

These are the few favorites that I am always using. Of course there are plenty of others out there that you can sign up for that are legit and send you good stuff but I don’t want to bore you with too many to go through at once! I’ll save the rest for a future post so check back or subscribe to see what sites I share next.

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Free Money Without A Catch??

I’ve made so much money this weekend it is unreal! Between my newfound adventure and my drop shipping adventure I am seeing dollar signs! I haven’t made as much as I want to but I’m getting closer. Everything is working out to make me money and let me invest it back into my “brand” to make even more. The GlitterBug Empire is growing y’all!!! This past week I was introduced to a rewards program that pays cash straight to your PayPal, pays out as an Amazon gift card or you can get a check in the mail. I chose to get my money through PayPal and when I say quick payment, I mean QUICK payment!

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An acquaintance of mine on social media has been posting about this opportunity she found that made her quite a bit of money everyday and was easy and free. I was skeptical like anyone at first but then after seeing her posts for a week straight of $100 or more every single day I contacted her and asked what she was doing and how could I do it. She told me everything and I signed up and she walked me through how to do it and how to get the higher amounts of money for referrals. The referrals are where the money is and it’s been pretty easy to get them so far. The only thing that is really required is a credit card (Don’t worry, you won’t be charged! I’ll explain when you contact me) and the ability to find people who want to make free money with you.

Most of these little things seem like a scam and it’s hard to believe you can seriously sit at home and fill out a few different things and make a few social media posts and watch the money roll in. This is NOT one of those things! I tested it out to see what it was about and if it was really legit and omg it really is! It’s a little rough running into the people who think you are just trying to scam money and it’s a little irritating they assume you are a dishonest person but the way the world is today, who can really blame them? The only thing I can tell you is I put this to the test personally and I have been paid fast and I have proof along with thousands of other people who do this and post their screenshots of how much they have made each week.

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As long as the people actually read everything and follow exactly what their sponsor says then they will get money super easy and completely free! Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself and see. Seriously that is the only way I can get everyone to see this works and it is so exciting I get to be a part of it! I help guide every one of my referrals along the way to get them the most money they can possibly get while I put in my own efforts and get my own money along with bonuses every time one of my referrals makes more. It never stops! I have been walking on air and dreaming of stacks of money for days now and I’m just getting started. If you want to join Team GlitterBug and learn how to make free easy money at home with me or you want more info Click Here for my Facebook group with the details or Click Here to send me an email!

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Let’s Make Money On eBay!

So let’s continue with the topic of selling on eBay. Last week I told you about drop shipping and selling things for other people and earning a commission for listing it and I mentioned selling some of my own stuff on eBay. This week I am going to tell you how I have my own inventory to sell and how I get it for stupid cheap prices. 😉

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Depending on what you are willing to sell you can find deals and items all over online. I chose to go with body jewelry because I have an interest in it and it’s small enough to not take up too much room until I sell it. There is also a very high demand these days for body jewelry because almost everyone has a piercing of some kind. The ones I chose are nose studs and hoops, belly rings, and tongue rings. These are some of the most common piercings and people are always looking for a good deal to buy these, I know I have gotten so many of my own off eBay.

So while browsing on the Wish app I ran across a lot of listings that are free and you just pay shipping which is usually between $1- $3. Score! The really good part is you get a lot in your order like 30-60 in each package. I bought 2 or 3 of each package and wound up spending $20!!! I was so excited when I saw my total because I have so much body jewelry coming in the mail and I barely paid anything for it. I used some of my commission from drop shipping to buy these so I am investing part of what I earn from other things into this adventure.

Now listing these is different than normal eBay listing. You have to use the advanced listing tool to list these as a lot which just means that you have more than 1 of them to sell. This way of listing looks complicated when you first look at it but I promise it is really easy to do it.

Log into your eBay account and go to Sell. eBay SellFollow these 10 easy steps to list your items and start making a profit from home!

  1.  Click on Advanced Tool in the upper right hand corner of the screen. When asked to switch or stay, click on switch. eBay advanced selling tool
  2. Enter your item title in the box. You will be given the choice of entering your own categories or using one of the already made ones. I recommend using one of the suggestions that best describes your item in the most detail.
  3. You need to change the condition to New without Tags and describe the condition as Brand new, never worn items without tags.
  4. Add photos, use at least 3 from different angles, show all different options you have available (once you get your items). Take clear pictures with the items in focus and easy to see.
  5. Fill out the type, body part or whatever your items are for. Use Unlisted brand, Multi-color, material and whatever else you know about your item.
  6. Go to the description and describe with the most detail what you have. Use all the same details you used above and whatever else there wasn’t a space for. If you can create HTML codes you can choose to do this for copy and pasting when you relist after you sell your first inventory full.
  7. Choose Auction style or But it Now, depending on your preference, I like using Buy it Now on body jewelry.
  8. I list them as a few for a couple bucks and fill out how many you have in total. There is a check box for marking this as a lot.
  9. Fill out your PayPal information and choose require immediate payment and choose your shipping preference. I chose to use free shipping on mine to attract more buyers.
  10. Now you are finished and you can preview your listing and your listing fees which should be 0. You are now finished with your advanced eBay listing!

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Now once you have your items all listed and live on the site all you have to do is monitor your account for messages or orders and make sure you follow what you said on your handling time so you don’t have an unhappy customer and get bad feedback from them.

I hope you are able to find a niche for yourself and get in a good groove of listing, shipping and selling to be able to make a good profit. Your profit depends on the prices you choose and how many you will send to each customer. Everything is all up to you! Stay consistent and stay persistent and you will be able to have your accounts filled up in no time! I’ll see you guys next week for some more work from home adventures!

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Adventures In Drop Shipping

This week’s adventure started with one of the websites I told you about last week. I signed up for Freelancer.com and started filling out all my skills and went through looking at different jobs I could put bids on to try to get the job awarded to me and make some money. I didn’t even know this was something you could legitimately do and make money off of until I found it and I am so glad I did. You know that lady in The 40 Year Old Virgin? I have her job! I literally sell your shit (and some of mine) on eBay. The only thing required for this freelancing gig is an eBay account in good standing (usually with 90% or above in feedback), basic data entry skills (usually just copy and paste), eBay selling knowledge, and spreadsheet making skills.

I was contacted through the Freelancer website and offered a job of being a drop shipper after adding eBay knowledge to my skill set. Drop shipping basically is you sell the item and make a commission off it and the other person actually has the item and ships it to the customer. It is basically a data entry job and it’s so easy that my kids could even do it!

After I get the information from the item owner I enter it all in on eBay and list it in my store. Once the person buys it I get in contact with the item owner and give them shipping information and wait for the tracking number. After I have shipment confirmed I enter all the tracking information into eBay and the customer gets an update and can keep an eye on their item. Once the item is received you deduct fees and commission out of the total and send the rest to the item owner. I also write out sales report breakdowns for this person but you may not have to do that with all of them, you will work out all the details and payment amount with the person you end up working with.

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The beauty of being a drop shipper is you don’t have to do much work and you can still make a decent amount on commission depending on the item sold and how much the customer paid for it. You can also work with more than one person. The issue with this is you have to be extremely organized and keep track of everything to make sure you send the right information to the right person and you know what money goes to whom. As long as you can keep it straight you can sell things for as many people that want you to.

Some people will want you to sell multiple items at once and others will only give you a set number per day, week, or month. Some people may not like this as a job because you don’t make big bucks on every sale. It is a business of quantity and the more items you are able to list and the more expensive the item is, the more money you make. Before you start you may want to learn as much as you can about eBay and selling on their platform. There are rules and policies you have to follow and if you don’t your account will be suspended and you won’t be allowed to sell or even buy on eBay for the rest of your life! There are ways around this but if they catch you they will just suspend the other accounts too so it isn’t worth the risk and paranoia of getting caught and losing everything!

****For the guidelines to getting started on selling with eBay click here >>> New Seller Requirements

****Sign up to be a Freelancer and start bidding on jobs here >>> Freelancer

 

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So You Wanna Be A Freelancer?

I am still pretty new to Freelancing and have only just figured out what to do. I have been using a Freelance job website/app and I put bids in on jobs I have skills to do. I got a bid accepted and completed the job and a day later I got the best email ever and the subject line You’ve been paid! OMG!  Woot! This was my first ever payment for being an official Freelancer. I felt so special getting a second email congratulating me on finishing a job and being paid.
This is the part of the emails I received that made me the happiest.
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What is a Freelancer?

A Freelancer is someone who is basically their own boss. They are motivated and organized enough to do different jobs that they have the skills to perform and stay on task and finish when the person requesting it needs it done. There are different platforms for finding these jobs and the best part is it can all be done from home!

So you probably wanna be a Freelancer too, right?

I’m going to help you out and give you a bit of advice that I have learned over the past few months that I have been figuring this whole thing out. These links and secrets I’m going to share are the ones I have found most helpful and the ones you can do and actually get paid from.

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This is the one I have gotten my first offical Freelance job and payment from. You can either use their website or their app. Use this one with common sense. If you feel like the offers or jobs are fishy, don’t accept them or even talk to the person. You don’t want to get burned, especially when you are first starting out!

Click Here>>>Freelancer

For those of you just starting out and getting the feel for doing odd jobs and honing your skills that you can market this next one is really easy. All you need is an Amazon account that is in good standing and you are set. You have to make an Amazon Payments account to get your earnings in cash. Once you transfer earnings you can either use them on Amazon.com or you can transfer to a linked bank account to get cash.

Click Here>>>Amazon Mturk

This is a work from home job that requires a specific size computer monitor, a headset and a quiet environment for a set number of hours a day. Only certain states qualify for this one and they don’t always have openings so keep checking back if you really are interested!

Click Here>>>Amazon Work From Home

This is a website that has a lot of jobs that can be done remotely. When you search for jobs use the keywords remote or work from home to find them. Again approach with caution and don’t fall for everything offered.

Click Here>>>Indeed 

If you have a car and meet certain requirements you can be your own boss with Uber or Lyft. You can make good money if you watch for surges in ride requests and you can get there and get the ride. You are essentially your own boss with this and can set your own hours and make good money if you do it regularly. If you want you can sign up for both apps and have the ability to get more rides and make more money.

Click Here>>>Uber

Click Here>>>Lyft

These are the first few secrets I’m going to share with you lovely readers so tune in next time for some more tips and tricks that I know! Subscribe to email updates or follow me on Facebook so you don’t miss a post! ❤

 

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