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How Your Family Members Can Make Money

Here are some nifty ideas showing how your teenagers or other family members can make money. They can do most or all of the work themselves, but may need a little help at times. Besides earning extra cash, these ideas can help your kids learn responsibility and a work ethic.

Types of work available

Many of the following items are suitable for teenagers. Some of these jobs let the family member be self employed. They can advertise their services in the local newspaper or the Craigslist.org website for the nearest city. Other jobs are performed for business employers.

1. Applying decorations to clothing — Keep abreast of the latest teen fashions and then apply appropriate decorations to other people’s clothing for a fee.

2. Babysitting — This is a popular job for teenagers, especially girls.

3. Bagging groceries — Go around to the local grocery stores to get this kind of job.

4. Cleaning homes — Advertise this service to get work. The elderly and shut-ins could be a good source of jobs.

5. Collecting redeemable bottles — Some states charge a deposit on beverage containers. You can collect these and turn them in for a refund of the deposit.

6. Cultivating gardens — Many people enjoy having a garden, but they may not be willing or able to do the work required.

7. Delivering bulky purchases — People who have purchased certain bulky items, such as home improvement supplies, may be willing to pay a person with a pickup truck or van to deliver those items to the buyer’s home.

8. Entertaining at parties — If you have a flair for entertaining people, you could advertise your services. Maybe you want to be a clown or an elf.

9. Grooming the elderly and shut-ins — Everyone likes to look their best, but may not be able to take care of themselves.

10. Growing vegetables — You can raise vegetables and sell them to local grocery stores or fruit stands.

11. Mending clothing — Active children often rip their clothes or lose buttons. You can advertise this service and make some good money.

12. Mowing lawns — This is a popular job for teenagers, especially boys. You can make more money if you have your own lawnmower. Just walk around the neighborhood looking for jobs during the grass-growing season.

13. Picking fruit — This is a seasonal job performed for orchard owners. The faster you can pick fruit (with care) the more money you can make.

14. Providing a referral service for babysitters — You can ask around for qualified babysitters and store their contact information on your home computer. Charge the babysitter a fee when you refer them to the people needing their services.

15. Providing a typing service — If you have a home computer with a laser printer and word processing software, you can provide a typing service for students and small business firms. (Be sure to run the spell checker and grammar checker before printing your work.)

16. Providing an online research service — If you like to do online research, you can sell your services to authors, small business firms, students, and websites.

17. Pulling weeds – This can be a good way to make some money, but be sure to wear work gloves.

18. Raking leaves — When the leaves start to fall someone has to rake them into piles and/or place them in leaf bags.

19. Refinishing and/or repairing furniture — You can advertise to haul away old furniture for nothing. After repairing and refinishing the furniture, sell them at a flea market or your own lawn sale.

20. Running errands for the elderly and shut-ins — When people are housebound, they may pay you to run their errands.

21. Shoveling snow — After the snowing stops, get out your snow shovel. Ask your neighbors if they will pay you to shovel the snow off their sidewalks and driveways.

22. Teaching people to use computers — Most young people know how to use computers. They can teach their skills to older people for a fee.

23. Tutoring students — If you are very good at certain subjects and can instruct other students, you can earn money as a tutor.

24. Walking dogs — If you live in a big city, there probably are many people who will pay you to walk their dog. The more dogs you can handle at a time, the more money you can make.

25. Working as a retail store clerk – Go around to retail stores in your city and leave your contact information. Visit the stores every two weeks or so.

26. Working as a shipping department clerk – Go around to places that have a shipping department and leave your contact information. Visit them every two weeks or so.

27. Working in a fast food restaurant – Go around to fast food restaurants every two weeks or so. You probably will be hired eventually.

28. Wrapping Christmas presents – Many department stores offer a gift-wrapping service. If you have the required skills, you may get a seasonal job.

Rules about jobs for teenagers

The U.S. has both federal and state rules governing teenager workers. For most kinds of work, you have to be at least 14; but the hours and working conditions may be restricted if you are under 16. In addition, you may have to get a work permit. There are separate rules covering agricultural work.

These age restrictions usually do not apply to traditional youth employment, such as babysitting and mowing lawns.

Ways to look for jobs from employers

There are several ways to look for available jobs. You can look in places where employers announce their job openings. Examples would be the “help wanted” section of classified advertisements in newspapers and the “jobs” section of Craigslist.org for your desired city.

You could go around to business firms in your local area to see if they have any job openings. You might want to leave your name, age, address, and telephone number if the business looks appealing.
You could ask your family and friends if they know of any possible job openings that might be suitable for you.

Websites about searching for jobs

These job search websites are an easy way to conduct job hunting. When a website has a search selection box that allows for keywords, you usually can enter “teenager” as a keyword. This lets you search for teenager jobs instead of adult jobs.

  • www.Teens4Hire.org  This site claims to be “The #1 career and recruitment website for U.S. teens.” You have to register with the site before getting information on available jobs.

Conclusion

You can explore many other ways for you or your family to have more money on my www.moneymagic1-2-3.com website.

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Keep Your Job by Becoming Indispensable

During these hard times, many people are worried about losing their jobs. The way to solve this problem is to become indispensable to your employer or supervisor. (Then they will have to worry about their own survival and they dare not fire you.) This posting shows you how to accomplish this feat.

Why you may need to make changes

If you want to become indispensable to your employer or supervisor, you may have to change some of your attitudes and habits. Many people resist making changes but in these times making needed changes is a survival tool.

You want your employer or supervisor to know that you are willing to make changes that will help the company survive these hard times. You want to become known as a company man or woman.

What changes are needed?

The best way to find out what changes you need to make is to ask your employer or supervisor. Here are some possible questions:

  • How can you become more valuable to them?
  • Do you need any training to improve your abilities?
  • What problems do they have that you can help solve?
  • Which of your attitudes and habits do they admire the most?
  • Which of your attitudes and habits do they admire the least?

After you have the answers to the above questions, you will know what changes you need to make to become indispensable.

How to make the needed changes

You developed your attitudes and habits over the years. You accepted certain beliefs, the beliefs determined your attitudes, your attitudes guided your actions, and repeated actions became habits. These beliefs, attitudes, and habits all reside in your subconscious mind. In order to change them you need to develop new beliefs. In order to accelerate this normal process these new beliefs should be empowering beliefs.

These empowering beliefs will override your existing beliefs, attitudes, and habits. They will change your attitudes and guide your actions. Eventually you will develop new habits. However, since these empowering beliefs will now guide your actions, the old habits will be ignored.

Using visualizations

You can implant new beliefs into your subconscious mind using visualizations. A visualization is a guided daydream. You decide what is to happen and then you see it played out inside your mind. As this daydream unfolds, allow yourself to feel the excitement and pleasure of your new capability. The repetition of this visualization, along with your intense feelings, helps condition your subconscious mind to accept this new reality.

You first need to create a scene to use for the visualization. This scene should show you using your new capability to attain some desirable achievement. The more details and intense feelings you can think of the better. You probably should write the scene down on a piece of paper so you can study and remember it.

Example scene showing you as assertive:

You are discussing a business problem with your co-workers. There is one person who always tries to hog the conversation and impose his opinions on everyone else. As he drones on incessantly, you interrupt him to calmly express your own opinions. He disagrees with you, but you back up your assertions with indisputable facts. He slowly gives in. Most of your co-workers smile at you to show their appreciation.

Doing the visualization:

Close your eyes and go into the visualization.See the actions, feel the emotions. Let yourself laugh or smile if appropriate.

Continue with this visualization for several minutes.

Repeat this visualization three times a day for two weeks. Then use it once a day until the idea of having this new capability feels normal.

Conclusion

You can change your attitude about life by implanting empowering beliefs using visualizations. Try it. You might like the results.

Ways to Empower Your Life

You may have noticed the growing income disparity between the super rich, the rich, and the middle class in the United States. Also, it has become apparent that getting a college education is no longer a guarantee of earning a good living. It seems the usual aids to advancement no longer exist for ordinary people. So you may wonder what you can do to improve your life. This posting provides one answer.

The key factors to success

I believe there are two kinds of factors that determine a person’s ability to be successful in life. These are key factors and common factors.

Most of the key factors (summarized below) were contained in the magical revelations I received from the universe. I developed the other key factors while discovering how to use my subconscious mind to solve problems. These key factors allow an ordinary person to change their outlook on life and develop the personal powers needed to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

The common factors are the ones described in most success and self-help books, courses, and seminars. These common factors are such things as ambition, hard work, mastermind groups, persistence, setting meaningful goals, and so on. These common factors can be very useful in improving your life. However, I believe you first need to apply the key factors to get the most benefit from these common factors.

Here are the key factors:

  • The beliefs hidden away in your subconscious mind greatly influence your results in life.
  • These beliefs may not reflect your current abilities or true desires.
  • Empowering beliefs encourage you to become successful.
  • Limiting beliefs discourage you from becoming successful.
  • You can overcome the harmful effect of limiting beliefs by implanting empowering beliefs into your subconscious mind.
  • You are personally responsible for your own success or failure in life. Don’t let other people or adverse circumstances defeat you. Take charge of your own life.
  • You can use your subconscious mind to solve problems, make decisions, and improve your work.
  • You can use your subconscious mind to give you special powers.
  • Your subconscious mind, properly trained, can become your best friend.

How people can become empowered

I believe that people become empowered by experiencing special circumstances that will lead them to seek out and achieve meaningful challenges or goals. Here is my list of special circumstances:

  • They may have been raised by a rich family that provided them with an exclusive education, contacts with people in similar circumstances, and a strong feeling of entitlement.
  • They may have been raised in a supportive family that gave them ambition and self-confidence.
  • They may have been placed in a position of power, which forced them to overcome various challenges.
  • They may have survived a life-threatening situation, which made them realize their innate powers.
  • At some time in their lives, they may have had a driving ambition to achieve a difficult goal.
  • At some point in their lives, they may have been encouraged by a friend, colleague, or mentor to begin improving their life.

I believe that all of the above circumstances and the subsequent successes can instill empowering beliefs into a person’s subconscious mind. I also believe that successful people may not be aware of these empowering beliefs hidden away in their subconscious minds.

Finally, I believe that the direct method of implanting empowering beliefs into the subconscious mind may be the best way for ordinary people to improve their lives.

How I empowered my life

When I was approaching retirement age, I was worried about my future. I had spent most of my adult life stuck in a lackluster career in public accounting. I had gradually lost most of my ambition, energy, and self-confidence. Most people would say that I was just lazy. I recall one Christmas gift from the office when they gave me an alarm clock. It was a well-deserved gift because I often was late coming in to work.

Toward the end of my career, I became convinced that the US would be facing hard times because of the growing public debt. This belief led me to start work on a website to help people during the hard times I expected. However, I kept running into roadblocks and going around in circles. It appeared that I lacked the energy and writing skills needed to complete this project.

Because of receiving two previous gifts, I asked the universe for help. It took about a year for the revelations to arrive and for me to understand them. However, even after receiving these magical revelations, I failed to put them into action. It seemed I was doomed to live out a dreary and unproductive retirement. Then I received a third gift from the universe – a surge of energy that came to me one morning. This led me to redouble my work on the website, and to start testing and using the insights from the magical revelations.

I created a visualization to give myself a burst of energy whenever I needed it. Also, I implanted empowering beliefs into my subconscious mind. These methods turned my life around and allowed me to complete my website. Later on, I was able to write several self-help ebooks. It was thrilling to experience my new abilities.

So I ask you, if a person as lazy and pitiful as I was could improve his life, could you do the same? I believe you could. However, you would have to have an open mind and a strong desire to improve your life. Of course, I can’t offer any guarantees of success. All I can offer are the insights and methods I developed while training and empowering my subconscious mind.

Taking the next steps

As a first step, you can decide to try empowering your own life. As the next step, you might want to try starting a sideline business. For further information about taking these steps, you can study the resources below:

  • Review the other postings to this blog and read those articles that appeal to you.
  • Review the contents of my website and read those subjects that interest you. Go to the above My Website page.
  • Review the descriptions of my low-cost ebooks and purchase any that might help you. Go to the above My Kindle Books page.

Conclusion

During these hard times, I believe that you will have to rely mostly on yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your friends. You may want to form a support group with people  you can trust in emergencies.

This posting can help you take the required actions. However, there is no guarantee that my information will lead to success. You have to accept responsibility for your own success or failure in life.

Make Money With Your Pickup or Van

During these hard times, you may want to start your own sideline business. This posting describes a venture that uses your vehicle to help perform handyman type services. You may already have the needed handyman experience. If not, you can learn what you need to know by studying handyman manuals and/or learning while doing the work.

Let’s say you already have most of the required equipment and supplies. Then you can start in business as soon as you satisfy all the governmental and insurance requirements.

Initial requirements

You need the following:

  • Pickup truck or van, and a home telephone
  • Basic handyman equipment and supplies (see business ideas below for items needed)
  • Basic office and accounting supplies, including job bid forms
  • Basic protective gear, such as long sleeve work shirts, heavy-duty gloves, and boots
  • Need to be in good health and enjoy physical activity
  • Need to determine and satisfy any governmental and insurance requirements
  • Need to determine location of local dump sites, fees charged for dumping, restrictions on materials allowed to be dumped, and rules for hauling trash

Subsequent requirements

After you have started making a cash profit in your small business, you may want to add some of the following:

  • Business telephone
  • Home office
  • Computerized accounting system
  • Additional handyman equipment
  • Additional workers (contract labor, not employees)

General guidelines

Getting these jobs usually is just a question of becoming known to potential customers, being qualified to do the work, and quoting the right price for the job.

Keep your startup and operating expenses to a bare minimum. You want to start showing a cash profit as soon as possible.

Don’t meet with customers in your home. The increased traffic may upset your neighbors and violate zoning rules.

Solicit customers by placing classified advertising in your local newspaper or the craigslist.org website for the nearest city. Describe the services you are offering in plain language. Include a telephone number or e-mail address where customers can reach you. You may also want to include a tentative hourly rate for your services.

Common job procedures

When discussing a job with a customer, you need the following questions answered:

  • Are you willing and able to provide the desired service?
  • Will you need to bring a helper?
  • Can you and the customer agree on an hourly rate or a fixed fee for the job?
  • When and where will the job be performed?

Note: If this is a large or difficult job, you probably want to inspect the job location before quoting an hourly rate or a fixed fee for the job.

If you need to purchase any materials for the job, the customer should pay for this upfront. Any cost of materials will be in addition to your bid for labor, vehicle and equipment expenses, and minor items such as dump fees and job supplies. Note: If you need specialized equipment for a job, it’s better to borrow or rent instead of purchasing it.

You need to agree with the customer on the various details of the service required. For example, are there any extra services that the customer desires or expects? Be very specific when determining and recording  the type and amount of work to be performed. Don’t make any assumptions. You don’t want to argue over being paid because the customer is not satisfied with your services. To avoid arguments, write down all important details on a standard job bid form. Then both you and the customer should sign it.

After completing the job, gather up your tools and equipment. Tidy up any areas that need it. Collect your agreed upon fee from the customer. Haul away any trash or discarded items.

Business Idea 1 – Clearing out basements and garages

Homeowners or tenants pay you to remove trash and other unwanted items from their basements and/or garages. (As a related activity, you could make money by refurbishing and selling some of the items you haul away.)

Upon arriving at the job site, you should have the customer indicate which items are to be hauled away. In addition, determine if any retained items should be moved to a different location. You might want to use a pad of sticky notes to write down any instructions. Place each note on the affected item.

Carry the trash out and put in your vehicle. Use a wide shovel to put small items into trash bags for easier handling. Perform any additional services required or that seem appropriate. (An example would be knocking down any cobwebs and sweeping up the floor.)

Business Idea 2 – Doing seasonal jobs

Homeowners or tenants pay you to do various types of seasonal jobs. These jobs could include the following:

  • Cleaning out rain gutters
  • Clearing ice and snow off doorsteps, sidewalks, and driveways
  • Cultivating gardens
  • Digging up a plot of ground or lawn for a garden
  • Mowing lawns
  • Pruning shrubs and small trees
  • Raking leaves
  • Removing weeds

Upon arriving at the job site, you need the customer to point out the various locations to be worked on, what work needs to be done, and how this work should be done. For example, when clearing snow and ice off sidewalks, where should the snow and ice be placed? When cultivating gardens, what plants are considered to be weeds? When pruning shrubs and small trees, how far back should the limbs be cut off? When raking leaves, should they be placed in leaf bags or just a big pile? When removing weeds, are there any other plants mixed in with the weeds that should be protected?

After performing your work, place any rubbish in your vehicle. Use a wide shovel to put small items into trash bags for easier handling. Perform any additional services required or that seem appropriate. (An example would be smoothing out the ground or sweeping off the sidewalk.)

Business Idea 3 – Washing windows

Washing windows is an easy way to make money. Your main problem is getting customers. You can wash windows for homes or business buildings. You should try to sign up business owners for a long-term contract. You might offer them a free washing job to show how worthwhile (and perhaps inexpensive) your services are.

Upon arriving at the job site, have the customer show you the outside (and any inside) windows to be washed.

If there are any hardened lumps of mud or some other substance on a window surface, you will have to remove them with a plastic scraper before washing the window.

Mix a suitable window cleaning solution in a pail of water. Use a combination cleaning sponge and squeegee (or other professional tools) on a long handle. After washing the window, remove the residual cleaning solution with the squeegee. Wipe the squeegee blade with a lint-free rag after every pass.

Perform any additional services required or that seem appropriate. (An example would be cleaning up any water spills and wiping off the windowsill with a lint-free rag.)

Business Idea 4 – Working as a “slave” for a day

This idea has a clever twist, which is offering to be a “slave” for a day. This means that you offer to do almost any task that the customer desires. For example, you could do any of the tasks shown above. Other tasks might include cleaning up an attic, disposing of outside trash, fixing damaged or sagging doors, moving furniture, and repairing and/or painting damaged walls.

You may be able to get a write up in a local newspaper because of the unusual nature of your services.

Upon arriving at the job site, have the customer describe the various tasks desired. However, you want to avoid any dangerous tasks. You don’t want to accept any job that might result in being injured.

Complete all the tasks that you can perform safely. Perform any additional services required or that seem appropriate. (See above business ideas for examples.)

Conclusion

There are always tasks available that people are willing to pay to have done. You could be the one to make this kind of money. You might want to first inquire around your neighborhood or advertise on Craigslist to see if there are any opportunities available that suit you.

You can review my information sites or Kindle books for ways to acquire the personal ambition and other resources needed.

Opportunities for a Quick Fix

Many people want a quick fix for their problems or lack of success. However, a quick fix can prove to be elusive or even dangerous. The desire for instant gratification leads many people to disaster. They become ready victims for con artists and other problems.

This posting describes those limited areas that can have a quick fix. In addition, it shows how to start enjoying your life before you achieve the level of success that you want.

Areas available for a quick fix

Let us assume that you want to start your own small business to achieve financial success. There are certain ways that you can speed up this process and overcome common obstacles. These specific areas can have a quick fix. However, you must be careful and understands the limitations of the methods used to achieve a quick fix. Following are some of these methods:

Using bootstrap methods – You usually need at least a small amount of money or other resources to start a small business. However, you can use various bootstrap methods to minimize or eliminate the amount of money or other resources needed. Here are some examples:

  • Don’t pay someone else to perform a task. Learn how to do the work yourself.
  • Don’t purchase new equipment needed for a job. Instead, borrow or rent the equipment.
  • When first starting out, don’t purchase the materials needed for a job. Instead, have the customer purchase the materials.

Using empowering beliefs – A common obstacle to achieving success is the presence of limiting beliefs in your subconscious mind. These limiting beliefs can keep you from trying to start your own small business. Examples of limiting beliefs are the warnings you receive when you are growing up:

  • Don’t try to be something that you’re not
  • Don’t rock the boat
  • You will never amount to much

You can overcome these limiting beliefs by implanting empowering beliefs into your subconscious mind. Here are some examples of empowering beliefs:

  • I control my own destiny
  • I am ambitious and hard working
  • I am successful at whatever I do

These empowering beliefs allow you to take action to improve your life.

Start enjoying your life immediately

If you are unhappy with your present situation in life, you can develop the habit of enjoying life just as you are. You see, you can decide every day whether you are going to be happy or unhappy. As you keep making the choice of enjoying your life just as you are, this decision becomes a habit.

As part of this decision, find ways to enjoy those things that you already have. You can go on walks, talk to your friends and family, help your children learn about life, and remember those good times you have experienced.

Developing your abilities and resources

After you have eliminated obstacles to taking action, you can start enhancing your abilities and resources. Perhaps you should discover your natural talents and true desires. Then you can choose goals to exploit these talents and achieve these desires. This will allow you to enjoy the journey and not just the destination.

Then you won’t need a quick fix to attain the desired destination. The journey itself becomes part of achieving a better life.

Setting incremental goals

Depending on what kind of success you want to attain, the best method is to start with easily attainable goals. As you achieve these early goals and thereby enhance your abilities and resources, you can try for more empowering goals. Each new success builds on the previous successes.

Eventually, you may be able to attain the level of success that you desire. On the other hand, you may choose to stay at a certain level of success and enjoy your life as it is.

Conclusion

You don’t need to be in a hurry to get what you want out of life. Enjoy what you already have. Focus on your natural talents and true desires. Most important, avoid any con artist who promises you the moon.

As always, you can use my information resources to help you achieve success.

How to Achieve Success

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If you want to achieve success in life, this post may help you. My definition of success is setting and attaining meaningful goals. By meaningful goals, I mean activities and events that benefit you and other people.

Following are common obstacles to success and ways to overcome them.

Lack of desire for improvement

When you were a child, it was common for your parents and other adults to warn you about possible dangers. These repeated warnings may still reside within your subconscious mind as limiting beliefs. These limiting (false) beliefs may prevent you from taking action to improve your life. They may even prevent you from wanting to improve your life.

To overcome this obstacle, you may need to implant empowering beliefs into your subconscious mind. For example, you need to believe that you are entitled to a better life and that you are capable of achieving it.

Lack of meaningful goals

The next obstacle is not knowing what to do with your life. You may not enjoy your present circumstances. However, you may not know what alternatives are available. Perhaps you should discover your natural talents and true desires. Then you can use goals to create a future that uses your natural talents and satisfies your true desires.

If we encounter the hard times that I am expecting, many people will need inexpensive ways to survive. Perhaps you could supply some of these needs. The basic needs are clothing, food, housing, employment, medical care, entertainment, and so on.

Lack of research and planning

After choosing a suitable and attainable goal, you may want to research the best ways to achieve this goal. You need to find out what abilities and resources are needed. You need to find out the best way to accomplish the goal.

Then you can plan how to acquire these abilities and resources. In addition, you can plan the action steps needed to accomplish the goal.

Lack of abilities and resources

In this step, you should acquire any needed abilities and/or resources. (Note: When setting your first few goals, they should require only those abilities and resources that you already have or can easily obtain.)

You acquire abilities by first getting any needed information. Then you use trial and error to accomplish various tasks.

You acquire any needed cash or other resources by first eliminating any unnecessary personal expenses. Then you could use various bootstrap methods to acquire resources. You also could get a loan, get a silent partner, or do some jobs on the side to raise money.

Lack of decisive actions

At this stage, you are ready to use decisive actions to achieve your goals. You already should have planned the needed action steps. Now you should follow your plan and take the needed actions, step-by-step. You may require an action trigger on occasion to keep working. You might want to use time-saving tips. In addition, you should monitor the results you are achieving toward your goal

Failure to face and overcome problems

When striving toward a worthwhile goal, you are likely to encounter problems. Most problems won’t go away by themselves. You should face any problems, accept personal responsibility for your success or failure, and do whatever it takes to solve the problems.

You may have to do some additional research to find out how other people have solved the same type of problems.

Not achieving the desired results

After you have accomplished your goal, you should verify that the results would help you to a better life. Most goals have two desirable results. First, they should increase your abilities and resources. Second, they should improve the quality of your life.

If your goal has not given you the desired results, you have two possibilities. One option is to go back and do what is needed to give you the desired results. The other option is to accept the results. However, you then should use these inadequate results to plan better goals in the future.

Conclusion

I hope this brief roadmap will help you achieve the kind of success you want. As always, you can study the other information resources that I provide.

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