Friday, August 29, 2014

Celebrate and enjoy Labor Day Weekend

To our friends in Palm Springs, the greater Palm Springs area and across the USA have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend holiday!

The Palm Springs Guru reminds everyone to visit, shop, dine, stay, work, play, relax, refresh and rejuvenate in beautiful Palm Springs, California!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ride Your Bicycle It's Good For You

Palm Springs and greater Palm Springs area are wonderful for bicycling. 

Bicyclists, using a little planning, can reasonably expect decent riding weather most days of the year. 

You can consider bicycling to work, to school or for recreation. You can bicycle for your favorite charity.


Every year, during February, the Tour de Palm Springs charity bicycle ride event offers many route choices from 5 miles up to 100 miles. The event raises thousands of dollars for Palm Springs and greater Palm Springs area charities.

The Palm Springs Guru shares this graphic showing the benefits of bicycling. Remember, ride your bicycle; it's good for you.


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Earthquake Safety Tips, Earthquake Preparation, Earthquake Readiness - National Geographic

My heart goes out to those in the Napa, California area. I've been in earthquakes in the USA and in Japan.  Earthquakes can be frightening and dangerous.



We in Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area need to be prepared for earthquakes. We need to be aware of earthquake safety. Please read this article.



Earthquake Safety Tips, Earthquake Preparation, Earthquake Readiness - National Geographic

Friday, August 22, 2014

9 Real Ways to Make Money from Home -- Part 5 of 5




9 Real Ways to Make Money from Home

Part 5 of 5
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We started this 5 part Special Report by acknowledging that Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area has unemployment at more than 9%.

If you are looking for work you know that times are tough. There are some job fairs in our area. For every job available there are many applicants.

The competition is fierce. The Palm Springs Guru thinks that perhaps, there are other ways to earn a living...

This 5 part Special Report contains 9 real ways to make money from home. While I believe these to be legitimate job opportunities it is your responsibility to do perform due diligence when checking on these job opportunities or any other job opportunities

Let's conclude our 5 part Special Report with one more idea:

9. Online tutor, English as a second language instructor. If you have a college degree and the skills to tutor students online in math, science, English or social studies, this job may fit you perfectly. Go to Tutor.com—tutors who work for the company and have passed their probationary period earn $10 to $14 an hour. According to Durst, “Skype and other web interface tools are bringing English language instructors face-to-face with students from around the world.” Try ispeakuspeak.com, openenglish.com to get started.

The Palm Springs Guru says “REMEMBER; beware of scams!”

Read these tips on how to avoid work-at-home-scams. It's not always easy to figure out if a company is legitimate. Try these five essential tips from the Attorney General of the State of New York:
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau in your area and the area in which the company is located.
  • Ask questions, including: what specific tasks you'll have to perform; whether you will be paid by salary or commission; and who will pay you. Also, ask about the total cost to you, including supplies and equipment.
  • Be wary of overstated claims of product effectiveness, exaggerated claims of potential earnings, and demands that you pay for something before instructions or products are provided.
  • Be wary of personal testimonials that never actually identify the person so you can't investigate further.
  • Contact your state Attorney General's consumer help line if you believe you've been victimized by a work-at-home scheme.
In conclusion, this 5 part Special Report has covered 9 ways to make money from home with links to, what the Palm Springs Guru believes to be, legitimate ways to work from home.

Now, it is time for you to do your homework. Here are additional sources for your consideration: Christine Durst, co-founder, http://www.RatRaceRebellion.com. Holly Hanna, founder of http://www.TheWorkAtHomeWoman.com blog. Amy Robinson, Chief Marketing Officer, Direct Selling Association, Lois Greisman, Associate Director, Division of Marketing, FTC.

Thank you to Mary Hunt and Woman's Day Magazine for providing this important information: http://www.womansday.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014




9 Real Ways to Make Money from Home

Part 4 of 5
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This the fourth of the five part Special Report. The information can be helpful if you live in Palm Springs, the greater Palm Springs area or anywhere in the world. I'm hoping that you are getting some ideas as to how to work from home.

 
I'm sure that you are finding that there are legitimate ways make money from working at home. Here are two more ideas:


7. Online guide, expert. Do your friends look to you for advice on things you’re passionate about, such as which car to buy, how to repair appliances or how to make a killer cheesecake? Whatever your area of expertise, if you are also a seasoned writer with an infectious enthusiasm for a particular topic, consider becoming an online expert guide. Guides are freelancers with an ability to communicate well and good grammar and spelling skills.

For example, About.com guides write articles or reviews in their area of expertise. They earn no less than $725 a month, but some make more than $100,000 a year depending on year-over-year, page-view growth. Go to beaguide.about.com, where you’ll find which areas of expertise are still open.

Also try Chacha.com, a new search engine similar to Google and Yahoo, and click on "Become a Guide" for more information. At JustAnswer.com, users agree to pay for the answers to their questions. Guides are paid a percentage of the pre-negotiated price per answer and the number of accepted answers received. Go to Just Answer to find out how.

8. Virtual assistant. Many small-business owners and mid- to executive-level professionals need personal assistants, but can’t afford a permanent position on the payroll. The solution? Hire people from remote locations to do their administrative work.
Virtual assistants handle all kinds of administrative projects, including travel arrangements, event planning, correspondence and other support services that can be done remotely via e-mail and phone.
Lynne Norris, who works out of her home in Pennsylvania (NorrisBusinessSolutions.com), says that rates for VAs run about $25 to $75 or more an hour, based on the types of services you provide. The startup costs are about $500 to $1,000, assuming you have an up-to-date computer and printer. Lynne loves the flexibility. "My children are happy that I don’t miss the important things in their lives." Check out the International Virtual Assistants Association (ivaa.org), or virtualassistantjobs.com and teamdoubleclick.com for more.
The Palm Springs Guru wants you to REMEMBER!
Beware of scams.

Read these tips on how to avoid work-at-home-scams. It's not always easy to figure out if a company is legitimate. Try these five essential tips from the Attorney General of the State of New York:
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau in your area and the area in which the company is located.
  • Ask questions, including: what specific tasks you'll have to perform; whether you will be paid by salary or commission; and who will pay you. Also, ask about the total cost to you, including supplies and equipment.
  • Be wary of overstated claims of product effectiveness, exaggerated claims of potential earnings, and demands that you pay for something before instructions or products are provided.
  • Be wary of personal testimonials that never actually identify the person so you can't investigate further.
  • Contact your state Attorney General's consumer help line if you believe you've been victimized by a work-at-home scheme.

Thank you to Mary Hunt and Woman's Day Magazine for providing this important information: http://www.womansday.com






Wednesday, August 20, 2014



9 Real Ways to Make Money from Home

Part 3 of 5

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Today I post the third of the five part Special Report. I'm hoping that you are getting some ideas as to how to work from home. I'm sure that you are finding that there are legitimate ways make money from working at home. Here are two more ideas:

5. Writer, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader. Everyone says you're a fantastic writer, so isn't it about time you got paid? 
Good writing is still in demand says Durst, especially for online content. 
For the best sites try JournalismJobs.com, About.com seeks "Guides" in a broad area of topics, and MediaBistro.com
For blogging jobs, try problogger.net. 
If you have experience as a freelance copy editor, writer or proofreader, go to editfast.com. Rates vary between $15 and $25 an hour.

6. Cyber Crafter. If you're a crafter in search of customers, the internet is your showcase, and not only at auction sites like eBay.
DeWitt Young of ObviousFront.etsy.com Has had success turning her crafts into cash in cyberspace. 
She has a booth at Etsy.com's Craft Mall, an amazing place where more than 10,000 artisans and crafters offer their goods for sale.
DeWitt turns salvaged parts from old TVs and VCRs into artsy necklaces, earrings and figures
Colleen Jordan uses 3D printing to create her necklaces called wearable planters. 
Don’t be discouraged, Shapeways 3D printing company can get you started with their simple apps so you can easily customize your own designs with a click of a mouse, anything from a wedding band in rose gold, a vase in ceramic or your own bobble head printed in full color.
 
REMEMBER!
Beware of scams.
Read these five tips on how to avoid work-at-home-scams.

It's not always easy to figure out if a company is legitimate. Try these five essential tips from the Attorney General of the State of New York:
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau in your area and the area in which the company is located.
  • Ask questions, including: what specific tasks you'll have to perform; whether you will be paid by salary or commission; and who will pay you. Also, ask about the total cost to you, including supplies and equipment.
  • Be wary of overstated claims of product effectiveness, exaggerated claims of potential earnings, and demands that you pay for something before instructions or products are provided.
  • Be wary of personal testimonials that never actually identify the person so you can't investigate further.
  • Contact your state Attorney General's consumer help line if you believe you've been victimized by a work-at-home scheme.

Thank you to Mary Hunt and Woman's Day Magazine for providing this important information: http://www.womansday.com