Read this ONLY if you want to earn money!
I work from home. How lucky is that? No having to get up at 5 am, or in my husband's case at 3 am.Yuck! Not only does he get up at 3 am he has to shovel white stuff just to get out of the driveway for half the year. I sympathize.
Most nights when he leaves I'm still awake, working. I find it easier to work at night than during the day because during the day the phone keeps ringing, the dog wants out a million times a day, she barks at everything outside that moves, and whoever else is in the house, even though they know I'm trying to work, find it necessary to tell me every thought they have, what's on TV, what's in the newspaper, and what's going on with everyone they know. And so, working at night is much easier. Besides that, I've always been a night owl anyway so it's in my comfort zone.
Working from home has other merits, one of which is you can look like someone who just crawled out of bed, hair all over the place, morning breath, old worn slippers and a red fleece sweater on and nobody knows or cares. You can set your own hours which is wonderful, but having your own business doesn't mean you can slack off with the "amount" of hours spent. No, in fact, I probably work double the hours of my husband. The nice part is that I can work whatever hours and days works for me, which is most hours of most days. lol I do pretty much work 7 days a week, and although some of those hours are long hours of pretty much not moving off of my computer, others are minutes strewn between vacuuming and cooking dinner. (Ok, I admit it, my husband also seems to be doing most of the cooking lately!) The other great part about what I do is that I completely love it.
About 7-8 years ago I didn't even know how to turn on a computer, had no idea how to control the mouse, couldn't even figure out how to set it up. Now, I run my own business from home. No, I'm not looking for a pat on the back. In fact, with the amount of time I've spent on my computer in the past 8 years I should be much more knowledgeable than I am. I admit to being a slow learner, the kind who makes enough mistakes, bad mistakes, that you learn from them. I have spent entire days trying to figure out something that others can figure out in ten minutes. lol Once I learn it this way though, I usually remember it! Working from home is wonderful, it really is. I wish I had known several years ago what I know now, but that's part of the learning process and growing process.
Over time my online Cafe Press store(s) has grown, and now I can say it's rather successful. Not only do I work from home which is absolutely a dream come true, but it's profitable as well. I've literally spent thousands of hours to get this store to where it is, and you know what...?? YOU, yes you, whoever you are...YOU, can profit from all this hard work very easily. If you have a website, a blog, even email, you can profit from my store! How? By joining our affiliate program. Our affiliate program will pay you 20percent of my retail sales for any customers that originated at your website or blog, or even from a link from your emails you send out! I'm serious, it's that simple.
Let's set a scenario here. You have a blog, it's getting some traffic. You sign up for my affiliate program, insert special links on your blog with your special PID number (these can be either text links or image links, can be links to my storefront, sections of my store, or certain products), a visitor to your blog clicks on this link, likes my products, orders, and you get 20 percent of the sale! How easy is that? Once you set your links up it's done. Just sit back and check your reports and watch the money roll in. I sometimes go shopping for a few hours, come home, and I've earned more than what I spent while shopping. I go to sleep and wake up and I've made sales. I go on vacation and while I'm gone I'm earning money. Now you can cash in on all my hard work of setting up my store, designing, uploading, SEO work, etc. And...all you need to do is put these special affiliate links on your website or blog! Yes, it really is that easy! Now you might ask, why would I like for you to do this?? I mean, that sounds kind of crazy doesn't it, that I'd want you to get 20 percent of my sales. Well, it's because without you, I wouldn't have these sales that you referred to me. We both win. It's a win-win situation. (and remember, 20 percent! That's $20 on every $100 a customer spends!)
Ok, I know I'm sounding like a late night infomercial. I know you are skeptical. I know you think it won't happen...that you'll spend time putting up these links and never make any money. It's possible yes, probable, NO. My store has holiday and special occasion items. During the holiday season sales are brisk, but not only then. I have Valentine's Day items, Easter items, graduation items, birthday items, Mother's Day items, Father's Day items, Halloween items....things people want all year, not just during the holiday season. You CAN and probably will make some money, and like I said, it's not that hard. Once your links are set up the rest takes care of itself. Once you see how easy it is you'll probably want to make more websites and add more links though. lol
Sign up for my affiliate program through Cafe Press then put links to my store on your site and see for yourself. It can be done! Whether you want to earn a little with minimal effort or a lot by putting links all over the net, you can earn money doing this!
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