Friday, June 27, 2008

Quick Note -- Coupon Contest

The Bargain babe is holding a coupon contest over at her Bargain Bin blog ... just leave a comment on the post to enter. Let her know Maria sent you.

If you're looking for a reliable source for clipped coupons, check out the Coupon Clippers. They have a great selection and cheap prices. Also, if you have a blog, become a Coupon Clippers affiliate and earn commissions for referring people to the site.

Happy shopping ... and winning!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Frugal Homesteading Blog is Live

I've started a Frugal Homesteading blog and while I'm not thrilled with the current WordPress theme, I'm happy to have it online and plan to post daily. I'll be building up this blog for eventual monetization (you know I love multiple income streams) but I also really have a passion for the topic, which is why I chose it.

The blog will encompass a wide variety of areas, from personal finance and frugality to cooking natural foods from scratch and raising chickens for meat and eggs. I think, with the current economic downturn, combined with skyrocketing food and energy prices, that these topics are very timely.

My most recent post is titled Local Food: The Key to Surviving Record Gas Prices. I'm planning to take the kids cherry picking at the local orchard on Friday, so I'll have to post about the experience after we get back.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Passive Income through Affiliate Programs

Some of my passive income this month has been through affiliate programs, which was very encouraging (and exciting!) for me. One of the sales was for SiteBuildIt, which is a great website building program and educational course for creating successful websites. I have Site Build It! for my nutrition website and love it. That sale earned me about $75.

Then, I received emails on June 11 and June 15 from Implix letting me know someone had purchased eBook Gold through my affiliate link, for a total of $67 in affiliate sales commissions.

This is one of the things I love about making money online ... I am not a saleswoman by any stretch of the imagination in person, but with my words and an unobtrusive text link, written months ago and posted online, I earned over $140 with no further effort.

Here is one of the ads generated through my Implix affiliate account:

Turn your brain food into a $300 a day income stream, fast and easily. Click here to discover how.

But to be honest the ad that brought me both my June sales was simply "eBook Gold Writer Home" in an article about using eBook Gold. If you're interested in becoming an Implix affiliate, please click that link to sign up and then email me for tips and ideas on getting started. That's another great thing about this affiliate program--you earn a small amount for sales through affiliates directly under you.

My eHow Earnings eBook is Done!

I finished and published my first eBook!

How to Earn Passive Income at Residual Income for Web Content Writers

is now available at

Five people have already purchased the book, and I hope they have found it helpful. I wish I'd had the information in there a year ago when I first began my online writing career. Writing for has been a huge motivator for me to work toward building passive income streams.

For me, passive income is pure gold ... I keep earning money long after I've completed the work. This is great as a work at home mom, because it allows me to spend more time with the kids when they need me.