Do you need shopping money? Or at least more of it?
Don't we all?
How much shopping money do you need? How often would you need that amount? How badly do you want that shopping money?
For years there have been some people (women, according to many jokes), who have loved shopping as if there is no tomorrow (read: no bills due). Now, with the way online shopping is catching on, the desire - okay, the very craving to shop is much much greater!
(I'll restrain myself from lecturing on self-control).
There are always many of us who need shopping money for our most basic living expenses. Which, of course, involves shopping. It doesn't matter if it is in a convenience store, a mall, or online with products from around world at our finger-tips. Plenty of us are constantly engaged in looking for ways to raise more shopping money - preferable as a continuing stream of income - so that we can buy the things we feel we need to have.
I've been as alert as anyone for such a source of shopping money in an ethical and honest way. (I like to give it away too!) There are just a few basic methods, as others have pointed out, for gaining more money;
1. Earn it by hard labour at a paying job
2. Sell what you have at hand, or what you can make
3. Receive gifts of money, like an inheritance
or, 4. Investing money and/or time wisely in something that pays back the rest of your life.
You can see the limitations of the first three methods, right? There's a limit to the hours a human can work, or how many widgets you can create in your waking hours. Others are either greedy, or simply don't have money to give you. So... you still need shopping money, right?
There is some potential in the fourth one - IF you can find the right money-making opportunity. I believe there are a few really good ideas out there that truly work right. No, not necessarily networking, though that's a possibility.
I'm talking about a website that draws in visitors because of it's excellent information, but also loaded with coded affliate links so that when these visitors click through those links and end up buying the recommended products, you get a commission. Once built, such a webpage can continue to bring you an income indefinitely. (Ah-ha! Shopping money at last!)
Yes. There is another way to get your downline, without having to personally talk 'friends and relatives' into signing up. This particular way is not for the lazy but you don't have to do any "selling." You do have to invest some brain-power, motivation, and time. If you think you'd have the patience and persistence to work this plan for a while, then down the road - you could have some shopping money come in. The tap would dribble at first, but then with time and further tending it will become a steady stream, big enough to meet your needed shopping money.
There is a learning curve ahead - are you afraid to learn and try new things? If you are, I'm afraid this is not for you. It's not a freebie, getting something for nothing - with no effort on your part. If you hope to get something for nothing, you are back to Option 3; keep waiting. And chaff because you NEED shopping money!
We have to invest some money and effort to earn the income, and the thing we create to sell is a persuasive web page like this one, or a whole website, that convinces people the product we recommend is a great idea for them.
The clever part is that once we've created such a page it can keep selling over and over again. Time is no longer a limitation, nor on how many widgets we can produce while we are awake.
The main hurdle to overcome is that you must learn this skill, and actually produce such web page(s). It's do-able, but you have to commit to learning and doing it.
In fact, once you have this skill you can use it to produce any number of effective, well-written pages that will do all your recruiting and inviting for you!
Back up to how you need shopping money. How much do you really need? Of often would you need that amount of money? How badly do you want that shopping money? Are you willing to learn new skills to get it?
If you are really impatient to learn more about it, I suggest you go to Imagine Visitors Building Your Business and read everything you can there.
I've found that well-written words on a website can find and recruit - or invite - many more than I can do in my personal contacts.
I've tried building a generic or free site and then waited forever for anyone to find the page and sign up from it. That is, until I discovered the tremendous power under the hood of the SiteBuildIt! (SBI) system. Subscribe to SBI for your next site, and follow the training in the videos and Action Guide manual. You'll end up with a really effective site, that gets more and more traffic/visitors! (Like 100s and 1000s per day!) Even if you have to neglect it later on for a while.
Would such an affiliate site actually make any decent shopping money for you?
Not instantly. But if you are not afraid of the work, and learn to enjoy it, you'll find, like many other SBI-ers, that you eventually win the prize - the funds and freedom to carry out your dreams.
Maybe there are things that would be of far more worth to you than your need for shopping money? This works for any kind of goals!
Now let me just ask one favour of you. Would you go look over everything on SiteBuildIt! site and honestly weigh the pros and cons? For sure, I don't want you to sign up under pressure. But it is my own habit to check out something that comes highly recommended and to discern for myself, in my own heart, if it sounds true and fair and like a worthwhile venture. I would be pleased to have you get in touch with me to tell me your assessment. If I have left out something important here, though I've focused on certain aspects I think are crucial, I'd like to know about it so I can correct it.
Thank you so very much, for reading through this page. I'm afraid it has been rather long, hasn't it?
Blessings on you!
Ruth Marlene Friesen
P.S. Guess what! Another way of earning your needed shopping money is to join The Customer Advantage. It's free to join, and will send you a daily email for a great deal in your area. A deal of at least 50% or more off the item or service on sale that day. If you invite others to sign up under you (which will be EASY to do!) you will earn not only a 5% rebate on your purchases, but also on theirs! Now that should allow you to grab some more deals, right?
I've put up more information now on The Customer Advantage. It's getting better all the time!
Shopping Guide BLOG - keeps you up-to-date with the most recent pages and information added to this site, check it each time you visit for what's new here. Bookmark it.
7 Steps to Shop Online - Here are more detailed steps for how to shop online, simple enough so that if you can read and follow instructions, you should be able to do it easily enough. You'll gain confidence as you shop online more and more often.
Advantages! - besides the many obvious advantages, here are suggestions for how to turn the disadvantages into your most favourite advantages.
Dis-Advantages? Transforming disadvantages of shopping online into real advantages of shopping online? Yes, you can!
Research First! - find out about the product you want to purchase and also the online stores or shops that offer it - to get the best deal possible.
Stores & Shops - before you start shopping wildly online - there are places to avoid - and there are places that are excellent. Learn to find out which a prospective shopping site is before you use it.
Comparison Shopping - An introduction to Comparison Shopping sites or engines, and how to use them to find the best deals for your online shopping.
Christmas Shopping - Did you know that one out of four consumers now says that Christmas shopping online beats doing it on your feet in the stores? According to eCustomer Service from eDigital Research, another one out of four who do their shopping online, say that it is a much better experience than being physically in stores at Christmas.
Books Online - If you have never bought books online, or anything else online, you may be a bit nervous. You are in the right place here! On this page, I'll lay out simple steps for finding a specific book online, or browsing for new books on topics you like, and how to buy books online. I'll show you how to use book comparison search engines, and for sure, - I'll even suggest sites for finding good book deals.
How to seek out Christian Books online - One of the first sites for Christian books that I discovered, I still turn to it first. I'd like to use that one as an example and show you how to shop and make purchases. Then, perhaps I can add a list of other similar sites that you can explore on your own.
Finding Christian Bookstores online - As I have been shopping and browsing for more Christian bookstores online, I've started a list of the ones that look best to me, and I'm ready to share that with you. My favourite one gets a special page of course - but here are some more that may appeal to you for various reasons and become your favourites.
Best Deals by Seasons - Wait, if you can, until the time of year when that item has the best discount sales.
Consumer Reports - is a resource for choosing the best products to buy in North America.
Secure Online Shopping criteria, and good habits to form that will keep you safe as you enter the exciting world of online shopping.
Shopping Online with Credit Cards does not have to be scary; if you are informed and ethical, and conscientious you can safely shop with your credit card online.
Shopping Online with Gift Cards - there are serious pros and cons to weigh before you start shopping online with gift cards.
Shopping Online WITHOUT credit cards - I can assure you from personal experience that there are several ways to shop online without credit cards at all; and I may not even have found all the ways.
Shopping online with PayPal - Reassuring facts about shopping online with PayPal to give you peace of mind.
Download your purchase of e-book, software, membership - here are detailed instructions for downloading your e-book, software, or membership access, and some extra security notes for protecting your purchases.
Invoice Troubleshooting - It's good to know what to do about receipts, or online invoices - troubleshooting when things go wrong. Even though we all hope it never happens, it sometimes does, and knowing what steps to take can make a world of a difference.
Need Shopping Money? - Here are two potentially profitable ways to get it through a small business effort on the side.
Grocery Shopping Online - Discoveries about Grocery Shopping Online in the UK, USA and Canada, including short reviews of the first flush of such sites found.
Grocery Shopping Online in Canada - with some basic information on the online grocery stores listed here to get you started.
Grocery Shopping Online in USA with descriptions and reviews of some national and regional grocery shopping sites that can deliver groceries to your door.
Grocery Shopping Online in UK - and the results of my search for such online grocery sites in that country. At first I thought they had a corner on this novel idea.
Nutritional Supplements - If you have not yet been buying supplements online, you may feel a bit overwhelmed, so I'm offering to guide you through the basic research, and then steps to buying your supplements online in a way you can soon make your own.
How to Store Food for Survival -Would you like to know how to store food for surival in a time of disaster? There are people and companies which have worked through these questions and come up with some excellent solutions.
Mothers Day - In early May do you get frantic, looking for good Mothers Day gifts to make, or to buy, and of course, the Mothers Day card? This brings me to my first suggestion to help you celebrate Mothers Day in a way that will thrill your Mom best. Simply Plan Ahead.
Chocolates - I'm seriously thinking about chocolates. Come with me; we'll do some research together. Of course, we may look like friends rambling through a mall, sampling chocolates, and calling it 'shopping.' However, we'll learn many things as we go.
Discovered Chocolates! - I've discovered chocolates on my own while researching chocolate sites online recommended in Consumer Reports. You can be sure I've been all over these sites thoroughly!
Toner Cartridges - You can find much better deals on toner cartridges if you shop online for them; your local suppliers has trouble keeping all possible toner cartridges in stock, never mind offering competitive prices, so sooner or later you'll need to shop online for a toner cartridge, even if you support your local businesses.
Need to send a Personal Shopper for your groceries? - Tips to either arrange for a personal shopper to do it for you, or for you to offer to be a personal shopper for others.
A Power Shopper, - and how to become one in several stages as you develop your online shopping skills.
Suggestions for setting up your own personal shopper business, - where you use your skills on behalf of those who do not have time or otherwise cannot shop for themselves.
How to Budget and Do Your Personal Bookkeeping with "Color of Money." This is a great accounting book for a family's bookkeeping, written by my sister, Elsie. You may order it here!
How to Budget is really setting down on paper how much money you can expect to come in, and when, and how much you need for your lifestyle. It's a blueprint, a plan. Then if you stick to the plan things balance out nicely and you don't have to be afraid of bill-collectors.
Personal Bookkeeping - Later in life I learned that personal bookkeeping is basically a carefully thought out plan for how I will get money, how I will spend it, and recording it so that I can see my progress. You can start small-scale, but once you see the value in it, you can expand and develop your personal bookkeeping system.
Color of Money - My sister Elsie, designed and prepared a simple, easy to understand and use accounting book, and she named it The Color of Money, mainly to encourage those who fear that budgeting and recording your in and outs of your money, and to show them that they can be in control after all."
About the Owner - You want to know about the owner of this site to help determine how much to trust the information found here, right? Well . . . I think what I can offer you is integrity and persistence - yes, tremendous tenacity.
Reach Ruth - Looking for how to reach Ruth Friesen, the owner of this website? This is the page and the best method.
Layout Map - An outline to act as a map of this site if you should get lost.G---o-----s---h---o---p---p---i---n---g!
Home - Online Shopping Guides is especially for the reluctant and those new to shopping online; I want to show you that it is not that hard, and you CAN shop securely online. 'Home' is the default entry point and index for this website.