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A-Z Blog Challenge: Day 23:Writing From Home



I didn’t realised I had set this blog post many years ago about writing from home.

Working and having writing assignments and jobs from home has been a dream of many people for some time. With the current covid-19 situation, this desire has never been more prevalent.


This past 20 years have been challenging on both global and personal fronts for many.

in 2003, we experience the SARS(Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and in 2020, we were hit by covid-19.


However, I believe there is a silver lining behind every major catastrophe.

During the SARS period,

  • Real estate prices were depressed and this presented a buying opportunity for many.  A friend of mine bought an undervalued 1000-square foot apartment in the suburbs for  half the original price and now the price of that piece of real estate has quadrupled.
  • Real estate agents were doing brisk business despite the SARS period too.
  • With SARS, stock prices were depressed and this has allowed many to buy undervalued quality stocks at less than their intrinsic values.
  • SARS also allowed us to be more aware of personal hygiene, especially our interaction with others.
  • That period has allowed one time for introspection too as many activities have been closed or slowed down.

With all these major catrophies, we can only realized the benefits of them from hind-sight.

But if you are looking for writing jobs online, one legitimate source that I know of is the

Problogger Job Board. 

Or if you prefer to make money writing short pieces, there is a programme that allow you to write post on Twitter and other social media platforms and make money from them . Click here for more

Or refer to this blog for legitimate gigs to earn from writing online

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Mar 21, 2020

Top 3 Ways to Freelance Online



I usually take October as a month of reflection.

During my travels this October, I begin thinking more seriously

about this blog and my accompanying online business.

I can sum up 3 ways most people can begin to start making online with

little to no investment of money.

  1. Sell a product or service

You can sell a product such as freebies you get by purchasing bundling deals from local stores or the super markets.

For instance, if you have been given a free mug with a purchase of a pack of toothpaste, you can sell the mug for some money via Craigslist or free bulletin boards. I have tried selling mugs, mugs bundled with small items such as stationery, or soap and bath salts to turn them into a min bath hamper. If you add in a little creativity to what you have, you can often sell it for more.

Alternatively, if you can provide a service such as house sitting or house painting, you can advertise these services online and make some extra cash online.I have a friend who does house painting on the side and pockets an extra $1200 per month or $300 per week.

  1. Sell other people’s product

You can sell other people’s products online as an affiliate.

If you have a blog, you can promote it on your blog if they are related to what your readers want.

You can also sell them via online bulletin boards, offline bulletin boards,classified ads and even promote to your list.

  1. Freelance writing

This is one of the best ways to get started earning an extra income online. There are 2 ways to earn money freelance writing.

A)Write for pay-per-view sites

These sites will pay you a percentage of the sales they received from advertising. That is there will be ads around your article on their website and if someone clicks on the ad, you get paid a percentage from 30 to 50% of the amount.

Examples of these sites that offer these deals include

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B) Write for a fee per article for websites, blogs and other online content sites.

You can get news about writing gigs on sites that fire freelancers online such as


this is easily one of the best place to get started to build your portfolio. There are also people who managed to buy a house with money made from this site.

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For those looking to write guest blog posts, you can get paid gigs here at


Let me know which is your preferred mode to making money online.

Have a great Thursday!

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Nov 14, 2013

Three things I Learned from Warren Buffett


Here’s a latest post by Bill Gates, yes the former founder of Microsoft and

Co-chair of the  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He shares 3 things he learned from Warren Buffett and I think it applies to

I.M business as well.

His first point in investing is to find an economic moat in business.

Similarly, in an online business, what is the economic moat you

can build to  differentiate you from the others.

ForMyFirstMagicButton, our moat is to  provide quality content that

can help solopreneurs and those just getting started online

to build their own business.

We will have a membership site started and that is in the pipeline

so we can have one place where newbies and other solopreneurs

can gain access to quality content at one place.

While you think about your economic moat, here’s some inspiration from the

World’s Second Richest Billionare-Bill Gates


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Jun 14, 2013

Your Blueprints for Success


I realized that after participating in the A-Z Blog Challenge,

I am beginning to like writing and updating my blog.

I certainly hope this enthusiasm can continue.

Today being Sunday and the start of another week, I like to talk

about creating a blueprint for success online.


Most people start online and ‘jump’ into this field after

having attended a couple or courses on marketing online

or starting a business from home online. However, most of them lack a blueprint to succeed and end up losing invaluable time.

Without a plan, they will

  • procrastinate when updating their blogs
  • Procrastinate when they have to set up their squeeze pages
  • Waste time thinking of what to do next
  • Information overload.

Here’s how to create a simple blueprint

  1. List down all the tasks that have to be completed.
  2. Rank them according to which should come first
  3. Break the task into small tasks and plan a time to
  4. complete them daily. This will build consistency into your plan.
  5. For more ideas and tips on building an online blueprint check out the following eBook .


I have made a special request for them to provide a prelaunch copy to my readers.

To your success



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May 12, 2013

A-Z Blog Challenge: Day 19:Residual Income Ideas you can start this weekend.



Here’s a blog post that I wanted to share with you as some of your write back to say you need to get some cash flow coming in before you start and implement your own online business.
Instead of giving you homemade income ideas, I thought I will up the ante and give you a few ideas you can start this weekend that will bring in residual income that you can start from home with little to low -cost.

1 Start a home or office cleaning business on the side
What : You can start a home based cleaning company for homes or offices around your neighbourhood
What you need: Basic cleaning supplies, phone or Skype and a telephone list.
Where to get customers:
You can begin getting customers by calling your neighbourhood and posting flyers advertising your services. The most effective way is to go door-to-door to solicit for business. You can start a home based cleaning company for homes around your area very quickly. Another way is to insert flyers or promote with ads in community newspapers around your neigh hood.
If you are trying to start a cleaning business that serves the offices around your neighbourhood, you can simply call the office and ask for the person who is in-charge of hiring contractors for this service.
The way to get residual income from this service is to sell long term contracts of three month contracts, six month contracts and even an annual contract.

2 Start a window/car washing business


What: You will be washing windows or cars for others.

What you need: cleaning equipment for windows and cleaning and waxing equipment for cars. If you are cleaning external windows for buildings, you might also need to invest in a Gondola.

Where to get customers: This is a fast business that you can get started quite quickly. You can locate business or homes in your areas and ask them if they need their windows washed. You can offer a special low-cost one time service of $20 for window washing. While you are there, you can also help them clean up other areas such as the window ledge or maybe take out the trash on your way out. Thereafter, you can negotiate for a long time contract and encourage them to purchase 3 or 6 time window washing service. The same applies for car washing but you can negotiate with auto dealers to refer clients to you in exchange for a referral fee. Alternatively, you can offer these packages to auto dealers who can offer this as a gift for their clients who purchased cars from them.

3 Sell insurance online
This is an effective residual income opportunity for those who have the necessary knowledge or who are inclined to learn about the insurance industry. Most people now search for insurance plans online and this is an opportunity for you to promote insurance online.


What you will need: Content, lots of relevant content that is beneficial to readers. Online calculators and a website for customers to contact you. The best insurance to sell online include travel insurance, auto insurance as these are often renewed on an annual basis and some insurance companies offer you a residual sum for every policy that is renewed. So the longer you stay in this industry, the easy works gets as you progress.

Where to get customers: You can get customers through online content or do joint ventures with related websites such as travel websites.

4 Start a membership site



What: Start a membership site around your expertise or hobby.

What you will need: Membership site software.
If you have a particular expertise in a certain area, you can put your expertise in the forms of an ebook, videos and audios and put it in a membership site that is available for purchase through a subscription. I have seen others create membership site sin online marketing. You can check out one in which I have subscribed to that teaches you how to attract traffic to your website online. Online Traffic Academy.
Other hobby websites that do well include membership sites with information on taxidermy, scrapbooking etc.
I you already have a blog, here’s a simple way to turn your blog into a membership sites with this plugin called Magic Members. In includes data on your members subscription status and monthly reports you can view from the simple dashboard.

Magic Members | Turns WordPress Into A Membership Site

Tomorrow is Sunday and a break from the A-Z Challenge. See you on Monday.

To download more ideas on weekend or part time business, you can click here for more


About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here


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