Work at Home Guide

Guest Post: How to Market Your Etsy Shop

Guest Post: How to Market Your Etsy Shop

Today's guest post comes from Aubrey Phelps, a writer for free website hosting. A note from The Queen: Etsy is an online marketplace for crafters and artisans. Think of it as your community summer [...]

59 Ways for College Students to Make Extra Money

59 Ways for College Students to Make Extra Money

When I was in college, the internet was still in its infancy (remember "telnet" and "gopher" anyone?) so most students went the traditional route of getting campus jobs or internships to make extra [...]

Unconventional Million-Dollar Ideas

Unconventional Million-Dollar Ideas

Through my classes and website, I encounter many people who believe that it's only "other people" who can have success in a non-traditional work environment.  It's these "other people" who have the cr[...]


Scams

The AP Twitter account gets hacked and brings down the stock market

The AP Twitter account gets hacked and brings down the stock market

Just goes to show you that anyone, including the Associated Press, is vulnerable to hackers.  On Tuesday, April 23rd 2013 the AP Twitter account was hacked and this tweet was posted: For the reco[...]

What do I do once I recognize a scam?

What do I do once I recognize a scam?

Dear Buzzy, I just found your website, and I'm writing because I'm a little bit scared. Through Craigslist, I tried to become a mystery shopper, and after a volley of poorly written emails from a guy[...]

Would you fall for this CNBC.com scam?

Would you fall for this CNBC.com scam?

**Note: Since writing this article, the scammers have changed the landing page to make it look like MSNBC. If you visit the site it may have changed again. Darn those sneaky scammers!** Last week, I [...]


Mystery Shopping

Can I Bring the Kids With Me?

Can I Bring the Kids With Me?

This week on Mystery Shopping Monday, we're going to explore the idea of bringing kids and other people on shops with you...inspired by the inquiry below. Hi Buzzy, I was recently assigned a movie[...]

Mystery Shopping Monday: What is Mystery Shopping?

Mystery Shopping Monday: What is Mystery Shopping?

This is the beginning of a series specifically geared to those interested in Mystery Shopping. Here, I answer the basic question: What is Mystery Shopping?  [...]

Mystery Shopping FAQs

Mystery Shopping FAQs

Interested in Mystery Shopping?  Great!  Here's a list of common FAQ's compiled to save my poor hands from carpal tunnel in answering questions one at a time: (If you're looking for other random jobs,[...]

Passive Income Guide

Guest Post: Social Media for Entrepreneurs, Part 2

Guest Post: Social Media for Entrepreneurs, Part 2

In our last guest post: Social Media for Entrepreneurs: Finding the Right Fit, Adrienne explained the differences for using Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus in your business. This time around, Adrie[...]

Guest Post: Social Media for Entrepreneurs: Finding the Right

Guest Post: Social Media for Entrepreneurs: Finding the Right "Fit"

Today's guest post is the first part of a two-part series addressing social media platforms for entrepreneurs by Adrienne. Click here for Part 2.  Discovering the perfect outfit to make a first imp[...]

Guest Post: 10 Tips to Encourage Engagement Amongst Your Employees

Guest Post: 10 Tips to Encourage Engagement Amongst Your Employees

Bethany's note: One of the most challenging aspects of being a small business owner is finding quality employees who will love, respect and grow your business in alignment with your vision and values.[...]


Finances

Guest Post: Rainy-Day Funds Running Out [infographic]

Guest Post: Rainy-Day Funds Running Out [infographic]

It's no secret that we save less than previous generations. This infographic from CashNetUSA shows just how much! [...]

Destination based sales tax

Destination based sales tax

I sell my books online, through vendors, and in-person.  Frankly, sales tax confused the heck out of me so I attended a tax seminar held by a local government small business association to get som[...]

12 Tried and true money wasters

12 Tried and true money wasters

Now that the world is collapsing, credit doesn't exist anymore, and we're all going into financial ruin, many people are trying to figure out how to cut back.  I am no exception. Although, I refuse to[...]