Thursday, May 10, 2012

Viggle App for the iPhone Earns Great Rewards

I recently started using an app for my iPhone. It is called Viggle. This app is a lot of fun and really easy to use. It is a free download though the iTunes store.

When you go into this App, you can earn bonus points and also earn points for watching television. You simply click a button to check in and it listens to your TV.

You then get points for watching TV. You do not earn a lot of points for normal shows, but every single night they offer huge bonus points for the main shows on television.

The bonus points are easy! You watch a video that is usually about a 30 seconds long and get an extra 15 points or so.

When I first started doing this app, I wasn't sure about it. Now today I went and checked out the rewards. I had enough points to get a $10 iTunes gift card so I thought I would cash out to try it. I was given the code for the reward right then! Most companies such as My Points or Swagbucks make you wait weeks to get your reward. Viggle gave it to me right away. I put it in my iTunes account and it worked.

I am going to keep using Viggle. It is fun and easy! You won't get rich from this app, but I am playing on my phone all the time anyway so why not?

Friday, April 20, 2012

My New Website

Hey everyone! I am still enjoying working full time from home as a writer. Examiner is my favorite place to write and what pays the bills, but I have also found a new hobby. My husband helped me to set up my own website. I am so proud of it and it is so much for me! It is Please everyone check it out! Thanks :) I hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

'One Tree Hill' season 9 challenges

In season 9 of "One Tree Hill," we had to watch the characters all deal with their own problems and challenges. Brooke and Julian had to learn how to be the parents of twins. I do not have twins, but I could totally relate to them. I had to go through the challenge of being a mother on my own while my husband was deployed. Dealing with a newborn and a toddler at the same time was hard, but you realize you have strengths that you never knew you had! I loved watching them learn how to do it all and even dealing with sleepless nights.

If you love "One Tree Hill," you can get a copy of season 9 on DVD or Ultraviolet.

“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote One Tree Hill Season Nine on DVD."

Find out how to get Cast on 'Bachelor Pad 3'

If you want to join the cast of "Bachelor Pad 3," check out my new article on how you can get on the show!

Find out how to get cast on "Bachelor Pad 3"

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rascal Flatts CD "Changed" Review

Rascal Flatts recently came out with a new CD titled "Changed." This group recently went to a new record company and things are going well for them.

I am a huge fan of country music, but over the years I have had mixed feelings about the group Rascal Flatts. I felt like a lot of their music was starting to sound alike, but "Changed" is exactly what the title says about the album. This does not sound like their normal music. Yes it does have a ballad or two, but there are a few more upbeat songs that have a different sound to them. I enjoyed this more than I have ever enjoyed a Rascal Flatts CD.

No matter what you think about this group, you can't go wrong with the vocals of Joe Don Rooney. His voice is flawless and sounds amazing in every song.

I have to say that "Banjo" is the song on the album that keeps getting stuck in my head. This song is catchy and fun. "She's Leaving" is a song that will have you dancing in your chair. It is about heartbreak, but not one of those sad sappy country songs, bu instead an upbeat fun song to dance to about someone leaving.

I would recommend this album to anyone who loves country music and wants to give Rascal Flatts a chance. You can check out their website as well.

I received a review copy from One2OneNetwork for this post.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Win 'One Tree Hill' Props!

As you know, I love 'One Tree Hill'! There is a new contest where you can win props from the show. If you want to enter check it out here.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

'One Tree Hill' Season 9 Ends with Returning Characters

"One Tree Hill" ended last night and I have to admit it almost hurt to delete the season pass on the DVR. This show is something I have loved for all nine season. You can even buy the DVD and I think it is a must have for sure.

I was so excited to see them bring back some of the characters we fell in love with over the years. It was amazing to see Chad Michael Murray come back as Lucas Scott. This character grabbed our hearts and fans were sad to see him go. It was also great to get to see Keith Scott return and talk to his brother Dan after his passing.

In the series finale, they brought back Bevin. It was great to see Skillz end with his one true love. She had not changed at all and was still gorgeous. What did you think of the finale of the show?

“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote One Tree Hill Season Nine on DVD."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

'One Tree Hill' season 9: Its all coming to an end!

The final episode of "One Tree Hill" is only two weeks away. This episode is called "One Tree Hill" just like the show. This final season on DVD is going to be a must buy in my opinion.

It is hard to describe my emotions about this show ending. Yes it is just a show, but this one has been important to me for all nine season. Every time it is on that would be my thing to look forward to for the week. If I was having a bad week, I knew watching "One Tree Hill" would make me forget about the trouble and think about the show instead.

The love story between Lucas and Peyton was one of my favorites. When they left the show, I wondered how it could leave on, but they did an amazing job with the other character. They brought in Clay and Quinn and I quickly loved their story as well. I am going to miss this show!

“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote One Tree Hill Season Nine on DVD."

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

'One Tree Hill' Swag!

If you know anything about me, you realize that "One Tree Hill" is one of my favorite shows of all time! My job has some great perks and one of them is free swag from shows.

Recently I was sent props from the set of "One Tree Hill." This is awesome! I got a sketch book that was used by Hilarie Burton as Peyton. I also got a picture of Peyton and Brooke and a bumper sticker from when Karen Roe ran for Mayor.

This is what the back of the picture has on it.

Watch the two-hour series finale Wednesday, April 4th at 8/7c on The CW!

“I am promoting One Tree Hill on behalf of Warner Bros. WBWord division."

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Holly Durst new book 'Chocolate Socks'

I recently got the chance to interview Holly Durst of "Bachelor Pad 2" about her new children's book. If you want to read it, you can check it out here! I will be reviewing her book soon.

'Smallville' Season 10 on DVD!

I recently won "Smallville" season 10 on DVD! I am really excited that it happened. This is the perfect thing for my husband to take on his upcoming deployment. This is one he will really enjoy so thank you!

As a WBWord Team Member, I have won this product from Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

'Pretty Little Liars' Season 1 DVD

I love the show 'Pretty Little Liars,' but I missed a few of the first season. I recently won a trivia contest and I got the entire first season on DVD for free! I am super excited to start watching this and so glad I had the chance to win this prize!

As a WBWord Team Member, I have won this product from Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Miranda Lambert and Chris Young concert

I am super excited that I just bought tickets to see Miranda Lambert and Chris Young in Concert in Wichita, Kansas! I am going for fun, but I am sure I will write a review of it too! I can't wait. If you are interested in going, you can find out on my article below how to get tickets.

Miranda Lambert and Chris Young Set Concert Dates in Oklahoma and Kansas

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oklahoma City Country Music Examiner

Hey everyone! I just wanted to share with you my new page on Examiner. I am now the Oklahoma City Country Music Examiner. I will still do most of my writing on television, but I have a passion for country music and this one is a lot of fun for me. I love writing about Chris Young, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and other country artists. Check out my new page when you have time.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pick Your Purse Party with Bachelor Nation including Ashley Hebert

If you are a fan of 'The Bachelorette' like I am, then you would love to go the the Pick Your Purse Party. This party is sponsored by KIIS FM.

This event is held at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica. If you win a purse, you get a great handbag with a surprise gift inside.

The party is full of Bachelor Nation people. Ashley Hebert is the host and Michael Stagliano will be performing. It will have great male models including JP Rosenbaum and Kiptyn Locke. This is an event you do not want to miss.

You can even enter for a chance to win a bag and get more information on the Pick Your Purse Party on KIIS FM's Site.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

'The Big Bang Theory' Party Game

If you are a fan of 'The Big Bang Theory,' there is a new game coming out that looks like a lot of fun! 'The Big Bang Theory' Party game has just been released.

This game is based on the show and your knowledge of it. You have to pair phrases and references and the player with the most points wins! It looks like a lot of fun to me!

Do you plan to buy 'The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game'?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

'Super Bowl' XLVI - My Favorite Commercial

I just wanted to share with you my favorite commercial from the Super Bowl XLVI tonight. I am a huge fan of Blake Shelton and 'The Voice.' Here it is!

'The Voice' Super Bowl XLVI Commercial

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Life as a Writer

A friend of mine Jaipi Sixbear wrote a great blog about life as a writer! Some people don't realize this is really a job or how much we do at home. You have to read this and laugh with it like I did!

Please Read My Blog, I Need the Money

Sharing on my Pinterest Blog

I just wanted to let everyone know that if you want to share on my Pinterest blog feel welcome! You can email me any fun things you do on pinterest to I will gladly link back to your blog too with the post.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What is Hubpages?

Today I am sharing another guest post with you about Hubpages. This is another great site to write at home! It is from Clarissa. You can check out here blog as well!

Hubpages is a publishing platform that allows anyone to publish literally anything as long as it is unique content. Anyone can publish anything from short stories to articles to poetry. As long as it is not taken from anywhere else on the Internet then it is perfectly fine to publish it on Hubpages.

Signing up or Hubpages is free and easy. If you have an email address you can sign up. You will be earning through several different venues such as Google Adsense so you will need an Adsense account. Don't worry, that is free too. Hubpages also has their own ads program where you can earn from people reading your articles. It is a lucrative venue to use and can earn you decent money if you get enough readers.

Other ways to earn through Hubpages is the eBay program and Amazon. This is where you add eBay and Amazon products to your Hubs. You will earn a commission every time someone purchases something from eBay or Amazon through your links. If you pick the right keywords or products, you can earn pretty good through these too.

You will need to create unique content that is 100% your own writing. If they find you are copying from someone else online, your account could be suspended. You can publish anything you want as long as it is not in a derogatory manner. Remember, you are writing for a lot of people so you will want to write good quality PG content. Hubpages can be a fun place to write, publish and earn if you use it the way it is supposed to be used.

Another cool thing about Hubpages is the Google Analytics section where you can check how your traffic is doing and where it is coming from. This is free to sign up and use also.

To recap:

Hubpages is free to sign up using your email address, a user name and password.

You can earn through several platforms including Google Adsense, Hubpages Ad Program, eBay and Amazon.

You need to write unique and family friendly content.

Some people are earning pretty good through Hubpages but it could take quite some time. You should develop a following on there and follow people back. You should also read and comment on others hubs so they will do the same for you. Publish as often as you can also. Basically, it is just like a blog where you can write about what you want and earn from it at the same time. Just relax and enjoy yourself when writing for Hubpages because that is what it is all about, Fun!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Check out my Other Blog

Please check out my other blog and follow it. This one is a lot more fun and not just about working from home. It is all about new things I am trying out on Pinterest and fun things the kids do at home. Check it out!

Mandy's Fun with Pinterest

Friday, January 27, 2012

Great Boss

Guest Blog
Author: Joyce Mccall

My boss told me about clear high speed and it’s actually been really helpful. She saw that I was doing a lot of my bill pay and online banking and stuff at work and obviously that’s not exactly where I’m supposed to be doing it so it was nice when she suggested a cheap way for me to get internet at home so I could stop wasting the company’s dime. She’s actually a really good boss – super compassionate and easy to talk to – and I think that’s why I’ve stayed at this job for so long. I don’t actually love the work but I do love being able to work autonomously and not having to be at my desk for exactly 8 hours a day to get paid. I think it’s important that employers give their minions a certain level of freedom otherwise they’re not able to prove to themselves that they can do the job. They need to be trusted, that instills good work ethic, and my boss is good at that.

Our Pinterest Sensory Magnet Bottle

Last night the kids and I made some really cool magnet sensory bottles that I found on Pinterest. They are fun! You simply tie a magnet to the side and fill it with cut up pipe cleaners. Then you can use the magnet to play with them on the side. The kids love them!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI Commercials

I am not a fan of football. I watch the Super Bowl for the commercial I do admit! I am not super excited about Madonna on the half time show, but the commercials look great! What do you watch for? Here are a few commercial previews!

Go Daddy Super Bowl XLVI Commercial

Volkswagon Super Bowl Commercial Preview

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Superpoints Network

I have recently started doing the Superpoints Network. It is a great way to earn Amazon gift cards! You simply get an email each day where you click a button for points. You can also go to their website and click a button 30 times each day to earn points. It is fun and easy! It takes less than 5 minutes a day and I am doing well with it so far!

You can also earn on referrals. If you would like to join, please give me your e-mail address and I will send you an invite. Let's earn free Amazon money together.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Emily Maynard as 'The Bachelorette' for 2012

Okay so as you all know, I do a lot of writing on reality TV. I would love to hear your opinions on Emily Maynard as the new Bachelorette. I am afraid that people don't care about her anymore because she was on the show so long ago! What do you think?

If you want to see Chris Harrison announce her on the show, you can check out this article.

Chris Harrison Announces Emily Maynard as 'The Bachelorette' 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Chitika Ads

Many people use Google and other ads to make money on their blogs. They earn money when people click the ads or when they simply get enough page views.

Another site that you can use for ads is called Chitika. I have a few ads from them at the bottom of my page and I am considering using them a bit more. One thing that is great about this site it that the payout is lower than Google so you can get your money after just earning $10. They also have a referral program. Do any of you use Chitika for ads? If so, do you like them?

If you decide to sign up with them, please use the banner below as a referral.

Get Chitika Premium

Friday, January 20, 2012

Top Web Hosting Sites

I have been considering getting my own web hosting to do a different style of blog. I have heard of several different places such as Godaddy to do this on, but not sure what way to go with it. Today I found an article about top web hosts. These provide Joomla with the hosting, but I am not even sure I would need something like that with it.

Does anyone have any advice on who they use? Who do you like for web hosting?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review of Hubpages: A Guest Blog

Hubpages is one site I have signed up for, but never really used. I had a friend do a guest blog so that you guys can learn about it! Here you go:

My Review of Hubpages

As a writer, or really any profession, how great would it be to earn money without having to actively do something to get it? Well, with Hubpages you have this ability. While you do have to do the work up front to write the articles and post them on the site, once that is done, you get to sit back and watch it add up. Ahhh.. if only it were that easy to rake in the money!

There are a few things you want to know when you start with Hubpages as they can be confusing.

Article Score:

This has to do with your article and how it is performing. I do not know all the details, and I’m not sure anyone does, but the more traffic, comments and other elements that your article gets, the higher the score. Scores start at 50 when you publish the hub and they can go up and down. You can also see an average of your article scores.

Author Score:

You also get a score as an author. Again, I do not know the details but it is related to your hubs, how popular they are, and possibly how many comments and views you have. Mine tends to stay in the 70’s somewhere which makes me happy. The highest you can have is 100.

The Good:

- Multiple methods of income – You can use your Amazon Affiliate Account, Ebay (you have to sign-up through Hubpages for the affiliate program) and there is the Hubpages Advertising program.
- You can write about whatever you want. If you look at my profile – Sharon’s Hubpages – you will see a wide variety of different topics.
- You can link back to other sites within your hubs – other hubs, other writing sites, your choice.
- There are a variety of Awards that you can get when you publish hubs – I just received my 50 Hub award and I have others for having 1000 views, being a member over a year and other items. They don’t necessarily do anything for you, but they are kind of fun to see.
- You can see what hubs are popular and which ones are not.
- Google Analytics can be hooked up to your account so you can do more in depth investigation into traffic.
- Forums where you can chat with other Hubbers to learn how to earn more on the site, how to be more successful with Hubpages or just to chat about whatever you want.

The Bad:

- You don’t make money unless your hubs get traffic or people click on your products and then purchase
- Cannot post links that are affiliate links within your blogs
- Advertising your hubs can be a lot of work
- Payout for the Advertising program is $50, I believe, which can take quite a while to make depending on your articles and if you have optimized them for keywords and SEO
- You can see where the traffic came from, but not what terms they used.

Sharon is involved in a variety of different methods on the Internet to make money. Besides writing for a variety of content sites, she has a blog on direct sales (home parties). She has been involved in Direct Sales for over 5 years and enjoys helping others to work and expand their business – both online and offline.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Writing for Factoidz

I have been trying out different revenue sites and Factoidz is one that seems to be working well for me again. They have updated a lot of their features and things are going great there!

You can write articles on anything that you want on this site and they give you a small bonus for each article plus residual pay on everything. You are not required to do a certain amount per month which is great! The bonus is based your views and other things on the site.

It is a fun site that is very easy to learn. Each article has to be 400 words long. They also pay for referrals once they have done 20 articles on the site.

One more thing I love about this site is that they pay you on the 1st of every month no matter how much or little you have made with them! If you don't work that month, you still get your residual earnings.

Here is an example of an article I wrote for them about 'The Bachelor' 2012.
'The Bachelor' 2012 with Ben Flajnik Spoilers

The website is Factoidz, but please use my referral link if you decide to try it out.

Has anyone worked for Suite101?

I am curious to find out if anyone has worked for Suite101 and what they think about them. I have never done work for them, but I am always looking for more residual sites. I would love to hear about your experience or have someone do a guest blog on it. Thanks!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Working for Purex Insiders

I have recently started blogging for Purex Insiders. It is a lot of fun! They send you free products to blog about and of course I love free stuff! If you want to apply with them, check it out at Purex Insiders.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Purex Crystals and Jockey Review

I do work from home as a writer, but I have always loved getting free stuff. I was recently given the opportunity to try out two amazing products and so of course I wanted to do it!

I was sent a bottle of Purex Crystals in the Tropical Splash scent. These are amazing. You use them instead of fabric softener in your wash. If you have a front loading HE machine like mine you just throw them into the washing machine instead of in the normal compartment for fabric softener. It smells great and works amazing. I honestly think I will switch to using it all the time. It is so simple to use and my clothes smell so nice.

They also sent me a Jockey sports bra. This bra features moisture wicking technology and helps keep you dry when you work out. It is great! I have never been so happy with the little amount of sweat I had to deal with from this bra. If you use regular softening products in the wash they can cause the wicking fabric to not continue to work well, but the Purex Crystals are fine to use with it. This makes a great combination!

If you are interested in the sports bra, you can get a 20% off coupon here.

Jockey and Purex provided free samples of their products so I could review them. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Detangle Baby Doll Hair

Today instead of working, I spent most of the day working on baby doll hair. My daughter's both have a doll they love. They have their own bed and everything. Today a friend of mine shared a way to detangle their hair and it worked! Check it out here.

Now if I could just get this baby oil off my hands :)

Purex UltraPacks Review

I recently received a sample of Purex UltraPacks to try out. These are amazing! Not every detergent will work in my HE machine, but these work fine. You simply throw them in with your laundry and are done!

I love how easy it was to use. You just put in and go. There is no chance of dripping anything or making a mess. My kids can even help by tossing it in for me. My clothes came out clean and it worked great!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

'One Tree Hill' Season 8 DVD Catch Up Before New Season

If you have not had a chance to catch up on Season 8 of 'One Tree Hill,' now is the time! Season 9 starts tonight and fans of the show can't wait for it. I know I am excited and have my DVR set already!

The 'OTH' DVD is great because it does have the entire 8th season, but it also has over 2 hours of bonus features. I can't wait to see all of the bloopers from this season. Those should be the best with this group of characters. This is one of the best seasons of the show ever.

For fans of One Tree Hill, the Eighth Season will definitely be one to own! Includes all 22 episodes on 5 discs plus all-new featurettes, commentaries, deleted scenes and gag reel!

Do you plan to watch season 9 tonight on the CW?

I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote One Tree Hill Season Eight on DVD.

One Tree Hill - S8 'Stop!' by thewbdotcom

Friday, January 6, 2012

What work do you do from home?

I am pretty much a writer and that is it. I have tried other things for work at home, but none of them held my attention like this one.

I am interested to hear what you do from home. What kind of work do you do? What do you enjoy the most? Share in the comments below!

Monday, January 2, 2012

'One Tree Hill' Season 8 Mixes up the Song 'I Don't Want to Be'

On the show 'One Tree Hill,' they have used the same theme song. The song 'I Don't Want to Be' was originally done by Gavin DeGraw. He did a great job with the song, but many fans enjoyed the way they changed it up for season 8 of the show.

In season 8 of 'OTH,' each week a different artist sang the song. One of my favorites was when Kate Voegele performed the song. I thought it was perfect to have someone that is also on the show singing the song at the start of it. She did a great job and this show has really helped her career. Many people, including myself, did not know of her before the show.

I would have loved to see a great country artist show their take on the song. It would have been fun for Jason Aldean or Lady Antebellum to change it up a bit.

'One Tree Hill' Season 9 is about to premier! You can watch it on the CW Wednesday January 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm CST.

If you missed season 8 of the show, check out the DVDS. You can also get it on Ultraviolet on your computer.

“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote One Tree Hill Season Eight on DVD."

One Tree Hill - Season 8 on DVD & UltraViolet by thewbdotcom