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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Medical Analytics Senior Analyst

*This is a full time Work at Home opportunity in U.S. for the right candidate.

POSITION SUMMARY: As a member of the National Center of Excellence (COE) for COB Reporting and Analysis you will have a key role in identifying medical cost savings opportunities by data mining historical claims for competitor reimbursement trends.

- Responsibilities include financial modeling of hospital and physician claims for our competitors vs. Aetna’s reimbursement to identify areas of opportunity, and advising network management on opportunities to achieve medical cost savings.
- Must have a complete understanding of contract compensation, claims processing/payment policy rules, as well as the ability to turn data into information.
- Must be able to develop and implement project plans working collaboratively with peers, across teams and provide management updates.

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

- Requires an understanding of the healthcare industry, healthcare data, common healthcare terminology and medical cost issues and strategies.
- Must be skilled in claims processing guidelines, ACAS benefit plans and member out of pocket components and systems (ex: ACAS, EWMP, MSW, SCM, etc.), and able to work with Microsoft Excel.
- Aetna “Data Warehouse” and other software experience (ex: Microsoft Access, SQL, DAF, Visual Basic, etc.) a plus but not required.
- Need ability to meet tight deadlines, within context of potentially changing priorities, working both independently and facilitating cross-functional solutions.
- Capable of taking project through issue identification and resolution/recommendation stages.
- General Business- Applying Reasoned Judgment, Ensuring Project Discipline, Turning Data into Information and Communicating for Impact.
- Finance/Servicing Customers Profitably.

- Claims/Claim Processing – Medical or Hospital – ACAS/4-6 Years
- Claims/Claim Processing – Medical or Hospital- HMO/4-6 Years
- Network/Medical Cost Management/1-3 Years
- Network/Medical Economics/1-3 Years
- Network/Provider Relations/1-3 Years

Please note that benefit eligibility may vary by position. Go here ( to review the benefits associated with this position.

Aetna does not permit the use of tobacco related products or drugs in the workplace.

To apply, go to

Monday, December 20, 2010

Do You Have Experience In Writing Grants?

The Living Room, one of the region’s largest HIV supportive housing providers, seeks a part-time contract grant writer.

The primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in the areas of housing, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS.

At least five years experience writing private and government grant proposals is required, and strong preference for those with experience writing HOPWA grant proposals. Qualified candidates should also possess excellent writing and computer skills (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel). The candidate must be highly organized, able to work effectively within external deadlines, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.

As an independent contract, the grant writer will be paid a monthly fee, set their own schedule, work from home or their own office location, and determine the best mechanisms for completing tasks assigned under the very broad supervision of the Executive Director.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume of no more than two pages, and at least three references.

Pay: 2,000.00 – 3,000.00/Monthly
Travel Required: 1% of the time
Experience Required: 5 yrs
Preferred Major: social work, business, or public administration
Preferred Degree: Masters

Contact Employer :

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Share The Magic Make A Memory

Only 9 days until Christmas, and you should check out my Barefoot Books store. There is something there for everyone on your list. I am an affiliate of Barefoot Books and I do make a small commission on all sales. There are gift sets, holiday favorites, family library, all ages including babies and toddlers all the way up to big kids. Stop by Melissas Barefoot Bookstore, and show some love for reading.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Leapfrog TAG Reading System

Only 11 days until Christmas. I better start wrapping gifts LOL! This is one of the best learning products on the market. My kids have several Leapfrog items, but were already reading when this system came out. I wish they had this when I had to teach my four year old to read. Get one for the child in your life.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Website Designer Wanted

Small World News is seeking a website designer to design our new online presence. We are an international organization providing tools and technology to journalists and citizens around the world to tell stories about their lives and their communities, through everyday engagement, elections, and crises. We’re looking for a designer who can help us envision and create a design that captures the work we do around the world while employing current design trends and standards. You’ll work with key members of our core team to present wireframes, initial comps, and final designs. We are launching the site on the WordPress platform, so the design should take into account the functionality and limitations of the CMS as they translate to the public theme.

Expectations for this project are someone with proven experience in web design and an online portfolio we may review. While we are only seeking a designer for this project, you may also include additional information about the schedule and costs to develop your design into a working WordPress theme as well.

You may read about who we are and what we do on our current website:


* Have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or Fireworks
* Knowledge of WordPress administration, understanding the elements of that system and how to integrate the design into a working theme
* An ability to produce appropriate sketches, wireframes, navigation models
* Fluency with evolving web standards and technologies, usability best practices and an interest in emerging interactive design trends
* An excellent visual design aesthetic that incorporates typography, color and other aspects of visual design
* collaborate well with others while having the ability to work independently
* Are detail orientated and strive to achieve the highest levels of quality in the work you produce.

Additional skills/background that are a plus:

* Formal Design Education
* CSS/HTML experience/knowledge
* Previous work with non-profit organizations
* Experience with usability testing
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Contact Employer :

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dean Koontz: Lost Souls

This is the fourth book in the Frankenstein series, by Dean Koontz. I am going to be entirely honest here, he should have stopped at three. The first three were amazing, and very well done, this one stinks. I am having a hard time getting through it. Granted it is setting us up for a whole another set of books in the series, but it is just awful. No excitement at all. It is humorous, I will give it that, with a whole new set of characters, but really just boring. The fifth book, or number 2 book in this new set, will be out very soon. I hope it will be better than this one.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nikon Digital Camera

Countdown to Christmas continues and today's gift idea is this Nikon digital camera. There are only 17 days until Christmas.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Only 18 Days Until Christmas

I kind of forgot all about my Countdown to Christmas on this blog. For all the young entrepeneurs on your gift giving list, this books is awesome.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Make Money With Cashcrate

I do not personally use Cashcrate. However, there are a lot of people who do, and say they make good money. You can always check it out, and see if it is for you at Cashcrate.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Make Money With Sidetick Social Network

OK, I have other sites that claim you can make money from social networking, like People String, and Yuwie. However, these were mainly useless and I didn't stay long. Now I have discovered Sidetick. I have been there just a few days now, and I really like it. It is like Facebook only you get paid. There are a lot of people who have said they have been paid. I assume the site earns its revenue from paid advertising, like many other sites. The only negative I have found so far is that sometimes it is very slow. Be sure to read the TOS because they have age limitations, and some country restrictions you will want to know about. Check it out, and start getting paid to have fun~

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Promote Your Product With Tomoson

If you have an item you need or want to promote, check out Tomoson. You will immediately have hundreds of bloggers opting to try and review your product. You set the limits, and details, and then wait. It won't take long, trust me. View the video below to see if Tomoson can help you get your product noticed.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mama Panya's Pancakes Learn About Kenya

Help your child learn about different customs in Kenya. Visit Melissa's Barefoot Bookstore, to purchase this lovely book. Free shipping is being offered until December 24, 2010.

Mama Panya's Pancakes

A Village Tale from Kenya

Glimpse into a Kenyan village with the story of Mama Panya and Adika’s market day, and learn an important lesson about community and the rewards of sharing. Includes a helpful map, facts about Kenya, Kiswahili greetings, and even an easy-to-make pancake recipe.

Ages 4 to 10 years

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Work From Home Text Chat Operator

These jobs are not for everyone, like me. I could not see myself doing this. It is for adult text chat operators, and most likely you will be doing adult chat. If you know what I mean. These jobs pay very well, and if you are comfortable doing it, there are a few looking for new operators. Go to and to view all of your options in this field. Good luck, I hope it works for you.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Shopping Deals

26 days until Christmas, come on and get shopping on these awesome deals.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cat Photography Work From Home Job

This sounds like a fun and interesting job for all you photographers out there. There are a lot of requirements, and specifics to this particular job so click here, to read all the guidelines. Then if you think you are qualified and interested you can contact the employer at (replace AT with @ when contacting this email address)

Friday, November 26, 2010

20% Off Barefoot Books

This weekend only you will get 20% off all orders at my Barefoot Books Store. Use the code HARVEST at check out, for the sale pricing to be effective. Give the wonderful gift of reading with these award winning children's books. Plus if you spend over $60 dollars you will get free shipping.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

For The Science Loving Child

Do you know a child who loves Science? With only 32 days until Christmas, maybe this is the gift you have been looking for.

Monday, November 22, 2010

33 Days Until Christmas: Twilight Saga On DVD

33 days left until Christmas, come on and start shopping now. Don't know what to get someone on your list? Why not give the Twilight Saga trilogy? What an awesome gift idea for the movie lover on your list.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Reservation Agent Work From Home Job

The Active Network, Inc. provides technology applications and marketing services to community service organizations worldwide and has earned a reputation as a leading online destination for active lifestyles. The company’s application services help organizations reduce the cost and complexity of managing community activities and fundraising events. Its marketing services offer integrated online and field marketing campaigns that help brands develop authentic relationships with active consumers. Its consumer properties offer a comprehensive destination for the active lifestyle.


• Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate remotely with your support groups by phone, email and instant messaging (IM)
• Solid computer skills including internet knowledge (such as basic searching and queries), IM, email, basic Microsoft Word & Excel, some basic technical terminology
• Must be organized and self motivated
• Minimum typing speed of 20 to 30 wpm
• Be a resident of Florida

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS (please don’t apply if you don’t have these requirements):

• Have a fully functioning home PC that meets the minimum requirements as outlined below
• Have a high speed internet connection (Cable Internet Preferred) that is not wireless
• Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista with Service Pack1 only NOTHING ELSE ACCEPTED
• 512 of physical memory
• Current up to date Anti-Virus package
• Processor speed exceeding 2.2 GHz
Adobe 7.0 or higher
• Updated Java
• Flash version 7 or higher
• Microsoft Word and Excel
• Version 6.0 of Internet Explorer
• A phone line that is a landline
• Must have capability to maintain these requirements and have a source to repair your computer if a non-ReserveAmerica problem arises.

To apply contact info:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pittsburgh Steelers Car Flag

In my countdown to Christmas for today, sorry I missed yesterday with an excruciating toothache, is this Pittsburgh Steelers car flag. We love football at my house, and my husband has been a Steelers fan for like 30 years. There are only 35 days left until Christmas, and this is a great gift idea for the man on your list.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Barefoot Books Roaming in the Rainforest

Help me meet my sales goal of 50 dollars for the month of November. These books make great gifts, and reading is such an amazing gift to give. Go to my Barefoot Book Store, to purchase. All sales are secure.

We're Roaming in the Rainforest

An Amazon Adventure

A trio of children embark on a daylong trek through the rainforest, discovering all sorts of exotic creatures in their natural habitats. The charming, rhyming text highlights an action verb for each creature, from chattering monkeys to crouching jaguars. The story is enhanced by nine pages of educational endnotes, including information about the Amazon, the creatures featured in the story, the peoples of the rainforest, and a full-page, full-color map of South America.

By the way there are only 37 days until Christmas.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Video Game Reviewer

Here is another cool work from home job, that I have come upon. Do you love video games? Then a video game reviewer could be for you.


Be familiar with
2. Be willing to help the site reach a larger audience. We want a team player.
3. Show prior blogging or reviewing experience, especially about video games.
4. Be energized about promoting your own work via social networks.
5. Being witty in your writing is a plus.

Plus they would like you to be fast, tactful, passionate, smart, and to be on your toes concerning the video game world. If you think this is a job you can do then email your background, show that you meet the 5 qualifications and include sample links to

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

39 Days Until Christmas Great Gift Idea

Today's gift idea is the Baby Alive Doll. There are only 39 more days until Christmas.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Web Search Evaluators Work From Home

This one looks really good, if you meet their qualifications. Read below, and apply if you think you qualify. Good Luck!

Butler Hill Group is a linguistics services technology company that is focused on helping our clients reach new international markets by leveraging our expertise in over 50 languages and dialects. Our client is one of the world’s top internet search engine companies and is currently seeking internet-savvy freelance Web Search Evaluators.


Web Search Evaluators (Data Annotators) will review and evaluate internet search results based on specific search terms and provide a rating depending on the relevance of the search result to the search term. The evaluation work is done using an online automated tool.

Most projects require work of 4 hours per day (Monday-Friday), 20-22 hours per week. For most projects, you will be allowed the flexibility to choose the hours you wish to work each day. Project work is expected to extend through June, 2011.


* Personal PC that runs Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system and anti-virus software. Windows XP and Apple platforms, including virtual environments are not acceptable. Minimum screen resolution capabilities of 1280 X 768; desired resolution is 1280 X 1024

* A high-speed internet connection

* Ability to problem-solve technical/software issues independently

* Detail-oriented and organized with strong time management skills and the ability to manage a 20-22 hours per week self- directed work schedule

* Native English speaker, living in the US

* Familiar with current cultural, political, business and media affairs in the US

* Extensive familiarity with a wide variety of online news sources published in the US

* Avid internet enthusiast with excellent web research and analytical capabilities

* Completed at least 1-2 years of a university program

* 1-2 years professional work experience


A competitive hourly pay rate, flexible work schedule while working online remotely.

Contact Employer :

Countdown to Christmas continues with only 40 days left until Christmas.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Juicy Coutoure Fluffy Bag

This bag has an interesting name, and is quite cute too. This is my gift idea in my Countdown to Christmas for today, with 41 days left to shop. This would be an awesome gift for that fashion conscious women on your gift giving list.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

How To Start An Ebay Business

There is one thing I would like to point out to my readers. When applying for online jobs be weary of jobs asking you to send your resume to a gmail, hotmail, or yahoo email account. They could just be phishing for info. What I usually do, if it is that kind of email address is send my name, and a short overview of my experience, with no personal info and request a return mail with more info about the job. Then see what happens from there. There are so many scam artists it is a shame you have to be that careful, but you do.

I just made another 4 dollars on Fiverr. If you ever wanted to know how to start an Ebay business, the book below is an awesome way to learn. With only 42 days left until Christmas, this book is my awesome gift idea for today.

Friday, November 12, 2010

For The Dog Lover Dog Gift Basket With Treats

Are you a dog lover? Do you know someone who is? Today is 43 days left until Christmas, and today's gift idea is this adorable doggy gift basket. Sure to make any dog lover and their pooch happy.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day and 44 Days Until Christmas

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Only 44 days left until Christmas. Here is the gift idea for today. Do you have an avid reader in your family? I have personally read this set, there are four books in the set, and it is fantastic. A new style of writing for Koontz, in my opinion, and very good. Get the Frankenstein books as a gift.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Countdown To Christmas Day 45

Why not get Toy Story 3 for that special child, this Christmas? There are only 45 more days in the countdown to Christmas. Have you started shopping yet?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Get Paid At Fiverr

Fiverr is a website where you post things you are willing to do for five dollars, and then if buyers like it they hire you. You get 4 of the dollars, and the website keeps one dollar. I did one review so far, and was paid. People put up all kinds of crazy things, so you do have to be creative, which I am not so much of. Anyway if you want to make some extra cash, check out FIVERR.

Did you know there are only 46 more days until Christmas? Here is the hot gift idea for today, Call of Duty Black Ops video game. This is the hot game this year, so be sure and get yours.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Countdown To Christmas Barefoot Book of Dance Stories

We are down to 47 days left until Christmas and today I am featuring the Barefoot Book of Dance Stories. This book comes with a story CD, and can be purchased in my Barefoot Book store. Read the full description below, and see what a wonderful this book is for any reader.

The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories

Say it with dance! This gorgeous collection will enchant young dancers with stories from eight cultures, including the Polka in the Czech Republic, Limbo in the West Indies and the Waltz in Germany. Book with CD editions include stories read by actress Juliet Stevenson.

Ages 8 and up

Written By: Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Illustrated By: Helen Cann

Narrated By: Juliet Stevenson

Hardcover w Story CD ($23.99)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Freelance Writer Needed For New Craft Website

These are the details for this job, use the email address provided to send your resume and clips of your writings.

A new start up craft-centric website is looking for writers. Launching in late November, the site will focus on several crafts including knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, paper crafts and jewelry making. We also have a food channel and are incorporating vintage collecting.

We're looking to bring on crafty bloggers to help us fill out our editorial content both pre and post launch.

Email address to send resume, and clips, to

With 48 days left until Christmas, why not consider a PS3 this year? Playstation has recently come out with Playstation move for the PS3 that is a more interactive style of play, similar to a Wii. It is a separate purchase but only works with the PS3 system.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 49 Gift Idea For Him

Do you have a man in your life? Does he like beer? Does he like to grill? Then check out the awesome gift basket below. With 49 days left until Christmas this is today's Countdown to Christmas gift idea.

Friday, November 5, 2010

50 Days Until Christmas Countdown

New in my Barefoot Books store is The Gift. There are only 50 days until Christmas and the gift idea countdown continues with this lovely book for children. Click this link to purchase this book for any child on your list

The Gift

The exceptional talents of Carol Ann Duffy and papercut artist Rob Ryan combine to present the story of a girl’s journey through life and the desires that shape it. With a kind of magic that is timeless, The Gift speaks to everyone who wonders about the mysteries that lie at the heart of the human experience.

Ages 8 and up

Written By: Carol Ann Duffy

Illustrated By: Rob Ryan

Hardcover ($16.99)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Countdown To Christmas

Continuing with my theme, there are only 51 days left until Christmas, why not give that special someone a Kindle Reader. I personally would love one of these. Hint, hint to my husband and family.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Learn SEO Optimization In 2011 Kindle Best Seller

52 days until Christmas and counting. Know someone on your list that owns a Kindle, and has a blog or website? Then this ebook is for them. Learn SEO Optimization the easy way.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Update For Toluna and Youdata

I have posted about these for making extra cash at home. I have reached my payout at Toluna, and the check has been mailed. As soon as I receive it I will let you know how long it took. The website says about 4 weeks. I joined in June, but was not active for long parts of the summer, so I guess that isn't too bad.

As for Youdata, I think they are a scam. I know there are others still advertising them, I am saying beware. I got paid the first two weeks no problem. Then there stopped being any ads to view, but I did start getting about 10 text messages per day to my cell phone. From companies I do not know who they were. I suspect they were from Youdata. They want your cell phone number so they can send you text advertising ads, for which you get paid nothing for. I quit that sight, and am trying to get the numbers blocked so they can not send me text ads anymore.

ChaCha still remains my best income earner, after two years of being with them.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Check Out My New Facebook Page

Check out my new Facebook Page!/pages/Melissas-Menagerie-Of-Stuff/144743452237212 If you have a Facebook page and would like some fans, then I will do a fan swap with you. Leave me a comment with your page address, like my page, and we are good to go. Have a safe and Happy Halloween, everyone.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Free Healthy Spooky Recipes From Barefoot Books

If you have kids then you need some healthy spooky recipes. The recipes below were written by a Barefoot Books author, and they were kind enough to share them with all of us. Simply click this link to go to the recipes. You can shop why you are there too.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Giveaways, Linky Love, and Commenters Club

OK I need to get this blog jumping and jiving. First let me tell you about two awesome giveaways on my other blogs. At Melissas Homeschool, you can win a membership for cool Christmas and New Years to print. There is Bingo, Trivia, Trivial Pursuit plus tons more and they can be for family night, parties, or group activities. It is free to enter and one lucky person will win it. At Melissas Jewelry you can win a Pink Tourmaline ring in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. They are free to enter, and you don't have to stand on your head and spit nickels to enter.

Now how about some Linky Love for this blog. Anyone who leaves me a comment with their link will be included in the exchange. You must agree to put a link to this blog on your site. If you don't intend to do it, please don't join in. This is for this blog only, not my others. Anyone who is willing to participate can join.

How about a commenter exchange too? If anyone is interested just leave me a comment and I will add a section for Comment Love. If you want to join in the Comment Love section, you must agree to visiting other members in the Comment Love section and leaving comments, at least once a week.

OK that should be a good start. So lets get going. Have an awesome Saturday, everyone!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tales Of Mystery and Magic Book With CD

Just in time for Halloween, you can get this awesome Children's book for your kiddies. To purchase this book go to my Barefoot Books Store. This is a brand new book to the Barefoot Books collection.

Tales of Mystery and Magic

A bewitching world of mystery and magic awaits you! Meet singing elves with magical feet; skeletons that move of their own accord; and a heroic blackbird who outwits a powerful king. Master storyteller Hugh Lupton is at his exceptional best as he shares the most mysterious tales in his repertoire. Book with CD editions include stories read by Hugh Lupton.

Ages 6 and up

Retold By: Hugh Lupton

Illustrated By: Agnese Baruzzi

Hardcover w Story CD ($19.99)

Friday, October 15, 2010

How To Write Better

So you got your blog, and you want to do some paid posts, or freelance writing, but you are not confident in your writing ability. Take it from me the more you do it, the better you will get at it. Some people are magnificent writers, and the words just seem to flow smooth and effortless. Then there are those of us who have to try extra hard to be good at it. The book below can not only help you be a better writer, but speaker and reader as well. Check it out, it might help you.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Advertise Your Blog With Adgitize

I used to be a member at Adgitize, but I just don't have time for all of the sites I used to use. This site is different in that they actually pay you to be a member and support other bloggers. Payout is ten dollars with Paypal. It is easy to do, and if you upgrade you can actually make better money. Like I said I do not use this site anymore, but I was a free member, and made several ten dollar payouts before I stopped using it. If you have a blog, and you need to drive traffic to your site, check out Adgitize. Be sure to read all their FAQ's and terms before signing up, so you know the ins and outs.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Last Day To Save 20% In My Barefoot Books Store

Today is the last day you can save 20% on all orders. Be sure to enter the code Autumn in the code box at checkout to get the savings. Any orders over 60 dollars will receive free shipping as well. Go to Melissas Barefoot Book Store, and start shopping now.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Win Free Jewelry On My Jewelry Blog

Want to start your Christmas shopping for free? Then head over to Melissas Jewelry, read the rules, and get your entry in to win this beautiful ring.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Free Traffic To Your Blog With Entrecard

So you got a blog. You did get a blog right? If you didn't, you need to. You can make money from blogging. If you use a free blog like blogger there are not as many options, but there are still a lot of them. Before you can even begin to worry about making money from your blog, you really need to drive some traffic to it first. A flow of steady traffic is best. I will be sharing some of the ones I use, and some I don't, in the coming weeks. You can of course buy traffic if you don't have the time to do the free traffic exchanges. If you use Google Adsense on your blog be sure to read their rules so you don't get yourself into any trouble. Basically you can not pay people to click your Google ads. They need to click them free and clear of their own choice, and interest. So now to Entrecard. Entrecard is a free traffic exchange system. No one is required to view your blog, leave comments, or click ads. If they do click on your blog you have the choice to view theirs back, hence the traffic exchange. You will get a Entrecard widget that you upload to your blog for others to drop on. Once you have earned some Entrecard credits you can use those credits to advertise your blog on other peoples blogs. I have been using Entrecard for two years on all of my blogs, and I have not been given any reason to stop. So click the banner below and start getting yourself some free traffic now.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Who's In The Forest Peek A Boo Book

This is a peek a boo board book for all children who love animals. , Read the specs below, and then you can go to my Barefoot Books Store to purchase this lovely book, and any others you might like.

Who's in the Forest?

In this colorful peek-a-boo book, small children are invited to peek through the holes on every other page to answer the repeating refrain, “Who’s in the forest, dark and deep?” The playful, energetic, rhyming text introduces all sorts of creatures that make their home in the forest.

Ages 1 to 4 years

Written By: Phillis Gershator

Illustrated By: Jill McDonald

Large Format Board Book ($ 14.99

Monday, September 27, 2010

Make Money With Google Adsense On Your Blog

I have been blogging for two and a half years. It took almost two years to make the first 100 dollars with Adsense on my blogs. That was last November. I have almost earned the next hundred in just under a year. As your blog becomes more popular and moves up the search engine ranks, you will see more Adsense clicks. Adsense has very strict rules, so be sure you know what they are before you sign up. They will suspend your account if you break them. If you do not yet have a blog, then you need to get one. Blogger offers them for free, that is what all my blogs are. The video below will walk you through the steps to using Adsense on your Blogger blog.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Make Money With Review Me


I have done two reviews on this website, and was paid for both. If you are new to doing paid reviews, this one may not be for you. Sometimes the details and instructions for the review are not always as complete as other sites, leaving you wondering what to do. You can still give it a try, especially if you are good at creative writing. They pay on the first of every month with Paypal, and yes I have been paid. Click the banner above to join, and start earning today.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Folktales For Girls

So many tales of heros are male, and very few heroines. Go to Mexico in this lovely book and learn about the Folktale heroines of Mexico. This lovely book for girls is currently on sale in my Barefoot Books Store.

Fiesta Femenina

Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktale

Travel to lush Mexican forests, amidst tall mountains and rushing rivers to discover tales of the many heroines of Mexico. The eight stories in this collection capture the noble beauty of the women of Mexican folk tales. (Spanish language edition)

Ages 8 and up

Retold By: Mary-Joan Gerson

Illustrated By: Maya Christina Gonzalez

Hardcover (NOW $ 12.99)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Get Paid To Blog With Buy Blog Reviews

I do not currently write for this particular website, so I can not make a statement to their validity. It is a get paid to blog site. You bid on a topic and if the advertiser chooses you, then you write the post within the guidelines to get paid. If you would like to give them a try go to Buy Blog Reviews, and follow the sign up process. If you have had either good, or not so good experience with this site, please feel free to share it with my readers.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Adventures of Odysseus

As Odysseus fights to find his way back home after the long and brutal Trojan War, he has to endure harrowing ordeals and adventures, and come to terms with devastating losses. Storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden’s graphic retelling breathes new life into this great classic.

Paperback chapter book now part of the Barefoot Books Young Fiction line.

Ages 8 and up

Chapter Book ($ 12.99) To purchase this awesome chapter book for your young reader click the link right here to go to my Barefoot Books Store.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Make Money At Home With Weegy

Call or text Weegy at 707 GoWeegy (707-469-3349) FREE

OK I already work for ChaCha, and Weegy is sort of similar to ChaCha. I have been there for a while, and made a whole 60 cents. It is a chat service, with search functionality to answer your questions. There is a very long wait in between questions that come through, and you only have a short amount of time to accept the question.

With that said, I am still learning how to use their system, it is a bit different. You get points for contests, and not all questions you answer actually get paid the 20 cents it states you should. I am willing to keep trying this site, on the side of my others, to learn more of how it works and to make more money.

If you use Weegy and have some great tips on using it effectively, please feel free to comment, both good and bad. If you would like to give Weegy a try go to and fill out the required info. Good luck!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One Moose, Twenty Mice

One Moose, Twenty Mice

Count the animals from one to twenty while searching for the cat in this lively hide-and-seek selection that introduces animals like frogs, whales, monkeys, ducks, hens and elephants.

Ages 1 to 4 years

This book is a 32 page board book available for $6.99 in My Barefoot Books Store.

Disclaimer: This blog was started to advertise my Barefoot Books Store. I am a work at home sales affiliate. I can highly recommend these award winning books, because I myself buy them for my children, and as gifts. When you click the link to my store you are buying the books straight from the Barefoot Books warehouse. You never have to worry whether your books will get to you or not. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Update On You Data

Last week I posted about a new website I found called You Data. They said they made payout every Friday with Paypal. I had $2.15 in my account, and they did pay me exactly on Friday. So I can say this is a paying site. Now 2 dollars a week might not be a lot, but for the amount of time it takes, and if you just leave it in your Paypal account and save it, it will build up over time. Because I use a lot of my online earnings for gifts, and savings it just goes in the pool of money. I have no idea if this is what I will average every week. It could be more, it could be less. If you are an advertiser check out their ad rates. If you would like to join You Data, click right here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Learn To Buy And Sell On Ebay

When I moved from NY, to FL I sold a ton of stuff on Ebay, and made a good chunk of money. Then when I started making my own jewelry, I used an Ebay store to sell it, and made a good chunk of change. There are professional Ebay buyers and sellers, that make a living just buying and selling on Ebay. It is legitimate and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Why sit outside in the elements, and have a garage sale? When you can post your items on the world's largest online selling site.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Reboost With Boost Mobile

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you have a cell phone? Most of us do, I do. Boost Mobile now offers Reboost. What is Reboost? Reboost is a convenient and simple way for you to make payments for your Boost Mobile phone. With Re-Boost you can pay for your Boost Mobile phone bill in three different ways. You can use a credit or debit card to pay online. You can make it so it pays monthly, or a one time payment. You can pay in person by using the zip code finder to find the nearest Reboost center nearest to you. Or you can use your Boost Mobile cell phone to make a payment. A family member or friend can even make a payment for you. Snail mail is such a pain, instead use Reboost.

Sounds great right? But you are saying I don't have Boost Mobile as my cell phone provider. Maybe you are thinking about switching anyways, for whatever reason, from your current cell phone provider. Boost Mobile offers the Blackberry with a variety of plans available. You can buy the monthly plan for $50 dollars a month, pay as you go for 10 cents a minute, or the Blackberry monthly unlimited plan for $60 dollars per month, with unlimited 411 and IM. They have a variety of phone designs for you to choose from that will meat all your needs. You can add additional features if you want, and can replenish your minutes right from your phone. Plus are you a Facebook or Twitter lover? Using the Boost Mobile cell phone service allows you to update and socialize with all your friends and family, with the greatest of ease.

Don't wait, head over to Boost Mobile and see if they can provide you with the cell phone needs you desire.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Do You Have A Child Starting Kindergarten?

The first day of school can be an exciting and frightening experience for a child. So many things they are unsure of, and what to expect. This lovely Barefoot Book will help your child prepare for the first day of school. Join Ruby's School Walk, and see how she copes with all her thoughts of getting to school. This hardcover book is only $16.99, and can be handed down for generations to come. Get your child excited about school, and prepare them for their biggest adventure ever. Click right here, to go to Melissas Barefoot Book Store to purchase this lovely book.

If you would like to join my Barefoot Books team, contact me at with Barefoot in the subject for information. It is completely free, and you do not have to purchase anything to begin selling.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Make Money With You Data

This appears to be a paid to click, or paid to view ads type site. I am not a member yet, but I am planning on signing up to check it out. Not many paid to click sites are worth the time, but I found this one on several different legit work from home sites. You can sign up by clicking the link right here. It is not a referral link. One note you do have a valid email, and be able to receive one text on a cell phone for verification purposes. I believe you have to live in the US as well. Let me know if you have used You Data and if you found it good, or bad.

Monday, August 16, 2010

How To Buy And Sell Gold

There are tons of people who make a lot of money buying and selling gold. I am not one of them LOL! I wouldn't even know where to begin. Maybe this book will help me.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Roaming In The Rainforest

Take your child on an Amazon adventure with this Barefoot Book.

We're Roaming in the Rainforest

An Amazon Adventure

A trio of children embark on a daylong trek through the rainforest, discovering all sorts of exotic creatures in their natural habitats. The charming, rhyming text highlights an action verb for each creature, from chattering monkeys to crouching jaguars. The story is enhanced by nine pages of educational endnotes, including information about the Amazon, the creatures featured in the story, the peoples of the rainforest, and a full-page, full-color map of South America.

You can purchase this great book from Melissas Barefoot Store. Be sure to check out all the other great items as well.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Make Money At Home With Mahalo Answers

Mahalo Answers is a fun and easy way to make money, or learn something new. I am a member here, and while I do enjoy it, it does have its downfalls. For one thing payout is 150 dollars, which can take a very long time to earn. You only get paid for your answer if it is selected as the best answer given. Some answers are only paid with points that just increase your credibility basically. You can also ask questions to get answers you want to know. There is a writing side to Mahalo which does make better money where you have to maintain Mahalo pages. I personally don't have the patience for it, but if you do you should definitely check it out. Like most writing jobs it has very strict guidelines that you must follow or your work will be rejected. Want to check out Mahalo just click right here.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Make Money At ODesk

I actually have a partial profile at Odesk. I know other people who use it, make money, and love it. The profile process is long, and you need to make it as complete as possible to compete with other members on the site. Odesk is for freelance writers, web designers, IT, data entry, etc. You can work as an individual, or make and join a team so it appears. If you are serious about working from home, and you have the skills mentioned hop over to Odesk and get yourself signed up.

Good luck, and if any of my readers have experience with Odesk, good or bad, please feel free to share.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Clixsense Get Paid To View Ads

This site has always been a paying site. They pay once a month via check. I was with this company for two years, before I found other things to work on. Payout is at least ten dollars. It is a paid to click site, but one that actually pays. There are not many paid to click sites that are honest paying sites. It is easy, and you can even buy affordable advertising for your sites if you choose to.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Little Leap Forward A Boy In Beijing

Share this wonderful book with the child in your life by going to Melissas Barefoot Book Store.

Little Leap Forward

A Boy In Beijing

Experience this coming-of-age tale that brings to life the time of the Cultural Revolution. A young boy growing up in the hutongs of China discovers the heartache of loving and having to let go when he captures a bird, only to discover that she will not sing in confinement. The first in Barefoot Books' Young Fiction line, this story also includes beautiful full-color illustrations.

Ages 8 and up

Written By: Guo Yue, Clare Farrow

Illustrated By: Helen Cann

Chapter Book (NOW $ 11.99)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Win A Dream Kitchen With Mission Menus Summer Challenge

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Mission Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever heard of Mission Flour Tortillas? If not, now you have. We love tortillas here at my house. Mission Flour Tortillas are healthy, and inexpensive. Did you know you can feed a whole family for ten bucks or less using Mission Flour Tortillas? Now you can win a free kitchen by entering the Mission Menus Challenge. To enter you have to come up with a recipe using Mission Flour Tortillas, that can feed a family of five for ten dollars or less. You only have until August 9th to get your recipes in, so don't dilly dally.

So now that the formal stuff is over what about Mission Flour Tortillas the Company? Mission Foods is a major sponsor of Share Our Strength to help end childhood hunger in America. Mission Flour Tortillas contain zero cholesterol, and zero grams of trans fat per serving. That not enough to convince you to try them. They come in three different sizes for the ultimate convenience and recipe versatility. What do I make with Mission Flour Tortillas? You can be so creative with these. I especially love them in the hot weather, because who wants to cook? Make fajitas with steak, ground beef, turkey, chicken or go meatless and add beans. Make a grilled peanut butter and jelly tortilla, and sprinkle on powdered sugar at the end of grilling. Serve them warm, and your kids will beg for more. My absolute favorite, however, is to warm Cheese Wiz then spread it on the Mission Flour Tortilla. Add shredded lettuce, ground beef, diced tomatoes, small amount of salsa and sour cream and voila a Chalupa is born. At least I think it is a Chalupa, that is what we call them. You can make it even more healthy by using ground turkey, or making a fish fajita, or chalupa. Make it a completely cold sandwich by adding sliced turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Then roll them up into little rolls seal with a toothpick and you have fancy little sandwiches. Turkey salad, chicken salad, BLT's, it doesn't matter they are all awesome. And did you know that tortillas have way less calories, and fat than two slices of bread?

Feeding a family of five does not have to be expensive. Just ask all of us who love Mission Flour Tortillas. If you are creative, frugal, and have a great recipe for Mission Flour Tortillas, then head over to their website, and win yourself a free kitchen. Good luck!

Visit my sponsor: Mission Menus Challenge

Make Money Online With Mylot

This website is an easy and fun way to make a little extra cash each month. I have been with them for a couple of years, and it is basically a get paid forum. You post topics, or answer other peoples topics. I believe it is one cent per response. Payout is 10 dollars, they pay monthly with Paypal. You do not have to be in the US to work there, and like I said it is fun. I don't have enough time to spend there that I would like to, but I try to do it daily. I have not put up my referral link, but you can refer members to the site. Check it out at Mylot. Oh I forgot to say they have added a task, and search option to make more money but I have never tried them.

The Journey Home From Grandpa's Sing Along Songs And Activity Book

This lovely book will teach your child all about different types of travel. There are three different formats available: hardcover with sing along songs CD, soft cover with sing along CD, and just soft cover. There is also a fun activity book that is sold separately and currently on sale for 4.99. The video below is cute, and is a sample of the book and CD. To purchase the book and CD visit my Barefoot Book Store and be sure to check out their awesome summer sale, it ends soon.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Stay Safe In Your Golden Years

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Medical Guardian. All opinions are 100% mine.

None of us are getting any younger, and a lot of us have parents, friends, or other loved ones in their elder years that live alone. A slip, trip, or fall can be both frightening and dangerous for anyone let alone an elderly person. We always think it won't happen to me, or my loved one, but statistics show that is just not true. For example poor lighting, a dog or cat, wrinkle in the rug, wet floor, or even poor balance are all things that can cause a fall and break a bone rendering you unable to get up.

I am sure you have heard of medical emergency devices that you wear around your neck. This device known as the Medical Guardian can keep you or your loved one safe. It works very simply. All you do is press the button when you need assistance, and can not get to your phone to call for help. The device immediately makes an alarm at your local EMS office. A live person will pick up the phone, and you simply talk telling them what is wrong. An ambulance will be there to assist you up, and transport you to the hospital if necessary.

I think we are all afraid of falling and injuring ourselves, especially as we get older. Statistics show that only one fall can change an elderly person's life forever. You might have a long rehab, and even have to be in a nursing home for a little bit of time. No one wants to lose their independence, and going to the nursing home is very frightening to most people. So what are some tips for preventing falls? Clean up all spills immediately, make sure electric cords do not run all over the floors causing tripping, have a rug instead of tile floors especially tile floors with those scatter rugs, wear slip resistant shoes even in your home, if you want a pet for company have a smaller dog that will not jump and knock you down. Even smaller dogs, or even cats can get under your feet and cause you to trip and fall. So be sure to pick a breed that is not hyper and is known for being well behaved. Always have good lighting so you can see well, especially at night. You can keep your loved ones safe, have peace of mind, and know that they will be cared for when you can't be around. A Medical Guardian medical alert system is just what you and your family need to be sure that happens. Be sure to visit the Medical Guardian site and see all your options, and learn more about how it all works. Be safe, and healthy in your Golden Years. They are after all supposed to be your time to relax and enjoy life.

Visit my sponsor: Medical Alert System


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kangaroos Have Joeys Board Book For Children

Kangaroos Have Joeys
Learn the names of twenty-four animals and their babies in this simple rhyming text. Notes at the end enhance the experience, with facts about the habitats of each of the featured animals.

Ages 2 to 6 years

This lovely educational, rhyming board book is currently on sale in My Barefoot Book Store, for $11.99. Don't miss the opportunity to get this awesome book for your child, grandchild, daycare, school, or homeschools.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Only 6 Days Left To Win These Awesome Earrings

Hurry over to my Jewelry Blog, there is only six days left to win these White Topaz earrings made by me. One lucky winner will win them. Be sure to read the whole post, so your entry is valid. Contest ends on July 31st at 8 PM.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Make Money Writing Articles With Textbroker

I personally do work for this site. You will get paid to write articles, on topics of your choice, for a predetermined amount of money. You do have to write an article, on the topic of your choice, to get rated and be accepted. All writers are ranked and that determines the articles you can choose from. You always have an opportunity to increase your rank, and get the higher paid articles. Every article you write will be ranked by a Textbroker manager. They pay twice a month, with Paypal, and I have been paid several times. You must have at least a ten dollar balance to request payout. You can write as many articles as you like. I do not write everyday for them, but I do try to do it every few days. There is a time limit, and keyword musts for each article, so be sure to read all the directions before excepting an article. I believe it is after three or five articles that you write, you will be prompted by Textbroker to provide them with tax information. You will not be able to write any more articles until you have supplied the info. I mailed mine to them, and it was very fast, and easy. If you would like to write articles for Textbroker, then click right here. Good luck!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Advertise On Melissas Barefoot Blog

As you can see this blog is still fairly new, and I have tons of space for people to put advertising. For the remainder of 2010 anyone who wants to purchase a 125x125 banner on this blog will pay only $1.00 per month, or $ 12.00 for the year. If you buy a year before the end of 2010 that rate will go over into 2011 until your year is up. This is for purchases of yearly ads, not monthly. Because I plan on the PR going up, advertising rates will as well, next year. You can put your store, blog, website, or even a referral link if you choose to. I will not accept offensive, porn, or illegal sites, anything else is good. To contact me email me at After payment has been arranged, and made with Paypal, your ad will be posted within 48 hours. Currently Paypal is the only payment method I am accepting. I actively advertise and promote this blog, so hurry and get your ad in, at such awesome rates. You will have to already have a 125x125 ad and supply me with the code to it. I do not make the ads. There are free sites that you can make an ad on.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Trade, Buy and Sell With SupaSwap

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of SupaSwap Corporation. All opinions are 100% mine.


I think we can agree we have all heard of Ebay. Now there is a new, and very interesting site calledSupaswap. Supaswap is an auction, buying, and trading platform website all rolled into one new site. I have been to their site, and I find it very interesting and appealing. Not only can you make money by posting things you may not want or need, but you can trade items, and bid on items you may want or need. It is a secure website and you can pay with Paypal. The site is free to use, but there are fees that come with selling and trading, so be sure to read all the terms of use before you begin. Unlike Ebay you have a grace period to back out of the transaction should you change your mind, or run into a financial bind. Since the buyer pays the commission fee to Supaswap, not the seller, for buying items, the seller never has to fight over fees lost. If you trade an item both parties pay a small commission fee to Supaswap, before the transaction can proceed. I love this concept.

The other very cool thing is that all members of the family can add things they may want to trade, or sell. So say your ten year old son wants to get rid of some video games, and sees some he would like to trade for, he can do so. There are parenting controls for the different age groups allowed, so that it is safe and secure for all involved. Plus they have a monthly game where the top sellers get points that can be used in the future.

Be sure to check out the fact that this site sells in different currencies, much like Ebay. So be sure to contact the seller to ask for the amount both the item, and shipping will cost in whatever currency you will be using. It is very important because you could bid on something, and it cost way more than you expected, especially shipping. Always ask for shipping with delivery confirmation, and pay with Paypal for the ultimate safety and guarantees of getting your item. Whatever you do be sure to check this site. I know I am going to give it a try, and see how it goes. I already see a few things I could definitely use. Simply click the visit sponsor button below, and get started.

Visit my sponsor: Swapping is the New Form of Shopping

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Barefoot Books Annual Summer Sale

From now until August 1, 2010 Barefoot Books is having their annual summer sale. In case you are wondering Barefoot Books are award winning children's books. I have been an affiliate saleswoman for a few months now. These books are high quality, educational, and fun. They have gift items as well, not just books. Be sure to click this link right here, to visit my Barefoot Books store, and check out all the sale items. I own these books, my children love these books, and so will yours.

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Welcome To My Earn Money At Home Site

Welcome to my make money at home site. There really are work from home jobs out there. Good ones, and legit ones. I will add a few other things in just for fun too. I currently have two other blogs, and guest post for another, plus moderate my ten year old sons homeschool writing blog. You can say I enjoy blogging.