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Where I document my happenings, my life, and my thoughts.

I'm going to assume the answer to this question is yes. There are a lot of benefits to working from home, work life balance being the number one reason. Disadvantages are more along the lines of a lack of work and lower pay, but some of these jobs actually pay pretty well.

I started researching work from home jobs at the beginning of this year when I finally felt comfortable enough to move on from my cancer. I initially thought of getting back out there with a traditional job, maybe start bartending again, but my biggest concern was whether or not the cancer would come back and I would have to loose out on pay or even leave the job completely. I also have gotten very comfortable being home with the kids, especially during the summer. I guess I didn't want to lose that freedom. I still do IMVU, but I also needed to make more money to start paying down my medical bills. Unless you put a lot of time into it, artsy crafty stuff can only get you so far. Now I have a guaranteed hourly paycheck.

I know people are always looking to make an extra buck so I decided to compile everything I have found into one list. All of these sites are legit places to work. I have not personally worked on a lot of these because they just didn't seem that interesting to me but currently I work on Clickworker, Amazon Turk, Appen, and Prolific so I can definitely answer any questions about those There are also a lot of resources you can find online for the other projects. Reddit is a great resource in finding out what people think of online work.

So here it is, my list of legit work from home jobs: 

 

Click Work (general tasks)

Data Entry

Risk Analyst

Surveys

Test Scoring

Transcription Jobs

Virtual Assistants

Website Testing

 

I am also in search of more 3D creator/developer type sites to put my work on. I have been on IMVU a long time and I know there are many more. Message me if you know a couple and I can add that to my list. This is my current list.

 

Content Creating

 

 

Any questions or comments feel free to email me or comment below!

 

 

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That's just click bait, BTW. My computer has not been hacked. But I have been receiving spam emails from my own email account that say my computer has been hacked. Because it is damn annoying, I decided to take this opportunity to talk about phishing emails. Here is a copy of the emails I have been receiving:

 

8Hello!
I'm a member of an international hacker group.
As you could probably have guessed, your account *email account here* was hacked, because I sent message you from your account.
Now I have access to all your accounts! For example, your password for *email account here*: ********
Within a period from July 30, 2018 to October 9, 2018, you were infected by the virus we've created, through an adult website you've visited. So far, we have access to your messages, social media accounts, and messengers. Moreover, we've gotten full damps of these data.
We are aware of your little and big secrets...yeah, you do have them. We saw and recorded your doings on porn websites. Your tastes are so weird, you know..
But the key thing is that sometimes we recorded you with your webcam, syncing the recordings with what you watched! I think you are not interested show this video to your friends, relatives, and your intimate one...
Transfer $800 to our Bitcoin wallet: 1GdegtNpYcvoCPsMmyiSkZARDdAmYuXGXU If you don't know about Bitcoin please input in Google "buy BTC". It's really easy.
I guarantee that after that, we'll erase all your "data" :)
A timer will start once you read this message. You have 48 hours to pay the above-mentioned amount. Your data will be erased once the money are transferred. If they are not, all your messages and videos recorded will be automatically sent to all your contacts found on your devices at the moment of infection.
You should always think about your security.
We hope this case will teach you to keep secrets.
Take care of yourself.



I removed the email address and password from the above email to prevent any further spam to pop up in my account, but the email account listed in this email is my own.

Now my first knee jerk reaction was that my computer did, in fact, have a virus. I do visit a lot of iffy sites for one of my jobs. The password listed is also a password I use and use frequently, but the reason I use that password a lot is because it's a throw-away password. I only use it for sites I really don't care about. It is certainly not the password I use for that particular email account. Actually, I have a different password for every account I own and I have my more frequently visited sites memorised and the less visited ones written down in my handy dandy notebook. This is a good practice to keep in case one of your passwords is compromised. That way all of your accounts aren't compromised, just the one. So it is quite possible I signed up on one of them "I don't care" websites and that is where these guys got the password. And just to be safe, I did run a boot time scan on my computer. I hadn't run one in a while so it wasn't a terrible idea.

Now back to these "helpful" fellows sending me an email from my account. It is actually quite easy to spoof an email. Just about anyone can do it. I assumed this was pretty common knowledge, but I guess not common enough. I did a little sleuthing to see how many people fell for this little scam. Do you want to take a wild guess?

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Welp....October is here and I have yet to get going on things. Not my fault. Just a lot of things came up during the month of September. It happens.

I'm not going to lie. I have taken the kids to Six Flags at least once a week pretty much the entire summer, and the tradition is continuing now. For me it is well worth it. I bought the dining pass in the spring and I want to user that sucker up until the very last minute....so through December this year. The kids are usually quite antsy when there is no one around to play with and, for me, a walk around the park is good exercise after sitting on my butt for most of the week. Now I need to find an adult friend or two who has the same amount of flexibility to join me on my coaster trips. ;)

I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I did get myself a pants job that keeps me in front of my computer a lot. That is a part of the problem. (not really a problem) It's a work from home job that offers a steady paycheck as well as the freedom to work whenever I want. I try to max out my hours and use the remained free time to work on my 3D projects which is usually 2 days a week. Well, the entire month of September my 2 free days a week have been filled with family emergencies and other obligations. Not mad about it, just more determined to get going on it now. Halloween is on the way and Christmas is not far around the corner and my catalogue needs to be beefed up. This week the boys have an extra day off of school and I have a scan in Madison so again I am booked up, so hopefully next week I can begin work. (fingers crossed)

Here is a video of our trip to opening day of Fright Fest. It was warm and busy and still a blast. The boys were so brave. Enjoy!
 

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I realized that I haven't updated you guys on things lately. That's mainly because the kids are out of school and we are making the most of this summer. This will likely happen every summer until my kids are too old to want to hang out with momma.

Now, I want to let you in on a little secret. I'm actually a rather private person. I find social media-ing hard. I find instagram-ing and twitter-ing hard. I find this blog hard. I would much rather live in the moment and enjoy what it is that is happening in front of me when it is happening instead of taking a bunch of pictures or live facebook videos or whatever to show everyone else. I have to force myself to do those things. Do you know how many birthday parties for my kids or family get togethers or friends hangouts that I've attended and forgot to take a single photo or remembered the camera after half of the people had already left? More than I can count. Yeah, I'm pretty terrible and this stuff. So why do want to force myself to do this anyway? Well, to stay relevant. To remain in people's minds and they don't forget about me. I still have something to sell and I don't want them to forget that. Do I want to shove it in people's faces that I am running a little business that sells a few things? No, of course not, but I want them to remember that when they need something I have, they will think of me. That isn't really the ONLY reason, but it is the main one. I have a lot of friends and family that worry about me and wonder how I am doing. It is way easier to update everyone on a single post rather than answering everyone's questions individually.

I have a lot of ambitions with this website. I want to help people. I have a lot of life experiences and mistakes to work off of. That is one of the things I liked about bartending. Sometimes people just needed an ear and I was more than happy to give it. But gosh darn it, it's hard to give advise when no one is asking it. I want to make tutorials and teach people stuff, but first I have to figure out what it is people want to learn. Yeah, this is stuff I need to work on.

OK, if you are still with me, I will give you an update on the cancer stuffs. My last scan was memorial weekend and I know I never gave an update on the results. Well, that is because the results weren't as spectacular as I had hoped. The hot spots are still there. Boo. My next scan is Aug 10th and I'm hoping everything will still be the same...or maybe gone, but I don't want to get my hopes up. I'm honestly not that worried about it. 

I will wrap this up with my advise to you. Live in the moment. There's no need to show off or try to impress others. Live for you and your happiness because whether you like it or not, you are stuck with you for the rest of your life. Why would you not treat yourself like your own best friend? But don't forget to love others as well. Treat them how you want to be treated and let go of those who poison your life and happiness. 

That is all. <3

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IMVU, the leading avatar-based social network today announces that it expanded its executive team by hiring Daren Tsui as the chief executive officer (CEO), Lauren Bigelow as the chief product officer, Victor Zaud as the senior vice president of marketing, John Burris as the chief development officer, and Lomit Patel as the vice president of growth. The strengthened executive team will help accelerate product innovation, support continued mobile growth, and continue to build the world's largest avatar-based social network. 

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Recent studies have shown that loneliness is on the rise and the lack of strong social connection is now considered a determinant of overall health and wellness. IMVU envisions a world of deepening friendships through highly connective virtual shared experiences.  Instead of posting past each other on Facebook or Instagram, IMVU user interactions are hyperpersonal - the experience is similar to the fidelity of face-to-face interaction, but at a heightened level, which enables users to find a meaningful connection like in the real world. 

That social aspect of the online experience is exactly the focus of IMVU. As CEO Daren Tsui explains, "Virtual worlds will be the next generation social platform connecting people in a way that exceeds both face-to-face connection and the curated feeds of Facebook and Instagram. At IMVU, we are spreading the power of friendships through our product's experience to address the rising rates of loneliness in all generations."

 

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