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Technology – Internet Search, Fora and Secondary Income

Posted in Business with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 2016/09/18 by rmolby

Many of us in the technology sector no doubt have heard of Bitcoin and the Blockchain by now, the alternative- or crypto-currency (ALTcoin or CryptoCoin) and the underlying infrastructure, respectively.

While the general populace is still getting to grips with what Bitcoin is, and how it works, many tech savvy people are already using it, while the banking cartels know what it is and how it work, but are struggling to implement blockchain technology into their aging infrastructure.

Needless to say, many alternative new ALTcoin or diffferent Crypto-Currencies have sprung up since Bitcoin came into being back in 2009. The first ALTcoin was LiteCoin, many have come and gone since, but a few are very successful, whether that is valued in their monetary value, such as Bitcoin (BTC ~US600), Ether (ETH ~US$12), Dash ( ~US$11), Monero (XMR !US$9), and LiteCoin (LTC ~US$4), or for their functional value, such as NameCoin (NMC, blockchain DNS servcies) and GridCoin (GRC, rewards system for the BOINC computing network). Any monetary value I mentioned above are as of this posting.

Now, you might be asking, what does this all have to do with Internet Search, Fora, and Secondary Income?

Well, first of all, when we do an internet search, we are asking a question to a search algorithm. The traditional search engines like Bing, Google and Yahoo give you the results you seek, and keep any revenue they get from all the advertising mixed into the search results screens.

You might way, well, that is just fair, they did all the work of developing and refining the search algorithm that give you what you want, and the advertisers are paying to have their ads placed in relevant web pages and search results, right?

Now, take into consideration, without your determination and resolve to find what you want via a search, Google would not exist the way we know it today. Without the search the ad placement would be minimal, and Google would probably only make a fraction of their current income.

So why does Google get to keep all those funds? Because they control the infrastructure you are using!

What if I told you, there is a search engine that designed their revenue model to share up to 25% of their revenue with you, the person doing the search?

Such a search engine exists… SearchTrade literally pays you to do searches! They even have an Android App!

At the current time, it is peanuts, about 56 Satoshi per search, I can make more from BTC faucets than from this search engine, but it is a start, for sure. However, unlike a faucet where I need to do stuff, all I have to make sure is that I am logged into SearchTrade and do the search. Simple.

Now, what about the Fora (plural of Forum)?

Well, when you make a forum post, you either ask a question, or post information of various levels of value. Either way, either the question or the information may be valuable to someone else. So why should you not get rewarded for participating in fora?

One such forum is METABTC where you get paid BTC 0.0001 to post. I personally have not posted anything yet, but that’s alright, I generally do not generate that much content, so I will keep it short.

Lastly, to address the Secondary Incomes portion of the title of this post, anything that earns you a little extra on top of the pay you make from your primary profession would be considered secondary income, including what some personalities on the Internet call residual income. Residual income is really a subset of secondary income. If you earn a small trickle of money from a small project, that is called residual income. To me this is all the same, really.

So why is this secondary income important?

First of all, in the economy we are in, and I am referring to the economy at a local, regional, country, continent, and global level here, you cannot guarantee you will have your primary income tomorrow, so it is imperative you have secondary incomes that may pay for a meal or a tank of fuel for your vehicle here and there.

Then, should you lose your primary income, you can either spend more time working these secondary small incomes to make them bigger, or it buys you more time to find a new primary income while the secondary incomes provide you with a longer or easier time while looking to replace the primary income.

So, go out there, and find those additional income streams, and tap them today.

Employment – Another new job!

Posted in Blogging, Computer Hardware, Computer Networking, Computer Software, Employer Work, Employment, Income, Technology with tags , , , , , , on 2015/06/17 by rmolby

So, this is week four of yet another new job – and I’m loving this one, too.

As it turned out, about 4-5 weeks ago a former co-worker of mine made me aware of a job position, and after hearing and reading about the employee benefits, and potential salary range, I took the plunge and applied.

Low and behold, I got a call in the middle of May, and by then end of May 2015 I was hired and working for the new employer.

I have to say, in some ways this job is easier due to the corporate compartmentalization, and all the pre-built, organized way of doing business. I have virtually no engineering to accomplish, I can shine at what I do best, which is a troubleshooter of computer and networked peripherals.

Add to that the better offering of benefits in health, life and retirement, and I am a much happier camper. So, I can say, I liked the last job very much, and I liked all the people I worked with, but I like this current job better; while I miss the previous co-workers, my current bunch are great, just as relaxed and mellow, and I am in my element.

Thank you to my fellow co-worker for getting my attention and pushing me to apply! You know how you are 🙂

Employment – Got a job and love it

Posted in Blogging, Employer Work, Employment, Income, Technology with tags , , , , on 2014/08/06 by rmolby

So after being unemployed for around 7 months, I finally landed myself a job. I’d been hunting for a long time, and by chance so a job posting on Craigslist that sounded interesting, so I sent my resume and quoted the job posting in the email, highlighting my skills and other pertinent information.

I got a reply within a few hours and had an interview that Friday, July the 4th, 2014. I was interview by two cool guys that turned out to be my future co-workers. They recommended me to the boss (and CEO) and I cam in the following Monday to meet him and one of the guys.

We had a cool, candid, and long interview, which resulted in a job offer that day, followed the next day with my co-workers issuing me a tablet PC and getting me started that day.

It has been a wild ride of learning the operation since, but I feel like I have been there for a long time. We click, have similar personalities despite being very unique in our own ways, and similar work attitudes. And we like coffee. One of my co-workers makes awesome lattes. So it’s been a whirlwind of around 5 weeks, and I’m loving it. All I have to do is keep up with the learning and training, and make our clients happy, and I should have guaranteed longevity with this company.

The only thing that could currently pull me away from this is winning the lottery!

Crosspressed – The second thing to consider in self-employment

Posted in Blogging, Economy with tags , , , , on 2013/11/20 by rmolby
Never, ever, think outside the box

Never, ever, think outside the box (Photo credit: Mrs eNil)

Here’s a self-employment reality I’ve never really seen addressed that will go far in preparing you to really make a legitimate go at it.

As with most things we contemplate pursuing, we start of with a desire. In the case of free agency we want freedom in our lives and joy and wealth in our work…

Read the rest of the article at Free Agent Academy.com

My thoughts:

The author of the referenced article makes some good points to consider when deciding to become self-employed. These are points I also need to consider if I would want to make a go of it. This is why I am currently job hunting, I don’t think I am 100% ready to quit corporate employment cold turkey – not yet!

Ramblings for 2013.11.19

Posted in Blogging, Technology, Wordpress with tags , , , , , , , , on 2013/11/19 by rmolby

Oh boy, so much for posting something every day.

Maybe I won’t make as good a blogger than I thought. Good news is, my job hunt resulted in setting up an interview with an IT staffing company that got hired to find an Server Administrator/Engineer. Scheduled it for Monday, their first open time slot.

Interestingly, this job was only listed on Craigslist. This is my first job interview from such a source. We shall see how it works out.

As for the blog, I will still try to post something every day. I have some back posts I’m working on, so those day gaps will disappear over the next few days.

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