Fanslave v. Fandealer

Hey folks:

You may have seen the Fandealer banner I put up on the side of my blog. Fandealer is a site where people can get paid for liking Facebook pages or +1 something on Google, following Twitter accounts, or liking Youtube videos. It’s similar to Fanslave, another “pay for Like” service. So, which one do I like better?

I’d have to go with FanDealer, and here’s why.

First, Fanslave is strictly Facebook likes, while Fandealer also works with Google, Twitter, and Youtube. This means more chances to earn money. Second, Fanslave has been down quite a few times since I joined. It can also be a little hard to use. Fandealer, on the other hand, is a sharp, clean, easy to use site.

The hard thing about both sites is that earning money is a really slow process. Even logging in every single day since I joined has only earned me around 2 Euro on each site. You can’t cash out until you’ve earned 15 euro. If my earnings rate holds steady, it’ll probably be four months before I can cash out.

I think the main point here, aside from Fandealer is the higher quality of the two sites, is that neither of these should be used as primary income gainers. Even though it only takes five minutes to deal with each site, it’s still a bit of a time suck for the amount of reward.

Log in for the fun of getting paid to like pages. But do realize that if you’re concerned about your facebook security and would rather keep your page private, this isn’t for you.

 

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Picking Apples And Other Washington Jobs

Hi folks:

A few people are hitting this website looking for information on the apple picking jobs here in Washington state.

Can’t say I blame you. I found a ton of articles, but figuring out how to get the actual work took some digging. It’s almost like they’re saying “We’re DESPERATE for people to work…but only if you can crack the code and find the buried treasure!”

Here’s the link for the apple picking openings if you want to look at it: http://www.wa.gov/esd/farmworkers/farm_jobs.htm

This got me thinking: since the economy is as messed up as it is, I should post other jobs at least once a week. So from here on out, Thursday shall be jobs day here at Your Info Linc.

Let’s get it rolling!

Here is the City of Seattle’s job site: http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment/default_neogov.asp

If you want to work for an LGBT rights organization, look here: http://lgbtjobs.org/

Here’s Wenatchee World’s online classifieds: http://jobs.wenatcheeworld.com/

A list of temp agencies in Washington State with online work listings: http://www.washjob.com/empaglz.htm

Rat Race Rebellion has verified online and freelance work opportunities: http://ratracerebellion.com/

Tired of slogging through Craiglist? Search it instead!! http://www.allofcraigslist.com/

 

That seems like a good start, hope it helps someone!

How to Donate to Wikileaks

I love Wikileaks. And I want them to succeed. So I will find a way to get money to them. They have been blocked by Paypal, Visa, and Mastercard. To read more, you can go right to their Banking Blockade page.

Here are ways you can still send them money:

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Bank Transfer – Option 2: via the not-for-profit Wau Holland Stiftung Foundation:

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Via Postal Mail

You can post a donation via good old fashion postal mail to:

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If free access and government accountability matter to you, then Wikileaks should matter too.

 

 

Make A Loan At Kiva!

UPDATE:  I tested out the link Kiva provided me with. It’s not a certain number of free loans per lender. Kiva set a goal of a certain number of free loans total, and those have already run out. But you can still follow the link at the bottom. I still encourage everyone to get involved with Kiva. I’ve never been so satisfied spending $25.

 

For those who don’t know, Kiva.org is a nonprofit that loans money to people all over the world for microenterprise business support. These loans have a phenomenal effect on global poverty, especially when given to women. Several people chip in $25 each, and someone you would never even know about any other way gets a chance to make their lives more economically sound. This has an impact on the community around them. Here’s one story:

In a small city, men were being paid horribly low wages as day laborers. Some of the local women got a micro loan and went into business to help make ends meet. As they grew, some of their husbands quit day labor to come work in the business with their wives. This had the effect of creating a shortage in the labor pool, which lead to higher wages for the men who stayed there to work. Folks in other cities who supplied them with materials also enjoyed an increased standard of living, and they spent money in their community.

Micro loans have effects far beyond just helping one person or a family get on their feet.

So far I’ve loaned money to the following people:

Mrs. Kouy in Cambodia got a $500 loan to expand her grocery store and repair her front door. I was part of that. She has repaid it in full, which I figure means she is attaining her goals of continued success.

Dona Del Carmen lives in Leon, Nicaragua. She has run a beauty salon out of her home for nine years, and asked for a $325 loan to buy more basic supplies to help her expand. She is almost fully done repaying her loan, so I am again assuming her salon is continuing to grow strong.

Tonight for the first time, I made a loan to a guy. Mr. Sob lives in Reussey Keo, Cambodia. He is asking for a loan of $1,100 to help start his electrician business. His plan seems solid, and I feel like he’s a good risk. As of tonight he is 100% fully funded, so now his journey begins.

Now it’s YOUR turn. Just follow this link: http://kiva.org/invitedby/lincoln7482 Kiva is giving people the chance to make their first $25 loan absolutely FREE! I have a total of 8,000 invites to give out. Hurry up and get on board now!

 

Adults Need A Reason

I’m trying to grow food in our one bedroom apartment. Nothing fancy, just some small vegetables. I got a head of lettuce up, but only clipped one batch from it before it died. Turns out I cut it too close to the center. There’s also a couple of strawberry plants and a green bean plant. I didn’t know green beans have nice purple flowers.

Why am I blogging about this? Tonight I bought some more starter plants, and was transferring them to new pots and soil. Sitting in our living room, dirt spilled on the floor and all over me, a realization hit me: I know why so many grownups garden.

If I was sitting in the living room just playing with a pile of dirt, and there were no plants or gardening accessories nearby, people would think I was weird. After all, I’ll be 36 in June. What adult in their right mind sits around playing in dirt when there are IMPORTANT THINGS that must be done! It wouldn’t matter if I told people  it lowers my stress level, makes me laugh, and I like it. It’s just not done, you know.

Now add the plants, soil, and pots back in. Suddenly I’m doing SOMETHING IMPORTANT. Even though I’ve killed almost everything I’ve planted so far, I can call myself a gardener and no one will snicker at me or roll their eyes. Now playing in the dirt isn’t playing at all. It’s work. It has a PURPOSE. Having a purpose makes it something grownups do automatically. Folks may think it’s nice that my stress level drops when I do it, but that becomes a “side benefit”.

Why do adults need a “real reason” to do something we like? What is so sinful about having fun these days?

T-Mobile: 1,174 Signatures Still Needed

I stopped by the site to see how far along the petition to stop the AT&T merger with swallowing of T-Mobile had gotten.It’s not finished yet. We still need a lot of signatures, so here’s the site again: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-t-mobile-from-being-bought-by-att/