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How to Make Money from Google Voice

How to Make Money from Google Voice

This is a chance for me to introduce an easy way to make some extra income—or at least to tell you about a method to make easy money if you are in certain geographic locations. I have seen some people doing this and making money: they are essentially selling Google Voice accounts on Fiverr.

I hope I have not confused you. If you are wondering what the hell Fiverr.com is and how is it related to Google Voice, please read on.

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Google Voice is a telecommunications service that allegedly has millions of users. It gives you one number for all your phones, and enables you to make calls and send text messages to phone numbers in the U.S. and Canada for free (at least free for 2013), and to international numbers at super low rates. You can also make PC-to-Phone calls within North America and PC-to-PC voice and video calls worldwide between users of Google Voice and Google Video Chat Plugin. In other words, you can use the Google Voice cell phone app to place outbound calls, and when you get inbound calls to your Google Voice number, the call is forwarded to your phones.

Google Voice can also be used for cheap international calling purposes. Although there are apps by other providers that offer free international calls, I would still pay a little for the added convenience that comes with Google Voice. I hope I have convinced you that Google Voice is such a good thing that many people would want to set it up.

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Frustrating though it may seem, the service is only available to U.S. residents. However, if you are from USA and leave the country, GV will still work for you. Some people want to use the service but they don’t meet with the prerequisites, i.e. they don’t live in the U.S. or Canada, or else they may want to register multiple Google Voice accounts for family or business use but they don’t have the time to do that. That’s exactly your business opportunity.

How to Harness Fiverr

Fiverr is a marketplace for people to share the things that they are willing to do for $5, rather like a mini-freelancer website. You post an ad on Fiverr.com offering some service at $5 dollars, people see your ad, and if they need the service and want to buy it, they will click on the “Order Now ($5)” button and proceed to Paypal.

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In Fiverr.com, “Gig” means any small service at price, $5 so when you post an ad quoted at $5, it is a gig.

If you live in the USA or Canada, you have the facility to create Google Voice accounts for people in your country and around the world. Please check out http://fiverr.com: you can see the leads there all marked as $5 and find the “Google Account Setup service” there. The price is probably $5 for 2 Google Voice accounts. Some sellers are already getting many sales, and now you can join them, post your ad, and get money.

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If you don’t know how to write, please have a look at other sellers’ ads. You may write something like this: “You can use Google Voice to make calls in USA and Canada for free, and make international calls at super low rates. I can create as many Google Voice accounts as you wish. One Gig includes one Google Voice account, along with the register email address and a Google Voice number from your favorite area. If you need a GV number of a specific area in the US or Canada, please let me know when you order it.”

With Fiverr you can easily make somewhere from $100 to $500 a day, and as your gig becomes older you can make more money by outsourcing.

 

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7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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