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One of my most treasured hobbies is helping people find jobs. This includes helping improving their resume, as well as mentoring on how to search for open positions offline and online, interview well, and so on. I don’t think there is anything that feels quite as rewarding as that — well, maybe just short of cheesecake.
I have noticed that one major change since 2008′s recession is that older workers who had been working at the same place for 10 maybe even 20 years before getting laid off, are finding it very hard to land a new one (even more so than other age groups).
This is Part Three of my three part series on Affiliate / Commission Jobs – how they work, and are they worth it.
Not all industries are the same. Some have built-in advantages for companies looking to sell through affiliate / commission means. We last looked at how to find a good commission job, and now we can explore which factors impact the industries best suited towards this pay structure.
Some Industries Have Advantages
Certain industries tend to have strong advantages to going the commission / affiliate marketing route — but that doesn’t always work out best for the affiliate. Here’s a look:
This is Part Two of my three part series on Affiliate / Commission Jobs – how they work, and are they worth it. Stay tuned for the final part in the coming days.
Choosing A Good Commission Job Isn’t Impossible
Now that we have looked at what makes it so hard to make money in a commission-only job, let us explore how to evaluate a commission-only job to see if it is likely to be profitable for you.
Here are the factors you will need to look at:
This is Part One of my three part series on Affiliate / Commission Jobs – how they work, and are they worth it. Stay tuned for the next part in the coming days.
We’ve all seen job ads at some point that advertise the “potential” to make thousands a week, only to find the words “salary: commission only” somewhere further down.
We all wonder, can we actually make that money? It often seems like a scam or a company looking for “free labor”. Often it is, but there are ways to separate the good situations from the bad.
The OpenOffice.org project is sponsored by Sun Microsystems, which is the primary contributor of source code to the Project. Other major contributors include Novell, RedHat, RedFlag CH2000, IBM, and Google.
Additionally, over 450,000 people from nearly every part of the globe have joined this benevolent Open-Source Project with the idea of creating the best possible office suite that everyone can use.
In the current economy, the entrepreneurial spirit has been challenged in many new ways. Small businesses simply cannot afford to spend money on highly priced software programs, so out of this struggle and need the open-source software movement has begun.
When President Obama unveiled Cash For Clunkers, a government program to trade in old inefficient cars at dealerships in exchange for new efficient models, many people applauded the effort for its laudable goals:
- Lowering pollution in the air by having newer, cleaner emission cars taking the place of older cars with worse emissions
- Jump-starting the American auto industry, which had been selling so few cars that dealers, factories, and suppliers were shutting their doors.
If you’ve been paying attention to the media, you know that the long talked about recession is upon us. As gas and food prices rise, many consumers are left wondering how to adjust their budgets accordingly. Self-sufficiency skills, long seen as a thing of the past, are back in vogue.
I recently discussed how to recession-proof your career, and some readers asked what accompanying lifestyle changes they should make. Today, I’d like to recommend a few changes that the average consumer can make to help get through this recession without feeling too much of the strain.
Each year, I play a fun guessing game on which day(s) will be the biggest online selling days of the year. My “bet” for this year is going to be mid-day Dec. 12th -13. Why that particular day and a half? Allow me to explain:
In bad economies, we are less likely to have cash sitting around. This particular recession is no exception, and because this recession is partially caused by the credit crunch, we are certainly less likely to have cash. Therefore, we are more likely to spend based on our paycheck date. We are especially more likely to purchase something expensive near the time we are getting a paycheck (thursday evening) in anticipation of having the money, or when we have an actual paycheck in hand (friday).
Telecommuting to work, or working from home, is becoming more common each year. The recent price hike on gas, now thankfully behind us, provided ample incentive for businesses to re-examine their policy on telecommuting, and may prove to be the catalyst for an already occurring trend. During the $4 gas period, some companies offered 4 day work-weeks (10 hours a day) and others permitted working from home, with weekly in-office meetings.
While the price of gas hurt businesses, it really took a toll on the daily driver. I figured this would be an opportune time to point out some advantages to working from home.
Most of us are not lucky enough to know what career we want to go into until quite late in the game. With everyone talking about a bad economy coming our way, that choice never seemed more important. Want to narrow down your choices based on the job market conditions? There are quite a few ways to do this.
Last time I posted about jobs, I mentioned the value of search optimizing your resume, and gave you an easy way to discover the most recruiter-searched resume keyword terms. I also discussed the reason many people end up hating their job, and how to avoid it.