Thursday, May 16, 2013
How to go about earning an Extra Income
Extra Income means an income that you can earn apart from the regular income coming in from employment or normal work. This earning can be used to payoff your outstanding debts or build up a capital account or spend it on luxuries that you could only think about before. Everyone seems to want a second income but no one wants to work a second job, so the extra income is normally seen as a windfall.
When we compare income levels in different countries, it is evident that the average income per person is less than $15,000 a year--in other words, where many people are near the breadline -- Extra Income really does make people happier and improves their lifestyle.
But countries which have average income above the normal subsistence level of approximately $15,000 a year, happiness seems to be income independent. For example, an average American ranks richer than an average Indian or an Austrian, but also less happy.
Why does this happen? People always look at their income relatively with some norm or the other and the norm keeps rising all the time. And this norm is what increases the spending, more or less in direct proportion to the income. Two things drive up the norm with which people compare their incomes. One is the income that they themselves have experienced -- which habituates them to higher standards of living. And the other is the income that their colleagues or neighbors get, and which they try to outdo.
The extra income options available today are targeted to generate employment and are targeted specifically at people who can use their skills that are lying dormant to make some more money for themselves. To achieve a moderate success in generating an extra income one should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. This would greatly help in selection of a most suitable way to generate extra income.
The selection process consists of logical steps. Firstly one should ask themselves of an honest opinion of their strengths, what they excel at? What do people around them keep complimenting or criticizing them on?, are they perfectionists?, For example, if you are a computer literate you could help your neighborhood in upgrades, repairs or installation of software.
The extra income can also be augmented by doing extra seasonal chores like raking leaves in the fall or clearing snow in winters. These are just a few ideas, but making an extra income augmented with self analysis will take away the need for a second job.
Today the internet and the general market have a lot of ideas for generating extra income. Network marketing in general market terms has been successful to some extent. Internet offers something similar that says affiliate marketing. The internet also offers a host of other options like writing, advertising and simple technical non-technical jobs which can highly augment your regular income. The extra income that can be earned form these opportunities depends on how good your skills in the field of your selection.
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
'Lover at Last' soars to top of U.S. bestseller list
NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.R. Ward's "Lover at Last" debuted at the top of the Publishers Weekly's bestseller list on Thursday.
The list is compiled using data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.
Hardcover Fiction Last Week
1. "Lover at Last" by J. R. Ward (New American Library, $27.95) -
2. "Six Years" by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95) 1
3. "The Storyteller" by Jodi Picoult (Atria, $28.99) 2
4. "Alex Cross, Run" by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $28.99) 3
5. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown, $25.00) 4
6. "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout (Random House, $26.00) -
7. "Leaving Everything Most Loved" by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper, $26.99) -
8. "A Week in Winter" by Maeve Binchy (Knopf, $26.95) 6
9. "The Striker" by Cussler/Scott (Putnam, 27.95) 5
10. "A Story of God and All of Us" by Mark Burnett (FaithWords, $24.99) 8
1. "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf, $24.95) 1
2. "Life Code" by Dr. Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books, $26.00) 2
3. "Decisive" by Chip Heath (Crown Business, $26.00) -
4. "The FastDiet" by Michael Mosley (Atria, $24.00) 3
5. "The Power of Consistency" by Weldon Long (Wiley, 24.95) -
6. "The Duck Commander Family " by Willie & Korie Robertson (Howard Books, $23.99) 8
7. "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly (Henry Holt, $28.00) 6
8. "The Hormone Cure" by Sara Gottfried (Scribner, $28.00) 34
9. "I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak" by Joel Osteen (FaithWords, $21.99) 9
10. "Shred: The Revolutionary Diet" by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin's, $24.99) 7
Week ended March 31, 2013, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2012 The Nielsen Company.
(Editing by Patricia Reaney)
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Another 'Christ' novel by 'Last Temptation of Christ' author acquired by Grindstone
By Greg Gilman
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Grindstone Pictures has picked up the rights to "Christ Recrucified," a 1948 novel by Nikos Kazantzakis ("The Last Temptation of Christ," "Zorba the Greek"), the company announced on Monday.
Grindstone CEO Vincent Miller ("Gabriela") will produce the big-screen adaptation of the novel about a Greek village's attempt to stage a traditional and intense Passion Play - a task so difficult, it is only done once every seven years. The movie, however, will take place in Mexico and will be retitled, "Christ Is Risen."
The Last Temptation of Christ [Paperback]
Manolios, the small town's resident rebel, is cast as God's son even though he hasn't stepped foot in a church for years. Against the expectations of town leaders, he renews his faith and, in the face of horrific events, inspires others to find redemption through rebellion, becoming less of a savior and more of a destroyer in the eyes of those who picked him to play the part.
Gil J. Botello and Vincent Baksanski are attached to write the script.
Zorba the Greek [Paperback]
The announcement follows the astonishing ratings success of "The Bible," a Mark Burnett-produced miniseries airing on the History Channel. Grindstone hopes to market the film to the same faith-based audience, while also attracting the same broader group of adults that have made seven of nine 2013 Best Picture Oscar nominees accumulate over $100 million at the domestic box office.
"The film is being targeted to the 'adult drama' audience that is drawn to such mainstream but profound films as 'Argo' 'Lincoln' and 'A Beautiful Mind,'" Miller said in a statement.
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," which was as controversial as it was successful when released in 2004, grossed $611,899,420 worldwide.
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