Just spent an hour completing updating my horoscope website. Tu Vi 2012 Nham Thinh, year of the older dragon I think 🙂 http://www.vntuvi.com It has daily update horoscope video you can watch instead of read, and also Vietnamese horoscope book.
Well, let see I’ve testing a new way to make a few bucks per day, and look like it’s working. The process is quite simple. Buy items that have big rebate, and big seller on ebay. Let say I buy a video card that cost $40, but rebate is $20, so if sold a that video card on ebay for $40, that $40 will will paid off the cost, then I pocket $20. However ebay and and paypal charge some money, first the insertion fee for buy it now $0.50, then shipping about $5, then selling fee about $3, then paypal take another fee $2, so look like $5 + $3 + $2 = $10 fee total minus the $20 pocket, you really pocket $10. Now if we look at this on tax side, and let say you’re a legitimate business owner and you buy and sell items daily and it doesn’t matter on ebay or craigslist wherever, you can use program like quick book to calculate tax. For instant. I you spent $40, sold for $40, you profit $0, so you don’t have to pay tax, tax is base on profit made, so if you buy $40, and sold for $30, you loose $10, and you can claim $10 loss profit, now if you sold $45 now you make $5 profit, this $5 dollar will taxable need to be reported to the IRS.
The bright side on this is, you’re working from home, in front of your computer, being your own boss and set the amount of money you’re willing to make. You’re not driving anywhere or go anywhere, shipping you can use usps for small packages, UPS if you have heavy items, most these companies send you free shipping supplies and if you ship large volume they will even send a consultant to your home and give you rates.
The bad side on this is, let say you get rebate $20, and it’s by prepaid credit card, for some reason they no longer send you a check, however some place still do, they give you option where you want check or prepaid card. So if you get a prepaid credit card, probably first thing to do is check to see if you can get a check instead by calling the # in the back of the card or email them, then you can deposit the check in the bank. Now let say you only have the prepaid card, there many things you can do with it.
- Buy groceries or stuff with it where credit card are accepted however it’s only up the amount of the prepaid card, some retailers or merchant service allow multiple credit card, then you’re in luck.
- Buy other rebate items so you can make more money
- If you have existing paypal account, create a new paypal account and use your prepaid card to pay yourself such as donation or small service where fee is low.
- Buy gas
- Sell it on craigslist ebay etc ..
- Exchange it with your family members or friends for cash where your friends family can use it to buy gas instead of pay cash and so on …
In conclusion, you’re not going to get rich, but if you look at it this way, let say you pocket $10 a day, and keep it consistent for the whole year, $10 x 365 = $3,650 cash pocket that you’re making, with little time per day for 1 item, now let take 1 item and ask yourself can you do it for 10 items or 100 items? if you can say yes, that’s $3,650 x 10 or x 100, you do the math 🙂
A few things to keep in mind when doing rebate is ensure you don’t double rebate, look at the offer #, keep track of your rebate, give it 10weeks before checking status.
I was excited when Katie-Thao asked me about if I’m from Cu Lao Tan Thoi – Truong Tieu Hoc Tan Thoi, she said she know me because we’re in the same class. I haven’t update my facebook for a long time, long story short, I don’t like the fact that facebook focus more it’s income to make money using people’s post to pull in traffic and make money, so therefore I left facebook and probably would never come back unless someone question post link to my name then I would anwser in there, I was planning to activate a plug in to do automatic post when I post here, it would auto post to facebook. Anyways back to Katie Thao, yes she is indeed someone I should know back in the old Vietnamese country side elementary school years, since she point out all the people including teachers and locations I would be during the time.
It was a very exciting memorable time back then, I believe she’s the only person I know from school back then, we started chatting and share those moments back then, including the time she fled Vietnam in 86 and 87 she also remember me being Malaysia small island of Pulao BiDong, Sungei Besi and the Philippines.
These are all the fruits and vegetables that I can recall back in the mid late 1980s before I left Vietnam as a refugee seek new life in America. These are actual fruits and vegetables that I have eaten and grown mostly in my grand parents yard. Some I even help grown myself. There are tons of other variety in Vietnam, but many I never got a chance to eat before. Continue reading “My Que Huong Cu Lao Tan Thoi fruits and vegetables”
These are entertainment that I can remember back in the mid to late 1980s before I left Vietnam. There were many fun activities for everyone, even though we don’t have electricity, TV, video games etc … Since I live in the country side peasant family, technology was rarely or never talk about… Continue reading “Que Cu Lao – Tan Thoi – Viet Nam in the 1980s”
Road trip explore CA and Nevada
Nha Tho Rach Cau – Tan Thoi, is a catholic church that people go to daily for mass, the majority of people in this area back in the late 70s and 80s are catholic, and I believe also true today 90s and 2010s because I’ve seen wedding ceremony 10s to 20s couple at a time. As for me I was forced to go to church daily when possible and mandatory Sunday mass when I was young. This church had major re-construction, when I was young the church was originally all cement with lots of crack here and there and look very old, like mideval time castle, it was big. The last time I visited Vietnam back in mid 2000s re-construction was completed, and I couldn’t recognize it. I missed the old church. Continue reading “Nha Tho Rach Cau – Tan Thoi”
I arrived in the USA late 1987. Live with my biological father and uncle family, small house, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, with a dozen people. Everything was new to me, crowded house but very happy lots of fun.
2008 second daughter Nyla Tran
2004 first daughter Dahlia Tran.