• Sharing Economy Lets You Monetize Your ‘Stuff’






    If you’re looking for a way to make some extra cash, look around your home. You probably have a lot of “stuff” you don’t use anymore or use only occasionally. Think of it as maximizing your return on investment. For example, a cordless drill purchased for $100 and used twice costs you $50 per use. If you share your drill with 10 people, the daily use cost drops to $10. If you charge each person $15 a day to borrow your drill, you not only recoup your $100 investment; you make $50 profit. The more times you share your drill, the more money

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  • Create a Personal Brand to Market Your Skills on Zoondy






    Corporations like Coca Cola and Ford spend billions of dollars to create, market and maintain a certain image of their company and products. Why? Because branding works. By strengthening consumers’ associations between a corporation and certain desirable values, branding enhances corporate image and drives sales. People striving to create demand for their skills and services on Zoondy can benefit in much the same way by creating a personal brand that immediately identifies them and what they have to offer. Branding is a way to establish yourself as an expert in your field, enhance your employment value, and drive demand for your

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  • Zoondy Offers Options If Your Retirement Plan Won’t Go the Distance






    Consumer confidence may be rising but workers have little confidence that their retirement plans will go the distance. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s recently released 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey, many workers are seriously concerned that their retirement needs will all too quickly outpace their savings. Conducted for the past 23 years, the annual survey indicates a drop in retirement confidence since last year’s survey with worker confidence levels falling back down to the record lows posted in 2011. Half of the workers surveyed expressed little to no confidence in their ability to finance a comfortable retirement with 28%

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  • Job Finder Apps- Will They Replace Resumes?






    With the release of a slew of job finder apps, smartphone users are beginning to look upon the traditional resume with disdain. Few would argue that mailing paper resumes to dozens of companies has become an archaic practice in today’s digital age. But the resume format is still the coin of the realm on major job search websites like Monster and Media Bistro. Not only are employers comfortable with the long-standing resume format, but it remains an extremely efficient method of conveying information. The actual placement of information and style of presentation may have undergone myriad revisions over the years; but as a

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  • Need Extra Cash? Think Outside the Box






    In this space we frequently talk about how to start your own business by becoming an entrepreneur or consultant or freelancer. People who have never owned or managed a business –which would be most of us — are often scared off by such terminology. When most of us think about “owning a business,” we think about the companies we have worked for or the stores we do business with. Then we think about all the expense and responsibilities that seem to go along with those businesses, such as office space, equipment, supply orders, workers, payroll, bookkeeping, shipping, etc. It’s enough

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  • Use Zoondy to Earn Holiday Cash






    Need a little more jingle in your pockets before Christmas bells start ringing? Zoondy offers a fast, easy way to earn extra holiday cash. Like eBay, Zoondy is a person-to-person marketplace; but instead of selling your stuff, on Zoondy you sell what you know how to do. We call it “ecommerce for your brain.” Zoondy is a great extra income option if you are unemployed, underemployed or work part-time. If you are retired, a student, living on a fixed income or a stay-at-home-parent, Zoondy offers an easy way to earn extra cash. Whether you’re driven by necessity or a desire to splurge over the holidays, Zoondy

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  • Holiday Jobs Likely to Lead to Permanent Employment This Year






    The Christmas shopping season seems to start a little earlier each year. Right next to bags of Halloween candy, you can already find rolls of Christmas wrap and bags of red and green bows at many stores. According to retail forecasts, we can expect fat jolly snowmen to start crowding colorful scarecrows and dour pilgrims off store shelves well before Thanksgiving turkeys start appearing in grocery freezer cases. The December holiday shopping season is make-it-or-break-it time for the retail industry. Strong sales last December helped bump the economy onto the road to recovery, and retailers are hoping for equally brisk sales this

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  • Defining the New Job Market






    In the past, when the job market tumbled, laid off or downsized workers could reasonably expect to get their old jobs back when the economy recovered. They might have to take a position with a different firm, but there would still be demand for their skills and experience. The scary thing about today’s unemployment crisis is that the majority of the jobs that have been lost during the recession, particularly manufacturing jobs, are gone forever. Economic analysts are warning that high unemployment could continue into the next decade because many unemployed workers do not have the technical skills needed to drive

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