Thursday, February 28, 2013

Telejobs: Airlines and Cruises - Transportation

Okay, okay . . . I get the picture.  One of my most popular blog posts is the telecommuting job listing for American Airlines.  I get it.  You guys like work-at-home jobs that are connected to transportation agencies.  So, I decided to create the jackpot of all blog posts.  I'm going to list all the transportation agencies that allow telecommuting/teleworking.  How's that?  Yes, yes, I know I'm awesome.  What else is new?


American Airlines - Home Based Airline Representatives
Search their job listing and they often have positions described as "home based".  However, these jobs go fast so keep going back and apply quickly because they are definitely here today and gone tomorrow.

Jet Blue -- Airline Reservations
Lots of open positions two or three months before the winter holidays, bilingual skills are always needed.

United Airline -- Click on the Reservations Option.  The jobs you are looking for is titled: Remote Reservation Agents  -- if you speak another language like German and Dutch you are a shoe-in.


Norwegian Cruise Line -- Go to Advance Search and click REMOTE in the location book.

Princess Cruise Line -- look for "Reservation Sales Agent" and "Reservation Support Agent" These positions are eligible for telecommuting after 6 months.

If I find more companies that have telecommuting/home-based job options, I'll update this posting.  Check back soon.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Let's revisit the REDC Auction/Foreclosure Issue: Is it still a scam?

So, I noticed the remaining interest in the topic of REDC Real Estate Auctions since my last blog post about this topic.  For those of you who don't know, REDC is the company that runs  I read the fine print on how they ran their auctions several years ago.  My thoughts on their services are here in my article: REDC Foreclosures almost got me!

Okay, so after 3 years of auctions and people complaining about how REDC conducts their auctions, there have been new developments.  It seems that REDC has expanded and in 2012 they introduced Short Sales and Luxury Homes within their offerings.  They also introduced auctions that you can participate in solely online so you do not have to go to the live event.

I think it became clear from my article that this auction event is a marketing gimmick for the largest banks in the country to unload the immense inventory from the housing bubble that turned into the housing crisis.  Now, notice I said it was a "marketing gimmick or the big banks."  I have realized through several accounts of people who have successfully purchased property through REDC and, that this whole scheme was a way for big banks to take out the commission they would have to pay Real Estate Brokers and Agents.

Let me explain.  In the past, when large amounts of houses were foreclosed upon, there was an old REO System where the bank would now "own" the house and they would commission a Real Estate Agency to sell the properties.  With each sell of a property, the bank then owed the Real Estate Agency a commission. But as you will see later in this article, REDC and their infamous "auctions" are trying to do away with those pesky commission to Real Estate Agents/Brokers -- and keep all that money for themselves.

I completely realized this when I read a great account of a Real Estate Agent that helped clients successfully navigate through the confusing steps and regulations of a REDC auction. Her full account of the situation is outline on her blog Cyndi Mino's Real Estate and Happenings in Huntington Beach.

But when I read this in one of her posts:

Oh, and yes, I did get some commission out of this whole thing – a whopping 1%, but wait, I didn’t actually get the 1% because of some stupid fees that the auction company kept and then my broker gets his split.  Yes, we agents do not get to keep all this commission that you think we all get.  We have to split it with both agents and then both of our brokerages get their splits too – Whoo hoooo,  by the time I get my check, I might be able to pay my cell phone and gas bill for all the expenses run up from this sale.

I realized what the big banks were doing. Do you see it yet? 

You see, the new advice going around on the Internet is that these auctions are totally doable for the average person if they have some help from knowledgeable people with real estate experience -- in other words . . . real estate agents.  It seems that people that have that type of expertise on their side (Real Estate Agent as Consultant) have a better experience with REDC Auctions.

It's a curious thing.  In the traditional REO selling environment the Real Estate Agent was paid by the big bank wanting to get rid of its property quickly and for the best possible price.  In this new real estate process or scenario, the Real Estate Agent is commissioned by the buyer and gets whatever is left over as commission . . . in my estimate the 1% that Cyndi Mino talked about. 

This is an interesting development don't you think?

So, it seems that these auctions can be successfully won, with a little professional help. And that professional help gets paid "chump change" for all their hard work, when in the past they would have been paid well for their expertise. 

My only question is:  Did you think we were stupid REDC and won't figure out what you are doing?

Yet another unfair process by the big banks. It feels like the burden of everything now is on the "average guy."  What do you think, my family?

Read more about REDC Auctions and Real Estate Agents here:

How to Buy a REDC Home Successfully

Is REDC Auction a Scam?

The Evolution of an REDC Auction Deal

Anyone has experience with REDC? (Trulia)

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Friday, February 22, 2013


Century Link provides Internet, Home Phone, TV and Home Security services.  They are headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.  The often have a few jobs that allow home-based work.  On it's website, in the job search section under Location -- each state has a "Works From Home" option.

To search for "Works From Home" jobs:
Careers at CenturyLink
Click Search For Jobs
Under Posting Location, scroll down to your state with a city option "Work From Home"
There you will find telecommuting jobs.

Happy Hunting!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Your Chance for Cool Stuff: A New Car!

I'm always on the look out for ways to get free stuff.  This one is a pretty good offer.  It makes me feel like I'm on Let's Make a Deal.

Can you believe it?

Just because you are a maniac on social media had have like 100,000 Twitter followers, megapoints on Reddit,  your Facebook page has 25,000 Likes, and your YouTube Channel has 10,000 subscribers, or something like that -- you little social media maniac . . . you could get a brand new car from FORD!

Here's the deal though.  Only 100 people will get the new car.  And you have to do like mad social media stuff (videos, reddit AMAs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram activities all year long). For your social media efforts you will get:  A brand new car, a 2014 fiesta, that you can KEEP dude!  They also supply you with: gas, insurance and all the necessary tools you’ll need (I'm thinking video camera, digital cameras, laptops and smartphones to be able to record all your new adventures with your Ford Fiesta 2014.  It's called the Fiesta Movement and you will be Ford's Fiesta Movement Agent (if they pick you).

This is a clear case of Social Media meets Corporate World.  Check out all the information about this movement on YouTube and Twitter.  #FiestaMovement.

Of course the Ford Fiesta Movement website has a bunch of information and the application process.

One of ya'll is destined to win one of the 100 slots.  Get to work you guys!  And please, send me information: links to videos, blog posts, Instagram photos, etc. This is soooo exciting!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Remote Worker vs. Telecommuter vs. Work from Anywhere

"My friend over at Twitter @PSPeralta asked a question that I thought was very interesting.

What is the difference between a Telecommuting and a Work Anywhere job?

It was at that moment that I realized that most people don't know what "telecommuting" technically means, so I thought I'd clarify it.  Now, understand that many people (employers) interchange these terms because they don't know what it means really.  But in searching for a job, I think people should have some idea of what they are searching for.  Let's examine the terms.

Remote Worker = technically, a remote worker is a person that is set up to work in a "satellite office." This is an office that is equipped by the employer that is farther away from the headquarters or branch offices.  A remote worker comes into an office that is basically set up as a "mini" office.  They are sometimes required to travel to the main office for meetings (but not very often).  Notice that their office set up may be very close to their home, but not in their home and the employer is responsible for all equipment, connectivity and space.  People working in the "field" can also be called remote workers.

Telecommuter = technically, this is a person that has an office set up at home and generally works from home anywhere from one day a week to five times a week.  A telecommuter is often required to come into the office for meetings regularly.  They can work from anywhere with trusty laptops and smart phones.  However, they do have a set up where they keep files, equipment, etc. in their home. In this case, the employer has no control over the space used to work and sometimes require the telecommuter to use their own equipment.

Work Anywhere Jobs = these are quite often freelance jobs.  These are jobs that don't require a stationary set-up, an office set up to be created by the employer or employee.  These jobs can be done literarlly from anywhere . . . on a mountain top, at Starbucks, at home, at school, etc.

Of course, the lines that constitute the differences to these terms have large grey areas between them -- meaning, they can blend into each other quick easily.  But I thought that this should bring some clarity to the topic.

Did I miss anything?  Let me know in the comments section below.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Does size matter?

Bigger Type? You decide.

I don't know if you noticed but my most recent post was in bigger type.  I was wondering if my readers would like me to continue producing posts in a bigger type face.  Is it okay?  Is it easier to read?  Let me know in the comments section below.  If I get over 20 requests for larger type in the next week, then I will go back and update all my posts to larger type.


Earn Quick Money: Create A Unique Experience

What if someone was willing to pay you for a unique experience or a special tour of your area? That’s what exactly happened in a movie I watched called New Year’s Eve, the Movie.

It’s a movie that has a whole bunch of stars in it.  One part of the movie featured Michelle Pfeiffeir and Zac Efron  -- the premise of their story lends right into our Earn Quick Money Scheme of the Day.  
So, here’s the lowdown,  Zac is a bike messenger and Michelle is an office manager, she rented him out for the day and asked him to make every item on her "Resolutions List" come true.  I have a videoclip, of the scene here.

Okay, so on her “Resolutions List” were several things:

  •       Walk all five of New York's Boroughs in one day
  •       Visit Bali 
  •       Breakfast at Tiffany's
  •       Save a Life
  •      Take a New York taxi ride with no traffic
  •      Trip around the world
  •    (Among other things)

And being the creative soul that he is, these were Zac Efron's solution to her requests:

2.  Took her to Bali Garden Spa where she got a wonderful massage.  It was a spa that looked exactly like Bali.  Unfortunately, the spa was a film set that filmmaker Gary Marshall created, several people have tried to find the spa in New York with no success. Because it never existed, but it looked damned good on film!

3. Had coffee and donuts right outside of Tiffany's in New York.  Side note from Telemill: I would have one up'ed  his solutions and had a little cafe style chairs and table outside the store with one of my friends serving coffee and donuts.

4.  Took her to Adopt-a-Pet center and they picked out a little brown and black puppy - and saved it's little life.

5.  Took her on a water taxi ride on a cold day

6.  Rode his scooter around a giant glob statue.

Pretty inventive and pretty cute huh?

Can YOU think of inventive ways to show someone around your town?  
Do you know of little known museums and attractions that the normal tourist or tourist guide has no clue of?  
Can you make a person's wish list come true in an inventive way?  

Yeah?  You think so?  Then YOU, my dear, can create unique experiences for people in your local area and make money doing it.

It’s really a simple thing to do, I did it once.  A few years ago,  I created a special tour for my aunts in Napa Valley that I could quite easily transfer to a “Unqiue Experience Tour”.  You see, I live very close to Napa Valley and my aunts and my female cousins, though also living close to Napa, never took any wine tours because . . . they don’t like wine.   

But they DO like “Sparkling Wine” -- the equivalent to France’s Champagne.  So I found the five, count them 5, wineries that produced Sparkling Wines and created a “route” that would allow us to tour each in a day.  We rented a limousine, so we could drink freely without worrying about driving home after imbibing.  I packed a really nice picnic lunch (table cloth, champagne glasses, candles, etc.) and found a really nice outdoor picnic area that (when we got there we discovered) had a live quartet playing beautiful music!  

Before the tour, I made sure to create really nice Itinerary Folders that gave the history of each winery we were going to visit and tour.  And then as we toured each winery, I wrote down which bottle of bubbly each woman said she especially liked.  On the drive back home, I presented each of my guests with the wonderful gift of a bottle of their new favorite Sparkling Wine.  We had a wonderful time and when they went back home to tell their friends, they realized that they had a tour that NO ONE else had ever experienced in Napa Valley.

 Me and my family on our Special Sparkling Wine Tour

Using the companies below, I could easily recreate this tour for people coming to the San Francisco Area and Napa Valley who wants to experience a UNIQUE tour that no one else has experienced.  I am seriously considering recreating this tour and offering it to make extra money.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Check out these companies that allow you to be a Unique Tour Guide to a Unique Experience only YOU can provide:


Hip Host



Tours by Locals

Make sure to read all the requirements and terms of service agreements before signing on any dotted line.  This really sounds like a fun job.  I’m very interested in some of the ideas that you guys can come up with to create a unique tour.  If you don’t mind, share your ideas in the comments section below.

PERSPECTIVE: The quick money series on Telecommuting Millionaire? is to help you find funding so you can take your first steps to following your dreams.  After you read a few of my Quick Money articles, you will realize that Money is Everywhere. Don't use these quick money ideas, unless you understand that you are using these ideas  . . . not to pay off debt, not for extra salary, not for "fun money" . . . but as a stepping stone to financing the first steps of your dreams.  Dog-gone it, we are going to gain our financial freedom together! Read: Money is Everywhere to get the proper perspective.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Tele-Jobs: The United States Government USAJOBS

Did you know that the US Government has a very aggressive Telework Program?  Yeah I didn't know this either.  See?  Even the U.S. Government knows that teleworking/telecommuting is the wave of the future! They offer many jobs that are flexible schedule and telework.

The cool part is that they have a whole website devoted to the Telework Enchancement Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-292)!  If you want to work for the federal government, yet telecommute this is a website you must HAVE to check out.  It has alot of useful information in it.  Also, you should definitely read: A Guide to Telework in the Federal Government.

Go to Advanced Search
Under Keyword Search type these terms "eligible for telework", "required to telework", and "flexible work schedules and telework".  You can also try  the term telecommuting.

They often have over a dozen jobs that can be done remotely/by telecommuting.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tele-Jobs: The Active Network

The Active Network has a boat load of positions titled "Work at Home Reservation Agent"
the world’s leading recreation reservation company
ACTIVE Network (NYSE: ACTV) is on a mission to make the world a more ACTIVE place. With deep expertise in Activity and Participant Management™, our ACTIVE Works® cloud technology helps organizers transform and grow their businesses. Serving over 50,000 global customers and driving over 80 million transactions annually, we help organizations get participants, manage their activities and build communities.
ACTIVE helps thousands of activity organizers and participants around the world every year:
Organizers Gain:
  • Improved event management
  • Enhanced participant experience
  • Secure payment process
  • Robust ROI measurement and reporting
Search by Keywords: (type in) "Work at Home" (include quotations)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tele-jobs: Hilton Worldwide


I've always wanted to work for a world-wide corporation like The Hilton.   They have properties around the world and in the most exotic places. You meet lots of cool people.  But, the best perk of working for a company like the Hilton is the Employee, Family and Friends Discount where you can stay at any of the Hilton properties -- all over the world -- for a discount (like $39 a night!) Way cool right?

What's even cooler is that the Hilton has Work at Home Positions.  Usually titled Reservation Sales Specialists and Customer Care Coordinators.

To see if they have any telecommuting jobs open right now go to:

Hilton Worldwide -->
Click on Careers
Select U.S. Jobs or another option for listing jobs
Put in Keywords "Work at Home" or "located anywhere" or "remote" (include quotation marks)
You should see positions for Reservation Sales Specialist and Customer Care Coordinators, but there are other great positions as well.

Happy Hunting!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Tele-Jobs: Capital One

Capital One the financial institution that have some of the funniest commercials (Vikings are my favorite).  Has some nice part-time and full-time work at home jobs.  If you have Customer Service experience then you should check out their current jobs.

Click here for job listing in the Key Word slot please type "Work At Home" (include the quotation marks).  The results will show Work at Home Customer Service Specialists that allow you to work remotely.  

Happy Hunting!

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tele-Jobs for Spring Season - Valentine's Day/Mother's Day

Do you have customer service experience? Bet you didn't think about the need of customer service staff for the spring season which encompasses Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.

Well, think of companies like 1-800-Flowers that are in need to people to take all the orders for flowers and gifts. It happens every single year,  so you should be ready to apply for customer service jobs every year in early January or February.

Wait!  Before you run over there, you have to make sure you have all the required equipment.  Check it out!

Successful candidates will meet the following qualifications:
  • Must be a resident and live in the following states Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Oregon
  • Highly PC literate and have their own PC with a reliable high-speed Internet connection
  • Ability to type 35 words per minute is essential
  • Fluent in the use of Instant Message, and ability to download software
  • Prior call center experience strongly preferred
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED to apply
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Fundamental math skills required
  • Strong sales skills
  • Highly motivated and Dependable
Hardware, Software, Workstation Specifications: Minimum Requirements
  • Internet Connection:
    • Cable or DSL provider (No Wireless or Satellite), VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) compatible.
    • Minimum up load speed: 500 kbps
    • Minimum download speed: 1.5 mbps
  • Computer Hardware:
    • 1.8 GHZ Processor (minimum of a Pentium 4 processor or equivalent processor)
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • Sound card with speakers
    • 17" Flat Panel Display recommended (capable of 1280 x 1024), 15" minimum
  • Computer Software:
    • Windows XP Vista Operating or Windows7 system
    • At this time we are not compatible with Windows 8
    • Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
    • Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel WinZip, Adobe Acrobat reader. - Free download available on the Web
    • Antivirus Software: Valid software with current and updated virus definitions.
  • Telephone Requirement:
    • Primary dedicated telephonic line with the ability to disable features such as call waiting, forwarding, etc. Cellular/Wireless phones are NOT permitted.
    • Digital Telephones & VoIP Telephones are permitted as your primary or alternate phone lines, services such as Skype, Google Voice, etc. Voice services such as Magic Jack that connect through a USB port are NOT permitted.
  • Headsets Requirement:
    • USB headset (PC compatible) with a built-in digital signal processor has a noise-cancelling microphone
    • If a land based telephone line is used, a compatible corded telephone with headset capability will be required . This must be a corded traditional telephone. No cordless/wireless telephone handsets allowed. Please note you will need both a USB headset to connect to the 1800Flowers Voice service and a separate headset for your land based personal telephone.
    • If a Digital Telephone or VoIP Telephone is selected as your Primary phone line, only one USB Headset will be required since it may be used for both the 1800Flowers Voice Service as well as the Personal Telephone.
    • AIM: Free download available at
    • A personal email account with a professional user name.
  • Office Furniture: A sturdy desk and a comfortable sturdy chair at a comfortable height with adequate back support. (5 legged chair highly recommended)
  • Battery Backup: UPS/Battery Power Supply including surge
  • Your workstation must be in a private, quiet area away from others in your residence and background noise
How To Apply
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's a Numbers Game, Rejection is Your Friend

Seriously, rejection doesn't mean you are not good enough; it simply means that other people failed to realized what you have to offer.  Let's look at some people who have supposedly FAILED in the past:

Beetohoven was told by his music teacher "as a composer, he is hopeless."

Oprah Winfrey was demoted from her news anchor job because "she wasn't fit for television."

Steven Speilberg applied and was denied entrance to University of Southern California film school . . . TWICE.  Instead he went to California State University Long Beach.

Albert Einstein couldn't speak until he was 4 years old and his teachers said he would "never amount to much."

Vice-President Dick Cheney flunked out of Yale University . . . TWICE!

Eminem is a high school dropout who unsuccessfully attempted suicide.

Stephen King's first book CARRIE received 30 rejections and he threw it in the trash.  His wife fished it out of the trash and encouraged him to resubmit it.

Steve Jobs, co-founder of both Apple Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios, was fired from the company he started.

One of our most famous US Presidents, Abraham Lincoln failed in business, had a nervous breakdown and lost 8 elections before becoming the 16th President of the United States.

Marilyn Monroe was told by a producer early in her career that she was "unattractive" and could not act.

The Beatles was rejected by a major recording studio who said "They have no future in show business."

Thomas Edison was told by his teacher he was, "too stupid to learn anything."

Last but not least, Colonel Sanders, founder of KFC started pursuing his dream at 65 years old.  Do you know how many rejections (people who said "NO") he received before getting a "Yes?"  One thousand and nine (1009)!

Which proves my theory about most experts.  They just don't know what the hell they are talking about! You are on this earth to show the EXPERTS something new.  Now, go out and get your 100 no's today!

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Quick Money Tip: Put VISA/AMEX Gift Into Your Bank Account

I simply love quick and easy money tips!  I plan on giving you guys these types of tips whenever I find them.  They are never planned so I can never schedule them.  They just pop up.  I can't help myself and I have to share them with you guys.  So keep your eyes open for these.

Today, my Telecommuting Millionaire?'s Quick Money Tip involves 3 things:  (1) VISA/AMEX Gift Cards, (2) free Square Credit Card Reader and (3)an iPhone, Adroid, or iPAD.

If you ever get an Amex or Visa gift card (as me and my kids often do) and you look at the card and think, I could use this as cash.  You can actually put the majority of that gift card value into your bank account.  To do this you have to have a free Square Credit Card reader.  Run your gift card through your credit card reader and the value of the card - minus the transaction fee (for the Square, that's 2.75%) will be in your bank account in a couple of days!

Isn't that cool? I thought so too, that's why I just had to share.

UPDATE:  One of my friends gave me an additional money making tip.  She enters contests that offer VISA and AMEX Gift cards as prizes.  She enters these small contests/sweepstakes and with my advice given above, she has recently put $550 in her bank account!  She loves entering contests with VISA and AMEX gift cards as prizes because they are small contests and she has better chances of winning these.  And now that she knows my little Credit Card Reader secret, it's even better!

To find sweepstakes Google: "Visa Gift Card" or "AMEX Gift Card" and "sweepstakes" or "contes."
Have fun!

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