Working at home has been our way of life for many years. There have been some other ways we’ve earned money too… I’ve worked as a librarian and later as a library director. Kelly has done remodeling. But for many years, we’ve made money online more than in any other way.
We make money from the internet in three main ways… selling our own products, recommending products on other sites, and advertisements on some of our sites. Every little bit helps!
When I see friends struggling with finances, I want to share what has worked for us. This section of the website is going to expand as I do that!
Last summer it got quite hot here in southern New Mexico, too hot for my husband Kelly Hart to work out in the garden. As for me, I don’t garden in the yard in the middle of the day. So he began doing wood sculpture, sometimes in his basement workshop, sometimes outside in the shade. He’s always been artistic in several ways, from animated films to water colors to photography so it didn’t surprise me. A new art form at 73? Sure! He’s kept on all year. He put a webpage up that shows all the sculpture he has completed …Continue reading →
Are seniors making money online? Absolutely. Kelly and I have been seniors for quite a while now, and we make most of our living online. (We never paid much into Social Security, so it’s not giving us a whole lot back.) I have a lot of senior friends who earn online too. Some are people I know personally and some are online friends. With this article, I’m starting an occasional series on online marketing for seniors, but if you are younger, it can help you too. We started before we were seniors, after all. In this article, I’ll talk about …Continue reading →
Have you thought of trying a standing desk? I’ve read a number of enthusiastic articles by people who have found that sitting less gives them more energy. They extol the benefits of better posture, less strain than sitting still, more focused concentration, and so forth. There are even more significant health benefits that I cite below, from an article in the Smithsonian Magazine. Since my husband and I work at home, we put effort into creating good work environments for ourselves, and that’s what got me researching these devices.Evidently something like a couple of hours of standing can make a real difference. …Continue reading →
Selling old electronics for cash can be a win-win situation. You make some money and the old computer, printer, cellphone, or other electronic item stays out of the landfill. How to do it depends on where you live. If you are in or near a city, you can take things to places that accept them. If you are in a more rural area, you can send them in, often at no cost. Selling Your Devices Directly This would not qualify as the easiest method, but it may be the way to make the most money. You could: Have a yard …Continue reading →
Back in the mid-1960s, before I had met and married Kelly Hart, he roamed all over the San Francisco Bay Area taking photographs. He was a student at the San Francisco Art Institute, not incidentally to stay out of the military during the Vietnam War. Then in 2012, he compiled many of the pictures into a book. The earlier part of the book contains black-and-white photos documenting life around the area. The second part is more like the cover: full-color photos reflecting the exploration of consciousness that was going on. One of the black-and-white photographs was at the beach in …Continue reading →
I’ve written three cozy mysteries that form a trilogy.The central character is the Curious Librarian, and yes, I have been a librarian! Lorin Long, the heroine, is about 30 and she moves to a charming Colorado mountain town called Silvermine… it’s a fictitious town which is a blend of Salida and Alamosa. (My husband and I moved to Silver City, NM, after I finished the trilogy… just one of life’s coincidences.) She is the director of the town library and mysteries abound. Why was a library board member found dead in the library? That’s the beginning of the first book. What about the …Continue reading →