Monday, December 7, 2015

Raw Spice Bar Monthly Spice Box

Are you into box subscriptions? I love them because they are an affordable little box of surprises that arrive in your mailbox every month. You get to try new things without spending a fortune. Raw Spice Bar is one of the coolest and most affordable versions of box subscriptions. It's a great way to experience flavors of the world by adding different spices to what you're cooking. After all...we all eat chicken right? It's what is put on the chicken in most cases that makes it taste different from culture to culture. For just $6 a month you get three ground flavor kits from a specific region, recipes, stories, and sometimes other little surprises.

I was offered the chance to try it for free in exchange for an honest review. My box had Ethiopian spices like pumpkin pie spice, Ethiopian mitmita, and Berbere. You can read all about these spices on the November spice page at Raw Spice Bar. The website itself is a wealth of information, recipes, and ideas. I tried mine on chicken. (That's why I mentioned chicken before.) I still have plenty for many more dishes to come. It'll be fun to get to experience these "new to me" flavors and tickle my taste buds as I go. I honestly think it's a great value and one of the best ideas for a subscription box out there. If you've tried it, have any ideas or recipes to share, or have any sure to leave a comment. Have a great day!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Working as an independent contractor with Leapforce

I have been working as an independent contractor with Leapforce for over a month now. Perhaps you have heard of it and wonder if it's something you would like to try? I have to start off telling you...there's a lot I can't tell you. Tricky huh? Leapforce is certainly not the only company that will ask you for discretion in what you make available to the public. I'm not sure of the exact reasons for their disclosure rules, but don't think that because there are things that I can't talk about that the opportunity is not legitimate.

So...what is it? The best I can tell you is that it's kinda like quality control for search engines and other sites. Here's a little snippet from their page: (Links below won't work, it's a photo.)

You need to have knowledge of how the internet works, be a little computer savvy (but you don't have to be an expert), be able to learn by reading, understand that you're an independent contractor (for taxes), and be able to pass the entrance exam.

There are opportunities all over the world in many different languages. Other contractors have expressed their gratitude and love of the opportunity and I have to agree. I am grateful for it as well. Click on over if you're interested and read the requirements and FAQ. As you go, more of the information will be available to you. Good luck!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Legitimate Job From Home. Really!

As you guys may know I've been looking for a legitimate way to work from home without starting my own business. I've had so much going on with Anna that I can't do that right now. I need to work for/with someone who can pay me. One day on facebook I saw a random article that pointed out several ways to work online. Most of them didn't pan out very well, but one did. Leapforce. Now, I'm not allowed to talk too much about it. That's part of my agreement as a vendor; but, I am allowed to tell you it's a legitimate job, and refer you if you're interested.

If you're interested in finding out more, you can go to

There you can find out the answers to a lot of your questions. Usually you will start with filling out a set of questions and seeing if you qualify to proceed. Once you do, you will find out the answers to questions like how much the pay per hour is, what type of work you'll be doing, etc. You'll know this before you take the exam(s). As you go through more and more of the process, everything will come to light. You won't be in the dark wondering. You just have to "unlock" one step before you can get to the next. 

You will need to pass an entrance exam, and it's not easy. It took me two tries. Don't be in a hurry, it usually takes a couple of weeks for the testing process. With it taking me two tries, it was three weeks.

Here are a few things to consider:

1. Can you learn by reading? My boyfriend laughed when he saw that I had to learn the information by reading. He congratulated me on my ability to do so. Smart as he is, he learns better a different way. I can tell you that LeapForce is really good at explaining what they want from you. The instructions are way more clear than another company I tested for (and failed).

2. Can you wait to get paid? Payments are made the month after your invoice is submitted. Patience and budgeting is necessary.

3. Are you skilled at the computer and do you use your smartphone with ease? Those are necessary skills for this job.

4. Are you okay being an independent contractor? You will not work "for" the company. You work for yourself and you will need to file your taxes appropriately.

I love this job so much. It's on my time. Can't work today? Then don't work today. No need to call anyone or get someone to cover for you. It's just exactly what I needed. So grateful to find it. Let me know if you sign up!