Alternatives to Google Reader

If you access a lot of RSS Feeds you are probably more than familiar with Google Reader. Google Reader was one of the most popular ways to access all RSS Feeds in one spot. However, now that they are gone some blog readers have had a hard time finding a feed reader that is ideal for them. In this article I will provide you with a few different alternatives to Google Reader.


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Feedly

Feedly is one of the best alternatives to Google Reader in the eyes of many RSS Feed lovers. It has a newspaper type setup yet making the transition from Google Reader to Feedly is very smooth. Not to mention the fact that to use this RSS reader it is 100% free.

NewsBlur

NewsBlur is another feed reader that is a great alternative to Google Reader. It is free to use for up to 64 feeds. However, if you need more than that you can access unlimited feeds for the low costs of $1.00 a month. You can use this feed reader both on the well as well as on smartphones.

The Older Reader

If the closure of Google Reader broke your heart The Older Reader is definitely the feed reader for you. You will find that the reader is practically identical to Google Reader. However, the downside to this app is it is only available to be used on the web. In the future there could possibly be a mobile version though.

NetVibes

NetVibes is another RSS feed reader that is increasing in popularity. However, like The Older Reader it can only be accessed when you are on the web. If you don’t mind reader your feeds from your computer this should be a good option for you to consider.

Overall, if you have been looking for an RSS Feed Reader to replace Google Reader these are some great alternatives to consider. If you don’t know what RSS feeds are in general check out this article that provides you with the basics of RSS feeds.

Were you a fan of Google Reader? If so, what did you start using once they decided to discontinue it?

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My Thoughts on Fiverr

Fiverr is a website that I have heard about in the past and even created an account there a few months back but never really did anything with it. Recently, I have started using Fiverr as both a buyer and a seller and I have found it to be beneficial when it comes to bringing in a few extra bucks.

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Creative fiverr gigs (Photo credit: zsoolt)

What is Fiverr

Fiverr is a website that allows users to sell gigs for $5. However, after Fiverr takes their fee you in up getting $4. Furthermore, when you reach a Level 2 seller status you are able to add extra things on to your gig that allows you to make more money.

Payment Info

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Fiverr pays via Paypal so you can expect additional fees to come out of your income once it is transferred. So, I recommend withdrawing money once a week. Also, you should be aware that it takes the money 14 days to clear. However, if you are doing gigs everyday after the first 14 days passes you will have stead payments coming into your account.

Why You Should Try It

The reason I prolonged using Fiverr was because of the pay. In reality $4 is not a lot. However, the key to making money with this site is to offer gigs that only take about five minutes to do. This way if you do 6 gigs in an hour you have made $24 dollars in one hour which is more than what the average person makes at their job outside of the home.

Closing Thought

If you have not tried Fiverr yet I think it is worth giving it a shot. I am doing a 30 day challenge with them myself to see how it works out so you can be on the lookout for my recap in my monthly earnings.

Have you used Fiverr? If so, what has been your experience?

My Favorite Work At Home Blogs

Being a work at home mom is something that quite a few people do. However, over this year that I have been working from home I have become quite fond of some work at home blogs and I thought I would share with you. I understand how frustrating it can be when it comes to finding a blog that actually shares legit information and updates their blog often. Hopefully, you will enjoy reading these blogs as much as I do.

  1. Work At Home Adventures: This blog is amazing. If there is an internet job that you have been wanting to find out more information about you can guarantee that more than likely it will be covered here. Currently, I am a subscriber to this blog and I also interact with them on Twitter & Facebook. So, you know this is a blog that can be trusted.
  2. Real Way To Earn: This is one of the work at home blogs that I just learned about this year. But, I can honestly say that I am hooked already. I also interact with this blog via Facebook & Twitter. You can find job leads here, tips for working at home and so much more. I stop by here at least once a day to see what amazing posts have been posted.
  3. Genuine Work At Home Advice: I like this blog because the owner keeps it real when it comes to working from home. She never sugar coats anything. However, I am a little ashamed to say that I just stumbled upon this blog recently despite the fact that I have had a few conversations with the owner.
  4. Get Paid To Fart: I also just found out about this blog but I love it. The main thing that attracted me was the title. I checked it out because my curiosity got the best of me. Also, I have had the pleasure of talking to the owner and I must say that she is very friendly. Despite the name, the blog is also a good place to go to find out about different work from home avenues.
  5. Charlene Chronicles:  This is a blog that I go to for blogging tips. I recently just became aware of it when attending Charlene’s gender reveal Twitter party and I am so glad I did. She shares a lot of good advice here when it comes to blogging and parenting.
  6. Earning Free Money: This is another blog I recently stumbled upon yet it seems to have a lot of potential. I have checked out some of the miscellaneous things you can do to make money online here. Not to mention the fact that after seeing how much she has earned with Cash Crate I had the inspiration I needed to start exploring that avenue again and actually reaching payout.
  7. Work At Home No Scams: This is a wonderful website to go to when looking for job leads. I also interact with them on Twitter and Facebook. A while back I had the pleasure of speaking with this owner and he is very nice and professional.
  8. Work At Home Space:  This is another wonderful place to go when you want a guide to working from home. I interact regularly with the owner on Twitter and I must say she is absolutely amazing and more than a few of her tweets have been helpful to me. Also, this website has a forum that lists some great daily leads. I have landed a few gigs this month by checking here.
  9. Make A Living Writing:  This is another work from home moms blog that states the facts about everything. If you have ever needed the motivation to raise your rates, seek higher paying jobs, or decrease your work hours this blog is the motivation that you need. More than a few writers have been able to advance their career in just a few months by paying attention to what Carol has to say.

Bzz Agent

Bzz Agent is one of the sites that I have been a member of for a while but I am just starting to become active. However, this is not one of those sites where you will be paid money. Instead, it is a website that allows you to receive free things to give your opinion. They have different campaigns that take place and the more active you are the earlier they will alert you of the new campaigns. I have been invited to two campaigns since I signed with the site. However, I am just participating in my first campaign now.

I am participating in the Smarterer Campaign. This is one of the campaigns were you take different tests and share with your social networks how smart you are. They have different tests ranging from Disney Movie’s to Facebook tests all which are created and designed to test your knowledge. This is just one of the great campaigns that they currently have running after you complete this you will be eligible for future campaigns that will consist of you receiving products.

If you are not a member of Bzz Agent yet I highly recommend them. They are a great way to get some pretty neat stuff for free and find out about some pretty cool websites. This is something that I find gives me a nice break from writing.

Klat

Klat is this excellent little blogging gig that I have been working on for approximately a month now. They allow you to write for up to 40 different sites each week and the pay is $5.00 for 250 words. I really enjoy writing here because you can pick the sites that interest you the most and it is a great way to escape the hectic everyday boring writing that we dread doing but have to do to survive this internet world.

I can confirm that they pay. You may have seen them in my monthly breakdown for November. They pay every Tuesday and you invoice them on Sunday to Monday. The owner Josh is real nice and he responds to emails within 24 hours. Also, it does not take long to have the articles approved either – 24 hours max.

Overall, I thought I would share this site with you because I know it’s the holiday season and many people could use the money. If you sign up for 40 sites that an extra $800 a month so it could help out a little bit. I currently, do not write for 40 sites a week due to other clients that I must please. But, hopefully, by the beginning of the year I will be able to.

Good luck everyone!

Also, I forgot to say they do not require you to submit a sample either.