Mystery Shopping for Fun and Profit (EXPERT GUEST POST)

You won’t get rich as a mystery shopper, but it is a flexible and fun way to make extra money. Most shoppers do this as a sideline to supplement their employment or retirement income, and it is possible to make anywhere from a couple hundred to a couple thousand dollars a month in fees and reimbursements. For many shoppers, the reimbursements are the best part. For example, my husband and I often go out to dinner and have the cost of our meal paid because it was a mystery shop. See for more information on the many ways to earn extra cash.

3 Tips To Make Friends & Gain Social Skills (EXPERT)

Along with the ability to show and receive empathy, it is important to listen, negotiate, compromise and look at situations from another person’s point of view. Of course, just as some people are more inclined to be gifted at music or math, there are those who have a talent for making friends.

Even if they are more outgoing or social, most people and children can increase the social skills needed to navigate through life in a pleasant way. Read these tips for increasing your “likeability” factor in life. make money in a weekend, part time job, work from home

Are You a Freelancer? Money Saving Tips For Free Lance Workers

Are You a Freelancer? Money Saving Tips For Free Lance Workers. If you are an independent entrepreneur, you have learned that money does not come automatically. This article talks about ways to budget, plan and predict where your income is coming from. More information in for

2013 Holiday Reading

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year to read new books, whether they’re the ones that have accumulated on our desks and shelves in the last year, or a book with a phenomenal cover in the local bookstore you just couldn’t walk away from. To celebrate the reading season, here is a list of some of our favorite books we read this year!

1. Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie

2. How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

3. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller

4. Peace Like A River by Leif Enger

5. The Saddlemaker’s Wife by Earlene Fowler

6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

7. Healer by Carol Casella

8. The Orchard by Jeffrey Stepakoff

9. Behold Thy Mother by G. Bromley Oxnam, the story of Leonardo Da Vinci’s mother

10. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee make money in a weekend, part time job, work from home

How To Save Money With Credit Cards (EXPERT GUEST BLOG)

Tips for making money with credit cards

The credit card industry is a highly competitive business and many companies offer different incentives to attract new customers. A savvy consumer can take advantage of this for their own benefit. There are many ways to earn and save money. Find out more at

Coupons Are Used By The Rich And Almost Rich (EXPERT)

People with household incomes over $100,000 annually are twice as likely to be coupon users and those with household incomes of less than $50,000 per year are only a fifth as likely to use coupons. Smart people learn to save money and make the most of what they have. this article is filled with great tips and techniques on using coupons.

How to Legally Earn an Extra $200 in a Weekend With Forex–Guest Post

There is no physical Forex market such as the NYSE or the Futsi Exchange. The Forex market is really a virtual marketplace which is open 24-hours a day, Monday through Friday. This enables a trader to trade any time since there will always be a Forex market open somewhere in the world during those hours. Check out for more information about Making Extra Money In a Weekend.

Understanding Publishing Paths

Publishing has never been more accessible to authors than it is today. Many writers decide to self-publish themselves on Amazon, others choose to partner with a literary agency, and still others continue to go the route of traditional publishing. But because there are so many publishing options, it’s easy to get lost in questions like: “Where do I upload my manuscript? How do I know the formatting is right? How does distribution work? Where can I get a decent cover? What’s the difference between DIY publishing and assisted publishing? How and where do I distribute online and around the country?”

We found this infographic from Aerogramme Writers’ Studio and want to pass it on so that you can clear up questions you have about today’s crazy, complex, publishing industry.

In this infographic, Artichoke Press falls under the “fully assisted” category. We will help you publish your finished book and work with you on design and editing for one solid price, and we will work with our writers until they are completely satisfied with their end product. For more info on our publishing prices, check out our Publishing information here.

We are happy to discuss pricing and publishing option, marketing opportunities, distribution options, or even just answer any questions you might have about any of the many fields of publishing, even if you are unsure of which path you will choose.

We look forward to hearing from you!