Friday, August 27, 2010

ClixSense Review

Since I have been at home with my son, I have been looking for various work at home opportunities. As everyone knows, there are plenty of scams out there and few money making opportunities. The opportunities I have found are by no means get rich quick schemes. I wish they were, I really do. However, I have stumbled upon a few opportunities that I really like and use daily. I will be posting each opportunity separately, but for today, I will focus on “ClixSense”.  is a pay per click website where advertisers pay people like you and me to view their ads. Generally, payment is 1 cent to 5 cents per ad. There are no fees to join, but you can upgrade your account to premium status for 10.00 per year. This premium status allows you access to view even more ads and make more money.  I do have an upgraded account and have access to many more ads a day.  Below is just a sample of the ads I received and clicked on in one day.

Your job is to browse ads for 30 seconds each. When you click on a link for an ad, a new window will open with a timer at the top of the page and the advertiser's page in the bottom frame. Once the timer counts down to zero (0), the amount stated for viewing the ad will be credited to your account. The volume, frequency and value of advertisements targeted to your specific profile is entirely dependent on the advertisers and will vary from day to day, even hour to hour. If you log on frequently, will find more ads from smaller advertisers before they are consumed by other members.

The minimum payout amount processed by is $10.00 U.S.D.. You may also select higher disbursement amounts through your account profile if you wish. Checks are mailed to the postal address on your profile on or before the 10th day of each month for earnings of the prior month provided that your account balance has reached the minimum payout level of $10.00.  There is a check processing fee of $3 each time a check payment is sent to you from  I have my account set to $50.00 for payout. I do not want to lose $3.00 every month. That’s a lot of ads and time you are losing to processing fees.

I think of it as a rainy day fund. I usually click on the ads whenever I am just browsing the web. It takes no additional time and once in a while, the ads are very interesting! Check out today and start earning some extra money.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

OLLY's Shoes

Today I was invited, through Mama Cheaps, to a Philly Mom Blogger Event at the brand new OLLY Shoes store in Collegeville, PA. I was really excited about this event since I have just begun to buy my one year old shoes. We have been lucky in that we have been receiving practically new shoes from my sister’s kids. Secretly, I have been dying to buy shoes for my son because there are so many out there that are so darn cute! Enter OLLY’s Shoe store.

I have never been to OLLY’s, but my sister raves about the product line that is sold in the store. Today was my first day in an OLLY shoe store and I was very impressed, not only with the shoe selection, but also with the friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Upon entering the store, the staff greeted us and asked if we would like to have my son’s foot measured. Never being in the store before, I expected the usual Brannock Device would be used to measure his foot. Not at OLLY’s! They have a OLLY Scan that measures your child’s foot. It is essentially a flatbed scanner that more accurately measures your child’s foot length and width. Not only that, but it will store the data about your child’s foot in case you forget what size to get next time you are shopping. Pretty Cool!

I was then shown the variety of shoes the store had to offer. Brands include UGG, Geox, Tsukihoshi, Lelli Kelly, Crocs, Pediped, The North Face, see kai run and more! I debated on which shoe to buy because there were so many to choose from, but in the end I chose a shoe from see kai run. It is perfect for my little man and his growing feet. This brand takes into consideration the walking level he is at, while offering the style and size I needed to ensure a proper fit.

The day continued with a meet and greet, including snacks and refreshments for everyone. Catherine Chapman, founder of OLLY Shoes, then greeted us and explained her vision of a child friendly shoe-buying experience. Ms. Chapman was followed by Kirby Lohff, OLLY President and CEO, Michael DiGuiseppe, Director of E-Commerce, and a demonstration of the Pedi-Ped Shoe line.

I will definitely be back to shop at OLLY’s next time my boy needs shoes. Or better yet, I will check out the recently launched