Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Make Money On Mini-Gigs.com

Mini-Gigs.com is a micro job site where freelancers (that means you) join and offer their services for five bucks up to $100 US dollars. Instead of being hired by one person who pays you a flat rate every two weeks, you perform tasks that you offer to whoever orders your “gig”. If you use Mini-Gigs.com wisely it can serve as a good way to generate supplemental income in addition to your regular 9 to 5 job.

What to offer

To decide what types of jobs you want to do, you first have to know what you are good at. If you’re a good writer, perhaps you can offer an article writing service. Let the buyer choose a topic and you’ll write a 300+ word article that they can then post on their blog. If you’re good with Photoshop you can offer up simple photo editing tasks. Are you an artist? You can draw simple caricatures for five bucks or more technical gigs such as programming etc.


Five bucks doesn’t sound like a lot. But what if it takes you just a few minutes to do the task? Then it becomes worth it. If you have to spend an hour completing the project, it’s just not worth it. Even a job at McDonald's would pay more. Some Mini-Gigs.com gigs I’ve seen revolve around people offering to cartoon-ize your picture. You might think this takes a long time, but actually all they do is put the picture into Photoshop, click a button which performs a series of actions, and voila the resulting image is saved and then sent to you. That’s just an example of a Mini-Gigs.com gig that’s worth it.


The buyer will be charged $5.00 up to $100. But Mini-Gigs.com has to make money of course, so they eat up $1.00 of each $5 transaction or 20%. This leaves you with $4.00. Not so fast, Paypal is the only way to collect money. They want their cut too. In the end, you’ll end up with about $3.92 for every completed Mini-Gigs.com gig. So can you make a real profit on Mini-Gigs.com? The answer is yes, but it is extremely difficult. The only way to do it is to offer a service you can provide quickly that is popular. Of course that is easier said than done. Finding customers is the hard part, but if you provide a good service you’ll get customers coming back and re-ordering from you time after time.

I just setup 2 gigs for $5 recipes!  hehehe  :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Costco Hot Turkey and Provolone Sandwich

Ok when I went to buy my favorite Caesar Chicken Salads and Turkey Wraps from Costco Nimitz in Honolulu there was a new item!!  Looked good but was so tiny!  hahaha 

Check out the pix!!

People that were buying it said it was "ono" or delicious in Hawaiian!!  yups looks like good kaukau!!


Not bad for $3.99 but I'm still sticking to my turkey wraps and salads!!  ;)

Go kaukau!!

Costco Rotisserie Chicken

Ok if you haven't had it before than you must not be living in the US or are living under a rock.  LOL  Nah just joking!!  :D

For $4.99 USD you can't go wrong!!

Costco's Rotisserie Chicken is one of the greatest conveniences.  It can be served "as is " with side dishes such as rice, noodles, burrito wraps, lettuce wraps, vegetables, or salad for a chicken dinner if crunched for time. Or it can be turned into a different meal all together such as chicken enchiladas or chicken pot pie. It can give any dish the taste that you have been working hard in the kitchen!

Once you found the best looking rotisserie chickens, buy several at a time, so you can remove the meat at one sitting, and turn them into several.  If you buy them hot, try and pick them up at the end of your visit to the grocery store, just before you head home.  Once home, remove the meat in a timely fashion so it can be refrigerated or frozen quickly to avoid harmful bacteria or food poisoning.  As with any cooking endeavor, make sure you start with a sharp knife.  It is suggested the knife should be sharpened before each use.

Place the chicken on a clean cutting board breast side up (as it comes in the container from the store). Cut the rubber band tie and remove. Run your knife along the center of the chicken to find the bone.  Slide the knife just off to one side and cut along the bone to loosen the breast from the center bone.  Next run your knife between the leg and the breast meat gently easing it until you feel the bone.  You will be also separating the wing at the same time.  The breast should easily be removed from the bird, and place on the cutting board.  I treat the wing as the cooks treat, as they don't have enough meat to remove for use in other recipes.  Cut the breast into the size you use for your recipes.   Now repeat wth the other side.  Store the meat in a container or resealable bag for storage.  Now gently move the leg at the joint where it connects to the body until it separates.  Repeat with the other leg.  Remove the skin.  The meat comes off easily by using your hands to pull it off the bones for the legs.  Place this meat in the storage container.  Now look at the carcus, and using your hands, pull off any usable meat, especially from the underside.  The carcass can now be used to make chicken stock if you like or can be frozen as to make this chicken stock at a later time.  Or make sure you dispose of it carefully if you are not using it.  If using the meat in the next day or 2, place in the refrigerator. Otherwise it freezes beautifully for future recipes.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Filipino Foods: the basics

Ok here some good graphics I found on the net.

Explains it all about Filipino cuisine!

Kain tayo!!  Mangan tayon!!  kaukau time!!  :D

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Why is Pinterest so addictive ha?

     I didn't know about Pinterest.com until my sister invited me a few months back.  I got a invite from her in my gmail account.  I click on it and thought to myself what is this new site about.  I was suprised to see a lot of women's likes or "pins".  I saw FOOD, clothes, funny pix, dreamboards, all in a graphical photo gallery format but with the ability to like and "pin" or post to your own wall like in Facebook.  
Now that Pinterest is in the limelight I want to share with your a photo of "Why is Pinterest so addictive?"

     If you haven't tried the site out yet.  Let me warn you that it really is addictive.  Especially the food pix or to me the food "pron"!  hahaha  :D

Pinterest.  The latest player in the internet social sites.