7 Steps to Set up A Router

How To Set up A Router Manually

I just purchased a brand new router because my old one broke down and I cannot get online both wired and wireless. Since I work at home, I need to ensure that my connection is at its utmost performance as I talk to people on skype and do video conferencing.

routerAs I was going through the manual and setting up the router, my training kicked in. To let you know, before I became a work at home mom, I was a technical support agent for networking products and I troubleshoot routers, range expanders, wireless adapters, hubs and other devices 8 hours a day and believe me, I wouldn’t ever forget how to set those things up.

More people are hopping on to cyberspace and I remembered that my clients were very frustrated at having to wait on hold for 30 minutes waiting for their turn and have an agent answer the call. So I decided to write a little tutorial on how to set up routers and get internet access right away.

Some networking companies have a set up disk packaged together with the router and you’ll just run the set up and it’ll configure the device for you. If it doesn’t work, then follow these steps:

For Cable Internet Connection (Cox, Comcast, Roadrunner etc)

  1. Hardwire a computer or laptop directly to your modem. This is to make sure that you have internet connection on your modem. If you can get internet that way then you can proceed to set up your router. If not, do a powercycle then check if you have internet. If nothing happens, then call your ISP. This is better than wasting your time trying to call your router manufacturer as they cannot help you with your modem.
  2. Reset your router. Look for a reset button and press and hold it down for 30 seconds. Make sure that you see the power light is blinking. Do a powercycle.
  3. Now this is the step you’d probably hate the most. Have your modem connect to the internet port of your router, hardwire your pc to port 1. Make sure that internet, power,wlan, and port1 lights are lit. If not, recheck your cable connection.
  4. Click on the start button, then go to Run. Type in CMD. This will bring up the command prompt. Type in ipconfig/all. Take note of your default gateway (in most cases
  5. Open up your browser and type on the address bar. You will be prompted to log in. By default try admin for username and password.
  6. On the set up tab, which is the first tab that you will see when you entered the router’s user interface, look for a button that said “MAC Address Clone”. Press that button.
  7. Look for a Status Tab. On that page, take note if you have values on the IP Address and WAN. Open a different browser and check if you have internet connection.
It’s that ehrm, easy to set up a router! You’re done! Who knows, if you think you can already do it and consider yourself a network specialist, you can earn by troubleshooting and setting up your neighbor’s network. It can very well become a great gig for you to earn extra income.

Working at Home Careers – Which job is for you?

There are different jobs for different people. Here’s a list of jobs that you can do depending on the skills that you have.

taking surveys1)      Taking Surveys. There are a lot of programs online that’ll help you start this online job. Basically, all you got to do is answer surveys from several companies and you are paid per survey that you have completed. In that case, the more surveys you were able to complete that day, the more money you have. One thing that you have to remember is to verify if that program is legitimate.

2)      Writer. Content is king. I have read this somewhere and I totally agree with it. There will be no shortage for the need of content. So, if you love writing about difference niches, then this job is definitely for you. The pay may be low at first as you are tested in quality and frequency but will soon go up when you have mastered article or content writing.

3)      Graphics Artists. There are two ways that you can work if you are a graphics artist. You can sell your services through websites like Homegiggers.com wherein you will create or design per project or you can work full time for a company.

4)      Virtual Assistant. Working as a virtual assistant is like a secretary except that you don’t have to make coffee for your boss (kidding). You are responsible for admin tasks, customer interaction and the likes.

Virtual Assistant5)      Mystery Shopping. If you love shopping, then this is your niche. You get to shop and look for unique items for a client.

6)      Buy and Sell. This job is more like e-commerce, where you sell your stuff online. If you do not have your own website, then you can make use of websites like ebay, amazon, etc.

7)      Affiliate Marketing. I am sure you are familiar with affiliate marketing. You sell products from companies and earn commissions when you have sales using the unique ID given to you by your affiliate program. You can sign up with Clickbank, Amazon and other websites that offers affiliate program. There are also several ways to do this; you can set up your own website to market the products or advertisement them on blogs and other web2.0 sites.

8)      Blogging. You can earn through royalties and Google Adsense program through blogging. You have to make sure your content is readable and people can relate to it.

9)      Developer. A software developer or programmer who has skills that are important to internet marketing or the likes has the potential to earn big bucks. You can work for a company, sell your services or create/develop your own program and sell it.

10)   Consultant. If you are an expert in the field of business, relationship and personality development you can earn extra income doing what you love.

There are more jobs that you can think of, what you need is patience and you have to love what you are doing.

Best Gigs You Can Do Online

Are you constantly looking for ways to earn extra income? There are several programs online that offers a quick cash but unfortunately, those offers also have a catch. You might have been one of those people scammed into buying those programs that promises money while you sit at home. Sorry to disappoint you but there is no such things as easy money.

Work from Home

I am going to share with you how you can earn money while doing something that you love. This is a perfect opportunity for work at home moms and those looking for online gigs. Hate your current job? Then I suggest that you try to earn money while working on your hobby.

This type of work is what we call “online gigs”. You sell your services on micro job sites and earn money from people that wanted to get your service. It can range from $5-$99 dollars and you control how many people you are working for.

A good example is writing articles. You can place an ad on websites like fiverr, homegiggers and many more. State how many articles you are willing to write for let’s say $10. A buyer will contact you and negotiate the process through the website. When the transaction is done, you get paid through Paypal.

To attract more buyers, look into those sites and study what people are looking for.

Here are the top online gigs:

  1. Article Writing
  2. Account Creation for Facebook and Twitter
  3. Getting Followers for Facebook and Twitter
  4. Designing Banners and Ads for Websites
  5. Backlinks and Profile Links
Be as creative and unique. If you know how to sing and compose songs, then give it a go. There might be people who have special occasions and wanted something special. The trick to this game is to be patient and communicate well with your buyer. Don’t be afraid to ask for a recommendation.

How To Become an SEO Freelancer in 3 Days

Want to Work as an SEO Freelancer?

Become an SEO Freelancer in 3 Days

I get a lot of requests from friends and colleagues saying they wanted to work online. Unfortunately, most of the jobs offered online are virtual assistant work, programmer, designer, content writer and SEO Link Builder and it’s either they don’t have the skill or just don’t have any knowledge of it.

I have worked as a virtual assistant and SEO freelancer/Link Builder for 3 years already and I have gathered ideas through experience.  I am putting up this tutorial to help people who wanted to work online and I’ll try to make this as easy as possible.

This is going to be a very lengthy post!

SEO NewbieSEO Freelancing the Newbie Way

So, you’ve decided to learn about SEO and Link Building. Let us start with your desire to learn. Probably my post is just one of the numerous posts you have bookmarked and tracked and what not for an SEO tutorial hoping that something, somehow you’d understand everything. There is no better way to gain knowledge than to work on an SEO project yourself. But heck, how can you land a job if you don’t know everything, right? Well, I say, you’re wrong. You just have to have more knowledge than your prospective employers.

How to have that edge over your would-be employers? It’s actually very easy. Start learning from scratch and work your way up. Most of the time, they are very helpful as long as you don’t come to them empty-handed or come running everytime you’re stuck with a problem.


What? Are you kidding me? Nope, I’m not. I found myself doing copy-paste work for at least 75% of the time and it really is boring. But hey, better than nothing right?

I assume that having heard this is more of a copy-paste job probably raised your spirits a little higher. I intend to do so. SEO is a very complicated job and one of the nastiest out there. Why? Mainly because there is no formula to guarantee success in rankings.

I hope that you have read my blog post about Google and Rankings. If not, please read it, then come back to this post ^_^

Let’s ROLL

Day 1

Learn the basics of SEO and Link Building. Search Engine Optimization’s goal is to have a website that search engines love. Meaning it is indexed in several search engines and is displayed in SERP’s. Link Building is the backbone of SEO. It is a process of creating links to boost your authority on the search engine rankings.

There are two forms of Search engine Optimization:

  1. On Page SEO – this is where you optimize the website itself to contain proper titles, attributes and meta tags. This makes the crawlers index your website better and searchability is higher as well.
  2. Off Page SEO – this is backlinking wherein you divert most of your efforts into building several types of backlinks

I classify SEO work in three ways: white, gray and black. Why the colors? White hat SEO are tactics of building links. White hat link building is manual labor and a minimal software is used to conduct the process. Gray SEO is in between both and may use softwares to build links in moderation. Black hat SEO is the type of building links that blasts thousands of backlinks per site per day using automated software and other shady tactics.

Learn how to build anchor texts using HTML and how to do on Page SEO. I won’t dwelve too much on this but here is a very good reference on that subject:

Free SEO Software

The blog post also have similar tutorials so read more about SEO and Link Building here:

Beginner’s Guide to SEO

Everything You Need to Know About SEO

There you have it. End of Day 1 and I bet you’re head is reeling with information overload symptoms. Sleep on it and we still have Day 2 ahead.


I just sent you off to somebody’s blog post right? Well, they are more of an authority on SEO and I also learned a lot from them. As I have mentioned this tutorial is basically what I have done myself!

You have read about keyword research and link building tactics. SEO is very broad and I want to share this tip.

Focus on one area of search engine optimization.

For example, you may want to focus on keyword research and you can do so. Read more about keywords and how to do proper keyword research. Or, you can focus more about link building and how to build links.

Go over the tutorials again and analyze what interests you the most and what you think you can do. After that, read tutorials on it. If you don’t know something about anything, Google it.

How to Become a Link Builder

How to Get Quality Backlinks

Lots of tutorials eh? Study more and take your time digesting it.


Experience is the best teacher. So for the last day, I want to share with you something that got me where I was right now. I have learned a lot in two days and there is only one way that I can think of testing my knowledge in SEO.

I built my own blog and did SEO work on it!

Since I do not have any means of doing actual SEO work on a website, I published my own blog on wordpress and blogger. I published keyword rich original content, did on page seo and built backlinks to it. I kept working on my blog for 2 weeks and I saw my efforts finally paid off. I built backlinks manually, looked for semi automated softwares to help me with my work and a lot of stuff.

The bonus thing, is that when I applied for work, I already had something to show my employers that I know SEO (although very basic) on a beginner’s level. I continued to devour tutorials and this time, I had tools and a real website at my disposal. I consulted my ideas to my employer and implemented them myself.

The Importance of SEO Writing

SEO writing

Writing is a form of literature that requires skillful use of words and thought. Search engine optimization on the other hand makes use of several techniques to help search engines index your website. But what is seo writing and why is it important?

SEO writing is both an art and a form of science. It makes use of the skill to craft great content but with an eye for detail like inserting keywords or key phrases, links, pictures and videos for search engine optimization purposes. Search engines like Google, MSN, Yahoo and Bing have set standards for websites that can rank in the coveted page one of search engines and this is to build a number of good quality backlinks.

Articles are one of the main sources of backlinks. However, the articles should have good original content and submitted to several article directories. If you have a number of articles written and submitted with links pointing to your website, it shows that your website has an authority in the chosen niche.

More businesses are changing their marketing strategy and are using seo writing one of the sources of traffic in the internet. Not only is it cheap but it has proven to be an effective marketing strategy. Articles are written in several different fashions to fit the required needs of a product. It can be aimed to educate the masses, sell and even educate readers but ultimately, provide what the website needs; website traffic.

SEO BlogSearch engines are also looking for quality content and people who are working as writers for blogging purposes are earning as well. Websites like Hubpages, Squidoo, WordPress and Blogger are web 2.0 sites that are adsense enabled; meaning major search engines put ads in relevant contents solely based on keywords. For instance, you love dogs and you wrote a great hub or post about tips on taking care of dogs. Ads that are placed in your post are relevant to dogs as well. Readers who are interested in your content will most likely see the ads. If a person clicks on the ad and makes a purchase, that is how you make money by blogging.

Seo writing is an in-demand skill and a lot of people are jumping on the train. Entrepreneurs are spending money like crazy to have good content linking to their site and promote their products as well. If you want to make some money doing seo writing, here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Choose the niche that you want to write about. Target readers and adjust your writing style to fit their needs and provide as much information as possible. That means, if you’re going to write about food and healthy living, it is wise to better educate the readers or consumers about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle than promoting several unrelated products at once.
  • When writing with targeted keywords in mind, put them in the right places to make it natural. Stuffing your article with keywords is not also recommended and is usually frowned upon by search engines.

These seo writing tips will help you start on the road but practice makes perfect. Before making this a career, try publishing some of your works and see how the people reacts to it. Polish your writing style and try writing about several topics in order for you to get the hang of it.

Get writing gigs and earn money online. There are several webmasters and website owners willing to pay $5 per article. Interested? Then read my blog post about getting a job online.