Multiple Streams of Income Ideas – On and Offline

Have you ever thought about changing your job but felt it was too risky to jump from one career field into a different one? Perhaps you’re unemployed and can’t seem to catch a break in your chosen industry? Maybe it’s time to consider earning your living from many different sources. Here are some multiple streams of income ideas that might help bring in a new source of income; or three!

Computers:

There are many options available e.g. audio transcription, programming, web design, graphic design and data entry.

Publishing:

Do you have a way with words? Maybe it’s time to embark on a career in publishing, for example, writing, editing or proofreading. It’s so easy now to have a book published because you can do it digitally through the medium of ebooks.

However if you still love the tangible printed page, there’s the self-publishing option which offers an affordable way to print a small run of books. Alternatively, have you considered writing articles for an online site like Associated Content or Constant Content? They are well-respected writing websites which pay you for new articles. Associated Content doesn’t pay you directly; instead you earn money each time somebody clicks on one of your articles. In the case of Constant Content, they have hundreds of clients who are always looking for high quality, well written articles, and a single article can be worth up to $200. Constant Content has very strict rules when it comes to formatting your article properly and adhering to their editorial guidelines. If this is one of the multiple streams of income ideas that appeals to you, be sure to do your homework and read all Constant Content’s rules before submitting an article for publication.

Online Marketing:

Do you understand SEO? SEO skills and know-how are in great demand. Have you heard of viral marketing? Viral movies are short snappy (often funny) movies distributed online to promote a product or company. The idea is that the viral movie is so good that it gets passed around like a virus, thereby promoting the product very effectively.

eBay:

The best way to start on eBay is to sell items you already have at home and once you’ve built up experience and positive feedback you can turn eBay into a lucrative income by selling niche products that may be readily available in your area, but might be in high demand in other parts of the world.

These are just some multiple streams of income ideas that will hopefully give you the incentive to do further research, and take advantage of your talents and experience to boost your earnings.

Legally Download Movies Online

If you’ve ever been tempted to download a movie illegally, there are some issues you should understand. First, you would be breaking the law, and your ISP can (and in most cases, will) give your personal information to the authorities. You can also be sued by the companies who own the movie. While you might not think it likely, there are several news stories available on Google of “casual” peer-to-peer downloaders being sued by huge corporations. You’re also taking a big risk when you download movies from people you don’t know. The files are very large, and you wouldn’t notice a small virus file that your virus software doesn’t catch. It’s just not smart.

There are now places where you can legally download movies. You can rent or buy movies that you download directly to your computer. There are even places where you can watch free movies online. Right now, there are only a handful of sites available, but as more movie companies and distributors move toward making their movies available as a means to prevent piracy losses, there will be more sites that allow you to rent or purchase downloadable movies.

Amazon.com has a program called “Amazon Unbox Video Downloads,” that allows you to rent or purchase movies online and download them to your computer. You then play the movie on a special program that you download for free from Amazon. You can also download movies from Amazon directly to your compatible TiVo DVR unit or portable video player. You don’t even have to wait as long as you would to illegally download a movie – you can start watching the movie while it’s still downloading. Purchased videos can be downloaded to more than one computer. You can only burn the movie on a CD or DVD for backup purposes. You won’t be able to play it in a DVD player, and you’ll only be able to watch it on one of your registered computers. Rentals start at $2 and purchases start at about $10. There are specials, coupons, and deals offered on a regular basis from Amazon for getting discounts on downloaded movies.

Movielink.com has a very similar program to Amazon. You download a program called Movielink Manager where you can organize and watch your rentals and purchases. Like Amazon, you can only burn CDs and DVDs to back up your movie. The DVDs will not play in DVD players. Movielink has ongoing specials including “surprise rentals” for $1 and frequent purchase discounts. Movielink will not work on Firefox, Opera, or Netscape browsers. You must use Internet Explorer.

CinemaNow.com also offers rentals and purchases. In addition, CinemaNow offers about 1200 streamed free movies that you can watch online. CinemaNow also offers several movies that, when purchased, CAN be burned to DVD to be played in DVD players.

There are advantages to downloading movies instead of renting or buying DVDs. You don’t have to worry about losing or scratching a rental, late fees, driving to a store, waiting for a DVD to be mailed to you, or getting the wrong movie. You also don’t have to worry about scratching the DVDs you own or trying to get scratched DVDs to play with various sprays and machines. You can backup the movies to be stored elsewhere so they don’t take up space on your computer and they won’t be lost in case of hard drive failure.

If you take advantage of S-Video connectors, you can directly link a lot of PCs or laptops to your television and watch the movies from Amazon, Movielink, and CinemaNow on your TV. There are also products from companies like X10 that let you broadcast from your PC or TV to other televisions in your home complete with remote control capabilities.

When you want to download a movie, it’s worth a few dollars to rent it from one of these sites and legally download the movie. You won’t risk lawsuits, viruses, or the horrible guilt you’ll feel for breaking the law!

Guide to Android Video Streaming

Mobile phone technology has come a long way in recent years. In fact, at the rate things are going, mobile technology now lets a user do most operations normally done on a personal computer. Android technology is a particularly good example of this. Similar to a computer, the software used in mobile devices includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. Features of Android phones include application frameworks, Dalvik virtual machine, integrated browser, and optimized graphics, SQLite for structure storage, media support, GSM telephony, bluetooth, WIFI, camera, and GPS.

With all these amazing features, every Android phone provides excellent streaming capabilities. Video streaming of sports events, movies, music and other media footage is an extremely popular activity. The advanced technology used by Android allows excellent Android video streaming capabilities.

The best way to get Android video streaming is to use Tversity and NSWPlayer. If you want to try this on your Android phone, there are some items that you will need to ensure the technology is properly utilized. Tversity must be installed on a personal computer, NSWPlayer must be installed on your Android phone, and a handbrake encoder for converting movies to lower resolution to optimize progressive playback. Once you have installed the items needed, there are some things to look at before you begin encoding your video. It is important to keep the video in high quality while making it the smallest size possible. It is also important to ensure the bit rate matches the resolution size. Once this is done, your video is ready to encode. Setup your handbrake encoder to minimize resolution and optimize playback quality. Remember that the speed of the whole process depends upon your personal computer’s hardware specification. Next step is to set up Tversity for streaming. Go to the Transcoder section and under “when to transcode” select “never”. Then go to the general settings section, and under home network enter in your computer’s IP address, that way your phone has access to your video files.

Once the computer and phone are connected, install an Android media player that will pick up on progressive MP4. This is where the NSWPlayer is used. At this point in time, it is the only media player that works with Android. Streaming is now possible once all the above components are installed. For home Wi-Fi streaming, open your android phone web browser and input your computer’s IP. From here navigate to Tversity’s mobile WAP GUI and select it as your default player. Now, search for your favorite video and start streaming! The streaming quality may depend on your internet connection.

The pleasure of android video steaming is now yours to enjoy. If the above process seems complicated, seek advice from industry experts like Streaming Video Systems (SVS). They can help you install video streaming on your Android phone for personal or professional use.