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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Legitimate Work-at-home Job Opportunity

This post has absolutely nothing to do with silver.!

There are several people among my friends and family who are unemployed or underemployed. To help weather the storm, many of them have been looking for part-time work. This is an opportunity I've run across and one person in my family has successfully secured employment. I post the information here simply as a public service to help anyone out there who needs work.

This opportunity involves working at home at your computer on your own schedule. The pay is $13.50 per hour.

This is not a scam like about 99% of the work-at-home "opportunities" you find on the web. It does not require any cash investment on your part. It does require an investment of 20 to 40 hours to get through the application and testing process. The reason it takes so long is you really have to study for the tests. You won't be paid for this time.

Here are the basic requirements:
  • Have in-depth, up-to-date familiarity with American social culture, media, and web culture
  • Excellent comprehension and written communication skills in English
  • Broad range of interests, with specific areas of expertise a plus
  • University degree or equivalent experience (degrees in-progress are acceptable). Advanced degrees a plus
  • Excellent web research skills and analytical abilities.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Possess a high speed Internet connection (DSL, Cable Modem, etc.)
Successful applicants will be treated as contractors. They will receive form 1099 at the end of the year for tax purposes (not a W-2). That means workers have to pay their full Social Security taxes when they file their income tax returns. ("W-2" employees get half these taxes paid by their employers.)

The company you would be working for is a contractor for Google. There are many types of tasks a worker performs but most involve evaluating web sites in some way.

Based on the experience of the family member who works for this company, the application process is demanding and so is the work. So, if you want to try this, be ready to devote full attention to the process.

The place to start is here: Leapforce.

Good luck!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

How to use Google Ads to Buy & Sell Silver

Most questions I receive relate to the sale of personal silver (flatware and hollowware). Questioners often want to know the market value of what they own and they want to know where to go to sell it. Some questioners want to know where to buy "estate" (used) silver items, mostly to fill in an existing set of flatware.

We have allowed Google to place ads on this site if the ads relate to silver. Unfortunately, many irrelevant ads pop up that relate to things like industrial silver, coins, retirement planning, etc. If you wish to look at more relevant ads, it is suggested that you use the "Sterling Silver Web Search" tool in the upper part of the right column on this screen.

For example, suppose you are interested in selling your sterling flatware. Type "sell sterling silver" in the box and click on "Search". A new page will pop up. Look at the ads at the top and side of the new page. You may find some that are useful to you.

Need information about Stieff or Kirk silver?

We've run across a web site that has extensive information about The Stieff Silver Co. and, to a lesser degree, The Kirk Corp. Here's an article we wrote that gives the details:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

What does EPNS mean on silver items?

Although my interest primarily relates to pieces made of sterling, I receive many questions about silver plate items. Perhaps the most common is, "What does 'EPNS' mean?"
The answer is that it's an indicator that a piece is made of silver plate. Other similar terms are:
  • EPNS
  • EP
  • EP over copper
  • EPBM
  • EPCA
  • EPGS
  • EPWM
  • EPNS A1
  • EPNS England
  • EPNS Sheffield
  • EPNS X1
See this article for a bit more information: What does 'EPNS' mean on my silver pieces?