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Thursday, December 21, 2006

ITT Tech

ITT Technical college is a well-respected school who you've probably heard of through their many television commercials.

Well, this flood of well-made TV spots advertising the technical degrees offered at ITT Tech are a great indication of the success of the school. They've got the money to put out these high quality ads, and that money comes from satisfied students of the college!

The fact is that there just might be the perfect, high paying job for you at ITT Tech. But the only way to find out which of the technical colleges are right for you as you set out to advance your career is to visit these schools for yourself!

Good luck brother!

Is College Right for You?

The best way to decide whether a technical college is right for you is to try getting a job without it. After a few months of working a job that doesn't challenge or satisfy you, you'll be in a much better position to consider going to college.

If you want to be a public defender, or a skilled worker in a union, or a police officer, or a veterinarian or a teacher or a writer, and you want it badly enough, then college is right for you. All you need is the drive to make it to your final goal of having the job of your dreams.

The question isn't really whether college is "right" for you or not. The question is, where do you want to go, and will college help you get there? The rest is just a matter of how badly you want it.

College is just four years. That's not a very long time compared to the rest of your life! Put in the time and effort now, and see what new doors and interests anf friendships will open up before you! Because in reality, you'll never know how much you like college until you've experienced it.

Have you tested yourself before? Have you pushed yourself to the limits of how hard you can work, and how far you're willing to go for a dream?

The bottom line is that you need to decide what kind of life you want to live, and then make up your mind to live it.

Straight to College, or Take Time Off?

There is a common misconception out there that high school students have to rush straight off to college and earn their technical degree in four years. While this is the path that many people take, it's not always the right move for everyone.

If you're not sure what subject you'd like to earn your degree in, or if you're not even sure you want to go to college at all, then taking some time off to work or travel can be a great way to gain some perspective on your situation. Perhaps a semester of working and living at home is the motivation you need to decide what you'd really like to spend the rest of your life doing. Or maybe you'd rather put 10,000 dollars down as payment on a some real estate, or toward starting your own business.

There are, however, some benefits to going straight to college from high school. It's difficult for many people to get back into "school mode" once they've been out of it for six months. If you're the type that likes finish a job once you've started it, then perhaps taking time off from pursuing your educational goals is not the best move for you.

Also consider that there will come a time when your friends will have graduated from college, gotten jobs, and perhaps moved into apartments together, and if you took a semester or two off, you might still be taking classes and doing homework.

Ultimately, it's a personal decision that no one but you can make. The safest move might be to try a semester of college and see what doors it opens for you, and what new interests might develop!

College: Worth the Hassle and Expense?

College is worth it, without a doubt.

When I got out of high school, I thought I knew it all. I didn't think I needed college, and I didn't want to pay the high rates of tuition. The exorbitant cost of going to college was something I didn't want to contribute to because I thought it was outrageous and unfair. I'd rather be a self-made man... or so I thought.

I ended up giving college a try at my parents' insistence. I can tell you that you won't know how valuable college is until you go. It's hard to imagine that you'll change all that much by spending four years at college, but you do change. And the change is immense.

You become more independent, more comfortable and eloquent socially, more driven to succeed, and you have a better idea of where you're going in life. But there are other benefits, too.

Do not deprive yourself of the friends you'll make at college! It's difficult to imagine better friends than the ones you already have, but you will make some of the best friends of your life in the dorms and classes on a college campus. And don't forget, many people even meet their future spouses at school!

Lastly, there are the economic benefits. A college degree is a right of passage in today's society, and it's your key to higher pay and a job you'll really love. Go to college and open doors that you never thought were possible. Make the investment and see what the world has in store for you!

Quick Cash with Adsense?

Google AdSense is a great way to earn some quick cash with a minimum of initial investment.

If you have a blog or other website with original content that you're willing to update with your own fresh ideas, then you'll want to include Google AdSense. But before you do, it's important to verify that your page is ready to accept Google AdSense and make the most profit.

Google AdSense will scan your website, and based on the content and keywords it finds there, it will target advertisements based on that content. Therefore, if you have a blog entry with a bunch of keywords that don't really have much to do with the overall content of your website, you're going to have advertisements that aren't really going to target your audience, and therefore aren't going to bring you any profit.

The point is that you shouldn't rush to include Google AdSense on your website just to start making money sooner. In the long run, you're going to make a lot more money using AdSense if you wait until you've developed a solid website with a good amount of solid content. That way, when AdSense scans your page, it's going to come up with advertisements targeted at your audience... and that's money in the bank!

Making Money with Online Surveys

You're not going to make quick cash filling out surveys. That's the bottom line.

And if you give your email address to the wrong survey site, you'll be flooded with tons of spam. Having to pick through pages of spam to find your real email gets old REAL fast, trust me.

That said, some surveys are actual scams, whereas some are up front about what you have to do and what you'll earn. Usually, what you'll earn are coupons, "prizes" of dubious value, gift certificates, etc. But not cash.

So if you enjoy filling out surveys and would like to earn points toward prizes, then by all means, go for it!

If you're interested in doing surveys for cash, I'd suggest looking into a local marketing or product testing firm. There are legitimate companies out there that will pay you and your friends to try new products like deodorant, shaving products, toothpaste, etc. Normally, you do have to go to the company and try the products there, so they can observe and ask you questions; but they pay quite well, too.

So check your local yellow pages and ask around. You can get paid for trying products, but it's probably not going to happen online.