Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Is Forex Trading a Viable Work at Home Option?

Today I'm throwing out a subject that has been on my mind off and on for around 10 years now.  Oddly enough, the movie "Boiler Room" is what made me halfway interested in the stock market.  Yes, I'm aware the movie is about stock market scamming, but my interest was more in the basics of how stock trading worked.  I even bought a few books on trading to see what it was all about, but never really followed through and dove in to the market.  One factor that may have kept me from getting started is the fact that I'm not a math person at all, and all those numbers and calculations can be intimidating.

So now today I still find myself interested in the whole idea of stock market trading and continue to read up on the subject since the Internet is a plethora of information on it.  One thing that I've picked up is that Forex trading is the way to go if you want to be a trader from home.  Apparently being a "day trader" in the Forex market is also the way to go if you are a very small investor and don't have 10 grand laying around to invest right away.  Apparently those who take the time to learn how things work, and take the time to master using practice trades that don't involve real money first are the ones that see success.  Forex trading involves trading foreign currency rather than stocks in a company, so that alone is a bit different from the idea most people have about stocks.

The idea of having these real time charts set up on my computer, understanding what's going on, and actually making money doing it has always intrigued me.  Now reading that people are making money from home as day traders sounds even more interesting, but is the learning curve and risk involved too high to give it a shot?  I've read successful Forex traders are the ones that have patience, aren't emotionally attached to the money, and take the time to learn.  I definitely have the patience, and I'm not someone to throw large amounts of money away so I would definitely learn what I could before investing a dime, the only question is can I pick up the skill.  I am definitely at novice at this,  so "baby steps" has always been my approach when it comes to trading.

Are there any Forex traders out there that are doing this for a living from home?  Are you unemployed but still winning by being a Forex trader?  We welcome your opinions and/or thoughts on the matter as well as your personal experiences in the comments below.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Jeff and Jordan are Back to Make Money on Big Brother 13

A couple days ago, I posted about making money as a Big Brother contestant and speculated that former houseguests were coming back to milk more of their 15 seconds of reality television fame. I said that one coupld who did Big Brother AND Amazing Race were probably coming back. Of course I was talking about Jeff and Jordan.

Well, the Amazing Race Blog has a post up, and Jeff and Jordan are on Big Brother 13. No surprise there. While I mentioned Johnny Fairplay and some other reality show losers, some of these exhibitionists manage to stay winning for more than one television cycle. The question is how long they stay winning and if they are able to know when it's time to give up on the tv and find something else to do with their fame.

I mean if the cash keeps rolling in for these appearances, then by all means keep doing them, but a lot of these professional reality contestants get a little fame but almost no money for all their small time gigs. They need to win the competitions or get higher pay days for their troubles.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Money for Nothing: Be a Big Brother 13 Houseguest or Reality TV Contestant

The Unemployed Winner always thinks of ways to keep making money and stay winning without having a job. It's important to keep your cashflow coming in without submitting yourself to the whims of a full-time bossman. If you need to have a boss sometimes, then temp gigs are ideal.

Not everyone can be a big time tv producer or live off residuals and entertainment income. Some short term gigs are gambles and have little in the way of guaranteed income but could pay off in the long term. For example one could be a game show contestant or better yet a competitor on reality tv shows. For example Season 13 of Big Brother just started, and some of the big Big Brother Blogs have shown us some of the Big Brother 13 cast of houseguests. A couple doables, for sure. Anyway, at least one of these losers is going to end up winning in the form of a pretty decent check. I think the winner gets like half a mil. That's not bad, plus a couple of these kids might parlay this gig into other opportunities and a little fame along the way. They could be in other reality shows, host online talkshows, or even become low level pharmacists. The possibilities are endless.

Some of the really popular contestants might go on to multiple winning performances on other reality shows. For example a former Big Brother Couple also did The Amazing Race and might be back on Big Brother 13.

Then again, sometimes a little "reality" fame results in more losing than winning. I saw a little blurb about how that loser Johnny Fairplay is getting divorced because his Next Top Model wife has to work in a day care to pay for his maxipads. That guy's done multiple Survivors and talk show gigs. I guess it doesn't always pay to be a jerk.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Success Story: Random Villain, Jerk, Creates Viral Video Sensation

Unemployed Winners don't just sit around sipping tiger blood. We are always getting shit done and tend to be a creative bunch.

Have you seen the Mr Miyagi UFC Trainer Lyoto Machida Crane Kick video? of course you have. Millions of people have seen it.

It was the #1 Video on the Around the Net segment of G4 Attack of the Show. Millions of people have seen this video on tv,, Daily Motion, and of course Bunch of Jerks.

This video was made by head of the Jerks creative team, Random Villain. Check out his twitter: Random Villain Twitter, and ask him what it feels like to spend so much time Winning.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden is not Winning

In case you haven't heard, Osama Bin Laden is dead. This guy was not a winner. Not only is pretty much impossible to be winning if you are dead, this guy was pretty much a loser his entire life.

Born the son of a billionaire, Osama Bin Laden could have led a great life of luxury. He could have been with the finest goddesses and imbibed the finest substances. But he chose to be the world's biggest loser. A pussy of a man who spent his days waging war and making promises of virgins to the stooges that followed in his path.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Now Jimmy Buffett Wants to Win with Tiger Blood Too

TMZ reported today that Jimmy Buffet is looking to capitalize on the Tiger Blood craze by trademarking the term "Tiger Blood" for use in vodka and energy drinks.  Just last week we revealed that Charlie Sheen's Tiger Blood is already available, as it is actually just Xango mangosteen juice.  But Jimmy Buffet is no doubt seeing the winning possibilities in marketing a vodka and energy drinks labeled as "Tiger Blood," just look at what "Margaritaville" did for him.

What will be even more surprising will be if Sheen's people haven't already trademarked the term, as an official "Charlie Sheen's Tiger Blood" sounds like money in the bank.  Being Sheen is already going on a live show tour, serving Tiger Blood or even drinking it on stage during the show seems like a marketer's dream.  So the real question is, would you drink something with a "Tiger Blood" label just slapped on it as a slick marketing move, or would you stick with the original drink that Charlie Sheen himself claims is his secret to "Winning."

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Charlie Sheen is Bringing WINNING On Tour Live

That's right, Charlie Sheen has already taken over the Internet, and now you will be able to see Winning in person as Charlie Sheen will be appearing at Fox Theatre in Detroit and The Chicago Theatre in Chicago.  Sheen's live show will be titled "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option Show"...yes seriously.

We have no idea what this will be, but we can guess it will be Sheen speaking live, which is always a show in itself.  The only thing for sure is that the shows will no doubt somehow include warlocks, tiger blood, and loads of Winning.  On a positive note, one dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to disaster relief in Japan.  If these shows are successful (which in terms of tickets sold they already are) we can be sure that the tour will continue and Winning will come to cities across the U.S. 

Tickets to these two shows sold out in minutes, but you can still buy tickets at the following link: Charlie Sheen Live Tour Tickets

And if you want a little sneak preview, check out Charlie Sheen himself with a little message about his live shows:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Charlie Sheen's "Tiger Blood" Revealed as Mangosteen Juice "Xango"?

Well now the secret of our favorite Unemployed Winner's success may be available to everyone!  According to TMZ, the drink that Charlie Sheen called "Tiger Blood" in the infamous pics of him at the top of a building is actually known as "Xango."  Xango is actually a juice drink that promises all sorts of health benefits such a healthy respiratory and immune system, and is a made up of mangosteen and 8 other juices.  Sheen apparently drinks it every day, and obviously thinks it's great judging by the pics.

Of course since we have been Unemployed Winners for about 6 or 7 years now, we checked out Xango juice long ago.  We liked it back then, and it does have some great benefits, but who knew it would come to be the the official Tiger Blood of Charlie Sheen!  We knew "Tiger Blood" would somehow somewhere become a mainstream drink that would make big money, we just didn't know the drink already existed!

What's interesting is that the Xango company is said to be nervous about being associated with Charlie Sheen, but we have a feeling they  may change their tune when order after order starts pouring in for their "Tiger Blood."  You can order your own Xango, Tiger Blood, mangosteen juice, whatever you want to call it, right now below:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

#Winning Has to be the Most Used Hashtag...EVER!

Well we have already pointed out that Charlie Sheen is an official Twitter Superstar, but now many of his famous sayings have taken on lives of their own.  "Tiger Blood" has become a running joke for many ever since Sheen revealed that as one of his secrets to success, but EVERYONE is including the hashtag #Winning in their tweets.  I realized this thing had gone to the next level when I saw TONS of celebrities adding this hashtag to their tweets, no matter what the tweet was about.  It's like everyone from the normal folk, to Unemployed Winners like ourselves, all the way to A-list celebrities are adding #Winning to their posts to try and get a piece of the Sheen Twitter madness. 

Of course there are now a few detractors popping up and pointing out that anyone using Sheen's terms are simply celebrating drug use, but Sheen is non stop as he continues teaching the world how to win.  So whether Charlie Sheen is a good role model or not, he has the world in a #Winning mind set.  Everyone seems to be inspired and are looking at all positivity that comes their way as a win.  As for us, the #Winning movement is all about kicking the world's ass......and being unemployed while doing it!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Charlie Sheen Teaches Us We Can be Unemployed, but Still Win!

Charlie Sheen is without a doubt THE most talked about person anywhere right now.  He even sparked the return of the movement known as Unemployed Winners that we started over 4 years ago.  Well now the Sheen craze is becoming somewhat of a daily habit for over 1 million Sheen Twitter followers to keep up with.  That's right, only a few days after joining Twitter, Sheen has over 1 million followers.  Talk about being an Unemployed Winner, 1 million Twitter followers in a matter of days is money in the bank, and Mr. Sheen knows it.

But Charlie is sharing the love, in fact even though he knows he can sit back and bank just by tweeting some endorsements, it was recently reported on TMZ that Sheen gave Broguiere's Dairy a huge plug by simply tweeting a pic of himself holding their chocolate milk.  The place got a huge boost in attention because Unemployed Winner Charlie Sheen decided to be nice.  In reality celebrity tweets can cost up to $10,000 a pop, so Charlie doesn't need a TV show, or any damn job...he can be unemployed but still WIN, simply by tweeting.

This is just one example of being an Unemployed Winner.  There are various ways and we will be discussing a ton of them here in the future, but right now Charlie Sheen is giving lessons simply by existing.  We will be following the ride as Charlie Sheen helps us make being an Unemployed Winner the most winning idea idea we had years ago, but we gladly welcome Charlie to the club!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Because We Were Unemployed Long Before Charlie Sheen

We are Unemployed Winners. We let our site fall by the wayside around 5 years ago. I guess we were doing too much winning to write about it. We originally started our site as a spoof of that "Unemployed Loser" guy and as a social commentary on the whole blog begging thing that was happening at the time, as well as get rich get schemes and posturing by people like the "Rich Jerk."

Basically, we lost interest. Today, I saw Charlie Sheen's twitter with the bio " Unemployed Winner."

What can I say? Welcome to the club, Charlie!

We were writing about being unemployed winners 5 years ago, and we're still unemployed and still winning. So, I figured: What the Heck? Let's start up again.

I have a lot of ideas for this site. To me there is deep meaning to the concept of being an "unemployed winner." However, like most things, I will probably lose interest before I fully articulate what I mean. In the meantime, let's enjoy the ride.