Monday, April 13, 2009

Being a movie extra can earn you, extra cash!

If you need some extra cash, as The New York Times pointed out last weekend, becoming a movie or TV extra is one way to go.

I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Back in the summer or perhaps fall of 2004 when Levottomat 3 (released in 2004) was filming, I took a job as an extra. My memory surrounding the details -- who did I contact to get on the movie, what was the pay and so on -- is another story by itself. Part of me wants to say I was there for two or three days, but considering how much film time I ultimately nabbed, I honestly don't see how I could have been there for more than a day. In any case, for a student, it was a nice gig.

I think I made €300 back then (The New York Times suggests the going rate now might average $8 an hour by that ammount I definitelly wont do it). Whatever the money was, the long-spent cash hopefully served me well -- but the memory of getting to be a movie extra, I'll have for a lifetime. And I would think that would be a selling point for anyone needing to make a little extra money during this shaky economy. Times are tough and maybe the day-to-day drudgery of unemployment isn't something you'll want to capture in a scrapbook or blog, so why not do something that not only makes you some money but will be worth remembering? Specially now that my task is to get a Million € in less than five years.

Because there's no denying it. There is something pretty surreal and glamorous about being on a movie set, especially if there's some star power in the film. In my case, our director and one of the stars was Mi Grönlund acted(2)movies total and Jasper Pääkkönen acted(62)movies total.. as well as some other well-known names like Amira Khalifa acted(18)movies total.

I was there as a college student doing a Master´s on the campus of Helsinki University in Finland and somehow the circumstances of my life got me to get to know the woman in charge of hiring the extras for some movies and tv commercials which I later on participated in a couple of them. In this particular movie There's a scene where Mi Grönlund and Jasper Pääkkönen, are wandering through the casino table where I´m happening to be gambling, and they pass by smothly. I'm one of those, and I can be seen for -- well, to say I can be seen for even a second of screen time is generous.

There may never have been a quicker 15 minutes of fame in the history of showbiz (mine was literally less than 15 seconds!) Earlier this year, after a few years I happen to still enjoy the movie which evolves around Thirty-something Jonna, an attractive and successful executive with cozy architect husband Niklas and two small children, leads a double life. She is constantly on the lookout for quick casual sex. When she starts seeing handsome and rich young yacht owner Aleksi, things really start going awry in her personal and professional life. While her artist sister Sanna provides her with suitable alibis, TV sex therapist Nora tries to help her come to terms with her sex addiction.

So for me, it was far more glamorous being on the set , and watching it all unfold -- than actually seeing myself on screen. But there's no denying that not only did I get paid for my time, I got something in return that I'll always have: memories and a self-deprecating, cheesy anecdote that I can share with my kids and someday, my grandchildren, which is the sort of happy ending Hollywood thrives on.

Next you could see the Movie trailer Levottomat 3 and then the soundtrack Cold in wich actually my acting scene is displayed at min: 1:55-2:00 at the left side of her red dress


Changing the subject suddenly and following a purpose for this week I happen to have few books that I don´t need anymore and because I belive a book has never to be trown away here is the list if you want any of them at any price even for free just let me know (post a comment or send me an e mail) I will be glad to send it to you.

1-Nora Roberts/Revontulet (Suomi New)
2-Steven Saylor/Murha Via Appialla (Suomi)
3-Population Dynamics/Greville (English)
4-Kiti Kokkonen/Terveisin Karo. Sähköpostiromaani(Suomi)
5-Leena Lehtolainen/Viimeinen kesäyö (Suomi)
6-Elizabeth George/Mielesa Petos (Suomi)
7-Gina Ford/The New contented baby book Best Seller New(English)
8-Anja Snellman/Safari club (Suomi)
9-Mormonin Kirja
10-Lector de Poesia/Jose Antonio Escalona (Español)
11-Guia del Museo del Prado (Español)

And in case you need anybook just contact me I can get it for you.

Best regards JC.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


My objective is going better than ever, on one side as you might already know. I am in a competition to lose weight fast, one month so far and is going ok. Results will be shown on June.

On the other the Millions are still on the way. But I´m as possitive as never before, visualising has helped me to ensure what I really want, so let me share with you some of the ideas that have worked for me during this year 2009.

I am sure that you have heard of the term “You need money to make money“? However I prefer this term

"money calls money to make LOTS of money”. Remember that money has to flow...

Here are some steps that I have been following to help you start making money online:

Step 1 - Identify Your Niche

First , you will need to identify your niche. Your niche could be related to your job, hobby or interest in certain areas. For example your website/blog could be about music. You should only sell or provide information regarding music and nothing else.

Step 2 - Write Your Own Ebook

The second step consist of writing your own ebook. Don’t worry if you have not written any book before. I have not either but I´m working on it. You could always hire someone to do it for you but it will definitely cost you more. That is one of the reasons why I would recommend that you write the ebook yourself.

Once you are done writing you ebook, it needs a cover. Bear in mind that the cover should be attractive. There’s nothing worst then a boring cover. You can always design it yourself using Adobe Photoshop or you can hire an expert to help you with the design. Most of these experts can be found online. Just try googling and make a comparison of services offered.

By now your ebook is about 95% completed. Most likely you have written your ebook using Microsoft Word. Regardless of what software that you used, you will need to convert your ebook to PDF format.

Step 3 - Choose The Right Domain Name

The third step requires you to choose your domain name. Choose your domain name wisely!! I would suggest creating a domain name that is related to your niche. For example, my website provides the reader how to make money online, therefore I create my domain name as

Step 4 - Create Web Hosting Account

So you have chose the domain name. Now it’s time to register your domain and to create a hosting account. Which ever hosting company that you select , make sure that the hosting company is reliable and has excellent customer support.

Step 5 - Create Website Or Blog

The next step is to create your personal blog or website. You can use BLOGGERS to set your free blog. They have a lot of professional templates and there is a huge amount of support from the forums.

Step 6 - Selling The Ebook

All right, your ebook is completed. You have also created your blog/website to market your ebook.But how do you accept payment and sent your ebook automatically to your buyer?

The best way is to set up an account with PayPal. PayPal allows you to accept credit card payments instantly and is free to sign up. In order to sent your ebook automatically to your customer you can use SmartDD. The best thing with SmartDD is that it can be integrated with your PayPal account. Even if readers find yor articles interesting you will get contributions, and is the payment for the advices you ´ve been giving.

Step 7 - Generating Traffic

Now, repeat after me, Traffic!!! Traffic!!! Traffic!!!. The success to every online business is generating traffic to your website. For that purpose I try to use add sense or you tube and keep the Blog busy.

The journey still on, 5 years will go fast so keep reading and we will see on the other side...