Working from home, but I still need money!

I thought I should mention this for people who either work from home or want to, so that they can work on things they really want to do and not have to go to a workplace… and do more enjoyable things such as writing.

This is a site my brother has recently started up to allow people to trade shares and currencies etc. on their home computers.

You may have see other ones around, I haven’t because I haven’t gone looking for them, but this one has cheaper fees than the other bigger companies. It doesn’t mean you’ll get second rate service or get a platform that doesn’t work well, and if you need verification, search the name, Davin Clarke, and you’ll see that he has lots of experience in the area.

The other good thing is that even beginners can try it out, AND be safe! There is a demo account you can create so you can practice and see if you like it. If after playing around you can’t see yourself making money, then no harm done, but if you think it is for you then it may be worth your while starting a real account.

Security is a high priority. So all client funds are held on trust with Westpac, a 1 AA rated Australian bank. So no worries there.

When or if you sign up there is supposed to be a special deal you can get (if it is still available when you do eventually sign), so mention my name, Mat Clarke, in the area: How did you hear about us?

You’ll then get whatever deal is going at the time.


About matclarke

Writing became a hobby at the age of ten, boredom being a great catalyst. Whenever I had an idea I would put words to paper until something interesting was produced. I have always loved dreaming up and writing new stories. I wrote from the age of 10 and also built or designed unusual contraptions and created tools for working with assorted wood products. Creativity has always been my thing, however, no other person within my extended family harbours this same creative gene, so I always assumed I was odd rather than artistic. My non-fiction work has been inspired by my letter writing to government bodies and assorted companies, either to request information on a current associated issue or to offer a solution to an ongoing problem with (if a local government) traffic, public transport, spending, banks, etc. And (if a company) an idea for the product so that it could become better accepted by consumers, or in some cases, healthier for consumers. In December 2009 I came across a story I had begun a month earlier but so far written only a single page. I read it again and realised the story was not only interesting but also had the effect of creating excitement as to what would happen next. I immediately decided this could be a great beginning to a piece which could become my first full length novel, Wake (working title). The idea for Wake was born from a writing retreat on the outskirts of Bendigo, Australia. I had taken a break from punching keys on my laptop and walked from the small cabin into the night. Now standing in the silence with the tree canopy looming above, I watched the breeze adjust the leaves ever so slightly—barely enough to create a rustling. It was a creepy, lonely night; isolating beyond anything I had experienced. I smiled. An idea seeded: What would it be like to wake in the middle of nowhere with no memories and no idea of how you came to be there. Wake, is my first completed novel and I am currently 45,000 words into its sequel. I am also editing, Citylife, my second completed novel, and finished writing my third novel, Blue, whilst on a return trip from the US where I visited for book research. You’re welcome to have a read of some of my short stories on my website. Let me know if you liked them. In addition, my writing group and I have completed two anthology of short stories, with another to be completed in April. See my website for more information.
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6 Responses to Working from home, but I still need money!

  1. Pingback: Working from home, but I still need money! | melbourne writers' social group

  2. Paragraphs, dear boy, paragraphs ….

    • matclarke says:

      Not sure I follow what you mean by paragraphs? Unless you’re referring to the “about me”?
      That was before I knew anything about how to use the site… but probably should ix that up since it has been a few years now.

      • Thanks, Matt. Will check this out now. Re ‘paragraphs’, I was being sarcastic about today’s post on working from home – it needs to be chunked up a bit is all. Cheers.

  3. And where’s the link to the trading site?

  4. matclarke says:

    Not sure why it didn’t show the first time, but the link is there now. Here it is here too:

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