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Whats Important About You?

In blogging, telecommuting on January 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Do you have a blog? Are you thinking about it? What about a website for your business or services?

One of the most important pages on your website or blog is the About Us or About Me (as the case may be).

What you put on that page can make or cost you money everytime someone looks at it.

Here is a fantastic article I found about crafting the very best About page you can.

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Why Your Home Business Failed

In telecommuting on December 30, 2009 at 8:07 am

Hame based business like AVON, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, etc get a bad rap. The fact is they are not easy to make work. But the other fact is that they most assuredly CAN work and do everyday.

A lot of it has to do with the incredible amount of help these companies provide you to get started. I have sold AtHome America, AVON and MaryKay and you get an incredible amount of stuff to help you get started and keep going. They want you to succeed. You make money they make money.

But what you arent given is some very important information.

That is isnt all that easy, that is is harder, MUCH harder than working for someone else and it takes a LOT of perseverence to make it work. I found this article that I would say is incredibly important to read if your thinking about starting a home business.

Pomodoro- Yummy for your mind and schedule!

In freelance writing, tips on December 17, 2009 at 8:11 am

When I mention Pomodoro I am not speaking of tomatoes, though they are juicy and delectable.
I am speaking of a time management technique called Pomodoro. In short, you download their timer and work in spurts of 25 minutes to a earn a five minuet break. After four 25 minuet spurts you get a 45 minuet break.

It sounds simple I know. Long time readers will know I have battled with disorganization (inorganization, unorganization?) forever and a day.

I really should have thought of this on my own but it really seems to be working for me. I have upped my income by nearly half this month as compared to this time last month and this time last year. Neat, huh.
Try it and get back to me. I’m interested.

Who ya Gonna Call? Stress Busters!

In home life, tips, work at home basics on December 6, 2009 at 5:31 am

OK, that was a hideously corny title. Forgive me… but here is a helpful piece on stress busting for WAHM’s. If you have any thoughts please comment!

Stress Busters

By: K C Groves

We are living in a world where stress abounds. How do we deal with it? And we do get to deal with it. Small amounts of stress can work for us. Deadlines can motivate us to get the jobs done instead of procrastinating. So there are times that stress can be beneficial. However, stress that is brought on by being in traffic too long, having a boss that is abusive or lack of money to pay bills is stress that can be more than we can take and, could even be a killer. So how can we make sure that kind of stress has a minimal impact in our lives? There are many stress busters that one can employ. However, I am only going to touch on a few.

1. Get adequate rest. Sometimes that is all you need and it costs only a little bit of time well spent. Our bodies are less stressed and can better handle any problem that comes along.

2. Our planet is about 70%+ water. So are we. And we lose lots of water each day. So drink up.

3. Get an aquarium or tabletop fountain. It’s amazing how soothing falling water can be.

4. Take time for yourself. That is not being selfish. You’re showing appreciation for the life that you have. You will be less stressed and this will also benefit those around you as well.

5. Provide a tranquil environment at home or have someplace where you can go and find serenity. Exciting times have their place and you will also find that having quiet time can be beneficial as well.

6. Consider taking supplements. Our food supply may be abundant, however, the nutrition we need may not be in the food. I’ve heard statistics that we would have to eat 42 bowls of spinach grown today to match the nutrition in 1 bowl of spinach grown in the 1950’s.

7. Take a walk or exercise. I was reading recently that moving helps you to change your mood by making you more positive.

8. Get a full body massage. You will love it.

9. Get Adequate Rest.  The bedroom must be a peaceful place to sleep. Researchers have suggested that there be no TV in the room, that the room be dark if you are a day sleeper and that it be a quiet, tranquil environment. How many hours do you sleep at night? Seven hours or less? Some of the research is indicating that most people should get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. For yourself you may feel that 7 hours works great. Or, you may find you need more than 7 hours. If you suspect that you should be getting a different amount of sleep than previously, try experimenting for a week to get the number of hours that might work. Take note of how you feel when you get up. Is it a good day? Do you accomplish your goals for each of those days? And how do you feel at the end of the day? If there is satisfaction and a normal degree of fatigue, maybe you have found the number of hours that will work best. Should we be concerned about sleep? Research would appear to show that we deal with emotional issues when we sleep. And if we don’t get enough sleep, those issues may not get resolved. Also, when we reach deep sleep, our bodies do most of the repairs at that time. A determining factor for the number of hours of sleep that an individual requires may depend on their level of health. If a person is experiencing poorer health, they may require more sleep than 7-8 hours.

Please keep in mind that everyone’s physiology will be a little different. In other words, everyone’s general body functions are basically the same but can have variations from other people’s. Some people’s bodies function better than others. And if your body function is good, you are going to feel less stressed. Getting adequate sleep can take stress from our bodies. This is one way we can reduce the stress in our lives. And all it costs is a little bit of our time. 

 K C Groves

DISCLAIMER: This article is issued with the understanding that while every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within is accurate, the author will not accept any responsibility for any loss or otherwise, as a consequence of using any of the information that has been presented. The opinions are those of the author who has researched the information and lives by these principles and techniques as well. Users are urged to seek medical advice before embarking upon or changing a course of medication or fitness program or before making extreme changes in their life style. K C Groves is a 67 year young widow, mother and daughter of parents in their 90’s. For over 15 years she was involved in the health field promoting and using supplements. Six of those years were working with products specifically designed for cancer patients and diabetics. Her interests are writing, reading, self improvement, playing games, becoming very business savvy, building web sites and spiritual growth. Stress Reducers-http://tinyurl.com/fountainz, Tabletop Fountains and Ebooks

When working at home isnt working…

In home life, Kids and family, tips, work at home on December 5, 2009 at 8:00 am

I found a wonderful post on this very subject. It is from a woman who owns her own firm and apparently employs others. She talks of meeting at coffee houses and such. She gives some wonderful organization tips and tips for keeping your sanity when working at home with kids.

Check it out here.

Down Time Makes Things Look Up

In telecommuting, tips, Wahm, work at home, work at home basics on December 3, 2009 at 9:49 am

Im a firm believer in down time. I mean it. Im not saying that so I can take five and watch General Hospital either. (Although I occassionally do that).

If your serious about working at home then you have to schedule a little down time in your day. The time you sleep during the night doesnt count, either. If you dont stop and smell the roses every once in a while you will literally stroke out.

Little story for you:

Back in April my husband was working out of town. I was home alone with six children and a new puppy. My car broke down, I had two late pay checks and rent was over due.

My first instinct was to go into work overload. I worked day and night. 16 hours a day for three days straight. On my sons 8th birthday I was up at 5 am to work before jetting to town to pick up his bouncy house and cake. Headed home to set things up and wait for guests. I was about 3 miles from my house, driving with 4 children in the car and thats all I remember.

I passed out. Driving.

I woke up in the hospital about 24 hours later.

I had a nervous breakdown and never saw it coming.

I kept telling myself, you can do this, just keep going, keep going. When in fact I needed to stop.

I spent two days in the hospital.

Now, I make downtime no matter what. I cant afford another two days in the hospital.

My down time usually comes in the form of stopping for about an hour after the kids get off the bus and discussing their day. Ill start working again and then about an hour before bed time Ill stop. Socialize with thr fam and spend at least thirty minutes reading or watching tv.

It works.

Also I make sure to take at least one day off a week. I cant stress the importance of that day off. It helps keep the husband and kids from having a nervous breakdown along with me.

Schedule a little down time. Its the most important time on the daily planner.

Recommended Reading

In Getting started wah, gigs, job search, telecommuting, work at home basics on November 30, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Check out these articles in your spare time for lots of great idea on making money with minimal effort:

8 Ways to Make Money Without Working

How to Make Extra Money During Christmas

4 Ways to Earn Extra Money Without Leaving Your Living Room

Telecommuting Tips for the Week

In Getting started wah, telecommuting, tips, work at home, work at home basics on November 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Some helpful tips for this week come in the form of job leads and an article about the future of Telecommuting.

I have two data entry job leads.
1. Convergys– this is a data entry system with a sophisticated website. It is informative and has many answers tot he mo st asked questions.

2.Service800– another data entry. They require that you have some experience. Both require DSL or two phone lines and a computer.

The third tidbit is an article I found in Entrprentuer magazine; Solo but Not Alone. It tell of the big boom in working at home and how some people are more productive in a stable, structured environment but still want to work at home. These people are congregating in Co-work spaces all over the country to do thier job with other like minded folks.  Cool, huh?

October Solutions

In Getting started wah, Goals, telecommuting, work at home, work at home basics on October 6, 2009 at 12:57 pm

How many of us made New Years resolutions that are now defunct? Stagnating in your mind somewhere between loosing weight and reorganizing the bedroom closet are those goals you had for your home business. Autumn is most often a busy season for entreprenuers and being organized and in controll has a direct result on the money you bring in. It isnt to late to take rotten resolutions and turn them into September solutions with a few tips from Mother Nature.

Begin with your home office or work space. What happens in your yard and the world around you each year in the Autumn? Old scenery changes and new colors take its place. Your suroundings are different which spurns new thought, new ideas and new creativity. Go through your deask or workspace and clear out all the clutter. Throw away the note pads, crumpled paper and nubby pencils. Gather all your post-it notes, highlighters, pens and pencils and put them in a convenient spot. Move your desk a little to the left and add a new rug. Put a big bouquet of Mums and Black Eyed Susans on the side table and keep a little pumpkin spice candle burning near by. Its Fall! Enjoy the season and revel in all it brings, mind- body and soul.

Reorganize your goals next. Give yourself a good hour to go over all the goals you had planned to reach this year  and determine how far you are from reaching them. Some you may have made some progress toward and others may not seem so important anymore because of life changes and environmental circumstances. Decide which are still relevant and worth your time then rearrange them  by which you are closest to obtaining and which still need considerable work. Make note of any new contacts or ideas you have to progress yourself forward.

Harvest time isnt just a prelude to the cold months of winter but a respite from the frantic heat of summer. Take this time to rejuvenate. Put your priorities back in order and get ready to take the long winter months by storm.

 

Here is a great article on Fung Shui Fall Organizing tips from Care2.com.

Choosing Adult Home Businesses

In Adult WAH, affiliate, home business overview, selling, telecommuting on March 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Your adult site is booming. You’re getting tons of traffic but something is missing. You’re still not bringing in the income you’d hoped to. It may be time to join a sex toy affiliate program. An affiliate program will allow you to sell a product from your website without having to stock or ship anything or deal with any customer service issues like returns or shipping damages. Some will also offer e-stores where you will get the whole merchant website look and be able to set prices and other benefits. Carefully compare any affiliate programs you are considering before making a commitment. Some may have regulations that you may not be able to adhere to which could affect your commission. Below are a few of the great sex toy affiliate programs to choose from today. Intimate Synergy http://www.intimatesynergy.com offers an exciting and unique affiliate program for a variety of adult products. They call it the Power Affiliate Program and it offers a commission of up to 35 percent for all products sold from its affiliate sites. Too Timid http://www.tootimid.com has an affiliate program that pays 25 percent commission on all sales. They have a huge variety of adult novelties and videos. They give their affiliates several different banners, buttons and text links to choose from. Adult Estores http://www.adultestores.com not only lets you promote and sell adult toys but it gives you the opportunity to set up an entire adult novelty store. You set your own prices, product description and access to more than 10,000 adult products and DVD’s. They update your site daily and it is all free. Commission is based on how you set your prices. Your profit is the amount you charge above the base price Adult Store Sales http://www.adultstoresales.com is another store type set up. They give you entire store set up for free. It is your job to promote the more than 7,000 adult novelty products and DVDs inside. The store is fully customizable and commission checks are mailed monthly. This company also offers a basic affiliate site that pays 25 percent commission on all sales. Ashleys Sex Toy Affiliate Program http://www.ashleysextoys.com offers a affiliate program with a 20 percent commission on each sale made from a referral from your site. They tout great conversion rates and on-time monthly payouts. Once an affiliate is approved you’re given an html code and an affiliate number to use for sales tracking purposes.