Monday, May 2, 2011

Being Self-Employed = Rewards

I'm an Independent business owner (IBO) of AVON, I'm a Realtor for Keller Williams Realty, I'm a virtual call center representative for 2 companies,oh yeah, did I mention that I am also an IBO for Amway?

I also had a business selling adult novelties and lingere. I started that business last summer and it only lasted a couple of months. I didn't feel I had the personality for that business.

I also feel the same about my Amway business; however I do intend to maintatin that business soley for discount purposes. I love Amway's vitamins for women!

I enjoy owning my own businesses. One of the greatest perks about working as an IBO is that you have the opportunity to plan your own work schedule.

I must admit that I am busier now than I was before I exited Corporate America; however I enjoy what I do and I don't feel as though I am working.

I wish everyone was afforded the opportunity to do the work that brings them joy! It's truly a rewarding experience!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Being Busy Does Not Always Equate to Being Productive

What am I doing in the house on the first, beautiful, sunny day in the Detroit,Michigan area this year? It's the first day of this year in which no coat, jacket, or outer wear is required. It's currently 77 degrees outside and it looks and feels amazing!

I suppose you can say that I'm multi-tasking. I'm posting to my blog in between calls as a virtual call center representative. In the mean time, I was texting a new AVON recruit to provide her with instruction on how to get her AVON website up and running.

I started my day by conducting real estate business at the office, which I eventually brought home to work on. Boy! There's never a dull moment in my life. -

I enjoy being busy, but what I have concluded is that being busy doesn't necessarily mean that I am being productive. I already have an established clientele with AVON, so that it what I should be persuing in order to persue finances while establishing myself as a rookie real estate agent.

Maybe perhaps I'll start posting ads on Craig's list for AVON and real estate customers. The only challenge I have with that is that every post I have put on Craig's List regarding AVON has been deleted.

Is there anyone out there who can tell me what I can do to post to Craig's List effectively? I look forward to comments or suggestions with this matter. Thanks!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Have Balance When Working from home

Today I have nothing to blog about except for wanting to go to sleep. Word of caution to any mother out there who works from home, or either has the desire to work from home...Allow yourself time to unwind and create balance.

Don't work every waking second. You will find yourself depleted as I have at 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

WAHM - The Solution To Being At Home Mom And Making Money

Author: Renata Hepner

Have you ever thought of having an employment that makes it possible for you to spend more time with your kids and make money at the same time? Most standard work opportunities don't give you that. But, being a WAHM could possibly be the solution to your dream. But, before starting this type of journey, we have found some helpful tips detailing what it's all about.

What is WAHM?
Exactly what do these letters indicate? WAHM means Work At Home Mom. Within the last 20 years, a lot more women have left the workplace and gone back to the house.

Their decision hasn't been a simple one. It became evident many years ago that men were really the only ones being permitted to have their cake and eat it too. They were able to engage in a corporate career while still being able to go home at night to their family.

Women with employment opportunities had a different path to follow. Apart from working longer hours to achieve the same salary and ranking as their male competitors, additionally they were required to take care of cleaning the house as well as the kids. Following a long day at work and doing the household work, their children unfortunately got what was remaining which had been often a very fatigued mom.

That has since changed. WAHMs are proving daily that women can make contributions to their family funds and foster their own families. Both on the web and off, a network of support has been developed specifically for any woman who would like to consider an alternative that will aid them meet their needs.

How To Begin?
When you discuss with your family concerning your plan of being a WHAM, you need to have a view of the way you wish to take. Have a look at online sites. They provide ideas to moms getting started with a work from home venture in addition to a network of opportunities allowing you to connect with other WAHMs.

But if your income has been a big portion of the regular monthly family finances, then moving to a work at home enterprise will result in your financial situation to take a hit. Ensure that there's enough financial cushion on your bank account to weather the first half year of your new job. It may need some time before you become an established WAHM.

How to See Opportunities
First, determine your passions and experience. WAHMs are able to find work from home opportunities to work for other people doing just about every thing from audio transcription to creating articles to accounting. Remember that there are hoaxes and legal companies trying to find professional help won't require money upfront from you.

Some WAHMs create their very own niche and start a web business. If you're skilled with crafting, you can produce a web site to market your crafts and then sell stuff. A blog is usually another idea. Blog about your area of expertise and build a following. Combine that with affiliate or search engine marketing tactics to obtain income.

How to Make It Work
With a new job comes the problem of balance between home and work. Just because you're home doesn't necessarily mean that you won't need help in your home or time away from the kids for you to work. Think about these approaches for making a balance:

* Develop a regular schedule for work and play on a regular schedule
* Discuss splitting up household chores between you, your partner, and older kids
* Do pre-work that include fixing lunches, prepping breakfast, choosing clothing the night before
* Hire a babysitter a couple of times weekly
*Separate a home office space at home

There are good things about being a WAHM. Prepare carefully and be patient. Getting support from your family makes a big difference.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

5 Ways to Make Money Blogging

Author: Satrap

As blogs become more popular and main stream, more and more people search for ways to make money blogging. Blogs and blogging are becoming a great source of making money online for hunderds and thousands of people. And what makes earning money with blogs appealing, is that it sounds fun and interesting, which it is. But, it's also a lot of work. Blogging is not as easy as many people would like to portray it to be. It takes time and a lot of efforts to make money with blogs. If you think you have got what it takes to earn money with blogs, here are 5 ways to make money blogging:

Ad sense on blogs
This is the most popular way to make money with blogs. You can ether register a free blog on blogging platforms such as blogger, or buy your own domain name and hosting. Whichever way you choose, the next step is to sign up wit Google ad sense for free and place their codes on your blog. After that, its all a matter of creating quality and useful content and driving traffic to your blog. The more click you get on those ads, the more money you can make with ad sense.

Affiliate marketing using blogs
Affiliate marketing in itself is a big topic, but to make money combining affiliate marketing and blogs, all you need to do is find a few products that you believe are useful, and can help solve people's problems. You can write reviews about them or just promote them in your blog posts. The more people buy the product using your affiliate links, the more money you can make.
Keep in mind that in order to succeed, its best to become affiliates of products that are related to the topic of your blog. For example, if your blog is about "making money online", people come there to learn how to make money online, so products that can help your readers achieve that, are what you want to promote on your blog, not any unrelated product.

Pay per post blogging
One of the unusual ways to make money blogging, is writing blog ads or pay per post blogging. Pay per post is simple a method where you will get paid by a company to write a post about their products, services or whatever they wish for. There are few sites that are dedicated to per per post blogging. Sites like match bloggers with advertisers. You can register with these sites, and they will find you projects to write about. Its an easy way to make money with your blog. Of course the more popular your blog is, the more you can charge per post, since it will be seen by more people.

Sell your own product or service on your blog
If you have a product or offer a service, you can use your blog to promote it and find buyers/ clients for your product/ service. Blogging is an excellent way of getting the words out about your product or service.

Write posts for other blogs
You don't even have to have your own blog to make money with blogs. You can simply write for other blogs and make money. Blogging is a time consuming task, so a lot of bloggers will pay others to write quality posts for them. Most of them offer a flat fee for each article you write for them. But, there are also so many blogs that will share a percentage of their revenue earned from displaying ads next to your published article on their blog, with you. Either way, its a great way to make some extra money without having to own your own blog.

Although as it is, blogging is a huge success and its a big money maker for many people, it is only the beginning of it. As more and more people become interested and start reading blogs on daily bases, there will be more opportunities for making money with blogs. So, make sure you get in the game and try to learn different ways to make money blogging, so you can get your share of blogging money as well.
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Working as a Virtual Call Center Rep

Possessing customer service skills and or call center experience are very valuable skills to have in order to maintain a business as a virtual call center representative.

The skills and knowledge I've acquired at my previous employer have proven to be invaluable skills, which have made it possible for me to work for myself as a virtual call center representative.

My theory is, "Why work for someone else, when you have an opportunity to work for yourself?" Working for yourself allows you the freedom and the flexibility to schedule your work around your life instead of scheduling your life around your work.

For instance, I woke up this morning and worked a couple of hours before taking my daughter to dance class. After leaving dance class, we met with my her cousin and her mom for a play date at Jungle Java.

After returning from our play date, I assisted my daughter with her homework and spent some quality time with her. I then prepared dinner, which was done approximately 5 minutes before my shift for the evening started.

I prepared my daughter's dinner plate as well as mine and headed upstairs to work. I finished my dinner a few minutes prior to receiving a call. My daughter was able to spend an entire day with me and I din't have to make any child care arrangements for her.

I was also able to call one of my real estate clients to follow-up on a message he left for me earlier today.

I will return to work a few more shifts this evening simply because I want to and not because I have to. I created my own schedule today based on what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it.

Today I was able to accomplish everything I wanted to accomplish. Freedom is priceless. Can somebody please tell me why I didn't think to do this sooner in life?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Working At Home As A Customer Service Agent

Author: Funny Works

New York Times specifies that customer service work at home job opportunities have increasing in United States. Customer service jobs also called call center jobs require employing agents in work at home customer service jobs. The main advantage of this type of work is that it provides income to stay-at-home parents and physically challenged people.

Customer service work at jobs ranges from call handling to technical support. If you want to such a job, you would need some basic essentials like a modern computer with internet connection, basic computer knowledge, latest operating system, a phone connection, excellent communication skill to handle varied customers and of course some educational qualification.

How to get a customer service work, home job?

If you want to get a legitimate customer service work at home job that would provide you smart income, then try to follow the under mentioned tips:

1. The first step in betting a work at home customer service job is to understand the type of employment. It is not that much difficult. The concept is that the company hiring your service routes their incoming customer service calls to your home phone.

2. Then understand the type of duties require to be performed. Most of the customer service jobs include taking and logging orders, processing transactions, providing assistance to customers as per their requirements etc.

3. Discover the benefits of work at home. In fact work at home customer service jobs are boon to stay-at-home mothers, disabled people, retired seniors and college students. If you are not able to step out of home but need to earn some income, then you can select any of the customer service jobs according to your ability. Since agent hiring, training and scheduling jobs are being conducted online, you need not even get out of your home to get a job.

4. Once you have decided to work at home, and then do lot of homework to select a legitimate home based customer service job. You need to browse through the list of companies and websites regarding this.

5. Then submit your application and resume to the company you wish to. Always take care to prepare the application properly just like you may do in case of other jobs.

There are numerous benefits of doing customer service jobs at home. That’s why one quarter of customer service agents in North America start work at home. The convenience and independence are the two main advantages of customer service work at home jobs.

Every business requires creating customers and it is very important to retain an empathetic and trusting relationship to ensure customer commitment. Faithful customers surely add to long term success of any business and so their requirements should be fulfilled as soon as possible.

Hence the overwhelming need for customer service jobs arises. This situation provides more job opportunities for you. If you have the ability to do services regarding this, then you can earn some smart income at your convenient timings.

It is estimated that work at home customer service agents are earning more than the representatives working in traditional call centers. By employing work at home agents, the companies also reduce erosion in customer service jobs.

They can also save money on office rent, utilities and equipment. Therefore customer service work jobs benefits both the companies and the work at home agents. For More Tips, Visit Here.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The joys of becoming a work from home mum

Author: Working Mum

It really is a breeze to be a work from home mum. Because I have my own online business I can work when I want to work not when someone else tells me to. This means that I will often work when my son is at school so that I can spend quality time with him and watch him grow up.

I first started working from home when I went to university as I soon realised that I had no choice if I wanted to leave university debt free which I soon did!

I started off playing the eBay game, starting by selling unwanted goods on eBay and this soon turned into a real business venture that was earning me money every day of the week.

Though after a while I realised that with what I had to pay in eBay fees it was no longer worth the cost that I was shelling out to the biggest online auction site!

So before long it had gone from being a bit of fun to starting a proper website business. At first I realised that if I wanted the amount of websites that I craved there would be a lot of hours of hard work involved in it. So it went from a bit of fun to a lot of work and I built my business up very quickly.

The hours though weren't always fun to begin with because I was establishing myself I would often start at 9.30am in a morning after dropping my son off at school and I would work until school finished just after three in the afternoon. Then I would spend time with my son, cook dinner with him and then once he was in bed it was back to work. I would then  work right through to 4am and then collapse in bed.

If I was working for an employer there is no way on this earth that I would have worked this many hours as a work from home mum but I was creating a future for our family which is what counted most of all. Plus I find when you work very hard on your business you appreciate the income that it brings you and you don't take for granted what you have earned and achieved from it.

I probably worked two years like this building my business up from scratch after spending about $20 on the original set up for it. But now I can work part time and enjoy as much family time as I like and if I hadn't put in the effort in the early days I wouldn't be in this position now.

There are plenty of joys to becoming a work from home mum and I would never give it up for anything now as I love my work and family set up.

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Samantha Milner is a full time mum and loves blogging about the pressures of being a   work at home mom. Follow my own experiences and discover that you are not alone. Most importantly let's have fun discussing each other's work at home mom stories.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mothers Role in Children's Lives

Author: mother.aus

Mothers have a special place in their children's lives because of the natural bond that starts from pregnancy and develops through childhood, adolescence and adulthood. A mother's involvement with her children is unique and different because there is a strong emotional and social bonding occurring in between. Bonding with children comes only with a day-to-day unconditional love and care of the family. We need to recognize the inextricable strong link that exists between the mothers and the welfare of the whole family including the father and children. Every thing is well if the mother is well.

A Jewish proverb says, "God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers." The words of this venerable proverb have strong emphasis on the important role mothers play in raising their children and taking care of childcare issues. What it means is that, behind a great man, there is always a great woman. It is unthinkable to find a great man who is unmarried because a man is not complete until he is married. But if there is a great unmarried man, he must have a great mother behind him. In other words, women not only mold and guide their children to be well adjusted citizens, but they also prepare their spouses to become successful at work and in life.

Men become the best they can be only with the support and encouragement of women. It is evident that men cannot live without women, but women can live without men because we have observed many of them raising decent children in a household full of love and, care without the support of men. However, it is true that mothers have unique role in parenting, but it cannot be 100% complete without the involvement of fathers.

Mothers are every thing for children. The relationship is built on unconditional love and care. Because being a mother is to support your children all the way even if they choose to take the road you don't want them to. Mothers play a responsible role in children's education and health. They participate in the most of the events and activities related to kids. They prepare various healthy and fun recipes for Kids as they know the value of nutritional food in kid's development. Kids' events organized by mothers can add more smile on their face as they make children get engaged in their favorite activities. Being a mother is to always be there even if it hurts. Because the unfathomable fact is, you can never stop being a mother.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Educate Yourself On How To Exit Out Of The Rat Race

Neville Easley

In todays uncertain economy Corporations and Small Business Owners are looking for more ways to cut expenses rather than increase them. You know things are bad when the nation loses 11,000 jobs in November. Sure, unemployment has come down a meager 0.2 percent to put us at 10 percent, but that's still the worst level in decades. And more important, there's no real end in sight, and it's only going to get worse as the economy sinks deeper into a depression.

Even if jobs start to come back sooner than expected—which may happen as more stimulus money starts to kick in. U.S. unemployment is likely to remain high for years to come, as much as 7 or 8 percent even into 2014. "The average American will not be better off in five years, and unemployment will remain high and wage growth will continue to be flat. Employees have less ground to stand on now then ever before. Our future is very bleak unless we make some educated decisions to pursue other endeavors to "Exit Out Of The Rat Race".

Now this is only an option due to some people are comfortable in their careers, but if you are the type of person who is currently in a unstable job market and searching for additional ways to improve your situations then this choice can provide you an outlet. You must be willing to reverse your way of thinking, break out of your comfort zone, overcome fears, and take some decisive action if you want to acquire financial gain and abundance. "Exiting Out Of The Rat Race" with a concrete fundamental plan can offer huge benefits. Robert Kiyosaki said it best its "Time To Exit Out Of The Rat Race And Onto The Fast Track" If you are unclear exactly what this means then let me give you a basic breakdown.

1. People in the Rat Race work hard on the clock compared to people on the Fast Track work smart on the clock.

2. People in the Rat Race trade time for money compared to people on the Fast Track have their money working for them 24hrs. This is called "Leveraging".

3. People in the Rat Race live off Earned Income compared to people on the Fast Track live off Residual & Portfolio Income.

4. People in the Rat Race miss memorable moments while people on the Fast Track are always present, and are able to cherish every moment past and present.

5. People in the Rat Race have to request time off for vacation compared to people on the Fast Track can take a Vacation whenever, wherever, and for how long they want.

There are approximately over 15 Million people involved in Home Enterprises today, and that projection within the next 10 years is expected to quadruple. People are fed up with long commutes, no time and freedom for themselves or their families, minimal raises, harassment, job politics, conflicting colleagues, low employee morale, favoritism and many other negative issues that affect quality of life. This everyday process will interfere with your rest, health and your bank account.

Home based Entrepreneurs who make intelligent decisions are constantly making an extreme impact not just in North America economy but the World economy! Each week just here in the U.S. 175,000 people and more than 300,000 people around the world are taking advantage of "Exiting Out Of The Rat Race. So my question here is you only have 2 groups to choose from which one will it be?

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Considerations When Choosing a Brokerage With Whom to Launch your Real Estate Career

Author: Leaftech

A career in real estate is a choice which an increasing number of people find to be rewarding both financially and personally. Investing in a future as a real estate agent involves both a monetary and a professional commitment, and this commitment to education continues well beyond the minimum courses an individual must take according to provincial laws.

While completing the courses required and achieving the marks necessary to be certified is an important step in setting up your real estate career, it is also the smallest step on the long road to success. These courses will familiarize you with laws regarding real estate and the terms governing the process, but where your success will ultimately be decided is in the quality of in-the-field training you receive. This training will be provided by the brokerage with which you work, so it’s important to screen your brokerage options before you commit your career to them.

The very first thing you should look at in a brokerage is what kind of training program they provide to new agents. Some brokerages will provide minimum training or none at all, and these are the brokerages you want to avoid. Some good screening questions include how many agents the brokerage trains on average each year and how many stay with the company. A brokerage that does not include a comprehensive training program is most likely concerned with quantity of sales rather than quality of service, and is not likely to have a strong ongoing business outside of a real estate boom.

Next, you will want to look at the quality of the training that your short listed brokerages provide. The very best training will include a mentoring program, in which new agents are paired with seasoned veterans. New agents accompany the veterans as they interact with clients at all levels from the house shopping to closing the deal and even through after sale work. There is no more valuable resource and no better training available to a new agent than a seasoned professional who has seen all sorts of clients, markets and environments come and go.

With all training criteria being equal, a new agent might want to look at the possibility of expansion within her brokerage of choice. Larger brokers operate on a national and even international level; after a few years a well timed move could mean that your financial prospects jump as the expansion capabilities of a brokerage allow it to place offices further afield.

Choosing which brokerage to work for is an incredibly important decision to be made in the infancy of the career of any real estate agent. A wrong choice might mean spinning your wheels in neutral for several years, while choosing the right brokerage will mean the establishment of a great foundation for your entire career.

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Just to Name a Few (Work at Home Companies)

Motherhood As My Motivation

One of my dreams is to share information with all the mothers of the world who embrace the idea of working from home and spending more quality time with their families.

As most of us already know, a balanced life makes a happy life. When you have balance, you are more energetic, optimistic and more in control of your life. One of the worst feelings I have ever experienced as a mother, was when I had to leave my baby to someone else to care for her. I felt like she was my child and my responsibility. I didn’t want anyone else to nurture and raise my daughter.

At 8 weeks old, my daughter was taken to a home daycare as I returned back to my corporate employer. I cried more the weekend before I returned to work, than my 8 week old daughter did within the 8 weeks in which she was born.

Eventually the day care provider did not meet my expectations, so I asked my mother to take care of my baby. As time went on, my baby went through her phases of normal infant development. I was constantly getting reports of her new discoveries and developments.

My baby took her first steps when she was 9 months old. She was with my mother at the time and naturally she couldn’t wait until the weekend when I would be home to witness that precious moment. She wanted to walk during the week, so that I could hear about it through the grapevine.

I’ve waited for what seemed like an eternity to be able to experience motherhood, yet I was missing out on the complete experience. I wanted badly to assume the position of a stay at home mom. I envisioned myself working from home with my baby on my lap.

I didn’t believe I had the ability to achieve my work at home mom dreams, until I was able to wittness one of my best girlfriends work from home, as her daughter attended kindergarten.

My friend found work as an independent business owner as a virtual call center representative. She has been fortunate enough to be with her daughter for the past 4 years.

I could have been doing the same as she, yet I was complacent and afraid to leave my 9-5 with great pay, seniority, and great benefits.

I wasn’t happy doing the work I did, yet I stay because of the need for a steady pay check and benefits.

Now 5 years later, I have found work at home opportunities to assist me in being more assessable to my daughter. Currently I’m a licensed real estate agent for the State of Michigan., Now I too run my own independent business as a virtual call center representative, in addition to that, in addition to all the other things previously mentioned, I also am an Independent sales representative for AVON Products, Inc.

My daughter is now in the kindergarten, we are extremely close and she is the light of my life! She has been my constant motivation in finding ways to be the Mommy I really desire to be.