Do you require to start a home based business? Do you reckon you have what it takes? i am going to tell you how I failed at my first home based business. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes & succeed.
there’s many home based business opportunities. a number of them are internet related & some are not. You can start something out of your own imagination. Or you can order a plug-n-play system from somebody else.
My problem is that I got so overwhelmed with the potential that I didn’t pay attention to the details. I saw that I could make big money & that is all I saw. In the back of my mind I knew that I would not enjoy the work required to make this business a success. But I kept looking at the dollar signs. I kept telling myself that I could do something that I wasn’t comfortable doing if it meant becoming rich.
I require to tell you about a home based business & why I failed at it. it is because I had unrealistic expectations. I dreamed about being my own boss & quitting my day job. I came across an opportunity that seemed too lovely to be true. & it was. Don’t get me wrong. This opportunity was legitimate & a lot of people have made a lot of money with it.
You see, i am not comfortable with person to person sales. This job required that I make face to face sales. It required that I run advertising to promote my business. It then required that I make numerous phone calls to sell my product & build a down-line.
I spent a tremendous amount of money on advertising. & I got a lot of results. But each result required that I call the person & try to make a sale. I was so uncomfortable making these calls. I would spend several hours making the calls & by the time I was done, I would be so stressed out that I could not relax. It got to where I could not sleep at night. Eventually I got so stressed that I stopped making the calls. All of the advertising amounted to a huge loss because I was unable to follow up on the leads.
In summary, pick the business opportunity that is right for you. Don’t start a business because somebody else has made money on it. Concentrate on building a business that is right for you & the profits will come.
Here are some important points for you to follow if you require to succeed.
1. Examine the business opportunity & be realistic. If the job is going to require you to take actions that you are uncomfortable with, then you won’t succeed.
2. Ignore the $$$ & pick something you like doing. If you don’t like what you are doing, you won’t succeed.
3. Stay within your personal potential. because John Doe makes $1000 a week doing a business from home doesn’t mean you will. It takes different kinds of people to do different things. Not everybody can succeed at the same thing.
4. Stick with a budget. Don’t let somebody else talk you into spending more money then you can afford.
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”Thomas Paine
Ever dreamed of owning a successful online business? What have you, or are you willing to risk for your dreams?
Today I am sharing Jennifer Lopez with you, when I saw Jennifer Lopez on the Dr Oz show, I knew that I had my blog post for the day.
Living your life happy, by making a few different changes to your daily routine, are the simplest things in life you can do for yourself. When you learn to love yourself, and believe in yourself miracles can truly happen.
Jennifer Lopez talks to Dr. Oz about how her body feels stronger than ever in her 40s and why she loves her curves.
Jennifer Lopez discusses how working hard and loving yourself helps you make the best choices in life.
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Jennifer Lopez and Dr. Oz discuss why adding protein powder to your smoothie in the morning will help give you more energy.
Jennifer Lopez’s Berry Berry Good Smoothie Recipe
Start your day feeling like a star with this A-list smoothie!
While Jennifer was on the Dr Oz show they were making a smoothie, I went and made one and they are truly delicious.Jennifer Lopez’s Berry Berry Good Smoothie Recipe
Start your day feeling like a star with this A-list smoothie!Berries aren’t just the perfect low-calorie snack; they’re packed with antioxidants, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. Include these high-fiber, low-sugar fruits in your morning smoothie for a boost for your body and energy.Ingredients
1 scoop Body Lab Tasty Shake vanilla or chocolate (This is her branded protein)
I substituted a different vanilla protein and it was still delicious
3 cups strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup ice cubes
Directions: Blend all ingredients & enjoy!
“I seriously feel like the best days are ahead, and I like the idea of getting to do everything I did before but with more knowledge, experience, and street smarts. There’s a certain love, appreciation, and gratitude that you have at 40 that you don’t have when you’re younger, and it makes every accomplishment feel so much better.”
If you are interested in starting a business, or taking over one, you face a daunting task that carries a level of risk and excitement not possible in the ‘employee’ world.
If the financial independence of self-employment appeals to you – no boss, no income limits as to time and wage, and the ability to let your personal drive determine your compensation – then you will no doubt be eagerly going over the many options available to release you from your current job.
However, the rush of financial excitement must be tempered by the necessary cost of time, money and effort in properly setting yourself up independently.
Despite income claims made by business opportunity companies, or competing businesses, you must be ready to accept the reality of not seeing personal income for several months – or even years.
Starting a self-employed business on the side, while keeping regular employment as your financial security, is a wise method of ensuring your income.
Another option is to have substantial savings that permit you the freedom to pursue your dreams unencumbered with other employment. However, the savings must also be capable of carrying the costs of developing a business along with providing for your material needs.
Do you also recognize the time that is required in starting your own business? In some ways it is almost unnecessary to bring up the point since your passion will likely drive you to spend many hours in your pursuits. If you have other obligations; family, job, social etc. then you will have to consider if you CAN devote the time needed to get your business off the ground.
Having discussed both money and time, you must recognize that there is much more effort extended BEFORE a business is profitable than at any other time in your business. Yes, once you are getting work and are satisfied with the income level you may be very busy indeed but you will then be compensated for it. When you are still cultivating your business – marketing, doing free jobs, searching for clients and customers – you may not be seeing any income, or a very meager one, which makes your EFFORTS seem immense.
Do not falter! If you come to the point when you are working your hardest and doing everything your business requires but still not seeing monetary results, you may hit a psychological wall. This is where truly entrepreneurial individuals see an obstacle to overcome as opposed to a dead-end to their hard work. Passion for their work and the strong desire to work for themselves overcomes any perceived barriers and moves them to keep going and ultimately becoming very successful.
By persevering you will certainly see the fine fruits of your labors and prove to yourself and others that the benefits of self-employment far outweigh the mediocre status quo of the typical worker’s daily grind.
“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
? Oscar Wilde
Blog Writing Tips
Creating a blog is a great way for anyone to share their life experiences and even advertise their business. To date there are no actual code of ethics developed for bloggers to follow but there are three common sense ethic codes that anyone should follow while they are running their blog posts. These are the code of ethics that will prove you as a trustworthy blog owner.
1. Fair and Honest:
You need to be fair and honest to your followers. You need to make sure all the information you provide is honest without adding any false information. When you are providing facts you need to make them distinct, true, and easy to follow. Do not attempt to distort your facts, visitors can read this right away and as a result, you will lose visitors. If you happen to provide any information, in your site that may appear to be false; you need to provide your reader with factual information to back up your statement. If you are adding pictures to your blog add captions underneath to explain to the reader about the picture. Fair and Honest are two of the most important components of the bloggers code of ethics.
2. Harm of others:
When you are creating a blog topic on a very controversial issue avoid using any ones names or places. This will protect you from any lawsuits and also from hurting visitors? feelings. A good motto for this code of ethic would be, say to others what you would want them to say about you. You also need to be sure that you protect a person?s privacy. Invading a person?s privacy is rude as well as intrusive. If you do not want someone doing it to you then do not do it to others. A great way to avoid violating this blog code of ethic is to avoid using names or places if it all possible. If it is unavoidable try to use as much damage control as possible.
3. Be Accountable:
You need to accept the consequences that may come with your blog. If you have made a mistake in any of your postings admit it right away, do not try to avoid it. Everyone makes mistakes and if you own up to yours you will be more respected in the readers eyes.
If someone happens to question your information on your blog open up a discussion with the person. Try to see why they feel the way they do and if they prove to be right, apologize to the person and admit that yes you are right I did make a mistake. If you are not accountable for your blog you will be in violation of the blog code of ethics and as a result, you will lose followers.
All of these blog codes of ethics are common sense but also the most neglected parts of Blogging. Following a basic code of ethics will enable you to be trustworthy blogger to your visitors.
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It has been an amazing weekend, 4th of July is special to all Americans, it is the day America Became Independent!
On 4th of July my sister Florence always throws a party at her home on Lake Ontario, the whole family comes from
all different directions, and all walks of life. I have 2 Wonderful Supporting Brothers Bill, & Butch, I also have 2 sisters,
Florence and Barbie, Here I am seen with my Sister in Law Bobbi Jo, she has been with Billy for an awful long time,
they have 7 children between them. The third picture is sun set on Lake Ontario, Lake Ontario is only a couple miles
from my Home. My nephew Kyle, and niece Tiffany are doing sparklers on top a bank at my sister Florences’ home,
The little boy in the chair was the youngest this year, his name is Jayden, His Parents are my nephew Will & Andrea
they are a awesome couple. I Didn’t realize my Brother Bill wasn’t in the Photo Below I will find an Image of Him,
He is the Baby of the Family I can’t forget him!
This is my Baby Brother Bill, William J Hadcock, Sr, With His Wife BobbiJo Johnson
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By Eliz English
Happy To Be Alive!
In May 2006 My son David passed away, his computer just sat in my kitchen since he had moved out in April. My husband asked me why I just let The computer sit there. I decided to sit down and see if I could do anything on the computer without blowing it up.
I have learned not only how to use the computer but, #HowtoMakMoneyfromHome Against all Odds
I had a life before the computer, recently January 24, 2014, at midnight I attended the Empower Miami Freedom 2014 Event, as David Wood walked off stage I was wheeled out on a stretcher to Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital where I was told I had suffered two heart attacks.
It has taken me Three Months to decide what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
Moping around the house was not the option I wanted.
I enjoyed sitting at my computer, meeting new people, learning the most exciting things, Anything I want to know about is right there at my fingertips.
My main reason for starting to use the computer was to find a way to pay for my prescriptions. I have suffered with chronic upper and lower back pain since December 1982. Medications have taken us to the point where our house is going into foreclosure. Besides the pain I was diagnosed in 2002 with severe COPD with emphysema, and needed a lung transplant. Breathing medications added to the pain medications have kept my husband,David has been working out of state, throughout the whole year Holidays or if he has to drive me to the doctors. He has been helping me pay for my business, prescriptions, food, basically everything I need in life.
I am stepping up and taking responsibility for myself. Today is my first step back into my business and back into a life that I enjoy. I am not going to go back to a life where I am laying in bed crying waiting for the next dose of pain medication. Today I am celebrating being able to work on my laptop.
Depending on what level pain I am having I am able to work at the computer for small amounts of time everyday.
My journey through life has taken me through some amazing places You are welcome to come along for the next journey with me. Take a walk on Elizs Way. Tomorrow is a brand new day, I am just so HAPPY To BE ALIVE, aren’t you!
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For 32 years I have depended on another person to make life decisions for me. Due to Disitegrating Disc Disease and Severe COPD with Emphysema I believed my options were limited.
Every word seems to cause an arguement, that last all day, until it has lasted so long you ask yourself when did it start and what was it about to begin with.
I literally let someone else make a decision whether I was put on a resperator or not. Until this weekend, I feel like I have had a bucket of cold water dumped over my head.
I have trusted life to a person whos goals aren’t the same as mine. The more I try to better myself and my situation the more I am told I am an idiot, treated like I have to defend every action I make.
In January I suffered from 3 heart attacks, having nearly died really wakes you up, making your realize, me anyway that you need to be making decisions for yourself.
I have no idea how my life is going to turn out. Battling chronic pain everyday, and fighting for every breath are my biggest battles right now.
All I can do is share my journeys with you. I am in no means suggesting that the decisions I make are right for you.
I would love to hear your comments about your journeys in life and how they have affected you.
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You need to have some knowledge of what to do and expect from a home business. You need to know what resources are available to you and who can provide you answers as to what you need for the future of your business. The tips below can help you start.
Do not get caught up in multi-level marketing and get-rich-quick schemes. Your home business should be a legitimate idea, that sells a product or service. If you start gearing yourself towards what seems too good to be true, then you are spinning your wheels. Devise a solid business plan of your own and attain the resources to make it come to life.
You should never try to work for a company that has ethics and values that do not mirror your own. It is hard to convince someone to invest in a business idea or product that you are selling if they can tell that you are not a fan of it yourself.
If you are just getting started it is a good idea to offer something free to your customers. Many people do not want to invest their money into something they are not sure of, so offering them free products/services will give them an idea of what you are selling and let them know the quality of it.
Obtain all necessary permits and licenses. If you sell a product, you may need a state sales-tax certificate, and if customers visit your home, you may need an occupancy permit. License and zoning laws can be complicated but can usually be found online. If you\’re unsure, it\’s best to hire a lawyer. Obeying the laws will help you avoid being fined or even losing your business.
If it is possible, attempt to start your home business before leaving your current job. This will allow you to have a steady salary while you begin building the new company. This will also give you a cushion in the unfortunate, but realistic possibility of failure or even complete bankruptcy.
Take the time to showcase your knowledge of your product to others. Write online articles and put your contact information in them. Search for seminars that you can participate in and think of other opportunities to become involved. The reputation of your home business will increase the more you put yourself out there.
Use an attention-grabbing name for your website domain. There are many different websites and you want to make sure that yours stands out from the rest. A catchy name can be the perfect thing to get traffic to your site, it will be easy for a potential customer to remember and easy for them to access.
Find a home business venture that you are actually interested in! This will benefit you in the long run! Otherwise, working from home will be much less enjoyable and a more difficult task. To make a success determine your interests, goals and capabilities – before you become involved in any business!
Your home business website will benefit from things such as search engine optimization. Make friends with people in the same industry, so you can swap banner links with each other. This boosts your page rankings on major search engines, making your website a higher priority among search results. This is an excellent way to boost traffic.
As you have seen in the above tips, there is a lot of knowledge, you can acquire before starting and maintaining a home business, and it is this knowledge that can help you with your future. Do everything you must to ensure the success of your home business for the future.
by Dr. Jeffrey Lant
Author’s program note. These kinds of things are happening to me all the time now. I was sitting in a booth at the Cambridge Common Restaurant just the other day and was anxious to enjoy the same American fare I always get there, namely a classic hamburger medium well, fresh lettuce and tomato with a whisper of Bermuda onion; side of onion rings (a specialite’ de la maison), justly renowned up and down Massachusetts Avenue, three half deviled eggs (uniquely available here) and large diet Coke; make sure there are three slices of lime. I am most particular about such matters, and don’t forget it, Pookie. Mind, just two won’t do.
Then the snag. I couldn’t get out of my top coat, suitably charcoal gray, the one that I acquired so many years ago in London, at Austin Reed, in that long ago era when being stylish still mattered to me, though even then not so very much (to my mother’s abiding chagrin).
This coat, now my straight-jacket, now my jailor… for, you see, I couldn’t take it off and I couldn’t get it on. I was a hostage and even doing the shimmy like my sister Kate didn’t help. Nothing did.
My irksome dilemma was compounded by the fact no waitron (as we call them in my progressive metropolis) was to hand. No, they were all bunched together at the entrance, where at least 4 of them cast jaundiced eyes at the folks (another Cambridge-ism) entering; what tip they might get their one and only concern.
And so I waited pondering the thoughts every hostage wherever held had thought; thoughts like how did I get myself into this friggin’ situation… how could I get myself out of it… and where was the cavalry to rescue me? After all, I pay my taxes.
Like I said, this wasn’t the first time I was trapped inside my top coat… or my favorite sweater, the thick one from France with the heraldic devices and fastidious moths… or any of those Ralph Lauren polo shirts, the ones that mysteriously disappear when certain light-fingered friends decide to spend the night because they’ve over served themselves from my dwindling supply of fine wines and liquors I shall never buy again.
No, this wasn’t the first time a determined garment decided to hold me for ransom, but it was the longest and most public such event, thus deserving of the most careful consideration and a thorough vetting of each and every detail, no matter how picayune you might think. Besides, who asked you for an opinion anyway?
So, by now I was one exasperated puppy with a fast rising temperature. I needed help and the staff had well and truly disappeared. Now what? Out of the corner of my eye I saw an elderly couple just finishing up. Then the absolutely unthinkable notion… they could help me. And all of a sudden I was confronted by one of the most profound and undeniable aspects of aging… that I, help giver par excellence for my entire life, now needed help…. and I didn’t like that one little bit… not least when my potential rescuers stood up and I realized with horror the “elderly couple” was my age… yes, card carrying Baby Boomers. It only worsened my dilemma… and made me feel damn foolish, too.
I mean, why couldn’t I just say in my most congenial and casual way, “Could you folks give me a hand?”. They would have said yes, pulled me up smartly and removed me from the troublesome coat.
They would then have smiled and quipped some phrase like “Don’t take any wooden nickles”, waved and gone on their merry way with that happy feeling that comes when you’ve taken time to do a good deed you didn’t need to do. The whole thing would have taken 120 seconds, or less. Besides, I had seen the gentleman look at me struggling. It seems to me he wanted to help but didn’t want to intrude, either for fear he’d be rebuffed by me or somehow “get involved”, a thing that trips us all up. We want to make the world a better place, we prattle on about it without surcease, but we want to do it without “getting involved”. How this can be accomplished no one knows. Thus I didn’t request his help, and he didn’t offer it. I remained trapped, arms pinned. And to think the gray haired couple and I all grew up on Bob Dylan and his 1974 masterpiece, “Forever Young,” “May you always do for others/ And let others do for you.”
Giving, yes. Getting, no.
I’m ok with the first half of Dylan’s line. Giving is what successful people do. Giving is an important aspect of their success. It firmly and unequivocally establishes them as a person of consequence, a person of empathy and kindness and generosity; a person who should be touched to ensure good luck and whose every word is solid gold, ready for chiseling on public buildings.
Of course I see myself this way and give with the well-honed and always gracious gesture of the grandest grand seigneur. When misery of any kind strikes within my circle and often without; (think typhoons in far-away places which even I cannot find with ease), I respond at once.
It is not an act of thought; it is rather an act of indelible habit long ago taught and constantly performed since. It affirms my superior status and good heart and immediately suggests God’s unqualified approbation and bounty. This thought comforted my God-fearing Puritan ancestors; it comforts me as well, just as it comforts me to give even where the response is anything but warm.
One day when I was returning from my walk about the neighborhood, I saw a family in distress.Their car didn’t work, and they were in despair, young children shrieking. I asked them where they were going and how much they needed. Connecticut. $500.
I offered to lend, not give, the money. Could they pay back, say, $50 a month? “Oh, yes, sir, we can and we will.” Fervent thanks were rendered and rendered again. A week or two after the first payment date, no funds received, I called. I expected an excuse and a promise for prompt recompense and renewed appreciation. What I got was an earful of the bluest and most vulgar, every word an expostulation of the rawest and most offensive; the whole proof positive that no good deed goes unpunished.
But here’s the rub. I was not disconcerted by the torrent of malice; quite the contrary. “There but for the grace of God…” What might so easily have resulted in a shouting match turned instead into a moment of quiet satisfaction and proof of God’s love. Could the man shouting unanticipated obscenities have said as much? Yes, God moves in mysterious ways and His account of the time we have been given and used is absolute, infallible, eternal. Yes, this is what happens to the givers, each blessed and rightly so. But what happens to those who are given? I didn’t need to consider this matter. It had been drilled into me from birth… and now prevented me from asking for help.
“If you want it done right, do it yourself,” I’d been taught. “God helps those who help themselves,” I’d been assured.” “Don’t wait to be asked. Take the initiative to do the right thing and do it now!”, every phrase an adamant declaration for independence here, independence now, independence forever.
These were the shibboleths of the people who shaped me, theirs the adamant voices ringing in my ear today. And they are right, for there is nothing more important as you age than the personal freedom and independent living which are constantly at risk and being chipped away, threatened, diminished day by day. Then out of nowhere, I heard a song begin to gather in my brain. And it went something like this…
“I am what I am/ I am my own special creation/ So come take a look/ Give me the hook or the ovation.”
And all of a sudden, as the song rose and its insistent lyrics soared, I got that feeling that I’ve known before, the feeling that He is there… that He is watching… and against every logical thought and sentiment He cares.
Thus did epiphany and perfect recognition hit me squarely between the eyes in an urban greasy spoon in the unlikely form of an anthem for drag queens everywhere featuring this electrifying line, “There’s one life, and there’s no return and no deposit.” (The song, of course, is “I Am What I Am” music and lyrics by Jerry Herman from the 1983 production of “La Cage aux Folles”. Go now to any search engine and find it. I prefer the version by George Hearn with resonant. adamant voice enough to uplift millions, including you and me.)
“I don’t want praise. I don’t want pity.”
And so the truths poured out. I shuffle now, my once strident walk slower now. This doesn’t matter.
My right hand tremors, This doesn’t matter.
Shoelaces a struggle to tie. This doesn’t matter either.
The agile letters that jump up and down on a page challenging meaning. This, too, doesn’t matter. What then does?
The waitress knew. “I’m sorry you had to wait so long. Need some help with your coat?” and so my incapacity begot a new friend with radiant smile and, in short order deviled eggs, onion rings, and apple crunch with vanilla ice cream… all on the house. “You deserve it,” she said…. and maybe I’m ready to admit that I do.
Dedication by the Author. It is my privilege and pleasure to dedicate this article to Daniel Fischer, my “monkey” and friend, a man of spirit, persistence, dedication and love. Remember, you are not alone and your example and dazzling smile inspire us all and always will, none more so than me.
About the Author
Harvard-educated Dr. Jeffrey Lant is the author of over a dozen best selling business and marketing books, as well as several ebooks and over one thousand online articles on a variety of topics. Republished with author’s permission by Elizabeth English <a href=”http://LizsWorldprofit.com”
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