I worked for a major company as an executive for over 20 years. I would work long hours and spend many hours traveling to and from work. I use to think what am I doing I could be working for myself and making money for ME and not for someone else!I use to make millions of dollars for the company I worked for and through this business I have learnt a lot which I now use to make money for myself.When do you decide enough is enough and I no longer want to commute backwards and forwards when I could work from HOME in my own business. If I worked from home my workdays would be shorter because I wouldn't need to travel very far just from one room to another :-), I know that working from home can be difficult but if you do what I do and have a room setup as an office so when you are in there working it is your place of work...Sure the kids can still come in and get you or you could step out to make a coffee and a snack...But the beauty of working from home is that you are there and can manage your day as to how much time you are willing to put into your business.Many people like me start their home business before they quit their fulltime job, which I might say is a very good way to do it...We all need money from one source or another.I was so glad when I found the PIPS Program (check out pips.html in resource box) it is such a Great work from home opportunity. It allows you to start either slowly or rapidly your choice. There is the great 30 day training program as well, where you learn everything you need to know about successfully building your internet business.I believe I have made the right decision to "work from home" . You see when working from home and on your own schedule you are your own boss and creator of your destiny. Don't get me wrong IM no slouch I work very hard at working my business to be successful. Just because you work for yourself doesn't mean that it is easier...Sure it is less stressful as there is no one on your back to get things done within a certain timeframe, but I am on my own back to get things done, I set goals.It is important when you work from HOME for yourself that you have goals, it is so easy to fall into the I cant be bothered doing anything today mode. If you work from home for yourself you need to keep focused and motivated, as the saying goes keep on keeping on....I think everyone knows when they want to work from home and be their own boss....The time comes when you think that`s it no more!!!....And then and only then will you be committed at building your business....Remember you can start building your business slowly and then when you are earning enough to cover what you are earning in your job then you can say seeya later....IM off to work my OWN HOME BUSINESSYou will know when the time is right for you I hope you are not like me and think about it for ages before you take the plunge...I only wished I did it sooner...Goodluck in whatever "home business" you decide to do.....
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion... or... it will be killed.Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle... or... it will starve to death.It doesn't matter whether you are a gazelle or a lion, when the sun comes up... you better be running. **** With no boss breathing down your neck or clock to punch, It can be so tempting to stay in bed one hour longer, to postpone picking up the phone and contacting that prospect, or to focus your time and energy on the easy and fun stuff and put the unpleasant stuff off until later. One of the core competencies you need to succeed at home-based business is DISCIPLINE. You are now responsible for your success 24/7 and if you aren't doing what is required to succeed, there won't be someone to come along behind you and clean up your mess. It's do or die, eat or be eaten. To truly succeed as a serious home-based business owner, you need to be strong-willed and self-disciplined. You also need a solid, thorough, written plan to keep you on track and in constant motion. To ensure continuous momentum, you can plan your daily activities a month in advance, or even weekly. Some people prefer to dedicate each day of the week to a different task, for example: Monday - marketingTuesday - business buildingWednesday - customer relations ... and so on. Others prefer to perform a variety of tasks on any given day, for example: Monday - marketing (morning), business building (afternoon)Tuesday - customers relations (morning), industry research (afternoon) The most important factor here is have a Plan and stick to it. Although most people start a home-based business to create freedom, many of them fail to recognize the critical importance of a structured plan. No plan = no business and no business = no freedom. So remember, hit the floor running each morning, keep ahead of those who are following behind and overtake those in front of you. Whether you're the lion or the gazelle, you've got to run! 2006 Laurie Hayes - The HBB Source
From the desk of: John ArringtonMonday 4:08 pmYou can actually get paid real money for your Grocery receipts. Yes, its true. People like you and I are throwing money in the trash each time we trash our shopping receipts.I was absolutely Amazed when I found out that I could get paid for doing what I did every day, every week, SHOPPING. And at the same time I was bothered to the core at the thought of how much money I have thrown away over the years. Just by trashing my shopping receipts.This can be done anywhere in the world! All From this one web site!What gets me the most is, People all over the world dont know about this AMAZING Phenomenon. All they need is for someone to tell them about this AMAZING discovery. And this is my mission, spreading the news about this program. Im talking about just keep every receipt you receive as you shop anywhere in the world.Its like Saving Money or Making Money. Just any old way you want to look at it. Its Money in your pocket!As prices for consumer goods continue to rise, and they always will! You and I can now get some relief from the burden put on us by rising cost. HOW?We all where taught from child hood. Once we spent our money it was gone forever. Now thats not all true! As consumers we all can actually benefit from our shopping habits. HOW?Start TODAY, and keep every receipt you get when you purchase gas, clothing, toys, school supplies, groceries, cleaning supplies, auto repairs, etc... Also keep your receipts for home repairs, when you buy over the counter medications, phone bills, cable TV, satellite, Internet service. And much, much more. Just keep all your receipts. Never Trash A Receipt Again!Now, my wife and I dont feel so guilty when we spend a little extra money here and there. WHY? Because we know we are going to receive some of it back. If we just keep every receipt. Its that simple.To me this is the most AMAZING discovery Ive ever found. Its like Ive found a treasure chest and no one else knows about it. Im so tickled to have been so blessed to have found this AMAZING Secret called Get Paid For Your ReceiptsJust think about the power of this discovery for a moment. Everyone on the face of the planet shops. But not everyone knows they are throwing away money each time they trash their receipts. I know I didnt at one time.And the instructions are so simple to follow that anyone can do it. The more you do it the easier it gets.The out come of this AMAZING technique keeps putting money back in your pocket month after month, year after year. Im talking hundreds of dollars each month. Its like being rewarded for doing what we all do best SHOPPINGMy life dream has always been, not to have to worry about job security again. This little technique, I have learned, has turned out to become a great Home Business for my wife and I. We get paid doing the two things we like to do the most, and that is:1. Work from the comfort of our home.2. Go Shopping.It doesnt get much better then this! We just love it. We now have a little joke going around our home. It goes something like this: My wife says to me, honey Im going to the store to get groceries do you need anything. And I say to her no, but see how much money you can make while your shopping.But the truth is. This is not a joke. We actually get paid to shop, buy gas for our vehicles, clothing, groceries, toys for our grand children and so on. It just keeps getting better.We now enjoy the Holidays!We actually get a break when Christmas rolls around. How? Because we get paid money just for buying gifts for everyone on our list. We enjoy the holidays a lot more because the burden of spending money is lessened. And we get paid to shop!We all know from history, that prices will never go back down. They will only continue to rise higher and higher. So my moto now is: If you cant beat em, join em. Hey, it works for me! We can either complain about rising prices, or do something about it!Well, I can go on and on forever about this exciting discovery. But, now I will turn it over to you. Check it out for yourself. You decide, does it make sense to you. We know one thing is certain. You and I will shop the rest of our lives! So why not get paid doing it?For more information about this AMAZING program click http://tinyurl.com/fsuf6Copyright 2006 & Beyond All Rights Reserved.This article may be distributed freely on your website and in your ezines, as long as this entire article, copyright notice, links and the resource box are unchanged.
When I started my first business I didnt have a solid, well thought-out business plan. I threw together a rough one that I used to apply for a bank loan (which I didnt get, by the way). Ive found the best way to make sure a business is going to be successful is to create a business plan. It doesnt need to be pages long and take you days and days to complete. Below Ive created a quick 30 Minute Business Plan. A good business plan will help you figure out approximately what your business will cost to get off the ground. You dont want to guess at this. Knowing your costs will help you decide what youre going to charge. The 30 Minute "Business Plan" below also includes information about your competition. Dont forget about them. In one way or another they exist and youre going to want to get to know them. The bottom line most businesses fail because they dont have a clearly spelled-out business plan. Dont make that mistake.For those of you who have been in business for awhile, dont think a business plan cant help you. Your business plan should be taken out on a regular basis, reread and updated.Your 30 Minute Home Business Plan1.What is your business exactly? Explain in one or two sentences. (If you cant describe your business in a couple of sentences, rethink your business and focus your idea).2.Is your particular business needed? List the reasons that make you thinks so.3.Where do you see your business in one year? In three years? In five years? (Be specific.)4.How will you fund your business? Savings, credit cards, loans?5.What equipment/office supplies/licenses will you need to get your business started? Total Cost?6.What organizations and trade publications will you need? Total Cost?7.Who is your target customer? Describe them.8.What other businesses will you be competing with?9.What makes your business different from your competitors business? (Include price, quality, unique services, etc.)10.Where will you set up your home office? Is it going to cost me money to make a nice workable office? Cost?11.Will you use daycare everyday or once a week? Cost?12.How much money do you need to make each month to help my family survive?Once again, this is just a partial list, but there are enough questions here to give you a good idea of what youll be facing with a new business and the costs involved. A business plan is essential to your successful home business. As one great quote says, Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Author Unknown[ Submitted with ArticleSubmitter Pro - http://www.articlesubmitterpro.com]
Adsense is really making a huge impact on the affiliate marketing industry nowadays. Because of this, weak affiliate merchants have the tendency to die faster than ever and ad networks will be going to lose their customers quickly.If you are in a losing rather than winning in the affiliate program you are currently into, maybe it is about time to consider going into the Adsense marketing and start earning some real cash.Google is readily providing well written and highly relevant ads that are closely chosen to match the content on your pages. Adsenselover.com and picmoney.com both are the real path to your success through Google Adsense and Affiliate Marketing concept.You do not have to look for them yourselves as the search engine will be the doing the searching for you from other peoples source.You do not have to spend time in choosing different kind of ads for different pages. And no codes to mess around for different affiliate programs. You will be able to concentrate on providing good and quality content, as the search engines will be the ones finding the best ads in which to put your pages on.You are still allowed to add Adsense ads even if you already have affiliate links on your site. It is prohibited, however, to imitate the look and feel of the Google ads for your affiliate links.You can filter up to 200 URLs. That gives you a chance to block ads for the sites that do not meet your guidelines. You can also block competitors. Though it is unavoidable that Adsense may be competing for some space on web sites that all other revenues are sharing.Owners of small sites are allowed to plug a bit of a code into their sites and instantly have relevant text ads that appeal to your visitors appear instantly into your pages. If you own many sites, you only need to apply once. It makes up for having to apply to many affiliate programs.The only way to know how much you are already earning is to try and see. If you want out, all you have to do is remove the code from your site. The payment rates can vary extremely. The payment you will be receiving per click depends on how much advertisers are paying per click to advertise with the use of the AdWords. Advertisers can pay as little as 5 cents and as high as $10-12, sometimes even more than that too. You are earning a share of that money generated. If your results remain stagnant, it can help if you try and build simple and uncluttered pages so that the ads can catch the visitors eyes more. It sometimes pay to differ from the usual things that people are doing already. It is also a refreshing sight for your visitor once they see something different for a change.Publishers also have the option of choosing to have their ads displayed only on a certain site or sites. It is also allowed to have them displayed on a large network of sites. The choice would be depending on what you think will work best for your advantage.To get an idea if some Adsense ads you see on the search engines has your pages, try to find web pages that have similar material to the content you are planning to create and look up their Adsense ads.It is important to note that you cannot choose certain topics only. If you do this, search engines will not place Adsense ads on your site and you will be missing out a great opportunity in making hundreds and even thousands of dollars cash.It is still wise to look at other peoples information and format your Adsense there. Just think about it as doing yourself a favor by not having to work too hard to know what content to have.Topic to be avoided includes gambling, firearms, ammunition, tobacco or drugs. If you are being offered more cash in exchange of doing Adsense with these kinds, it is just like signing your own termination paper.With all the information that people need in your hands already, all you have to do is turn them as your profits. It all boils down to a gain and gain situation both for the content site owners and the webmasters or publishers.Make other peoples matter your own and starting earning some extra cash.