Learn How To Make Money Online Step By Step The Easy Way

Most entrepreneurs these days think getting a website and some product to sell online is a great

way to make money, also, most advertisers make it seem quite easy with all the bells, whistles,

promises and the marketing tools they present.  When you are thinking of ways to make money

online, you likely want to know immediately what the best way to make money online is.

There are tons of ways to make money online but nothing matters if you don't know how to work it

yourself.  You see, if you want to make money online you must know how to tap the power of the

Internet.  If you are still at a loss with what you want to sell, because your interests cannot

be turned into profit making products that you can sell online, it is a good idea to consider

selling the products of someone else to make money online.

If you do a Google search on making money online your going to see that today there are

277,000,000 website ready to give you the information you need to turn your dreams into reality.

After all the promises and the marketing “mumbo jumbo” about making money online with website

that people just click and spend, after all the explanation of creating content that holds the

viewers, after all the work to get the information out to potential customer you wind up with

nothing.  Some of those sites are just plain garbage and most of them are affiliate links to the

few hundred marketing gurus that have the market flooded with information, software and online

money making idea that all promise the way to the golden nugget.

Some of the other methods to make smaller amounts of money online are affiliate marketing on a

smaller scale, getting paid to drive, getting paid to shop, and getting paid to take surveys.

Getting paid to take surveys is one of the easiest ways to make money online.  If you are looking

for an easy way to make quick money online, there is no doubt that network marketing is the best


As you can see, finding out what the best way to make money online is not as easy as you would

think.  Now you know the best route to take, the methods that put the successful where they are

today and the real investments that you should be applying, to make money online.

Technology & Business Expansion: Matching Your Data Systems to the Business Growth Needs of Tomorrow

Fueling the high growth rate for Retailers, Manufacturers and Distributors is a flurry of mergers and acquisitions. In today’s world of mergers and acquisitions, and heavy usage of the Web, companies are facing a new reality. Software that meets the company’s needs now will not be effective after a new acquisition takes place, or if sales substantially increase as a result of using the Web.

While meeting with a prospective client -- a CEO of a large cleaning supply company -- about purchasing new software, he told me that he was planning to grow his business by end of the year from 300 million to 500 million dollars by acquiring competitors he was negotiating with. When I asked him how he planned to integrate his company’s software with the new companies he was planning to acquire, his response was: “You hit the nail on its head. The software we are using cannot support our future acquisition plans. We will have to let the companies we plan to acquire keep using their current software until we find software that can meet our new needs. Not having the right software will result in a substantial increase of our operating cost. The unfortunate part is that we did not have the foresight to think ahead of the fact that our current software would not be able to support our acquisition plans. Nobody expected that we would grow at this rate and now we have to pay the price.”

Here are 4 unforeseen business disruptions that are likely to happen when your business environment changes:

1. Quite often companies engaged in e-commerce, experience an unexpectedly high volume of sales’ transactions that the current software cannot handle efficiently, resulting in the need for additional labor and excessive operating costs.

2. Frequently, the current software cannot provide the desired analytical information needed, resulting in the downloading of large amounts of data to spread sheets and more complex data manipulation to get the needed reports.

3. When mergers and acquisitions take place, the number of users along with the transaction volume will substantially increase, resulting in the possibility that the current computer system will not be able to handle this sudden change.

4. The acquired company might not have the same business practices as the company doing the takeover, resulting in the possibility that the current software may not be able to handle the new business demands. This can result in multiple software platforms being used creating higher operating costs and additional complexities in the computer infrastructure.

<i>When planning future expansion, steps should be taken to ensure smooth business growth. </i>

Software effectiveness evaluations should be performed the same way as evaluating old equipment in a factory. When evaluating the current software functions, the focus should not be on how well the software meets the business needs today, but whether it can meet the business growth of tomorrow when the company moves to the “next level.” In today’s business reality, which is changing at lighting speed, lack of planning can be a very costly proposition.

Nobody likes change, but not facing the fact that a company’s current software is outdated can result in substantial business disruptions and expenses down the road. The question that should always be asked is: “if the business reality changes drastically resulting in an unexpectedly large amount of new users or volume of data transactions, could the current software be able handle it?”

Retail Jobs Provide Unprecedented Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for those people interested in a retail career will soar over the next five to ten years. Retail opportunities are expected to grow in virtually every type of position, but the need for customer service representatives, marketing managers, and counter clerks are projected to grow up to thirty-five percent by the year 2014. The Bureau estimates that companies will need nearly 2.3 million retail salespeople by 2014 and almost 1.8 million cashiers. High-growth jobs in retail also include those who work in merchandise display and who are purchasing managers.

The Flexibility of Retail Jobs

There's truly never been a better time to get a retail job. In addition to the unprecedented number of job openings, retail work has a number of benefits and opportunities that are simply not available in other industries. For example, when you're taking the first steps on your career path, store jobs provide incredible flexibility. You can choose to work part-time or full-time, depending on your schedule and circumstances. Similarly, temporary positions abound during peak seasons, such as mall jobs during November and December or retail jobs at resort destinations during the summer.

The flexibility of retail jobs extends to the type of company for which you wish to work. Perhaps you would enjoy working in an independent boutique, for example, or maybe you enjoy the atmosphere of a "big box" retailer. It could be that mall jobs entice you, or perhaps you like the idea of working for a national or international retail chain. Because retail jobs are so ubiquitous, the choice is completely up to you.

Learning on the Job

Aside from the flexibility offered by jobs in retail, these positions offer education and training that you often don't find in other fields. Large companies may have intensive training programs specifically tailored to the position you're filling and to the company for which you're working. Although you may begin in one position, you can easily earn opportunities for advancement and training in a variety of other retail fields.

While smaller companies often rely upon on-the-job training for their new employees (rather than structured classes), you most likely will have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of skills. For example, if you are hired as a sales clerk in an independent clothing boutique, you may find that you have the opportunity to work on merchandise displays, to help design in-store promotions, and even to accompany the owner to market to select fashion for upcoming seasons.

Financial Benefits of Retail Jobs

Because there is such a great demand for those pursuing a retail career, employers often offer a wide range of financial incentives and benefits to their employees. From health insurance, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans to parental leave, paid vacation time, and employee discounts, retail jobs can be as financially rewarding as they are satisfying.

Popcorn and Other Marketing Mistakes In a Changing Economy

Ten years of competitive hell!

That was the title on the seminar brochure I received recently. As I survey some of the forces flowing through our economy, and witness the way in which they effect my clients, I have to agree. The Information Age is certainly one of the most turbulent times business people have ever seen.

And the force causing the greatest turbulence is rapid, unrelenting change. Consider this. In 1900, the total amount of knowledge that mankind had was doubling about every 500 years. Today, it doubles about every two years. And the pace continues to increase. One futurist predicts that today's high school seniors will have to absorb more information in their final year alone than their grandparents did in their entire life.

At the same time that things are changing rapidly, competition is increasing in almost every industry. Foreign competitors have entered our markets, the wave of corporate downsizing has transformed thousands of displaced executives into reluctant entrepreneurs, and the knowledge explosion continues to evidence itself in new technologies that often provide radically different ways of accomplishing some task.

The result?

Burgeoning competition in almost every industry. I have yet to meet an executive who has said, "I have fewer competitors today than I did three years ago." Continually growing numbers of competitors seems to be a characteristic of our economy that we are going to have to live with for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, these forces of rapid change and growing competition have brought a cloud of confusion to CEOs and sales executives trying to grow their businesses.

One common response to this cloud of confusion is what I call "Popcorn." Imagine kernels of popcorn simmering in hot oil in the bottom of a popcorn popper. As the heat grows, one of the kernels explodes and rockets off against the side of the popper. A few moments later, another kernel explodes and shoots off in another direction. Before long, the canister is full of careening kernels bouncing in every direction.

That's my analogy to the way in which many businesses attempt to increase their sales when the temperature created by growing competition gets hot. As the heat of the situation grows, they know they have to do something. Then along comes a good idea and, pop, like a kernel of exploding popcorn, they lunge at the good idea.

The good idea can be anything. Maybe it's a media representative who suggests a new advertisement. That sounds like a good idea. So, "pop" off they go after that. Or it could be a salesperson suggesting that a computer program will solve their problems. That sounds like a good idea, so "pop," off they go after that good idea. Next is an advertising agency suggesting a new brochure. That also sounds good, and "pop," like kernels of corn exploding in every direction, they expend money and energy in short term "good ideas."

Like kernels of popcorn, they frantically chase lots of good ideas hoping that one will be the answer to the marketing problems. The problem is that these good ideas rarely have any relationship to one another. And, they generally present superficial solutions to problems which are often deeper. The company's time and energy is diverted toward these superficial "good ideas," and away from the deeper solutions.

For example, an advertisement in a trade journal may be a superficial solution for a company that does not have a system for identifying qualified prospects. And a new brochure may be a superficial response for an organization that doesn't have feedback mechanism in place to adequately understand its customers.

The unfortunate consequences are often more pressure, more confusion, and more energy expended in the wrong places.

Is there a better way? Sure. A far more effective response is to create a powerful sales and marketing system. A sales and marketing system provides an interconnected, measurable set of processes and tools that ultimately result in increased sales. Where would McDonald's be today without a system to consistently produce hot hamburgers? Where would Ford be if they had no system to design and build new automobiles? The keys to success for these businesses has been their ability to create and manage effective systems to accomplish their goals.

Sales and marketing can be treated in exactly the same way. The process of acquiring customers and then expanding the business with them can be systematized. If you're successful in creating a working system, you'll be investing your resources in the most effective way, and producing predictable, regular sales results.

Your sales and marketing system should start with a thorough understanding of the needs and interests of the prospects. Fold into that an honest awareness of the unique value your company brings to the market, and you have the beginning framework for your system. Your system should focus on the highest potential market segments, and develop segment-specific processes and tools to help you reach your market in the most cost-effective way.

When your system is designed, you'll also have a set of criteria in place to help you adequately assess the potential in such things as advertisements, brochures, computer programs, etc.

A well-designed system allows you to move out of the desperate reactive mode characterized by "Popcorn" and into a confident pro-active mode.

Here are seven questions to determine whether you're operating from the "Systems" perspective or the "Popcorn" mind set.

1.  Do you have specific, realistic objectives for your sales and marketing efforts?

2. Have you precisely identified your highest potential markets segments?

3. Have you identified the sequence of decisions that a typical prospect goes through to come to a decision to buy your product or service?

4. Have you identified the key activities and processes that must take place on a monthly basis in order for you to reach your sales objectives?

5. Do you have a monthly measurement of the quantity and quality of your key marketing activities?

6. Are you able to track exactly how much it costs to create a customer?

7. Do all of your marketing collateral (brochures, ads, etc.) directly support the purposes and processes of your system?

Obviously, a positive answer to those questions indicates that you have a well defined sales and marketing system in place. That means that you have gone from reactive to pro-active marketing, and that you're well on your way to regular, predictable sales. Negative answers mean that you have some work to do to bring your sales and marketing efforts into a proactive mode to allow you to successfully compete in the turbulent 21st Century.

The Transformation of the Home Based Business Opportunity

There's never been a better time to dive into the business world and claim your slice of the pie. Thanks in large part to the Internet, the playing field has become more level. To start a successful business, you don't need hundreds of thousands of dollars of capital; you don't even need an office. You simply need a computer, an Internet connection, the right idea, and the will to succeed.

Why the Old Model Didn't Work

Indeed, the home based business opportunity has undergone a transformation - and an upgrade. It used to be that, to make money from home, you had to affiliate with a network marketing company that expected you to sell products at home parties and pester your family members and friends - and their friends. It was only when (or in most cases, if) you established a downline that you could begin earning residual income. The problem with that business model is that most of the people who sought income opportunities were so far down the proverbial food chain that they could never truly succeed.

New Money Making Opportunities

Today, the information superhighway is open to all, which means that opportunities to make money on the Internet abound. Some people choose to earn money online in order to supplement their existing income, while others look for a money making opportunity that will enable them to get out of the rat race and truly achieve wealth.

While the Internet might be seen as the great equalizer, not everyone who tries to make money online succeeds. That's because throwing up a website and hoping that people will find it simply doesn't work. There are too many websites out there competing for the same eyeballs. Instead, the most successful home based business opportunity is one where you connect with another company that has all the systems in place to ensure that you can begin driving traffic to your site on day one.

Advertising, Multiple Revenue Streams, and More

Internet advertising is both an art and a science, and an area that takes a great deal of experimentation and ongoing refinement in order to be effective. When you are reviewing a potential home based business opportunity, be sure that the company has Internet marketing gurus who can provide you with high-conversion advertisements and who can tell you exactly where to place your ads. The right kind of advertising in the right places will make the difference between success and failure.

In order to earn money online, then, you need traffic that's generated from advertising. You also need multiple revenue streams. Ideally, you should have at least seven different revenue streams across a number of industries in order to succeed. Again, the company with which you affiliate can provide you with the variety that you need.

Needless to say, to earn money online you need to approach your venture like a business. In other words, you do need to make an initial investment (although it's a fraction of what it would cost to start a business offline), and you need to commit to working a certain number of hours per week. For those who have been burned by the traditional network marketing system, though, this should be a cakewalk.

Panama Bearer Share Corporation

It is said that Panama corporations are the anonymous corporations is the world. So what is this Anonymity with the Panama Corporation? It is said, under Panama law a bearer share corporation can be owned by the physical certificates of stock with no recorded owner in a public registry or database. The stock certificates can be privately be transferred with no record of the sale appearing anywhere at the same time the new owner can replace the directors with their own directors and have resignation letters in his possession for the directors.

A Panama corporation can own stock trading accounts, bank accounts, real estate, boats, cars, planes, art jewelry, businesses and other valuable assets without having to reveal the actual ownership of the corporation. There can be additional complex strategies that can be employed using the lawyer in performing certain functions for the corporation.

The Panama Banking secrecy and IBC are strong. Any bank in the civilized world requires a beneficial owner of any bank account also requires identity documents for that, but it is different for Panama bank since all the Panama bank secrecy laws are often considered the best in the world. A Panama bearer share corporation is completed in two to three business days after the submission of information.

The Panama bearer share corporation benefits include the annual fees Panama government charges for the corporations of Panama bank which is 300 US dollars. The renewal annual fees starts in the second year with only 695 US dollars and this include 300 US dollars government fees and three nominee directors and the resident agent address for the corporation. It also includes regular annual meetings of the share holders, which includes the directors, owners and the nominee directors of the corporation. The corporation financial records are protected according to the law and terms. The resident of Panama Corporation doesn’t keep the share certificates in their possession and does not have any obligation to maintain records for the corporation. For the corporation in Panama the shares are issued in physical bearer form which is similar to the old bearer bonds. Articles of incorporation are the only documents publicly recorded. The actual owners are the judicial or the natural persons who have the physical shares of the corporation.

If you have a Panama corporation than there is a guarantee of you to get a Panama Bank account without traveling to Panama, identification like a notarized drivers license, notarized passport and bank reference letter and a business reference letter and a minimum of 1000 US dollars deposit can be sent.

The Panama bank customer support staffs speak bilingual languages English and Spanish and they are there to help with your queries any time.

Make all the necessary inquiries necessary so that you can be very comfortable about being one of the customers or clients with Panama offshore bank.

Financial and Personal Advantages of Home Business Opportunities

You may be one of the many people looking for home business opportunities. There are several million people working at home today and a number of them are using their computers to make money. The Internet has opened up a new market to sell services and products worldwide.

You can be in charge of your future and have a successful business while working at home. There are moms who would like to stay at home with young children but still contribute to the family income. Even early retirees can find a new job to give them income and a new opportunity in life.

You may be someone who would like to work at home. You won't have to worry about an alarm clock, commuting drive, or an annoying boss.

Be Your Own Boss

One of the biggest advantages of home business opportunities is that you can be your own boss. You don't have to work specific hours every day and in many cases, the hours are only part-time. You can usually set your own schedule and work as little or as much as you desire.

There are different ways to make money on the Internet. You can work for yourself by selling services or unique products. You can set up your own website or advertise on other sites. You can also work for other people and leave the organization and management to someone else but still be an independent employee.

Many people have tried different schemes to make money on the Internet or to work at home. It is important to examine companies that promise great rewards when you sell for them. Some require hard selling and multi-level marketing where only those at the top of the chain win. These often do not work out as they are promoted. This is especially discouraging if a large investment has been made.

Home Business Opportunities

There are online sites that will give you ideas for work at home jobs. For a nominal fee, these sites will train you, set up your business, and support you as you work.  There are a variety of home business opportunities to choose from. You can get paid to take surveys at home, make money from eBay, get paid to blog online, sell products, set up a travel business, or assist people with money brokering. With these methods, you can set the hours you want to work. Your income will depend on how much time you want to spend working.

There are advantages in going online to find a company to get you started in a home-based business opportunity. Usually there is no experience required, and the company will give you training. They have organized plans to help you get started in the right way. Some companies do all the set up so that you are immediately ready to do business.

Get Started on Your Own Business at Home

Your home business opportunity can be successful and fulfilling. Whether you want a part-time job or second income there are many opportunities to make money at home. By spending a few hours a week you can build your own business without a large investment.

31 Risk in Offshore IT Outsourcing Contracts: Or Buying Promises

No matter how much due diligence you attempt, making a decision on contracting with an onshore or offshore IT service provider is much like buying promises.  To some extent you are going to have to trust in your selected partner to be committed to providing your company with the high quality services that they have promised.  Your lawyers will surely not agree but offshore contracts are only worth the integrity of the company that you are contracting with.  Dun & Bradstreet does not include this metric (integrity) in corporate profiles yet and it is not on a credit report either.  One of my partners in Brazil would often tell me “Henry we are highly motivated for this opportunity”, but I did not fully understand the value of that statement until we got into the trenches together.

Here are a few of the promises you are accepting or questions you may have doubts about when signing that offshore IT staff augmentation or support contract:

1.     Will I really get the hours I am paying for?

2.     Is my intellectual property and information secure?

3.     Am I really going to be provided with qualified professionals?

4.     Will billing rates go up after I train the new team in my business?

5.     Can I reach this vendor when I need immediate support?

6.     Will this vendor work with me when the going gets rough?

7.     Is this a stable country politically, socially, and economically?

8.     Are currency exchange rates an issue?

9.     Is this a safe country for business travel?

10.    Is this vendor’s location in a safe part of town?

11.    What is the cost of business travel to this location?

12.    What is the cost for offshore professionals from there to travel to the U.S.?

13.    Can professionals at this location get a U.S. passport and visa for U.S. visits?

14.    Are U.S. contracts legally binding in this country?

15.    How long does it take to get a visa and passport for team members to make training and onsite orientation trips to my location?

16.    What will it cost for visas and passports for your offshore team?

17.    Will the offshore team have someone full time who is experienced in managing offshore projects?

18.    Is this a stable company, i.e.  good credit and strong experienced management?

19.    Does this vendor’s company have the interpersonal skills to work with my company?

20.    Does this offshore vendor have executive management that speak English and will be responsive and share your since of urgency?

21.    Are this vendor’s team management and executive management going to be available in your workday time zone on short notice when you need them?

22.    Can this vendor grow with your companies needs?

23.    Do they have commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance?

24.    Can they buy commercial liability insurance in their country?

25.    Will they work in your workday time zone?

26.    Does this company have a secure network infrastructure?

27.    Is their network infrastructure professionally designed and firewall protected?

28.    Is their facility physically secure?

29.    Are extreme weather conditions a factor affecting travel, security, or work schedules in this country?

30.    Does this location pose natural disaster risk to your business?

31.    Is this vendor going to be flexible as your needs change?

No matter how much time on money you spend developing a clam tight contract with an offshore outsourcing provider you never want to have to consider international litigation or international arbitration for contract disputes.  Unless your needs are well defined and static, which I have never seen, the requirements better be very general in that contract or they will need review and changes before the ink gets dry.

In any offshore project establishing good relationships are key to clear communications.  Vision TRE has been nurturing relationships with our offshore partner locations in Brazil and Panama for years.  We have business relationships in South and Central America that have been proven dependable over the years.  Integrity, trust, mutual cultural respect, and a shared since of urgency make these relationships valuable to any company that contract with us to establish an offshore team.

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Monetizing Your Website With Adsense Is Profitable!

How do you maximize your site?

By earning some few dollars per click from displaying Adsense ads on it. Many are now realizing that good money is made from this source of revenue. Try the simple mathematical computation of multiplying those clicks for every page on your website and you get a summation of earnings equivalent to a monthly residual income with that little effort you have made.

Google Adsense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant and text-based Google ads on their website’s content pages and earn money in the process. The ads displayed are related to what your users are looking for on your site. This is the main reason why you both can monetize and enhance your content pages using Adsense.

How much you will be earning will depend on how much the advertisers are willing to pay. It will depend also on the keywords required. If the keywords the advertiser have chosen are in high demand, you could receive more dollars per click. On the other hand, low demand keywords will earn you just a few cents per click.

How can you start making profits out of your website using Adsense?

1. Sign up for an Adsense account. It will only take a few minutes of your time.

2. When the site is accepted, you will be receiving a clip code to include in your web pages. You can insert this code on as many pages or web sites that you want. The AdWords will start appearing immediately after.

3. You will be earning a few cents or some dollars per click when someone starts clicking on the AdWords displayed on any of your web pages. Trying to earn false revenues by repetitively clicking on your own ads is a no-no. This will result in a penalty or the possibility of your site being eliminated. The money you have already earned may be lost because of this.

4. View your statistics. Adsense earnings can be checked anytime by logging into your web site account.

Once you got your account working, you may still want to pattern them to the many sites that are earning more money than you are. It is important to note that there are factors affecting how your website will perform and the amount of money it will give you.

It is a common practice that when a site earning money, the tendency is for the owner to want to make more out of what they are getting already. It usually takes some time combined with trial and error to attain what you want for your Adsense contents.

Time and some important factors that you can practice and use.

How do you increase your Adsense earnings?

1. Choose one topic per page. It is best to write a content for your page with just a few targeted phrases. The search engine will then serve ads that are more relevant which will then result in higher clickthoughs.

2.  Using white space around your ad. This can make your ad stand out from the rest of your page so visitors can spot them easily. There are also other choices of colors you can use, provided by search engines, which can harmonize the color of your ad with the web page color.

3.  Test your ad placement. It is recommended to use the vertical format that runs down the side of the web page to get more positive results. You can also try both horizontal and vertical formats for a certain period of time to see which one will give you better results.

4.  More content-based pages. Widen the theme of your website by creating pages that focus more on your keyword phrases. This will optimize the pages for the search engines. It can not only attract traffic but also make them more relevant for the AdWords to be displayed.

5. Site Build It. This is the perfect tool to be used for creating lots of Adsense revenues. Site Build It has all the tools necessary to quickly achieve a keyword-rich site that can rank high in the search engines. This will also produce a flow of traffic to your site of highly targeted visitors.

Throw Out Your "Selling" Language – Unlock Your Natural Voice

It's ironic that most of us take it for granted that spontaneous, natural communication is the right way to relate to our friends, spouses, relatives, and others in our personal lives -- but, when it comes to selling, our language becomes, almost robotic.

Why the breakdown?

Because when we make a sales call, we want something. The people we're talking with sense this immediately. They put up their guard. Our hidden agenda and their reaction immediately destroy the trust-building process of communication.

We go into our personal relationships wanting to simply know the other person. But we go into sales situations with agendas and assumptions.

And because we've been conditioned that a sale can happen only if we control the process, we never even consider the possibility that there can be total flexibility in how we communicate and build trust.

Quick self-assessment: When you pick up the phone to make a sales call, what are you hoping will be the outcome?

Let me guess:

* Get information

* Find the decision maker

* Schedule an appointment

* Make a sale

In other words, you want something even before the person you call says "Hello."

It's time to throw out your "selling" language and unlock your natural language.

Here's how:

Be willing to challenge everything you have learned about selling up to this point. If you aren't open to questioning conventional sales thinking, you'll never have a chance to experience selling in a completely different way.

* Replace your goal-oriented agendas with trust-building agendas.

* Learn to enjoy the processing of building a new relationship.

* Build a dialogue.

* Avoid centering the conversation on you and your offerings.

* Enter the conversation without assumptions.

* Trade overconfidence for humility.

Any signs of overconfidence when you first make contact with a potential client will only set off "sales alarms." Humility (not weakness) starts the trust-building process.

Visualize the person you are speaking with as a potential friend rather than a potential client. This will help you to converse rather than "sell."

When you tap into your natural language abilities, it triggers the person you're speaking with to tap into their own natural language as well.

Like you, they will abandon their "business language" and begin communicating with you in their most natural way.

Natural language is the crucial secret to transforming the outdated, ineffective "buyer-seller" role into a trust-based relationship based on open, natural communication.

The Myth Of The Sticky Wall

Let me throw a few statements at you and see if they sound familiar. By the way, hide your thoughts from me because I’m going to try to read your mind and guess your answer.

Here goes…

“It’s a numbers game. The more people you contact, the more you will enroll.”

“You got to send out 50 magazines/info packs every month. You’re not serious if you’re not on a [insert number] autoship for [insert tool name].”

“You can sift through 20 people in a few hours. Ask them if they’re interested. If not, move on to the next person.”

“Just send them out; these tools have a long shelf life.”

Get the picture? Have you heard that or something similar before from your upline? Wait… don’t tell me. Let me guess. Hmmm… Yep, you have.

This is an approach that’s taught by many. I call it the “throw mud at the wall and see what sticks” approach. I’ve tried it. Guess what? Maybe it was just bad luck, but the walls I picked were made from Teflon. Nothing stuck. Several thousand dollars later and my results were a spectacular zero, zip.

Why is that?

The MLM rock stars usually tell you, “This is a million dollar tip.” Well, what I’m about to tell you is a thousands of dollars savings tip. So, listen up.

People DO NOT CARE about you and your wonderful opportunity. To them, you’re just another one that’s trying to either drag them into something or get your hand into their pockets.

Sending them tools that describe how wonderful your company and opportunity are serves just one purpose. It moves inventory and inflates the bank balances of the people who publish the tools. They love you, I promise.

At the other end of the chain, your prospects might send the tool back to you if you were smart enough to ask them to do so. Otherwise they just toss it in the trash. Your grocery money, in the trash.

I’m known as someone who networks with other network marketers, just for the sake of networking.

Ever so often I get an email from someone where I can literally picture the new distributor jumping up and down, shouting, “Look at my opportunity! Look at my opportunity!”

Poor soul, she has probably sent that email to hundreds of people. Why? Cuz her upline told her so. She may have received back a handful of no thank you’s and she has enrolled the grand total of zero new distributors or product customers for her efforts.

Even at a minimum wage, she has spent an awful amount in the time it took to send out all those emails, especially if she did not know about mail merge.

Also, what she didn’t know was that her domain was probably close to being blacklisted as an origin of spam. That would send all her future emails straight into the junk mail folder where her opportunity can rub shoulders with bigger boobs, higher sex drive, free credit cards, and all those other fantastic offers that we all cannot wait to read about every day.

Wait, I digress…

What do people care about?

They care only about their lives. They care only about their challenges, about their dreams if they have any left, and about their wants, needs, and don’t wants.

Here’s my “million dollar tip” to you. You’re wasting your time pitching your opportunity to people who don’t care. Heavy rocket science stuff. Duh.

Don’t even think about talking to someone about your company, products, or opportunity until you know what the person wants, needs, or doesn’t want.

Once you know that, you can show the person how your company, products, and opportunity can give them specifically what they want, need, or don’t want.

Then they will care, they will listen, and they will look.

"Wait," you say, "that sounds like a lot of hard work." Ever noticed the word work in network? Yes, network marketing is no different from any other business. It takes a lot of hard work to succeed.

I will devote future newsletters to several ideas and threads that I've raised here.

One last thought I want to share with you. Always remember, you are not dealing with prospects. You are not dealing with leads. You are not dealing with numbers. You are not dealing with entries on a list.

You are dealing with people. Treat them that way.

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More on Bar Equipment

An electric blender is useful, especially for drinks like frozen daiquiris and those with ingredients that are not easily combined, but it is not essential To puree fruit, whip cream, or prepare frozen drinks, frappes and milk shakes, you need a blender with continuous speed adjustment or you can use an everyday food processor. If drinks with crushed ice become a regular request at your bar or you host many cocktail parties, consider investing in an electric ice shaver.

Use a standard ice bucket, widely available in various sizes and materials, to keep frozen ice cubes conveniently at hand for the duration of any party or cocktail session. Ice tongs or an ice shovel are ideal to remove the ice from the bucket (do not use your fingers), but if you do not have either, use a large spoon.

Fresh fruit juices can be prepared using a lemon squeezer or juicer. (Electric juicers are not recommended because they squash the peel and seeds, too.) Many long drinks contain soda water, which is best added to the glass using a siphon. To use one, you simply fill the siphon with water from the faucet or use still mineral water. A carbon dioxide cartridge will make sure the water is always carbonated when you want it.

Another very useful tool is a pair of bar tongs, which can be used to loosen tight corks in champagne and other sparkling wines. A bitters or dash bottle has a doser cap and is good for storing ingredients that are only used in small dashes.

The other pieces of equipment that help to make your job behind the bar enjoyable are standard in most kitchens. These include a lemon squeezer and a nutmeg grater. No doubt your kitchen also contains a chopping board (preferably with a drainage channel), a finely serrated knife, similar to a cheese knife, with two points for spearing pieces of fruit, and a citrus zester, also called a cannelle knife, for removing fine strips of citrus peel that make attractive garnishes.

Small dishes for holding pieces of fruit and garnishes are also useful, as is a cork with a pouring spout, which can be inserted into any bottle to make pouring out measures easier. Of course you also need a can opener, a bottle opener, and a (orkscrew. A champagne or bottle cooler is indispensable. Toothpicks are an absolute must for spearing olives, cherries, and pearl onions, as well as for creating other garnishes.

You might also want to stock up on brightly colored drinking straws in varying lengths if you plan to serve some of the more exotic cocktails. (Be sure to avoid straws which are too thin, otherwise pieces of ice or fruit can block them.)

White Label Dating Cash Machine

Joining a Dating Affiliate Program is way up there when it comes to easy ways of making money online. Dating programs are one of the most successful affiliate programs on the internet, since the majority of people who become dating affiliates generally end up earning money. You can also sign up with an affiliate program in order to increase your income, however, remember that the competition in the arena is getting tougher by the day, and in order to make your website stand out and be special, you will have to make at least a little effort. Gone are the days when all you needed to make money as a dating affiliate was sign up with a top affiliate program. Some tips that will help you in increasing your profits as an affiliate are as follows:

•      Almost all dating affiliate websites look similar and provide almost the same kind of information. In order to stand out, try to be as novel and unique with your concept as you can. Targeting a niche audience is a better idea than targeting everybody and being generic. The best way to do this is to create your own White Label Dating site with a dating service provider such as WhiteLabelDatingSolutions.com.

•      Put up good material on your websites. Putting up rehashed and re-formatted versions of the same information that is available on every other dating affiliate program site will really not do much for your website. It would be better to write original articles, even if all you are doing is just sharing your own dating experiences.

Make your visitors sign up for your mailing list. This will help you get a good database of your core customers, which will come in handy as and when you join up for a new affiliate program or want to promote a new website.

•      In the end, the major deciding factor on which the success or failure of your endeavor rests will be your search engine rankings. Try to increase your search engine rankings by putting SEO enriched content on your website and creating as many back links to your site as possible on other related pages. You can also advertise with Google if you feel that your earnings will be able to justify the cost.

Are You Stacked?

Get your mind out of the gutter.  We're talking chairs.  If you're still using folding chairs, you better be running a Bingo night.  If you're storing extra chairs for conferences, presentations, or anything else that needs to appear professional and not give your guests a backache they'll spend more time thinking about than your Power Point slides, you'd better make sure you have decent chairs.

We found attractive, comfortable stackable chairs at Versa Products.  The Versa Stack Chair features a black polypropylene seat positioned on a solid chrome frame.  An opening integrated in the sculpted 19 inch by 12 inch seat back allows for ease of movement and enough lumbar support to help your guests think about something besides how badly their lower back hurts (it won't).

The chairs are light, easy to carry, and one person can stack and move up to forty chairs at a time, cutting down on time intensive set-up and break-down.  The floor glides prevent marks and scratches on the floor, and eliminate "tipping."

Perfect for schools, conference centers, churches, meeting halls, and offices, these chairs are also great for home use and take up less space than folding chairs.  Priced at only $45 each for 51 units or more, or $49 each for ten units or less, they're also affordable.  And you don't need to worry about the cost of replacing them.  Like all of Versa's products, the Versa Stack Chair is guaranteed under Versa's no-hassle Lifetime Warranty.

Versa also offers three other types of chairs, all protected under the company's comprehensive warranty and all made of the same high-quality materials.  The Versa Task Chair is a height-adjustable, easy-to-tilt, comfort-cushioned chair ideal for any computer desk or workstation.  It's ergonomic and can be ordered with or without arms.  Steel rollers on a weight-distributing base allows for easy movement, and the Task Chair comes in gray or black.

The Versa Drafting Stool makes up the third chair in the line-up, a perfect companion to both Versa's Drafting Table and Art Table. It features one-touch height adjustment, steel casters, and can be purchased with or without arms.  The contoured cushions—available in both black and gray—cradle your body, making it one of the most comfortable drafting stools on the market.

Last but not least, is Versa's beautifully upholstered black vinyl Side Guest Chair.  Attractive and sleek, the contoured back rests on a steel  frame, sporting comfort pads on the elbow rests.  These chairs are wonderful as guest chairs in any office, but also work well in conference rooms, waiting rooms, and home offices, too.  At $79 each, they're a bargain, but Versa's Side Guest Chair also boasts one of Versa's best quantity discount pricing tiers.  At only 25 chairs, the price drops to $69 per unit, and of course, as is with all of Versa's products, shipping is totally free.  This chair is only available in black.

In addition to seating solutions, Versa also carries complete lines of computer desks, computer lab tables, computer desk accessories, drafting furniture, computer carts, laptop drawers, cable management systems, and much more.  Visit them online to request a catalog.

Most Common Employer Complaints

Large companies will often have large offices with many employees working in cubicles. The cubicles may give the worker a feeling of being alone, but it is important to remember that you share the space with your coworkers. Here are some important tips on how to act in world of cubicles.

Disturbing your co-workers:

Being a disturbance to the rest of the office is one of the most commonly reported complaints about a worker. It is not good to be known as the noisy one in the office because what will happen is one day the boss will ask someone why the report or whatever they were working on was not done in time and to cove their butts they will blame you for distracting them from their work.

Talking Behind their Backs:

Getting caught talking about co workers behind their backs is the most common cause of hostile environment lawsuit. This is why many companies will immediately fire someone who is found to be talking about the other people in the company to cover themselves from being sued. My advice is to keep what you hear or see to yourself.

Communicating with the Real World

Bosses know that their workers are going to make and receive personal phone calls and emails when they should be working, but that does not mean it is acceptable to spend all day having conversations over email or constantly having to go outside to take phone calls. Some bosses actually expect you to do some work while they are paying you. It is also important receive large attachments at work. Receiving thinks like video clips can take up much of the offices bandwidth for the time it take to receive them. This means that the other people who may need to use the network resources may be denied because of your download and I can tell you from experience that this angers bosses.

Sit at you desk:

It is not uncommon to walk around the office to have a chat with another co-worker, very often you may have to talk to someone about some work this is perfectly acceptable, and to share pleasantries is expected but to spend 10 minutes talking about non work related subjects is a bit much. The more time you spend away from your desk on non business related things the more your boss may start to think how necessary you are to the company.


Eating at your desk is fairly common in a busy office, but try not to bring or order food that has a strong smell or is wrapped in a wrapper that makes too much noise when you open it.. As much as you may enjoy the smell of your food others may not. Try to bring in food that does not have any odor that someone else can smell. And loud wrappers can get on peoples nerves and can cause resentments that can come back to haunt you in the future.

Cologne and Perfume:

Work is not a night club. Many of the people you share your office space with may be fine with the smell of your perfume or cologne, but some people do not like the smell and depending how strong the smell is, it can give some people headaches, so whenever possible please do not wear any strong scents to the office.

Cubicle Decorations:

Our cubicle is not your own personal space it is a place of business. There is no reason to fill your cubicle with little knick knacks to make it more like home. Here is a little secret your boss does not want you to feel at home he wants you to feel like you are at work. When you feel more relaxed most people are less productive, and when people visit the office it does not look professional.

Watching the way you act and being courteous to your fellow workers can make a difference between having a career with the possibility of raises and promotions or a dead end job.

Used Cars

Buying a car is a huge investment, whether you are buying a new or used car. By looking at used cars, you will see that this can save you a lot of money while you still get a great car. But before buying a used car, you should do a little bit of research to make sure that you are truly getting your money’s worth. Otherwise, you could just end up stuck with someone else’s problem.

Before you start doing any research, make sure that you know what you want out of your used car. This includes knowing how many miles you are willing to have on it, what type of vehicle you are looking to buy, and the features that you will want on your used car. After you have determined these factors, it’s a good idea to look on used car websites. This can not only provide you with what a good price is for the car you are looking for but can also be a great place to purchase your car once you have decided on one you like. While you are looking online, beware of a price that seems too good to be true. It probably is and a low sales price could mean that the car is not in good condition and will end up costing you much more money later on.

Once you have decided on a few used cars that you are interested in, get their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN.) You can get this from the previous owner, the website you’ve found the car on, or it is usually located on the driver’s side of the vehicle where the dash meets the windscreen. After you have the VIN, you can get a report on the vehicle for about twenty pounds. The VIN will tell you everything that has happened to the used car in the past, whether it has been in an accident or has had costly repairs done to it.  Many sites, such as BuyYourCar provide an AutoCheck facility.  You just enter the registration number of the car for sale and it will tell you its history.

When buying a second-hand car online, make sure you go through a reputable company. Knowing who you are dealing with will give you some insight as to what to expect from that company and how to go about finding a used car through them. Any online company or website should be thoroughly researched before any purchase is made. There are many wonderful companies and websites that offer used cars online; however, there is always someone that is just trying to make a quick buck as well. Doing some research wherever you buy your car from will give you the best protection when buying a second-hand car.

9 Ways to Improve Staff Morale

Staff turnover costs American companies millions of dollars every year.  The cost of lost work days, interviewing candidates, reviewing resumes, checking references, filing paperwork and training the new staff member is much more expensive, in most cases, than creating a work environment where staff members are happy and want to stay. If you're worried about waning staff morale in your company, here are some things you can do to keep employees happy and productive.

Give bonuses.  Even a little bonus can mean a lot.  Bonuses improve morale and increase productivity.  Explore the possibility of different bonus structures including:  holiday bonuses, birthday week bonuses, sales bonuses, hire date anniversary bonuses, and education bonuses.

Plan a staff retreat.  Time to relax and get to know your colleagues in a social environment improves teamwork and again, productivity.  However, many people won't want to spend a weekend away from their families even if you put them up in a nice hotel.  Think one-day staff retreats twice a year.  Close the office on a work day and spend the day at a spa, golfing, at a theme park, going to dinner and a movie, hiking, kayaking, or at the zoo.

Pay for education.  Most community colleges and computer centers offer relatively inexpensive classes to help people improve computer skills, management and leadership skills, or language skills.  If an employee is willing to spend time taking one of these classes, reward him/her by reimbursing part of the tuition or giving them a completion bonus.  The desire to increase education and learn new skills is an attribute of a good employee.

Involve their families.  An annual holiday party or summer picnic is a great way to bring employees together along with their families.  Even a barbeque at the park with a game of softball or water balloons can be a lot of fun.  During the holidays, rent an ice skating rink or get everyone together to volunteer at a soup kitchen.

Buy new chairs and keyboard trays.  Let your employees know that their comfort and safety is your concern.  Most employees won't spend over $100 on a keyboard tray, but you could.  And who wouldn't appreciate a top-of-the-line ergonomically-correct keyboard tray that adjusts for height and tilt with the touch of a finger?  We found great deals at Versa Products

Have casual days.  Casual Fridays are nice, but so are special casual days once a month.  Let people come into work in jeans and comfortable shoes and they'll be in a better mood.

Free kraft services. Most employers provide coffee for their staff but the staff end up making it.  Bring in healthy snacks once a week like a fruit basket, individual mini salads, or trays of bagels.  You can also stock up on Stash or Tazo teas, biscotti, yogurt, granola bars and those 100-calorie bags of chips, cookies, and pretzels.  Having lunch delivered once every couple of weeks is also a nice gesture and employees will appreciate the money they save from having to buy lunch out.  Another fun event is to have the employees make lunch once a month.  Alternate between the men and the women, different divisions of the company, etc.  Make sure even upper management gets involved.  Staff will learn new recipes and techniques from other employees and they'll have fun.  The rest will enjoy eating!

Flexible schedules.  If possible, give staff schedules that accommodate their needs and reduce commute time.

Gym memberships.  Paying for their gym memberships or paying a Pilates instructor to come once a week after work is a nice way to encourage employees to stay fit.

Advantages of Writing e-Books

Writing e-books can be a more cost effective means to promote your work while being environmentally friendly in the process. If you are meaning to make a name for yourself as a writer, then perhaps writing e-books is something you might like to try.

If you have had no luck in the pieces you have been sending to publishers in the past, you can keep trying other publishers until one of them notices your talent and decides to publish you. However, in the meantime, you can start writing e-books and distributing them online. This way, you will be able to reach your audience even if you have not gotten your book to the printers yet. True enough, the market for e-books is not as significant as the readers for traditional paperback and hardbound books.

However, writing e-books will give you the chance to gather constructive criticism from e-book readers and this in turn will help you polish your work and may help you eventually get the attention you deserve from publishers. This means savings on your part because having to print your book yourself can be quite expensive. If you write and distribute e-books instead, it will barely cost you anything.

Plus, it costs the environment less because you won't be cutting down trees to write e-books. Cutting down trees from uncertified forests as we know contributes to our already growing problem with Climate Change. The carbon dioxide accumulated by trees in its lifetime is released back into the atmosphere at the event of their death.

What's more is that, writing e-books is easy. You do not have to be a super technical person to do it. You can just write your book in a normal program like Microsoft Word and save it as a PDF file, which most e-book reader programs will readily open. Once you are set with writing e-books, you can join e-book forums and distribute your work there while communicating with your possible readers there for comments and such.

Before anything else though, after writing e-books and before distributing them to online business, do take the time to protect your intellectual property rights by registering your work in the relevant government agencies. This will take some time, effort and money for fees, but this step in the process is quite important. After all, once your e-book is distributed online, there will be nothing to stop unscrupulous individuals to plagiarize your work.

Imagine this: you finally see your work published on the shelves, selling like hotcakes but the one getting the fame and glory is someone else who has stolen your work for his or her own. So taking the time to get your work registered is a necessary step to ensure that you continue writing e-books successfully.

Proper risk management is an essential foundation of becoming successful. If you follow these simple steps needed for writing e-books then chances are you might be able to begin to establish yourself as a writer. You may not have the large base that traditional paperback books enjoy, but you have to start somewhere.

Also, you just never know who will be able to read your work. The world wide web is vast and who knows-maybe someone important or beneficial to your success as a writer will come across your work and give you the break that you need.



Every one in the world wants to look fashionable. Further, all of us love to look trendy and like to have his / her own identity apart from a crowd of people. We know your appearance and attire speaks louder. But your accessories are also equally important. Accessories like jewellery can help you attain an individuality if you are a person of good taste and also fashion conscious. Hence, identification can be achieved by the style and the kind of fashion jewellery with which you accessorize your self to set up your own individuality.

Fashion jewellery can also be defined as junk jewellery, fake jewellery or artificial jewellery.  Fashion jewellery is made up of artificial or false materials like glass, steel, beads, mud, clay, plastic, brass, bronze, iron, etc. Fashion jewelry fills a person with a complete and a stylish look.

Some examples of fashion jewellery which would provide you with a stylish, fashionable, cool and complete look are -:

•      Bracelets

•      Chains

•      Earrings

•      Necklaces

•      Rings

•      Eyebrow stud rings

•      Nose stud rings

•      Navel rings

•      Anklets

•      Bangles

Each piece of jewellery would brighten the fashion statement you want to make. It would raise the feeling of fashion and style. It would convey you a special and separate identity, style and individuality. So below are all kinds of fashion jewellery categorized which would make you unique.

Earrings ,as the name suggests,  is worn on the ears. Earrings are accessories which go along with any occasion, event or daily activity. Earrings make you attractive and impressive. Both for males and females earrings are part of a  fashion statement. For males, studs or small brow rings are preferable and for females all kinds of earrings are suitable. Whether long or small, stud or rings would enhance your beauty. They can be made of any shape, any material, any design and with any kind of carvings on them

Bracelets are worn on wrists. They can be a kind of chain, or evaded by elastic. It may be made up of steel, beads, plastics, or many other materials. Any kind of designs or carvings can be engraved on them. It is quite a trendy way to impress people around and make your style and fashion statement.

Bangles are round accessories , thick or thin, and  worn on the arm. Whether plastic or glass or metal any material will provide your bangle  and then you with a different and unique character. It can have designs printed or carved on it,  giving  more uniqueness and individuality.

Necklaces, as the name impliess, are worn on the neck. Long necklaces, short necklaces, or necklaces which stay very close to your neck, better know as chokers, are the different varieties of necklaces. They are made of beads or any material whatsoever and a number of chains attached together or different materials, its very fashionable.

Eye brow stud rings-: eye brow stud rings are worn on eyebrows. These are conspicuous and nowadays  a popular fashion jewelry.

Navel rings lure women, the navel rings are worn on the pierced navel. The show their attractive navel rings, the person would wear short upper clothes which would make their navel rings visible. These are unique fashion statements and very popular now a days.

Anklets are the chains or bracelets worn on the anklets. This is a very fashionable way to show off you legs, and is also stunning, attractive and impressive. If it has bells which makes sound when they clink to each other it attracts attention.

Thus, the fashion jewellery are very useful in our day-to-day life. It is quite essential to look trendy, stylish, attractive, impressive, fashionable, urban and all the more it would bring out  fashion in you. Just keep in mind to choose  which fashion jewellery enhances and goes along with your character and persona.

Entry Level Retail Jobs Lead to Lucrative Careers

If you were to survey store managers, merchandisers, buyers, or other high-level retail executives, virtually all of them would say that their first retail jobs were in customer service or in retail sales. They may have started part-time when they were students, took seasonal mall jobs during the holiday season, or started full-time after taking classes in merchandising or in management. For almost every retail professional, though, what began as a retail job turned into a retail career.

How did they work their way up the ladder of retail work? First, they built a foundation based on customer service and sales. This is partly because, when it comes down to it, every successful retail operation is built upon customer satisfaction. A retailer that offers great prices and good merchandise may do well initially, but if the retailer doesn't take care of customers, the operation is no more than a flash in the pan. Therefore, a proven commitment and passion for exceptional customer service is necessary before advancement is possible.

But the act of keeping customers happy is only one component of enjoying career advancement through retail opportunities. Equally important are the skills you acquire while developing your talent for customer service. After all, customer satisfaction requires a high degree of efficiency (for example, quickly ringing up sales), the ability to troubleshoot (determining what the problem or challenge is and how to fix it), strong interpersonal skills (remaining calm when a customer is upset), and great communication (both in listening and speaking).

Customer service or sales jobs in retail quickly separate those with star potential from those who simply take store jobs out of convenience. Store managers understand that those who have stellar customer service skills directly contribute to the profitability of the enterprise. After all, you are instrumental in establishing and maintaining customer relationships, which result in repeat customers and increased sales. Because retailers almost always promote from within the company, you are well positioned to move up in the company.

As you gain experience in customer service or sales, you are likely to discover other positions that appeal to you. Perhaps you would like to explore retail merchandising, and assume responsibility for merchandise displays, signage, and everything else the customer sees when he or she enters the store. Merchandising is an exciting job that engages your creativity, your understanding of human nature, and your knowledge of the products your store carries.

Another retail career path is in management. Perhaps you like the idea of being in charge of every aspect of your department, hiring and managing employees, and bringing your personal touch to the customer experience. Once you have demonstrated that you have an aptitude for management, you can rapidly advance up the management ranks, moving on to store manager, regional manager, or even district manager.

Retail career advancement can take many different forms. Taking advantage of in-house promotion opportunities is key, but you can help increase the speed with which you move up the ladder by volunteering for company trainings, attending management training programs at community colleges, developing relevant technology-related skills, and taking classes in specialty areas like merchandising.

Wherever your retail career path leads, keep in mind that entry-level retail jobs give you the chance to develop a variety of skills that will serve you well.

5 Tips for Estimating Your Start-up Costs

Before you take out a second mortgage, use these rules to figure out the realistic costs of setting up a business.

Have a Solid Plan — Then Change It

Most business start-up stories say that you have to have a business plan. And you do. But that's not the beginning and end of figuring out your start-up costs.

Jeff Shuman, who directs entrepreneurial studies at Bentley College, says, "The conventional wisdom is that an entrepreneur sees an opportunity, comes up with a business plan to capitalise on it, determines the capital that needs to be raised, raises the capital and then applies it to building the business described in the business plan."

There's one major problem with that model, says Shuman. It all hinges on getting the business right the first time, and that doesn't often happen. "In reality, it's likely that some of your initial assumptions are pretty good and others aren't going to be worth the paper they're written on," he says.

Shuman and others say that figuring out your start-up costs means regularly reviewing your assumptions and changing your initial model. Writing a plan is good because it forces you to write down everything you are going to need to start your business.

But that initial plan is likely to change repeatedly as you learn new things and incorporate them into the plan.

Be Willing to Pull Back

It's tempting to add up everything you need for the full-fledged business you imagine, and decide it's what you need to start out.

But pulling back and looking for a smaller model can give you a way to get started while also saving money. Shuman uses the example of someone who calculates the total cost of starting a retail business in a local shopping centre.

"You could start that way and write a business plan based on that amount," he says. "But maybe you'd be better off renting a stand and testing what the demand is for your products at that location."

This consumer testing reduces your initial start-up costs. The result is that the initial cycle of your business is dedicated not so much to generating profits as to generating information. "With this, you can fund your business on a cycle-by-cycle basis," Shuman says. "When you go for the second cycle and for expanding your business, the numbers are now based not on focus groups or surveys but on real-world experience."

Calculate Prices and Time Correctly

Calculating your initial cash flow is part of figuring out your start-up costs. It's an area where businesses are sometimes less optimistic than they should be. "Small business owners may under-price their product or service, thinking they have to come in at the lowest price point to compete," says Barbara Bird, who chairs the business management program at an American university. "They don't necessarily need to do that."

Correctly Estimate Your Start-up Time

Yes, when beginning a business, time can be money. Let's say you're going to have fixed costs such as a monthly lease. If you have to make improvements to a space before you can actually open for business, those fixed costs are going to be additional start-up costs until you can actually open for business. I've watched many entrepreneurs draw up a timeline for their ventures and get tripped up on the safety and inspection requirements imposed by local agencies.

For that reason, I think one of the first places a prospective new business owner should go is to the local government planning or license department. Construction permits and inspections can push a prospective opening date back by months. If you fail to take into account the cost of this time, you could be short of working capital right at the start.

Be Realistic About the Cost of Money

Many (http://www.microsoft.com/india/smallbusiness/-small business) owners finance their ventures by running up big balances on their personal credit cards. Others tap the equity in their homes.

But self-financing isn't a practical option for larger ventures. Tom Emerson, who directs the (http://www.microsoft.com/india/smallbusiness/partners.mspx-entrepreneurship) centre at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, says start-ups should figure in the cost of capital when determining initial expenses and cash flow. "The cost is usually based on what the interest would be, were that cash invested in something with similar risk on the market" Emerson says. "It's usually a figure that is a few percentage points or more above the prime rate."

A key to Long Term Self-Employment Business Prosperity

We all desire one thing from our job, whatever it is that we do. Whether we are work-at-home people, or educators and doctors, we are all hunting for some sort of business success. This is a natural consequence of investing our time and drive into something, whether we care about the emotional and psychological success or we are quite simply interested in the paycheck achievement, most of us are out there every week seeking our portion of commercial success. Long term Self employment business success is no different. Whether we join an affiliate program, an MLM plan, or have some other form of business, we are all seeking out that wonderful success that allows us to call ourselves web-based entrepreneurs.

Long term Self employment commercial success starts with our choice of home based opportunities. Whether we are out there searching for the next absolutely wonderful new idea or are trying to stay with the rules and programs introduced with classic style 40 years ago, we want our commercial business to flourish. Many people end up being so gung-ho about finding their own self employed business achievement that they have ten different endeavors going at once, hoping one or two of them will take off and send them into the world of pecuniary reward and personal fulfillment. This is entirely possible with a few crucial elements, the first of which involves selecting the right home based business.

Home based ventures evolve every day. You probably already understand this because you belong to enough mailing lists to commandeer quite a few accounts. Every day someone brings forth a brand new idea in the home based venture world that they slap the term “evolutionary” on to help rev up people's fervor and make them feel like they should join.  Today. If it is truly a great and evolutionary home based venture, it will exist beyond today, and it is okay to hold over your enrollment until you are absolutely secure it is something that you should participate in. On the other side, how are you ever supposed to be sure that you’re setting yourself a good offer if you can't possibly discover what it is that is so revolutionary. Those people who have sent the new home based venture to your email are hoping that you’ll need to know so seriously that you’ll get together, and then when you’re let down and recognize you’ve made yourself a nasty endeavor, they already have taken your hard earned money and are not overly concerned with your thoughts about their idea.

The business industry is taking on a whole new audience. For a lot of businesspeople, venture no longer means associate programs or Multi-level marketing plans, but real ventures that can be run from a real business location. This is good news for those who want to take in a real means of earnings from home by applying real work and real creativity. This is not to say that MLM and affiliate programs are not legitimate employment, rather, for all the real work, and the real effort, how many affiliate plans and other plan members do you actually know who are earning a reasonable income?  This is exactly what I mean. If there were friends all over your neighborhood garnering these incredible incomes in their associate plan or their MLM plan, then the rational alternative would be to mosey on over to the next door neighbor and ask how to get on board.

Long term Self employment success means acquiring a home based venture that enables us to be successful if we choose to put the work into it. When you've finished snickering, you might want to chew over purchasing a venture that is already in full operation, that can enable you to rearrange your priorities and your imagination in the fashion that you desire, and that won’t beg you for a dime before you know exactly what you’re getting into.

Advertise the Smart Way

If you have your own web site and want to get the word out on your products or services, there are a few things to do in order to advertise the smart way.  No matter what size business or product that you are selling, you can draw lots of traffic to your site by advertising correctly.

Many web developers throw money around without doing the proper research and analysis on who their customers really are. Before you throw money around make sure that you have put plenty of thought and analysis into which ways are the best way to advertise your product.  Here are a few tips.

Make sure you know who your customers are. A lot of web developers place their advertisements on the wrong types of web sites, which bring them little if any traffic.  If you decide to use techniques such as email and popup advertisements, be forewarned that these types of advertising are considered nuisances to many customers.  Many advertisers make the common mistake of advertising in one big shot instead of growing a market and following trends.  So the next time you commit to an advertising campaign, make sure that you are advertising the smart way.

Numeric Data Entry Services

Numeric Data Entry services are completely planned to help businesses for big or small organizations. The data entry clerks will be entering data into Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel for absolute periods of time.

Numeric Data Entry service enables global organizations to produce high volume documents quickly and efficiently. While we have a lot of data to enter it is imperative to be expert to do it quickly. Using information from the earlier sections. Our Data Entry Numeric test dealings your talent to enter a range of numeric data using the ten-key pad. Data includes social security numbers, credit card account numbers, phone numbers and other numbers used in data entry. The test consists of groups of data, and your score is based on your average keystrokes per hour used to for correctness. This test is designed for data entry workers or clerks.

Some organizations likes Telecom billing, Medical billing, Examination results forms based data entry what ever its requirement. Data Entry Outsourcing accomplishes these efficiently through a perfect combination of advanced technologies and proven processes. Our oversize experience enables us to quickly set up and produce projects that require stylish editing or formatting. We use confirm, cost-effective methods and approaches that produce consistent and accurate results.

When adopting a lot of numbers of data business process outsourcing as a workable way to cut costs during services, concentrate on interior competencies and go with a fixed to a changeable price.

With requirement organization work as closely with using mature operational policies that ensure data privacy and services continuity. Outsourcing the Numeric Data Entry task necessary for your business needs to us gives you the chance to focus on extra core business activities. Particular features of our Numeric Data Entry service are likes high accuracy, high data security, Manual validation procedures, state-of the art technology, Flexibility, Duplicate check identification

With an excellent team of experienced data entry experts, Data Entry Outsourcing has successfully assisted a large number of clients in their Numeric Data Entry projects. Allowing Data Entry Outsourcing to manage your Numeric Data Entry tasks provides you excellent flexibility and power to react to original and existing business opportunities.

The most direct method of gathering data is the use of the 'input' element. A powerful feature of this element is that you can specify a format mask with the 'format' attribute. The input mask allows you to tell the browser the characters, which are acceptable for entry in the input field. For example the entry field can be formatted to accept a defined number of characters or can be limited to believe only alpha or numeric characters.

By combine proved operating methods and mistake-proof Quality Control systems with advanced technology, we deliver excellent services for your Numeric Data Entry needs. If you have to enter list of numbers a spreadsheet or other application, read them into you computers microphone and record them. Then play the recording back as you type.

The Practicality of Artificial Trees

Artificial trees are perfect for homes, restaurants, hotels, and offices because they need little to or no maintenance to keep them looking alive and beautiful. It is popular to add a natural touch to your space with an artificial tree or two. They look just like real, live trees and all you have to do is pick out the one you like and have it shipped, or take it home yourself. Once you get it all set up you can sit back and enjoy with no watering, trimming, or fertilizing necessary. You also don't have to worry about them growing too big for it there location.

Artificial trees have trunks that act as a central support and there is an external covering that makes them look realistic. The artificial trunk is attached to a plane base that provides support for the entire tree. Artificial trees come in an assortment of materials such as plastic, canvas, fiberglass, steel, and preserved palm. These trees can cost anywhere from Ј20 to Ј1,000 depending on the size, materials used, and quality.

There are other materials such as steel and fiberglass which tend to cost more but they are more durable. They are generally dug into the ground or put in a pot where they will stay healthy and vibrant looking for years to come. There are super durable artificial trees that are poly-blend plastic and can hold up to weather. The trunks of these trees are sometimes pressurized pine which gives the tree a more natural look, while keeping prices low.

Artificial trees can be potted into containers just as real tree are. You can do this by getting a plastic pot, then tape up the holes. Next mix the weights such as stone, brick, or rock then expand cement foam to cement tree in to the pot. Now you can place your tree anywhere indoor or outdoor.

Five Reasons to Use Customer Phone Surveys

Consumers are the life line of any successful business and you can learn a great deal of information from them. If you want to find out how good or bad your business is call the customers and ask them. They will give you straight answers and you can modify your approach if there are areas where you are failing to meet their needs.

They will appreciate the fact that you are interested in what they have to say, not just taking their money and then tossing them aside. Without really doing much of anything you have just made the bond between you and the customer stronger. Loyal customers will come back to make future purchases as well as refer others to you.

The fact that conducting customer phone surveys leads to retaining those relationships means that you aren’t going to have to work as hard in the future with marketing to have a successful business. It is harder to continually find new customers out there in the market so focus a great deal of your attention on those you already have. You want them to be repeat customers for life once they make an initial purchase from you.

Consumer trends never stay the same for very long so business owners are always trying to figure out what to offer them next. Some are leaders in this area and they control the biggest portion of the consumer market. Others simply follow along in their footsteps but they don’t reap the same volume of sales.

By talking to your customers on the phone you will be able to successfully forecast emerging trends. They will know better than any one else what direction they are moving in. With this information you can revamp your marketing strategies and offer them something new before your competition does.

You will find investing in a customer phone survey results in fewer customers that aren’t satisfied with what you have to offer. This will save your business a substantial amount of money. First, you won’t have to pay so much for customer service support because there won’t be as many issues. Second, those customers that are satisfied are less likely to return products and ask for a refund.

The data that is collected from customer phone surveys can help you determine if your business should expand. This could be to offer more of what you are already doing or to implement new products or services. Having such data available reduces the risk of jumping into such ventures and hoping the will be successful.

You will find phone surveys can be a very effective tool for your business. It doesn’t matter what types of goods or services you offer because consumers are going to dictate the success. Don’t let problems that you could have taken care of result in your business not being successful. It doesn’t take too much time or money to conduct phone surveys with your customers but the information is priceless.

Offshore Newsletters, Books and Guides

Introduction - Our law firm has clients that come to us referencing some book they read about offshore banking or offshore corporations. We have read a lot of this material and though it was time to comment on it and the same for the offshore newsletters.

Offshore Guides and Books - The big problem is that the material written in these books is generally at least one year old, often longer than that. The laws have a habit of changing. Panama just changed the tourist visa laws for instance and now it will be out of date in numerous books. We have also read a lot of these books that have plain gross errors in addition to time related errors. The author is trying to sell books. Most of the guides cover 20 or 30 jurisdictions. It is a massive undertaking to get all the laws correct in each jurisdiction and most research other books and if the original author has an error then the errors carry through in all the books that used the erroneous one as a source text. Offshore Guides and Books are flawed by definition since they take so long to write, copyright, print, distribute and take to the marketplace in the form of inventory. Do not rely on the book. Remember the author of the book be he a lawyer or not is not going to represent you if trouble comes knocking on your door. You are still going to have to go out and find a lawyer to represent you. Be on guard with offshore books and guides.

Offshore Newsletters - We see these being offered all the time. Generally these are tied to the people holding offshore seminars on asset protection, retirement or real estate.

Often accountants, lawyers and other legitimate authorities author these newsletters. Problem is these authorities are not your lawyer or accountant and they will not represent you in the event of any problems following their advice. The other problem is these professionals are not in a straight up client relationship with you. They are working for the seminar company, not you. You are not their client. It is their job to see that you buy things from the company they work for. In the case of real estate the company is going to get a commission on anything you buy so it is not in their best interests to get you the best deal. The more you spend the more they make. The extra commissions they earn on your purchases can very well increase the cost you will pay for real estate. Generally speaking these so called experts have a conflict of interest between you the reader and the people they work for and their material is best taken with a large grain of salt. Remember the prices you see listed on their websites for real estate are going to be what we call "gringo Prices", inflated prices for the foreign purchaser.

Washington DC Limousine Service

We will provide any limousine service that you require at competitive and affordable rates.  007 Limousine Service drivers are on call to use their extensive knowledge of the Washington D.C. area to ensure that you have the best, most enjoyable limousine experience when you are in the nation’s capital and surrounding area.  007 Limousine Service provides point-to-point services from the moment you arrive in the Washington D.C. area, to the moment you are dropped off at your desired destination.

The Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area is a hotbed of activities that can cater to your cultural sense, political motivations, or sporting activities.  Whether you are into culture, religion, academics, the arts, or politics, 007 Limousine Service can ensure you experience the area in style with their luxurious limousines, limos, limo buses, limo vans, party limos, SUV limos, or town cars.  Whatever you want to do in the Washington area can be accomplished in the high end style you deserve, at one of the most competitive prices in the area.

If you are a history or culture lover, you will enjoy the world class museums and art venues that the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virrginia area has to offer.  There is no better way to experience the ambience of this history mecca than through the experience of a town car, sedan, or stretch limousine to take you to any historical destination you desire.  Blend in with the history and culture of this area by enlisting a luxurious limousine or town car through 007 limousine services.  Attend live theater or musical performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and do so in style, with the convenience and elegance of a classic stretch limousine from 007 Limousine Service.

Wherever you go in the Virginia, Maryland, or Washington area, make sure that you book your ground transportation with 007limo.com.  When you are visiting a new area, the last thing you want to worry about is how to get to the places you want to go.  Our success is attributed to the fact that you, our customer, is our primary focus.  Our executive sedans, stretch limos, limo buses, airport buses, party bus, town cars, or limousines are suited to provide the elegant look and style that you deserve when you are visiting a new area.  Let 007 Limousine Service worry about how to get you there, while you sit back and arrive at your destination in the elegance, style and comfort you deserve.

If dining and nightlife is what drew you to this beautiful area of the country, you will find you have almost too many options for things to do.  Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia all enjoy a thriving dining culture and diverse nightlife.  Take advantage of any of our limousine services at 007limo.com to experience the Washington area nightlife in both luxury and style. Our downtown and stretch limousines will take you to each club or venue of your choice to ensure you experience these sights as a local would.  If you have a large group, be sure to take advantage of a limo bus, party bus, limo van, or SUV limo.  There is no group too large or too intimate that 007 Limousine Service can not accommodate.