Home Business Ideas and Opportunities

A Mentor Can Make You a Smashing Success in Half the Time.

Thinking about a home business?

Suddenly you’re immersed in a whole new language: affiliate programs, residual income, leveraged income, pyramid scams, html, gateway websites. It’s really not all that difficult and a mentor can be a trusted guide through the home business labyrinth. It is quite a lot doesn´t it?

There are only three main ways to work for yourself: sell your own product or service and keep all the profits; buy the rights to sell someone else’s product and keep all the profits; and sell someone else’s products and keep a commission. This article is all about the third way, which is affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is the most common place to have more chances of succes specially when starting out.

Residual income is income that keeps coming in month after month, year after year, from work you do just one time. You sell a membership or a customer places a standing order for monthly shipment of a product and you receive a commission every month thereafter. Leveraged income is earning money through other people’s efforts. We choose to be affiliates because when we sign someone up under us to sell, we profit from their sales too.

There are many reasons why you may be interested in starting your own affiliate home business. Are you having difficulty finding a job? Are you afraid of being laid off? Are you worried about your retirement savings? Do you want to stay home to care for a loved one? Do you wish you could say goodbye to your boss forever?

Whatever the reason, and whatever your financial situation, a mentor can help you build an online income over time. It won’t happen overnight and it will take hard work.

It is very important to have some kind of guidance through the process, leverage the experience of people who have had success at what you intend to do. You will find a ton of options. I suggest what´s working for me of course, by just dedicating 5 minutes a day every day to learn and be mentored.

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How do you know if being your own boss and working on the internet is for you? How do you choose what kind of business to start?

A mentor can help you decide if an internet home business is for you. If you’re new to computers and the internet, he or she can suggest some great resources for learning the basics.

How do you choose what affiliate programs to join?

A good mentor only recommends products she uses herself and programs she uses. I made my choices based on products in which I have personal interest, the programs’ track records, and recommendations from entrepreneurs I respect. Careful research is the key.

Once you have signed up for affiliate programs, you may want to start out simply promoting the affiliate gateway websites you are given within each program. Gateway websites are personalized websites given to you by an affiliate program.

They are the same for every affiliate and you are not able to change them in any way. They include code that attributes all sales to you and they allow for your contact information to be included. Take for instance the PLUG IN PROFIT SITE.

A mentor will show you how to promote these websites. Directing visitors to them is how you make your sales and how you enroll others.

Eventually, you will want your own domain name and website. There are a lot of options out there, please do a quick research online to see which one suits you best.

Once you are the proud owner of your own website, you can add your own product pages, articles, testimonials…you’re only limited by your imagination. A mentor can set you in the right direction and get your business profitable sooner than you might believe possible.

What School didn´t teach us.

So you finish your career and you´re so excited to get out there and eat the world. Sure, you are aware you will be gaining experience but the feeling you get is like: what the he … !

At least for me it was so discomforting to see that almost all the things I was taught wasn´t a bit practical. So my Engineering Title was pretty much void in practical terms.

You might remember how to do stuff, how to build this or that… but things like:

  1. How to invest.
  2. How to build multiple streams of income.
  3. How to find even more mentors.
  4. How to fix credit and get a business line of credit.

which was the stuff I really needed to thrive, I had to start looking to learn somwhere or better yet, to find someone kind enough to teach me.

Basically, all the things school failed to teach me to set me up for success in the modern world.

That is why is so important for you to get fast and effective results to start looking for the right mentor. And also, keep reading and learning. But at the same time: applying, putting into practice.

So my advise for the day is Look for a Coach that suits you, that is practical, that resonates with you. It will start making all the difference. But most of all: PUT THINGS YOU LEARN INTO PRACTICE. TAKE ACTION!

A Workout For People Who Don’t Want To Work Out

There’s good news for people who want to watch their weight without giving up watching TV. Now there’s a new workout for couch potatoes and people who think they’re too busy to find time to stay fit.

With time at a premium, many Americans are turning to creative forms of exercise. In a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive for the North American Spine Society, three out of four people said they used the stairs rather than the elevator at work, 58 percent said they started parking their cars far away in parking lots and almost half reported walking while on the phone.

At the same time, however, 46 percent of people described themselves as couch potatoes–a major contributing factor to being overweight. Many adults say they have procrastinated working out in order to do other activities, such as watching television, sleeping in, doing household chores or working.

Approximately three in four adults say they would exercise more if they could fit it into their daily routines, however, and a majority of adults say they would exercise more often if they could do it at home. Among noncouch potatoes, 80 percent would like to get more exercise, but say they don’t have the time.

Meanwhile, more than 4 million Americans suffer disc problems. One out of four Americans over 30 will have recurring back pain, and one in 14 will seek medical care for back or neck pain this year, totalling almost 14 million visits per year. Back pain is the second most common reason that people visit a physician. Back and neck pain result in more lost workdays than any other condition. Due to absenteeism, medical and other related expenses, the cost of back injuries exceeds $80 billion each year in the United States. Exercise is one way to avoid back problems.

That’s why it’s important to find time to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. In addition to things such as climbing stairs and parking farther away, there are a number of fun ways to make your daily tasks opportunities to exercise:

Feet Alphabet. This exercise can be done anywhere you are sitting, except while driving. It should not be hard to find a place. Simply write the alphabet in the air with each of your feet and ankles. You can do the letters in capitals or small letters and, for that matter, in any language you would like. Doing this two or three times on each ankle will begin to strengthen the ankle and maintain or improve motion.

Doing the Dishes Neck Circles. This exercise is easily done while doing the always fun task of washing the dishes. As you are standing there at the sink, slowly rotate your neck in a clockwise position, trying to extend the tip of your head out as far as possible. After three or four rotations, repeat the exercise in a counter-clockwise position. Remember, these rotations should be done slowly and in a pain-free range of motion. Besides increasing the flexibility of the neck, these exercises can pass the time of doing dishes.

Overhead Laundry Toss. Put the laundry basket directly in front of you and have the washer or dryer directly behind you. Grab a piece or two of dirty clothes, reach over your head slowly and drop the laundry into the washer. Again, start with dry clothes, then progress to wet clothes from the washer into the dryer.

Remote Wrist Lifts. This can be done on any Sunday afternoon watching multiple football games. Simply take the remote control (use the biggest one you have from the pile of remotes) and, while sitting watching your favorite team or movie and with your arm pointing toward the TV, aim the remote at the ceiling, moving your wrist only. Hold it there for 10 seconds, then aim it at the floor, again only moving the wrist. Repeat this three to four times during every commercial. Be careful not to accidentally change the channel when doing this exercise or it may irritate people who are watching TV with you.

These are just some ideas from “The Couch Potato Workout: 101 Exercises You Can Do At Home!” by Joel M. Press, M.D., president of the North American Spine Society and medical director of the Spine and Sports Institute at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. “The Couch Potato Workout” describes numerous practical and functional exercises people can do to build strength, balance and flexibility as part of their normal daily routine.

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