If you think that starting your own online home business is the answer to your problems; whether it's money, child care, illness or a desire for more free time, then you MUST choose wisely. Too many individuals eagerly leave their paying jobs in order to pursue their own "online home business" only to return to the unemployment arena looking for work and carrying a massive debt from their ventures. How can you find the answer to your quest for self-employment without failing? DESIRE DISCRETION DISCIPLINE DESIRE ---- If you think that running your own online home business is merely a matter of using your brains then you are sure to be disappointed. Successful entrepreneurs have a common thread no matter if they run the run a country gas station or a Fortune 500 company - DESIRE. If you don't have the drive and determination to work for yourself - if you can't give up the security of a regular pay cheque - you will have great difficulty working for yourself. DISCRETION ---- Expect to fail. There are many online home business opportunities available. Some are good, some are frauds and several are absolutely perfect - for YOU. Each individual's strengths and talents will impact which business model will suit them best. If you are very shy or hate to talk to people than it would be wise to stay away from online home businesses that require a lot of face-to-face selling. If the product is not something you would personally use it is not something you will want to promote and that will show in your efforts. Take stock of your abilities and interests and try several online home businesses that are related. Not all will suit you, but trying things will ultimately improve your online home business skills overall. If you do fall for what turns out to be a fraud, consider it education and move on - you will not likely make the same mistake again. Consider talking to online home business owners who do what you want to do or to people who may use your product or service. Research the online home business and read the fine print! DISCIPLINE ---- You don't have a boss or a time clock, but if you expect to make a living then you will have to discipline yourself. Have a schedule that you follow every day. Plan your time wisely. Although many procrastinators actually do well working for themselves it is still vitally important to know what needs to be done and to have the discipline to follow through. A few bad jobs or unhappy customers can have lasting impact on your [*_*]. Many have found great happiness and success working for themselves. Enjoy the search and find YOUR perfect [*_*]!
You are most likely coming here as a follow up to my Part 3 of 5 articles on creating an online business. I hope you found part (1) one through part (3) informative.Today I am going to cover web page layout and design. It's important to always be working toward your long-term goal of having a presentable, fast loading web page. Studies have shown that people who will open your site will mostly see what I call hot zones. To understand the hot zone lets draw an imaginary line on your web page from the top left hand corner over to the right and then half way down the page on the left side much like a triangle. There is also a hot spot from left to right along the very bottom of the page. Most of your visitors are going to see these areas only.These advanced techniques are things that I learned only after a year of web site design so it should give you a head start on your business. You may be thinking okay why have the rest of the page if visitors are only going to look at the hot spots? Well a large percentage will look there and that will be where you want most of your best converting offers, but others will spend time looking through your whole site. The goal is to increase the time they stay on your site, which increases chances for a conversion into a sale.The placement of offers on your site will be somewhat dynamic in that you can monitor and move around the opportunities that you find converting well. If you see one program located at the bottom of your page converting at 20% versus another at 1% that is located at a hot spots. Change them! It's that simple give the top converting programs the most exposure. You will more than likely be given a web site template, especially if you have followed what I did through out this (5) part series. If you did than you are on the right track to keeping your site looking organized and presentable. This means making sure things are lined up properly, spelling is correct and use friendly colors.In the next example I'm going to use my web site as a reference so that you get an idea of what I'm talking about. You can then incorporate your products and services in the same manner. The point is you need to keep similar programs on the same web page. For example you will find by going to my site that I have a Work at Home, Online Paid Surveys, Moms Jobs, Top10, Home Based Business and a news letter page. Why do I do that? Well if someone is looking for a home based business they don't want to have to sift through work at home or survey programs to find out what they are looking for. The more they have to look the lower your chances of converting them into a customer will be. They as I would, under the same circumstances, will get frustrated and move on. If on the other hand someone is looking for Online Paid Surveys and you send them to a landing page that has all of your survey opportunities nicely organized on one page then they will be more likely to either take action then or book mark your site so they can come back later. We have all found sites that we really liked the way they were designed and book marked them for later use.Okay in summary, you will put your best programs in the hot spots. The rest of the programs will be nicely organized throughout your site and you will have multiple landing pages. Make sense? I hope so, because if you will do it the right way up front you will save yourself more time and make more money. Well I think we have covered enough for this part.See you in Part (5) five.Please feel free to read both this article or one of my many others by visiting my link in the resource box below. I always enjoy getting emails pertaining to my articles or my site. Your feedback is important to me.
So you want to start a home Internet business and have your idea and web design accomplished. Now you need to add the content that will get people coming to visit your site. The best way to fill your site and make it appealing is simplicity. You dont need to have tons of graphics and bright colors plastered all over. The clean simple design is the best and attracts the most people. Too many things going on through out a site can be overwhelming to the viewer and drive them away, not get them to stay and come back. Stay away from playing annoying music of any kind on your site. This a sure fire way to drive away business. You also want to stay away from things that require time to load. This slows down the viewers access to immediate information. Just because you can put it on a site does not mean you have to or should. You want to have value to your site. What works is good content. This will make the viewer linger and become more interested in what you have. There are tons of ways to accomplish this and you will to use and decide what works for you. Pick a few tools of the trade use them and apply them to your site and monitor the response and traffic. If you notice that some are not producing remove them and try something else. You will have to be diligent but remember that simple is better. You dont want to implement every tool at once it can make your viewers feel uncomfortable so use a few and ditch the rest. Here are just a few possibilities.1. E-mail lists are great to allow customers to talk about your products and services. Yahoo groups offer this service free. Members can post comments and questions to you or each other and an e-mail is generated to all users. The group can be private, subject to approval, or public. You will want to see daily traffic and post frequently in the beginning to get things going. Eventually your customers will start talking to each other. These lists are a great tool and keep people active and coming back.2. Polls for viewers to vote on a specific issue related to the sites content. You want to keep people interactive so they dont bored. Writing a poll from scratch can be tricky but they make great templates today that can be of great help. You would fill in the blanks and then copy and paste the code to your site.3. Weblogs or blogs are like an online journal that is frequently updated. You will add some good links into it help up your business of course. It is also a form of communication that allows people to stay updated on what is going on with your business and what they can expect in the future. Today blogs have taken on a life of their own and are sweeping through cyber land. *****About the Author:-----------------------------------------------------------------To find the best home based business ideas and opportunities so you can work at home visit: http://www.Dream-FromHome.com-----------------------------------------------------------------
Shower curtains are probably the most visible part of your bathroom decor. They can be seen from every corner of the room and are also usually the largest hanging item. They line your tub, protect your floor from splashed water, and give you a sense of privacy while bathing. So it makes sense to choose your shower curtains wisely. Use the guide below to find just the right "shower curtains" for your bathroom.Choose by Style, Colors, and PatternsShower curtains can match your decor in several ways. Your bathroom may follow a certain theme such as dolphins, fish, birds, flowers, and even more dramatic effects such as giraffes or tigers! The shower curtains can match your bathroom's theme. For added beauty, choose a shower curtain liner that's a solid color. This will bring out the themed curtain even more.If your bathroom is decorated in colors rather than a certain theme, choose shower curtains that match or complement those colors. Some color combinations to consider are light (or mint green) and white, burgundy and beige variations or cinnamon colors, red and white or red and black, blue with light mauve, yellow with pastels, or dark green with a mix of floral patterns including burgundy, green, blue, and yellow flowers.If you have a window curtain in your bathroom, you can also match your shower curtain to your window curtain. This causes all other colors and patterns to fall into place.Consider PracticalityIf decorating a children's bathroom, consider a simple vinyl or plastic curtain that offers a fun and playful theme. For a formal bathroom, choose cotton, silk, or linen with a PVC vinyl or fabric liner. Choose a shower curtain that's durable and can easily be cleaned. Check for good stitching and grommets (reinforcements for the ring holes) that are rustproof.To simplify things, you can now choose shower curtain liners that are very easy to remove for cleaning. There are zip-off shower curtain liners that zip on and off just below the rings for cleaning and can be washed in the washing machine. These easy-to-remove shower curtain liners save you time if you're always in a hurry when cleaning.Shower Curtain Rods and RingsBe sure to choose shower curtain rods and rings that enhance your decor, especially in a formal bathroom. Detailed shower curtain rings will stand out to your guests and add beauty to your curtains and tub. The rod should be made of materials that will not rust or peel. Both the rod and rings should be strong enough to hold your shower curtains.To increase the "space" in your bathtub, use curved rods that come out and around from the tub. These are lovely and give you plenty of elbowroom!Once you decide on colors and styles for your bathroom, you're ready to shop for shower curtains. You can compare styles and even buy shower curtains online from your own personal computer. There are many colors and styles as well as easy-to-remove shower curtain liners that make decorating and cleaning a breeze. Give your bath decor the look and feel you want today!
Its estimated that 40 million Americans will be making a move in 2006. Military families, those who have a job transfer, California residents who are tired of the high cost of living, students attending colleges and universities, families moving due to health reasons, they all have something in common. Theyre moving to an area they know nothing about and they need your help. Think back to the last time you moved to a new town. Do you remember how lost you felt? Where were the best schools for your kids? Who were the good doctors? What market had the hard to find items? Where were your daughters going to take dance? Having more questions than answers can be so frustrating and you could spend months learning everything you need to know.Thanks to a new business career kit targeted at women who want to own a home-based business, new movers dont have to feel so lost and uninformed in their new town. If a woman loves to talk and make new people feel welcome, then this type of home business is perfect for them. Explains Liz Folger, founder of Bizymoms.com. The Welcome Service career kit is a unique opportunity that allows women who dont have a business, marketing, or web design background to start their own successful welcome service business in just a matter of weeks. So many women want to start a "home business" , but they just have no idea what business to start. Many of them feel frustrated because they dont feel they have the skills needed to start any type of business. The great thing about a welcome service business is that just knowing about your town, and what it has to offer is really all you need to be successful. The career kit includes everything women have been asking for. Explains Liz Folger. Often times stay-at-home moms are stopped from starting their own home business because of tax and marketing concerns that turn into fears. This kit dispels the myths and shows them how they can become a home business owner one step at a time. The website that is included in the kit is revolutionary. Not only will associates have their own web site, but they can also add information to personalize the site as often as they like. They can send out newsletters to their database, and sponsors and newcomers can order directly from the site. New residents to the area will appreciate the service, and local businesses will love this approach to advertising. Long time residents turned associates will enjoy recommending their favorite businesses and organizations. A personal recommendation is priceless when it comes to marketing a business. Heres how this business works exactly. An associate will work with other businesses in the area. Businesses will love the idea of someone giving their products and or services a personal recommendation. They may even want to include a coupon or a gift certificate for the new comer. The associates can either print the coupon themselves, or work with a local printer. Associates will then personally deliver welcome packets to new families in the neighborhood. Each packet will contain coupons, maps, gift certificates and other goodies that will help inform new comers of what their new town has to offer. The business will pay a certain amount for each packet that is delivered.Making sure the new comers use those coupons is important. You want your advertisers to see those coupons coming back to the store. With the database software that you will receive with your website you can simply send an email reminding your new comer to use the coupons. Your email can also include any additional tips or suggestions you feel may help them. You might talk about an upcoming event in the area that they may be interested in knowing about. Finding families new to your area isnt going to be hard either, just work with your local Realtors. They will love this free service that they can offer to their new buyers. And the new buyers will appreciate the additional help you can give them. And you dont have to stop there; new comer packets can be just the beginning. With your website you can offer up to five different packets. New babies packets, new pet packets, and holiday gift packets are just a few of the services you can offer. You can really tailor your particular packets to the area you live in. The best part of this type of business is that youre the owner. You can decide if you want to work full or part time. You can work around your kids schedule. You can decide how much or how little you want to make. Its all about being in control of the lifestyle you want for yourself and your family. For more information about starting your own local welcome service visit: http://www.bizymoms.com/cart/wb_kit.html