If you are looking to start a home business chances are that you have done a lot of research into this venture. Starting a "home business" can be very profitable in more ways than one. A lot of people believe that they have thought about everything that goes into a home business, only to find out that they have forgotten some very important aspects. Below are a few things that you may have forgotten that you will definitely need to address before you get started.1. Working at home is completely different than working in an office. Many people forget that there are a lot of distractions that go along with working from home. When you are running a home business you will have to contend with distractions such as the television and radio. You will also have to be able to deal with any other family members that are going to be home with you. Your kids may not be able to tell the difference between work time and play time. This presents a lot of problems to people that run a home business. 2. If you run a home business you are going to need to have a lot of self discipline. You are going to be your only boss, which means that there will be nobody looking over your shoulder telling you what to do. Without this sort of supervision many people end up slacking off. If you want to run a successful home business you need to be able to stay on track day in and day out.3. When you run a home business you are responsible for all of your supplies. Many people forget to budget for this. Remember, if your computer crashes it is your responsibility to get it fixed. You know longer have an IT team that you can call to help out. You will also be responsible for buying your own supplies when you need them.4. As a home business owner you are in charge of every facet of your business. This means that you will not only have to make sales and take care of marketing, but you will also be in charge of accounts payable and accounts receivable.5. Home business owners are in charge of their own taxes. When you run a work at home there are no taxes being deducted from your paycheck every month. This means that if dont want to go to jail you are going to have to pay your own taxes throughout the year. This is usually too much for a "work at home" owner to handle alone, so you will have to hire a professional to assist you. A work at home can be very profitable, but make sure that you know exactly what you are getting into before you start.
There are many programs on the world wide web where companies will pay you to surf the web, or, basically view their advertisements. Ive done my research and the best opportunity out there is 12 Daily Pro. 12 Daily Pro is the only paid to surf company that pays you 12% daily on your investment, with a minimum of $6.00 required to join, and a maximum of $6,000.00. 12 Daily Pro is listed with the Internets equivalent of the Better Business Bureau and they are 5-Star Rated and listed as the #1 paid to surf website.The companies that have you invest some of your own money to start, such as 12 Daily Pro, can produce large financial gains. However, keep in mind that you should never invest more than you can afford to lose. But, there are some people that are making over $7,500.00 a month with such programs. I personally started out with a $198.00 investment. In 12 days, my account showed $348.00. For me, that meant that I earned about $135.00 for an hours worth of work! Here are some things to do to when looking to use a get paid to surf program that asks you to invest your own money:1. Search the paid to surf website forums for people who have had experience with the company you are considering. Specifically, do a search with the word scam or fraud and the companys name, to see if anyone has had negative experiences with the company. Read forums to see what companys users recommend.2. Start your own investment small and wait until you have been paid before you decide to invest more. Dont decide to dump more money into your account just because you see your account balance going up on the company site. Make sure you get paid money in your bank account before you invest more money. Consider the technique of taking out your initial investment and only reinvesting your earnings, to protect yourself from possible losses.3. Remember that there are no guarantees. Make sure whatever you invest is an amount you can afford to lose. Its o.k. to take risks, but they must be calculated and educated.You earn money two ways with 12 Daily Pro. The first way is by doing your daily click to one link and letting the auto surf happen. The other is by referrals. You earn 12% off of each investment your referral makes into 12 Daily Pro, first level only.Todays Internet is an explosively growing global community. Getting paid to surf the web and referring others to do the same is a growing phenomena. This is a win-win situation for everyone!To become one of 12 Daily Pros 120,000+ members and join a legitimate site that is growing at the rate of over 1,000 people a day, simply go to the link referred to in the resource box at end of this article.p.s. Funding your 12DP account with StormPay is recommended!
It is always nice to have fresh-cut flowers in a room. Flowers liven and brighten up a room, and their scent can give a room a very pleasant allure. The beautifying effect of flowers in a room could be further enhanced by the flower vase wherein these blooms are put. Flowers and flower vases always go together both for practical and for aesthetic purposes, but the wrong match between flower and flower vase will defeat this purpose and ruin the effect.A flower vase should always complement the flowers for which it serves as a vessel. The beauty of the flowers should never be paired with a flower vase that is too colorful or too decorative, or else they will clash and hurt the eyes. After all, in any flower arrangement, the flowers are the star of the show and never the vase. The rule that all florists follow in making flower arrangements is that the flower arrangement and the flower vase that contains it should always complement or contrast but definitely be in harmony with one another. Harmony, after all, is the element that brings all forms of art together.Therefore, whenever you are in the mood for fresh-cut flowers, consider how best to display the flowers in a way that will bright out their beauty even further before you stick them into a vase. Some people simply put the flowers in whatever vase they can find and totally wasting the flowers away.The height of the flower arrangement should always be proportional to the flower vase that will serve as its receptacle. Always remember that tall flower arrangements, containing flowers will long stems and long petals, should always be matched to tall "flower vases" . The reverse, of course, applies as well. To give you some sort of idea on how proportions work on flower arrangements and flower vases, when the flower arrangement is placed inside its vase, its resulting height should be taller than the original height of the flower arrangement by around one-half or two-thirds of this original height.A flower vase should never fight the flower arrangement it carries for attention; as stated above, the vase should complement the flowers it contains. Thus, a good flower vase is one that is muted or neutral when it comes to colors. The colors of a vase should be light and solid, such as white, cream or pale pastel, and these colors should help bring out the beauty of the flowers. Patterns are all right for vases as long as they do not take the attention away from the flower arrangement.Ceramic and glass vases that are too brightly tinted, crystal vases that have too bold a pattern in their designs, or cut glass vases that are too exquisite to look at are not meant to hold flowers. They are meant to be displayed for their own beauty.The shape of the flower vase also matters when matching a flower arrangement with a flower vase. There are roughly four categories of flower vases when it comes to the shape.The traditional flower vases are those whose mouths are wider than the base. They are meant to hold a profusion of blooms. The flower arrangement that such traditional flower vases should contain must be abundant enough to fill the mouth of the vase.Cylindrical flower vases are vases that are often tall and with straight sides. These kinds of vases are lovely with long-stemmed roses and tulips, a perfect match for these slender flowers.Flat flower vases are often low and wide, similar to a bowl. They are the ones you can often find on coffee tables or corner tables. This type of vase is great if you are the type who cuts flowers close to the receptacle and lets them float in water to make them last longer.Bottle flower vases are vases with a narrow mouth and a fluted body. They are perfect for holding delicate flowers that do not bloom in mass profusion, such as cherry blossoms. Such vases are often very graceful, as graceful as the flowers they usually hold.It always pays to have a different assortment of [*_*] stored in your home so that you would not have to worry much about matching flowers with the appropriate [*_*]. Many department stores sell cheap but nice-looking [*_*], and they can work well with your flowers. There is nothing to stop you, however, if you want to go for the expensive Murano glass vases or any kind of decorative vase, as long as they do not clash with your flowers.If you are going to collect [*_*], however, make sure that the ones you are using with cut flowers are always kept clean. Flower vases can be breeding pools for bacteria and they can harm not just your flowers but you as well.
Small town, big town, it doesnt matter, if you have a small area in your backyard that you can use for planting, then you can make money growing small plants at home. Actually you can make pretty good money on 1/40 of one acre. Thats an area about 30 feet by 40 feet. You will be amazed at how many plants you can fit in an area that small, and at how much money you can make. Even apartment dwellers can do this! If you live in an apartment, just to get a feel for how fun and rewarding a tiny nursery can be, find somebody with a little piece of ground that they will either let you use, let you rent it, or do a joint venture with you. Is there really a market for small plants? The market is huge, something like 4 billion dollars last year alone, and the demand is tremendous. As a small grower, you have a tremendous advantage over the larger nurseries, their overhead is very high. As a backyard grower, yours will be almost nothing. You might be asking; "I live in a small town in a rural area, how many plants can I really sell?"Tens of thousands if you want to. Most people dont realize it, but large wholesale growers are the largest buyers of small plants in the country. They sell so many plants that they just can not produce them fast enough themselves, so they buy them from wherever they can find them. Just pack them up in a cardboard box and ship them anywhere you want. I routinely buy large quantities of small plants and have them shipped thousands of miles to my house. Why do I buy plants if I know how to grow them myself? There are a lot of reasons, but one is because I am impatient and dont like to grow Japanese Maples from seed. I can buy Japanese Maple seedlings for as little as 75 cents and all I have to do is pot them up and watch them grow. I also buy large quantities of flowering shrubs that I would like to start propagating myself. I buy them for 50 cents, pot them up, and often sell them the next year for $4.97. But in the meantime I take cuttings from them to propagate for next years crop. Then I never have to buy that variety again. Those are the same reasons that many wholesale nurseries are always looking for great deals on small plants. When they find someone like you, growing in their backyard, they are delighted because they know they can buy what they need for less money from a small backyard grower than they can if they buy from a large nursery. It only stands to reason, your overhead is almost nothing, you dont have to raise the price of your plants to pay for buildings, hundreds of acres of land, trucks, tractors, and dozens of employees. How much money do you need to get started? Almost none. All you have to do is root some cuttings, and youre on your way! There are dozens of easy plant propagation techniques that are so easy to learn that young children can do them, and with great success, I might add. This propagation information is available to you free of charge at www.freeplants.comThe size of the area you need to get started is really up to you, but an area about the size of a picnic table is a start. Im serious. I root my cuttings in flats that are about 12 by 15, and can get between 100 and 150 cuttings per flat. In an area about the size of a picnic table you should be able to root several thousand cuttings at a time. And guess what? As soon as they are well rooted, they have a value and can be sold immediately! Isnt that cool? Typically a rooted cutting is worth about 50 cents. Lets see now, 1500 cuttings at 50 cents each, thats $750!!! Wow!!! The wheels should be turning now. But you don't have to sell 50 cent plants, you can grow them until theyre bigger and get more money for them. Thats what I do, I pot them up in small pots and they sell like crazy right from my driveway at $4.97 each. This spring we sold over $25,000 worth of $4.97 plants right from our driveway. One of the people that bought my Backyard Nursery E-book held a sale this spring and sold $2,800 worth of plants her first weekend. She was ecstatic! Of course we also sold plants for much more than that. I used to grow Japanese Red Maples and we sold those for $45 each, and they sold like hot cakes! This is one of the most fun and rewarding home businesses you could ever get involved in. My kids have learned work ethics, the value of a dollar, and skills that will last them a lifetime. Any time they needed a little extra money all they had to do was step out the back door and earn the money they needed. It costs very little to get started, and the rewards can be quite high. Its certainly not a get rich quick plan (because there is no such thing!), but plenty of people have done very well in the nursery business. All it takes is determination and hard work. You can learn it as you go along. Its much easier than you think.
To have a website or not to have a website; that is an occurring online question.When we set out to search for online business, we receive so many messages telling us that not having a website is not a problem as the opportunity itself will give you a duplicate page of your own that you can promote.This is great news if you want to market only one business on the internet. But look at all the people who are marketing successfully on the net. There isn't a single person who is actually marketing one single product or service. You would find them Partnering in this or that venture, selling three or four e-books, being affiliates of numerous opportunitiesetc.Now let us say that you have opted to work with one single online business affiliate program that offers you a web page that you can promote. How will you promote it?Let us look at the things you will not be able to do:1-Exchange Links: Since you do not own the site, therefore, you cannot make any changes on it; accordingly you will not be able to add links to your site. If you cannot put links on your site then you cannot exchange links.2-Forums: One of the Forums that I am involved in, and believe me it is one of the best forums around, recently announced that you can add to your signature either a product or a website that you yourself own and nothing duplicate or you do not own.3-Adding your link to directories: I guess I will be safe to say that at least 90% of directories do not accept links with an extension. Meaning, your duplicate site would be something like that http://www.website.com/affliate . The directories would only accept http://www.website.com. Although I must say that some companies are overcoming this issue by adding your affiliate username at the beginning rather than as an extension. It would look like this http://username.website.com . In this case your chances to be accepted are better, still not very good though. As directory owners usually do not accept duplicate sites when they review it for approval.What you will be able to do is the following:1-Writing Articles: In your author resource box you will be able to put a link to an affiliate page.2-Traffic Exchange sites: These also accept affiliates3-Paid advertising whether online or offline.You will realize from the above that out of the five free options listed above you will only be able to do two of them. While if you have your own website you will be able to build a full marketing effort without having to pay for any kind of advertising.Remember this is with the limitation of having only one stream of income coming in. If you decided to get involved in more than one business then you will have to duplicate your work for each affiliate program when you are dealing with paid advertising.The advantages of having your own website are numerous, but we will list a few here:1-The flexibility of having all your online business opportunities in one place.2-The flexibility of changing your content for search engine optimization and enhancing visitors' experience.3-The flexibility of automating your link exchange activity.4-The Flexibility of automating your content management so as to have always new content on your website. 5-Of course we should not forget that all the things that we listed above that you cannot do with an online business affiliate duplicate page, now you can do them with your own home based business website.6-Adding a newsletter subscription which will build you a list that no home business/online marketer can do without.Does this mean that each person who wants to venture into online business must go into the trouble of building a website, designing it, and setting it up? Not really, there are opportunities out there which have the option of building your own website as part of the package. Yet you must make sure that you own the domain name.