Balancing Home & Work: The Challenge of the Home-Based Business

Written by Vishal P. Rao

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Another benefit is that you provide clients and customers with a specific times when you are available to work with them. The most important thing to remember, however, is to set hours for yourself that you can live with. Once you decide on a schedule, you need to stick with it long-term, so be realistic about how long you can work without taking a break and how much time you'll need to accomplish everything that needs to get done.

And, no matter how much you may be tempted to keep working, you need to stop when you say you are going to stop. Taking a break allows you to come back refreshed and more alert, so you can be more productive. An overworked, overly stressed person simply is not an effective worker at home or in an office.

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Has this ever happened to you? You and your family have just sat down for a dinner aroundrepparttar 117430 table when a client calls to talk about your current project or a customer phones with questions about a recent purchase. The easiest way to prevent work from interfering with your family is to keep communications separate. Start by having a second phone line dedicated to your work and attaching an answering machine or voice mail torepparttar 117431 line.

When your work day ends, you can turn onrepparttar 117432 machine and let it handle any after-hour calls. An extra phone line also allows you to maintain professionalism. Imaginerepparttar 117433 embarrassment of having your young child answerrepparttar 117434 phone when an important customer calls.

You may also want to set up a post office box for all of your business-related mail. Not only will this prevent your important mail from accidentally getting thrown away withrepparttar 117435 junk, but it will also offer you and your family a level of privacy.

After all, you do not want to make your home address available to everyone; it's just not safe. If you use email or instant messaging as part of your business communications, you'll also want to establish separate accounts for those as well.

The key to running a home-based business is balance. While it may be difficult to stop working on that important project or to concentrate on work while your preparing forrepparttar 117436 holidays, striking that balance is essential for your well-being, your family's security, and your business's success.

Vishal P. Rao is the editor of Home Based Business Opportunities - A website dedicated to opportunities, ideas and resources to make money from home. Visit him at:

Help Motivated Sellers In Your Area And Earn High Profits

Written by John McTighe

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Tap into this group of people in your area. Find these people. Help them out and you will find yourself with a mountain of items you can easily sell at very high profits becuase you have very little invested in terms of money.

How can you measurerepparttar return on your money when your investment is very small or zero?

Here is a list of ways you can find motivated sellers for anything, used merchandise, new merchandise, homes, autos, guns, hobby items, tools, equipment, cars!

1.Place a newspaper ad (major daily) 2.Place an ad in Pennysaver, Thrifty Nickel, Greensheet, etc. 3.Bandit signs 4.Drive neighborhoods looking for "for sale" signs, 5.Call ads with headlines of "Must Sell" or "Motivated Seller" 6.Tax sales and government auctions 7.Estate sales 8.Condemned properties 9.Network with professionals, i.e. attorneys CPA's, REALTORS 10.Network with service people, i.e. letter carrier, pool service person, lawn service person, newspaper delivery person

Some of my favorite methods of finding motivated sellers are:

11.Cleaning people 12.Bird Dogs (give rewards for people that find deals for you) 13.Wholesalers 14.Magnetic car sign 15.Distribute business cards EVERYWHERE 16.Fliers 17.Door hangers

John McTighe has been successfully buying and selling a variety of used personal property for 6 years. He teaches simple systems for buying and selling used personal property that anyone can use to earn high profits. Often times, returns of 100% to 1100% on common, everyday items are not unusaual.

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