5 Ways to Entertain Your Kids When They're Off School but Your Home Business is Open

Written by Megan Corwin

1. Put in a DVD/video. What is it about children that they can watchrepparttar same movie over and over again? Take advantage of this fact.

2. Barter withrepparttar 117086 parent of your child's friend. She can take them to a movie or watch them at her house forrepparttar 117087 day. Just be sure to returnrepparttar 117088 favor on a weekend or day your home business is closed.

3. Check with your local YMCA or museums. Many of them offer special full or half day programs on school holidays.

4. Put them to work. Smaller children can certainly stuff envelopes. Older ones can possible handle data entry. Let them practice their alphabetizing skills with your orders. Either you will get clerical work done by your helpers or they will stay out of your hair so they won't have to help.

A Typical Frustration In A Home-Based Business

Written by Kirk Bannerman

The source of frustration addressed in his article may be all too familiar if you happen to work at an Internet-based home business which relies on personal relationships and/or teamwork.

I am often contacted by members of my business team with a tale of woe regarding a lack of response from their affiliates. It typically goes something like..."I send out lots of emails to all of them and I very rarely get any response. What am I doing wrong".

If your particular internet business involves selling well known branded items, personal feedback is not an issue. Visitors to your website (potential customers) are primarily interested in selection, availability, and price. If it is a returning customer, then you can also throw customer service intorepparttar equation. Oncerepparttar 117085 desired item is selected, your mouse does allrepparttar 117086 "talking" without any human interaction involved.

However, there are many types of internet-based home businesses where feedback and interaction are quite important and getting an affiliate or business team member to communicate with you is a definite objective. It's not at all surprising that this can be a challenge when you stop to think that what you are trying to do is initiate a dialog between two complete strangers who have never even seen each other.

Heavily branded websites like walmart.com or amazon.com are household names and carry an implied trust with visitors. However,repparttar 117087 vast majority of websites are not well known and are found and visited as a result of searches performed by search engines. In these instances,repparttar 117088 visitor is probably arriving at repparttar 117089 website forrepparttar 117090 first time and human nature often dictates a sense of fear or suspicion ofrepparttar 117091 unknown which is manifested by a reluctance to respond to email messages from an unknown party.

It seems that there is no pat answer as torepparttar 117092 best way to elicit an initial email response from a person. I have tried several approaches with varying degrees of success. Individual styles will vary, butrepparttar 117093 following four points should be kept in mind:

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