Cereal Mom

Written by Sharon Davis

Cereal Mom By Sharon Davis

I recently heard a woman say that being called a "work at home mom" was professionally demeaning. Being one myself, my initial reaction was to agree with her. "Thatís right, Iím a professional, Iím not just a bored housewife dabbling with a hobby here," I said to myself.

Upon reflection however, I came to realize that I disagree. Deeply.

Working out of your home while caring for children makes for some unique (and comical) situations. If you canít have a sense of humor about these things, then maybe a field job is more your style.

But letís face it, just how professional can you be when much of your work is done with a toddler on your lap? And that is, after all, one ofrepparttar great benefits of working at home; you can consult with clients wearing bunny slippers if you like. Whoís to know? Sometimes we just need to keep things in perspective. I know thatrepparttar 117778 work that I do is top quality, and I donít sweat what others think of my work environment.

But I do wonder how that woman deals with some of those little challenges that comewith being a work-at-home parent.

For example, maybe she feels that going out ofrepparttar 117779 house with soggy Cheerios stuck to her behind would be professionally demeaning. She must have found a way to avoid this. I should call her...

Not being able to locate a pen because theyíre all in use fishing Barbie clothes out ofrepparttar 117780 toilet. This might be seen as unprofessional.

"How To Build Your Very Own Software Empire In 6 Easy Steps!"

Written by Brian Terry

"How To Build Your Very Own Software Empire In 6 Easy Steps!"

By Brian Terry (c) 2002

Without question software products are "THE" biggest sellers online today, pulling inrepparttar hugest amount of profits for their creators, and quite often making them millionaires overnight.

You only need to look as far as Microsoft for evidence of this important fact.

However, what many people forget is you don't have to be a Bill Gates to build your own software empire.

In fact, right now there's small army of regular people like you and me wheeling tons of cash torepparttar 117777 bank day in day out.

Believe it or not all you need is one "decent" project to quit your 9-5 job.

Read on and I'll reveal to you how you can start building your own "red hot" software products today!

These simple steps will give yourepparttar 117778 boost you need to quickly get things under way:

1. "How to pull hot ideas out of thin air"

Did you knowrepparttar 117779 only qualifications you need to create and develop "killer" software are a good pair of eyes and ears!

Then it's just a simple matter of fine tuning these senses to dig for rock solid profitable software ideas.

Let me explain how you can do this...

Next time you use your computer make sure you have a pen and note pad next to you.

As you're working away on your PC keep your eyes peeled for ways of doing things better and more efficiently.

For example, when you're surfing around a website hunting down a piece of information you might think. "If only I had a drop down menu that enables me to search this entire site for what I'm looking for!".

Bingo! you've just had an idea for a new piece of software!

It doesn't stop there either...

You can get software ideas when you're doing anything, from watching TV to washing your car. You've just got to tune yourself in and jot down every idea you get.

As you can see it's easier than you think!

2. "Become a spy and gather intelligence"

So you now have several software ideas... what do you do with them now?

You need to know if they're profitable. Is there a market? Will people buy it? The easiest way of doing this is going to somewhere like: http://download.cnet.com/ and search to see if anyone else is selling somethingrepparttar 117780 same or similar to your product idea.

If you find this isrepparttar 117781 case then excellent! you might be on to a winner!

It's now simply a matter of just looking for ways to make your product even better then theirs!

Forrepparttar 117782 best results I recommend test driving your competitions products, make a list of all repparttar 117783 features, take notes, look for way to make yours better then add your own magic sauce!

Now you've gotrepparttar 117784 following under your belt: - A notebook full of ideas to research. - A method of spying on your competition to expand your own software feature list.

What's next?

3. "Build your blueprint for success"

Just like building a house software needs to be planned out in every possible detail. The more detail repparttar 117785 better (this will save money and time later on).

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