Create Digital Children's Books

Written by Stephen Bucaro

---------------------------------------------------------- Permission is granted forrepparttar below article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 117431 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 117432 resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- Create Digital Children's Books

By Stephen Bucaro

They say, if you can't figure out how to do something with your computer, ask a teenager. While computers intimidate adults, they seem to piquerepparttar 117433 curiosity of children. This computer curiosity starts at a very young age.

Some Web entrepreneurs have learned how to profit from this young audience - by creating children's ebooks. If you can tell stories that are interesting to children, you can tap this market too.

An important component of a children's ebook isrepparttar 117434 pictures. Ifrepparttar 117435 ebook is written for preschoolers,repparttar 117436 artwork should be built from basic shapes with bold colors. If written for older children,repparttar 117437 pictures don't have to be of professional artist quality, but they must be interesting.

Children's ebooks should be designed to teach reading. Woven withinrepparttar 117438 story should be additional learning about history, geography, mathematics or science. Most importantly, your story should teach a moral lesson. This will pleaserepparttar 117439 parents, who are, after all,repparttar 117440 ones who will pay forrepparttar 117441 ebooks.

How to start a children's ebook business:

- Create a Web site that is attractive to, and usable by children.

- Provide free access torepparttar 117442 beginning of each story. This getsrepparttar 117443 child involved and curious to learn what happens inrepparttar 117444 rest ofrepparttar 117445 story. Curious enough, we hope, to convince mom or dad to pay a small fee to downloadrepparttar 117446 entire story in an ebook.

- Each ebook should containrepparttar 117447 beginning of another story and a link torepparttar 117448 download page for that ebook.

- Include extra free goodies with each ebook, for example, cartoons, games, puzzles, coloring pages, and patterns for making crafts or toys. This will makerepparttar 117449 child andrepparttar 117450 parent anticipate what kind of goodies might come withrepparttar 117451 next ebook purchase.

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

Written by Vishal P. Rao

Withrepparttar holidays aroundrepparttar 117430 corner, you may find yourself struggling to keep your home-based business and your home life separate and running smoothly. And you're not alone.

Operating a home-based business has many benefits as you already know, but its main drawback is that it often causesrepparttar 117431 line between your work and your personal life to become permanently blurred. Unlike those individuals who work outsiderepparttar 117432 home and who know their day atrepparttar 117433 office ends when they get in their car and startrepparttar 117434 commute home, home business operators do not usually have a definite end to their day. The reverse situation is also possible: they may not have a definite start to their day either. If you have a hard time breaking free of your work responsibilities or if you sometimes have trouble settling in to tackle them, these tips will help you bring both aspects of your life into equilibrium.

----------------------- Separate Your Office From Your Home -----------------------

If your work computer is inrepparttar 117435 living room where everyone inrepparttar 117436 family congregates, chances are you are being bombarded by distractions. Plus, when it is time for you to relax, you may find it difficult withrepparttar 117437 computer right there as a constant reminder of allrepparttar 117438 work you still need to finish and all ofrepparttar 117439 communications you still need to respond to.

The answer is to set aside an area of your home just for work. If you have an office or an extra bedroom where you can set up your space, then you can block outrepparttar 117440 distractions simply by shuttingrepparttar 117441 door. Also avoid putting anything in your home office that might prevent you from getting your work done, such as a television.

If you don't have an entire room to dedicate to your office, move your computer and materials into a room that is rarely used or that is normally unoccupied when you need to be working, such as a bedroom. Once you have separated your home from your office, you will find it easier to stay focused on your work but also to leave your work in its space so you can relax and enjoyrepparttar 117442 remainder of your home.

----------------------- Create Specific Working Hours -----------------------

One ofrepparttar 117443 best things about running a home-based business is undoubtedlyrepparttar 117444 flexible schedule, but it can also have negative consequences. Onrepparttar 117445 one hand, your schedule may be so flexible that you only work 30 minutes a day or so hectic that you find yourself working at all hours ofrepparttar 117446 day without taking a break. The answer is to set your own office hours. Creating your own schedule still has benefits. For one, you can decide what time ofrepparttar 117447 day you start, so if you're not a morning person, you don't have to get up atrepparttar 117448 break of dawn. Also, if you prefer to stop working when your children come home from school, you can consider that when you decide when to stop forrepparttar 117449 day.

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