Retired? Need Some Extra Cash?Written by Joe Clare
Are you retired? Are you considering part-time work to make some extra cash? Have you ever considered Internet as a means of making that extra cash? Questions, questions, questions! Well, here is an idea for you.
Technology has become much simpler over recent years. The learning curves are not as severe as they once were. The invention of mouse and Window's operating system has made operating a computer easier than ever. So, why not have a look at Internet as a means of making money. With all experience that a retired person possesses from years of employment and hobbies, this medium is definitely worth taking a look at. And, great thing about working online is that you can work-at-home. No long commutes to work. No 9 to 5 either, your hours can be flexible so you can still enjoy your retirement. Plus, your online business can lead to that extra income you're looking for.
What would you need to get an online business started? There are no special skills required for this home based business. But, you would need confidence that you can be successful with an online business regardless of your computer or Internet experience and skills. And that would be just basic computer and Internet knowledge. Surfing Net, reading and sending emails, creating webpages and uploading them, really are not that difficult to figure out. Most eight year olds can do it at a drop of a hat, it is that easy. Then of course you will need a computer and Internet service, but since you are reading this article you already have that.
Starting Your Own Redecorating Business: The first key steps.Written by Julie Dana
Are you a compulsive furniture rearranger? Do you make distinctive vignettes with accessories? Been complimented on your beautiful home? Give friends and family decorating suggestions even if they didn’t ask for your help?
Have you ever wondered if you could make your decorating passion into a business? There is a fast growing area of interior decorating called interior redesign or one-day decorating. Varieties of this type of decorating include real estates decorating and home staging. This niche in decorating world focuses on using what homeowner already owns but making it better. This unique field is growing in popularity thanks in a large part to HGTV.
I own a wonderful business specializing in doing what I love to do – redecorating. Many people over years have contacted me to ask, “How can I do what you do?”: I tell people who contact me to do three things.
1. Do your research.
The first step in any research is to increase your knowledge about subject. The easiest way it gets knowledge is to purchase recommended reading list or borrow them from your neighborhood library. The first book, and probably most important, is to get a book on starting and running your own home based business. “The Complete Idiots Guides” and “For Dummies” series both have great books on home based businesses. (Don’t get book on how to start a small business because you won’t need employee hiring section or store front location sections etc) These books are good at describing all steps you need to take to make your business “real” and not a hobby. There several good decorating books that focus on this type of decorating that you will also find helpful: a. Decorating for Good by Carole Talbott b. Dress your House for Success by Martha Webb and Sarah Parsons Zackeim c. Use What you have Decorating by Lauri Ward d. Easy Decorating Makeovers edited by Vicki Ingham
2. Make an appointment with Small Business Development Center near you.