Holidaying While Working – The Internet Marketing Life Stlye

Posted by aurther | Posted in Travel | Posted on 08-05-2013-05-2008

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Internet marketing has since become a multimillion dollar business for individuals who have dedicated their lives to making a living on the internet. Some 15 years ago it was unimaginable that anybody would leave their day job that pays the bills opting to work full time online. As the internet has long become a force to recon with, more and more people have found themselves abandoning stressful day jobs opting to work from home. Before we focus on the actual benefits including unlimited holidays in far away lands such as Tongabezi in Livingstone Zambia lets first talk about what is available to do online. Travels and holidays will always come later. That’s the order of the trade anyway!

There are many opportunities for internet marketing online today. Many people focus on niches. It is in the niches that people make are really making a living. The idea is to find a niche that is lucrative, that has good numbers and that can support your business model. This is fortunately easy to do because many tools have been developed to take care of this problem. You would say those who have developed the tools to find lucrative niches on the internet have in actual fact found their own niches to pursue. Niches range from creating websites to developing software that helps people with particular problems on and offline.

Once a niche has been identified, there is need to focus and work hard and smart in developing the full potential of your business model in that found niche. Depending on what the niche is, results can be almost immediate or may require patience over a protracted period of time often running into months. This is the patience required when working online. In most cases and in fact in the majority of cases, the money comes last.

Once your online business starts making money, it is pretty much like earning money without doing anything. This is when holidays become part of the internet lifestyle. Many successful internet marketers have online businesses that allows them to travel the world at anytime. A good example is the popular blogger Yaro Starack. Yaro often shares how internet marketing has enabled him to work from just about anywhere. You can work at an Island resort in Mauritius or from a safari outing deep in Kenya. All you need is very good connectivity. Yaro gives an example of how he spent months traveling the in Europe working from his laptop. That’s a true picture of what a successful internet business can reward those who dare try. It’s no myth that holidaying while working is the internet lifestyle.

SELF EMPLOYMENT – Should You Leave a Job to be Self Employed?

Posted by GuestPoster | Posted in Articles | Posted on 18-04-2012-05-2008

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SELF EMPLOYMENT – Should You Leave a Job to be Self Employed?

Have you ever had a tough day, week or month at work, and found yourself looking in the mirror and asking yourself – “What am I doing with my life?”  If so, you’re officially a member of a rapidly expanding fraternity (and sorority!) of folks who are weighing the costs and benefits of their salaried job vs. self employment. Yes – the health, life, disability and retirement benefits of a salaried job are necessary, but ……..

I’m tracking with you on this issue. I’m an adjunct MBA instructor at a great small University in the evenings. I teach Organizational Behavior and some other, HR-related courses where we talk about – people and work. One of the discussions I always enjoy is on Hertzberg’s Two Factor Motivational Theory(a) – where we discuss the “tipping scale” of job satisfaction. I ask my students to visualize a a legal scale – with Job Content (what the actual duties of the job are) on one side, and Job Context (everything outside the actual job duties such as supervisor, culture, pay, etc.) on the other. Which side would you prefer the scale tip toward? Job Content – i.e. would you stay at a job with a terrible culture and a terrible boss if you really liked what you did? Or, would you stay at a job where your job duties were less than what you liked, but you had a great boss, benefits, friends, etc.? The point where that scale tips is different for all of us – but the essence is, wherever our preference falls, we won’t be sufficiently motivated outside of it.

OK – enough MBA stuff – but the concept is really applicable; what motivates you may not motivate me – and there’s no right or wrong side of that scale. It simply means we’re different. And because you’re different, you can be utterly de-motivated in an environment where I find fulfillment.  It also means it’s both of our responsibilities to land where we’re motivated, and – for many people- that’s NOT in a corporate environment – and that’s OK.

So – you’ve done some soul-searching and contemplating,  and you’re now looking into leaving the corporate grind and starting a self-employed business? Excellent! Let’s explore this a little further and look at a few, very basic questions you’ll need to answer as you move forward:

1.  Why be self-employed?  Is it the opportunity to start with a clean slate – doing what you really want to do? Flexibility of schedule? Your own financial goals? These are all great reasons that should keep you motivated when you hit bumps in the road. Bear in mind that self employment is hard work, and there are no free rides. If you understand that form the outset – you’ll be fine.

2.  Would you enjoy running all phases of your own business? Payroll, taxes, sales, shipping, etc? These are things that you typically don’t have to handle when working for somebody else – but they’re all part of the package if you want to be self employed. Nothing scary, just some facts – are you on board for that?

3.  How will you make money? Do you have a business model? If so, have you researched it thoroughly to determine who your TRUE customer will be? Who is your competition? What will the margin on your offering be? In essence, have you thoroughly researched all aspects of how to be self employed and make a good living at it? If not, you may want to research various aspects of online self-employment, where you’ll find multiple business models with low startup costs and tremendous potential for growth?!

4.  How about your benefits? Leaving your employer will mean you will soon be the proud owner of monthly health, disability and life insurance bills as well as a retirement account.  Have you accounted for those costs above and beyond your salary requirements? Everybody and anybody who is self-employed must account for these costs, as well. This is one reason why I recommend starting part-time – see the Health, Life, Disability Insurance and Retirement articles on this site for more inormation on those topics. These benefits are a big reason I recommend – if you possibly can to take some of the financial pressure off while you build your business!

5.  Is your significant other on board? Starting a self-employed – or any type of business – is going to place demands on your time; does your spouse and/or family understand and support that? Is there a way that you can involve them in building your business? Can they perform some research for you? Can they write some articles for a website? Any way that you can engage them and give them a stake in your vision will get them on your team and help them be for you – not against you.

6. Will you miss the socialization of a job? This may sound funny, but alot of people enjoy the comaraderie of the workplace. When I broke off to start a consultancy, I was somewhat surprised at how I had to adjust to working by myself – and I’m no social bug. I made the adjustment, but some people don’t. This consideration may not phase you, or it may be a rel concern for you – or you may be somewhere in between. Whatever the case, just be aware that working for or by yourself is a different dynamic than the workplace.

So, those are some very real considerations from somebody who is considering a self-employed vocation. You may not have thought of some of these issues – but that’s OK – it’s better to think about them now – when there’s no risk – so your expectations and goals are realistic.

Hope this helped!

Increase Productivity – Its Importance

Posted by GuestPoster | Posted in Articles | Posted on 16-04-2012-05-2008

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A company desiring to perk up its productivity must take on particular steps that can ensure to provide the preferred outcome. Among the things that the executive staff have to give significant notice is the production and output of the company as a whole. As has been recognized, to intensify the output of a business, specific things have got to be enhanced in the place of work. One of these is to increase productivity of employees. Productivity is described in economics as the degree of the production yield for every unit of production effort. It simply means the relation of input and output in the production process.

Production is the method of turning resources into finished goods for the utilization of end users or for consumption. Technology is required in the course of production. Actually, the development in technology has very much helped in improving production. Therefore, you can absolutely say that the facet of technology is incredibly significant in the entire equation. In addition to technology, there is another part that is especially hard to do away with. This is the facet of labor. Human resources throw in a lot in the development of output level. Moreover, you can even say that the source of power in a company is human resources. Other resources, for example funding and technology, can have secondary functions but these are still important too.

To capitalize on human resources is to increase productivity. To intensify production, an industrial unit ought to have the essential number of workforce to hit the production objective. To intensify production, it would be vital to add to the number of personnel. But adding to the number of personnel does not constantly result to improved output. Conditional on the characteristics of a company, a lot of businesses decide to reduce the number of personnel in their industrial units. The increasing labor expenses in urbanized countries can consume much of the production expenses resulting to reduced competitiveness in the cost of particular products. Still, minimization of labor can also result to other drawbacks.

Rigorous training and unswerving improvement of learning levels and skills can assist in stepping up the output level of personnel. Humans have the ability to get better and discover new things. Companies have the liability to give a boost to the skills and level of knowledge of their staff. Motivation to toil can also result to amplified efficiency. Incentives and enhanced working state in the workplace can add to the enhanced yield level. And in motivating people, most managers follow the GROW coaching model. They believed that when an employee is happy in his place of work, he is apt to be more helpful.

Improvement of skills and enhanced awareness of novel technology are crucial to intensify the production level of individuals. The labor force must have constant development. Improvement in good technology can help out in attaining work leverage. To increase productivity, it is imperative to report the indispensable resources. The resources may perhaps include human ability and technology.