Friday, 26 July 2013

Working From Home Can Be A Solitary Occupation

With an ever-growing band of people working from home a home-based business is no longer viewed as something rare or the preserve of working mums hoping to balance family and work commitments. A small business run out of a spare room can appear to be a much larger concern when it is an internet-based business with a professional website and a strong online presence. With small companies of fewer than 5 people offering niche goods or services the face of retail is changed already in the UK and continuing to change, with vast opportunities for those who want to start their own business.
People are driven to starting up a small business by a range of factors - redundancy, certainly, is a major factor; offering both the time and financial resources to embark on that dream idea for a new product or services. But many people are simply tired of office politics or the daily commute and want to improve their quality of life. Improving that quality of life does not necessarily mean working shorter hours; in fact, the self-employed usually work longer hours but it does give freedom to work where and when you like whether that is your kitchen table of a country cottage in France.
But what happens when you have been living the "dream" working from home for a few years. If you previously worked in a busy office or other work environment then it can be lonely working on your own. Phone conversations rarely make up for human contact and there may be no one around to bounce ideas off or help talk through problems or issues. Not even anyone to have a cup of coffee with.
And yet many small business owners do not want to spend their hard-earned income renting office, warehouse or studio space and often find there is nowhere available that is small enough for their business if it is simply a one-man-band. So if there a solution to the solitary working environment of such a business?
Fortunately there are a number of facilities that offer flexible, inclusive and (very importantly for most small businesses) affordable community office facilities for start-up and growing businesses. They provide additional benefits that are simply not available to those based at home. They have small but fully equipped offices for 1 or 2 people, or if that is too big a step many also have hot-desking facilities so you only use the space (and pay for it) when you need it. They have super fast broadband, which may be taken for granted by most city-dwellers but is not yet available nationwide in homes.
And they have meeting rooms available, which is preferable to meeting in a coffee shop, particularly if you need to discuss confidential information. They also provide the usual virtual office services such as telephone answering. But best of all there are people there - usually like-minded small business owners offering networking opportunities and support as well as a social aspect.
Of course it is a big step for any small business that is based at home to commit to having a proper office and it is not the only solution to making life easier. There is always the option of self-storage to ease the pressures on space in your home, even if it just means you can have a larger desk and a more spacious working environment. It is an affordable and convenient option and self-storage in London and other large cities is considerably more cost-effective than any of the alternatives for storing business stock.

Making A Living Without Having A Job - Is It Possible To Do This?

The idea of working from home is not a new one. In fact, I have met people who have been working from home since the 1970s. Some people describe this as making money without having a job, since much of what they are doing to earn a living is not from home at all. Whatever you call this, if your passion is to make a living without having a job know that this can be accomplished if you are willing to help others using the skills you already have or will work to attain.
While I was growing up I started a number of businesses with friends, including raising hamsters and gerbils for the local pet store and mowing lawns and babysitting in my neighborhood. this was the very beginning stage of my wanting to be an entrepreneur.
I also liked to write poetry and short stories, but in those days there was no way to turn that into a business. Today you would be able to publish your own writing on Amazon or Kindle and create a recurring income stream.
Take a look at what you love to do and the skills you have. What could you do that would fulfill your create spirit while also bringing in some money? A true entrepreneur is able to get creative and find a way to earn money based on passion, interests, and experience.
I have a friend who loves to arrange parties and events. This started out as a fun way to spend her time, but when her birthday parties, wedding, and other events turned out so well she decided to hang out her shingle as an event planner. Now she gets paid for what she loves to do, and other people's lives are enriched in the process. Providing services for others is an excellent way to get started online.
Know that you can achieve any goal you set your mind to, so make the decision to use your natural skills and talents to start a business you can run from home, or from wherever you happen to be. You may also wish to learn how to do things that others will pay money for you to do for them. It might be on the Internet, or right in your own backyard. Also, remember that something you start out for fun on a part-time basis has the ability to grow into a million dollar business. Keep your eye on your goal and keep moving forward to achieve it.
Remember that the reason to start an Internet business is to give you the time and financial freedom to live the life you choose. Download free training on building your online business by visiting Getting Started Online to learn how to write viral short reports, blog, become involved in social networking and learn the technology needed to build a profitable online business.

How A Work From Home Mom Can Create Her Own Passive Income Generator?

Nowadays, working from home is becoming extremely popular. Especially the moms love the way to make money online sitting beside their kids. There are thousands of methods that can help a work-from-home mom setup a powerful passive income stream. However, it will require some efforts before the system starts generating money autopilot. Here, you will explore a step by step guide for the moms who want to create her own passive income stream working from home.
A guide for the work-from-home moms for creating a powerful passive income generator
Moms love to cook great foods for the family. They can easily spread their knowledge and skills of cooking on the internet and make a decent passive income. Here's how a mom can start making money just by sharing her recipes. The basic steps are discussed here; some tweaks and twists will simply make the plan more rewarding and can even make a mom into an internet millionaire some day!
Step #1 - First, you will need a domain name and hosting. You can also start with the free blogging platforms such as, or But it'll be good if you choose a new domain and brand yourself. It will take a while to generate a decent amount of money from a new website, but this is the only way to maximize the earning potentials.
Step #2 - Now, it's time to create and curate content for your website. You can share your own recipes and also share other's on your website. Create some lovely videos, have some enticing images on your website that would make the visitors more interested about your recipes. A good recipe website can easily make you a couple of hundred bucks after a few months of launch!
Step #3 - Once you have the site ready, it's time to focus on getting visitors, subscribers and followers for your website. The social websites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon etc. are the best places where you can find a lot of visitors for your website. Just create a good profile that clearly talks about your passion for recipes, different cuisines and cultures. You will soon discover, your website is going viral!
Step #4 - This is a very important step; however, you should always consider stepping in here when your website has already started generating decent traffic. The step is all about monetizing the website. You can easily convert your visitors into cash! Use PPC ad units, text link ads or banners. If your website is already generating traffic from the search engines, you will be able to make a good amount of money from these sources.
Step #5 - This is also a very important step. This truly is a passive income stream, means you don't have to work on it once the website has started generating visitors from organic sources. But you should always update the website with fresh, high quality content to retain the ranks on the search engines and the flow of traffic.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Trampoline Parts Replacement - Determining Size and Shape

Do you need a new mat, safety pad or springs on your trampoline? If so it is important to know that when purchasing any of these products you must be sure that you are getting the correct size for the trampoline to function properly. For example, if your trampoline require 7.0 inch springs, but you order 7.5 inch spring then your mat will not be able to provide proper jump due to the larger spring size. This difference will cause the mat to provide a very weak bounce, if any bounce at all. There are some general measuring instructions that you can follow to determine what size products you need. However, it is important that you confirm all measuring instructions with the company that you choose to purchase from because some requirements may vary slightly.

Typically for a new mat you will need to know your mat size or your frame size. For manufactures who produce custom products you will generally be required to measure your trampoline mat in two directions including the perimeter hardware. If the trampoline mat is torn, missing, or significantly damaged you may also be allowed to measure the frame in three directions to and from the spring holes on the frame. When ordering using frame measurements you will also be required to know the length of your springs. The customer is also required to know the spring count of the trampoline when purchasing a new trampoline mat, regardless of the measuring information needed.

When ordering a safety pad for a trampoline you will need to know the size of the trampoline frame. For all stocked pads this is generally the only information that is needed. If the trampoline is not round or requires a custom safety pad more measurements will be required. To determine frame size when ordering a safety pad all measurements will need to be taken to and from the outside edge of the frame, as oppose to the spring hole measurements required when order a mat.

Spring length should be determined while the spring is in the relaxed state, meaning you will need to remove the spring from the trampoline before measuring it. When measuring the trampoline spring you should measure from one end to the opposite end including the hooks on each end of the spring. Experts suggest measuring at least five springs from various locations on the trampoline to be sure that you are ordering the correct size. This suggestion is helpful because it can be difficult to determine if a spring is tight or overstretched at times. You want to be sure that the spring size is based on a good, tight spring and not an overstretched spring.

Please note that all measuring instructions mentioned above are generally guidelines for ordering trampoline parts. It is recommended that customers always confirm measuring instructions with the company they choose to purchase from.

John Matthew is a marketing manager at Fun Spot Trampolines, company that specializes in manufacturing and supplying of trampoline springs, mats, pads and other trampoline parts.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Choosing Trampoline Parts - Determining Size and Shape

Size is an extremely important factor when choosing trampoline replacement parts. It is always important to follow the measuring instructions provided on the vendor's website when ordering trampoline parts. Trampoline guides and manuals often contain inaccurate size information, which is why professionals always recommend that the customer actually conduct the measurements themselves, rather than relying on the manufacturer's information. Size information is needed for trampoline owners wishing to purchase springs, enclosure parts, a replacement mat or a replacement safety pad.

To determine the length of the spring you should remove it from the trampoline so that it is in the relaxed state. After removing the spring from the trampoline you should measure from one end to the opposite end including the hooks at each end of the spring. If you are measuring a spring that is damaged in any way, you should measure more than one to be sure you are getting an accurate measurement. It is important to measure the tightest spring you can find on your trampoline for accuracy.

Safety pads involve a bit more measuring than springs do. To determine what size safety pad you will usually need to purchase you should measure to and from the outside edge of the frame. Trampoline experts recommend that you take the same measurement in two different locations on the frame to be sure that you are purchasing the correct size safety pad. This measuring tip is recommended because often round trampolines tend to get warped over time, making a measurement in one direction smaller in one direction more than the other. Typically safety pads for round trampolines are stocked and ready for shipment.

When purchasing a trampoline mat it is vital that the new mat be sized correctly to ensure that all trampoline parts are tensioned correctly. If the mat is not properly sized, it can result in an unsatisfactory bounce. Most round trampolines are not perfect circles, in fact usually the only ones that tend to be the same diameter in multiple places on the frame are in ground trampolines. For this reason, it is important to consult with the manufacturer to be sure that you are getting a trampoline mat that will fit properly. Due to the shape and design of rectangular frames, they sometimes develop an inward or outward bow in the middle of the long sides of the frame.

These factors make it necessary for customers to conduct specific measurements to be sure that the mat they receive is the correct size. Different companies produce trampoline mats in different ways, some mats are simply stocked and pulled off of a shelf while other companies actually make the mat based on measurements provided by the customer. For this reason it is very important that the customer always abide by the measuring instructions for the specific company they are ordering from. Measuring instructions may vary from website to website depending on how the mat is produced.

Please note that the measuring instructions mentioned above are instructions that are usually requested by trampoline companies. You should be sure to verify all measuring instructions with the company you choose to purchase from before purchasing a product.

John A Matthew is marketing manager at Fun Spot Trampolines and promotes its services Worldwide, Company that specializes in trampoline parts such as trampoline mats, springs, pads and other trampoline parts & accessories to provide you best trampoline products in the industry.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Avoid Pinching and Bruising With a Trampoline Safety Pad

Safety pads are a main component of a trampoline. A trampoline pad is vital in classifying a trampoline as safe. Not only do safety pads provide a safe jumping experience by protecting jumpers from getting pinched by springs or bruised by the frame, the pad also extends the lifespan of the trampoline springs by protecting them from harsh weather. Some trampoline owners believe that a pad is not an important part of a trampoline and allow jumpers to play on a trampoline with no trampoline pad, however, this belief is false. Any trampoline that does not have a pad installed on it, should be considered a safety hazard.

When shopping for a new pad trampoline owners should examine the price and quality of a variety of pads. The quality of a pad is important in determining the life span of the pad and also the level of protection it provides. Most standard trampoline pads are 12 inches wide. These pads provide the standard level of protection. There are some trampoline safety pads which are 15 inches wide. These wider pads are appealing because they are designed to actually help protect the perimeter stitching of the trampoline mat. The perimeter stitching of a trampoline mat is most prone to deterioration by UV rays, so ultimately a wider pad contributes to extending the lifespan of your trampoline mat.

Trampoline owners should not purchase a safety pad that does not have at least a 1 inch thick foam. While this is a thick foam it is needed to guarantee that pinching is always prevented. Also, the thicker foam allows the pad to withstand impact and hold its shape over time. Another area regarding foam which should be considered is the type of foam used. Trampoline owners should avoid any pads using open cell foam. Only closed cell foam prevents water from being absorbed. It is important that the foam does not absorb water, to avoid mildew and weakening the foam.

Another factor to consider when purchasing a safety pad is the type of material the outer cover is manufactured from. Most pads are composed of PVC vinyl, however there are some that are manufactured with polyethylene material. Trampoline owners should avoid purchasing trampoline pads composed of polyethylene material. Though they are usually less expensive than PVC vinyl pads, polyethylene is not a UV resistant fabric causing the pad to quickly deteriorate. PVC is an UV resistant fabric that is designed to withstand UV rays for as long as possible. The thickness of PVC vinyl is determined in terms of ounces. The higher the number of ounces the more durable the vinyl is. For example, 22 ounce vinyl is thicker and more durable than 18 oz vinyl.

The warranty of the safety pad should also be considered when purchasing a pad. Usually a customer can determine how strongly a company feels about the quality of their product based on the product warranty. For a pad an average warranty is 30 - 60 days. If a customer finds a pad with a 1-year warranty, which is usually a sign that the company believes the pad is a very high quality pad. A 1-year warranty on a pad would be considered an extended warranty in the trampoline industry.

Considering all of the factors previously mentioned may seem overwhelming for a simple trampoline safety pad, but just as in any other purchase in life, the more informed you are as a buyer, the likelihood of making the best purchase possible is greatly increased. You will save money by purchasing a good quality pad, because you will not have to buy replacements as often. Be sure to keep your jumpers safe by having a good trampoline safety pad!

David Jones is a professional author belongs to GA, USA and working with Trampoline Pro Shop as a marketing manager. Trampoline Pro Shop is a trampoline parts and accessories manufacturer company.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

The Right Way of Buying Investment Properties

Are you looking to buy an investment property? If yes, then you have surely taken an extremely profitable decision. However, to make sure that your investment is actually profitable, you must make sure that you don't fall prey to different success stories published in the media. To make the deal a truly lucrative one, you must be aware of the right way of buying a property. The pointers below will educate you about the factors that you must keep in mind during the process.

• The first factor is the property's location. You must always choose the location wisely. The lower priced homes located near rail-road tracks, busy intersections or express-ways might appear to be more attractive to investors, but their price usually increase at extremely low-speed. Ideally, you should opt for homes that are located conveniently near different amenities, particularly a widely regarded school district.

• The next factor we will be discussing about is help from an experienced and reputable real estate agent. He will be the best person to inform you about the best properties in your targeted area.

• Never forget to do your homework. Often you will come across offers from property owners that are too good to be true. The majority of those offers are actually part of some kind of real estate scam. Perform a thorough research to find the background of the property under consideration for making sure that it's devoid of any outstanding liens.

• Your ability of spending is also another extremely important factor. Find out the exact amount of money you will be able to spend. If you are taking a loan to buy the property, make sure you have enough finances to pay back it on time. There's no point in investing if you don't have the savings to support that investment.

• The next factor is adequate renovation. If you are purchasing an old house and want to increase its resale value, you will have to get it renovated. Hire reputable contractors for handling renovations. Also make sure that all the contractors you are hiring for renovations are licensed and insured.

• Before signing the deal, never forget to get the contracts checked by an experienced and reputable attorney. Remember laws governing the purchasing of investment properties vary from the ones governing the purchasing of residential properties, particularly when filing your taxes. This makes hiring a trustworthy attorney extremely important when purchasing a property.