I have had quite a couple of emails from my newsletter subscribers complaining that the internet is springing up with so many ideas and ways to make money online, but all of these are nothing more than ways to suck money out of poor individuals who are searching for a legitimate and genuine online home business. Some of them are of the opinion that you have got to have the technical know how to build and maintain a website or invest massively to have some one build this for you just to run your "online home business" .I even had one subscriber email me saying, the only think I know how to do on the internet aside sending emails, is surf the web, can you please give detailed instructions on how to start an online home business for someone like me. Well, I am going to explain exactly how to do this with some of the cheapest and free tools and services available on the Internet. Let us start by building your first free website.To do this, we will use a free tool called Blogger. This is used for creating web blogs. To set this up, go to http://www.Blogger.com and click the Create Your Blog button on the webpage. On the next page enter a user name, password, display name and email address. Click Continue to go to the next page where you enter a blog title and a blog address. Be imaginative, these can be any names at all that you want. Proceed by entering the word verification code and click Continue which takes you to the next page to choose a template for your blog (these are the various ways your website will look like), click Continue and your first website/web blog has been created.Now is the time to add some content to your blog, click the Start Posting button which leads you to a new page giving you the option to add content to your new blog. Fill out a title for your page in the Title field and then in the larger data entry field below enter whatever you want the page of your website to be about. When you have entered the text for your content, go ahead and use the formatting tools on the page to change your text, font and add some pictures. Click the Publish Post button to publish your content to your new website. It is that easy, you have just created a new page on your website all by yourself. On the page displayed you will see a link that says View Blog. Click this and your website will be live on the Internet. It is not rocket science after all. Everyone can do this.You have just created yourself a website, but that is not what you want, you want an online business, lets turn your website into an online business that will make you money.Return to your Blogger account and click on the Template tab. There is a link on the top of the page called Adsense. This is a wonderful revenue generating program that earns you money by placing adverts on your website. Go through the easy instructions on that page to create your own Adsense account and start making some money with your website. Every time a visitor to your website clicks on one of the adverts, you earn money from Adsense. You have just setup your first online business on the Internet. And you did it all by yourself.Lets now tell the world about your blog/website by driving traffic to it, that is the only way you can make money from your site. You can do this by telling friends and family, fellow workers or by using another free tool to tell all the major blog directories about your new blog/website. Visit http://www.PingoMatic.com and enter your blog name and blog URL, check all the boxes on that page and click the Send Pings button. This will inform all the blog directories about your new blog/website and youll start getting some traffic from interested visitors to those directories. Repeat this each time you post to your blog.Using Blogger and for that matter free tools to launch you online home business is a great idea, but it isnt the best recommendation for building a solid business presence on the internet. To have a solid online business presence that you can rely on, you need to register a domain name and a website hosting account. A domain name represents your own unique presence on the web that you own and have access to all the time. Typical examples of domain names are lycos.com and eBay.com.Your domain name could be any word, or even your own name. Its a good idea though to have a domain name that is related to the topic of your online home business. When choosing a domain name registrar and a web hosting account, its always important to go with a company that serves their customers well and has proved that over time. The amount they charge is also a factor, remember you are starting your Internet home business with limited capital. The company I register all my domain names with and highly recommend them is at: http://www.LyecryNet.com and the company I host all my websites with is at: http://www.StartUpHostSite.com. This is only a recommendation, you can choose to use any other company you want, I have used these companies over the years and they have a proven track record for over delivering, thats why I highly recommend them, especially as they are amongst the cheapest around as well.That aside this website hosting company provides several start up online home business opportunities for its customers, one of which I highly recommend called the Plug-In Profit Site which is described in detail at: http://www.StartUpProfitSite.biz And its a very good way to start your online home business as this website is setup for you in 24 hours and its configured with 5 streams of automated residual income ready to make you money right from when you first receive it. In addition to the blog/website you setup a few moments ago, you can have the Plug-In Profit Site setup in the next 24 hours for under $80 which will add 5 streams of income to your online home business.Starting an online home business like I said, is actually not an expensive thing to do, now that you have armed yourself with this information, you have absolutely no excuse not to start your internet home based business. Put in a little bit of hard work and soon you will be making a living online working from home.Copyright David Nettey
Using ergonomic chairs in the workplace is more important now than it was before. The human body is not designed to sit for hours at an end in front of a desk, and yet more and more people find themselves chained to a desk, working in front of a computer most of the time. Sitting for long, continuous hours puts a lot of strain on the muscles and eventually causes the body to sustain occupational injuries. Using an ergonomic chair at least minimizes the strain that the body experiences while sitting for extended periods in front of a desk.Not all "ergonomic chairs" , however, are true ergonomic chairs. Some manufacturers call their products ergonomic chairs in order to capture a market that is so in need of relief from pain caused by strain on the lower back, on the neck, on the arms, on the legs and on the shoulders. A real ergonomic chair is designed to minimize this pain.How can you tell if an ergonomic chair is really an ergonomic chair? A true ergonomic chair has the following features:1. Seat height. An ergonomic chair should be fitted with a mechanism that will allow you to adjust its height while you are sitting on it. If your knees are level and your feet are planted firmly on the floor without the use of a foot rest while you are sitting on the ergonomic chair, it means that its height is right for you. Also, you should be able to reach the adjusting mechanism of the seat and operate it even if you are sitting on it.2. Foot rest. Most ergonomic chairs do not require a foot rest. If the height of the chair can be adjusted easily and allow you to plant your feet firmly on the ground while you are seated, then a foot rest is not necessary. However, if your table is too high in relation to your chair and if having your feet flat on the floor means you have to strain your arms, then a foot rest is needed so you could rest your feet comfortably and without added strain to your legs.3. Seat pan. The seat pan of your ergonomic chair should be wide enough to fit your hips and thighs without pinching you in any way. It should also be contoured so your weight could be distributed evenly on it. In addition, the seat pan should be long enough to fit your legs. If it is too long, it will hit the back of your knees and prevent you from leaning back comfortably. A good ergonomic chair has a waterfall front. It would also help if it has a seat slider that would ensure that the seat pan is just right for you.4. Seat cushioning. The cushioning of an ergonomic chair should be sufficient for it not to be deformed after you have been using it for a while. If the cushioning is not enough, the seat of the chair can get deformed permanently and it would become uncomfortable for you to sit on after a while. Later on, it will just lead you to experience pain on your back and thighs. In addition, you should choose seat covers that breathe freely and are easy to clean. Such seat covers will not feel hot and uncomfortable against your thighs after sitting on the chair for so long. Easy to clean seat covers also mean that it will not be breeding ground for dust mites.5. Back support. The back rest of a good ergonomic chair should be adjustable to fit the curve of your lower back so that it could provide you with lumbar support. This is very important, especially if you will not be the exclusive user of the chair. Moreover, the back rest should be wide and tall enough to support your mid-back and your upper back as well. Another important characteristic of an ergonomic chair is that it allows you to lean back comfortably without leaving the curve of your back.6. Armrests. The armrests of a good ergonomic chair should be contoured to fit the arms, broad enough to provide ample support, and can be adjusted upward and downward as well as inward or outward. Another thing is that the armrests of the ergonomic chair should let the arms and elbows rest naturally, without making you lean forward or lifting your shoulders.7. Pedestal base. If mobility in your chair is essential to your work, then you should get an ergonomic chair that has a five pedestal base with casters that can let you glide easily over the floor. A five pedestal base will also provide enough balance so that the chair will not tip over when you lean back.Always look for these features when looking for an ergonomic chair for your home or your office. They will prevent your body from incurring injuries brought about by continuous strain to the muscles.
Strategically developing online content helps to ensure a small-business owner's success in both the short and long term. Article marketing is a smart, comprehensive way to broaden the online presence of your small business enterprise. By posting articles to ezines, directories and newsletters, you can reap benefits ranging from new clients and a solid reputation to increased website traffic and heightened visibility. At the heart of most successful article marketing is a comprehensive strategy known as Search Engine Optimization, a process through which keyword rich documents are published online to help to improve website traffic. Online marketers using SEO techniques choose a keyword or phrase that people will likely search for when conducting research. They then create relevant, engaging articles throughout which the critical word or phrase is used. Once these documents are posted online, search engines add them to their immense cache of information which helps to strategically drive traffic to selected websites. In addition to keyword rich document publishing, though, a second critical component of an online marketing strategy must include the distribution of a given website's URL. Publishing a website's address at the end of SEO articles will allow interested readers to easily visit the site by clicking on the embedded link. When executed with quality, a useful article that is correctly formatted and well written, can provide a free way to quickly strengthen your online presence. Seek out a few places to post your articles. There are many free article directories and e-zines that actively request informative articles on any number of given topics. These resources are important allies when developing successful article marketing strategies. Online article marketing, however, does more than simply heighten your internet visibility. Unlike direct paid advertising, it actually presents an opportunity to educate and assist your customer base. By providing useful resources online, you can make a case that benefits your business while building a reputation as an authoritative and knowledgeable entity. Further, article marketing offers a longer lasting form of promoting your business than does standard advertising alone. Paid ads usually lose potency and relevance over time. But a well-written, useful article will acquire hits and encourage viral marketing for months at a time. Additionally, article marketing is one of the few forms of promotion that have the potential to reach a large audience without considerable financial investment and it is unique because it empowers you to position a nuanced message prominently in the vast landscape of the web. You can reach customers who you would have no access to you otherwise and the cost is typically measured in time rather than dollars. Article marketing offers significant numbers of benefits to retailers who choose to engage in the strategic method of search engine optimization. For many small business in particular, it is the best way to use the power of the internet to bring prospective clients to your door. Importantly, the most successful marketing campaigns understand that quality, content and keyword relevancy are critical components of good marketing. Therefore, investing the time to ensure you develop great ideas, witty content and informative articles will help you reap the greatest benefit of article marketing in both the short and long term.
Internet Profit IdeasUntil recently information was generally only available in spoken or written form. Hence to find out something of interest or need you had to search for the right source such as a person having the answer or a book or article in a bookstore or library. The advent of computers and the Internet means every document is automatically in electronic formats and potentially available to anyone connected to the net via a computer. While the potential available resources are counted in tens of millions and more than a lifetime to study the reality for many is that the understanding of the Internet appears to be a daunting problem at first, and often longer, and the workings the preserve of specialists and experts.Here is how you start for Internet Profits. Despite the constraints of volume and expertise there are literally millions of people regularly using the Internet and visiting sites of interest. A good number are searching for, and would be interested in, a new idea or concept that could solve a need or problem area in their lives or aspirations. Of these a significant proportion would be very happy to become your customers for free or for fee. However information is readily available on the Internet and so is the information over-load. It is just too easy to end up with many thousands of possible references that are often quite impossible to sift through. To make money on the Internet you must stand out from the crowd and be identified and located amongst the masses. Todays good news - You do not have to battle and struggle anymore, as there is a way open to anyone. The trick is to make the Internet your friend and literally tame the beast so that the Internet special benefits are available to you and able to serve your interests or commercial needs. Sounds too easy to be true, you say. So how does a real, no non-sense and no rip-off system work? - Well Ive just been studying how it works and are delighted to share a part of this with anyone who wants to achieve a goal or even become independent from the daily 9-5-job grind.All you need is an idea. The object of the exercise is to create an item of intellectual property that is distinct to you and then to make your idea readily available to others on the Internet and generate profits. The idea can be physical objects requiring a commercial set-up (a web business with complications such as stock, delivery and the host of legal regulations and not considered in the following) or the supply of intellectual objects over the Internet in readily available instant data formats. The initial mechanism is to take an idea and refine it by concentrating all thought onto the various facets of the ideas that come to mind. Use thoughts as arrows that are mentally fired in the direction of the target idea and the process continued until a core concept has been sufficiently define.Ideas like this can be commercialised on a web site. The above is the essential starting point and I hope the information is useful and helps the Internet success of all. The ongoing mechanisms for the further development and learning require much more space than is available in an article and can be made obtainable to readers having an interest in proceeding further.Colin Lea
Getting the right office furniture entails a lot of considerations on numerous factors. Find out what characteristics of "office furniture" you should avoid and seek to improve your office setting.Getting the right furniture to furnish your office can make all the difference in the world. Not only can it facilitate the right atmosphere conducive for working productively, it can also promote functionality and organization. The overall comfort your office renders to both you and your client should be the utmost importance. Comfort means productivity and productivity means satisfied clients. Consumer satisfaction ergo results to a successful business.It's time to get started revamping your office. What are the facts that you should know if you do not have the right furniture in your office right now? First of all, you start with the chair. If your chair does not exhibit the marriage between function and design, your body mechanics will be compromised. Proper body mechanics is needed to promote good posture in order to prevent discomfort and bodily injuries. For example, if your chair does not give the appropriate lumbar support, this would most commonly result to the nuisance of experiencing back aches. If your chair does not afford the proper adjustability for the distance between the floor and your work desk, you would most probably end up with feeling pangs in your shoulder. If your chair does not give the proper support to your buttocks, your ischial tuberosities would exert the maximum pressure to your gluteal muscles and this could lead to a start of a serious condition of pressure sores, medically known as decubitus ulcers. Your chair should also be able to promote the circulation in your lower extremities. If the chair you are sitting on right now while reading this article is impeding your circulation in the popliteal region, or the knee region, you might develop the much feared hideousness of varicose veins. Didnt know that a single chair could mean so much importance? Well, now you do.Moving on, the next thing you should be informed of is the importance of the effects of not having the proper desk in your office. If you do not have the right desk with a sufficient surface area, then chances are, your workspace will be cluttered. If you have a cluttered workspace, organization will be compromised and disorganization can most commonly result to procrastination, and yes folks, procrastination decreases productivity and will ultimately reduce your profit generation. Another fact you should be in the know is that if your desk does not provide the proper balance of height between your keyboard, considering you are going to be using one, and your body, you are putting much unnecessary tension in the muscles of your hands and forearms. If the muscles in these areas increase in tension without the proper relaxation exercises, these muscles could swell and therefore impede circulation. You could then be suffering from a condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. With all these being said, you now know what ill effects the poor quality office furniture can do to you and your business. How can you then avoid these health and safety hazards in your very own office? Here are some guidelines in choosing the right office furniture. The feel and design of the office furniture you choose to make use of should coincide with the general tone or mood you and your business want to send across to your clients. You should consider the size of your office. The right furniture should be estimated to fit your office properly but not compromise the traffic flow. You cant be buying large and lavish furniture if youre working in a space as small as a cubicle, neither should you be buying tiny and compact ones if you have a large office space. The right chair should promote maximum comfort that enhances productivity rather than relaxation. It should be able to support the essential parts of your body most commonly affected with aches and pains. Tall people tend to acquire lower back aches more frequently, so more support for the lower back is needed in choosing the right chair. The right chair should not only look appealing but should promote the proper body mechanics for you. The type of desk you should be using in your office should promote organization. There should be enough space for your office wares as well as sufficient space for you to do your work. Provide an adequate desktop space for you to lay down whatever you want to work with at the moment.Reception, meeting, and conference rooms should have the proper furnishings to attract customers and promote the feeling of ease to your clients, lessen their feeling of apprehension, and thus making you work more harmoniously together. Choosing the appropriate themes and color schemes may deliberately change the mood of the people in the room.Materials used and the tone of your office furniture should be in conjunction with the philosophy of your business venture. Dark tones are suitable for corporate businesses, whereas lighter tones can be appropriately used for businesses with casual transactions. Ornaments should be properly placed in the right areas to accessorize your work space in order to attract consumers and promote the positive flow of energy that brings fortune and wealth to your business.Most importantly, you should also have a realistic budget in mind, one that gets you the most furniture with both comfort and style for the least amount of money.