Legit Work-From-Home Business

Have you tried that crazy wrap thing?

How many companies offer candles or wax products (and “accessories”) for sale? How about kitchen stuff? Bags? What about weight loss? Did you know that according to Marketdata Enterprises the weight-loss product market in the US grew to about $60.9 BILLION in 2010? The typical American dieter makes four weight-loss attempts per year!

People are spending hundreds of dollars to have NEEDLES stuck into their bodies in order to get results NOW. We are a society of “instant gratification” – from phones to books to movies and shows. Everyone wants what they want and they want it NOW!

Now, what if I told you that my company is different? You aren’t going to believe me because everyone says their company is different. What if I told you that – you have to try it to believe it, would you trust me? You don’t know me – but I know that a LOT of people looking to increase their income (and potentially decrease their belly size) go online to look for answers. Well here is MY answer for you: IT WORKS! Global.

Like I said before – every company will tell you they are different, but can you name me a company that is successfully blowing up the market (and on the cusp of being a billion dollar company) using just a little, inexpensive, yet spa-quality body applicator?

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Girl’s Night IN with Passion Parties

Are you and your girlfriends looking for something new to do instead of the “typical” home party? Look no further than a sex toy party! One company in particular – Passion Parties – offers the ultimate adult sensual products party in North America. Hosting a party is both free and fun.

How it works is this. An independent representative from the company comes to your house (or wherever you are hosting the party) and sets up a table display. This table display shows off a range of items from the company – they may range from most popular to more “high priced” items. The rep will talk about the items and even allow you to try out some of the “lotions and potions” that are available. The rep will also demo some of the toys that are available for purchase. Don’t expect a “free show” though – just expect to learn how they work and what “spots” they are supposed to hit.

All Passion Party home shows are for ADULTS ONLY – 18+ so be sure to find a sitter (or your significant other) because as per law no children can be present.

Sex toy parties began in the 1970s, and became increasingly popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The marketing practices of sex toy parties have encouraged alternative sexual practices. The popularity of sex toy parties has suggested to be related to self-help and self actualization.

According to research studies conducted by scientists such as Debby Herbenick and Michael Reece of Indiana University, sex toy representatives are often asked for advice on sexual health, and many have a background working in sex education, health, education, or sexuality.  Some romance companies do permit males at their sex toy parties although most of the reps I’ve spoken to would rather have the party “Ladies Only.”

Wanna learn more? Check out 808Diva and book your show today! Natasha’s husband is retired military – which is why I am sharing her awesome business!

Writing for Money – First Steps

mommy-blogger (2)A lot of people ask me – how do you make money blogging – I say to them “it takes a lot of blogging to make money from it.” It’s a good answer because it’s actually difficult to start up making money with a blog – even if you already have one. Imagine trying to come up with a niche blog (the best kind to monetize) AND coming up with three months worth of topics (because you need a BLOG before you can even begin to make money with it) AND trying to market it and monetize it? First things first ladies – if you want to try and supplement your income by blogging then first decide what kind of blog you will be writing. Research some up and coming (or safe and popular) blogs and go from there. Decide on a name and buy the domain! You aren’t going to make ANYTHING if you have a “freebie” blog.

Then – you need articles or “blog posts” on your blog. It will take you a couple months to get going. You might be able to back date a few BUT you need time for the majority of these to make their way onto search engines. Your blog is useless if you aren’t getting it onto the search engines. You want people to FIND you don’t you? Do a little research on a little thing called SEO (search engine optimization). You can optimize your blog easily and it’s super important that you do.

While you are getting your posts going go ahead and join Google’s Adsense program. These are the banners/graphics you see on the side of a lot of blogs. It doesn’t bring in a TON – but it has the ability to. Also join some affiliate marketing sites – especially Amazon’s.

If you choose to stick with affiliate marketing fine. But you can also do a little “paid blogging” because advertisers are always looking for ways to get their products out there and “word of mouth marketing” (or in this case blog marketing) is easy for them, easy for you and easy on their wallets. You might end up writing about such topics as cheap horse insurance but you will have a few dollars more than you did yesterday!

I personally stick with a little of both although with a new baby – finding the time for blogging doesn’t come easy.

But seriously – all jokes about horse and pony insurance aside – blogging for money can be a fun experience. Supplementing your income is an even MORE fun experience when you can do it from home too! Just do NOT expect the money to roll in overnight and do NOT expect to “get rich” (quick or otherwise).

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!

Writing an article doesn’t just mean putting down thoughts into words then typing and writing it. You have to capture the interest of your readers and get them to keep on reading. To send your message across you have to get the attention of the reader and have a firm grasp of their interest and pique their curiosity.

The main ingredient in baking up an article is a large dose of creativity. While creativity may come natural to many people, some just gets into a block or something to that effect that can drive someone crazy. Many writers have literally torn their hair out when they get writers block and just can’t seem to get their creative juices flowing.

Putting words into images in the readers mind is an art. A clear and crisp depiction requires a certain flair that only creativity can provide. Similes and metaphors help a lot, but the way an article gets entwined word for word, sentence by sentence then paragraph by paragraph into a whole article develops the essence of the article.

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Increasing Traffic: Step One – Let’s Have A Giveaway!

I’ve decided to really try to work on increasing traffic to my blog at Starryskye. I was hitting around 200 visits a day due to my visiting and clicking around Entrecard every-single-day. Well, I do visit my favorites each day still, but it’s no where near what I was doing. I need to “meet” new people and get them to visit my blog. SO – I’ve been working on what I’d like to call my “Rockin’ Monthly Giveaway!” I’m excited about this and I’m starting off with a beautiful set of wine charms that *I* made. I’ve been crafting and getting ready to open up my very own Etsy shop in the new year! So, this set of charms is just a taste of what I will be offering.

Other giveaways I am planning include a “Relax with Wax” gift basket and maybe even a handmade scarf (from Etsy – but NOT from me, lol) in honor of the new Harry Potter movie coming out in late November. I’ve been writing down ideas as I get them! Hopefully; hosting giveaways will increase my traffic. July 28th I had 50 visitors.  The 30th and 31st I had a mere 25. Yesterday I had 35 so it seemed to creep back up a little again. My honest goal is 100 for now. An AVERAGE of 100 mind you and at least 70 so I can be an active participant in a new advertising program I joined.

What are some good ways of increasing traffic to your blog?

Looking for a Career?

If you are looking for a CAREER and not just “another job” than why not consider becoming a certified Cisco technician? The computer industry is MASSIVE and there are jobs everywhere in any state. Cisco is a company that is well known and provides its clients with everything from business solutions to internet security to huge networks of communication. You can receive your certification in many different areas including IP communications, network security, routing and switching and voice. There are three levels of certification so you can work your way up. In addition to general certifications, network professionals can enhance their core networking knowledge by achieving specialist certification in technologies such as security, IP telephony, and wireless.

Take my husband and I for instance – I am mostly into website design and marketing; he on the other hand is into hardware, software, setting up networks and internet security. He would love to eventually start his own business where I handle what I handle (I’m the artist of course!) and he will handle building computers and installing (for lack of a better word) home and business networks. A Cisco certification would be perfect for him and would teach him all the ins and outs of the trade.

Like I mentioned, this industry is massive and still growing. So many people in the United States (and abroad) own personal computers; and not everyone knows how to properly secure a network – or even just make sure their personal firewall is working. This is THE field to get into – and Cisco just made it a little bit easier for you. So get out there and get your certification! You could be well on your way to becoming the CEO of your very own company!

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