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How to Start a Home-Based Business for Quick Success

Many people have the will to have their own business but are hampered by the capital needed. The best solution is to start a home-based business. You can use vacant locations in residences such as courtyards, garages, and kitchens to start a business. By utilizing a home, you can save a large capital cost, as

Dad, Here Are 7 Surefire Ways to Promote Your Home Based Business

At present, the growth of a home-based business has developed rapidly and will continue to feel developments in the future, because there will be a variety of new business opportunities and a scarcity of activities in the formal sector. Starting a home business is not a business that is too difficult to run. However, no

Benefits of Opening a Home Business You Need to Know

Sometimes times and opportunities don’t allow you to build a career outside the home. This condition is often felt by all the housewives living in the emergency ladder working from home because they cannot leave the family. But not to be discouraged, because pioneering a business from a residential location turned out to have not a little profit for the perpetrators.

Starting a business at a residential location has not a few advantages that cannot be found when you become an employee. Opening a business at home is also not that difficult. You can start from the hobby and even make use of merchandise at the residence as a business device. This is a small part of the benefits you can get when opening a business at home.

Usually, this is the beginning of successful Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), to reduce the cost, the founders use their existing home to start their business. Not just a conventional business type, an online gambling company also use this strategy, one of the companies that successfully rise in these past years is https://judisakti.org which proven is capable of managing thousands of online betting transaction a day.

Also, different advantages in opening a business at a residential location can exercise independence.

Opening your own business means creating you to struggle to produce something so that the product has a selling value, or it can also be re-marketing a product with our efforts. That way, you will be motivated to think of creative ideas and not follow the rules or work patterns of the company that often tend to give you a limit of your space.

The second advantage when starting a business in a residential location can choose a business field that matches the hobbies and dreams that we have.

For example, we open an organic vegetable cultivation business in a living location with an awareness of the importance of healthy living, or we can also mobilize all people to wash the environment as long as they use waste as goods that have selling value.

Third, doing business at a residence can turn out a micro-economy.

We cannot deny that microeconomics is the pulse of the roots of the community. Most mothers who live in ladders that do not work can help increase the family’s income.

Not only that but opening your own business can also help increase the independence of the community on a wider scale. In business, of course, there will be people who help in matters of production, marketing, and so on. In other words, you have participated in empowering people in the surrounding environment.

Having your own business at a residential location means you work at your private residence. To start a business, you can start with a small business. You can supervise your company freely without having to leave home. Even if you build a business outside your home, you can still freely occupy your workplace.

After knowing the benefits of home-based business, the business that you need to do now is to gather strong intentions so that one day, you become a successful independent businessman.

When The Father Works at Home

Indeed, not a few know the story of Max Schireson who resigned from the position of CEO of a multibillion-dollar company to concentrate on family and become a father full of time. He enjoyed his new job.

Schireson stopped being the leader of MongoDB Inc., an Internet database company, in a recognition he launched on the blog. Well, I will not talk about him, but all the different workers who may be nervous about this situation. Passion is so passionate to be channeled as a goat breeder but shackled by activities as a financial advisor in an elite area office.

It’s too little story wrapped in a complaint that his heart and mind were not in the stiff cubicle in such an office. Prefer to be in a cage, give goat food, market milk and meat with joy, while continuing to gain knowledge about animal husbandry. Also a story about some web designers holding law degrees or undergraduate psychology and authors with a bachelor’s degree in civilian tips. Does a legal scholar become a recycling business? Why not? Organize and control everything from home. Become a boss for yourself.

Already there are a few outstanding stories about wisdom about a child who wants to buy his father’s time so he can play together. How dare you pass it and not care about our child fulfilling it for just an hour and two? Working not only in terms of satisfaction in the lesson that is achieved from income, does the routine have a salary name or is not fixed like a project honorarium. More than that, it works, in other words, inner satisfaction because it is worked on with love and peace of mind because the family no longer protests it because of simple things.

Oh yes, this is indeed the dilemma of not a few parents today. I also often feel protests from the family. For those who are accustomed to and comfortable with the regularity of work schedules and certainty of income every month, it certainly will not be easy to adjust to a plan that can change at any time or honorarium that is not paid by the client.

I used to hear anecdotes that were not uncommon; that is, men don’t deserve to work at home. He must have a house to pick up sustenance for his family. A man who lives in residence cannot be called a man. If this matter is negotiated at this time, it must be something that is no longer acceptable. Men can sit at home, open their computers while monitoring children playing and learning. There is nothing wrong. He still works. Only the location has changed. Only time can be arranged by yourself.

Return to Max Schireson. Ah, he is already rich, wants to be published from his own company and lives in a place with a family, his account is still fat. “What about me?” Create your comfort. No need to witness how Schireson’s decision was for him and his family look at what you and your family need. The bachelors, they can still quickly assess how good the options are for themselves and if they are married later.

Many cool activities that can be done by a man to maximize his passion and talent from home. Maybe you are the one who has successfully resisted the heart’s turmoil? Share in the comments column!

Advantages and Weaknesses Working as a Freelancer in Digital Era

Freelancer is someone who works for a company or some companies without a long-term agreement or a strict work bond. Students can pursue freelance work, students, resident mothers, or a permanent employee who has skills in more than one field, for example, an accounting staff who likes to record or edit books, or a public relations staff who wants to edit videos.

Examples of freelanceR activities

Writers, copywriters, editors (books, films / TV programs, online), proofreaders, designers, animators, architects, radio broadcasters, emcees, reporters, respondents, photographers, event organizers, tax consultants, motivators, translators, tutoring teachers, private tutors, programmers, computer technicians, computer operators, surveyors, data entry, rubber, illustrators, animators, comic artists, plant nurses, mechanics, sales, baby guards, and others.

Many people are more interested in working as freelancers compared to working as permanent employees in a company. One of the most popular work as freelancers are Graphic Designers job, where employer can easily give instruction through email or video call. Febrian as Graphic Designer in Indonesia accept many logo and website design, especially in online gambling website design such as Agen Bola Sbobet who provide online gambling throughout Asia which based in Phillipines. Due to most of the clients are international, it become an opportunity to freelancer,

Benefits of working as a Freelancer

1. Freelancers have a flexible working time
Freelancers assess their working hours, not tied to permanent employees who must enter at eight in the morning and return at five in the afternoon. The work can also be carried out in a relaxed location.

2. Freelancers can work in some companies at once
Freelance jobs are more various than the activities of permanent employees in a company. Freelancer can accept some similar situations from some companies. Freelance writers can record for an online site, write a children’s storybook (publishing), or write a paper for a newspaper (newspaper).

3. Greater income
The income of freelancers can be more than permanent employees in the company because the income of freelancers can be sourced from the many projects taken. This depends on creativity, networking, skills possessed, and sources of information that he has. The less news a freelance activity he receives, the higher the chance a freelancer gets rewarded.

Disadvantages of Working As a Freelancer

1. Frequency of uncertain activities
A freelancer is not sure to get actions regularly or come each month in turn. Especially if he only relied on events from one client only. This affects the income earned by a freelancer, sometimes the income is large or not at all. Or sometimes he dreams of a project even though it is of little value, but there is not one activity that he gets.

2. Not finding health insurance
A freelancer does not get a health insurance guarantee if it hurts like what is automatically received by an office employee when he is sick. If you are sick, maybe you can spend your savings on treatment. Then you must have insurance from a private company or can make a BPJS (Social Security Organizing Agency)

3. Deceived the employer
Freelancers sometimes receive activities from the internet when surfing social media or visiting online project-giving sites. Not all employers are honest, and sometimes freelancers find no payment for their hard work because the employer breaks the promise.

4. Working hours exceed eight hours
Sometimes freelancer work hours exceed the daily working hours of an office employee. A freelancer usually stays up late at night to complete the data line that he must achieve. This can be anticipated by structuring the timeline and measurement to the point that there is no last night’s term.

Top 3 Tips for work at home parents- healthy work-life balance

After   getting married or having kids, you need not sacrifice your career or education to look after your family but you also have the option of working from home in a convenient manner.

It is an attractive option where you can work from the comfort of your home with the use of computer and internet so that you can earn a good amount of money. As a modern professional, you will need to know the top 3 tips for work at home parents so that you can enjoy working even without getting overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be completed. It allows you to become more productive, even when you are juggling more responsibilities on daily basis as you will need to multi task so that you can enjoy working while taking care of your children and family. Moreover you will be able to meet the obligations of staying at home along with focusing your career without being stressed out due to huge amount of responsibilities.

Benefits of being a work at home parents  It is an amazing opportunity where you have the flexibility of working at home while looking after your family as it offers a healthy work life balance so that you can work comfortably from your home. Hence you will not have to worry about neglecting your family as you will know how to manage your work and family effectively in a same span of time. You have the freedom of earning money without going anywhere so that your home will not be neglected in any manner. You will not have to travel to your office everyday for a 9 to 5 job as you will be able to streamline your everyday routine so that you will get complete peace of mind. When you save time and money on daily commute to work, you will become happier and less stressed as you will enjoy a more freedom to do what you love most.

Top 3 Tips for work at home parents include-    Identity your needs and priorities- when you are working from home, you will need to know what needs to be done before the other tasks so that you will be able to organize your routine according to its importance. You should be satisfied at the end of the day that you have not neglected your family life or missed important business activities.

 

Hire a part time baby sitter- another important tip that you will need to follow is to hire a baby sitter if you have toddler at home so that you don’t lose focus while working from home.

A kid needs constant supervision and attention that can be achieved when you hire a baby sitter for looking after your kids.    Get adequate sleep- you should not get tensed without the amount of work that you need to do every day and for this you will need adequate sleep and rest so that your productivity will be enhanced when working from home easily without losing your sanity.

Of The Girls, By The Girls, and For The Girls

my 11yo participated in a “completion” ceremony at his elementary school. I say this to the school’s credit, because there was no mention of graduation anywhere. There was no circumstance, and only a few ounces of pomp. Just a gymatorium lined with folding chairs, certificates printed on mid-grade card stock, and a maudlin slide show with a Phil Collins-saturated soundtrack.

Oh, yes. And speeches.

The principal said some things, some alumni said some more things, the teachers rephrased those previous things, and six students came up one by one to say things in a disarmingly precocious way.

I love the idea of inviting members of the grade to write a brief speech and then deliver it in front of a large crowd. Public speaking is an important skill that builds organized thought and feeds self-esteem, and anyone allowed to do so, especially at this young age, gets a strong leg up toward understanding how crucial it is to be able to present ideas cogently before an audience.

The thing is, they chose six kids to speak from the 53 in the class. And all six were girls.

I mentioned this to my son’s teacher, and she sheepishly replied that the boys’ speeches were all a little “scattered.” (At first I thought she said “scatological,” which made all kinds of sense.) But then I had to fight hard to keep it together when the large annoyance balloon burst in my head.

First of all, so what? I mean, I get that these speeches serve as marketing to the parents that “Look what a great job we did educating your kids!” But does every one of them have to read like Churchill during the blitz? Will the Earth wobble off its axis if a fifth-grader’s 200 words don’t have a taut throughline?

And even if most of the boys’ essays were lacking, was it too much trouble to sit down with a couple of the more promising authors and work with them to craft speeches that were more presentable? Are we teaching our kids, or merely evaluating them?

I’m surprised to realize how ticked off I still am about this, over a week after the fact. I think it sent a crappy message to the boys that they don’t measure up, and it’s put me on my guard to look for warning signs that either of my sons is becoming educationally discouraged.

Boys are having a hard enough time keeping up in an educational system that is failing them. Many of them don’t even have a male teacher until they’re teenagers. They’re learning that education is the girls’ thing, along with responsibility, nurturing, and other characteristics of adulthood, while males are more aligned with wreaking havoc and creating messes that the girls will clean up.

I’m not saying that stereotype isn’t true. But we’re doing everything we can to perpetuate it, and if we want it to stop, and help mold better men and better dads, where better to shift the perception than when the kids’ brains are young and squishy?

Good Manners Are a Terrible Thing

As I entered my barber shop this morning, I got to the door at the same time as the kid who parked next to me. When I noticed he was wearing a Brooklyn Cyclones cap, I asked him if he was a fan. Turns out, he played for them this summer.

This was a big deal for me. You don’t see a lot of Cyclophernalia around here, and I’ve been a big fan since the franchise came to be in 2001. When I lived in New York City, I often made the trek to Coney Island to sit a few rows off the field, in a stadium a few hundred yards off the beach, with a Nathan’s hot dog in one hand and a program in the other. (Fun fact! It actually takes less time for me to fly from Detroit to LaGuardia than to ride the subway from Inwood to Surf Ave. I used to get off the train and earnestly wonder if Obama was still president.)

While we were waiting, we talked about his summer experience living in Brooklyn. The team lived in a hotel not far from the Barclays Center, and they were bused to and from the stadium for every home game. They didn’t see much of the boardwalk, the carnies, or the Cyclone itself. Furthermore, since they had only a few nights off all season long, they didn’t even see much of the rest of the city, either. For the most part, his summer was spent in a hermetic bubble of play, practice, travel, and hanging out playing video games.

At one point, another guy in the shop asked him whether he was playing in any developmental leagues over the winter, and he said, “I think I might be a little old for that.” And since I am me, I made a crack about how I have clothes older than he. (I was specifically referencing my R.E.M. Green concert t-shirt, which is almost old enough to run for Congress, and would likely govern more effectively.)

We laughed and shot the shit, as you do in barber shops. It was convivial and manly and fun, and I was enjoying myself.

Throughout Much of My writing Life

Readers have noticed that I like burying the lede. I can’t help it. I like the idea of a build-up and reveal. Wow ’em in the end, and you’ll have a hit.

That’s not going to happen this time around, though. This lede is coming at ya, right between the ribs:

Last week, this 47-year-old, non-obese, non-diabetic non-smoker had a heart attack.

Exactly as you might expect, it came about unexpectedly, while I was on the treadmill at the gym. Further unexpectedly, I didn’t feel any chest pains or waves of numbness down my left arm. I just started feeling light-headed and nauseated, and since it was 96° and the gym’s AC was out, I thought I was having a heat event instead of a heart event.

It turns out, a genetically predisposed hunk of arterial plaque had ruptured and formed a clot that ruined my whole day.

The good news is that there is a lot of good news. For one, I’m home and feeling fine. I spent a day in the ICU, a day in the not-ICU, and was released a day earlier than anticipated. And all of the doctors I’ve seen (including my GP, whose parents probably met when I was in college) predict that, after cardiac rehab and acclimation to the mini-pharmacy I’ll ingest every day for the rest of my life, I’ll be better off than before.

For two, my boys were blissfully unaware of the worst of it. They were with their mom in my house, and all they saw was me conjuring my Benigni-esque best while I was attached to all those machines and drips and doodads.

For three, my older son didn’t buy any of it. I’ve decided that he is actually Benjamin Button, 11 going on 64. Because when I got home, he asked me, “Dad, did you have any conversations with yourself while you were alone in your hospital room?”

(I’ll pause a second while you take that in.)

The truth is, of course I did. About my life, my mortality, whatever legacy I’ll leave. And all things considered, it’s all going pretty well. I love my job, I’m a big part of my boys’ life, and my ex-wife and I have patched our friendship up enough for her to move in here (and sleep on TwoBert’s lower bunk, of all places) until I’m cleared to drive a car. Which could very likely be today.

Yes, I know. For someone avoiding stress, having your ex move in doesn’t appear high on the priority list. But I like to think of our situation a lot like how Georgia put it: “We will always be a family of four, although without a marriage at the center of it.” For that, I will always feel weirdly blessed.

And for four, this 47-year-old heart-attack survivor is going to turn 48 next week. It will be the best birthday ever.

Join Me to Ban “Lean”

After several minutes of careful introspection, I think we need to ban the word “lean.”

Lean has so many pejorative connotations, such as how harsh economic downturns are often referred to as “lean times.”
Lean directly correlates to body image, especially among women who starve themselves and/or develop eating disorders to maintain the lean physique that our judgmental society expects.
Leaning indicates an inclination, but is non-committal. If you’re leaning one way, you can just as easily revert to normal perpendicularity and then lean the opposite way, bending to the will of the strongest gust. To lean is to be an equivocal, tentative, unsure, mealy-mouthed, disingenuous, vague, obsequious, ineffectual, servile, little toady.
Also, lean is often paired with mean, which is not nice.

Bracing for the big thaw

This is my first post since Halloween, and a lot’s happened since:

my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary;
our Movember team raised another $15K;
the Christmas season came and went, and I barely noticed it (more about that later);
I appeared on Michigan Public Radio to talk about Dad 2.o; and then
Dad 2.014 amassed 84 million Twitter impressions and globally out-trended the Super Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday.
On top of all that is coldest, snowiest, polar vortexiest winter I can remember, one that has left me with a fleeting memory of whatever grass looks like. And it has recently occurred to me that the huge snow fortresses on either side of my driveway are a remarkably apt allegory for the way I’ve lived my life since the turn of the millennium.

It’s been a slow build, but a build nonetheless. It began when I started losing jobs, the first of three, in the fall of 2000. Then my marriage ended, I moved away from my friends and family, and (in what was very nearly the coup de grace), I had a heart attack.

So much of these last 13+ years has been about loss that it’s been increasingly difficult to invest emotionally in much of anything. Why be vulnerable and love something, even something as precious as life itself, when it’s all destined to go away?

Protect yourself. Be genial, be kind, be who you need to be for the people who love you and depend on you, but keep your heart locked away, under a layer of frozen insulation.

I think that’s a pretty shitty way to live, so I’ve decided not to anymore.

And the first step, I think, is laying “Laid-Off Dad” to rest.

I spent ten years with LOD as my nom de blog, but I don’t see the value of identifying with those three layoffs any longer. (It’s just so last-decade, y’know?) So I’m changing my blog name and my Twitter handle, and for the first time in a very long time, ending something on my own terms. It feels glorious.