Mar 132013
 
Welcome Wednesdays 150x150 Welcome Wednesdays! Promote Your Website

Welcome!
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Are you looking for a way to promote your website for free? Would you like to increase your exposure? I would love to help!

Send me your information–tell me about your blog or website and a little about yourself and I will showcase you and your website on my blog. Just recently we showcased Melony Gilstrap and her blog, Legit Online Work from Home.

Leave a comment or send an email with your information!

I can’t wait to hear from you!

Feb 252013
 
ID 100108244 300x300 <h1>How to Prioritize your Priorities</h1>

How do you prioritize when everything is a priority?
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When you work from home, and have several tasks to complete each day, it can be difficult to know which priority should always be the top priority. There may be times when everything is a priority or at least it feels like everything is a priority—during these times, it is important to learn how to sort through your different tasks so you know where to start.

If you aren’t sure where to start—when one task is just as important as another—sort your priorities based on which task can be finished in the least amount of time. If you have two assignments, or tasks, that are of the same importance, finishing up the task that will take the least amount of time will allow you to complete one whole task and move on quickly to the next.

On the other hand, if a task is time sensitive, it should—of course—be moved to the top of the pile. These tasks should be completed first simply due to the fact that it has a deadline. After you finish any task with a deadline, you can start on the next priority that will take the shortest amount of time.

Now, what about those tasks that are going to take up a lot of your time? If a task is going to take several days or weeks to complete, try splitting up the tasks into smaller pieces. With smaller chunks of a task you can also work on other time sensitive materials in-between finishing the smaller chunks of long tasks.

One big no-no that I would caution against would be putting tasks off until the last minute. Even if you think you are going to have time to finish the task at the eleventh hour, don’t risk it. Senior work from home individuals will tell you that this type of action can get you into a lot of trouble—and raise your stress level. Try setting a “fake” deadline from 3 days to 7 days before the actual deadline. This gives you some time for human error and a little time to breathe.

How do you prioritize your priorities?

 Posted by at 8:59 am
Feb 152013
 
woman working 300x199 <h1>Do you have the right personality type to succeed while working from home?</h1>

Do you have the right personality type to work from home?
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I have talked to you before about working from home successfully and offered 5 Tips to A Successful Work from Home Career; but, today, I want to talk to you about working from home and your personality. Recently, I ran across an article on WAHM.com. The article, “Is Working from Home Right for Your Personality Type?”, talks about the different personalities exhibited by various people and whether each is a good fit for a work from home job or business.

The article lists the following personality types: self-starter, Introvert, Extrovert and Problem Solver. Each of these different personality types possess different attributes that help each person succeed while working from home.

The article talks about how each of the attributes possessed by the specific personality types can cause an individual to better perform specific tasks relevant to successfully working from home. For example: self-starters have leadership abilities and do not need direction from outside individuals. These traits are perfect for the work from home individual as they will be responsible for completing their own tasks and will not (most often) have a boss watching their productivity. Another example lists Introverts as being energized when working alone. These individuals would rather work by themselves, without the influence of other individuals.

I found this article very interesting and insightful. I, myself, fall into the Extrovert category. I pride myself in being a good communicator and I enjoy sharing my opportunity with individuals on the phone or online.

What work from home personality are you?

 Posted by at 11:54 am
Feb 132013
 
Welcome Wednesdays 300x225 <h1>Welcome Wednesdays Presents Melony Gilstrap and Legit Online Work from Home</h1>

Welcome!
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Here we are again, it is Welcome Wednesdays time! I hope all of you will decide to stop by and leave your information, so we can showcase your blog.

Today the work from home blog we are going to talk about is Legit Online Work from Home. This blog is run by Melony Gilstrap, who is also an MCA associate, like me. Besides promoting MCA, Melony offers valuable information on how to work from home successfully.

Melony has written articles such as 5 Reasons People Fail at Legit Online Work from Home Opportunities.

Stop by Melony’s blog and show her some work from home blog love!

Leave information about your work from home blog and you could be featured in our Welcome Wednesdays post!

 Posted by at 3:05 pm
Jan 182013
 
ID 100123914 300x199 <h1>5 Ways to Improve Your Work from Home Business Now</h1?

Is your work from home business ready for a banner year?
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If you run your own work from home business, now is the perfect time to think about what you can do to improve your business and increase your income. There are a number of things you can do to enhance your business, and possibly even expand your clientele. Below are five tips to help you start the New Year out with a BANG!  

1. Embrace Needed Changes

We are only midway through January, which means you still have plenty of time to devise an awesome plan for the New Year. Try making a list of all of the things you want to improve about your business. You may come up with things as simple as changing your business motto or as difficult as devising ways to bring in more revenue. Once you have determined the areas you feel need work, you will want to brainstorm ideas for solving these problems. While this exercise can be done anytime of the year, implementing these ideas now will help you set the framework for a prosperous year.  

2. Improve Customer, or Associate, Relations

If you run a business where individuals are placed underneath you (where you earn a residual income from what the people underneath you earn), you need to ensure that you stay in contact with those individuals. If you are responsible for training the people under you, you want to ensure that you do not shirk that responsibility. Making sure that those individuals are making money—and running a successful business—not only helps them, but also you. More importantly, if your business relies on customers—individuals who actually purchase products or services—you need to ensure you are maintaining a positive relationship with those customers. Just having a quality product or service is not enough; you need to reach out to your customers and solve any issues they may have. If your customers do not have issues with your services or products, what can you do to further enhance their experience? January is the perfect time to refine these relationships. If you can start the beginning of the year off on the right foot, these relationships will most likely stay strong all through the year.

3. Examine Your Goals

It is important to review your goals often, but especially at the beginning of the year. I cannot stress to you how important goals are for your business. You should be setting weekly, monthly, bi-yearly and yearly goals, if you truly want your business to grow. Unfortunately, many small business owners do not bother tracking their goals—I would venture to guess that these same small business owners’s fall a little short of reaching their ideal vision where their business is concerned. It is especially important if you are running a work from home business, as you are in complete control of all of the aspects of your business. Knowing what you want to accomplish, and working diligently toward those accomplishments, will not only strengthen your business—it will help it flourish.

4. Improve your Online Presence

NEWSFLASH—Social media platforms are not just places to play games and catch up with friends, these platforms are crucial to your business. If you are not developing a presence online, you may actually be working against your business. Social media forums allow your customers and clients to reach you directly, and in a prompt and efficient manner. Use these platforms to get to know your clients and customers and find out what they want from your business. Utilize social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, to build relationships and trust with those that can either make or break your business. Start the New Year off by beginning a social media campaign that will ROCK your business.  

5. Embrace Change

This last tip is tricky for most business owners to adopt; however, it should be welcomed—if you truly want to grow your business. Nothing ever stays the same; if we choose not to adapt to our surroundings, we might as well stand still and let the world evolve around us. I am not saying that you need to completely revamp your business in the New Year; however, I think it is crucial for any business to grow and change—when the situation calls for it. Look at your competition. What are they doing differently? How have they evolved their business? Have these evolutions helped skyrocket them to the top? Your business may need be thriving and not need any changes; however, stepping back and taking a hard look at what changes might improve your business won’t hurt in the long run. Are you already working on improving your business? What tips are you employing to ensure you have a banner business year?   Check Out My Latest Video!

Nov 082012
 
throwing away money 199x300 <h1>Work at Home Jobs Scams</h1>

Are you throwing away money on work at home jobs scams?
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In a past post, I touched on work at home jobs scams; today, I wanted to talk about online job scams a little more. There are so many opportunities on the Internet, and many of them seem so enticing. Many opportunities promise the you will begin making money instantly, without much effort. The problem with these types of opportunities is that most often the opportunity just isn’t real.

Don’t despair, there are many Internet opportunities that actually present a valid way to make money while working from home. The problem is that most work at home jobs scams are cleverly disguised as real opportunities. You have to really be on your toes to know which opportunities are real and which are not.

Please watch my latest video to learn more about work at home jobs scams and how to avoid these online scams

 

 

 

 

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 Posted by at 11:31 am
Sep 072012
 
ID 1008730 300x225 What Traits Should You Exhibit for A Successful Work from Home Career?

Maintaining proper focus, while you work from home, will help keep you on the track to success. Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Maintaining a successful work from home career can often be a difficult task. It takes hard work to successfully combine home life, work life, and still be able to make money. Many people begin a home business or home job full of excitement, ready to take on the world, only to find out that it is not as easy as they had first believed. In order to be successful while working from home, there are a few qualities and skills that you need to possess.

One of the first qualities any person deciding to work from home needs to have or acquire is direction. You need to know exactly what you want out of your newfound career and where you want it to take you. Many people do not start out with a plan, and often end up wondering why they fail. Having a clear view of how you will progress with your business will help you take the steps necessary to achieve your goals. Keep in mind, things do not always go as planned; however, at least you will be better prepared when your business takes a left turn.

Many of us dream of being our own boss and being able to create a successful career while we work from home. The harsh reality is that most individuals do not understand how difficult it is to make money at home and maintain a business atmosphere. If you truly believe you have what it takes to step out in the world of entrepreneurs, and realize the difficulties involved when combining your work life and home life, you may be able to withstand the hardships that can come along with being your own boss. Below are a list of traits and principles needed in order to succeed when beginning your entrepreneurial career.

Another critical quality for anyone who wants to work from home to have is discipline. It is easy to “goof off” and become distracted when you work from home. Distractions can come from the pile of dirty laundry or the sink full of dirty dishes, or you may feel the need to watch every soap opera or daytime talk show. Remember that you must stay on track and keep a solid work schedule. If you are disciplined and strive to finish all of your work on time, you can then tackle the other jobs—or fun activities—that you want to undertake.

Walking hand in hand with discipline is focus. While you may lose your focus due to some of the situations listed above, there are other focus busters that may also attack your ability to keep motivated while you work from home. You may lose your focus because members of your family do not have the same faith in your new self-employment as you do, or when they do not respect your set work hours. It is up to you to ensure that you keep to your schedule; ask your family to drop by or call after your workday is finished. As far as listening to naysayers take all of that energy and use it to prove that you know what you are doing. Pessimists have a real problem with being pessimistic when you are proving them wrong.

The last quality that I want to talk about is persistence. Life does not always go as planned—this includes your work at home career. Things are sure to happen along the way that will cause you to feel as if your business is not going as well as it should. It can be easy to give up and go back to the normal 9 to 5 rat race. Remember, nothing worth having in this life comes easy; it is going to take time and hard work to achieve your goals and make your dreams come true. If you are persistent, keep up the hard work and stay the course, good things will most likely come to you and your work at home career.

 Posted by at 4:21 pm
Aug 152012
 

I wanted to share my first YouTube video regarding my work from home opportunity!

When I began my work at home journey, I began looking at what other MCA Associates were doing to gather their leads; I wanted to follow those that were already successful in this business and find out what worked well for them. One of the most popular means of Internet marketing for MCA Associates was by making videos on YouTube. I was a little leery of making a video at first; I do not really like showing myself to the world and I was not sure I could properly express the true meaning of the MCA benefits program.

This program is easy to understand and actually easy to promote. MCA benefits actually sell the program, without a lot of extra effort. If you have not had a chance to see the great benefits offered by Motor Clubs of America, check out this pdf: www.tvcmatrix.com/MCA_Presentation_Book.pdf

All of the benefits listed in the above linked pdf are provided to every MCA Associate and MCA member. As you can see, the benefits are great and truly outshine the other similar programs out on the market. Having such quality benefits to market, made it very easy to make a quality video about a product that I myself have used and trust. If you are looking for a way to make money from home, this is definitely a program you want to check out; it has provided me with the ability to increase my income and continue to work from home.

After I did a little research, I realized that I was more than capable of making an informative work from home video about making money with MCA. Below is my very first attempt.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

 Posted by at 7:56 pm
Aug 132012
 
ID 10075808 300x199 How to make money while you work at home with MCA

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With all of the different opportunities regarding how to make money online, while working at home, it can be difficult to choose one that truly works for you. Before trying my hand at MCA, I tried several other opportunities—good, solid opportunities—that just did not fit into my life. I knew there had to be something out there that would allow me to work at home, care for my children on my own and still be able to earn an income; so, I kept looking. That is when I found information regarding MCA motor club.

I have to admit that I am normally leery of any opportunity that promises you can make money right away, especially a large amount of money. However, Motor Club of America seemed promising. I read up on the company, checked it out with the better business bureau and spoke to individuals who claimed to be making a living with MCA. Once I was satisfied with the authenticity of the company, I decided to join the MCA work at home opportunity and see if I could actually make money with the company.  To my surprise, and absolute delight, MCA turned out to be exactly what everyone promised, a solid money making business.

How the MCA Opportunity Works

Thankfully, making money with MCA is not rocket science, and even though it requires effort, it is not difficult. MCA, or Motor Club of America, offers a needed service that helps motorists when their vehicle is broken down. Besides the roadside assistance program, MCA also offers an abundance of other benefits equally valuable to MCA customers. As an MCA Associate, I simply share the value of the program benefits with other individuals, all while I work at home. I earn $80.00 every time someone decides to take part in the program benefits or chooses to become an MCA Associate him or herself. That is right, $80.00 for every person that I sign up for MCA. During the 1st three weeks with MCA, I made over $1,500.00 dollars; below you can see my statement showing the exact amount.

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My income with MCA the first three weeks!

As you can see, my payments steadily grew within the company, and all I have done is market the program on different Internet websites, such as Facebook and others. The absolute best thing about this opportunity is that MCA provides weekly paychecks to its associates, meaning I do not have to wait forever to receive my paycheck. I am paid each Friday for my work from the following week.

MCA has offered me a great work at home opportunity and is allowing me to make money from home just by sharing my story with people just like you.

Would you like to earn a legitimate income from home, without having to jump through hoops? Have questions? Click the link below and I will be happy to answer any questions you have.

 

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