You cant seem to do a search for home business, online marketing or get rich quick schemes these days without hearing something about the Rich Jerk. There are articles ranging the spectrum from ranting about his bad attitude used to market his product, right up to glowing testimonies about how much money people are making in a day thanks to his advice. Some people certainly may find his blunt, arrogant way of bringing his point across to be somewhat offensive and unnecessary. For those of us who have practically fallen asleep reading some of the other boring, uninformative e-books about making money online; or the over-hyped sales letters for "get rich quick" schemes, the Rich Jerk is a welcome alternative.I came across his e-book about a month ago while looking into possible "home business" ideas, like so many of us these days that are hoping to start "making money" online, I had spent countless hours searching for something real. I was impressed to find that the information he gave actually made sense, with little to none of the html confusion of other e-books Id struggled through. He also didnt waste time like some e-book authors by going through the most basic details of how to build a website, or explaining in great detail how adsense works. With all of the different site-building programs and D.I.Y web-hosting companies these days, truly anyone can build a good looking website, and Google has plenty of help when it comes to adsense. (There are also some really great e-books on the net if you are looking for something specifically about adsense.) Ive read e-books that were supposed to be about "online marketing" , but consisted of nothing more than a few pages telling you to; a) build a website, b) join an affiliate program, c) join adsense. There wasnt even any real info on how to go about doing those these things, and yet the comment was made in the script that I know you paid a lot of money for this. No wonder people are skeptical of get rich quick schemes.What information does the Rich Jerk give you for your purchase price? How to choose which affiliate programs to promote, and a listing of the best affiliate networks to join.Pay-Per-Click and SEO (search engine optimization) strategies, useful for any type of website.Advice on creating and selling your own e-book/product, and selling other companies products on e-Bay.A full chapter for beginners to expand on all the topics, and make further suggestions for success.A list of affiliate products and programs he personally recommends to aid you in your venture, and some alternative online business opportunities for the more adventurous.This may not sound like a lot of information, and while the Rich Jerk is only 47 pages, there is more useable info included than in some books twice the size. Theres a very good reason as to why so many articles and reviews have been written about this product, if youre looking to start an "online business" , it is worth your time and money to read this e-book.As for the issue of the Rich jerks attitude, its called anti-marketing. While people like to complain about it, it does get results. It grabs your attention when youre looking at a bunch of run-of-the-mill ads. After all, youre taking the time to read about him right now, just as Im taking the time to write about him, so hes achieved his goal. Its also a matter of doing what works for you; celebrities have been doing this sort of thing for decades. (We can all easily come up with a half dozen or more names that are remembered for exactly this tactic.) I personally felt that it was refreshing to have someone be blunt and honest about what is deemed by some to be a get rich quick program. Make no mistake. What the Rich Jerk talks about is a legitimate online business, which will require you to spend some money before you can start making money.Please understand that any online business or home business is going to take some work, regardless of what youre promoting; and it will take some time to actually start making money. The Rich Jerk does have some great ideas for how to make it all a lot easier though, and a lot more affordable too.
With the cost of living quickly surpassing the wages (we make) necessary to maintain an average lifestyle, more and more employees are beginning to seriously consider the option of working from home.Being your own boss, setting and keeping your own hours, keeping all (or most of the proceeds for yourself), saving on travel time and gas, allowing for as much vacation time as necessary, it all has its perks. It certainly seems that way, especially for many woman who may not want to stop working or cant afford to, but also want to stay home with the kids or be home when they get back from school.But, this growing trend, even with all its apparent benefits has many experts cautioning stay-at-home workers and warning them about the potential perils of home-based businesses due to common human error.Some of the most common (and most damaging) include: Going In Blind: Sure you need confidence, guts and faith to start your own business, but you also need to know what your getting into, and that means diving FIRST into doing the necessary research about the type of business you are interested in starting. Experts suggest finding out as much as you can about your potential venture and about its potential for success in your area. Find out about your competition, note how much they are charging and pinpoint your target market. Rely on books, trade shows, conferences and the net to gather your materials and information. Becoming A Lone Venturer: Keep in mind that starting ANY business is difficult, especially in its initial stages. This is the most crucial time for you and your venture and youll need all the love and support you can get. One of the biggest mistakes, say experts that new entrepreneurs make is not getting the necessary support from spouse of family. Besides maybe helping with the housework or kids, he or she may also want to lend a hand in your business or at least lend support and encouragement as to work to get things going. Leaping Without A (Financial) Safety Net: Most of us are use to bringing home a specific amount of income (give or take) each week, an idea of having a comfort zone that most new business owners need to give up say experts. According to professionals, most new business owners wont see a profit for several months. In fact, they suggest having at least six months (monetary) reserves on hand. Spreading Yourself Too Thin: While you certainly want to please the consumer and build your client base, its important to remember, that you wont be able to please all of the people all of the time. They suggest not spreading yourself too thin by creating a mission statement for your business defining your purpose and your goals. Include what your business involves, what makes it stand out, and where you see yourself a few months to a year down the line. And, they add that you should make it a point to check your statement periodically and make all the necessary adjustments. Getting Too Comfortable: Its easy to take advantage of being at home, especially when you dont have to punch or Watch the clock. But, according to experts, sticking to a regular work schedule is imperative. Keep your schedule flexible (thats what working from home is all about) but set limits and boundaries that will allow you to focus without any interruptions and be productive. Not Having A Space Of Your Own: For some a private office may not be feasible, especially if youre a stay-at-home parent. But, according to experts, its imperative that you designate a specific space to conduct business. It is also important that you have all the necessary office essential to properly conduct your business. Sharing space and sometimes supplies is necessary, but you really should have your own for maximum efficiency. Selling Yourself Short: Want to beat your competition (price-wise) is a smart move, but seriously underbidding yourself and your worth may not be. Know what the competition is charging and make reasonable adjustments remaining firm and confident in what your product and abilityand always leave a little room for play. Putting Off The Paperwork: While most of us dont enjoy the paper trail that often goes along with owning a business, its an essential part of operations, especially when it comes to keeping track of inventory and finances. Make sure to do all you shipping and receiving and related filing promptly, as well as sending out timely invoices. Keep in mind that most consumers take up to 90 days to pay, so youll need to bill them as soon as possible. And also, dont forget to keep track of your own expenses to know what is coming in and what is going out. All Work And No Play: Just because you work from home doesnt mean you never leave the house again. In fact, a very important part of any business is networking. So, think about maintaining your professional appearance and joining some professional organizations that can put you in touch with all the right people.and even though chat boards and blogs can offer you the same, making a personal appearance is ALWAYS a nice touch. Expecting Too Much: Considering working from home as anything but work. While you may have the freedom to make lots of your own decisions, youll also have a lot more responsibility, and that means learning how to manage your time (between work and career) like never before.
Many people are looking to create additional income online, but they are not necessarily ready to start one of the work at home programs available. Many have not worked any of the programs that are offered such as Data Entry, Online Paid Surveys, Rebate Processing and Processing Emails for money or one of the many others. It may be that they just don't feel they have the skill sets required or they feel the task required is outside of his or her comfort zone.I decided to do some research on the web to see if the was something available that would meet most peoples comfort zones and skill sets. I felt if I was to have success that I needed to identify tasks that the majority of people do monthly. They are as follows: * Grocery Shopping. * Driving a Car. * Cleaning. * Other products and services shopping.The above items are just a few of the many tasks that most people perform monthly. There are many others that we may do every other month such as go to the movies, travel etc.Now, wouldn't it be great if there were a way that we could make money and / or save money while performing these tasks? We do it anyway so what the heck. I know, you are probably thinking like I am when it comes to things like groceries that it would mean changing products.When doing my research I looked for programs that offered opportunities encompassing all of these thoughts. I was surprised that I was indeed able to find companies that allowed me to save and make money at the same time. One example of programs you can find when researching yourself is as follows: * Grocery Savings, Coupons for products that you use shipped to your door. * Discounts on flowers, gifts, automotive products and more. * Vision discount plan. * Travel discounts on planes, hotels, condos and cruises. * Low priced shopping network. * Roadside assistance. * $25,000 identity theft protection. * Full family legal plan.This is just an overview of what you can find access to. Many of us use all of these things. If we are using them anyway then why not save money when we purchase them? If we save $300.00 a month on products we use then that leaves $300.00 we can spend elsewhere. That's a pretty nice deal.What I liked is you can access these things over the Internet and use the same stores, in most cases, that we already use.I recommend that you use a website like mine, but not necessarily mine, that has done some research for you or be prepared to do the research yourself. It is very important.Many of the programs I found offer the ability, once you feel you are benefiting from the programs, to share the idea with others and make an additional commission. You can't beat that. It's you choice whether you do that or not. You are not forced to do so. This is another important factor for me.Why not give yourself a chance, save some money, use the services and take the first steps to changing your lifestyle. Later you may choose to try one of the many "work at home" programs. Please feel free to read both this article or one of my many others by visiting my link in the resource box below. I always enjoy getting emails pertaining to my articles or my site. Your feedback is important to me.I wish you the best at whatever you decide to do.
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It is many peoples dream to work from home, by starting a business from scratch or joining a legitimate work at home business opportunity, affiliate program or franchise. Working at home means you can work at something you enjoy, "sack" difficult clients, put difficult bosses behind you, and avoid a lot of the daily stress faced by employees. The home based business industry is expanding rapidly and research suggests that revenue from home-based businesses will increase by up to 17% a year for the next five years. Home based business can mean a consultancy, franchise, affiliate program, network marketing, party plan, internet sales, and many more. It's a big step from being employed to working for yourself, so plan as far ahead as possible. You will need to think about the effects on all areas of your life to prepare yourself, before you actually leave your job. With corporate cutbacks, redundancy can be the trigger for starting a "home based business" , and in this case you may have no scope for planning ahead. If you are made redundant try to negotiate as many extra benefits as you can from your employer: for example pay in lieu of notice, use of company equipment such as mobile phone or computer. Also see if there is any training your employer could pay for, to help you in your business, such as internet skills. If you have no other income, you will need some savings to carry you through your business start-up period: work out basic living expenses for six months and try to put at least that sum aside. Don't forget that you will need to provide for benefits you may have received from employment, such as health insurance, pension contributions or a use of a company vehicle. Of course, if you have a spouse or partner who is employed and is willing to provide these necessities during your start up phase, you are buying yourself extra startup time.Of course you will want a comfortable and quiet work area, ideally away from the rest of your household. This is important not only to reduce noise, but also to create the psychology of being "at work" and not "at home" when you need to concentrate. While some lucky people do manage to start their home business from the kitchen table, you'll find the separation will help you run your business much more efficiently. Don't forget to allow space for storage and meeting visitors, if your business involves this. When you are working from home to help your business succeed, sometimes long and unusual hours, it is easy to ignore both your physical and mental health. The usual advice applies - proper diet and exercise, and even if you don't have a family at home, don't work all the time. Entrepreneurs often report that the one aspect they miss in home working is the contact with colleagues, so be sure to maintain a social life, possibly through a business networking or support group. Try to surround yourself with positive, supportive people, and be sure to explain your business idea fully to your family. They will be a critical part of your support system. Those who love you the most aren't usually trying to stand in your way - it's just that starting a "home business" may be something unknown to them, and like everyone, they tend to be fearful of something they don't understand. Benefits of a home based businessWorking from home is a different way of life from 9-5 employment and offers benefits - monetary or lifestyle that can far outweigh those found as an employee. Whether you "work at home" already, are thinking about it, or your life circumstances now make working from home necessary or possible, be sure to think these benefits through as you choose your employment options.Financial benefits are not always the prime motivator. Many people are willing to take a reduction in income to enjoy the lifestyle benefits of working from home. There is a huge sense of freedom in being able to plan your own timetable. You can make appointments, do your shopping, and run other errands without trying to fit everything into a lunch hour or on the way home from work when everyone else is doing the same thing. You can take advantage of a glorious day to take your dog for a long walk, or stop to watch sport for an hour in the afternoon. You may need to start earlier or finish later to compensate - but the point is that you have this freedom when working for yourself. In addition to time freedom, another big benefit of working at home is a reduction in stress. Of course, any business will bring its own pressures, but there are certain stressful situations that can be avoided by working at home. and the less stressed you are, the more energy and enthusiasm you have, energy that can be spent on your family or business! The daily commute can literally be a few feet to an office or other work area. You can avoid the stress, time and wear and tear involved in the traditional daily commute, and literally add two hours to your working day. Choosing the right business for youMany escapees from the corporate world dont have a clear, transferable set of skills that they can use in their own business. For example, an engineer can see a number of uses for the skills used in their former job. For the rest of us a little more imagination may be needed. The key to success is to keep an open mind and do not dismiss an opportunity because it is different form things you have done before. Look around at the opportunities available for online and offline businesses, surf the net, visit sites that offer advice. Also remember that you could be involved in more than one business. There is a wide range of business opportunities to consider, including Affiliate programs, Internet based businesses, retail sales, network marketing, party planning. Many are highly reputable companies with successful track records. It's important to find out as much as possible about the company and to contact those already involved so you understand any risks you may be taking, how long before you can reasonably expect to make serious money, and what amount of work is required to make that money. Be practical in your expectations of a homebased business: enormous income in a very short time is unrealistic, and a legitimate home business will not promise this. However, many offer a steady income stream that can increase gradually. It takes a certain amount of time to build any successful business. By starting and maintaining a legitimate home-based business, you can achieve your dream of being your own boss.