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Friday, May 23, 2008

If you are interested in earning income from home its important to know the difference between a Home Based Job and a Home Based Business.

A Home Based Business can be very rewarding. The earning potential is very great if you select an honest company with a proven track record. Select a company that has been in business for many years and which has verifiable proof that others have successfully earned a 5 for 6 figure income with them. Ask for this proof before signing up. The company should have an actual website that you can visit before deciding if the home business opportunity is right for you.

You will know you are applying for a Home Based Business if...

You are given a free website.
You are being given the opportunity to purchase products from the company
A mentor or program is in place where a successful and experienced individual helps you to learn the ropes, provides you with advice and information and assists you to grow your business.
Referring others to the organization is your main source of making income and you are provided with the knowledge to do this successfully.
Free offers and bonuses are provided to you if you chose to select the particular Home Based Business opportunity.
There is no pre-requisite of education, experience or skills to sign up.
Special home office equipment and location is not required to participate.

The earnings potential is very great and you can earn a six figure income.
A home based job can be very rewarding also. You receive a guaranteed bi-weekly or monthly salary regardless of volume or customer response. Although most home based jobs pay an hourly benefit (between $8 to $15 per hour) you can usually determine the number of hours you want to work. Many home based jobs offer retirement benefits and health insurance. There are close to a hundred home based employers, however the specialized educational, experience and skill requirements vary from employer to employer and you may only qualify for empoyment with a small percentage of them.

You will know if you are applying to a Home Based Job If:

You will not be required to purchase items, sign up for products.
You are asked to submit an employment application (usually on-line) to a company that hires employees to work from home.
You will need to submit a resume and references with your application.
Specific home items will be required such as a computer, land-line telephone or private home office.
Testing is necessary with the company. The testing will depend on the type of position you are inquiring about. For example you may need to take a typing speed test for a data-entry position; or you may need to provide voice samples for a customer service job.
Specific skills, experience or education are mandated. These will be clearly identified in the job announcements. For example a proof-reading job may require several years of experience as a proof-reade; or a job grading school standardized testing may require you to be a college graduate.
You will be required to have an interview (usually by telephone) before being hired.
The company will provide andy specialized equipment free of charge. For example if you are hired as a medical transcriber, the transcription machines will be provided to you.
You are asked to sign employment paperwork upon accepting the position.
Salary (usually minimum wage or close to it) and benefit information is provided to you for your consideration in the job announcements.
You are able to visit the company's website to read about what type of company it is and who they serve. You will also be able to contact them by telephone or e-mail to communicate with the company's Human Resoruces Department.

  • You can do both a home job and home business in order to have a steady income until your home business takes off.
  • Selece a reputable home business organization with a verifiable track record that has been in business for many years.
  • Avoid any home business where you are purchasing products you will never use or don't need such as 100 pounds of beef jerky a month.

Keep in mind that for a home job there are usually thousands of applicants for a limited number of positions and some are part time needing workers on a seasonal basis during certain times of the year.

Taking an afternoon nap may feel good- but did you know that it may also be good for you?

Taking regular afternoon naps may reduce the risk of heart disease, specially for men.The risk of dying of heart disease was 37 percent lower for those who napped 30 minutes or more at least three times a week and 12 percent lower for those who took occasional naps when compared with people who never nap.

Naps may help relieve stress, which is the risk factor for heart disease. Naps may also give you an energizing boost helping you feel more awake and alert.

if you do nap, aim for a late-morning or mid afternoon nap.If it's any later, you might find it difficult to fall asleep at night

Making friends can be easy if you're a social person. If you're shy, new or don't know where to start you should keep reading for great tips.


Introduce yourself to people who you don't know, whether one of you are new to the school or not. Be especially welcoming to new people starting school.

  • Smile at that person and be friendly. People are much more approachable and less intimidating when they smile.
  • Make a great first impression. Most people form an opinion about you in less than 60 seconds.
    • Dress appropriately
    • Don't be rude or offensive
    • Remember people may not appreciate your sarcasm or sense of humor. Save it until you get to know each other.

  • Compliment them. Everyone likes a pat on the back. Don't lie but find something positive you point out. It will make them more comfortable around you.
  • Start a conversation with them.
    • Ask about their interests, classes they have, some people they hang out with, what sports they're in, etc. This should branch off of the introduction. Ask more about their classes. "Who's the teacher?"
    • Ask when they have lunch. If you have lunch at the same time you can suggest you meet there, eat together and talk more.

  • Extend an invitation. If you're going to the movies, mall, etc. you can ask if they'd like to go. If you can have people over to your house you can also ask them.
  • Talk in the halls and on your way to classes. You'll also get a better feel for where their classes are and if you have any together.
  • Offer to show new people around or walk with them to their next class to show them the way.
  • Befriend a group. If you want to make more than one, look for a group of girls/boys that you would like to get to know better. Repeat these steps with a few people in the group. They'll likely fit in once a few people know you.
  • Hold back a little bit because you don't want them to think that you guys are best friends; you guys aren't yet after only a few days. After you get to know them, and if you like them, then start asking them if they want to come to a sleepover or go to a concert, or other activities like friends would do. Ideally, they'll feel comfortable and ask you first.
  • Understand if there is a group dynamic. Often in groups of friends there will be one main character, someone who always seems to take the lead. Sometimes if you try to become closer to them the rest of the group will except you more easily but if this doesn't work, don't feel offended. Trying to be friends with someone who is close to the group leader can work too but make sure to include the others or they may become jealous.
  • Share your hobbies and interest. Invite them along to participate.
  • Avoid being co-dependent. It's alright to have other friends and interests. Don't let your world revolve around another person.
  • Be reliable, even if it may seem a little boring at first they'll appreciate it even if they don't immediately realize it.
    • If you say you'll bring in the rest of the physics project tomorrow, make sure you bring it in.

  • Keep private information to yourself. It's tempting to share your secrets to force growth of a friendship. Resist that urge.
    • Until you know they are trustworthy you should assume they could tell others your private information.
    • If you tell someone something you don't want shared, specifically let them know the information is private.

  • Understand that confidence is helpful but not a necessity to make friends. Look for others that seem shy if you are also very shy.
  • Look interested when people talk to you. Being a good listener is key to a friendship. When you talk to someone use their name. It is scientifically proven that people like the sound of their own name.
  • Laugh at people's jokes. If you can see they made an effort on a particular joke you should acknowledge the humor. Keep it subtle if it isn't very funny. You don't want to seem to laugh at bad jokes. It's alright to quietly chuckle or just to smile.
  • Ring one of your friends and talk to them for a while every so often. It makes them feel wanted and more important to you. If you see something that reminds you of them you can send an SMS to tell them about it. Don't send something you don't want read by others.
  • Keep some perspective. Not everyone is welcoming to new friends and some are just mean about outsiders. If you receive a negative or rude remark you should keep your distance from that person. Being rude is a sign of poor character and you probably don't need that sort of friend.

  • Tips
    • Believe in yourself, smile, have a few laughs together, be a good friend to them. If it doesn't work out, shake it off and keep trying.
    • Try to strike up a conversation! If you're shy, then add on to other people conversations.
    • Be as outgoing as you are comfortable with. If not, this will give you some practice on opening up and not being as shy.
    • Do not grovel and act desperate. This is easily spotted and people will push you away quickly.
    • Do not spread gossip about them behind their back. Is that a way to treat a soon to be friend?
    • Do not give up your old friends if they are nice. Try to keep both. If your old friends have a problem with your new friends, try to work it out to the best of your ability.


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