Sunday, February 8, 2015

Making and Importing Custom Jewelry

Making and importing custom jewelry can be a great idea when wanting to fulfill  a self employed inspiration. If you have a great sense of style and creativity, you should consider constructing quality custom jewelry. If you are good at it, you will find that customers could and will be calling you over and over again to construct special pieces for them, or as gifts for others.The criteria for  staying ahead of the competition is to make your pieces unique and  exclusive. When a client wears custom jewelry that you have designed and constructed, they will wear it knowing that there is no other piece like it in the whole world!

When working with clients that want a one of a kind piece you should of course have them bring you a picture so you can give them exactly what they want to avoid misunderstandings. Also you can talk at length with the client so you can design a custom piece that matches their likes, dislikes, and personality. If the piece is to be a gift for someone else, ask lots of questions about that person, and if possible, meet them in person yourself. And remember that uniqueness and exclusivity are keys to making this type of business very successful.

Some clients might want you to make custom jewelry using stones or gems, or they may want you to just enhance a piece that they already have. You should always know your cost and quote your client a price before you start,and be sure that you are qualified to take on this endeavor with the end result being a happy customer with an awesome enhanced piece of custom made jewelry for all to see.

When purchasing pieces for making  custom jewelry from wholesale resources make sure you are buying quality parts and look for sources of unique jewelry making supplies as well as imported pieces for enhancing uniqueness. If you are considering importing jewelry wholesale, you might want to see what your other options are. When jewelry is imported, there are additional costs, such as high shipping costs, that you may not be prepared to pay. Here are some other issues to consider as well.

Customs is a major issue, because some materials that come from endangered animals are outlawed in the United States – ivory for example. When importing jewelry, you need to be sure that all of the materials that make up the jewelry can be legally imported.

The possibility of not getting what you paid for is another consideration that you must think about. If you order from someone outside of the United States – where the United States has no legal jurisdiction – there won’t be anything you can do if you are ripped off. If you are importing jewelry wholesale, make sure that you are dealing with a reputable company. Do your research before buying.

Usually, if you can find the same pieces of jewelry for sale in the United States, at a slightly higher cost, you will be better off making your purchase in the U.S. and nothing more  could be better for our economy than buying merchandise made right here in America. Besides by the time you add shipping to the imported jewelry, it will probably cost more. However, there are most likely many pieces that can only be found in other countries that may make your brand unique. 

Welcome to the world of making and importing custom jewelry via working from home through self employed inspiration. Want to know more?  Click Here

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Blogging Can Produce Huge Advantages

A blog can be an incredible online marketing tool that will provide great business opportunities if you've got self employed aspirations. Blogs are a customized user-friendly, and flexible medium for disseminating useful information that will be effective for the positioning of products and services in the market. Businesses and internet marketers that engage in blogging have a definite edge over their competitors.

Here are some advantages:
? Word-of-Mouth. In a survey, there are currently 14 million blogs with 80,000 more being added each day and about 30 percent of the 50 million users are blog readers. Imagine how much your or a business will gain, if products and services are advertised through blogs.

? With the Internet, information can spread very quickly especially if an impressive write-up goes with a product or service. This means that soon the blog will be passed on to hundreds of possible customers.

? Awareness and loyalty.  Open communication with your customers creates trust and loyalty among them. Being there to respond to questions and comments will make them all the more willing to try your products and services.

? Feedback. Blogs are good for product research and reviews. It would be easier to improve on your products if you observe your customers’ thinking and behavioral patterns. You can also take immediate action to your customers’ concerns.

? Community halo-effect. Bloggers are reasonable, friendly and helpful. They are more than willing to create a blogosphere of comments regarding your product. The only thing you have to do is embrace it and take an active part in the culture so that your product will  be considered in their next stop to the supermarket.

 Remember the following safety measures in blogging:
? Legal issues are sometimes involved in blogging, and it is much safer to include disclaimers and limitations of liabilities.

? Corporate communication and legal departments are responsible for educating the senior management on how blogs might affect business.

? Businesses and internet marketers  should create blogging policies, that set limits on who gets to blog and what information is allowed to be made public.

? Avoid outright marketing of a blog or you will scare away your readers. People want to be helped not marketed to.

? You will also have to keep the content updated, relevant and fresh, while having and enforcing core values.

For the best marketing results, actively promote them by submitting them to search engine sites and directories. Don't forget to paste in with your blogs, a not so spammy  URL. Be sure the content contains exclusive information with value to keep readers coming back again and again. Then proof read  and move on to the next one and click for updates.

A Blog is like a setup booth in the biggest trade show on earth everyday. Marketing possibilities can be just around the corner waiting for you to scale up your sales.

The Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds are important for your blogs to get the best benefits, so use RSS feed applications for quick and efficient news updates.  Use effective keyword phrases to generate a high ranking status in the search engines so you'll have a better chance of people finding your website thru your blogs. More traffic can mean more potential sales. So yes, RSS is a very useful tool for business and internet marketers alike.

Now if you're convinced with the potential of business blogs for marketing products and services, businesses and internet marketers are now ready to start blogging. But first, a business or internet marketer should be in tune with some objectives to determine if blogging will really help achieve their goals.

Some ideas to consider:
1. Several blogs are dedicated to teaching people the do’s and don'ts of blogging, READ them! Include in your reading materials blogs that are consumer-based too to give you an idea.

2. Set up several test blogs and keep playing them till you get it right.If the try outs worked well and you're learning, you can now start optimizing  the blogs.

3. Study blog design. Blog hosting services provide pre-designed templates. But if you opt for a paid blog service, you can ask an artist to design and layout your blog site for proper branding.

4. Its good to have a lineup of topics and content for your blogs but be sure they are in relevant with your business and marketing objectives. Test your flexibility and open-mindedness if results go against a set of objectives.

5. Complete 20 posts before going to marketing and regularly monitor the coming and going of readers and get updates. Then, measure your results and adjust as needed. You can always play with your designs so that they match your brand and cement identity in peoples minds

Once you have done all these things, you can now ultimately enjoy the benefits of Blogging as a Self Employed Inspiration for building your very own work from home business. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Affiliate Programs Provide Self Employed Income From Home

Learning how to promote affiliate programs may be an enjoyed source of self employed income from home. Before jumping in ask questions, and do a little research of any program that you intend to join. Most affiliate programs being offered today are absolutely free of charge, so don't opt for those that charge a fee before joining.

How is the person's reputation that is promoting the affiliate program? Find out whom you are associating with so that know if it is really a solid company and do they have a good support system in place. Your choice of affiliate programs should be capable of offering you detailed stats. Stats such as conversion rates, number of copies sold, refund requests, what are epc % rates?, (earnings per click), what is the product gravity (the higher the better).

Is the affiliate program a one tier or multiple tier program? A single tier program pays you only for the business you yourself have generated. A multi tier program pays you for the business, plus it also pays you a commission on the sales generated by any affiliates you sponsor in the program and so on. And, what is the amount of commission paid? This way you can see and understand from studying the sales figures,  why the average sales amount and hit to sale ratio is important.

Learn how and when commissions paid? Some pay once a month, every quarter, etc. Is there a minimum earned commission amount that an affiliate must meet in order to be Paid. This is extremely important because this will tell you how much traffic you must generate before you can earn a commission and really make profits from the promotions of a certain affiliate product.

Are referrals from an affiliate's site tracked and how long do they remain in the system? You need to track those people you refer from your site. This is the only way that you can get credit for a sale. The period of time that those people stay in the system is also important. This is because some visitors do not buy initially but may want to return later to make the purchase. Know if you will still get credit for the sale if it is done some months from a certain day.

These are just some of the questions that you should first ask yourself before entering into an affiliate program, that may truly provide you with a self employed income from home. You should always be familiar with the many important aspects that your chosen program has before incorporating it into your website. These suggestions can help you select just the right affiliate program that is among the many choices available.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Creating Online Business Magazines

Digital text is the future of Internet Media, and we’re ushering into a new era with furthering technological advancements. Physical Magazines today may be gone within the next 5-10 years as magazines move online in a rapid succession.  So today's self employed inspiration idea will focus on how to find a business niche that is underutilized that you can use to your advantage for creating your online magazine.

By finding a niche that is starving for information, you'll have the inside track at creating online business magazines that will be geared to what people need. One of the keys to creating some online business magazines is the research that you will have to do. Whenever you decide to enter a new niche and are working on creating an online business magazine, you must absolutely know what's happening within that niche. This is a critical step that many people often forget.

The first thing that you should do is to see what ways a community is currently having their interests and needs met. The best way to find out this information is by finding different groups related to that particular topic that you're interested in creating the online business magazines for. The place to find these groups is at and There are other community oriented websites out there but these are the two largest ones. Now look for the particular groups that you're interested in.

Let us assume that you want to create an online business magazine on parenting. If we go to Yahoo! Groups and take look at this, we can see that when we are searching for parenting, we can see that there are many different categories such as adoptees, by birth date , as well as by where parents might like to adopt children. This can help us focus our efforts on how we may want to word our magazine. So by reading into the messages that are posted, this can be a good way that you can do some of the research that is needed to make sure that you're hitting the appropriate topics.

Another way that'll help in creating an online business magazine would be to publish a newsletter. Here is where you can put more condensed information into your newsletter that will get people interested in subscribing to an online business magazine that you've created. You can write a newsletter or, you can get published to newsletters for getting more people interested into subscribing to the online business magazine.

Also if you're looking at maybe submitting to many ezines, you should check out  the following site which can be very helpful in getting the job done in record time. This way you'll not have to worry about submitting to each particular ezine. This is important because you'll want to make sure that you're respecting your time when taking on what is required for creating an online business magazine. You must find ways to create efficiencies so that you are using your time to the best of your ability.

Well I hope this post on creating online business magazines niches will help you out. The key to finding and developing the magazine is to find the niche and see what you should write about. From there, everything should be very straightforward. Research and use of some appropriate software cannot be overemphasized.

Now that you know some of the ins and outs, creating online business magazines may be an excellent self employed inspiration idea when it comes to making money from home. If you've got some ideas of your own please feel free to leave a comment and let us know all about it.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Earning Big with Couponing as a Self Employed Inspiration

Earning big with couponing can be a good self employed inspiration idea for selling coupons or  Retail Checks as they are sometimes called. This can be done on auction sites or your own site and is a great way to save or make extra money on everything from consumer products, to eating out and services.If you enjoy negotiating, making sales and helping people save money, starting a Coupon-Book or Retail Checks business may be for you. Manufacturers release coupons to encourage consumers to try new products or switch from one brand to another.

Coupons are valuable items! People are willing to pay a little up front for a coupon which will save them money or let them make a profit so saving and profiting with coupons has become increasingly popular, almost a sport for some. There are tons of coupons available in all kinds of markets just there for the taking for you to make a profit.

"The goal is to take what the store has on sale, mix it with a manufacturer’s coupon and a store’s loyalty program, then stack all those deals together and come out on the other side for free, near free, or a hefty profit.”

I learned that everyone’s got an incentive in this whole thing. The manufacturer wants you to have the product. They want you to love the product. (The retailer) wants to move it so they can get the incentive from the manufacturer. And you make money! It’s a win-win-win situation! So why not?”

That’s how they plan their promotions. ... It means more people are trying their products. Everyone knows that coupons are worth money. Every time you save or profit using a coupon, you're doing it with real money. Most people, however, don't know that they can actually save or make money every time they clip their coupons, even if they don't want to use them for their own family, there are other families out there willing to pay them for the time it took them to clip the coupons.

Think about this: What other product can you get completely for free, that you can sell for hard cash. The coupons you don't want may be really important to someone else.This is a great part or full time time business, because coupons are easy to find, easy to sell and easy to deliver.

Have you ever received a free coupon in the mail? Of course you have. I get free coupons all the time. Usually, though they are for products I am not interested in, so I do what most people do, I toss them. That is a big mistake. If you don't believe me, perform a search for "coupon" or "product check" on eBay. Be sure and use the completed items feature so you can see what they actually sold for.

When consumers run into hard times financially, finding ways to save money is a top priority. The new show extreme couponing shows you how a crazy lady has saved a ton of money just by using free coupons. It really goes to the extreme hence the name of the new hit series on TLC, however you can do the same and more by just following a few simple steps.

Where can you get coupons? First of all check your mailbox.The ones from the actual manufacturers are the best. The heart of couponing is still the newspaper, and almost any magazine.  If you don't subscribe to a lot of magazines, then look for them when you are waiting at the doctors or dentists office. And don't forget to tell your neighbors and friends that you will take any coupons they don't want.

Also with todays technology, today’s discount devotees connect through cell phones, Facebook, Twitter and online coupon communities.Some couponers hoard their bargain booty, while others sell it or give it to friends, but the goal is the same, save and make tons of money.If you hit on someplace that wants any kind of fee, just forget it. Those are scams. Free coupons are literally everywhere around you.

Some people spend hours a week looking for those hot deals on line and in stores by getting their ad fliers to check out all the door buster sales. There are also plenty of deal websites out there where you can save money on retail purchases at well known retailers nationwide that can cut back 10-20% off your total bill. If you would like to know more about earning big with couponing as a profitable self employed inspiration idea Click Here.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Auctioneering as a Self Employed Inspiration

Becoming an Auctioneer both online and offline is a very good choice for self employed inspiration. Auction selling has become a relatively quick and easy way to make money online and offline once you're established. Before you jump on the selling bandwagon, you are advised to take a few minutes and examine the pros and cons of selling on auctions, and becoming an auctioneer whether online or in your community.

Just touching a little bit on auctioneering, offline auctioneers coordinate the auction process, including evaluating the items to sell, advertising the sale, starting the bidding process and ending with the highest bidder. If you have a talent for appraising items and talking to crowds, an auction business could be a great way to make income with little investment or overhead. Here are some points to remember when finding out how to start an auctioneer business, including licensing and training requirements.

1. Find out about your state's auction license requirements
2. Evaluate the competition
3. Networking with other auctioneers is a good thing when getting started.
4. You should get the proper training at an auctioneer school.
5. Definitely learn how to appraise items.
6. Decide how to run your auction business as there are numerous ways you can go about this.
7. Learn to overcome stage fright and to provide an entertaining atmosphere for auction attendees.
8. Seeking  the assistance from local officials and a business adviser or attorney is always a good thing.
9. And of course you'll need to advertise your services.

One of the many pros, or plus sides,of selling at online auctions is the fact that it's relatively easy to do.  Once you create some auction accounts, you can start listing items that you have in your possession for sale right away.These auction sites have a step-by-step process for listing items for sale, in traditional auction formats or buy it now formats.  In fact, they have programs that let you compile your auctions, with pictures and descriptions.

You don’t have to have big fancy, expensive items to sell. In fact, a large number of those selling are just selling items that are taking up space in their homes; items they don't want anymore. Auction sites are the worlds Flea Markets.Items that tend to sell relatively well are lots, or groups, of toys and infant clothing.

While there are a number of pros, or plus sides, to selling on auctions, there's also a number of cons, or downsides, to doing so as well.  One of the biggest cons or downsides to selling on auctions is the competition.  As it was previously mentioned, a large number of internet users have started using auctions to make extra money or even make a living. This is what leads to multiple auction listings for the exact same items.  While this is nice for the auction buyers, it can hurt you as a seller.  When the supplier is higher than the demand, you may not make as much money off of your items as you had originally hoped for, if they even sell at all.

Another downside to selling online is the fees associated with doing so.  Although these fees are still considered relatively low in some auction sites, they could put a damper on your profits, which alone are sometimes hard to come by at the online auctions.

Of course, there are ways that you can get the most out of auction fees. For instance, if you have a “hot seller,” you could start your auction out at a low price, as the fees are less for doing so; but, you are taking a gamble, and you never have any guarantees how much your items will sell for.  So perhaps, the unknown is one of the biggest downsides to selling on auctions; you never really know if you are going to make money or even if you will end up losing money.

So the decision as to whether or not you want to become an auction seller and an auctioneer is yours to make, but, when making that decision, you are advised to keep the above mentioned points in mind. With a relatively equal amount of pros and cons, you may be wondering what your best option is when it comes to auctions and auctioneering. Either way you can and will make money by pursuing both avenues of doing auctions so if you're looking for self employed inspiration about auctioneering  Click Here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Creative Self Employed Inspiration

When looking for  a self employed inspiration we should begin by starting to think outside the box. It doesn't have to be complicated but we should just be aware of things so we don't get in over our heads and make bad decisions, especially if you're wanting to work online. Personally I like working both  online and offline from my home. Diverse multiple streams of income from home can surely make you the king of your castle. For me being self employed means there is no cap on my income and the sky's the limit. 

The more creative you are the more income you make.The two most important things to remember I think is  to avoid impulsive actions and the shiny object syndrome  by doing your research and reviews for  a work from home Self Employment Idea that you may wish to sink your teeth into. Why? 

Because once you let the word out that you're looking for a work from home opportunity, you are going to be bombarded with offers telling you of the newest best thing when it come to working from home, and some will be workable, if you're willing to put the time in and take action.  But a lot are going to be hyped up scams that won't work and cost you  a lot of wasted time, and money. So keep your emotions in check, don't move too fast and do your research first.

Research  opportunities by using Google and putting the word scam at the end of your inquiry and you'll be able to get some good information from people who look out for the new people coming in to work a home business opportunity which can be online or offline. Or you can use the word review in your search query of a particular website to see just how legitimate a website is. Ask a lot of questions so you are sure to get the answers you seek.

You want constant feedback and total communication which are among two of the keys to success in just about anything you do. Those two things alone will save you from jumping in with both feet to a hyped up money making opportunity when looking for Self Employed Inspiration.  If something sounds too good to be true it usually is, because for one nobody can tell you how much money you're going to make. We are all individuals here and it's up to us, our creativity and what we're willing to put into it.

Put your inspirational plan into action slowly and start from the bottom up to avoid mistakes, so you can build a solid foundation that will hold up under any pressures you may encounter along the way. The best thing you can do is to start where you are. So if you're unemployed and have decided that you'd really like to be self employed here's an idea for the beginner that will mix offline and online activities together for an easy stress free business start up in your local community. This can be a good strategy, especially if you're worried about if things will work out or not.

Just have faith in yourself because  given the shape of today's economy and job market, a self employed inspiration can be a good thing. Ready? Think of something you like to do, and can do well and then  turn it into a service business by registering at you local city hall business complex and start advertising you service.Now the next  thing you want to do is go register for all the staffing work services in your area. Not day labor but the temporary employment services that provide the businesses in your area with qualified workers. This will give you access to people that can help you put your plan into action and expand. It will also put cash in your pocket and introduce you to the community of workers and businesses that may be looking for other services.

Now you have your own source of qualified workers, as well as the opportunity to provide your own services to different businesses in your area, as you collaborate and build goodwill relationships with your co-workers. And remember that self employment is all about building relationships with everyone you encounter.Everybody needs to be happy all the way around. You ready?

You tell the temp services that you only want one and two day assignments so that you are flexible to create and scoop up your own creative work. I used to do this myself and it kept me very busy. And I even met some like minded people that had some ideas of their own too giving us multiple streams of income from various sources.

I hope this little bit of info gave you some self employed inspiration to get your own creative juices flowing for creating your own multiple streams of income from your home, and has enlightened you a little bit on the course of actions you should take to start and not have a lot of stress and worry. If you'd like to make a fast start online  Here Is One Opportunity  (U.S.only) that I do myself and fits into the mixture  of both categories for online and offline income. Give it a shot and come back and tell me how you're doing with it because I just love to hear success stories.