Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Eagle In The Storm



It seems that the eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it comes. The eagle flies to some high spot and waits for the high wind to come. When the storm approaches, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm.  It simply uses the storm to lift it higher.

The lesson: When the storms of life come upon us, and all of us will experience them, we can rise above them by simply setting our minds to sail a little higher.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Two Opposite Opinions


A shoe company sent two salesmen to Africa to determine the market potential for their products. One salesman was sent to the north part of Africa, while the other salesman was sent to the south part of Africa. Both the salesmen completed a survey of the target market and called back to the home office. The salesman sent to the north part of Africa reported “No one here wears any shoes, there is no market for us here!”. The other salesman sent a message “No one here wears any shoes, there is a huge market for us, send inventory fast!”.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


When a bird is alive, it eats ants...
when the bird is dead, ants eat the bird.
Things can change quickly.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Ebay Income Possibilities


If you've ever read an article about eBay, you will have seen the kinds of incomes people make - it isn't unusual to hear of people making thousands of dollars per month on eBay.

Next time you're on eBay, take a look at how many PowerSellers there are: you'll find quite a few. Now consider that every single one of one of them must be making at least $1,000 per month, as that's eBay's requirement for becoming a PowerSeller. Silver PowerSellers make at least $3,000 each month, while Gold PowerSellers make more than $10,000, and the Platinum level is $25,000. The top ranking is Titanium PowerSeller, and to qualify you must make at least $150,000 in sales every month!

The fact that these people exist gives you come idea of the income possibilities here. Most of them never set out to even set up a business on eBay - they simply started selling a few things, and then kept going. There are plenty of people whose full-time job is selling things on eBay, and some of them have been doing it for years now. Can you imagine that? Once they've bought the stock, everything else is pretty much pure profit for these people - they don't need to pay for any business premises, staff, or anything else. There are multi-million pound businesses making less in actual profit than eBay PowerSellers do.

Even if you don't want to quit your job and really go for it, you can still use eBay to make a significant second income. You can pack up orders during the week and take them down to the post office for delivery each Saturday. There are few other things you could be doing with your spare time that have anywhere near that kind of earning potential.

What's more, eBay doesn't care who you are, where you live, or what you look like: some PowerSellers are very old, or very young. Some live out in the middle of nowhere where selling on eBay is one of the few alternatives to farming or being very poor. eBay tears down the barriers to earning that the real world constantly puts up. There's no job interview and no commuting involved - if you can post things, you can do it.

Put it this way: if you know where to get something reasonably cheaply that you could sell, then you can sell it on eBay - and since you can always get discounts for bulk at wholesale, that's not exactly difficult. Buy a job lot of something in-demand cheaply, sell it on eBay, and you're making money already, with no set-up costs.

If you want to dip your toe in the water before you commit to actually buying anything, then you can just sell things that you've got lying around in the house. Search through that cupboard of stuff you never use, and you'll probably find you've got a few hundred dollars' worth of stuff lying around in there! This is the power of eBay: there is always someone who wants what you're selling, whatever it might be, and since they've come looking for you, you don't even need to do anything to get them to buy it.


So you want to get started on eBay? Well, that's great! There are only a few little things you need to learn to get started. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Best Things to Sell on eBay

For those planning to test the waters of the eBay business, whether for the fun of making some extra money or for seriously considering it as a business opportunity, there are several pointers you ought to learn and understand. There are several basics to learn once you join in the fray of eBay sellers. One of the most important of all is being constantly informed of the best thing to sell on eBay.

Of course, I will not give you particular listing on the best thing to sell on eBay. Since in eBay you can sell virtually anything! You name any product and eBay most probably has it up for sale.

This does not mean, however, that once you become a seller, you can sell anything at all. Remember that you decided to become an eBay seller in order to earn profit. Thus, master the primary secret in eBay selling – getting to know the best thing to sell on eBay. Once you have an idea of the best thing to sell on eBay, you also learn how acquire this thing and just what it takes to attract customers to buy it.

You may think that the best thing to sell on eBay would be the latest consumer products, well, think again. Selling latest consumer products is a good idea if you do not have such enormous competition like established online sellers and other big online companies that put up eBay. These companies have already taken first opportunity in flooding the online markets of latest consumer products. You will not stand a chance against them.

The best thing to sell on eBay is an item that’s already used but still in good condition. A very specialized product is another option. This kind of product is not common and chances are only a few are selling them. 

Chances are many used items that have potential to be a best thing to sell on eBay are practically lying about your house, taking up space in the attic or burning a hole in your closets. Books, toys no longer cared for, outgrown clothes, equipment or gadgets already replaced like computer, DVD, radio, stereo, etc. You can even bet that your stacks of collectible items that do not interest you anymore might make a good sale on eBay. Instead of just letting them rot away or disintegrate, you can earn a handsome profit for these used items while they are still in good condition.

Finding the best thing to sell on eBay from used odds and ends in your house is a very risk-free way of getting into the eBay business. But you may also need to put up some cost. Repair, shipping and storage costs are things you need to consider.

Let’s say you don’t want to sell any of your used possessions but is still interested on entering the eBay scene. What’s the best thing to sell on eBay, then?

You can still opt for selling used items by buying them where they are sold cheap. Garage sales and flea markets are some of the sources for these items.

If you prefer selling brand-new goods, these can be bought from companies that offer closeouts, clearance sales or discount stores. The best thing to sell on eBay may just come from the overstock, non-moving and seasonal items up for discounts.

Another best thing to sell on eBay is consumables. The concept is to have customers, who buy from you on eBay, do repeat business through your own web site.

Once you run out of sources to get the best thing to sell on eBay, you can always log on to the Wholesale Buying System (WBS). This gives out tips on what products to buy and where they can be bought. It has direct access to thousands of wholesale companies, that’s why.

There are other ways of putting up the best thing to sell on eBay. Selling specialized products calls for a sales strategy. Know exactly what types of persons you’re targeting to buy your products and defining the kind of product you are going to sell.


The best thing to sell on eBay may not be the most popular, the trendiest and the classiest items. Just know what the people buy and be resourceful. 


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Ten Work-At-Home Business Ideas for Parents


When it comes to starting a home business,  parents have to make special considerations.  They need to be able to work without punching a clock or having to be available at particular hours; otherwise they’ll have to get a babysitter. Parents who want to start a business from home may have special challenges if they don’t want to hire help. But, it’s not impossible. In fact here are ten home business ideas for parents that don’t require clock punching, or answering to anyone but yourself.

1. Ebay Seller – Selling on eBay is a little harder than the other choices in this list, but many people do it successfully, myself included.  I have been an ebay seller for many years now.  I know many others that do it as a full-time job.  If you have access to the right products, you can do it too. Again, this is something you can do on your own time. The only thing that might take a lot of work on your part is packing and shipping.
2. Amazon Seller - Fulfillment by Amazon has started a trend in individuals selling both new and used merchandise through their service. Like ebay, learning how to sell on Amazon can take a little time but there are people who are making six plus figures doing it, and you can too. This is something you can do on your own time, with your children at home.
3. Arts and Craft Seller – If you’re artsy and like creating art, you can do more than just create. You can sell, and you can make money. Sites like Etsy.com, DeviantArt.com, and Art.com make it easy for individuals to upload pictures of their work to sell. You are responsible for shipping it on time, and you’ll give a percentage of sales to the website you list on. You can also start your own website but usually you’ll make sales faster working through an established and trusted venue.
4. Freelance Writer – As a freelance writer there are many different opportunities today based on your skill level. You can write for so-called content mills, individuals looking for writers, as a copywriter writings specific sales copy, or you can write for yourself and publish your own books as PDFs or via Kindle Direct Publishing.
5. Graphic Designer – Designers are needed everywhere; the demand is high. If you’re good with using creative software to make webpage’s, advertisements, banners, book covers (eBook and paper) and more, you can work for many companies at the same time performing these services. While it's deadline based, you can still work at 3 am if you need to.
6. Stock Photographer – Stock photography is used in numerous applications, from websites and blogs to print ads. The demand is quite high for good and unique photographs to use for these reasons. Therefore, most stock photography companies allow independent contractors to upload pictures for sale on their websites. You can also start your own website offering the images for use.
7. Herb Gardner – This work-at-home business takes a little time and work, but it’s healthy, the children can help, and you can make about 60K a year from your back yard if it’s allowed in your area. You can sell at farmers’ markets but you can also sell directly to restaurants if you plan and market right.
8. Online Teacher – If you have a degree in teaching you can teach at online K-12 schools right from home. You can also, if you have at least a master’s degree, teach college courses online. What’s really great is most of the time you can sign on when you want to, from anyplace with an internet connection to do your job, as long as you meet certain minimums.
9. Life Coach – You’ve seen coaches at sports events, but did you know that some people hire “life coaches” to help them with everyday life? Some people need help with parenting skills, whilst others need help getting through a life challenge like divorce. You can become a life coach with no experience. The hardest part is setting up the process, marketing your business, and getting new clients. There are also courses that you can take to help.
10. Lifestyle Blogger – Today, bloggers blog about everything from cooking to camping and all sorts of things.  They earn money through advertising, affiliate marketing, and product promotions. You can, too.
Working from home is often a parent’s dream. They can be near their kids, not have to work by someone else’s clock, and still earn enough money to not only pay for needed items but the wanted items as well. What could be better?

Seven Ways To Make A Little Quick Cash



There are many ways to get your hands on some fast cash when you think about it. It just requires you to set your mind to looking around at what is out there, and thinking of things in a whole new way. Here are seven ways to get you thinking in the right direction.

1.  Have a Yard Sale – One of the fastest and most tried and true methods of bringing in a little cash is the old-fashioned yard or garage sale. You can still do that, and if the weather is not right, look on Facebook for groups dedicated to online yard sales in your area to make quick cash. You can also list some of the larger items for sale on the local buy and sell Facebook groups. 

2. Return Stuff You Don’t Use – Have you made recent purchases and the tags are still on them? Do you have the receipts? Typically you can take those items back for a full refund. If you’re not using them right now, why not take them back. Most of us have far more stuff than we need anyway.

3. Babysit or Dog Sit – One of the fastest ways to make a buck is to babysit or dog sit. Tell everyone you know that you’d like to babysit or provide animal care or both and your fee. You’ll be amazed at how many will jump at the chance. Just don’t overdo it or you may be required to get a daycare license.

4. Sell Stuff on eBay – Have too much stuff in your house? Try selling some of it on eBay. Ebay gives you a much larger audience to market to than the local groups.  You can also buy from stores on sale, and then sell for a higher price on eBay. Believe it or not, everyone isn’t able to get to the same sales you can.

5 Sell It on Amazon – Sort of the same idea as eBay, but you may not be aware that you can sell your old books and pretty much any items that Amazon sells, right from your home office. You can even ship some qualifying items to their fulfillment service and you then just collect checks. Look up “fulfillment by Amazon”.

6. Sell Your Body – Seriously, you can sell your blood, plasma, breast milk, sperm, and hair to appropriate locations. Sometimes it’s not very quick, such as with sperm and breast milk which require a lot of tests, but with blood and plasma you can walk right in, answer a few questions, give and get paid on the spot. With hair, you may have to locate a hair broker, or try selling it on eBay.

7.  Rent Out a Room – Do you have an extra room or two in your home? You’ll get more money if you rent out the master bedroom offering the renter their own bathroom. In some places you can earn close to a grand a month offering something like this.

Now get out there and start looking for that fast cash. But do be aware there are many get-rich-quick schemes that you need to run from. Use some common sense. Read my article Legitimate Business Opportunities vs Scams on here. 




PS, Oh and when you get an extra seven dollars be sure and purchase my Home Business Quick Start Guide that will teach you how to create an online income stream quickly and help you go full time working at home before you know it.  Check it out here:


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