Saturday, January 30, 2010

Working from home

Home workers’ primary place of work is usually at home as the name suggests, and is seen as a desirable option for most. Working from home is sometimes perceived to be unachievable, which is certainly not the case.
Working from home vs traditional job
Being employed is easy and straightforward in terms of tax, employment and legal worries, as these are handled by your employer on behalf of you. The fact that these worries are not your responsibility is a definite bonus. The downside to being employed is that most employers tend to cap your earnings potential with a yearly salary, so you get a fixed rate no matter how hard you work, which can be annoying and somewhat depressing.
Working from home on the other-hand takes the benefits of both employment and self-employment and adds a few extra benefits. You get the potential of earning as little or as much as you like, not having capped wages, means you can earn a salary allows you to live and work comfortably. If you choose the right money making opportunity your earning potential is unlimited
Fits around your existing commitments
Working from home is a good option if you need to care for a loved one, enjoy the single life, are in a relationship, or have a growing family. You can work the hours that suit you in a comfortable working environment. You can develop a part time extra income or a full time business of your own, and above all you are your own boss.
Flexible working hours gives you the flexibility to fetch children from schooling or be in for that important parcel delivery. Plus you will not have the expense of commuting to and from a place of work. Also working from home is less stressful, gives better well-being and self fulfilment

On the increase
Due to the economic downturn, home based opportunities are on the incline as a recent survey suggests. Companies are looking to save costs in any way they can. Employer’s building rental and other overheads are costly and can be saved by employing workers to do their work in the comfort of their own home. This increase in home-based opportunities gives a new spurt in employment opportunities and also offers greater advantages to most.
Thousands of people just like you
There's thousands of people all over the UK and Ireland are making money working from home with by following simple proven methods with home based income opportunities. These people are from all walks of life and backgrounds, from young mums looking for an extra income in their spare time, retired ladies and gents looking to top up their income and men, women and couples looking to work from home full or part time.
There has never been a better time to explore the possibilities of working from home and embrace the benefits of earning a extra income part time or making money from your own business fulltime.  

Friday, January 29, 2010

Choosing an Opportunity that is right for you

When looking at an Income or Business Opportunity it is important to do your homework. Too many people have got involved with opportunities that did not suit them, that is not to say that there was something wrong with the opportunity but it did just not suit the individual. Would you become a miner if you where scared on enclosed spaces?

The Products

  • Is the product or service in demand
  • Priced to sell
  • Repeat business

The Company

  • Track record
  • Stability
  • Support
  • Compensation plan

The people you will be in business with, are they?

  • Reliable
  • Successful
  • Dependable
  • Have a proven track record

Make sure that you research your chosen opportunity well.The internet is becoming a very important part of the home business world and with Google,Twitter,Facebook and Youtube you now have all the tools to get a serious on-line presence.Dont expect to do all your business on the internet as people buy people so good personal communication is the key to lasting success

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Working from home vs traditional job

Working from home vs traditional job
Being employed is easy and straight forward with your employer looking after tax and any legal worries.The fact that your employer does all this is a definite advantage.The downside to being employed is that most employers tend to cap your earning potential with a yearly salary, so you get a fixed rate no matter how hard you work,which can be annoying and somewhat depressing.

Working from home on the other-hand takes the benefits of both employment and self-employment and adds a few extra benefits. You get the potential of earning as little or as much as you like, not having capped wages, means you can earn a salary allows you to live and work comfortably.

There are many other advantages to working from home, You can earn an unlimited income because the harder you work the more you earn, working from home allows you to fit your family commitments around your work not the other way around and don't forget the long commute to work every day (the average Irish worker spends 6.3 hours every week getting to and from work) that's 6 hours every week you don't get paid for. 

The biggest advantage by far is the fact that you are your own boss and you can make money from day one.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Bill Cullen

I met Bill Cullen for the first time about 25 years ago (if I am not mistaken it was in Joxer Dalys in Dorset Street Dublin) when I was just starting out in my first business venture. At that time all I knew about Bill was that he was the  man who bought a major car dealership for 1p. His first advice to me was choose a good mentor and that your "Ma was a good place to start" as she is probably the only person in the world that will always put you welfare and success first. Good advice.

How to make money

Friday, January 15, 2010

Irish Consumer Prices fell by 5.0% in the year to December 20091

Irish Consumer Prices in December, as measured by the CPI (Consumer Price Index) fell by 0.5% in the month, according to the CSO. This compares to a decrease of 1.2% recorded in December of last year. As a result, prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 5.0% lower in December compared with December 2008. It was the first full-year decline since 1931.

The most notable changes in the year were decreases in Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels (-21.2%), Clothing & Footwear (-14.7%), Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages (-8.1%), and Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance (-4.8%). 

There were increases in Education (+11.3%), Miscellaneous Goods&Services (+5.4%), Health (+2.5%), Transport (+2.1%) and Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (+1.2%).

Services prices fell by 5.1% in the year to December, while Goods fell by 4.8%.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Goal Setting

What sets those people who achieve their goals apart from those who don’t? The clue is actually in the question – it’s having a goal.

“When people tell us that their business isn’t moving forward as fast as they would like it to or that they are frustrated with their progress, our question back is always ‘what are your goals for the next 12 months?’ We are astounded how often people reply that they do not have any goals, do not know how to set them or are afraid of failure.

Quite simply, successful goal setting is – in our opinion – the one thing that more than anything else turned our lives and our business around. It’s simply too important not to do it.

The best goal-setting exercise we have ever found is the one in Jim Rohn’s excellent book, 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness. We had never set proper goals, but this book taught us how. It shows that the key is to make a long list of everything you aspire to – at least 50 things to start with.

  • What do I want to see?
  • Where do I want to go?
  • What would I like to share?
  • What do I want to do?
  • What do I want to be?
With these half-dozen queries in mind, answer the primary question: What do I want within the next one to ten years? Don’t try to be too detailed now, this will come later. If you want a grey Mercedes 380SL with blue interior, just write ‘380’ and move onto the next item.

After you have completed your list, write alongside each thing the number of years you want to achieve it in – one, three, five or ten. Then check your goals are in balance. Too many one year goals means that you are not thinking big enough, while too many ten year goals is probably a sign that you don’t want to get to work today!

The next step is to choose four goals from each timeframe and then write a detailed description of that goal, followed by a paragraph of what it will be like when you achieve it and why you want to. If you find you cannot do this for any particular goal, this indicates that it is not a true goal for you.

For More on goal setting go to How to set and achieve Goals

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sales from home shopping Companies up

While the sales from most home shopping companies was up in 2009, the high street did not fair so well. Home and Internet shopping are now leading the way in retail recovery. More and more people are now getting involved in the industry and it is booming.Find out more.

High Street Sales 

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Monday, January 4, 2010

82% rise in insolvency cases in 2009

82% rise in insolvency cases in 2009

Over 1,400 Irish companies were declared insolvent in 2009 - an 82% increase on 2008 - according to figures compiled by a major insolvency practitioner.
A similar rate of business closures is forecast for this year.
The new figures show that an average of four companies went out of business every day last year.

123 companies in manufacturing failed, while 58 businesses in the motor trade went bust.The data - compiled - showed that the services and hospitalities sectors experienced over 400 insolvencies.
O'Briens Sandwich shops and Budget Travel were among the high profile casualties.
More and more people are now turning to running businesses from home as a way to cut their expenses.