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5 Rules for a Healthy Marriage while Working at Home


You and your spouse may be on different schedules and your careers may crashing into one another, but separate yourselves and become successful again!

What do you do when you and your wife or husband share the house while working during the day? Here are 5 ground rules to help you become successful at home, while your other-half benefits as well.

1)      Claim your ground!

When working from home, it is important to develop a space that is identified to the whole household as your office area. Whether that is in the kitchen, living room, or separate room, this space should be private and quiet. By establishing this space, you are establishing these grounds with your wife, husband, and or children and this will avoid distraction throughout the day. Your spouse should also claim their own space.

2)      Hours of Operation

One of the benefits from working at home is flexible time, but don’t let your schedule change according to other’s requests. Only accept your partner’s invitation to lunch, or a request for doing the laundry if your work schedule allows it. It is often a good idea to map out your office hours before your day starts, so that you make appropriate time for lunch and other planned priorities.  Make your office hours visible to your family, this way they can see when they should bug you for attention! Respect your partner’s hours of operation as well.

3)      Talk to one another

Communication is key! State what needs to be done, or talked about, and then find the appropriate time to follow up. While you are married, and not clients, the planned times to communicate can be related to appointments. Ground rules; don’t miss your appointment! Take advantage of this time with your partner to stay focused on your personal life before returning to your office mind frame.

4)      Turn on, and off

When you are working, work! When you are done work, relax! It is very important for you and your spouse to develop these boundaries. Focus while you are working, and ask your partner to respect this so that you do not have to stop writing an email just because they walked in the room. In work hours it is appropriate that you continue your conference call, instead of answering her call. Asking them to help you achieve this goal is the best way to approach it.

5)      Trust and Reliability

You and your spouse should trust each other enough to know that when you are doing something, it is important! It should come as no insult to your partner that you cannot talk at that moment. You also need to establish the trust with your family, that they will not watch TV or talk on their phone beside you when they know you need quiet. Rely on each other to create a suitable environment. If your problem is kids, take frequent scheduled breaks so that you bug them, before they bug you!

By Christine P.




SMC Review: Get What You Put in With This Legitimate Home Business Opportunity

Business woman working at homeThose who find success in working from home will probably tell you that they put in a lot of work to get where they are. Any offer that promises you can get rich by simply “signing up” is probably a scam.

One reputable work-from-home opportunity that takes some work but has great money-making potential is SMC, which stands for Specialty Merchandise Corporation. There’s a reason it’s been around for over 60 years. If you’re looking to be your own boss and have more freedom in your life, running your own small home business with SMC is a great way to try it out for very little investment.

When you sign up with SMC, you won’t be a salesperson for their corporation, but an actual business owner selling items for your own company. How much you make depends on how much time and work you want to put in.

You can decide to do it on a part-time basis to supplement your regular income. Or you can take it as a serious, full-time business and really throw yourself into researching your markets, finding out what items you can sell best, and make a real effort to make it succeed. It’s these kinds of people that have the most potential to profit from this kind of opportunity. But you CAN make money, with the right attitude and effort.
SMC doesn’t claim that running your own business is easy – but it does make it as affordable and simple-to-manage as possible. Here’s how it works:


11 Ways to Make Money Working From Home on Your Computer

Happy man working from home on a computer

You too can successfully make money working from home on your computer.

These days, getting started making money working from home requires little more than a home computer, an internet connection, a niche, and some motivation. Here are 10 options you can explore.

1. Freelance Writing

If you are creative and have a way with words, consider using your skills to take on writing projects. You can find opportunities at freelancing websites or approach publishing or other content-creation-related companies that outsource their content generation functions. You can also try contributing regularly to online magazines and websites, or write for local magazines and newspapers. Get in touch with the company`s contact person to see if you can get started.

2. Blogging

Blogging involves a special kind of writing, where your opinions count more than anything else. Starting a blog is a good option if you always have a lot to say and a lot of people interested in getting your opinion on specific topics, from your views on current events to your thoughts on restaurants and recipes. Your income will come from finding businesses that are willing to pay you to place advertising or affiliate links on your blog, where you get commission every time your readers click on them. You`ll need to be able to produce quality content on a regular basis to gain a following that will attract advertisers.

3. Product Reviews

You can use your writing skills to review products for companies like, which will pay you based on the number of people who find your reviews helpful. You can also record video reviews for websites like Expo TV, where you`ll get paid every time someone uploads your review.


Working From Home-A Dream Come True or a Complete Nightmare?

Many people do not understand how I make a living, they are either skeptical and feel I don’t make enough to support myself or they are unrealistic and think I spend all day checking celebrity gossip and counting my money. I can’t blame them of course I used to be both skeptical and unrealistic.

Working from home gives me freedom that most of my friends can only imagine– sleeping in, no commute, no timed lunch breaks, not having to call in sick, the list could go on for pages.

However, it’s not all fun and games. You work irregular hours, the competition is fierce, you are not guaranteed a steady income, there is no health plan or benefits and of course the most negative aspect of working online-scams.

You see the ads all the time “work from home,” “live the life you’ve always dreamed of,” “earn a six figure income in your pajamas.” What some of them should say is, “become a slave to your computer,” “live a life that no one would ever dream of,” “work your tail of for 60 dollars a month,”

But are they all like this? No, of course not, if that were the case no one would be working from home. Determining a scam from a legitimate work at home business starts with research. Whenever you are asked to invest your time and money into something you should make sure it’s worth it. The trouble is doing this research can take up more time and money with
little or no results.

Here are some quick tips to make it easy:
1. Look for contact information on the website
2. Visit and ask people in their forums for a review
3. See if you are willing to put in the time to make it work
4. Don’t fall for pictures of fancy cars or even charts of their earnings

However, I noticed that even after I did research I was still skeptical or I got a dazzling review and didn’t look twice before leaping. So here’s my honest advice, there is no magic product. People looking for a get rich plan find scams. But here’s something else to keep in mind every ebook, every ecourse and program will teach you something, even if it is just what to watch out for next time.

The best way to make money online is bring something you enjoy doing and are good at onto the internet. For example if you have a great designer’s eye then you could start a web design business. Likewise if you are good persuading people to do things then affiliate marketing would be perfect for you.

Knowing your talents is the first step to succeeding online. Being willing to put in the effort is the next. Working online is in no way like working a 9-5 job. Most people think they can just quit their day job and find immediate success. For those that think this way, working from home is a nightmare.

They hop from one opportunity to the next, they fall for every trick in the book, and they never take the time to learn how to really make an online business work.

But for those willing to treat an online venture like any business venture, on that requires patients, a little risk and lot of elbow grease then yes working from home can be a dream.

Take care
Jeff Casmer

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What To Consider When Deciding What Type of Small Business You Should Start

Are you an individual who would like to start your own small business? If you are, you are definitely not alone. When it comes to starting a small business, there are many other individuals out there who have similar goals and dreams. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to accomplish their goal of starting their own business or turn their dream into a reality. Many actually give it a try, but many find that their small business ends up costing them much more money than it made them. To prevent yourself from being one of those small business owners, ones that often can’t make it past the two year mark; you will want to make sure that you carefully choose which type of small business you want to open.

When it comes to deciding which type of small business you would like to open, there are a number of important factors that first need to be examined. Perhaps, before focusing on the type of business that you would like to run, like whether you will end up selling products or services and what, you may want to focus on how you plan on running your small business. For instance, do you plan on running your small business out of your home? Do you want to rent a commercial building space? Do you want to run an online business? Do you want to do a combination of them all? How you want to run a business or how you are able to run a business should have a significant impact on the type of business that you are interested in starting.

When examining the type of businesses that you can start, it is advised that you sit down and create a list of things that interest you or topics that you are knowledgeable about. For instance, do you like working with children? If you do, you may want to think about starting your own daycare center or preschool. If you have a little bit of a teaching background the better your chances of success are. Another example can involve your love for pets. Do you enjoy working with pets? If you do, you may want to think about starting your own pet supply store, dog grooming business, or pet sitting service. Starting a small business based on something that you not only know, but also love, will up your chances of your business being a successful one.

Although it is advised that you choose a start a small business based around something that you know and love, that shouldn’t be the only factor that you examine. You also need to examine your competition. When running an online business, you can expect to receive a lot of competition online, as that is just how the internet works. When it comes to starting your own local business, you will want to start a business that has a relatively small amount of competition. In fact, the smaller the amount of competition, the better it will be for you and your business. For instance, if you live in a small town and there are already two or three pet setting services available, it is advised that you do not start another one, as the demand will not be as high as the supply.

Since most businesses, even those that are locally owned and operated, do have competition, it may be a good idea to check out the competition before you decide to start your own business. When checking out your competition, this is easier done if the competition is a retail store or an establishment that you can walk right into. What you will want to do is examine the products or the services available for sale, as well as the costs of each. If you do not think that you can compete with your intended competition, it may be difficult for you and your small business to make a profit; therefore, you may want to refrain from going with your intended business idea. That doesn’t mean that you can’t start a small business, it just means that you should carefully choose which type of business you start.

Take care
Jeff Casmer

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