Whiteboards – 24 Square Feet Of Planning Surface To Play With

Gone are the days of the messy and chalky blackboard, both in the classroom and in conference centers.
The blackboard has been replaced by the whiteboard. Users write with dry-wipe pens instead of chalk.


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he pens come in about eight colors.
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Dry wipe pens leave marks that can simply be erased using a duster or clean board duster. The pens do leave a powdery residue when the board is wiped clean. Using dry wipe pens is considerably more expensive than chalk, but much less messy.

Whiteboards also make excellent additions to home offices, kitchens and garages. Jot your notes, to do tasks and phone messages on the whiteboard and they will never be lost, as pieces of paper will be.
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A whiteboard will allow you to prioritize all the tasks associated with running a business from home. Planning is made much easier, too. My Internet business revolves around my white-boards.

Whiteboards come in a wide range of sizes, though the common sizes are 3 feet by 4 feet and 6 feet by 4 feet. Buy the biggest one you can fit on your wall space, because you will manage to fill it much faster than you think. You may have to buy from a specialist office supplier, like Viking Direct, because high street stores are often limited in the stock they carry.
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Interactive whiteboards are another ball game entirely. An interactive board will cost hundreds of dollars, as opposed to a dry wipe plastic board that only has a cost of thirty dollars or so.

An interactive board allows users to use special non-marking pens that appear to write on the surface, but the board clears when the computer attached to the whiteboard is switched off.
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The interactive board comes into its own when it is used with specially designed software that allows users to project spreadsheets onto the board, then draw on the board with special “pens”, that leave a colored mark on the board, which disappears when the PC is turned off.

There is really no mark there at all.


Why You Need To Find Out More About DVD Rental By Mail

Going out every time you want a DVD rental can be so taxing, that is why it is so fantastic that there are places where you can get a DVD rental by mail.
These guys make renting movies almost too easy and fast, who needs brick and mortar movie stores now?


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ot me that is for sure!

I don’t know about you but the late fees are what get me every tie I try and go to a movie rental store in person.
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It is so hard to remember that you have a movie due back. I mean, how often do you have them tot take back and we are all so busy and we all have so many things on our minds.

That is why I do all my renting from online movie rental places. This way I never have to worry about late fees and I can take my time watching the DVDs.

That takes such a load off of my mind! And I can actually enjoy the movies now.
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When you are an online movie rental membership that allows you to take part in DVD rental by mail you will be able to rent as many movies as you want each month and you can send them back whenever you get around to it.

There is never anything to rush about and never any worries because you didn’t get to watch the movie yet. If you have a hectic schedule you will be able to relax and take your time because there are no penalties for sending your movies back weeks from now even.

You can put off your watching for a couple of weeks and that won’t matter either. No matter what you can have the peace of mind knowing that you have no deadline to stick to, your time is your own again.
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And look at it this way: Blockbuster and those other regular DVD rental stores are not ever going to bring their movies to your door. They expect you to get in your car and pay the zillion dollars for gas to drive there even though it is out of your way.

Getting DVDs by mail is much easier because you get to choose your shows online and then have them shipped right to you. The farthest you will ever have to go is your front door!

Things don’t get much more convenient than that. Don’t you love what you can do with the Internet?

I know I sure do!
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When it comes to getting your rentals by mail it doesn’t matter if you watch two movie a day or one every 6 months you are still going to love being a member of an online movie rental store.

They are cheaper and easier to deal with and they won’t run your life like those other stores will. These types of rental services will change your life and make it a whole lot simpler not to mention way more fun.


The Myth Of AutoShip

The Myth Of AutoShip

AutoShip, or the automatic delivery of products or services on a monthly basis primarily serves two functions:
1) To create consistent consumption and repeat purchases of that product or service by the consumer;
2) Customer convenience, by eliminating the need for the customer to have to repeatedly reorder the same products or services over and over again.

Unfortunately, the benefits of AutoShip for either of the above purposes are vastly overrated.


It is true that network marketing companies would love to see their customers continue to come back month after month to make repeat purchases.
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However, in reality, it simply doesn’t work that way. Unless you have a product or service that by nature is generally delivered via ongoing subscription, i.e., newspapers and magazines, utilities (including communications and Internet), insurance, loans, financial services, etc., just getting the customer to agree to go on AutoShip is no guarantee that they won’t cancel it.

Many companies and their representatives like to rely on the fact that a certain percentage of customers will indeed stay on AutoShip for extended periods for no other reason than habit, and/or because they simply don’t know how to cancel it.

Is that really the position that you want your customers to be in, though? People who are buying your product simply because they forgot or don’t know how to cancel the recurring AutoShip order?
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Most friends and associates tend to view me as a well organized person. And certainly I’m not one to waste money.

Yet, despite that, I will admit that in any given year it is not uncommon for me to spend anywhere from several hundred to over one thousand dollars on products and services that I simply didn’t have time (or didn’t know how) to cancel. It is not by accident that many companies make it easy to sign up for the automatic delivery of their products or services, but provide no easy way to cancel.

In the case of one MLM related service that I decided to try out, not only was there no way to cancel online, but their Contact form didn’t work, so there was, seemingly, no way to send them an email either!

At first, they provided only a Contact form and no email address. When eventually I found an email address and sent an email asking them to cancel my account there was no reply!

Finally I found a phone number and called them, and even then they often had problems with their voicemail box being full or not taking messages, etc.
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So, while it is possible to retain some customers longer simply because it’s easy for them to signup for AutoShip but not so easy to cancel, again, do you really want your customer to feel like he or she is being held hostage?

Ideally, you should have high quality products and services that are well understood and in demand by your customers. Customers should continue ordering because they WANT or NEED your product or service, and not simply because it’s on AutoShip.

In the majority of cases, companies, and their representatives, want people on AutoShip for ONE reason and one reason only, to attempt to extract ongoing consistent revenue from that customer.
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At least from the company’s standpoint, that’s the real bottom line. And, from both the company’s standpoint and that of the representative, that AutoShip may very well be tied to that representative achieving or maintaining a certain compensation level, often with names like Silver, Bronze, Gold, Platinum, Executive, etc.

The more money you spend each month (especially on AutoShip) the more money you qualify for in the compensation plan. Often this results in inflated and/or artificial consumption. In other words, people either buying things they don’t really need, and/or buying more than they really need.

Rule #1 For Keeping AutoShip Under Control: For your own long term financial success and in the best interests of your customers, is to make sure that you buy only what you need! If you need a particular product or service delivered every month and in that quantity, great. If not, don’t agree to have it continue to be auto-shipped to you.

Rule #2 is to remember that, whether as a representative or a customer, YOU are the ultimate consumer and purchaser. It’s your money! Therefore, it should be up to you as to when and how much of it you spend. Don’t be intimidated by your company or upline into buying more than you need, or fall into the trap of trying to make your representatives and customers to do the same (buy more than they need on AutoShip).
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In the short run you may make less money than if your numbers are artificially inflated by people buying more on AutoShip than they really want to.

But, in the long run, you’ll have a stronger customer and rep base, and your representatives and customers will respect you far more for keeping their best interests in mind by encouraging them to buy your products and services because they want and need them, and in the quantities they need them in.

At the very beginning of this article, “Customer Convenience” was mentioned as one of the reasons that companies claim to offer AutoShip.
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However, after decades of experience ordering a multitude of products worth tens of thousands of dollars, and watching others do the same, I’m absolutely convinced that AutoShip can be just as much an inconvenience as it is a convenience.

And please let me be quick to point out that, yes, I absolutely DO have products and services that to this very day are delivered to me each and every month on AutoShip. I’ll go even further by sharing with you that in just one category, nutritional products, I order as much as $400 to $600 PER MONTH worth of those kinds of products.

HOWEVER, in a “slow” month I might order as little as $100 to $150 worth of product. So, you might be wondering, why the difference, and what do I mean by a “slow” month?

Just one example: Health Packs (or Paks). Keep in mind that this is most commonly applicable to health and nutritional products, but it can apply to many other products and services as well.
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Most health and wellness companies offer at least one, “Health Pack,” which they’ve stocked with items they feel that most people would always want to purchase every month. Again, these packages may also be designed to qualify the representative for a particular level in the company’s compensation plan.

The problem with this approach is that, especially if it is a pack that contains many varied products, it is highly unlikely that you will consume all of its contents equally over the entire month. So, at the end of the month it is very possible that you’ll end up with too much, or too little, of some of the products included in any given package.

If you just keep ordering that same package then before long you’ll end up with a whole surplus of some items, and perhaps run short on others. That’s what I mean by a “slow” month.
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Slow months for me are those months where the previous months’ AutoShips have caused me to be overstocked on certain items. If I end up getting overstocked on many if not most items, then I may only spend as little as $100 to $150 that month buying just the few items that I’m running out of.

On the other hand, if it is a month during which I’ve almost run out of everything, or soon will be, then I can easily spend as much as $400 to $600 purchasing all of the health and nutritional products that I might typically buy in any given month.

Do I continue to keep receiving products on AutoShip every month even when I already have too many, or don’t need them? Absolutely not!
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If I see that I’m getting too stocked up on certain items then I’ll remove those items from my AutoShip order for that month. Some companies let you put AutoShip on “pause” and then resume it again when you are ready for exactly this reason.

However, if no such options are provided I am not at all shy about simply canceling my AutoShip order for a particular month altogether. Then, when I see that I’m going to be running low on those items, I’ll go back on AutoShip.

AUTO SHIP DEADLINES

Especially if you are new to receiving products on AutoShip, be sure to familiarize yourself with your company’s policy for submitting changes or cancellations to your order. Some companies will allow you to literally change your order almost at the last minute.
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More commonly, however, they will have a policy that states that you must do so well prior to the actual AutoShip date, sometimes by as much as 10 days in advance! If your company has such a policy and you wait until after the deadline you may be unable to stop your AutoShip for that month, even if you don’t need any more of the product!
 
 
 

To Summarize:

1. Emphasize the value of your products and services so that both you and your customers are purchasing because they need and want your products, and not just to meet some compensation plan requirement. Ask yourself, “if I weren’t personally involved in this company, would I still be buying this product?”

Almost all of the products and services that I mentioned above that I buy, sometimes to the tune of as much as $400 to $600 a month, are for my personal consumption only and not at all because I’m trying to qualify for a spot somewhere in a company’s compensation plan.
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In fact, in most cases, I do not push the opportunity at all, and in most have never signed up even a single rep. (Though I’m a huge fan of health and wellness and practice it daily, it just so happens that my primary focus is on building organizations outside of the strictly heath and wellness area.).

So, I can definitely answer with a resounding, “yes,” the question, “would I buy these products anyway even if no opportunity were involved?”

If you can answer, “yes,” to that question and you happen to be in the health and wellness area, awesome! You’ll be much better off and build a stronger organization and customer base as a result.

2. Do not buy and certainly do not continue to receive on monthly AutoShip anything that you do not really want or need. Buy products because you actually intend to use them, and not just to qualify for a certain level of compensation.

3. Monitor your AutoShips and your usage of the products and be ready to adjust as needed, ordering more, or less, whenever necessary.

4. Finally, remember that YOU ultimately are in control and are the one who determines what you need, and in what quantity, and when. So, if you are simply getting too stocked up on certain items, or you simply don’t need them during a certain month, don’t be shy about canceling your AutoShip order if your company doesn’t give you more flexible options. You can always resume your AutoShip order when you are ready.

And, lastly, let me point out that, all things considered, as long as you actually need and want whatever products you are buying, then by all means DO take advantage of any specials, bonuses, and/or compensation plan benefits that you will enjoy by ordering on AutoShip.

In other words, if your company offers advantages to placing your order on AutoShip, as opposed to placing a “regular” order, there is nothing wrong with that. Very few companies have a policy that states that you won’t get those same advantages just because you don’t stay on AutoShip every single month.
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If you cancel your AutoShip this month for instance, naturally you probably won’t enjoy for that month any of the perks that are offered for being on AutoShip. However, when you DO decide to order again, if you place your order back on AutoShip, you’ll probably enjoy the same benefits as if you had been on AutoShip the entire time.

Some people like to shop at sales just because items are on sale. Hence the old saying, “no sale is a good sale if you don’t need the item that’s on sale!”

Likewise, AutoShip does have it’s place, but no benefit is likely to worth it if you are spending money each month buying products on AutoShip that you don’t really need or want.


The Internet Home Business Movement What You Should Know!

The Internet Home Business Movement What You Should Know!

The on-line Internet home business couldn’t be any more popular these days, were more, and more people are signing up for these so-called Internet home business opportunities.


It is estimated that over 100 thousand times a day Google the top search engine pulls up millions of results for the “work at home business” search. What’s even more interesting 740,000,000 results pop up when you type in those exact words. In 2 months that number may reach 1 billion results. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=work+at+home+business
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With the Internet so widely available, and with the constant increase of prices of almost everything we buy today, people are flocking to these Internet home business programs in record numbers. We did the exact search 2 months ago to find the number of results was significantly less about half the 740 million results we see today.

From advertisements like this one [[Censored, Link is not allowed]] it’s far too easy to get hooked on some “Internet home Business opportunity.” So the question today remains do these programs, and programs like these work?

Some experts agree the answer to that question is yes. These are the people who have been around the Internet since 1996. They are also the very same people who have created programs just like the one provided in the paragraph above this one.
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We are not all Internet marketing gurus, so we decided to ask the rookies of the Internet home business programs, how they felt about the programs that they joined.

Most of them told us that it is very difficult to get the first 100 dollars a month from these programs. But after you earn your first 100 dollars a month things “just get easier.”

“The reason for this is if you are lucky enough to make your first $100 you have figured out a system that works.” Said the owner of one of these popular work at home web sites. “The thing to do after you have made the $100 is stuck to the very same systems that work, and you will continue to earn money for as long as you own the web site.”
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The biggest obstacle for most people when starting is being able to bring in significant traffic to their sites.

One of the Internet’s largest industries is in the traffic sector. It is estimated that over 3 billion dollars a year is being spent by small businesses that also includes the new home business craze, on buying traffic from such services as Google AdWords, or overture.com.

Most of the people we found were trying desperately to make sales with their programs. These entrepreneurs often found themselves paying hundreds, and even thousands of dollars to search engines who offer what is known as a pay per click services. This service offers a client top spot advertising space on its search engine results. The search engines will charge their client anywhere from .10 cents to as much as five dollars a click depending on the bid, and the popularity of keywords selected by the client.

As more and more people advertise with these search engines the prices per clicks get higher, and higher, forcing Internet rookies to struggle even more when it comes to bringing in traffic. Even with the bought traffic, there are still no guarantees that you will break even.
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Here is something everyone who uses this method of advertising should know. Unfortunately over %50 of all the pay per clicks, clicks are not even from real prospects looking to buy into the web sites services, or products. Half of the clicks are coming from competitors trying to get an edge on their competition. Curiosity draws them to click on the advertisements costing the advertiser up to 5 dollars per click.

No matter what kind of web site an Internet home business plan gives you, or the bonuses they include. One thing is certain if you are going to make any money on the Internet, with any Internet program, You will have to make it happen for yourself. You will have to put yourself one step in front of the competition.

There is an upside to owning an Internet home business though. There is no shortage of people looking for ways to make money on the Internet!
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There are no shortages of people who are willing to pay money for informational products, and every day that the number of people surfing the web increases. The number of new web users will continue to increase for the next ten years, doubling every 5 years, making now the right time to become a well-established Internet home business.

Get the right training, and promote the right products you could find wealth right here on the Internet.

The number one thing all successful Internet home businesses have in common is the web sites owner’s willingness to succeed, they invested many hours of their time in promoting their web site’s products. They spend large amounts of time learning how to promote their businesses both online and offline, they spend the time optimizing their web sites for search engine rankings.

So the choice is all up to the seeker, Success will all come down to sheer will, and determination.


To sum things up the answer is yes, these programs can provide a good steady paycheck but, only to those who put forth the effort, and the time will profit from any on-line business opportunities. So if it’s and on-line business you are seeking to find out if you are willing to invest the time and effort it takes to be an online success, before you invest a single dime into any program that offers you a money-making opportunity. Remember to always do your homework before you sign up for any program. If you are still unsure never be afraid to ask.