Why Do We Need Myspace Backgrounds?

Everyone is aware that Myspace is a popular networking site, as there are millions of active users.
There are many great features in this site, and this attracts many users.


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his is because they are allowed a lot of variety.

When the user signs up there may be very few designs and choices. A user may thus want to customize the profile, and make it look better.
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There will be plenty of visitors to the profiles, and they must make the profile as interesting as possible.

For this the use of Myspace backgrounds will come in handy. There are several thousands of backgrounds that will give a different feel and look to all the categories as well as entire look of the profile.

The backgrounds can be very simple in nature, they may be of simple colors of they may have various designs.
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Whatever the design, there is bound to be variety, and users will never be short of backgrounds. This is because they are being updated every day. There are many contributions to these sites that have the backgrounds.

There are several sites that are exclusively available for Myspace backgrounds and there will be many categories too.

A lot of these designs can be mixed and matched as one pleases. They can be of various types, and it is up to a user to use his creativity and pick the best. If the backgrounds are chosen according to the profile, then it will make it more interesting.
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A lot of time may be needed to customize the backgrounds.

This is because there are several thousands and there are also various categories, so the appropriate category must be chosen. Customizing the backgrounds is very easy as there is only a simple code that needs to be used.

The user has to just copy paste a code into the home page or page where he desires to have the effect.
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Since this is a very popular site there are many people networking in these sites, and they will want to see different profiles.

If they are very boring they are most likely to just pass it by. So if the user takes a little interest in using good and different backgrounds, they will bring a lot of visitors to the profiles. It also gives a chance for the user to be very creative.

He may choose how to apply the backgrounds according to the nature of the profile.
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This will also reflect on the nature of the user, and how much care he takes about the presentation. Once this is done well, there are sure to be more visitors to the profiles.

The use of backgrounds is also exciting, as there will be many to choose from, and there will be good experiences with the process. Since Myspace backgrounds are available for free, users may have fun with creating their profile with a better look.


The World’s Leading Directory of Wholesale Distributors

The World’s Leading Directory of Wholesale Distributors

From: Wholesale Directory

Everybody would love to make lots of money quickly, working from home, and only doing a few hours of work per week. I’ve spent the past two years trying to find a great way of doing this.
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Only over the course of the past few months have I found any “get rich quick” programs worth buying. I’ve been trying to make money online for a long time. I had a few small websites, but they never made much more than a few hundred per month. It was easy money and didn’t require much work on my part, but I knew there were people out there doing better than I was and I knew I could do as well as them.

Now, I’ve seen a lot of “get rich quick” programs. Most of these people make claims about earning $2000/day with Google or something similarly insane. Almost all of these people are complete liars. Even if they were making $2000/day with Google AdSense, it’d be because they had high-traffic websites with a lot of quality content. I’d know, because in one whole month, I never even made half of what they promised I’d make daily with their programs. Maybe you’ve already been scammed by one of these fraudsters. Anyway, I finally got sick of what was being offered.
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I decided I’d look through the all of the “get rich quick” programs I could find and see if there were any that were actually legitimate. I found that there were owners selling their programs for well over $100, but the information in them could be found almost anywhere online for free. Additionally, they all contained out-of-date information, had no e-mail support, no money back guarantees, and broken links in the downloads section.

In conclusion, almost all of the programs I found were completely useless. The owners knew it, but they couldn’t care less about their customers since they didn’t offer refund policies! Amazingly, while looking through all of the programs, I actually did find a few legitimate programs. They were run by ordinary people like you and me, and they had found some great methods of making money from their home by doing very little work.
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I spent some time working with those programs, and my income is now ten times what it used to be. These programs provided a large amount of great information on how to make extra money on your computer doing very little work. Numerous customers had provided great feedback and reviews for their products. Many of them have started to make money just days after buying!

Their programs have excellent prices, and the authors have a group of paid staff who are dedicating to helping you or providing assistance if you need any. I must say I was amazed! If you do decide to purchase any of the programs listed below, I recommend you join quickly. Most of the owners tell me they are getting an overwhelming number of sales and plan on raising prices in the near future, so order while prices are still low!

To Your Online Success,
Wholesale Directory


The Union of Self-Sufficiency and a Conventional Life

The Union of Self-Sufficiency and a Conventional Life

Most of the self-sufficiency articles, websites and books talk about the need to reject all of conventional life and the convenience that comes along with it.
Unless you desire to drag yourself out into the wilderness, eat berries all day, and waste all of that college education you will forced to find an alternative.


There are lots of people, like me, who want to simplify their lives and still enjoy some of the things that made society so wonderful. The ultimate goal is to reduce your expenses/increase profits, produce most of what you consume and help to improve the environment.

Reducing expenses and increasing income is something that people have striven for all of their lives.
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With self-sufficiency you can do both although you probably wont get rich without years of saving and investing. A traditional house typically costs the owner more money than it will earn a person after appreciation. When we compare the worth of having a roof over our head (true worth)and the cost of a house in the city we have seriously overpaid.

However, houses in a rural setting are generally less than their counterparts in the city. For example, I can buy a 3 bedroom house on a typical lot for the same price that I can buy the same house with 20 acres out in the country. The benefit is that the 20 acres can produce an income which I cannot get inside the city.

Not only can you produce an income on the twenty acres but you can reduce your grocery bill to almost nothing. The food will be better for you and more fresh. From the seedling to the kitchen pot you can be sure that nothing was added that is unhealthy for your body.
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The satisfaction that comes from knowing you can produce your own food and survive even during a great depression is a wonderful feeling. If a disaster is not in your future there is a good possibility that your property will be worth much more in the future than it is today.

Everyday products like cheese, milk, vegetables, bread, meat, etc. can all be made with a small household farm.

One of the most important aspects of self-sufficiency is the “connection” man makes with nature. Unlike the mono-crop farmers who pour tons of fertilizer on the soil and reduce its lush qualities to desert the self-sufficient farmer is likely to engage in raised bed farming, organic farming, diversified crops and experimentation as a means to increase his/her yield.
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Scientists have come around in the past decade to agreeing that organic farming is the only way to grow sustainable for years. There is no contamination, little soil erosion, and no damage to the soil in small organic operations.

Self-sufficiency can be a healthy balance to a busy city life. It allows for a well-rounded perspective, protection from poverty, returns on investment and in many cases a second career. Many of us do not desire to give up all of the modern conveniences yet and still enjoy the benefits of living in modern society.

By living simply and investing in land we are often able to decrease our expenses and increase our investments. This principle follows suit with widely available financial advice and furthers a person’s understanding of his/her world.


The Truth about Data Entry Work at Home Jobs

The Truth about Data Entry Work at Home Jobs

Copyright 2006 Harrold Swalve


Online data entry is an excellent career to consider if you want to work at home.

The equipment needed for this type of job is very minimal. You only need a computer with an Internet connection, a table and a comfortable chair.
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Data entry duties include the inputting of correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets into a home computer and then transmitting that data using the Internet. Work at home data entry personnel may also proofread text, edit information, and maintain databases.

Data entry jobs usually offer flexible scheduling, allowing people to work when they want to and as little or as much as they want to. Some of the growing fields for work at home data entry include medical and legal transcription, medical coding and litigation coding.

This type of work is becoming so popular that many fraudulent websites have emerged offering data entry jobs, which promise huge profits. The best way to find a legitimate data entry job is visit a reputable career website. You are more likely to find a genuine work at home job using these websites.
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There are several freelance websites that post freelance data entry jobs. Avoid responding to ads that do not list a company name or contact information.

There are many reputable freelance work forums that can provide you with work at home data entry job listings. The forums are usually free to join and provide trustworthy information. Once you have found an advertisement for a work at home data entry job, check out the company by visiting their website. You can also do an online search using the company name and visit the Better Business Bureau website to see if they have been listed as a fraudulent company.
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Make sure you have a current resume once you have decided to apply for a work at home data entry job. The data entry field is growing, but it is still competitive.

You need to apply for a work at home position just as you would a regular office job. A professional resume and cover letter could put you ahead of the other applicants.

More and more companies are beginning to outsource work a home data entry jobs, but it may a take a little digging around to find this type of work. If you’re looking for an opportunity to work at home, then the reward of finding a work at home data entry job will be worth the effort.


The Path To Freelance Success: The Secret Is Knowing Where To Look

The Path To Freelance Success: The Secret Is Knowing Where To Look

Would you like to break out of a regular job and start freelancing?
Perhaps you’ve got the skills, but are not quite sure where to start looking for work, or how to deal with the business side of freelance work?


Freelance marketplace websites specialize in bringing together clients looking to outsource projects and skilled professional contractors looking for freelance jobs.

If you have web design or development, graphic design, programming, writing or translation skills then you will find opportunities waiting for you, if you know where to look.
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There are many benefits to freelancing – you have a high degree of independence, choosing when and where to work, and even for whom to work, once you are established.

You aren’t tied to a fixed schedule and you are directly paid the full rate for your work, not just a portion of it like an employee is. There is plenty of work out there, but you have to learn how to find it and build your contacts. This is where freelancing sites such as Project4Hire.com can help, especially when you are just starting out. These sites offer a wide range of projects to bid on and give you the chance to learn about the freelance marketplace.
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Once you start as a freelancer, you need to think of more than just keeping your skills sharp.

You are a business now, and have to build relationships with clients and sell yourself. This can seem daunting at first but is made easier by freelance marketplace websites that bring together outsourced projects with freelance contractors. These sites all include feedback and rating systems for both clients and contractors, meaning that as your experience builds, your record of quality work will be visible to all the other members of the site, giving you more credibility.

You will also find that as you gain more experience and contacts, people might approach you directly for work. In the end you might even have to turn away work – alternatively you can start sub-contracting it out yourself through the freelancing sites, giving you the best of both worlds.
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Your success is all down to you – if you are professional and polite, and always deliver good quality work on time, people will come back to you as there is a strong demand for good quality freelancers.

When setting your rates, don’t be solely concerned with being the cheapest. Instead look at the budget of the project you are bidding on, then look at what you need to earn for it to be worth your time. Work out a rate that meets both the client’s budget and your needs, then use it as a part of a high quality bid. The lowest bids are often rejected in favor of the bids that offer the most professional package.
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Small businesses looking to outsource some work will often pay a little more to someone who will offer a more professional service. Your aim, as a freelancer, should be to be that someone.

As with any business undertaking, there are a few potential risks, but with care and planning you should manage to avoid these most of the time. The most obvious risk is completing a freelance job for a client who then will not pay.

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Project4Hire.com, like most freelance marketplace sites, offers an escrow payment system to protect both clients and contractors from these problems. It works by taking full payment for the project from the client at the outset of the project, and then passing it to the contractor upon successful completion.

Other challenges you can have to deal with are changing requirements from your client and poor communications, but again freelancing sites help here with feedback systems and message boards, ensuring a record is available of the original details of your bid and the project, so as long as you deliver what you bid, you should get paid.

Don’t let the challenges and risk put you off – freelancing is a very rewarding way to earn a living and make the most of your marketable skills, and with freelance marketplace sites to help, it isn’t as difficult as it used to be.


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 Key to Success in your Home-Based Business

The Key to Success in your Home-Based Business

When you start your own home-based business, the most important key to success depend on your self-motivation to push yourself ahead against any obstacles you encounter.
Success really depend on the amount of time and effort you put into to build your home-based business.


Do accept the fact that it take time for any kind of business to succeed and it may take a couple of months or years to see the fruits of your labor.
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Have you ever asked yourself how many years of studies you need to put in before you can get a Degree or Master?

You must approach home business ownership with a positive mind and take into account the sacrifices that must be made to make your dream come truth.
 

Always remember this:

Get-rich-quick schemes doesn’t work. If they did, then everyone on the face of the UNIVERSE would become millionaire.

As a Boss of a new home-based business, you have to learn about business organization, planning, marketing, time management wearing many hats all at the same. You learn to be independent as you invest an increasing number of hours to nurture it, watch it grow and bloom into a successful enterprise.
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In return, you gain a WEALTH of BUSINESS EXPERIENCE along the quest of your business journey before you finally make a commitment to quit your employee status and do it full-time.

When working for your home-based business, you are empower to achieve many things you can never do and learn. You are no more the employee stuck to the same old ROUTINE kind of work from 9 to 5. Your 10 years of job experience doesn’t have any INCREASING VALUE as it is just like a year of work experience repeated 10 times. You are no more at the command of your tyrant boss who wouldn’t let you take time off when your little children falls sick and the same tyrant boss who called you during your off-duty hour to rush back for work for the sake of the company. You are so busy and often work late that you forgot the beauty of the rising sun.

Just think, owning your home business means you can make money and take good care of your family simultaneously. Of course, the best part is that you don’t have to worry about being out of job.

Ever wonder why many businessmen like Donald Trump can went bust and then back to become a MILLIONAIRE again within a short-period of time?

It is The WEALTH OF BUSINESS EXPERIENCE they have accumulated as an entrepreneur which will always remain inside them for the rest of their life.