The internet is the best place to market your products and services worldwide. It is predicted that by the year 2017 eight out of ten companies will be doing their business online.
The internet has made it possible for businesses to save on costs. To do this they have to outsource a lot of the work which was done in the office before. This has created an opportunity for work-at-home moms, housewives, students, retirees, freelancers and the unemployed to earn an income.
All my life, public officials have asked people to stay off the roads in anticipation of big snowstorms. It is a sign of the changed and changing times, however, that in advance of a forecast blizzard on the East Coast – what became Winter Storm Juno – Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked New Yorkers to work from home.
Advising people to stay home ahead of major weather disasters is more or less standard procedure. The exception: Officials urge residents to get out of vulnerable areas in anticipation of hurricanes, but even then, they note that once the storm strikes the only safe thing to do is to stay put.
The internet has opened up greater opportunities for working from home and independently for that matter. A good number of people love the freedom and flexibility that comes with online jobs. When working from home, you are basically your own boss since and you can make decisions as to what time is the best for work. You also have the liberty of choosing which jobs to take on depending on what you can handle perfectly. Data entry jobs are some of the most popular online jobs today.
Would a tutorial be your best learning mode? Do you struggle with manuals and work books, trying to figure things out alone? Do you find making notes whilst you are watching and listening evokes more senses and makes learning and recall more effective?
What is your favourite learning technique? Are you kinetic and like to take part in work-shops where you are actually taking part; or do you like the peace of reading your own manuals, so that you can highlight phrases, work at your own speed and take breaks as you please. Did you know it has been found a 20 minute stretch of reading followed by a few minutes to assimilate what you have learnt has been a very popular technique. Something I found useful when in college, although now we have more areas of choice.
Yesterday I typed in these words “I want to work at home on my computer” and was amazed to find 375,000,000 had typed in that phrase! I wondered were they mostly would-be stay at home Mum’s, retirees wanting to subsidise their pensions, post graduates who couldn’t find jobs, students eking out meagre funds, or business men tired of the rat-race. Certainly there are a lot of people looking to change their lifestyle.
My revelation was after talking to my son in Australia who has been living there happily with his wife and family for several decades. He loves it there and is unlikely to return to England except for a brief holiday. He has a great job and is doing extremely well, and has what seems to me to be a great lifestyle. A large house he has built with all the trappings, a car and boat a camper-van, and great family, but he is feeling burnt out and looking for a change in career. This is what started the conversation.
What makes you smile? This article was born this morning as I drove down a usually busy road which today was virtually void of cars. The sun was shining the trees were fresh after yesterday’s downpour. All felt great with my world. I have that everything is great kind of smile on my face. Yes I could be worrying about the rest of the world – Ebola, wars, earthquakes, but sometimes you have to live for the moment, and enjoy the what you have; I can’t alter the world catastrophes. There is a saying which in essence says: change what you can, and learn to accept what you can’t.
I have just heard of a horrific tale in the papers today, a 92 year-old charity worker who had spent much of her life selling poppies and was the longest-serving poppy seller, was found dead after being besieged by other charities for donations despite supporting what she could from her pension. The poor lady, our hearts go out to her and her misery. How dedicated was she.
Also I have just heard on the news of a dedicated fire-fighter Roger Smith who retires on Monday now in his seventies, he obviously was dedicated to his job and loved it.
Thinking about work from home?
One of the most important decisions you can make in life is what you want to do to make a living.
You may have been that person that planned out your career in high school and worked diligently to make that dream happen, but life got in the way.
You may be that person that has given up on following your dreams and doing the things you want to do in life because you’ve got caught up in the rat race and don’t know how to get your head above water.
Getting yourself into a rut and taking on menial jobs just to get by because it’s all you can get or something quick to get you to the next day.
When someone is ordering their household items online, they will have to factor in shipping costs and sometimes, the cost of putting the item together. The same is true with cabinets for the home. RTA cabinets are going to be shipped much easier because they are ready to be assembled.
All of the pieces will lay flat and be able to be placed in a box for easy shipping to a home or a business. There are many different sizes that will be shipped like this also. Every cabinet is going to have a different design too. This needs to be matched to the décor of the home that is already there.
If you are having a bad day you should remember there are only 24 hours in a day, and it won’t go on for ever!
This thought was passed on to me at the weekend when I was at a Super-market check-out. I was bemoaning the fact my day was turning into a rubbish day by my late decision to have chicken slices and salad for supper.
As I had grabbed my bag to jump in the car I found I had been inadvertently blocked in by a neighbour. My daughter’s car was in front of mine but she was away for the weekend, with her key! Oh dear!