How to separate Work from Leisure at Home – Increase Work From Home Productivity

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home office Working from home can have its advantages and disadvantages, and the question I hear frequently is “How can i separate work life from home life when i work from home?” How can I increase work-from-home productivity? For myself, home life is great – I love being home and I made the decision a while back; “Why do I have to make the dreaded trip to work everyday when I can work from the comfort of my own house?”. I figured that I would save both time and money on the commute, I could get up when I wanted, have long lunches and more time with my family…the list of pros went on and on. I thought how could this be a bad idea right? Well, as soon as I did make the transition to working from home I realized that distractions at home were in plentiful supply.

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Neucopia SCAM Review – Stay Clear of this One!

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NeucopiaProduct name: Neucopia

Website: www.neucopia.com

Cost: $49.95 per month for Basic / $169.95 per month for Premium

Owner: Rich Cook

Overall score: 1.5 / 10

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Improving Your Self-Motivation, Check out these great Strategies!

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Self-MotivationHaving your own online business requires a great amount of self-discipline…or let me rephrase that – it requires a great amount of Self MOTIVATION. In any job really, you will at some point need to dig out that self-motivation in order to get to your goal. Personally, I’ve found the below strategies very effective when it comes to improving self-motivation.

Have Fun!

Well, this may seem a bit cheesy and ‘too easy’, but it’s no secret that it’s easier to get things done when you enjoy what you are doing. In online business in particular, you have the choice to write about something you’re passionate about, which is a fantastic starting point. By having a sense of humor and not taking yourself too seriously, not only will you find yourself being more self-motivated, you will also keep stress levels at bay.

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Are You Ready To Be Your Own Boss?

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Father & SonSeeing my wife has written all the content on our website so far, I figured it was time I officially introduced myself too. After all, we are in this business together. So I ask again – Are you ready to be your own boss? Did you leave school to get a job, like me, and got stuck in a rut? Do you go to work everyday wishing you had paid more attention at school? Wish you had a career you enjoyed instead of a job that just pays the bills?

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How to choose a niche online

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So you’ve made the decision to start an online business and to build a website. What are you going to write about? What will be your niche? I believe the first step is to not over-think this process, as it really shouldn’t be so hard. In terms of how to choose a niche online, please choose one that you are interested in and will enjoy working with.

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Empower Network Review – SCAM!

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Product name: Empower Networkempower-network

Website: www.empowernetwork.com

Cost: $25 per month for BASIC, $100 per month for Inner Circle, $500 Costa Rica Intensive, $19.99 per month for e-wallet

Owner: David Wood & David Sharpe

Overall score: 0.5 / 10

Introduction

Have you ever watched an Empower Network promo video? If you are anything like me, then that itself would put you off. Having worked in traditional sales roles throughout my career, there is nothing that makes me cringe more than people that are trying to oversell you something that is sooo amaaaazing and you can see in their eyes that it’s just a spiel; nothing real. That’s how I felt when I watched the first EN video – I cringed, wanted it to stop.

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How to Improve Google ranking in 2013 – 5 effective steps explained

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improve-rankingWhen you start building your website, it is only natural that you want the site to have a great ranking in Google immediately. Website ranking is a way of measuring the importance of website pages, and is determined by counting the number and quality of links to a page. While it’s unlikely that your page gets 1st page ranking straight away, I will now guide you through some tips on how to improve your Google ranking in 2013.

 

Quality content

Google values unique and quality content. The use of keywords are key, however, please refrain from overusing them. In fact, Google will ‘punish’ you if you do so. Place the keywords in the 1st paragraph of your post or page, and then continue to write in a natural way. Aim for at least 400 words in each article. And ask for feedback or comments at the end of each post. These are all metrics that will improve your Google ranking.

 

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Making money during the holiday – Happy Travels!

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family holidayFor the first time in our lives, we were actually making money during the holiday. The hard work that we have put in on our website and our affiliate marketing project, is finally starting to pay off. Sure, we worked for a few hours every day during the holidays, but at least we went.

Having recently returned to Australia from 3 weeks in Norway to visit my family and friends, the biggest challenge this week has been battling jet lag. Flying across the world with a 2 year old is certainly not the most relaxing adventure either, but nothing beats a long big loving hug from my mum which I hadn’t seen in more than a year! In brief, we got to spend 2 weeks with my closest family, and a week with the best of friends.

I wanted to mention a few options out there for making money while travelling. Personally, we got there through our involvement with Wealthy Affiliate; however, there are other ways too.

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Being a Working Parent – Benefits & Tips on getting that extra income

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Working ParentOur situation

As working parents ourselves, Nathan and I were faced with the common financial challenges while I was still on maternity leave; how do you now support a family of 3 on 1 salary, when we could hardly save anything at all being a 2-people-family on 2 salaries? The maths simply doesn’t add up. So for us, me going back at work wasn’t even a question. It was more a questions of how long we could stretch it before it was time for me to go back to the office…we managed for 9 months, and I feel so blessed and lucky to have had the chance of being with our bub full time for that long.

Look, I am lying if I said it wasn’t challenging leaving Lucas crying his heart out at day care for the first few months, but I knew he was happy there (I always called to check 5-10minutes after I left, and he’d always stopped the crying and was happily playing) and we needed the money. I wish I had discovered the wonderful world of earning a living from home sooner, but thanks to Wealthy Affiliate we are now in a much better position to have a better work-life balance if we are to welcome a bubba number 2 (no, I am not pregnant yet;).

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Wealthy Affiliate Review #1 Ranked

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The-wealthy-affiliate-reviewProduct name: Wealthy Affiliate

Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Cost: $0 starter membership

Owner: Kyle and Carson

Overall score: 9.5 / 10

 

Introduction

Wealthy Affiliate is one of the largest and most trusted Internet marketing and learning programs available online.

OK, full disclosure: I am a WA member. A Premium member, in fact.

Naturally, I truly believe in the ‘product’ and the education they provide, however, I’d like to keep my review straight to the point and promise I won’t glorify it.

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