How Work at Home Moms Save Money

We have discussed before the savings of work at home entrepreneurs and the list just keeps on growing. It turns out – mom’s who work at home also get to save and do more! When mothers choose the internet lifestyle and decided to become work-at-home moms, there are tips for them to save money to do away with extravagant expenses. They can easily plan and maximize their time with the family this way.

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1. Create Playdates at Home. One of the best part about being a stay at home entrepreneur is the amount of time you can easily spend with your kids. Instead of brining them to the arcade or spend so much at the mall all the time, schedule it to once a week and create activities at home.
2.   Cook Meals at home. Limit going out of the house and spending so much money on restaurants and diners. Be creative and organize meals that they look forward to every day. Monday could be Asian Fusion while Tuesday could be Mexican food. The possibilities are endless!

3.   Invest in museum, pool, zoo or library memberships. Turn playdates into something educational while you capitalize your income on joining these establishments. It will save you money if you like taking the kids regularly to these places. Visit also places that do not require memberships and cost absolutely nothing such as the neighborhood playground and parks.

4.   Visit the bank once a week. Withdraw money every Monday and stretch until your next visit to the ATM – which is a week after.

5.   Clip coupons. Clip and trade coupons and keep the ones that you need. Trade with your girlfriend if you want and swap items that you can use yourself.

Being a work from home mother sometimes means finding new ways to keep the family entertained. If you consider spending a week with the family and the costs it entails, it definitely helps keeping track on significant ways to save money while building your business at home.

Have you decided yet if you want to be a mom who works in the office or a mom who works from home? More tips only here at the 7FigureSurfer.com.

Jumpstart Your Own Self-Hosted Blog

Empower Network or Create Your Own Blog

We have dedicated this page to help our readers and followers on building their own brands and pages online. Eventually, if you are a member of Empower Network, you might also want to have an asset of your own – a page and blog that you can create and claim as your own brand.

Now we are going to create your own self-hosted blog and start safeguarding your blogs and content for the long haul. Position yourself at the top of your own niche and give your readers a different YOU.

We have dedicated this page to help our readers and followers on building their own brands and pages online. Eventually, if you are a member of Empower Network, you might also want to have an asset of your own – a page and blog that you can create and claim as your own brand.

Empower Network or Create Your Own Blog

Now we are going to create your own self-hosted blog and start safeguarding your blogs and content for the long haul. Position yourself at the top of your own niche and give your readers a different YOU. How to begin?

Brand Name and Domain. Have you decided on a name to use online? You can use www.fullname.com if its available or perhaps a nickname that you wanted to be known for. I’ve used www.dev.needavasolutions.com/scottsmith because it stands for me helping out everyone to be come 7 figure earners. The surfing part is what I do in between! Remember, once you decided on brand name, it would be hard to switch to something else or your followers will get confused. Seeking and deciding on your brand and domain URL is the hardest part of setting up your own site – its final and it sticks.

Hosting and Domain. Search for a hosting domain that has had several reviews on satisfied customers.  They usually give more discounts when you purchase a hosting plan for more than 1 year. For example, buying a hosting plan that will cost you $8/month for a year is more expensive than buying a hosting plan that will cost you $3/month for a year for 3 years.

Hosting plans already include a free domain for two years the most. Don’t get confused between hosting plan and domain. You can buy a domain anywhere and register for a www.yourbrandname.com but you need a hosting plan to “host” or cater all your files and content that you are going to be publishing online. A domain cannot stand alone without a hosting plan.

WordPress, Blogger or Joomla. Now that you have your www.brandname.com and is now hosted, you will have another choice to make – will you build your website from scratch or install it using WordPress or Blogger (there are others but I’ve just listed the major two)?

My blog is hosted with WordPress and notwithstanding its functionality and form, WordPress seems to be the best content management system online. Blogger, on the other hand, lacks the necessary plugins or functionalities that can make your blogging life easy. [Watch out soon for an in-depth tutorial on setting up WordPress]

Blog. Start putting and publishing content on your blog. Try posting everyday if schedule permits or at least three (3) times a day. Read about more blogging content here.

Now that you have your blog set up and ready – it is time to optimize and customize it! More of this soon!

Ciao,

Scott

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Branding with Pinterest

We have come to terms with our social profiles already and made them equivalent to our identities online.  From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram, it is fairly easy now to just promote and publish news about our business and brands.

Have you tapped Pinterest lately?

Besides the fact that some of my traffic comes from that social network, Pinterest interface seems more fun, functional and easier to the eye – almost like an Instagram post on the web but categorized into topics that delve into your interests such as design, food, travel and business topics. [Follow the 7Figure Surfer at Pinterest]

Is Pinterest part of your online marketing campaign? If you have already one, are you satisfied with how you brand’s page look? Just your Facebook cover photo or your Twitter wallpaper, your Pinterest page should also represent your brand. The points below can possibly help you set up your brand at page Pinterest and also help you gain more followers who will be engage with your pins and boards.

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Profile Image. Make certain you upload your best profile image. This should represent you and your brand and is easily identifiable whenever people look you up online. Upload your logo at your Pinterest brand page so that as soon as people look you up, they can immediately tell your brand. Pinterest Profile image dimension is 165×165 while your photo dimensions should be 600×600 pixels in size.
Username and Brand Name. Pinterest allows you to customize your URL link. Hence, you can market and brand your pinterest name like this: www.pinterest.com/customname. This will also help you be more searchable online.

Maximize the ‘About’ Section. Write details about your business. Tell your followers what you do, what moves you, where you are now, or how you become who you are now. Keep it short and add keywords if you can. Be simple, succinct and concise. Remember, you can also express that in 160 characters.

Don’t forget your other social media networks and accounts. Pinterest allows you to add your Twitter and Facebook profiles to your page and even lets you connect them and auto-post from Pinterest. Syncing your other social media accounts can also help you find your other friends online. So far, you can only post to your Facebook personal profile page and not to your business page. Perhaps Pinterest will be working on that soon.

Your Website. Did you add your URL or your business’ site? Verify it. If a tick or a check mark appears beside it, it means your website and company page is verified and valid. It makes you look valid and legitimate, too.

Start boarding up and pinning. Being an important element of a Pinterest brand page, you must also create and categorize your boards. A valid Pinterest page should have at least 5-10 boards.

Now that you are set up – happy pinning! Read more marketing tips here.

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Work from Home – A New Era

Now that we have established how large the percentage of people working at home is lately, it clearly is the new era of employment – at the comforts of our home.

The brouhaha over Yahoo!’s latest policy on ending employees’ work-at-home standing riled a lot of work-at-home workers who thought otherwise.

Has Yahoo! gone backwards to the stone age?

Working at home not only increases productivity (I didn’t even realize I’ve been working for 10 hours straight!) but drive us to work harder. When companies give their employees the option to work at home they will all the more gain an intensely loyal, hard-working employee.

Communication and collaboration will be always be important in the work place but then if the absolute best place to work is at work – everything else will follow. Working at home requires less desk space, less electricity and less rent. Therefore, everything else is inexpensive.cartoon_girl_with_laptopA

There are other kinds of jobs that are best done at home, too. Others are operational, some are rather creative. Research said that IT staff, sales representatives, business development executives, marketing and copywriting staff were most likely to work at home. If you think you belong to this industry, I certainly cannot see why you can’t join in the workforce – at home.

Haven’t decided yet if you should work at home or not? Watch this video and find out how I managed to pry myself from the corporate world to becoming one of the top earners in this industry.

Funniest Moneymaking Ideas in US

We have all heard of the most effective, most ineffective and perhaps the most quintessential ways of making more money. Some have clearly sold an arm and a leg (metamorphically speaking) just to achieve financial freedom. But have you heard of the people commiting ridiculous and out of this world ideas just to bring home the bacon? Check out these really funny money making ideas collected all over the world:

In Corpus Christi, Texas thieves have actually been breaking into funeral homes in order to steal the embalming fluid. Either they use it for drugs or sell it!

In Utah, one unemployed 28 year old man is offering to be “human prey” for hunters for the bargain price of $10,000.  For an additional $2,000, he will let people hunt him down while he is running around naked.

In Atlanta, nothing is off limits to thieves these days.  Criminals recently broke into a beauty supply store and took off with $30,000 in hair extensions.

In Chicago,  a police officer stole $50,000 from his ailing elderly father to pay off his bills and gambling debts. He impersonated his dad to swipe his retirement savings.

In Florida, a grandmother has been accused of trying to sell her newborn grandson for $75,000.

In Antioch, California a total of approximately 300 power poleswere recently knocked down by thieves and stripped of their copper wiring.

In Oklahoma, thieves recently broke into a church and stole “arts and crafts supplies meant to help teach bible stories to children”.

[ Horrified now? You’ll be surprised you will only need $25 to join in this system and forget about mimicing any of these amusing ideas! Watch this video and you’ll know what I mean]

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In another area of Atlanta, thieves have been breaking down walls and busting bathroom fixtures with sledgehammers in order to get their hands on copper, brass and steel….

In Minnesota recently, a mob of teen girls brutally pummeled a mother and her two daughters until they were black and blue.  Apparently the mob of teen girls was enraged over a pair of missing sunglasses.

In Asheville, North Carolina thieves recently took off with 4 metal tables and 16 metal chairs that were sitting outside a pizzeria.

In Florida, thieves have actually been stealing storm drain covers.

In Oregon, thieves recently broke into a Salvation Army community center and stole 3 large air conditioning units.  Now all the people that come to that facility for help and for community programs this summer will be absolutely sweltering.

The list just goes on and I couldn’t imagine more worst case scenarios than that. Here in our world, you never have to go through – let alone consider ANY of these horrendous and ways to make money that are no longer funny.

If there is one thing that I can tolerate stealing from – is getting our secrets on how we manage to be in this industry where we can gain financial freedom easily without even considering breaking the bank LITERALLY.

AND WE WILL LET YOU gain all that information! Have you seen this video yet that started it all?

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Making more money here is easier, legal and safe. Ciao!

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Savings From Working At Home

A recent article gave me enough ideas to share to you about the benefits of working at home. Apart from the many reasons why we love to work at home, there is another thing that we missed but will truly appreciate not being deducted from our wages – TAXES AND OTHER COSTS!

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Normally we hardly bring up taxes but how about mentioning the few things that we are going to be free from? There are A LOT of tax advantages and savings to working at home and building your own business.  Do you know when you work at home it also saves you thousands of dollars? Here are the few items that you are going to be free from deductions of or pocket the extra money from:

  1. Commute – People who commute (or drive) usually take 25minutes one way. Add that to your round trip toll fees, parking fees and gas, you can pretty much save all those money every day.
  2. Office Supplies – How many bond paper do you need? Will a printer be required? Need anything to staple, cut or pin? Hardly.
  3. Meals – Daily lunches with officemates and your daily trips to get your Starbucks coffee fix will be a thing of the past. Home cooked meals are also the best — not to mention healthier!
  4. Work Clothes – Working at home means fewer dressier clothes! You wouldn’t be compelled to shell out more just to look corporate. The most taxing thing about leaving home for work is the time spent for dressing up. Maximize that extra time instead to work.
  5. Office Parties and Fundraisers – You know how your officemates make you pay extra for gifts to colleagues you barely even know? There will no annoying officemate to give your hard earned money to!

While working at home is not without the usual start up costs such as paying for utilities, internet subscription and a really good ergonomically built chair, these costs will be and can be defrayed by the savings you pocket every month. Switching from office life to telecommuting, these are the best savings you can possibly enjoy when working at home.

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Do You Want The Internet Lifestyle?

Everything may be a dream come true to be part of Empower Network lounging in bed in your pajamas, toggling tabs in your laptop and working furiously over your networks while juggling your sandwich and petting your dog at the same time. [Read more reasons to work from home]

You do all this at the comforts of your home while you count all the money you made over the past 24 hours and it is enough to cover your life for a year.

It may not work for some but for others who made it work, this means that they have lived and worked on their Internet Lifestyle to the fullest ON THEIR TERMS. Simple and true. [Read Steps on How to Start Working at Home]

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An “Internet Lifestyle” means you get to do WHAT you want, WHEN you want, WITH the people you want. Would this be something that would appeal to you? Read More

Why Organize Your Blogging

Why Organize Your Blogging

When blogging at Empower Network is one’s bread and butter, writing and generating content becomes second nature to you especially when blogging and the blogging system is the major product that the Empower Network members are encouraging new members to use. I have been blogging for almost a year now and the list of topics and the stories to blog about just keep getting longer and longer. Watch this video on why you should start your own blog now.

You might think that blogging for Empower Network will have its limitations but the possibilities are endless! As of writing this blog, I already created 3 more topics out of it and listed it down as drafts for future posts.

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How do I organize my blogging?

 

I know that since I am going to be blogging for as long as I know how to write and create content that my readers will consider the king of information, I have to organize my blogging and the content that I publish to the public. Some bloggers, although one reason why people went to blogging is because they can freely talk about anything in random, just rant and rave about everything under the sun and completely forget their readers and audience.

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Selfish, I might add, but when you get visits as many as 1,000 per day or more than that, there is a reason why readers particularly keep coming back to you – your content is valuable enough for them to keep on going back to your site. They eagerly wait for your next big reveal or next insightful story that they will share to their friends and families, too. Read this post that shows you why I am where I am now because of blogging.

There are days that my head is teeming with ideas and with organization, you can easily identify the areas where you would like to start first then follow through with supporting articles in the future.

Got content? Start blogging now. Need help with getting started? We would love to assist you right away! Send us your contact information here and I would personally help engineer your new blog life.

Chat soon!

Scott

How Do You Measure Data?

Internet users today such as entrepreneurs use several devices to access their favourite sites and networking channels. These consumers interact in so many ways with anything and might even stumble upon your business. When you have a blogging support and system that you utilize in Empower Network, this information is highly important especially when you want to know who among your visitors have visited you from their mobile devices or their desktop.

Information like these when collected over time means you can customize your marketing campaigns and even plan your website’s future  content. Curating data will help you target your audience the most on where they are currently active. This method, my friends, will achieve efficacy in advertising, marketing, converting leads and users maximizing your product.

How do you measure data then?  

You will find incredulous opportunities in collecting data but you also need tools that will take care of the challenges of curating hashed data swimming all over the internet. Here are my top 5 Analytics Tools that are part of my Internet Marketing tips that you can also use reading data:

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Why Some Successful Businesses Start From Home

A story I read recently inspired me from this article

DEL MAR — Amanda Dickerson didn’t grow up dreaming about driving a bus. She fell into the job years ago and has relied on the steady work to pay her bills ever since.

But the 31-year-old Lakeside woman is determined to become her own boss, in charge of her own time and managing her own business.

Dickerson took her first step toward self-reliance Saturday at the Work at Home Business Expo, where she invested $75 in a starter kit to become a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative.

“I just wanted to find something that interested me,” she said. “I’m at work 12 hours and that’s a long day, a long week. Hopefully this will give me more time to spend with my family.”

Amanda is just one of those who joined the expo and is one of the thousands on the lookout for having a home-based income.

See how I got out of that nightmare

You might say Happy days are here again because economic reports show that the outlook reveal a huge surge in people working at home and getting more from it than slaving away at their cubicles. There are millions of home-based businesses across the country and we owe all that to technology. This means we, even as small groups and businesses. can even compete with large scale corporations and businesses.

The secret here is having the mentality to condition yourself that you CAN leave the corners of your office and make it bigger in your homes or outside of it.

Now that I’ve been in Empower Network, the products and their system that have helped me achieve financial freedom over the past few months. It really isn’t that much of a rocket science – we all have our fair share of hard work in using the system (which I will extensive explain and review soon!) and just like any other job – a reward will definitely pay off your efforts.

It might be negative of us to think that just because the recent recession means no job is 100% secure but we cannot help but also be independent from that notion and start building our financial dynasties – and ENJOYING them too!

7Figure Surfer Has The Answer

If you are inspired, then let me help. Ask questions and you will be enlightened!