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You’re Invited to the #WEareCAbi Twitter Chat

You’re Invited to the #WEareCAbi Twitter ChatBy Holly Reisem Hanna

It’s no secret that I’ve been a long time CAbi fan and advocate. Not only do they have great clothing, a fun and lucrative business opportunity for women, but they’re also a company with a huge heart. Since its inception in 2005, the Heart of CAbi Foundation has donated more than $34,000,000 in financial support and clothing to women in need.

This year CAbi has launched a new initiative called, W.E. are CAbi (Women Entrepreneurs Are CAbi), the first ever one-for-one micro-lending program. In partnership with Opportunity International, the global non-profit financial services organization, CAbi will fund small business loans and training programs to support female entrepreneurs in developing countries, in the name of every new CAbi Consultant who starts her own business.

By providing the financing and mentorship to empower women to start their own businesses, W.E. are CAbi is projected to create and support approximately 8,200 jobs, impacting over 35,000 people in developing nations by the year 2020. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ups and Downs of Depression and Working at Home

The Ups and Downs of Depression and Working at HomeBy Emily Belcher

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This post is in regards to a serious medical problem that requires help from a licensed health professional. If you are currently depressed, please seek help from your doctor immediately.

Working from home has it’s benefits. In fact, I realized that I would be much happier working from home as soon as I started my first job at the age of 16. Of course, there weren’t as many opportunities available to work at home as compared to today but it was something that crossed my mind many times.

It’s not that I don’t like people. In fact, I love people. But some days, anxiety and depression get the best of me and I don’t love anyone. You can’t love anyone when you don’t love yourself. Unfortunately, depression doesn’t subside when you go to work. Many anxiety attacks and unexplainable and uncontrollable crying fits have happened at many jobs that I’ve had.

One common characteristic that I share with many people who suffer with depression is that it’s hard for me to hold down a job. Working with other people has a lot of positive and negative sides. When it’s good, it’s good but when it’s bad, it’s really bad. When fellow co-workers are happy or enthusiastic, it is easy to absorb their positivity. On the other hand, when working with people who talk negatively about the job, company, or employees, it can also rub off on you and lead you down the road of depression. Read the rest of this entry »

75+ Paid Writing Opportunities

75+ Paid Writing Opportunities By Holly Reisem Hanna

Freelance writing is one of the best ways to make money from home. You don’t need any special training, the opportunities are plentiful, and you don’t even need a website to get started. As long as you can provide well written, thoughtful content — you can make a good amount.

Not convinced?

New York Times Best Selling Author, Nora Roberts, only has a high school education. She started writing her first novel back in 1979 after being trapped at home due to blizzard conditions. To date Nora has written 209 romance novels – incredible!

Still don’t believe me?

A couple of years ago Danny Margulies decided to quit his full-time job to pursue a copywriting career using the freelance platform, Elance. Without any special education or training he was quickly able to hone his skills and pull in six-figures during his second year working as a copywriter.

If you’d like to work at home as a freelance writer, here are some of the various types of writing gigs, where to find them, and how much they pay. Read the rest of this entry »

Building Your Direct Sales Business with Pinterest

All direct sellers should be in Pinterest and networking daily in this hot social site!By Deb Bixler

All direct sellers should be on Pinterest and networking daily on this hot social site.

Pinterest is valuable to direct selling businesses, because it provides users with a platform for “pinning” images, photos, and videos of your products, services, and business opportunity.

Pinterest makes it easy to post and share your images simultaneously to other social media sites at the same time.

Effortless sharing of images, photos, and videos is the key to the site’s popularity.

4 Keys to Marketing Success on Pinterest.

Like all social sites when participating on Pinterest you need to add value to the community.

Here are some tips for marketing a direct sales business on Pinterest that will assure success:

  • Spend time getting to know the site and it can best serve your interests. Look at other people’s pins and boards to learn more about your client’s interests. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Reasons Why Owning Your Own Business Rocks!

Top 5 Reasons Why Owning Your Own Business Rocks!In today’s modern, innovative, and tech-laden world individuals have a variety of choices when choosing their careers and, more importantly, for what company to work. On average, most individuals choose to go and work for an established firm – perhaps it is a large multi-national company where they feel they may have a greater chance at growing a successful career. Others may instead opt to go work for a small business, which the US Small Business Administration defines as any enterprise having 500 or fewer employees. Generally, an individual may opt to work for a small business because of geographical reasons and may not have access to work for a large corporation. After all, according to Forbes.com, as of 2013 there were almost 28 million small businesses in the U.S. and 78% of those had only one employee – today these are called solopreneurs, meaning a company consisting of one individual.

You may have heard that owning your own small business and being your own boss is more difficult and more time consuming because you are a single individual managing multiple roles: CEO, sales representative, bookkeeper, marketer  – the list goes on and on. So why in the world would anyone want to be their own boss? Read the rest of this entry »

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