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6 Reasons Why YOU Should Create an eBook

6 Reasons Why YOU Should Create an eBookBy Anneke Steenkamp

The past few weeks I’ve been assisting a client in the editing and proofing phase of creating his eBook. Although eBooks have been around for ages, I’ve never really considered writing my own. For some reason I’m still seeing myself as a ‘beginner’ when in fact I’ve advanced quite a bit in the past few months. That’s the other great thing about eBooks; you don’t need to be ‘somebody’ to create a novel. Self-publication is open to anyone with an idea.

Now that I’ve been working on someone’s else’s content I’ve realized that we all have a story to tell, or knowledge to share in our own unique ways. An eBook is a way to make these snippets of information more permanent and structured. Think of it as just an extended blog post.

Apart from learning about the content and structure, I’ve also been doing some reading on what makes a good eBook and how you should go about approaching the project.

But in this article I want us to explore the reasons why it’s a good idea:

Expand Your Audience:

Make use of an eBook as a part of your marketing strategy. It’s quite a trend in the marketing field to create eBooks and give them away for free. This will help grow your audience and readership and indirectly create traffic back to your website, product or blog. (more…)

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9 Chat Agent Jobs You Can Do From Home

9 Chat Agent Jobs You Can Do From Home By Holly Reisem Hanna

Back when I was in college, I worked for a telemarketing company. While the gig itself was flexible with it’s hours and it paid well, it totally exhausted me. More often than not, people did not want to converse on the phone (which I totally get), so I would have to deal with their anger, irritation, and lots of hang ups. Over time I dreaded going in to work. After college, I worked for Medicaid doing prior authorization for nursing visits and home medical equipment. Again I was on the phone for long periods of time dealing with disgruntled providers — no fun!

While a lot of work at home jobs are phone-based, the Internet has opened up a new breed of customer service that does not require being on the phone. In fact, live customer service chat is becoming more and more popular everyday. Some of these chat positions do require background knowledge of a specific area, and many of them do require you to type a certain number of words per minute, so make sure you read all of the criteria before applying.

If you want to work from home as a chat agent, here are 9 companies to check out.

AppleCare – Advisor

  • Help fix technical issues and provide customer service (more…)

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How to Be the Puppet Master of Your Own Life

How to Be the Puppet Master of Your Own LifeBy Janice Walker Pinnington

Having to manage your time and tasks can either be your closest friend or fiercest enemy, depending on your organizational abilities, discipline, and execution.

As a busy working stay-at-home mom, business owner, wife, friend, neighbor, sister, daughter, (and numerous other roles), there were many times in my life where I ran on pure, raw energy, jumping from task to task with no real (or clear) control over my day.

Much like a puppet on a string, I allowed my life to be controlled by an invisible force called responsibility. Let’s just say that Mr. Responsibility and I were NOT friends, and we clashed on many occasion resulting in stressful, joyless, and exhaustive days.

Fast-forward to 2015 and the snapshot of my life paints a much more balanced, happy, and controlled existence.

So what am I doing so differently today that allowed me to become a puppet master, pulling my own strings?

Below are some of the things I have implemented over the years, through trial and error, that allowed me to slow down, take a breath, and organize my day in a way to accomplish the things that needed doing. I hope you will find some inspiration in some of these ideas. (more…)

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Traveling Vineyard – A Home-Based Business for Wine Lovers

Traveling Vineyard - A Home-Based Business for Wine LoverBy Holly Reisem Hanna

This month I had the opportunity to review the Traveling Vineyard and their Success Kit for new Wine Guides. I’ve always thought the Traveling Vineyard had a fun and unique concept, but also ideal. After all, what’s always served at home shopping parties … you guessed it, wine! And who doesn’t love drinking free wine?!

The company started back in 2001 with the goal of making wine tastings less stuffy. Well, their relaxed vision took off and today the company has over 1,000 Wine Guides in over 40 states.

The Products:

The Traveling Vineyard has 21 different varieties of wine in 3 different categories: red, white, and sweet and fizzy. Besides wine, they also sell accessories such as chillers, decanters, and openers. Wines are priced from $14 – $25 per bottle and because it’s a consumable item people always need more. Best of all their wines have a guest satisfaction rating of over 98%.

Cost to Join:

In January you can become a Wine Guide for $174 ($99 for the Success Kit and $75 for your first two tasting sets). You can also earn an electric wine opener when you reach $750 in sales within your first 60 days. If you sell $1,400 within your first 60 days, you’ll also get a $50 rebate. (more…)

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Interview with Caitlin Pyle – Professional Transcript Proofreader

Interview with Caitlin PyleTell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey. 

I’m 27, married, and I have been earning full-time income proofreading transcripts for court reporters since 2012. While I am a free spirit who loves adventure, I also like a bit of stability. I’ve known I didn’t want to work for someone else since high school! Through college and a few years beyond, I did work “regular” jobs, but they were all so suffocating … and the last one was downright nightmarish. There are heaps of other things I enjoy doing, too, like working out, cooking, and spending time with family, so being able to do something I enjoy, that I do well, and that earns me full-time income for part-time hours is a dream come true for me. And now I’m teaching others to do the same.

What did you do before launching your business?

I am a certified personal trainer, and I spent some time trying to launch some kind of business in that field. It didn’t work out – I found that I didn’t quite enjoy personal training as much as I thought I would. It’s not a very stable way to earn income. You’re constantly trying to sell your services, whereas with proofreading, if you’re good, your clients know they need you!

Do you have any special training?

Lots of experience! My last job was actually in a court reporting office, and the president of the company taught me to proofread. (more…)

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