Showing posts with label home business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home business. Show all posts

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Learn About Norwex and Share Your Links: It's the Home Business Link Up!

It's Friday again!  That means it's time to do some work at home networking!  Our amazing guest poster this week is Paula from Norwex.  She is here to tell us all about working for Norwex and how you can earn a living and obtain outstanding products for your home at the same time.  Then, stick around and share anything you'd like to promote by clicking the blue "Add Link" button.  Visit other people's links and they will visit yours.  This is an excellent way to gain exposure and make contacts!  You also might just find your next job or home business!  Now here's Paula!   Be sure to visit and follow her.  Let her know where you're coming from so she can follow you back!

Paula's Norwex website http://www.pauladavis.norwex.biz




Paula has been a Independent Norwex Consultant for over 2 years. She signed up to get a discount on products she loved. She stayed because she loved the company mission and extra income. She loves the flexibility of working from home as a homeschooling mom of three. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, her Norwex website, or her Above Average Cleaning blog.

Norwex has makes starting a business easy for everyone, because they always let you start out for FREE. Most businesses require you to put some money down or buy into their company, before you are even making any money. This FREE sign up makes a great way to start out for anyone who has limited funds.

Questions I've received about signing up with Norwex:

What is Norwex? Norwex is a direct sales company that makes products that help radically reduce chemicals in homes. Their top products are cleaning supplies, personal care items, kitchen, bath, and even a kids line.

Is it REALLY free? Your start for free and you have 90 days to submit $2000 in sales. If you don’t, you pay $200 plus tax, which is how much I usually make in 1-2 parties.

Are there additional fees after that? Only if you want to continue as a business, because then you will need business supplies. You will want to buy things like order forms, hostess forms, opportunity booklets, and possibly opt in for the website.

What are my sales requirements? $2000 to get your kit for free. $250 every 6 months to stay active.

What would be my discounted price or commission, if I want to buy or sell? 35% of retail price.

What are the sales of your average party? My average party has sales of $500, which would mean $175 in commission.

How long do I get the discount? Six months. If you submit at least $250 in sales in 6 months, you will keep the discount.

Are there website fees? Only if you want it. The first 2 months are free. After that, it will be $9.99 plus tax.

Do I need to sign up under a consultant in my area? No. You can sign up under anyone.

Where do I sign up? You can sign up at my Norwex website by clicking on the Join Us tab.
Bonus Tip: If you do sign up and submit $400 in sales in your first 15 days, you can also earn $140 in more FREE product. So it would be worth your while to think about doing at least one party.

Feel free to contact Paula with any questions at her Norwex website, Facebook, or Twitter.


Would you like to be in the Spotlight?  Do you have an awesome home business or work at home idea to share?  Maybe your telecommuting experience can inspire others. If you'd like to be in our next Spotlight send me an email to cwypy76@gmail.com with the subject 'Guest Post' to get things rolling.



Before you share your amazing links to your blogs, businesses, or rewards programs, just do a few quick things.

1) Grab The Button if you'd like to help promote this linky so that we all experience more success!

Home Business Link Up

2) Tweet about this link up!  All it takes is a click.  You can also share it on Google + , Facebook, or anywhere else! The more we share, the better we'll all do.  Tweet: Come link up your #homebusiness pages and #workathome blog posts at the Home Business Linkup. http://ctt.ec/RbibV+ #wahm @Workhomewisdom


3) ***Follow Paula, our Spotlight Mom of the week!***

Twitter 
Facebook 
Norwex website 
Above Average Cleaning Blog

Let her know where you can from so she can follow you back!


Follow Me! I follow back and I am a supportive follower.
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4) Visit the other links AT LEAST the three people in front of you! If you see something you like Share It, Pin It, Bookmark It! When it comes time that you need to do some shopping come back to these bookmarks and consider supporting a fellow work at homie! This kind of sharing and support if what will help everyone to succeed because while you are sharing someone else's link, they'll be sharing yours.  I share them all!

5) Link up to your home business!! If you have more than one, link them all!

Yes!  You can link up your referral pages of online programs like Swagbucks and Survey Sites.  Yes!  You can link your blog.  Yes!  You can link to Amazon Stores, Etsy and Ebay Shops, Articles You Have Written, and more!






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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Learn How You Can Earn a Living from Home with Rodan+Fields and LINKUP!

Welcome to this week's Home Business Spotlight!  This week we are featuring the lovely Kristina who is going to share with us her compelling and heart warming story of how her husband was injured in the military and she had to struggle to find a way for their family to come together.  Her answer was Rodan + Fields and she tells us how we too can benefit from this opportunity!  Be sure to follow Kristina on her social media and visit her site.  After you enjoy Kristina's story, the spotlight is on YOU.  Feel free to link up ANYTHING you want to share or promote!  This is a great way to get free exposure.  Visit other links and leave comments to network and gain even more support!  Now here is Kristina!

                
Rodan + Fields has truly changed my life. In 2010 my husband and I had dreams and had a plan for the future. At the time, he was deployed in Afghanistan and I was working full-time at a corporate job I loathed.  About 8 months into the deployment our dreams and future plans were quickly crushed after he stepped on a landmine and was severely injured. Our world stopped for quite some time but slowly he recovered and the Army decided that he would be medically retired. Gone were our plans to travel the world and we planted our roots in Colorado Springs, CO. My husband then took on a job that paid peanuts compared to that of the military. I became pregnant and we had our first child and I took a lower paying job as a tradeoff for the job I hated.  We struggled and lived paycheck to paycheck as we both worked up to 12 hour days and missed out on so much time with our newborn.  I knew that there had to be something else out there that allowed me the flexibility to spend more time with our daughter while bringing in more income for our family.
My husband and I shortly after he returned home. 
My daughter at 2 weeks old.
                                                   
                                                                     

                



 In October 2013 I was introduced to Rodan + Fields by a family friend and I quickly fell in the love with products and joined as a consultant the very next day. This was an easy decision for me after I had researched numerous other direct sales opportunities but this was the right fit for me because I truly loved the products and the business model. Two short months later after launching my business, I was able to quit my job to become a work-at-home mom after surpassing the income I was making at my current job outside of the home. This was literally a dream come true and something I never thought would be possible! Read more success stories here.
Rodan + Fields is joining forces with entrepreneurs like you and me to deliver breakthrough skincare solutions and the opportunity to participate in an independent business ownership program with a very low cost of entry and the potential for meaningful income creation. Rodan + Fields was founded by two of the most successful names in skincare, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. The Doctors trained at the Stanford University School of Medicine and are well recognized as the creators of Proactiv Solution. After redefining the market for acne skincare, they started their new venture, Rodan + Fields and with it they are redefining anti-aging skin care. They truly are, as Women’s Health noted, “a dermatological dream team.”


This is a compelling time to be a part of Rodan + Fields because there are a number of trends occurring that are causing the traditional business models to change. More than $3.9 billion dollars is spent each year in North America on anti-aging skincare along with a breakthrough in products, tools and approaches used in skincare. Rodan + Fields offers an opportunity in a multi-billion dollar growing market with several factors that when combined, make entrepreneurs successful:

·         Transformational skincare products and tools that are clinically proven.
·         A well-established brand presence revolving around two of the most well-known names in dermatology.
·         A personal enterprise model taught at the Harvard School of Business that offers the potential for substantial income with low start-up costs.
·         Effective tools and training to support as you build your business.
·         Recent new product launch: REDEFINE Acute Care that rivals Botox without the needle.
·         International expansion into Canada and Japan.
Find out what products the doctors recommend for you here.

Rodan + Fields is not a party company but consultants may run their businesses however they choose. I work part-time hours as I choose and all I do is share the products and the opportunity with others in my existing network and by expanding my network by meeting new people. I spend a lot of time on social media, meeting with interested customers and consultants and hosting physical and virtual events every now and then. Hear what our founding consultant has to say about our business here. There are many ways to get started. You can enroll as an Independent Consultant for only $45. Also available are business building kits ranging from $395-$995. The compensation plan offers five different ways to earn: retail profits, consultant commissions, personal team commissions, generation commissions and performance bonuses and incentives. Please see the income disclosure here.
1.       No inventory and home parties.
2.       Created by the same world-renowned doctors who created Proactiv Solution.
3.       Set your own hours – be your own boss!
4.       Minimal start-up costs based on your budget.
5.       Rated in Top 100 Global Direct Selling Companies and we JUST went global!
6.       Harvard Business School study deemed it a “once in a lifetime opportunity.
7.       Won the Stevie Award in 2013. (Apple won the same award in 2011 for the iPhone!)
8.       Top earners make a MONTHLY 6-figure income.
So now I ask you, why not you? Why not now? Contact me today to learn how I can help you achieve your goals and dreams! Whether you’re looking to supplement or replace your income, while having fun, I can show you how!
Kristina Tyrer
Kristina.tyrer@yahoo.com


How About You?

Would you like to be in the Spotlight?  Do you have an awesome home business or work at home idea to share?  Maybe your telecommuting experience can inspire others. If you'd like to be in our next Spotlight send me an email to cwypy76@gmail.com with the subject 'Guest Post' to get things rolling.

Now onto the Link Up!!  
Let's Do This!


Before you share your awesome links to your blogs, businesses, or rewards programs, just do a few quick things.

1) Grab The Button if you'd like to help promote this linky so that we all experience more success!

Home Business Link Up

2) Tweet about this link up!  All it takes is a click.  You can also share it on Google + , Facebook, or anywhere else! The more we share, the better we'll all do.  Tweet: Come link up your #homebusiness pages and #workathome blog posts at the Home Business Linkup. http://ctt.ec/RbibV+ #wahm @Workhomewisdom


3) ***Follow Kristina, our Spotlight Mom of the week!***
Facebook 
Pinterest  
Instagram 
Twitter 
Let her know where you can from so she can follow you back!


Follow Me! I follow back and I am a supportive follower.
Facebook Twitter   Google + Instagram  Linked In  Pinterest  YouTube


4) Visit the other links AT LEAST the three people in front of you! If you see something you like Share It, Pin It, Bookmark It! When it comes time that you need to do some shopping come back to these bookmarks and consider supporting a fellow work at homie! This kind of sharing and support if what will help everyone to succeed because while you are sharing someone else's link, they'll be sharing yours.  I share them all!

5) Link up to your home business!! If you have more than one, link them all!

Yes!  You can link up your referral pages of online programs like Swagbucks and Survey Sites.  Yes!  You can link your blog.  Yes!  You can link to Amazon Stores, Etsy and Ebay Shops, Articles You Have Written, and more!







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Friday, September 12, 2014

This Week's Spotlight: Crowe About Farm With a Linky Party!

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Disclosure: There are some affiliate links in this post. If you were to click on any of these links and make a purchase, the guest poster would be compensated.

It's Friday again.  We made it.  I have really been looking forward to this week because we have such a unique and worthwhile home business to share with you all.  Meet Ashley, who has started a farming home business and is thriving!  She has been kind enough to write this guest post to share with you how you too can start a business of this kind. She really lays it all out for us here along with her compelling story.  Without further ado, here's Ashely of Crowe About Farm!

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The words green, organic, whole foods, etc. are all the buzz right now. People are demanding to know where their food comes from and what is in it.  I was one of those people a few years ago so I started raising my own food.  Now I raise it for my community.  Would you like to do the same?  

Hello, I am Ashley.  I am a wife, momma, farmer and blogger at www.croweaboutfarm.com.  I am very excited to share my story with you, because I strive to inspire other like minded women (or men) to do what I do.  

My Story

In 2007, I started dating the man who is now my husband.  He already owned a successful business, but he had other dreams for his future.  Since he was a young boy, he wanted to be a farmer.  He bought a little house in the country with some acreage and planted a garden. Shortly after the garden went in he bought me a homesteading book and turned to the page on raising chickens.  I was hooked!  I devoured that book in a weekend and couldn’t wait to place our first chick order.

Dan and I


I’ve always been into nutrition, and was very excited to start growing my own food.  I was already seeking out what I thought were healthy options, but the deeper I got into this homesteading journey the more potential I saw for healthier foods.

In addition to our garden, we raised a batch of meat chickens for our freezer, we had a flock of laying hens and also added some beef cattle. It was like magic.  All we had to do was feed and water these animals everyday and they would provide us with the best food I had ever tasted! I knew I wanted to share this with others.

Tess

In 2011, Dan and I got engaged.  We quickly made the decision I was going to quit my full time job and stay home to grow our farm.  We got married in May of 2012. In June of 2012 we found out our first farmhand was on the way.  

In February of 2013, we were blessed with our dear little Oliver.  Life was perfect...or was it?  I was so happy to be a momma, my baby boy was beyond amazing, but I was TERRIFIED.  I just knew something bad was going to happen to him.  I agonized day and night that my baby would stop breathing.  I quit sleeping, I quit eating and basically quit doing everything except staring at my little man.  What was really happening was I was experiencing Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. You can read my full story here.

Oliver and I
I was so used to being busy and working on something, but after having my baby I thought the world had to stop and my only duty was to take care of him.  This drove me deeper into depression.  I had been talking about blogging for a really long time, but didn’t think anyone would want to read what I had to say.  

While battling my way out of PPD/A, my husband was intent on growing our farm and getting my blog off the ground.  And that is when I hit my stride.

He really pushed me to get something set up.  He, and his brother who runs a company helping small businesses, really motivated me and gave me their full support.  At the end of February 2014 I wrote my first blog post and launched our website.

In the few short months that my farm and blog have been “live,” they have really taken off.  

Raising Pastured Poultry

We sell grass-fed beef, pastured chickens, pastured turkeys and soon we will be selling our pasture raised eggs.  I am also in the works of setting up a store on our farm where I will sell our products and other nutritious products I believe in.  Every once in a while my husband helps me with something big, but for the most part raising the poultry is my responsibility.  I place the chick orders, do all of the chores, take them to the butcher and market the birds.

Raising chicks on Crowe About Farm

If you are a stay at home mom (or dad) aspiring to start your own business, you have access to land and you have any interest in raising livestock, or some very healthy food, I encourage you to start with pastured poultry.  The start-up costs can be very low, the land requirement can be minimal, it is not difficult and there IS A DEMAND for this type of meat.  

(Tip: You do not have to own land.  Seek out a landowner in your community and see if you can trade them some chickens for use of their property. Chicken droppings are excellent fertilizer and improve land.  Raising these birds in the manner I suggest does not create a foul odor and the birds are quiet.  This will be a benefit for you and the landowner!)

For 90% of the days you have the chicken, the time requirement is very small.  It takes me about 15 minutes in the morning to take care of the chicks while they are in the brooder (about 2-3 weeks).  Once they are moved to pasture I have about 30 minutes each morning moving their pens,feeding and watering them.  Around the 5-6 week mark I start feeding the birds twice a day and sometimes move them twice a day.  This adds another 20-30 minutes in the evening. Overall, you will have plenty of time to take care of your kids and household or run another operation, in addition to your poultry.  

Every 3 weeks I purchase feed.  It used to take me about an hour to pick up feed because I had to unload it 5 gallon bucket at a time and I was buying 750 lbs.  We now have a new system in place so this takes much less time and effort.

We do not process our own birds, because we like to keep them in our freezer to have on hand for customers.  If you do not want to keep inventory, you can process the birds on your farm as long as customers pick them up that day.  All of this is discussed in the book I recommend below.  Since I take the birds to a butcher (that is 2 hours each way),it takes up an entire day.  Depending on the number of birds you raise,you will have a full day processing them yourself, your overhead will just be lower.  I have about 2-3 hours filling the pre-orders and stocking our freezers once I get them home.

How To Get Started

(Note: Unless you have a large amount of acreage and can raise a lot of birds sustainably, this enterprise will not replace an income.  However, it is a great supplement (and a necessary one if you are raising cattle) to other enterprises around the farm, to a blog or another cottage industry.  I don't recommend placing all of your eggs in one proverbial basket anyway, so adding pastured poultry is a no brainer.)

The first step you should take is to purchase the book Pastured Poultry Profits by Joel Salatin. If you do not know who Joel Salatin is, do some Google searches and read everything he writes.  The book (Pastured Poultry Profits) is his manual telling you EXACTLY how to start a business raising pastured poultry.  

Next,source quality feed.  I am a believer in the adage, you are what you eat. Finding top notch feed is very important when raising pastured poultry.  If you cannot find a good source, Joel breaks down the ration in the book.  You should be able to find all the components of the ration and mix it yourself.  We purchase our feed from a local, organic farm.  They are also raising pastured poultry but are very supportive of our farm.  Sustainable farmers are a community, not competitors.      

Raise the first batch of chickens for yourself so you have a little practice and know how before you start selling your product.  These chickens are ready for butchering in 7-8 weeks so the turnaround time is very quick (which also creates a good cash flow stream.)



Your next step should be to start a blog or website and tell your story. Customers who are purchasing this kind of meat like to know where their food is coming from and who is raising it. Build some buzz around the launch of your business by sharing the pictures, updates, blog posts, etc. about the batch you are raising for yourself.

Once you have the chickens figured out, you can add a flock of turkeys. Turkeys do not require any additional equipment and are a great product to stack with the chickens.  They will provide a cash flow stream around the holidays.

There are times when this business can be a little labor intensive, like when I unload around 500 lbs. of meat by hand all by myself, but I love every minute of it.  I look at it as a free gym membership.  I am constantly seeking ways to become more efficient or to improve my systems.  The fact that you are producing something that is adding to someone else’s quality of life is very rewarding, and the flavor is out of this world.

Resources

I recently wrote a post describing how and why we raise pastured poultry.If you have any interest in sustainable farming, read the post.

In the next few weeks I will be posting a video of my chicken chore routine and how our chicken tractors work.  Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss this video.

I am also taking a course on blogging.  Let me tell you, it is money well spent!  If you are interested in starting a blog to highlight your product (for any niche), growing your blog or using it as an income stream I HIGHLY recommend this course!

Please email me (ashley@croweaboutfarm.com) if you have any questions or want help getting your pastured poultry enterprise off the ground.  I am passionate about sustainable farming and want to help ANYONE seeking this lifestyle.      

Thank you, Christen, for having me as a guest blogger!  I look forward to interacting with all of you!


 How About You?

Would you like to be in the Spotlight?  Do you have an awesome home business or work at home idea to share?  Maybe your telecommuting experience can inspire others. If you'd like to be in our next Spotlight send me an email to cwypy76@gmail.com with the subject 'Guest Post' to get things rolling.

Now onto the Link Up!!  

Let's Do This!


Before you share your awesome links to your blogs, businesses, or rewards programs, just do a few quick things.
1) Grab The Button if you'd like to help promote this linky so that we all experience more success!
Home Business Link Up

2) Tweet about this link up!  All it takes is a click.  You can also share it on Google + , Facebook, or anywhere else! The more we share, the better we'll all do.  Tweet: Come link up your #homebusiness pages and #workathome blog posts at the Home Business Linkup. http://ctt.ec/RbibV+ #wahm @Workhomewisdom

3) Follow Ashley!!!  Ashely is our spotlight mom and she was kind enough to tell us everything we need to know to start our own poultry biz, so give her some love!!  
Facebook   
Pinterest  
Instagram  
Google +

Follow Me! I follow back and I am a supportive follower.
Facebook Twitter   Google + Instagram  Linked In  Pinterest  YouTube


4) Visit the other links in the link upAT LEAST the three people in front of you! If you see something you like Share It, Pin It, Bookmark It! When it comes time that you need to do some shopping come back to these bookmarks and consider supporting a fellow work at homie! This kind of sharing and support is what will help everyone to succeed because while you are sharing someone else's link, they'll be sharing yours.  I share them all!

5) Link up to your home business!! If you have more than one, link them all!  There is no limit.

Yes!  You can link up your referral pages of online programs like Swagbucks and Survey Sites.  Yes!  You can link your blog.  Yes!  You can link to Amazon Stores, Etsy and Ebay Shops, Articles You Have Written, and more!









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