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cryptocurrency and taxes

Never Pay Taxes on Your Profits

cryptocurrency and taxesOkay, so this might be a little “controversial”.

No one likes to pay taxes. I know I sure don’t.

But working online has a few benefits that you may not be completely aware of. One of them being tax evasion.

Today’s technological advancements haven’t been just limited to software and hardware. They have actually gone as far as changing the entire monetary system as a whole.

Have you heard of Cryptocurrencies yet?

If not, then you need to start doing some of your own research. It’s totally worth your time!

See, cryptocurrencies allow people to make transactions without ever needing to use a bank or any other financial institution in order to complete the transaction.

AND there is NO government intervention. There is no government involvement at all.

Talk about disrupting the world’s largest bank and governments!

Cryptocurrencies are actually just zeros and ones. They are completely digital and their value depends upon what the market as a whole feels they should be valued at.

That means it’s impossible to manipulate them like governments and banks do everyday.

But because they are digital and impossible to trace, you can be payed and spend digital currency without your home government ever knowing you were the owner of these assets!

That means you do not need to pay taxes! How cool is that?

And if you think it’s hard to spend them, you’re wrong again. It’s actually getting easier and easier.

For example, I was looking at Timbergrove homes for sale here in Texas so I could have some hard assets, and I found a seller that was willing to take cryptocurrency rather than actual cash!

If this is all new to you, you really need to start learning about cryptocurrencies and their power to disrupt the entire world’s economic system.

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10 Advantages of Starting an Online Business



In this article, I will share with you 10 advantages of starting an online business.

1. Low start-up cost. The cost to start an Internet Business is much lower when compared to starting a brick-and-mortar business.

2. High profit margins. When the product is a digital product which is entirely created by you, for e.g. an e-book written by you, then you will have 100% profit from the sale.

3. Work when you want. You can choose to work at night or in the day.

4. Wake up when you want. You will have the flexibility to plan your working schedule.

5. Flexible working environment. You can work at home, in a café, or in your office.

6. Beginners can do it. Do your research on the Internet, and try out the different model of existing online business model.

7. Operate 24/7. Your website will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, earning money even while you are sleeping.

8. Market not bound by geographical location. Internet has no geographical boundary limits, therefore your customers come from everywhere in the world.

9. Not bound by who you are. Nobody will care about your age, your race, your nationality.

10. Experience and learn business skills such as accounting, negotiating, business system developing, etc.

Student Judy Cole explains how she began a small internet website while she was a student at West Campus Austin and living in a small student housing apartment. “Since I was studying and doing some library work to help pay for college, I didn’t have a lot of time to pursue other endeavors. I started the website while I sat bored in the library waiting for students to check out books.

So I was only able to work an hour here or there. But after a few months, I was making more money with my “side project” as a student than with anything else I was doing. I quite the library and devoted myself full time. Now the site makes over five thousand dollars a month.”

So do not hesitate anymore. Start your online business journey now.  It’s way easier than you think.  All you need is a little belief in yourself, some determination and an idea.  Only YOU can change your life!

memorial programs

Unique Funeral Programs for their Loved Ones

memorial programsHere’s a great business opportunity a lot of people aren’t aware of…

Unique funeral programs. Okay, it might sound a bit morbid, but let’s face it, death is a huge business that amounts to the multi-billions of dollars yearly in the United States alone.

And setting up a home business as someone who can make their loved one’s death a bit more unique and special to them is not only an opportunity, it’s also a public service.

Just think of the possibilities. You can create beautiful programs using Photoshop that are totally unique to each individual. Or to really be able to charge a lot, create beautifully hand written programs or memory cards for unique funerals.

You don’t even have to stick to using funeral programs. You can venture out into funeral player card templates as well.

Now obviously this home business idea would be great for someone to understand Zen can use graphics software. But that’s not completely necessary.

I’ll tell you a little secret, personally I love design. But I am no graphics person.

Rather what I do is outsource all of the graphics work. I simply sketch out ideas on regular paper using a pencil. I buy reams of copy paper and used those to draw out the basic idea of what I want.

I then scan those pictures and send them to an outsourcer.

This is really beneficial in a few ways.

funeral brochureFirst, the outsourcer can visually see what I’m trying to achieve. This really helps with getting back work that I am happy with. Because when you just use words in order to describe of visualization, you often come back with some disappointment.

And it’s not the outsourcers fault. They simply don’t know what’s in your head. That’s why I really like drawing things out so there’s no ambiguity.

And you don’t even need any graphic skills at all if you don’t want to go that route.

If you have beautiful handwriting, or your skilled at calligraphy, just having a hand written funeral prayer cards can be enough to give you a full time and profitable business.

And let’s face it, funerals are not cheap!

There are a lot of people will pay a lot of money in order for their loved one to be remembered the way they want them to be remembered.

And nothing says class like a hand written funeral program or funeral prayer card.

So how would you get clients for something like this?

As morbid as it would seem, probably the best place to contact the right people would be to go through the obituaries.

Create a nicely laid out and written hello letter and send it through regular snail mail to the bereaved.

Another thing you can do is give a kind of affiliate program to funeral homes.

Meaning, just go right to the funeral homes and tell them about your unique service. Then tell them if they offer your services in the package that the people choose from when making burial arrangements, you will give them a certain percentage of whatever that person spends.

So for example, the funeral home shows someone that is burying their loved one today. They decide on a Cascades and all the funeral services. Then the mortician explains how they could have beautifully created funeral programs made especially for their loved one.

If the person decides to go for the package, then you give say 10 or 25% of the money they pay to the funeral home.

It’s perfect for the funeral home because they don’t have to do all the work. All they are doing is referring one of their clients to a great unique service that you are providing. Yet they still get paid.

And you get a new client. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.

And this is one of those home businesses where you don’t really even need to leave the house. So if you have a handicap or there are some other reasons why you’re unable to leave your home, this could be a great way to earn income.

It’s the perfect home business opportunity for those with solid Photoshop skills or excellent penmanship.

how much is a star

How to Buy a Star?

Here’s a great idea for an online business I ran across the other day.how much is a star

Just imagine if you could own a piece of the heavens. Seriously.

The fact is no one really “owns” space. Nor could they really.

And that’s the beauty of this business idea.

How would you like to buy a star?

Yeah, get a certificate and everything proving your ownership of a star!

How cool would it be as a gift for your wife or girlfriend? So unique!

Or how about buying a star on the day of the birth of your child? One of the coolest keepsakes I can think of.

And it’s not like you’ll ever run out of stock!

There are billions of stars in our galaxy alone. You could sell a million stars to every person on the planet and still never use .00000001% of your stock.

Now that’s a business idea.

And yes, there are plenty of people that are actually buying these stars as well as plenty of websites selling them. Just Google “Buying a Star” to get an idea.

But that doesn’t mean you couldn’t get something similar off the ground.

You could start with your friends and family. Hopefully they’ll love the idea and start spreading the word.

Or target people around you with fliers and old school gorilla marketing tactics. It really doesn’t matter.

What you’re trying to do is get your idea and “business” out there for everyone to see.

A great place to start with a business like this would also be social media. People love to share unique and interesting stuff.

The biggest hurdle I see is making your “Owner Certificates” standing you from every one else’s.

Here are a few ideas I thought of off the cuff…

They would need to look official, something like an official looking seal would really help. Maybe one that you could get made up as a rubber stamp and then stamp each one individually.

And use the color red or some other “bold” color to really stand out and add depth to the certificate.

Make the paper nice and heavy. Like the kind of paper your diploma is printed on.

There would be nothing that would let me down after my purchase than receiving some thin piece of copy paper as my certificate. It just screams cheap and “unofficial”!

If you can master the art of calligraphy, you can always do the entire certificate by hand. Obviously this is something you would need to charge quite a bit of money for to make it worth your wild.

But I’m sure some people would go for the “VIP” package.

What about you? Have you seen any clever ideas for an online business? Let us know in the comments below! I’d love to hear them.

how to start a catering business from home

How to Use Catering to Close a TON of Clients!

how to start a catering business from homeOne way to get more clients for your business is to take them out to a fancy dinner or something similar.

The problem with this is that it can become costly quite quickly.

And because you’re dealing with people one on one, it’s not the best use of your time either.

But what if I told you there’s a better way?

And you can save a ton of time AND money?

Sounds to good to be true?

Okay, I’ll cut to the chase. What I’m talking about is hosting a kind of mini-event.

This is something I did while I was in Houston.

The company I used was Houston catering. And they did a great job!

So why is catering such a great way of doing business?

First, you control everything. The time, place, decorations, and the food.

Second, you can invite who you want. For example, I invited around 80% prospective clients.

catering business namesThen I also invited about 20% of clients that were already ecstatic with my services.

And during the “event” my main job wasn’t to sell, but rather hook up my happy clients with my other guests (perspective clients).

And just to cut to the chase again, it worked beautifully.

Far better than if I was just having a stagnant dinner and trying to close my client the traditional way.

So think about this and try to come up with other ideas of your own.

Start with the end in mind. What do you want to archive?

I wanted to close the most amount of clients in the shortest time. And I realized the old way of doing things wasn’t working.

It took a few days to get to the idea, but I’m so happy that I finally did.

What about you? Any awesome ideas you can share with the readers here? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Just because you have a home based business doesn’t mean you can never meet your clients!

StyleWe is a fshion portable with dresses and apparal from a variety of designers.

How Obama’s New Bill Is Helping Change One Fashion Industry Start Up

Very soon people, and we mean anyone, are going to be able to start both investing and secure investing in pretty much any small business without the headaches of the “big boys” typical Accredited Investor where you need a net worth of a million dollars.

“This is fantastic news,” says Silvia Brown, owner of Stylewe. “We have wanted to expand but the regulations that are put on investors has been a problem, because the only avenue we had was to go through typical Venture Capitalists. But we are still too small for most of them.”

Mrs. Brown runs Stylewe, a fashion and design website that sells the latest in woman’s apparel. When she started the website, her main focus was to allow other designers to also get their fashion seen and hopefully sold. “Go for your passion – sell your unique dress” is the tagline she went with.

“Allowing many designers access to a sales portal is what helped our company grow stylewe designersso quickly. It’s been a win-win for not only me and the designers, but the customer as well as they get a taste of so many different styles and concepts.

Currently the fashion industry is worth a whopping $1.2 trillion dollars. That’s a lot of money, and new start ups are stepping in to get their piece of the action.

With President Obama’s four year old bill that allows small investors to finally invest directly into any start up without all the normal regulatory hassles that normally come with such investments, we only see small companies like Silvia’s growing quickly.

Staying Focused



Many people dream of doing things, but they don’t often realize them. If you’re like most people, you get easily distracted and don’t always follow through. It’s not that you don’t have the ability or intelligence to realize your dreams, you may simply underestimate the power you exert over your attitude and the direction of your life. You may not know you have a wealth of choices. You have good reason to believe in yourself.

You may think about buying that new power tool, about how much your car could benefit from a good weekend tune up in your back yard. You might think of saving up for a house or vacation, of making a concerted effort to lose that extra weight, or to take steps to change your work schedule and relax more. You may tell yourself you should devote more time to deepen your personal relationships. So, what holds you back? Is it other people? Is it your inner voice or other things? Consider these five tips to reorganize your life:

1. Make a List – what do you wish to do and why? Some people use an agenda to remind themselves of appointments. You can also use a calendar to organize projects. Marathon trainers set daily goals. You can set your own daily goals and encourage yourself as you achieve them. Forgetfulness will no longer be a valid excuse. Writing reinforces ideas and jogs the memory!

2. Talk about your plans – not everyone will agree with your plans. Some people may try to talk you out of them. Listen to opinions yet, believe in yourself. The more you talk, the more real goals will seem and the more likely the vision will grow. The more you speak about plans, the less likely you are to procrastinate.


 Here’s a great Zig Ziggler video.  Someone to REALLY listen to!

3. Identify your timeline (i.e., for the next 3 months) – breaking big dreams down into incremental goals is what makes them less scary and more achievable. Until you do this, you may not know yourself what time commitment is required and what sorts of input and effort are needed to move ahead. Gaining a better idea of what is involved enables you to estimate how long it will take. This will enable you to realize your goals faster.

4. Re-define Priorities – as you expand on what is most important to you to achieve in the short-term, this may require you to cut back on activities which are less important. Each of us has 24 hours per day. You benefit from considering the time you wish to allocate for adequate rest, exercise, spiritual or other pursuits. Any current activities which would prevent you from reaching your new goals would be best abandoned. For example, if you wish to train for a sports event, then the nightly television may no longer be a priority. If you wish to lose weight, then continuing to eat large, unhealthy snacks will not help you move ahead.

5. Seek advice from people who have succeeded – no matter what your personal, professional, spiritual or other dreams, its useful to learn from people who have already experienced what you hope to experience. You can read books about their life stories. You can attend public conferences or contact them directly. Developing your own motivation and concentration will be easier with mentors.

Making Money with Google Adsense



If used properly, it can generate a very large and healthy income for you. However if you are not using it correctly and just maximizing the income you squeeze from it, you are actually leaving a lot of money on the table, something all people hate doing. How you can start earning money with Adsense can be done quickly and easily. You will be amazed at the results you get in such a short period of time.

Start by writing some quality content articles which are also keyword optimized. There are a lot of people given the gift of being good with words, writing comes easy for them. Why not make it work in such a way that you will be earning some extra cash in the process.

There are actually three steps to keep in mind before you begin writing your ads and having an effective Adsense.

Keyword search. Find some popular subjects, keywords or phrase. Select the ones which you think has more people clicking through. This is actually a keyword selector and suggestion tool that some sites are offering to those who are just their Adsense business.

Bottom-line is this. You need targeted traffic. So here are some tips on how you can generate exactly the traffic you need and bring the visitors you want to your website without having to chase after them.

Writing articles. Start writing original content with keywords from the topics that you have achieved in your search. Take note that search engines are taking pride in the quality of their articles and what you will be writing should keep up with their demands.

Quality content site. Build a quality content site incorporated with Adsense ads that is targeting the subject and keywords of your articles and websites. This is where all that you’ve done initially will go to and this is also where they will prove their worth to you.

The proper positioning of your ads should be done with care. Try to position your ads where surfers are most likely to click on them. According to research, the one place that surfers look first when they visit a certain site is the top left. The reason behind this is not known. Maybe it is because some of the most useful search engine results are at the top of all other rankings. So visitors tend to look in that same place when browsing through other sites.

Some of those who are just starting at this business may think they are doing pretty well already and thinking that their click-through rates and CPM figures are quite healthy. However, there are more techniques and styles to generate more clicks to double your earnings. By knowing these techniques and working them to your advantage, you will realize that you will be getting three times more than other people who have been previously doing what they are doing.

Finally, Adsense has some excellent tracking statistics that allow webmasters and publishers to track their results across a number of sites on a site by site, page by page, or any other basis you wanted. You should be aware of this capability and make the most of it because it is one powerful tool that will help you find out which ads are performing best. This way, you can fine tune your Adsense ads and focus more on the ones being visited the most rather than those that are being ignored.

Another thing you should know. Banners and skyscrapers are dead. Ask the experts. Surfers universally ignore these kinds of ad formats. The reason behind this is that they are recognized as an advert and adverts are rarely of any interest that’s why people ignore them.

To really start making money with Adsense, you should have a definite focus on what you want to achieve and how you will go about achieving this. As with any other kind of business venture, time is needed coupled with patience.

Do not just ignore your site and your Adsense once you have finished accomplishing them. Spare some time, even an hour, making adjustments to the Adsense ads on your sites to quickly trigger your Adsense income.

Developing Systems for your Business

building systems in your business


A successful business can not be run without having it’s own systems and processes. You cannot possibly be there in your office 24/7 picking up calls from customers, doing sales everyday by yourself, and at the same time, doing all the administrative stuffs too. If this is the case, you are not a business owner, you are a self-employed.

I know for a startup company, it is wise to handle most of the operations in your business by yourself. But, when your business starts to grow and mature, it is time to develop systems that you can hand over to employees of your company to handle them.

Let’s take handling customer calls for example. You can develop a list of standard questions and answers for every call. To do this, you will need to be picking up the calls yourself first, and then developing the list out from your experience. Once you are confident that when you hand over the list to another person and he/she can produce the same results as you, then you have developed a system.

Let me share with you 2 ways that work should be done in your business:

1. If it is an activity that’s ongoing, or is something that is done more than once, you should develop a systemized way of doing it in your business.  The more you can systemitize something, the more you’re able to cut costs and create faster.

2. If it’s temporary, goal directed, has a beginning and an end, then it should be managed as a project. But understand, good project managers are hard to find.  Once you have one, hold on to them any way you can.

Once you have developed systems in your business, you can then concentrate on other areas to grow your business like marketing, product creation and maybe even employing a complete sales force.

The Importance of Building Rapport

building rapport


There is a saying “It is not how much knowledge you know, it is the people that you know that will help you to succeed.” I agreed that knowledge is essential, but knowing the right people and developing good rapport with them is the key to success.

You will not be able to know everything is this world. There will come a time when you need to seek help from people who know better than you at a certain thing. Let me ask you, if you are not in a good term with someone that you wish to seek help from, do you think that person will help you? I personally do not think so.

In the business world, you will need to develop rapport with people. When you develop rapport with someone, he or she will feel that you are connected with him or her. Once both of you are connected, negotiation will be more easy. The website by Abraham Lincoln basically sums this up “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.”

Building rapport with people will not only benefit you in the business world. It will serve you good in other aspect of your life as well.

Just imagine that you can build a good rapport with the girl of your dream, anytime, anywhere. It will definitely increase your chance of succeeding at wooing her right?

One of the techniques to build rapport is to get into the world of the other person. Mirror their action, mirror the way they speak. Try these out, and you will find that you will be communicating better with other people, and thus building strong rapport with anyone that you meet in the future.