Still Want Windows 7? New Laptops Online Now!

September 14, 2013

I admit it.  I am a big fan of Windows 7 operating system.  I liked Windows XP, really liked Windows 7, and am down on Windows 8.  I even bought a second Window 7 laptop a few months ago because I want to have Windows 7 for several years.

After Windows 8 was released, Windows 7 disappeared from most retail store shelves.  The computer hardware companies jumped on the Windows 8 bandwagon and wanted to sell the latest and greatest.

** http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/customlanding.to?page=Satellite_Windows7_Promo&src=ECEB&cm_mmc=Email-_-broadcast-_-ecbscsp091313-_-ECEB&RMID=RSYS_091313_Win7_349&RRID=305299239 **

Buy a new Windows 7 laptop

Good news for all Windows 7 champions – Toshiba direct is selling 19 different models that start at $349, according to their website.  If I didn’t have two, I’d jump at this opportunity.  I’ve owned several Toshiba laptops over the years and am pleased.

I receive no compensation or consideration for recommending Windows 7 or Toshiba.  Strictly my opinion and experience only.

So, if you are interested in keeping Windows 7 in your life. check out Toshiba Direct – online.  This is a weekend special, so check it out, ASAP.

Great for home, business, and home business computing.  Runs all legacy applications and many newer ones too.  And the price?  $349 for a laptop is great.

Homepreneurs website is Homepreneurs.net

Homepreneurs blogs at homepreneurs.wordpress.com

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/homepreneurs

Twitter site – http://www.twitter.com/homepreneurs

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Pinterest page – http://www.pinterest.com/homepreneurs

A LinkedIn page (Homepreneurs group)

Disclaimer

Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed.  Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions or recommendations.  Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.

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40 Businesses to Start from Home

September 11, 2013

Tired of your current job?  Unemployed?  Underemployed?  Need a change?  A home business can bring financial success and personal satisfaction.  Technology and the new health care law helps many to realize the dream of starting and running a home business.

40 Businesses to Start from Home.

Home Business

Home Business

Homepreneurs website is Homepreneurs.net

Homepreneurs blogs at homepreneurs.wordpress.com

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/homepreneurs

Twitter site – http://www.twitter.com/homepreneurs

tumblr site – http://www.tumblr.com/homepreneurs

Pinterest page – http://www.pinterest.com/homepreneurs

A LinkedIn page (Homepreneurs group)

Disclaimer

Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed.  Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions or recommendations.  Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.

© Homepreneurs 2010 – 2013, All Rights Reserved


100,000 Views!

September 9, 2013

Sometime over the past couple days, this blog – homepreneurs.wordpress.com – passed the 100,000 views mark.

 

I am thrilled. 

 

A combination of the words “home” and “entrepreneur”,  Homepreneurs is a blog, website, and other social media sites dedicated to starting and running a home business and work at home jobs.

 

I’ve met many great people and learned a hell of a lot from those wonderful folks.

 

Some in particular I’d like to single out are:

 

WordPress.com – for making blogging very simple.  Could not do this without you.

 

– Patti Hale – blogs at howtofindworkfromhome.com

 

– Mark Holtzman, PHD, CPA who blogs at theaccountinator.com

 

– Rose Chimera – blogs at rosechimera.wordpress.com/

 

– April Carvelli – blogs at ghostofawriter.com

 

Each has taught me how to write, read, learn, and live.  Some have provided lessons in humanity and humility.  Thank you.

 

I am also very, very thankful to all who have stopped by, read and commented.  This represents 3 years of research, writing, and hard work.

 

100,000 views

How did I get to 100,000 views?  A combination of social media, frequent posts, relevant content and YOU.  I will write more on the accomplishment in the future.

I have told you many times before that if I can do this, so can you.  I am not special, unique or amazingly gifted.  I am no different or better than you.  Start your own blog on WordPress.com, pick a unique topic, and write!

From the bottom of my heart – thank you!!!!

Dion

Dion Shaw is the founder of owner of Homepreneurs

Homepreneurs website is Homepreneurs.net

Homepreneurs blogs at homepreneurs.wordpress.com

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/homepreneurs

Twitter site – http://www.twitter.com/homepreneurs

tumblr site – http://www.tumblr.com/homepreneurs

Pinterest page – http://www.pinterest.com/homepreneurs

A LinkedIn page (Homepreneurs group)

Disclaimer

Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed.  Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions or recommendations.  Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.

© Homepreneurs 2010 – 2013, All Rights Reserved


Using AdSense to Make Money for a Website or Blog

August 27, 2013

Homepreneurs recently blogged about using Google analytics for a website.  In this post, we discuss making money from Google’s AdSense.  For the full article, please read on… http://homepreneurs.net/2013/08/26/use-adsense-to-make-money-for-a-website-or-blog/

Below is a snapshot of an AdSense report for Homepreneurs website – Homepreneurs.net.  This report is only for a few days and no conclusions should be drawn, positive or negative.

AdSense Report

AdSense Report

Homepreneurs website is Homepreneurs.net.  Homepreneurs has a blog at homepreneurs.wordpress.com, a Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/homepreneurs, a Twitter site – http://www.twitter.com/homepreneurs, a tumblr site – http://www.tumblr.com/homepreneurs, a Pinterest presence – http://www.pinterest.com/homepreneurs, and a LinkedIn page (Homepreneurs).



5 Tips for Home Biz Startup Planning

May 23, 2012

Considering a home business?   Ongoing economic issues and technological advances have created an ideal environment for new entrepreneurs.  Some notable recent start ups have experienced tremendous success: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Pinterest are examples.  Each company is a household name and a dominant in its market niche.  Each also started in a small apartment or college dorm room, not in a huge office space with lots of resources.

The founders of these companies were young – several were college students – inexperienced, and not especially wealthy.  Their success is partially a timing and location issue.  But much more contributed to the incredible accomplishment of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), and Ben Silbermann (Pinterest).  These entrepreneurs along with millions of other business success stories share some common characteristics while avoiding major mistakes.  Here are 5 key tips to get you to think like an entrepreneur:

1) Identify a target market.  This is a key first step early in the business planning process.  Think about the demographic you want to target: ages, gender, ethnicity, and profession are examples.  You may not hit the target when starting out, but thinking this way will help you focus your product or service offering to a narrow group of consumers.

2) Pleasing People.  Yes, making customers happy is important, but so is getting feedback about what clients don’t like.  Think intermediate and long-term here, not short term goals.  Each and every bit of information – good or bad – you gather is a plus and helps for the long term.  As the well known quote states: you can please all people some of the time and some people all of the time…

3) Location, location, location.  A pizza place in the middle of farm fields probably won’t get many customers, but a Chicago-style pizza place in Miami may be a big hit.  A boat store in the middle of Nevada?  Maybe not, but located on either coast could be lucrative.

4) Budget.  New entrepreneurs don’t realize how quickly money is spent.  It is very tempting to buy the best technology, new offices in high rent buildings, and give out bonuses.  We suggest tempering enthusiasm with practical spending.  Save money by working out of your house for starters, use existing or low-end computers, and save the bonus for special occasions.  Create a budget and stick to it.  You wouldn’t live beyond your means, your business should follow the same rule.

5) Consider the launch date.  Launching a business too soon can mean a product is not complete and may turn off customers.  Launching too late costs money in development, provides no income, and may miss a hot trend.

There are many other factors to consider when considering a business, but the above 5 are potentially make or break.  Plan carefully and do the research needed to assure as smooth a start as possible.

By Dion D. Shaw

Dion D. Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs.

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.

Disclaimer

Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed.  Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions.  Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.

© Homepreneurs 2010 – 2012, All Rights Reserved

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Why The Interest in Pinterest?

April 3, 2012

Pinterest is now the third largest social media site behind Facebook and Twitter.  So, what the heck is the buzz about Pinterest, how does it work, and can it help my home business?  Pinterest is one of the latest social networking services that allow users to connect by sharing pictures, videos, photos, and other media by using a virtual “pinboard.”   Pinterest also connects to Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter, giving registered users an option to share within the larger virtual social networking world.

“Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.  People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.”[i]

Source: etsy.com via Emily on Pinterest

Pinterest uses virtual “pins” and a “pin  it button” to post media that users want to share with friends or the public.  Users can in turn re-post or “re-pin” images found on their own pinboards.  Pinboards are generally themed so that pins are easily organized and found by other users.  Users can allow other users to add to their pinboards or comment on existing pins.

Can Pinterest help my home business?  Definitely.  Pinterest is growing at an exponential rate.  As of January 2012, Pinterest had about 12 million unique visitors, the fastest social media site to achieve that mark.[ii] Marketing, branding, and sales are excellent uses of Pinterest.  The sheer number of users, a simple user interface, and an ability to host multiple types of visual media makes Pinterest an ideal choice for testing new products and gaining potential customer feedback.  Much like other social media sites, Pinterest is dynamic and easy to modify as circumstances demand.  This flexibility is an advantage for home business; owners can monitor and change Pinterest postings throughout a day.

Pinterest is the latest phase in social networking and is too large to dismiss.  Its demographic – 80% women (ages 35-44) in the United States[iii] – is documented and allows for targeted marketing.  (UK numbers are considerably different with more men than women and a younger age group).  Do you have pictures or video of a new product you want opinions on?  Pinterest may be exactly what you need.  A good website for Pinterest marketing tips is located here.

By Dion D Shaw

Dion D Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.

Disclaimer

Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed.  Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions.  Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.

© Homepreneurs 2010 – 2012, All Rights Reserved

References


[i] Retrieved 4/2/2012 from http://pinterest.com/about/help/


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