Arts and Crafts – 5 Reasons Why You Should Use Internet to Market Your Hobby Worldwide

Nowadays, internet had been ultimately used in various kind of things. From selling goods to provide free information to people worldwide.

To me, we must not put Internet aside as one of important platforms to make money and generate income out of it.

To market your hobby in arts and crafts with Internet, I’m 100% agree and directly give my support that Internet could double,triple or even quadruple your income compared to offline businesses.

Here, I will reveal out 5 reasons why you need to use Internet to market your hobby worldwide :

1. Marketing worldwide means you need to deal with millions of Internet users on the line every minute,every second and every day. If just 1% from 1 million visitors buy your product with just USD10 a product, you’ll be getting USD100,000.00. That’s just 1% buy from you. There are millions of web visitors every day. Just imagine!

2. Marketing your hobby will be much much more easier by using Internet. Some of the business through Internet need not you to have your own product but you can sell anything. Repeat, almost anything even you don’t have any idea who run the business. What you mainly need is your own commitment to promote the product and you’ll be getting commission out of it.

3. By using Internet, you can run your business wherever you want – even at the top of a mountain(as long as you can reach the Internet line). This mean that you can start to spread out your unique hobby in any place you like especially from the comfortable of your own house or at least as your part time job(if you don’t want to let go your permanent job).It’s up to you. If you made up your mind to start your business from your house, you need to accept that you’re the boss, you’re the coolie and you’re the staff. So, you will be getting 2 main passions – you will start your own business just by following your own hobby, passion and interest and second, your business will be running from the comfort of your own house without to think about the protocol of office jobs, arguing about parking place, sticking in the worst traffic jam and pressuring with unsettled workload day after day.

4. Some of unique or creative hobbies are just known in certain part of the world. If you want to sell the output or product of your hobby to local people, perhaps the products will be getting less profit because majority of the local people have the same hobby like yours.By using Internet, the unique hobby will be recognized and spread beyond your boundaries and the door to bigger income will be opened widely.

5. Internet is just not for selling physical products. With the increment of unstoppable computer technology, you can show your unique hobby in any shape through any platform. You can try to use video link, e-book, images, patterns etc. Those kinds of technologies will make …

Nowadays, internet had been ultimately used in various kind of things. From selling goods to provide free information to people worldwide.

To me, we must not put Internet aside as one of important platforms to make money and generate income out of it.

To market your hobby in arts and crafts with Internet, I’m 100% agree and directly give my support that Internet could double,triple or even quadruple your income compared to offline businesses.

Here, I will reveal out 5 reasons why you need to use Internet to market your hobby worldwide :

1. Marketing worldwide means you need to deal with millions of Internet users on the line every minute,every second and every day. If just 1% from 1 million visitors buy your product with just USD10 a product, you’ll be getting USD100,000.00. That’s just 1% buy from you. There are millions of web visitors every day. Just imagine!

2. Marketing your hobby will be much much more easier by using Internet. Some of the business through Internet need not you to have your own product but you can sell anything. Repeat, almost anything even you don’t have any idea who run the business. What you mainly need is your own commitment to promote the product and you’ll be getting commission out of it.

3. By using Internet, you can run your business wherever you want – even at the top of a mountain(as long as you can reach the Internet line). This mean that you can start to spread out your unique hobby in any place you like especially from the comfortable of your own house or at least as your part time job(if you don’t want to let go your permanent job).It’s up to you. If you made up your mind to start your business from your house, you need to accept that you’re the boss, you’re the coolie and you’re the staff. So, you will be getting 2 main passions – you will start your own business just by following your own hobby, passion and interest and second, your business will be running from the comfort of your own house without to think about the protocol of office jobs, arguing about parking place, sticking in the worst traffic jam and pressuring with unsettled workload day after day.

4. Some of unique or creative hobbies are just known in certain part of the world. If you want to sell the output or product of your hobby to local people, perhaps the products will be getting less profit because majority of the local people have the same hobby like yours.By using Internet, the unique hobby will be recognized and spread beyond your boundaries and the door to bigger income will be opened widely.

5. Internet is just not for selling physical products. With the increment of unstoppable computer technology, you can show your unique hobby in any shape through any platform. You can try to use video link, e-book, images, patterns etc. Those kinds of technologies will make …

Humor in Corporate Gift-Giving – Why So Important? And Why Does Humor Make it More Important?

The right corporate gift adds that personal touch that no other medium, whether owned by Rupert Murdock or Ted Turner can do. It is an item, generally a calendar, a coffee mug, or some item that not only offers this personal touch but is something your client (or potential clients) views daily. It becomes a part of their psyche and they feel a kinship toward you and your company. Traditional media can never do this, and that is why corporate gift-giving, once considered "on the fringe of advertising" has become more mainstream than what once was traditional advertising.

Maybe you have granted giving corporate gifts because you have your own huge inventory in your home of fridge magnets, calendars, tee shirts, chocolates, etc. And no place to put them all (except in a far space of a closet you rarely enter).

Something new has emerged in the world of corporate business, and you know about it if you've been reading Forbes, Wall St. Louis. Journal, or other business publications. Humor.

Humor in the workplace, once considered, water fountain and coffee room talk (along with gossip) is now being taken seriously for both the emotional and financial health of the corporation. Humor consultants are being brought into such companies as IBM, Dupont, and many other Fortune 500 groups?

So what does this have to do with corporate gifts?

Londons Times Cartoons, the largest private inventory of licensed images on the Internet has done something very interesting with their work.

They opened a store of gift items from gourmet coffee gift baskets (with mugs and coasters) to water bottles, to coasters, to sweatshirts.

Corporations are buying these gifts to give to clients and future clients. The difference is, the cartoon is not only of the topic of your company (or the company to which you are purveying the gift), but London only charges $ 2.00 to engrave the gift with your company's name and web address. Most gifts are under $ 20.

So how does this benefit you, and / or your firm?

In a multitude of ways.

Now you have a corporate gift that people do not toss in the closet. They keep it out to display because it has a funny cartoon (the same reasons newspapers devote a full non-revenue producing page to silly pictures. People save them, now usually the newspaper and pass it around for others to see.

For years newspaper publishers have devoted an entire page to a totally non-revenue producing page called the comics page. Ever wonder why? They even have to pay a syndicate for the comics? LOYALTY. They have known for centuries that humor and goodwill sacrifices loyalty, and let's face it, news, especially these days is not necessarily loaded with "humor and goodwill". But you can easily put a bit of it into someone's life, where they see it daily, look forward to seeing it, and your name and www right there with it (for only $ 2). There are not many true …

Humor – Appropriate for Work?

Very few people really enjoy going to their jobs. Let's face it, most bosses are a pain, the work is not very interesting and even if it is, after a while it gets routine. The days are long and when times are slow, they are even longer. Boredom can easily settle in. Some people try to combat this boredom by bringing a little humor into the work place. What follows are two true stories.

One gentleman worked for a medical software company. It was their slow sales and support season and finding things to stay busy was not easy. So this man, who was also an amateur ventriloquist, brought one of his dummies into work. Fortunately, this guy was very well liked and the people in the office, including his supervisor, all got a kick out of it. The jokes and one liners were flying fast and furious. Everyone was having a good time. Then, one worker walked in who had a terrible phobia of dummies. She verbally abused the other employee and then filed a complaint. The employee was absolutely asked to put the dummy away and never bring it back.

Another gentleman who was working at a business school as a computer instructor held a joke session in the teachers' lunch room. All the teachers were asked to get up and tell their favorite jokes. This was all well and good until one of the teachers told an ethnic joke. One of the people in the room was of this ethnicity and became very insulted. He filed a complaint and a lawsuit directed against the school.

These are just two of the probably many cases of humor at the work place turning into an ugly scene. The truth is, what one person finds funny or entertaining, another person may find offensive. When that happens, complaints are bound to be made and that's when the trouble starts.

So what is a company to do? Do they allow humor? Do they post rules that no forms of humorous entertainment or even casual talk be allowed? What if two friends are talking in private on the job and are telling each other jokes? What it somebody walks by and overhears one of the jokes and is offended by the joke? Is it the fault of the two employees that a private conversation was overheard? Where do we draw the line when it comes to allowing humor in the work place?

Unfortunately, what many companies do and a big reason why work is such a miserable place to be, is prohibiting all conversation on the actual work promises that does not directly involve the doing the job itself. People who are speaking breaking this rule are given a reprimand the first time and on a second offense are given some sort of punishment. If the violations continue, they are let go.

Fair? Maybe not. But in an age where everyone has to be politically correct or face possible lawsuits it may be …

A Brief History of the Nintendo

Let's start off with the history of Nintendo the founding company of the Wii and many other popular games systems like the Nintendo 64 and gameboy and Nintendo DS.

Following is a list point form of the companies origin and growth spanning over one hundred years.

1889 The companies founder Fusajiro Yamauchi, who is the great grand father of the present day president of the company, began manufacturing card game called "Hanafuda" He set up his small business in the Japanese city of Kyoto.

-1902 The original intent was to manufacture the card game, to export to different parts of the world. The game was a success abroad as well as in its native land Japan.

1975- Nintendo and Misubishi Electric developed a kind of video game system and they introduced the microprocessor into video game machines for the first time.

-1977 Nintendo started to create video game systems for the home user together with Mitsubishi.

1978 Nintendo started selling coin operated gaming machines, using their micro processors. They then shortly thereafter started a separate division for manufacturing their coin operated machines.

-1980 Nintendo came to America for the first time, they created the branch Nintendo of America Inc.

-1981 Was their defining year for Nintendo they developed the coin operated video game "Donkey Kong" This video game became the hottest, most watched after, video game in history.

1985 Nintendo started to sell the first Family Computer Entertainment Systems in the US. The unit included the famous Super Mario Bros, with Mario the worlds most famous little moustached plumber.

-1987 By this year Nintendo was the first to reach sales of more than one million units in the video game manufacturers.

-1996 Nintendo launched the Nintendo 64 It was the first of it's kind with a 64 bit processor. For a home video game it was unimaginable for many. In the first day alone more than 500,000 units were sold. Later on that same year Nintendo shipped some 350'000 units to North America, the entire shipment was sold out in less than three days.

1998 Nintendo released game boy color and host of new games The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Donkey Kong Country 3, Perfect dark etc ..

2001 the gamecube was released, which was the sixth generation of the Nintendo Entertainment system (NES).

2006 On April 14th 2006 Nintendo released the seventh generation of the "NES" the aptly named "Nintendo Revolution". Despite protests from video game manufacturers and the Press Nintendo changed the name to "Wii" The name at first received much ridicule from many constituents, stating that the name appeared to convey a sense of childishness. Nintendo responded and said "Revolution as a name is not ideal; it's long, and in some cultures, it's hard to pronounce." So we wanted something that was short, to the point, easy to pronounce, and distinct. That's how 'Wii, 'As a console name, was created.'

Since it's launch the "Wii console" has sold more units than it's competitors (xbox and playstation) combined. …

The Imperialistic State

Webster defines imperialism as a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. It can be arguably said that by the turn of the 20th century the United Sates began to stretch it's rule of democracy to the far corners of the globe. In truth the election of William McKinley edged the United States closer to that lofty pinnacle of dominance, regime change and nation building that we are seeing today. The global reach of our policies and military actions from the past 116 years has gained the United States the recognition as the most prolific imperialistic nation since Great Britain was during the late 17th and 18th century.

Since the beginning of the 20h century the United States has only continued playing into the hands of the power elite. It has been this power elite who have and are the movers and shakers that have steered the United States into too many needless wars costing trillions of dollars and millions of lives while at the same time recklessly endangered the economic stability of this once great nation. In too many instances policy decisions for the last hundred years whether military or not only continued filling the coffers of those who wield the real power. It was Major General Butler that quoted "I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it. " Today, our military continues to be just a tool used by government, and the power elite. We may think that our elected officials do the bidding of their constituents but in truth they are only figure heads in an never ending ploy to beguile the public into thinking that their concerns really matter.

We have to go back to 1898 when President McKinley following the sinking of the USS Maine declared War against Spain. This war even though it lasted only a few months was the start of Americas imperialistic agenda that continues today. The sinking of the USS Maine was not sabotage nor an act of war perpetrated by Spain but was an accident brought about by the extremely hot weather which accelerated the temperature of the ships boiler to the point that the munitions stock piled right next to it set off the explosion that sank the ship. A convenient cover up to capitalize on what was really an accident. But the hysteria that followed by the mass publication of the Hearst's newspapers convinced the public that the United States was justified in going to war with Spain. This was just the first instance in along line of ploys to induce public sentiment to act without knowing the real truths behind what is really a hidden agenda. …

World Global Network Review – Should You Join?

So over the past couple of months, there’s been a company that’s been popping up everywhere on Social Media. The company is called World Global Network. Now if you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for information before becoming a distributor. If that’s the case, look no further because in this WGN Review, I’m going to cover the essential details you’ll need before joining. I’ll go into the company and product but most of all I’ll dive into the actual business opportunity. Now before proceeding, I want to disclose that I’m not a WGN distributor nor am I affiliated with them in any way. In fact, it really doesn’t matter to me whether you join or not. This is important to know because you’re not going to get a biased perspective from me. You’re going to get a truly unbiased World Global Network Review.

So first things first, let’s go into the company. Founded in 2011, WGN has been growing by leaps and bounds in markets outside of North America. From the information I’ve seen, it seems that Asia is probably the strongest market for the company. With that said, the company recently launched in the US. The company has 15 offices worldwide and operates in over 195 countries so there’s truly a global opportunity should you decide to become a distributor. The company sells wearable technology through a Network Marketing business model. The wearable technology is called HELO and it’s like Fitbit on steroids. It monitors steps like Fitbit but it also monitors blood pressure, heart rate, ECG/EKG, breath rate, emotions, fatigue, sleep quality and more. As a parent, I was most impressed with the SOS feature that allows one to hit a panic button on their HELO which will notify your loved ones that you’re in trouble and send out your current GPS position. Imagine your kids wearing their HELO and being one buttons away from letting you know they need help. That’s pretty cool! Another cool feature is Remote Monitoring which allows you to see vital signs of your loved ones that are wearing the technology. Overall, wearable technology seems to be picking up traction so joining a business that allows you to get in front of this global trend might be a good idea.

Now let’s dive into the WGN compensation plan. There are actually several ways to make money but for simplicity I’ll go into the 4 main ways that stuck out to me when I reviewed the information. The first way is the Fast Sales Bonus where you can earn a 10% commission on products you sell. The second way is Binary Commissions where you can earn up to 21% on your lesser volume leg. If you’re not familiar with Binary Compensation Plans, you have to build a right team and a left team. Each week the company calculates the volume on both your teams and pays you commissions on your lesser volume leg. Make sure you review the official compensation plan document so you …

Business Card Printing Costs I

This article will help you get a rough idea of ​​printing a business card and the costs associated with that.

For extremely basic business cards – white paper, black text – it's unlikely that the cost of printing is going to exceed the revenue each card is expected to bring in. Business cards are typically printed on card stock – eighty-pound paper and up, in contrast to the standard twenty or twenty-four pound paper used for most documents.

At standard card sizes (in America, about 3.5 "x 2"), one 8.5 "x 11" sheet of card stock will yield some ten business cards. Taking into account ink and paper costs, this will set you back about ten cents for every sheet of ten cards you print at the local copy store, assuming that you do your own design and layout.

To cut the cards, expect to pay more: about $ 1.50 for machine cutting is a standard rate at large copy stores, and a sheet of business cards will require about five cuts horizontally and three cuts vertically in order to separate and trim all of the cards . That's eight cuts, or an extra $ 12 – which seems high, until you consider that multiple sheets can be cut at the same time, and for the same price. So for one sheet of ten cards, expect to pay about $ 1.30 per card, while for one hundred sheets of one thousand cards, expect to pay about $ 22, or two cents per card – a considerably lower figure.

You might want to shop around some in your area and pay a fair price, although sometimes the time cost involved in shopping around is higher than the cost to just pay a slightly higher first-quote price. …

Want to Start a Business in Wholesale Handbags? All You Need to Know About Wholesale Handbags

Starting a business in wholesale handbags or wholesale designer handbags is a great idea. This business is a good idea, as handbags, especially designer handbags are every woman’s weakness! They can never get enough of them. Just when you think a woman has all designer formal purses and casual handbags in various colors, enough to go with every possible out fit she may own, guess what happens? The fashion changes! There she goes in search of more new fashion handbags to get the “it” look! But recently with economic crisis, not all women are able to fulfill their desire, due to a low budget.

By starting your business in handbags, you give the woman just what they need! Affordable handbags at prices lower than that at the retail shop! Your business is bound to be successful as handbags and designer handbags or even replica handbags have a huge market. Initially people were afraid to buy online, to avoid frauds, but now all you need to do is stick to a reliable, well known resource like SaleHoo to get real and trust worthy wholesale drop shippers for your business. They may charge you a small membership fees, but it is totally worth it to avoid any kind of heart or headache! This will lead you to have a good reputation in your business and your customers will keep coming back to you.

Though business sounds like a big word, this online business is no biggie; the best part about this business is that you can work from home! You need to have a reliable Internet connection, a telephone and a computer; you most probably already have that at your home! And you are ready, you just have to market the products as in get your customers to notice the products you want to sell, making sure with your wholesale drop shipping company that they have those with them. And rest is the drop shipper’s entire headache. Where he stores your product, how carefully your product is packed and who delivers your product, to your customer on time! To make sure all this is done properly by your wholesale drop shipper, always get hold of these people from legitimate sources like SaleHoo!…

4 Strategic Planning Tools For Business Model Innovation and Business Strategy Design

There are strategic planning tools for pretty much any objective a business executive can conceive of. However, for managers and entrepreneurs wishing to innovate their business model, it can be challenging making the leap from conventional thinking to the sort of creative but realistic thinking from which the next generation of sustainable profits can develop.

Knowing the types of tools you can use for various kinds of business strategy tasks can you get far more innovative results from your strategy development sessions while cutting the time it takes to arrive at good business models.

Tools for Mapping and Dominating Uncontested Market Spaces

1. Strategy Canvas

The Strategy Canvas is a tool first introduced in the book, “Blue Ocean Strategy” by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. It is a chart that plots the positions of business competitors relative to the factors important to the customer marketplace. The horizontal axis plots the factors of competition (hopefully established through customer knowledge), and the vertical axis plots the degree of offering or service level.

Using this chart differences between current and potential business competitors can be graphically portrayed. The primary point of the strategy canvas is to illustrate divergence between market and business strategies as it relates to customer needs. By using a strategy canvas, you can create a new value innovation that breaks the conflict between low cost and differentiation – the heart of blue ocean strategy.

The strategy canvas is also a great tool for USP development.

2. Strategic Control Point Index

This is a tool used to assess the level of strategic control a business has in its industry relative to competing businesses and organizations. It was best articulated by management consultant Adrian Slywotzky in “The Profit Zone” (a book which I highly recommend). The strategic control point index classifies these control points according to the level of “profit-protecting power” they confer to a business.

Simply put, it is a simple description of the path to monopoly power (or at least near-monopoly) in any business design. The profit protecting power of these strategic control points go from “None”, “low”, “medium” to “high”. Some examples of strategic control points given by Slywotzky include:

  • 10 to 20 percent cost advantage in commodity product (low)
  • One-year product development lead (slightly higher, but still low)
  • Two-year product development lead (medium)
  • Brand, copyright (slightly higher, but still medium)
  • Customer relationship ownership (High)
  • String of superdominant market positions (Higher)
  • Management of the Value Chain (Even higher)
  • Standards Ownership (Highest)

3. 6 Paths Framework

This analytical tool is another from “blue ocean strategy” and masterfully gives strategists a way to think across the “six conventional boundaries of competition” to systematically construct new assumptions and stimulate product or business design breakthroughs. The idea is that one of these unconventional ways of looking at the competitive landscape may crack open a strategic breakthrough.

a) Look across industries – Compete with alternatives and substitutes for your product/service rather than those you think are your competition.

b) Look across strategic groups

Fret Not With a Business Card Organizer

Have you ever experienced a time when you had to find a particular business card given to you some time in the past, yet you have no idea as to where you placed it? Perhaps if you have diligently kept all the business contact cards inside a box or a container, the task may have been much easier to accomplish. A business card organizer is what you need. A business card organizer will allow you to fumble through each one of your business contact cards when the time comes that you would need to find a particular contact.

There are various choices one has in terms of a business card organizer; there are those which come in a leather case which has sleeves and individual transparent pockets for easier viewing as well as for easier sorting. There are those which come in a vertical presentation which would give one the efficiency of being able to sort out their cards in any fashion they deem suitable.

Having a business card organizer is very beneficial especially to those who are constantly exchanging cards among colleagues or business acquaintances who they may need to get in contact with in the future. This is much like keeping a directory of all the contacts one has of others especially if it pertains to business. This way, the next time that you need to get a hold of someone, you no longer need to worry about fumbling through your belongings, looking at each possible place you may have inserted the card into, all you need to do is whip out that card organizer and find who you are looking for in a jiffy. …