Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Identity Cards - Demand Is There Therefore So Is A Business

Identiy Cards - Demand Is There Therefore So Is A Business

Security is big business with many avenues for profit making with increased security awareness throughout the world. There are not many areas that are unaffected with matters of security and identity checks in a world that has lost its trust in the community. This may sound negative but it has a silver lining for a small business idea that can make you money.

Identity cards have never been more on demand. Think about where identity cards are worn. Almost every retail shop will have them, all vocations that involved visiting people homes of travelling to other firms will need them and of course the whole sector of security personnel require them. Printing identity cards and laminating them in plastic is a viable and in demand business you can start up with little expense.

Photo business cards and club membership cards can easily be produced using a good home computer and printer. With the right kind of software, a supply of materials and a small affordable laminator, you can be in business in no time. By canvassing small businesses and clubs with a good selection of samples you are certain to gain orders. Eventually, you may get enough repeat business to concentrate solely on the design and print work. You could then employ a rep to expand the business further.

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Sunday, 27 December 2009

A Google Christmas Message - Better Than a Christmas Card

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What a great Christmas present from Google and the AsSense programme. US$102.97 is waiting for me to pick up from the Bank right now. Fair do it took a year to build up to reach the US$100 mark, but it is money for doing absolutely nothing other than blog as normal.

AdSense works while you are asleep in bed and you can see why this form of money making online is used by millions of people as a passive income. There is of course many ways you can improve of the payouts you get by manipulating the way you work on your blog. This is a specialist area that many take up and there are many maestroes giving advice on how to get the most out of it.

In the main, bloggers jsut tend to place the AdSense ads and hopw that they strike lucky. There will alwasy be money rolling in but it is comeasurate to the amount of tinkling you do with the placement, design and of course keywords that are essential to prompting the right type of ads that people click on. Bot going into too much detail I just don't'know why every blogger has AdSense omn their blog it takes up little space and no work at all! It takes just a couple of minutes to set up and no maintenance at all beyond that.

Look at it this way, next Christmas I may well have gained another US$100+ Christmas bonus. Now waht was I going to spend it on? Oh yes the massive electric bill we will receive in January - Doh!

Here the Christmas message from Google: (Better than any Chrismas card that's for sure!)

Payment History > 23-Dec-2009 Payment Details

Payment Type

Western Union Quick Cash

Payment Date


Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN)


Amount in Payment Currency

USD $102.97

Your payment is available for pick-up the day after the payment date above
Remember to bring the following when you pick up your payment at a local Western Union agent:

  • The amount of your payment
  • The Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) for this payment
  • Your government issued ID (Passport, Driver's Licence, National ID, etc)
  • Sender's information:

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

Statement of Earnings

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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Online Forums - A Must For Businesses

Online Forums - A Must For Businesses

The Internet is amazing! A community linked on a worldwide scale through a network of electronic connections. You needn’t be alone ever again once you're online. You need social interaction to earn money as well and to do this you need to get known. An ideal way to do this is through forum mediums.

Forums are a social gathering of online people who may or may not have something in common. Whatever you hobby or business there is a forum out there for you. I must admit, I have seen quite a few and there are the good the bad and the ugly. So what are the advantages of joining and taking part in a forum?

One thing is for sure there are millions of people online, but having just said that, there are niche communities with a limited amount of people within them, but they tend to stick together. It’s all part of doing business online don’t forget and that is based on building relationships. Trust is something that is built on time just like any other relationships and that is happening on a worldwide format and not just on a personal. but on a business basis.

Joining a forum is advertising for your business and if you are an established member there will be new members who will look up to you for advice and will be more likely to do business with you. It is also like an interactive textbook with answers to any questions anyone might have.

Whatever the reasons you have for joining a forum it will do you business no harm at all as your profile signature with be your business banner that is in visitors faces every time they communicate with you. Forums are a must alongside various other mediums of advertising and of course it would be a business learning curve for you as well

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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Make Money On Unwanted Goods

Make Money On Unwanted Goods

Quite often we have things in the house that have no use to you at all. For example, an old electric liquidizer, a broken digital camera, a box of designer shoes that are too small and unworn. Now there is a moneymaking option you can take with these, but with a little though behind it.

Some item that you no longer use may in the main be used, these generally will devalue in value as time goes on. On the other hand, there may be items that are brand new still boxed unopened, many of these will increase in value over an extended period becoming collectors’ items. It is here where the decision to make money on them now or wait for an increase in market value should be thought out.

The three things that I have and do not use, namely the liquidiser and broken camera are to be sold now, but the box of designer shoes will be held on for a few years as I’m sure they will increase in value as time walks on without them being worn. They are already ten years old and are effectively an investment. The used items will be sold on online auctions in Bulgaria where I live, as the postage will be too expensive for an eBay auction. I will get money for the sale and free up space in my small home here.

It is a simple case of finding things that have no use to you in the home, or even asking other family or friend to do the same with a commission for you on item that they might want to sell. It’s so easy nowadays to sell anything online as long as you don’t ask for too much or put a reserve that will not be reached.

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Friday, 18 December 2009

A Reflection On Gambling As a Business

A Reflection On Gambling As a Business

I must point out that in recent posts there is reference to gambling as a way of making money. Those bloggers who know anything about blogging, and that is most of you, know that these posts were written for a reason. That reason is from a business stance, which is far safer than making money by gambling.

Gambling has a bad press and for good reason. It has been the ruin of countless people, usually those in desperate financial situations drawn in by desperation. It is this section of gambling public that the draw of promises to riches that I take offence with. One might say that these people might well have a bit more sense and their own financial demise is their own fault. I disagree, advertising and many outright lies about this so called lucrative business is to blame.

I stress again that gambling is a fools’ game to those who rely on it as a money making activity and the strongest advice possible it to say that you should only gamble money away that you can afford to lose. This is so true. I for the life of me can’t understand why anyone has money they can afford to lose in this time of recession. Having said that the gambling bandwagon is strong right now due to desperate people trying their hand at a quick fix to solve their financial problems. Gambling institutions are thriving on the misfortune of the struggling and most of their profits come from this sector of the public.

I’d go for a work based flutter on the Horse racing Grand National or the Derby but casinos just make me want to run away. It is the picture of profits for mafia management and the foolhardiness to those who choose this form of business.

There will be those who disagree, but are these people on the gambling forefront and already have a vested interest in it?

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Sunday, 13 December 2009

Success Or Failure In Business Is Down To You

Success Or Failure In Business Is Down To You

If anyone tells you that making money is easy, the chances are they are lying! 99% of the time you need to invest to make money with no guarantees either. But still millions are drawn to start their own business with the plan of making money as the carrot. The figures on failures are high mainly due to lack of planning, relevant market research and the amount investment that was miscalculated. The biggest reason for failure is however is the lack of business acumen.

How can you ensure any business you start up succeeds? Well you can’t, but you can reduce the risks of failure quite simply by being professional about it. That means talking to business advisors in your local area, that includes banks and commerce and industry associations, which incidentally give advice free in most cases. They are there to support businesses and new enterprises with the banks taking a special interest, as they want your business as well.

Look at other similar businesses that you plan to start. What can you do to beat the competition? Can you offer cheaper, better and give service or goods that will take some of the market that your potential competitors hold. Is there enough of a market for a new business of this type? These are just a small sample of the questions that you should ask yourself and will be asked from professionals that can help you plan your enterprise.

The most important factor of all in business is you. Are you the sort of person who can run your own business? You may have the best idea in the world, but if you are not the type of person who can lead your won business it won’t succeed and you are better off working for someone else. The best place to start is looking at yourself, or even better get someone else who knows you to do this. The truth sometimes hurts, but it will save you a lot of heartache and potential financial hardship along this difficult route of making money from your own business.

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Monday, 7 December 2009

Paid For Entertainment - Look At Gambling That Way

Slot machines

Another bit of advice if you are into gambling. Again I have to say that my own personal opinion of gambling and betting is one where I avoid this form of money making. I just don’t like the idea of profit left to chance which is what gambling actually is.

You can of course increase the chances of winning but the profits are that much lower and there is always he chance you can lose in every form of gambling no matter what the odds are.

Funnily enough whenever someone mentions slots games I always cast my mind back to the town of Clacton-On-Sea on the English Essex coast line where the pier hold many arcades and slot machines. I lived there fore five years and avoided the arcades it like the plague. This is where many people gather to gamble, or have fun. I used to feel that the coins that went into the machines foolhardy and was left to the devices of profits from the arcade owners who did very well out of the business.

Of course now there is a swarm of online slot games without the lager louts who used to hang around the physical arcades at the seaside resorts. I still don’t entertain these sites but if you feel that way inclined I can point you to a clean and upfront site from Scandinavia that can entertain you and try your chance at profiteering with risks of naturally. Their site is also a ratings guide giving you a guide to the best online casinos, poker rooms and gaming sites on the web. This might be very useful to gain an insight and perspective about what’s out there in this form of risky money making or money losing.

If you can afford to lose money then perhaps this is for you, but don’t go in there if you need to win, enjoy your loses and treat it as entertainment you pay for.
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Saturday, 5 December 2009

Casino Gambling Guide And More - If You're Into It

Casino Gambling Guide And More - If You're Into It

Making money out of gambling is something that I do not really advise. However, here are many who do actually do this and make a profit. Now I don’t suggest for one moment that this is something for everyone, but if you have a leaning towards this form of trying to make money then there is a site that gives a ratings guide to the best online casinos, poker rooms and gaming sites on the internet, with online casinos for real money to play.

It is well worth doing your market research before you start any moneymaking business therefore well worth spending time looking for the type of gambling portfolios that will suit you. There are many form of casino games all of which I personally avoid on principle, but everyone is different I guess.

One last piece of advice that I will give is important but so true. Only bet or gamble on the money you can afford to lose. This has been said many times before, but many don’t heed the advice more's the pity. Don’t let it be you and good luck if you take this form of moneymaking.
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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Top 10 EC Droppers For November 2009

How many days are there in November? 30 you might well answer. Well how come that six of my top ten Entrecard droppers made it 31 drops? They all must be time travellers of something. That aside, it is a big thank you to all who dropped on Dosh For U during the month of November. Cornymans Money-Blog just pipped everyone to the post as the top dropper and he (Martin) gets one month of exposure on my blog and I am more than happy to accommodate him. He is well worth a visit if you want to known more about making money online.

Can I also think all the other who made the effort to drop, I know it is difficult to do every day so appreciation for the dedication that has been made here.

The top ten list is given here:

Dropper # of drops
Cornymans Money-Blog, everything about financial independence 31
Pure Natural Diva 31
Traders' Hub 31
Spy Camera Shop 31
body health information 31
share free tutorial 31
Learning Corner 30
Business & Life Success 30
The One Minute Guide 30
NancyAfink 30

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