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Oct 31

Three Tips for Starting a Tax Preparation Business

By GuestBlogger | Guests & Paid Reviews

As people begin to prepare for their year-end holiday festivities, those who are in the tax preparation industry are beginning to prepare for a busy tax preparation season that kicks off at the first of the New Year. For some, this is a routine process: downloading updates to existing tax preparation software packages, ordering new file folders and even hiring a marketing firm to begin the process of creating a new campaign for the newest tax season. However, for those who are looking to start a tax preparation business, the steps aren’t quite as clear cut. Here are a few tips on how to start a tax preparation business that can help you get started.Continue reading

Aug 31

Why You Need a PowerPoint Designer

By GuestBlogger | Guests & Paid Reviews

While most people do not give a lot of thought to PowerPoint presentations, the truth is that a high quality, professional, and engaging slideshow can take some time and a lot of effort to create. Unless you’re lucky enough to pull creativity out of thin air, you can expect to need to set aside time to sketch out draft ideas, look over sample and similar slideshows for inspiration, and then get to work on creating your own slideshow. But if you don’t have that kind of free time, or you simply would rather not be bothered with all of the hassle, consider outsourcing your PowerPoint project needs to a custom designer.

eSlide

Today’s web designers are also branching out to Microsoft PowerPoint and similar programs, so if you’re in need of a professional, elegant slideshow, then a designer like those found at eSlide.com will certainly be able to help you out.

What you can expect from a custom PowerPoint slideshow designer:

  • fast turnaround time – often within two business days
  • slideshows in draft form for you to look over and make revisions on
  • requests for drafts and ideas as a starting point
  • quality, error-free guarantee
Jun 17

High Risk Payment Processing

By GuestBlogger | Guests & Paid Reviews

In the retail world, every merchant needs to have a safe and effective method to collect money from customers. These days, a significant percentage of shoppers choose to buy items online rather than local brick and mortar stores. Therefore, there has to be a convenient way for making electronic purchases when shopping online. The eCommerce industry has evolved tremendously to accommodate the virtual retail marketplace. Shopping carts are integrated into online stores that accept credit cards as a form of payment. A merchant account is used to collect money from any purchases made by credit card and other forms of electronic transfer.

Some online store owners have the option of opening up a merchant account that comes with minimum fees. For example, most credit card processing agencies charge a commission fee that is based on the total transaction made by each customer. Some companies might charge flat monthly rates for managing merchant accounts. Certain websites may have a difficult time with opening up a merchant account for several reasons. For instance, some merchandise is considered to be high risk according to payment processors. Such an attitude is developed due to the frequency of credit card fraud. For example, thieves use stolen credit and debit cards to buy items in bulk. The price per each product is inexpensive and therefore thieves think that it’s possible to get away. When there are disputes with credit card payments, the merchant account may be temporarily frozen due to investigations.

Certain credit card processors simply do not want to accept high risk clients. Some products qualify for a high risk label including traditional tobacco cigarettes and modern electronic cigarettes. Adult websites also qualify as being high risk merchants that sell services and subscriptions online. Opening up an e-cig merchant account is an example of managing a high risk eCommerce operation. Ethical merchants agree to a full investigation that may result in complete refunds of unauthorized credit card spending.

Duet to taxes and other fees collected by the government regulations, some controlled products in the United States are part of the high risk merchant industry. Great merchant account managers offer viable offers for online shops that would like to sell “risky” items to the rest of the world. International shipping of certain products also contributes to a high risk of a merchant account. For example, shipping and returns may be very expensive for small online businesses.

May 17

Web Design and Hosting Packages

By GuestBlogger | Guests & Paid Reviews

web design and hosting packagesA website requires something known as a host in order to function properly. There is no website in existence that does not have a host.

Every one of those websites also has to have web design to it.

When looking to set up a website, it is important to look for web design and hosting packages.

When the two are put together like this, the price tends to be lower than if the two parts were purchased separate of one another. This is why the smart website creator will make sure to wait until one of these packages comes along that is set at a fair price.

The first host that comes along is not always the one to select. There is a chance that the host will not always have all of the right features. It also may not be at the right price to make it affordable.

Instead, it is wise to wait until all of the stars align to get the right package at the right price with the right host.

A website that has been created without some of these elements will immediately being to show flaws. People will not want to visit such a website, and the whole thing will be a disaster. It is nice though when it all comes together perfectly and people actually take the time to visit the website. 

Sep 27

Best TV Shows for Entrepreneurs

By GuestBlogger | Money Online

Are you trying to get inspiration for starting your own business or taking your unique, big idea to market? Watching shows on Direct TV and cable is a good way to get ideas on how to implement and monetize your great idea. Not only that, but you can learn from the mistakes from others and get expert advice from successful and experienced entrepreneurs.

Here are the top 3 shows for entrepreneurs and a rundown of how watching them on a regular basis can help you succeed in your business pursuits.

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Jul 19

Making money by just taking pictures

By GuestBlogger | Guests & Paid Reviews

Money making idea: sell picturesDo you want to turn your photography hobby into something that you can actually make a profit from? Stock photography is a great way to turn your photos into some extra cash in your pocket. Stock photos are images that someone might want to use for something.

The possibilities for stock photos are infinite; it could be pictures of nature, landscapes, just people doing really anything, events, or even pictures of animals. Basically you should take pictures of any and everything that is around you, it’s very inexpensive to keep the photos online and you can never be sure what people need or want.

You will want to keep your photos in library form so that someone searching for something can see all your photos of food, or plants or of people playing sports, etc. in one place. You should also make sure that your photos are professional and marketable, if you took a picture of a person you should have a signed release to use that picture, stating that the person in the picture doesn’t mind it being used.

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Jul 12

Pseudo-Experts Sabotage Internet Profits

By GuestBlogger | Money Online

Get rich quick schemes

As an internet marketing coach, I’ve had people come to me with all kinds of projects.

And I’ve seen them succeed in all types of markets.

But there is one project I hate seeing.

That’s the person who wants to sell his, “How to Make $10,000 a Month Online in 3 Easy Steps.”

There are all kinds of variations on this, and it always come back to the same initial question.

My first question is, “How did you reach that goal of $10,000 a month online personally?”

The eventual response, that frustrates me to no end, is likely to come next, “I’m not there yet.”

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Jun 05

Writing an ‘odd blog’ could make money

By GuestBlogger | Guests & Paid Reviews

There are various ways of making money from a blog such as getting revenue from advertising on your blog site, selling affiliate products and selling your own products and services. Most blogs are pretty mainstream, catering for various audiences and interests, but how about writing a blog that would appeal to people who love anything a bit odd or different?

There is certainly money to be made in this sort of niche and let’s face it most of us enjoy stories that are a bit out of the ordinary, so a blog catering to this area of interest could be a way to tap into people’s curiosity and fascination with all things odd. Let me give you a few examples…

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Mar 09

Making Money As A Stay At Home Mom

By GuestBlogger | Guests & Paid Reviews

making money as a stay at home momJust because you are a stay at home mom it does not mean that you can’t make money in your spare time. While being a mom can be a full time job, especially when your children aren’t yet of school age, there is some free time that you can use to make a good amount of money. Here are five things to consider when you are looking at making money as a stay at home mum:Continue reading

Mar 07

Eighterr.com – The New Freelance Marketplace for Minigigs Online

By GuestBlogger | Guests & Paid Reviews

There are dozens of sites popping up for people who want to buy and sell minigigs online and the newest contender is Eighterr.com.  You’re probably already familiar with sites like Fiverr and Fourer where, oddly enough, minigigs cost $5 and $4 respectively.  And yes, you’re safe in assuming that minigigs at Eighterr.com cost $8.  But even at $8 that’s a pretty low price.  How is anybody making money selling these cheap minigigs online?

Let’s take a look at the sellers first.  Some sellers are only in it for pocket change but serious sellers are discovering the benefits of using these minigig sites to build their business.

Sites like Eighterr.com handle their own promotion so you automatically have traffic coming in to see your gigs.  And it’s not like the other freelancing sites where you have to compete with other providers.  The buyers see your gig and they either buy it or they don’t.  There is no negotiation of prices – it’s $8, take it or leave it.

A smart seller looking to use Eighterr.com to build his business will create 2 types of gigs.  The first will be minigigs that be completed quickly and with very little effort – because there’s very little profit to be made on an $8 sale.  The second might be a gig that he’d normally charge more than $8 for but it’s a great way to attract some new business.

A smart seller will also have more to offer than these little $8 minigigs and he’ll include an upsell offer when he delivers his gig.  Think of these little minigigs online as a way to get samples of your work into the hands of a tightly targeted audience.  And when you deliver you need to let them see what you really have to offer.

Buyers can use these sites to their advantage, too.  They’re a great resource for outsourcing some of your more tedious tasks, such as article writing or blog commenting or Tweeting.  And you’d be surprised at some of the talent you’ll find on these sites.  Never assume that just because someone is willing to work for $8 they must be an inexperienced idiot.  Some of these smart sellers are making thousands of dollars a month.

The only real downside to these sites is that the site keeps a portion of each sale.  On Fiverr.com the site owners keep $1 from each $5 gig, which means the seller only actually makes $4 per gig.  The owners of Eighterr.com however understand that to be knows as an authority site they need to attract top-quality sellers.  To that end, they also only keep $1 per sale.  But since the sale is $8 total, that means the seller is making $7 per sale at Eighterr.com.

There are a lot of buys and sellers both making lots of money with these minigigs online.  The key is to make sure you can complete the transaction fast enough to make it worth your while and profitable.

 

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