How To Coupon

I always get questions about couponing. You do not have to be an expert! You can learn to coupon from home or online and save your family a lot of money and get tons of free product. Couponing is time consuming I believe; however it is worth it for most people. You can even do it as a hobby; if your family wants to get involved…even better! Also keep in mind each store has their own rules when it comes to couponing. I suggest getting familiar with one store’s coupon policy before you move on to the others else you can get overwhelmed or feel confused as a beginner to couponing. My favorite stores to use coupons at are drug stores like Walgreens or CVS. They also have reward programs in which knock you into savings also if you use them smart!

What will I need?

You will need a way to organize your coupons such as a binder! You can use baseball card holders to organize your coupons.For example; one section will be dairy while the next will be cleaning products. You want to keep your coupons organized. Some people use a small box and filing system for their coupons. We usually want to “plan” our shopping trips when couponing correctly so you can always move the coupons you will use on shopping trips to a smaller purse-friendly organizer or your wallet. Do not forget to get yourself a good pair of scissors! What’s left?Coupons! That’s right!

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Where to find coupons?

Everywhere! The Sunday newspaper and online are the best ways to find coupons I think. You can also do searches for coupon classes in your area or coupon trains. Coupon trains are a group of people who swap coupons often with each other by mail or meetings. It is a great way to meet people; but give away coupons you don’t want to swap for ones you can use! There are tons of printable coupons online; so a printer does come in handy. I found a printer with ink included for less than $40 at Wal-Mart to get me started.

Websites with coupons

Here are some websites that have online coupons!

Coupons

SmartSource

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Here are a few great training websites for couponing and tips!

How to coupon

The System of Couponing

Couponing Tips

Great Date Night Ideas

  • Find a local winery or wine tasting class!
  • Have a picnic and make your own lunches!
  • Visit a local comedy club! Each time i’ve visited one; I’ve had a blast.
  • Find local happy hours in your area and go out to one in the week without feeling guilty about over spending. Sometimes I can go to restaurants or a bars happy hour and spend less than $5 and have a good time because of great happy hour deals! Seriously! The weekend are when prices are so pricey!
  • Visit a local museum! Sometimes you can find great facts about your community and tons of history you did not know of! Plus; it’s a great memory!
  • Rent a limo and go to a nice play or concert!
  • Invite your favorite couples over and have a movie and cook off! The women can make the drinks and the men can cook or vice versa. Winners pick the movie!
  • Re-create your first date. Go where you first met; and do the things you did the first day you met!
  • Be 21 again and bar hop! Spend a lazy day trying a different drink at small bars you’ve never been to. You will have a blast listening to music, people watching and just talking!
  • Go rock climbing or ride local boat rides or canal tours in your area!
  • Be spontaneous and take a weekend road trip. Go to the city or town 3 hours away; get a decent priced hotel and just have fun exploring a new city together for the weekend. Try new restaurants and take advice from locals on attractions to visit or menus to try! My husband and I would sneak off to Dallas once a year and we always would have so much fun. We would try new bars and restaurants; spend time with friends and just have fun with no worries!
  • Take a carriage ride!

How I Use Facebook To Make My Businesses Work & Generate Leads

Create a fan page and join like ladders. You can do a search for like ladders; and most you can promote for free just by liking other pages in exchange for their likes. You can also pay the pages to promote your fan page; which most only charge about $5 per week to do so. Great way to get fans!

Don’t be afraid to post! Sure; you will get a lot of people who are unhappy if you post…but you just have to deal with it. Make sure you do not spam but posting more than once a day; and remember to delete old ads if you run across them. It makes pages you post on not look spammy. I like to post in groups and on pages with my business ads. People may block, report or mark you as spam; but you still get leads and can get business that way. You have to have thick skin; on the internet people can be mean. Some will even accuse you of being a scam; ignore the ignorant people.

Do searches for free advertising and work at home groups on facebook to post your ads in! This is one of my favorite ways to get business!

I also like posting on my personal page throughout the week about my business!

 

 

Hollywood Celebs with Great Style

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Nicole Richie

Whether she is dressed up or down; she is always fashionable and looking straight off a runway!

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Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney always seems so fearless with fashion. She wears tons of things many people would be scared to put together or try. I think she would be a great personal stylist!

Hakkasan Beverly Hills Hosts Flaunt Magazine Issue Party with Selena Gomez And Amanda De Cadenet

Selena Gomez

I think everything about her is great! Her beauty is incredible! Her style is awesome!

The Truth About Working At Home

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    The truth about working from home is that it is really work. Sadly; most people join companies or work at home opportunities in hopes of “over night” success. It just does not happen that way. With any business; you will have to put effort into it. I think being your own boss and not having someone telling you what to do and when to do it is the hardest concept for many people.

Most work at home opportunities and jobs have to do with sales, marketing or tele-marketing. A lot of people will ask me if I know of work at home opportunities that do not involve sales. Honestly; I wish but that would be too good to be true. Everyone would be doing it by now if we could do jobs from home NOT involving sales. Some options if you are interested in eventually working from home is training to become a medical biller and/or coder or something of that nature. Many doctor’s offices are hiring for at home staff to keep office costs down.

You have to realize you are always working I feel.  When you work from home; I think you should set hours for yourself after you get your business up and running but in the beginning..you must work it! I was constantly out doing things to get my name out there. Most people think leaving a stack of business cards at a few places was them “trying” or “failing.” That was not working it. I believe businesses take effort! Sure; there are many people in companies I’ve worked with or work with that hit huge promotions in a few days or earn six figures in a year…but I believe they were working even extra hard. Sure; you can make tons fast…I even have in companies; but that was with tons of training, effort and me constantly working my business or at my job.

If you are in direct sales from home;  I suggest constantly promote your business. Do not just sit at home and expect money to roll in. You should constantly market on social media and in your community. Always leave your business information with people and let them know you are in business. Otherwise; they will not know usually! Spend time getting to know people and networking. Handing out a few business cards will not work! Get involved in community events, wear your company t-shirt during the day, pay for advertising…you have to really promote your business and train! The more you learn; the more you grow. Many companies make you do ongoing, weekly or maybe quarterly training so why not invest education into your own business also?

Patience is HUGE in building an income from home I feel. Sometimes you may have days that are slow or frustrating. Just like any job or business; there are ups and downs. However; you deal with those things with a regular job or boss; so why not do it for yourself at least? Any job or career can be stressful or hard at times. All you can do is keep going; I just rather put that effort into something I love and am in charge of.

There are tons of perks from working from home! A few of my favorites are not having to deal with traffic, saving money on transportation costs, not having to spend money on work uniforms and of course…not waking up to an alarm clock. I feel in complete control. I do not have to ask for time off if I’m sick and I do not have to ask if I can take a vacation. If I want to make more money; I just work harder. The sky is truly the limit!

I do not believe it is true that you can not succeed doing more than one business. You can do anything and all you set your mind to! I just suggest getting to where you want with one business or project before focusing on others. Lots of people have tons of businesses; especially celebrities…why can’t you? A lot of my home businesses have afforded me opportunities to do other goals and dreams of mine. You can too!

Find your passion! Sure; there are lots of great opportunities out there. Not all are scams; there are a lot of legitimate companies out there that have many successful women and men working from home with them. Some of my favorites are listed here   Think about what you love and what is fun to you. Do you love cooking? Do you love arts and crafts? What about fashion? Are you into fitness? Think about what you love; do not just join a company because someone approached you. I think since there are so many great companies out there; it’s best to do your research!

Educate yourself! If you are looking into working from home or starting a new business; I would really pay attention to details such as:

  • Catalog prices?
  • Does the company offer a free website?
  • Quotas? Territories?
  • Is inventory required or asked of you to purchase after joining?
  • Credit card processing fees?
  • Shipping prices for you and customer? Where are items being shipped? Sometimes companies process orders in one location and ship another time; so paying for faster shipping is a waste of money, because it will not arrive until definatly over a week anyhow.
  • Can you sell online? What are rules about that? Many companies do not allow you to sale on yard sale, classifieds, craigslist, et cetera
  • How updated is their websites, catalogs and training? There are companies who claim they have great customer service, training and such…but many times it is not very customer-friendly.
  • How long has the company been in business? What are their key motto’s? For example; many focus on faith, debt-free living, etc.

The American Music Awards 2013 was a lot of fun and talk! My favorite look was from Taylor Swift. I love her messy rock star hair look; which is going to be big in 2014! On the runway; this dress was made to look a tad sexier I feel. I love how Taylor kept it looking classy; not trashy also!

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Motivating People to Follow

    I love good quotes, inspirational stories and motivating people. I suggest following the follow people on social media sources; their stories and advice are truly motivating daily!

Joel Osteen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoelOsteen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoelOsteen

 

Paula White  

Website: http://paulawhite.org/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realpaulawhite