Annies Home Journal

Annies Home Journal contains information and articles, about working from home, as well as business opportunities, and what it takes to make a home based business work.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Benefits of Online Learning

While there are all kinds of benefits associated with learning and furthering your educational goals, there are even more benefits to those who wish to pursue online learning in order to achieve those goals. I hope you will find that many of these benefits are quite enlightening and help you to consider whether or not online learning is for you.

One benefit is convenience. This is a word we are familiar with, right along with instant gratification. We are a society of people who have lived with drive thru banking and fast food. Now, we even have drive thru pharmacies and dry cleaning. We live in a fast paced world, and when we can work education into our busy schedules and on our own terms, we find that it is something we tend to like a lot.

I recommend that you watch for a growing number of online classes and online students in the coming years, as more and more professionals decide to further their degrees and their careers.

Another benefit is flexibility. You can take these classes, do the work during your lunch break, while the kids are practicing soccer, or while cooking dinner (depending of course on how well you multitask). You do not need to be in the classroom every night at 6:00 pm for the next five years in order to get the same degree of education. This by no means indicates that you will not have to do the work. The work will not change, nor will the fact that you have a limited time in which to complete the work. What will change is that you will have the option of doing the work in the morning, afternoon, or after those 2 a.m. feedings when you can't seem to get back to sleep.

Location is another. There is not enough that can really be said about this. Online education comes to you wherever you happen to be able to connect to the Internet. Whether you are at home, at work, or your favorite Internet café, you can have the convenience of taking your work with you and enjoying the environment in which you are completing your work.

Another benefit is money. An online education is less expensive. No more convenience meals, childcare expenses, or gas guzzling trips to a college campus thirty minutes away. You can now enjoy, in your own home, the benefits of an education without many of the financial hardships that are often associated with attending college. Internet access seems like such a small price to pay when compared with all the reasons mentioned above.

Believe it or not, online courses help you brush up your online abilities. You will be better at dealing with email, bulletin boards, and online research. You will learn countless other skills along the way that you probably never realized had anything to do with the courses you are actually taking, because they do not. In other words, you are getting more of an education than you bargained for when it comes to online learning.

Individual attention is certainly a big benefit to an online education. Online students often have more one on one interaction with their professors than students in a classroom. The online classroom is virtual, and correspondence through email is essential in this learning environment. For this reason it is quite possible that your professors will know more about you and your learning patterns and needs than they will know about most of the students they see two or three times a week in their classrooms.

While these are just a few of the benefits of taking online classes, you should carefully weigh the benefits against the things that may be problematic with this particular type of learning environment before you take the plunge. Learning is a lifelong process. If you are seeking a degree, you do not want to jeopardize that by taking a course that will not address your specific learning needs. If you feel confident that you can be successful in this particular type of learning environment, then go for it. You will truly enjoy the experience and the flexibility it brings to the educational process.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

How Do You Treat Your Women?

Marketing wisdom tells us that 80% of all household purchases are made by women, and no business owner can ignore them. Marketers of kids’ gear, food, cosmetics and clothes are good at reaching women, but women buy gender-neutral stuff too, like cars, auto services, technology and just about everything except Viagra.

Yankelovich marketing consulting firm reports that 60% of women 16 and older are working. They comprise over half of all college students and about 38% of small business owners according to the 2002 figures of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A February 2002 study by Prudential Financial found that of 400 American women surveyed, 37% live in households with incomes of $50,000 - $100,000, and 12% were in the $100,000 annual income range.

No business owner can afford to ignore this market, but not ignoring them is not the same as attracting them. Attracting them is not the same as winning their loyalty, either. There is definitely a difference in dealing with women because they notice the small stuff. While men tend to make judgments based on first impressions and key interactions, women never stop gathering information.

Women develop a collage of impressions about a business from a hundred small factors; everything from its cleanliness to the design of the shopping bag. Smart business owners turn this to their advantage by investing in small amenities women can appreciate. Many young women today are much wiser than the boomers were at the same age. They have traveled widely and are accomplished and picky consumers.

The key to winning the loyalty of women shoppers and your share of this market is to offer carefully selected choices rather than a plethora of everything from A-to-Z that overwhelms them Eileen Fisher, designer of women’s clothes, adopted this strategy and offers simple clothes in a limited palette. Furniture stores such as Storehouse Furniture in Atlanta have pared their selections to an “everything goes with everything else” array. Even house paint companies are adhering to this strategy of paring down and offering carefully selected choices.

Look! Women have so many work and family responsibilities they don’t have time to research and ponder every buying decision. They also aren’t trying to impress their friends by having the most toys. While a man may want 16 different size screwdrivers in his toolbox, you show a woman a tool with 16 interchangeable heads and she’ll buy it. Now she has one instrument which takes up less room but accomplishes the same thing, costs less in the end, and does the same job.

Whether buying for themselves of for the business they own or manage, women make final purchasing decisions based on the relationship with the seller, not on statistics and voluminous data. Given a choice on two nearly identical products, women will choose based on customer service and relationship with the vendor.

Men want to buy the product and leave, while women want to know how it works. Prescott True Value in Arizona has a loyal following of women running households on their own due to divorce or widowhood. By having enough staff to guide the customer and answer questions they have good to unequaled repeat business from women. Andy Andre, the owner of Prescott Arizona True Value store has learned that customer service is respect. “It’s taking the time to explain things to a customer and not talk down to them” he says.

Entrepreneurs assume that marketing to women is all about discounts and giveaways, but care and creativity is what really attracts women. If a man is ignored by a sales clerk he thinks, “What a jerk.” A woman will think, “I hate this company.” It’s the small things, good and bad, that make the impact on women customers. Learn this, and you’ve got a handle on your share of a growing niche.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Skin Care For Everyone

Good skin care should not be confusing or require a multitude of products just so you can feel clean. Most skin types on need a gentle cleanser and moisturizer that incorporates anti-aging ingredients. There are; however, certain precautions that should be taken with some types of skin, so it is important to know your skin type, i.e. dry, oily, combination skin, or normal. The best skin care routine is about providing quality attention and treatment for your type of skin, so that it stays healthy and beautiful throughout the year.

You should begin by figuring out your skin type. If your face feels parched or has some rough patches or redness in some places, more than likely you have dry skin. Sometimes you may experience flaking and irritation. Treatment for dry skin should focus on rich moisturizers that replace the moisture lacking in the skin. Cleansers should be gentle and never stripping.

If your skin is shiny all over or feels slick on the forehead, nose, and chin area, congratulations, you have oily skin. It may not feel like it, but oily skin is really a blessing in disguise, since it holds off wrinkles longer. With oily skin it is important to avoid sucking all of the oil out; you want to leave some behind to maintain your skin's elasticity. Instead, use a mild facial cleanser that leaves the skin clean but not stripped.

Acne prone and mature skins are unique and require special treatment. Mild cleansers are best for washing and moisturizers should be oil free, but tailored to meet the specific conditions.

Giving your skin the best possible care is simple, once you understand your skin type. It can become even more enjoyable as you use appropriate products and watch your skin improve.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Friday, July 06, 2007

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Monday, July 02, 2007

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