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In Today’s post you will learn how to make money by working from home starting a subscription business. It can be a very lucrative business.
Work from Home – Start a Subscription business

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In Today’s post you will learn how to make money by working from home starting a subscription business.

Work from Home – How to Start a Subscription Box Business

A subscription box is a service that people can sign up for in order to receive products that they are interested in right at their doorsteps. Starting a subscription box brand is a fun, exciting business idea that can begin a hobby and even grow into a full-time occupation. To launch a successful subscription box venture, it’s important that you brainstorm a unique idea for your box, market it effectively to potential customers, then make sure those first boxes get to them in one piece and on time!

Part 1 Brainstorming Your Subscription Box Business

  1. Choose a unique niche for your subscription box. There are many subscription box services that offer a wide range of products, so do your best to come up with an idea that sets your subscription box apart from the rest. To find a niche, try to find an area in the market that is not already covered by another subscription box service. 
    • This could be an emerging trend or a particular target market that is interested in something unique that isn’t yet offered by a subscription box service.
    • It’s ok to sell the same genre of products as another subscription box service, but try to do something differently to make yours special. For instance, if you want to start a coffee subscription box, you could sell only organic coffee to set yourself apart.
    • Make sure that your products are not so obscure that there will be no market for them. Do some research online and make sure that there will be a number of people who are passionate about the products you want to offer.
  2. Research your target audience and competitors. Do research online and on social media to determine what kinds of people are likely to subscribe to your box and what other similar subscription services there are. This will allow you to tailor your marketing messaging to connect with potential customers and differentiate yourself from competitors.
    • Search different hashtags related to your products and to subscription boxes on social media to see what people are talking about.
    • Take note of any social media influencers that you might be able to work with to market your subscription box.
  3. Come up with a name and logo for your business. Choose a name that is catchy and unique and make sure it is not already taken by another brand. Work with a graphic designer to design a logo for the brand if you don’t have any graphic design skills yourself.
    • You can use a program like Adobe Illustrator to make a business logo.
    • Make sure that you’ll be able to use your brand name to create social media accounts, and that a good URL is available for a website. Search social media platforms for your desired name to make sure it’s not taken, and search a web hosting site to find available URLs that include the name.

Part 2 Prototyping Your First Subscription Box

  1. Find sources for the types of products that you will include. Make sure that you will be able to acquire a variety of the types of products you want to sell. Remember that every subscription box needs to be different to keep people interested, so you should have multiple sources from which you will be able to get the products.
    • When you first start out, it’s a good idea to plan the products you will include in the first 6 boxes ahead of time. This way, you won’t be scrambling to find new products at the last minute!
    • Make sure the products you source will be easy to ship. They shouldn’t be very fragile or too big to fit easily in a box with other products. Remember that the bigger the box, the higher your shipping costs will be.
  2. Order samples or small amounts of products from suppliers to try them out. Try the products yourself or give them out to friends to get their feedback. Create some sort of evaluation scorecard or survey for each product, then fill them out alongside your enlisted product testers in order to select the best of the best.
    • You can make this part fun by hosting a sampling party to try out products with your friends.
  3. Select packaging and shipping materials. Find a reliable source of packaging supplies. Choose the actual boxes that you will ship and any other necessary packaging material, such as padding to protect the products.
    • Make sure that you can get the packaging supplies in bulk each month (or however often you plan on shipping the box).
    • If you can find a packaging supplier that can also provide printing and design services, this can save you a lot of time in the design and decoration process.
  4. Design and decorate the box and packaging. Decide how you will decorate the boxes and what packaging materials to use inside. Print your logo and designs directly on the boxes for a professional-looking and time-saving option, or print stickers for a cheaper more versatile option.
    • Think about the whole unboxing experience for your customers and try to make it a special experience. The inside of the box should look nice as well as the outside.
    • You can find a printing service in your area that will be able to transfer your designs to the boxes, or sometimes the suppliers of packing materials themselves are able to do this.
  5. Put together products for the first subscription box. Make a final decision about what products will go into the first subscription box you send out. Make sure you know how much of each product you will be able to provide and set a cap on orders if necessary.
    • Package up a prototype box and take pictures for your website and social media channels.
    • Some subscription boxes are a surprise every month, while others tell their subscribers what they will be getting. It’s up to you which route you want to go.
  6. Set a price for your subscription box. Calculate your costs for each box by adding up the costs of the products inside, the cost of all packaging, and the shipping costs. Set a price that allows you to make a profit, but not so high that it is not affordable for your customers to pay continuously.
    • Factor in how much time you will be spending fulfilling orders to determine how much profit you want to make.
    • A 40% profit margin is considered a good margin to aim for with a subscription box business.

Part 3 Marketing Your Subscription Box

  1. Create a website for your subscription box. Use a free service that lets you create a website using templates, or hire a web developer to create a site for your brand. Make sure to include eCommerce plugins that allow customer to sign up for the subscription service and make payments.
    • There are also several online subscription box marketplaces that you can sign up for to make the process easier (since they already have the infrastructure to sell subscription boxes), or to supplement your own website.
    • Keep your site simple and design-focused. People are buying the experience of the subscription box, so make your site visually attractive, include some professional-looking pictures of your boxes, and a little bit of info about your niche.
    • If you want to get organic traffic to your site, make sure to work on the site’s SEO to position it in search engine results.
  2. Start a buzz on social media about your brand. Create channels on the main social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Start posting content and photos with popular and relevant hashtags in the descriptions to attract followers and generate a buzz.
    • Social media is a great way to get a lot of free publicity for your subscription box. Once you grow your followings organically, you can move on to paid social media advertising if it’s in your budget.
  3. Pay for advertising if you have the budget for it. Pay for ads on search engines or on social media networks to put your brand in front of more people. This is a good second step after you grow traffic to your site and followings on social media organically.
    • If you don’t know anything about paid advertising, ask a friend who works in digital marketing or hire a freelance digital marketer to help you get started.
    • Many social media influencers work with brands for a set fee or commission. Reach out to social media influencers who could potentially promote your product to a large audience to see if this is a viable option.

Part 4 Launching Your Subscription Box

  1. Set a date for the first box to ship and start taking orders. Choose a shipping date and a deadline by which customers have to subscribe. Keep an eye on how many orders are coming in and make sure you will be able to fulfill all of them.
    • Stop allowing early orders if you will not be able to get enough products to fulfill all of them.
    • Send customers a confirmation email after they subscribe and pay to let them know when they should expect to receive their boxes.
    • Stay active on social media to keep followers informed about deadlines for subscriptions, shipping dates, and any information about products you want to share. Keep paying for advertising to keep the orders rolling in.
  2. Order the products for the first box after the deadline for customer subscriptions. You will know how many boxes you need to ship after the deadline by which customers have to sign up for the box. Order all of your chosen products and get ready to package them.
    • Make sure that there is enough time between the customer subscription deadline date and the shipping date that you chose to acquire all of the products.
  3. Package your first orders and ship them out on time. Carefully package up all the products in your boxes that you will send out. Take care that you package products in a visually appealing and consistent way to give the customer a nice unboxing experience.
    • When you first start out, you will probably be able to handle shipping yourself, or with the help of some friends. After your customer base grows, you may want to look into fulfilment services that can take care of this part for you.
  4. Evaluate your first shipment’s success. Think about how the whole process went and if there is anything you need to change for the second shipment. Stop working with any suppliers that were difficult to receive products from, analyse which marketing tactics worked best, and make any necessary changes to your fulfilment process.
    • If sending out boxes on your own was too stressful or inefficient, then you should find a fulfillment service to help you with the second shipment.
    • It’s a good idea to send out a short survey by email to your subscribers to ask how their experience was and see if they have any feedback you can use to make your service better.

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Daycare centre from home

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In Today’s post you will learn how to make money by opening a daycare from your home.

How to Start a Home Based Daycare

You want to start that child care business in your house? Read on.

Steps

  1. Check with your local, state, and Federal laws. Some places require you to have a licence.
  2. Make a list of all positions you are going to hire. Be sure to list their ages and requirements. Decide on how much you will pay them. Good guidelines are:
    • Teacher. You are one of them. Anyone your age is fine.
      1. Assistant: This can can be your age or a little younger. The requirements are up to you.
    • Entertainer. This person will organize games and activities. They can also watch the kids during playtime to play with them and to insure they play safe. Don’t be afraid to hire someone younger for this job. However, you should make them at least two years older then the ages you will watch. Any younger and they aren’t much of an authority figure. Requirements should be that they are organized.
    • Cook. Whatever age you comfortable with on cooking is fine. Requirements should be they can cook.
    • Nurse. This person should be at least 15. They should know first aid.
  3. Decide on what age you will be watching. Here is a chart to guide you through this:
    • 13-14: Most people wouldn’t accept you with babies or toddlers. Try to start off with children 5 or older.
    • 15: you can work with slightly younger children. 4 and up is good.
    • 16-17: People may trust you with toddlers now. However, try to keep children with well known parents as they are more likely to trust you. Babies are fine.
    • 18 or older: People trust you with any age.
  4. Put up advertisements. Business cards, flyers, posters, and such are good.
  5. Start hiring employees.
  6. Time to finally start. Don’t get distracted.

How to Open a Day Care Centre

Day care centers are in higher demand than ever before, and if you love working with children, opening one can be a smart and enjoyable business choice. Start small by running a neighborhood day care from your home, or select a commercial space for a larger day care business. This article outlines the qualifications you need to start a day care, how to set up a day care center, and ideas for getting clients and making your business profitable.

Method 1 Preparing to Operate a Day Care Center

  1. Understand the pros and cons of operating a day care. If you’re considering opening a day care, you probably already know that you love working with kids. Take these other elements of running a day care into account before you make the decision to devote yourself to starting a new business:
    • Are you ready to handle the mishaps, behavioral issues and emergencies that arise when working with kids? Consider getting first aid and CPR training and potentially taking classes on childcare before assuming this responsibility.
    • The children’s parents will have high expectations concerning their kids’ activities and education while under your care. It helps to have a degree in education or experience teaching or working at a day care before opening your own.
    • A day care is a business, and as a business owner you’ll be in charge of employee management, bookkeeping, marketing, and other responsibilities that come with running a small business in addition to providing childcare.
  2. Decide what type of day care you want to open. Factoring in your time capacity, financial restraints, and personal preference, choose from two types of day cares:
    • A home day care. Day cares operated from homes offer home-like environments for children. They are typically small, and usually open to kids from the neighbourhood.
    • A day care center, or commercial day care. Day care centers are operated from commercial spaces. They can accommodate more children and bring in more revenue, which allows them to hire more employees.
  3. Understand the licensing requirements for your state. To legally operate a day care, it’s necessary to obtain a license, which must be renewed each year.
    • Licensing requirements are different for home day cares and day care centers. Research the requirements in your area for the type of day care you wish to operate.
    • To obtain a license you will undergo a home or facility safety inspection and prove that your operation is following the laws of your state.
    • You must demonstrate that your operation has a certain ration of adult caretakers to children. The requirements vary with the age of the children.
    • You may have to complete an orientation or course on managing a day care.
    • You are required to file all the necessary paperwork and submit a fee to complete the licensing process.
  4. Decide on a location. Before you settle on running a home day care, make sure you have enough space for children you wish to serve. Is the bathroom located close to the intended play area? Is there a fenced-in outdoor yard? A commercial space should also be large enough to accommodate the number of kids who will join your day care. It should have a large play area, an outside space, a convenient bathroom area, and a kitchen for preparing snacks.

Method 2 Setting Up Your Day Care

  1. Create a fun and safe environment for kids. Whether it’s in your home or in a commercial space, make sure your day care has the following elements:
    • A safe play area. Fill the main playroom with bright decorations. Consider setting up a corner of the room for kids to quietly read or rest, and another area where kids can play games together. Have tables where kids can make craft projects. Buy mats for nap time.
    • Toys, books, art supplies and other entertaining and educational items. Make sure the supplies you provide are age appropriate and safe for children to use.
    • Healthy snacks, water, and juice. You should also have plates, napkins, and cups, depending on the age of the children. If you won’t be providing snacks for the children, ask their parents to pack them.
    • A bathroom or changing area designed for kids. Buy age-appropriate bathroom equipment for the children to use. If you’re working with babies, have changing tables, diapers, and other necessary supplies.
  2. Plan a schedule. Divide the day into welcome time, reading time, play time, snack time nap time, outside time, and so on. Do research on the age group you’ll be working with to design an appropriate schedule.
    • Consider adding educational elements. You may want to offer basic reading and math instruction as part of your day care service. You may also want to celebrate holidays, seasons, and special events with the children.
  3. Attend to business. In addition to making sure you’ve fulfilled the licensing requirements of your state, make sure your business is set up properly.
    • Hire staff. Decide what positions need to be filled, arrange interviews, and hire people to help you run the day care. Consider hiring people with a background in early childhood education.
    • Set hours of operation. Have a plan for when parents should drop off their children and when they should pick them up.
    • Settle on the price. How much will you charge for your day care services? Call other day cares in your area to find out what price range makes sense. If you’re offering a specialty service, such as teaching children how to read, you may want to charge more.

How should you determine the price for your day care services? Average the amount of materials purchased and the salaries of staff, and then divide the final number by the number of children.Make a list of the services (reading instruction, crafts, snacks, etc.) you will provide and approximate a cost for each.Compare other nearby day care prices and set your price in that range.

Method 3 Opening Your Day Care

  1. Let people know that you’re open for business. Advertise in the newspaper, online or on local notice boards at schools, churches and coffee shops.
  2. Meet with parents. Show parents and their children around your facilities, introduce them to the staff, and explain the schedule and curriculum to them. Obtain the necessary paperwork to admit children into your day care.
  3. Learn as you go. Once your day care is up and running, keep improving your facilities, policies, and program structure to provide the best possible care to the children you are serving and attract a steady stream of new clients.

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Work from Home – Babysitting

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In Today’s post you will learn how to make money doing babysitting for friends and family and even parents in your neighbourhood.

Babysitting is a great first job if you’re a teenager, or an excellent way to make a little money on the side if you’re already employed. It seems like everyone has babysat at some point, but when you’re just starting out, getting that first babysitting job can feel really difficult. By getting some informal experience, advertising strategically, and nailing your interview, you’ll be on your way to a babysitting job in no time!

Part 1 Finding a Babysitting Job

  1. Offer to take care of younger siblings, relatives, or family friends. Ask to take care of your younger siblings while your parents are out, or volunteer to watch young cousins or the neighbor’s kids. People who already trust you will be willing to help you your first babysitting experience
    • Talk to your parents about whether you should get paid for looking after your younger siblings or relatives. You might watch them for free the first few times, then ask for a low pay rate, like $7-$9 per hour. Once you start babysitting other families, you can ask for higher rates.
    • Ask your first “customers” to be your references when you look for other babysitting jobs.
  2. Make flyers to advertise your services. Write “Babysitting Services” or “Need a Babysitter?” in big, bold lettering. Then, write a little about yourself, like, “I love taking care of kids of all ages. Responsible, loving, and lots of experience. Ask me for references!” Include your first name and phone number on the flyer, or on tear-off strips at the bottom.
    • Don’t put your last name or address on your flyers.
  3. Advertise throughout your community. Ask your parents or guardian to help you hang your flyers on bulletin boards at daycares, elementary schools, local coffee shops, and gyms. Remember to ask the facility before you hang anything.
    • You can also put advertisements in local papers or church newsletters. Check the back of the publication for a contact number and call to ask about advertising prices, or ask your parents to call for you.
    • Ask your parents or guardian to tell their friends that you’re looking for babysitting work.
  4. Look for jobs on babysitting websites. On these websites, you can fill out a profile with your name, experience level, general location, and schedule. Message back and forth with a family for a week or so before agreeing to meet in-person.
    • If you’re under 18, make sure to ask your parents before using a babysitting website.
    • No matter how old you are, practice basic Internet safety when using babysitting websites. Keep your personal details private until you meet with the family in person.
  5. Take first aid training to increase your chances of getting a job. Look online to see what classes are available in your area. They’re often offered by local hospitals, YMCAs, or Red Cross branches. You probably won’t have to use some of the more intense training, but it’s good to know how to treat a scrape or do abdominal thrusts to help a child who’s choking.
    • If you’re trained in first aid and CPR, you’ll be more likely to get hired and get a higher pay rate.

Part 2 Meeting the Family

  1. Prepare answers to a few typical questions. The family will want to know a little about you, and will definitely ask what kind of experience you have with kids. They might get into more specific questions, too, like how you’d respond if their kid was crying or throwing a fit. Using your prior experience, come up with some good answers to these kinds of questions so you come to the interview confident and prepared.
  2. Arrive a few minutes early. You want to show the parents that you’re punctual. They don’t want to hire a babysitter that will show up 15 minutes late to the job and make them miss their dinner reservations.
  3. Ask a parent, guardian, or a trusted friend to come with you. You can ask to bring your parent or guardian inside for the interview, telling the family that your parents wanted to meet them before you watch their kids. You can also ask your parent or guardian to give you a ride and have them wait outside in the car.
    • This is an especially important safety tip if you don’t know the family and are meeting at their house.
    • You could also ask to meet in a public place, like a coffee shop.
  4. Talk about your experience and provide references. Talk about ways you’ll keep their kids entertained and safe. Mention your experience doing typical babysitter jobs, like giving kids baths, cooking for them, and putting them to bed.
    • Give the family the phone numbers of a few families you’ve babysat for in the past, and invite them to call to get an idea of your skills.
    • Remember to confirm with your references before you give out their contact information.
  5. Be confident, polite, and mature. Introduce yourself and shake the parents’ hands. If their kid(s) are there, bend down and say hi to them too. Sit up straight, make eye contact, and smile during the interview. Show that you’re eager for this job and can handle yourself like an adult.
  6. Ask a few questions about their kids. Ask them what a typical day in their house looks like, and what kind of things you’d be expected to do as their babysitter. You want to make sure your expectations are in line before you both agree to the job.
    • You could ask, for example, “Will I be cooking for Jimmy when you’re out?” or “Will you need me to stay past 11 pm very often?”
  7. Be honest about your availability. Tell them if you have sports practice, play rehearsals, or other activities on certain days of the week. Although it might feel awkward to do this in your very first meeting, it’s important that they know what your schedule is before they start asking you to come over on days where you have prior commitments.
    • For example, you could say, “I want you to know upfront that I have soccer practices on Mondays and Wednesdays, so I probably won’t be able to babysit on those days.”
  8. Ask for a reasonable rate. If this is your first babysitting job, ask for $8-$10/hour. If you have references or extra qualifications, like CPR or first aid training, ask for a few dollars more. If you’re taking care of multiple kids at once, you can also ask for a little more, around $10-$15 per hour.
    • You can base your rate off of the area you live in. If you live in an expensive city, it’s completely acceptable to charge higher rates. If people in your area typically have lower incomes, you’ll likely need to charge less.

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Plan fun events for extra money at a variety of venues.

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Today’s post is how you can make money organising events at different venues. It is easier then you think and can be very lucrative for you! I have been doing it for years now and it works. 

Steps to take:

  1. Set up meetings with the owners of numerous venues and discuss pricing to rent a space with them for your functions. 
  2. Make sure you cover the important details like are you allowed to bring in your own food and drinks or must you purchase it from the venue. Go for the venues that allows self catering and where you are allowed to bring your own drinks if they charge you rent. From experience my clients like to bring their own food and drinks because it works out much cheaper for them. The way you make money you can find in my ebook course coming soon in my shop!😉
  3. Decide on the function you are hosting and have fun decorating and hosting! 

Tips:

1 Before you start planning, make sure to stay organised. have a folder or list on your computer to keep track of all the details.

2 Pick a theme. Every event has a theme. A work Christmas party or a 50th Birthday party. You can choose to do a princess birthday party or a blue and silver Christmas party. You can pick anything… Christmas in Hawaii theme? Play around and have fun.

3 Pick a date. Choose an appropriate date for the event.

4 Guest list. Make a guest list so you know approximately how many people will be invited to the event.

5 Venue. When you are having 300 or more people to an event, it is very unlikely you will want to do it at your home. Choose a venue that will hold the amount of guests you need. Always take a look at the venue yourself. you want to make sure it really looks like the pictures say. Ask if they do their own catering.

6 Invitations. Once the venue is booked and you have the date and guest list, it is time to find invitations you like and send them out to all your guests.

7 Caterer. At this point you need to find a caterer if the venue doesn’t supply the refreshments and meals required at your event. Choose a caterer with experience. Always go meet the caterer before you hire him/her and ask them questions, and make sure you try their food.

8 Decorations. This is the time when having a theme comes in handy. Think about centerpieces, tablecloth rentals, napkins, choose the colors. Hanging decorations, Do you want to have a photo-booth area? where is the dance floor going to be? the bar? do you want to have a banner relevant to your company or event theme? Are you going to do party favors on the tables?

9 Entertainment. Getting a good DJ or band can make or break your event. Ask around look for someone who is highly recommended. If you plan to have a raffle, ask if they will raffle off the items for you. As far as DJ’s go, you get what you pay for.

10 Double check your organisation and guest RSVPs. You may need to reserve a block of rooms at a hotel, maybe your event is in a hotel, they should be giving you discounts for having the guests stay there and using their ballroom.

11 You may need to hire a shuttle service, or you can also alert taxi companies to come by your venue regularly.

12 Call all vendors before event, call the caterer, linen rentals, decorator, florist, photo-booth, DJ or band and let them know you look forward to seeing them in a day or two

13 Set up. If you can start setting up a day or two before that makes things easier the day of. If someone else is setting up for you, be very specific and draw a layout of what you want to see.

14 Sit back and Enjoy your Event.

Reference WikiHow.com

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A Beautiful beaded necklace

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Did you ever try to make your own bead jewellery? If not you will have no idea how fun it actually is. There is a lot of options here but we will stick to Necklaces today. 

Creating your own jewelry can be fun for so many reasons: not only do you get to tap into your creative side, you also have the chance to make something completely unique that reflects your personal style. Plus, it’s very easy to make a beaded necklace. Read this article to discover helpful tricks on how to make a beautiful, beaded necklace.

Getting Started

  1. Gather your beading materials. Make sure to have all of your materials at hand: beads, beading thread, wire cutter, crimp beads, super glue, and closures to properly finish your necklace.
    • The best kinds of wire are flexible beading wire and beading thread.
    • All of these materials are easily available at your local craft store (Michael’s or Joanne’s, for example).
  2. Determine your necklace style. When considering which style of necklace you’d like to create, think about factors such as length. If you like shorter necklaces you might consider making a collar or choker. If you like longer necklaces, you might want a lariat length (longer, usually down to your chest) necklace.
    • You can also make up your own style and length. These are simple suggestions to give you a rough idea.
    • Note that the finished length of your beaded necklace includes the beads you’ve used and the length of the jewellery clasp of your choice.
  3. Select a length. The choker is the shortest necklace and amounts to roughly 13 inches total length. The collar is a little longer, and goes down to about 14 to 16 inches. A Lariat is the longest, coming in at about and over 45 inches. As mentioned above, you can also choose your own length and style.
  4. Measure your neck, and then decide on a length. Take your tape measure, and loop it around your neck while looking at yourself in the mirror. Try small and big loops to see what you prefer. This will give you an idea of what your necklace might look like on your neck.

Part 2 Preparing The Design And Layout

  1. Arrange your beads on a flat surface, like a table or a desk. Play with the beads until you find the design you like best. Try different color variations, perhaps even think of having multiple layers of string. You might want a choker that wraps around your neck a few times, or maybe just one long loop.
  2. Place your bead board on your flat surface. A bead board is a tool that greatly facilitates the process of stringing beads, and improves your design skills rapidly. You can use it to measure the length of your necklace, while keeping the beads in place. If you plan on making necklaces regularly, or even occasionally, you should have a board at hand.
    • Place your beads in your chosen design at the number zero, and measure the length of your necklace using the numbers and dashes along the sides.
    • Use the channels for laying out beads.
    • The tray insets are for holding beads and findings.
  3. Cut your determined length of beading thread, plus 6 inches. For example, if you’d like to make a choker, cut a total of 22 inches of thread (16 inches plus 6).
  4. Gather 2 crimp beads, 1 clasp, and the beads for the desired necklace. The next part will give you tips on how to thread beads properly.

Part 3 Making Your Beaded Necklace

  1. Slide one bead onto the string. Then, slide the crimping bead in, and then add another bead about 1 inch (2.5 cm) or so down. Keep in mind that you’re not yet transferring your design onto the thread. These are necessary, preliminary steps that will secure your necklace.
  2. Place one end of the clasp (the jump ring) on after the crimping bead. Then, make a loop with the stringing material.
  3. Thread the end of the stringing material through the clasp section. Then add the bead-crimp-bead combo, and use the crimping tool/chain nose pliers to crimp the bead into place.
    • If using bead thread, you may wish to put a dot of super glue of hypo cement on either end to ensure that the beads and crimp stay on.)
    • These steps will protect the stringing material from rubbing on the ends of the crimp bead, which may cause the necklace to break.
  4. Slide your design onto the string. Once you’re satisfied with your design, carefully remove one bead at a time, and string it onto the thread. Be sure to leave about 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm) of stringing material at the end.
    • Thread beads onto the stringing material until there are none left on your bead board.
  5. Use a clasp section/ jump ring and the bead-crimp-bead combo. Try to push the remaining stringing material into the bead holes below the crimping bead.
    • Be careful not to pull the stringing material too tight. Leave a small amount of slack in the necklace (2-4 mm or 1/4 inch). This leaves room for the beads to move and rotate, so they don’t rub on each other or the stringing material too much. If the stringing material is too tight the necklace will be rigid and this can make the design look angular instead of slightly rounded like a necklace should be.
  6. Crimp the second end and cut the stringing material with slush cutters. It is not recommended that you cut the wire too close to the crimp bead. 1 inch (2.5 cm) of wire, carefully hidden in the bead holes, is good insurance against breakage.
  7. Finished.

Thank you WikiHow for this great information! Go HERE to view the full article with pictures.

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Leandra

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Today you will learn how to open an online Etsy Shop and you can start earning money from your sales right away.
How to open a Etsy Shop

Hi there! 

Firstly thank you so much for reading my blog post! 

You are awesome!

Today you will learn how to open an online Etsy Shop and you can start earning money from your sales right away. You can sell basically anything on Etsy but printable’s is a very easy way to make money. You can design your very own Printable’s on Canva. 

Etsy is a Web site that allows users to create their own Internet storefronts to sell products they have created or bought elsewhere. Etsy’s purpose is to bring buyers and sellers together; by opening an Etsy store, a seller can find buyers for his or her products. Here are the steps to open an Etsy store.

Decide what you want to sell on Etsy. You should sell something that you know how to sell and feel comfortable enough selling that you can put your own sense of style into marketing it. You can sell a single type of product, or a related group of products.

  • Look at what others are selling on Etsy for ideas on what you can sell – then figure out how to sell that item or a similar item your way.
  • Dos and Don’ts: Be aware that certain items cannot be sold on Etsy: alcohol, tobacco, drugs, drug paraphernalia, live animals, porn, weapons, recalled items, real estate, motor vehicles, items that promote hatred or illegal activity or items that are illegal where the seller lives. Most service-based businesses are also not allowed, unless they create a new item; mending and repair services are not allowed, but graphic design services are.

Familiarize yourself with Etsy’s rules. Look over the Dos and Don’ts section. These tell you what Etsy expects from you as the seller and what you, in turn, can expect from Etsy to support your business venture. Rules cover who can set up an account, how many accounts you can have and how you can and can’t list the items you offer for sale.

Get an Etsy account. You’ll need to provide Etsy with your name, your user name, a password and the e-mail account to which Etsy sends you a confirmation e-mail to let you activate your account. You can also choose to receive their e-mail newsletter and to give them the name of anyone who referred you to Etsy.

Pick a name for your store. Whatever name you choose for your Etsy store will be the name you have as long as you have your Etsy account and will serve as your Etsy user name; you’ll have to get a new account if you decide to change your store’s name. Your store name should be distinctive, but not too difficult to type into the Search field at the top of an Etsy page.

  • Brainstorm a list of possible names, then search the names you’re considering in Etsy to see if something similar already exists. You can’t be totally different, but you want a name that won’t be confused with another store’s. (For good measure, you might also check to see if the name exists as part of a Web site URL, in case you want to have a separate Web site.)
  • If you plan to sell several kinds of products, try to choose a name that is open-ended enough that you can add new products and discard old products without having to change your store name.
  • Don’t pick a store name that reads like an e-mail account handle or a chat room ID. Your store’s name should look similar to that of a brick-and-mortar store, with most words capitalized and numbers used sparingly and judiciously.

Create a banner. Your banner is one of the first things your prospective buyers will see. Etsy requires banners be 760 pixels wide by 100 pixels high, with a resolution of 72 dots per inch (Web standard). You can create your banner with Etsy’s Bannerator, your own graphic software or contact a seller on Etsy who specializes in graphic design to make one for you.

Make an avatar. An avatar is an identifying image for your store. Although an avatar is smaller than a banner, it should be an eye-catching, distinct image.

Write your profile. A well written profile tells prospective buyers who you are, why they should buy from you and how your store operates. Your profile should have an opening paragraph that grabs the reader’s attention, with the paragraphs that follow laid out in a logical, clear, concise and approachable manner. Include enough personal information so buyers can relate to you, but not so much that you sound less than professional.

  • If you have multiple user names on Etsy, Etsy requires you to list them all in your profile. Likewise, if your store is collectively run by several people, each person must be listed in the profile, with his or her function in the collective.
  • Your store’s policies must be in compliance with Etsy’s general store policies.

List your items. You’ll need to set prices for each item, write descriptions, tag them with keywords to enable buyers to search for them and include a photograph for each item.

Thank you to WikiHow for the information. To view the photo steps click HERE. Remember to have a look at our printable’s in the shop that you can print and resell.

Thank you for taking the time to read today’s post.

xoxo

Leandra

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Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below (all underlined and bold words) and I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.

Today you will learn how to do Gel nails for clients from your home.
Cute nail art on Gel Nails

Hi there! 

Firstly thank you so much for reading my blog post! You are awesome!

Today you will learn how to do Gel nails for clients from your home. 
Applying gel nails gives you the strength of acrylic nails with the appearance of natural nails. When applying gel nails, you don’t get the strong fumes that you get when acrylics are applied. The gel hardens under UV light. Each layer has to harden under this light for two to three minutes. This creates a chemical bond that connects the gel to your nail.

1 Prepping Your Nails

  1. File and shape your nails. To get the ultimate look from your at-home gel nails, start with the ultimate blank nail. Take the time to cut, file, and shape your nails. Before you cut them, decide what shape you want. Cut the basic shape and then file the tips. Finally, finish shaping by rounding the surface of your nails with a buffer.
    • You can create round, square, pointy, almond, or oval nails.
    • Because gel nails are based off of your nails, this is when you shape your nails. It is not like applying acrylic nails that can be shaped during/after application.
  2. Use cuticle remover. Once you have the basic shape to your nail, apply a cuticle remover around the base of your nails. Use a cuticle stick to push back any skin off of your nail plate. Remove any remaining oil or debris from your nail with a cotton ball that’s been dipped in acetone.
  3. Apply your base layer. Apply a very thin layer of your basecoat to your nails. For gel, you use a much thinner layer than you would with standard nail polish. Be careful when applying your base layer: you don’t want to get the gel on your fingers. Let your base layer dry for twice as long as recommended.

Part 2 Applying the Color

  1. Apply 2 thin layers. Once your base layer has dried completely, apply another extremely thin layer. This will be your color gel. It will probably look streaky, but that is normal for the first layer. Make sure to use these colored layers to paint over the tip of your nail as well as over the surface. This will keep the gel from curling back off your nail.
    • Cure each layer under a UV lamp for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Apply your top gel. Coat your nails completely in your top gel. Paint over the tip, like you did with your color gel. Once again, cure the gel polish under a UV light for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove the tacky. Some gel methods leave a tacky, sticky layer on and around your nails after curing the top gel. If this is the case, simply take a cotton ball dipped in isopropyl alcohol and wipe over the tacky. Finish off your gel manicure by rubbing a cuticle oil into the skin around the base of your nail.

Part 3 Removing Gel Nails

  1. File off the top layer. To remove your gel nails, you first need to file off the top layer of the gel. This will take away the shine. Only once the shine is removed can you move forward in removing the gel.
  2. Cover cotton balls in 100% acetone. The gel won’t come off if you don’t use 100% acetone. Take 10 pieces of cotton balls and soak them in your acetone. The cotton balls should be big enough to cover your whole nail.
  3. Wrap tin foil around your fingertips. Take one of you cotton balls and place it on your nail, covering your entire nail. With the cotton ball in place, wrap the nail and the tip of your finger with tin foil. Do this over the rest of your nails.
    • It is recommended to do this one hand at a time. It is very difficult to use foil-covered fingers to wrap the second hand.
  4. Let sit and then remove one at a time. Let the foil stay wrapped for 15 minutes. Don’t try pulling it open to check if it’s working—keep it shut. After 15 minutes, remove the wrapping one nail at a time. The gel will have started to peel back. Use a cuticle stick to push the gel off your nail.
    • If there is gel stuck that you can’t remove with the cuticle stick, re-wrap your nails with another acetone soaked cotton ball and foil. Let sit for another 15 minutes and try again.
  5. Finish with cuticle oil. Once again, you want to finish with cuticle oil. Massage cuticle oil into the skin around the base of your nail.
    • If your nails look rough, apply cuticle oil to the surface of your nail and buff them using a nail buffer.

Thank you wikiHow. See the photo/video tutorial HERE.

Here is a list of products you will need to start. Click on them to view or purchase.

  1. Gel UV LED Nail Lamp,LKE Nail Dryer 40W Gel Nail Polish LED UV Light with 3 Timers Professional Nail Art Tools Accessories White
  2. Beetles Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit with 48W UV/LED Light Nail Lamp Base Top Coat (3 Timer Setting), Soak Off Gel Color 6 Spring Summer Mauve Set Manicure Tools Essentials Nail Art Designs Series 2

Thank you for reading today’s Work from Home post!

If you like what I do feel free to buy me a coffee 😉

xoxo

Leandra

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vanilla dough cookies
Today’s post is how you can make money making and selling iced biscuits.
Chocolate dough cookies – just add half a cup of cocoa powder to your mixture.

Hi there! 

Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post! 

You are awesome!

Today’s post is how you can make money making and selling iced biscuits.

It is a beautiful decorated sugar cookie. You will need some patience for this one though because it does take a bit of determination and concentration but the outcome is really pretty and people absolutely adore these biscuits. 

Again these are nice for events like birthday parties and the cool thing is the themes for these is unlimited! You can basically make any theme imaginable and the cookie cutters is available almost at any baking shop or home store. 

I will share with you two things today which is one the recipe for the sugar cookie dough and two, the cookie icing recipe. What you do with the colors and themes is up to you. Good luck! 

Sugar cookies are a true classic in the cookie world, popular for both their simplicity and adaptability for any occasion. There are two main types of sugar cookies. There is the soft, chewy kind that you drop onto a baking sheet. Then there are the harder, crunchy kind that you roll out into a flat sheet and cut out with a cookie cutter. Both kinds are equally delicious, but they get prepared in slightly different ways.

Ingredients

Soft Drop Cookies

  • ½ cup (115 grams) butter, softened
  • ½ cup (115 grams) shortening
  • 1 cup (225 grams) white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups (225 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Additional sugar

Makes about 5 dozen cookies

Crunchy Shaped Cookies

  • 1 cup (225 grams) butter, softened at room temperature for 1 hour
  • 1 cup (225 grams) white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (300 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Method 1 Making Soft Drop Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and prepare your baking sheet. You will need 1 to 2 baking sheets. Lightly grease the sheet(s) with cooking spray, cover them with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter, shortening, and sugar until the mixture turns light and fluffy.Place the butter, shortening, and sugar into an electric mixer or food processor. Beat the ingredients together on a medium speed setting until they turn light and fluffy. This will take about 3 minutes.
    • If you cannot find shortening, you can use another ½ cup (115 grams) of butter instead.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. While the mixer is turning, add in the egg and vanilla extract. Keep beating until everything is evenly combined and no streaks of egg yolk remain.
  4. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a separate bowl.Pour the flour into a separate bowl. Add the baking powder and baking soda, then whisk everything together.
    • If you’d like your sugar cookies to be less sweet, add ½ teaspoon of salt
  5. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Set your mixer to the lowest possible speed setting. While the mixer is turning, add the flour mixture into the butter mixture 1 cup (100 grams) at a time.
  6. Form the dough into small balls and roll them in sugar. Use your hands or a cookie scoop to form the dough into 1-inch (2.5-cm) balls. Next, fill a bowl with sugar, then rolls the balls in the sugar 1 at a time.
    • Do not roll the dough out with a rolling pin; this recipe is not meant for roll-and-cut cookies
    • You don’t have to roll the balls in sugar, but the sugar will give the cookies a nice texture after they are baked.
  7. Transfer the balls to a baking sheet and flatten them with a glass. Space the cookies 1½ to 2 inches (3.81 to 5.08 centimeters) apart. Next, gently press a glass against each cookie to flatten it slightly. Do not flatten the cookies so much that they stick together. They will flatten a little while you bake them.
    • If you can’t fit all of the cookies on 1 baking sheet, set them aside for later or use a second baking sheet.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, then place them on a wire rack to cool.While the first batch of cookies baking, you can start rolling out the next batch. Then, when the first batch is cooling, you can start baking the second batch.EXPERT TIP MATHEW RICE
    Professional Baker & Dessert Influencer Mathew Rice, pastry chef, advises: “Remember that your cookies continue to bake after they come out of the oven because they’re still hot. So, pull your cookies before they look like what you want them to look like, and they’ll cook for a few more minutes when they’re sitting out.”
  9. Let the cookies cool completely before decorating them if desired. You can leave them plain, or you can spread some colored buttercream on top and add some sprinkles.

Method 2 Making Crunchy Shaped Cookies

  1. Cream the butter and sugar until it turns light and fluffy. Place the butter and sugar into an electric mixer. Beat the 2 together until they turn light and fluffy. This will take about 2 minutes.
    • If you don’t have an electric mixer, use a food processor fitted with whisks.
    • The butter ‘must be at room temperature.
  2. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until evenly combined. While the mixer is turning, add in the egg and vanilla extract. Continue mixing until no streaks remain. When you are done, set the mixture aside.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Place the flour into a separate bowl. Add the baking powder and the salt, then whisk everything together.
    • Use a spoon to scoop the flour into a measuring cup, then level the flour with a knife. This will prevent the cookies from turning out too dry.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend until evenly combined. Set your mixer to the slowest speed possible, then add the flour mixture 1 cup (100 grams) at a time. Keep adding the flour and mixing until everything is mixed together.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 balls and roll it out between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Cover a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper. Roll out a ball of dough into ⅛ to ¼-inch (3 to 6-mm) thickness, then cover it with another sheet of parchment paper. Repeat this step for the second ball of dough, using another baking sheet if necessary.
    • You won’t be baking the dough right away.
  6. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour and start preheating your oven to 350°F (177°C). You need to refrigerate the dough so that it will be nice and firm when you go to cut it. Once the hour is almost up, start preheating your oven so that it will be ready by the time you finish cutting your cookies.
  7. Cut the cookies using 2 to 3-inch (5.1 to 7.6-cm) cookie cutters. When you are ready to start baking your cookies, take the baking sheets out of the fridge, and transfer the rolled out dough to a cutting board. Cut the cookies out as closely together as possible.
    • Ball up the scraps and roll them out to make more cookies. If the dough gets too warm, place a cold baking sheet on top of it for 10 minutes before continuing.
  8. Place the cookies 1-inch (2.5-cm) apart on a prepared baking sheet. Prepare the baking sheet by either lightly greasing it with cooking spray, or by covering it with a sheet of parchment paper. Transfer the cut-out cookies to this sheet.
    • Even though this dough does not spread as much as the other recipe, you still want to leave some space between the cookies. This will help them bake evenly.
  9. Bake the cookies for 8 to 12 minutes. The longer you bake them, the crispier they will become. If you prefer your cookies to be softer, bake them for 8 to 9 minutes. If you want them to be crispier, bake them for 10 to 12 minutes instead.
    • If you have any leftover dough, you can start rolling and cutting it now while the first batch of cookies is baking.
  10. Let the cookies cool completely before decorating them. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes first, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack. Let them finish cooling for for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack. Make sure they cool completely before decorating them. 
    • If you are making more cookies, bake them while the first batch is cooling off.
    • Decorate the cookies with Royal icing, glacé icing, or melted chocolate.

Thank you Wikihow!

For photos please visit the site Wikihow HERE.

Now For the Icing Recipe:

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Icing

  • 1 cup (130 g) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) milk
  • 2 teaspoons light (10 ml) corn syrup (can be substituted with granulated white sugar)
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon (1.2 ml) vanilla extract or 1⁄4 teaspoon (1.2 ml) almond extract
  • Food coloring of your choice

Yields icing for 12 to 14 sugar cookies

Method Making Sugar Cookie Icing

  1. Gather your ingredients. This simple recipe for sugar cookie icing only takes fifteen minutes to make. It yields enough icing for twelve to fourteen cookies, depending on the size of the cookies. Bake your sugar cookies before you start on the icing. They must be completely cool before you can ice them.
    • Corn syrup is optional. It can be substituted with granulated white sugar.
  2. Combine the powdered sugar and milk. Measure out the ingredients and place them into a small bowl. Mix them together until the mixture is smooth. You can mix them together manually by stirring or you can use a mixer on its lowest setting.
  3. Add the corn syrup and vanilla extract. Measure out the ingredients and add them to the bowl. Use your mixer to blend it all together. Keep beating the icing until it appears smooth and glossy. Stop mixing and test the consistency of it.
    • The icing needs to be thick enough to stay on the cookies and thin enough to easily paint onto the cookies.
    • For a slightly different taste, replace the ¼ teaspoon (1.2 ml) of vanilla extract with ¼ teaspoon (1.2 ml) of almond extract.
    • Test the icing on a cookie. Use a few of your pre-baked sugar cookies as testers. They must be completely cooled before you try to ice them. Paint a small amount of icing on the edges of the cookie. Allow it to dry for a few minutes, then check to see if the icing dripped over the edges. If there is no dripping, your icing is ready to use.
    • If your icing is too thin, mix small amounts of powdered sugar into the icing until it thickens up.
    • If you can’t easily paint the icing onto a cookie, it is too thick. Add small amounts of corn syrup to the icing and stir until you reach the right consistency.
    • If you’re planning on coloring the icing and making multi-color cookies, make some of the icing slightly thicker to use as “border icing” (the icing used to trace around the cookie). Use slightly thinner icing as “flood icing” (the icing that fills in the middle area of the cookie). The thicker border icing will help to keep the thinner flood icing on the cookie.
  4. Divide the icing and add food coloring. Place small amounts of the icing into separate bowls so that you can add the food coloring. Add a different color of food coloring to each bowl. Use a few drops at a time and then stir together well.
    • If you want the color to be darker, add a few more drops and stir.
  5. Apply the icing to the sugar cookies. You have a few different options for application. You can dip the cookies into the icing. You can also paint the icing on with a clean paint brush or spread it onto the cookies using a knife or the back of a spoon. You can also use a piping bag to apply the frosting.
    • Squeeze bottles and using spoons to pour icing are two additional methods that will yield excellent results.
    • Using a piping bag will give you the most professional-looking results. Dipping the cookies is probably the easiest way, but painting will allow you more control.

Thank You Wikihow for the information. To see the photos go HERE.

If you are doing these biscuits for functions, you can get a variety of themes in my shop for packaging.

Thank you for taking the time to read my work from home idea for today!

xoxo

Leandra

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Work from Home – Make and sell delicious Homemade Chocolates

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below (all underlined and bold words) and I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.

Hi there! 

Firstly thank you so much for reading my blog post! 

You are awesome!

Today we will discuss how you can make money from home by making and selling decadent home made chocolates.

Some interesting history about chocolate:

The history of chocolate began in Southern Mexico. Fermented beverages made from chocolate date back to 450 BC. The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency. Originally prepared only as a drink, chocolate was served as a bitter liquid, mixed with spices or corn puree. It was believed to be an aphrodisiac and to give the drinker strength. Today, such drinks are also known as “Chilate” and are made by locals in the South of Mexico. After its arrival to Europe in the sixteenth century, sugar was added to it and it became popular throughout society, first among the ruling classes and then among the common people. In the 20th century, chocolate was considered essential in the rations of United States soldiers during war.

The word “chocolate” comes from the Classical Nahuatl word chocolātl, and entered the English language from the Spanish language. 

(Thank you wikipedia)

Everyone that i know loves chocolate. (Well except for my best friend. She is Thai and she likes salty more then sweet and i think she is an alien for not liking chocolate ha ha) 

Anyway This is one thing you can do from home that you know will bring in a nice income if yours are unique from other people selling chocolates. 

My suggestion is do healthy chocolates and target people that still want to indulge but still want to do it the healthy way. 

Buy some chocolate moulds and a food thermometer and you are on your way to a new business. 

Try this recipe for delicious home made chocolate. There is also loads of other recipes you can find on the internet if you like to make chocolate that does not need a freezer to stay alive! 

COCONUT OIL DARK CHOCOLATE

Prep time: 10 minutes

Vegetarian•Gluten Free

Makes 15 pieces

1 cup Cocoa Powder Organic

Half a cup Powered Sugar

Half a teaspoon sea salt

Half a teaspoon vanilla extract or flavor of choice.  

1 cup Coconut oil Organic

Melt the coconut oil. 

What works best is if you put a pot inside a pot with boiling water in the bottom pot. 

It takes very little heat to melt coconut oil, and you do not want to overheat your chocolate, so keep a close eye on your temperature and, if possible, use a good chocolate or candy thermometer.

Once the oil is melted, stir in your sifted, powdered sugar and whisk until dissolved.

Then add in your cocoa powder and whisk until smooth and shiny. 

Add vanilla or flavor extract of choice and a dash of salt, if desired. 

Pour your mixture into your moulds and leave it in the freezer until it feels solid. 

Please Note:

When you make chocolate or candy with coconut oil, it needs to be in a fridge or freezer all the time. 

If you give your chocolate as a gift or selling it, make sure your let the receiver know that they should store their coconut oil chocolate in the fridge or freezer.

Thank you for checking out today’s Work from Home idea! 

Leave your comments if you’ve tried this recipe or what you think about it. 

Xoxo

Leandra

https://www.loveofpost.com





Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below (all underlined and bold words) and I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.

Easy to make wood drink coasters.
Wrap your coasters with a ribbon and sell as gifts!

Hi there! 

Firstly thank you so much for reading my blog post! 

You are awesome! 

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Years! We all know that now all the holidays are done, that it is time to make money for 2020. 

For those of you that is new to my blog, welcome and here you will get a new TRIED and TESTED work from home idea from me every day. 

I will also have some great courses for sale in the shop soon.

Let’s get started with today’s entry. 

In today’s post you will learn a very simple, yet effective way to make money by making drink coasters for friends or businesses. 

You buy a piece of wood from your nearest supplier and ask them to cut the entire sheet for you into 9.5cm x 9.5cm squares. You will also need to get some mod podge, wood sealer, paint brushes, and a cheap desktop printer

You can literally use any kind of picture on your coasters. Businesses love their logos on them and family and friends mostly like family photos on them. 

If you are new to the mod podge technique you can find some great videos on youtube for diy. 

It is really very easy to do! 

Make appointments with the restaurants in your area and show them your work. 

Restaurants and Bar’s are an easy target market because they need coasters all the time. If you are lucky they like using small business owners and will support you. 

These make great birthday and Christmas gifts! 

Show and tell your friends and family about your venture and i am sure they will order from you as quick as the word gets out! 

Thank you for checking out today’s work from home idea!

Xoxo

Leandra

https://www.loveofpost.com