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While the thought of having your own business is very exciting, it is quite tempting to work as few hours as possible and not put your heart and soul into it. This article has advice on how to stay serious about your home business to ensure you are able to make a living from it.

Can you describe what your home business does within the span of an elevator ride? When you can explain your business in a couple of sentences, you can impress potential customers or clients. You can even shorten it into a slogan!

Keep two phone lines, one for home and one for the business. This helps avoid you answering the phone unprofessionally and helps customers see it as a business.

Starting a home business can be exciting, but it also takes a ton of initiative and a burning desire to bring your dreams into reality. If the needs of your business call for it, you may want to construct a separate structure for your business on your property. This keeps customers out of your house, and may even be legally required for certain businesses in certain municipalities. You can also keep your home life better divided from your work life if they happen in different buildings!

Research current market prices for any product or service you are selling. Make sure to know the full range from high to low. Look at your competition, and aim to offer more competitive prices. If you offer a comparison between yourself and the competition, however, highlight your good points rather than their bad points.

Set goals you want to achieve daily. Some things may be harder to achieve than others, but a set of reasonable goals can be reached with effort and time. Also, try to balance your home and work life during the day.

If you want to save money, your business expenditures must be documented. Keep track of your business expenses, including vehicle costs and internet. When you run your own business, many of these essential expenses become tax deductible. Even if it is just for a small amount, deduct them as well. Every penny counts.

The tips in this article will help you run your home business successfully. If you put in the work, others will feel good about using your business and you will find that you can make a decent living. You are still a professional, so make sure to act this way.

Searching for genuine work from home will need your time and effort so that you will acquire the best one. However, you can save more time and effort if you do it over the web.



JKStarting a successful online business has to do with your ability to discover what people want, their problems, and proffer solution to them. I want to use this space and time to enlighten you about some known facts which successful netpreneurs use which is hard to reveal, first of all you have to understand the reason why people come to the net, majority of people that browse the net are not looking for some stuffs to buy rather they are looking for a solution to their problem, they will pay anything to anyone that has the answer to their problem. like I have explained in my previous write ups here, you can make money online with what you know, or leverage from people that know,hey!let me quickly show you how best to start your online business.

Start with keyword research
Whatever type of online business you want to do, you need a thorough research about it, keyword is simply what people search for on the net, the words people type in search of in search engines like google and yahoo, these are words which are highly optimized by search engines, and they help you to discover the following
1. Helps you estimate and drive unlimited traffic to your website
2. Helps you know how many people are doing that kind of business on the net
3. How many sites have been developed on that particular keyword
4. How many people (customers or prospects) that are looking for your service, product.
5. How much you can pay to advertise your service to the world using the search engines and a lot more which you can determined through keyword research.
To sum it up keyword research shows you the POPULARITY, PRICE, AND COMPETITION (PPC) of the business you want to do on the net.



malaria1People across the globe are taking part in World Malaria Day on 25 April
2013. Malaria affects and kills millions of people worldwide. In Africa,
approximately one child will die every minute ranking malaria as one of the
top 3 disease killers.

Throughout the world, 90 percent of all malaria deaths occur in pregnant
women and children under the age of five. The World Malaria Report 2011
reported an estimated 655,000 people died in 2010.

Even when the disease doesn’t kill, it still can wreak havoc on
overburdened communities, governing bodies and economies in malaria-endemic
countries. Malaria often affects school and work attendance, decreases
worker productivity and drains household resources as families struggle to
pay for treatments.

In Africa, malaria deaths have been cut by one third in the last 10 years.
Malaria was once found on every continent and in almost every country. 35
out of the 53 affected countries outside of Africa have reduced malaria
cases by 50 percent in the same time period. Investments have created more
than 90 countries malaria-free and another 26 nearly achieving a similar

Despite the improvements, significant concerns are upon the horizon.
Financial support and control initiatives for malaria are now beginning to
fade.  Sadly, the global economic recession is tightening budgets of
individuals, governments and NGOs.  Once earmarked malaria dollars are now
being spread out to help combat non-communicable, lifestyle-induced
conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been referenced by sensational
healthcare professionals as ‘diseases for dummies’.  However untrue, the
skyrocketing rates of these mainly personal choice, lifestyle-induced
conditions are affecting the funding to non-lifestyle, communicable
diseases such as malaria.

Essentially, high-risk, poverty-stricken pregnant women and children could
be suffering from malaria further due to potentially unnecessary healthcare
funding being distributed to the middle-to-upper classes for preventable
NCDs. The negative health outcomes of poor choices of those with money are
starting to cost more than the lack of choices of the world’s poorest.

To complicate the problem, drug-resistant strains of malaria are now
surfacing in high-risk populations of the world as well.  In 2012,
researchers found that the most effective drugs are becoming less effective
and over 20 percent of patients have begun to show treatment resistance.

Therefore now is the time for the malaria community to regroup, reenergize
and look for new innovative ways to prevent the resurgence of malaria.
Further investments and a strong defensive strategy must center on
prevention and not just the treatment of malaria.

Prevention provides tools that enable families and employees to protect
themselves against malaria and its effects. Such interventions may seem
costly at first, but the long-term health and economic benefits far
outweighs the cost of treatments.

As a basic guideline for protection against malaria, United Against Malaria
recommends having at least two long-lasting insecticide-treated nets in a
household. These nets will typically provide two to five years of
protection for a family. The level of protection is based on the size of
the family, the type of net, the number of washings and the degree of care
given.Insecticides used in indoor residual spraying (IRS) are safe for humans but
lethal to mosquitoes that land on walls within the structure. IRS has been
shown to significantly decrease mosquito and larvae populations, especially
in communities where stagnant water are present, such as those near mines,
farms or brick-making operations.