With everything to think about as the year comes to an end, such as hitting final goals, receiving a bonus, applying for a promotion, planning a workplace office party, sorting out vacation time and the like, you would think that worrying about Christmas office gifts would end up at the bottom of the list for most people. However, working out how much money to spend and what exactly to buy colleagues and bosses can be very stressful. Read on for some top tips you can follow this December to navigate holiday gifting, whether you work in an office, as a freelancer, or in other position.
As the year draws to a close, now is the perfect time to think about where you want to take your career over the next 12 months and beyond. If you’re currently working in a job you’re not finding rewarding (financially or mentally), fulfilling, challenging or just plain interesting, you can start planning ways to make a change.
Moving away from your old family home can be a lot of stress. Memories and emotions will keep pouring back as you get the old home ready for viewing and sale. But, if you manage to get a good price for the home, the blow of moving out will be significantly gentler.
One of the great things about the USA is that each individual state can make its laws when it comes to a lot of things. That makes some states better for different kinds of businesses. Trucking is one of those industries which is affected by the state laws.
The relationship between entrepreneurship and digital marketing is growing along with technology. Many small businesses have found success after running online marketing campaigns, whether they used social media to make people aware of their brand or ran a unique Google marketing promotion. Seeing these success stories may want to make you jump into creating your own ad campaign right away, but before you do, you should learn about a few internet marketing myths that may derail it from the start.
People may not consider some aspects of being an adult until they’ve reached middle age. For example, many people put off writing a will or getting life insurance when they’re in their 20s or 30s. But waiting is a mistake. Not only can the worst happen unexpectedly, but securing a life insurance policy when you’re older is also far more expensive than doing so at a young age — specifically, before turning 35.
When you start the process to sign up for life insurance, the company you’re working with will consider the risk it takes on by insuring you. For example, people with health issues or bad health habits will pay more for their insurance per month than a healthier person. This reason is partly why signing up for a life insurance policy at a young age is important. You’ll also enjoy paying lower premiums before —and if — you start a family. Many people wait until they have their first child to sign up for a policy, but you can secure a locked-in rate before that time.
Members of the millennial generation tend to have a better health history, which equates to lower premiums. More specifically, millennial women are the demographic that stands to receive the lowest premiums because they have the highest life expectancy. However, many other factors will affect what you’ll pay for life insurance. Head over to Health IQ and take a quick quiz to test your knowledge about life insurance and find out what you should understand about getting a policy.
Finding that work life balance can be tricky business and tricky for your business. Instead of trying to make more money so that we can live more, we should instead be learning how to spend less so that we can work less.
If you’re ready to leave your 9am – 5pm job or you’re looking for a business that better suits your lifestyle, pet sitting is not only a money making endeavor, it’s a game-changer. Instead of spending your energy constantly hunting down temporary gigs or contract jobs, start building your pet sitting business and reap the benefits of a flexible and fun job, with consistency tailored by you. Yes, get paid to play with cats and dogs. Rover.com makes the business of pet sitting easy to get started with an online network of thousands of pet owners searching for their match. The opportunity speaks for itself.
Startup is simple: Rover.com provides the platform; you provide the service. There’s very little you need to do to get this business off the ground. You’ll begin by creating a profile on Rover.com, sharing your pet care services, experience, and skills. Once your profile is reviewed and accepted, you can begin accepting clients. Your biggest upfront investment may be a stash of treats and a ball to play fetch.
Design this business around your life: You choose what pet care offerings, schedule, and rates work for your life. If you’re ready to unleash yourself and this business, make yourself available for every pet care offering on your profile including dog walking, drop in visits, daycare, overnight stays with you at your place, or pet sitting at the owner’s home. If you simply want a side business that fits your busy life, set your schedule and pet care services accordingly. You’ll also determine your rates for each pet care service. You can further personalize your business with holiday rates, bathtime services, and other special offerings. Check out other Rover.com pet sitters to see what works in your area.
It’s a hassle-free job: Rover.com has made almost every part of operating this business easy. Pet owners book you for appointments online. You’re paid 48 hours after the service ends, and electronically. If there are any concerns or problems that arise during a pet sitting visit, you have 24/7 support from Rover–they’re just a phone call away. Rover also provides premium insurance as well as education resources to grow your business.
Take your business with you: This business can be as portable as you’d like it to be. Whether you spend half the year in another part of the country or simply decide to move to another city, build clients wherever you go. Rover’s services are available in big and small communities around the country as well as in parts of Canada. You can carry this business in your suitcase.
For more information about being a pet sitter or to get started, visit Rover.com. Join a community of people who love their pets and their jobs.
Written by Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.
Recently, we came across an ad for an accounting service called Next Level Firms, which promised to help our company increase its profit margin in a matter of weeks, thanks to the services of a man named Andrew Argue. We hadn’t heard this name before, so we decided to do a little digging. Usually, when something like this appears, it’s a huge scam, but after doing some research, we discovered that Andrew Argue has helped 500+ accounting firms. This is what we found: