MLM Home Based Businesses

Multi level marketing (MLM) is quite a popular form of marketing technique in the field of business. However, given the dubious practice exercised by some people who are into MLM, it has gained a not-so attractive reputation as a marketing strategy during recent years.

Multi level marketing is likewise a technique employed in the area of home based business. Under an MLM, a home based business operator can sell goods as well as services to its target customers as provided by the participating companies. The beauty in having a home based business that engages in multi level marketing is that you have the luxury of flexibility in your work schedule as well as on what products and/or service you wish to offer to potential buyers. The company goods that you can sell range from general commodities like home decorations and storage containers to more personalized products such as food supplements, vitamins, clothing as well as beauty and cosmetics items. There are currently two types of MLM home based businesses ? the legitimate and the illegitimate. Certainly, you would prefer operating under a legitimate business where you can expect returns from your initial investment.

Setting up an MLM home based business is relatively easy. Just ask anyone who are engaged in multi level marketing so that they can refer you to the appropriate person you can discuss your business with. Most likely, your relatives, friends, or neighbors are members of an MLM as this marketing technique is still very prevalent. You can also search the companies involved in MLM using the Internet. There is a high probability of finding their web sites where information of how you can be a part of the MLM will be available. Personal web sites may likewise be set up by people that are MLM participants.

By employing all your skills and abilities in marketing the products and services available to you, an MLM home based business can work to your advantage.

How to Find Great Live Auctions for Resale Items

Hi, my name is Walt. I’m an auctioneer with 25 years of experience in the auction business and licensed in the state of MA. I own Quick Auction Service, a company that specializes in building and running custom auctions, I’m also the webmaster of my own site and have been on eBay for 8 years. Besides eBay, the types of auctions I run most frequently are antiques and on-site estate auctions, although I’ve run everything from business overstock auctions to charity & special event auctions.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and stories of the auction business. My goal for article is to help folks get the absolute most out of their auction experience.

Whether your fresh out of the package or a seasoned dealer I think I can offer something in this article to help you with your auciton adventures.

There may be as many reasons to attend auctions as there are types of auctions to attend. Maybe you want to attend an auction to buy items for re-sale on eBay, or some other market. Maybe you want to furnish your home with wonderful antiques, or you want to furnish your home as inexpensively without sacrificing quality.Some folks are just looking for a fun night out. With a little perseverance all these things are possible.

There are antiques and estate auctions, auto auctions, overstock auctions, absolute and no reserve auctions, real estate auctions, specialty auctions where only one genre of items are sold, tailgate auctions, live auctions, online auctions, sealed bid auctions, silent auctions, charity and fund raising auctions and many more.

Can you really buy for pennies on the dollar at an auction? You bet! Many times I’ve seen folks buy and re-sell at the same auction on the same night for a good profit, although be advised, this should only be done after the auction is over.

There are a lot of ways to find an auction, but here are some tips on how to find and attend the best ones.

Visit the genre of shops in the area that apply to the type of auction you want to attend. IE: If your looking for a good antique auction to attend, stop in the local antiques shops and ask for what there are for good auctions in the area. Sounds obvious right? But listen to what they don’t say as well as what they do say. Oftentimes when a dealer speaks poorly about an auction he or she attends, it may be likely that they are trying to keep a good thing secret. Think for a moment, why would a dealer keep attending a lousy auction?

Newspaper ads: I personally like to find ads in the classified ad section rather than flashy display ads. Flashy ads are usually indicative of an auction that will be high priced, may have reserves, (a set price on an item), and usually an enormous crowd. While any auction can be profitable to attend, it is usually best to steer clear of the glitzy ones, at least for the beginner.

Here’s the minimum you want to find out before you go. If there is a phone number in the ad, call and ask for the terms of the sale. What forms of payment do they accept? Is it an absolute auction? An absolute auction is one that has no minimum or reserve bids on items. These are the best auctions to attend! Is there a buyers premium? A buyers premium is like a tax that everyone who makes purchases at that auction must pay above the winning bid price. Most auctions these days do charge a buyers premium, 10% is not unreasonable but I feel much more than that is greedy, and the auctioneer that charges over 10% is counting on most bidders not doing the extra math as the bids quicken in pace.

A fair auction will have ample time to inspect the merchandise, usually at least 2 or 3 hours. Find out when inspection starts and make sure to attend! Never attend an auction if you can’t make the inspection, not unless your prepared to gamble. Most auctioneers sell at a rate of about 100 items per hour, which is why they sell “as is”. They simply don’t have the time to give a detailed description of all the items. Since almost all items at auction are sold AS IS, there are sure to be some damaged, refinished, fake and incomplete items at any given auction. Beware of any auctions that offer very little or no inspection time.

Good auctions will usually have 150 to 400 lots. A lot may be one item or a group of items. The exception to this are specialty auctions, auto auctions, real estate auctions etc.

When you attend your first sale, take note of the 1/2 dozen or so dealers that buy the most often. See if you can find out about other area auctions they attend.

When you do find an excellent auction, attend it as often as possible. By frequenting good sales, you help increase the bottom line of that business. It’s difficult for many auctioneers to keep the quality of merchandise consistent, so good attendance certainly helps. And when an auctioneer gets to know you as a buyer, he/she will go out of the way to accommodate you, to keep you coming back.

Home Based Business – Dress Up Or Not?

If you run a home based business, most likely the question of whether or not you should be dressing up for work probably never occurred to you. Quite frankly, this is one of those issues that are just not that important to your business bottom line. However, get it wrong and it could become something that just undermines everything else you are doing right in your business. No, it won’t make or break your business, but it can be one of those things that drag on you in an insidious manner. So try to get this aspect of your business right from the start.It is obvious that no one wants to have a home based business where you have to get up every day and dress formally. That is no fun. However, there are going to be times when it is extremely important for you to dress the part and be a bit more formal. Those times are most likely associated with interacting with the public or your clients. That is the obvious part about whether or not you should dress up or down in your home during business hours. There is however another important aspect that you need to give some consideration to and mundane as it may sound, it is important. And here it is – what impact does clothes have on your day-to-day outlook as a person.The way one dresses in the workplace is important not only because you are in a formal environment, but because it also has an effect on you. It is not different at home if you are running a home based business. Should you get dressed up every day in your home while working? Of course not. But you should at least get away from the doing business in your pajamas mentality. If you are going to be in your pajamas and working, then you are probably sending yourself a signal that what you are doing is not all that important. That there is no sense of urgency and you always have all day to get the task done.So it is important that you consider how you dress while running your home based business. At the very least, have clothes that are designated for work even if they are very casual. Running a home based business means taking responsibility for a lot including how you motivate yourself and what messages you send to yourself. Clothes and how you dress is a large part of that message.