How To Control Glare In A Home Office

The sun shining through the window or lights from the street outside can make it difficult to see your computer screen, which is why controlling glare in an office environment is necessary. Glare makes it harder for our brains to process what we are looking at, meaning that glare reduces productivity and increases eye strain. Luckily there are many ways you can control this glare.

Blinds and shutters in Sydney are the best way to control glare in a home office environment. This is because they can reduce sunlight coming into a room while still letting natural light flow through. Screens on windows also help block out some of this harmful light, but window treatments such as blinds or curtains work much better to control glare.

Types of window treatment more suitable for a home office include:

Blinds and panels such as vertical blinds in Sydney.
Cellular, pleated or honeycomb blinds with a roller system is perfect for controlling glare in an office space.
Roller shades are also great because they can be lowered when needed but rolled up to allow more light into the room when necessary.
Curtains typically block out even more of the sun’s harmful rays than cellular window treatments, making them a superior option if you want complete control over your sunlight exposure while working from home. They also work well as an aesthetically pleasing way of hiding clutter on windowsills. If you have children at home curtains help protect their eyes from UV damage too.

In general, it is best to use multiple types of window treatment rather than just one type because this will help reduce the sun’s glare and heat while allowing you to have greater control over how much of light and privacy you really want in the room.

Success In Network Marketing Is About Two Things And Two Things Only

Are you looking for success in network marketing? Success in network marketing comes down to two things and two things only. If you learn what they are and apply them to your business it’s not a question of if you are going to have success in network marketing. It is only a question of how long it will take because success is inevitable.

Network marketing success comes down to mastering the following:

Exposures & Events!

If you want to have long term success in network marketing the key is to master the process of exposing people to the products, services and business opportunity that your company offers and promoting the various events. These are the only two things that matter in order to have success in this business.

The first step to success in network marketing is the exposure process. Your goal as a network marketer is to systematically expose as many people to the products, services and business opportunity that your company offers. I stress the word “systematically.” One of the biggest reasons why people aren’t successful is because they don’t systematically expose people to the products, services and business opportunity.

A systematic exposure is a process in which you follow a proven outlined strategy and system to share what your company has to offer with process. The system usually consists of a contact, a pre-qualification, a presentation, a follow-up and a close. It is important that you follow some type of system to expose people. If you don’t follow a systematic system to exposure, one of two things will happen to your business, neither of which would be good for your long term success.

The first thing that happens when you don’t expose people systematically is you will not have success recruiting people and/or selling product. System stands for “Save Yourself Some Time Energy & Money.” The reason why a system is promoted in your company or by your up line support group is because it works. If you don’t follow the system you run the risk of doing things the hard way.

The second thing that happens when you don’t expose people systematically is that even if you do have success recruiting people and/or selling product, it won’t duplicate down through your group. There’s certainly nothing wrong with you having success and making a lot of money in network marketing. We all join this industry for our own reasons. However, I personally have joined this industry to not only have success but to make money IN SPITE OF me and not necessarily because of me. This cannot happen if your business doesn’t duplicate down through your group.

The second step to success in network marketing is the events process. Events are everything in this industry. Events are the glue that keep your team together. Have you ever seen distributors involved with a company for 3, 4 or even 5 years, not making any money and still just as excited about the opportunity? This only happens as a result of them being plugged into events.

People join this business for the money but stay for the relationships. Events are where these relationships are started, grown and cultivated. One of the best ways you can reduce the attrition in your business is to personally plug in and teach your team to plug into as many events as possible. Plugging into the events is how you get trained, motivated and also how you build the associations that are necessary for long term success in this business.

There you have it, those are the two keys to success in network marketing. If you learn how to consistently expose people to your business, consistently plug into your company events and consistently teach your team how to do the same, you will consistently have success in network marketing.

Online Marketing on a Shoestring

Every business owner knows that the internet has become a necessity in order to maximize the reach and scope of their business. It is no longer a question of whether they should or not build a website, but they know they MUST leverage the internet if they really want to remain competitive in their field. For those just starting a business, however, the prospect of adding the cost of effective online marketing to their budget can be a bit daunting.

Whether you are an internet marketer or a brick and mortar business owner looking to leverage the power of the internet, the fact is that it is not enough to just build a website. Even the best SEO maximized websites will require advertising and marketing in order to drive adequate traffic. But, what if you have a marketing budget of under $500? Can you still have a profitable online marketing campaign? Here is a rundown of what I have found to be the BEST tools for online marketing on a shoestring.

To-Do List

Set-up a Blog. If you have your site already established, add a subdomain to it ( and install WordPress as the blogging platform. If not, there are free blogging platforms you can use. The idea of a blog is to use it as a centralized hub to which you will direct all your links and marketing. This way you direct potential customers to valuable content, not just a sales pitch. It you have the blog as part of your site, it will also help your page ranking as you regularly update and add new content to your blog.
Create a Video Related to Your Business. Notice I said “related to” not “about” your business. The difference? You will not be creating an infomercial or a pitch-fest for your business. If you own a jewelry store, make a video about how to identify quality diamonds. If you own a pro-golf shop, teach the proper way to grip the club. You get the idea. Provide REAL value, then add a link to your blog at the end of the video. Make sure there’s a post in your blog expanding on the content of your video. Post it to YouTube or Viddler. You can also embed the video to your blog.
Turn Your Video into an Article. Write a brief 300-500 word paragraph including the same content you used for your video and blog. Publish it in free article directories (my favorites are ArticleBase and EzineArticles). Make sure to create a bio for the resource box which sells YOU as an expert. Include a link to your blog and your site within the resource box.
Blast Your Content Using Social Media. This is the last step in the process. Make sure to announce your latest video and/or article post using social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. You can also direct your followers to your blog using the links on your profiles in the social media sites.
Where’s the money?
Total cost for the strategies outlined above is actually $0, unless you have a self-hosted blog, in which case you spent probably about $20 for the purchase of the domain name, and the hosting account. Now, that’s what I call online marketing on a shoestring!

Now, the truth is that this method, while effective, will take a bit longer to build than using paid advertising. You can help speed things up with this method by spending a bit more, though. For instance, I would recommend spending between $150-$200 to have a customized background created for all my social media sites. I would also invest in a membership to a video blasting service (there are several around, and a Google search can lead you right to them).

One of the greatest things about the internet is that it has leveraged the playing field for small and large businesses alike. You do not have to break the bank in order to have an effective, strategic marketing campaign online. What you DO need is persistence and determination. You should strive to complete this entire cycle at least twice a week in order to yield results. But, if you are looking for online marketing on a shoestring, it will most definitely be worth your efforts and time! Get to work!