Ring Up Big Profits in Your In-Home Business With Products For Pets and Their Owners

Make your in-home business shine with these great products for pets and their owners. Nothing is too good for the pets that love and take care of you. Pets are considered a member of the family. Giving them a gift delights children in the family as well as adults.

The market for pet products is massive and getting bigger. According to industry statistics, this market is slated to continue its rapid growth in the years ahead.

The market for pet care is made up of two major areas. The first is for pet services. This includes pet sitting, pet boarding, veterinary services, bereavement and funeral services, training, grooming, adoption services, pet transport, pet pharmacy and health insurance.

The second area has to do with actual pet products such as carriers, harnesses, beds, and treats. This area also includes gifts for pet owners. Such gifts may be jewelry with images of pets, pet paintings, pet name scrolls and pet tee shirts.

Here are 7 of the best selling products for pets and their owners

1) Outdoor Cat Playhouse. Your indoor cat can play in the safety of his own playhouse out on the lawn. This house is made of water resistant nylon netting. Inside are sturdy shelves for the cat to rest on while shaded from the sun. It is held up by a rugged frame that is secured to the ground by stakes. Attention: this playhouse does not protect the cat from dogs or other animals.

2) Car Seat for Rex. Everybody needs to buckle up when going out for a ride in the car – even the dog. His seat is washable and fleece-lined with a seatbelt and a strap to clip onto his safety harness. It is easily fastened to the window seat so he can gaze out in complete security.

3) Outdoor Play Tunnel for Cats. Let your indoor cat enjoy the great outdoors safely in his fantastic nylon net tunnel. The tunnel quickly compresses for indoor storage. It unfolds instantly and is held secure by ground pegs. It has a zippered opening and can be made longer by attaching a second tunnel. Attention: this playhouse does not protect the cat from dogs or other animals.

4) Dog’s Backpack. Everyone likes this backpack including the dog. The backpack holds enough drinking water for the dog to last him for a long hike on a wilderness trail. A rear pocket even has room for a bone. A hose allows the water to run into a cup or bowl. This is also good to take along on for a trot on the big city streets.

5) Bracelet Watch with Pet Motive. This year’s hot seller is a ladies wrist watch with a bracelet made of figures of dogs or cats strung together. This bracelet watch is both dressy and sporty and looks neat for most casual occasions. It distinguishes the wearer as a “pet person” and is a terrific conversation starter.

6) Travel Carriers. Travel carriers are constant best sellers. They come in various sizes and are just right for transporting cats and small dogs. Some carriers are outfitted with wheels and pull handles for easy rolling along sidewalks. Some airlines allow cats in carriers to ride in the cabin at the feet of their owner. Check with each airline on a regular basis to find out the latest regulations and the size of the carrier they permit.

7) Pet Beds. One of the first items new pet owners buy is a bed for their pet. An exciting new style bed is an “off the ground” bed. It is made of rugged canvas stretched across a steel frame. It is similar to a camping cot for humans. It keeps the pet off the cold stone floor or bare ground.

Drop shipping the above items is the easiest way to offer them to customers. Your only job is taking orders and payment. The drop shipper handles storage, insurance, shipping and returns.

Products for pets may be a golden opportunity for you and your in-home business.

The Music Business – Mind Your Manners

In my travels I have been fortunate enough to be-friend some amazing people that were heavily involved in the music industry. One of those became a good friend of mine and she introduced me to some guys who were looking to put a band together.

They asked her if she would join and she said yes, but on one condition, and that condition was that she could bring me along too. I had never played live in a band before, I had never had a guitar or singing lesson, but luckily for me, she obviously had enough confidence in me. Her name is MaryAnne Rex, a very talented guitarist with a wicked sense of humour and is a great friend that would do anything for you. I will never forget what she did for me all those years ago because without her, I may never have achieved the things that I have.

The most important thing I remember she taught me was the discipline needed to work in the music industry.

  • How to dress when you are on stage
  • How to be reliable and not let anyone down
  • How important it was to be there no matter what
  • How to run your band as a business.    

How many times do you hear about successful bands that are now broke?, and usually it is because no-one really bothered to keep an eye on the money side of things.

The most important aspect of the discipline is ‘The Gig’. No matter what, you must be there. Rain, hail or shine, in sickness or in health, you must turn up to play.

You must also be respectful of the times set out by the venue manager when it comes to

  • loading in the sound and lighting gear
  • when they want the sound checks done
  • when your performance times are.

There is nothing worse than ticking off a venue manager which will lead to ticking off your agent, which will then lead to never working in the industry again. It is that simple.

You need to be professional at all times, but remember to have some fun too. I remember some of the most fun I have ever had is when we went on the road to do some mini tours around New South Wales. We did not get much sleep but we had heaps of fun.

Be prepared to make some sacrifices to achieve things in your band. The worst times are when you are dog tired or even sick. It does not matter, you have to be there. That is the type of discipline you will need.

My worst nightmare was having to ask the boss if I could leave early from work. He was the boss from hell and made things really challenging for me. One day, I had had enough and I resigned! There were a few other reasons at the time but I was positive I was making the right decision. A little risky? Yeah sure, but I was not going to fulfill my dream working full time in a post office.

Have you ever heard about the ladder of success? The music business is no different. Start at the bottom, even if it is against your better judgment, and work your way up. You never know who is in the audience at the worst gig in the worst little pub.

Working behind the scenes of a band is exciting too. There are many opportunities and lots of things to learn working as a sound engineer or lighting technician. What about as a tour manager or publicist?

I was lucky enough to get a job in the agency that represented my first band, ‘Backchat’ in Sydney. (The band my friend helped me get into). I had resigned from my government job and started at the agency two days a week rolling posters and doing the banking. Over a period of about 18 months, I was practically running the place. From that job, I joined another band, and in that band, I met my future husband. Just as well I resigned from that government job eh?

Just a little tip for you to remember. If you ever meet anyone that is even slightly famous, and they just happen to compliment you and strike up a conversation with you, don not forget to swap contact details. You never know where that could take you. I have kicked myself in the butt so many times over the years for letting an opportunity like that get away. The guy just happened to be a popular session musician who had many friendships with a lot of famous people. Big mistake!

Anyway, I hope you have a lot of fun, and learn everything you need to achieve your goals.

Forever Living Leads – How To Get Good Leads For A Forever Living Business

Forever Living Products is a health and wellness company that was founded by Rex Maughan in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1978. It now operates in 145 countries around the world, and has more than 9 million Distributors who can build their own business by selling the products and earning commissions. As well as commissions for retail sales Distributors can also earn bonuses on the sales of other people that they have personally added into the business.

Why Do I Need Leads When I Could Just Sell To My Friends And Family?

The nature of the Forever Living business means that you will have to become good at sales and marketing if you want to succeed. This means generating good free leads, prospecting, and closing. These are essential skills if you are serious about growing a big network marketing business.

Most people who join Forever Living Products will NOT have the skills to do this properly, and that is the main reason that the majority of people fail. If you want to be a success and grow a serious business you need to learn the basics of internet marketing, including how to find great free leads, so let’s take a look at these skills and how they can benefit you.

What NOT To Do

Before we look at the skills that you will need to learn if you are to be successful with Forever Living, let’s look at what NOT to do.

Traditionally network marketers are encouraged to approach their friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, and to use marketing techniques that are designed to help you grow your business locally. This could mean handing out flyers, business cards, CDs, DVDs, catalogues and free samples, putting adverts in shop windows or in the local newspaper, holding sales parties, giving presentations in your garage, or leading sales parties.

These methods are very time-consuming, very expensive, and will have little effect. How many times have you been handed a flyer for something and just put it straight in the trash without even reading it, or how many times have you skipped past the ads page in the local paper to get to the more exciting bits? How many times have you hung up the telephone once you’ve realized that the person on the end is a cold-caller trying to sell you something?

Selling in this way might get you a few sales but it will also cost you a lot of money and your profits will be small. You will also find that you quickly run out of people to sell to, because nobody has an infinite supply of family and friends.

The Best Way To Find Amazing Forever Living Leads

In order to see quick and lasting success with Forever Living Products you will need to learn better marketing skills. In the 21st century the key to success and financial freedom for you and your family is the internet. Every single day all over the world, from Australia to Canada, and from England to the Philippines, people are logging on to their computers and using the search engines like Google to look for health and wellness products that could benefit them. These are your leads, all you need to do is learn the art of making sure that these people find YOU.

If you can do this, you will have hundreds of people every single week contacting you, asking you for advice, and desperate to invest in you and your products. Your business will explode, and you will reap the rewards of having taken the time to train yourself in key marketing skills.

To find out more about how internet marketing could explode your revolutionize your approach to home-based business, see Forever Living Success.