You Think You Know Someone

More than likely, there is someone near you that is probably a criminal. They may seem nice, but they’re just waiting to strike. I learned this lesson when I found out that my neighbor was trying to break into my home. I would talk to him regularly and even ate food with him on certain occasions. For the most part, I thought he was a normal guy, but he had me and everyone else fooled. I found out that he was breaking in with my security system. I had the system installed as a precautionary measure, and never figured that my own neighbor would be the one to trigger it.

I planned a vacation in the Bahamas, and left for a full two weeks. I never told my neighbor that I was going away, but somehow he figured it out. Continue reading

How to Become an Articles Business Man?

If you are a writer, you will be spending your time in writing articles for magazines and ezine publishers. If you are good at article writing, you can turn this hubby as a full fledged articles business and become a ‘Articles Business Man’. Sounds Interesting? How can you start and run a full time articles business? Here are some tips to get your idea engines started.

1. You Can Start Your Own Article Directory Business

You might be heard of the famous article directories like and many others. You can purchase an article directory software like Articledashboard and start your own article directory business. You can promote this and invite other authors to write in your article directory. The main source of income from your article directory is Google AdSense income and you can also use other monetization options like Clickbank and Amazon. Once you grow your author base, you will get a regular monthly income from your own article directory.

2. You Can Combine Article Marketing with Affiliate Marketing Business

If you are good at article writing, you can promote other people’s products as an affiliate marketer. Do your research to pick the right products to promote and create product review pages in Blogger blogs or web 2. 0 websites like Hubpages and Squidoo. Then, you can drive traffic to your product review pages using the article marketing method which means you can write articles about your product niches and submit to article directories. Article directories are known for their regular traffic and if properly done, your article marketing efforts will add money to your bank account.

3. You Can Use your Article Writing Skills to Start a Blogging Business

If you can produce good content, you can start a WordPress blog with your own hosting account. You can pick a passionate topic which have good market demand and start writing useful information about this topic in your self hosted WordPress blog. Over the time, the visitors turn into your subscribers and you can use this visitor base to get income from Google AdSense and sponsor ads. Blogging is a lucrative business and it has the potential to attract website buyers who will buy your blog for a good price. If you have good pagerank, good amount of traffic and also regular revenue, you can sell it for an astonishing price.

Business Cards – Life Line For Any Business Man

Business cards can be said to be the single most important entity for any person who might be involved in trade and business. It is not difficult to understand why. Business cards include information like name of the individual, the post he occupies, contact numbers of his residence and office and his e-mail ID. So, if one wants to establish contact with someone, it is mandatory for him to have an access to his address and contact numbers. This purpose is very nicely taken care of by the business cards and as such, its importance simply cannot be undermined. It is not only about the individuals, but the business cards also throw ample light on the organisation divulging such information like the address of the organisation what it is into. It would not therefore, be an exaggeration to state that no business man can survive without one.

It would, however not be out of place to give an account about the birth of business cards and its usage in the earlier days. Well, to start of with, it would be very interesting to know that business cards came into existence in the 15th century in China. Yes, you have read it right. Business cards are not a modern day fad, but can trace its origin to as far back as the 15th century. Back then, it was limited to the upper class who normally used it to announce their arrival in households. This practice was in course of time picked up by the others.

The seventeenth century saw it being used in England for the firs time. There it was, then, used mostly by merchants and was popularly known as trade cards. Business Cards then were a unique lot for they had the maps printed on them as well, probably to help people reach the shops. There are instance when business cards displayed information about the goods sold by the merchants as well.

Thus, it becomes clear that business cards have a history, which runs back to several centuries and in every century and age it has held its importance. Still, it would only be right to state that they were never as important as they are in today times.

The Parable of the Playboy Business Man

There was in the land of Us a man who enjoyed an adulterous life. His heart was hardened and he experienced no shame because of the lifestyle that he had chosen. He owned a small chain of dance studios that brought him both success and pleasure. He enjoyed success due to a steady flow of clientèle into his studios. His pleasure was evoked by the beautiful young girls that he hired to teach his clientèle dance.

This man would take his pick from his hired help daily. Because of his success he could wine and dine his girls before taking them home for the night. Of course these star struck girls were flattered to be the recipient of the high class trappings and attention from their boss. As a result the girls were in competition to dress more seductively than their counterparts in order to gain his attention. This pleased the man and he often encouraged this competition.

Then one day during an unsuccessful pitch to a young couple seeking dance lessons he overheard the young lady whisper to her husband that there was no way she was going to let him take lessons with the scantily dressed instructors at this studio. Because his business was providing him enough success to meet the demands of his base lifestyle, the businessman dismissed the comment and carried on with business as usual.

Several weeks after this encounter the man received a letter from another young lady, who had rejected a pitch to sign on for dance lessons at one of his studios stating, “John and I were satisfied with the level of expertise that your studio was able to offer, however I was not about to let him dance with the half dressed girls that were working for the studio. If you would impose a dress code on your instructors we may consider buying a package of lessons from his studio.”

As any good business man would do this man began to research the effectiveness of requiring modest dress for his instructors. He started with a modest dress code at his studio located in a distant city. To his surprise he found that business increased by 3.1% in the first month and 5.7% over a six month period. He continued the implementation of this modest dress code to a second then a third and finally he implemented a modest dress code in all of his dance studios, with similar success in each store.

Now his new found commitment to modest dress did not change his adulterous lifestyle. In fact his increased profits allowed him to lavish even more gifts on his suitors each night. This gave him more pleasure and his girls continued to woo him, only using means other than scant dress.

So you see, my friend, women do not like other women tantalizing their man by dressing immodestly, and if an adulterous man will change his business practices to accommodate modest dress how much more will society at large adopt modesty if they are led by a group willing to lead the way to modest dress.

Buying For The Business Man In Your Life

People always claim that men are much harder to buy gifts for than women, and perhaps even harder to buy for are business men. These men are the high flyers of industry; they seem to have all the latest gadgets, fashions and all other imaginable potential gifts. But, I hear some of you saying, isn’t it the thought that counts? Well sure it is, but wouldn’t you rather present somebody with a gift they’ll treasure for life rather than an inanimate object which will either gather dust in the corner of the attic for years or even worse be thrown away. In this case you need to personalise your gift.

Now we all know that a busy and successful man of the world doesn’t have much space in his life for personalised mugs and coasters or placemats and goblets, so you need to really think of his day to day activities. For a man who is stuck in the office at his desk all day, why not remind him of the people he is working to look after? A personalised photo frame with a cheeky or sentimental photo featuring a photo of his family will ease the pain of being away from the home all week long. Or for the single guy why not frame a photo of him indulging in one of his favourite hobbies, for example, an image of him fishing enclosed in a frame bearing the slogan “Hang on in there!” Little quirky gifts for him such as these, will help him through the monotony of his daily workload and give him something to work towards. Personalised desk calendars are another personal yet practical gift idea he is bound to keep for at least twelve months!

For the travelling business man desk top items aren’t always the wisest choice. That’s where personalised cufflinks come into play. Every businessman worth his salt needs to look the part and no shirt looks sharp without a set of first class cufflinks. Suits may look smart but let’s face it, wearing the same thing day in and day out can be pretty tiresome, so allow their personality to shine through their cufflinks; a small yet noticeable outlet.

For a football fan the personalised cufflinks come into their own with a range of styles from footballs, mini jerseys, and even a red and yellow card set! For the connoisseur why not indulge his whim with a mini cognac bottle and glass set of cufflinks? If you browse online you cannot fail to find a pair of cufflinks suited to your recipient, the virtual world is your oyster!

The easiest way to think of the right gifts for him is to sit back and consider their lifestyle and interests. Try and purchase a gift that they can incorporate into their daily living, be it practical, personal or both! The more use a person can get from a gift the more they will appreciate it. Even a gift to remind them of life outside the workplace can bring a smile to your recipients face and that in itself is the best reward to any loved one.

Perfect Gifts for the Business Man

Men are really hard to please, especially the business man, and during the holidays, it is a known fact that most women really have a headache when looking for a gift for men with business in their minds. When you have been giving the same gift all year round to the business men in your life such as your father, husband, fiancé, boyfriend, or friend, here are some new and perfect gift ideas that will surely earn their approval.

Here are four of the perfect gifts for the business man:

1. Men’s Ties – Most businessmen wear a business suit when they report for work and attend official functions. Give the businessmen in your life different types of ties that will suit every occasion. There are many advantages of giving ties as gifts because these are not only practical and sensible, but the businessman can also make a fashion statement through his neckties. Just remember to take note of his color and style preferences when you give neckties.

2. Leather notepad – A businessman likes to be efficient and well-organized. Giving him a personalized leather notepad and some pens he can use to sign his business papers will be much appreciated. It is a very practical gift, and one that will surely be used by the person who receives it. Additionally, there are also a lot of options when it comes to this type of gift. It will suit any amount of budget you have too.

3. Briefcases – Whether it’s your dad, your husband, or your fiancé you’re giving it too, a leather case will be surely used day in and day out. Leather briefcases are known to last a long time, and every time that person carries his briefcase, he will remember how thoughtful you are of giving him that gift. If you have some extra cash to spare, you can even have the briefcase personalized by adding names, logos, or text that holds a special meaning to that person.

4. Watches and cufflinks – Businessmen value their time so what better gift to give them than a good and sturdy watch. This allows the person you’re giving the watch to keep track of time, especially during a busy day. Mens Watches can be quite expensive too, so you can also opt to go for cufflinks. Sterling silver cufflinks are great gifts because they not only look classy and fashionable, but it is also affordable. There are other styles of cufflinks that you can purchase at very reasonable prices.

This coming holiday season, don’t worry about what you can give to the businessmen in your life, try the options above and your efforts will be surely appreciated.