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HomeBusinessBug.com announced that one of its advertisers, Suzie Randle, a representative with Thirty One Gifts, has made a sale as a result of her placement on HomeBusinessBug.com.

Randle has been working with Thirty One Gifts, a work from home business opportunity offering a full array of embroidery items, for about 2 years and has over 100 in her network.  She started receiving leads from HomeBusinessBug.com in September of this year and it was only her 4th lead that led to the sale.

“She had been to a Thirty One party, and she was looking for someone to connect with and sign up under,” Randle says of the prospect that later joined her network.  HomeBusinessBug.com’s strong search engine presence, specifically for the keywords specific to Randle’s home based business opportunity, were heavily responsible for this future Thirty One representative finding Randle.

When asked about the prospect’s future, Randle was quick to say “I think she’s going to end up being my next superstar.”

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About HomeBusinessBug.com
Home Business Bug is a new directory that features hundreds of home-based business opportunities, as well as work-from-home articles and information.  Those interested in starting a home based business can browse completely free of charge, and find opportunities whose investments range from under $100 to a few thousand dollars.  Please visit our work at home directory . Advertisers can take advantage of the low introductory rates to promote their own opportunity. For more information about advertising a work from home based business opportunity, inquire at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/advertise/

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December 9, 2010 — HomeBusinessBug.com announced today that one of its advertisers, Jennifer Lewis, a silver gift director with La Bella Baskets, has signed her 8th referral as a result of her placement on HomeBusinessBug.com.

“It took only three or four leads from HomeBusinessBug.com to sign up my first recruit,” says Lewis. Since then she has made 7 more sales off a total of 49 leads. Lewis’ has recruited close to 30 La Bella Baskets consultants, making HomeBusinessBug.com responsible for about 25% of her network. Asked if HomeBusinessBug.com was her most fruitful source, she replied “I would definitely say so.”

The La Bella Baskets home based business opportunity offers two streams of income, the first of which, selling of their high quality gift baskets, flowers, and cookie bouquets, was Lewis’ main focus her first few months after joining in January of 2010.  It was only in May when she decided to focus on the second income opportunity, building a network of other La Bella Baskets representatives.  It was around that time that she discovered HomeBusinessBug.com and took advantage of their free advertising offer.

Asked what she attributed the attractiveness to her opportunity, Lewis cited the price point.  “I think what really works for La Bella Baskets is that (consultants) only have to spend $20 per month.”  That is after the initial start up cost of only $1.97.

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About HomeBusinessBug.com
Home Business Bug is a new directory that features hundreds of home-based business opportunities, as well as work-from-home articles and information.  Those interested in starting a home based business can browse completely free of charge, and find opportunities whose investments range from under $100 to a few thousand dollars.  Please visit our work at home directory . Advertisers can take advantage of the low introductory rates to promote their own opportunity. For more information about advertising a work from home based business opportunity, inquire at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/advertise/

Being a mom is a full time job, so if you’re a work at home mom, it’s really important to find the proper balance your primary and secondary jobs (and hopefully, you’ll see raising your children as the primary :).

This balancing act is one that takes time and experience to succeed in; there will often be the pull to chose between the work projects seeking your attention and your attention seeking children. While no amount of preparation can get you ready for all of the hurdles you’ll encounter as a work from home mom, here are some ways to practically set up your home office to maximize both your jobs, and hopefully avoid some of the push/pull with your children.

Have a desk that is clean, cleared and by a window. Your space is where focus and productivity needs to happen. To do this, keep it clean and clear of clutter.

This can happen by doing a quick sweep of garbage and papers at the end of your time working. It doesn’t matter whether your desk is an office desk, kitchen table or breakfast bar, but the importance of clutter free will help you focus when you sit down the next time to work.

Keep in mind the need for daylight — which also gives you a way to keep an eye on the kids when they play outside.

Read the full article at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/setting-up-a-work-at-home-mom-wahm-office-10170/

As a single mom, or a stay at home mom, starting a home business can be a scary thing.  Whether you’re going to be relying on your home business to pay the bills, or even just as a source of some additional income, the fact is that for most moms, failure really is not an option.  So, what do you do to insulate yourself from failure?  Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Be Diligent
As a mom, this should be a skill that you’ve perfected by now, and following up over an over again with your clients and leads should be easier than potty training or teaching your child to enjoy broccoli.  In all seriousness, being a mom really does prepare you for a lot of the situations you’ll encounter in business, but it can be a lot harder to want to stick it out and put in the long hours with a client that you barely know than spending time working on something with your own child.  The key is to know that hard work in the same direction always pays off, so don’t become discouraged when it seems like you’re spinning your tires.

Read full article at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/work-at-home-mom-failure-is-not-an-option-survival-tips-10160/

Being a work at home mom definitely has its advantages, not the least of which is the fact that you get to spend more time with your kids.  For most moms, raising kids and taking care of the home is a full time job, but many moms find themselves with a bit more time on their hands once the kids start school, and a work at home job provides the benefits of getting some extra income with the flexibility to still drop off kids at ballet and soccer practice.

Read full article at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/benefits-of-being-a-work-at-home-mom-10152/

As part of the Obama Administration’s overall commitment to expanding opportunities for small businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin in early 2011 implementation of its women-owned small business contracting program.

“Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our nation’s economy, and even during the economic downturn of the last few years, have been one of the key job creation engines in communities across the country,” SBA Administrator Karen Mills said.

The rule identifies 83 industries in which women-owned small businesses are under-represented or substantially under-represented in the federal contract marketplace. This rule is also another tool to help achieve the statutory goal that 5 percent of federal contracting dollars go to women-owned small businesses.

Read full article at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/sba-releases-women-owned-small-business-rule-10139/