My dad insisted he was going to install our satellite dish himself. He doesn’t trust any of those installation guys because he thinks they aren’t properly trained. He also has a habit of not reading instructions, which only makes things take longer and need fixed in the long run. He’s a funny guy, it’s always an adventure watching dad do anything. It’s funny how a satellite installation turned into a roof repair in Brooklyn NY. It all started when heRead more
I have had an aquarium ever since I was a kid, so I figure it has been at least 20 years. When my daughter wanted to see the newest animated film out, she fell in love with clown fish. She wanted to know if we could get some, which was the last thing I wanted to hear. I knew that the clown fish price was a lot more than the fish I got at the local pet store, but I decided to go ahead and find out how much they were. At least I would be able to tell her why we couldn’t get any, which made me sad.
Luckily, I had decided to do the research before I told her anything. I was prepared to tell her that they were just too expensive, but I found a website that has them at great prices. Even better, their store was just about an hour from where we live so we were able to go there and look at the fish in person. When we walked in, I was amazed at how many different fish they had as well as the supplies and tanks that a person would need.
I could have spent hours in there, but I knew we were there for just the clown fish, at least on this first trip there. I allowed my daughter to pick out two of them, and she named them exactly what I thought she would. The clerk told me that they were the most popular names for clown fish, which was really not that surprising considering the success of the film that has brought them to the spotlight again. We took our two fish home, and my daughter told me she would take care of them. She reminded me of how I was when I was her age, and it made me smile that she has a love for fish just like I do.Read more
For my food delivery business, I wanted to make a commercial that would attract new customers. The business delivers foods that you would normally find at the grocery store, such as produce, meat, cereal, and more. Many people can’t get to the store easily, either due to time constraints, or because they are physically unable to do so. I hope to provide services for all of these people an more. For the commercial, I hired a company that does corporate video production in singapore. I trusted them with the task rather than using an internal team because they have more experience with filming.
The company came up with a clever idea for a commercial that was simple, but still involved enough humor to engage the viewer. When I first saw the completed commercial, I was laughing for a whole minute. I prefer to have funny commercials over ones that are more serious in tone, because the funny ones have more staying power. The serious commercials get the message across, but they don’t really stay in the minds of the viewers, because there is nothing really special about them. The viewer might as well be watching the evening news.
The commercial now airs during all major time slots. Since the commercial has started airing, I have noticed a great increase in the number of people who use the service. They write in to tell me how much they love the service and wonder how they never knew about it before. This increase in customers has also caused a lot of word of mouth to spread the business to others. I love seeing people on the street who have never heard about the company and start talking about it with their friends. It’s like the verbal form of a chain letter, but it has good news.Read more
We were restoring an old car. Not one of the more popular ones to restore. This made finding some parts a whole lot more difficult. For example, if your are restoring a Mustang, then you can find parts all over the place. If you are restoring other popular vehicles such as old pickup trucks or even panel trucks used for deliveries in the 1930s and 1940s, you can find companies still making parts for them or restoring old parts. We had to get old parts restored. Things like exterior mirrors were re-chromed, but beltline weatherstrips for the windows could not be found that were in pristine shape. We had to contact a company that could manufacture new ones from a sample.
I talked with one of their technicians and sent the company a few samples of degraded window seals we had. They looked at what they were made of and how they were made, and they came up with a new design for beltline weatherstrips that was better than the original. The rubber seals on this old vehicle did not fare well. That is why there are no used parts in this category that can be put to use in a restoration project. Everything from the window seals to the door, trunk and other seals simply crumbled into dust as the car aged.
The beltline weatherstrips are the seals at the side windows that squeegee water off the glass and keep it from running down into the inside of a door when you roll the window up or down. On old cars, you can usually see them torn or coming loose after years of use and being exposed to the weather. Newer cars fare much better due to advanced chemical compositions of the rubber. Some of the old stuff was just not that durable.Read more
My mom showed me a recipe from my grandmother. It is for a biscuit mix that also makes tremendously good pancakes. It is a dry mix of ingredients that is quick to mix and make into biscuits or pancakes. There are several other commercial varieties, but this recipe is easy and tastes fabulously good. I started giving away the dry mix as gifts. I use all organic ingredients. Then I started to have people ask me if they could buy some from me. It was getting big. I now have two powder fillers and buy bulk ingredients to package and sell it locally in stores.
It is really cool how an old recipe has turned into a side business that is earning us a decent income. We rented a commercial space for packing. We got the licensing and permits to package human grade food products. We got equipment, such as the powder fillers, to make packaging quick and easy. We use a large mixer to mix dry ingredients into batches, and we use the fillers to put the product into resealable plastic bags we have made. Then they go over the scales and are packed into boxes for sale to the local stores. We are expanding into a mail order business too. That takes a lot of extra packing work, so we are limiting that part of the business right now.
I think a lot of us have an idea or something that other people would be interested in buying. We just need to figure out what it is we have to offer. My grandmother never thought her recipe would be worth so much money. Now she is enjoying the monthly checks for the use of her original idea. This country has a lot of great opportunities if we just look for them and pursue them.Read more
I got to thinking about this after I was contacted by a mobile app developer in Singapore. Of course it seems as though every company in the world has their own app now and it makes a great deal of sense when you think about it. Only fifteen or twenty years ago there were very few people who had mobile phones and Google did not really exist. At least if it did very few people knew how to use it. If people used the internet they did it at a public library or at the office. Now almost every person in the world has a mobile phone and it is connected to the world wide web, even poor people in India and Bangladesh have a mobile phone. They use them for almost every aspect of their daily lives, including when they want to find a business like mine.
It is extremely convenient when the app works the way you want it to work. You do not have to go to the bank to do a simple task, you just take out your phone. If you want to pick up some food from a restaurant, then you can take out your phone and a place an order to go. It should be ready by the time you get there if your timing is right. That makes every day tasks a whole lot simpler and more convenient than they were before we had this sort of technology in our pockets. However it is not so clear how it applies to us, because we are larger a business facing enterprise. We are dealing with other businesses and they are going to have much different concerns than the ordinary consumer. Security is going to be the big thing for most of them and for us.Read more
When I lost my job at the local textile factory, I had to scramble to come up with a way to earn money. I was able to collect unemployment for a while, but that was just not enough money. I didn’t want to just sit around and do nothing either. I looked at my talents, and that is when I decided it would not cost that much money to make money at what I am best at. I knew I would need to invest in a label printing scale as well as some packaging supplies, but that was all I would really need to get my own fudge business up and running.
I have always loved to tinker around in the kitchen, and making different kinds of fudge is one of my top specialties. When I would make some for the kids’ bake sales at school, it was always one of the first things gone. I knew that if I could have professional labels on the right packaging, I could probably make more than what I was making at my factory job. The best part is that I would be having more fun doing it too!
I went online to look at different label printing scales. I wanted to be able to set a slab of fudge on the scale, have it be weighed accurately, and then a label printed. This would net me a lot more sales than if I just estimated what a quarter pound of fudge was, and I knew that customers would be more appreciative. I was able to get a scale for a really low price, and I started selling my fudge at fairs, flea markets, and other events in my area, plus a few local stores have started selling it too. It is an amazing feeling to make money doing what I really love to do!Read more
I hate having to store my files offline, because eventually my hard drives fill up, and I have to burn off some data to make extra space. Burning data requires discs, and that costs money. The burning process is tedious and time consuming as well. A better solution for me is a budget Windows VPS. With a VPS, all I have to do is log in and start uploading files. The files would still be there as long as I had access to the VPS. The only limiting factor would be my upload speed, but even that would be faster than burning data.
A friend of mine told me about a VPS he was using and I signed up with them. Their VPS was pretty good and even better than I expected it to be for the price. Usually when you work with budget services, you have to skimp on quality somewhere, but not with this VPS. If anything, the VPS offered some things that many of the higher priced VPS companies didn’t offer. It’s nice to know that some companies still see the value in passing on savings to their consumers.
Since I no longer have to use my hard drive space to store files, nor do I have to buy discs to burn data, I decided to buy some games and download them. There was a game sale where I could get 50 games for around $30. I spend the entire week downloading and installing all of the games, and then gradually played them over the next few months. I have to work during the week, so I was only able to play the games during the weekend and at night before going to bed. It was a little bit of enjoyment that I hadn’t been able to experience in a long time.Read more
Moving is sure a pain, and I hope that I do not have to do it again for another decade. But I don’t have a time mahcine and I can’t see the future, so I guess if I have to move again, then I will just have to deal with that. But right now, I can firmly say that I am going to avoid it if I can. At least, I don’t want to move to another city or over large distances. I am reading about reliant energy in dallas right now because if I am going to switch providers to a new electricity company then it would be a good idea for me to know as much as I can about my options before I make any sort of commitment.
I was actually suggested to check out Reliant by a friend of mine who has lived in the Dallas area for some time, and I guess that he is a customer of Reliant. As such, I am going to check them out and see what they are all about. I think it would be wise to go ahead and call them and see if I can learn about any sort of promotions they might have for their services or introductory rates on electricity. I don’t know if such things exist, but if they do exist, then they would be more likely to exist here in Texas than in other parts of the country.
That is because the electricity market here in Texas is more competitive than in other parts of the country and so I would really think that theere might be some promotions like that. I don’t know for sure, but I am going to check it out to be sure and see if I can find something that makes sense for me.Read more