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|Career / Re: 20 Cheap Businesses You Can Start In Your Spare Time by ultraGM: 11:02am On Aug 30|
16. Calligrapher: If you have good penmanship, a business addressing envelopes—like wedding invitations—could be a nostalgic business startup idea. You'll need samples, as well as a business cards.
17. Tutoring: If you excel at a certain subject, you could use that skill as a private tutor for students of all ages. Adult learners also need help sometimes with their school subjects. Cost to get started would be marketing materials.
18. Home day care: Parents look for alternatives to big day care centers where their children are grouped with many other children. Fill that need by offering home day care. Check with your state on regulations for these start-up businesses—licensing may be required depending on the number of children you hope to have at your home.
19. Translator: Speak another language? That valuable skill can be turned in to a business by offering your services to businesses and government offices.
20. Elder caregiver: With a growing older population, this service-based business is filling an important need.
Market to senior citizens who may not want to live in assisted-living communities, but could still benefit from help with minor day-to-day activities including light house work. Cost includes marketing materials and a reliable car.
|Career / Re: 20 Cheap Businesses You Can Start In Your Spare Time by ultraGM: 11:01am On Aug 30|
11. Snow removal: This seasonal business can be lucrative, but is dependent upon the weather. When looking for potential customers, think houses as well as small businesses. The costs for starting this business can be as little as the price of fliers, business cards and a shovel—or higher with more equipment.
12. Online content production: If you have a knack for grammar and love to write, content production for websites could be a cheap business startup for you. Cost to kick off this business includes a computer and an Internet connection. Market your skills on sites including elance.com, where potential employers look for contract workers.
13. Pet groomer: With the American Pet Products Association predicting Americans spent $4.11 billion in 2012 on their pets for grooming and boarding, it just goes to show people are willing to spend on their furry friends.
You must like animals to start this business. Cost to get into this business includes permits, insurance and equipment.
14. Pet sitting and walking: Combine a love for animals and a love of the outdoors. Many people leave their pets at home alone most of the day while they are at work, but are willing to pay people to check on their pets and walk them during the day. Cost to start this business would be marketing materials and a reliable car to get from client to client.
15. Delivery service: Do you like going to different locations through the day? A courier business may be a good fit for you. Market your services to businesses.
|Career / Re: 20 Cheap Businesses You Can Start In Your Spare Time by ultraGM: 11:01am On Aug 30|
6. Catering: If you like to cook and can plan out a meal from beginning to end, this could be a side business for you. Offer party catering as well as business lunches as a way to keep business opportunities available. Build a customer base by creating relationships in your community and ask for client testimonials as a way to show potential new customers what you have done at past events. Costs would include making fliers and possibly having samples of your cooking available for tasting by future clients.
7. Errands: If you like helping people, you may like running errands for people in your community. Market to those in your community who don't have a lot of time for chores or may be housebound.
8. Handyman: If you can fix a rain gutter, do simple electrical repairs or know how to spackel, turn those home-improvement skills into a side business. Make sure to check with your state about any possible permits or licenses needed to work.
9. Virtual assistant: If you like organizing things, weeding through e-mails, posting to social media and keeping people on a schedule, market those skills to small-business owners who are too busy growing their own businesses to take care of those things themselves. The costs of starting this business could include a computer and stable Internet connection to maintain contact with your clients.
10. Consultant: Maybe you've changed careers during your working life. Offer your skills to that former industry as a paid consultant. Since you worked in the industry, you already have contacts you could market to as being available for hire.
|Career / Re: 20 Cheap Businesses You Can Start In Your Spare Time by ultraGM: 11:00am On Aug 30|
1. Sales Consultant: Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, and Tupperware all enlist the help of local sales representatives to get the word out to shoppers about their products. If you're comfortable talking to people about a product, this business idea could be for you. To start, Avon costs just $5 to register, Pampered Chef is $80; both Tupperware and Mary Kay cost $100 to start with each company.
Beverly Kemner of Pottstown, Pa., sees being an Avon representative as a way to earn money to supplement her income and has been running her part-time business for about four years. To get started, she paid $5 to register with Avon.
"I could do it out of my own home on my own time," she says. "They give you everything you need to start the first campaign ... I think it's perfect for this economy."
Kemner says the harder you work at building your customer base, the more sales you make, and that flexibility appealed to Kemner, who suffers from a chronic illness. "You do the best when you can put the time in to it," she says. "You need to give it a little bit of time, but it's not as time-demanding as some other (businesses)."
2. Lawn care: This is a seasonal job that can be lucrative if marketed to time-crunched homeowners who have better things to do on their days off than mow their lawns. It is a good job for someone who likes to be outdoors, and can be started inexpensively with fliers, business cards and a lawnmower. Also, it's a business that you can easily scale into a bigger operation.
3. Homemade gourmet foods: A love of cooking turned into a full-time business for Nancy Neal of Melbourne, Fla. She makes jams, jellies and spreads right in her home kitchen, now has about 50 products including soup mixes at her Nancy's Pantry Corner in a variety of markets.
If you're just getting started, the cost is cooking supplies, packaging, and basic marketing materials, and depending on where you're going to sell your goods, either the cost to set up a website or rent a retail store.
4. Babysitting: Babysitting isn't a teenager's job anymore. If you like children, then this could be a side business for you. Network in your community and be prepared to be available for work at night and on the weekends.
5. Cleaning services: Where there are people, there will be a need to clean. Whether you focus on cleaning houses or go after business from companies, this cheap startup business idea will cost as much as supplies and the fliers needed to get your name out in the community. The hours for the cleaning service could dovetail nicely with a standard Monday through Friday job—businesses usually want their buildings cleaned at night and on weekends.
|Politics / Re: Obasanjo Laments Level Of Poverty Under Jonathan’s Govt by ultraGM: 6:47am On Aug 26|
ugoezeik: Is dis man call obasanjo still relevant in naija politics? If naija is a country where things work he and his colleagues suppose to don dey cool their heals for kirikiri prison by now. Mtchewwwww
For what reason
tit: i heard that obasanjo is the first army man to get a bullet in his buttocks as he was running from the enemy.
Will you survive it or still be walking straight if it were you
Sometimes ago i heard that Obasanjo, after his tenure and heard that noting is been done in the Power sector after much money was spent on it, he later on decided to investigate the matter himself. He did ask alot of questions from a lot of people, what he later discovered was:
All equipment bought were abandon at port uncleared infact those item were also overpriced. My question is if those equipment bought by PHCN or NEPA were abandon at port without been utilize, it is for what purpose and by whose command?
OBJ Prepare the ground for Umar Musa Yaradua to Succeed, He Started A lot of Project and Allocate Money into those Project, for Example NIPP (Power Project) was to be completed by Yaradua this year (2014) and Nigeria will enjoy at least 12hrs UPS. OBJ sacrifice his reputation to prosper the next Administration (Yaradua/Goodluck) by increasing the fuel price we all remember that, few weeks into power Yaradua reduces it. Now the succeding Administration mismanage everything and we all involve OBJ in the blame.
The foreign reserved, under who administration was it spent, Why did the NIPP project could be completed this year as projected under GEJ Administration.
Despite the fact that it appears that OBJ looked like bad leader because he sacrifice his reputation, that doesnt mean GEJ has done much or up to what he has achived
|Programming / Re: How To Fix Drupal 7 Using 100% CPU by ultraGM: 8:00pm On Aug 07|
Are you on loalhost or it occurs online?
If its on localhost, that is windows problem i think, i have install drupal on Fedora20 running VirtualBox and i have better perfomance even on module configiration before i dump drupal.
But ordinarily if you are not configuring modules it should trouble you.
|Programming / Re: Advice Need For A 12yr Old Who Wants Computer Knowledge by ultraGM: 7:52pm On Aug 07|
What your Nephew needs is a mentor not just put in a computer class, since he so desire to be computer geek at that age. Bill Gate or Mark Zurkaberg have their own mentor too at such tender age and they are successfull. In my my shop i mentor a Boy since he was in JSS3, now he can use PHP/MySQL, HTML, CSS and JQuery he (currently)did actually design a Social Network website from scratch.
What i can say to the boy progress is that he has desire for computer and he get someone to mentor him hile paying notting to acqiure knowlede. In case of your Newphew dont Just send him to computer school get him a mentor and buy him a good laptop you can afford.
|Politics / If Muslem North Were Terrorist Then Who Is Asari Dokunbo by ultraGM: 3:49pm On Jul 10|
Am a Christian from North and i hate criticism on religion differences, especially on the case of Boko Haram. Many southerner will accuse all the north of causing mayhem in the Country's northern region, it is effort frustration, offensive, bad impression and expression of mind to signal that the northerners are terrorist because there is great distress in their region, and some unscrupulous element claims the responsibility
I dont have intention to call Southerner muslem or Mujahid Dokubo-Asari a terrorist, but a comparison to let tell you that Northerners are not worth calling terrorist, there may be bad eggs i agreed But We Are Not Terrorist but a Good People from Good Region
God Bless Nigeria
|Webmasters / Re: My Website Is Under Attack!! by ultraGM: 5:38pm On Jul 09|
I did register on your website:
After failed login i was old down on login.php with error i have to do manual back button
And i think the register, and recover password did that also.Although on successful operation all goes normal, but with error, the script stop
I will suggest you use php header() or http redirect
|Business / Re: This App Just Says "Yo" And $1 Million Was Invested On It by ultraGM: 9:57pm On Jul 07|
thing the user means they were able to just Yo, jut the way we Nigerians do Flashing
|Business / Re: 13 Nigerian Banks Make Top 1,000 World Banks by ultraGM: 9:24pm On Jul 07|
I wasnt expecting Zenith bank to top Nigeria list, all i hope is GTbank, well maybe it their name that sound them out
|Webmasters / Re: My Website Is Under Attack!! by ultraGM: 2:04pm On Jul 07|
rattlesnake: "On Sunday, the 22nd of June, at exactly 1:00PM, we lost access to Nairaland's server. I immediately asked our web host to fix the problem. They refused to discuss the situation with me until very early on Monday morning, when they told me that someone hacked their server management system and used it to gain access to our server. The hacker deleted everything on our server, including our backups which we kept in a separate disk on the same server.
Where did you get the last 2 from 22nd
|Webmasters / Re: My Website Is Under Attack!! by ultraGM: 1:57pm On Jul 07|
I think you have good CSS but your website is vulnerable to SQL injection try the below and see what happens
' UNION SELECT * FROM users -- '
Your login, registration, page page should not hold user down
|Business / This App Just Says "Yo" And $1 Million Was Invested On It by ultraGM: 11:11am On Jul 05|
It only took 8 hours to build the app, and the only thing it does is allow you to send the word ‘Yo’ to your friends. To many, it seems like a joke. But its inventor, Or Arbel, is totally serious.
Arbel, who built the app three months ago, has quit his job and moved halfway around the world — from his native Israel to San Francisco — to work on Yo full time. He’s opening an office, hiring staff and seeking “strategic partners.” And oh yeah: He’s already raised $1 million from investors.
So is Arbel right? Is Yo, which he calls “context-based communications,” the future of messaging? Or is investor interest in Yo an unmistakable sign that we are in the midst of another internet bubble?
“the way it affects your life is profound”
Yo is a very simple app. It allows you to send a push notification to anyone else with the app. All of those notifications say the same thing: “Yo.” Arbel says that “you usually understand what the Yo means based on who you get it from and when you get it.” According to Arbel, once you start using Yo “the way it affects your life is profound.” He noted that many of the reviews of Yo in the app store say things like “Yo changed my life.”
Some of these reviews, however, do seem a bit sarcastic: “Not just a means of simple but effective communication, Yo is a way of life,” one review says. “Since downloading Yo, all my relationships have improved and I’ve regrown most of my hair.”
Complete the Story here
|Agriculture / Re: Nigeria Secures World Bank’s N79.2b Grant For Agric Projects by ultraGM: 9:20pm On Jul 04|
Who Go pay the money and how we go pay am back
|Music/Radio / Re: What Kind Of Songs Tuck You To Sleep At Night by ultraGM: 1:36pm On Jun 29|
Halleluya by Handel
Halelluya by Tope Alabi
Dansaki by Lara George
Those are for Now but in years to come it may change
|Politics / Re: The Good Side Of Boko Haram by ultraGM: 1:53pm On Jun 28|
Do you know how Bomb sound when you hears it, and the reaction on your body,
It sound so loud that it vibrate your body and your heart started beat becomes fast, your body nerves started shaking.
If that continue you'll have trauma
|Programming / Re: 80,000 NAIRA CHALLENGE/CONTEST TO MAKE NAIRALAND SAFER by ultraGM: 1:21pm On Jun 28|
Ceasar1: The only forum with the potential to beat Niaraland is yarme .
Thats a Joke, Do you the kind of Love that bind Nairalanders with Nairaland, even seun cant break it, We users are ready to sue Seun to court if he dare discontinue this forum, and you are talking about , i saw the guy doing publicity.
Nairaland is a community in which you have make friends and nobody will afford to start from level zero making new friends, example is when user start the Trend #BringBackOurSite #BringBackOurNairaland that means we Love Nairaland
|Programming / Re: What Do You Think Happened Behind The Scene With Nl by ultraGM: 7:10pm On Jun 27|
I have #500 MTN card on those lost tread, am about to load it on Sunday before NL Goes off.
That is the only thing i can lost my post are recoverable.
BTWL Welcome to the New World
|Computers / Re: Share Your First Time Computer Experience by ultraGM: 10:02am On Dec 14, 2013|
Booked for Story
|Religion / Re: Real Or Fake: ANGEL Appears In A Nigerian Church?!? by ultraGM: 2:51am On Dec 12, 2013|
It looks like Horror Movie Character
We don pass the Gullible level not to know the wonderful works of men + software
|Nairaland / General / Ancient Nairaland - What It Looks Like by ultraGM: 2:48am On Dec 12, 2013|
Ancient Nairaland - What it looks like
I was Just surfing the net as i could not sleep, then i stumble on the link below. It make me smile a little to see How Nairaland Looks Like.
What challenge me is the tireless worker, who put-up a new design and look for the Board. The Man deserved recognition. Having New Nairaland no be small thing.
|Programming / Re: Help Setup A Development Server In Dreamweaver by ultraGM: 8:42am On Dec 11, 2013|
It depend on the programming language you are using. If PHP/MYSQL. XAMPP OR LAMPP would do. But if just ordinary site just do site setup.
|Computers / Re: Sending Executable Files Through Gmail by ultraGM: 5:34pm On Nov 27, 2013|
dont be surprise if Gmail is doing binary scan on your attachment. So dont be disappointed if Gmail stop that
|Education / Why Big Company In Nigeria Has Not Give Nigerian A University Yet by ultraGM: 3:21pm On Nov 12, 2013|
WHY BIG COMPANY IN NIGERIA HAS NOT GIVE NIGERIAN A UNIVERSITY - Personnal Opinion
Being Faced with poor or inadequate infrastructure, small ratio of admission opportunity for student, and other things plaguing [us], while government keep struggling to solve few of the problems, there effort have not satisfied the demand for higher institution.
With about 2 million candidates or more than; applying for UTME Yearly, only about 400 thousand student will get admitted. Nigeria having 170 million people and probably about 30 million would be students, having up 297 Higher Institution, Nigeria cannot boast of 10 million student population in Higher Institution. This reason gives call for more Schools. Government is trying but its effort have not satisfied the demand for higher institution.
By reason of the afore stated, I conclude that "big indigenous companies like Dangote, MTN, GLO, should give Nigerians a universities at affordable prices and qualities, as part of their social responsibility obligations to Nigerian citizens”. Able Commercial Banks like GTBank, Ecobank and other should strive to do the same. If this can be achieved I believed there would be improvement and more of such School will reduce the dependency on ASUU or ASUP strike
|Religion / Re: Recommend A Church For This Nairalander by ultraGM: 10:47pm On Nov 10, 2013|
jansie:am not saying you should be a pastor evangelism is duty of all christians. because looking at your criteria church will offereds you often, infact I do get offence from my church too but all I could do is pray for those involved.
But one thing sure God does not favour any church but personal relationship with Him is what matter.
Maybe you should use this night to seek God for guidance, I may join you if you want.
But remember personal Salvation is the key to answered prayer.
|Religion / Re: Recommend A Church For This Nairalander by ultraGM: 10:24pm On Nov 10, 2013|
I bet it you wont like my church, you will run if I mention it
maybe you should try being a freelance christian attend different church each week.
Improve your relationship with God developed your most holy faith, give holiness and righteousness premium plus prayers and evangelism
If God see your seriousness Him go dash your Spiritual Gift
Increasing more in faith you could graduate to freelance Gospel Preacher, and that makes you a candidate of heaven. Holy Spirit is your companion. More Grace
|Religion / Re: The Concept Of Trinity: What Is Your Perception Of God The Holy Spirit? by ultraGM: 5:41pm On Oct 20, 2013|
Osgee: There have been many contradictory teachings about the person of The Holy Spirit in relation to the Trinity. Whats ur own view as a christian based on the Bible?
To all Kindly download the attached MS-Word file, it contained 22 Bible Doctrines, in which the 2nd Topic is Godhead (aka Trinity)
..Let him that readeth understand....
|Religion / Re: Killing In Self-defence Is It A Sin Before God? by ultraGM: 5:24pm On Oct 20, 2013|
Shobayo Emma: Dear Nls, pls i will like to know if killing in self denfence and other related killings like in the line of duties as regards to war amount to sin before God. waiting for your valuable views.
Before talking about Self Defense, what brought you into that Situation that warrant you defending your life;
1. If it is a fight you have already sin before defending life
2. If it is dept that leads to life threatens, The Bible say "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him..."Matt 5:25
3. If it is persecution Christianity did not give option to fight back - Self Defense remains your own opinion
4. If it is Robbery, 2 above apply
5. If it is War, you are performing Civil obligation and not God's Course, Hence God's word remain the same "Thou shalt do no murder"
IMOO: If you Kill in the course of Self Defense[AWA intentionally] and get caught, Gov't will arrest you and charge you for murder, until you prove your innocence, if you can't, Death Sentence is on the way.
But with God; If you Kill in the course of Self Defense[or intentionally], God can still forgive, and door of restitution is still open while you are alive.
Answering your Question:Killing In Self-defence Is It A Sin Before God? YES is a Sin Because
"For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven." Ps 119:89
"For I am the LORD, I change not..." Malachi 3:6
Peace Be unto you all
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