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Home Based Business and Your Warm Market

A home-based business and your warm market often don’t mix. Many choose to believe otherwise, but I have been convinced of this for awhile now. My belief was solidified on a recent trip I took with some long-time friends. We were having a casual conversation, and somehow the subject of network marketing was mentioned.

I told them I was an independent distributor with a network marketing company, and they said they already knew. Well, of course they did. I sent an email to my friends explaining my new business when I got started, and I have an email signature with a little blurb about it on all my outgoing emails.

We began talking about all the parties we had been invited to over the years by friends who were trying to sell one thing or another because of a network marketing venture. We laughed about how we hated those parties, and how we just stopped attending them after awhile. They told me they were glad I had not tried to talk them into attending a party or tried to convince them to join my company.

I know exactly how they feel. I remember the discomfort I have felt when a friend has done this very thing to me. I remember wanting to run when someone would try and convince me that they had joined the best company in the world and that I would join too if I knew what was good for me.

A home-based business is simply not for everyone. Many people have no desire to run a business from home, and you are just wasting your breath trying to convince them otherwise. Your warm market (friends and family) usually know about your business. Sometimes, once they see the success you have acquired, they will ask to join you. When that happens, these people can make the very best team members. If you never pushed them to join, but instead just quietly went about the business of building, your low-key method attracted team members to you.

Those close to you will appreciate the fact that you may have sent them an email or mentioned your new business, but you never pressured them to join. Many network marketers will tell you to approach your warm market, but I advise that you tread lightly. Simply provide the information through an email or casual conversation, then leave it alone. If they are interested, they will let you know.

A home-based business and your warm market don’t always mix. Be very careful that you don’t alienate long-time friends and family. Many downlines consist of people who were perfect strangers before joining the company. They were home business seekers who found what they were looking for, and nobody had to convince them of anything.

How to Find Dubai Travel Deals and Do Dubai on a Budget

With the reduced value of the dollar over the last few years and the strengthening United Arab Emirates (UAE) dirham, it has become more and more difficult to take an affordable Dubai vacation.  However, if you look around a bit, it is possible to find Dubai travel deals and other Dubai discounts that make it possible to anybody to afford a trip to this emirate.

The first thing one must remember when looking for Dubai travel deals is that you will have to search for them.  Luckily, the internet makes searching for deals on Dubai airfare and Dubai hotels easier than ever.  If you compare prices from various online airfare sites, you can have a better idea of what is a good deal.  If you use a site which aggregates many different airlines’ schedules, you will have a better chance of finding a good travel deal to Dubai.

You will also need to find a hotel while you are in Dubai, unless you already have a place to stay.  Although the best way to get a discount hotel in Dubai is to go at the right time of year (see next section), you can also use some tips and tricks to get a good hotel rate in the UAE.  One possibility is to check for combination deals, where you can get a good price on discounted airline tickets and hotels if booked together.  Although Dubai is home to the world’s only seven-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab, there are many budget hotels also available.  If you don’t mind living in a place that is not the absolute apex of luxury, you can find good prices on budget hotels in Dubai.

If you are looking for Dubai travel deals, it makes sense to know when the busiest times of year are for travel to the United Arab Emirates.  It will be much easier to find Dubai travel deals and cheap Dubai vacation packages during the off-season.  Many foreigners come to Dubai around Christmas and New Years’s, and the weather is much cooler during these months as well.  However, this also means that the hotels are busy and it will be much harder to find discount hotels in Dubai at this time of year.  If you are strictly looking for discount hotel prices, the best times to go are during Ramadan and during the high summer, when few people are traveling to Dubai.  However, if you are interested in the culture of Dubai, going to iftar (the breaking of the fast during Ramadan) is an excellent way to find locals who would be interested in talking to you.

In conclusion, finding Dubai travel deals is mostly a matter of doing your homework and finding a good cost/benefit balance that works for you.  Pretty soon, you’ll be enjoying your Dubai airfare discounts and Dubai hotel discounts in the United Arab Emirates!

Last Minute Travel Deals – Find Them Online

When it comes to holiday planning, most of us tend to procrastinate to book a travel package due to our hectic schedule or other preoccupations. And when the vacation time arrives, we frantically search the last minute travel deals. These deals have become quite common in the recent times. You come across such deals every where, online or offline. But this time when you are looking for those eleventh hour bookings, forget about that gentleman who used to your travel agent. Instead, you have the better option in the form of Internet to find the best travel package, just at the time when you need it.

Internet is indeed a boon as far as the booking of last minute travel packages is concerned. There are ample online travel websites that are ready to offer a wide variety of travel deals that suit your budget. All you have to do is find a holiday destination and the deal that suits your pocket. You can book your package online and the rest will be taken care of by travel service providers.

However when you choose your holiday destination, it is better to keep certain points in mind before you book your travel package. For instance, you can choose to stay in a hotel which is situated on the outskirts of the city rather than to go for a hotel that happens to be in the heart of the city. This will cut a lot on your extra expenses in terms of lodging. And to do so in the last minute travel deals, it looks all the more beneficial. You should also not waste time in deliberating about the airfares as they often fluctuate within minutes.

Out of the numerous benefits of the online booking, the best one is that you get a wide variety in selecting your holiday destination. Also, the online package rates are also very competitive as compared to the prices offered by the high street travel agencies. Also, Internet is beneficial in reducing the tiresome procedure of the manual booking that takes a lot of your time.

With the virtue of online last minute travel deals, holidaying has become more pleasant than before. So, when are you planning your next vacation?