How to grow your side business without chasing new clients

More and more people are planning to launch a side business as a means of supplementing their income, after the pandemic had drastic economy on our jobs.

Covid-19 or not, having two incomes is far superior to having one! Who doesn’t want a second source of income?

The issue is that we frequently believe that beginning a side business necessitates constantly chasing after consumers. You simply want to do something you enjoy without having to worry about sales and marketing.

Continually selling to new customers is exhausting. But there is another option: Create a modest side business that delivers value to repeat customers.

Acquiring new consumers necessitates a significant investment of resources, time, and energy. It can cost five times as much to acquire a new customer as it does to keep an old one. That means you need recurring consumers if you want to establish any form of profitable business.

But what does this entail for those looking to establish a new business as a side hustle? You won’t have to worry about following down customers indefinitely.

One of the best ways to grow your side business is to simply start a side business that caters to a limited group of consumers and continue to serve them! Then ask these customers to help you grow your business by spreading word about it. You may even offer to share a part of what you earn through your old customers who will bring you new business.

The video below will show you more ways to grow your business

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Source: How to grow your side business without chasing new clients – Towards A Better Life

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You can keep your fruits fresher for longer with these surprising tips – Towards A Better Life

It would be ideal, but there is no one-size-fits-all storage solution for maximising the freshness of various fruits. Some require a cocoon of temperate air, while others thrive when held below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Some care and storage are clear (don’t leave berries at room temperature to spoil), while others are not. If you’ve ever wondered, “Can bananas be stored in the refrigerator?” or Where am I supposed to put this cantaloupe? We’ve got your back.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most consumed fruits in the world (Google just told me they are both a fruit and a vegetable). You should store them in a cool, dry place with lots of ventilation and washed right before use.

Tomatoes on the counter will last approximately a week, whereas refrigerated tomatoes will last twice as long.
(Although some claim that entire tomatoes should never be refrigerated since the meat becomes soft and mushy.)

When in doubt, freeze

If you won’t be able to eat all your fruit before it goes bad, consider freezing it. De-seed melons before cutting them into slices, cubes or balls. Peel bananas and freeze them whole, or in one-inch chunks on parchment paper. Rinse, drain, and spread berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet to avoid clumping. When frozen, transfer them to labeled plastic bags or containers, where they can stay for up to one year.

Read more to keep your apples and bananas fresher for longer: https://lifehacker.com/store-your-pineapples-upside-down-and-other-surprising-1847688759

We have also got a video to help you keep your fruits and veggies fresher for longer

 

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We keep learning something new in Life Institute

 

Life is a school where we all learn something new from time to time. There are many reasons for you to learn a new thing in life everyday.

According to numerous studies, learning new talents is an excellent method to improve one’s life.

This post contains an article that gives you 10 reasons to learn something new everyday.

Here are five of them:

1. Improve your overall quality of life.

Learning provides an escape when you need it, knowledge when you need it, and a wonderful and enjoyable leisure.

2. Build your self-esteem.

When you succeed in learning something new, you feel better about ourselves and our abilities to take on new challenges. Thus you build our self-esteem.

3. Power comes from knowledge.

When you have information, you have the ability to accomplish numerous things.

One of the most important motivations to learn anything new is to increase power.

You have the ability to do it yourself!

4. Boost your mental wellness.

One reason why studying is beneficial to our mental health is that it frequently involves setting and completing goals or targets.

This sensation of success is a key aspect of ‘doing well,’ and completing a project is a rewarding way to earn it.

5. Reduce tension in your life

A new pastime might be a great way to relieve stress.
It assists us in breaking free from our habitual patterns of behaviour.
It provides our minds something to focus about aside from our regular concerns.

Read more: https://www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk/10-reasons-to-learn-something-new-everyday/

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Remove stress from your lifestyle with these easy tips – Towards A Better Life

Unbalanced lifestyles, duties, or just self-imposed pressures can result in stress.

It is obvious that the majority of us will experience times when we are more overwhelmed than usual, times when we worry and stress all the time.

This constant stress causes pressure in the long run, and if left uncontrolled, its consequences may have a negative impact on your general health and efficiency. As a result, you must always find ways to detach, relax, and relieve stress.

Here are some easy ways to reduce stress and tension in your life:

Determine your stressors and address them.

The elements that cause you to feel stressed are referred to as stressors. To deal with them, make a top -10 list of the stressors in your life.

Reduce procrastination in one’s life to avoid anxiety and the sense of being overwhelmed.

By deferring what we will accomplish now until later, we amass duties and discover that they are either far too large to handle or take up a lot of important time that we could have spent elsewhere. When we put off crucial chores, especially our professional commitments, we add stress to our lives.

Don’t sweat the small stuff

Stop getting upset or stressed about minor issues. Believe me it isn’t worth sweating the small stuff.

You should not be concerned about phantoms.

We sometimes find ourselves worrying about events that have not yet occurred. Most of the time, the things we worry about don’t even happen in real life. As a result, stop worrying about calamities that have yet to occur because they may not occur in the future.

Allow your mind to unwind.

The most important thing to remember is to relax your mind and give it a break. Working for an extended period of time without taking breaks might cause stress. Our minds, like any other muscle, become exhausted. As a result, they must be given regular pauses. Even when you are relaxed, some part of your brain should be softly stimulated. As a result, look for activities that will help you calm your mind.

The best thing is to get a good nigh sleep and that is what I am going to do as it almost 1 in the night. So Good night folks. Wish you a better and stress-free tomorrow.

 

Source: https://timesapplaud.com/

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How to boost your energy levels with some easy tips – Towards A Better Life

 

We need strength to do our everyday chores with a high degree of energy. It’s the determination to work or play at optimal levels. How do we raise our energy levels quickly enough to complete these jobs effectively? Here are ten things you can do right now to significantly boost your strength levels.

Here are some effective ways to increase your energy levels:

Drink a glass of vegetable juice

Greens are widely thought to be beneficial to our health. Greens have the fascinating ability to successfully raise your Power concentrations. If you’re feeling tired, drink some cooled vegetable juice.

Do some work-out

Improve your strength concentrations by doing some light work out when you’re feeling emotional fatigued.

Maintain your hydrationExhaustion is an indication of dehydration, according to scientific research. When you don’t drink enough water, your metabolic system is negatively affected. As a result, if you begin to feel tired, drink a glass of water. It will rehydrate you and restore optimum fluid levels in your system.

Tension should be avoided

Panic or terror can cause a person to become strained. When your stress levels rise to dangerously high levels, your enthusiasm will suffer as well. As a result, relieve stress by expressing your opinions and engaging in soothing activities. When you’re in a stressful position, find a way to relax by doing something you enjoy.

Take a nap or a good night’s sleep

We cram facts into our heads on a regular basis. You’ll take a power sleep if you’re tired and low on energy during the day. Even a 5-minute nap daily will enhance your energy level and help you regain your freshness, alertness, and strength as well. All outcome measures (including sleep latency, subjective sleepiness, exhaustion, vigour, and cognitive function) improve immediately after a 10-minute nap, with some of these benefits lasting up to 155 minutes.

Read more: https://timesapplaud.com/energy-levels/

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1st Anniversary Blogging Party – Towards A Better Life


I just received a message from WordPress, saying, “Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!You registered on WordPress.com one year ago.Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.”

All I can say in response to the message is : “I am grateful to God for this. And thanks to all my readers who have been reading and liking my posts throughout the year.”

May God bless you all for the tremendous love you have shown to Towards A Better Life – A blog that aims to help people live a better and healthier life.

Thanks again it couldn’t happen without you all.

 

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Meet the mother who built global shoe business as she couldn’t afford footwear for her daughter

Not being able to afford shoes for her daughter led Moirangthem Muktamani to build Mukta Shoes. Her handcrafted footwear now sell in countries worldwide.

Adversity in this world is filtered through the strength of a parent, who bears all of the pain and does not reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s due to financial constraints, illness, or a lack of resources, the willingness of parents to sacrifice is beyond comprehension.

Moirangthem Muktamani Devi did not give up when she faced difficult times. Because she couldn’t afford to buy her daughter shoes, she began knitting woollen footwear. This led to her Muktamani to become a well-known artisan shoe maker in Manipur, India.

This ordinary woman turned her incredible talent into a creative profession while working on her feet to raise her children.

Muktamani was born in December 1958, and her widowed mother raised her. She married one of her classmates, Kshetrimayum Naran Singh, when she was only 17 years old. They had four children together.

Muktamani would work in the paddy field during the day and sell homemade eatables in the evening to support their children and meet their needs. She was an expert at knitting and would make carry bags and hair bands at night to sell for extra money.

She didn’t have enough money in 1989 to buy her daughter new shoes. It had a strong impact on her, so she knitted one with woollen threads. That led to the birth of Mukta Shoes that was founded in 1990. The company now exports handmade shoes to countries such as Briiain, Australia, Mexico, and even some African countries. Mukta Shoes quickly became well-known and was registered in the District Industries Center under the wool embroidery section. She encountered significant challenges while raising funds for the business because she had not one, not two, but three children who required her constant care and attention.

Her determination pulled her out of the struggles over the years, and it was only a matter of time before her business expanded internationally, claiming awards and recognition along the way.

Over 1,000 people have been trained by Muktamani. Mukta Industry, her shoe factory, creates handcrafted and affordable footwear for men, women, and children.

This year, National Insurance partnered with The Telegraph to host the True Legends Awards 2018.

The ceremony was held to honour 11 people who have positively impacted society and their own lives. Muktamani is one of the winners of the award, and she said she would dedicate the honour to the women who have helped her along the way. She has also received numerous awards.

When one considers Muktamani’s family’s proud expression, it is clear that parenthood can be defined in ways other than hardship and struggle. It also demonstrates that an act of endearment can change people’s lives, inspire and give birth to change, which is the greatest gift anyone can give.

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American justice system disgusts as 2 to be sentenced under plea deal in murder case

 

Two people will be sentenced under a plea deal in the fatal shooting of Iron  Jailen Cannon, 27.

Under a plea deal, charges are dropped against a suspect. A murder suspect can also be punished on a lesser charge if he accepts a plea deal. I find such deals disgusting, when I come across them being a legal news writer. Normally, I hate it when a murderer who was facing a life sentence is given a shorter sentence after they accept a plea deal (yes such deals are offered to the culprits). There have also been cases where a man who had killed his wife or girlfriend was sentenced under a plea deal, leaving the victim’s helpless family disappointed.  A plea deal is common in the United States, and has been a successful method of avoiding protracted and complicated trials.

In the case where two people will be sentenced under a plea deal, Justin Hornbeck, 29, of Green, was initially originally charged with Cannon’s  murder. But he  entered a plea of guilty to involuntary manslaughter  in court on Monday afternoon, as part of a plea deal.

Autumn Knight, 28, who was also charged in the case entered a plea of guilty to charges against her on Monday.

The 28-year-old entered the plea to tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and gross abuse of a corpse. Knight was initially charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, but instead entered a plea of guilty to attempt to engage in a pattern of corrupt activity, which is a fifth-degree felony instead of a third-degree felony.

Prosecutors asked the judge to give Knight a 36 months prison term when she and Hornbeck would be sentenced on Dec. 20.

Police say Cannon was murdered  in the early morning hours of Oct. 18 at an apartment on the north end of Wadsworth.

Wadsworth Police Chief Dan Chafin said Hornbeck is believed to have shot and killed Cannon at a Wadsworth apartment rented by Tyrone Render.

Cannon was then buried in a grave in Summit County before being moved to Lake Milton in Mahoning County. Cannon’s remains weren’t found until Sept. 12, nearly a year after he was killed.

Police said there was an elaborate coverup after the killing.

In May, seven people were detained, and an eighth person was apprehended in September. Cannon’s remains were discovered in Lake Milton in September.

Prosecutors stated in court that as part of the plea deal, Hornbeck gave information regarding the killing and the location of Cannon’s remains. Hornbeck’s murder allegation was lowered to involuntary manslaughter, but all other charges remained.

Hornbeck was also accused of tampering with evidence, possessing weapons when disabled, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a body, and participating in a pattern of corrupt behaviour. He entered a guilty plea to all charges.He can be called as a witness in a later case because he contributed information in the case.

In May, seven people were detained, and an eighth person was apprehended in September. Cannon’s remains were discovered in Lake Milton in September.

Prosecutors stated in court that as part of the plea deal, Hornbeck gave information regarding the killing and the location of Cannon’s remains.

Hornbeck’s murder allegation was lowered to involuntary manslaughter, but all other charges remained.

Hornbeck was also accused of tampering with evidence, possessing weapons when disabled, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a body, and participating in a pattern of corrupt behaviour. He entered a guilty plea to all charges.

He can be called as a witness in a later case because he contributed information in the case.

Six other suspects have been charged and are awaiting trial.

Tyrone Render, 28, of Wooster, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence with a firearm specification, obstructing justice, having weapons under disability, gross abuse of a corpse and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Marcus Y. Clark, 55, and Christopher J. Williams, 33, both of Akron, were arrested and charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a corpse and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Samantha P. McCune, 28, of Green, was arrested and charged with obstructing justice. She was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but her case was continued.

Walter Render, 29, of Mentor, was arrested and is charged with gross abuse of a corpse, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.

Antonio W. Moore, 39, of Akron, was arrested and charged with obstructing justice.

deal for murder – Towards A Better Life

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How Indian megastar Big B became a great example of resilience

Amitabh Bachchan, born on October 11, 1942, has a charm that hasn’t faded even after 50 years in Indian cinema. The Indian megastar, , lovingly called Big B, is still adored and admired by his many followers.

Resilience or toughness is the quality of a person to recover from all sort of difficulties. Big B, recently celebrated his Golden Jubilee, in the Bollywood industry, after fighting all odds, including bankruptcy and health concerns.

Big B rose to prominence with his 1973 picture Zanjeer and went on to have a string of hits throughout his career. From health crises to declaring bankruptcy, he has seen it all.

In an old interview, Amitabh Bachchan stated that he was enjoying his catastrophic fortune in the year 2000, when the rest of the world was celebrating the new century. He went on to say that he had no films, no money, no company, and that he had a million legal claims against ABCL. This occurred following the failure of the ABCL-organized Miss World Pageant in 1996.

Big B made a comeback with Mohabattein and Kaun Banega Crorepati and has been unstoppable since.

Amitabh Bachchan was left penniless, and all of his possessions were encumbered. He admitted that it had been one of the lowest times of his life.

One day, he approached Yash Chopra and begged him to give him a film. Big B’s return to success started after Yash Raj offered him Mohabattein in 2000.

The movie was a box office success, putting the actor’s career back on track.

Amitabh Bachchan later hosted Kaun Banega Crorepati, which was a watershed moment in his life. The reality show helped him recover from a financial crisis and he apparently paid off a debt of ’90 crores. In an interview, he remembers creditors threatening him. Recognizing the importance of KBC in his life, he stated that it arrived at a time when he needed it the most. It fast-tracked Big B’s return to success,both professionally and financially, according to the megastar.

His resilience then helped Amitabh Bachchan to star in other popular films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Baghban, Black, and many more. The actor will appear in a number of films in 2020, including Gulabo Sitabo, Ghoomketu, Chehre, Brahmastra, Jhund, and others.

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Co-working spaces can help if work from home makes you feel isolated

People who want to escape the isolation of a home office can now work together in co-working spaces. Here’s all that you should know about co-working spaces.

Immediately after walking into a co-working space, you’ll notice that it’s not like a conventional office. The scent of fresh coffee in the air is second only to the electrifying ambiance created by the space’s lively and eager occupants. You’ll notice a mix of people working hard at private desks and others engaging in lively conversations at large shared tables.

Co-working spaces are communal workplaces that provide low-cost office space for anyone looking to break away from the isolation of a coffee shop or home office. Entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, and small teams are common occupations.The option to rent only what you need rather than a complete private office space is one of the benefits of co-working space.

Private conference rooms, hot-desks, kitchens, and other office-like amenities are available at these co-working spaces. They frequently provide a sense of community as well. Aside from culture, pricing is a major lure. Costs vary and are flexible with various membership-based structures. There are alternatives for daily or monthly prices. Membership rates vary depending on whether you utilise a shared desk or want a dedicated one.

Co-working space are an excellent fit for these types of small businesses. There is a natural fit between what the venues provide and the aspirations of freelancers and start-ups.

A group of experts has been examining the benefits of Co-working on productivity, and some of their findings were recently published in The Harvard Business Review. Their research found a strong correlation between employees thriving in these open workspaces and employees thriving in traditional offices. So much so that they decided to investigate Co-working spaces further. The study discovered that persons who use Co-working spaces had distinct views as a result of their surroundings.

People enjoy feelings of more meaningful work, more job control, and a sense of community in co-working spaces

Co-working space have recently been adopted by larger enterprises due to their success among the usual suspects. Forward-thinking businesses are already utilising Co-working spaces when possible.

Firms such as WeWork (which was recently valued at $16 billion) are attempting to entice larger organisations to its Co-working facilities. Bloomberg says KPMG, General Electric, and Merck all use the area. Some companies see the 75 desks they hire as a strategic asset.

Employees of KPMG at WeWork are active in business consulting to start-ups as well as tech innovation research.

Others see the flexibility given by the spaces as a benefit when it comes to managing real estate and costs. Longer leases are not required because they necessitate projecting real estate and company needs.

You can read more such articles on https://timesapplaud.com

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