When to Expand Your Online Business and Hire Staff

Expand Your Online Business

Expand Your Online Business

If you started out your online business as a lone entrepreneur with a great idea and a lot of ambition, then you’re probably used to working alone. However, the more your business grows, the more work it’s going to generate. Eventually, it can get to be too much for one person. This is both a blessing and a curse, because while it’s great that you’re doing that much business, it’s a drawback that you can’t keep up with the workload. This is when you might want to consider hiring staff at the same rate as your business is expanding. Here are a few signs that indicate it might be time to hire a right hand person to help you shoulder the work.

You Start to Fall Behind with the Workload

Every aspect of an online business is consuming since you’re doing all of the handling yourself. If the volume of your orders gets to be too much for you to handle, one of two things will happen. On the one hand, you might keep up, but you’re not going to have much energy for anything else since you’re dealing with so much extra work. The other option is that you fall behind, which is worse since you’ll be disappointing your customers. That’s the last thing you want to do, since the entire reason your online business has been successful thus far is that you’re doing something right when it comes to retaining your customers. If you just have too much work to handle yourself without experiencing one of these extremely damaging outcomes, it might be time to look into hiring someone to help.

You Develop Areas Outside of Your Expertise

Hire Staff To Help In Areas You Know Nothing About

Hire Staff To Help In Areas You Know Nothing About

There are entire businesses dedicated to help online businesses cultivate different aspects of their dealings, including everything from social media marketing to incorporating an efficient inventory system. If there’s an initiative you want to undertake, but it’s outside your scope of expertise, you might consider bringing on a consultant. This is a step down from hiring actual staff, but it’s still expanding into working with another person if you’ve been doing it all yourself. A good example is marketing. If you’re not an eCommerce marketing guru, you should seriously think about hiring someone who knows what they’re doing. While as a business owner you can dabble in trends like social media and blogging, if you want to devise an entire marketing strategy based around these platforms, you should consult with someone who’s experienced. Expertise is worth paying for if you’re planning on spending a lot of your time invested in making it work.

You Can Afford To

An especially important question to ask is whether you can afford to hire additional staff. Every business reaches a point where there’s enough income and sales to warrant considering extra help, but you need to decide whether or not the extra income will cover the cost. Weigh your options carefully, because it could mean the difference between scaling back your business to still be manageable under just your supervision, or investing in paying someone else to help you assuming your business will continue to grow. Review your budget projections and see whether it looks like a good idea. You can also hold off for a little while and see how things go. It’s easy to find someone to assist in an online business, especially if the kind of work you need done is straightforward, like record keeping or managing inventory.

You’re Seeking Different Kinds of Staff

No Matter What Kind Of Staff You Need There Are Options

No Matter What Kind Of Staff You Need There Are Options

There are all different types of staff that can work for an online business. This can include both on-site people who will help with tangible inventory, and also remote consultants who might be advising you on marketing or writing copy for your online store. Whatever the situation, you need to be aware of what your employees or consultants expect. If someone is working for you on a contractual basis, make sure all paperwork is complete, signed, and agreed upon ahead of time. You don’t have to go all out and hire a full-time employee immediately.

Pet Play: What is It and Why Will She Love It?

Having a boring Sex Life? Try A Pet Play!

Have a boring Sex Life? Try Pet Play!

Are things dying down in the bedroom? Does she just not seem as into it as she used to? It’s not uncommon at all. Women are way more inclined to get bored in bed, so you need to keep it lively to maintain her interest (and her arousal). When normal sex isn’t interesting enough on its own, then it’s time to throw some kink into the mix. This doesn’t mean you have to go full BDSM on her, now. There are plenty of ways to spice things up without needing a safe word, and pet play is one of them. You’ll be shocked at how into it she is, guaranteed.

The Run-Down

Pet play is a type of role-play that takes things just a step further. Sure you can role-play as teacher/student and cop/prisoner until the cows come home, but that doesn’t have the same level of submission. Sometimes what a woman really wants is to be brought to her hands and knees and really take care of you. Or, maybe she’d prefer doing the same to you. Both of you can take part in pet play, with one as the pet and one as the master. Gender doesn’t apply to who takes which role, which can loosen things up in the bedroom if she’s been looking for some control. The kicker is this, though: you get to dress up as animals. This is what makes it unique, and makes for a lot of interesting options.

Common Types

Search For The Best Animal Costumes

Search For The Best Animal Costumes

The most common types of pet play are with animals like horses, dogs, and cats. Dogs and cats are obvious because they’re domestic animals by nature that have been fetishized by multiple cultures and have a lot of “sexy” connotations. Not to mention, it’s easy to find cute costumes for your girlfriend with both of these animals. Horse play is more common for men because it would probably be easier for her to ride you than the other way around. Besides, don’t you want her riding you anyway? Obviously pet play can work with any animal you want, so if there’s one you associate with more, feel free to get creative. Foxes, fawns, and other woodland creatures are also getting popular these days. You can stay cutesy with them, or you can make it kinky. Bring on the leather, or just use a traditional cutely costume, it’s whatever you and your lady want.

Supplies

On the subject of costumes, there are a lot of places to buy these things. If you get lucky and start wanting to try your hand at pet play in the fall, then there will be plenty of options for you. Halloween stores pop up all over the place, and there you’ll found countless animal-themed costumes for both genders. If it’s not Halloween season, don’t worry about it. Even common sites like Amazon will have costumes up all year round, and for reasonable prices. It’s just more of a pain to not be able to try anything on. If you want something on the sexier side, sex shops sell animal costumes, too. Pick up some tail-equipped anal plugs for an added bonus. You can also use things like gags, saddles, collars, and leashes.

Why She Loves It

A Role Playing Can Give You And Your Partner What  Is Missing In The Relationship

Role Playing Can Give You & Your Partner What Is Missing In The Relationship

She loves it because it’s a getaway for her. Role-playing can bring out a side of her you’ve never seen before, and it helps her relax. It can also give her a sense of control, which is great because if she’s bored in the bedroom, control can get her interested all over again. Whether she’s dominant or submissive during pet play, though, it’ll be a refreshing change from the norm. It also tells her that you’re interesting and willing to try new things in the bedroom. Who knows, she might have a few kinks up her sleeve that she’s been dying to try. This might get her to actually bring them up, and will help her feel more comfortable around you in general. This can open the door to a whole world of amazing sex you never dreamed was possible. If your love life is lacking, go ahead and bring up pet play to her. Explain it to her, and don’t worry. The worst thing she could do is tell you she’s not interested.

3 Ways to Stop from Dipping into Your Savings

Stop Dipping Into Your Savings

Stop Dipping Into Your Savings

In the current economy, saving money isn’t easy. For those who are able to put away some funds into savings, it may be tempting to tap into some of that money for a special purchase or indulgence. Others may be able to resist temptation, but without responsible financial planning they may find themselves using their savings for daily expenses if they find their earnings aren’t covering the bills. Here are a few simple tactics to help prevent these situations from happening and to help you build the funds you need to save for a major expense or plan for retirement.

Make a Budget

You Need To Make A Budget And Stick To It

You Need To Make A Budget And Stick To It

The best way to manage your money and build your savings is to make a budget and stick to it. Without a budget, it’s easy to spend more on everyday purchases or lose track of your earnings and expenses. Your budget should be based on how much money your household brings in every month balanced with your expenses. Next, list your bills and expenditures by date to make sure you’ll have enough to cover your bills when they are due, with enough left over for groceries, gas, and other daily purchases. Hopefully you’ll be left with extra money to go into your savings account. If during your budget planning you find your running low on money or would like to put more away, think about how you can cut costs and what you’re spending the most on. Think about how you could save at the grocery store or if you are getting the best deals on cable or phone services. There may be places in your budget that you can hone to help you fund that nest egg.

Have Long-term Goals and Plans

Some people have trouble saving money because they aren’t planning for the future. Living in the moment and enjoying your life are important, but saving for future expenses are, too. If you are having trouble saving, think about the expenses you may encounter in the future. Visualizing a new car, purchasing a home, or expanding your family can help you keep in mind the importance of having a savings account. Additionally, you should keep in mind that your savings is like a safety net. If you have a fund for emergencies, it can reduce your everyday stress. Knowing you have a plan for covering car or home repairs or unexpected medical expenses, should be incentive enough to keep you going in the right direction toward your financial goals.

Live Within Your Means

Do Not Spend More Than What You Can Afford

Do Not Spend More Than What You Can Afford

Despite future plans or saving for emergencies, many people are tempted to use their savings to purchase things that they might not be able to afford. If living on a budget to bolster your savings becomes tiresome, it may be enticing to splurge on indulgences. Remember that the money is there for a purpose and isn’t just extra income. If you’ve built up your savings, you may feel that you’ve worked hard and deserve to start spending your extra money. While you have earned it, remember not to use your saving to live above your means. Taking expensive vacations or buying luxury goods might make you happy at the time, but can throw a wrench in your long term financial planning. Don’t splurge on everyday purchases and rely on your savings, because this will quickly eat away at your account.