Monthly Archives: April 2014

Leaving your Pet Home Alone

There will be times when it is unavoidable but to leave your dog at home all by himself while you are out for most of the day. It is far from an ideal situation, but sometimes it is necessary. There are even times when all family members may be out all day at work and the dog has to entertain himself for a large portion of the day. There are a number of ways to keep your canine mentally stimulated and avoid any naughty behaviours or destruction while you are out.

Indoor Chuckit-2There is a great range of really tough dog toys that will last through some serious chewing. Have a look at the Planet Dog Toys UK range of balls and rubber bones. The balls are the strongest of all the toys and most of them have been rated 5 out of 5 on the chomper scale, meaning they are the most suitable for the strongest of chewers. These dog balls do commend a higher price than your average ball from the corner pet shop, but the quality far outweighs the additional cost outlay, giving you a great value for money.

There is another brand of tough dog toy that will almost stand up to the strengths of the Planet dog flexible rubber toys. You can get a few Chuckit toys and leave these with your dog. Again the balls will be the strongest and can still provide your dog with hours of entertainment. Alternatively they make really great fetch toys, just perfect for tiring out your pet after a long day at the office.

If you are really worried about what your dog gets up to when your back is turned, then the Motorola Scout 1 camera comes highly recommended. It allows you to keep tabs on your pouch and even pan and zoom around the room. Record the footage and watch it back later, you will soon see who does all the destructive damage, if you have more than one pet and often come home to mayhem.

It doesn’t need to be a hassle or a problem to leave your dog home alone. Just be sure to prepare and leave your dog with something interesting to play with, so he can keep himself occupied and out of trouble.

 

How to boost online sales

When starting out your own business it is difficult to get yourself in front of customers who want to buy your goods. No one knows who you are or that your website even exists, without any marketing. The other side of the coin is marketing costs money. Cash flow is often extremely tight when starting out and it can be difficult to know what the most cost effective strategies are more maximizing profits.

There is a simpler way, you will be glad to hear. You can gain increased exposure for your products from selling them on online marketplaces such as Amazon and EBay. This allows customers to see your product, see your brand name and gives them the trust to buy it. This trust is what often holds people back while you are getting established in those early days. Both amazon and EBay provide reassurance that if something should go wrong the customer is protected and will be able to get their money back.

There are many benefits to selling on Amazon or EBay, with the main one being the increase in sales. Even though both of these platforms charge a percentage of each sale, there is still enough profit margin for you to be able to turn a healthy profit. This brings us to one of the pitfalls of these platforms and a profit killer. That is competition! Quite simply, if more than one seller lists the same product on Amazon, the product listing is shared. This means that is increased competition for the buy box, which in turn leads to price wars as you fight to have the lowest price and ultimately win the customer.

There are ways to avoid the amazon competition and be able to make a very profitable business selling on Amazon. There is a program running from 17th to 24th April 2014 that teaches everything there is to know about purchasing your own branded product and marketing it to rank highly in Amazon. The Amazing Selling Machine, as it’s called, is the ultimate course for learning the ropes on the biggest eCommerce platform in the world. There are some great tips on Ollemaweb that will sure give you that kick start you need to start making a healthy living from home and supporting your family.