Archive for Featured eBook of the Week

Featured Book of the Week: Before and After the Honeymoon 12/2/2020

Send to Kindle

Christian Nonfiction Book Store

Books from $0.99 and UP. Categories include Bibles; Bible Study Guides; Biographies; Commentaries; Counseling; Devotionals; Disabilities; Evangelism; Homeschool; Marriage by Russell Sherrard @sherrardsebooks & Other Authors

Featured Book of the Week

Before and After the Honeymoon

by Pastor Jim Hughes

 

Before and After the Honeymoon

Before and After the Honeymoon

Before and After the Honeymoon is a Biblical, practical, and easy-to-read book on helping your marriage to be alive and much better than you ever dreamed it could be. With 48 “C” chapters, you are bound to find much that you can use to keep your marriage strong and healthy.

Amazon Buy Button

========================================
Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotionals Podcast – Listen live at 6am Pacific and 6pm Pacific. Visit http://anchor.fm/russell-sherrard any other time to listen to all of our episodes.
========================================
This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.
========================================
FREE eBook Interactive Romans Road American Standard Version This is the ideal and easy way to share the gospel using your Kindle http://bit.ly/2xvdXNY #free
========================================

Featured Book of the Week from Christian Nonfiction Book Store 10/7/2020

Send to Kindle

Christian Nonfiction Book Store

Books from $0.99 and UP. Categories include Bibles; Bible Study Guides; Biographies; Commentaries; Counseling; Devotionals; Disabilities; Evangelism; Homeschool; Marriage by Russell Sherrard @sherrardsebooks & Other Authors

Featured Book of the Week

Treasury of David

by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

 

Treasury of David

Treasury of David

In publishing the life of the late CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON, the publishers feel a peculiar pleasure and believe themselves especially fortunate in having secured the Rev. Russell H. Conwell, D.D., LL.D., pastor at The Temple, of Philadelphia, to prepare the work. There are many reasons why the popular preacher, who might justly be called the Spurgeon of America, should in this way pay a loving tribute to the memory of his great English ecclesiastical brother, and why such a book must have an absorbing interest for all readers. Foremost among these might be considered his personal acquaintance with the great divine of gigantic efforts and wonderful achievements, and the deep study he has ever given to his popular brother preacher’s life and the measure of its successes.

As a fellow-preacher of the Gospel, he knew better than any layman how to interpret the hidden springs of success to count the cost of Herculean efforts made, and better, understand the great man’s life-work in all its thousands of minute details which he, as an intimate personal friend had the opportunity to observe.

Like Spurgeon, he has the power to earn and raise large sums of money, but he devotes every dollar beyond a reasonable living expense to the cause he has so much at heart. His remarkable line of work, also, in many ways corresponds with that of Spurgeon,

The similarity in the work of the English Spurgeon and the American Conwell has often been commented upon by press and people. Spurgeon made, and Conwell is making, a complete sacrifice of talents, time and health to the one aim in life-the salvation of souls. Each commenced life a poor boy, and had an early life fraught with discouragements and temptations.

The author’s grand work for the Grace Baptist Church, of Philadelphia, has justly distinguished him as the greatest preacher of his denomination in this country. He was a student at Yale College, and graduated in the Law Department of Albany University and was admitted to the New York bar in 1865. His health not permitting the practice of law, he began as traveling correspondent of the Boston Traveler and the New York Tribune, during which his constant companion and warmest friend was Bayard Taylor, with who he traveled all over the world, and obtained distinction as a journalist.

In addition to the pastorate of a church which has one of the most remarkable houses of worship in the world, open every hour of every day and night in the year, and is never untenanted, Dr. Conwell is the head of Temple College, connected with the church fostered by him, which is for the free education of working-men and women in the classic collegiate branches, with fourteen professors, a preparatory department that sends pupils to Yale, Harvard and Amherst, and giving itself decrees equal to those of Princeton. He is the head of the Samaritan Hospital, also an outgrowth of his personal effort and example, which is doing incalculable good in Philadelphia.

In addition. to his church work, Dr. Conwell lectures all over the United States, to large and delighted audiences.

He is also a prolific author, The most important of his works are a ” Life of Garfield,” which he wrote at the home of the martyred President, in Mentor; “Why and How the Chinese Immigrate,” the material for which he gathered in the Chinese Empire Life of Hon. James G. Blaine,” Life of Bayard Taylor,” and “Acres of Diamonds,” each of which has been appreciatively read by thousands of readers in this and other countries.

Amazon Buy Button

Book Spotlight: Genesis: Book of Beginnings

Send to Kindle
Book Spotlight: Genesis: Book of Beginnings
(Journey Through the Bible Book 1)
by Russell Sherrard

Genesis: Book of Beginnings

This book is a Bible Study of the Book of Genesis in the Holy Bible. Everything comes back to the beginning. In the Beginning, God. The Bible text used for this study is the King James Version (KJV). This Book is the first book in the Series entitled Journey Through the Bible.

Amazon Buy Button

Kindle Paperwhite

#Kindle #E-readers The best devices for #reading, period! http://amzn.to/2dcpg0u

Amazon Echo

The #Amazon #Echo may be the closest thing we’ll have to a #Star #Trek #Computer at home http://amzn.to/2dcnNr9

Alexa can read your Kindle eBooks! 🙂

Alexa, Read My Book.

Featured eBook of the Week: How to Market Your Home Business Part 3

Send to Kindle

Each week we feature an eBook from Sherrard’s eBook Resellers eBook Store. This week the featured eBook is How to Market Your Home Business

market-cover

Here is an excerpt.

Getting Started
Before you start conducting business, you want to make sure you have all permits, licenses, etc. that your state requires. Call your local courthouse to find out exactly what you need to do to begin operation. You will need to know if there are any zoning restrictions also. You will also want to check with your insurance company to see if they recommend any specific coverage for your home business/office.

You will, of course, need to have a name for your business. Be sure and choose your name well. Make sure your name depicts what you have to offer. Give your name some personality and make sure it conveys a message such as Be Dazzled by Debbie instead of Debbie’s Jewelry. Make your name stand out in a crowd!

Once you have all your permits, licenses, insurance and your name, you are ready to begin. The rest of this ebook will explain dozens of ways to market your new business, both online and offline. Do not make the mistake of thinking all you need to do is throw up a website to make money. A great resource for all new businesses is the Small Business Administration. http://www.sba.gov/

Be sure and look over all the information they provide.

More helpful resources:

http://www.onlinewbc.gov/docs/starting/
http://www.allbusiness.com/business_advice/StartingBusiness/index-25.html
http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/starting-business/starting-businesslicensespermits/starting-business-licenses-permits-guide.html
http://www.allbusiness.com/business_advice/HomeBasedBusiness/index-3349

Customer Service and Reputation
Superior customer service and building a spotless reputation are critical to any business. Your customers want and need to feel appreciated and
special. You must treat them as such because without them, where would your business be. Your customers must be able to trust you and have faith
you will do as you say and your business will live up the standards you set for it. I am writing this section to stress the importance of customer service and living up to the customer’s trust and faith in your business. You will have a lot of competition and how you treat your customers could very well be the deciding factor in who is more successful!!

1. Keep in touch with your customers by sending them thank you notes, birthday/anniversary/Christmas cards. Nothing beats the personal touch.

2. Offer them an extra special discount on their birthday or give them a Gift Certificate.

3. Tell them thank you and that you appreciate them.

4. Make sure you keep them updated on new products, sales, and promotions.

5. Go the extra mile or however many miles it takes to keep them happy and to keep their patronage.

6. If you tell your customers you will do something by a certain date – do it! Be consistent, trustworthy and reliable.

Doing all these things for your customers will surely result in them telling their friends and their friends telling their friends and so on which can be one of the most effective forms of advertising for your business!

That’s the end of the excerpt. The link to buy the eBook is How to Market Your Home Business

Featured eBook of the Week: How to Market Your Home Business Part 2

Send to Kindle

Each week we feature an eBook from Sherrard’s eBook Resellers eBook Store. This week the featured eBook is How to Market Your Home Business from the Business Category.

market-cover

Here is an excerpt.

Choosing a Home Business
One of the first steps in choosing a home business is determining what you are interested in and what your talents are. You can either start your own company, or join a company that provides a home business opportunity. One of the first things you should do is write down all of the things you are interested in:

For example:

flea marketing
writing
movies
people
antiques

The next thing you could do is write down exactly what you want to accomplish with your business:

earn a good living
be able to quit job and work business full time
help people
market offline and online

Now you want to kind of put these lists together and make a plan on how you can accomplish your goals with your interests. Your business could be a
collectibles and antiques business. You could publish an ezine on antiques, how to buy them, where to get them, what to look for at flea markets and so on.

Write informative, interesting articles on these subjects to put in your antique ezine. You could also include movie memorabilia and collectibles.
By selling some of your products on Ebay, you could make a good income. On your site, you could also have a section where you help other people get
started in similar businesses. The possibilities are endless! The more you organize your thoughts, the more ideas you will get.

There are affiliate programs with all kinds of products to help add to your online income. Look around the Clickbank Marketplace for the products
you need. http://hop.clickbank.net?webcentral/marketplace After you decide what your business will be, then is the time to decide if you want to start your own business or join an existing company that offers a home business opportunity that compliments your interests. Finding an existing opportunity can save you some time and money, but you must choose wisely.

MLM – This type of company usually requires you to purchase so much a month. You can recruit others to join you and make sales as well. MLM companies usually are set up in a way that you have very little control of your own business. In essence, you are just selling for them for a commission. If you truly want your own business that you control, we would not recommend an MLM. We do apologize if this offends anyone, but it is our opinion formed from personal experience.

Non-MLM – With non-MLM, you are selling without having to recruit a downline. You do not have to rely on your downline for sales. An ebook store, such as Seymour Products, would fall under this category. With an ebook store , you have control over your own business and all profits you make go to you. You do not earn a commission and do not have to wait to get paid.

Service Provider – If you want to provide a service rather than sell products, you can start your own business doing what you love to do. For example: If you love to organize parties, you could start a party planning service. You would offer to plan, organize and coordinate birthday parties, anniversaries, graduation, etc. There are lots of people who do not have the time, talent or desire to do all this themselves.

Now after this decision is made, it is time to write out your business plan. Write in detail what you want your business to be and the steps you must climb to attain that your goal.

For more help in writing your business plan, go to:

http://www.wahmconnections.com/home-business-plan.htm
http://www.sba.gov/starting_business/planning/basic.html

You can also find business plan templates in the Microsoft Word 2003
program.

If you write down your ideas and interests, organize all your goals, you can combine these two lists into a profitable online business. In combining your interests with your goals you can plan a customized business that you will be passionate about. Thus, your chances of success will be much higher!

Starting your own home business is an exciting and possibly profitable venture. To all of you who choose to take the plunge into home business
ownership, we salute you and wish you much success!

Setting Up Your Home Office
Even if you only have a corner of your home for your office, you want to make sure it is set up efficiently and professionally. Some of the things you will need are:

Computer (if you will be marketing online)
Printer (for making up flyers, etc and keeping records)
Telephone
Lamp/Light (make sure your work area is well-lit)
Desk /work area
Fax
Chair (be sure and have a comfortable one)
Calendar/planner
File system (can be a cabinet or just a filing folder)
Clock
Bookcase (for keeping books, manuals, and other supplies)
Various office supplies such as pens, pencils, stapler, scissors, tape, paper, notepads, paper clips, etc.

If you are going to be shipping products, you will need shipping supplies such as tape, boxes, bubble wrap, scale. These are the basic items for a
home office, but you may find you need some items not listed here. You want to make sure you pick a spot that is relatively quiet and undisturbed – not a high traffic area in your home. You will also want a place that is light and airy. You don’t want to suffocate while working! 😉 Everyone is different, so you want to set things up to work for you. If you are right handed or left will be a factor in how you arrange your office.
Other factors could also be involved. Try different ways to see which way works best for you.

Make your office/work area pleasant and enjoyable to be around. I like to place family photos all around to relax me when I get frustrated and/or
overwhelmed and to also remind me of why I am working at home. I also have some little doo-dads my husband and kids gave to me or made for me.
This makes a big difference in the “feel” of the space. Be sure and keep your office organized. A home office must be as efficient and professional as any office in a corporate building.

Come back next time for Part 3. If you would like to buy it now here is the link: How to Market Your Home Business

Featured eBook of the Week: How to Market Your Home Business Part 1

Send to Kindle

Each week we feature an eBook from Sherrard’s eBook Resellers eBook Store. This week the featured eBook is How to Market Your Home Business from the Business Category.

market-cover

Here is the Table of Contents:

Section One

Introduction – Online vs. Offline ………………………8
Do You Really Want to Start a Home Business……….9
Choosing a Home Business…………………………….11
Setting Up Your Home Office …………………………14
Getting Started …………………………………………..15
Customer Service ……………………………………….17

Section Two

Online Marketing ………………………………………19
Mailing Lists ………………………………………….. 20
Ezine Publishing ………………………………………21
Article Writing & Submitting ………………………….. 24
Ad Swapping …………………………………………… 33
Ezine Advertising ……………………………………. 35
Online Networking …………………………………… 39
Online Vendor Events ………………………………… 42
Online Parties ………………………………………… 43
Email Signatures ……………………………………… 47
Prize Donations ………………………………………. 50
Blogging/RSS ………………………………………… 51
Tutorials & Ecourses …………………………………. 53
Testimonials ………………………………………….. 56
Online Directories ……………………………………. 57
Ebooks ……………………………………………… 60
Link Exchanges ……………………………………… 63
Search Engines ………………………………………. 65
Autoresponders ……………………………………… 69
Affiliate Program …………………………………… 71
Online Auctions …………………………………….. 73
Email Press Release ………………………………….. 75
Online Chat Sessions/Seminars ………………………. 77
Website ……………………………………………. 78

Section Three

Offline Marketing …………………………………… 84
Mailing Lists ………………………………………. 84
Flyers ……………………………………………… 85
Postcards/Postcard Decks …………………………… 88
Business Cards ……………………………………… 90
Classified Ads ……………………………………… 92
Home Parties ……………………………………… 94
Fundraisers ……………………………………….. 97
Car Magnets ……………………………………….. 99
Corporate Incentives ………………………………. 99
Brochures …………………………………………. 100
Seminars & Workshops …………………………….. 102
Flea Markets/Swap Meets …………………………. 103
Free Gifts & Samples ……………………………… 105
Greeting Cards ……………………………………. 106
The Yellow Pages …………………………………. 107
Catalog Distribution ………………………………. 109
Selling to Retail Outlets …………………………… 112
Trade Show Exhibits ……………………………… 115
Contests/Sweepstakes …………………………….. 117
Stationery ……………………………………….. 118
Inserts ………………………………………….. 118
Gift Baskets …………………………………….. 119
Community Involvement ………………………… 120
Take-One Boxes ………………………………… 121
Gift Certificates ………………………………… 123
Mall Booth …………………………………….. 124
Shopping Co-Op ………………………………… 125
Word-of-Mouth ………………………………… 126
Doorhangers ……………………………………. 127
Promotional Items ………………………………. 128
Gift Shop/Kiosk ………………………………… 129

Section Four

Follow-Up ……………………………………… 132
General Marketing Tips …………………………… 133
In Closing ……………………………………….. 134

Section One
Introduction – Online Vs. Offline
When you have a home business, there are many ways to market/advertise your business. Some of these ways will involve going on the Internet and some will not. People have been discussing the pros and cons of both marketing avenues for many years. Some will say that online is better while others will say you have to do your marketing offline. Well, what we have learned from our experience is that these methods work the best when done together.

Online marketing such as networking, article writing, ezine publishing, blogging and so on have all been done very effectively combined with offline
marketing such as flyers, newspaper ads, business cards and so on. Your website should be an extension of your business, not your whole business. You need to advertise offline, market offline and sell offline. Do not rely on a website alone to build a successful business!

We will look into numerous marketing methods, offline and online, and explain each one of them. Most of the methods we include in this book are
very affordable and/or even free!

Do You Really Want to Start a Home Business?
So many of us want a home business for various reasons, but do we really know what it takes to build a home business. A lot of people are under the
misconception that it will be a piece of cake, an easy way to get rich! Well, we are here to tell you like it is. Starting and building a home business takes time, commitment, perseverance, passion, strength, tolerance, and dedication. There will be times when it seems hopeless and your frustration will be high. Many people will give up!

But the good news is that it can be done and the high times can very much outweigh the low times. One of the things you have to keep in mind is you
need to do a business that you are very interested in and passionate about. You also need products or a service that you totally believe in. You will find out quickly enough that it is not easy to sell a product that you yourself would not buy. You will also find that if you are not passionate about your business, your interest will slowly fizzle into nothingness and you will surely fail!

Working at home can be a blessing and/or a disaster depending on how you are able to handle it. A home business or job is not for all of us. I know a lot of people who much prefer to “get out in the world” to work. Some of the problems you will face when working at home are:

* Isolation – This can be a tough one to deal with for some people. Sitting in your lonely little corner or home office hour after hour can get you down. When you start feeling isolated and lonely, contact an online friend and chat awhile. If no one is available, take a break and get outside. Take a walk to visit a friend or family member. Just getting out in the fresh air can make you feel rejuvenated and alive again. Even a phone call to an old friend or your spouse, if possible, can do wonders.

* Self-discipline – This one can be a tuffy. Having your own business can tend to make us lazy once in awhile. I know it does me. 😉 What I do is go over my goals and the reasons I started my business in the first place. I also think about all my distributors/customers who are counting on me. This helps me get back into focus and to get motivated to go back to work. You need to train yourself to work when it is work time because you have no boss to do it for you.

* Schedule Keeping – Making up a schedule is easy, sticking to it is not. I try not to have too strict of a schedule because it probably will need to be changed now and then. Try a daily schedule instead of an hourly one. This will make it much easier to bend it when you need to. Not being able to follow your schedule can be frustrating to say the least, but preparing a flexible schedule makes it less stressful on you and everyone else.

* Family Distractions – This is one of the main reasons it is so hard to stick to our schedules! 😉 Make time for your family and make sure they understand that work time is for work and family time is for them. With me, my family comes first and I arrange my schedule around them and it works out very well.

* Lack of Respect – Although we know how important our business is, our family or friends may not. They think we are playing around or just doing a hobby. You need to sit them down and explain that this is your job and it is very important to you and they need to respect that. Be firm. They will get the message. 😉

Working at home will be a blessing for some of us but yet a curse for others. If you believe you would be one of the blessed, then we wish you much
success!

Come back next time for Part 2. If you would like to buy it now here is the link: How to Market Your Home Business