Thursday, October 22, 2015

How to Decorate Your Office for Halloween This Fall

Fall brings with it some of the funnest holidays, starting with Halloween, and with Halloween comes decorating. Many business owners like to decorate for Halloween, because it brings an air of fun and enthusiasm to the fall months. The best decorations for the office this fall bring together the colors and tastes of this spooky holiday season. Here are some ideas to get your office mates in the spirit!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

3 Easy Part Time Jobs

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Everyone could use some extra cash, but not everyone has time for demanding part-time jobs in addition to their full-time schedule. Looking for a part-time job with some flexibility? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Become a Tutor. Everyone has something to teach, and plenty of organizations need help with it. Tutoring has multiple benefits to it, you can set your own hours, work as little or as much as you need to, and you can even work from home. Many times tutoring can also double count as volunteer hours or community service. The average tutor can make about 16.56 per hour and the subjects that are most in demand are Physics, Algebra, and Health sciences. Tutors typically work after school hours or on the weekends so it’s a great part-time option. If you’re looking for a job with flexibility, consider tutoring.

Become a Notary. A notary public is a person who is authorized by state law to perform official services such as administering oaths, formal document signing, and certifying affidavits. The requirements vary by state, but typically you just need to be 18 to serve as one. A perk to this job is the flexibility, and someone always needs something notarized. Performing the duties of a notary is a useful addition to a person’s list of credentials as well since the position is formally recognized as a trusted service of the state. The average wage varies depending on if you’re individually contracted, self-employed, or what industry you serve, and you can only charge a maximum of 10 dollars for a notarization so it depends on how many documents you want to take on. But that’s another perk of the flexibility; you can do as much or as little as you want. To become a notary, you need to file a surety bond and take the oath of office at the county clerk’s office within the county of residence. From there, your state secretary of state will help you with the rest of the application process since each state has different requirements.

Childcare/PetCare/Housesitting. Whether it’s babysitting, helping at an after-school program, carpool services, and camp counselor, children always need to be taken care of. Asking your neighbors is a good place to start, even if they don’t need the help directly, they might know someone who does. People are also always looking for a dog walker, pet groomer, or pet sitter for when they’re away or even just at work. Housesitting additionally brings in some extra cash. This gig is especially helpful if you’re not going anywhere for holiday, that’s your chance to make your offer. Depending on how many duties are involved in watching the house and the area where you live or are house sitting, the typical range is anywhere between $20-$75 a day.