Articles for the Month of January 2017

Monkey Business

A child asked his father,
“How were people born?”

So his father said,
“Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies
became adults and made babies, and so on.”

The child then went to his mother,
asked her the same question and she told him,

“We were monkeys then we evolved to become
like we are now.”

The child ran back to his father and said,

“You lied to me!” His father replied,

“No, your mom was talking about
her side of the family.”

10 Ways To Make extra Money At Home On The Side

For many of reasons some of us just can”t get up and out to work for someone else these days.
Maybe due to childcare expenses,or health reasons,transportation issues .Maybe mental health issues beating up on our self esteem .What ever the case maybe its very important to keep a positive attitude towards ourselves.Knowing the importance it is to still feel needed ,useful,helpful There would be nothing worse for ourselves than to feel like a useless human. Feeling that we merely just exists on our planet .
Well just existing can make dying look pretty darn easy ,for some of us.
So no matter whom surrounds your every day life,and whether they realize the importance of making Our presence be truly appreciated and needed or not.You my Friends must know enough to do this for Yourselves.
Here is 10 very useful career choices,And note that being a self employed individual can be much more admirable than a no mind job working for someone elses business and building up their self esteem.
LET”S BUILD UP YOUR OWN right from Your Home!

10 Ways to Earn Money on the Side
If you work full time, it never hurts to have some extra cash coming in, whether to help you pay bills or enjoy the occasional lunch out with friends.

In addition to earning money, these side hustles/quick cash endeavors can give you the chance to hone your skills, meet new people, or at the very least, clean out your apartment or garage.

See what you can do to earn some money in your spare time:

1. Sell Your Stuff
The internet is a giant marketplace that makes buying and selling items easier than ever. Between Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, and even Facebook, there are a wealth of options for selling new and used items—just be sure to steer clear of online fraud.

The web isn’t the only place to offload your property. You can also sell your stuff by:
Take some of your out of date clothes and dress them up!sew a piece of lace
around each leg on your jean shorts,After you cut off your old holy jeans,lace around
your t-shirt arms as well.Take any of your long midi dresses that have gone out of style
turn one into a mini skirt any left over material can make matching apparel,vest,hairbands

Negotiating a fair price at a pawn shop.
Hosting a garage sale or participating in a community garage sale.
Setting up a table at a farmer’s market, flea market, trade show, etc. (you may have to pay for a booth/table, so be sure to budget that cost before booking a spot).
Alerting friends when you’re selling large items.
Purchasing an ad in the classifieds.
Dropping off items at a consignment store that offers a commission upon sale.

2. Clean
There is no shortage of part-time, one-off, or seasonal cleaning opportunities, whether it’s organizing someone’s personal office or detailing vehicles. The benefits of odd cleaning jobs are that they’re usually available in the evenings and weekends, which works well for those who work during the day.Laundry Service at home.
Sewing for other peoples needs they drop there clothing off and they pick it up.
Car wash out on your front lawn.If there”s a few of you ladies on a hot day was in your bikini”s.
Promote a local charity and have a 50/50 draw while your washing cars for a needy cause ,YOURS

Cleaning positions also pay decently well for a day’s work, so consider checking out your local online job board for openings or post your own. or ask around. You never know who might pay to have their walls washed.

3. Writing or Drawiong
Do you have decent writing skills? If so, you might consider doing some freelance writing on the side. There are many opportunities online, including writing blogs, articles, or reviews, as well as managing social media pages for businesses.Creating resumes for people whom don”t know how or how to run a computer.

You can start by asking your network if they know of any freelance work opportunities, or sign up onfivver or upwork, which are websites that connect you with clients in need of freelance services.
Reframing poetry or wall pictures that you can copy yourself,old pictures are always on the side of the road but a lot of times their frames are still
in great shape ,get poster size pictures and stick them in old pix frames.Like Elvis,Marilyn Munroe, any of the old stars people will pay a fortune for nicely framed pix of them.I have .Good will stores are full of old large pictures in frames.
Creating music cd”s ,you can download any song or album ever heard of People whom have no skills or pc would be thrilled to pay $10.00 for a disk with 20 songs on it,That they hand picked .In the stores buying cd”s by album artists at $20-$25.00 a piece ,bummer when theres only 2 or 3 songs you really like on it.You can get blank cds for pennies a piece at a dollar store.
Kareoke versions are also downloadable and are a hit at anybodies house party.

4. Design or Develop
Just like writing, if you have any skills in design, photography, or website/application development, there are plenty of freelance opportunities as well—both with individuals and businesses. The benefits include working from anywhere (so long as you have a computer and a Wi-Fi connection), making your schedule, taking on as much or as little work as you want, and choosing who you work with.You have a decent camera or a cell phone start taking pictures every where you go,Someone might even notice you clicking pictures,Sunsets,dogs& cats,children in the park ,Your community buildings .They now have kodak printing machines every where,Even for poster size pix cheap cheap,Vista prints always have awesome sales on there web site and great ideas,Calendars with your photos in it people pay good money for their rarity.

5. Participate in Surveys, User Testing, or Focus Groups
If you’re looking for some quick cash and don’t have a ton of time to dedicate to a steady side gig, there are many one-off things you can do to earn money, including participating in surveys, user testing, focus groups, and even mystery shopping.

Many websites will pay you to fill out surveys or complete user testing, allowing you to earn money without leaving the house. In contrast, focus groups and mystery shopping require that you physically show up to a location to complete a task.

Businesses will pay for valuable feedback as part of their market research, so take advantage of any opportunities where you get paid to help a company to improve their product or service for the consumer.

6. Seasonal Work
The seasons come and go and so does demand for certain types of workers. Seasonal work is not only flexible but also allows you to network and learn new skills.

Here are some popular seasonal jobs:

Shovel snow or drive a snowplow
Wrap holiday gifts at the local shopping center
Fill in at a busy retail store
Work at a ski resort
Phone canvass for customers to promote any new services you want to start up

Spring cleaning
Plant flowers
Work at a golf course or park
junk removal, cleaning out garages

Assist photographers at weddings
Work at a summer camp, ranch, or amusement park
Give swimming lessons to Young ones
Party planning / house staging for realtors

Rake leaves
Work at a Halloween store
Offer tutoring services to students

7. Ride-Sharing
If you live in any of the major cities, there’s a chance you’ve used Uber, taxi cab companies, or another ride-sharing service. Many of the drivers work part time to earn extra cash during the evenings, on weekends, or whenever they have time on their hands.

If you have a reliable vehicle that passes all the ride-sharing requirements, such as valid insurance and registration, and you don’t mind dealing with strangers, then consider ride-sharing as another money-making alternative.Or as long as you have a valid license ,some people have a car but no license and would still pay for yopu to drive them,Seniors is a good place to start.

8. House-Sitting/Pet-Sitting
When people are out of town on business or a family trip, there’s peace of mind in hiring a house sitter to check in on their home, water their plants, collect mail, and even feed their dog or cat while they’re away.

Typically, homeowners prefer someone they know to look after their home or pets while they’re away, so tell your friends and family you’re available to house-sit on their next vacation.Even placing an ad in your local newspaper or supermarket,People will think your business has been around for years.

9. Coach or Tutor
If you have enough experience with a sport or activity, think about becoming a coach or offering lessons on the side. This can be a rewarding position in that you get to lead a team, see personal development in athletes, and sharpen your skills. Coaching is a commitment, though, so make sure you have the time to see the season through until the end.

Tutoring is another way to make extra income, whether it’s helping students with their homework or teaching a new skill, such as piano, computer basics, or art lessons. You can get started by asking friends and family about opportunities, inquiring at schools or community centers, or connecting with parents on tutoring sites.

10. Bed & Breakfast
If you have extra space in your home, you can list it on kijiji so visitors can rent it out while they’re in town. You provide people with the accommodation and they pay you for their stay.

Allowing people to rent out your apartment or home for a few days is a quick and easy to make some quick cash.

Tenants How to Attract them In The winter

LandLords& Tenants

How to Attract Winter Tenants
By: Brittany Foster7 Carly Baart | December 3, 2016
‘Tis the season for good cheer, holiday festivities, and joy, but unfortunately it is not the season for high tenant-to-property ratios and rental demand.
Many landlords do their best to avoid signing leases that expire during the holiday season, but unforeseen circumstances, like evictions or emergencies, can cause vacant rental properties after the snow hits, Tenants with vehicles that always seem to be breaking down,Low income families choosing to be more festive instead of being responsible and over doing the gift giving , not thinking the greatest gift to their children is the roof over their heads and a warm place to go to bed .
In order to increase your chances of finding a good tenant to take over your rental during the winter months, there are a number of things that you can do as a landlord to increase the desirability of your rental and to entice what few property-seekers are out there.
Follow along with this post to up your rental game during the winter months by making your property stand out among the rest.
Merry Marketing
One of the biggest mistakes that a landlord can make when trying to fill a rental in the winter is sticking to their regular marketing tactics. What works during the busy season isn’t going to do as well during the slower months, so to stand out, you need to create a seasonal marketing plan.
Basically, this means taking what already works and improving it, as well as exploring new marketing channels that you haven’t tried before.
Try to reach your audience in a variety of ways, such as:
Through both personal and public social media.
Emails, rental forums, and online ads.
Print ads in local papers or newsletters.
Networking events.
If you already have successful marketing channels that you want to expand, work on making improvements that will attract potential tenants. You can do this by:
Getting your ad copy written by a professional.
Having quality pictures taken of the suite or home.
Paying to have your ad highlighted or featured.
Increasing the number of ads or places that you advertise in.
Because there tend to be more available properties and fewer tenants during the cold months, tenants can sometimes be a bit pickier when it comes to selecting which homes to view. Things like spelling errors, badly lit photos, and ads that aren’t easy to find can cause tenants to become unenthused and move on to the next available property.
Pay more attention to your marketing to make sure that you can still compete in a slower market.
Innovative Incentives
While offering incentives during the warmer months isn’t uncommon, doing so in the winter becomes a bigger priority to landlords seeking tenants. Those looking for properties are likely to take advantage of enticing bonuses over mediocre ones, especially with the holidays just around the corner.
Creative winter rental incentives include:
First month’s rent free.
Lower rent overall.
Gift cards to grocery stores or home outfitting stores.
Wholesale memberships, like Costco.
Free utilities for the first month.
You can also explore incentives unique to your potential tenant or local area. For example, if you have a tenant who is interested but who really wanted in-suite laundry, offer a gift card for a local laundromat, or help to pay for a portable washer.
You can even try contacting local businesses for gift cards or discounts that provide potential customers to them, unique rental incentives for you to offer, and freebies for your future tenants.
Tolerant Terms
The holidays are the perfect time for giving, and what better to give than looser rental terms for potential tenants? If you are having trouble finding a good renter for the winter, it might be time to revisit your terms to see if there’s anything that might be preventing tenants from wanting to rent from you.
For example, if you don’t allow pets you are turning away a large chunk of prospective tenants. Instead, you may want to try allowing pets for the right tenant. Not every pet owner lets their cat or dog run rampant, many are trained. You can also try to cover any future losses by asking for a pet deposit. Carly”s Corner Can prepare all the legal forms for such agreements.
If Families that are in receipt of social assistance are mainly whom you rent to,Maybe upon the starting of a new lease agreement or even as a gift offer them a discount off their rent as a token of generosity for a 3 month period,During the months when the cost of utilities are greater and car repairs,and of course The holidays .
You maybe find your tenants will be less likely to run out on you Mainly due to the respect you”ve shown them as well as An extra hundred or so for presents for under the tree verses all the moving expenses ,searching for yet another home. Giving themselves a bad rental history and credit rating. Allowing a percentage of their normal monthly rent of course making sure your mortgage etc won”t be effected .Its a win win for both of you. After all Giving like Santa would be less likely for your tenants to screw you over as you were too nice of person in the first place.
And of course Carly”s Corner Can prepare such agreements at any given times
The same goes for any other lease terms that you think may affect the rentablity of your suite. Review your lease and any extra terms to figure out where you could offer more flexibility especially during this time of year.
It doesn’t hurt to consider your actual term length either. Of course, most landlords prefer to rent for longer periods of time, but if that’s not working for you, try to explore non-conventional lease lengths to see if that brings in any new business. It could even end up being beneficial to you: if you find a tenant in December who is interested in a six month lease, that brings you to June, a month in which rental demand is high.We can create a lease form specially to your needs and terms.
. Remember, if you do sign a tenant on a twelve month lease in December, you’ll likely be facing this same problem next season too, so allowing for shorter terms can actually benefit you in a number of different ways.
Seasonal Support
If you’ve lowered rent, improved your marketing, and done your best to find a tenant, it might be time to enlist some seasonal support.
You can start by asking friends and family members, networking connections, or even previous tenants if they know of anyone looking for a rental. Ask them to share a post on their social media profiles to spread the word.
If that doesn’t work, you might need to invest in professional support in the form of a property manager. Property managers are approached by both tenants and property owners, and they work by pairing them together based on their needs. While they will expect to manage the property and take a fee for doing so, they may be able to fill your home a lot more quickly than you could on your own. Carly”s Corner Can do all of this for You.Including all the forms and documents that are needed.
Another option is to see if there are any tenant placement services within your city or town. If so, get in touch to see if they have any home-seekers who may be interested in what you are offering.We also have a list of home seekers for the London area as well as a directory for other providers.
Holiday Homes
It’s no secret that the real estate market dies down during the holiday season, and no landlord wants to cover the cost of a property for a whole season. Do your best to be competitive during this time to attract tenants, rent your space faster, and have the time (and financial stability) to enjoy a worry-free holiday.
What winter rental tips do you have to offer?
Eviction Order ,Ending a Lease Agreement
If Your tenants are in violation of breaking their lease agreement.If they are behind in their rent already as the winter months are just approaching,its highly unlikely that they will be able to get caught up over the winter season. .Carlys Corner Can advise you of your rights and responsibilty”s as well as supply any and all the nessesary legal forms during each step of the eviction process.
Some people seem to think that a landlord cannot give an eviction order during winter months, well sorry to be the barer of the cold news but 12 months out of the year tenants can face eviction for non payment of rent as well as other reasons.
If you are a tenant or a landlord contact Carlys Corner Canada and we will educate you on the all reasons for eviction orders to be given.And We can help you fill out all nessesary documents or do it all for you if you just dont have the time as they must be done legally and in a timely fashion due to the Landlord & tenant act itself. .Carlys Corner Can deal with all the registrationing for all the forms with Our own Legal department at
Fax: 519-679-7290 or 1-888-377-8813
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London, ON N6A 5N6
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