A Home Based Business Success Story: Meet Jill Barber

jill barberMeet Jill Barber. Jill owns River City Referrals, a Homeowner Referral Network (HRN®) business based in Virginia. Jill works from home screening and referring local home improvement contractors in her area.

1. What did you do before you launched your Homeowner Referral Network (HRN)?

I worked at FedEx Express.

2. Why did you want to launch a business from home?

I didn’t know that’s what I wanted to do, but I was pregnant and got a very attractive severance package from FedEx, so I left.

3. What attracted you to the HRN business?

I have a degree in Interior Design and wanted desperately to get back into housing in some way, shape or form. I looked at real estate, then realized I’d be working nights and weekends so that wasn’t much better than my job at FedEx where I traveled a lot.

4. How did you know that an HRN would work in your area?

I didn’t. After reading the material Debra Cohen provided, talking with her, and knowing that the Richmond area didn’t have a service like this, I thought it was a risk worth taking.

5. How did you know that an HRN would be right for you personally? (Did you have an “AHA!” moment?)

I was already doing a VERY scaled down version of a referral service for contractors in my neighborhood and enjoyed it.

6. What was your first job?

A Drywall repair that paid a $26 commission….and I was thrilled to get it!

7. What types of services do you refer through your network?

Anything to do with inside or outside the home. Some of the fringe services I’ve referred include masonite siding claims, energy experts, home watching company for vacation, meeting plumbers, etc.

8. What is the biggest job you’ve referred?

$300,000.00

9. When did you turn a profit?

After the 1st year.

10. What has been the most difficult part of operating your HRN?

Dealing with the attrition in contractors and running the business with a child at home. What I thought would be part time until he was in school turned full time very quickly due to the success of the venture.

11. And the most enjoyable?

The empowerment you get from knowing you can do it. I would never had had the guts to “develop” the industry, untried like Debra did, but I will take a calculated risk.

12. What type of response have you received from homeowners?

“Your service was DYNAMITE, Jill! Your follow-up is unbelievable, your level of attention is one that I aspire to in a customer service business, and I’ll definitely use you again. ”

13. And what has the response been from contractors?

I’ve had a very positive response from contractors in my area.

14. How has your business changed since you first started until now?

Much more to running a business than I thought. I’ve had to delegate the administrative and operational parts of the business, so that I can continue bringing the business in.

15. What goals do you have for your business in the future?

Double, then triple my income- totally attainable! The sky is the limit.

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Lost Your Source Code? Decode Your Encoded Files.

Just the other day, I came across a forum where people posted how they hired someone to create a website for them, only to realize later on that the PHP files for their website were encoded by the programmer who can no longer be found. They now needed someone who could decode their files so that they could see the raw code in order to make what they deemed to be necessary changes to the code. They are not the only ones who face that dilemma. There are other people who have files that have unwelcome links to other sites that they do not want to be linked to from their website. In some cases, they bought website scripts without the knowledge of those links being present and it was only after their sites went live that they realized they were there. One thing I can say to all those people who are in despair over those situations is that there is hope – they CAN get their files decoded by KGB Decoders. This means that they do not have to remain stuck with useless encoded files since they can be decoded.

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CellPhone Unlocking: Any Phone, Any Network

Millions of people all over the world own at least one cellular phone. The number of cellphones that adds up to is astronomical! From time to time, people move from one country to another, either to visit or migrate to. They usually carry their cellphones with them which, in most cases, are locked to specific cellphone networks from their home countries. This poses a two-fold problem: (1) roaming charges, for those who are only visiting a foreign country (and do not desire to rent or buy a cellphone in that country), can be quite expensive, and (2) they cannot use a SIM card from a local provider because their phone is locked to their home network. This can be quite distressing and stressful. Well, you and those other millions of people need not be distressed anymore as you can now legally unlock your cellphone so that you can use it in any country on any network. This makes it possible for you to unlock your cellphone and then travel overseas and use your cellphone on the network of the country that you visit. In fact, you can even get it unlocked online in the country that you are visiting.

All of the main cellphone brands can be unlocked. These include Nokia, Blackberry, Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, Apple, Motorola, and many more. All of the major cellphone networks like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc. are supported. All you need to do is provide your phone manufacturer, IMEI number, and cell-service provider in order to get your cellphone unlock code. Why continue to be a slave to your service provider when you can easily get your cellphone unlocked in a matter of minutes? Break free from slavery to your current provider and get your cellphone unlocked. Then go ahead and travel to any country and use your own cellphone without any SIM restrictions in the country that you are visiting.

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Are You Ready?

Get ready! You’re about to be taken on an amazing journey of mystery, intrigue and murder!!

Ok, not really any of those things, but there is something very exiting coming, and it’s starting on the 16th of February.

That’s all I’m going to say about it for now, but keep an eye on Review Central Live on the 16th when this thing kicks off with a BANG!!

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2015 – It’s Finally Here. All The Best To You.

Good morning to everyone. It’s a new year – 2015 – and I hope it will be good to all of us!

This is just a little note wishing you all a happy new year. Can you believe that it is already 2015? My word! Time really does fly. I hope that this year will be filled with the realization of more of your expectations and dreams and wishes and resolutions that you thought would have materialized last year. Due to circumstances beyond our control at times, things did not go the way we intended them to. But it is my wish and hope that 2015 will be a much better year overall for all of us.

Thanks for following and reading Review Central Live over the years, and I hope that you continue to do so in 2015 and beyond.

All the best for the new year!

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Simple and Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s hard to believe that we are almost at the end of another year! 2014 went by so fast that I did not even see when it passed. You know what that means? It is time once again to start buying gifts for your family and friends. The truth be told, we do not have to wait until this time of year to give gifts – it can be a year round event. No matter the season or the reason, there are many gift ideas that are sure to please from the youngest to the oldest recipient. In case you have been stumped all year long as to what you could buy for your husband, wife, daughter, son, uncle, aunt, cousin, niece, nephew, grandparents, your pets, and so on and so on, here are a few items you may consider purchasing this time around:

Jewelry
Large Appliances
Lingerie
Watches
Housewares
Skin Care Products
Coffee
Pet Supplies
Vacation Packages
Custom Designed T-Shorts
Toys
Cards
Flashing Lights and Glowsticks
Swimsuits
Luggage

I have taken the liberty of sending you to a price comparison website so that you can get the best deals around. Shopping online saves time and money, things we are all woefully lacking these days. I do hope that the above-mentioned gift ideas are to your liking and to that of their recipients.

All the best for 2015 to all!

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How To Start A Referral Business

If you’re looking for a viable, low cost business to launch from your home, then a referral service business is a great option!

Referral services can be operated from any location, they don’t require a lot of start-up capital or overhead and the majority of your business can be generated through networking and word of mouth referrals. And, in today’s busy world, most people don’t have the time to do the appropriate research in order to find the right doctor, car mechanic or home improvement contractor.

A referral business saves clients not only time but money that they might otherwise have spent hiring an unqualified service provider.

But, do you have what it takes to operate a successful referral business?

If you’re organized, resourceful and enjoy helping people or are just a self-starter looking for a way to make money from home, then the answer is “yes”!

Click Here to download the How To Start A Referral Business e-book.

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Get PR1 to PR8 Backlinks to Boost Your Website Rankings on Google

Are you looking for PR1-PR8 backlinks to boost your website rankings on Google? I’ve already found a biggest inventory of US, UK, CA, and AU high PR websites from various niches. You can select the links by yourself, or request a SEO expect to find the high PR pages for you for free!

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10 Vegan Recipes – All FREE

I am just going to get to the point:

Get your FREE copy of 10 Vegan Recipes right now by clicking here.

If you are a vegan lover, this e-book is just the thing you need to eat healthy – with a twist! Share your cooking with family and friends so that hey too can have a healthy diet. To get the e-book, you simply have to enter your email address and then click the download link. No long drawn out process. Simple and tasty! The e-book is waiting for you, so go and get it now!

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Eyeslasticity For Vibrant Young Eyes

You can tell a lot from a person’s eyes – their age, health, sleeping patterns, or if they’re stressed. The eyes really are the window to the soul and a lot of souls are worn down. Hey, life happens. Babies are born that demand attention (at all hours of the day and night), jobs take their toll, finances, relationships, and the list goes on. We age in the process, and not in kind ways. Aged eyes are old eyes. That’s not bad, it’s just what eyes do. We see it in expression lines, dark circles and puffiness. Some people look like they’ve been around the block a few times and haven’t slept in years!

The good news is that aging eyes are within your control. You can’t stop time, but you can stop what it does to your body, and see the world with vibrant young eyes. Eyelasticity Age-Defying Eye Therapy is a revolutionary skin-care formula that fights eye-aging and those tell-tale signs of life experience that betray one’s age. With the latest in medical research, Eyelasticity is specifically formulated with active ingredients that are clinically proven to:

  • reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and laugh lines
  • help to eliminate dark circles and under-eye puffiness
  • reduce puffiness and bagginess
  • fight wrinkles
  • stimulate collagen and elastin production
  • moisturize and soften the eyes

Eye-aging occurs for a number of reasons including fatigue, allergies, lack of sleep and some medications can contribute to dark circles and under-eye bagginess. But more often than not, it’s hereditary and comes with age. As we get older, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. These two proteins are vital to healthy, vibrant skin. Without them, the skin becomes thin and loses its elasticity, causing wrinkles to appear in vulnerable places. To make matters worse, skin around the eyes is exceptionally delicate. At 0.5 mm, it’s the thinnest skin of the body (typically 2 mm). Our blood vessels dilate as we get older and produce a blue tint. Eventually, it’s visible through the skin in the form of dark circles. The thinner the skin, the darker the circles and wrinkles form. Skin separates without sufficient collagen for rigidity among the dermal tissues. But there’s less elastin, so skin tears but doesn’t repair like it once did.

Eyelasticity Age Defying Eye Therapy is clinically proven to reduce eye wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. In recent clinical trials, Eyelasticity reduced puffiness in 95% of volunteers, with 70% reporting results in just 14 days. Depth of wrinkles was reduced on average by 20%, dark eye circles improved by 35%, with puffiness and bagging reduced by 32%, and collagen I production (the body’s most common form of collagen) increased by an astounding 1,190%!

Eyelasticity is strategically formulated, with an ideal concentration of ingredients to stimulate elastin and collagen production, reduce bagginess, wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. It is safe, effective, convenient and affordable. Simply put, it’s the best way to reduce eye-aging and enjoy the young, expressive eyes that tell the world you’ll always be young at heart. Let others look old and tired. With Eyelasticity Age Defying Eye Therapy, your eyes will always be smiling!

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