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Every year, millions of people make decisions to undergo plastic surgery, for various reasons. It may sound appealing to change a part of your body that you have despised for years, but before you decide to undergo such a procedure, here are some facts that you need to think about before. Let us mention the disadvantages of cosmetic surgery, as well as the reasons why you should avoid them if there are no real needs for it. Of course, we must not forget that we are not all born with the sweetest nose, and our skin gets, as we grow old, full of wrinkles. With cosmetic surgery, people have a new option to transform those parts of the body that they find unattractive. Also, many are turning to cosmetic surgery to remove signs of aging. In addition, surgery can repair damage resulting from infection, trauma, or some inherited problem. If the plastic surgery goes well, you will look more attractive and you will be more confident. But there is also the other side of the medal that is rarely talked about but is very important to mention. Before we let the marketing tricks shape our minds, let’s read why we should think carefully before deciding on one such procedure. Here is the list of reasons why you should avoid cosmetic surgeries.

  1. Budget

This is definitely the first thing to think about when deciding to undergo a cosmetic surgery. If you are doing it only because you think you would look better, it’s time to think about it, especially if your budget is limited. Maybe, if you spend that money on traveling with people you love and in doing what you love, you would start feeling much better about yourself.

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  1. Long-term results

You will not always be 20 or 25, and this is the life process we should all deal with in peace. If you undergo a cosmetic surgery at this young age, you should think about how it is going to look like in 10 or 15 years. Long-term results are not always positive, and they are the reasons many people repent this decision.

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  1. Psychological damage

When you undergo a cosmetic surgery, and you are not satisfied with results in the end, which may happen very often, it may cause a great psychological damage. This damage may be quite bigger than the one you had before the surgery, so you should definitely consider this aspect.

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  1. Addiction

Believe it or not, the same way you may get addicted to drugs, you may also get addicted to cosmetic surgeries, convincing yourself that you need more and more of them. Many people start with one thing but eventually end up changing their whole appearance, which may not always be a good idea.

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  1. Pain

We guess nobody is talking about the pain in this regard, but believe it or not, this may be a painful process, and it may bring you a lot of pain even after all the procedures are done. If you are not ready for this, or if you are pain intolerant, this is probably the biggest reason why you should rethink your decision.

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Water is very important for the human body, and this is something that we all should know and should agree with. However, the fact that we live in the world of marketing and capitalism has brought this most indispensable drink into that position that we must often re-examine whether we drink water or something we should avoid. The technology has developed to the point that today we have many different water treatment systems, which is definitely a beneficial thing. But, is bottled water better than the tap water and what are the best ways to satisfy the needs of the body for this important drink? These are just some of the questions that we all should know how to answer. For years, we have been listening to stories about the quality of bottled water, how better it is than “ordinary” water from our taps, and the fact many people carry plastic bottles around has, for some time, become a trendy addition that should speak about our lifestyle. Of course, no one says that there are no situations in which bottled water is not necessary or practical, but here we will deal with something, that is, with some reasons why you should avoid this water whenever you can. Let us start, as we took some of the reasons from Green Living Ideas.

  1. First of all, we should avoid plastic

It has been proven that plastic contains antimony, being an element that can cause nausea, dizziness, and depression. This is why, if you want bottled water, make sure to choose glass water bottles for refilling.

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  1. The quality of bottled water is not better than tap water

Unless you live in a place where you know explicitly that you should not drink tap water, you should know that the quality of bottled water is not any better. As we have already mentioned, it’s all about a good marketing.

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  1. Waste of resources

If you care about the environment, you should definitely avoid buying plastic bottles, as they are not always easy to recycle, especially in those underdeveloped areas.

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  1. Corporate sponsorship

Just imagine how big companies actually made us buy something that is essentially free and should be free and accessible to all people around the world. When you think about that, this may be the only reason to avoid buying bottled water, and it would be enough.

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  1. Saving money

One research says that “Americans spend about 4 billion dollars on bottled water in one year, and many figures state that bottled water is about 2,000 times cost of tap water”. Ok, just sit down now and count how much money you would be able to save in a year if you stop buying bottled water.

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  1. Taste

When water has been sitting in a chemically produced plastic container for an excessively long time, it definitely loses its original taste, so this is something that you should definitely think about next time you grab a plastic bottle.

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Many celebrity and famous long term couples never thought that they will reach the point in which they would call a divorce lawyer, but unfortunately, life is not a fairy tale. There are many couples that served as role models, but today we watch them with some other people and often question ourselves: does true love really exist, or is it just a matter of money and power? Nevertheless, many of them were so young and madly in love, but now when they are older, they realized they want something completely different from their lives, which should be ok, we guess. Some of these couples are with children, while some of them never had a child, but the question remains; what does it need to happen in order to realize that the person you spent 10, 15, or 20 years together is suddenly not the person you want to spend your whole life with? However, make sure to read our list of famous long-term couples that eventually divorced, but please, don’t lose your faith in real love. It’s definitely there, but some people find it when they are 20, while some people reach the old age when they finally realize who is and what is their true love and passion. So, let us start.

  1. Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger

This couple has a very long marriage history, considering the fact they married in 1986 and decided to divorce in 2011.

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  1. Kris & Bruce Jenner

This celebrity couple decided to put an end to their love story that started in 1991, and they got divorced 24 years after.

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  1. Clint Eastwood & Maggie Johnson

This is definitely one of the most handsome couples in this world of famous people, and they got married in 1953 but decided to divorce in 1984.

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  1. Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison

The love story between Ford and Mathison lasted for 21 years, considering the fact they were married from 1983 to 2004.

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  1. Morgan Freeman & Myrna Colley-Lee

Colley-Lee and Freeman decided to get married in 1981, but the decision of their divorce came exactly 26 years later.

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  1. Luciano Pavarotti & Adua Veroni

This is probably the couple that had the longest marriage among couples on the list, considering the fact they got married in 1961 and decided to divorce in 2000.

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  1. Nicholas Sparks & Cathy Sparks

Sparks writes incredible love stories that usually have a calm and happy ending, but his story definitely was not the one, as he divorced his wife after 25 years of marriage, in 2015.

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  1. Anthony Hopkins & Jennifer Lynton

This incredible actor was married from 1973 to 2002 when he and his wife Jennifer Lynton decided to get divorced.

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  1. Robert Redford & Lola van Wagenen

This incredible couple got married in 1958 and decided to split in 1985, after 27 years. They always emphasized how this was a mutual decision they were both happy about.

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  1. Malcolm & Roberta Forbes

After the incredible 39 years, this billionaire publisher and his wife Roberta divorced in 1985, and this was not an easy divorce, due to the nature of this amazingly rich man.

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In most of the countries in the world, being 18 means that you have all the legal rights and responsibilities as a citizen. It is why the 18th birthday is probably the most important to celebrate, being the reason why we bring you the list of best 18th birthday party ideas. There are so many things to think about if you want to celebrate with style, and the most important among them are party rentals, music, place, and decoration. However, when we say celebrate with style, it does not mean that you need to spend a fortune in one night. On contrary, there are so many ideas on how to throw a party on a small budget, so don’t give up on your celebration. Additionally, celebrating with style also does not mean that you need to bring hundreds of people and get tons of presents. If you make a party only with your closest people, including family and a couple of friends, that would be quite enough. In general, the most important thing is to do what you love and how you feel like, without forcing anything and without doing things only because you saw it on TV. So, let us go with some of the best 18th birthday party ideas.

  1. Budget

First and foremost, you should see how much money you have and learn how to use it in the best possible way. This is definitely a special day, but it needs to be celebrated according to your possibilities. If you have a low budget, the best thing is to share it only with the most important people.

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  1. Place

If you are a party person, and if you have a bigger budget, you may celebrate your birthday in a club. Additionally, you may rent a place, but it also requires a little bit more money. The last option is definitely a house party, being an excellent thing if you do not have a big budget.

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  1. Food and drinks

In most of the cases, 18th birthdays are known for drinking a lot. If you celebrate it in a club you do not have much worry – you can only limit the choice or amount in order not to spend more than you planned. However, if it’s a house party, you should buy all of the necessary drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic ones, and make sure to get enough for everyone.

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  1. Music

What’s most important for every party is good music. If you celebrate in a club, it usually does not depend on you and you cannot control it, so pay attention to music that is usually played in the place you chose. The home version implies that you will be able to play the music you want. Make sure to have different kinds of music, so that everyone can enjoy equally.

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  1. Decoration

You can always put some helium balloons or some other nice details that will make the atmosphere more beautiful, even if you celebrate in a club. You may also arrange the dress code so that you establish a harmony among your guests. Or, you may decide to throw a mask party. The choice is all yours!

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If you still think of the ways how to make your child happy, make sure to read our list of best children’s books of all time. The books from the list may definitely be found around the world, but if you are not lucky enough to have them in your local bookstores, you may order them online and have them brought by the courier service.  The world today is a global village, and whatever you want, you are just one click far away from it. But, let us go the topic; why children’s books? There are many reasons why you should read to your children if they are still not grown enough to read by themselves. Reading and listening definitely develop their intelligence and creativity. This may also be the activity that will gather your family together after a long and hard day, and you should definitely think about it. As people would say, children who read become people who think, and it seems that critical thinking is the most important thing to develop at the early stage. We are sure you know all of these, and definitely many more benefits of reading at the young age, but if you were not sure what to read, check out our list of best children’s books of all time, and you will find the most suitable one. We took some ideas from the Time magazine.

  1. AA Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)

I believe that there are no children in this world that don’t like Winnie-the-Pooh, both cartoon and a book, so this may be an excellent bedtime reading!

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  1. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (1943)

Although this is a universal book that may be read by both children and adults it is definitely one of the most popular books to read in the early age. It is a second most sold book after the Bible, which speaks a lot!

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  1. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1868)

If your children like to read warm stories about families, this is definitely a book to go with. As it speaks about the transformation from childhood to adulthood, it may be interesting to read it to older children.

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  1. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Although published more than one and a half-century ago, this is still one of the most popular books among children. All of them enjoy the adventure of Alice and her friends, so this is definitely a recommendation.

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  1. Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are (1963)

This is definitely a book for children with the strong sense of creativity and imagination, so if your child is one of them, don’t wait and get the book Where the Wild Things Are.

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  1. CS Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)

This is also one of the books that may be suitable for both children and adults, as it is full of magical elements, but also combines psychological realism and a deep sense of beauty.

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  1. EB White, Charlotte’s Web (1952)

Many critics consider this book to be White’s masterpiece, and it speaks about loyalty and friendship, being main topics that your children should learn about.

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You don’t necessarily need to be into dentistry or orthodontics, in order to learn more about teeth, being the reason why this list will deal with some weird facts about them. All in all, we do like to see beautiful white teeth on a person, as a nice smile is probably the first thing we notice when we get in touch with people. Also, there are some interesting facts about teeth, besides those that are weird and gross at certain points. For example, we all know that correctly arranged teeth are synonymous with a beautiful smile of a person. Yet, as far as it sounds strange to you, it’s true – in Japan, teeth called yaeba are uneven teeth that are considered to be the ideal of beauty. Also, in one study, 34% of teenagers and 42% of adults have chosen a brush as the first choice of five inventions without which they could not live. The other four were: a computer, a car, a microwave oven and a mobile phone. When you think of the importance of our teeth, taking into consideration that they may be related to some other illnesses in our body, it is not strange that almost everywhere, the importance of dental health is being stressed. But, let us not go far from our topic – continue reading out some weird facts about teeth.

Weird fact #1

If you have a sensitive stomach, you should definitely skip this one, as it speaks about the origin of George Washington’s wooden teeth. Apparently, they were human teeth, taken from slaves.

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Weird fact #2

Some actors, besides changing their haircut, gaining and losing weight for some roles, also make changes when it comes to their teeth. For example, Brad Pitt had his front teeth chipped for the role of Tyler Durden in Fight Club.

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Weird fact #3

In the American Civil War, soldiers had to have and use their four opposing front teeth to open a gunpowder pouch.

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Weird fact #4

Different names are given to different teeth over the world, so in Korea, wisdom teeth are called love teeth, as they reflect adulthood and the pain of first love.

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Weird fact #5

Although we see them as teeth, what sharks actually have are scales, making it explainable that they can infinitely grow them back.

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Weird fact #6

In America, not many people brushed their teeth, until it became popular after World War II when soldiers who were forced to do it established it as a habit once the war was over.

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Weird fact #7

In Louisiana, there is a difference in biting someone with your natural teeth and biting someone with your false teeth, where the first is considered a simple assault, but the latter is an aggravated assault.

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Weird fact #8

Cats would lose, not only their teeth but also fur and eyesight, without taurine, a popular energy drink ingredient, which is also the main ingredient in cat food products.

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Weird fact #9

The fact that human body is incredible and miraculous is also confirmed by the fact that, before vomiting, humans produce excessive saliva, to protect the teeth and throat from the acid.

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Working from home, not depending on the location of the office or not having fixed working hours is the dream that many people would like to accomplish, while for some it’s a reality that they would not change for any office or permanent job. Various studies have shown that traditional business is changing, so it is likely that more and more employees if they are allowed, will choose to work from their own home. The reason is simple – they do not spend money or time on travel to and from the workplace, they can stay at home and have the feeling of controlling and managing their time more effectively. Therefore, a large number of employees would rather choose this alternative than a symbolic increase in wages. More and more employers seem to be adopting a flexibility policy and a certain amount of relaxation when it comes to business. Namely, it is clear to everyone that it is essential to create the right conditions for a good and productive job that will stimulate and motivate employees. It is why, for some employers, it is not a problem if employees sometimes work from home as well. Whether you are in your apartment, house, or a condo, even in a park or café, or anywhere else where you have the internet connection, you can earn a great salary. In this article, see what are the benefits of this kind of work.

  1. Saving time on travel to work and back

When you work from home, you will save a considerable amount of time that you would normally spend on travel to the office and back. Some employees have to spend several hours a day on their way to work and back. In addition, you will also avoid city crowds, traffic jams and other similar things that may exhaust you enormously.

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  1. Less stress

The office atmosphere at times brings the inevitable stress that negatively affects your health and productivity. A relaxed home atmosphere generally means less stress, especially for introvert people who like working all by themselves, without other people interrupting them.

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  1. More social life

If you work from home, you will have more time for social life and more opportunities to meet other people. You will be more able to be with friends, relatives, and your beloved ones. For example, when you work from home, you will get to have regular meals with your family, which definitely means a lot.

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  1. You determine your working schedule yourself

If your work from home, it definitely does not matter when the exact job will be done, as long as it is delivered on time – this is a key advantage of the home office. So, if you are a morning person, you may get up early, but if you are not, you don’t have to rush.

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  1. Freedom

For many, work from home is incomparably better than working in the office, simply because of the feeling of freedom you have – you can work whenever you want and as much as you want. This definitely affects your health in a positive manner, and it helps you keep up the good mood. And, you may play with your pets, too!

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If you think about moving somewhere, as your hometown or your country does not offer you the things you want, you should definitely check out our list of best things about living in Canada, and maybe decide for this country. Many people want to find a new home in Canada, the world’s second-largest country, with landscapes that take away your breath and incredible wide natural spaces. Canadians are known for their friendly attitude towards foreigners, and the government itself is proud to welcome its immigrants. Those who are already there are sure to have no reason to think about relocation, except perhaps in another city, where they can be greatly helped by Hudson movers. Many people who have moved from abroad to Canada, and especially those who have come from Europe, point out that, when it comes to something that would differ Canadians differ from people from around the world, Canadians are more restrained, quieter, more discreet, more hurried and very busy, so they do not have much time to socialize, but in general, they are great friends, neighbors, willing to help in any kinds of situations. So, if you want to learn more about this incredible country, make sure to read our list of best things about living in Canada.

  1. Canada is a very safe country

Well, you can say for many countries that they are safe, but the numbers actually speak for Canada. It has incredibly low crime rates, and this country is famous for not having many violent crimes. In 2014, the OECD Better Life Index awarded Canada 9.7 out of 10 for safety and security.

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  1. It is a multicultural place, with tolerant and open-minded people

No matter where you come from, you will not feel as a foreigner in Canada. This may be confirmed by thousands of immigrants that moved to Canada in last several decades, as people here are quite tolerant towards differences.

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  1. It’s economically strong and stable

If you are an ambitious person, who would like to start his or her own business, or if you seek employment after graduating, Canada will offer you a lot in that regard. It has a great quality of life, strong and stable economy and it has been awarded as the most stable on the planet for seven consecutive years by the World Economic Forum.

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  1. Canada has a universal healthcare

Universal healthcare is something that definitely makes this country different from countries around the world, giving it probably the highest rank in this regard. It has one of the most accessible healthcare systems in the world, and you don’t have to be afraid of being sick in Canada.

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  1. It also has Justin Trudeau…

Who would not like to have this guy as a President or as a Prime Minister? Trudeau has been a great refreshment on the global level and is certainly one of the best Prime Ministers Canada has ever had. There are many reasons to love this guy, and only seeing him personally greeting Syrian refugees at the airport is quite enough.

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Have guests staying at your short term rental apartment? You need to prepare adequately for their arrival. After all, you want them to get the best possible first impression and an even better stay. Below is a checklist for how to prepare apartment for Airbnb.

  1. Clean Your Home
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You should start cleaning a few days before your guests are scheduled to check in. You need to clean every nook and cranny of the house so you might need quite some time especially if you have a big home. Clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom, dining room and any other area that the guests will be using. An unclean house is a bad first impression that you might never recover from. Your guests would actually be justified to leave a bad review on Airbnb, and this could just spell the end your hosting career on the platform.

For a sparkling clean home that’s welcoming to your guests, sweep, vacuum, and mop the floors. Wipe all the countertops using a Clorox wipe making sure to remove any sticky spots and stains. Take some time tidying up the bedroom and scrubbing the toilet, sink, and bathtub.

  1. Fresh Sheets
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This might seem obvious but a lot of hosts seem to forget to put fresh sheets on the bed. Your guests certainly won’t take it kindly if they find dirty sheets when going to bed. You should have several sets of bedsheets so that you’re always ready for your guests even on short notice. Good quality bed sheets should only cost you about $50. This is a worthwhile investment that you definitely shouldn’t be skimping out on.

  1. Clean the Refrigerator
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Make sure the fridge is well organized and clean. Throw away leftovers and anything else that’s unsightly. Stock up on fresh fruit juice, bottled water, and sodas. If meals are included in the package, you can go all out an include meat, eggs, and other basic foods.

  1. Stock Up on Bathroom Supplies
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Most guests will come with their own shampoo, toilet tissue, soap, and conditioner. However, it would be a nice touch if you provided these items. They won’t cost much and will do a lot for your reputation with your guests. You could also add a measly $10 to the cleaning cost to cover these essential items.

  1. Secure Your Valuables
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You really do not know your guest so it’s best to take precaution and protect your property. You might need to keep your valuables under lock and key especially if you will be renting out the whole house. Have a safe or lockable closet for your jewelry, iPads, computers, important documents, money and any other thing you consider valuable. This will give you peace of mind whenever you are not around.

  1. Prepare the Guest Key
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You should have a spare key ready for your guests before they arrive. If you don’t have one, go to your local hardware store and have one made. Never give your guests your only key, God forbid should they lose it.

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Having an e-commerce site is an excellent business idea. Shopping has gone online and it’s only catching steam with millions of more people coming online every year. You want a site that’s visually appealing and easy to use so that your customers enjoy the shopping experience. You have a wide variety of options on how to go about building the website. You can use WYSIWYG site builder such as Wix and Shopify or go with a more custom-made solution.

As you ponder of the best way to go about building your ecommerce site, here are some tips on what to do before starting an ecommerce business.

  1. Choose a Business Structure and Register Your Business
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For your business structure, you can go with a sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation or partnership. The IRS will consider your business a sole proprietorship or partnership if you do not register it as a LLC or corporation. With a sole proprietorship, your personal assets are usually at risk if you ever got sued or you got into debt. You can register your business structure paperwork with the IRS yourself or hire a company to do it for you. There’s also the option of a lawyer, but this may be an overkill for your small business.

  1. Employer ID Number (EIN)
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You will need an EIN to file your taxes and open a bank account. This is basically the social security number of your business. It is mandatory for you to get one.

  1. Apply for Business Permits and Licenses
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You will still need licenses and permits to operate your eCommerce business. Check with your state, county and city to determine what is required to operate your business. Make sure everything is approved before getting started.

  1. Find Vendors
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You need to sell good quality products at a good price so you can be competitive in your niche. If you’re making whatever it is you want to sell, then you need good quality raw material and excellent workmanship. If you’re reselling a finished product then go for the best quality products.

  1. Start Marketing
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Set up the social media profiles of your company and start writing content for your blog even before your product is ready for sale. Doing this gives you a head start such that you’re not starting from scratch on day one.

  1. Use Software to Improve Productivity
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Using technology can make your work much easier. Look into using customer relationship management, project management, email marketing and accounting software.

  1. Inventory
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Ensure you have enough inventory for the launch. You can have it stored in a warehouse or somewhere in your garage if it’s not too much. It is usually better to start with more inventory than you need instead of having a shortfall. Pay attention to the sales so you know when to reorder.

  1. Make Plans for Shipping
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Your business depends a lot on efficient shipping. If your shipping costs are too high, there is a high chance that your customers will abandon cart just before making a payment. Get the most efficient shipping methods available and give your customers options such that they can choose a more expensive option that delivers faster.

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