## Use The Body Mass Index Calculator To Find Your Ideal Weight

You know you have to lose weight but do you know how much you have to lose? Do you have a target to shoot for? Like most things we are trying to achieve, losing weight works best when we have a goal. Otherwise, how will you know when you have lost enough weight? For goals to be effective, they have to be specific. You can use the Body Mass Index calculator to help you set the healthy weight target you need to meet.

How the Body Mass Index (BMI) works

To determine if we are underweight or overweight the BMI looks at our weight in relation to our height. This then falls within a certain range, which is regarded as healthy. Outside that range is regarded as under weight or overweight and not healthy. For example, a person who is six feet tall (182cm) is regarded as healthy if their weight falls between 145 and 182 pounds (67-83 kg). Someone 5 feet 8 inches (172cm) should weigh between 131 and 161 pounds (62-74 kg).

How to calculate your Body Mass Index

You can calculate your own BMI or you can use one of the many web sites with a calculator. If you want to do it yourself, the BMI formula is your weight divided by you height squared, then multiplied by 703, if you are working in pounds. This means for someone weighing 140 pounds who is 5 feet 10 inches (70 ins) tall, the calculation would be 140 divided by 4900 (70×70), which would equal 0.028. You multiply this by 703, which gives you a BMI of 19.68. To do the calculation in kilograms you simply divide your weight by your height squared and forget the 703. For example, someone who weighs 65 kilograms and is 1.78 meters tall would have a BMI of 20.51 (65/1.78×1.78).

If you are not much good at maths and you feel your eyes glazing over when you look at the figures, just go over them again and you will see they are not too hard to work out.

The World Health Organisation has defined categories of BMI based on evidence of increased risk of chronic disease and mortality. A BMI of 25-29.9 is in the category of overweight, 30-39.9 is obesity and over 40 is morbid obesity. It can be a bit of a shock to find you fit into one of these categories, but it is something we should all know so we can do something about it. What this means is we should all be trying to reach a Body Mass index of under 25 if we want to be in the healthy weight category.

There is some discussion as to how effective the various ways of measuring ideal weight are, but the BMI has become widely accepted. The World Health Organisation and other health authorities use it as a standard in their guide to healthy weight. Many life insurance companies use it as a guide to overweight and underweight in their underwriting decisions. It is a practical way to help us manage our weight so that we stay in that healthy weight range and avoid many of the modern lifestyle diseases. You can use the BMI formula to set your ideal weight target and to keep on track while you are achieving it.

Source by William Burnell

## The Trusted And True Love Calculator

Is there a unit that can be used to measure the intensity of love? Sometimes the term “love” is ambiguous and subject to debate. There are many categories of love which are interpreted differently to give diverse interpretations. In this case however it is the love that draws two different people together for mutual companionship. The one and only true love that makes two persons to dedicate their lives to each other. A love that is consummated in marriage after the holy knots of matrimony have been tied. It has the intensity and sweetness of summer love. So compelling and irresistible that the two lovers can only find happiness in togetherness. But what is the most ideal parameter that can be distinctively used as a true love calculator? An aspect that can be used as a yardstick to measure any budding relationship. Something that can be used as a point of reference.

There is no known formula for calculating love and a true love calculator does not use a single aspect to arrive at a conclusion. It bases its findings on many aspects and factors in order to draw a comprehensive conclusion. One of the most basic elements that a love calculator uses to give a relationship a clean bill of health is true love. A relationship that has a lot of emotional investments and a mutual commitment, care and goodwill from both partners is dubbed as a union that is deep and true. A short-lived fling or a one night-stand hardly receives any mention when a love sum is being calculated. However a loving relationship with the trappings of strong feelings scores highly. It would itself be used as a yard stick or a point of reference for a couple that aspires to have a successful and fulfilling relationship.

Time remains as the best and most reliable true love calculator of all times. A relationship that stands the test of time is a relationship that has gone through the baptism of fire. If there is no true love in a relationship, time will always tell. Time will always expose any ill-intent or lack of commitment from a partner though this hardly happens in summer love. It winnows the wheat from the chaff. Time exposes a relationship to a lot of weathering. Relationship undergoes a lot of hurdles and tests that sometimes threaten to tear it apart. A relationship is always at a risk of breaking into pieces if the two consenting parties are not flexible enough. It calls for commitment, patience, resilience, understanding and compromises for the survival of the relationship.

A relationship that has withstood the test of time can hardly break due to its capacity to handle shock. It is a journey through hard and lean times. Emotional sojourns through the dark valleys of despair. Times when a relationship stands at the threshold, at the edge of the precipice. But due to the pureness of heart that comes with true love, the relationship does not capsize. Instead it becomes even more stronger and firmer to resemble summer love. A true love calculator.

Source by Francis K Githinji

## How People Are Finding Dirt Cheap Holiday Accommodation on eBay

The most amazing holiday rental deals are being offered on eBay for the majority of popular holiday or vacation destinations. It really is going to change the way people look for holiday accommodation and it will affect the traditional rental industry.

It is a very safe way of paying for a holiday in advance as eBay will give you are necessary security to avoid getting ripped off on line. I personally approve of this method and have dedicated part of my time to assist people looking for and wanting to rent out holiday home accommodation.

You will see many offers on going and last minute bargains on eBay or if you have problems just put “eBay holiday rentals” in the Google search box. You will be able to view some offers too on my blog which also gives all kind of advice for people who are looking at Spain as a place to set up life, where you can enjoy the sunshine most of the year round… but when it rains, it pours.

The advantage of using eBay at least would be to help holiday rental owners to get rid of the off season weeks at a lower price, but enough to cover the property running costs. You can also see an example on my blog that shows how you can set up your own property web page using Blogger and it’s FREE.

So remember the next time you are planning a break away to the sun or to play golf, then check out the options available on eBay. You never know how much you could be saving so have a go and enjoy your holiday home where ever it may be.

Source by Andrew G Edgington

Tucked up in the north east corner of Bastrop County almost to the Lee County line is the sleepy little "burb" of Paige. The elevation is approx. 535 ', the weather is moderate year round. The school system is Bastrop ISD and depending on where you live kids might attend Lost Pines Elementary, Bastrop Middle School or Bastrop High school. Paige proper is not much bigger than a total of 18 blocks and as is typical of small Texas towns there are still some beautiful old vintage / historic homes and buildings still standing or still in use. The area surrounding Paige is a mix of rural residential properties and farm and ranch land. Horse enthusiasts covet the sandy loam soil that can be found in parts of Paige such as out Old Potato Road, or Old Pin Oak, or Antiock and Cardinal Roads.

Paige was established in 1872 along the Houston and Texas Central Rail. The old abandoned railroad line is still there which runs along side parts of Old Highway 20 and would make a great section of "Rails for Trails" as it is not in use at all now. Paige was named after one of the civil engineers that worked on the railway. There was a railroad station in Paige up until 1876 and then it was moved to its present location approximately 3 miles to the east. There is a volunteer fire department which was established in 1982 along with the Paige Community Center, and Paige has had a Post Office in town since1874. In those days the majority of the population was of German heritage as was much of the Central Texas area. The population of Paige has fluctuated over the years. In the late 1880's the town was told to have had a population of 500. Back then the Paige railroad station was a shipping point for livestock such as cattle and hogs. Local industry included a pickle, creamery, and broom factory. Today some of the local businesses include The Old Frontier Store which is on Highway 290 and has a little bit of everything to offer from groceries to a meat counter to a small deli / diner, and Yarnorama a yarn and fiber shop.

Paige is approx. 40 miles outside of Austin on Highway 290. Bastrop is 14 miles away on Highway 21, and has just about everything anyone could want or need with coffee shops, two feed stores, box stores such as Home Depot and Lowes on the way, great restaurants , a movie house and bowling alley. About half way to Bastrop from Paige on Highway 21 is Lake Bastrop which offers campgrounds, swim beaches, boat rental and boat launch on both the north and south shores. If you decide to head to Smithville, the town where the movie Hope Floats was filmed is just less than 13 miles on FM 2104. Just before you get to Smithville on the west side of the road you will find Buecher State Park and Lake. If it is the coast you crave you can get to the Gulf in just under two hours from Paige. Circle D, Pioneer Pines Farms, Pine Valley and Pine Tree Cattle Ranch are just a few of the subdivisions that fall in the Paige area that offer rural residential living in the 'lost pines "of Bastrop County. ranches and recreational properties (great for hunting) and periodically they do come on the market.

Source by Curtis Reddehase

## The Nine Star Ki Astrology and Its Uses

This system can also give advice for promoting health and traveling. In order to calculate this data, you would need to input your initial information into a special calculator. The information to input could be your date of birth (day, month, and year), your partner’s date of birth, or a specific year or month of your interest. A special algorithm would identify the following 3 numbers: the Main Number, Personality Number, and Energy Number.

Potential of a Relationship: Nine Star Ki astrology can be used to evaluate the potential of any relationship between two people (dating, business, coexistence). First, it calculates 3 numbers for each one of the two people – the Main Number, Personality Number, and Energy Number; then it assesses the harmony that these two can have on 3 varied levels.

The Main Number relation allows us to see how well the two people can coexist; this is the most important level of compatibility for love relationships. The Personality Number relation talks about the ability to communicate and interact; this level of compatibility is important for co-workers. The Energy Number relation is the most superficial level of compatibility; this level of compatibility is used for short relationships, such as business meetings with new people. To use such a calculator, you would need to input your date of birth and the date of birth of the other person, and click “calculate”.

Forecast for the Month and Year: The Nine Star Ki astrology can also provide a forecast for any year and month. This system assumes that the “quality” of time varies depending on the number that “governs” it, and on the Main Number of a person. According to the Nine Stars, in order to succeed in anything we need to do things when nature helps us. The good time is the month’s or year’s “summertime”, when the sun shines and the wind is blowing in your direction. The bad time is the “wintertime”, when we need to rest, recuperate, and not do anything big. The result of any endeavor depends on how well we time it. To use such a calculator, you would need to input the year and month you are interested in.

Favorable and Unfavorable Directions: Before going on a trip, ancient rulers of China would find out how good or bad any direction is in a given year or month. You too can summon assistance from the Nine Star Ki astrology, especially if you intend to travel to another city or country. If you are going on a trip that will be shorter than a month, it suffices to calculate the data for that month. There are years and months when travel is not recommended in general.

In ancient times, choosing the right direction was so important that someone could travel three times more, only to move in the direction recommended by the Nine Stars.

Today, this astrological system is used by many feng shui enthusiasts.

Source by Jakob Jelling

## Buying A Website On eBay – Without Getting SCAMMED

First we would like to say thanks for viewing our article. We hope you find it helpful whether you purchase a turnkey website from eBay or another online auction. Good Luck!!!

We wrote this article to give you enough information to make “somewhat” of an educated guess.

We say “somewhat” because not every aspect of buying an eBay website can be covered in this article. It would take a full blown book!

Why are we qualified to write this article? We are an actual Web Development Company who has been Hosting, Developing, and Optimizing Websites for over Nine years. We have developed everything from local based sites to complete eCommerce sites for global campaigns.

We are based in Michigan (state with the most lost businesses). As with most small businesses in Michigan we have had to resort to more creative ways of creating market share. Here we are on eBay.

Buying a “pre-established Turnkey Website on eBay can be a very quick and easy way to get you on the internet affordably. If you design, developed and optimize your own site it may take you weeks or even months to get up and running. This way you can just jump right on and start promoting and marketing your new site.

. . . . . With all that said let’s get going! . . . . . .

Its’ Really All In the Domain Name!

A True Turnkey Website should include a domain name or give you the option to choose a domain name for the site.

A proper domain name should be keyword rich! By keyword rich I mean it should have at least one site theme keyword in the name. For example: if your site is dog breeding then the domain name should have the word dog in it at the very least. MyDogDomain.com OR MyDogBreedingDomainName.com

Having a keyword rich domain name will help with search engine placement as well.

The Turnkey Website should have these qualities: . . . . .

• A professional inviting design
• All content relevant & flowing – matching the site theme
• Bare minimum graphics – large graphics take awhile to load
• Web accessible – accessible to a wide range of viewers
• at least two income streams

A little more about Web Accessibility – Accessible Web design is the art of creating WebPages that are accessible to everyone, using any device. It is especially important so that people with disabilities – whether due to accident, disease or old age – can access the information in Web pages and be able to navigate through the website. Wikipedia has a great article about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility

Is The Site Easy To Maintain?

After all as a website owner you should be spending your time promoting and marketing your website not performing maintenance. Although, some maintenance will be required for any website no matter how large or small, but all in all your website should be working for you.

What ever Turnkey Site you choose should contain some type of automatically updating content, news, items for sale, links, videos, etc. This helps dramatically with search engine placement. Search Engines love fresh updating content.

Ask your eBay Seller if their sites contain automatically updating content. If not, you may want to ask if they have any affordable site upgrades that can make your site more automatic.

There are a couple of things to be concerned with when dealing with Turnkey Website Hosting.

1.) You should never pay over \$5.95 / Month for Web Hosting. \$5.95 / Month is a fair price for both the seller as well as the buyer. It costs money to run a Web Hosting Server – There are support, backups, and daily maintenance to be performed.

2.) Is the hosting expandable as your website grows and how much will it cost to expand it? Once your site takes off you will want the peace of mind knowing that your Hosting Provider will be there for you. You may also want to ask if you can change hosting if it is not working out.

Ask questions before you purchase a Turnkey Website – This will give you a chance to see how good the sellers support really is.

What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?

SEO is a buzz word that has been around for awhile now, it basically means Search Engine Optimization. Performing certain procedures to get your site listed with the major search engines. Most good traffic that you will receive will come from search engines.

Any site that you buy or create you should have these done at a bare minimum:

• Relevant title, description, and keyword meta tags
• A .xml sitemap & a .html sitemap
• Targeted keywords and key phrases integrated into site theme
• Automatically updated content
• Hand coded w/properly content specific named files & pages
• Robots.txt file

How Do I Make Money With My Turnkey Website?

Every website needs a way to generate income from your visitors. Generating income could can take on many forms.

• A physical product that you stock or manufacture
• Selling digital products

We try to incorporate at least four income streams into our Turnkey Websites any more than that and it can be quite problematic, in that it is hard to keep track of everything. We stick to the four major internet revenue producers.

• Clickbank
• Amazon
• eBay

These four are some of the biggest most successful site on the internet today – We have found that by partnering with them gives us and our clients the most success.

How To Avoid getting SCAMMED!

Buyer Beware! — If it sounds too good it probably is.

Use a good common sense judgment before buying a Turnkey Website!

If the seller is claiming that it is making \$10,000 a month and you can buy it for \$399.00 – That just doesn’t make sense!

Why would I sell you a website for \$399.00 if it is generating 10K a month? I wouldn’t and neither would anyone else!

If you insist on buying one anyway ask a ton of questions – ask to see proof of every kind – Ask to see the traffic reports, to make that kind of money you would need a ton of traffic to your website every day.

Established Website OR Pre- Established Website?

There are many eBay Website Sellers that are claiming to be selling an “Established Website” when really they should be advertising them as “Pre-Established Websites”.

For a website to be “established” it will be receiving traffic on a regular basis, which can take anywhere from 6 – 12 months.

A Pre-Established” Website is one that is established in the fact that most of the design and development is done as well as basic SEO has been performed.

You can get a really great website from eBay just use some good old common sense and ask a lot of questions before purchase.

Source by Kelsea Musser

## 4 Tips for Selecting A Truck Mount for Your Carpet Cleaning Business

If you are looking to start a new carpet cleaning business or if you are already in business but need to replace your current truck mount or upgrade from a portable to a truck mount there are a few things you should be aware of so that you make the best choice.

Tip 1 – Bigger does not necessarily mean better when it comes to truck mounts. Fuel economy is important not only when it comes to how much fuel your work vehicle consumes, but also when it comes to how much fuel your truck mount consumes. This is something that is easily overlooked because manufacturers give you claimed fuel economy figures that are based on fuel consumed per hour. Back when gas was less than \$ 2.00 per gallon, fuel economy was still a concern, but now with gas prices above \$ 3.50 per gallon, it is an even bigger concern. Fuel consumption can add up quickly when your hours accumulate over a period of time. When you are running a small business, every little bit of savings is important to increasing your bottom line. If you were to run a truck mount with a 1.4 gallon per hour combined gas and propane consumption rate for 4,000 hours with a fuel cost of \$ 2.00 per gallon, you would have spent \$ 11,200 on fuel. If you were to run that same machine for 4,000 hours at \$ 3.50 per gallon, you would have spent \$ 19,600 on fuel. Units that consume 1 gallon of fuel per hour are typically slide-in truck mounts. A slide-in unit that is not a heat exchanger and has a fuel-fired water heating system actually has more heat performance than a larger direct drive truck mount, consisting of a V8 engine, or a slide-in with a 65 HP gas engine . The direct drive units with the V8 engine and the slide-in heat exchange truck mounts with the 65 HP gas engine actually take anywhere from 3 – 3.5 gallons per hour. Remember; these units actually have less sustained heat performance under commercial carpet cleaning conditions than a slide-in truck mount with a fuel-fired heating system. Now let's calculate running the larger machines with less heat performance at 3.5 gallons per hour times \$ 3.50 per gallon. That comes to \$ 49,000 in fuel cost for the same 4,000 hours of time on your truck mount. That comes to a fuel cost difference of \$ 29,400 over 4,000 hours of operating time on your unit. That is a significant savings that you can have by choosing a smaller slide-in truck mount with a fuel-fired heating system versus a large slide-in heat exchanger unit with a 65 HP engine or a direct drive unit with a V8 engine.

Tip 2 – Purchase price: A typical slide-in unit with a fuel-fired heating system will cost anywhere between \$ 15,000 – \$ 18,000. A slide-in truck mount with a 65 HP gas engine or a direct drive unit will run you somewhere between \$ 25,000 – \$ 35,000. Remember that you will also have less heat performance on the larger units during commercial carpet cleaning conditions due to the cumulative hours. The reason why you will have less heat performance is that heat exchangers have less BTU's to sustain long periods of cleaning time.

Tip 3 – Vacuum Performance Misconception: A lot of people believe that a larger vacuum blower with a larger carpet cleaning machine will get the carpets drier. However, there are physical limitations to how much air can actually go through the carpet cleaning once the wand is on the carpet and is semi-sealed with wet extraction. At this point only about 200 cubic feet per minute can go through the wand. There is an illusion of more power when the wand of a unit with a larger blower is lifted off the carpet. It has a louder sound of rushing air due to less resistance than when it is sealed on the carpet. The heat exchange machines or direct drive, use larger blowers to stress the engines more to produce more heat. You must make a heat exchanger load the engine to produce more heat.

Even though 200 cubic feet per minute is the maximum that can be used by the cleaning head, you need to have about 300 – 350 cubic feet per minute to keep negative pressure on the recovery tank and vacuum hoses. One of the reasons large heat exchange truck mount units consume so much fuel is that the blower requires more horsepower. The larger blower on these units is necessary to load the engine to make the heat for the heat exchanger. Some of the 65 HP slide-in truck mounts run 59 blowers which produce 850 cubic feet per minute. So 75% of the cubic feet per minute being produced by the blower is unusable and being released through the relief valve. A direct drive truck mount which utilizes the truck engine as the power plant, has an electric clutch similar to a clutch on an air conditioner that turns a shaft that operates the blower and pump. This clutch limitation is 20 HP. This is why you are unable to put large blowers on direct drive truck units. So you might have a truck with an engine that develops 350 HP but your truck mount can only use 20 HP of that 350 to operate. Still it is burning fuel based on a 350 HP engine running at 1800 rpm.

Tip 4 – Design Simplicity: This is one of the most important aspects to consider when you are looking at purchasing a truck mount. A truck mount is a mechanical machine and everything mechanical needs maintenance and repair. A heat exchange slide-in machine is an extremely complicated design with a lot of proprietary parts. It also has very complicated wiring. One of these types of truck mounts consists of a lot of safety switches, relays, solenoids, and thermal relief valves. A fuel-fired unit does not require all of these components, because it uses a separate heating device, either propane, or kerosene-fired. You do have the inconvenience of having to purchase a second fuel for these heating devices. The simplicity and reliability of not having all of these extra parts on your machine outweighs the inconvenience of buying the second fuel. You also will have a better sustained temperature with a fuel-fired system. Plus the fuel-fired truck mount is simpler to repair and utilizes common parts that you can find local at auto parts stores, Home Depot, or Lowes. The engines on these units can also be serviced at a local lawn mower shop.

In closing the purchase of a truck mount is no small matter. You are investing a significant sum of money into your carpet cleaning business. You want to be sure you get a unit that is reliable and easy to repair so that you experience the least amount of downtime possible. Also remember that you want a truck mount that is economic on fuel consumption since every dollar counts towards your bottom line when you are in business.

Source by Leslie Judson Jones

## Using a Bench Press Calculator

Some people have asked me the use in using a bench press calculator. This is a very simple fact. It can take the amount that you bench press and how many reps and then give you the projected one rep maximum weight you can handle. This is useful when trying to “max out” because it gives you an idea of where to start. Without using a good bench press calculator.

When trying to do your max weight rep, you need to realize it will be very tough. Try to only attempt this weight once or twice a week for best results. If you are trying every day, chances are you won’t be able to hit your maximum every time.

With all that said, take this information and the link to the calculator that I posted and try it for yourself. Once you input your info, you will greatly understand how close the estimate is. It is a basic formula that is used to determine the maximum weight you “should” be able to lift. As with any of calculations of this nature, they will never be perfect. You might have some variance with what the tool tells you and what is the actual case. This is to be expected, but the results will be very close nonetheless.

For example, there is a free bench press calculator that allows you to calculate this all very easily. At that page you can figure your projected one rep max weight in a matter of 2 seconds. Take this information next time you hit the gym and try it.

Hope the tool helps and have a great workout!

Source by Kevin Blackburn

## Forensic Chemistry – Using Laboratory Chemicals to Reveal Fingerprints

You have seen it on your favorite CSI TV program when the police scientist uses gaseous fumes to expose fingerprints found at a crime scene. Have you ever wondered what those fumes are? Have you ever heard of terms like “Super Glue” mentioned by the characters on CSI?

In this article, I will discuss the various kinds of laboratory chemicals that are used to reveal invisible fingerprints.

In many crime labs, there are four kinds of chemical reagents used to expose invisible, or latent, fingerprints. They are cyanoacrylate, silver nitrate, iodine, and ninhydrin.

What is cyanoacrylate? Perhaps you know this item by its trade name, Super Glue. It is this same Super Glue that you can purchase at any Home Depot or Walmart. Cyanoacrylate is the active ingredient that makes up 98% of Super Glue. This item has become a very practical and innovative forensic tool. When cyanoacrylate is heated or mixed with sodium hydroxide (NaOH), it releases fumes that interact with the amino acids that are found in the fingerprint residues found on an object, thus making a white print.

After exposure to cyanoacrylate, the fingerprints can then be captured on film as is or treated with a fluorescent pigment that sticks to the fingerprint. The fingerprint then fluoresces, or glows, under a laser or ultraviolet light source.

An object that is suspected to have latent fingerprints in this method many times is exposed to the fumes inside a gadget called a fuming chamber. The end result is that the fumed fingerprints are now hard and stable as one would expect from Super Glue. In place of setting up a fuming chamber at the scene of a crime, CSI technicians often times use a hand held wand-shaped tool that heats up a small cartridge of cyanoacrylate mixed together with fluorescent pigment. This tool then releases gases in close proximity of the latent prints, allowing the technician to fix and dye the fingerprint simultaneously.

Silver nitrate is a chemical ingredient found in black-and-white photographic film. When CSI technicians apply silver nitrate to a latent fingerprint, the chloride found in fingerprint residue interacts with the silver nitrate and forms another compound called silver chloride. This new compound reveals a black or reddish-brown fingerprint in the presence of ultraviolet light.

The third chemical used to reveal latent fingerprints is called iodine. When heated up, crystalline iodine releases iodine fumes into a fuming chamber, where the iodine interacts with the oils found in the latent print thus producing a brownish colored fingerprint. Unfortunately, this kind of print has a tendency to fade rather quickly. Therefore, it must be captured on film right away or fixed by spraying it with a “fixing solution” made of water and starch. This fixing solution allows the print to last for weeks or even months in lieu of a few minutes.

The fourth kind of chemical reagent used to reveal latent fingerprints is ninhydrin. Ninhydrin, also known as triketohydrindene hydrate, has been used for many years by CSI technicians to reveal latent fingerprints. An object suspected of containing latent fingerprints is sprayed with a solution of ninhydrin. It may take several hours for the fingerprints to show up due to the fact that ninhydrin reacts very slowly with the oils found in the fingerprint. However, heating up the object to a temperature of 80 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit can reduce the reaction time. The resulting fingerprint will be a purple/blue print.

Hopefully, you have been educated on the kinds of chemicals used on your favorite CSI show. The next time you hear any of these chemical tools used on TV, you will know exactly what they are talking about.

Source by Fabiola Castillo

## Essential Skills Required For Ultimate eBay Success

If you are contemplating whether or not to start an eBay business to supplement your income, or even to completely replace your current salary, then there are certain essential skills that will be required. Ultimate eBay success will not be easily attained, but with the right skill set and frame of mind, you will be well on your way to achieving your goals.

Organisation

One of the first skills that you will require for your ultimate eBay success is organisation. Running any business means taking charge of records of any sales and expenses; they will be required when completing your tax return at the end of the year. What’s more, your organisational ability will be tested in the quick distribution of products, and in keeping track of when your items sell the best and for how much.

Should you find that your organisational skills are lacking you don’t need to dismiss ultimate eBay success as a far off dream. Organisation can be learnt and improved through practice. Create lists of what needs to be done and ensure that you update records as soon as you make new sales and spend money.

Marketing

It is important to have at least a basic grasp of marketing skills to be successful on eBay. After all, you will be advertising products to an audience that will need to be convinced, without feeling that you are forcing something that they don’t want upon them.

Marketing expertise can be developed with practice. The more sales that you make the better you will become at selling, and with many resources available to give you tips and help you to improve this skill you’ll be making a great profit in no time.

Writing

Crafting persuasive, informative and effective descriptions for each of your auctions is one way to potentially maximise your eBay profits. Writing skills will be essential to ensure that your listings aren’t riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. Word processors will help you to catch some errors that would otherwise have sneaked in, but don’t think that technology can entirely replace the ability to write and proofread.

If you aren’t a confident writer don’t worry, there are many tools and resources that can tell you how to create great listings specifically for eBay.

Computing

You don’t need a degree in computing for ultimate eBay success, but a basic knowledge of computers will help you significantly. You will need to become intimately familiar with the eBay website, utilising tools such as eBay Pulse and the Advanced Search to monitor selling trends and to find niche markets. A basic knowledge of HTML coding would also be very useful in order to create aesthetically pleasing listings that will entice prospective buyers.

Computing abilities can certainly be developed, with many HTML courses available online and even basic courses in word processing and the internet. Don’t allow your lack of skill in computing to deter you from success; take the time to learn all that you can.