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  • What is hp instant ink and why should you get it (including 7 months of free printing!)

    What is hp instant ink and is hp Instant Ink worth it? (including 7 months of free printing!)

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    I’m probably late to the party but I just discovered small business subscriptions for ink with the HP ink program and it’s a total game changer for working from home or your small business office!

    If you’re just here for the HP Instant Ink free months code, click here or use dbbg1g.

    Remember the old days of printing? Never fully understanding which cartridges to buy, or where to recycle. Running low on ink when you really needed to print something and more horror experiences than I can remember.

    I used to only have a professional black and white Brother printer that’s great for business admin, but as a creative business it’s a total game changer to now also own a HP color printer with unlimited (read: 300 copies a month) pages to print. And that’s a lot! But it’s only costing me less than $12 a month! Hello Instant Ink Program!

    What is a HP Instant Ink subscription?

    With an Instant Ink Subscription you get new ink cartridges in the mail without the hussle. It knows two main differences from other printers:

    Part 1: never out of ink

    Your printer is via wifi connected with HP, and it notifies them when you’re almost out of ink and they send you new ink.

    Part 2: pay for what you print

    You get a subscription for ‘x’ amount of pages per month, and you get to print those pages without any extra costs. If you don’t reach your limit, you get to take the rest of the pages to next month.

    Get started with HP Instant Ink

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    Original HP Ink ordered by your printer, delivered to your door.

    Instant Ink is HP’s ink delivery service. Your HP Printer automatically orders ink, and cartridges. The HP Instant Ink delivery service can save you up to 50% on ink. They are delivered to your door before you run low and you get to recycle your old ones, just add them to the box your new ones got delivered with and mail them back to HP.

    Monthly plans

    See how you can save time and up to 50% on ink that’s ordered by your printer and delivered to your door before you run out.

    Is HP Instant Ink Worth it?

    Yes! As a small business owner, blogger and all around creative I enjoy printing colourful pages so much. To print my own products and planners, to create vision boards and more. I got the 300 a month plan, and to be honest… that’s a lot. I was really happy with my free months of printing as well and to never go to the store to buy the (wrong) cartridges and all those things. I really enjoy the wireless part of the printer too. I hated those wires that came with my old printer and the fact that I always had to be close to the printer with my computer to be able to print. Now I just print from my mobile or laptop and it’s so easy!

    But keep in mind when choosing a HP Instant Ink plan that printing is not good for the environment and that you still have to get the paper. And those packages come often in 500 pages, so that would mean about one pack every month. Also, as a (wannabe) minimalist I’m not a big fan of paper everywhere, so I only print what I need to and try to use the paper twice if it’s just a draft.

    Trust me, start with a smaller plan

    So I suggest you start with one of the lower plans to see how you like it. How often you really need to print. I know how tempting it is to print every recipe you come across now and every beautiful motivational quote of image you find on Pinterest, and allll the planners you use but is it really necessary or will you print it just because you can ‘for free’?

    Get started with HP Instant Ink

    Head over to Amazon to purchase your HP Printer. I got one for just $80 and it’s working perfectly, even for photos. Click here for free months of Instant Ink or use the code dbbg1g for free months!

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  • Signs You Need To Clean Your Home Office

    Signs You Need To Clean Your Home Office

    Working from home has become the new norm since last March for many of us and remote working has become the backbone of many industries in the business world. 

    Working at your own house can be great in many different ways such as managing your own working hours to being able to wear your sweats – and it can be a great way to learn independence. There are of course some downsides to working at home though such as distractions, lack of human contact, and motivation. 

    One thing you might easily forget to do in your own home office is to have a deep clean now and again to keep it hygienic and safe. 

    Cleaning your home office is something that can be easy to forget when you are in there working hard every day; but today we want to show you some signs that your office is in need of a deep clean this week.  (more…)

  • Funny Things We've All Started Doing Since Working From Home

    Funny Things We’ve All Started Doing Since Working From Home

    Working from home sort of crept up on us. One minute, we were going to work as normal, having a wonderful time. The next, businesses cleared out the offices and said that we’d have to work from our home offices. And if we didn’t have them, then either our beds or the kitchen table. 

    But working from home is also bringing with it surprising habits and teaching us all new things about ourselves. It’s anything but normal at the moment.  (more…)

  • 5 Ways To Earn A Living As A Stay-At-Home Mom

    5 Ways To Earn A Living As A Stay-At-Home Mom

    Many women find they must put their careers on hold when they become moms. According to the Pew Research Center, around three in ten Millenial mothers are stay-at-home moms, caring for one or more children each day.

    There’s no denying that being a carer for children seven days a week is a full-time job in itself! But, many women feel they have no realistic prospect of earning money while they’re at home.

    The truth is, stay-at-home moms have various ways to successfully work from home. Sure, working while looking after small children for most of your waking hours is hard – but it’s not impossible.

    Are you reading this because you’d like to learn more about careers for stay at home moms or ways to earn some money from home? Here are 5+ realistic ways that you can bolster your income:

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  • 10 Ways To Make Your Workplace More Fun

    10 Ways To Make Your Workplace More Fun

    Does anyone really love to go to work? Probably not. Unless you love what you do for a living, of course. There is a difference, however, between enjoying what you do for your career and enjoying going to work, and mostly, people HATE going to the office. You want to make sure that none of your employees feel this way, and as a business leader, you have to put yourself into the shoes of the people you’re paying to be there. Imagine spending eight hours a day – sometimes more – in a job or workplace that you hate? No one wants to live that way and you can ensure that they absolutely do not.

    So, whether you are launching your first business startup, or you are running a huge company and you need to do something to boost the morale of those working for you, you need to do what you can to make the workplace more fun. Below, we’ve got ten ways that you can create effective and exciting ways for your team to work. Let’s dive in! (more…)

  • 4 Keys To Running A Business From Home

    4 Keys To Running A Business From Home

    The past couple of months have turned us all into home-based workers. And if you’re considering starting your own business, then it’s a future you’ll probably need to get used to. Remote working is definitely the new normal in so many ways, with everyone from independent contractors to blue-chip corporations realizing that it makes sense. Not only do home-based workers generally enjoy higher levels of productivity once they settle into a routine, but they also report greater job satisfaction – and a better work-life balance without a commute to factor in. But home-based working only tends to be successful if the right tools are in place to enable the process to be seamless, so how can you make your home-based business easy to run? (more…)

  • How To Make Working From Home a Success

    How To Make Working From Home a Success

    So, you’ve been told that you need to work from home. If you’ve never worked from home before you might jump at the idea. After all, what could possibly go wrong? 

    Unfortunately, working from home isn’t just about sitting around in your pajamas and watching Netflix until it’s time to start working. It isn’t about unlimited coffee breaks. 

    That said, there are plenty of advantages to working from home, as long as you pay attention to a few important points. Here’s how you can make working from home a success.  (more…)

  • Tips to create the best office atmosphere ever - that make work fun

    How Can You Improve Your Working Environment?

    A good working environment can help your employees to work harder. When they feel comfortable in their workplace, they are happier and more productive. There are lots of elements to your working environment that you can consider if you want to turn it into the best place that it can be. From the temperature and lighting to how welcoming the culture is to your employees, there are many things that you can pay attention to if you want to improve your working environment. Here are some of the ways to make it a better place for your employees to work. (more…)

  • How To Be Productive When Working From Home

    Many of us have thought about working from home for a long time before taking the plunge. And having a productive way of doing things, is essential when you work from home. But it is one of the things that many of us self-employed people struggle with. Unfortunately, many of us find it difficult to reduce distractions, and this is a common theme. Not only this but there is nobody to really show us what to do when we become self-employed and work from home. So here are some ideas on how you can work from home, and still be productive at the same time. (more…)

  • 3 Things Your Plan For A Home Business Will Need To Include

    3 Things Your Plan For A Home Business Will Need To Include

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  • Making The Most Of Your Home Business And Progressing To The Next Stage

    Making The Most Of Your Home Business And Progressing To The Next Stage

    Many people who start a business will remember the first time they got that idea or ambition to make running a business become their reality. Sometimes it happens quite quickly, for others it takes time for ideas to be nurtured. But many of these enterprises begin at home. It can be the ideal scenario to get things up and running, but as your business progresses, so will the need for the next steps. So what can you do? Here are some ideas to help your home business progress to the next level.  (more…)