This book is a quick guide that will help you through the basics steps to get you started selling products online. Using a drop shipping distributor you will be able to sell online without ever having to touch the merchandise. Your entire store can be running from your bedroom, black socks are optional. The customer orders a product from you, then you place the order with your distributor. The drop ship distributor will then ship the merchandise directly to your customer. If you have made online purchases there is a chance that you might have bought from a drop shipper. The book was written as a quick guide to give you the tools that you need to get started. After closing my Real Estate Company, I was searching for any easy, no stress business to start. I didn't want huge overhead, and having to work 80 hour weeks. I already had a full time job, and wanted to supplement my income without losing time from my family. Selling online had its appeal. I read several books on the topic. Some were very well written, and others filled my head on how I could be a millionaire. Although some of the books were great motivators, they didn't make me a millionaire. I wrote this book to help you start your first online store with realistic outlooks. Once the store is set up, it will not demand much of your time, or take you away from your family. Since the startup cost is low, you can take the skills that you learned from opening your first online store, and open up several more. Opening an online reseller store will not make you instantly rich, but it will be a nice supplement to your income.
It is impossible to predict the exact behavior of all biological systems and how these same systems are exemplified by patterns of complexity and regularity. Decades of research in ecology have documented how these sorts of patterns are the consequences of deceptively simple rules that determine the nature of the patterns created. Chaos in Ecology will explain how simple beginnings result in complicated results.
A sound and more modern Eurocode-based approach to design is the global approach, where the structures are considered as whole units, rather than to use traditional element-based design procedures. Although large frameworks and even whole buildings are now routinely analysed using computer packages, structural engineers do not always understand complex three-dimensional behaviour and thus manipulate the stiffness and the location of the bracing units to achieve an optimum structural arrangement.
This guide deals with two categories of multi-storey structures. It can be used for the plane stress, stability and frequency analysis of individual bracing units such as frameworks, coupled shear walls and cores. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, it can be used for the three dimensional stress, stability and frequency analysis of whole buildings consisting of such bracing units. The closed-form solutions in the book may also prove to be useful at the preliminary design stage when quick checks are needed with different structural arrangements. Their usefulness cannot be overemphasized for checking the results of a finite element (computer-based) analysis when the input procedure involves tens of thousands of items of data and where mishandling one item of data may have catastrophic consequences.
In addition to the critical load, the fundamental frequency, the maximum stresses and the top deflection of frameworks, coupled shear walls, cores and their spatial assemblies, a very important new piece of information is the "safety factor" of the structure (either a single unit or a whole building), which also acts as the performance indicator of the structure.
MathCAD worksheets can be downloaded from the book's accompanying website.