Friday, September 15, 2006

The 12-Question Formula You Must Use When Choosing A Home-Based Business, Part II

The 12-Question Formula You Must Use When Choosing A Home-Based Business, Part II
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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As we discovered in part one of this two article series, there is a 12-step question formula that all home-based business opportunity seekers must ask when investigating business opportunities. We all know that all that glitters is not gold! We want to avoid scams at all costs. We also want to find a work at home opportunity that is legitimate and can bring in significant income.

Are there any home-based opportunities that can meet these needs? Sure, but you have to do careful research. If you use this 12-question formula to separate the good opportunities from the bad, and find that the answer is “yes”, to most of these questions, great! You can rest assure you have stumbled onto a red-hot program that has the power to make you lots of money! That said; let’s discover what the final 6 questions to ask are for this 12-question formula.

#7. Find out if you can make huge sums of money without selling anything. Is this possible? Yes! There are business opportunities out that do not involve selling. This works primarily if the business uses a powerful Direct Response Marketing approach. The beauty of this approach is that it attracts all the right people and turns away the wrong ones. Folks are bought into the home-based business system automatically! Direct Response Marketing also eliminates the biggest objections, educates people about the major advantages of a product or service, and best of all, it makes people want to buy now! Therefore, finding an opportunity like this is crucial.

#8. Discover if the work at home opportunity offers help, support, and guidance from experts with a proven track record of making millions of dollars. This will require some research. It's safe to say that many opportunities will fail miserably in this area. However, if such a home business opportunity is found, your chance of success will be very high.

#9. Check to see if the company offers long-term opportunity. In other words, is the system the company has in place designed to make people money for the next 10, 20, and even 30 years? Avoid opportunities that sound golden, but will lose their glitter very quickly.

#10. Determine whether the home-based business opportunity can produce automatic income. It is useless to become involved in a business opportunity that will take months before any results or income can be seen. Why? People will usually become discouraged and quit if efforts are not rewarded in a timely manner. Avoid opportunities that will take months before any type of cash reward will be seen.

#11. Always ask if the start up is easy. If it will take three months to start up the business, why even become involved?

#12. This could be the most important question. Never forget to ask if there is an exit strategy. This is not being negative at all. On the contrary, it is being smart! Remember, there are no guarantees in life and business; things can and do change. Thus, it is always smart and never negative to have a back up plan or exit strategy.

Starting a business from home is a dream that many people have. However, one does not want to make a decision blindly and without careful thought and consideration. You can't go wrong when using this twelve-step question formula!

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tips on Running a Home Based Business

Tips on Running A Home-Based Business
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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Are you one of those people who think the Internet is the perfect avenue to get rich quick when starting a home-based business? Too many people believe the Internet is a place to get rich quick with no effort or work. If you have that mindset, you will be very disappointed with the results!

The good news is starting an online home business is worthwhile when done right from the start. Just imagine being your own boss for incentive, and watch while your brain will come up with lots of ideas to make it work. The lack of time will always be a factor in creating your business given the fact most of us have busy lives.

Imagine being able to sit down at your computer from the comfort of your home and find your home business already built in a box just waiting for you. There are business opportunities that provide the necessary tools for you to get started such as products, a domain name, website, support and training, etc. Also, by using content sites and article sites, you can easily lots of content for your website and blogs.

Take a tour of sites like Infogoround, Surefire Wealth, and SiteSell. You will find ideas and solutions for any home business. None will be successful overnight. Success takes considerable effort and motivation and it all starts with you and a great idea.

When it comes to finding the right home-based business opportunity for you, do not overlook your greatest asset: which is the skill and knowledge you already have. Business online takes passion and the fact is you is you likely are already an expert in an area and don’t even realize it! Read the book "Make Your Knowledge Sell" which can be found on any search engine. Get a copy of it and see just how much money your knowledge can make.

Many topics and themes great for home based business and affiliate sales have already been built. Take advantage of that by joining sites that sell content and ideas you can modify to suit your specific purpose. These days you can start a home based business in just minutes to hours, but above all make sure you do your research before just diving into an opportunity. Plus, make sure the company has an outstanding marketing plan for you to follow. Then use content sites, article sites, and proven marketing tactics to provide your customers with an enriched experience.

In all cases however, the lack of an action plan is the fastest way to a home business failure. Don’t fall into the dream but no action trap! Take action today, get your research done, and find that perfect home-based business opportunity that is the perfect fit for you!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

How to Start Your Own Home Business

How to Start Your Own Home Business
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Why work for someone else and commute to an office daily when you can establish you very own business right in the comforts of your home? This would mean flexible hours for working, lesser expense on traveling to and from work and no boss to nag you everyday.

Imagine person “A” working as a sales employee of Company XYZ. Person “A” works up to the wee hours of the morning just so he can sell advertisement space worth at least a million for the smallest size. When the sale goes through, he gets $20 worth of commission. Person “A” here enriches Company XYZ through his efforts but he only gets his base pay plus the $20 commission---all that for the millions of pesos he brings in to Company XYZ’s coffers.

If Person “A” devises a way to establish a home based business similar to what he is doing now for Company XYZ, getting his old clients and building up their list, then perhaps he will have more to take home each month than if he remains working for Company XYZ.

If you are still unsure about your business prospects but are raring to start a home based business, you can do it on a part time basis. This means you will start your home based venture but still hold your eight to five job for financial security until such time you are confident enough about your venture.

While a home based business will not necessarily make you a millionaire, although there is nothing wrong if it happens, it has numerous benefits like flexible work hours, no boss to nag you every day, savings on fuel and time wasted going to and from the office and most of all, you get an income that will depend on your creativity, ingenuity and industriousness.

The trend now is a home based business using the internet. There are people who become successful in their internet home business but there other home based business depending on your hobbies, skills, interests and experience.

It is easy to say that you will be starting a home based business but deciding on the kind of home based business you will have is the difficult part. First, you have to be realistic and take stock of what you have available in terms of skills, interests and experiences. If you are already into a hobby that can be turned into a business venture then the better since it will mean lesser capital and effort since you already have the expertise. Go into a home based business that you enjoy doing.

There are lots of hobbies that can be turned into a home based business like baking, gardening, cross stitching, events organizing and catering. If you are a licensed professional then you can offer your services as a lawyer, doctor or designer. If you are not into retailing or selling, perhaps you can try training. There are other areas of interest which you can turn into a home based business.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Why Invest in a Home Business?

Why invest in a home business?
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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Tired of having to wake up early just so you can avoid heavy traffic and arrive at your office before the clock says you are too early for the afternoon session? There might be a solution to that but it takes guts, talent and lots of hard work and determination.

You can avoid all the negative things associated with going to the office everyday by investing in a home based business. As the term denotes, a home based business refers to a business venture that is based right in the comforts of your home.

Most people dream of a home based job not only because it offers them an opportunity to work at home sans the hassle of going out and traveling to work everyday but also because of it financial rewards. A home based business may be risky because one never knows what fate awaits his business venture. However, a person who has successfully established a home based business has struck gold.

A home based business affords one all the freedom to do as he pleases and to operate his business using his own style and skills. On top of that, a home based business requires little capital and low overhead. Compared to a mall-based business which requires expensive rentals, a home based business requires no rent at all and this can be a favorable factor in the success of the business.

A person starting up a home based business will usually choose a business which is already familiar to him either because he is already practically in that business or it is his hobby. In such case, it is presumed that he already has most of the equipment needed to start the business. Most homes already have telephone connections so using a telephone for your home based business would no longer be an additional expense.

If you are already equipped with computers and printers you can also use them in your home based either for printing marketing leaflets or for setting up an inventory. You can even make your computer the basis of your new home business catering to the printing and computer requirements of your neighborhood.

A home business does not only allow minimal capital but it also creates savings for the businessman. The savings can be in the form of your budget for fuel, working clothes, vehicle depreciation and time which would be otherwise expended if you work somewhere else.

If you work for someone else, you get a fixed amount every month no matter the amount of effort you exert in your work. If you own a home based business, what you will earn will depend on how industrious you are and how dedicated you are to your business. Simply said, the more effort you exert in a home based business the better your financial rewards will be.

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