Friday, October 20, 2006

Top Ten Internet Home-Based Businesses

Top Ten Online SOHOs
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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Here are 10 Internet businesses you can start from home, without a lot of training and a lot of upfront cost.

The first of these 10 Internet businesses you can start from home is a bookkeeping service. This is a very popular business because people either love or hate bookkeeping and most the latter. Business managers and owners don’t usually have the time to keep their own books, and welcome someone reliable who can do it for them. Small business owners don’t need full time bookkeepers so a service that offers this on a contract basis is ideal for these folks.

To be a bookkeeping service success, you must be accurate and thorough and have spreadsheet and accounting software proficiency. Your integrity and attention to detail must be superb. If you haven’t already done any bookkeeping or accounting work you’ll just need a couple basic how-to courses at the college level to be ready to start this Internet business from home. Many community colleges offer credit or continuing education courses in the classroom or you can enroll in an online or distance learning program with many colleges and universities across the country.

If you are leaving a career behind in which you excelled and in which you still have an interest you can offer consulting services in that field and industry. Consulting is a $12 billion industry in the U.S. alone, and that number increases each year as technology allows for distance communication.

Practically anyone can do consulting work. They just need to know more about their field of specialization than the clients for whom they work. They must be dependable, personable, organized and able to convey the materials and information they are hired to convey.

There are so many consulting businesses that thrive today, many of them doing business in large part from home on the Internet. Here are the top 10 Internet consulting businesses you can start from home.

The first of these is advertising consultations. This type of consultant may work on a small business Web site, if not designing setting up its e-mail opt-in marketing campaign, writing its content, developing its downloadable and other brochures, and planning advertising strategies both online and offline.

Auditing consultancy is another of the top 10 Internet businesses you can start from home. You might be hired to audit a questionable utility bill, audit the circulation of publication, or audit any number of statistical documents for purposes of verification or decision making.

Business consultants offer so many different services and make one of the best of the 10 Internet businesses you can start from home. A business consultant, so important to start ups and small businesses whose owners can’t afford or don’t need full time managerial staff, can advise on accountants, public relations functions and professionals, can provide desktop publishing assistance, help write a business plan, help secure a start up loan and assist in the purchase and choice of business hardware and software.

The other six of the top 10 Internet businesses you can start from home include business writing and editing services, career counseling, communications services, computer consultation, executive search, and grant writing.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Home-Based Business Scams and How to Avoid Them

Hom-Basede Business Scams and How to Avoid Them
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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You’ve heard their highly tempting proposition at least once: with this job or business, you’ll make money fast and in large amounts, without having to work as hard as you’re working now, and in the comfort of your own home. But are such offers to be trusted? How can you tell if a home business offer is fake or for real? Here are a few of the most common business scams you should avoid:

The Classic “Envelope Stuffing” Scam

Perhaps the most infamous of all home-based business scams, this one requires you to send a small fee to a company who will send you a specific number of envelopes to stuff. You are promised to be paid a fee for every envelope that you stuff, but more often than not, the money never comes, and instead of earning, you’ve actually lost money because of the fee you initially paid the company.

The “Call 1-900-“ Scam

Advertisements for this scam will tell you to call a 1-900 number in order to obtain more information on a home-business offer or a work-at-home job. But 1-900 numbers, unlike 1-800 ones, are not toll fee and require a fee, so you end up losing money by just making the call. And the information they promised? Often such information is next to trivial, and totally useless.

The Scam that Turns You into a Scammer

With this one, you’ll usually receive an email promising you lots of earnings by just using your computer at home to send out some emails. All you have to do is send them a small fee to receive some instructions.

What you get for the fee you paid them are instructions on how you can send the same email you received to other addresses. And the payback you get? Non-existent.

Some Tips on How You Can Avoid Home-Business Scams

1. If it seems too good to be true, chances are, it probably is. If a home business idea or work-at-home-job offers you huge amounts of money for doing next to nothing, chances are, what you’ll actually get in return is next to nothing – or worse, you would’ve lost money as well.

2. Never pay a company for the chance to work. Remember, you’re looking for a job home-based business because you want to be paid, not the other way around.

3. If it’s spam, it’s most likely a scam. There’s only one thing to do with spam, and that’s hit delete.

A home-based business can be a very lucrative and fulfilling venture, but make sure that you’re starting one that’s legitimate and with actual worth. Otherwise, you’ll realize that you’ve left your job only to be taken advantage of.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Get Ahead and Succeed: Some Basic Home Business Productivity Tips

Get Ahead and Succeed: Some Basic Home Business Productivity Tips
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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You finally did it! You’ve taken a brave, big step and have started your own home-based business.

There’s no turning back at this point, and the stakes have undeniably been raised. It’s time to reap the rewards of your courage and hard work. It’s time to earn money. It’s time to get productive.

Here are some tips to help you increase the productivity of your business and receive what you deserve from your home-based business.

Make a schedule and stick to it.

Having flexible hours is one of the best benefits of running a home-based business, but it can also lead to the failure of your business if you don’t know how to manage your time.

Don’t think that just because you control your own time, you don’t need to keep a schedule or stick to a routine. Set a particular time of the day for your business, say every morning from 8 to 12 am. This is especially important if you’re still getting used to working at home. And as much as you can, stick to that schedule. Don’t be tempted to put off your work for a later time in the day because “something came up”. Something will always come up with that kind of attitude. All you have to do is devote a certain number of hours everyday to your business, and you can spend the rest with your family or for leisure activities.


Avoid distractions.

Don’t work in front of the TV or while listening to the radio if you feel that doing so would distract you. Just because you’re free to do whatever you want while you work doesn’t mean you should do whatever you want. Fulfill your business activities for the day in a conducive area of your home, and until you’re done with them, keep away from those things that might distract you.

Set goals for your business.

You may have one big goal that you plan to achieve in the long run, but it’s also wise to keep less grand and short-term goals. You may aim for one objective daily, for instance, sending out emails to potential clients on Monday, or finalizing your business portfolio on Tuesday. Your short-term goals should also help you achieve your long-term goal.

Have fun.

Avoid being stressed about your home-based business – the reason why you got into it in the first place is because you wanted to be free from the regular troubles of your previous job. Deal with the complications of running a business with passion and determination and you and your business are bound to them with success.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Home Business Leverage: Learn to Provide it for Your Own Business

Home Business Leverage: Learn to Provide it for Your Own Business
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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You’ve decided to start your own home-based business, but you’re not quite sure what kind of business to start and how to start it right. You want your business to work but you don’t know what to invest in it to get it to succeed. And as if you didn’t have enough problems, you have very little money and do not want to spend it all on a business that might not make it.

So what are you to do?

You’ll need to provide leverage for your business. And the best part is, home business leverage does not always to mean money – there are plenty of other ways to give your business that extra push it needs to get started.

Here are some ways to provide that much needed leverage for your home-based business.

Leverage your business with your time.

Find a home-based business that allows you to invest your time, instead of large amounts of money, on the venture. A home-business idea that requires you to use your free time as capital along with a small monetary investment is one that’s less risky but has lots of potential for providing you with generous earnings.

Also, make sure that the home-based business you decide to start not only allows you to leverage your time, but more importantly, it should leverage your time wisely. This refers to you investing a small amount of time but reaping large rewards.

Leverage your business with your money.

Just because you don’t have a lot of it doesn’t mean you can’t use the little that you have to provide you with huge, generous returns, and you can do so by finding a home business that allows you to leverage your money. By leveraging the little capital that you have in a home business, you may be able to earn maximum returns with minimal investment.

So before venturing into a particular home business, study your options carefully. Research the industries available and determine the most lucrative one, and consider venturing into that.

Leverage your business with hard work.

Don’t be tempted by “get rich fast” proposals – often they’re risky and will only leave you with less than you had when you first ventured into them. Appreciate the value of hard work and make sure that you put a lot of it in your business, because with good quality comes excellence, and excellence pays.

Finally, venturing into a home-based business should be a fulfilling experience not only with regard to the financial aspect. Remember to have fun and constantly be passionate about your business. Problems will come constantly but with the right attitude, you’ll be more likely to make it through as a success than a failure.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Top Five Reasons Why Many Home-Based Businesses Fail

The Top Five Reasons Why Many Home-Based Businesses Fail
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

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Everyday there are thousands of people looking to start a home-based business. In addition, there are hundreds more who start a work at home business and then fail miserably. Why? It is because they fail to see that the business opportunity was not viable and junk to begin with! Can this trap be avoided? Yes, if people learn to target the gems and reject the scams. Let's discover the top five reasons why many home-based businesses will never work.

Problem #1: Most new opportunities are totally unproven. The fact is many of the opportunities are too new! The market for the products and services is not well-established yet. Usually, the only people who get rich with these opportunities are wealthy Fortune 500 companies that have tons of money to spend anyway. Opportunities that are too new are too risky! It is important to let others who can afford it pave the way.

Problem #2: Most of the money-making methods are the same old boring plans and programs. Many opportunities claim to be new and innovative, but really are not. Some look new, but in reality are only a facade! With a little research, you will see that there is nothing "new" at all about them. What is important is to get involved in an opportunity that is new, different and better than others, is rock solid, and is part of an explosive combination of the three hottest emerging multi-billion dollar trends.

Problem #3: Many home-based business opportunities only make the promoters rich. Average people who are involved in these plans almost never make any money. Only those considered the "heavy hitters" make the real money; they are the ones who have all the connections.

Problem #4: Many of the hottest and exciting money making opportunities are immoral and illegal. This is something that has to be avoided at all costs! Never, ever, get involved with any opportunity that looks and sounds good, but due diligence shows to violate ethics and laws. Who wants to go to jail? Always ask what is the product or service behind the opportunity, where is the market for this product or service that is supposed to take the world by storm, and would it be possible to make lots of money without all the hype and buzz?

Problem #5: Many opportunities are not long lasting. In other words, they are here today and gone tomorrow! They are pure hype with no type of firm foundation behind them; there is no "real" product or service. When all the hype runs out, the market is gone for good! Never become involved in a home-based business opportunity based on pure hype.

So, there you have it: the top five reasons why some home-based businesses will fail. Carefully look for potential problems with any business opportunity; avoid them, and you will be well on your way in finding a true legitimate business right from the start!

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