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Your Home Based Business Can Be A Real Time Trap

Posted by on Jan.16, 2012, under Affiliate Network, Blog Marketing No Comments

Your Home Based Business Can Be A Real Time Trap

The reasons people express for wanting to work from home are
many and varied, but most home based business owners cite the
ability to set their own hours as a major factor in their
decision to work at home. However, many people that have work at
home businesses often fall into a trap that flies directly in the
face of their stated desire for time flexibility.

The strong growth in home based business activity continues and,
according to the Small Business Administration’s Office of
Advocacy, fifty-two percent of ALL small businesses are
home-based.

Some home based business owners have been known to become
“workaholics” because their office is so accessible. Don’t
become a slave to your business…get out of your home office
regularly to renew and revitalize yourself.

Close the door to your office or otherwise remove yourself from
your designated “work area” and go into your “home” area to live
your personal life. If your business involves the use of the
telephone and you find it difficult to ignore a ringing
phone in the office, simply turn the ringer off and turn the
volume on the answering machine way down. If your business is
internet based, just turn off your computer (or at least get away
from the monitor and keyboard).

As a work at home business entrepreneur, you certainly aren’t
required to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week just
because your business is located in your home. After all,
your office or workspace is just an area in your home…its not
your home itself!

Working and living under the same roof has a host of advantages,
but it can present some challenges (in addition to the workaholic
syndrome mentioned, above) and stress factors.

Here are four ways to create a less stressful home business
environment:

-Remember why you wanted to become involved with a home-based
business (i.e. more time for family, work schedule flexibility,
etc.)

-Have discussions with your family members and get their input
about the working arrangements and the amount of time they want
with you.

-Use good time management techniques. Keep a list of tasks by
order of importance. There are many low cost and effective “day
planners” or “organizers” readily available today.

-ALWAYS take a little time to “smell the roses”.

While not experiencing the negatives common to a corporate office
working environment, the home-based business owner may
occasionally experience stresses and frustrations that are unique
to working at home.

-Networking with other home-based and small business owners
provides an opportunity to connect with others who may be
experiencing the same stresses/frustrations that you are. Sharing
stressful and/or frustrating issues with someone else in the same
situation can relieve your stress and may bring you good advice
from a different point of view.

As a final note, remember to observe Home-Based Business Week
each year (it is always the week of October that includes the
second Tuesday).


Work At Home – Free Programs

Posted by on Jan.15, 2012, under Affiliate Programs, Blog Marketing No Comments

Millions of people are looking for way to create additional income to help pay the bills. Others want to get rid of their day job and work from the comfort of home.

There are hundreds of work at home programs to choose from. Some are free, some are free to join an others charge a minimal fee. If you do your research before jumping in it should be relatively easy to find a program that can work for you.

As a work at home website owner I think the major difference between paid work from home programs and free programs is the organized information you receive. If you are very familiar with the Internet and have a lot of time to spend researching programs and reading forums, you can start you work at home endeavor for free.

I think the minimal charge (normally less than $50.00) is well worth the money charged. Time is money. Here are a few things you get, in my opinion with the paid programs:

* Research programs.
* Step-by-step guidance on how to perform the task required.
* Advice on how to avoid the normal pit falls of the market place.
* Organized, understandable approach to working from home.
* Customer support – someone you can ask question of when you need help.

In my opinion the time you save will more than pay for the minimal expense of these programs by far.

Having said that I created a free program page on my site because of the request of many visitors to my site.

Here are a few of the reason people wanted to start for free:

* No money to spend. Unable to pay their bills currently.
* Been scammed before.
* New to work at home and would like to try something before spending any money.
* Not sure if they had the necessary skill to do what was required.

In doing my research on the web I found work at home opportunities like Online Paid Surveys, Data Entry, Mystery Shopping just to mention a few.

If you will do your research you will find many programs that are free to join. You can be successful going this route, but it will take more time. Many people have time, but no money so this could be a perfect fit for you. What do you have to lose? I have found many programs on the Internet that offer some guidance, which is a big help when starting. An organized approach will give you a much better chance for success. What you don’t want to do is to spend a lot of time and get nothing in return.

You need to either do the research yourself or use a web site like mine, but not necessarily mine, that has done some research for you.

It is very important to find companies that match your income goals, skill sets and comfort level, because your chances of success increase when doing so. Many people will join 3 – 5 free programs then keep working the ones they like best. Others will work 2 – 3 on a continuing basis so that they can create multiple income streams.

One thing is for sure you can’t make any additional money working from home if you don’t try.

Give yourself a chance.


Work at Home Employment Scams

Posted by on Jan.14, 2012, under Blog Marketing No Comments

This article is not aimed at discouraging people from starting Home based business through the Internet, but to guide the people about the Business opportunities available on the net that are bogus and illegitimate. These are more popularly termed as Scams. There are numerous opportunities available on the Internet for starting a home-based business successfully.

Some of these opportunities are really success oriented. However all these business strategies require hard work and dedication besides thorough knowledge about the market.

Some of these opportunities are quick and easy way of making money. Before getting involved into any business opportunity through the Internet, people must make themselves cautioned against the fraudulent scams. They should not get carried away by people who try to fool others using fake testimonials, documents, guarantee cards, and offering huge income potentials in short period of time.

There are many reliable work at home jobs on the Internet.

These jobs do not claim to give easy money in short period of time. These jobs are based on hard work and open-minded communication between the employers and trusted employees through telecommuting. These jobs are more or less similar to the regular jobs in many ways. The employee must first qualify for the job that is offered.
He must then develop trust with the employer through dedicated work. Most of these telecommuting jobs are treated as part time opportunities. Another way of working on the Internet is to work as freelancer or on independent contract. You can work as article writer, consultant, editor, designer and numerous other ways. With all these type of opportunities the risk of getting involved in scams is less.

The Internet business opportunity scams are more common in sales endeavors. The scrupulous people who run the Internet scams are always on the look out for a nave wishful and desperate surfer. Many homemakers, and elderly people become a prey under these scams. Before getting it to any business option, people must get a thorough knowledge about these scams. They can get all the necessary information from the Better Business Bureau and Federal Trade Commission.

These organizations help you to keep away from the Internet based scams and also help to verify the offers on the net and file complaints if necessary. Another way to avoid scams is to start up the home based business after getting the necessary information from the Small business Administration.

It is essential for people to come forward and report the scams however small be the money involved. Scams have proliferated through Internet because of the access to millions of customers. The most commonplace for Internet scams is through the auction sites. Fraudulent merchandise sales sites are on the rise.

The scammers try to allure customers by offering hard to find goods such as electronic gadgets. Thousand of shoppers who whisk their money have never received their goods. The people are advised to be skeptical of sites, which offer the goods at incredibly low prices.


Wholesale Beauty Products: Starting Your Own Home Business

Posted by on Jan.12, 2012, under Blog Marketing No Comments

It is often very difficult to find a good daycare center where you can leave your children while you go to work in the office. Besides, even the best daycare center in the world is really not substitute for the nurturing and caring atmosphere of the home. If you are one of those young parents who are faced with the dilemma between working in the office and caring for you children, you might want to settle this dilemma once and for all by setting up your own home business. A good home business such as selling wholesale beauty products will allow you to stay at home and care for your children while earning money at the same time. Yes, it is not easy to set up your own wholesale beauty products business but the good news is that if you work hard and put your heart into the business, you will soon be earning enough money to keep your family comfortable.

Getting Started

Like in any other types of business, starting your own wholesale beauty products business can be very challenging. To keep you in the right direction, you should come up with a good business plan. A good business plan is your road map. No, you do not have to be a business expert to come up with a good business plan for your wholesale beauty products business. With some research and a lot of creativity on your part, you will be able to come up with a good business plan.

As part of your business plan, you should be able to identify good sources of wholesale beauty products. You must have at least two sources of wholesale beauty products. Why two or more sources? You must always have a back-up if you are engaged in business. A back-up source will ensure that you will have a steady supply of wholesale beauty products. Besides, having more than one supplier can be good leverage in bargaining for better prices and terms of payments.

Another thing that you should pay close attention to when making your business plan is your pricing. Always remember that if you are to survive in the wholesale beauty products business, you should come up with a good price for your products. Note that most customers are interested in low cost but high quality products so study your pricing careful. Get the prevailing market prices of the products that you are selling and then try to find a way to come up with a better price without compromising profit.


What exactly is an autosurf? Can you really make money?

Posted by on Jan.11, 2012, under Affiliate Network, Affiliate Programs, Blog Marketing No Comments

Have you always wanted to work from home and earn a full time income online?

If you are like me you have been searching the net trying to find ways to make money online? I have been doing so for more than 8 years, and for the first time in my life i have finally stumbled on some programs that actually produce an online income for me. I currently make about $2,000 a month working these programs, but in less than 1 year i will be pulling in an online income of more than $10,000 a month.

Now let me tell you a little bit about this online income opportunity. Have you ever heard of an auto surf site? Auto surf is a site that pays you to view a slide show of website, similiar to watching TV commercials (Except you get Paid!)

How it works: It is so simple it seems unreal, but believe me it is true. All that you will have to do is everyday you will login, and surf. The surf is even automated, if you wanted you could even let it surf while you eat breakfast. When you surf the required number of sites you get paid a percentage of your member level. That is all there is to it! Sounds to easy huh? Believe me it works.

How you get paid: You can actually make money from auto surf sites without ever risking a penny of your own money. Ofcourse this method will take much longer for you to have a handsome online income. How it works is when you sign up for the site, most auto surf sites give you a sign up bonus. For instance the main site we promote is StudioTraffic.com they give you $10 free for joining. This $10 is your member level, every day that you surf the required number of sites you will earn 1% of that free $10. Now that doesn’t seem like much, 1% of $10 is only $0.10 a day. Think of it like this though, that free $10 if you surf every day for 2 years and compound all your earning at the end of each month then you would be making $150 a day or $4,500 a month. Not bad huh? Ofcourse you can always upgrade your member level with your own money at any time to earn even more faster.

Now let me tell you about the key to your success in the auto surf industry. Studiotraffic is the king to this industry, they have been around for more than 2 years and always pay on time. What seperates Studiotraffic aside from other autosurf sites is they have a network of sites they run that makes the revenue to pay its members. As you get involved in this industry you will see that alot of sites use earnings from new members to pay its existing members. Let me tell you that sites like this will never last. Even though this industry has enormous online income profit potential you have to be cautious of the sites that you join. As you know there are many scams on the internet and this industry is no different, so always use caution.