What is a Business Opportunity?

Written by Darrell Knox

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This is what I do, and I love it! I donít have to take care of customers, stock products, do any shipping, or anything else that comes with owning your own products. Yet I make great money at it.

Now thatís a business opportunity! Gone arerepparttar days when you had to have a lot of money to invest in starting a business. You still can, if you want to. But to me itís crazy that people spend tens of thousands of dollars on their local business, hiring staff, managing them, keeping stock and inventory, dealing with rude customers. I donít mess with ANY of that stuff and make more money than most people who DO!

A business opportunity is worthless if it is not taken. Most people just keep their jobs because they donít trust that they have any other choices. People who take action on a great business opportunity are people who are self-motivated and action-oriented.

You should be able to work long hours inrepparttar 117008 beginning and you should be willing to do what it takes to learn what business is all about onrepparttar 117009 web.

If you do, you can become self-employed and even extremely rich. Itís not for everyone, but from now on you know that business opportunities abound onrepparttar 117010 internet and one is even just a click away from you right this moment!

Darrell Knox is a writer and entrepreneur with 15 years of home business and marketing experience. Newsletter at mailto:cashgroup@getresponse.com Website: http://cgi.tripod.com/lazaraus26/cgi-bin/index.pl

So You Want to be a Freelancer? Here's How!

Written by Vishal P. Rao

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As you can see, each positive has a negative aspect as well. However, many of these negatives can be easily handled once you have experience as a freelancer, but to get to that point, you need to know how to get started.

Find Something You Enjoy Doing

This is critical to your success. If you don't already have something in mind to do as a freelancer, you need to be sure that you pick an activity that you truly love. Remember, you will be doing this type of work every day. Also,repparttar more you enjoy your work,repparttar 117007 more passionate you are about it. Potential clients will spot that passion and will be more inclined to work with you.

Save Some Money

Most freelancers actually start out as conventional 9-5 workers. In fact, many of them maintain their full-time jobs in addition to their freelance work forrepparttar 117008 sake of a stable income, health insurance, or other benefits. If you choose to go freelance full-time, however, you need to be sure to have a comfortable nest egg inrepparttar 117009 bank. Most experts agree that you should have enough money in your savings to cover six months worth of your basic necessities. If that sounds impossible, then try juggling some freelance work with your regular job for awhile. Save up all ofrepparttar 117010 money you earn from your freelance work and use that as your nest egg.

Start Finding Clients Today

One mistake that freelancers often make is that think they can only start networking and marketing their services after they've gotten started. The truth is that if you're considering becoming a freelancer, now isrepparttar 117011 time to start networking and marketing. Let people know that you are thinking about going solo and get their reactions. Start building a database of possible job leads. In fact, you may want to line up some work beforehand so you can be sure of having an income initially.

Be Prepared

Most potential clients will want to see references and/or samples of your work before they give you a project. You need to have these prepared in advance. Don't wait until someone calls to possibly offer you a project to get your portfolio in order or to line up some qualified references. Have those ready to dispatch as soon as you get offrepparttar 117012 phone or finishrepparttar 117013 email.

Find an Accountant

The most difficult part of freelancing can berepparttar 117014 handlingrepparttar 117015 financial aspects: tracking invoices, staying on top of bills, figuring your yearly taxes, etc. Unless you are already skilled in accounting, you need to find someone to help you out with this fromrepparttar 117016 beginning. It makes it much simpler for you and forrepparttar 117017 accountant.

Start a Web Site

Userepparttar 117018 Internet to your advantage. Create a professional-looking but simple web site advertising your experience and your services, then place it onrepparttar 117019 Internet. It's one ofrepparttar 117020 best ways of attracting new clients.

These suggestions will help you start your freelancing career onrepparttar 117021 right foot, butrepparttar 117022 most important key to your success will be your perseverance. If you give up easily or don't follow through with things, you may never truly make it as a freelancer. You must be able to take rejection. You must be self-motivated, and you must be persistent. Only then will you be able to experience firsthand all ofrepparttar 117023 benefits of being a modern freelancer.

Useful sites:

http://www.elance.com/ http://www.guru.com/ http://www.allfreelance.com/

For opportunities, ideas and resources to start a home based business, visit: http://www.home-based-business-opportunities.com

For more articles by the author, visit: http://www.home-based-business-opportunities.com/library/reprints.shtml

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