Comes To Town

Written by Shannan Hearne-Fortner

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- This is a true "home" business, work only at your computer.

- You can do just about ANYTHING you want as your business.

- Allrepparttar skills you need are using a computer andrepparttar 117458 Internet.

- Any motivated mom can do it, regardless of her background.

So if an Internet business isrepparttar 117459 best home business for stay-at-

home moms, why do so few mothers actually do it?

"When I share with other mothers what I do, I get a polite nod, some curious questions, and a puzzled "yeah, right..." look", Milana says.

Perhaps they don't know anyone who is a successful Internet business owner. May be they have heard all about it, but believe it's total hype. Or may be they tried it and realized that it actually requires some efforts, and not at allrepparttar 117460 "make

money while you sleep" type of business.

Most likely it's because they have no idea how to get started. Sure they can use a computer and surfrepparttar 117461 Web... but what do you do to actually start an Internet business?

You get online and read. Do your homework. Visit forums to find out what other Internet business owners are doing to become successful. Get a mentor and emulate other successful people.

Milana Leshinsky has created a web site just for moms who want to start an Internet business. You will get answers to questions such as:

- Why should you start an Internet business?

- What should you sell online?

- What do you need to build a web site for your business?

- How to make a transition from your full-time job?

You can also download a free copy of her "Internet Business Ideas For Moms!" report to find out what kind of profitable online business you can build.

Visit her web site today at

Shannan Hearne-Fortner runs the internet marketing service, Success Promotions from her home and is also a work at home mom. She can be found most of the time balancing her children, her business, and her life and happily doing the juggling act. Like Milana, Shannan finds running an internet business to be the best of both worlds. Shannan’s web site is located at

My Project Broker Experience

Written by Paul Bednar

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2. Don't be fooled byrepparttar advertising hype touting thousands of available projects. If 95% ofrepparttar 117457 projects listed are not in your area of expertise or industry, that sure doesn't help you get a client.

3. You may not get any clients. During my year's time, only one project somewhat fit my skills and experience. I had to partner with another consultant in order to meetrepparttar 117458 project's requirements. Together, we submitted a proposal but didn't getrepparttar 117459 project.

4. For each project, you compete against a group of people that provide similar services. This competition further reducesrepparttar 117460 probability you'll getrepparttar 117461 project. However, if you get clients through people you know or through a friend-of-a-friend,repparttar 117462 competition doesn't exist.

5. It can take a long time to get a project. The person I partnered with on my lone proposal said it took him 3 years to get a project through this company. While his project more than made up forrepparttar 117463 cost he incurred up to that point, he was strongly considering not renewing his account.

6. Some ofrepparttar 117464 projects submitted are only ploys to testrepparttar 117465 marketplace for a particular kind of service. Others are a means to satisfy a company's policy that requires "competition" for each project. The reality is a free agent was selected beforerepparttar 117466 "competition" search began. However, this should not deter you from submitting proposals. You never know if you'll get a project unless you submit a proposal.

Here are some thoughts to consider when evaluatingrepparttar 117467 various project broker services:

1. Are there a sufficient number of projects listed in your industry that match your skills and experience? If a large portion ofrepparttar 117468 projects involve unfamiliar industries, be cautious.

2. Can you get your money back if you are not completely satisfied within 30 days?

3. Is there a clause that you get your money back if you don't get a project withinrepparttar 117469 first year? This way you can't lose. The worst that happens isrepparttar 117470 company uses your money free for one year.

4. Doesrepparttar 117471 company or service perform marketing inrepparttar 117472 offline world? Just because you are in cyberspace doesn't mean your potential clients reside there too. Exposure inrepparttar 117473 real world through press releases, magazine ads in appropriate industry publications and trade journals are a good indicationrepparttar 117474 company is gettingrepparttar 117475 word out.

If you are a new free agent or if you haven't had many clients, it is best to spend your time strengthening your local relationships. These contacts are an excellent means to get your first few clients. Consider joining these services when you become more experienced, have an adequate client list, and can affordrepparttar 117476 risk.

Paul Bednar helps people cut the corporate chains and become a free agent or consultant. His web site has informative articles, answers to common questions, and lessons learned. Subscribe to the free newsletter by visiting the web site at or by sending email to

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