Can and should people with regular jobs, work at home?

Written by Purva Mewar

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And please before you jump to a negative conclusion that I am trying to show yourepparttar brighter side of home business, please excuse me. I am very clearly, in straight simple language talking aboutrepparttar 149268 initial work you have to put into your site for first 6-8 months.

I am sure most of you will relate to and agree with me onrepparttar 149269 above. Not because I am a great writer, but simply because we are all inrepparttar 149270 same boat. Everywhere there is downsizing, everywhere people have differences with their bosses, but then everywhere there is home business too! It takes lateral thinking to get ready for eventualities in a positive manner. Get ready. Give it a good thought. Your home business hours can be early mornings, Saturdays and Sundays. Your regular job goes on as usual.

The author is Purva Mewar, webmaster of two Home Business websites, and

Autoresponders - Simple Tweaks to Boost Returns

Written by Hamish Hayward

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This is a very simple technique and if it seems obvious to you – congratulations, you clearly know your stuff. Nevertheless, you’d be amazed at how many marketers omit this easy memory jogger. Speaking from personal experience, I get about 20% of my signups this way, either after message 8 or 9. Some prospects were waiting for pay day, some were going to do it after they came back from holiday, some just plain forgot. Whatever reason they may have had for not signing up atrepparttar first or second call to action, this technique boost my return by 20%.

The second simple tweak takes advantage ofrepparttar 149242 ability of most modern autoresponders to send out a “broadcast” to those prospects on your mailing list. This can be considered as a supplementary message and you can use it to either update your prospects on your original offer or introduce them to a new, but related product or opportunity.

This needs to be used with a little more care. I send out an update at least once every 6 months and preferably once every 3 months (it depends uponrepparttar 149243 nature ofrepparttar 149244 individual list). I make sure these broadcasts only go to people who have been onrepparttar 149245 list for at least 3 months. My earlier emails will have already highlightedrepparttar 149246 fact that they would be provided with important updates in future.

There are plenty reasons for you to communicate. If you are promoting a product you can advise of any feature upgrades or special price promotions. If you are promoting an opportunity then you can update them on any new features which might make them think again. One technique which works very well with opportunity seekers is to update them once about any new benefits they should know of and then, if they still don’t sign up, follow up 3 months later with details of a slightly different opportunity.

Both of these techniques work and will produce a welcome boost to your signup rate. Certainly you can expect to get a few unsubscribes, but if they’re genuinely not interested that’s no great loss. There’s no point in makingrepparttar 149247 effort of building your list and then not communicating with them – both you and your prospects stand to gain from a little extra communication.

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