Home Business Opportunities Abound on The Internet

Written by Darrell Knox

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The list of great things I can think of about a home business goes on and on. Here are some ofrepparttar things that can be a drain on you with a home business opportunity:

You canít leave your business at certain critical times of growth Your family will sometimes become a distraction when you are working at home Your bed is inrepparttar 116788 same place as your work Thereís no boss to keep you honest about your hours Thereís no boss to keep you on your focus to complete critical tasks No one will dorepparttar 116789 work for you Customers can be a pain sometimes The money inrepparttar 116790 beginning can come in sporadically (people who cannot handle any kind of financial stress should definitely keep their jobs until their home business opportunity starts payingrepparttar 116791 bills regularly).

No pain no gain. No risk, no profit. No investment, no return. A home business opportunity is like any other business. Donít let anyone tell you differently!

But for those of us that thrive on making our own way inrepparttar 116792 world, who love that there is no limit to what we can make, and no one but our spouses to tell us what to do, there is nothing underrepparttar 116793 sun better than a home business!

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

8 Tips for Starting and Maintaining a Successful Online Forum

Written by Vishal P. Rao

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Here's a great mod for phpbb to make it Search Engine friendly: http://www.able2know.com/forums/about15132.html

4. The forum needs to have a clear list of rules, a disclaimer, and most of all, good solid moderation. Visitors will quickly become frustrated with forums that have no clear guidelines, or feature rude, obnoxious, or overbearing members. Good manners are required as much online as offline.

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8. As with all other Internet related ventures, care needs to be given as to hosting and maintenance ofrepparttar 116797 forum. A forum that is always experiencing "downtime", will lose members quickly, and a forum that has many coding mistakes will quickly frustrate visitors. As with Web sites, "cheap" providers of hosting and maintenance are not always "better".

All in all, online forums can be a great way to generate income, develop a good reputation among clients, and provide entertainment and instruction for many individuals. Like with everything else, however, they take marketing savvy, and a great deal of time and attention to detail. The old saying, "You only reap what you sow" really applies torepparttar 116798 world of online forums.

Vishal P. Rao is the editor of http://www.home-based-business-opportunities.com - A website dedicated to opportunities, ideas and resources for starting a home based business. He is also the owner of the http://www.work-at-home-forum.com - an online community of folks who work at home.

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