How to Start A Profitable Home Based Business

Written by Patrick Baghestani

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Now, assuming you've got your market targeted, you know who your customers are going to be and how you're going to reach them with your product or service. And you have all your costs as well as time requirements itemized. The next step is to set your plan in motion and start making money.

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If you've got your business plan properly organized, and have implementedrepparttar 116997 plan, you should atrepparttar 116998 end of your first year be able to begin thinking about hiring other people to alleviate some of your work-load. Remember this: Starting a successful business is not a means towards either a job for yourself or a way to keep busy. It should be regarded asrepparttar 116999 beginning of an enterprise that will grow and prosper, with you asrepparttar 117000 top dog. Eventually, you'll have other people doing allrepparttar 117001 work for you, even run ningrepparttar 117002 entire operation, while you vacation inrepparttar 117003 Bahamas or Hawaii and collect or receive regular income from your initial efforts.

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Internet is my true agent

Written by Dessislava Oundjian

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Q> What isrepparttar business side of cartooning? R> Tough...Professional cartooning IS a business. I amrepparttar 116989 president of Cardsup Greetings Ltd., which is a full-service multimedia company. We (it is a company, remember?) specialize in humor, but we do almost everything -- web design, interactive animation, web hosting, logo design, etc. We also provide humor content to web sites -- right now we have packages of daily cartoons and ecards that work great for marketing web sites. Q> What isrepparttar 116990 best thing for you as a cartoonist? R> Being my own boss. Being able to work from home. Having my wife and kids around me. Cartooning can be quite rewarding:) Q> Where does your inspiration come from? R> I am often asked that question...The truth is that after all these years my inspiration comes fromrepparttar 116991 bills I have to pay...Deadline a inspirational too. This is a creative business, and as such, you need some reality biting you from behind. Q> Is there a secret for being successful? R> There are no secrets. Being successful comes with a lot of work. You wonít be successful if you sit all day in from ofrepparttar 116992 television set. You must promote yourself and produce new material each and every day. Q> Do you work with any agencies? Do you think they helprepparttar 116993 artists? R> No. Iíve had my share of rejection slips. Agencies are business representatives. In some cases they can help -- having someone out there promoting your work is nice. But they are not a guarantee for success and if you can dorepparttar 116994 work you donít actually need them. Thatís why I LOVErepparttar 116995 Internet -- that is my true agent! And remember, if you recommend me -- youíll get paid! Q> Tell us a bit aboutrepparttar 116996 selling process. Do you have set rates for your work and do you give discounts? R> I do have set rates, rates that I usually charge but I am very flexible. Each client has a different budget and a different need. There are a lot of factors that go into determining how much a cartoon costs, and there is always that negotiating process. No client is too small or too big for me. I never turn away clients. Q> Vlad -- whatís up withrepparttar 116997 name? R> Contrary torepparttar 116998 wide spread rumor, I am not related to Dracula. I was, however, born in a small town onrepparttar 116999 river Danube relatively close to Transylvania. That could explain my taste for dark humor. Q> Do you ever laugh at your cartoons? R> Guilty, your honor! That has happened from time to time. But what I prefer is seeingrepparttar 117000 others laugh at them -- that is my biggest reward! Q> How do people react when you tell them you are a cartoonist? R> Most of them do not understand what that is...May be itís my accent, or may be itís such an exotic profession. How many cartoonists do you know?

Dessislava Oundjian is the marketing Guru behind -- one of the largest searchable cartoon databases in the world. Find T-shirts and other custom apparel, get information about licensing our cartoons or send e-cards.

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