How to Stay Focused on Your Home Business Goals

Written by Stone Evans

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Well-meaning people may try to fill your doorway to bring advice about getting a real job. Others may simply believe that if you are at home, then you are fair game for chitchat and socialization.

You must stand firm. You must make certain your friends and family understands that when you are working, then you ARE working! If they wish to socialize with you, then they need to do it duringrepparttar hours that are not dedicated to your home business.

You arerepparttar 117031 only one who can stand up for you. Your friends and family will seldom be able to appreciate your dedication to your home business, unless you makerepparttar 117032 effort to make sure that they haverepparttar 117033 same respect for your business that you do.

TIP #5: You should allot a certain portion of your day to email and to regular mail. For example, allot one hour inrepparttar 117034 morning and one hour inrepparttar 117035 afternoon to handling your written communications.

Unless you dedicate certain times torepparttar 117036 handling of these communications, you will soon find yourself onrepparttar 117037 downward slope of decreased productivity.

TIP #6: When you find yourself spending too much time doing non-productive activities, then you should seriously consider finding a third-party service provider who will assist you in those non-profitable business activities.

As an example, you might be inrepparttar 117038 mail-order business. You might believe that your time is best spent writing ad copy and setting up your advertising, but you find yourself spending far too much time taking care of your books to take care of your advertising inrepparttar 117039 manner that you should. In this event, it might make more sense to hire a bookkeeper to handle your financial records for you.

CONCLUSION: Inrepparttar 117040 end,repparttar 117041 success of your home business is entirely and completely reliant upon you andrepparttar 117042 decisions that you make.

You had your reasons for deciding to start your own home based business. You must always keep your reasons inrepparttar 117043 forefront of your mind. You must always be able to rely upon your own self and your dedication torepparttar 117044 success of your business.

Your friends and family might be annoyed that they cannot come visit upon their own whim, but when success comes to you and your business, they will better appreciate you for putting your foot down when necessary.

Success is within your reach, if only you can stay focused on your goals. You must decide to reach for your goals, and then, you must haverepparttar 117045 discipline necessary to reach them.

About the author: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Stone Evans owns the Home Business Resource Directory where you can find everything you'll ever need to start, run and grow a home based business at: -----------------------------------------------------------------

Advertising Your Home Business on a Budget

Written by Stone Evans

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Word of Mouth Business Cards Press Releases Non-Primetime Ads on Radio and Television

Here is more information about each type of low-cost advertising:


This of course isrepparttar cheapest kind of advertising onrepparttar 117030 planet --- it does not cost you anything. Ask your customers if they know anyone who could also use your products or services. When they are happy with your offerings and service, they will be willing to tell you whom you can contact, and they will passrepparttar 117031 word for you.


You can usually pick up 500 business cards for about $20. When you do, hand them out. Do not give more than a couple of cards to each person. If they need more cards from you, they will ask.

Some people are known to network with others on a regular basis. Some of these people are also known to be always looking for an extra few bucks. With these people, you can suggest to them that if they write their name onrepparttar 117032 back of one of your business cards andrepparttar 117033 card is presented to you, then you will pay a referral fee to them. You do not have to offer much --- sometimes one dollar is enough. Look at your home business and your offerings and decide how much would be a good referral fee.


Press Releases are a good source for generating news about your home business. The business editor at your local newspaper is always onrepparttar 117034 lookout for a good business story to fillrepparttar 117035 business news section ofrepparttar 117036 newspaper.

Of course,repparttar 117037 business editor understandsrepparttar 117038 economics of running a paper and is more inclined to run your story if you buy advertising in his/her publication, but will still print stories for special events and openings.

The important thing to remember about Press Releases is that it must be constructed inrepparttar 117039 form of a news story. Even if you are a sole proprietorship, quotes from you should be written in a third person format: John Doe said, "Your quote here."

A Press Release should packrepparttar 117040 most important information at repparttar 117041 beginning ofrepparttar 117042 copy, and leave extra details towardsrepparttar 117043 end.

You should always providerepparttar 117044 reporter who getsrepparttar 117045 task a simple and easy way for him/her to contact you directly. Often repparttar 117046 reporter will want to contact you to get details that will enhance their take on your story.

To learn more about creating Press Releases, you may check out Rusty Cawley's site:


Believe it or not, some ofrepparttar 117047 best rates for radio and television are onrepparttar 117048 overnight and non-primetime venues. These target times are not a total waste as they can easily keeprepparttar 117049 infomercial people in business.

These off-hours are just less populated thanrepparttar 117050 primetime hours.

Don't be afraid to check your local radio and television rates for non-primetime hours to see what bargains may exist. With television, primetime is 7pm to 10pm. With radio, primetime is 8am to 5pm. This sure leaves a whole lot of hours available to advertise your home business at discount rates!


When it comes down to it, there is a lot to understand about advertising, but when you haverepparttar 117051 basic knowledge down pat, everything will fall into place and bring more dollars to your bank account.

About the author: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Stone Evans owns the Home Business Resource Directory where you can find everything you'll ever need to start, run and grow a home based business at: -----------------------------------------------------------------

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