Letting Go Of Coattails

Written by Elena Fawkner

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Here's just one suggestion how you can turn your green thumb to your financial advantage: start a gourmet herb business! You could indulge your passion for gardening by planting a herb garden in your backyard, drying and packagingrepparttar herbs you grow and marketing them to a niche market. Your niche may berepparttar 117479 gourmet market, for example. You might decide to experiment with various combinations of herbs to come up with some exotic gourmet herb blends that are truly original.

You would need to invest in a small greenhouse perhaps and learn about how to dry herbs and allrepparttar 117480 other facets of a herb business. But once you've mastered that, and experimented with various blends to create a unique product, it's simply a matter of packaging them attractively for your market.

As far as marketing's concerned, this would take place both online and offline. You will, of course, have your own website from which you offer your exotic herb blends for sale. Your website would contain a profile of allrepparttar 117481 various herbs, what they are good for, recipes and other resources that your site visitors would be interested in. In time, you may even expand into producing herbs forrepparttar 117482 homeopathic market! You could supplement your website by publishing a weekly or monthly newsletter devoted to all things herbal, including hints and tips for your subscribers wanting to grow their own herbs or who are interested inrepparttar 117483 health benefits of herbs.

Offline, you could approach local businesses in your area to stock your products and attend weekend markets to build your profile. By placing advertisements in local newspapers and taking an active role in your local Chamber of Commerce you would makerepparttar 117484 contacts that you need to become known within your local community.

Other ways to indulge your passion for gardening while at repparttar 117485 same time operating a profitable business venture include: growing your own vegetables to produce gourmet pasta sauces; starting a packaged seeds business or a garden design consultancy service. It doesn't matter. Just make sure it has something to do with what you are truly passionate about.

Gardening is, of course, just one example. Perhaps your passion is sewing, needlecraft, woodworking, computers, sports, parenting, travel, automobiles, leadlighting or any one of a million other things. There is absolutely no reason inrepparttar 117486 world why you cannot take that passion and convert it into a money-making enterprise, particularly withrepparttar 117487 internet as a marketing medium.

So, for those of you looking forrepparttar 117488 right business opportunity "out there" somewhere ... STOP. Let go ofrepparttar 117489 coattails, reach inside yourself and grabrepparttar 117490 one thing you are TRULY passionate about above all others. It's your ticket to a profitable, home business of your very own. And best of all, it's 100% all yours.


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Are You Building on Sand or Rock?

Written by Holly Cotter

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Again,repparttar bible hasrepparttar 117478 answer: We need to be as little children.

When children are learning to walk, how many times do they fall down? 10, 100, 1000, more?

The answer is: It doesn't matter how many times they fall down -- they always get back up and try again...until they have fully masteredrepparttar 117479 skill of walking.

How many times have you tried to achieverepparttar 117480 success you desire? 3, 5, 10, more?

It doesn't matter how many times you fail, as long as you get back up and keep on trying until you succeed!

This is where having "Faith in your upline" becomes important.

First, it is crucial you find a mentor who:

- Is successful. - Is willing to share their secrets to success with you. - Believes in your ability to achieverepparttar 117481 success you desire.

And, above all, your mentor must be HONEST and TRUSTWORTHY since you will be puttingrepparttar 117482 future of your business in their hands until you have learned to walk.

Once you have found a mentor, work closely with him or her. Make time to read and study allrepparttar 117483 materials they recommend to you. Apply any business-building or marketing strategies they say are crucial torepparttar 117484 success of your business. And, above all...

Don't abandon your business whenrepparttar 117485 storms come!

Holly specializes in teaching others how to build multiple streams of income on the internet using automation. http://www.AbundantLivingOnline.com Subscribe to Holly's popular ezine: mailto:abundantlivingonline@igpronet.com Sign up for Holly's FREE wealth-building eCourse: mailto:SecretsReport@mailriches.com

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