Make Money Finding Typos

Written by Liz Folger

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Bruce: Full-time income? Yes. Overnight? No. A good editor can make a very good income. To turn this job into a real moneymaker, you need to do a LOT of marketing and that takes time, some studying, a bit of trial-and-error, and a lot of motivation. But with millions of error-laden websites out there in cyberspace, there are plenty of opportunities forrepparttar serious website editor to find business.

Liz: How did you decide this was a good business to make money at?

Bruce: Since I first began exploringrepparttar 117907 Internet inrepparttar 117908 mid-1990s, I’ve watched in astonishment as more and more businesses established their Web presence without regard torepparttar 117909 less-than-professional image they were presenting torepparttar 117910 world. I believe that’s because many small- to medium-sized businesses seerepparttar 117911 Internet as a way to advertise, but they don ’t haverepparttar 117912 expertise to do their own editing. I sawrepparttar 117913 opportunity to offer them my services as a freelance editor, and my business took off from there. The Internet is still growing at a phenomenal rate, and I just can’t keep up with allrepparttar 117914 potential business out there. I’m only half-kidding because realistically, there just aren’t that many website editors, so I don ’t have much competition. Until people pick up my eBook and start their own businesses, that is… But there’s plenty of room for all of us in this market!

Liz: What’srepparttar 117915 biggest challenge in running this business?

Bruce: Establishing a niche! Liz, you always emphasize finding your niche, and I’m in complete agreement! If a home-business owner really wants to succeed, they have to define their own niche; really focus it down. When I first started out, I targeted any and all websites. No niche there; it was way too broad. Not surprisingly, I didn’t get very much business either. I tightened my target market down slightly and did a little better, but I was still too unfocused. It wasn’t until I found a way to market my talents to a very specific group of website owners that I became recognized as somewhat of an expert and my business became successful. In my eBook inrepparttar 117916 chapter titled “My Most Effective Marketing Technique,” I describe waysrepparttar 117917 prospective website editor can go about defining their niche to really getrepparttar 117918 business going.

The best thing about operating within a niche is that all it takes is one satisfied customer to getrepparttar 117919 ball rolling. One success will lead to another, and so on until it really begins to snowball. You’ve heardrepparttar 117920 expression, “Success breeds success.” Well, it’s really true. My own business is now atrepparttar 117921 point where I have as much work as I can handle, and can get more anytime I want just by continuing down my list of targeted websites!

Liz: Any last words?

Bruce: I want to remind everyone that offers a Proofreading chat every Monday evening at 7pm EST. All are welcome to come in and discuss this fascinating business. We talk about both website and regular, manuscript-based, proofreading and editing. We also welcome questions and comments onrepparttar 117922 Freelance Proofreading message board under Biz Ideas on Bizymoms.

For more information on how you can make money proofing websites you can purchase Bruce’s ebook, “Bizy’s Guide To Website Editing and Proofreading” at:!0106

Liz Folger is Work-at-Home Mom Expert and author of "The Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide To making Money From Home". Her book is available at your favorite bookstore like or by calling 800-632-8676. Liz has also created a resource site for work-at-home moms at: When you visit, don't forget to sign up for the free e-newsletter.

Can a People-Person Work Online?

Written by Lisa Lake

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Yet anyone can tell he's a people-person. He admits he loves most of all getting to knowrepparttar people behindrepparttar 117906 entrepreneurial businesses featured on his website. Does he chat on screen?

Not entirely. He attends as many food shows as he can. Tom samples world class everything, from truffles too pretty to eat to cheeses too tempting not to scarf. Everything is packaged beautifully. Evenrepparttar 117907 shows themselves have fancy names, like The Fiery Food Festival in Las Vegas. But what's just as important as fancy food is thatrepparttar 117908 far-from-shy Tom meets interesting people to feature in his magazine. While at regional food shows he'll travel to nearby food businesses, spending a good part ofrepparttar 117909 day withrepparttar 117910 folks who run it and taking his own photos forrepparttar 117911 online magazine.

"I like to go torepparttar 117912 heart ofrepparttar 117913 business," he said, "because I am absolutely infatuated with people."

His site lists regional green markets and farmers markets. Tom visits these himself, having a good time with other food lovers while he picks up supplies for his newest service, Internet Cooking School.

The computer fumbler 4 years ago is getting pretty familiar withrepparttar 117914 power of technology!Big color pictures show step-by-step cooking instructions, and anyone is free to e-mail Tom a question, comment or suggestion aboutrepparttar 117915 recipe and he'll reply. There's a food AND a people lover for you!

Tom now lives on 3 acres where he grows much of his own specialty food and is presently at work planning his herb garden patterned afterrepparttar 117916 Arboretum in Washington, DC. If you're a people-person working online, say hello to Tom Marshall at

Lisa Lake provides marketing advice and writes web copy, sales letters, articles, ads, and press releases.See her free tips at and catch advice from the staff at Quick turnaround on writing from classified ads to ezines and ebooks. Reach Lisa at or 801-328-9006.

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