Written by Andrea Hayhurst

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Life can sometimes be a series of tradeoffs, so spending all that quality time with your family also means that you'll no longer haverepparttar social interaction that was once a part of your 9 to 5 routine. Now that you have a home based business, you will have to go out of your way to gain some of that same social interaction. Joining local small business organizations is a great way to make new friends, network and have your business become known in your local community. Alot of these organizations have weekly or monthly meetings with guest speakers at either a breakfast or afer work social event. In any case, socializing will now become a great way to network and spread word of mouth about your new business venture.


You have to be motivated to start any home based business. This motivation is twofold. I am talking here about bothrepparttar 116950 internal drive to take action and get your business off repparttar 116951 ground, as well asrepparttar 116952 vision you have in your head of what your business will eventually look like once it is established and what it is you want to accomplish with your business.

A home based business can bring many financial rewards, but alot of people will get discouraged withrepparttar 116953 up front work that is required to get any business offrepparttar 116954 ground. I have often heard an analogy used by folks who do business onrepparttar 116955 internet that I like a lot because I think it is so accurate. The analogy is that starting a home based internet business is like a rocket taking off. For those who are not NASA afficionados, a rocket apparently uses something like 80% ofrepparttar 116956 energy that it will use during it's entire mission just during those first few minutes of liftoff. That momentum then helps carry it throughoutrepparttar 116957 rest of it's journey. It's a lot like that with a home based business. It takes alot of up front energy, but one day you realize thatrepparttar 116958 hardest part is over and you've created enough momentum to help make it easier from now on in. You have to haverepparttar 116959 motivation to get through those early days, otherwise you'll never createrepparttar 116960 kind of momentum that you need to see yourself through.

You're also going to need to identify your motivation in terms of what it is you want to accomplish with this business of yours anyway. Do you have a great idea or product that you want to promote? Most people actually don't, and that's okay. Selling your own product is often thought of asrepparttar 116961 most lucrative way to make money onrepparttar 116962 internet, but you can still make quite a bit of money by finding other people's products and promoting those as an affiliate. That means for every sale you make, you get a commission. And you can also generate residual income for yourself by recruiting other people to become affiliates under you. But no matter which way you go, you have to like what you're doing and what you're promoting. Starting a home based business will not bringrepparttar 116963 financial rewards you are hoping for if you are not doing something that makes you feel energized, excited, challenged and, perhaps most importantly, that you are providing a worthwhile benefit to those people who are buying your product or service.

Well, I certainly hope those few points have given you enough to ponder as you go through repparttar 116964 process of deciding whether or not a home based business is right for you. I hope you come torepparttar 116965 conclusion that it is, because there is no better way that I know of to take control of your own financial future. If you don't takerepparttar 116966 bull byrepparttar 116967 horns and do it for yourself, nobody else will. But don't forget to have fun alongrepparttar 116968 way. Pick a home based business that you'll look forward to tending to day in and day out and that benefits other people in some way, and I promise you thatrepparttar 116969 financial rewards will follow......

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How to Start A House Cleaning Business In 7 Simple Steps

Written by Fayola Peters

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Advertising: You can use free advertising (word of mouth) and paid advertising (classifieds, telephone directory ads etc). Phone calls to your local newspaper andrepparttar telephone company who publish your telephone directory will tell yourepparttar 116949 cost of placing ads.

Once you’ve gathered all this information, calculate your total startup costs.

4) Name your business. Choosing an appropriate name for your house cleaning business is important. Here are a few examples I got ofrepparttar 116950 internet, ‘Maid Brigade’, ‘All Shine Cleaning’, ‘White Glove Cleaning Service’. Please avoid using ‘Your Name Cleaning Services’. Using your own name as part of your business name is over done by many house cleaning businesses. Brainstorm and come up with a name that helps you stand out ofrepparttar 116951 crowd.

5) Learnrepparttar 116952 zoning regulations of your community. Checkrepparttar 116953 city clerk’s Office or your local library for a copy for a copy ofrepparttar 116954 zoning laws governing your community. Your reason for doing this is that some zoning regulations prohibit home businesses in a community.

6) Do a few free cleaning jobs. Well you’re not actually doing them for free. You’re doing them in exchange for references (these add to your credibility for future paying clients and are invaluable). You can offer these free cleaning jobs to friends, non profit organizations in your communities etc.

7) Get your first paying client then get another and another and another and so on. Tell everyone you know that you’ve started a cleaning business and place ads inrepparttar 116955 local newspapers. Inrepparttar 116956 beginning you need to spend most of your time and money getting paying clients. However,repparttar 116957 more clients you getrepparttar 116958 less time and money you spend on marketing and more time you spend on cleaning and making your clients happy.

This is justrepparttar 116959 beginning. Once you start making money take a house cleaning business course to help you better manage your business in terms of growth, accounting, taxes, insurance, better marketing strategies and more.

Fayola Peters is the webmaster of To find more information about a house business cleaning course check out her website at

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