Starting Your Home Based Business On A Shoestring Budget

Written by Stone Evans

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Your primary expense inrepparttar mail-order business is advertising. Classified advertising tends to be a relatively inexpensive form of advertising with thousands of outlets available torepparttar 117029 small business owner.

WHOLESALE BUSINESS: Buy low --- sell high. You can acquire high quality, top-of-the-line merchandise for a fraction ofrepparttar 117030 retail cost. Starting a wholesale business would require a Wholesale Dealers Directory as your source for merchandise, such asrepparttar 117031 one above orrepparttar 117032 one listed here:

AUCTIONS: Auctions can be an excellent source for buying cheap and selling high. Both government auctions and Internet auctions can lead to some excellent profit opportunities. Auctions are an excellent tool for both acquiring and selling merchandise.

MAKE AND SELL YOUR CRAFTS: Crafts are a hot seller at country fairs, swap meets or anyplace where people gather. Make your own crafts and sell them for a tidy profit!

SELLING INFORMATION: Selling information by mail is another good example of an inexpensive home based business start-up. One can gainrepparttar 117033 resale rights to information for usually about $50 USD. Other costs will include printer cartridges, paper and postage. There are plenty of free classifieds sites onrepparttar 117034 Internet, in which to successfully advertise your information.

WRITE INFORMATIONAL BOOKLETS: Write and publish your own informational booklets; sell them at a high price! All you need is a little know-how, a printer, paper and stamps. This is a GREAT home business idea! You can also sellrepparttar 117035 resale rights to others, for extra profits. In this age ofrepparttar 117036 Internet, you may also take advantage ofrepparttar 117037 fact that selling information is one ofrepparttar 117038 most profitable endeavors one can pursue online.

OFFICE SERVICES: Offer office services for hire in your local paper. You'll be surprised atrepparttar 117039 amount of regular office business that can be gleaned from one little classified ad. Word processing, typing, accounting, data entry, proofreading, transcription, promotional letters and newsletters. All these tasks can be accomplished right from your own home office.

AVON REPRESENTATIVE: Yes, Avon's been around for eternity, hasn't it? Then it's not such a bad prospect as a home based business, is it? I once knew a woman who did so much business as an Avon rep. that she had people calling her and knocking at her door wanting to order products at all hours ofrepparttar 117040 day and night! Once you are an established Avon representative, you, too, will turn a good profit.

CONCLUSION: On your search forrepparttar 117041 ideal home based business, try not to get caught up in any scams that will run off with your money. There are thousands of scam artists out there just waiting forrepparttar 117042 next sucker to come along. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Just use your good judgement and invest wisely in proven methods of earning extra income.

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: -----------------------------------------------------------------

Keeping Your Email Box Organized & Ready for Business

Written by Stone Evans

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This is an important part of your email management. When you no longer need an email, it should be deleted. When you first delete an email, your software will sendrepparttar email torepparttar 117028 Trash Bin. Your email is not actually deleted until you first empty your trash bin.

Emptying your trash bin compressesrepparttar 117029 mailboxes from whererepparttar 117030 email was originally filed. This is absolutely paramount torepparttar 117031 protection of your email data. If you go too long between compressing your email data, then your email data could become corrupted and you might need assistance in recovering your email data.

Even after you have emptied your trash, Compressing Folders is a recommended step to prevent other data corruption. Once you understand that an email does not actually move from one folder to another untilrepparttar 117032 folder is compressed, then you can better appreciate this advice.

As an example, when Email A comes into your main Inbox,repparttar 117033 data connected to Email A appears in two files. One file containsrepparttar 117034 header and body ofrepparttar 117035 email. The other file contains onlyrepparttar 117036 email header information.

When an email is moved from one folder torepparttar 117037 other, onlyrepparttar 117038 header information is actually moved. The body information will not be deleted fromrepparttar 117039 original folder until which timerepparttar 117040 original folder is compressed.

This explainsrepparttar 117041 purpose of emptyingrepparttar 117042 trash AND compressing folders. Ifrepparttar 117043 email was simply moved fromrepparttar 117044 Inbox to another folder, then emptyingrepparttar 117045 trash is not enough. The original placement ofrepparttar 117046 email is not actually removed fromrepparttar 117047 file that containsrepparttar 117048 body information untilrepparttar 117049 message has been designated for compression.

To empty your trash:

OUTLOOK EXPRESS: Click on Edit - Empty 'Deleted Items' Folder. To compressrepparttar 117050 remaining folders, click on Tools - Options, then click onrepparttar 117051 tab for Maintenance. Then clickrepparttar 117052 button that says, "Clean Up Now". Oncerepparttar 117053 compression is completed, click OK.

EUDORA: Click Special - Empty Trash. To compressrepparttar 117054 remaining items that need compression, then click on Special - Compact Mailboxes.

NETSCAPE MAIL: Click on File - Empty Trash Folder. To compress repparttar 117055 mailboxes, click on File - Compress Folders.

I cannot stress enough how important it is that you utilizerepparttar 117056 tools for emptyingrepparttar 117057 trash and compressingrepparttar 117058 mail folders. Protecting your email data on a regular basis is good practice for avoiding disaster in your mailbox.

So many of us rely upon our email software to keep our online business running smoothly. Once you masterrepparttar 117059 tools provided in your email software, your online business will run smoothly also.

Let me share one important lesson I l've learned about computer software. One should never be afraid to try new things. Learning how to getrepparttar 117060 most out of your software relies upon your willingness to dig in and learn how to use it.

Once you learn how to use your software to its full potential, then your life will be greatly simplified and your effectiveness will be dramatically improved.

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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