The Home Working Myth: How to Stay Sane!

Written by Angela Wu

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__Take breaks when you need them.

You're a person, not a machine. Don't force yourself to keep going when you're burnt out. Take some time off to do something you enjoy, and FORGET about work for a while. It really helps! You'll feel more refreshed and ready to tackle your next task.

__Stick to an approximate schedule.

I say 'approximate' because one ofrepparttar benefits to working from home is flexibility! But setting a 'regular' schedule (barringrepparttar 118008 occasional deviation) helps you to stay on track and get things done.

__Keep your sense of humor - but don't be a wimp.

You're WORKING from home, so don't get swindled into caring forrepparttar 118009 neighbor's kids everyday ('as a favor') or running errands for friends or family ('because you have lots of time'). No doubt some people will think that 'working from home' is equivalent to 'munching snacks while watching daytime TV'. Learn to say a guilt-free NO!

Treat yourself right, and enjoyrepparttar 118010 benefits of being one ofrepparttar 118011 lucky people who can say, 'I work fro

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"eBiz 101: A Blue Print For Success!"

Written by A.T.Rendon

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Web Site Commissions:

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C. Attract targeted traffic.

How do you reach your niche group?

You tap into those FREE Internet resources and find out where and how your niche group exists.

1. Search Engines.

Prepare a list of search words that would identify or are related to your niche. What words would you use to look it up inrepparttar "Yellow Pages"?

Once you compile your list, hitrepparttar 118007 Top Ten Search Engines and Directories and start searching each word and begin to "Bookmark"repparttar 118008 results that you find will be useful for interacting with your niche.

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2. Discussion lists.

A discussion or mailing list is a community that discusses a certain subject by e-mail. The Internet discussion groups may be mailing lists, newsgroups or IRC chat channels, to name just a few possibilities.

Every niche group has serious discussion lists that would be informative and educational to join. Your niche group will benefit from your contribution torepparttar 118009 list and you can communicate your message, with your signature.

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3. Your Signature.

NEVER underestimaterepparttar 118011 power of your signature.

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How To Use Your Signature:

4. Ezines/Newsletters.

Whatever your niche, there probably already exists a network of publications that tap into your group. Tap into them and get an instant pulse on your market.

Top 100 Online Business Newsletters:

This gives you a basic "Blue Print" to follow to either begin to establish yourself onrepparttar 118013 Internet or expand on whatever you have already accomplished.

Once you know WHY you want to contact people, then you will know WHO it is you need to communicate with and for WHAT reason.

The basic resources I have outlined above will give you a strong foundation to discover WHERE to reach that special niche of yours.

And you will need to decide WHEN.

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