What's REALLY Required To Start An Online Home Business?

Written by Gerald Shaw

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What's important is that you have a plan to stick to, a business model to work from and a good idea on how you're going to get there. It's common sense.

8) Products or services to sell. These can either be your own, or an existing product line that plugs in well into your own business model. You should give your website model a theme (for instance, golf) and then you may find that other sites exist that can supplyrepparttar products you require for your own website.

Alternatively, your website may be geared towards another sales vehicle (such as advertising revenue) which will require your own unique plan for success.

9) Your own domain name. You can get a domain for approx. $11 from Joker.com now and hooked up to a web hosting company for less than $20 a month. Why would you put your own professionalism in jeopardy forrepparttar 117980 sake of less than 200 bucks a year?

Even if you don't use your website as a direct sales vehicle, it'll provide you with a new professional foundation needed to effectively start your business.

10) Money. I won't lie to you, you're not going to get anywhere without at least some investment. It may not have to be a lot (depending on your business model). I started with $500 and now can produce that back every single day online. But joining a free affiliate program with your free URL won't get you anywhere. Just like a "real world" business, there are certain overhead costs that just can't be avoided.

11) Common sense. It's amazing how many people seem to lack this. They join a free affiliate program, grab a free website and promote on search engines and newsgroups... using spam and FFA links, then wonder why they're not yet rich. Hererepparttar 117981 truth:

The Internet is a communication's medium and nothing more. The rules of good business practice still apply,repparttar 117982 only difference is thatrepparttar 117983 economy has changed and introducedrepparttar 117984 potential for much greater success through ease and cost efficiency of customer reach andrepparttar 117985 ability to use technology in a big, big way.

You still need to think and act like a business. This one point, unless fully grasped, causes most failure.

12) Contacts. As you go downrepparttar 117986 route of success you'll network with many people and develop contacts inrepparttar 117987 industry. If it wasn't for a small group of people I was fortunate to meet alongrepparttar 117988 way, I wouldn't have made so many profitable business alliances. Network, network, network! Once known, your name will be said with respect.

There you go, my "12 points of success". Of course there are MANY individual sub-topics (which is what makes Internet marketing so huge) like good website design,repparttar 117989 right marketing knowledge,repparttar 117990 ability to put technology to use, etc. But it's up to you to learn these aspects.

Withrepparttar 117991 desire to succeed,repparttar 117992 constant motivation andrepparttar 117993 willingness to learn, you're limited only by your own mind. Success awaits, you just have to know how to grab it.

Want to hear something crazy? The author of this article, Gerald Shaw, turned his crack-pot marketing skepticism into a $200K per year venture! Learn how for free by contacting him directly: mailto:garyAGME@GetResponse.com

What Do You Mean - "WORK"?

Written by Gail Hornback

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a. Go get subscribers for your newsletter! Once you reach 1000, you can start pursuing selling ads. The two best resources I've found for increasing subscribers, are:

http://www.topezineads.com/cgi- bin/affiliate/b.cgi/862 This one has an ENORMOUS database of ezines. You can search them for what they offer: free ads, ad swaps, accept articles, etc. Submit your ezine and offer a free classified ad to new subscribers. http://hop.clickbank.net/hop.cgi? webworks/paaads Sign your ezine up here to receive classified ads from people who have agreed to subscribe to your ezine.

b. Advertise your affiliate programs. Until you have YOUR OWN product to sell, you can be an "affiliate" of other folks' products and earn commissions on sales. This means putting a lot of work into promotion. Run lots of classified ads. There are lots of both free and paid classifieds available. I finally purchased a program that submits 15 ads at a time to 1000's of classified sites. PLUS, I advertise DAILY at Yahoo. At Yahoo, you are allowed 10 ads per account. And ads a t Yahoo last for 30 days. BUT most will only be seen for 24 hours, since other ads coming in push them downrepparttar list so far that they are not read. SO - I have 4 Yahoo accounts. 10 ads per account. I submit 2 accounts a day, on alternating days, so I always have 20 ads current. It's called: WORK! . http://www.yahoo.com http://www.becanada.com/$/?ghorn5@juno.com (Classified Submitter) Of course, this is not an exhaustive account of allrepparttar 117979 work you will run into. But, have you heard enough? Does this sound like a business you want to dive into? No, it's not for everyone. But it is something that anyone can do, if they are willing to apply themselves. It is not a quick-cash deal. But with a no-quit attitude, it WILL start happening. You will grow in your knowledge and skills. Your reputation will grow, repparttar 117980 hits to your site will grow, and you WILL see results!

For me, it'srepparttar 117981 perfect opportunity to stay at home and be available to my kids, yet to continue to grow and learn - AND EARN! And you can, also! But you'll have to decide right away which side ofrepparttar 117982 story you're going to believe! And when you do finally realize thatrepparttar 117983 "Get Rich Quick Gurus" are probably all talk, then there's really only one decision that you need to make ---- to put your head down and WORK - until you see results!!! Believe me,repparttar 117984 reward is more than financial!!!!!

Gail Hornback is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of 5 kids. She is the author of WebWorksAtHome.com, and publisher of WebWorksAtHome Weekly update. You can contact her at webmaster@webworksathome.com. You can subscribe to her ezine at http://listbot.com/subscribe/webworksathome.

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