Why Write?

Written by Robert Brents

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I can honestly say that speaking (seminars and training courses) and writing how-to manuals are two things I would do for free if I already had allrepparttar resources I wanted. Simply because they are fun, fulfilling, and pleasurable activities.

As a consequence of your writing, you may well acquire some degree of recognition that comes with being a writer. For some reason, being able to describe yourself as “an author” gives you immediate credibility in most peoples’ minds.

Beyond that, when you tell people (who will inevitably ask, “What have you written?”)repparttar 117748 titles of your how-to manuals, many times they will respond with, “Oh, wow, what a coincidence. I could really use that information!" What a rush! People who want and need your manual – and will pay for it!

All of those things I’ve just mentioned are great, nice, and wonderful and you’ll feel good about yourself, etc. However, to paraphraserepparttar 117749 massively successful self-published author Robert Ringer (from his classic book “Winning Through Intimidation”): “Feeling good is so much trash, if you my friend don’t get no cash.” For most of us,repparttar 117750 bottom line isrepparttar 117751 bottom line: PROFIT!

Notice I didn’t say “sales,” or “revenue”, I said PROFIT! Later on we’ll talk about calculatingrepparttar 117752 best price to maximize sales and generate a worthwhile profit.

Best Regards, Robert Brents, "The 80/20 Guy" http://www.RobertBrents.com For your free four-lesson e-seminar, How To Write, Publish, Market & Promote Profitable How-To Manuals, email mailto:freehowtoeseminar@sendfree.com Copyright 2001 Robert Brents and Blue Gecko Press.


Written by Carol Woods

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* Hourly: you are paid for time spent working. To increase your income, you must increase your skills, find a new position, or work longer hours. If you stop working, income stops.

* Production-based: you are paid by lines typed, or another measureable and specific task. To increase your income, you must increase your speed at completingrepparttar task or work longer hours. You might also be able to subcontract some work out to others at lower rates, but then you must often pay your subcontractors before you are paid so you need some money set aside for that. If you stop working, income stops.

* Project-based: you are paid for completion of a specific task. To increase your income, you must increase your price for a specific type of work, or increase your efficiency (perhaps by developing templates). If you stop working, income stops.

* Passive: you are paid for setting uprepparttar 117747 stream of income. You often make very little initially, butrepparttar 117748 checks keep coming in whether you work or not. The most likely streams which would yield passive income are real estate and network marketing.

Putting together your plan ------------

When developing your sources of income, consider:

* Including multiple sources of income. This gives you fall-back positions. If one source goes away - say, you are laid off - you still have other income streams to keep you solvent.

* Including both active and passive sources of income. Passive streams often take a long time to build up, but once they do you can stop your active sources and spend your time with your family! So find a few hours a week to build your future, and spend your remaining working hours paying your current expenses.

Here is a program which covers those objectives:

* Locate a home-based position or some project based work - for short term income

* Create an item to sell - book or craft - for short term income. This will also benefit you inrepparttar 117749 longer term; once you've developed a book or located a supply source, you can continue to market it without much additional effort.

* Join a network marketing program - to begin developing a passive income stream. You will need to commit at least 5 hours a week to it to be successful. Your income will increase over time, and you can quit your job once it brings in enough income to cover your expenses.

* Begin an investment program - for even longer term benefit. Read "Nothing Down" real estate books, begin regular investments in a mutual fund, and set a goal to read one book a month in this area.

And nowrepparttar 117750 final key - get started! If you don't implement your plan, you won't ever achieverepparttar 117751 results you want. So write down your goals forrepparttar 117752 next 30 days to implement your plan and get going!

Resource List ----------

Here is a list of resources (most free) to fill inrepparttar 117753 details of your home business income plan:

Finding a home-based job:

* How to Find a Telecommute Job article: http://www.income-building-blocks.com/Telecommute.html

Starting a consulting business:

* Action Plan marketing web site: be sure and sign up for their free newsletter, it is excellent http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/aftrack.asp?afid=18658

Creating items to sell:

* InfoMasters course: send a blank email to mailto:timsibb@sitesell.net

* Selling handmade crafts article: http://www.income-building-blocks.com/market-handmade.html

Selling your products:

* Improving online marketing results article: http://www.income-building-blocks.com/online.html

* Selling online without a web site article: http://www.income-building-blocks.com/noweb.html

* Affiliate masters course - send a blank email to mailto:tamsibb@sitesell.net

Network marketing:

* Why Residual Income web site: http://www.whyresidualincome.com/healthyandwealthy/

Investments: Recommended books from Amazon.com:

* Nothing Down forrepparttar 117754 90s by Robert Allen

* The Wall Street Money Machine by Wade Cook

* Investing for Dummies

General home business / success

* Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

* The Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

* The E-Myth Revised by Michael Gerber

(c) 2002 Carol Woods

Carol Woods is the editor of Work at Home Income, a weekly publication of Income Building Blocks. IBB offers free ideas, information and inspiration for moms who work at home - or want to! For lots of free ideas to help you find a work at home job or start a home based business, visit us at http://www.income-building-blocks.com and sign up for Work at Home Income!

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