Work at home - what is the best home based business?

Written by Joan Masterson

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I spend hours online everyday updating it with relevant information - I cannot help them start their own home businesses butrepparttar information that I offer them might just help spark off their own bright business idea.

Now, not everyone would probably have such a profound interest in running a website or getting to know how to design one, so what you have to do is to sit and think of ways of how you can turn your passion into money.

For instance you could probably be interested in cross stitching or maybe cheesemaking, or pottery. Can you teach other people who are passionate about your subject something new about it? Or how to do it better? Where can you sell your products? Tour your town to findrepparttar 137776 best possible places to supply your product or service to, speak to others about it as often as you can. You will be surprised how other people can help you with prospective customers. You have to think out ofrepparttar 137777 box - think of different and new ways to market your product.

Just as an example, my sister sells permanent licence disc holders. It is something that you stick on your windscreen to display your car licence disc instead of using stickers that mess up your windscreen when you have to take them off atrepparttar 137778 end of every year. Now, instead of trying to compete with hundreds of other people out there sellignrepparttar 137779 same product, she approached some ofrepparttar 137780 local primary schools to use it as a fundraising product. She sells it to them at a certain price, they getrepparttar 137781 kids to sell it to their parents and family and friends at a different price. The kid who sellsrepparttar 137782 most discs gets a cash prize,repparttar 137783 class who sellsrepparttar 137784 most discs get loads of free pizza. The school has a fantastic product to sell, they make a load of money forrepparttar 137785 shcool out of it, my sister makes her own profit out of it, and everyone is happy.

The second way she makes money out ofrepparttar 137786 discs, is by approachingrepparttar 137787 car attendants at various local malls and shopping centres. These guys are only to glad to make a bit of extra money and they already have hundreds of potential customers around them -repparttar 137788 car drivers!

She gives each car attendant about 5 discs to sell a day, next day she goes back to pick uprepparttar 137789 cash, give them their share, and give them some more discs. She does this at about 10 different locations, having about 25 car attendants a day selling her product - that is 125 discs a day. With smart thinking she has just leveraged her income and she just goes back to collectrepparttar 137790 cash - how great is that?

She is a typical example of something who works smart, not hard.

Tryrepparttar 137791 same kind of thinking for your own business and I promise you,repparttar 137792 ideas will just flow in.

Well, I hope I have given you something to think about. What you have to do now, is just to START!

Joan Masterson is the owner of and - sites that offers free work at home resources and information

"How to Choose an Online Biz Mentor"

Written by Bryan A. Jones

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The definition of a mentor according to Webster is,

1. A trusted counselor or guide. 2. Tutor, Coach

Let me give you 4 simple points to help you find a good online business mentor:

1. They must have honesty, integrity and credibility. 2. They must have legitimate, successful experience in this industry. 3. They must have a proven, verifiable track record. 4. They must be able to answer in clear termsrepparttar most basic question every online marketer asks when starting this business. It goes something like this:

"I am still fairly new to this whole Internet marketing thing. I've tried a handful of opportunities and spent hundreds of dollars on information and services so far. I've gotten nowhere. I need to start making money now! Can you help me finally grow a reliable income source online like you did?"

If your potential mentor fulfills all of these categories, then you are on your way to online success. But if not, run away as fast as you can. You will lose more than gain.

Once you find this person(s) listen and follow their lead. And when you become successful you can become a mentor to your list of proteges'and help them succeed,too.

Bryan Jones is the owner of website and the editor of the StraighTalk for Online Newbies e-newsletter. Bryan is a strong advocate for the online business "newbie" and offers a FREE Quick-Start Kit that includes a 42-page guidebook. This FREE kit can be found at:

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