Your Own Business - If Not Now, When?

Written by Sheryl Clinton

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There are even ways you can advertise for free! Doing free advertising takes times, but usually when you don’t have a lot of money to spend, you are willing to spend your time. You can also find some low cost ways to advertise. You can get people interested inrepparttar products or services you are promoting by visiting different forums onrepparttar 116846 web and participating in discussion groups or message boards. Just be careful to always followrepparttar 116847 rules of each forum/message board you visit – do not spam them!

3) If you want to do this onrepparttar 116848 internet, you will need a website – you certainly have no idea how to make one of those or how to keep it going!

This is very true! BUT – getting and maintaining a website is not as hard as you might think! I would never have believed that I could be a webmaster – but I am! There are many good companies that will help you get a website started – they have templates you can use, easy instructions, and many even have phone support.

So, we have been through these three steps and I have shown you how you can get started. Find other people you can learn from; join a team of other successful entrepreneurs; searchrepparttar 116849 web for information.

So now, you really only have one question to answer for yourself: If not now, when?

Sheryl Clinton is the webmaster of She lives with her husband,4 dogs, & 4 cats in SE Missouri. Visit her website to read her work at home story

5 Home Office Essentials

Written by Niall Roche

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Decoration There's no need for your home office to be sterile and boring. Plants are one healthy addition. The colour green has a positive affect on our way of thinking andrepparttar fact that plants will filter outrepparttar 116845 toxins inrepparttar 116846 air around you is another plus.

Also consider using some motivational posters in your home office. This might seem a bit cheesy but if you choose a message that inspires you personally it can be very effective.

Last but not least consider having your mission statement printed out, framed and on your desk in front of you. Your mission statement isrepparttar 116847 reason you started your home business - make sure you are reminded of this every single day.

Computer equipment This is where you need to be very honest with yourself because ofrepparttar 116848 potential expense involved. A home office does not need an all singing all dancing computer and printer. You need functionality and not tons of features.

Buy what you need for your business. Do not buy what you want for yourself.

When buying your home office computer take these tips into consideration:

* Mid-range processor power.

* 512MB of RAM.

* 20GB+ hard disk.

* Advanced 3D graphical capabilities are not essential.

* CDR or DVDR backup (must have).

* Avoid extended warranties - sales people make large commissions from offering these.

* Generic brands userepparttar 116849 same components as and are therefore equally as reliable asrepparttar 116850 big name brands.

* Consider buying a refurbished system if you're on a tight budget.

* Check with friends who have purchased computers recently. What problems did they encounter when buying their PC? Who did they buy from? What wasrepparttar 116851 aftersales service like?

Printer - you don't need a top ofrepparttar 116852 range color laserjet printer for your home office do you? I didn't think so.

Questions you should ask yourself when buying a printer:

* Do you need color printing capabilities?

* How many pages per minute do you actually need to print?

* What isrepparttar 116853 cost per page for color and black printing?

* How much does replacement ink cost?

* How many pages of black text can you get from each cartridge?

* How much desktop space willrepparttar 116854 printer require?

* Are updated drivers for this model readily available?

These are just some basic hints and tips. If you want more comprehensive information on setting up your home office drop by

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