Written by Carol Woods

One ofrepparttar quickest ways to increaserepparttar 117746 income from your home business is to develop new products or services which relate torepparttar 117747 products you are already selling. This works for two reasons: first, you haverepparttar 117748 opportunity to sellrepparttar 117749 new products to your existing customers (if they were interested inrepparttar 117750 original product and this one is similar or relates in some way it will likely also be of interest to them); and second, you can leveragerepparttar 117751 skills and knowledge you are utilizing with your current product to developrepparttar 117752 new ones, which saves time and effort on your part.

I have some examples below which will help you understand what I mean. But first, a little structure:

Generally speaking your products will fall into these categories: §selling goods §selling services, where you physically do something for another person §selling information, where you document how to do something and then package and sell it

Start thinking about your current primary product or service, and jot down ideas on how you can sell goods, services and information that relate to it. Don't judge your ideas at this point; you want to get a lot of ideas down and you will refine them later. Try to come up with at least 20 ideas.

Here are a couple of examples:

1.Current product: You sell your children's outgrown clothing on eBay. New product ideas: §Goods: buy clothing at garage sales and discount stores to sell on eBay §Goods: create crafty baby item (bibs? Blankets?) and sell on eBay §Services: offer to sell other people's outgrown clothing or garage sale items on eBay for a percentage ofrepparttar 117753 receipts §Information: write a book on best ways to sell on eBay

The 10 Most Popular Myths About Running A Home-Based Business Online

Written by Elena Fawkner

The 10 Most Popular Myths About Running A Home-Based Business Online

© 2002 Elena Fawkner

Several weeks ago I finally tookrepparttar plunge intorepparttar 117745 world of network marketing. I had been running an online business for almost three years by then but knew that I would have to makerepparttar 117746 leap to network marketing at some point since it was such an obvious fit with Internet marketing. And I haven't been disappointed.

One thing did surprise me though --repparttar 117747 number of people who approached me about my network marketing business, interested in running their businesses exclusively online, but withrepparttar 117748 mistaken belief that it would be somehow easier and less expensive than establishing and running a home- based business offline.

Well, let me tell you, there's nothing easy or inexpensive about running a home-based business - online or off. The Internet is just a different way of going about it. And that's all.

Here's my top 10 myths about running an online business (and in answer torepparttar 117749 missing Myth#11, NO, you CANNOT run a serious online business with WebTV - get a REAL computer already).

MYTH#1 - It's Easy, Anyone Can Do It

FACT - It's not easy, by any stretch ofrepparttar 117750 imagination, and no, you may not be able to do it.

Reality is, establishing an Internet business is a long, slow, frustrating process. Your first attempt at creating your own web site will be an abomination. You'll look back at it in 12 months and shudder. I know I did.

You'll feel utterly overwhelmed byrepparttar 117751 sheer amount of information you need to absorb. Andrepparttar 117752 fact that six different "experts" each tell you six different things doesn't help. (There are no "experts", byrepparttar 117753 way, just a lot of people with a lot of opinions. Bottom line? Do what works. For you.)

The only way to learn is by trial and error. Some days you'll feel like you're on a roll,repparttar 117754 next you'll feel like you're backsliding and FAST. No sooner do you manage a respectable ranking on Altavista, than your Yahoo listing disappears altogether, and whererepparttar 117755 hell did that number 5 listing with Google go?

After spending an ENTIRE DAY trying to work out what's going on with your search engine listings, giving up, going searching for yet another "expert" to tell you what you're doing wrong, finally realizing there is no such expert and you're going to have to learn how to do it all yourself after all (dammit to hell!) you suddenly realize that you've done absolutely nothing all day to promote your business and you still have to writerepparttar 117756 article for this week's ezine which has to go out tomorrow but you can't work your business tomorrow because you have to go work at your J.O.B. .... AAAARGHHHH!!!!!

Many, many people, give it up. Most, probably. It's hard work and it's frustrating. Atrepparttar 117757 end ofrepparttar 117758 day, most are just not prepared to do what it takes.

MYTH#2 - I Can Get Wealthy Overnight

FACT - The only way to get wealthy overnight in this world is to winrepparttar 117759 Lotto. Period. It will NOT happen onrepparttar 117760 Internet. Not these days, anyway.

MYTH#3 - Once I Build My Website I Can Relax And Let It Dorepparttar 117761 Work For Me

FACT - Hah. See Myth #4.

MYTH#4 - Once I Build My Website The World Will Beat A Path To My Door

FACT - No. It won't.

Merely creating a web site and uploading it to your host's server means that your web site is available for viewing by *those who know it exists*. Only problem is, you and your web host arerepparttar 117762 only ones who know. And even your web host doesn't care (at least as long as you pay your monthly hosting fees).

You now need to submit your site torepparttar 117763 search engines (no, they will not just find it automatically and no, your web site is not just automatically added to some great universal Index once it's uploaded). Then you have to wait several weeks or months to find out whether it's been indexed. And if by some miracle it has, where and for what keywords. And then fix it.

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