Can a People-Person Work Online?

Written by Lisa Lake

Are all online business owners huddled over a keyboard in an unfinished basement, with silent co-workers like a ping-pong table and a dusty treadmill, like I was? Are they lonely, finding themselves longing for a TV outlet inrepparttar room? Martha Stewart could cook, I could listen, then I could leave this dreary hole and go cook myself, I would think. Work sputtered to a crawl then finally stopped.

I went back to work in a cheerful office writing about people who DO operate successfully online. And I'm fascinated by (and envious of)repparttar 117906 ones who make it working at home, especially those who are people-persons.

Tom Marshall is a jolly fellow who has made a success of his online specialty foods Internet magazine. His culinary expertise was impressive, plus he had been inrepparttar 117907 food brokerage business for years. And suddenlyrepparttar 117908 entrepreneur in him drove him to start all over again. "I had no clue, ZERO idea what I was doing," admitted Tom. "I hadrepparttar 117909 words 'under construction' ALL OVER that first website. An expert inrepparttar 117910 field took a look at it for me, and he said, "Tom, any website that's worth anything is always under construction. Get rid of all that!"

Tom's wife supportedrepparttar 117911 two of them duringrepparttar 117912 start-up. Tom swears he aged about 50 years trying to getrepparttar 117913 thing going. Why did he do it?

"It takes a vision and a lot of determination," he said.

It doesn't hurt to have a sense of humor, either. After repeatedly telling me 'we're doing this,' and 'we'll be setting up that next', he confessed that 'we' is his multiple personality. "It's comprised of "me, myself, and I," he laughed. A caller asked forrepparttar 117914 'computer systems manager.' "He just happens to be in!" Tom told him.

So how did he give uprepparttar 117915 noisy, bustling excitement of fine restaurant kitchens, working as a team with co-workers and friends? He says it in his mission: He wants to bring specialty food as a culinary resource to a public that demands healthy, imaginative and tasty food products as a part of their daily lives. The Internet can bring it torepparttar 117916 whole world.

Is Everyone But You Earning $5,000 a Month?

Written by Lisa Lake

Seventy years of age used to mean old. Now it can mean Miata- driving, mall-walking, decaffeinated momentum. That's my dad. Meet another spirited septuagenarian, Phyllis Eakins. "I just feel good!" she exclaimed from her home in Michigan. At 71, she is alert, healthy, and hip. Faster than her husband Roy can bake another loaf of bread, Phyllis is referring a new member torepparttar online company she represents. And she's delighted withrepparttar 117905 few hundred dollars a month that puts into her bank account.

"Are you onrepparttar 117906 phone again?" Phyllis says her husband teases her. "He won't be moaning when we're sitting poolside inrepparttar 117907 sunny south!" said Phyllis.

Having traveled for 8 years in a motor home with Roy,repparttar 117908 Eakins are experienced and ravenous travelers. After saving a little more of her referral bonuses, she and Roy will be singing "Onrepparttar 117909 Road Again" with Willie.

Will Tim and Marcia Krahn retire in Tahiti? Maybe not, but after 25 years of marriage, they're very happy. The Krahns had recently earned $277 one month and $236repparttar 117910 next from Tim's part time efforts selling low cost long distance and Internet service.

"My last check paid for new glasses," said Tim Krahn. Working part time from his home allowsrepparttar 117911 two to stay close to their home and land. The Krahns grow blue, red, and black rasberries, plus 3 kinds of apples, pears, and cherries! "I wouldn't say we're health food nuts," said Marcia, "but we live in prairie country here in Illinois whererepparttar 117912 soil is good. Plus we have 5 children!"

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