Organizing Your New Business, Without Losing It (Your Mind, That Is). Copyright @ 2003, John Hessemer Webmaster @ http://ShiningBeacon.com
Before rushing headlong into a new internet business, let's take a quick look at some of elements that are involved and how to get them setup and running. There are different elements involved for different businesses, so I am going to deal in generalities here.
Let's break it down into most basic parts:
1. Research and Signup.
Now let's break down these elements and figure out ways to organize them for easy future reference.
First and foremost is research necessary to be assured you are going into right business for you. There are many types of internet businesses, and finding one you are interested in and enthused about is not always easiest thing, but vital to your eventual success.
A very important tool for any kind of research on internet is "BOOKMARK" or "FAVORITE" tool in your browser. It's very important to categorize your favorites into different folders so you will be able to find them again at a later date.
For instance you might want to start a folder called "Business Opporunities" to keep any good looking offers you come across while surfing in. You could further break down this category into "Self-Owned" and "Affiliate Programs". When you do decide to join a program, move it from "Business Opportunities" to "Business Ventures" using "organize" function in your browser.
Another good resourse to use while searching for right business is one of "Scam Checker" services available free of charge on internet. Following is a couple of them I have used to good advantage in past:
http://www.fraud.org/ http://www.scambusters.org/ A newsletter available about scams.
To get setup properly for running of your business it is wise to keep everything pertaining to it in one location on your harddrive. This makes it much easier to find what you need when you need it.
You could start a "Business" directory and put folders in it for various aspects of business. These again can be broken down into easier to locate sections such as "Hit Programs", "Affiliate Programs", "Promotional Tools", "My Businesses", etc.
Any venture you join should have it's own folder so you can easily find information you need in everyday conduct of that business. Sub-folders could include "Advertising", "Links", etc.