Do You Have the Discipline to Work from Home?

Written by Angela Wu

It's a common perception that home workers experience a significant boost in productivity. Although this can be true, it isn't true for everyone.

As a home worker - whether you work for a company or work for yourself - it's up to YOU to ensure that you getrepparttar job done. Working from home, no matter how great it sounds in theory, isn't for everyone. It takes a certain type of person to be successful at home. Ask yourself:

= Can I resistrepparttar 118012 temptations around me, such asrepparttar 118013 TV, refrigerator,repparttar 118014 sunny deck or garden?

= Am I well-organized? Can I work without supervision and keep track of what still needs to be done, and by when? = Do I tend to put things off until 'later', or am I self- motivated? Will I be able to completerepparttar 118015 tasks at hand effectively and on time?

= Do I have good time-management skills?

= Can I work alone, or would I missrepparttar 118016 daily interaction with co-workers in a traditional office environment? Would I be tempted to make excessive personal phone calls just to 'make contact'?

= Am I able to set goals and stick to them?


Written by Bob McElwain

Mini-sites come in different flavors but all have one significant element in common. Each site is very tightly focused upon selling a single product or service. No Flash. No graphics. No links out. No banners or advertising of any kind. Nothing that detracts fromrepparttar site purpose, which is to makerepparttar 118011 sale.

The Pure Definition

In simplest form a mini-site consists entirely of a sales letter and order form. That is, your visitor either buys or clicksrepparttar 118012 Back button. Your site offers no other option.

Suppose your current site is focused on selling ebooks and software to help people raise their kids. Each product is a candidate for a mini-site dedicated entirely to selling it.

You might do well with, "How To Build A Sewing Site," or anything specific of interest to some. Maybe show how to remodel your kitchen, build a plane or boat. But a mini-site dependant upon keywords such as "site design" or "site promotion" isn't going to make it because there is simply too much competition.

Affiliate Programs

In some cases, pre-selling your visitors before sending them torepparttar 118013 sales pitch on an affiliate site can work wonders for your conversion ratio. In others, you're better off simply generating a click torepparttar 118014 site.

If pre-selling is a good idea for a program that is paying well, then a mini-site consisting of only a page or two can work well. You may need only your enthusiastic endorsement ofrepparttar 118015 product on a single page. Or you may want to add another providing an in-depth review. All content points to links torepparttar 118016 sales pitch onrepparttar 118017 program's site.

This works, but as above,repparttar 118018 major task is in drawing targeted traffic. If this can be managed, then this is also a good model.

Selling Hot Products

To takerepparttar 118019 notion of selling as an affiliate program one step further, you may want to consider selling currently hot items. For example, back up a couple of years and anticipaterepparttar 118020 interest in MP3 soon to burst uponrepparttar 118021 scene. Makerepparttar 118022 right pick, findrepparttar 118023 best affiliate program, and you may have a winner.

This approach works only for those who already know how to sell most anything. Without a background in selling effectively, particularly onrepparttar 118024 Web, it's best to leave this notion to those who do.

Profits To Be Expected

Your purpose in building a mini-site is to generate profits. However, you are not looking to make a living offrepparttar 118025 site. Quiterepparttar 118026 contrary. You simply want to generate a separate income stream. And $200/month may be all you need. Given one such site,repparttar 118027 trick is to continue producing others, adding to total income with each.

Claims Of Time

In notes about building mini-sites, one claim made often really bothers me. That you can toss such a site together in an hour or two. This is not even close to feasible for most.

Pros may be able to quickly gather parts of existing sales pitches with information fromrepparttar 118028 affiliate program orrepparttar 118029 manufacturer ofrepparttar 118030 product. Then, in short order, cobble together a sales pitch that works at least reasonably well. Still, I don't know anybody who really can manage this in an hour.

To me, time is part ofrepparttar 118031 cost equation. It takes time to put together a slick sales presentation. More to define an advertising campaign. And even more to track costs versus results.

Generating Hits Is The Hard Part

Okay. You've got a good product, a neat sales letter, and an order form. All is looking good. Now how do you draw targeted traffic to read your pitch? This isrepparttar 118032 critical issue, for profits depend upon success in doing so.

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