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!"

How much money do you need to start an online business

Written by Milana Nastetskaya

While online business start up costs are nothing compared torepparttar brick-and-mortar businesses, you still need to make some minimum investment to launch a web business.

When you hear people say, "start a business on a shoe-string budget", remember this: a shoestring also costs something. And what for some people "small investment" means $1,000, for others it might mean $50 or less.

So, how much exactly do you need to have available to start an online company? Let's reviewrepparttar 117904 costs.

*Please, note: I am assuming that you already have a computer andrepparttar 117905 Internet access - otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this article :-) I am also assuming that you are starting a basic online business - not an e-commerce web site with advanced shopping cart system selling hundreds of items, which would require a bigger investment.

1. Domain Name

If you are serious about your business, you want to choose and register a domain name - You can purchase it for as low as $16.00 a year. Some web sites offer it for less, you just need to do some searching. Give a lot of thought to your domain name - after all, it will represent your company. I kept thinking about my domain forrepparttar 117906 longest time. I wanted something unique, memorable and with humor. That's how my was born.

2. Web Site Hosting

Hosting is an absolutely necessary component to any web business. Your web site has to reside on a web server, and hosting companies provide you with space on their servers for which you have to pay for. Of course you can choose a free hosting company at first (such as and but for reliability try to switch to a paid one. I use and my hosting fee is just $5.95 a month. I also had to pay a one-time $28.00 set up fee.

3. Web Site Design

Now,repparttar 117907 biggest stone inrepparttar 117908 web business set up - web design. You can choose to do it yourself by picking up a book for beginners, going throughrepparttar 117909 free online tutorials, or purchasingquality training materials to learn how to set up your own web site. Or you can hire a professional designer. Because web design is a relatively simple task for any computer-literate person, just about anyone can call themselves a web designer today. That's why fees vary greatly from $10 to $200 an hour for web design. You can probably hire a college student to do an entire web site for you for $200.

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