Is a Home Business Right for You?

Written by Stone Evans

Every morning as people wake up and makerepparttar commute to work, many dream ofrepparttar 117034 day when they will finally work for themselves. Every timerepparttar 117035 boss lets someone know that they must give up their weekend plans forrepparttar 117036 good ofrepparttar 117037 company, people contemplaterepparttar 117038 benefits of beingrepparttar 117039 owner of their own business.

Are you one of these people?

If you are, it is important to ask yourself some very important questions before you makerepparttar 117040 uncertain leap into self-employment.

Many dream ofrepparttar 117041 benefits of home business ownership, but few take into accountrepparttar 117042 sacrifices that must be made to bringrepparttar 117043 dream to fruition. Please don't make this mistake yourself.

You must approach home business ownership with your eyes wide open. Ask yourselfrepparttar 117044 important questions, and more importantly, answer your own questions openly and honestly.


Are yourepparttar 117045 type of person who relishes every chance to gather aroundrepparttar 117046 water cooler for social interaction?

If so, then home business ownership may not berepparttar 117047 right decision for you.

Instead, if you feel that you can be quite content sitting alone at your desk; speaking only to clients and really minding your own home business, then you might have what it takes to succeed as a home business entrepreneur.

If you feel at ease with your own company and don't need a dozen coworkers milling around your desk, then you, too, could savor repparttar 117048 freedoms that will allow you and your family, to liverepparttar 117049 lifestyle you know you want and deserve.


Self-motivation isrepparttar 117050 key to success when you start a home-based business. You need to possessrepparttar 117051 ability to push yourself ahead. Your drive and determination will be reinforced with every new sale.

The level of success that you will achieve greatly depends on repparttar 117052 time and effort you are willing to plow into your new home business. Your organization, planning and marketing skills, will all be put into practice when you embark on your liberating journey from employee, to being your own boss. In fact, you will berepparttar 117053 wearer of many hats and gain a wealth of business experience alongrepparttar 117054 way, when you finally make that commitment to work at home.

Understanding the Different Methods of Online Promotion

Written by Stone Evans

Did you realize there are only three types of online promotion?... This statement may seem odd and even untrue in your mind, but I am speaking in more general terms than you might be thinking.

Let me explain.

The three types of promotion are Junk, Active and Passive promotions.


Junk promotions are those that seem to produce results, but by their very nature are really only illusionary promotions.

For example, let me begin with FFA (Free For All) pages. You might find yourself subscribing to a submission program that tricks you into believing you are submitting your links to tens of thousands search engines.

According torepparttar Open Directory website, they have only approved 1705 search engines and directories for inclusion in their database (

I like usingrepparttar 117033 DMOZ directory as an example because submitted links are tested by human beings with integrity, forrepparttar 117034 honesty used in site description. Search Engine Watch and other search watchers tend to show fewer than these 1705 engines, primarily because a lot ofrepparttar 117035 engines provide very little value.

Yes, you can submit your URL to a FFA page, but FFA’s usually only permit 100 or 1000 links on their page at any one time. So, if ten thousand people are submitting a link to an FFA page on a daily basis, thenrepparttar 117036 average life of your link is between seven minutes and 144 minutes. I suspectrepparttar 117037 actual number of submitters is much higher andrepparttar 117038 results are much worse. Given that few people surf FFA pages,repparttar 117039 chances of your submission being of any real value is practically nill!

Most ofrepparttar 117040 people telling you that you can submit your site to tens of thousands of search engines are truly only submitting your site to FFA pages! Beware ofrepparttar 117041 false promises.

Another junk promotion method is Safe Lists. A safe list is a mailing group that is signed up to be received by people who want to submit their own ads. Now, most safe lists have thousands of subscribers who are able to submit their ads daily or weekly. The person signed up to receiverepparttar 117042 list will receive anywhere from twenty to 140+ messages a day fromrepparttar 117043 list. These messages will be received by people only interested in promoting their own thing who do not haverepparttar 117044 right motivation to open, let alone read Your Advertising. As a result, thousands of messages go out daily or weekly that will never be seen by anyone butrepparttar 117045 sender ofrepparttar 117046 ad. Where isrepparttar 117047 value in that? There is none.

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