It Can Happen To You

Written by Jane Langdon

The dot com business is alive and well for those wanting to pursue it. What if you don’t know how to use a computer? Can anyone have twenty successful businesses onrepparttar internet in four years? Six years ago Jane Langdon did not know how to turn on a computer. Today she has twenty successful internet businesses. You can too.

It all started because her favorite perfume was discontinued. Jane started to study chemistry and learnrepparttar 138026 internet so she could read everything written about perfumery. She bought a computer and taught herself how to use it. Finally she mixed a perfume. People began to ask her what she was wearing. So she started an internet business, House of Rose, with one rose perfume. Today she has more than 55 long lasting, non alcohol perfumes at

She then had a copy of a Chanel suit made by a seamstress for a trade show in New York City. So many people wanted to know where she got it, so she started her second business, Sew Beautiful By Natasha and Jane. They make custom couture suits, dresses, evening gowns, pageant and bridal attire at

The now famous poncho that Martha Stewart wore upon her release from Camp Cupcake can now be yours. Made for her as a going away gift from a fellow inmate, it has become known asrepparttar 138027 “Welcome Back” poncho. The woman who maderepparttar 138028 poncho, Xiomaro Hernandez, will get 10% ofrepparttar 138029 profits after her release from Alderson in 2008. The site is

Want to browse unique fashion items onrepparttar 138030 internet? . A Passion for Fashion has lovely charms, blouses, shoes, handbags and more for sale. Each monthrepparttar 138031 items change so you will always berepparttar 138032 informed ofrepparttar 138033 newest delights at

Soon some of her friends asked her to help them put up an internet site because they liked her businesses and wanted to start their own. After she helped them, she decided to offer her services to others and started Your Net Store

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Jane had met her husband ten years ago through a personnel dating service and always felt they could be improved on. Friends said she had good advice about how to approach this new way to meet people. She decided to start a very selective marriage service that included questions to 101 important elements for a good match. See Hopeful Romantic at

Fed up with eBay?

Written by Richard Grady

Copyright 2005 Richard Grady

For many people, their first experience of working online involves selling products on eBay. This was how I got started back in 1998 and I know countless other people that have donerepparttar same.

However, it is important to remember that eBay is notrepparttar 137943 'be all and end all' - there is a much bigger online world out there. My reason for mentioning this is that I have spoken to three people this week who each make a decent full or part-time income on eBay but who are fed up with it and looking to move in other directions.

Having sold on eBay myself, I can understand why sellers do get tired/bored/frustrated withrepparttar 137944 auction site - it is highly competitive and it takes an incredible amount of hard work to succeed. In addition, it is normallyrepparttar 137945 case thatrepparttar 137946 more successful you become,repparttar 137947 harder you have to work. Listing auctions, handling customer enquiries, packing, shipping, sourcing/buying stock, keeping up with feedback, monitoringrepparttar 137948 competition - selling on eBay is a tough job and it is no wonder that after working in this way for a few years, many people wish they were back inrepparttar 137949 land ofrepparttar 137950 employed!!

Don't get me wrong, there is good money to be made on eBay for anyone willing to putrepparttar 137951 effort in and many people enjoy trading on this huge auction site. But it isn't for everyone.

Having spoken to numerous eBay sellers inrepparttar 137952 past, it seems to me that ofrepparttar 137953 ones that don't enjoy working on eBay,repparttar 137954 particular task that they enjoyrepparttar 137955 least isrepparttar 137956 packing and shipping of products. Funnily enough, this is exactlyrepparttar 137957 bit of trading that I grew to dislike too.

I (andrepparttar 137958 sellers I have spoken to) didn't have a problem with creating sales descriptions, dealing with emails, collecting payment (naturally!) andrepparttar 137959 other administrative tasks involved in running an online business. But wrapping things up and taking them torepparttar 137960 post office is something completely different and for me and many others that's where it all started to fall apart :-)

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