Starting A Home Based Business Requires The Proper Mindset

Written by
Kirk Bannerman

After helping thousands of people start up their own home based businesses onrepparttar the Internet, I have come to recognize two ofrepparttar 150959 most important factors for identifying people that should NOT attempt to start a home based business.

If a prospective entrepreneur says something like...

"I'm broke and need to make some!"


"I want to start a home business, but I don't want to spend anything on it until after I start earning some money." is certain that they need a "reality check" and should not attempt to start a home business under either of those conditions. I refer to these two comments asrepparttar 150960 "death sentences" for starting a home based business.

Almost equally important isrepparttar 150961 need to have realistic economic expectations when undertaking a home based business. There is magic here, folks. A home based business provides many rewards such as working inrepparttar 150962 comfort of your own home, avoiding a stressful commute, being your own boss, setting your own hours, no dress code, etc., etc., but anyone that is also expecting "instant riches" is sadly mistaken.

Monitor Your Visibility in Google, MSN, and Yahoo with these DIY SEO Tools

Written by Tinu AbayomiPaul

This isrepparttar second part of an article series in which you’ll find many tools that you can use to monitor your site’s search engine position and see how your do-it-yourself search engine optimization efforts are coming along.

The following tools are for monitoring your search results inrepparttar 150924 three major search engines. It isn’t an all-inclusive list, but rather a highlight of some ofrepparttar 150925 tools you can use. (I’ll point you to one ofrepparttar 150926 master lists when we get into more general tools in part three.)

Using Your Google Site Information Page

I’ve covered this in an earlier article, but just in case you missed it, we’ll go over it again briefly here. (If you need more help following along, you can listen to one of my recent podcasts for a convenient audio walkthrough.)

Open up your browser and go to Google’s home page. Type in info:yoursitenameandsuffix. So if your site was you’d type You can also use site:yoursitenameandsuffix to find out which pages have been indexed by Google’s search engine spider.

This search will tell you pages that Google considers similar to yours. It will also show sites that it considered linked to you, and show sites that carry your full url, hyperlinked or not. It’s not 100% accurate as far as telling you allrepparttar 150927 sites that are linked back to yours, but what you can learn from this is which backlinks matter.

From here you can also seerepparttar 150928 last day Google spidered your home page.

To see this in action, click onrepparttar 150929 first group of information links, “Show Google's cache of” If you look next torepparttar 150930 word “cached” onerepparttar 150931 first line,repparttar 150932 date is expressed also.

Sometimes it seems thatrepparttar 150933 cached time for and are different, so be sure and check both.

Finding Information About Your Site In Yahoo

This document will tell you how to find out what sites are linking to you, give yourepparttar 150934 results for how many pages of your site are in Yahoo, and more. Once you get torepparttar 150935 results page, you’ll be able to view your cached pages, etc.

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