Starting and Running a Home Based Business

Written by Darrell Knox

The allure of a home based business is very strong these days with uncertain economic times andrepparttar pressures of working long hours for less pay. More and more people are exploringrepparttar 116921 home based business world to see if it is right for them.

More women are seeking home based businesses asrepparttar 116922 corporate life and pay just don't seem to justifyrepparttar 116923 time away from home and children anymore. Men tired of working for others and also loosing their entire lives with their families to a job that requires more than 40 hours a week just to survive, are learning more and more aboutrepparttar 116924 internet and working at home.

There are many ways today to start a home based business. The internet offersrepparttar 116925 easiest, least expensive way to start a home based business ever. Never before have people been able to start up an entire, legitimate business just by signing up for a hosting account and selling information or other products from their web site.

Evenrepparttar 116926 least internet savvy person can start an online home based business even if all they know how to do is retrieve and send email. In fact, one you know how easy it is, you will be amazed that you hadn't started sooner.

Any home based business is hard work. But ask yourself this question: Will your current job pay you more for working harder? In most casesrepparttar 116927 answer will be no. Your current employer will not only happily pay yourepparttar 116928 same amount whether you work hard or not, they will profit fromrepparttar 116929 work you do because they own repparttar 116930 business you work for.

Tips to Avoid Online Auction Fraud

Written by John Lynch

While most buyers and sellers on internet auction sites are honest, there is alwaysrepparttar threat of underlying fraud.

Auction sites have had instances of sellers posting pictures of items for sale, only to include in extremely small print that buyers are only bidding forrepparttar 116920 photo rather thanrepparttar 116921 item itself. Whenrepparttar 116922 photo arrives inrepparttar 116923 post and notrepparttar 116924 product, buyers are obviously outraged.

Steps to avoid online auction fraud 1)Check seller's feedback

One ofrepparttar 116925 best ways to judge a seller's honesty is to check his or her feedback. Most buyers will give feedback on a sale, ratingrepparttar 116926 seller inrepparttar 116927 seller's Feedback Profile. Ifrepparttar 116928 feedback is negative, it will be very difficult for that seller to buy or sell anything on that auction site in future. Checkrepparttar 116929 seller's feedback and if it is not overwhelmingly positive, do not buy.

2)Find out seller's contact details

Before you enter into a deal, try to establish contact withrepparttar 116930 seller. On eBay you can search information on a member by visitingrepparttar 116931 Find Members page. If you can get a phone number or an email address, you have a better chance of solving any future problems. You could establish contact withrepparttar 116932 buyer by requesting further information aboutrepparttar 116933 nature ofrepparttar 116934 product in which you are interested.

3)Payment Methods

Credit cards arerepparttar 116935 safest way to buy anything online forrepparttar 116936 simple reason that, inrepparttar 116937 case of fraud, most credit card companies will coverrepparttar 116938 cost. Online payment services such as PayPal and FastPay are also popular with auction site users because of their safety. These are account-based systems that send money via credit card or bank account.

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