The Coming Home Business Boom

Written by Rob Spiegel

There is a coming home-business boom. You may not read much about it, since home business activity takes place quietly, but it's coming nonetheless. All ofrepparttar elements are there to support this quiet boom. Layoffs are increasing. Home-equity gains ofrepparttar 117870 past few years providerepparttar 117871 modest capital needed for a home-based launch. And people are getting tired of reporting to offices where salaries are frozen and advancement opportunity is narrowing as people hold tight to their current jobs.

The biggest recent factor to fuel this boom came on September 11. There are certain to be millions acrossrepparttar 117872 nation now who shudder as they commute to a tall office building. The attack has also dramatically increased our desire to stay close to family. Parents of young children are probably growing disenchanted withrepparttar 117873 life of daycare and office buildings inrepparttar 117874 new world that abruptly appeared on September 11. Since job alternatives are scarce during this downturn, you can expect people to start visiting business opportunity fairs seeking home-based enterprise opportunities.

Two or three years ago I spent a few months working with a leading business opportunity and franchise show, livingrepparttar 117875 gypsy life while giving seminars on how to shop for franchises. This was duringrepparttar 117876 late-1990s boom years of early ecommerce and high employment. It was a great time to start a business. Yet attendance at these shows was down acrossrepparttar 117877 country. Who needsrepparttar 117878 risk and trouble of a business launch when you can raise your earnings simply by jumping from good-paying job to better-paying job. And withrepparttar 117879 stock market sky-rocketing, you could accumulate wealth simply by shifting your nest egg from one fast-flying stock to another.

With fewer choices inrepparttar 117880 job market and no opportunity inrepparttar 117881 stock market, people will naturally start to consider a business launch. Just 15 years ago, that meant rending office space or a storefront. Not any more. A home-based business is perfectly respectable now. It's even coveted. The home business is accurately perceived as offering more personal freedom thanrepparttar 117882 out-of-home launch that comes withrepparttar 117883 strings of large capital investment and staff management.

How I learned to Succeed Online, Finally

Written by Mike Cantwell

If you thought anything like I did several years ago, you probably thought you could just THROW up a website and make money. You know, likerepparttar ones our "friends" at Dead yellow offered. FREE Website, FREE e-mail, FREE money, FREE...........well, I won't go there.

After throwingrepparttar 117869 site together, just submit it torepparttar 117870 URL submitter a couple times a day and visitors would just flock to my site. NOT! Boy did I feel stupid. Still do sometimes.

But I have to admit making mistakes has helped in my approach to earning money online. Fortunately those early ventures only cost me about $400 and I did actually earn several checks so I put my loss at around $240.

I think it was worthrepparttar 117871 lessons I've learned.

The way I see it, these arerepparttar 117872 things you MUST have in order to prosper onrepparttar 117873 Internet.

1) A Unique Product or become a dealer for a reputable company 2) You own opt-in mailing list with a listserver 3) A PROfessionally designed website 4) A Salemanager (software to follow up on your prospects) 5) Traffic

Being inrepparttar 117874 restaurant and lawn & tree care businesses a unique product was somewhat of a problem. I mean I really couldn't have you download a T-bone medium rare and a twice baked, now could I ? Mmmm...maybe a fungicide treatment for your lawn. Nope. Grub treatment.......Nope.

Now off torepparttar 117875 Net to find something that people would NEED and purchase in quantity. First I cut some cookies. BIG mistake. Then I tried to sell overpriced vitamins. HUGE mistake. Not only did I sell about 2% of what I ordered, they weren't as good as ones costing about 20% as much. Boy did that guy FOOL me!

Now my pea-sized brain was spinning..........where do I findrepparttar 117876 products or sevices that people TRULY need. I needed to offerrepparttar 117877 same quality that people received from my offline businesses. And it HAD to haverepparttar 117878 same VALUE.

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