The Perfect Work-At-Home Job: I Found It! You Can Too!

Written by Melanie Jordan

Want your work to fit your life, notrepparttar other way around? Want to work at home and earn money on your own schedule? Then mystery shopping is your "Perfect Work-At-Home Job"! Forget everything you've heard about mystery shopping, there is good, work-at-home money to be made. You can learn how to become a professional mystery shopper who is in high demand, earning top money, not free hamburgers.

The internet has changed this industry, and made becoming a mystery shopper easier than ever before. Mystery shopping can play a role in supplementing your income (or lack of) while you work on getting to where you really want to be. Or it can simply be good steady money that fits in withrepparttar 117899 life you lead.

If there is a good demand for mystery shoppers in your area, it Is entirely possible to make up to $1,000 in a month's time in actual cash and high-end freebies depending uponrepparttar 117900 types of assignments you do. Make money when you want to on your terms, and don't when you have other things to do!

Plus, while you can earn nice money on a regular basis, you can also get lots of things for free that you might otherwise have to pay for out of your own pocket. By doing mystery shopping, you can actually make your household budget go further, and possibly get to do things (like go out to a fancy restaurant), you would not otherwise get to do as often, with someone else footingrepparttar 117901 bill.

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If I could start over...Lessons learned in e-publishing business

Written by Milana Nastetskaya

As my online business approaches its 1st anniversary, I look back on my efforts and results, trying to summarize and draw conclusions.

What would I have done differently if I had to start from scratch again? What could I have done better? If you are just starting out in an information publishing business, or thinking about going into an e-business,repparttar information I will share with you could be absolutely priceless as I will speak completely from personal experience.

************ If I had to do all over again, here arerepparttar 117898 things I would do differently: ************

1. I would have focused on one product at a time - starting from developing it to putting in place an effective marketing strategy. Beginning to work on new products while my 1st product wasn't yet selling well was a big mistake. I was completely overwhelmed by repparttar 117899 amount of work. I had to keep testingrepparttar 117900 ad copy, web design, and headlines for my 1st book while creatingrepparttar 117901 2nd one.

My part-time business turned into a full-time nightmare for a little while. Now I am definitely waiting - no new products until my three books have a good and a proven marketing system in place.

Now, that's not to say that I don't come up with ideas for new products. I have at least 4 or 5 titles in my "idea bank", but I will not start working on them until I can see that my current projects are set up successfully.

2. I would have not jumped into forums and discussions groups making a fool out of myself before even "testingrepparttar 117902 waters". Being completely new to e-business (but not to web design) I underestimatedrepparttar 117903 power of message boards and their effect on one's business. The Internet is not some huge universe of anonymous creatures. Everyone knows everyone and a bad news spreads fast throughoutrepparttar 117904 online marketing community.

If I could do it over, I would have definitely lurked before posting. Get a feel of what kind of people, messages and reaction you should expect. Once you understandrepparttar 117905 forum atmosphere, your posts will be much more in tone with others and appropriate.

3. I would have never believed those ads, web sites and people who said that this is not hard work. There is no way you will be "making money while you sleep". This statement is missing one point: you need to work HARD before you can start "making money while you sleep". In other words, you need to get your business to a certain level before you start getting consistent orders, some of which will arrive "while you are asleep" :-)

4. I would have definitely come up with a schedule of when to work and what to do. For example, 2 hours a day. Monday - submitting to Search Engines, Tuesday - contacting other webmasters for link exchange, Wednesday - writing an article, and so on.

Because there is always something to do, I found myself working too many hours a week and many times would not accomplish much. Having a schedule and a plan helps a lot and allows rest time without feeling any guilt :-)

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