The Work-At-Home Dream: Telecommuting vs. the Home Based Business

Written by Angela Wu

Working from home isn't just a passing fad; it's a growing trend that gets stronger each year. Unfortunately, many people only have a vague notion of "working at home"; they've been flooded with "get rich quick" and "be your own boss!" ads and just don't know where to start.

There's a big difference between telecommuting - that is, working at home for an employer - and running your own home based business. Which one is right for you?

WORKING AT HOME FOR AN EMPLOYER ---------------------------------


+ You get paid a steady, guaranteed income for as long as you are employed withrepparttar company and do your job.

+ Many employers offer health care benefits. This helps to cover both you and your family's health care needs.

+ If an employer chooses to hire you, training you is part of your job. You're paid to learnrepparttar 117774 necessary skills.

+ You have a specific set of tasks and responsibilities. You know what's expected of you.

+ Most employees only have to work a certain number of hours per week. If you work more, you are generally paid overtime wages.


- Job stability depends on your employer. Layoffs are not at all uncommon.

- Competition is extremely fierce. Although you *can* find work-at-home jobs online, most of them are offered to current employees with proven track records. - You must answer to a boss or supervisor. They tell you what to do, when to do it, and often how to do it too. You may not actually haverepparttar 117775 flexibility that's assumed when you work at home -- you may still have to work 'regular' hours and be available to your coworkers and boss.

- Your income is decided for you by your employer. You are paid a certain amount to do your job, and any raises you earn are also decided by your employer.

- Employers can be very choosy; there are loads of people who want to work from home. Thus some may offer less than competitive wages, or fewer or no benefits at all.

Make Your Project A Success!

Written by A.T.Rendon

Most small business people onrepparttar Internet are on a budget and that forces you to be "creative". Either you work on a tight budget that hampers your activity or you do much ofrepparttar 117773 work yourself to save from paying others to do it.

That isrepparttar 117774 nature ofrepparttar 117775 entrepreneur.

Just because you are doing, or want to do, business online does not changerepparttar 117776 work involved to create those sales and make money.

Here are a few points to keep in mind while doing it online:

1. Test Your Ad Copy.

Testing is important and a constant ongoing part of any marketing plan. You need to test various approaches and be able to accessrepparttar 117777 results.

The simplest manner to do that is with Auto-Responders.

For a FREE list of some good Auto-Responders that can be used for online business, send for at:

You can easily set up a different Auto-Responder for each different test that you run. For example, if you were to market software, you could list your Auto-Responders as:,, etc.

This allows you to test different ad copy, headlines, prices or whatever and to gaugerepparttar 117778 results just by viewingrepparttar 117779 responses you receive to each approach.

2. Stress Your Strong Points.

A. Product or Service.

Tell your prospect why you are excited about your own product or service. If you can conveyrepparttar 117780 passion you feel for your own project, you may excite your prospects to share in your experience.

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