Work from home job? Business? How do you decide?

Written by Stephanie Foster

It's a big decision to stay home with your family, rather than continue in a traditional job outsiderepparttar home. There are many choices you must make if you decide to work from home, and many pitfalls to avoid.

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Think about how much interaction with other people you want. If you're not interested in telling everyone you meet about what you do, a business may not be for you, particularly if you have to sell things in person.

Take a look around your home and figure out what you can use for office space. You will need a place you can keep all your business supplies and work in relative peace. Remember, if you take a job taking calls, most employers require that you not have children yelling inrepparttar 117185 background. Even if you can have your kids around, you will get more done in a peaceful environment.

They Didn't Think I Could Earn A Full-Time Income Online, But I Proved Them Wrong

Written by Al Martinovic

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The sales started coming in regularly. But I didn't sit back. I wanted to convert more of my visitors into customers.

I added an opt-in form on my site to capture email addresses and set up an autoresponder to automatically follow up with my prospects. Eventually I added an alert box to capture email addresses which really exploded my mail list.

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