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Way too many people believe the Internet is a place to get rich quick with no effort or sweat needed. You just publish a web site and poof you have a home business. Please do not hold your breath......

Way too many people believe the Internet is a place to get rich quick with no effort or sweat needed. You just publish a web site and poof you have a home business. Please do not hold your breath waiting on results from an Internet business started with that thought process. Home business owners turning blue or choking are signs that they did not read this article

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  • 1. 10 Necessities For All Home Businesses
  • 2. Preface / Introduction@~~~>The LAST Time I Made This OFFER I was BURIED in calls so I am limiting this to theNEXT 5 PEOPLE ONLY CALL ME NOW - dont miss out! CALL ME NOW for your FREEInternet marketing consultation. ($100 value) Let an expert show you RIGHT NOW how to profitonline every single day without leaving home. CALL ME -- Liz English -- NOW, (315) 668-1591.LIVE 24/7/365.
  • 3. Table of Contents1. 10 Necessities For A Home Based Business2. Faster Home Business Profits3. Killer Tips for Promoting your Home Business
  • 4. 10 Necessaties For All Home Businesses10 Necessities For A Home Based BusinessWhen you make the decision to earn income from the internet you will need to go through a set upprocess to be ready for business.Following are the basic steps in setting up for home business success.1. AttitudeThe key to your business success is your attitude.Treat your business like a business.This is critical whether you are working part-time or full-time. One of my colleagues is a motherwho works from home around her family. She has always put her family first whilst at the same timedeveloping her business. She says, "I work part-time, but I have a full-time attitude."Put another way, "If you have a hobby attitude you will have a hobby income, if you have a businessattitude you will have a business income."You can be successful working part-time and you can be successful working full-time but it ishighly unlikely that you will be successful working in your "spare time".2. Working EnvironmentA space that you can call your own, free from distractions for your scheduled time.A comfortable chair and organized desk. Stationery supplies as required. For example:- pens - highlighters - stapler - hole punch - sticky tape - note book(s) - a simple filing system - ringbinders - manilla foldersConsider the value of a broadband connection. Your time is valuable and a broadband connectioncan allow you to get more done in a given time frame.3. ScheduleDevelop a schedule that works for you, your family (or "significant others") and your business.When you allot a block of time for work then use that time for work. Equally important is toschedule time for your other commitments - family time, self education ( reading, listening andviewing), "health time" (exercise, cooking and eating), and leisure time. During these other timesdont work. After all if one of the reasons to work from home is to spend more time with your familythen you dont want your working at home time to consume your family time.You are working for yourself and your schedule (by your choice) is your "boss". When you havepeople calling you or dropping around unexpectedly or maybe out-of-town visitors may want tocatch up with you then you need to make a choice. Are you committed to your own businesssuccess? What will be your choice in these situations? Only you can decide what is important to you.In a family environment you may need to negotiate with your partner and children to have yourbusiness time agreed upon, during which you will not be interrupted. Put this schedule prominentlysomewhere so all family members are aware of your work schedule.4. Describe Your BusinessBe able to describe your business concisely; a powerful one or two sentence description thatsomeone can repeat in describing your business to others. A unique and memorable tag line can alsohttp://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 4 of 9
  • 5. 10 Necessaties For All Home Businessesbe invaluable for promoting your business.5. Know Your Product or ServiceOnce you have selected your product or service to sell, it may or may not be something that you useyourself but you need to know your product intimately. If you are selling ebooks then know thecontent and its value. If you are selling software then use it know it "inside out". You will develop areputation of providing quality information and because of your product knowledge you can becomethe preferred supplier.It is not practical to use certain products (for example a woman may choose to sell mans shoes orvice versa) in which case the seller wont be a product user, however the seller can still know thebenefits and features of the product intimately.6. AdministrationUse good record keeping practices.This may involve a consultation with a tax advisor who can let you know about the optimal way toset up your financial records and what records need to be kept. Your advisor will also recommendrecord keeping systems and you can find out what software may simplify this aspect of yourbusiness. Additionally your obtain advice on the best arrangement for your bank accounts. You willmost likely be advised to have a separate bank account.You will also need to keep track of your various logins, usernames and passwords. A very handylittle software tool for this is Treepad available as either the free Lite version (without passwordprotection) or the commercial Plus or Biz versions. http://www.treepad.comThere are other useful tools for this also from a simple paper notebook to free and commercialpassword keepers. One popular solution is Roboform that will remember your login details and canautomatically fill out your login and other registration forms. http://www.roboform.com7. Computer ProtectionYour computer is the lifeline to your business dealings and must be protected including the data thatis stored.You need a virus scanner, personal firewall, anti-spyware and anti-adware and preferably an emailscanner with the ability to delete suspect of spam email from the server before it is downloaded toyour computer.Some suggestions are:AVG Anti-Virus: http://www.grisoft.com Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org MicrosoftAnti-Spyware: www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx Adaware:http://www.lavasoft.com/ Mailwasher Email Scanner: http://www.mailwasher.net8. A Domain NameYou will most likely need a domain name for your business and one cost effective registrar isGoDaddy, http://www.godaddy.com.9. Payment ProcessingYou will need a way to process credit cards; that may be using services such as: - PayPalhttps://www.paypal.com - Storm Pay http://www.stormpay.com - 2 Checkouthttp://www.2checkout.com - Clickbank http://www.clickbank.com or others.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 5 of 9
  • 6. 10 Necessaties For All Home BusinessesThis is the most economical way to get started. Once your business picks up you may need to lookinto your own merchant account for credit card transactions.Consideration may also be given to other forms of online currency such as eGoldhttp://www.egold.com10. Email accountsOnce you have your own domain you can use an associated email account. This can further assist inthe promotion of your business and promotes a more professional business image.As a final comment on continuing in your internet business, conduct your business ethically, provideextraordinary service and be proud to put your name to the products or services that you are sellingand you will be on track to developing a sustainable long term internet business.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 6 of 9
  • 7. 10 Necessaties For All Home BusinessesFaster Home Business ProfitsWay too many people believe the Internet is a place to get rich quick with no effort or sweat needed.You just publish a web site and poof you have a home business. Please do not hold your breathwaiting on results from an Internet business started with that thought process. Home businessowners turning blue or choking are signs that they did not read this article.The good news is starting an online home business is worth every second it takes to do it right.Imagine being your own boss for incentive, then use your brain and motivation to make it work. Thelack of time will always be a factor in creating your business, given the fact we all have jobs, kids,family or some other distraction. To add more time to your business day use the proven techniquesand strategies not shortcuts!Imagine being able to sit down at your computer and find your home business already built in a boxjust waiting for you. By using content sites and article sites, you can easily find ready to go ebooks,software, products and even complete web sites, ready to build a business with. They just do notinclude the marketing any business requires.Take a tour of sites like Infogoround, Surefire Wealth, and SiteSell. You will find ideas andsolutions for any home business. None will be successful overnight. Success takes considerableeffort and motivation and it all starts with you and a great idea.And do not overlook your greatest asset which is the skill and knowledge you already have.Business online takes passion and chances are passion on the job got you many years of experiencethat you can easily share for profit. The book "Make Your Knowledge Sell" can be found on anysearch engine. Get a copy of it and see just how much money your knowledge can make.Many topics and themes great for home business and affiliate sales have already been built. Takeadvantage of that by joining sites that sell content and ideas you can modify to suit your specificpurpose. These days you can start a home based business in just minutes to hours, but above allthings, have a marketing plan before you start. Then use content sites, article sites, and provenmarketing tactics to get the job done.In all cases however, the lack of an action plan is the fastest way to a home business failure. "Lookbefore you leap" is a well known phrase and the answer for faster home business profits.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 7 of 9
  • 8. 10 Necessaties For All Home BusinessesKiller Tips for Promoting your Home BusinessIf you own a home based business you know just how important it is to have a good promotionalplan. After all, you will never be successful if people do not even know that you exist. The goodthing is that if you own a home based business there are several ways to promote it to potentialcustomers all over the world.The first thing that you will want to do when you are promoting your home business is to write up aplan; this is sometimes referred to as a marketing plan. In this plan you will want to outlineeverything you intend to do as far as promotion is concerned. By doing this before you even getstarted, you will ensure yourself of having a guide to help you through the different stages ofmarketing. Many people overlook this step because they think that they can simply promote as theygo along. This is true, but by having a promotional plan in place you will be much more successful.One of the best ways of promoting your home business is through the use of a website. By having awebsite, you will be able to promote your business to people from all over the world. There was atime when this option was not available, but those days have come and gone. If you want your homebusiness to be successful, you will need to have a top notch website that you can rely on.In addition to promoting your home business with a website, there are other ways that you can dothis online as well. Placing ads in ezines has been proven as a successful promotion method. Themain advantage of doing this is that you can reach a target audience that is interested in what youhave to offer. This is much better than simply placing an ad in a publication that does not evencorrespond with your company.Of course, promoting your home business can also be done in more traditional ways as well. Manypeople feel that direct mail is still a great way to promote their business. This can be done byobtaining a mailing list, and then sending out some materials that will intrigue people to contact you.Even though this method is a bit outdated, and can still be very successful if done correctly.Promoting your home business is the only way that you are going to be able to grow. By starting outwith a plan you will be able to ensure yourself of guidance along the way. Remember, there arehundreds of promotional tactics available. Find a couple that work for you and stick with them. Youwill be seeing results in no time at all!http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 8 of 9
  • 9. 10 Necessaties For All Home BusinessesResourceRepublished with authors permission by Elizabeth English http://LizsWorldprofit.com.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 9 of 9