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    2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2017 4:22 PM by Katrina Brown

    Starting A Home-Based Business

    Katrina Brown Adventurer

      If you are serious about the idea of making money through a home-based business then here are tips which are a beneficial tool for those who want to begin to work at home. A simple solution is to start with a business from home focused on the internet arena i.e. where the work is based on the Internet.

       

      Tip #1

       

      The market is filled with numerous ideas of home based businesses. Every single day new schemes come into the market under the garb of legitimate home-based internet businesses. Sadly, most of these so-called home internet businesses are pure pyramid scams. So, BEWARE!

       

      Tip #2

       

      Home based internet businesses can be a good opportunity provided you are serious about it. With increasing unemployment & rising costs, having a steady income has become a critical issue nowadays. This has a direct bearing not only on the security and well-being of their children but also on the security of their retirement days. If you work at home via the internet, not only will you be able to earn a steady income but also be with your kids in their growing years. Moreover, the more you earn now, the more secure their future will be. In such circumstances, if you plan to start a home-based internet business, it makes perfect sense.

       

      But the problem lies in how to select the right internet home based business opportunity? The different ideas of home-based businesses often confuse the mind and stop us from taking a quick and concrete decision regarding the best businesses. Then there are questions regarding the viability of these internet business opportunities. Then, you are also doubtful whether the income generated from the work at home will be able to replace that from a fulltime job. When the monetary return from home-based businesses is uncertain, then there is no logic in starting one. Hence, selecting the right business is of critical importance.

       

      Tip #3

       

      What are the costs of starting a home-based business? It's possible to start up with zero dollars if you already have a phone, an updated laptop or desktop, a multifunction printer with copying, scanning and faxing capabilities and an internet provider. If you have a high volume of items to print, consider investing in a laser printer. If you haven’t already, invest in the latest version of Microsoft Office. This is the most common business software on the market today. It is very affordable because you have the option of purchasing it for the total price or you can get a monthly subscription which I subscribe to monthly. Business cards, brochures, flyers and other marketing material are must-haves. If you are trying to save additional dollars brochures and flyers can be self-designed with Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Published software. There are also online discount printing companies, if you don't have the knack or time to design your own marketing materials. If you want to be taken seriously, you'll need a professional looking website. You can hire a web designer for about $500 to $1,000 for a small site, or you can use an inexpensive yet professional self-build option such as WordPress or GoDaddy and a web host for as little as $6.00 per month.