Did you ever watch the Zoo Keeper working in the monkey enclosure?I can recall watching the Zoo Keeper when he was sweeping out the big monkey enclosure. He was industriously sweeping up dead leaves and twigs and the rest of the litter the monkeys had made and he was taking no notice at all of the antics of the noisy crew of monkeys. I guess he was used to their racket. Suddenly one of the monkeys swung down from a branch and snatched the Zoo Keeper’s cap right off his head. The Zoo Keeper hardly had time to react to what had happened before that monkey was out of reach in the higher branches of the tree.The Zoo Keeper looked up, the monkey bared its teeth in that special grin monkeys have and chattered quietly. The Zoo Keeper pantomimed a shrug for his audience: no point in him even thinking of climbing the tree after that monkey. The Zoo Keeper carried on with his cleaning up and ignored the chattering monkey.The monkey tried the cap on for size, on his head, then on one foot, then he sniffed hard at it. The crowd laughed but the Zoo Keeper didn’t bother to look up. The monkey dropped from the tree just a few feet behind the Zoo Keeper, screeched in that way monkeys have and flourished the cap when the Zoo Keeper looked round startled. That sure got his attention!The Zoo Keeper stood, hands on hips. The monkey did the same, putting its head a little on one side as if he was waiting for an answer. The Zoo Keeper took a slow step towards the monkey and the monkey just stood there holding the Zoo Keeper’s cap. The Zoo Keeper took another cautious step towards the monkey and this time the monkey took a step back. The Zoo Keeper tried another step, the monkey stepped back, turned, let out a screech and leaped into the lower branches of his favourite tree. The Zoo Keeper grabbed at his cap but he was no match for the monkey’s swiftness.By now a crowd of children had gathered and they giggled as the Zoo Keeper looked up at the monkey who had again perched out of reach chattering loudly and waving the cap in the air. What the Zoo Keeper didn’t know (but the children did) was that another monkey had removed a small shovel from the Zoo Keeper’s unattended cart and was marching about waving the shovel in the air as if he was conducting some invisible monkey orchestra.When monkey number two started beating the shovel against the bars of the enclosure, the Zoo Keeper did notice and his attention was completely diverted from the first monkey. While the Zoo Keeper crept up behind the monkey with the shovel, monkey number one dropped out of the tree and upset the Keeper’s cart, scattering all the rubbish he had swept up.At that moment, the gate into the enclosure opened and a Feeding Attendant brought in the monkeys’ lunch. Monkey number one saw the attendant and lost all interest in the cap, which he dropped on the ground. The second monkey threw the shovel over his shoulder as he loped in the direction of the food.The Keeper made the most of this opportunity. He rescued his cap, picked up his shovel and walked back towards the strewn litter. Unfortunately, on his way to gather up the litter, he trod in a pile of monkey pooh and had to stop to scrape his shoe clean..What does chasing after monkeys have to do with your Internet business?When I am working at my home based business on the Internet, I often feel as if I am trying to work in a cage full of monkeys. There are so many distractions, so many people trying to get your attention and lure you to their websites. If you do not remain focused on the job in hand, working on the internet can turn out very much like chasing monkeys. If you lose your focus, you will find yourself being led in every direction apart from the one you intended to take. You will spend your morning chasing about and achieving nothing. Suddenly you will realise it’s lunchtime and you have still not managed to complete the morning’s tasks. If you let this situation carry on, you are likely to find yourself in the sort of mess that’s best tackled with a shovel.
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We all believe that bigger is better. We’re driven into debt lusting after bigger houses, bigger cars, and big screen TVs. Weíre told bigger dreams are more rewarding. Companies want bigger profits; managers want bigger salaries. Think big. Act big. Look big.Big thinking, while an ideal starting point for setting goals, also gets us into more trouble than we bargain for. It is not that there is anything inherently wrong with thinking big or wanting to be big, it’s just that operating a small business requires a new set of tools; a mindset of thinking small.Many small business owners get caught in a trap that they are starting small as the first step to becoming big. This may be the dream in some instances. Most big corporations started small, launched in a basement or garage and ended up being big. If that is the goal, then big dreams and big thoughts are essential. But for many, that is not whatís behind the desire to own a small business.In the course of any week, I receive dozens of calls from small business owners (and some big ones!) eager to discuss some aspect of their business. While each owner has their own unique business challenges, there is a common theme that weaves its way through most conversations. Many small business owners are struggling with the reality of their smallness, whether it is a small customer base, limited funds, staff shortages or hours in a day. The enthusiastic launch of their small business, with its dream of financial independence, a gentler lifestyle and relaxing by the pool, have given way to big demands. And the inability to satisfy those demands leave many stressed and frustrated. This wasnít the intended course of action, was it?Recently a business consultant approached me with the intention of helping me get big. His technique was to have me think as big as possible regarding the potential of this publication: Picture it as a national magazine with thousands of readers and advertisers. Feel what it would be like to be at the helm of such a big, successful enterprise, feel the corner office, the fancy car, the fame and recognition. Now come back to the present. I’d like to help you set a course for that goal.But like so many business consultants, he was struggling with the reality of his own small business. More importantly, he never asked me if I wanted to be big. I declined his seduction. (Parenthetically, never hire a business consultant who has never owned and operated a successful small business. They can spin the theory but lack the substance of experience.)Operating a small business is not about thinking corporately (big) with smaller goals. That’s like downsizing your home but wanting to keep all the furniture. Small business success depends on instilling a whole new paradigm of thought. It requires a totally different approach.Paramount is knowing exactly how big (actually, how small) you want to be. All too often the vision of a gentler lifestyle of downsizing to a more palatable pace of life is overshadowed by our conditioned mind set that says, think bigger. This sets actions in motion that have big consequences. Bigger always requires more time, energy and input. Bigger often comes at the expense of taking care of the smaller things, like customer service, balancing the books and quality time with friends and family.While financial shortfall is often cited as the cause of the high failure rate of small businesses, what befalls many great small business ventures is the lure to become big. After all, isn’t the goal of many small business owners to land the big account so that the pressures of being small can be eased? It is our cultural prerogative to strive for greatness and to measure a man or woman by their achievements. And the bigger the achievement the better.Unfortunately for our culture, business success is often rated according to size …as if that really mattered.
My first experience of using visualiation successfully was when I was employed. It was not something I had read much about, nor consciously practised. It happened quite by chance, and it was only many years later that I realised what had happened.I was on a week long management training course, surrounded by some very bright, mostly younger, sparks. On about the third day, we were given an exercise to do. It was an individual exercise; each one of us had to think about, and then write down, what would be our perfect day in 5 years’ time.What all this had to do with management training I was not sure. In fact, I’m still not sure to this day. But, it was something I was quite happy to do. I have a strong imagination, and this was an “easy” exercise to do. We had an hour, so no rush; I just let my mind flow. It was quiet, as everyone else was doing the same.I sketched out honestly my perfect day. I was living near the sea, and had control over my own life. I was not employed, I was self employed. Goodbye career; that was not given one second of the perfect day. It was quite a relaxing sort of day, but I was working at home. I stopped when I wanted and strolled around for some exercise and air. My beloved sea was always in sight.What shocked me about that exercise was, that when I read back what I had written, it bore no resemblance to my life at the time I did the exercise. My life 5 years ahead, on my perfect day, was transformed.It was only some time after what I wrote down became a reality, about 5 years later, that I realized the possible significance of that exercise. In that short time of concentration, had I given enough instruction to my subconscious to ensure that I would go on and achieve that perfect day? I cannot know for sure, but I have no need to. It is enough that it happened.By all means, try that exercise for yourself. Give your mind the freedom, and do not allow anyone else to read what you have written.If you believe that what happened to me then was not pure chance, and you have a home business you want to succeed in, why not apply similar visualization techniques to your business? There is no need to follow a specific formula, you can adapt to your own needs. Try the following:1. Find a quiet place and time to think in broad terms about how you would want your business to turn out. Once you have a clear vision, write it down. Visualise it as you write it down. See yourself as you would hope to be when the business is a big success.2. Think of the major barriers to your success, and write them down. Then, for each of those barriers, visualize how you would ideally break down those barriers.3. Think of the new skills you need to acquire to aid your success. Write them down, and visualise yourself as being in command of those skills.Once you have completed your list, hopefully you will have 6 – 8 items. Now read through again, and rewrite them until they are worded as positive statements. Uncertainties, like “I may”, should be avoided. For example, instead of “I may be good at using a word processor” write “I am good at using a word processor.” There is a certainty about that, which you want your mind to get used to.When you are happy with your list, get into a routine of going through it very day. Early morning, lunch time, and evening before bed, are good times. Read the list to yourself, visualise for each item one at a time, and repeat up to ten times, more if you have the time. Concentrate as hard as you can with the visualization, it is like you are drilling deeper into your subconscious.Since I moved to Palawan in the Philippines, I have come to think of visualisation as like going for a walk in the jungle. If it is unfamiliar territory to you, somebody will usually walk ahead, hacking down any obstructive plants and tree branches. They are clearing the way to make it easy for you. If you do that every day, the path becomes well trodden, and eventually you can just stroll through with ease without anyone clearing the path ahead for you.Visualisation can be used to clear the path to the future you desire, and any detailed aspects of that future. Each time you practice the visualisation as I have described above, you are making it that much easier for yourself to walk that path to success in the future.
Depending on the type of at-home job you want to find, you might still need to have a resume, especially if you are going to be providing a business-profession-type service. For at-home businesses that involve providing other non-professional services, you probably need only a business brochure or other printed information materials.Professional At-Home BusinessIf your at-home business venture means that you will be providing any type of professional service (book- or recordkeeping, tax accounting, proofreading, graphics design, etc.), then you will probably be applying for freelance, outsource, or telenetworked (online) positions. In this case, you will probably need a resume (or a business précis, which is summary of important facts about your qualifications) that can be mailed, faxed, or attached to an email. You can either write your own or hire a professional resume writer to write one for you.If you are comfortable with and confident that you can create the right type of resume or précis needed for the level of service you wish to offer, then you can use any template that is available in your computer word-processing system, or look for software that is designed to do resumes.For resumes that you are going to mail, use good quality, monotone (one color) paper. For resumes that are going to be faxed, be sure the resume you print is printed as “Best Quality” and never fax a copy, always fax an original! For resumes that are going to be emailed, use as little formatting as possible and always test it by emailing your resume to several friends. Ask them to download and open your resume to verify that they have no problems with it.For resumes that are going to be pasted into the body of an email, you definitely need to test it with several friends, preferably who all have different Internet Service Providers. Ask each friend what the resume actually looks like when the email open is opened. Fix any weird spacing and formatting to the extent possible and test it again.Service-Type At-Home BusinessesIf your at-home business involves providing some sort of personal service (like giving birthday parties, doing dog grooming, making balloon bouquets, etc.), then you will need to think more along the lines of brochures and flyers that you can distribute. It is unlikely that you are going to have to “apply” for a job such that you will need a formal resume. For more information about brochures and flyers, please see “Can I Write and Print My Own Business Brochures and Business Cards.”However, it would be a good idea to have a Business Fact Sheet that includes more specific information than you would normally include in a flyer or brochure. When a prospective customer or client begins to ask questions, you can offer your Business Fact Sheet (and then, of course, make sure all the customer’s questions do get answered!).You can create an initial Business Fact Sheet just be keeping track of all the information that you are not including in your brochure. Also, as you begin to talk to prospective clients, make note of the typical questions that they ask. Keep updating your Business Fact Sheet until you have covered most of the questions that are asked or information that is requested.Be sure to print your business information materials on good-quality paper and set your printer preferences to “Better” or “Best” quality printing.Things to Remember about Your Resume or Your Business Information Materials
If you don’t think you can write a resume that will get you the job, then hire a professional resume writer to do it for you
If you write your own resume, use clear, easy-to-read text, one page in length
Set your printer to “Better” or “Best” quality printing
Print on good-quality paper
Test email attachment or text that you paste into an email by sending it to several friends, preferably who have different ISPs
Fax only cartoon porn an original, never a copy
Have a Business Fact Sheet available to give to prospective customers
So you’ve decided to work from home, but you have one big problem….How do you juggle working from home and taking care of your child at the same time? At 16 months old my daughter is my executive assistant. Find out how you can make your child into an executive assistant.Crazy?When you’re working from home you learn how to set-up and organize your home office space. One of the things that is essential to this office, if you have little ones at home, is a place for your child! I’ve read a lot of articles that talk about making your home office a quiet space for you to go and work. I have a different perspective on this. Instead of making your office a space that your child shouldn’t be in, why not give them a place to work alongside of you? Crazy? Read on…..My Daughter’s a Work at Home Mom!O.K. So you’re asking, if I encourage my child to play in the same room I’m working in, how am I going to get anything done? One of the ways that your child learns as the grow up, is to imitate the actions of those around them. Especially you! Have you ever really stopped to look at how your child plays on a day to day basis? I was completely amazed to see what Melody does while not under my direct supervision. She’s a work at home mom! Allright, so that’s a bit of a stretch…but she parents her stuffed animals, and “works” throughout the day. I was astonished to see how much she really imitates my actions. I took this knowledge and used it to develop a play space that she has come to love.The Executive Secretary is In!I gave Melody her own office within my home office. My daughter loves working with me every day. I have set up a corner of my office that is just for her. She’s got her own little desk and chair set up right next to mine. The desk is packed with coloring books and crayons, puzzles and books. She even has her own phone! Melody loves sitting at her desk and “working” while I am working. She also has an easel in the office that has a magnetic board on one side with all different magnets. She loves playing with alphabet magnets. I also have a toybox with a lot of toys that she can play with throughout the day. She loves that she has a space that is “her own” that she can watch me and play alongside me while I work.The Boss Needs a Break Too!So my office isn’t the traditional office that you would find working in the “outside world”, and I often trip over toys on my way to work, but it is the perfect office for a work at home mom. My daughter is close to me all day long even if I am working. We even have a work schedule that we follow throughout the day. We take frequent breaks to play. She knows when to expect breaktime so she will be calmer in those times that I am working. I find that having a schedule that we follow really helps her to be happy throughout the day. Melody thrives on a schedule. She knows exactly what time lunch is even though she can’t tell time. At 11:00 each day she comes up to me and says Mommy, “eat eat.” The schedule keeps her happy and ensures that I spend a good amount of quality time with her each day and don’t get caught up in my work.My Little Executive AssistantIt’s really a win-win situation for the both of us. Throughout the day I’ll also give her little tasks to complete. Right now they are easy tasks such as putting the shapes back in her shape ball, or working on completing a puzzle. As she gets older I will start adding crafts and other things that will help her learn while playing in our office. She is my little executive assistant. I realize that this may not be a practical solution for everyone’s house, but take the concept, and take a look at your “office” to see if this might be something that you can incorporate into your life. It is a huge help in our house.
As a home business entrepreneur who is primarily involved with a program wherein I sponsor Affiliates in a downline, I often find that I am the recipient of emails from new enrollees who are clearly confused on several fronts. Commonly received initial emails consist of questions such as “When do I start my assignment?” and “What is my position in your company?” Somehow, these individuals are under the mistaken notion that by registering for a home business program, they have been hired by a company and are embarking on some sort of non-existent home based career.It is apparent that a fairly generalized confusion exists among people desiring to work at home between a work at home job and a work at home business. Further, it seems apparent that individuals are not thoroughly researching an entity’s background, specifications, and compensation PRIOR to enrolling. Therefore, it is the goal of this article to define a home based job, a home based business, and to outline the differences between the two so that those desiring to work at home may make informed choices prior to clicking on enrollment forms online.Despite the national trend of allowing more and more people to tele-commute rather than spending 40 hours per week at a desk on site at a given company, demand for home based or tele-commuting jobs staggeringly outstrips the supply and landing a home based job with a consistent paycheck as an employee is in reality quite hard to land. Further, tele-commuting or home based jobs rarely allow for working solely at home 100% of the time. Generally, some “on site” time away from home will nearly universally be required. The best way to search for tele-commuting jobs is to directly inquire about tele-commuting opportunities in ones geographic locale. A formal employment application process, interview, and resume will certainly be required to procure a tele-commuting job.Midway between a tele-commuting position as described above and home business entrepreneurship is freelancing. If one has a highly developed and marketable skill such as typing (particularly specialized typing such as medical transcribing, or legal document preparation), bookkeeping, data entry skills, or other highly developed specific knowledge that is in demand, it is possible to match oneself up with companies needing ones skills. One can generally compete with other Freelancers and bid “per piece” or “per project”. A company will generally select the most reasonably priced and highly skilled bidder and pay them per the pre-arranged terms at project completion.A home based business is by definition ones self creation or in essence “giving birth” to sole ownership and development of ones own entity. Home business entrepreneurship involves designing and developing a new business from scratch where the home business entrepreneur is responsible for their own expenses and supervision and where pay is nearly universally 100 commission based. If one does not have specific skills, education, or a product to sell, home business ownership is still possible and indeed can provide a lucrative income if approached in a strategic and well-researched manner. Well-established companies that are recognized by the Better Business Bureau exist. Programs to seek out would be those offering free sign-up, an array of quality products that are in demand, free training, and access to “live” mentors.In summary, tele-commuting salaried jobs do exist but the competition is fierce for these positions. Freelancers with highly specific skills can often work from home by bidding and being paid for individual projects. Finally, home business ownership is open to all, regardless of skill level or educational background and no formal application process is required. Home business ownership offers unlimited potential return, yet requires research, strategy, and the willingness to carefully invest some money for promotion in order to develop a solid and ongoing return.
It’s true, people need to escape the burdens of daily life for a while–from things like mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, painting, gardening, remodeling, home repairs, pet care, checking the mail, and paying their bills. Even a break from nosy neighbors is reason enough to get away for a while.But weeds don’t pull themselves. Bills don’t pay themselves. Most pets won’t feed themselves. Yet, the grass keeps growing beneath their feet. Ironically, people become tied to their homes by the same responsibilities that they are trying to escape. And, since the families that play together, stay together; people are not likely to leave a sibling or spouse at home to keep up on these tasks. It’s a really discouraging circle.For homeowners, the solution seems clear: find somebody to stay at their house, and take care of everything while they’re gone. The challenge, however, is finding somebody they can trust. Friends? Perhaps but most people feel uncomfortable asking their friends to shoulder such a tremendous burden. Relatives? Possibly, but many homeowners don’t like the thought of leaving their homes in the care of their crazy cousin, Eddie. Or worse.What homeowners need are honest people to occupy their homes. People who desire a change of scenery, for example, or save for homes of their own. People who wish to be closer to their own families; writers seeking peace, quiet, and inspiration. And they definitely need people who understand their specific requirements, and someone they can trust. Enter www.housecarers.com, an online search and screen database for house sitters and homeowners toshare information. The introduction of Housecarers.com allows people to leave their troubles behind. Literally.At Housecarers.com, a unique search utility allows users to screen thousands of registered house sitters according to age, location, occupation, and just about any other requirements that they select. From short to long term, and from yard to garden, people can find a perfect match, including a house sitter who will manage all lawn and garden needs, pet care (no boarding fees), mail collection, bill payment, utilities, and any other issues that may arise.And the service is very easy to use. For instance, when a homeowner registers with the system (a free service), they will be notified by e-mail any time a new house sitter matching their criteria signs up with the program. House sitters, in turn, are motivated to register because of the fast and reliable way in which they can find free accommodations in exchange for housesitting.According to Jim Hale, who used HouseCarers.com to find a house sitter, the system works remarkably well. Says Hale, “I looked on the Internet, found the HouseCarers web site, and registered our information. Within a couple of days, we had many responses — some as far away as New Zealand! We got in touch with a couple in their 50s, and they turned out to be some of the nicest people we’ve ever met! The whole thing worked out very well — they stayed with us a few days before our trip, they did a great job of watching over our house and our pets, and they even emailed us every day to let us know everything was ok! The amazing thing is that we didn’t have to spend a penny to have these great people take care of things!”
Your home-based business opportunity idea can grow into a full time business with a little hard work and daring. If your business idea works, you will have advantages over regular employment. Owning a home-based business means you can make money without needing anyone to look over your shoulder all the time. You can stay at home and take care of your family without guilt. A home-based business opportunity idea can be rewarding for you and your family.So, how do you turn a home-based business opportunity idea into a profitable business? The most important key to success of any work at home venture is self-motivation. A home-based business opportunity idea is a starting point, next comes the hard work of starting a business. You must be willing to push yourself against any obstacles. Home business ownership is not easy; there are sacrifices that must be made.Now that you have hatched out a solid home-based business opportunity idea, what do you do next? Talk with accountants, lawyers, and consultants and get their ideas. They can tell you which direction to go in some serious decisions. A home business needs to start on a firm financial and legal ground.Changing a home-based business opportunity idea into a functioning business requires thought. How many employees do you need to help make the business run smooth? What materials will I need? How am I going to advertise? All these questions can be answered by seeking professional advice. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. Check with your local SCORE chapter. There you will find a wealth of advice from area retired business executives.The best advice when considering turning a home-based business opportunity idea into action is to move slowly at first. Keep your day job while working to turn your idea into reality. Start part-time working on nights and weekends on your venture. Don’t expect your new business to be your family’s support for at least a few months. But also don’t be afraid to kiss that old boss goodbye when the business becomes successful.
Did you select the right online business to pursue? People that are struggling find it difficult to admit they are possibly in the wrong business. Fortunately for everyone, many bad decisions can be corrected if recognized early enough. This article is intended to help you understand the available opportunities and hopefully improve your chances for future success.Supply And Demand!Everyone knows that the Internet is huge. Commerce (“buying and selling”) on the Internet is growing by leaps and bounds. It is controlled by the actions of the buyers and sellers. There is no traffic cop that makes decisions for each buyer and seller. The buyers and sellers are fr*ee to make their own decisions and pursue their own self-interests.The Internet market is held in check by the economic principle of “supply and demand.” Buyers behave (demand) in a way to make buying decisions that will maximize their satisfaction. Sellers behave (supply) in a way that will maximize their profits. In a completely fr*ee market economy, buyers and sellers interact to determine the price of the product being exchanged.Why Do People Buy On The Internet?In order to understand the actions of buyers and sellers on the Internet, the following question needs to be answered: “Why do people buy on the Internet?” Simply stated, People buy on the Internet because of the ease, efficiency, availability, price and fun of purchasing the product or service online.What Internet Opportunities Exist?There are many types of profitable business opportunities to consider on the Internet. The major opportunities considered in this article are:
Join and promote an affiliate program.
Write and sell your own electronic book (“ebook”).
Start an electronic newsletter (“ezine”).
Open an online store.
What Is Included In Each Internet Opportunity?The following is a summary level review of each opportunity:1. Join and Promote an Affiliate Program:In this business, you establish a relationship with the owner of an existing online product or service for sale. You become an affiliate of the owner. As the affiliate, you are allowed to promote and sell the product or service for a black porn
commission on the sale. This can be an easy business to start. It is a good choice if you do not have your own product to sell. The owner is happy to pay the commission because your sale is revenue they probably would not receive without your help.2. Write and Sell Your Own eBook:In this business, you sell the ebook that you wrote. Most people believe they do not have the ability to develop a topic and write an ebook. This is an incorrect belief. You have the ability if you can think, speak and read. The basic requirements to write a successful ebook are:
Need milf porn an objective.
Need to identify a niche market.
Need a killer topic.
Need the desire to mobile porn write your thoughts.
If you do not have the appropriate knowledge, you can develop an ebook by using the help of an “expert.” The “expert” provides you with content for the ebook and you write the ebook.3. Start an Electronic Newsletter:In this business, you become the publisher and editor of an electronic newsletter (“ezine”). The newsletter can be published as often as you like whether it’s daily, weekly or monthly. The frequency depends on how often you can deliver content of value to your subscribers. Distribution of the newsletter through email is generally based on an “opt-in” list of subscribers. The typical newsletter will contain: editorial by the publisher, tips and recommendations, featured article, advertisements, and links to specific affiliations.4. Open an Online Store:In this business, you either setup your own website store or rent a storefront site in an established Internet mall. The Internet store requires a website, products to sell, a shopping cart and the ability to accept customer payments. It is possible to have built-in traffic if you are part of an Internet mall.Conclusion!Each business has a definite set of activities to be performed in order to be successful.Your success in a specific business is dependent on how well you perform these activities.You should select an online business to pursue based on your:
Make a complete evaluation of the opportunities available before you make a decision.Do not expect great results if you do not get excited about your business and put the necessary time and energy into your online business!Low interest, low motivation or low commitment will lead to bad or less than acceptable results!Examine closely what you want to achieve out of your online experience.Take the extra time now and it may make a big difference in your future success.Make the right decision and you have a very good chance to succeed!Make the wrong decision and you probably will fail like so many others!Get my FR*EE 8-day “Internet Business Mini-Course” for a close-up look at each business opportunity discussed in this article.Best wishes in your future online business success.Copyright © 2003 F. Terrence Markle – All Rights ReservedFR*EE 8-Day “Internet Business Mini-Course” at http://www.QuikSystems.com/BMC/FreeBizCourse.htm
When I purchased my first computer over 10 years ago, I knew I wanted to put it to work and make money online with it some how. But I knew nothing about computers or the Internet. I knew nothing about network marketing, search engine marketing, or even how to create my own web site. I knew nothing about e-mail marketing e-mail leads or how to set up an e-mail list.I began searching the Internet for ideas. I quickly learned that you could join several affiliate programs and they would supply you with a free affiliate web page. Unfortunately getting good quality traffic to these affiliate web pages was somewhat of a challenge. And the Major search engines wouldn’t even list my new affiliate web pages. So once again I was left searching the Internet for ideas.I kept reading over and over again to get your own domain name and create your own web site. Then incorporate all your affiliate links into your new web site. Create a theme and join affiliate programs related to that theme. But I knew nothing about creating a web site. And what the heck is HTML?I began creating web pages on Microsoft publisher. These were very simple pages and now when I look back at them I have to laugh. They were anything but professional and publisher actually made many errors in the HTML code. But this was all just part of the learning curve. You have to learn to walk before you run.Eventually I started writing my own HTML using Microsoft word and saving it as a simple HTML text file. To this day all my web page’s are created using word.Since starting my online business I have probably joined 100s of affiliate program opportunities, re-modeled my web page over 50 times and spend more than 4 hours a day reading and learning how to further promote my sites to make more money. All this was done on my own with little to no training from others.When I started I knew nothing and now my business is getting between 5-10 commission checks in the mail every month generated from sales or leads coming from my 6 web sites.I get people that say to me all the time. I cannot do that on my own. Well if I can do it you can too. It just takes a little patients and the will to learn. If you want to make money online you need to act. You need to search for information and read all about how to create your own web site. Then you need to search for information on how to promote, advertise, and most of all how to get good search engine rankings.