Archive for April, 2010

Small business is a phrase that is used every day by millions of
people across the globe. This is because during the past decade
the rise of small business has become more substantial than in
any other decade prior. This is largely due to the growing number
of services that are offered to small business owners, to make it
possible for them to keep their business running. In this article
we will talk a little about what a small business is and some of
the steps you will need to take to start your own.

There really isn’t any guidelines for when the term small business
is used, however it is simply defined as a business which has a
small number of employees. How few employees is debatable,
and the definition of when a business changes from a small
business to a bigger business differs both by country as well as
industry. This number is generally less than 100 employees.

As I’ve already explained small businesses due to their nature, are
usually sole proprietorships, partnerships, or privately owned.
Common in many countries, smaller businesses, tend to be
related to: accountants, restaurants, guest houses, photographers,
small shops, hairdressers, tradesmen, solicitors, lawyers, small-
scale manufacturing etc.

Small businesses are often located in private homes, for two main
reasons. The first is because it is cost-effective and in most cases
convenient. The second reason is that there are several benefits
with taxes, etc by having your business in your home.This has given
rise to the home business model

Running a small business is an exciting opportunity, a great way to
introduce yourself into the business world, and to gain business
sense.
But, before you spend a lot of money on your small home business it’s
important that you know the facts, so take some time, go to the
library or get on the internet and research the basics. If
possible talk to a few experts or other small home business owners so
that you can be sure that entrepreneurship is right for you.

Here is a quick list of some things that you can do to get started;

- Conduct a feasibility study of your home business idea.

Describe what your typical customer, your product and your
competitors. Who will your suppliers be? What will you charge for
your product? How will you market your product? These are just a
few of the questions you need to answer.

- Write a complete Home business plan.
Do this using the information you gathered from your feasibility
study. This is vitally important and often an overlooked step that
needs to include a description of your company, its goals,
competitors, market, financial information, and of course, how you
intend to meet your goals.

-Get your home business financing in place.
There are many ways to finance your business, from your own
savings to personal credit cards to bank loans. If you need credit,
know your business plan from front to back and maybe even
sideways.

-Decide what kind of structure your company will have.
From a legal standpoint, there are three basic choices, sole
proprietorship, partnership and incorporation, each with
advantages and disadvantages. Majority of home businesses
tend to be sole proprietorships

- Choose a name for your company and check on name
availability.
Naming your company is highly individual, but it’s the first thing
associated with your business, so choose your name carefully.
You’ll need to do a NUANS (Newly Upgraded Automated Name
Search) report, which checks your name choices for uniqueness
against a database of other business names. A reserved name is
valid for 90 days.

- Determine whether there are special permits or licenses that
your business will need. Check with county court house or your
local tax collectors office for the proper forms.

- Set up your home business bank account and record-keeping system.
Your banker will need to see your business documents, and you
may want to set up more than one account so you can keep
track of your finances better. Record-keeping is required, and can
be done manually or with a computer program.

- Purchase insurance.
There are many different types of insurance, but most probably
your company will need at least one. For example, if you’re going
to have employees, you need to have workers compensation
insurance.

- Decide where your business will be located.
Set place aside in your home for your small business. This could be
just a private room or part of your guest wing.
There are advantages and disadvantages to starting your business from
home. You have tax write-offs for example, but sometimes your
image suffers.

- Purchase supplies and office equipment.
You’ll need too many things to list here, and of course, each business
has different needs. You might need a fax machine and printer. You’ll probably need a computer. You’ll definitely need paper, pens, pencils and a
calculator.

Being armed with the facts and information you need from the
beginning is a giant step towards ensuring the success of your
small home business. So take your time and do your research based on the above steps and processes  and  your success will be guaranteed.

Charles Chege © My Affiliate Power Biz

In this article I want to give me some ideas of what is required to successfully earn money with work at home Internet business opportunities. I think if people would look at the big picture we would have more success stories to talk about.

1. Are you entrepreneurial in nature?  Many people need to make money, but that does not mean they are entrepreneurial. Do you understand the difference?

Some people are better off to go out and get a part-time job or find ways to work for others online. Entrepreneurs are people who want to work for themselves and have the discipline to do it. Running an Internet business takes a certain mindset and not everyone is cut out for that.

2. Set up a home office. If you are going to run an Internet business of your own you need a place in your home to do it.

This could be a spare bedroom converted into an office. It could also be an area within a room that you call your work space. Regardless of how you do it you need to be able to separate your home life from your work life if you expect to run a business at home.

3. Choose a business model. There are numerous ways to start your own Internet business. Examples of these include affiliate marketing, network marketing, selling a service, blogging, and so on.

Not everyone is going to succeed in every business model so you need to determine what appeals to you. You have a better chance of succeeding if you are interested in the kind of Internet business you are running

4. Decide what you are going to sell. This could be a service you provide or it could be products you create. You can also sell products that are provided for use such as affiliate marketing or network marketing. Having a belief in your product is important if you’re going to make money selling it.

5. Learn how to promote on the Internet.  This is where many people fail. Developing skills for Internet marketing is important. You must learn a couple of ways to get traffic to your website online or you will never sell anything. Once your business is up and running you will spend about 80 to 90% of your time marketing online.

6. Expand your business empire. You do not have to be satisfied with one Internet business opportunity. The beauty of the Internet is you can develop several businesses if you choose to do so.

These are a few tips on what is required to make money with work at home Internet business opportunities.

Charles Chege © My Affiliate Power Biz

One product that sells really well on the Internet today is providing a service for other Internet marketers. This makes this a good product because you will never run out of potential clients. Here are a few ideas on how you can turn a service business into an Internet home business opportunity.

1. I can’t think of anything more in demand right now than blog writing. There are millions of blogs on the Internet right now that are lacking fresh content.

What happens is people start blogs with great excitement and usually do a good job of keeping up to date with them for the first few weeks or months. However they start to lose interest in their blog and that is apparent when you see how long it has been since an article has been posted on them.

Some people do not realize how much work blogging is. Others find that they are really not very good at it and don’t enjoy writing.

You can make part-time money as a blog writer selling your service. You can even turn that into a full time income and get paid to write blog articles all day long.

2. Become a virtual assistant and do things that other Internet marketers don’t have time to do. Many internet marketers are part time and it’s difficult to keep up with things such as replying to emails or phone calls.

Virtual assistants also do things such as writing articles, posting and discussion forums, posting on other people’s blogs, Internet marketing research, and much more. There are many people who do this on a part-time basis from the comfort of their own home.

This is a perfect example of how to start an Internet business at home and turn this opportunity into cash in your pocket.

3. Another market that is wide open right now is doing online marketing for off-line businesses.  There are millions of businesses around the world that do not know how to promote themselves online.

This presents an opportunity for you to get paid very well promoting their business online.  You could be doing everything from website design and  starting a blog, to article marketing and social media.

This can be very lucrative because businesses are used to paying more than Internet marketers are. Plus you are providing a real opportunity for which there is a need for.

In summary these are several Internet business opportunities available to you providing a service. When making money on the Internet in this way you are only limited by the ideas you come up with.

Charles Chege

Charles Chege is a Webmaster and owner of http://www.myaffiliatepowerbiz.com, which promotes top-notch affiliate programs in niche markets to aspiring home business owners. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise about network marketing business and effective marketing strategies. Subscribe to his Affiliate Marketing Network Newsletter for FREE today and obtain proven Internet home business tips and tricks at:

http://www.myaffiliatepowerbiz.com

Affiliate marketing is a business model that has been around since the
mid 1990s. You may be familiar with Amazon.com which was one of the
pioneers in affiliate marketing. There are several ways to make money
as an affiliate marketer and we will talk about those Internet home
business opportunities right now.

1. The most popular way is to sell products for affiliate merchants.
You can find programs to join for free in virtually every category and
niche market you can think of.
Some people prefer to sell information products in a digital format
such as you can find in the ClickBank affiliate program. You can also
sell physical products and you do not have to collect money or actually
ship the product because the merchant does that for you.

2. Cost per action programs are very lucrative and there are people who
earn six and seven-figure incomes with them. In this type of affiliate
marketing you make money when your website visitor performs a specific
action. This could be something as simple as downloading software or
filling out a short form.
You see leads forms that need to be filled out of people’s websites
and these are often pay per lead programs. You earn the money whenever
your website visitor completes the short form which could be something
as simple as getting a name and email address

3. Pay per click affiliate programs require no selling or money and you
earn money when your visitor clicks on an ad provided by the affiliate
merchant. Google Adsense is the world’s largest affiliate program and
pays out hundreds of millions of dollars this way.
Some affiliate marketers will start their own blog at Blogger.com to
get approved for the Google program faster. Google owns Blogger and
wants their ads on your blog.
The key to making money with PPC affiliate programs is  developing a
lot of pages with ads on them. It becomes a numbers game to a certain
extent this way.

4. Join a two tier affiliate program and get paid on your own sales as
well as sales of people recruit. If you like working with people this
is a good way to make money as you teach them to do what you are
already doing. This business model allows you to make money two ways
which makes it a very good Internet business to start.

These are 4 internet home business opportunities in affiliate
marketing. Many marketers choose to be involved in one or more of these
ways to supplement or create full time incomes.

Charles Chege

Charles Chege is a Webmaster and owner of http://www.myaffiliatepowerbiz.com, which promotes top-notch affiliate programs in niche markets to aspiring home business owners. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise about network marketing business and effective marketing strategies. Subscribe to his Affiliate Marketing Network Newsletter for FREE today and obtain proven home business tips and tricks at:

http://www.myaffiliatepowerbiz.com

When you go to apply for a job you are not asked to give them money with your application. Many people come on the Internet looking for work from home business opportunities that they do not have to pay to join. Here are a few ideas on things you can do to make money working from home that are free.

1. Do paid surveys on the internet and get paid for your opinion. There are many companies that will pay you to complete surveys and you can do it on the Internet at home.

For example Cash Crate offers an interesting survey opportunity. You can join the program for free and take surveys you find in your members area. You earn money every time you complete a survey and they often run contests so you can earn additional money.

They also have an affiliate program where you can earn money referring other people to take surveys. You can even make money on the surveys they complete. This makes this a total work from home business opportunity in the paid survey arena.

2. Start your own home business and promote a business opportunity. There are programs available that give you a complete business in a box you can start at home.

These businesses come complete with your own money making website and email newsletter for future follow up.  You promote the opportunity itself so your niche is people who are also looking for ways to make money.

There is no setup charge for the website or newsletter and all you pay for is your domain name and website hosting. This makes this a very fast way to get started with your own business.

3. You can join affiliate programs for free and get paid to sell other people’s products. This is a very common way that people start their work from home businesses.

The nice thing about affiliate marketing is the number of opportunities available to you. There are millions of affiliate products that you can sell on the Internet.

The affiliate merchant also provides everything you need including marketing materials, your own website, and training on how to do it. The more skillful you become the more money you earn

These are a few free work from home business opportunities available online right now. Finding one way to get started is easy to do. As you start making money with one you might even choose to create multiple streams of income and make money in more than one way.

Charles Chege

Charles Chege is a Webmaster and owner of http://www.myaffiliatepowerbiz.com, which promotes top-notch affiliate programs in niche markets to aspiring home business owners. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise about network marketing business and effective marketing strategies. Subscribe to his Affiliate Marketing Network Newsletter for FREE today and obtain proven home business tips and tricks at:

http://www.myaffiliatepowerbiz.com

One thing that stops people from joining home business opportunities is their lack of experience. The reality is that the Internet makes it possible for anyone to make money at home whether they have experience or not. In this article we will talk about three ways you can do that.

1. Start your own blog in a niche that you have an interest in. Then monetize it with Google Adsense which is a pay per click affiliate program owned by Google. Did you know there are people who own hundreds of blogs and never write in their own content?  You can hire a blog writer to keep your blog up to date. You can also add PLR articles or stream content from other peoples RSS feeds. The key is that you are keeping your content current with fresh articles so search engines will grow to like you.
As you begin to develop traffic you will start to make money when people click on the Google ads. This is a very easy way to make money.

2. Start your own affiliate marketing business. There are literally thousands of examples of people who have done this with no experience. Affiliate marketing is a good way to get started because the merchant gives you everything you need. You will get your own website and marketing materials to promote with.
As an affiliate marketer you get paid when somebody purchases product from your website. You can also earn money as an affiliate marketer in pay per click, pay per lead, and two-tier affiliate programs.
Niche affiliate marketing is very popular right now so you can find a targeted niche that appeals to you and start your business selling those products. There are millions of affiliate programs to choose from so you will never run out of products to sell!

3. Network marketing offers home based business opportunities you can join and make money on the efforts of others. You really can make a lot of money if you like working with people. Social networking is very big right now and this ties in well with network marketers. Helping people make money and then getting rewarded for it is the primary concept behind network marketing.
It doesn’t require any education level or experience to do. You will want to learn a few Internet marketing techniques to help you build your business, but this is something anyone can learn.

In summary these are three home business opportunities that require no experience to get started with. If you have a desire to make more money you can do it with all three of these opportunities.

Charles Chege

Charles Chege is a Webmaster and owner of http://www.myaffiliatepowerbiz.com, which promotes top-notch affiliate programs in niche markets to aspiring home business owners. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise about network marketing business and effective marketing strategies. Subscribe to his Affiliate Marketing Network Newsletter for FREE today and obtain proven home business tips and tricks at:

http://www.myaffiliatepowerbiz.com