Could You Run a Business from Home?

In the current economic climate an increasing number of people have opted to go self employed and work from home. The number of successful ecommerce entrepreneurs suggests that there is little truth to the theory to the fact that running a business from home is too difficult and complicated for most people. If you have a product that you think will attract a particular segment of the market then the time to start out on your own is now. Do you have what it takes? When running a business fr...
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Online Comparison: An Often Neglected Internet Business Model

Starting an internet business at home may seem easy at first. You just have to create a website, choose what to sell and promote your website to make money online, right? Maybe. If you play your cards right. How successful your venture is going to be in the long term depends a lot on your revenue model. An interesting model that’s often neglected is the comparison website model. A comparison website is the one that allows search engine readers to look up and compare prices of different produc...
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The Importance of SEO to Home Internet Businesses

If you were to believe the current hype surrounding Internet marketing, you could be forgiven for thinking that SEO (search engine optimization) was an increasingly moribund practice. As Google have expressed an increasingly obvious penchant for content marketing and its emphasis on quality over quantity, so too marketers have began to undervalue SEO and its place in the contemporary world. In fact, SEO carries the same level of importance as it did when Google first categorized the World Wid...
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Employment vs. Home Business Ownership: Determining your Next Career Move

In 2011, it was estimated that more than 42 million individuals in America operated as freelancers or independent contractors. This number has continued to rise, and research conducted by Intuit suggests that by 2020 this demographic will account for approximately 40% of the U.S. workforce. While many may consider this to be a reflection of technological advancement and the ultimate embodiment of the American Dream, however,  it also exposes citizens to considerable and diverse risk. Employme...
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Expanding your Home Internet Business: How to Save Money and Drive your Venture

Since the turn of the century, the increasing accessibility and capacity of the Internet has created numerous opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. While the virtual world represents a lucrative commercial space, however, it is also particularly competitive and therefore an extremely challenging environment for business start-ups and newly formed entities. As a result of this intense market competition, you will need to prepare for a brief period of consolidation as you attempt to establish ...
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Most Effective Classified Ad Sites

Classified ad sites are a great way to not only sell items that you no longer have a use for, but they are also a great way to promote yourself or your business. Additionally, you can use classified ads to sell your home, your vehicle, or just find something you have been looking for at a bargain price. So, which classified ad sites are the most effective? While there are indeed more and more classified ad sites that keep cropping up, there are three in particular that will allow you to post ...
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Moms That Make Money: 6 Stay at Home Businesses

As if you don't already have enough to do as a mom, now you want to make money, too? I don't blame you. I did it and you can too. As a stay-at-home mom, you can manage the house, be with the kids and balance a home business. Here's how to get started: Instrument Lessons Introduce children, teens and adults to the world of music by teaching them to play an instrument. As a piano, violin or trombone teacher, you can help others not only learn how to play their instrument but develop a passion...
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Why You Should Check That Online Reputation Before Going into Business with Someone

Picking the wrong business partner can turn into a nightmare that could destroy your finances, your business, and your reputation. It may damage your image so badly that you may never open another business again. Many factors can damage a person’s online reputation. Perhaps your future business partner doesn’t pay his bills. Maybe he does poor work or he treats his customers badly. It could be that his personal image is a disaster as a result of criminal behavior and people don’t want to do b...
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Taxes: How to Deal with Your Automobile Expenses When You’re Self-Employed

When you are self-employed, not only do you have to be business-savvy for the business itself, you also need to be in the know about taxes and what sort of deductions you may qualify for. Dealing with your automobile expenses when you’re self-employed can be a bit challenging, but knowing the important tax-related guidelines can turn out to be a big benefit. Deduct the Mileage You Use for Business You probably do a good bit of driving for your business if you are self-employed, whether ...
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