How Long Should I Run My Home Business?

Have you started planning your retirement? When you're busy with the day-to-day tasks of running your home Internet business, retirement is likely to be the last thing on your mind. However, the day will come when you want to hang up your Internet business hat and retire. So just how do you know when it's time to retire and what do you need to factor in when planning for retirement? Think about the Kind of Retirement You Want In order to plan for your retirement, you'll need to...
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Putting Military Training to Use in Your New Home Business

Former military members can put their previous training to work when starting a home Internet business. Whether it is military related or not, a home-based business is the perfect introduction to civilian life for former military personnel. When it comes to business start-ups, here are a few reasons veterans and home Internet businesses makes a good fit: Veteran-Owned Businesses in the U.S. There are a growing number of veteran-owned businesses in the United States and the tren...
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Sound Communications Should Be a Business Priority

As a home Internet business owner, you are in charge of effective communications with your clients. Good clear communications lead to happy clients who feel their questions have been answered and their needs taken seriously. Happy customers mean customers who are more likely to stay and do business with you, making sound business communications good for your reputation and your profits. What can you do to improve your client communications? Brush Up on Your Listening Skills ...
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Bring Home a Better Online Business Portfolio

You keep hearing about online business portfolios, and it's on your to do list to make one, but you still haven't done it. You may want to carve out that time now and put a portfolio together to help promote your home Internet business. If you're wondering why or what to put in it, read on. Why Have an Online Portfolio? As the following article looks at, “The power and impact of an online portfolio” can be the difference of getting a dream job or not, or hooking that new clien...
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Don’t Go to Sleep on Content Marketing

When it comes to marketing, content is king of the online empire. If you want the marketing you do for your home Internet business to make an impact, then you need to put content first. With outreach success in mind, here are a few reasons why content marketing is so important to your home business: Increased Traffic Your business website is one of the only ways you can increase visibility for your brand. With an effective content marketing strategy, you can generate more t...
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Ring-up More Business with SMS Messages

If you're trying to increase sales numbers with your home Internet business, then it's time to start thinking about SMS. That's right, SMS messaging can help increase customer outreach and improve marketing conversion rates. Here are just a few ways SMS can help your home internet business get the sales ball rolling: Timing is Important A poorly-timed SMS marketing campaign isn't only a waste of time for your home business; it could end up actually turning customers away. I...
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Don’t Sell Your Business Short on Social Media

If you run your own home Internet business, then it's important to make sure your business has a social presence. However, sometimes this is easier said than done, especially if you aren't socially savvy. In order to help get the social ball rolling, here are a few tips to building a solid social profile for your business: Define Your Social Goals Businesses use social media for a number of different reasons. However, if you don't clearly define what you're using your socia...
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Avoid Your Home Business Network Going Down

For home Internet business owners, network attacks are serious business. A network attack can compromise your security, leaving your computer and data vulnerable to threats. As well as taking time to clear up, a network attack can slow down your productivity as you try to sort it out, lead to data loss, or even compromise your customers' security. With network security firm Damballa estimating that up to 18.5% of business computers may be infected with malware, it's time to learn...
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Are You Regularly Growing Your Mobile Subscriber List?

When you have a home Internet business, you need to drum up clientele. Your success depends on your clients, and the mobile world is a great one for any marketing endeavor. Via text, you can stay in touch, offer discounts and announce new projects. It's a great way to reach customers, both current and potential. You need to get those mobile subscribers signed up, though and there are a number of ways to do this. Promotions Do Matter In looking at Text message marketing 101: How...
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Don’t Market These Mistakes in Your Business

Sometimes, marketing simply goes wrong. Take frozen pizza brand DiGiorno for example. The brand hit headlines last year when they seized on the hashtag #WhyIStayed, which was intended to raise awareness of domestic violence. Their insensitive "#WhyIStayed - you had pizza" tweet was widely shared, leading to a long clean-up operation for DiGiorno. One simple marketing mistake can have repercussions ranging from not connecting with the right customers to damaging your business repu...
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