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Make Money With Your Website
Copyright © Craig Warren

Simple & sure ways to make money with your website

I think most legitimate work from home/online money-making
method is designing your own website and then turn it to a
host of money-making activities. Web sites is the ultimate
money-making machine, it earns even when you are sleeping.
Today, the Web is an intensely commercial medium, offering
plenty of ways to make money. So your best strategy is to
earn as much money as possible.

I have enlisted simple & sure ways to earn cash with your

Advertising On Your Website

The best and most proven method of making a profit out of
your website is using advertising. Internet advertising is
on an ascending trend, which shows plenty of potential for
the near and distant future.

Contextual ads

The popular search engine – Google has introduced a dramatic
new contextual advertising service called AdSense which allows
virtually any website owner to make money without having to do
to much. AdSense is a program in which you get paid for
targeting your readers to another websites product or service.
Google AdSense simply requires the host site to paste in a few
lines of HTML code on their pages where they want those ads to
appear. This code creates the ads that you see and when
someone clicks on one of these ads they go to the advertiser’s
site. The advertiser is then charged for the click by Google
and Google shares the money with you.

Sign up for Google Adsense and place Google ads on your
site. Google will display the most appropriate ads
according to your content and you will get paid for every
click on an ad. People are making thousands a month with

In-Text Ads

When you mouse over one of these doubly underlined
sponsored links you will be presented with a Tool Tip
describing an advertiser’s product or service. If someone
click on the keyword and it will act like an ordinary link
taking visitor to a page belonging to the advertising company.
For every click on a highlighted keyword, you will receive a
small payment.

In-Text Advertising solution lets you monetize your
content in real time, enabling an incremental increase
in ad revenue by providing a new source of untapped ad
inventory that does not compete with the other ad
programs running on the site. Thereby providing you
with a new revenue stream from the content within your
site. Intellitxt and ContextWeb provides in-text ads
to websites.

Display Affiliate Program’s Links and Banners

Another method of monetizing your traffic by putting
links/banners of affiliate programs on your website.
Concept is really quite simple. Every thing is based
on paid referral system. Visitors come to your website,
you introduced them to product or service from a third
party vendor through a banner or text link and you get
paid a commission by merchant in various ways. You
can choose affiliate networks where different advertisers
offer their banners codes and links that will display
their banners on your site along with tracking of your
sales and leads.

Sell Affiliate Products

Another profitable way to earn money is to sell affiliate
products. You simply direct traffic to their website and
earn commissions when people buy products.

A good way to start with affiliate products is to sign up
with ClickBank. There are well over 10,000 different Digital
info products. Write up some reviews and recommendations and
send traffic to the ClickBank merchant, and if the product sells,
you get commissions sometimes as high as 75%. This type of
website is very simple to set up, however, it requires a large
amount of visitor traffic to earn significant money. It’s easy
to complement an existing website with affiliate links for
offering related products to your visitors and at the same time
earning money.

Make money selling other company’s products through affiliate
programs. They’ll give you a link to track your sales. Amazon.com
is great place to get HTML codes for various products to promote
and earn commission. Thousands of people are making a full-time
income just by driving traffic from their site to merchant sites,
never touching or shipping a product.

Charge a fee to access a section of your site

Provide free access to main sections of your website, but you can
charge a fee for an access to members lounge where more lucrative
information is often available. If your content is unique and valuable,
you can make money charging for it online. People will pay for access,
if it’s useful to them. Your members lounge could be a forum,
downloadable software, eBooks, listings, etc.

Sell your own services to your target audience. Like if you have
a web site on making money online and you are a web designer, you
can make an offer to design a website to your visitor so that they
can make money from it. You want to be able to take credit
cards (at least with PayPal if not otherwise) on your site and
deliver your product to your customers as fast as possible.

There are many more methods to make money, but above enlisted
methods can generate a substantial amount of money for beginners
and let us leave rest for expert guys.

Lastly, when your website is up and working, invest 75% of your time
in promoting it. Remember most important factor is the amount of traffic
on your website.

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Setting Goals With Basic Values

Setting Goals With Basic Values
Copyright © Craig Warren

Setting goals is a skill that everyone who wishes to be
successful should learn and master. However many people
often set the wrong types of goals, and as a result either
do not achieve what they really want to do in life, or give
up on their goals because they do not become motivated by

It is therefore absolutely essential that the goals you set
for yourself are aligned with your basic values.

What Are Your Basic Values

Your basic values are the things that you believe in, you are
passionate about and what you regard as important. They are
who you are and what you stand for. For example, if honesty
and fairness is something you value as a person, your goals
and future actions should be aligned with these values. Such
as making money, in a way that is fair and honest, without
cheating or harming people.

Taking the time to think about your basic values is an extremely
important thing to do, as if you set goals that are not aligned
with what you believe in or stand for, will in a lack of
motivation and a feeling that you are not doing the right thing.

So if you strongly value honesty and fairness in life but then
try to make money using dishonest means you are likely to feel
bad about doing so and consequently will lack the motivation to
successfully go after and achieve your goals. If you do not enjoy
what you are doing, then it is highly unlikely you will become
successful at it and this is why it is so important to choose the
goals that are right for you.

Another important consideration to make when setting goals is
whether or not they challenge you. If the goals you are setting
do not stretch you and pull you outside your comfort zone, then
you are unlikely to feel motivated and driven to achieve them.
However, goals should not be too challenging or unrealistic as
otherwise they will seem impossible to accomplish and you will
most likely give up on them.

This does not mean to say that you should not think big. What
may seem possible for one person, may seem completely impossible
to another. So the goals you set should be based on what you
realistically believe you can achieve. This last point raises
another important issue, as often people set goals which are
influenced by what other people think. For example, many people
believe flying was an impossible task and something which could
never be done.

However, the Wright brothers did not believe flying was impossible
and as a result went onto create the worlds first flying airplane.
If the Wright brothers had allowed other people’s limiting beliefs
to influence the goals they set for themselves, who knows, maybe
we would not have airplanes today.

So when setting yourself goals make sure they are the things that
you really want to do in life, and are aligned with what you
believe in and believe you can achieve. If you can do this you
will set goals that are right for you, and vastly increase the
chances you will accomplish them.

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Money Making Idea

Money Making Idea
Copyright © Craig Warren

Okay, this is the first thing you should remember.You are
the absolute most important factor for building your
success to make money, whether your business is online or
offline. This is a making money opportunity for everyone
to consider.

I have personally researched successful and unsuccessful
people throughout my history of resources and nearly all
successful people have important factors in common. The
same thing goes for unsuccessful people too. It’s all
about your business attitude (confidence/competence),
business plan and well-being.

First of all, you must be willing to take action to change
your life factors without depending on others to take care
of it for you or waiting for that special miracle that
will most likely never happen. Most every successful person
is willing to take action right away. Most unsuccessful
people are almost clueless of what to do and often have a
book of excuses or only wish that they could be successful
without making the sacrifice.

That brings us to our first important factor… laziness and
unwillingness to succeed. Laziness does not necessarily
determine your failure. There are plenty of people who are
extremely lazy that still have the drive to take it upon
themselves and take action to improve their life. Most of
the time, the reason is so they could stay just as lazy and
still make plenty of money. Hey, whatever gives you the
motivation, right? But don’t confuse laziness with
unwillingness. Often times, success is generated from being
at the right place at the right time but I wouldn’t wait
around to find out if that’s the case or not.

Success is brought by sincere ambition with the unwillingness
to fail. Don’t keep poking at a dead horse hoping that it
will kick back. There must be a strong business plan and it
must be carefully thought out. Be competent and careful on
what business you are plunging yourself into before you sink
to the bottom with it. Make sure you have a backup plan, even
though you shouldn’t need it if your business plan has truly
been researched appropriately.

The wrong attitude will not make a business work, I’m here to
tell you. Most unsuccessful people will have bad attitudes
brought on by personal friends/family, employment, lack of
strive to succeed or for whatever reason. Don’t let this
take your success away from your future. Everyone is entitled
to their fair share of success but must be willing to make the
change. Many will feel that there is not enough time with
everything going on in life or they just aren’t smart enough
to do so. That brings us to the next step.

Knowledge/Information is the key resource to any business and
is absolutely the most valuable commodity that can be obtained.
Now, in the old days before the internet was accessible,
information was very difficult and inconvenient to reach. Now
there are no excuses. We have the internet. The whole world is
at your fingertips and it’s up to you to find it in the comfort
of your own home of course.

Time does play an important role in research as it does often
take much time to find whatever it is you’re looking for. But,
it’s not enough of an excuse to fail. It’s up to you to make
today and tomorrow count! Opportunity doesn’t always knock on
everyone’s door, so get out there and find it yourself. Find
out what works for others and do the research to see if that’s
what you’re looking for. It’s much easier to make money than
you may think, and I’m not talking about $20 or $50 dollars an
hour. I’m speaking of 20, 50, 100 grand a month residual income.
In other words, your business works for you, instead of the other
way around.

Another important factor that cannot be overlooked is your health.
Take care of yourself and yourself may take better care of you.
Many things can be sacrificed to bring your success, but sacrificing
your health should not be an option. Your success will not be as
meaningful and fulfilling, if you can’t enjoy it!

So, remember that your steps are to:

Realize that you are in control of your future success to take action

Mild laziness is acceptable as long as you are willing to take the
necessary steps to further your growth.

Do your research and get the required information to make your
business work.

Maintain good health so you can enjoy your future!

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Tips For Successful Goal Setting

Tips For Successful Goal Setting
Copyright © Craig Warren

When we first begin working toward a goal, we are filled
with passion, fire and excitement. We feel invincible and
we just know that we can accomplish whatever we desire.
We take off running toward our goal, determined to make it
happen, and we know we CAN make it happen.

Then we begin to encounter some obstacles. We may struggle
through a few of them, but then we begin making excuses for
not working on our goals. Perhaps we lose interest and get
overwhelmed with daily activities. Before we know it, our
goal has been placed on the “back burner” and we are no
longer working toward it. Worse, maybe we no longer believe
that we CAN make our dreams a reality. What happened?
In my own experience, there are four key ingredients to
making your dreams come true.

Why – What is your reason for wanting this particular goal?
Let’s say your goal is to buy a house. Ask yourself why you
want that. Your answer may be something along the lines of,
“Because I want to own my own property rather than paying
rent for the rest of my life.” Okay good. But why? What
does it matter if you own your own property or pay rent?
Your answer might now be, “Because I want to have the
house paid off by the time I retire, so I don’t have to
worry about paying rent or a mortgage payment on a fixed
income.” Great! But why? What will that do for you? Keep
asking yourself WHY, and writing down your answers until
you get to the “meat” of your desire. Once you have a clear
desire in mind . . .

Believe You Deserve It – many of us struggle with low self-
esteem and at a core level, we don’t feel we deserve success
and abundance. Guess what? If we don’t believe we deserve it,
we will resist it when it arrives. We may do this unconsciously
by sabotaging our own efforts, or we may outright refuse to even
try. We must first understand and then truly believe that we DO
deserve success and abundance. In addition, we must be willing
to receive it. We’re so good at giving to others, but many of us
won’t accept help or blessings for ourselves. We feel it is better
to give than to receive, and in some ways it is. However, that
doesn’t mean we shouldn’t receive at all. Be willing to believe
that you deserve to be successful and happy. Then be willing to
accept that abundance when it arrives. Affirm aloud to the
universe each day, “I joyfully accept all of the abundance and
happiness the universe has for me, NOW.”

Step by Step – If your goal is to buy a house, you likely have
a lot of smaller goals that must be accomplished first. You will
need to build up a savings for the down payment. You may need
to clean up your credit report and pay down existing debt. You
will need to see if you qualify for a mortgage loan. Always keep
your ultimate goal in mind, but focus on the smaller steps that
will get you there first. If I wanted to drive to California, I’d
have to pay attention to the route I need to take to get there,
not just the destination. Write out a list of the smaller steps
that will help you reach your goal, and then begin working on them
one at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself by thinking only of that
big, shining vision of the completed project.

No Matter What – Decide that you will do this, no matter what.
No matter what obstacles come up, no matter if your desire and
determinations begin to fade. True success comes to those who
just won’t give up. Make a promise to yourself that you will
continue working toward your goals no matter what happens.
Write this promise out and put it somewhere you will see it.
Read it aloud to yourself every single day.

Keep reminding yourself that nothing will change unless you change
it. Fuel your determination with positive thoughts and keep moving
forward. If obstacles come up, find a way around them. If there is
absolutely no way around a particular obstacle, switch your focus
and begin working on another aspect of your goals. Many times
obstacles will fade away if given enough time, or sometimes a
solution presents itself when we least expect it. Let your
determination glow hot and bright, and burn away all doubts
and fears. Know that you can do it, and you will.

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Joint Venture Marketing

Joint Venture Marketing
Copyright © Craig Warren

Joint ventures are one of the most effective ways to grow
your business. Yet, like many of the most effective
marketing strategies, when done improperly, your results
may often be poor.

When you try to sell your product, you use all sorts of
conversion tactics such as building a relationship,
getting your benefit across, using deadlines, exclusivity
and call to actions.

So it would make sense to follow the same guidelines
when trying to attract joint venture partners right?
Your main goal is trying to get people to take the
action you want them to. People are all the same.
They respond to the same triggers. It doesn’t matter
if they have years of experience in guerilla marketing
or if they’re a newbie.

Let’s examine some of the trigger points that will
increase your success in landing joint ventures:

Building A Relationship

People are more likely to work with someone they’ve worked
with before. They’re also more likely to buy from someone
they’ve bought from before. That’s because trust is the
most important key of any relationship. If you approach
me and I have no clue who you are, then I automatically
don’t trust you until you do something to build that

You can build trust in a variety of ways. One way is to
refer to a mutual business partner. Let’s say I’ve done
business with your friend Jeff. I trust Jeff because we
had a good business dealing. If Jeff endorses you, then
you’ve automatically gained my trust. So go contact Jeff
and have him contact me. All you have to do is ask Jeff.

Perhaps you don’t know anybody in the business. That’s
when you use the law of reciprocity in your favor. This
law states that whenever you do something nice for
someone, they’re more likely to reciprocate. For example,
if you provide good information to prospects for free,
then they feel like they owe you something.

You can do a variety of things for potential JV partners
like create marketing material that they can use for
their affiliate program. You can create screencam video
tutorials of their products for them so they can give
away to their customers.

It will take more work to do this than simply sending out
an email. If you’ve researched your potential JV partner
thoroughly, then you’ll know the volume of business you’ll
gain will be worth your effort. Even if this JV prospect
doesn’t work with you, he’ll more than likely refer you to
his other heavy hitter friends.

Obviously, what I’ve outlined above may seem like a lot of
work. You may just be happy send form letters to as many
people as possible asking them to promote for product for
a split of the profit. You may get a few interested people
based on the volume of emails you send out. If you use
the brute force tactic, you’ll surely run out of prospects
to email eventually.

Now that you understand the importance of building a
relationship, let’s look at the second trigger.


People like to feel like they belong to a special group. If
you tell them that they were specifically selected based on
some criteria, they’ll feel special and will more likely
respond positively. Stroke their ego a little.

Here is an example of this method:

Dear potential JV partner,

I read your article on “xyz site” and thought it was very
informative. I like how you pointed out blah blah blah. Based
on your article, I felt you were an authority on “xyz topic”.
I have a product related to this niche and I’m seeking experts
in the field to promote my product for a split of the profits.


Dear potential JV partner,

I’m contacting you because you were recently featured as a top
affiliate for ‘xyz product’. I have an exclusive invitation only
affiliate program and I’d like to invite heavy hitters such as
yourself to join. I’m only accepting about a dozen partners at
this time so that you have the benefit of less competing


Many people do not know the difference between an affiliate and
a JV partner. This difference should be noted because a JV partner
can bring you so much more business than an affiliate.

When you have an affiliate program, your affiliates are commissioned
employees. In a sales organization, people who make more sales
volume per given month are elevated to a higher commission level.
People with spectacular selling skills are highly coveted. They are
an asset. If they’re not valued then they will jump to another
opportunity. Why should they work for you when they get more benefit
for the same amount of work elsewhere?

Your joint venture partners should get perks such as higher commissions,
exclusive marketing tools, a head start etc.

Giving away your product to a potential JV partner for review is the
least you should do. That’s the bare minimum. I still get joint venture
emails where people do not even offer to provide the product for review.
It means they have not done proper research on me.

What I’ve listed are three ideas to keep in mind when contacting joint
venture partners. There are many more triggers you can use to increase
response to your proposal. Just look at the same triggers you use when
trying to sell your product.

As I’ve mentioned before, people all respond the same way to certain
emotional triggers. Utilize them every chance you get to obtain a
higher response from your marketing efforts.

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Landing Pages

Landing Pages
Copyright © Craig Warren

Landing pages are just web pages where visitors are
directed to whenever they click a result in a web search
or whenever they click a web ad. For affiliate marketing,
landing pages would refer to the web page where you,
as a merchant, would want your potential customer to be
directed after clicking your ad on your affiliate’s
website. Landing pages are nothing really different from
other web pages in a particular website, especially if the
website is an e-commerce site.

If you want to get something more from your online business
and want to bring in a lot of profits, you should
create a special landing page for your web ads.

There are a variety of affiliate marketing programs today
but most of these programs let the merchant pay the affiliate
in a pay-per-click basis. Basically, all you have to do is
sign up with the program and submit your ad. The program
owner would then distribute your ad to various affiliates
who would then place your ad on their websites. Whenever
your ad is clicked, a visitor would be directed to your
landing page and you would have to pay the affiliate for
his service.

As a seller, you earn in an affiliate program through
conversions that is whenever a visitor that is directed to
your site actually buys a product on your site. Without these
conversions, you actually earn nothing from the program.

Now, you sure won’t get any conversion if you have posted an
ad on your affiliate’s site without an actual landing page for
the potential customer to be redirected into. It’s just like
advertising a product without actually having a store to sell
your product. Your advertisement may be enticing enough to
encourage people to purchase a product but without the
landing page, how will they know how to purchase the product

It is therefore important to have landing pages for your ads
because it is the only way for you to earn something in an
affiliate program.

Many people make the mistake of making their website’s homepage
as the landing page for their ads. The same is true for those who
make use of other pages like a “contact us” page or a product page.
Homepages are often designed to serve multiple users and contains
a lot of links to other pages or to other websites. If you want to
be successful in an affiliate program, you don’t want your landing
page to cater to the needs of various people, most of which may not
be really interested with your product.

When choosing a landing page, you must always have the customer
directed into that page in mind. Therefore, your landing page must
be relevant to the keywords and the contents you placed on your ad.
It is important that the landing page can encourage your visitor to
take action to purchase your product or at least provide leads for
possible customers.

If you get into an affiliate marketing program without actually
having a landing page, you’ll end up paying too much without
getting anything in return. So if you still don’t have a landing
page for your ads, you should start creating one now.

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Word of Mouth Marketing

Word of Mouth Marketing
Copyright © Craig Warren

Online marketing presents you with an opportunity to get
more bang for your buck compared to traditional marketing.
This is particularly true for word of mouth marketing.

Word of Mouth Marketing on The Web

Word of mouth marketing refers to a type of marketing that
promotes something by enticing independent parties to
promote the service, idea or product to friends. The idea
is to create a buzz for the subject matter. In creating
the buzz, the goal is to create enough word of mouth
momentum to get the idea to spread quickly. People are the
sole conduit for the momentum. If you get it right, an
entire product can become an established success with
little or no paid marketing.

A classic example of word of mouth marketing, often called
viral, is the situation involving Red Bull. Red Bull is an
energy drink. When it was first introduced in Europe, rumors
spread that the drink was an aphrodisiac. Nobody knows who
started the rumors, but Red Bull became very popular. It
then evolved into a mixer for alcoholic drinks in nightclubs
and the rest is history. It is a hugely popular product and
much of the popularity arose through this word of mouth

Word of mouth marketing online works in much the same way.
The primary difference is it tends to happen much quicker
than in the real world. The Internet is full of forums where
like-minded people congregate. A new, cool product, idea or
service can blow up a site over night. If you don’t believe me,
consider the wild success of the Facebook platform,
Ebay and so on. Most of these sites grew into behemoths
because of word of mouth endorsements, not paid advertising.

Obviously, this type of marketing can lead to tremendous riches.
Unfortunately, it isn’t particularly easy to accomplish. Everyone
is trying to do it, so you really need to be pushing something
unique. If you can come up with something, it is time to hit
forums and other sites to create a buzz.

A traditional way to pursue viral marketing online is to offer
a free e-book. The book will detail your thoughts on some subject
matter, such as marketing. One makes the book available for
downloading and also allows people to send it to others. If you
are offering something of quality, the book should spread quickly
to thousands and thousands of people.

The ultimate goal is to promote it over and over until hundreds of
thousands of people have read it. At that point, you write another
e-book which you sell for $3 to $5. If people liked the first book,
they will buy the second. If 100,000 read the first one and only 10
percent by the second, you will have 10,000 sales. This strategy
has been pursued over and over by many authors.

The word of mouth approach is definitely a hit and miss strategy.
The large online communities make it a viable strategy, but there
are a lot of people trying to do it. If you fail 50 times, but
succeed once, life will be very good.

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Ways to Get More Referrals

Ways to Get More Referrals
Copyright © Craig Warren

When you are in the business of sales, among the many key
ingredients to your success is receiving referrals from as
many sources as possible.

Wouldn’t it be nice if every morning you walked into your
office and had a referral sitting there waiting for you on
your desk?

Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way, but here are few
suggestions that should help steer some referrals your

Referral Groups

There are many referral groups out there for you to choose
from. The premise of a referral group is first and foremost
to receive and give referrals.

It works something like this…

Once a week your referral group meets at a designated spot
for breakfast or lunch, and the meeting typically lasts for
an hour to an hour and a half.

These groups normally don’t allow for any kind of conflict
between industries, so you will most likely be the only one
representing your industry. For instance there is only one
banker, one printer, one loan officer and so on.

In the beginning you spend some time catching up and
exchanging business cards. As you are eating, each person
is given a minute or two to take the floor and talk about
themselves and the company that they work for, and give the
group an idea of what a good referral would be for them.

Look at it from this point of view, if your group has
twenty-five or more people in it, then consider it a sales
force working for you. Don’t forget, you are required to give
referrals also.

Chambers of Commerce

Every city, town, or county has a Chamber of Commerce.
They are not hard to find, and they are fairly simple to
join. You can easily find your local chapter on the web or
in the yellow pages. They also advertise in local business
directories and news papers.

The chamber is a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
They meet once a week usually with a luncheon at a local
restaurant. The first half hour is a network and business
card exchange, followed by lunch with announcements
about upcoming events, and a guest speaker.

Before hand, tables are provided to display your literature
and props, and be on hand to discuss your business.

Chambers also hold annual events that you can participate
in. Their events are normally held in the form of business
expositions where you can rent a booth to display and sell
your products.

Chambers normally have a lot of members depending upon
the location, so you will probably find yourself competing
for business with other people in your industry.

This can be very beneficial to your business. These
organizations are great for meeting people as well.

Keep in mind, these organizations come with very
reasonable annual fees, so make sure it fits your budget.

Giving Referrals

Perhaps one of the best ways to get referrals is to give
referrals. If you give someone a referral and it works out
for them, they will love you and remember you forever.
And in turn, send referrals back your way.

I have to say, throughout my time online, I found this
to be one very effective way to get referrals. You might
want to consider teaming up with someone with a similar
job in your industry. For instance, if you are a loan
officer, team up with a realtor, or if you are a home
inspector, you might team up with an appraiser.

These are some very effective ways to keep those referrals
coming your way. They have worked for me, and I have found
them to be a nice way to break up my week, and build
relationships with other business people in my community.
Give it a shot. You wont be disappointed.

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Working From Home Is A Reality

Working From Home Is A Reality
Copyright © Craig Warren

Have you considered working from home? It really has major

You don’t need to buy expensive work clothes. They are
uncomfortable and nothing at all like wearing a warm robe
and slippers! You don’t need to pay for gas to get to work
every day. Depending on where you live, you don’t have to
scrape your windshield in the freezing cold. You don’t have
to put up with tons of daily traffic. You don’t have to pay
for a sitter for your kids, pets, etc. You can take a break
and work out or take a walk without punching a time clock.
You wont have a nosy boss breathing down your neck!

Sounding good so far?

Isn’t working from home really what you would like to do,
or is it just a dream that might not ever happen? No, it
isn’t just a dream! For example, think about celebrities
or athletes that grew up very poor, and then turned their
lives around. Do you think they ever had doubts? Sure they
did, but they kept on working toward what they wanted and
after much dedication and hard work, they all achieved
their dreams.

First of all, in order to get an online business going you
will need to find your niche. Have you considered what you
would enjoy doing? Take a subject or product that you have
some knowledge and/or interest in. You wouldn’t want to be
selling pet supplies when you can’t stand animals and have
no knowledge of their care. Or your hobby is daily target
practice at the neighbors cat! It really is difficult to
sell something you know nothing about or don’t care about.

I remember sitting in a job interview where I would be a
sales rep for a major cigarette company. Things were
going great, the income they promised was very appealing,
the signal I was getting was very positive. Then they
asked me when I was able to start the job. All of a sudden
it hit me, I cant do this! All of these dont’s came into my
head. I don’t smoke and I don’t want to sell something
that I don’t agree with. So I politely told them that I had
changed my mind and I couldn’t accept the position. I
left the interview and actually felt great relief instead
of regret, I knew it was the right thing to do! I wouldn’t
have been a very effective sales person for them

Once you have figured out your niche, you may want to get
a website. If you don’t know HTML, there are websites like
the one in the resource box of this article that will allow
you to manage your own website without HTML knowledge,
as well as numerous others. Once you form your website,
start marketing it each day. Try to get noticed in chat
rooms, forums, and article sites. Be sure the link to your
website is always included in the signature file or in your

Very important! Don’t give up too soon if things don’t start
moving along as fast as you might want them to. A want it
now attitude has wasted a lot of my efforts simply because
I just didn’t give my business enough time to develop. When
I look at the past, just as I was on the brink of really
making something successful, I got impatient and gave up
and tried something else! If you keep working on your
business, in due time it will flourish.

With brick and mortar businesses, supposedly you are
doing well if you break even after the first year! I think
that old analogy is outdated for online businesses though.
If you allow time each day to work on marketing and stay
focused on your goals, you will be successful with working
at home, and maybe sooner than you think. You wont get rich
quick immediately, but you will be able to earn a substantial
income over time depending on how much effort you put into it.
Be patient and work hard, you will get results!

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Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead
Copyright © Craig Warren

Working From Home Plan Ahead For When Disaster or
Tragedy Occurs

Disasters or family tragedies can strike families in many
forms of Mother Nature, sickness and even computer
problems can cause major difficulties for your business.
Do you have a plan of action on how you will handle your
home-based business if disaster were to strike? If not,
you absolutely need to. Having a plan ensures that you
can not only keep your business running, but decrease
stress because you have already prepared for the

Below are four tips to help you handle the unexpected.

1. Work around the events Your customers will understand
as long as you communicate with them. Be honest that
things may take a little longer than usual, but keep your
customers updated as often as possible. Communication
is the key. Most people will understand the delay as long
as they are aware of it. If you get to the point where you
can’t work or finish a project, but sure to be clear and
honest about the situation and try to make an
arrangement that will be acceptable. Also, let them know
as soon as possible so they can prepare. Don’t wait until
the last-minute to advise them of a potential problem.

If you’re struggling because of a child being sick, try to
work when the child is sleeping and don’t stress yourself
out to work at other times. Make a schedule of what needs
to be done, so that you can accomplish as much as
possible during these times.

2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, we tend to feel that we
should be able to handle everything that is thrown at us.
Unfortunately, this just isn’t always the case. There are
times when we need to allow ourselves to ask for help.
When a tragedy occurs and you are simply overwhelmed,
find someone who you trust and ask them for help. Many
times, just having someone reply to customers on your
behalf can take the pressure off your shoulders.

Allowing someone to help you when necessary can also be
uplifting to them as they feel they can be a part of helping
in a difficult situation. So don’t shy away from letting others
know. We all benefit when we work together and help one

3. Prepare for the worst Because we never know what the future
holds, it is always better to be prepared. As the old saying goes,
Better safe than sorry.

One of the best resources to help you prepare is the Home Office
Recovery Plan: Disaster Preparedness for Your Home Office by
authors Diana Ennen and Patty Gale. This e-book covers all the
bases of getting a Disaster Recovery Plan in place now so that if
disaster strikes your home business or an emergency arises, you
are able to get your business back up and running quickly and

4. Get a Plan – There are times when life becomes overwhelming
and you simply aren’t able to accomplish everything on your own.
It’s for these times that you need to have some type of log of
what you do and what needs to be done. Keep a spreadsheet of
tasks that’s done, how often they are done and mark them
completed as you are able. Keep a list of passwords in a safe,
secure place. Make sure that your family (or whoever may be
helping you during this time) is able to carry on even in the
event that you are away from home.

If possible, train someone who you trust to do the things that
you do each day (at least the key things), so that when the
unexpected arises you wont be caught off-guard.

Tragedy comes in many shapes and forms, but if you are prepared
much of the unnecessary stress can be avoided. When tragedy
strikes, you want to be focused on the important things in life,
your family and you. By advance planning you are able to do so.

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