Interaction with others who are business at home entrepreneurs is essential to me.
I enjoy sharing what I know and getting the input of others. To me that is one of the things that makes running a business at home fun.
Here I have included some answers to three commonly asked questions about being home based.
I know there will be many more questions that come up for you as you develop your idea. Hopefully you will find the answers to these throughout this website.
MY PERSONAL VIEWPOINT
As with so many of us now, my first instinct to answer questions I have - about anything really! - is to go online.
The internet has become the first port of call for research that is fast, gives a wide range of perspectives and almost always gives us the information we need within a couple of minutes.
Any time of the day or night, you can find out what you need without having to wait on the phone or disturb someone at an inappropriate hour.
When I find a good resource online I like to share it.
As a working mother, I find adding it to my site, and blogging about it, to be particularly good ways to share what I have learned.
Here is a great site for work at home moms (WAHMs).
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Nothing Beats Working From Home
It is the same as with any advertising. It is really one of the last steps in the whole process of marketing. Before you even start thinking about advertising, it is essential to be clear on who your target market is, what they really want and where you can reach them best.
Then you can think about offers that entice them to try you out. That gives you the chance to start building a trusting relationship with them.
That is a big question and really depends on your circumstances. Here are some ideas to get you thinking towards a solution:
Do you know what factors stress you the most to bring you close to burn out?
If you do not, find them first. Really take some time to look at your life and identify what is hard and what is good.
Once you know them, think of ways to change those factors.
Here is an example:
If you work 10 hours a day to make enough money to pay your bills, then either your expenses are too high (decide what you can do to reduce your living expenses) or you do not earn enough.
Let us assume that you have cut your living expenses to the minimum and you still do not make enough money. Either you are not productive enough with your time or you charge too little.
If you are exhausted from the repetitiveness, think of other ways to use your skills and expertise to vary what you do.
That is such a valid and important point. I have been working from home for the past 3 years and the biggest thing I am missing is the interaction with colleagues.
But there are ways to nurture that interaction through professional support groups. Click for details of what we do.
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