Category: Work At Home – Starting Out

How To Work Out Your Hourly Rate

If you intend to charge using an hourly rate, it helps to know how much you are worth. Only then can you quote accurately and build a successful business that you can enjoy When you work out your hourly rate, you need to balance your customer’s needs with your own. They have an expectation of…
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March 19, 2016 0

Six Steps To Creating A Successful Email Newsletter

Good newsletters (or ezines) build reputations, plus they inform and attract customers. Best of all, they cost next to nothing. Read on for six steps to creating a successful email newsletter.  An email newsletter is a piece of correspondence containing (hopefully) interesting insights into your business, which is distributed to your contacts via email on a…
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March 19, 2016 0

Crucial Questions For Small Business Start Ups

New small business start ups require plenty of planning. Here are five questions that all aspiring small business owner’s need to consider. 1. Have I done the right amount of research? The excitement of a small business start up can cause new small business owners to be too hasty. Often driven by the mistaken belief that some imaginary boat will…
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March 19, 2016 0

Vision, Mission And Values

When setting out on their solo journey, some people plan it carefully, while others set off blindly, not sure where they are going. Unfortunately, many soloists take the more haphazard approach, and this results in what I call business misery. Business misery is where your work takes over your life; where the returns from your…
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March 19, 2016 0

Working Virtually: A Definition

In recent years, ‘working virtually’ has come to describe the home-based worker. But not everyone understands the concept. For example when I tell people them I’m a Virtual Assistant, the typical response is “what’s that?” I explain that it means being like a personal assistant, only virtual, briefly their face shows their unspoken question: how do…
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March 19, 2016 0

You Too Can Write A How-To Book (or eBook)

Are you aware that how-to books are among the easiest books to write? Yes, that’s right, they really are! After all, how hard can it be to write about something you already know really well, something that you are passionate about? Heck, you may not even need to do any research! What other kind of…
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March 17, 2016 0

Book Publishing: Problems With The Traditional Model

As many small-time authors and self-publishers have discovered the hard way, the traditional book publishing model is fraught with problems that conspire against an individual author/publisher making a decent living from their work.  The traditional model normally involves two basic choices: 1) use a commercial publisher, or 2) self-publish.  THE COMMERCIAL PUBLISHER ROUTE This option involves the…
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March 17, 2016 0

Online Book Publishing: Boost Your Sales With Online Publishing

This is the first in my series of articles that explain the Online Publishing Model and how small-time authors and/or self-publishers can use the OPM as a viable alternative to the often archaic and dysfunctional traditional book publishing model. Typically, you will create your book/ebook in a source word processing program such as MS-Word or WordPerfect. Once…
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March 17, 2016 0

Online Book Publishing: The Many Benefits of the OPM

This is another in my series of articles that explain the Online Publishing Model (OPM) and how small-time authors and/or self-publishers can use the OPM as a more lucrative alternative to the often archaic and dysfunctional traditional book publishing model. In short, using the OPM you’ll make more book sales and you’ll net more profits, faster. Typically,…
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March 17, 2016 0

Online Book Publishing: Sales-Mini-Sites Are Mandatory

This is another in my series of articles that explain the Online Publishing Model and how small-time authors and/or self-publishers can use the OPM as a more lucrative alternative to the often archaic and dysfunctional traditional book publishing model. In short, using the OPM you’ll make more book sales and you’ll net more profits, faster. Typically, you…
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March 17, 2016 0