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The Differences Between Online and Offline Home Businesses

Posted on June 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

It’s a big question, isn’t it? Is there a difference between online and offline home business? Well yes, it is a big question… but no, it’s also not.

It only becomes “big” if you’re the one asking it and you find yourself going around and around in circles… should I run an online or offline business? I’ve always been offline, but people say online is the way of the future etc etc.

I had these discussions once, back in 1998… when I after much debate I made the decision to put my home business online.

But here’s the thing… even if you *do* run an online business… you’re still going to have to do many “offline things”. And you’ll find that the differences between online and offline home business really aren’t that much.

You’ve still got to plan your time. You’ve still got to get yourself up in the morning, look at your to-do list and take action on that list. Many people fall into the trap of thinking that if it’s online then it’s going to run by itself. This is a myth. You still have to set it up, plan it out, arrange it, and put it into place. You’ve still got to seek out new partners, new opportunities, and new endeavors.

Just like in offline business.

You’ve also still got to manufacture your product. You’ve got to plan it, design it or write it, package it, test it, and perfect it. Even if your product is a digital delivery eBook, Video or other downloadable product – it still need to be worked!

The only difference between online and offline home business when it comes to product is that if your product is digital and delivered by download…. you don’t have to re-stock it. If your products are pack and wrap delivery… there’s really no difference at all.

What about book-keeping… still the same? Yep. Unless you want to get into trouble with the tax man that is.

How about communications… the same? Absolutely. 10 years ago you would have been well ahead of your time if you used email and other electronic communications, but these days you’re a dinosaur if you don’t. Fax is going the way of the Dodo, SMS and tweets are taking over, and for the moment eMail rules supreme. But it makes no difference whether you have an online or offline home business… you will still have to communicate with your customers, your service providers and your partners.

There is however one difference… and yes, it’s a big one, and it’s the only one worth considering –

Do you want people coming to your “home” or do you want them coming to your website? Where will you have your “shop front” (if you need one)? And here’s the thing… this will be determined by your product.

If you run a home based physiotherapy business, whilst you can support your customers with online documents, hints and tips, you cannot *deliver* your service online.

But if your home business is accounting and bookkeeping… then with the right software… yes, you *could* have all materials delivered to you online. But you’re still going to have to do a bucket load of work offline, don’t you think?

So the best question isn’t, “is there a difference between online and offline home business”, because the simple answer is no. The better question is “can my product be delivered online or offline in my home business?”

Answer this, and everything else will be answered as well.

Just remember this; people are people, customers are customers. Even though you may service them “offline”, you can still support them “online” at the same time. Communication is the key to success in any business.

So talk to them, regularly, online and offline.

By Paul Barrs

5 Proven Startup Requirements to Boost Your Profitable Home Business

Posted on June 24, 2019 in Uncategorized

In the old times, people were used to the idea of working in offices away from home. Nowadays, thousands are going online everyday looking to start a profitable home business. To learn some home business startup tips, please read on…

Did you know, the home based web business industry in the U.S. is considered one portion of the economy rising to its peak? There’s a prediction that by next decade, 75 percent of the world’s total population will prefer a home based business venture. What would happen if you decide to join this new world of work-at-home-entrepreneurs? How would things change for you and your family?

To start your very own profitable home business, you might need some smart start up tips. Here are 5 proven home business startup ideas that can help you profit in your home based business:

1. Self Evaluation – Before you choose an industry to join, start evaluating your skills and talents. Check what you’re good at and what you like to do best. Search for a profitable business opportunity that will make use of your skills and talents.

2. Conduct a Survey – Before you begin your business, conduct a survey of your target market and competitors. You have to know what products or services are in demand. You also have to know if you’ll meet the requirements.

3. Research for Competitors – Check your competitors and how effective they deal with the business. So you’ll find one aspect to use as an edge. If you’ll know the other services they don’t have, it’s better to include these in your offerings. Clients will most likely choose you over the others.

4. Create your website – It is an advantage if you have a website. It must be unique, easy to navigate and with useful content. In designing a website, free or low cost themes are available ready for use. There are also free or affordable software to help you design your website.

5. Enlist your business in search engines – Most importantly, to be part of search engines is one good way to direct a lot of clients to your business website. Of course, learn some basic information about SEO because it will be one of your greatest aids to become successful.

It is necessary to know the things you need to start your own home based web business properly. Going over the said steps means you’re one move closer to success. This way, you can avoid pitfalls made by newcomers in this industry.

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Tips and Guidelines on Proven Home Business Opportunities

Posted on June 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Due to the economic crisis, a lot of people are losing their jobs and it is essential to be more creative and find ways on how to make money. A proven home business opportunity can help you run your own business and earn more than those who have regular jobs.

A proven home business opportunity is doing online blogs and websites. You can find a lot of information on the internet that can help you find a proven home/online business opportunity as well as things to do to make your home business a success. Make sure to know different strategies and techniques when venturing on online  business because the competition in the field continues to grow.

Another  opportunity is internet marketing where you can buy and sell products online. This is a great online business idea especially for people who make handicrafts. If you have skills in painting, designing, crafting and other artistic abilities, you can find ways to sell them online and earn money from your hobby. Once you know enough information about this kind of online business, you can start making your own website and develop your business.

A business franchise is also a proven home business opportunity because of the fact that there are numerous people involved in just one place. You must ask advise from professionals and from those who have a franchise business. This way, you can have different ideas and suggestions on how to start and manage this kind of business. Though you are not interested in a franchise business, the inspirations you will get can help you in planning your business scheme.

You can find a lot of websites that provide listings of online business opportunities. Make sure to stay away from websites that require you to pay because there are countless sites that you can use for free.

For a lot of business entrepreneurs, a proven online business opportunity is a combination of numerous leading online business opportunities that operate at the same time. Remember that a best business opportunity for one may not be great for another. Every individual has different skills and processes so it is essential to determine your own capability in order to ensure success. 

 Starting a home business can give you more financial opportunity if you know how to manage it properly. Having an internet connection is a great advantage because you can easily research on the different proven home business opportunities and even start your home business online. An online business lets you work from home and do not need a fortune to start on one.

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