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Archive for May 2007

May 31st, 2007

Developing a Home Business Utilizing CafePress - Part 2

I’ll continue with Part 2 of my interview of Mark Allen, who has developed two online home based businesses using CafePress.  (See Part 1 here.)  Mark’s businesses are Defying Gravity Apparel and The Spanked Monkey.(Dog t-shirt an example from The Spanked Monkey.)
MEA: What are the possibilities for others in an online business operated from home?
MARK: Once [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

May 30th, 2007

Developing a Home Business Utilizing CafePress - Part 1

As I mentioned in the previous post, Developing a Home Business Utilizing Cafe Press - Introduction,  a number of people are looking for web sites where they can set a business rather than developing a web site on their own.
So I’ve asked Mark Allen a few questions about the development and operation of his two online [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 10 comments

May 28th, 2007

Developing a Home Business Utilizing Cafe Press - Introduction

Many people are utilizing web sites like Cafe Press to set up their home businesses.  They don’t have the expense or time consuming job of creating a web site on their own…and finding all the traffic.
Mark has two businesses at Cafe Press…Aviation T-Shirts and gifts at  Defy Gravity Apparel and Funny T-Shirts and gifts at  The Spanked [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

May 28th, 2007

Home Businesses Commemorate Memorial Day

Many of the businesses in our small town, home businesses included, commemorate Memorial Day by flying flags and possibly participating in the annual parade along Main Street.  Some, as my husband discovered, offer special discounts or gifts for veterans. 
At our home, where we also operate our home businesses, we’ll hang “Uncle Al’s Flag” from our [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

May 27th, 2007

A Work at Home/Blogging Project Begins….

At Working at Home on the Internet, a blogging project has begun (Work at Home/Blogging Project) and is underway until Sat., June 2.  At this blog, they will be accumulating tips on how home businesses use blogging…advantages or disadvantages  of using a blog to enhance one’s business.
(You can check out the requirements for participating at the Working at Home [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

May 25th, 2007

Tips for Three Home Businesses

Laurie, at the Home Business blog, reviews three businesses operated from or at home and gives information that could help you decide whether any of these are of interest to you.
*Tips to Help You Become a Life Coach
*Getting Started in a Cleaning Service Business
*Getting Started as a Virtual Assistant
Laurie is a Home Business Selection Advisor [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

May 24th, 2007

Videos for Home Business Promotion & Marketing

Soon it won’t be enough simply to write thoughts and ideas, publish information, and post photos on your blog or web site.  You’ll need to consider videos when promoting your products and services and keeping your customers informed.
Des Walsh, at Business and Blogging, considers this in Time to Get Serious About Video.
“For some months now [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

May 23rd, 2007

Planning for Emergencies in Your Home Business

What happens when you must be away from your business, have a health problem or face an emergency that keeps you from working?  Do you have plans in place to take care of this situation?  Can the person filling in for you understand your directions? 
Rico Mossesgeld’s post, How Pretending You’re Someone Else Makes Planning Easier,  at Contract [...]

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May 23rd, 2007

Promoting Your Home Business with a Virtual Blog Tour

“What’s a blog tour like?” I’m often asked, when I write about them, interview tour coordinators like Dorothy Thompson, or host authors on my blog. 
Today, I’m hosting author Pamela S. Thibodeaux at my Potpourri of Writing blog.  The majority of authors work basically from home, at least to the point where they’re considered as operating a [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

May 22nd, 2007

Choosing Business Cards for your Home Business

Most business people use business cards and often are at a quandry what design to choose.  There are many options for business cards, depending on your type of business and your personality.
Some people desire a traditional, conservative card.  Nowadays, many are selecting business cards that reflect artistic designs or something that relates in shape and [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 6 comments