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Archive for the ‘HomeBiz/Misc’ Category

November 2nd, 2007

What Types of Home Businesses Should We Discuss?

The term “home business” encompasses a wide range, as seen in Yvonne’s post, Thursday Thirteen - What is a Home Business? 13 Answers.  It can refer to any business operated at or from the home, may be entirely online, partially, or not at all.
Then my post about Young Entrepreneurs - Starting the “Home Business” Tradition Early opened […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

October 30th, 2007

Halloween or Harvest Time at Your Home Business

  Most businesses, especially those with walk-in customers in the United States and Canada, recognize Halloween.  However, in some places, this is called a Harvest Festival because a number of people don’t celebrate the season of ghosts and goblins.  Many of the same decorations and colors are applicable to both.
Festivities surrounding these occasions may involve […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

October 29th, 2007

Using MySpace to Promote Your Home Business

Are you always looking for new tips and ideas for promotion?  You know, that new source of inspiration…
Why not try MySpace, as Kevin at Buzz Networker suggests?
I haven’t set myself up on MySpace yet, although I must do this…especially after reading Kevin’s post.  In Using MySpace to Drive Traffic: a One-Month Test, he sets out to […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

October 28th, 2007

Home Business Owners Make Home Visits & Give Personalized Service

 In this age of often less customer contact, with a great deal of shopping taking place over the Internet, some home business owners find an increase in their business if they make home visits.  This doesn’t mean being a salesperson who stops by the home, only to find no one there.
Make appointments to conduct your services at […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

October 27th, 2007

When Your Home Business Creates Stress

      Even though your home business seems the ideal solution for earning an income, you’ll still experience times of stress.  There are deadlines to meet, bills to pay, sometimes difficult customers to deal with, unexpected crises, and family commitments to coordinate.  You often feel you’ve become a master juggler.  Also, you may find your energy […]

By Mary Emma -- 2 comments

October 26th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Post Mentioned at Biz Chicks Rule

Biz Chicks Rule, one of the new blogs at b5media’s Business Channel, written by co-bloggers Bridget Wright and Kristen King, features topics of interest to women in business.  Bridget, in Really, Really, I DO Really Work! , touches upon one of the topics I’ve often addressed over the years.  Moms with home businesses really do work.
In her post, […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

October 25th, 2007

Writing Captivating Headlines for Home Business Posts & Releases

Headlines and titles are extremely important.  They catch the readers’ eyes or cause them to pass over.  They come into focus when search engines are roving  the Internet.
So…how do you write them?  Are there certain words that work better than others?  Are there words that make them seem contrived so that readers and search engines ignore them?
Brian […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

October 24th, 2007

Check Out Press Releases for Increasing Your Home Business Exposure

        Some may consider press or news releases a relic of the past.  But, according to Dorothy Thompson, of Pump Up Your Book Promotion PR (an online promotion service), You Can Double Your Profits With Free Press Releases.  She has some suggestions for formatting your press releases so they’re picked up by major search engines.  Dorothy also gives ideas […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

October 23rd, 2007

Staying Motivated in Your Home Business

You’re excited about your home business.  It’s something you basically enjoy.  You work for yourself, from your home, and can be somewhat flexible about your hours. 
However, no matter how much you enjoy what you’re doing, there will be times when it becomes routine, monotonous, frustrating, and perhaps discouraging.  For instance, when I was making children’s […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

October 23rd, 2007

Win An iPod Nano With Video - Music & Podcasts While You Work

I use an iPod all the time while working from home. It’s perfect for a home business owner or freelancer. Apart from listening to your own choice of music through headphones, you can use it through your stereo as well. Do you use an iPod while working at home?
Business Podcasts & Multitasking
Home business wise, I […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments