More (from Yvonne) on Home Business Around the World
I became intrigued with the idea of taking your home business with you as you travel around the world and asked for more input from Yvonne Russell . (Yvonne originally alerted me to this possibility which I mentioned in a previous post.)
So I interviewed Yvonne about this idea. Incidentally, Yvonne’s blog, Grow Your Writing Business, provides information for writers about developing their business, which generally they conduct as a home business…and can take around your country and the world as they travel. As with so many home businesses, principles used for one often can be utilized in another. I know I’ve found useful suggestions at Yvonne’s blog for my writing business, as well as others.
MEA: Yvonne, this is a very interesting idea, and practical, in the Internet age…taking one’s business to another country with them, as long as they have access to the Internet and e-mail.
Yvonne: In the home exchange scenario (discussed in the post mentioned above), they specifically look for an exchange home that offers high speed Internet access. If you are a writer, IT specialist, online teacher, data entry operator, etc., it really doesn’t make too much difference where you are based geographically. In this day and age, even apart from vacations, someone can live in e.g. Hong Kong and work for a company in Ireland…from home.
MEA: This is becoming more and more possible and probable, isn’t it?
Yvonne: A lot of people these days have business partnerships and run joint businesses with people they have never met. I find it all quite fascinating, as it blends two things I’m very interested in - business and the people aspect of things.
MEA: I find the international aspect of business and home businesses fascinating, too, and think Yvonne has brought up some interesting ideas for all of us to think about…and perhaps incorporate into your businesses.
I’d enjoy hearing about other home businesses, ideas and tips about what has worked and not worked for you. If you’d like to share, even be interviewed, do contact me.
(Incidentally, Yvonne just received the Thinking Blogger Award for her blog.)Tags: global+businesses, grow+your+writing+business, Home+business, home+exchange, thinking+blogger+award