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More (from Yvonne) on Home Business Around the World

by Mary Emma Allen on April 24th, 2007

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+exchange, thinking+blogger+award

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4 opinions for More (from Yvonne) on Home Business Around the World

  • Yvonne Russell
    Apr 25, 2007 at 3:16 am

    Hi Mary Emma

    I enjoyed discussing this with you. It’s an interesting area, with exciting possibilities. As new technologies become available, the way we do business is changing too.


  • Mary Emma
    Apr 25, 2007 at 3:42 am

    Thanks for visiting the Home Biz Notes blog, Yvonne. It was fun discussing this topic with you. Yes, in our Internet age, there are so many more business possibilities out there.

  • Lois Sealey
    Apr 26, 2007 at 1:59 am

    Hi Mary Emma

    I have been running a home based home exchange agency for over 22 years and Yvonne has highlighted a growing trend I’ve noticed in the last few years, i.e. it is no longer just retired people, and those on sabbatical, who are looking for longer home exchanges. The internet (and many homes having well equipped offices with high speed connections) has enabled more members, who either work remotely for a company or run their own home based businesses, to combine work and pleasure on a home exchange.

    I have been working with partner home exchange agencies and representatives in several countries for many years now (all home based). It is really fun to be able to run an ‘international’ organisation from one’s own little home office - or someone else’s! I publish a blog too but, to keep work to a minimum while away, I try to set a number of posts in advance, ready to be published during that time. If interested in home exchange, please do check out my blog:


  • homebiznotes.com - Working From Home for Home Business or Someone Else
    Apr 27, 2007 at 10:56 am

    […] I visited Yvonne’s blog, Grow Your Writing Business, where she mentioned her interview at Home Biz Notes, I found a question from one of her readers.  This lady wanted to know about working from […]

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