Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tupperware has been around for a while. Quite possibly the first home party that anyone ever went to, Tupperware has been the standard of kitchen storage for generations. Their products are sturdy—they have a lifetime warranty. They are trendy—they usually come in the latest kitchen design colors. And the opportunity is satisfying and rewarding.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Virtual assistance is not new, but it’s certainly new to many people. A virtual assistant is much more than a telecommuting secretary. According to VAnetworking.com “A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a highly-trained independent entrepreneur who provides a myriad of business support services virtually via phone, fax and internet based technology to support and meet the growing needs of businesses worldwide.”
A virtual assistant often specializes in certain business aspects such as marketing, graphic design, sales, etc. Some virtual assistants may be employed by one company and simply telecommute. Most, however, are small business owners and their business is to provide support to other small and large business owners from their home office.
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A home-based business has long been the income producing stand-by for stay-at-home moms. Think about the women from 100 years ago who “took in” laundry to wash and/or iron for strangers, those who made alterations or sewed entire outfits for their “grocery money.” Then there have always been the moms who have watched their neighbor’s child and this has often evolved into a full-fledged home daycare.
Home-based businesses have also been the traditional method of supporting a family well before the industrial age altered much of our notions about “work”. Farmers are probably the oldest and most well-known home-based business people, although few people would think of that as a home-based business.
When considering a home-based business opportunity, it is hard to see past the promises of easy money, but careful research and attention to the following red flags can help you find success.
The advertisement in the classifieds of the Star promises a six figure income with minimum effort. New affiliates of almost any business should expect minimum income and maximum effort.
The website shows great cars and yachts the other affiliates purchased, supposedly a matter of months after entering the business. If they bought them, it wasn’t with the money they earned from their new business.
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