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The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Home Based Businesses

Jan 1, 2008
Are you dissatisfied with your current job? Maybe you don't like the salary you are getting... being forced to work long hours with little monetary compensation. Or, maybe it's the environment itself, since many Corporate offices may have a dog-eat-dog mentality. Maybe you are saddened because you are missing out on your baby's 'firsts'. Whatever the problem is, you can change your destiny by starting a home based business. If you don't know where to start when it comes to creating a home based business, read on as this article will explain how.

The first thing you need to do to establish a home based business is to think about what your credentials and how you are going to use them to make money. If you type fast and have excellent word processing skills, you can start a data entry/word processing business. If you're good with children you can open a daycare. If you are talented in the area of writing you can write articles and books for a living. The possibilities for what you can do through your home based business are endless once you start the process of brainstorming.

Next, you will need to establish the legal presence of your home based business. The best way to do this is to get a business license and a trade name. You can do both through your local court system. If you want the specific websites for your state, you can research the Small Business Administration. Once you have done these things, you may want to consider branching out as a limited liability company or a corporation. By doing so you are allowing tax advantages for your home based business.

Now, you will need to advertise your home based business. You can start by building a website. Companies like Geocities allow you to make websites for home based businesses for free. However, you will want to at least pay for your domain name, since most free websites have long, complicated URLs that people will not be able to easily remember. If you want you can make some extra money on the side by selling advertising space on your website and/or joining affiliate programs. This is a great income stream you can have in addition to whatever is generated from your home based business.

Once the website for your home based business is up, you can begin advertising in various venues. Free advertising can be done by submitting your site to search engines, passing out flyers, writing articles to free article directories, writing press releases and networking through friends and family. Paid advertising can be done through pay-per-click programs such as Adwords, direct mail campaigns, newspapers and cable television.

In conclusion, the process of starting a home based business is not really that hard. The only real difficult you will have in determining what you're going to do and how you're going to get clients. Once you have addressed these issues, eventually your home based business will become successful enough that you will never again have to worry about the drudgery of a 9-to-5 job.
About the Author
Mario Churchill is a freelance author and has written over 200 articles on various subjects. For more information on a great home base business checkout his website today.
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