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Seven Things to Remember Before Starting an Online Business

Earning through an internet business is simple. There are many ways to start your first online business. However just to caution you lets first look at the pitfalls that you should avoid. I learned this the hard way.

1. Get rich soon:- Let me warn you, this is not some get rich scheme. You have to put in your time and smart work to be successful in your homebased business. If somebody promises to build a huge income for you within a short span of time, beware. You have to put on your thinking cap and look for the reasons why anybody offer you a moneymaking system for free.

2. Free website:- Website is a virtual shop on the net. It helps to build your business. Have you ever heard anybody in offline world offering a money making shop for free? Website is your unique identity on the net. When we sign up for free website development, all the sites developed by the said person will be identical and will loose its very own purpose. Hence beware.

4. Advertising Co-operatives:- Some of the so called experts have found ways to suck your money by making you sign up for their advertising co-operatives, which in my experience have not helped me earn money on the contrary I have just lost money.

5. Free software programs:- Whenever anybody offers you any thing free, take it with a pinch of salt. Dont signup or put your money into a program that promises you to build your contact list or build traffic to your sites. Do some research before signing up.

6. Never be in hurry:- Every time some body will come up with some program which will help you earn six figures income and they want you to join it immediately. Never do it immediately. Take your time. Read it, Analysand it and if you feel and see the benefit then join it.

7. Never pin in your credit details directly for any sign ups: Whenever you sign up for any of the programs where you need to pay money through cards etc. never directly reveal your details on the net. Always sign up through some third party channels like PayPal or moneybrookers as this protects your details from falling into wrong hands and also helps you to be in control of your subscription. You can cancel the subscription whenever you want from your side without waiting for confirmation from the sellers.

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Online Home Based Business and Working With Your Spouse

Getting involved in an online business with your spouse should be easy. You have already got a relationship built on trust, you probably communicate well and you both probably have similar drive and commitment to succeed as work at home entrepreneurs.

With both of you being at home the daily tasks of washing clothes and cleaning the house can be shared and work time set aside while one looks after the children. The home based business should flourish in this climate. What if it doesn’t though?

You have to set you boundaries early in the peace. You have to plan and talk before you even start. Here are three considerations along these lines:

1. Clarify both of your expectations:

You need to do this for the business, the children, the housework and the other tasks that make your world go around. If you don’t then there is a possibility that there will be frustrations from one or both sides. Remember that you are planning to be in the same house for all of the time.

As romantic as this may sound it can often end up with small bits of office equipment becoming dangerous projectiles and aimed at various parts of your body.

Having a roster helps with housework and other tasks around the home. The last thing that you want is for this mundane menial stuff to be the thing that breaks your focus and concentration on your business goals.

2. Acknowledge each others skills and way of doing things.

Chances are that both of you have developed different ways of being organised and different levels of disorganisation that you can put up with around your work space. This is fine as long as you can both accept this of the other person. You don’t want one side of the corporation cleaning up for the other in the time that they should be focused on their business tasks.

Other skills that you may have both acquired need to be acknowledged too and if you can identify some of the areas where you are both individual experts then a knowledge development plan can help you plan how to teach each other your various skills.

It may also come to pass that one of you is focused on the computer generating leads for the list whilst the other prefers the people contact and talking to people about their barriers and aspirations in their own home based business. There is nothing wrong with this so long as both partners acknowledge the importance of both tasks for the overall health of your online business venture.

3.Plan to be together sometimes with all phones off:

You need to take the opportunity to plan to be together and turn off your phones and talk, walk or play. The online home based business can be all consuming particularly in the early stages or during times of fluctuating income. Remember that you have made this choice so that you can spend quality time together.

Think of some of the time that you may be saving by working at home. You don’t have to commute to work and maybe this saves you two hours a day. Here is some time that you could dedicate to your family, spouse or joint hobby.

If you prefer you could both have separate hobbies and use this time to pursue these. Make sure that this is an agreed option though and one party isn’t in the office whilst the other is out hunting and gathering.

Before you start your time together each day remind yourself that this is time that if you weren’t being an entrepreneur and having a good shot at being successful online then you would be sitting in your car in heavy traffic or an a long drive to work. This will help you to appreciate the time that you have created to be together.

The occasional lunch out together to discuss business progress or to not talk about the business at all will also help you keep focused on your relationship outside of the business. It is imperative for your inner health.

If you are lucky enough to live next to a fine coffee house then you should plan to frequent it to relax during the day. Many people find that when they start to work for themselves that they push themselves harder than any boss has ever pushed them.

You have to be mindful of your original goals of choosing to work on your online homebased business together to ensure you don’t become slaves to your business.