Home Sweet Business From Home – Contemplating the Idea?

Dollars earned working from home sweet home. Sweet idea indeed.

More than ever before the idea of starting and managing a business from the warmth of your own home sweet home appeals to the subconscious entrepreneurial minds of the everyday average people. The sweet and total gratifying thought of being able to earn those home dollars working from home, inside what many consider their own and last refuge, pampered by familiar surroundings, and satisfying the ever present and increasing need of spending more time with loved ones, away from traffic jams, demanding bosses and tight schedules is pushing, almost obligating, these people to dig and dive, in a seemingly desperate manner, into their own reservoirs of ideas, natural or acquired skills, or even the occasional hobby, and turning them into home sweet based business.

These entrepreneurs continuously are trying to come up with new magical applications of all these ideas to convert them into those wish upon home business dollars. While the intention of these self-made entrepreneurs is to organize, operate and normally take the full risk in such business ventures, expecting to gain the home sweet profits on a continuous and expanding business activity, the reality is that all of these wishful ideas are most of the times not acted (up) on, and are instead accommodated in the waiting room of their minds, most frequently not because the Do Not Want To, but because the Do Not Know How.

It is in this unknown twilight zone that the home worker has to be very careful since there are a lot of scams out there that could potentially take out the Sweet from the Home, and in the process destroy the sweet dream of enjoying the independence of being your own boss.Every home based entrepreneur should proceed with extreme caution and do a little bit of homework before embarking blindly in the first idea or sales pitch that passes by. It’s strongly encouraged to search for work from home ideas and opportunities that have been tested and proven, have passed an intensive screening process and are above all legitimate. It is also believed and preached by many in the industry that you’ll better have multiple automated streams of residual income to make it in this business.

Please be also advised that a home based business could be not for everyone. For many people it will be only seen as a mere supplemental income source for retirement or a momentarily extra income for the family, but not as a home based business.

In fact, in a recent survey published by the SBA only 46 percent of home based and micro business owners cited that making lots of money was a motivation for starting their own business. Seventy eight percent of business owners stated that having more control over their lives was the most important reason, and 90 percent said they would go into business again.

So, even though you may not get your home dollars from such an endeavor, it may be worth the effort to try your home business idea out to see if it would be successful.

Remember if you are a home based entrepreneur working for your own, with a justifiable dream of becoming financially independent, you may not see a profit right away, it all will strongly dependent on the type of effort you put into your own home sweet home business.

How to Save Potentially Thousands of Business Dollars Each Month – Telecom Expense Management

In today’s economy, it is essential to wring every penny of profit available into your company’s bottom line. Efficiency is the key. Unfortunately, sometimes that means reducing your workforce, but there are other ways to stay profitable without needing to become Mr. Scrooge and laying off people.

Tell Me How

As I said above, efficiency can be the key. One of the top 3 expenditures of most companies nowadays is their telecom usage. Your business might be different, but telecom is still a large part of your expenses. The technology we have today has allowed us conduct business better than ever before, but paying for that technology shouldn’t negate the positive effects, should it?

No

If you have more than a handful of wireless devices in your company, you know that each month the mailman drops a stack of telecom provider bills on your desk, most of which simply get paid without any scrutiny. It’s just easier to send a check to them than to attempt to decipher the bill. Don’t let the fact that 10-15% of all invoices contain errors, most of which are in favor of the vendor bother you.

Another problem is wireless devices. Who controls the acquisition? Do you just trust your employee to sashay into the local cell phone dealer and get the right equipment? Tell me you don’t! If so, have you ever thought about how many lost or damaged devices you are still paying for because the employee didn’t bother to tell anyone? Don’t. It could cause you to have nightmares.

Vendors (bless their hearts) are out to make a buck like any business. If they can sell the most expensive service contract along with a device that has more whistles and bells than a NASA space shuttle, they will do it. Unfortunately, you are paying for the whistles and bells, but you aren’t realizing any benefit from them. If you could ensure that certain categories of employees could acquire only approved devices and contracts, you could save a bundle.

One other facet of telecom usage that can result in chaos is asset management. If you have no idea what equipment you have, or who has it, you might as well give up and just pay the monthly bills and hope they aren’t too far out of whack. It is critical to have an accurate and constantly updated inventory.

The Answer

One word. “Telecom Expense Management.” OK, that’s three words, but it is one important phrase. Telecom Expense Management (TEM) professionals have the skill, training and tools to comb though your telecom systems to find and eliminate waste. Some companies, such as H&R Block, save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year using the services of a TEM team. Obviously it isn’t a free service. TEM companies make it worth your while, though. Often they will charge a percentage of the savings they discover, so their incentive to make you telecom usage as lean and mean as possible is great. That way, everyone wins. Your company’s bottom line looks better, and the Telecom Expense Management company comes out smelling like a rose, too.

Contact a reputable TEM organization to find out more details about what they can do for your company.

Home Business Advertising

Work from home business entrepreneurs that have covered a lot of time and effort through their own online business, have had the widest opportunity for noting some of the most marvelous advertising successes, together with the more numerous painful failures.

It has been estimated that over eighty, some say ninety per cent, of all advertising is practically so much money wasted, simply because of the dense ignorance of the vast majority of working from home business entrepreneurs, when it comes to generating profitable advertising for their home sweet home business.

In any event, however, there is not a shadow of doubt that millions of dollars are yearly dissipated in home based business advertising with no more practical return than would result from dumping these vast sums of home business dollars into a giant bon-fire.

Many of the most successful advertisers, online business entrepreneurs who have accumulated vast fortunes by doing the right thing most of the times, emphatically declare that advertising is a gamble, even under the most favorable conditions.

They so not mean, of course, that it is doubtful as to real efficacy of the right sort of advertising, but that practically every advertiser is apt to commit a serious blunder now and then, and that it’s far from being an exact science.

Without argument at this time, facts have continuously demonstrated that the errors in judgment into which a thoroughly experienced advertiser will plunge will be those which no human expertness can avoid, since they must result from contact with unseen and unavoidable stumbling blocks.

These obstructions to continual success are to be located in the mysteries of an ever complicated growing menu of printed and online media circulation, web sites proliferation, and terms like organic traffic, viral traffic, conversion rates, opt ins, click through rate, average cost per click, etc, which may very well deceive any regular person. Less of a mystery and more of a clogged artery in reference to the obstruction of success results from the abundance of work from home scam artists, the inundation of home business opportunities ads promising to get rich overnight (that have not ever been tested nor proven), events which by themselves are more than capable of killing public interest, and of course the most deeply rooted of them all in the always present unpredictability of human nature.

As for certainty, it is known that with ability to prepare a good advertising campaign, plus sufficient business judgment, failures will be few and far between, and no more frequent than in any other business enterprise.

Of course, the shore of the stream is strewn with wrecks from every line of advertising endeavor, and mortal man will never be wholly immune from glaring disregard of fact and reason than any financially weak advertiser would be guilty of; but greater successes hide all discredit, while the one slight mistake of a weak beginner may end in blasted hopes and public dislike.

How important, therefore, that a practical advertising knowledge be obtained by those who aspire to greater achievement and wealth. This knowledge is crucial to those working from home entrepreneurs who are now circumscribed simply because they are ignorant as to forward and backward movements of the advertising lever that opens and shuts financial valves at just the right time and puts the pressure where it belongs, and without an appreciable loss of power.

Nevertheless it remains almost certain that every online business entrepreneur and advertising student will agree that while the home business dollars don’t come easy through this inexact science, even so a famous phrase has to be maintained in constant thought: a business with no sign, is a sign of no business.

This article has taken up the home business advertising analysis along lines wholly different from those employed by others, and with what success, I leave to others to say.

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