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Own Your Own Business Ideas, 5 Low Cost Start-Ups To Consider

To own your own business you need a workable idea. If you are looking for a low risk way to own a business, then not only should the service you offer be needed, it should also require low investment to start up. Below I have outlined 5 business ideas that should see you turning a profit without the pressure of large overheads.

Flyer/Leaflet Distribution: This is the ideal low-risk business. In good times and bad, businesses and tradespeople need to promote their services and flyers are a proven way to get the message out there. Add the fact that most people can walk and many people are looking for casual work these days and it is easy to see how you could make a good income with a flyer business.

Window Tinting: Automotive window tinting is a business that is cheap to set up and not too complex to learn and run. There is also a market for tinting windows in the home.

Flipping Blogs: Creating, automating, monetizing and then selling, or flipping blogs is a great little business for anyone who wants to work at home on their PC.I posted about this business on my website a few months ago and the interest was phenomenal.

Solar Power Installing: I reviewed a business about 2 guys that worked weekends installing solar panels and got to realize the potential of this business. Solar power is becoming very affordable and the surplus electricity generated can be sold back to energy companies. The earning potential from this business is huge for the right person and profits can be very high.

Pet Sitting: When I first heard of a lady called Kristin Morrison earning a hundred thousand dollars a year from looking after Pets, I just had to find out about this business. For a business with low start-up costs and simplicity to get into, it would take some beating.…

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5 Time Management Tips for the Online Home Business Owner

For someone just starting out online with a home based business there are many challenges to face however, in my opinion, none is more daunting than finding the time to accomplish everything you need to do in the run of a day.
Time management was a long time nemesis of mine until I learned a few strategies to help me find the time I needed to complete all of my daily Internet marketing chores. Here are 5 techniques I use daily to manage my time more effectively and productively:
1. One tactic I find to be very useful is list making. At the end of every day my last task is to create a list of things I have to do tomorrow. This gives me a starting point for the following day so I can jump right in and start my job without having to waste time figuring out what I have to do for that work day.
Having a list also allows me to check off each job as it’s completed which gives me the incentive to continue because you get a sense of accomplishment with each duty you complete.
2. The biggest hurdle I had to overcome, and I sometimes still struggle with, is procrastination. There were times in the past when I would actually look for an excuse to put off doing something I didn’t enjoy until tomorrow or until whenever I found time to get around to it.
Now when something arises in my home business that I don’t particularly look forward to doing I simply remind myself of the rewards for completing the task now instead of later. Instead of just thinking about doing something make the effort to do it and you’ll soon see the results of your work.
3. When you’re creating your to do list for the following day do it with a realistic mindset. We’re all only human and there’s only so much we can complete during a normal work day.
So whatever you do don’t put too many chores on your list because you’ll only become discouraged by the results and you won’t be as enthusiastic about tackling your tasks the following day.
4. Always prioritize your jobs by giving more time to the biggest and most important tasks you have to complete. Most people waste too much of their work day completing mundane and minor jobs which could be put at the end of your list.
Having too much to do usually leads to rushing to get things done before the end of the day which results in mistakes being made and in time lost trying to repair the damage.
5. Organization is a key factor to saving time on the job. If you aren’t organized you usually waste more time trying to find key files and important documents that you need right now than the time you would need to complete the task at hand.
If you implement these 5 techniques on a regular basis you’ll soon see the results via increased productivity which usually translates into more sales and profits for your online home business.…

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Profitable Small Business Ideas For Women

With today’s economy, starting a new business of your own may seem unattainable right now. But with these small business ideas you will be your own boss in no time. These are specially geared toward women entrepreneurs.
The opportunities are out there for profitable small business’s to make it in this market today. You just need to know which ones will work and which ones will not. If you are a true animal lover and responsible as well as reliable then starting your own pet sitting service is a prime small business for you.
Pet owners are everywhere these days and when they travel they would much rather pay you to stay with their animals in their own homes than to place them in a strange kennel.
More and more on-line business’s are starting up now. These consist of many things. The best ones to think about starting are in the gift markets or antique/collectible markets. Hand made gifts seem to be prized above all others and also the additions of gifts for people’s pets as well.
Become a consultant on something you know a lot about or can do very well. These can include weddings, floral arranging, shopping, decorating, clothing, crafting etc. The list can go on. The cost for starting a consulting business is very low as it will just cost you the price of a box of business cards printed with your information on them. Then hand out to everyone you know and meet.
Are you an excellent cook who love to spend time in the kitchen? Then a small business for you would be as a caterer. Start out with fliers or brochures put in local businesses and also give your friends and acquaintances some business cards you never know when a new catering job will come from. Soon your catering business will be booming as people are always in need of great, tasty foods for many occasions.
If you are a wonderful house cleaner than make that into your own business. Ask around and pass out fliers in your local businesses and supermarkets and soon your phone will be ringing. Many women today also have jobs outside the homes and do not have enough time to work, care for the kids and clean the house so your services would be needed. This would give them more time to spend with their family than on chores once they get home from a long day on the job. These are all great small business ideas for any woman to start in.…

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Top Business Ideas – How To Earn Up To $1.2 Million a Year!

In this article I want to talk to you about one of the top business ideas I have come across recently, that you can do in your spare time and that will be a great new source of income for your family.
The idea is so simple that even a child could run it, but for me the very best business ideas are those that are so straightforward leaving no road blocks in that way between you and mountains of extra cash;-)
Sound good?
So all you need to do is put in a small investment to purchase one bouncy castle.
If you’re wondering how one simple bouncy castle is going to be the key to your riches and financial freedom it’s very simple.
1. You get your bouncy castle for around $999.
2. You advertise – think local fairs, kids parties, corporate events, playgrounds and many more.
3. You rent out your bouncy castle for a flat fee or charge by the person, per hour.
4. Most bouncy castles can fit about 20 kids on them.
After the castle has gone out to it’s tenth event you will have paid for it and be making pure profit!
Happy days…
This is so simple and the key to really turning this into a business that brings in a lot of cash is being able to scale to have many castles or even other large toys. You will also need a staff of reliable people who can run the events for you.
Once things get rolling word will get around that you’re the best kids party organizer in town and you will have more work than you can handle.
There are a few things you must make sure you have:
* The bouncer itself
* Air blower
* Repair kit
For me this is one of the top business ideas I know because you can replace bouncy castles with anything and the business idea is still sound.
People would also like to take a ride in a classic car for instance.
I’d love to hear how you get on with this, if you work on this for a year or two you can get up to that $1.2 Million a Year.
Good luck.…

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Creating a House Flipping Business Plan

The business of buying a property and reselling it for a profit looks like a simple process. Usually people tend to spend the shortest possible time interval in it, but this may lead to making a hefty profit. In order to get a guaranteed and best possible profits one has to make well timed and smart decisions. You have to think like a real estate investor and not jump to conclusions. You also need to have a strong framework of techniques and strategies and some technical knowledge in the area e.g. tax planning etc.
Your planning should include your short term and long term goals and determining how much time and money you are ready to put in this business. Locating the potential properties is the first thing you have to do and is also mostly the key to success or loss. Choose the house which can be resold easily by making minor repairs and changes. Always consult professionals in the area of construction and real estate business to get maximum profits by putting minimal investment.
Sometimes the process can be quick and by luck you can get a house that requires no major changes and it resells very quickly. But at times you may have to hold the property for some time before getting a good deal out of it. You have to determine the right time and best possible offer. Market research is a must in the process. You have to know the value of property in the area and future predictions by the experts.
Real estate business plan does not require a lot of effort and commitment, it is an art and if you do it smartly you can make heavy profits. Study the market reports and learn the few tools of this business consult the professional agents and make the decisions wisely and timely. There are many websites that you can benefit from and the PDF reports can help you determine and compare the values of different properties at hand.…

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The Three Best Home Business Ideas For 2011

In today’s economy more and more people are looking for an alternative way to earn money. People are spending countless hours sifting through different job opportunities only to get the silent treatment from the companies where they applied.
All is not lost, there are other places to look for added income. The internet is a great place to look for a way to earn extra income. When you are looking for the three best home business ideas for 2011 you have to realize that there are so many options out there that you can pick and choose something you enjoy doing. And the good thing about working from home is that you can earn as much as you want as long as you are willing to put forth the effort. There are literally hundreds of different opportunities on the web where you can plug into and start earning the money you want.
In my opinion the three best home business ideas for 2011 are:
1) Direct Marketing – This is where you sell your own product or service. It can be anything from being a fitness coach to making your own sweaters and selling those online. It can also be anything in between. You just have to select a product or service and build a website and advertise and market that site until you start seeing traffic. Once the traffic hits the sales will not be far behind.
2) Affiliate Marketing – this is a very popular strategy for businesses to basically compensate you for selling their products. Almost every company out there, large and small, allow affiliates to sell their products. This type of marketing also requires a website and a lot of advertising and marketing. This can be inexpensive to set up if you join the right company.
3) Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) – This is another inexpensive option for someone to start earning income from home. This is probably on many people’s list of the three best home business ideas for 2011. This type of marketing has changed a lot over the years where at one time people had to beat the streets to get others in their downline, and now it can all be done online. This type of marketing is a strategy where you not only get paid for the sales you make, but you also get paid on the effort of others that have joined your team.
So, there are my three best home business ideas for 2011. They all have relatively small start-up costs, they all are home businesses which means you can talk to your accountant to determine if there are any tax advantages, and with a little effort they can all provide a significant amount of income. It also shows that working your home business is no different that any other business. It takes work and diligence for it to pay off.…

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Planning For Success With A Home Business

At this time of year we tend to look back at our Internet Marketing activities and consider what we have achieved. More importantly we need to think about where we are going and what we will achieve in the future. We have all heard that old chestnut about your glass being half full or half empty, that is just a play on words, my simple opinion is that if you have a negative approach you will have negative results.
Over the last year internet marketing has been a bit more of a challenge with the worldwide credit situation, not helped by the banks and financial institutions that we normally depend upon who have largely been responsible for creating this situation. If you have a home business already or maybe considering a home business idea then my advice would be to use to use this time to re-evaluate your existing business or your business plan and to get ready for the busy period in January.
If you own a website and/or a blog then why not use this time to write a few more articles or check out other advertising resources that you may find beneficial or maybe re-design your site to make the content more appealing. Search engine spiders are always looking for new content and that will increase your page rank so it is always a good time to check out your site to see if it is optimised correctly for your keywords. Even with the best home business ideas it is important not to underestimate the power of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) as it is fundamental to your site success.
You can have the best and most interesting website in the world but it is nothing without visitors. If you don’t have a website then that is OK, it just means that you advertise using different methods like classified ads, ezine ads, offline adverts, word of mouth, leaflets etc, it’s all good and you are only limited by your own ambition.
This business is traditionally quiet at this time and in some ways I am happy that it is because our lives are so busy busy busy that it is only right that we share a bit of quality time with our friends and loves ones and re-charge our batteries. In closing may I just wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas and a very prosperous 2011 and as always I am here to help if you need me.
best regards,
Mal Tindle…