Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:24:56 +0000
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZMaking money online used to be difficult. However, in today's digital age, with the right business idea and enough skills, it's never been easier.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWhether you're starting a side business while still employed elsewhere, a student or homemaker looking for extra income, or unemployed and trying to figure out what to do, there are plenty of opportunities for you to start up a side business inexpensively. It's unlikely any of these will make you a living in the first few months, but they all have the potential to grow into full-time careers. We'll take a look at 10 such opportunities and, most importantly, tell you what to do with the $20!
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZFrom affiliate marketing to information products to blogging, here are a number of ideas on making money online from home.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZHere's the hype-free way to really make money with an Amazon associate site. And it'll only take a day to make the site. The secret? Read on.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZLet's examine the psychology behind getting your customers and clients to want you. There's an art and science to selling yourself and your business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZStarting a side business while keeping your day job can be incredibly rewarding. Here are 15 of the best businesses you can start while working.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIf you can learn how to master these 8 traits in business, you're well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIf you can accurately forecast your costs and sales, conducting a breakeven analysis is a matter of simple math.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZQuestion key assumptions and ask yourself the tough questions when writing your business plan, to make sure you're creating a company that'll succeed.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIf you want to become a successful entrepreneur, start by eliminating these words and phrases that'll cause you more harm than good.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZOne of the most difficult, yet important, issues an entrepreneur must decide is how much to charge for his product or service. Here are some methods. Page 2.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWhen starting a business, it's important to acknowledge and embrace the 4 mental stages every entrepreneur must go through, before making it.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWhether you're just getting started as a freelancer, or you're ready to increase your rates, here are my ten top ways to charge more as a freelancer.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZA great business name is the beginning of a great brand. Here's a quick how-to on creating one and making sure it's not already used.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZA bank or government agency (such as the U.S. Small Business Administration) are two common sources of funding for your startup venture.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZHow Steve Jobs turned his initial failure leading Apple, into propelling the company into becoming one of the world's most powerful businesses.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZLearn how to write the most critical elements of a business plan. From concept to value proposition, you need to focus on benefits for your customer.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZLaunching a business on a budget isn't easy. Get started with these 12 low cost business ideas you can start quickly and affordably.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWe'd all love to have a few million to start our business, but the reality is that for most entrepreneurs, you have to prove your concept first.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIdeas for low-cost businesses you can start quickly.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZDepending on what you want from your business and how fast you want to get there, joining forces to create a more powerful presence in your market may be an attractive option. Joint ventures can help you grow the amount of business you do and the size of the projects you take on without growing the actual size of your business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZHow to make money online by building a successful affiliate marketing business, including tips on choosing products and building an audience.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWhen choosing the location for your business, you must consider whether your location is important to your customers, employees, and even investors
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZSetting up an LLC is a relatively simple, quick process. It's become the most popular legal structure for small businesses wishing to incorporate.
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2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWith equity financing, instead of spending cash on loan repayments, you can use the infusion from equity investors to grow your business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZYou can easily differentiate yourself from your competition by making the effort to follow up with your prospects and customers. Be proactive.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWhether you've already secured funding or trying to figure out what it will take to get started, an accurate estimate of costs is necessary to predict financial performance.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZBefore you can expect to become a success in the world of business, you must first win the mental battle and make these key mindset changes early on.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWhat business structure makes sense for you: sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation or something else? Start here with some definition.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZDebt is borrowing money from an outside source with the promise to return the principal, in addition to an agreed-upon level of interest.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZCheck out these must-use websites that'll give you access to learning profitable new skills, talents, and abilities this year.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZAmong tracks including starting a business, growing a business, fundraising and networking, the Women's Entrepreneurship Festival offered lessons to entrepreneurs.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZProfessional consultants are among the highest paid workers, earning more than many doctors and lawyers. This is how to get consulting clients.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZThe business plan background, which follows the executive summary, should detail your company's history, tell who you are, and why you're qualified.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZMarketing is important for your business. Here are a few tips on getting started with email marketing, social media and more.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZDo you want to continue working 50, 70, 100 hours a week the rest of your life? Good! Neither do I. Do you want to be able to take time off whenever you want to, without worrying about what's going to happen to your business? So do I! In order to do that, you're going to have to start creating income streams that do not require your direct involvement. Passive income will allow you to earn more and work less.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZTo compete in today's business world, understand the technology you have, keep abreast of new technology and understand how it may help you.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIt may seem odd to develop a strategy this soon to leave your business, but potential investors will want to know your long-term plans.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIncreasing numbers of people are coming to realize that corporate America has changed. If you are among them, here are seven key steps to starting your own business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZNever start a business without validating your business idea. I recommend using these best sites for unbiased feedback on your business idea today.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZBeing a sole proprietor is the easiest way to get started, but there's still more to it than just getting business cards and sticking up a web page.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWorrying about lawsuits, bad press, SEO, even whether or not the Instagram handle is available -- just a few of the things you need to worry about when naming your business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZNever start a new website or online business without first validating that there will be an active audience to engage with your content and products.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZLearn how to start your business quickly and effectively with these impactful online business courses from the world's top entrepreneurs.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZLearn how to interpret a company's financial statement including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, using a sample report.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZThis is the portion of the business plan where you’ll clarify objectives, assign tasks with deadlines, and chart your progress in reaching goals.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIf you don't start your business for the right reasons, it's destined for failure. Here are 20 of the best and worst reasons for starting a business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZYou've filed your taxes and maybe had a stiff drink or two. You've also resolved to make this year more successful than last. Here's how to get your financial house in order.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZThis article describes the differences among the six basic business organizational structures used by for-profit businesses in the United States.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZThe Ten-Step, One-Day Strategic Plan
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZTen rules about how managers can lead people in the workplace to better performance and healthier lives.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIn today's interview with Acorns CEO, Jeff Cruttenden, we talk about how the company reaches millennials and helps them turn shopping into investing.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZMeet Oprah Winfrey, the entrepreneur, and TV star; and learn about her history along with her admirable accomplishments, including her philanthropy.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIf you're a recent graduate, a teacher or student off for the summer, or anyone looking for some cash, summer's a great time to start a business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZNetworking is less about meeting new people than having them remember you after the fact. Here are good networking questions to stand out.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZAlthough investors want to see cold, hard numbers, it is tough to predict your financial performance three years down the road.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZTake a look inside the life and rise of IKEA founder and entrepreneur, Ingvar Kamprad, now regarded as one of the wealthiest people in the world.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZStarting a profitable side business is no easy feat. Use these 12 essential tools and resources to make it happen faster and more effectively.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIf your executive summary doesn't grab an investor's attention, then he or she probably won't bother reading the rest of your package.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZFrom blogging to freelance writing to affiliate marketing to call center work, these are some of the best jobs for moms to make money from home.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIf you're considering an MLM (multi-level marketing), CDM (consumer direct marketing), or network marketing opportunity, ask these six questions.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZThere are a network marketing opportunities that are just scams or have poor track records. Here's how to choose a network marketing company.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZA business communications coach studies former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, to uncover his biggest secrets to innovation and staying ahead of the game.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIt's tax time! But don't despair -- we have all the last minute tips you need to make it through this critical time for your business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZHenry Ford was not the inventor of the automobile, but his innovations in assembly-line techniques and the introduction of standardized interchangeable parts contributed to making the United States a nation of motorists and produced the first mass-production vehicle manufacturing plant.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZBecoming a highly paid expert in your industry, while still working a full-time job is possible. You'll need to be strategic, and lean on your core skills.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZOnce you have chosen your mentor, the fun has just begun! A great mentor will become not only your advisor, but likely your friend and confidante, as well. That doesn't happen instantly, though. Building trust and personal interest takes time. You set the tone at the outset of the relationship by demonstrating your commitment to the process. How, then, can you best establish the base on which to build a solid mentoring relationship?
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZSimply put, it doesn't matter how much money is coming in the future if you don't have enough money to get from here to there.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIt never ceases to amaze me the extreme polar views on the topic of network marketing and MLM. Some people are passionate about it in the extreme, and there are even top celebrity authors like Robert Allen, Mark Victor Hansen, and Robert Kiyosaki doing it and advocating it. Yet, in many circles, you might as well declare yourself a leper as admit to being in network marketing. So what's the problem?
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZThe web is just teeming with great online resources that will help you learn more about business -- some
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZBionic eyes, hoverboards, cloning, product replicators -- these incredible sci-fi inventions actually exist! Learn about the companies making them happen.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWhy specializing and focusing on only what you do best, while outsourcing the rest, will help you become the most successful entrepreneur in your space.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZLooking for some inspiration? See what some of the world's most famous entrepreneurs have to say about entrepreneurship.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZPotential investors who read your business plan will want to know how you plan to grow your business once it is off the ground.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZLines of credit accommodate the seasonal credit demands of your business along with ups and downs in your cash flow.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZHow to use 'The Rule of 7' marketing principle to get in front of your target clients in a focused manner that helps you radically grow your business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZThese are the five easiest ways to use your existing skills, to launch a profitable side business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZCurt Raffi, VP Mobile Engagement and Apps at Endurance shares his experience and 5-step checklist to building a high quality, engaging mobile app.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWe examined six of the biggest secrets to Silicon Valley's success in startups and technology. Here's how the area turned into a hotbed for innovation.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZFebruary is Black History Month, a prime time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. In that spirit, here are five inspiring contemporary black entrepreneurs.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIf you want to be happy, successful, and accomplished in life, you need to ditch your perfectionism right now. Here's why perfectionism won't help.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIt'll be difficult to start a business while you're still employed at your full-time job. Follow these do's and don'ts to start out on the right track.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIf you want to start a home-based business, you need to treat it just as seriously as any business endeavor. Here are six steps to getting started.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZThe new mobile & social app, Everfave, is helping businesses amplify and calculate a true ROI on their word-of-mouth marketing efforts.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZMeet the entrepreneurs behind Ben & Jerry’s, the brand synonymous with funky flavors like Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey and a groovy Vermont vibe.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIs your industry ready for disruption? If businesses in your space are getting increasingly out of touch with customers, that's just one sign.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIt's difficult to stay creative, especially for entrepreneurs who constantly need to shift gears. Here are my activities to help you be more creative.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZYou've got a great idea for a business. Now how do you get started? From finding the right strategic alliances to business planning to fundraising, here are a clear set of steps to help you get started.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZSimon Cowell is best known as the obnoxious judge on American Idol, but his career decisions have been consistently successful in a variety of venues.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZAs an entrepreneur, there's a real risk of burning out and finding yourself in a state where you don't create your best work. Here's how to avoid it.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZHere are all of the links and phone numbers for U.S. Secretary of State offices for each state and territory. You'll contact them for establishing your business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZBefore launching a crowdfunding campaign for your business, you need to first take these crucial lessons into consideration & address misconceptions.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZA list of common words and acronyms related to entrepreneurship and small business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZWant to become a successful entrepreneur? You need to get your mind right first, and learn how to focus on utilizing your strengths in business.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZTime is money. It's a cliche that we all know and understand, but to what extent do you really apply it in your business? How much is your time worth?
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZAs an entrepreneur, it can be incredibly tempting to want to believe these seemingly simple lies. However, doing so can lead to a swift failure.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZAre you a desk-bound entrepreneur? If so, then you have to get a little extra exercise to make up for the fact that you're sitting all day.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZHome Caregivers are among the US Labor Department's list of fastest growing jobs, and the only non-computer related job in the top 10 on that list.
2016-08-23T11:24:56ZIn 2000, 55% of American adults reported having, at some time, purchased goods or services from a direct selling representative. Although the industry has a high turnover rate among reps, the practices of those who are successful at it provide lessons for all of us, regardless of our business. See what the top network marketers can teach you about your business.