The Income Opportunity Home Based Business Truth That Will Shock You

The Astonishing Truth About Any Income Opportunity Home Based BusinessYou’ve probably been searching online for an easy way to replace your current income. Well let me start by saying you’re in for a surprise!While everyone with an internet connection is trying to sell you something online, I’d like to personally take the time out to offer you some insight. Insight that will allow YOU to make a decision and not be forced into an income opportunity home based business without knowing what you’re in for.There are many, many opportunities to make an income from your home if that’s what you desire. But with these opportunities are the “small print” that doesn’t tell you just how much work it takes to create an income that you can actually live off of.That’s what I’m here for today. To tell you WHAT you’re going to need and HOW you’re going to have to do it.Any MLM, network marketing, direct sales opportunity derives off marketing, PERIOD. If you’re the type of person that is deathly afraid of selling anything, or even having a conversation with someone about a product or service, you’re bound to fail at a home business.Here are the first things you must have in order to enjoy the benefits of an income opportunity home based business.

The Right Mindset – Confidence in yourself has EVERYTHING to do with your success in an income opportunity, no matter if it’s in your home or on the JOB.

The Time To Focus – Just as you or anyone else would dedicate 8-12 hours at a JOB for a boss, you have to be willing to dedicate a certain period just for your business. Time that will allow you to focus, educate yourself, and produce valuable marketing efforts that will drive you closer to that full time income.

Minimum Amount Of Funds Available – Yes, just as if you were to open a franchise business, you’re going to need some funds to start an income opportunity home based business. Start up costs, monthly fees, and additional marketing expenses WILL come into play as you’re building your personal empire.
Now That You’ve Understood That, Let’s Move OnThose qualities I just mentioned above are just your first step in creating some form of profit from a business at home. Without those qualities, and sorry to be so vague, you’re pretty much destined to fail.Sounds intimidating? To some, it probably is.But know this, my job and my purpose is NOT to force you into something you’re not ready for. Like many business professionals online, our goal is to provide you the RIGHT information to make your own decision.As far as an income opportunity home based business, there are several that can meet your needs but few that will actually allow you to market a service that will NEVER go unutilized.Juices, lotions, energy drinks, and home cleaning products are just a few of the products you can sell online. But in our current economy, who can continue to afford to waste their hard earned money on things of luxury?Nevertheless, one service that will always be in demand is the continued search for financial education.Learning how to increase your income, establish a higher credit score, and knowledge on how to invest your hard-earned money from your business will ALWAYS be in continuous need for many, many years to come.For this reason, I’ve personally chosen this avenue as my income opportunity home based business and by far have met my expectations.Which Income Opportunity Home Based Business Do You Recommend?Here it comes, the time that I mention to you what I personally recommend. First, let me explain to you what it is NOT:
No, it’s not “Get Rich Quick” scheme.
No, it’s not another multi-level marketing business.
No, you do not have to maintain a stock level of item in your home to sell.
And finally, NO, you don’t have to be confined to your home to work this business. It can be done from ANYWHERE you choose.
You’re probably anxious to know what it is by now.Guess what? I’m not going to tell you either! (Just kidding)The business I am informing you on is “Providing others a form of financial education through the training and support of professionals previously in the fields of financial advisors, investors, and wealth management.”

7 Habits of Owners of Home Based Businesses

Having your own business is a dream for many individuals. Here are a few steps to succeed once you start off on your own!

When you plan to start off your own business, its with dreams in your eyes and heart. But once it takes off, you realise that there is a lot more to running your own business than just looking fancy schmancy and earning buckets, no truck loads of money. At times, you may go through a lean phase and wonder what is it that went wrong? Fret not, for here, I have compiled a list of 7 habits (well there are more but these are the main seven) of successful home based business owners.

Keep in mind that I am writing this with a general point of view. Tailor them according to your profession and see how it applies to your business.

Habit 1: Set a dedicated space for your Office

When you start working from home, many a times, you slack off. Your office might just be your laptop and phone and hence you are tempted to sit in front of the TV or on the back porch. Tempting as that might be, refrain from doing so. Set aside some space as your dedicated work space. Even if you’ve started a home based bakery or pottery business, set aside a desk where you keep all your papers, designs (if you design clothes or jewellery), files and your requirements. If you work at a computer, make sure it’s your ‘work’ computer. If you have the luxury of space, set aside an office; but if not, just a corner of your study or where ever it’s quiet and peaceful and you can concentrate.

Habit 2: Dedicate time / Have a good Plan

What makes the extremely successful people, extremely successful? Well, lame question. They have a set plan, a goal, a target. Yes many of us have a set goal too, but many a times the path isn’t too clear. What you need to do is give time. Sit down with a piece of paper and a pen in the quiet place we spoke about in the earlier point. Write down, where you stand, what your resources are, and what’s your goal. Make a mind map as visuals help you to understand things better. By the end of this exercise you should have a better view as to what your path should be to reach your goal. For e.g: You have a home-based baking business, write down the assets you have. These will be your ovens, bread making machines, your mixers etc. Now, if your final goal is to have your own bakery set up after a year, then first write down how much you need to spend to achieve this goal. Once you know the figure you need to have in hard cash with you, work backwards. Visualise how you can earn that kind of money, what should your marketing strategy be, how exactly to go about it. So this is just an example for a bakery business; you need to work it out for your own brand of business!

Decide what kind of time you want to spend on developing your business. Just because you run a home-based business, doesn’t mean that you are freely available to baby sit other’s kids and run errands for them.

Habit 3: Use Professional Tools

I repeat, nothing is as important as this point! It’s very very necessary, just cannot stress enough on this point. Agreed that if you need to buy a program, you’ll have to invest in a little more, but trust my words, it’s going to be worth it. Instead of using some free tool off the internet, it’s far better to buy a small program to help you out. Many a times, free programs will have weird watermarks which ruin the professional looking effect. So if you hand over such a printout to your client, they’ll be immediately put off by it.

If the tool is totally out of your budget, here’s a fantastic idea: catch a student who’s into programming. Or a fresher, they need that boost to get into the field, you need a cheaper version of the program. Explain what features you require, show them a trial version of the program (mostly on the internet you have a 10 day trial version for nearly everything) and tell them what you need. They’ll come up with a tailor made tool for you, plus it won’t be exorbitant too! This will turn out to be very beneficial because you won’t be paying for a fancy brand name, and for the parts you won’t ever use. It’ll be tailor made just for you. Obviously, please make sure you are not doing any kind of piracy. It’s just getting a program designed to suit your needs. Make the interface different and whatever you do NEVER encourage piracy.

Habit 4: Monitor Finances

Whoa! Do I even need to explain this one? This is the basic one. If you’ve never taken accounts or learned about finances, take a small course before you start your business. You need to know how to monitor your finances. In a business, it so happens that there might be a sudden influx of money in one particular month. You need to know how to invest it, how to save for a rainy day when maybe there isn’t too much cash coming in. As a business man or woman, you need to be an expert in your chosen field and in the field of managing money.

Habit 5: File your Taxes; Keep your papers clear

You knew this was coming, didn’t you? After the above habit, this was the blatant next one! But this is also a million dollar one. If you’ve registered your business, or own a license for it, keep it in a proper place. Don’t misplace it, or think that just because you’ve registered it, it’s okay to keep it anywhere. Scan it and keep a copy on your laptop. If you need a health license, or some sort of permissions, keep them handy.

Keep your tax returns filed properly. Calculate and have your own statements created if you don’t want to take help of a professional. Keep your copyright certificates or any such important documents safe and sound.

Remember, run a business according to the law in your state. Keep your papers clear and you’ll never ever have any trouble from anyone!

Habit 6: Update and Adapt yourself with the new developments

Think of any successful business person from your chosen field. Can you imagine what would happen if they refused to follow the newest trends? If they kept themselves rooted in some 1980s styles?

Whatever your chosen field might be, updation and adaptation is really necessary. Subscribe to a few magazines in your field and keep up with the new trends. Learn about any new software programs or apps that might have come up. For all you know, they’ll make things simpler for you. Also, your clients will be impressed with your enthusiasm and obviously you gain from that.

Habit 7: Maintain Communication / Create Networks

Let’s face it, that’s the only way we can grow. Out of sight, out of mind is today’s mantra. So communicate, with everyone! Communicate with your current clients, your potential clients, your past clients, hold an exhibition or sale (if it applies to your kind of business), regularly send text messages or emails telling people about the newest developments etc. Wish them on holidays and occasions and network with them as much a possible. Create your own network which will spread the word when you launch a new thing.

This is not the time to think: Oh if my work is good, it’ll speak enough for my business and me. No! Now a days, you need to be very forthcoming. Marketing your business well is as crucial as having a good product. So go ahead, communicate as much as you want.

And last: this isn’t really a habit, but I wanted to include this – take pride in your business. Just because you have a home based business doen’t mean you’re available to babysit kids and run errands for others. Say a no to them and work on your business development. Good Luck!

How to Find Great Live Auctions for Resale Items

Hi, my name is Walt. I’m an auctioneer with 25 years of experience in the auction business and licensed in the state of MA. I own Quick Auction Service, a company that specializes in building and running custom auctions, I’m also the webmaster of my own site and have been on eBay for 8 years. Besides eBay, the types of auctions I run most frequently are antiques and on-site estate auctions, although I’ve run everything from business overstock auctions to charity & special event auctions.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and stories of the auction business. My goal for article is to help folks get the absolute most out of their auction experience.

Whether your fresh out of the package or a seasoned dealer I think I can offer something in this article to help you with your auciton adventures.

There may be as many reasons to attend auctions as there are types of auctions to attend. Maybe you want to attend an auction to buy items for re-sale on eBay, or some other market. Maybe you want to furnish your home with wonderful antiques, or you want to furnish your home as inexpensively without sacrificing quality.Some folks are just looking for a fun night out. With a little perseverance all these things are possible.

There are antiques and estate auctions, auto auctions, overstock auctions, absolute and no reserve auctions, real estate auctions, specialty auctions where only one genre of items are sold, tailgate auctions, live auctions, online auctions, sealed bid auctions, silent auctions, charity and fund raising auctions and many more.

Can you really buy for pennies on the dollar at an auction? You bet! Many times I’ve seen folks buy and re-sell at the same auction on the same night for a good profit, although be advised, this should only be done after the auction is over.

There are a lot of ways to find an auction, but here are some tips on how to find and attend the best ones.

Visit the genre of shops in the area that apply to the type of auction you want to attend. IE: If your looking for a good antique auction to attend, stop in the local antiques shops and ask for what there are for good auctions in the area. Sounds obvious right? But listen to what they don’t say as well as what they do say. Oftentimes when a dealer speaks poorly about an auction he or she attends, it may be likely that they are trying to keep a good thing secret. Think for a moment, why would a dealer keep attending a lousy auction?

Newspaper ads: I personally like to find ads in the classified ad section rather than flashy display ads. Flashy ads are usually indicative of an auction that will be high priced, may have reserves, (a set price on an item), and usually an enormous crowd. While any auction can be profitable to attend, it is usually best to steer clear of the glitzy ones, at least for the beginner.

Here’s the minimum you want to find out before you go. If there is a phone number in the ad, call and ask for the terms of the sale. What forms of payment do they accept? Is it an absolute auction? An absolute auction is one that has no minimum or reserve bids on items. These are the best auctions to attend! Is there a buyers premium? A buyers premium is like a tax that everyone who makes purchases at that auction must pay above the winning bid price. Most auctions these days do charge a buyers premium, 10% is not unreasonable but I feel much more than that is greedy, and the auctioneer that charges over 10% is counting on most bidders not doing the extra math as the bids quicken in pace.

A fair auction will have ample time to inspect the merchandise, usually at least 2 or 3 hours. Find out when inspection starts and make sure to attend! Never attend an auction if you can’t make the inspection, not unless your prepared to gamble. Most auctioneers sell at a rate of about 100 items per hour, which is why they sell “as is”. They simply don’t have the time to give a detailed description of all the items. Since almost all items at auction are sold AS IS, there are sure to be some damaged, refinished, fake and incomplete items at any given auction. Beware of any auctions that offer very little or no inspection time.

Good auctions will usually have 150 to 400 lots. A lot may be one item or a group of items. The exception to this are specialty auctions, auto auctions, real estate auctions etc.

When you attend your first sale, take note of the 1/2 dozen or so dealers that buy the most often. See if you can find out about other area auctions they attend.

When you do find an excellent auction, attend it as often as possible. By frequenting good sales, you help increase the bottom line of that business. It’s difficult for many auctioneers to keep the quality of merchandise consistent, so good attendance certainly helps. And when an auctioneer gets to know you as a buyer, he/she will go out of the way to accommodate you, to keep you coming back.