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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
So is a skin care home business right for you? Only you can decide that. I have put together five tips to help you decide if a skin care home business is right for you.
1. You must have an interest in what you are selling.
If you don’t wear makeup or use skin care products on a regular basis, then you might just want to consider another home business. Successfully selling beauty and skin care products is something that should be fun for you. If you don’t know eyeliner from mascara, it will probably be very difficult for you to be successful.
2. Keep yourself up to date on trends in fashion andbeauty.
Skin care home businesses can be really successful. Can you convince your clients that they need this season’s newest colors, or why they should try something that they wouldn’tnormally wear?
3. Skin care home businesses require organization.
Having a skin care home business will require you to havean excellent filing and ordering system. Don’t worry ifyou aren’t very organized now. Just remember, if you want to start a skin care home business you will need to be organized.
4. Know your stuff.
Whatever brand of beauty and skincare products you are selling, you must be using it yourself. If you don’t trust your product, how can you expect your customers to do the same? When you go to pick up or drop off customer orders, tempt them with a great looking lipstick – the same one that you are wearing.
5. Always remember to be friendly and helpful.
If you want to be successful in your skin care home business, you must be willing to help your clients. Make sure that you can give them recommendations based on their skin tones and personal style. Always remember to be courteous, even if they only order one product. If your customer has a positive experience buying beauty and skincare products from you, they will likely buy from youagain. Not to mention, tell their friends about theirpleasant experience buying from you. Being friendly andcourteous will definitely help your skin care home business grow and be successful.
You should now have a much clearer picture to help you decide if a skin care home business is right for you. Remember, cosmetics, skincare and beauty products are a huge industry. Every year women are trying to do more and more to keep their skin looking young and healthy.
If you are interested in starting a skin care home business, there are many to choose from. Always research any company before joining and investing your money. For a list of skin care home businesses to choose from, visit our Skin Care Home Businesses Directory.
Mindy Benkert is an internet marketer devoted to helping other home business owners promote and grow their businesses. She is the owner of an extensive Work at HomeDirectory offering Free Advertising to home business owners and helping others find home businesses. So if you are looking for a way to promote your business free or need help finding a legitimate home business, visit Work at HomeDirectory today!
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Monday, February 19, 2007
Candles are becoming more and more popular as home accessories, and a hot new trend are candle parties from your own candle home business. Starting a candle business is not difficult, but it does take a lot of hard work and the right personality to be successful. If you are looking for a new business opportunity, here are some tips and questions to ask yourself to find out if a candle home business is right for you.
How much does it cost to start a candle business?
Unlike other businesses, if you want start a candle home business, you will not need a large amount of money for start-up costs. You have the option to purchase your products after your customers place their orders. As long as you can provide several candle and scent samples, your customers can see and smell the quality of the candles you are selling.
Do I have the right personality for a candle home business?
You do need a lot of style and an outgoing personality. To be really successful in your candle business, you will need to network with people and grow your client base. When you are throwing your candle parties, you will need to really sell the products. Let people know why your candles are the best, and why they need to have great candle accessories too. If you are
throwing a party at someone’s house, know your products well enough to be comfortable recommending a great pillar candle and centerpiece set that would accent the dining room, or a festive wreath set that would look great on the mantle for the holidays.
Do I have time to commit to my candle home business?
Another thing to think about when starting a candle home business is whether you will have enough time for this type of business. Your candle home business can be as small or as large as you make it. You do need to remember that the majority of the hours that you work will be evenings and weekends when people can attend the parties.
Candle home businesses are a very popular way to have your own business, and have a lot of fun too. If you are a person who loves to be around other people, and are outgoing, friendly, and can talk to (and sell something) to anyone, a candle home business would be perfect for you. Nearly
everyone has candles in their home, why shouldn’t they buy them from you?
If you are interested in starting a candle home business, there are many to choose from. Remember to always thoroughly research a company or business opportunity before investing your money. For a list of candle businesses to join, visit our Candle Home Business Directory. We offer extensive business opportunity listings along with rates and reviews to help you make an informed decision.
Mindy Benkert is an internet marketer devoted to helping home business owners promote and achieve success in their businesses. She is the owner of an extensive Work at HomeDirectory, offering Free Advertising to home business owners and providing unmatched tools and resources to find the perfect home business for you!
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Here's something that most online business owners struggle with - Working too hard for not enough return. Eve when the return's are good, the hours can be grueling.
As an Internet marketing mother, I can't afford to be sitting at my computer 24/7. I chose to run an online business because I want to be home with my kids, but at home glued to a computer screen isn't like being at home.
Even if you don't have a kid or a spouse, a business should not become your entire life. It's a recipe for burn out and a dismal life that revolves around a computer. At first, building your business and working really may seem exciting, but then you look up and realize there's nothing else in your life.
So, how do you work smarter and not harder? In other words, how do you make more money with less personal time invested in your business.
To me, in comes down to 4 key points:
- Value your time
- Leverage the strengths and time of others
- Implement Passive Income Models into your Business
- Don't be afraid of technology
Here's some more thoughts on each of those:
1. Value Your Time:
You need to set and limit your working hours. You probably run your business, so you can stay home with your family&/or have more freedom. Well, being a prisoner to your computer doesn't do either of those things for you.
In addition, when you limit your work time, you are more productive. If you have only 3 hours to get work done, you're more likely to stay focused and do what you need to do. If you have set aside the whole day to work, you'll probably slack off and hang out at forums, check your stats endlessly or find other distractions. Sorry to say - that's NOT working.
2. Leverage The Strength & Time of Others:
Don't think of yourself as a solo entrepreneur...think of yourself as a team. You can leverage the strength and time of others by:
- Outsourcing: Never try to do it all yourself!
- Partnering with others reaching the same target market as you: Your competition doesn't need to be your enemy. Make them your partners instead!
- Recruiting and training an affiliate force: Just setting up the script for your affiliate program isn't enough...set up a stellar program instead.
- Being part of mastermind group that shares business strategies and experiences.
3. Implement Passive Income Models Into Your Business:Outsourcing and having your own well-managed affiliate program are ways to generate passive income. Other ways to add more passive income to your online business are:
- Join affiliate programs: You don't have to fulfill all the orders and provide customer support.
- Learn search engine optimization (SEO): Search engine optimization is an excellent source of highly-targeted traffic for your website. Just think, people enter a keyword phrase for something they want and voila, they find you.
- Implement pay-per-click strategies: Just like with search engines, you can get highly-targeted traffic to your website, but you have to pay for it. But setting up a cost-effective and profitable campaign can do wonders for your business. Try Adwords of Yahoo Search Marketing.
- Use autoresponders: Effectively automate your follow-up process with our prospect and customers.
- Backend Sales & Upsells: When someone is already going to buy from you once, they're more likely to buy more. Make sure you make extra offers.
This one might be tough for some non-technical people. Honestly, I'm not very technical and I get intimidated by technology...but I do know that if I can automate something in my business, it saves me time and money. That's why I have a programmer on hand to help me with stuff like this. I don't have to implement the technology myself. I just use it to my advantage in my business.
Some uses of technology can include...but the possibilities are ENDLESS
- Shopping carts
- Membership sites
- Automating content addition to your sites
- Making customer/prospect management easier and more profitable
- Customer feedback, comments, reviews
- Affiliate program
- Tracking advertising and split testing
So please, stop doing so much work! Your business, family and friends will thank you for it!
Alice Seba is a full-time online business owner that thrives on helping others say good-bye to their J-O-Bs forever. Learn more tried and true strategies to increase your profits with kindness with our Internet Marketing Sweetie Course
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I did, busy but wonderful.
I am so excited about our newest website our Work at Home Directory. We wanted to create a directory to help you promote your businesses and affiliate programs. We already have over 400 members and are adding to that every day. Membership and listing in our directory is absolutely free.
Our main categories are:
- Business Service Websites (bookkeepers, web designers etc.)
We have over 350 sub-categories for you to choose from. So if you could use some free advertising, stop over and submit a free listing today!