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How To Get Started Working From Home

Posted By: Staff Editor In: Entrepreneurship
You can work from home if you really want to, and earn a good income.

How To Get Started Working From Home

The easy way to get started working from home is to start your own blog or Website. Putting up a Website can be a daunting task for a first timer and may cost a fair amount of money if you hire a professional Web master to do it for you.

I suggest a blog, which is almost like painting by the numbers to start. I use Blogspot because they are tied in to google and easy to use. You can chose from a number of others such as Word press if you wish. Just go to google and check out blogs in the search box. You can also do this on Yahoo or MSNBC.

The first thing to do is to decide what content you want to put on your blog. What do you know a lot about that you can share with others?

You can write articles and promote your blog all over the Internet using your blog URL in a resource box at the end of the article - more about how to do that at another time. Don’t worry if you are not a professional writer. All that is necessary is knowledge about a particular product or service and a high school level education in reading and writing.

You can make money on your blog either selling an information product like an e-book or giving your information away and using google adsense to generate income.

Go to google and check out google adsense. They put ads on your blog and pay you when the ads are clicked on. A word of caution, It is best to operate your blog for a while, post some content, and get some traffic coming to your blog before you apply to google to put adsense in. They really do look at what your blog or Web site is doing traffic wise.

To start, decide what you want to talk about, set up a blog, and start writing. You don't have to be a programmer to do this, or to know html. All you need is special knowledge on some subject of interest to people, and the ability to speak plain English.

There is a lot more. I am still learning myself. We will go over my experiences one by one so you can benefit from my trial and error progress in a series of articles I plan to write.
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Posted by: Melissa Kennedy
Thanks so much for joining the conversation. Working from home can be very rewarding but you're right Henry, it can be filled with distractions. Even though you're not at the office, you're still at work. With proper planning and separation between work time and personal time, it can work.
Posted by: Denim
I'm impressed! Cool post!
Posted by: Makaila
Thanks that's a great answer!
Posted by: Gertie
Kudos! What a neat way of thinking about it.
Posted by: Boog
You've got the answer in this one!
Posted by: Henry Armitage
Working from home is a double-edged sword, I'm sad to say. The lack of a commute is handy, but it robs one of that motivation to get home quickly, plus there are more distractions in one's own home. I start working on client's spreadsheets, go upstairs to get a snack, and end up cleaning the kitchen. It's difficult (at least for me) to stick to one project.  Still, if you can focus and get your home-based business going, more power to you.
Posted by: Shagaria S.
thanks this was so very helpful.  I been trying to figure out how to get something going like that for myself.
Posted by: Jennifer
Are there any other online auction sites like Ebay that are good to list auctions? I mean I am interested in selling items on ebay and other auction sites at the same time to bring in more income.
Posted by: Joshua
Thank you for the smart info. I hope to read more from you soon.
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