Tips and Techniques on Running an Online Home Business

This series of articles looks at the mechanics of setting up and operating a business online.

I produced an online marketing blue print which brings together the mechanics of setting up and promoting a business website, It’s available on my WordPress services website but you can download it here.

You will, of course, need to consider book-keeping, accountancy, tax and other things like that. But I don’t cover those here, because those things vary from market to market. And, anyway, I’m not an accountant!

Click the headline to read the full article and leave a comment under the article (or contact me) if you need any clarifications.

How to Start Your Own Online Business – Four Hand-Picked Resources

In the years leading up to 2008/09 I knew increasingly that I wanted to go self-employed. My feeling had been growing, and was prompted by the realisation that the higher up the corporate ladder I climbed, the less secure my job became. Why? Because the higher I climbed, the bigger fish I became in an… Read more

Wealthy Affiliate Free vs Premium – How do I Choose?

I’ve been a member at Wealthy Affiliate for a year now, and I’m often asked which plan offers the best value – the Starter (free) Plan or the Premium Plan. The answer actually depends on a number of things:Your current level of Internet Marketing knowledge and experienceThe amount of money you have available to invest… Read more

Why You Should Combine Dropshipping and Affiliate Marketing

Dropshipping and Affiliate Marketing Here’s what I cover in this post: What is dropshipping? What is affiliate marketing? The similarities between dropshipping and affiliate marketing Combining dropshipping and affiliate marketing I was searching online this week for the differences between dropshipping and affiliate marketing, really just to see how other people were defining them. But… Read more

Affiliate Marketing: How to Get Started

In this article I go through:A checklist for getting started with affiliate marketingHow to find the best affiliate programsTwo things you need to do to succeedSources of further information and support Affiliate Marketing is a huge and growing industry. It’s also the cheapest, and one of the best ways, to start an online business, if… Read more

The Crash is Coming – are You Ready?

Updated – 15th August, 2019 I originally wrote this article at the end of November, 2018. Since then the stock markets in the US and Europe have been volatile but, over the past 10 days, the trend has been very firmly down. There are a number of factors:The level of debt that I described back… Read more

You’re an Avon Lady Promoting an Unverified Product

Since I’ve been an Independent Trivita Business Owner I’ve occasionally been surprised at the reaction I’ve got from people when they’ve found out. They’ve ranged from me being told I’m promoting something illegal, to being called an Avon Lady promoting an unverified product. At first it came as quite a shock, especially as those reactions… Read more

How My Sore Feet Found Me a New Source of Income

If I woke up in the middle of the night 6 weeks ago, needing to go to the bathroom, I could barely walk. The pain in my feet was excruciating. Getting up in the morning was the same: in both cases, just in order to get out of the bedroom I had to lean my… Read more

Are Your Customers Costing You Money?

If your customers aren’t paying you on time they’re costing you money. Worse, they may never pay you at all. Yet protecting yourself against slow or non-paying customers is not difficult – it just requires that you put a simple, logical process in place. Here’s the process I use: Lay down the ground rules at… Read more

7 Ways to Make Working at Home Productive and Enjoyable

If you’re one of the millions who travel 2 hours to work each day and the same amount of time back, you’ve doubtless occasionally envied those who work from home. I certainly did. I’ve now worked at home for more than 2 years, and I love it. But it does require some self-imposed discipline that… Read more

Why this is Absolutely the Best Time to Start a Small Business

The economy has changed, fundamentally and forever. And, as a result, the days of mass employment as we knew it have gone. Since the crash of 2008/09, governments have employed well tried and tested methods to kick-start the economies in Europe and the US. And they’ve failed. Why? Because the old economy depended on consumer… Read more