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.

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

Affililate Marketing and Dropshipping Together

Dropshipping vs 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 90% of the articles I found turned into a comparison of the two that favoured dropshipping as a better, more profitable business model. So I decided… Read more

Affiliate Marketing Graphic

Affiliate Marketing is a huge and growing industry. It is also one of the best ways to get started with an online business if you do not have any products of your own to sell. Quite simply, Affiliate Marketing is about selling someone else’s products for a commission. In this article I go through what… Read more

Get Ready for the economic collapse

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wrote back here about why I started using Gmail as my email client (instead of Outlook or Thunderbird) and here about how to set it up. But I didn’t cover how to set up a professional signature. If you’re running your own business, having a professional email signature is a necessity. Not only does… Read more