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- Start-up cost: RM5,000-RM10,000
- Potential earnings: RM30,000-RM45,000
- Typical fees: RM40-RM50 per hour
- Advertising: Direct mail to entrepreneurs, networking with entrepreneurial assistance organizations, Yellow Pages, newspapers
- Qualifications: Business degree or previous entrepreneurial experience
- Equipment needed: Computer, printer, fax/modem, copier, pager or cellular phone
- Staff required: No
- Handicapped opportunity: Yes
- Hidden costs: Slow payment for your services as many beginning entrepreneurs have cash-flow problems
- Lowdown: Home offices are a large part of the burgeoning entrepreneurial marketplace—and you can cash in on the ground floor if you have the expertise needed to help a home office get off on the right foot. Your biggest problem will likely be in locating those thinking about working from home—although there are a few directions that may prove helpful. One excellent way to find clients is through on-line services and work-at-home forums, where you can offer your expert advice free of charge in an effort to get your name and company information out there. You can also comb the business, professional, and entrepreneurial groups that meet in your community for potential clients. Once you get a client base going, you will work with each client on projects that range from advice on computer systems to office ergonomics to marketing strategy. You really need to be well-rounded in your realm of experience, as you’ll be giving the best advice you can on a wide variety of topics. Make sure that you focus heavily on the types of equipment a home office might need, as well as tips on balancing home and family (since both are closely entwined in this venture). The trouble is, your likelihood of having repeat customers is low, since most home offices only launch once; stay on top of things and be constantly on the lookout for new prospects (many will come via referral).
- Start-Up: Your launch fees (RM5,000-RM10,000) will mostly cover your basic office setup and some preliminary list rentals so that you can send some direct mail pieces to folks who work from home. Expect to earn RM30,000-RM45,000 once you get established; charge RM40-RM50 per hour for your services.
- Bottom-Line Advice: While it may be interesting and even exciting to be part of an innovative young company’s beginning, it may take a while to secure payment for your services. If you can charge up front, and particularly if you accept credit cards, you’ll have a much better chance of collecting what your services are worth.
Additionally, it seems that many people that are in the business of search engine optimization (SEO) are, with good reason, going completely bonkers. As Google came on the scene in 1998 and quickly dominated the search business, website optimization became largely a game of shooting at a single target, namely, pleasing Google...for all intents and purposes, Google became the \"800 pound gorilla\" of the search engine business.
Since the advent of search engines (particularly Google) spawned the whole SEO business, I guess its only fair that the search engine industry can once again turn the SEO business on its ear, and it seems now to be sort of a cat and mouse (not desktop) relationship that can get really interesting as we move forward.
Not only are there now several viable players (most notably Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Ask Jeeves) in the search engine business, but they are all adopting different and frequently changing algorithms for determining the ranking positions for websites.
The current game is that webmasters are trying to figure out how the various search engines perform the rankings and, on the flip side, the search engines are striving to be unpredictable to those webmasters and SEO firms.
For those people using websites to promote a home based business, it can be stressful constantly trying to determine \"what the search engines want\" and agonizing over every downward fluctuation in rankings that their website may experience.
Looking forward in time, I think we can expect that rankings will fluctuate frequently and will not be at all consistent from one search engine to another. It will be quite common that for a particular search term a website might suffer a drop in position ranking for search engine \"A\" and an increase position ranking for search engine \"B\" at essentially the same point in time.
Rather than stressing out over every position ranking \"wiggle\", a better approach might be to just focus on \"what do visitors to my site want?\". The search engines are striving to give their users a quality (relevant) search experience and if you are focused in giving visitors to your website what they are looking for, these paths will meet somewhere down the road.
You can save yourself alot of consternation by focusing upon the needs of the website visitors you are seeking to attract, rather than chasing the frequently changing ranking algorithms of several search engines. Focus on a single target instead of chasing several moving targets at the same time.
This article pertains to natural searches only, as paid search engine advertising is a completely different situation.
Kirk Bannerman operates a successful home based business and coaches others seeking to start their own home based business. Visit his website at Legitimate Home Based Business for more details. ----------------------------------------------------------------
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