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If you own a business right now..home-based/online..what are some good hints to share with someone who is considering this?

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      Lori Daniell wrote Oct 24, 2009
    • Hi Marya!

      My husband and I do, and it certainly has it’s pros and cons!
      We love working at our own pace, and being home together.
      It is a discipline, though for sure. You never really just clock out and leave, you know?
      Of course the financial implications are uh, interesting..to say the least. You don’t really get a paycheck..everything seems to be poured right back into the business. As I am sure you know, there is no getting rich quick at all involved!
      Having said all that though, in light of the economy and the sense of freedom it gives you, there is no comparison!

      Good luck, honey!




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 24, 2009
    • There are so many ways to go with self employment. I think a lot of the women here have launched businesses with the help of a mult level product. That has it’s pros and cons. There’s the support and marketing tools of a large organization and an established product but then there’s the oversaturation possibility and the lack of control over your own business.  Complete self employment can be difficult because you wear all the hats at first unless you can afford to hire some people to do some of the necessary roles. I do everything from creating to producing to marketing to preparing the taxes at the end of the year. I’m not very good at some of those things so it can be stressful. And funkiejunkie is right about the “paycheck” going right back into the business and also not being able to leave it alone at the end of the day. It can be all consuming.

      What are you considering doing?




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Oct 24, 2009
    • First of all keep your name out there. Networking is a great tool. I have a fan page on Facebook for Longaberger. I also have my business posted on sites like Merchant Circle, yellowpages.com, craigslist, local.yahoo.com, maps. google.com, superpages.com. Personally, I don’t think newspapers are the way to go anymore, online is. My website is a great tool for customers to be able to purchase and there is an option for a customer to ship a gift right to the recipient. I also send a Longaberger monthly basket newsletter. Carry business cards with you as you never know who you’ll run into. I also carry monthly flyers and catalogs with me in a basket if someone wants to see one. I also donate for fundraisers and local charities. Good luck on your new venture!happy




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      Coralee Flug wrote Oct 24, 2009
    • Find something you love.
      Have a great support system/network/advisers.
      Work it like a business if you want business results.
      Set “store hours” some times it can take over you life.
      Look for something that will create a residual income.

      Find something you LOVE happy




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      L J wrote Oct 24, 2009
    • I AGREE WITH KANDI KAHNE, AND CHOCOLATIER,
      YOU HAVE TO DO ALOT OF NETWORKING, MARKETING, AND FOR THE FIRST FEW YRS THE MONEY ALWAYS GOES BACK TO THE BUSINESS...




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      Paris Mano wrote Oct 25, 2009
    • I agree with most of the ladies. It is a lot of hardwork and you must have a positive attitude at all times. Network and one thing  I have learned from listening to others is that you don’t want to spam people. Get people to know YOU, like YOU and trust YOU and then they will want to buy your product or learn more about the business. I know when I have befriended people on my social sites, you can tell the ones that are only there for the business. Most people want you to be interested in them first. Give more than you take. I too am very generous in donating to fundraisers or charities. happy




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      Marya1961 wrote Oct 26, 2009
    • Thanks so much for all your input..very much appreciated.  I am going over my resources and putting alot of thought into a possible venture, so information is key.estatic




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