Working From Home EbookIf you appreciate the content on this Work from Home site, then you should consider buying my Work from Home ebook! This PDF version contains ALL of the pages on this website, in an easy to use, easy to print format. You can put it into a 3-ring binder, scribble your own notes on the pages, and make it the official handbook for your new home business project! There are over 150 pages in this ebook.
The ebook contains these chapters:
Planning your Home Business
This section helps you learn about get rick quick schemes and avoiding home work scams. It also steps you through self evaluations to help you decide if you're really ready to work from home, and what your best skills are.
Setting Up Your Home Office
It's always good to get prepared before you begin your new project. Learn what the basic supplies you need for your office area, and set things up to be ergonomic so you don't injure yourself. Understand the laws and regulations involved, consider whether you want to be a Sole Proprietor or a DBA. Get ideas for health and dental insurance. There are even computer and laptop reviews.
Names, Logos and Words
It's important to protect your valuable assets. Make sure that you take the time to design a logo that will stand out and get you recognition. Then make a concerted effort to trademark, servicemark or register that logo and name you have chosen. It is often quick and inexpensive to do this on a state level. Finally, be sure to copyright any content you create.
Finances and Accounting
Even if you are bored with the thought of accounting, it is critical that you do it properly. If you do it with a computer program and update it each month, it can be really quick and easy. Most banks are online in these modern times, so all you do is hit "download" and then "accept". It makes your taxes very easy, and helps ensure that you focus on your most promising income streams.
Many people fear taxes, but the IRS has really done a good job of making the tax paperwork for a small business quite simple. Normally, all you do is attach a Schedule C form to your regular 1040 tax filing. Read on for advice on keeping records, handling deductions, contractors, 1099s, and quarterly estimates.
Marketing and Promotion
If you want to have sales and customers, you need to make sure your potential customers know about you. It's critical that you spend time every month on marketing and promotion, so that your company keeps a steady revenue stream.
Legal Issues to Consider
It's a fact of modern society that people love to sue each other. It's that get-rich-quick mentality. If someone finds a fly in their McBurger, they figure they can sue McDonalds for trauma and make an easy million. You shouldn't be paranoid - but you should also take basic steps to keep yourself protected.
Small Business Ideas
A range of sample ideas are covered, from bird breeding, craft making, ebay auctions, genealogy, sales and telemarketing, webmaster design, and website content / ebook sales.
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