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That One Simple Thing Can Destroy Your Business? 3 Ways A Professional Bookkeeper Will Save You $$$

Some small and medium business (SME) owners try to do their own accounts or they may employee a bookkeeper directly. This can be fine if you are lucky enough to recruit a good bookkeeper directly, however unless you have an accounting background and a thorough understanding of the accounting software involved, it can be difficult to know what questions to ask at the interview process.

Even if you find someone who looks good on paper, unless you know what reports to ask for it can take months to pick up if they are performing or not. Over 50% of clients that come to us have had a bad experience trying to employ a bookkeeper directly. Usually within the first week we uncover things such as:

• Double payment of creditors invoices

• Underbilling of revenue

• Incorrect GST coding usually resulting in underclaiming GST Credits

• Miscalculation of superannuation and payroll tax of employees and contractors

These mistakes can be very costly and sometimes terminal for some businesses.

Here’s 7 ways…

7 Ways to Network Your Way Out Of a Job and Into a Work At Home Career

Everyday you can read articles about how people network and find another job. You can find countless numbers of books and articles on how to create relationships to find jobs that might not otherwise be known. But what about people who don’t want to work?

I am not talking about a lazy person without any ambition. The person I am referring to is the unemployable, the serial entrepreneur or corporate refugee. If you are currently working in a job and what you want is not another job but to become a work at home entrepreneur networking can still be for you. 

Here are 7 networking strategies you can use to catapult your work from home career.

1. Create your own Board of Directors. IBM and Microsoft are not the only ones who should have a boardroom team. As a home based business owner you want to have a group of people who you can meet with, mastermind and get advice from.

Often times they may see skills and talents in you that you might not recognize. Once you have identified what your bus…

Here's a Few Reasons to Send Business Christmas Cards

The holiday season will soon be upon us, which means that it's time for businesses to start thinking about Christmas cards. If you've never sent business holiday cards, or don't make a point of sending them out every year, here are five reasons why you should start:

1. Meet Expectations. Although the adage, "It's better to give than to receive," is a sentimental favorite, those with whom you do business expect to be remembered during the holidays. Holiday greeting cards help smooth your business relationships during the rest of the year by meeting expectations during the Christmas season.

2. Improve Customer Relations. Whether you have a business-to-business enterprise, provide a professional service, or own a retail store, chances are that your success is built upon maintaining relationships with your customers and clients. Christmas cards show your customers and clients that you appreciate their business, and that you want to share the spirit of the season.

3.…

Home Based Business Tip: 5 Lessons Your Kids Will Learn By Starting A Business

Kids need to be kids and enjoy their time as children. But, at the same time, as they get older, they also need to learn to make money and function in our society as responsible adults.

Oftentimes, they get a job at a Burger Joint, where they learn how to listen to a boss, and how to work with others, but then they may also have to give up some extracurricular activities, study time and time with family. Not terrible things, but enough of a challenge that many families are helping their kids start their own businesses.

Why? Let’s compare the lessons your kid is learning working at a burger joint verses starting a business.

1. Responsibility.

Burger Joint: Yes, it teaches responsibility. You need to show up for work and do a good job or your boss and co-workers will get mad at you.

Entrepreneur: Teaches you responsibility as well. You need to work hard or you won’t get paid.

2. The Value of a Dollar

Burger Joint: You learn that time is money.

Entrepreneur: You learn that creativity, ownersh…

5 Good Reasons to Incorporate Your Business Online

You've decided to incorporate your business, but aren't sure how to proceed. Incorporation is a process that involves lots of decision-making, paperwork, and legal processes. Thankfully, you don't have to go far to learn the ins and outs of incorporation. You can now incorporate online with helpful services that are just a click away. Here are five good reasons to incorporate online.

1. Never Leave the Home or Office

One reason to incorporate online is you can get all the help you need from the comfort of your own office or home. With online incorporation, you'll have all the facts about corporations at your fingertips. The incorporation services provided online usually come from those who are experienced and can provide you with the paperwork and guidance needed to ease the process. You'll save time and many headaches by using an online incorporation service and you won't have to run from one place to another trying to determine what is needed.

2. State-by-State…

Affiliate Marketing Rule of Thumb Tip: What NOT to Sell on the Internet

Rule #1: Don't sell something people can easily buy at the local supermarket!

Or mall, or hardware store, or electronics shop, or sports store, etc. etc.

Why would people go online to buy something they can easily get on their regular weekly shopping trip?

Unless you can offer something truly unique -- such as a lower price or a hard-to-find product -- you'll find it tough to compete with the convenience and the lack of shipping costs those offline alternatives offer.

Rule #2: Don't sell a "time-sensitive" product!

If you try to sell something people need RIGHT AWAY, you're going to have a hard time convincing them to wait a few days for it to be shipped to them.

For example, if you do proper keyword research you'll see that thousands of people do searches every month on the keyword, "cure sore throat fast."

But here's the challenge: If someone wants to cure a sore throat fast, do you think they're going to wait for you to ship a herbal r…

Affiliate Marketing Tip: Super Affiliate Fuel

All of us are suffering from information overload with sales pitches on the internet about how easy it is to earn cash online.  It isn’t.  Like most worthwhile things, it’s hard work.  The good news is it is entirely possible with a little help.

So – how determined are you to join the top 5% earning serious money?  If you are merely interested, you will work at it only when circumstances permit.   But the committed affiliates accept no excuses, only results.  Few of us are born geniuses but if we’re not too proud to ask, we can get the answers we need.

Those who reach a barrier in their marketing efforts go one of two ways.  Either they will stop right there and give up online, or they will choose to get advice from an expert.  If those high achievers like Tiger Woods and Donald Trump got where they are with the best of coaches, why shouldn’t you have one for your marketing endeavors?

In today’s competitive marketing having a coach is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.  Consider this:  w…

Make Money Tip: Is Drop Shipping a Realistic Way to Make Money Online?

Drop shipping, for those who are unfamiliar with it, is a system whereby you promote the products of a particular manufacturer, take orders directly, and the manufacturer/source handles all the inventory and fulfillment functions for you.

In a nutshell, here is the drop-ship system:

==> You generate and accept the order.
==> You take your profits out of the sale price.
==> You forward the order and the wholesale cost to the drop shipper.
==> The source factory ships directly to your customer.

The benefits of this arrangement are probably obvious: No inventory cost to you.

* Substantially higher profits to you over what most regular affiliate programs allow.
* The ability to quickly set-up inexpensive, highly targeted, niche or mini-sites to test and promote diverse products.

This process has been around for years and has been responsible for many highly successful mail order dealer relationships in the past. Many of the top catalogers and other direct response marketers, have bee…

Make Money Tip: How to Sell Your eBay Items the Right Way?

What’s that rule again? If you haven’t worn it in six months, get rid of it? If we followed that rule, just about all of us would have a pretty decent pile of clothes that we should be getting rid of right now. What if I told you that you could earn some spare money by selling that clothing on eBay?

Selling that no longer used clothing on eBay takes a little bit of time, but is really quite simple, and you are almost guaranteed to get more money for your clothes than you would if you held a garage sale! So, where do you start? Read on to find an introduction to the basics of selling clothing on eBay.

Your first step is to sort the outfits you want to sell into spring/summer clothing and fall/ winter clothing. You will want to sell your clothing “with the season,” meaning that if it is spring now, you should be selling your spring and summer clothing. Pack the opposite season clothing away in a labeled box so you can easily find it when the seasons change.

Next, sort the current season…

How to Generate Network Marketing or MLM Leads

If there’s one thing you need in order to succeed with MLM/Network Marketing its leads. Without leads, you’ll never make much money regardless of your company, the pay plan, your upline or anything else. You’re also going to need a lot of leads since there’s no way you’ll sign every one to be an agent. How many you’ll need depends on several factors such as your skill and your business. Not to mention; if you have a lot of leads, you won’t have to feel like you have to sign every one. It’s a lot easier to say No to having someone that doesn’t match what you’re looking for if you have 20-30 people waiting on your call. There are other factors involved in succeeding, but if you have leads and use them, that’s a large hurdle passed.

This article aims to give you a few ideas on how to generate those leads and make it as simple as possible. I don’t really like the term “Lead” since they’re really just people like you and me who are looking for a better life; but we’ll use the term for this…

How To Be A Stay At Home Mom's With A Home Business

If you are a mom, then you already have a full time job with an endless amount of overtime hours. Even with all of the responsibilities that being a mom includes, some women decide to be a stay at home mom with a home business. This can be a very rewarding adventure and allows some additional cash flow into the household.

Being a stay at home mom with a home business takes a lot of dedication, patience and, most of all, determination. You will probably want to start out small and, time and interest permitting, work your way up to a larger business in the future. Because you will need to take frequent breaks throughout the day, it’s a good idea to select a business that is not completely demanding or time consuming. If possible, search for a business opportunity that offers part-time hours. This will give you plenty of time to spend with your children, but also give you the opportunity to do something for yourself and earn extra money in the process.

Being a stay at home mom with a hom…

Making Money Tip: How To Avoid Conflict With Partner While Working From Home?

Conflict with Partner is one of the major obstacles facing business owners both men and women. Business owners tend to spend countless hours to get their business off the ground and start making profits. Having an angry partner will only cause more anxiety, stress and leave them with an additional obstacle to overcome.


It is important that you maintain a positive attitude towards your business and if your family is working against you, that becomes almost impossible. On the hand, remember not to devote so much time to your business that you completely neglect your family.


So how do you manage such a critical situation?

The key issues are simple yet very effective. Intensive communication and time management are the keys to considerably minimize such conflicts.


Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy balance:


1. If you are just starting out, ensure that you have an additional source of income such as a part time job to cover your basic living expenses until your online business …

How Can A Virtual Office Help My Home-Based Business?

This article is intended for the professional who operates out of their home or for the home-based business owner. The convenience and economy of working from home is nice, however, as the business grows the need for an office located in a “business location” will increase. However, you currently cannot afford nor need all the services of an executive suite or serviced office. A virtual office is an excellent alternative which can save up to 78% of the cost of traditional office services.

Perhaps you’ve experienced the following scenarios:

“Where is your office?”

During your initial sales meeting, you’ve convinced your prospect that you understand their needs and you look forward to providing a solid proposal of your solution to their problem. They like your personal professionalism and your team appears as competent as the competition. Then they look down at your business card and ask “where is your office”? Suddenly you are on the defensive, only as big as your 8’ X 10’ home office. …

Marketing Tip: Golden Rules For the Use of Autoresponders

Autoresponders are a perfect way to increase traffic to your site. They can save many valuable hours by automatically answering emails concerning frequently asked questions about a service or product or by sending a welcome letter to new members of your program. There are many ways that autoresponders can help your business. One of the most important is their ability to track the effectiveness of your promotions. Since autoresponders are one of the most popular marketing tools available today, they are being used by a lot of different kinds of business and websites. Some of these take advantage of the system to use the autoresponders in a negative manner. You should be aware of some of the “Golden Rules” when using autoresponders.

Thou Shalt Not Use an Autoresponder Address When Submitting to Search Engines.

Since you will most likely submit your site to search engines such as Google or Yahoo!, directories, classifieds, and free for all sites, you should be made aware of the fact that …

Affilate Marketing Tip: Give Your Online Home Business 6 Months To Develop

I have seen it all too often.

Online Job seekers sign up for an Business opportunity and a Month or two Later they quit.

I have seen some quit the same Day!

You need to give your Home Business time to develop.

I say this for several reasons.

It might take a little time for you to decide what you want to do to make money on the internet. Why? Because most marketers who are new bounce from one business opportunity to the next until they find that "Goose who lays the golden egg". But did you know you can save a lot of time by researching the business you are interested in and then putting your plan into action on how you are going to make it work

First of all the if you have set up some type of advertising, Sometimes it takes a little time for prospects to start seeing your ads. Most Marketer send out a few ads and expect instant signups. It's not going to happen.

It takes a lot of work if you are placing free ads. But it will work if You are placing 5-10 ads a day everyday …

Web Marketing: Making Money Starts with Getting Free Traffic

You’ve published a website right? You realize that it’s a meaningless endeavor unless you get some good traffic. You have absolutely no money for expensive advertising campaigns. In fact, your advertising budget is virtually non-existent. Read on to discover some simple methods to get good free traffic.

Good Seo

This cannot be emphasized enough. Good Seo is your starting point to any free advertising campaign. Before you even consider any other methods for free traffic, get your website user and search engine friendly. Put on quality content in line with the objective of your website. Make your content interesting, fresh and unique for the user and the search bots will come crawling. If word gets around that your content is great, webmasters may voluntarily link to your website. This one-way linking will increase your link popularity, search engine rankings and get you good free traffic. Ensure your site is well designed, your html is clean and compliant, your pages load quick and ther…

Don't Laugh. Hold a Garage Sale to Raise Funds for Your Home Business -It's A Fun Way To Make Quick Cash

Garage sale is a great way to get rid of unwanted items, plus make some money. Everybody accumulates the kind of stuff that other people are searching for and are willing to buy. If you have lots of stuff you no longer use or want, consider having a garage sale. There is no reason to go on storing items you'll never use.

You can make good money by holding a garage sale. Holding a garage sale provides an outlet for unwanted items, which other people are looking for, and will pay good money for.

Examples of such items are: furniture items, toys, vacuum sweepers, lawn mowers, jewelry, baseball cards, camping equipment, drinking glasses, dishes, dolls, salt and pepper shakers, coins, toasters, toys, clothes, hair dryers, coffee pots, rollar skates, old records, bikes, furniture, pictures, books, sporting equipment, televisions, bags, CDs, tape recorders, household tools, and other items that you have no use for anymore.

You don't need a garage to hold a garage sale. A garage sale …

Earn Money With Google Is Indeed Possible

The Internet has drawn masses of people that have the same overwhelming desire to work at home or create a home-based business. Why is this so popular? One of the biggest reasons is the fact that you can earn real money with minimal up front expense. It really is mind boggling when you compare the traditional methods of creating income to Online Internet opportunities.

It's easy to see many searches whereby people are looking to earn money-utilizing Google and the Internet. After all it its the premier search engine. Say what you want, but they have become the leader in their market place. You see searches for phrases like Google online store, Google profits, how to make money with Google and many more.

Upon seeing those request I decided to take a look to see what types of opportunities are available. I wanted to get a feel for what these businesses entailed.

Here are a few examples of what you can expect to see in the programs that I found in this niche of the market place:

You g…

Drop Ship Home Based Business Tips: Minimizing Backorders

When drop shipping, you lose some control over inventory levels, leaving it in the hands of your supplier. This increases the potential that a backorder situation can occur without your knowledge.

The truth is, there is no way to guarantee that an item will be in stock. This is a simple fact of drop shipping. It is a trade off, but one that we think is well worth the benefits. Once you've learned how to reduce the possibility of a backorder the benefits of drop shipping become even greater. Here are some top tips for minimizing backorders with your drop ship business.

Monitor Quantities on Hand (QOH)

The most obvious thing you can do to protect yourself from backorders is to closely monitor quantities. Doba provides a data export tool that can help you monitor supplier inventories. If you are able, monitor quantity trends before listing an item in an auction.

If selling items at an online auction, you'll typically want to only list items that have a large number of items in sto…

Starting a Home Based Business May Seem Easy: But Don't Quit Your Day Job

Ever heard someone try to sing who isn’t a very good singer? Or someone try to tell jokes who isn’t really very good at being a comedian? That’s when you’ll often hear the saying, “don’t quit your day job!”

This article is about something different. We are assuming that you ARE qualified to do whatever it is that you are currently doing, though you may not be as happy in your current occupation as you would like to be.

Among the top 5 questions that I am asked, or issues that are raised by people I talk to, is whether or not someone should quit their job to work a home based business. Or, if they are currently out of work, whether they should try to make a go of working their business fulltime as opposed to looking for employment and/or going back to work.

In most cases the answer is, categorically, no! But, not always… Let’s take a look.

Though many people get themselves into trouble by placing too much confidence in their ability to earn income from their newfound home business too …