Make Money at Home: Preparing Your Environment

Monday, November 23, 2009
When you are committed to make money at home, it's just as important to prepare an adequate working space for yourself as it is a product and find a market. If you have space, but are not organized physically, you will find your work reflects a casual attitude and you may find that you can't find the latest files that are needed in order to prepare your quarterly tax returns. Some of the factors that must be considered when you are preparing your environment are lighting, furniture and security. Here are a few tips to help you establish a great working environment.


The proper lighting in a working area where you make money from home is just as important as in an office. Ideally, you can adjust the light level so that you have a mixture of natural and artificial lighting in your work space. The proper lighting levels at different times of the day and night can mean the difference between eye strain with accompanying headaches and blurred vision and a stress free environment. You should look into the value of long life light bulbs for savings over the years of use. The softer light emitted by some bulbs also make eye strain less likely.


The basics of the furniture that you use in a home office are important. You will almost certainly need a computer to make money at home and thus will need a computer desk on which to place the computer equipment. Be sure to leave room enough so that the computer peripherals are also placed in a position to be easily reachable. You will need a good chair that supports your back and hips correctly, particularly if you are working at the computer for extended periods. You will need other furniture such as cabinets and work tables in order to stay organized.


The security of your documents, correspondence, financial transactions and other computer files are critical if you plan to earn money from home. You must be able to assure customers that their sensitive information is never compromised by actions you take. Today, there are constant threats to the integrity of computer systems and computer files either directly or through internet hackers online. You must also be certain that you don't allow children or pets to destroy critical documents related to your online business. A third area of security is that of protecting vital information needed for tax purposes. Use good security practices on the internet.

by: Richard Harley

Giving Your Online Business a Successful Start

If you're looking to start an online business there are 3 big decisions you'll need to make first in order to give your business a successful start. Obviously much consideration will need to be given to variables such as startup costs, equipment needs, and even your own skill sets. However before you even get this far you will first need to decide upon 3 very important areas of your new business that are much more fundamental in nature. In fact your success will rely heavily upon the decisions you make in these areas.

Let's quickly review these 3 key areas below:

Choose Your Business Model

There are many varying business models from which you can choose when starting an interest business. You can sell physical products, digital products, membership sites, or even coaching programs. Whatever you select be sure it's a match with your skill sets and personal preferences. This will only make the long hours you spend developing the business more enjoyable.

Choose Your Niche

The niche or market you choose is one of your most important decisions and should be done with careful and accurate research and consideration. Ideally you'll want to select a niche that is of personal interest to you while also demonstrating good profit potential.

Research is the only way you can determine profitability in any niche but if you're serious about being successful this step should not be a problem.

Develop an Online Marketing Strategy

Once you've determined your business model and the niche you want to enter the next step will be deciding upon an online marketing strategy. There are numerous advertising techniques you can choose from but your choice here will be determined by how applicable a particular technique is to your niche. You'll also want to consider your budget and personal preferences and talents

In order to start an online business you obviously want to carefully plan your actions and make the right choices to insure a successful start. Remaining realistic about your startup costs and how your skill sets match up with what your new business will require allows you to focus more on the unexpected variables. Ultimately however your success will be heavily influenced by the choices you make concerning your business model, market, and marketing strategy.

by: TJ Philpott