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Posted By: Sandi Bowman In Response To: Re: seeking advvice on home business. (Dennis Bevers)
Thursday, 13 April 2006, at 7:51 p.m.
In Response To: Re: seeking advvice on home business. (Dennis Bevers)
> Hello Kim,
> I started my response 8 hours and 150 miles ago. Got interrupted as I had
> to go pick up a customer's check to process their order. After driving 70
> miles one way, I didn't want to leave Leesville after only one stop, so I
> went by to see another client before he closed for the day. Picked up
> repeat orders for his calendars and ink pens with his business info
> printed on them.
> So, here's my morning response that was delayed:
> Kim ,
> I understand your frustration. Seeking a legitimate source for income is
> much likely looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, except the
> haystack is bigger than ever before, with more "hay" being added
> around the clock, 24/7.
> Consider that the "hay" has been fed to a herd of cattle and you
> are getting the by product that comes from the south end of a cow facing
> If you haven't discovered it yet, check out "Scams 101" and
> "MaaMaw's Favorite Last Chance Bizopps". They are both worth the
> time spent in reading them. Someday soon I expect a college to give at
> least 2 credit hours for the info contained in Scams 101.
> I sell full-time for Kaeser & Blair, Inc., one of those opportunities
> listed among MaaMaw's Favorites. My wife and I have operated our
> home-based business since 1984, starting on a very part-time basis.
> I quit my job and went full-time in the business in '87, and this biz has
> been our families sole or primary income source ever since.
> What works for me could be disastrous for you. Not that I don't think you
> should look at what I do, but don't believe that just because I'm
> successful with my business, that you can soon be raking in the big bucks
> doing the same. But, this is one that doesn't charge you to look or test
> it out in your market - online or off.
> A report I heard on the radio today was covering entrepreneurs. It pointed
> out that many are making about the same as an employee might make, but
> earning less per hour because of the extra time they put in. This is
> especially true during any start-up period.
> The report also pointed out that many are self-employed not because of the
> money, but because of the freedom and control they gained over their life.
> Having been full-time self-employed since 1987, I can tell you that I'm
> probably unemployable as either an hourly or salaried worker, but that's
> OK as I don't intend to go back into employed servitude again in this
> Maybe my next post won't take 8 or more hours to complete.
> Best wishes for you Kim,
> Dennis Bevers
Kim, no one can tell you what's best for you but, if you like to meet people and even do a bit of a friendly sales job on them, you might check out the company that Dennis works through. They really do have a good program and it's quite workable for folks on a shoestring.
Another approach to take is to ask yourself, if you could do anything in the world, what would it be? Then hit the internet and do some research into jobs, companies, etc who serve that interest in any way. Narrow things down until you have a few to check out more thoroughly. If you don't find something for you that way, branch out into related services and products until you hit the jackpot. If you can't find it on your own, the local library should provide lots of help. Check with the reference librarian for the best help.
Wish you tons of good luck with your search.
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