By Guest Contributor, David J. Boozer
Internet Business Models – How to Start a Review Blog for Fun and Profit
Guest Post by JoAnne Westcott and Nicole Dean
Over and over again people start specific Internet business models looking for quick riches and profits. Their expectations fall short because they failed to get the right advice, and they were expecting too much, too soon. It’s important that when starting a business you get real about what you’re doing and have practical goals.
That’s why I love the advice offered over at Just Add Sweat.com through their easy to follow eGuides. One such guide is the ‘How to Start a Review Blog for Fun and Profit’. They don’t promote get rich quick but what they do provide is a clear plan of action. Then all you need to do is add the sweat (or work!).
The guide has everything in it to get someone started on building and promoting a review blog that gets people interested and willing to buy. [Read more...]
Internet Business Models – Got Writing Skills? Get Paid to do Ghostwriting
If you have ever dreamed about having a career in freelance writing, one of the Internet business models you might look into is the growing opportunity of ghostwriting. Ghostwriting is the practice of writing works (books, articles, etc.) anonymously for a client. In turn, the client gets full rights to place her name on the writing and publish it as her own.
Side Note: If you’ve heard of ghostwriting before and you already know it’s a career path you want to pursue, I recommend you pick up a copy of Just Add Sweat’s “How to Become a Ghostwriter” Guide. It will show you exactly what you need to know to get started.
But if you’re new to the idea of becoming a ghostwriter, let’s continue:
To get into ghostwriting, there are a few skills you should have or work to acquire:
- Excellent Writing Skills: Certainly to be a ghostwriter, you need to be [Read more...]
Have you thought of becoming a virtual assistant?
Today’s guest post is by my friend Nicole Dean of NicoleOnTheNet.com. I’m running a series on Internet business models this month to help those who are struggling to decide what type of business to start online. This is the 2nd post about becoming a virtual assistant in this series.
Nicole is a fabulously successful WAHM and owner of EasyPLR.com – a great site to get exceptional content for your blog, special report, ebook or even to create a product. That’s just one of her businesses. She knows what she’s talking about, so listen up! Now here’s Nicole…
The other day, I ran into a friend who was distraught because she had just been laid off. Her husband had recently taken a pay cut and was afraid of losing his job any day. They have mortgage payments to make, 3 children to raise… you know the rest of the story.
Now I knew that this lady had been working as an office assistant in a construction company. Her eyes lit up as I gently suggested that she explore working at home as a virtual assistant. Of course, she had a lot of questions and rightfully so. It’s no joke to venture into a home business after years of employment.
Since this situation is becoming more and more common with the current economic downturn, I thought I’d share the questions my friend asked and some quick answers to them:
What is a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant or VA is a self-employed, home-based entrepreneur who assists other businesses, often in administrative work. In other words, a VA is an office assistant who never has to step into her client’s office! In addition, most business owners have particular tasks that they will turn over to their virtual assistants, and these can go beyond basic office or business administration.
What skills do I need for becoming a Virtual Assistant?
The basic skills a VA needs [Read more...]