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Forum: Work from Home Parents   04-14-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Night Owl
When it was time for me to sell my business, I...

When it was time for me to sell my business, I took a close look at my direct competitors. I found someone who I knew -- both from working with her in some ways and knowing her reputation. I also...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-25-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Night Owl
Have you considered outsourcing some of your...

Have you considered outsourcing some of your business?

Make a list of all the tasks you do as part of your business -- website maintenance, marketing, sales, billing, etc. Then outsource those...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Night Owl
Yikes! That's not good. Do they have a...

Yikes! That's not good.

Do they have a money-back guarantee? If so, I'd take advantage of it sooner rather than later.
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-06-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,275
Posted By Night Owl
I recommend Reliable Webs for hosting. They're...

I recommend Reliable Webs for hosting. They're affordable -- and they will install WordPress for you. The owner, Kelly, is a WAHM and she also does designs for WordPress.

I use them for hosting...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-06-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Night Owl
Google local and article marketing through...

Google local and article marketing through EzineArticles are excellent recommendations! I also suggest that you make sure your site is optimized for search engines.

Have you added your site to...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-06-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Night Owl
Sorry to hear about your experience....

Sorry to hear about your experience. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif Were you able to create a backup of your site and download it to your computer before that...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-29-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By Night Owl
I think it could use a real picture on the home...

I think it could use a real picture on the home page.

Perhaps a picture of a sparkling clean house? Or a picture of someone happily cleaning?

You can find inexpensive stock photos at...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-29-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Night Owl
It's pretty simple for us. All our tax stuff...

It's pretty simple for us. All our tax stuff flows through to our personal taxes and DH handles those. My cousin works for H&R Block, so if we have any major questions, she usually has the answers....
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-17-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By Night Owl
When you get a Paypal dispute, the first thing I...

When you get a Paypal dispute, the first thing I recommend you do is call Paypal and ask them what the appropriate action is to take in your situation. I also recommend that you do not close...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   12-02-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,275
Posted By Night Owl
I'll have to agree with Wordpress. I have to add...

I'll have to agree with Wordpress. I have to add though that if you're making a serious go at starting a business, I'd suggest getting a domain name, a real hosting account and installing the...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   12-01-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By Night Owl
I agree -- this is a lesson learned, but you...

I agree -- this is a lesson learned, but you also need to get payment for what you sent out.

First, I would recommend contacting an attorney and running this story by her. If she recommends...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   08-19-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Night Owl
If you're looking for a very clean and modern...

If you're looking for a very clean and modern design, I'd like to recommend Dustin Brewer.

http://dustinbrewer.com/

Just tell him that Michelle Waters sent you.
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-10-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By Night Owl
Not entirely sure what the market is for this,...

Not entirely sure what the market is for this, but I know that a lot of online marketers, business and life coaches put together training programs for their customers. There are also a lot of...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-10-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Night Owl
Have you done any target market research? ...

Have you done any target market research?

Do you know what your customers want? Do you know how much they're willing to pay? Do you know where they look when they're searching for what you sell?...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-10-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Night Owl
What helped me the most was getting to know my...

What helped me the most was getting to know my target market. Once I knew my potential customers, I understood the best way to capture their attention and get them to my site.

An example: If you...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-10-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Night Owl
Typically, sites that sell well are those that...

Typically, sites that sell well are those that already have a good source of traffic and are generating an income. You may find you have a hard time selling a site that doesn't have either.

At...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-18-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Night Owl
If you're wanting your own domain name and no...

If you're wanting your own domain name and no advertisements for other people's businesses that you can't control, then I recommend you stay away from the free or insanely cheap web hosts.

There...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-21-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Night Owl
My advice is to switch to a shopping cart system...

My advice is to switch to a shopping cart system that allows you to collect the customers shipping information at checkout, instead of relying on potentially outdated information at Paypal.

I can...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-19-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By Night Owl
I've gone through the tutorial and I've known...

I've gone through the tutorial and I've known Carrie, the author, for years. She is awesome and her tutorial is well worth the few dollars she's charging for it.
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-14-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Night Owl
Have you checked with Pappashop support? Do they...

Have you checked with Pappashop support? Do they have an online manual that you can read to figure out how to setup the options?
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-29-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By Night Owl
That's the cost of setting up a business. A...

That's the cost of setting up a business. A really, at $150, that's cheap. When I filed for my LLC (after I'd been in business a few years) the cost was $600 for my attorney. But the benefits...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-29-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Night Owl
That depends on what you're paying for. If...

That depends on what you're paying for. If you're paying to have someone edit your meta keyword and description tags, then no.

If you're paying for someone to do keyword research, add quality and...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-28-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Night Owl
There are a few ways you can do this. ...

There are a few ways you can do this.

First, you can charge for the time in actual minutes, which can be a pain if you have 3 clients all wanting you to do 3 minute projects. I wouldn't recommend...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-24-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By Night Owl
Sounds like everyone is on the right track. ...

Sounds like everyone is on the right track.

I also suggest that you need time patience and hard work.

Focus on just two or three marketing methods until you have mastered them.
Test and...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-15-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 544
Posted By Night Owl
I believe the total cost for me was around $600.

I believe the total cost for me was around $600.
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