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   A Home-Based Business Online
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  November 13,2017

    Editor: Elena Fawkner
  Publisher: AHBBO Publishing
  
   Contact By Email

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  This Ezine Is Listed At FreeZinesOnline.
 

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   IN THIS ISSUE
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  1.   Welcome and Update from the Editor
  2.   Home Business Idea of the Week - Event Planner
  3.   Online Business Idea of the Week - Apollo
   Internet Services
  4.   Article - The Visionary Entrepreneur
  5.   Telecommuting Openings
  6.   Guest Article - Don't Mess with the IRS!
  7.   Freebies
  8.   This Week's Web Site Pick
  9.   Next Week
  11.  Subscription Management
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  13.  Contact Information

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1.  Welcome and Update from the Editor
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Hello again and a warm welcome to all new subscribers!

During the week I received an email from a UK subscriber
asking whether there were any resources for telecommuting
positions in the UK.  This seems to be a somewhat elusive
beast but I will continue the hunt and report back by next
week hopefully.  In the meantime, I have included in this
week's telecommuting job listings a selection that are
open to anyone anywhere in the world, in addition to
US/Canadian positions.

I am currently evaluating several opportunities for the
upcoming Project Moonlighting which will be launched in
December.  If this is your first issue, I announced last
week that I would begin testing some money-from-home
opportunities to recommend to those of you who want to
increase your income but aren't ready to make the leap
to your own fully-fledged business just yet.  Look out for
the first of these opportunities in December.

Remember, this newsletter is for YOU!  If you have comments
or suggestions for topics you would like to see addressed,
or would just like to share your experiences with other
subscribers, I want to hear from you!  Please send comments,
questions and stories to: Contact By Email

See you all again next week.

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2. Home Business Idea of the Week - Event Planner
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An event planner is someone who arranges special events on
behalf of clients, either corporate or private.

The client will tell the event planner what kind of event is
proposed and the budget for it.  The event planner then
arranges the whole thing including finding the right venue,
issuing invitations, catering, transport to and from the
event, and accommodation.  In addition, the event planner
will be responsible for meeting any special needs of
attendees and, in the case of corporate functions, probably
also the availability of presentation facilities such as
audiovisual equipment and the like.

The first step is to ascertain the client's objectives for
the event and whether it is a corporate or social event.
Often, corporate meetings will also include a significant
social aspect so the event planner for a management retreat,
for example, may also need to arrange for sightseeing or
entertainment in addition to the corporate side of the event.

Once the objectives are clear, the event planner will then
work with the client to set a budget for the event and
decide with the client where to hold the event.  The event
planner needs to know who the attendees will be and where
they are travelling from so that accommodation and transport
can be arranged as necessary.  In addition, the event planner
will arrange for catering, communications, labor, meeting
facilities, printing and supplies, entertainment, speakers,
gratuities, awards, insurance and anything else that may be
required for the specific event in question.

The event planner, of course, relies on third parties to
actually provide these services and will have an established
network of contacts with suppliers and vendors among
caterers, hotels, travel agencies, printers, furniture/
equipment hirers and so on.

Event planners vary in their approach to billing.  Some take
as their fee a fixed percentage of the total cost of the
event (say 10 - 15 percent).  Other charge clients on an
hourly basis.  In either case, event planners will require a
deposit (usually a percentage of the budget) to be used to
make advance payments.

The beginning event planner should expect long hours and low
pay when first starting out.  The money will improve with
experience and reputation, but the hours will always be long
because although the planning occurs during the day, the
event is usually at night or on the weekend.  Personal
qualities required in an event planner are leadership,
organization skills and attention to detail.  A calm
disposition is essential as the event planner will have to
cope with many last minute "disasters" and personalities.

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Useful Sites:

-> Event Planner
   http://www.event-planner.com

-> Event Source
   http://eventsource.com

-> Meetings Industry Mall
   http://www.mim.com
 

Recommended book:

-> Affairs of the Heart: How to Start and Operate a
   Successful Special Event Planning Service by Nancy
   D. Gluck
   This book is designed to help you start or improve your
   career as a Special Event Planner. It is chock-full of
   inside information. It includes actual business cards,
   contracts, bookkeeping ideas, sales scripts and follow up
   techniques. It is down-to-earth, filled with facts and not
   'fluff.' It is easy to read and follow. A 'must-have' if
   you are considering this field.

Visit for this title.

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There are many more home-based business ideas like this at
with more being added
all the time.

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3. Online Business Idea of the Week - Apollo Internet
   Services
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Once in a while I feature an online business opportunity in
the Online Business Idea of the Week section.  You may
recall a few weeks back I featured Harmony Major's "Home-
Business In a Box".  This week I have another bizopp for
you.  This time it's Susan Jackson's Apollo Internet
Services.  Susan is a subscriber to A Home-Based Business
Online and I have spent time over the past couple of weeks
looking over Susan's site and talking to her about the
opportunity she has for you. Over to you Susan!

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Hi, I'm Susan Jackson from Apollo Internet Services and
Elena has invited me to tell you about a business I started
a few short months ago that almost immediately began
producing sales and residual income.  A first for me.  In
fact, I framed my first commissions check which was $789
from just one sale.

I guess you could say I am fortunate in that my "day" job
affords me a lot of free time.  Rather than "killing" this
time I wanted to be productive, thus my lengthy search for
an online business began and the birth of Apollo Internet
Services resulted.

You need to know that I am (was?) a newbie in the truest
form.  No marketing experience whatsoever.

So, I needed a business that was already set up and I needed
someone to show me exactly what to do.  And that's exactly
what I got.  But I also wanted the big commission of owning
my own business.  And I got that too.

This business is for anyone,  from the newbie to the
experienced marketer.  Complete support and training is
offered to beginners so it's a great place to begin an
online career.

You can literally own one of the most powerful money making
websites on the net.   However, I cannot project your
earnings because I don't know you or your level of
commitment.  I DO know we have people making over $6,000 a
month, and Rick Harrington (who is no head of marketing) has
made as much as $32,000 a month!  You get out what you put
into it.  Period. Oh, and Rick was a newbie a year ago.

You get a fully customized award winning 150 page website
that sells every product and service needed for conducting
online business.  That includes domain names and
registration, website design, hosting, software, advertising
and much, much more, plus the business opportunity itself.

And we offer four different levels at which to join to meet
all budgets as well as a payment program.  These are all
listed in detail on the website.

There are literally thousands of businesses from which to
choose on the net today.  Be careful what you select
because you most certainly will get what you pay for!

I have chosen a solid, proven company of integrity that
will continue to grow with the internet and be around years
from now.

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There are many more online business ideas like this at
with more being added
all the time.

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4. Article - The Visionary Entrepreneur
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By Elena Fawkner

What is your vision for your business?  Where do you see it
being, in one, five, ten years?

We all start our businesses with a vision of what our life
will be like as an entrepreneur.  If you left paid
employment to establish and run your own home-based
business, before you took that step you first envisioned
what it would be like to work from home.  Perhaps you thought
of the convenience of not having to commute to and from the
office every day; the comfort of working within your own
environment; the flexibility of setting your own hours; the
rewards of being home with your children.  This vision was
obviously compelling enough to motivate you to do whatever
it took to break the bonds of corporate servitude and set
you on a path of self-determination and independence.

Congratulations.  You are officially an entrepreneur.  Now
what?

You have achieved your vision of convenience, comfort,
flexibility and family life.  What are you envisioning now
for the future of your business?

Making the break and starting your own home-based business
is an important step and represents a significant change in
your life and your lifestyle.  But it is only the first of
many steps you will take along the road to success in your
business.  Just as your vision of working from home
motivated and propelled you towards your objective, so too
will the vision you have for what comes next propel you
towards ever bigger and greater achievements.

Do you have a vision for your next step?  If not, how will
you know what you are working towards?  How will you know
when you get there?  How will you know if you will EVER get
there?

Visions, or dreams, are what your subconscious acts upon to
create your reality.  Visions can be both positive and
negative.  If you envision yourself in ten years time as a
supremely successful businessperson (and you must also
visualize all of the trappings of success so that "success",
whatever that means for you, is a tangible, clearly defined
thing), and you believe in the deepest part of your being
that you will be successful, then your mind will
subconsciously seek out ways to bring that vision to life.
Equally, if you envision yourself in ten years time doing
pretty much what you're doing now, then you can be pretty
confident that that's EXACTLY where you will end up.

So, ask yourself, where do I want to be in ten years?  What
do I need to do within the next five years to bring me
closer to my vision?  What do I need to do within the next
year to bring me closer to where I need to be in five years
if I am to achieve my ten year vision?  What do I need to do
within the next six months, one month, one week, today, NOW?

This, of course, is classic goal-setting process.  You've
heard, over and over again, that you need to set goals in
your life.  To fail to set and achieve goals is to fail to
achieve anything.  The focus of this article though is on
the crucial importance vision plays in the future success of
your business.  It is only when you have a vision in mind
that you can even have the starting point you need to begin
to think about setting the goals that will get you there.

So, how do you go about constructing a vision that is
compelling enough to continue to motivate you through the
inevitable ups and downs of the lifecycle of a business,
that gets you up and moving every morning, that continually
challenges you to find new and better ways of doing things?
You may be saying at this point, well, I know I want to work
from home and make enough money to live the kind of life I
want.  But have you really sat down and thought, long and
hard, about exactly what kind of life you DO want?

What limitations do you place on your own thinking?  Do you
believe there is a limit to the amount of wealth you can
create for yourself within the next ten years?  Do you think
in terms of $100,000 a year?  If so, why not $500,000 a
year?  Why not $1,000,000?  What if the sky was the limit?
What if you had a completely blank page with no limits?
What if you could create, from scratch, EXACTLY the life you
would choose if it was yours simply for the taking?  Think
about that.  You can have ANYTHING you want!

Make a list.  Want $10,000,000 in the bank?  Write it down.
Want a happy marriage?  Write that down too.  Want a PhD?
Add that to the list.  Want to donate $500,000 to your
favorite charity?  That goes on the list.  Go through every
area of your life and write down the highest ambition you can
think of for each area.

When you have finished your life plan, and this may take you
several days or even weeks, brainstorm for ideas how you can
leverage your business to bring you closer to your vision.
(You will, of course, also need to think about non-business
ways for those objectives that have nothing to do with your
business.)

If one of your goals is to make $1,000,000 a year, then
obviously you need to think about how you can generate more
income from your business.  Write down as many ideas as you
can think of for the next five minutes.  Then prioritize
them on efficiency principles.  What will give you the best
return for your efforts bearing in mind your overall vision?
Express them as objectives.  Within what timeframe could you
reasonably expect to achieve this objective?  What steps do
you need to take between now and then to achieve your
objective?  These are your sub-goals.  Write them down and
allocate achievement dates next to them.  Do this with all
of the elements that make up your vision.

Now take your list of objectives and sub-goals and work
them back in time.  If one of your objectives is to be
independently wealthy in ten years time, one of your major
sub-goals may be to take your company public within five
years.  What steps do you have to take between now and then
to be in a position to float your business in five years
time?

Work all of your objectives back like this.  You should end
up with five year goals, one year goals, six month goals,
one month goals, one week goals and, finally, a daily to-do
list.  Once you have mapped out a plan for your vision to
this level of detail, you will find that literally every
task you perform in your day to day life is geared toward
the attainment of your vision.

You WILL achieve your vision.  It is inevitable.  Our lives
are a function of our deepest beliefs about ourselves and
our world.  The key to "success" and "happiness" in life is
to create a positive vision of what that means to YOU.

A word of caution, though.  Make sure your vision is truly
what you want because you WILL get it.  As the old saying
goes, be careful what you wish for.

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5. Telecommuting Openings
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-> Independent Distributor - USA/Canada
We are seeking good people who wish to make an extra income
by providing our popular financial services.  You make money
by offering the following services:
* Debt Consolidations regardless of credit or home
  ownership.
* Unsecured Credit Cards - regardless of credit.
* Credit Repair Services.
* Stop Foreclosures.
Offer all or just the ones you want.  For details, please
email or visit our site for details.
Pro-Link Marketing Group
FLORIDA USA
http://www.commutersdream.com/finctr.htm
Contact: Donna St Andre,Independent Distributor

-> E-Mail Processor - Worldwide
RLM Marketing is looking for serious applicants interested
in home based opportunities. The majority of positions
involve light clerical skills to process customer orders and
inquiries. We recommend that applicants have access to the
Internet and Email Account. All customer requests must be
processed within 24 hours. Don't hesitate, start today!
There are many opportunities to choose from, including
a program with vacation pay! We offer a flexible schedule,
work days or nights. We have many opportunities for Home
Computer Users, Word Processors, Customer Service Reps.,
Typists, and much more!
RLM Marketing
12052 E. 65th. Street
Indianapolis, INDIANA 46236 United States
Phone: 317-823-5724
Fax:  317-826-8944
Contact:   Holly Harmon, Independent Marketing Representative

-> Marketing - Worldwide
Marketing online computer training through the Internet.
CTC Consultants, Ltd.
116 Azalea Ave
Garden City, GEORGIA 31408 USA
Phone: 1-877-964-9287
Fax:  1-912-966-0324
Contact: Jim Casey, Independent Consultant

-> Writers/Editors/Researchers - Worldwide
We have a openings for 5 full-time Editor/Writers of various
seniorities plus spots for about 5 freelance writers and
researchers. Salaries for experience staff from $30,000 to
$80,000 plus stock options. Editors and writers are the star
of this Internet startup devoted to e-commerce issues. You
will research, report and write about the findings of
consumer product research.  What's different about this
startup is that editors are king and editorial judgment and
talent drive the business. Your cash salary will be market
rates but the possibility to earn stock options provides the
potential for spectacular earnings. For the full story and
information on how to apply see the website (details below).
We require a strong analytical mind, capable of deep
research and strong, reasoned analysis. The full-time
positions are based in New York City; the freelance
positions can be based anywhere. Two of our openings are for
very senior, seasoned staff editors. Email after following
the instructions at the website.
ConsumerSearch, Inc.
487 Columbus Ave, #3R
New York, NEW_YORK 10024 USA
Fax:  978 359-8533
http://www.consumersearch.com/editorsandwriters.htm

-> Flash Designer - Worldwide
Set your own hours. Work on your own projects. Be your own
boss. BE CREATIVE. We're taking greeting cards to a new
level of artistry and interactivity. Ecards.com utilizes
Macromedia Flash technology to produce the most dynamic and
exciting electronic greeting cards on the Net!  If you are
proficient in Flash and can draw, write and artistically
conceptualize, then creating copy and art for the online
greeting card market is for you...  Ecards.com offers
freelance Flash Designers the creative freedom to design
compelling and entertaining content for the web.  This work
is ideal for anyone who loves to draw, create characters and
has a good sense of humor. So whether you see this as an
opportunity to build on your Flash skills, add to your
portfolio, potentially have your work showcased at leading
edge sites or just to make money, don't miss this
opportunity to be part of Our Global Team of Designers!
ECards.com
77 Mowat Ave Suite 508
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3E3 Canada
URL:  http://www.ecards.com

-> Mystery Shoppers - USA/Canada
Mainstream Marketing is a family owned and operated firm
specializing in mystery shopping, focus groups, surveys and
on site assessments across the United States and Canada.
Please visit our job board for current openings and apply as
an experienced or new shopper.
MainStream Marketing
P O Box 4961
Wenatchee, WASHINGTON USA
http://www.mainstreammarketing.com/ShopperPage.htm

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Source: Outsource 2017
If you want to work from home, you will not find a more
complete source of telecommuting job listings.  For access
to thousands of job listings just like those above, visit

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6. Guest Article - Don't Mess with the IRS!
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By Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale

So, you've got your web site; you've studied Internet
marketing.  Your site is generating thousands of hits
per month.  you're making sales and you're feeling
successful!  You are successful!  But if I asked you
about your record keeping you'd probably say, "Oh yeah
that.  I know I've got to get better at it but I
really hate it and let's face it, record keeping
doesn't generate income.  I'll deal with that at the
end of the year when I have to get my tax records in
order!"

Therein lies the problem.  No one wants to think about
record keeping until it's too late, until it's the end
of the year and your tax professional is hounding you
for data to prepare your tax return or until the
unthinkable happens and you are selected for an audit!
What's worse is that it may not be just the IRS who
wants to audit your records.  No, there are many
different taxing authorities out there all of whom want
a piece of your business!

If you're like most people I know starting a home
based or internet business can be very frightening.
Not because of the product or service, the promotional
or marketing efforts, or the customer service issues
but because of the increased paperwork and the looming
threat of taxes and the IRS.  Starting a business, any
kind of business means more tax forms, more filings,
more risk, more threat of an audit!  It can be
overwhelming.  But it doesn't have to be.

Oh I know you may be thinking that you pay someone
else to handle this so you don't have to worry about
it.  But let's face it, no one is going to care about
your finances the way that you do.  So it pays to be
informed.  Have you ever heard the expression "garbage
in, garbage out"?  If you're not adequately informed,
if you don't know what to provide to your accountant
or tax preparer you'll wind up with garbage.  Your
accounting professional is only as good as the
information you provide to them.

Your books and your taxes do not have to be that
complicated or that confusing and no, I'm not that
crazy!  All of the anxiety over extra tax forms, and
increased filings and all of the fear behind an IRS
audit can be lessened by better organization.

What is better organization?  Well, it starts at the
very beginning...

It means that you've clearly defined the product or
service you want to provide.  You know who your
customers will be, how much you'll charge and how
you'll deliver.  It demands that you thoroughly
investigate and understand your target market and your
competition.  It requires that you research and know
the differences between a "C" Corp, an "S" Corp, an
"LLC" and not incorporating at all.  It assumes you
have made an informed decision about your entity's
identity and that you are aware of the tax and legal
consequences behind that decision.

Better organization means you have investigated the
differences between an independent contractor and an
employee and that you have classified your associates
appropriately.  It means you are informed of the
various taxing authorities that have jurisdiction over
your business and that you file with them in a timely
and accurate manner.

Better organization is demonstrated by a well-planned
office and complete business files.  Records are
maintained in a logical manner and support is obtained
for all business transactions.  Better organization
assumes an overall understanding of cash and accrual
basis accounting and an awareness of the method
selected.  It dictates that only  "legitimate business
expenses" (the only expenses that are deductible) are
transacted and that they are kept extremely separated
from personal business.  Record keeping is beyond
reproach.

Better organization means that you know your records
as well as you know your business.  Believe it or not
an auditor will concern themselves with all of this
and more.  If they don't, they cannot conduct an
effective audit.  A comprehensive knowledge of your
market, product, delivery system and your business
identity help them to appreciate the resulting
transactions on your tax return.  It's all
interrelated.  It's all relevant.

So, if you're wondering now if there's anything you
can do to avoid an audit or to "stack the deck in your
favor", I asked that same question of the IRS auditors
with whom I worked.  Their answer?  It all depends on
the size of the IRS office in your area, their
staffing and the luck of the draw.  No, there's
nothing you can do.  But if your business has been
well planned, if your transactions have been well
documented, if your records are organized and easily
accessible and if your tax return reflects legitimate
business deductions----then you have nothing to worry
about!
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Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale is a CPA.  She specializes
in home based and internet businesses and can be She is also the
author of the ebook "108 Things You Need to Know About
Record Keeping for Your Business" (to help keep you out
of trouble with the IRS and other taxing authorities
you might not even know about!)  It can be purchased
online for $4.95 at:
http://www.betweenfriends.org/taxtips.htm

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7. Freebies
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-> Tax E-Book
The 'ins & outs' of what you will owe and what you can claim
for your small online business, referral program etc. Be
forewarned and save money!  Based on US 2017, but the
principles will apply anywhere.
http://www.atlanticbridge.net/pubs/taxbook.htm

-> The 10 Commandments of Power Positioning
Magical Marketing Strategies for Creating an Endless Stream
of New, Repeat, and Referral Business by Michel Fortin, Ph.D.
http://success-doctor.com/intro.htm

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9. This Week's Web Site Pick - Bizy Moms
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Liz Folger created Bizy Moms as a free resource for those
looking to work from home.  You will find a list of 250 work
from home ideas (some with supporting articles), chat room,
mall, article archive, discussion forums, and a section on
scams and how to avoid them.

A simple, easy to navigate, user-friendly site.  Check it
out.

http://www.bizymoms.com

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10.  Next Week
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That's it for this week, everyone.  Here's what's in store
for next week's issue:

-> Home-Based Business Idea of the Week: Interior Designer
-> Online Business Idea of the Week: Online Internet
   Training
-> Feature Article: A Foot in Each Camp ... Making the
   Break From Workforce to Full-Time Home-Based Business
-> Telecommuting Job Openings
-> Guest Article: It could be yours!  Please send original
   article submissions to
   Contact By Email
-> More great Freebies

Thanks for being with us and have a great week everyone.
And, please remember Project Moonlighting!  Let me know
about the legitimate work-from-home opportunities YOU have
come across in your online career at Contact By Email .

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A Home-Based Business Online
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