Archive for September, 2008

One Year Since my Last Day of Work

Written by Marc on September 9th, 2008 with no comments

Well, today celebrates my one year anniversary of quitting my job.  A year ago I was teetering on the brink of a big decision – put my faith in business and my ability to make it succeed, or stay at my job and be like everyone else.

At the time, I was very unhappy with my job and I went to work each day only to come home angry.  I felt that there was just something wrong getting paid by the hour and coming home with next to nothing.  Add that to the fact that I was missing out on my children’s lives – it was just a price I was not willing to pay.

So, I quit …

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Working Effectively from Home

Written by Marc on September 3rd, 2008 with 1 comment

One of the biggest rewards of owning your own business is that you can choose to work from home.  Not only does this solve some problems like having your children in daycare, but it also can come with its own share of problems.

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of working from home is accountability.  Unlike a regular job where someone checks up on you to see if you are getting the work done, when you are working at home, there are many distractions such as the television that may be more appealing than working.

To work effectively from home requires discipline and the ability to make oneself accountable.  These are not easy tasks by any means, but if …

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Creating an Online Business with No Budget

Written by Marc on September 1st, 2008 with no comments

One of the biggest hurdles for some people with respect to starting a business is finding the capital to make it happen.  The problem is that most people don’t have much in terms of savings or other money to spare, and the thought of shelling out a lot of money to invest in a new business venture can be a large hurdle.

But thanks to the development of Web 2.0 sites, that is no longer a problem.  Quite a few of these Web 2.0 properties allow someone with no money to earn their first dollars online.  Sure, there is a bit of a time commitment, but beyond that, no money is required.

A good example of these types …

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