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  1. I had a similar business a couple of years back....

    I had a similar business a couple of years back. I would say go for it. Word of advice though- make sure you have enough stock/ materials to be able to supply customers with the things that you have...
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    My hours are flexible around my children and...

    My hours are flexible around my children and appointments etc. I do not keep regular office hours. However, I do have a pattern of hours I am usually working. A lot of my clients are from America and...
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    Internet cafes are popular in UK cities. People...

    Internet cafes are popular in UK cities. People get to work or surf the web while out and about enjoying a coffee. You might get away with selling USB sticks to them too. However, I am doubtful about...
  4. I would say setting goals is essential. It gives...

    I would say setting goals is essential. It gives you something to work towards and keeps you motivated. If you don't meet your goals this shouldn't necessarily be seen as a negative. Instead, use it...
  5. I always think this is a difficult question and...

    I always think this is a difficult question and it is one that I have had to ask when I have been on an interview panel. Honesty is a good answer. I also think that saying you need to learn how to...
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    I am a freelance writer now and work from home...

    I am a freelance writer now and work from home writing for private clients and for websites. I used to have a small business designing and creating fascinators, tiaras and jewelry. I sold my goods on...
  7. This is something that I personally would never...

    This is something that I personally would never consider. I suspect that you would have to apply for permits to sell something like this. I live in the UK and this would definitely be the case here....
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    You could try sites like Freelancer.com and...

    You could try sites like Freelancer.com and Fiverr. They are used by different types of freelancers, including graphic designers. You should be able to get one done really cheaply this way.
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    Checking out the competition

    When thinking about creating a business I think it is important to find out certain things about your competition. These include who your competition is, how successful they are and if they have any...
  10. You need to set up accounts at sites such as...

    You need to set up accounts at sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linked In, Stumbleupon, Digg and Tumblr. Get followers and connections on all of these. Next, promote all your articles on...
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    In the UK Year 10 and 11 students do a mock...

    In the UK Year 10 and 11 students do a mock interview as preparation for working life. When I was working for the Youth and COmmunity Service on a casual contract and a permanent position came up, my...
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    I am a freelance writer and use social media a...

    I am a freelance writer and use social media a lot to market my services and promote my articles. I actually have two favorites- Twitter and Stumbleupon. When I use these sites I get immediate views...
  13. I am a freelance writer and a mum of four so time...

    I am a freelance writer and a mum of four so time management is really important to me. Being a writer is about much more than writing. There is submitting pitches, completing applications, promoting...
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    Good Leadership Skills

    As soon as you employ somebody else to work for your business you are the leader of the team. For you and your team to work effectively and productively then you should be a good leader. What do you...
  15. Think about the type of customers that would be...

    Think about the type of customers that would be using a salon- usually women. This is important in recognizing the people who will be in the area. My thoughts are that a nail bar, accessories shop or...
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    This is really good information provided here....

    This is really good information provided here. When you see an advertisement or a website saying that you can make thousands of dollars a week if you join them it can be very tempting. However, I...
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    I work as a freelance writer and this works for...

    I work as a freelance writer and this works for me. However, I did do this part-time for a while when I still had a full-time job. This got me started. I wouldn't recommend packing in work and...
  18. Determination is key. There are times when you...

    Determination is key. There are times when you will fail, have a bad day and be rejected or criticized.You need to pick yourself up, remember what your goals and and remind yourself that there is...
  19. I am a self-employed freelance writer. I live in...

    I am a self-employed freelance writer. I live in the UK and the online self-assessment tax return form is easy to complete. My income is pretty low and I don't have any overheads so I don't need to...
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    Using link building as a marketing tool

    I am wondering if anyone uses link building for marketing purposes. If so, do you think it is an effective way of promoting your business and does it require a lot of effort on your part? Does it...
  21. What are the best ways to get finance for your business?

    I am currently considering a number of options for a new business. All of these would require some level of finance. Is it better that I save up, go to an independent lender or go to my bank? I...
  22. In most circumstances you do not have to declare...

    In most circumstances you do not have to declare money you have made from selling personal items. So, if you are just selling a few things in a car boot sale, at online auctions or through newspaper...
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    If I go out for brunch or lunch in a cafe then...

    If I go out for brunch or lunch in a cafe then all I often want is a cake and a coffee. Perhaps developing a range of cakes or pastry treats would be a good idea. I used to work as a chef in a...
  24. There is always work for writers and translators....

    There is always work for writers and translators. If I were you I would start off by thoroughly researching potential work opportunities and find out how much other people with similar skills earn...
  25. Yes I definitely treat my work online as a...

    Yes I definitely treat my work online as a business. When I first started out I worked full-time in education and just did a bit of writing to earn an extra bit of cash. After having my third child...
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