Sunday, October 15, 2006

Help Yourself Help Others

Since there are so many thousands of entrepreneurs giving up
their full time employment to explore their own Internet
home based business idea, one successful Internet home based
business idea may well be to help them succeed.

What we’re suggesting is starting a business support
service, one that helps these netpreneurs take their
Internet home based business idea and see it to fruition.
You might offer services that include dictation,
transcription, desktop publishing, typing or word
processing, writing, editing, proofreading, ghostwriting,
designing spreadsheets, answering the phone, delivering or
forwarding mail, packaging and shipping, database
management, billing, accounts payable, bookkeeping, resume
services, photocopying and faxing, notarizing, Web research,
Web page design and oversight, planning events, training
staff, and a myriad number of consulting services.

Secretarial services of decades past involved typing,
answering the phone and taking dictation by shorthand. Today
the services are far more complex. Business support services
have become a top notch Internet home based business idea as
the complexities and technology involved in serving these
exponentially growing small businesses lead to fewer and
fewer adequately trained full time employees. Small
employers, especially home-based typically don’t need full
time employees, nor do they want to involve themselves in
the complexities of employment law and taxation regulations.
Business support service is an excellent Internet home based
business idea because it is much needed and in much demand
by these start up business owners who are just learning
their way around the proprietorship and Internet business

While typing and dictation are still important functions in
the working world, other newer services have evolved as
equally or probably more important services, and your idea
to offer business support as an Internet home based venture
should include desktop publishing, Web research and
proficiency with spreadsheet software such as Excel. While
you can specialize as part of your business support services
the greater proficiency you have in the various office
software products and equipment the better chance you have
of landing new and repeat clients.

There are two important factors in getting your Internet
home based business idea off the ground. The first is to
prepare yourself by training in the equipment and
applications you will offer. The second is to find your
potential clients. Since your business idea is to support
others who have their own Internet based home business idea
your potential leads might be very easy to find. In fact,
they may hang out at the same places you do – the community
college business start up classes, the local Small Business
Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce get togethers
and perhaps even Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
seminars or meetings. There are many opportunities here to
subtly let others know you are willing to support their new
business idea’s start up and kick off your own business as

Home Based Affiliate Business