The work at home area is open to a lot of questions.

And I would love to tell you that I can answer those questions.

I can answer the easy ones and maybe some of the harder ones, as well. You simply need to ask.

OK….

Can you use my blog content on your site/blog? I answered this before. The answer is still yes. Just link back to my blog and give me credit. I will not be able to respond to individual requests, simply because many of the addresses listed with the comments are bad or fake.  And I get hundreds of comments weekly.

What kind of blog is this? It is a WordPress blog and is hosted on a paid hosting site. You may ask about free blogs. I will say this. Maybe as a quick sample site or to see if you can really blog.  But, with free hosting, you have no control over your own site. It can be deleted without notice.

With paid hosting, you can post anything that you want, as long as you follow the TOS of the hosting company.

If you are going to own a business……own the business. Do not let anyone else control it. Understanding that you may have to outsource some of the work, at least at first, keep your hands on as much as possible, to be certain that it is developed according to your plan (dream).

This is a good rule to follow regardless as to whether it is online or offline.

Do you code your blog and header? No, because I am not a tech person. I know how it works, but I don’t know how to do it. Now, my regular sites, those listed in the blog roll, are built by me. I have software that does the coding and I do the design, the graphics and the content.

On or offline, depending on your choice of business, you can learn the technical things. Again, depending on your product or service. If you were selling hand painted IPods, you would probably have someone else make them for you to paint.

Links in comments. Come on now, you get a back link with the comment. Other links cause the comment to be deleted. Every post on this blog gets indexed in Google as well as Yahoo and Bing.  This is a moderated blog and I read every comment and check each site.

(If any of you spammers are actually reading any of this, you are wasting your time and wasting the time that I could be using to do something more productive, to try to help the real readers.)

Where do you get your information? Much of it comes from my experience. 50 years in business and over ten years on the net. Plus, I read. I read a lot. Have for years and my retention is pretty good. I read ebooks, paper books, forums and blogs. Mostly related to marketing, business and webmastering.

Some final words.

In the past, I have written about learning about your business and I will undoubtedly write about it again. Knowledge is power. Right now you are sitting in front of your computer. You have access to all the information anyone could ever ask to find. Use it to your benefit. When you have a question, do the research. It will expand your ability to learn and to do research.

Draw from your past experiences in life and apply the lessons learned to your current project. Solid business principles apply to all businesses. Things like spend wisely and only for things that make a profit or improve your ability to make a profit.

There are probably many non business experiences that will help you to make your business more successful. I once had a job and specialized training, that although not business related, have helped me tremendously in business matters. (Can’t post about it.)

You should put some effort in to trying to “think business”. I always watch commercials on television. You can analyze the how and why. Might just stimulate some ideas for your own operation.

Thanks for visiting. I hope that it will help you a little.

Best to you,

Jim Gillum

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