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        1.     Welcome and Update from Elena
        2.     Home Business Idea of the Week
        3.     Feature Article - Letting Go of Coattails
        4.     Surveys and Trends
        5.     Success Quote of the Week

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        1.     Welcome from Elena

        Hello again and a warm welcome to all the new subscribers
        who have joined us since the last issue.

        "If you're looking for a way to make money from home and
        you've been online for any length of time you will have quickly
        become aware of the preponderance of business opportunity
        sites and ads for many and varied business opportunities.

        "In particular, you've probably been bowled over by all the
        promises of fabulous internet riches that can be yours, if you
        only join so-and-so's innovative new groundfloor opportunity
        that everybody who is anybody wants in on."

        This week's article suggests an alternative to latching onto
        someone else's coattails that anyone can use.  "Letting Go
        of Coattails" is at segment 3.

        As always, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy this
        week's issue.

        Remember, AHBBO 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 .


        2.     Home Business Idea of the Week - Cooking School

        Do you love to cook? Are you good at it? If so, have you
        considered passing on your knowledge and skills to others?
        If so, a cooking school may be just the home business idea
        you've been looking for!

        To start with, keep things small and simple by holding classes
        in your own home (check with your local regulatory authorities
        first though to make sure you comply with any necessary
        regulations such as zoning, licensing and public health). As your
        business grows, you can expand into conducting classes at
        outside facilities such as your local homewares store or
        community college.

        Begin by planning a course curriculum for three courses. You
        might run, for example, a beginner's or introductory course
        teaching the basics over, say, 6 weeks or so. Follow this with
        an intermediate course (most of the "beginners" from your first
        course will, more likely than not, enroll in this one too) and then
        an advanced, or "gourmet" course (which your intermediate
        students will hopefully enroll in).

        You would start out, naturally enough, with your beginner's
        course one day or evening per week. Then, once your beginner's
        course is over, start running your intermediate course and your
        next beginner's course at the same time, on different days.
        Then, once your first intermediate course is finished, start
        running your advanced course alongside your third beginner's
        course and second intermediate course. Eventually, you'll be
        running three courses each week. Your beginner's class on
        Tuesdays, your intermediate class on Thursdays and your
        advanced class on Saturday mornings, or whatever schedule
        suits you.

        Once you have your basic three-course syllabus running
        smoothly, you can expand even further by introducing specialty
        classes in particular cuisines ... French, Thai, Japanese, Chinese
        ... the sky's the limit.

        Recruit your first batch of beginners from local mother's groups
        by posting advertisements at your local kindergarten, school,
        pediatrician's office etc.. Scheduling some of your cooking
        classes around school classtimes will ensure you can target
        the SAHM market and make it possible for you to run your
        business while your own kids are in school! By scheduling
        other classes such as specialty cuisines on weekends and/or
        evenings, you will also tap into the career worker market.
        After all, many full-time workers outside the home are looking
        for ways to relax in their off-time. You may find that a good
        proportion of enrollees for your specialty cuisine classes come
        from this target market.

        And don't forget to target classes to the budget-conscious
        market as well. There are plenty of people out there on a budget
        who would jump at the chance to learn how to cook good,
        nutritious food on a shoestring.

        Of course, as your business grows, you can recruit others to
        conduct classes as well. Former students would be a good
        talent pool to draw from.

        When you set your course fees, make sure your fees cover
        your materials (ingredients and utensils), your time, plus a
        profit component. Require payment for the full course in
        advance if you will be relying on fee income to pay for your
        initial investment in utensils and ingredients. Otherwise, you
        may consider allowing students to pay on a "per week" basis.
        This will make it possible for the lower-income end of the
        market to participate in your classes.


        This is just one of over 130 ideas from the new "Practical Home
        Business Ideas From AHBBO" e-book.  Find out more at New Business Ideas .



        3.     Feature Article:  Letting Go Of Coattails

        © 2017 Elena Fawkner

        If you're looking for a way to make money from home and
        you've been online for any length of time you will have quickly
        become aware of the preponderance of business opportunity
        sites and ads for many and varied business opportunities.

        In particular, you've probably been bowled over by all the
        promises of fabulous internet riches that can be yours, if you
        only join so-and-so's innovative new groundfloor opportunity
        that everybody who is anybody wants in on.

        This week I received an email from a subscriber asking for
        my opinion on a particular business opportunity. She was
        asking what I "really thought" about it because she had
        been "burned so many times in the past I just don't know
        who to trust". Sound familiar?

        I've received several emails like this over recent months from
        people who have been dudded by the charlatans who seem to
        come out of the woodwork at the mere whiff of a victim, er ...
        prospect. This latest one though got me wondering exactly why
        it is that so many people seem to be looking to make a profit
        from promoting or participating in someone else's business
        opportunity or product rather than creating their own, using
        their own ingenuity. And this applies not only to scams but to
        legitimate business opportunities (yes, they DO exist). After
        all, no matter how legitimate the opportunity, at least some of
        your hard work and effort is going to benefit someone else.

        Now, admittedly, promoting someone else's product (such as
        by way of affiliate programs) is a good way to get started in
        your online career, but it's not going to make you really serious
        money. By "serious" I mean sufficient money to represent a
        worthwhile return on the investment of time and effort you must
        expend to earn significant commission income. By spending the
        same amount of time and effort promoting your OWN business,
        your return must necessarily be much greater. After all, you
        keep 100% of the profits for the same work!

        Why is it that some people, let alone those who have already
        been burned, keep looking for someone else to deliver the
        answer to their prayers rather than creating it for themselves?
        Or worse, give up entirely? I'd be willing to bet that, for a goodly
        proportion, the answer is "I don't have any products of my own
        to sell" or "I don't have any good ideas" or "I don't know where
        to start".

        Now, it may be that you're just dabbling with the idea of an
        online business and, for you, promoting a few affiliate programs
        while you gradually get more involved is a good place for you to
        be right now.  Many of us started out doing exactly that. But for
        those of you who are ready to get into this in a serious way,
        have you thought about doing it for yourself? Why not let go of
        the idea there is a perfect opportunity out there with your name
        on it if only you can find it, and instead devote your time and
        your energy to creating it using your own brainpower?

        I believe, absolutely and without equivocation, that ANYONE can
        make money with their own business. The key is to make sure
        that what you choose for your business is something you are
        passionate about. If you are passionate about what you do, your
        natural enthusiasm and motivation will lead you to develop ways
        to exploit that passion in a way that can generate income.

        Let's say one of your absolutely favorite things in the whole
        world is gardening. You've always loved to garden, you have
        ever since you first got your own place and you do it every
        chance you get. Think about how you might translate that natural
        interest into a profitable business endeavor.

        Here's just one suggestion how you can turn your green thumb
        to your financial advantage: start a gourmet herb business! You
        could indulge your passion for gardening by planting a herb garden
        in your backyard, drying and packaging the herbs you grow and
        marketing them to a niche market. Your niche may be the
        gourmet market, for example. You might decide to experiment
        with various combinations of herbs to come up with some exotic
        gourmet herb blends that are truly original.

        You would need to invest in a small greenhouse perhaps and
        learn about how to dry herbs and all the other facets of a herb
        business. But once you've mastered that, and experimented with
        various blends to create a unique product, it's simply a matter
        of packaging them attractively for your market.

        As far as marketing's concerned, this would take place both
        online and offline. You will, of course, have your own website
        from which you offer your exotic herb blends for sale. Your
        website would contain a profile of all the various herbs, what
        they are good for, recipes and other resources that your site
        visitors would be interested in. In time, you may even expand
        into producing herbs for the homeopathic market! You could
        supplement your website by publishing a weekly or monthly
        newsletter devoted to all things herbal, including hints and
        tips for your subscribers wanting to grow their own herbs or
        who are interested in the health benefits of herbs.

        Offline, you could approach local businesses in your area to
        stock your products and attend weekend markets to build
        your profile. By placing advertisements in local newspapers
        and taking an active role in your local Chamber of Commerce
        you would make the contacts that you need to become
        known within your local community.

        Other ways to indulge your passion for gardening while at
        the same time operating a profitable business venture include:
        growing your own vegetables to produce gourmet pasta
        sauces; starting a packaged seeds business or a garden
        design consultancy service. It doesn't matter. Just make sure
        it has something to do with what you are truly passionate

        Gardening is, of course, just one example. Perhaps your
        passion is sewing, needlecraft, woodworking, computers,
        sports, parenting, travel, automobiles, leadlighting or any
        one of a million other things. There is absolutely no reason
        in the world why you cannot take that passion and convert
        it into a money-making enterprise, particularly with the
        internet as a marketing medium.

        So, for those of you looking for the right business opportunity
        "out there" somewhere ... STOP. Let go of the coattails,
        reach inside yourself and grab the one thing you are TRULY
        passionate about above all others. It's your ticket to a
        profitable, home business of your very own. And best of all,
        it's 100% all yours.


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        4.     Surveys and Trends

        © 2017 Ryanna's Hope

        The following is an extract from the current issue of Larry
        Wack's excellent weekly, "Surveys and Trends".  Subscribe
        using the link below for the full issue.



        Top 5 Reasons For Purchasing Online This Holiday Season

        #1 - 24 Hour Convenience
        #2 - Avoiding Crowds
        #3 - Faster Method of Shopping
        #4 - Avoid Driving
        #5 - Easier to Comparison Shop

        Last year, the Holiday period (11/19-12/25) grew by 36%
        whereas this year it is expected to grow at the lower rate of
        24% (11/25-12/25). This is largely due to a later Thanksgiving
        (11/28/02 vs. 11/22/01) resulting in six fewer shopping days.

        Source: BizRate.com study of 1,330 online buyers -- September
        20th through September 26th 2017


        According to Pam Danzinger in her newly researched book,
        consumers spend a lot of money on "things they just don't
        need."  Reason? Buying from emotional issues instead of
        logical ones. If you want a market, or a product, here's
        what all of us are buying.

        The Top 10 Product Categories that people buy that they
        don't need, ranked by percentage of households that made
        purchases in each category in 2001:

        % of Buying Households
        1 Videotapes, music tapes, CD's, DVDs, etc. 80%
        2 Books, magazines, newsletters 78%
        3 Greeting cards and personal stationery 72%
        4 Personal care products (beyond everyday brands) 71%
        5 Candles 65%
        6 Home textiles (including rugs, throws, pillows, table linens,
        curtains) 60%
        7 Flowers, seeds, shrubs, trees for outdoor landscaping 59%
        8 Kitchenware and accessories 58%
        9 Christmas and seasonal decorations 55%
        10 Toys, dolls and games 54%



        5.     Success Quote of the Week

        Be yourself and think for yourself; and while your conclusions
        may not be infallible, they will be nearer right than the
        conclusions forced upon you.
         --  Elbert Hubbard


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