50 Home Based Business Ideas You Can Start With No Money

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Further to my previous blog item about the ‘hows’ in starting a job with no money I also came across this great article that also gives some ideas on types of business you could start. Full article and credit goes to https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/02/home-based-business-ideas-you-can-start-with-no-money.html Blogger You can set up your own blog online for free using a platform like WordPress and then earn an income through ads, sponsored content or product sales. Freelance Writer You can also offer your writing services to other blogs or businesses on a freelance basis. Ebook Author Or you can write and publish your very own ebook to sell online. Some self publishing platforms require money up front, but others allow you to publish your work for free and then take a portion of the sales. Affiliate Marketer Affiliate programs let you earn an income through referring potential customers to specific websites. You can sign up for …

How to Start a Business with No Money

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It may seem like a completely mad time to be considering starting a business but just take a moment to think about it.  Maybe you’ve always harboured ideas about starting your own company.  Maybe you’re just considering it now because having to stay at home at the moment means you have the time and opportunity to, and are finding yourself reviewing your career choices. To get you thinking about what you ‘could do’ I found the following article about how to start a business with no money. Full credit for this article goes to https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/327468 Starting a business with limited capital requires a shift in mindset. Traditionally we are conditioned to begin the process of looking for new business opportunities by asking: “Where is there a gap in the market and how can I fill that gap?” A gap could be an unfilled customer need or a new invention yet …

How to Become a Videoconferencing Power User

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Many thanks and full credit goes to https://www.wired.com/story/tips-for-using-zoom/ for this article. As the pandemic pushes work online, Zoom is the new office. Follow these tips to get the most out of those video meet-ups. AN UPSIDE OF being quarantined during a global pandemic is that your isolation doesn’t have to be so … lonely. Amid the chaos of the coronavirus, the magic of videoconferencing technology (and, most popularly, Zoom) has allowed unprecedented numbers of people to connect virtually. But it’s not exactly second nature. There are all sorts of settings and complications that await the noob Zoomer. Whether you’re using Zoom for work, long-distance video tutoring, or just to connect with friends or family, here’s what you need to know. The Basics Get up to date First things first: You’re going to need to download Zoom. Chances are you’ve already done that, or you wouldn’t be reading this in the …


Keeping your business going during Coronavirus

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It is such a scary time at the moment.  Even more scary if you’re self employed.  As you can imagine, I’ve been getting lots of calls from very worried business owners.  For many, their income has just plummeted to nothing, they’re wondering how on earth they’re going to keep their business in existence to come out the other side of this. I’m not going to make any false promises.  To make ANY revenue in this climate is going to be a challenge whatever your business BUT there are so many ways that most businesses can change and adapt what they are offering and how they are working so that they can continue to bring in revenue AND enable their business to survive this crisis. Obviously this is a generic article so without speaking to you I can’t offer you advice specific to your business (you’re very welcome to book a …

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Should I start a business during the Coronavirus Crisis?

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As strange as it may sound, actually this could be a really good time to think about starting a business!! Yes, it’s scary out there at the moment.  But the world is currently on pause, a bit like December when everyone is waiting until the New Year to make any new plans.  And a bit like that, once the dust settles after this crisis there will be a sudden – and very large influx of people immediately making plans and carrying on with their lives. That makes this, actually, an ideal time to plan a business.  You have a few of months to get everything in place ready to press the button as soon as everything settles down.  You probably find yourself with more time on your hands than usual.  It’s also really healthy to have a project to work on. You may be thinking that you have no idea …

Trademarks – Are they really worth it?

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This article is taken in full with full credit to www.lawbite.co.uk As part of the anticipation and enthusiasm of starting a new business, entrepreneurs typically settle on a trading name, secure domain name and often incorporate their business at Companies House. Does this protect the brand itself though? The short answer is no. Brand protection, such as trademark, is a separate consideration which is not achieved by these measures and which often goes neglected. Here at LawBite we are frequently asked whether putting trademark protection in place is worth the cost and effort involved. This post hopefully helps to answer the question! Trademarks can be registered for many different aspects of a brand, including names, logos, slogans, shapes and even things like sounds, colours and multimedia sequences. If you unsure about your business’ position regarding IP and trademark, please take advantage of our Free Intellectual Property Checklist which includes a …