Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How to Make Money by Saving Money

Have you ever heard the saying, "A penny saved is a penny earned" or some variation of it? I bet you have. And it does have a lot of truth to it. Many of the wealthiest people in the world are also very tight with their money, or at least they were before they got rich. They are very good about saving money where they can and not wasting it on things they don't really need.

Part of making money with your home business, or any other way you earn your living, is saving money you don't need to spend. Not to mention the fact that we are in an economic crisis right now and saving money is on all of our minds!

So, while you are trying to learn how to make money online, you can also be thinking about how to save money that you can either reinvest into your home business to make more money or help yourself get out of debt, or anything else you need it for.

Here seven ways you can make money by saving money today:

1) Always Carry Cash - Make sure you always have cash in your pocket and when you see something you want to buy only use cash to buy it. If you can't afford it then don't buy it. It's easier to stop yourself from buying things you don't really need or can't actually afford when you are using cash instead of credit. You will save money by doing this.

2) Cash Back Credit Cards - I know I said above not to use credit cards but there are times when you simply have to. During those times make sure you use a credit card that gives you cash back on purchases. Most of them won't give you much but even a couple percent is better than nothing. You can also go to OpTempo.com and find money saving reviews to help you save even more money when buying some of the products you need.

3) Gas - Although gas prices have gone down a little bit lately they are still outrageous and will probably go back up again. Every bit you can save on gas will add up very quickly. You can save money on gas by walking when you only have to go a few blocks, carpooling to work, riding your bike when possible, buying a hybrid vehicle or converting your vehicle to run on water, etc...

4) Buying IM Products - If you are reading this blog then there's a good chance that you are an internet marketer or are at least trying to make money online. But do you really need to buy every new ebook, membership site or program that comes out promising to make you the next internet millionaire? No you don't! There are plenty of sites and blogs that will teach you how to make money online for free.

5) Set Up a Budget - Getting back to the basics on this one. I'm sure you have heard a million times before that you should have a budget so you know how much you are spending and where your money is going. There's plenty of software out there that will help you keep track of your budget. You can save a lot of money by knowing exactly what you are wasting your money on.

6) Pay Yourself First - If you spend all the money you make without keeping any of it then you aren't helping yourself at all. Let's say you work for 10 straight days and earn $100 each day. By the end of that period, you will have earned $1,000. Now, if you spend the entire $1,000 and you have none of it left all your efforts have evaporated! You have nothing left to show for it! What were you working for? You gave away all your money by paying everyone else except yourself!

If you keep the money you earn on day one you would be keeping 10% of your income and spending the money you earn in the remaining nine days on bills and whatever else you need to spend it on. If you do the same thing in every 10 day period, no matter what, you would be paying yourself first and your money savings would add up very quickly.

7) Read Books on Money - It's not a coincidence that most wealthy people read books on money. People who don’t know a lot about money strategies are the same people who are usually poor. People with a lot of money tend to use their time learning about making money, investing money, handling money, and saving money. You should be doing this too!

There, now you have 7 ways you can make money by saving money. Since you now know how to make money by saving money it's time to start practicing these techniques to put more money in your bank account today!

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Free Money Making Advice

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Monday, October 20, 2008

5 Years and Counting!

The five year anniversary of this home business website has come and gone. I started my online business with this site - http://www.work-at-home-jobs-iowa.com - on October 14, 2003 so it's five years old this month.

I started this free home business tips blog about 9 months later in July 2004, and it has been going strong ever since.

There have been many additions and changes to the website & blog over the years but I have always tried to give useful and relevant information to help my visitors make money online. I've spent a lot of time and effort growing this site into one of the top resources for home based business / work at home information.

There are over 1000 pages of this site indexed on Google and probably another 500 or so that for some reason aren't showing up. It also ranks highly on Google for almost all of the most competitive keyword phrases related to Home Based Business, Work at Home, and Make Money Online.

It has been a long and very enjoyable road so far and it definitely doesn't seem like it has already been five years. I've made a lot of online friends over the years and can't even tell you how much I have learned about online business during this five year stretch. It has been a lot of fun! I can't wait to see what happens in the next five years! I'm sure the time will fly right by and I will be making my 10 year anniversary post before I know it.

Hopefully you have learned a lot about running your own home business, working at home, and making money online from this website. I will continue to teach everything I know about these topics for many years to come!

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Work at Home

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ok I'm Back!

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to post really quick to let you all know that I am back. I also want to apologize for not posting for a while. I decided to go visit some friends for a couple days and ended up staying for 10 days. I was having too much fun to come home!

That's part of the beauty of being a full-time internet marketer with your own home business, you can just pack up and leave whenever you want and be gone for as long as you want. You can't beat making your living from an online business that runs almost entirely on autopilot.

I was gone for 10 days and my income didn't drop a bit. I made just as much money as I normally do during a ten day stretch. The only thing I did while I was gone was check my email a few times and do a couple other small business tasks. The rest of the time I was having fun with my friends or sleeping the day away, yet I was still making money!

Anyway, enough about that. I am back now so I will start working on a useful post that you can actually learn something from so you can make money online while you are off having fun with your friends too.

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg

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Friday, October 03, 2008

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do

You have your own home business and are entirely self-employed. You are the owner, manager, accountant and all the other employees bundled up into one body. You work harder than anyone you know yet it doesn't seem like you have a "real business" because you are at home all day. So how do you keep yourself in the right state of mind and knowing that you have a legitimate home internet business?

Here are seven things every home business entrepreneur should do to stay in the business state of mind and find more success:

1. Supply your office. Just because you run a home business doesn't mean you can't have a real office. Supply your office with the necessary equipment to run your business professionally. This could consist of things like a desk, a comfy chair, computer, fax machine, printer, copier, phone line, stationary, etc... All the things that businesses tend to have.

2. Get up early. You don't have to get up at 5am with the rest of the idiots who sit in traffic for two hours every day on the way to their jobs, but don't sleep all day either. Get up at a decent time and make it the same every day. This will keep you on a regular schedule to help get you going on each business day.

3. Wear nice clothes. Don't throw on sweatpants and a t-shirt after your morning shower. You should dress as if you had to go to an office. The better you dress the more professional you will feel. This is great for keeping you feeling like a real business person.

4. Go somewhere. Since you don't actually have to commute to work you can use that time to go to your local cafe for some breakfast. Use this time to plan your business day and get yourself in the right state of mind. Bring a notebook and planner to write down notes to self and get your to do list ready.

5. Get started. You look great, feel like a real business professional, and have a full stomach, so it's time to start your work day. Head back to your home office and get started on your list of business tasks to accomplish that day. It's best to do the most important things first so you can get them out of the way.

6. Find business friends. Just because you don't have coworkers or other business associates around you all day like regular businesses do doesn't mean you can't find a suitable replacement for them. Go find other entrepreneurs in your area to build relationships with. Have lunch meetings or brainstorming sessions with your "coworkers" a couple of times per week.

7. Speak business. When you are emailing or talking to clients, prospective clients, other business people, or anyone else that has anything to do with your business you should speak as if you were at a corporate office. Say things like, "I'll be at the office all day" or "My company deals with..." and other things that keep you sounding like a business professional instead of someone who just sits at home all day.

Ok, that's it. Now you have seven things you, as a home business entrepreneur, should do to keep a professional business image and get yourself in the right state of mind to do business each day. These simple tasks will work wonders for helping you to succeed in your home business.

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Owner of a top home business website and a popular work at home blog.

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