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June 27th, 2005, 11:56 AM
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Who is thinking of working from home and what is stopping you?
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June 27th, 2005, 12:32 PM
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The fact that you might not always make back what you put into it!
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June 27th, 2005, 01:51 PM
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Most direct sales companies have a policy that they will repurchase your start up kit if you are not happy. I know when I was in Mary Kay, I purchased $2000 worth of inventory. I did well with it for a while but when I got out I sent my inventory back. They reimbursed me ninety percent of what I paid for it. I made atleast that much in profits while I was doing Mary Kay so I did not lose money.

Most reputable direct sales companies will repurchase your start up kit if it doesn't work out for you.

If you don't do direct sales, start with a small investment. Don't spend a ton of money on advertising. Just spend the minimum on what you need. You should be able to atleast earn back what you invested. Do your research. See how much money you need to break even. If you take a loss you can write it off when you file your taxes. I am not an accountant so I don't know everything with this but I think that if you keep your start up costs low then you should go for it!
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June 28th, 2005, 07:42 PM
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I agree about not spending too much on advertising! I'm very guilty of that!

But I still haven't found a really good way of advertising online yet.
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July 2nd, 2005, 10:11 AM
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I'd like to work from home but we live in such a small town and i can't find anything that works for our area.
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July 3rd, 2005, 02:16 PM
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1) Original Ideas
2) I don't like 'regurgitating' goods.
3) I don't like MLM or other "sign up under me, and then sell the goods, and other memberships!" programs.
4) I'm too nervous to try to save up tons of money to invest.
5) I'm shy when it comes to going out and doing things that are out of my norm.
6) I feel like after putting everything I have into it, I am going to get nothing but burned.
7) How much time do you really have, working from home with babies? I feel like I have hardly any time when I'm with my baby. He takes up so much right now. What is a good age to start?

8) The legal side. I don't want to get sued for something stupid! If you pour your heart and wallet into a venture that isn't regurgitated, then your on your own to fend for yourself and your business with little help. At least, that's what I'm fearful of.
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July 6th, 2005, 10:52 AM
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I don't want to sell anything..............

and I'm afraid that if I do one of those that is taking calls/orders over the phone... that Grace will be screaming in the background or something and I'll get in trouble or not be able to do the job anymore!
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