Working From Home Articles

How To Refine Your Business Idea

Start-up ideas for a business usually start small, shapeless, and vague. The tips below, however, will help mold them to reality.

3 Great Ideas for a Free Startup Home Based Business

Not all startup home based businesses have to cost you thousands of dollars. Many of them can be free to set up but yield the same range of profits. You just have to be extra resourceful, hardworking, and creative!

Beat Big Business!

Tips for Competing with Larger Businesses Are you a small business owner?  If you are, you will likely face a large amount of competition from others; others who may be larger than you and others who may have more resources… More Info

Pajama Working!

7 Low Cost High Profit Businesses You Can Start From Home While Working In Your Pajamas: There are two type of people in the world. Those who see the glass half empty and those who see it half full. This experience… More Info

Leverage Success!

10 Tools A Work At Home Newbie Can Use to Leverage Your Way to Success: As a solo entrepreneur you can get overwhelmed trying to wear all the hats. If you are just starting out you are the CEO, the… More Info

Get Organized!

Tips for Proper Organization In Your Home Office: In whatever you do, organization is a vital factor for increased productivity. At your home office, this needs to be stressed more deeply since one could easily develop a relaxed state of… More Info

Increase Productivity!

Increasing Productivity In Your Home Office: Self-employed individuals who had to utilize their homes as office space face a different kind of challenge that does not directly involve work. It is their ability to focus on work and free themselves… More Info

Home Business Help

Outsourcing Can Help Your Home Based Business Grow: Wouldn’t it be great to get some good, affordable, reliable help, even though you work out of your home? But finding workers and figuring out where to meet or when to bring… More Info

BIG Business Mistakes!

Potentially BIG Mistakes Made By Some Small Businesses: Here’s an interesting notion:  Do you realize that there are mistakes you can make at various stages of your business’ growth that can be slowly killing it for months or even years… More Info

Home Into Office!

Why Your Home Business Needs A Home Office:  In a troubled economic condition wherein many people are losing their jobs, many have opted for self-employment. This has become a reliable prospect knowing that many people have also experienced financial success with… More Info

Need Help?

Help For The Home Based Business:  Wouldn’t it be great to get some good, affordable, reliable help, even though you work out of your home? But finding workers and figuring out where to meet or when to bring them into… More Info

Ezine Advertising Success!

10 Tips for Successful Ezine Advertising:  When it comes to advertising, I’ve tried just about everything. I tried free classified ad sites, I tried FFA sites, I tried banner exchange programs. The results? Not much. I was tired of hearing… More Info

Ad Copy Ideas!

10 Eye Popping, Jaw Dropping, Ad Copy Ideas!  1. Use a hand written letter on your ad copy instead of text. Write the ad on a piece of paper, scan it and publish the ad on your web page. Adding… More Info

Effective Advertising!

10 Effective Advertising Tips! Writing a classified ad to sell your product isn’t as hard as you might think, if you spend time researching effective copy writing strategies. Here are 10 effective advertising tips to try NOW! 1. Never try… More Info

Business Start-Up Guide

15 Easy Steps to Starting Your Own Business: It takes a lot of hard work to get a business off the ground. But, for me, it’s been worth every hour and pound/dollar I’ve spent getting to where I am now. But, before… More Info

Tax Reduction Tips!

10 Ways To Reduce The Tax Burden On Your Small Business:  Everyone worries about taxes and looks for ways and means of reducing the tax burden. When you have a small business of your own you must up date your knowledge… More Info

Home Office Essentials

Home Office Essentials:  Anybody who decides to set up their own home office will go through a difficult challenge of trying to put together all the important factors to build a successful home office. There are only a few basic… More Info

Real Office v Home Office

Real Office Versus Home Office:    Real Office Setup Every company or business establishment has its own office space where customers or potential clients visit them to conduct business. The office is a place where all professional matters are handled and any… More Info

Protect Your Home!

How A Home Business May Protect You From The Housing Bubble: Not everyone agrees there is a housing bubble which will have an impact on the entire economy, but how about one that has an impact on you? If your… More Info

Ready To Be The Boss?

Are You Ready To Become Self-Employed?    If you are interested in starting a business, or taking over one, you face a daunting task that carries a level of risk and excitement not possible in the ’employee’ world. If the financial… More Info

10 Home Business Necessities!

10 Necessities For A Home Based Business:  When you make the decision to earn income from the internet you will need to go through a set up process to be ready for business. Following are the basic steps in setting… More Info

Which Business To Start?

What to Consider When Deciding What Type of Small Business You Should Start: Are you somebody who would like to start your own small business?  If you are, you are definitely not alone. When it comes to starting a small… More Info

Home Office Benefits

The Benefits Of Having A Home Office:  In a troubled economic condition wherein many people are losing their jobs, many have opted for self-employment. This has become a reliable prospect knowing that many people have also experienced financial success with work… More Info

Home Working Success!

The Challenge of Working From Home:  Setting up your home office has its own distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, you need to recognize those before you decide to work from home. The most obvious challenge lies in the… More Info

Making Money From Home

You Can Make Money With A Home Based Business:  Would you like to make money by starting your own home-based business? People choose to work from home for several reasons including the desire to stay home with their children, the… More Info

Just Get Going!

You Don’t Have To Get It Right, You Just Have To Get It Going!    Most people try to tackle a HUGE project or idea and they get so overwhelmed that they never even begin. Or, they keep putting things off… More Info

Now What?

You’ve started a home business, now what?    You’ve started or are looking to start a home business and you don’t know how to talk to others so you can move your business forward.  You have a wonderful home business and… More Info

30 Minute Business Plan

Your 30 Minute Home Business Plan:    Having a business plan can save you money as well as give your business a competitive edge.  I’ve found the best way to make sure a business is going to be successful is to… More Info

FREE Home Business

Your Free Home Based Business: If you’re looking to make some extra cash but have little business experience or little money, then starting an online free home based business could be for you.  By beginning with a free home based… More Info

What Business?

What to Consider When Deciding What Type of Small Business You Should Start: Are you an individual who would like to start your own small business?  If you are, you are definitely not alone. When it comes to starting a… More Info

A Real Time Trap!

Your Home Based Business Can Be A Real Time Trap! The reasons people express for wanting to work from home are many and varied, but most home based business owners cite the ability to set their own hours as a… More Info

Success Starts With Passion

Whatever your current job, there is no such thing as “information overload”.  You need to know as much as you can, watch what others do and understand the organisation you work for. Equip yourself with a total knowledge of your… More Info

Business Opportunity

Harness the true power of over 90 income streams working together to make you money – round the clock – automatically! It is a fact that “health related” products and information are the most sought after items online. In fact, of the… More Info

The “Later Syndrome”!

Many home business people are discouraged from trying to learn new knowledge or skills that will take their businesses to a new level because of time issues. They already feel that their lives are too busy and they don’t see… More Info

Get Rich Quick Scams

Everybody would love to make lots of money quickly, working from home, and only doing a few hours of work per week. I’ve spent the past two years trying to find a great way of doing this. Only over the… More Info

Your Own Home-Based Business: It’s All in the Family

Balancing work life with family sure can be challenging in this day and age.  Most of us are working harder and longer just trying to keep up with the bills and the overall cost of living.  The cost of everything… More Info

Your Own Web Business

Tired of working the nine-to-five job? Tired of your boss? Tired of working to make someone else rich? Want to work at home so you can be with your family more? Do you like the Internet? Some of those questions… More Info

Your Website Is YOU!

Your website represents you. Its appearance can make or break sales. Great websites entice visitors to stay, buy and return again and again. Fantastic design features include: surfability, the importance of the main page, the appeal and ease on the… More Info

Small Business to Business Strategies and Principles

The small business niche is one of the best markets there is, so your strategies should be as well. The SBA says that any business with less that 50 employees is small. That would mean that in the US alone… More Info

30 Day Wealth System

My personal friend, Rick Thomas, is giving me limited time access to his highly acclaimed 30 DayWealth System!  This means that I can give this opportunity to you! This is exclusive information that has given people amazing results. Rick actually… More Info

Start Your Own Computer Support Business

Anyone with a little training and experience can find themselves among the most valuable assets in the world of computers and small business as a computer support person. Many computer users will find themselves in predicaments that have them on… More Info

Stop Wasting Your Google AdWords Money Now

These rates are usually set through a bidding process, with the highest bidder getting the best placement. The number one PPC program is operated by the Web's number one search engine, Google. The Google AdWords PPC program is the most widely used pay-per-click program among internet advertisers, and if you want to compete for advertising space through Google's PPC program you will definitely want to make certain you protect your AdWords money.

Competition for the best keywords on Google's search pages is fierce. The top bids on the most popular keywords can run as much as $50 or $60 each. It is easy to see that random bidding on untested keywords is a quick way to burn through your AdWords money, and exhaust your advertising funds rapidly. There are a number of ways to ensure that you get the most out of your AdWords money, and one of the best ways to protect yourself is to only pay for the best converting ads. Ads which deliver the best ratio of sales to clicks are considered the highest "converting".

So how can you be certain which ads will convert the best? One good method to find the best converting ads is to use a process known as "split testing". Split testing works like this: you devise several ads for each set of keywords you intend to bid on. Using the Google AdWords management interface, you can schedule these ads to be rotated evenly. That means if you have two ads for a set of keywords, and your ads are shown one hundred times, each of the two unique ads will be shown about fifty times each. By embedding tracking code in your link or landing page, you can protect your AdWords money by identifying which of the ads gets the most clicks and which of the ads generates the most sales. Once you've determined which ad sells the best, ensure the best use of your AdWords money by dropping the poorer performing ads.

Bad management of your Google AdWords advertising campaign can cost you a lot of money. Random bidding and failure to test your conversion rates for each ad can be fatal mistakes that will cause you to burn through your AdWords money all too quickly. If you're planning to advertise using Google's PPC program, make sure you don't fall victim to a costly mistake.

You Can Write Ads Too

The art of writing advertisements is something most people think they don’t possess. I hear so many people say that they don’t possess the ability to create ads that get results. The proverb that writers are born and not created… More Info

Will Your Small Business Have A Happy Ending?

There is no question that as a small business owner you have persevered and worked hard, dedicating your life to the success of your company. That being said, don’t you think a company you put all of your energies into,… More Info

Make Money The New Age Way!

Are you sick and tired of trying the same old ways to making money online? Discover how to generate multiple streams of income using powerful ‘New Age’ marketing methods to skyrocket your profits immediately! Learn how you or anyone can… More Info

Are You Making Money Blogging?

If you have a blog, is it just rotting in Cyberspace?  If you’re not making money from your blog, you should be – it’s as simple as that!  You can easily learn how to transform your blog into a money… More Info

Welcome To 2010

This is just to wish all my readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and to say if I can help you in anyway, do not hesitate to get in touch. 2010 will be a busy year for me.  I… More Info

Work At Home Online Instead Of At Work

The information super highway is quickly becoming the revenue super highway. Online, work-at-home opportunities are as common as pigeons in London. Thousands of people are quitting their jobs, working from home and making money. If you have the motivation and… More Info

Your 2010 Internet Marketing Plan

With the New Year just around the corner, we often resolve to improve our behaviour, health, or personal relationships. Let me tell you, you’re wasting your time. I’m OK, you’re OK. It’s our Internet marketing that’s a mess!

Sick and tired of watching others make a killing from blogs?

Step-by-step video tutorials reveal exactly how to set-up a profitable WordPress blog in minutes – cheat your way to blogging riches, even if you’re an absolute beginner! [ad#in-post]

10 Essential Customer Service Tips

Ensuring the customer who keeps you in business is satisfied is crucial. Here are some simple tips on how to maximize your customer service:

10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Website

Whatever the size of your business it will greatly benefit from all the advantages that the World Wide Web can offer.  Turning down this advice to acquire your own domain name and to create a website under a professional web hosting service… More Info

4 Tips For Article Marketing

If you visit any online Internet marketing forum, you are going to find a lot of people on there promoting article marketing and other forms of internet marketing for generating opt in signups, visitors to your website and, above all… More Info

Tips On Starting A Home Business – Part 5/5

Running a business from home is not only very efficient but also very convenient. However, it requires discipline and the following tips, which conclude this series of articles, will help you get started.

What You Need to Know Before You Can Grow Your Money

Everyone says, “Invest your money!” They’re right. But don’t make a move until you read this article.

5 Ways To Monetise Your Blog

Whether you’re an amateur blogger or a hardened and experienced professional, you’ve surely heard the stories about million dollar bloggers, massive media exposure, and the huge marketing opportunities associated with online blogging. With many bloggers earning lucrative five, six, or… More Info

Will Internet Marketing Work for Your Business?

This is an extremely difficult question to answer because there are so many complex factors involved.  Specifically the techniques you employ in your Internet marketing campaign, as well as the execution of these techniques, can determine whether or not Internet… More Info

The Money Is In The List!

A well worn phrase, but a matter of fact.  You will never truly succeed in Internet marketing unless you have a list of hungry buyers, to whom you can regularly e-mail offers. If your list could be bigger, you’re in luck! … More Info

What Is Business Outsourcing?

Companies might consider business outsourcing for many different reasons. Outsourcing might be considered for many different business segments.

Traffic Annihilator

When it comes to generating fresh targeted traffic to your website, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, in fact, you can start pumping massive amounts of targeted traffic into your website without ever spending a dime if you… More Info

The League Of Extraordinary Minds

53 of the most influencial, most respected and most recognised business advisers in the world are joining forces to launch a monumental business altering initiative….  And you’re invited to share in the profit winfall!  Click here to learn more.

Tips On Starting A Home Business – Part 4/5

Running a business from home is not only very efficient but also very convenient. However, it requires discipline and the following tips, and those in subsequent parts, will help you get started.

Want To Optimise Your Work-Life Balance?

It’s something that everyone wants to do. You slave over a desk for 60 hours a week to maintain your internet marketing business, and end up with the opposite of what you wanted. Your dreams of liberating yourself from work… More Info

Success: You’re Not Alone

Somewhere on your road to success, you’ll begin to understand that you are really never alone.  There are amazing sources of strength and help everywhere you look—you just have to use them.  You’ll have to look to find them and… More Info

Coping with Disappointment

The first thing you need to do in learning to deal with disappointment is recognize your old coping strategies. Everybody has them. Do you reach for the tub of ice cream or withdraw into a room all alone? Do you get… More Info

Tips On Starting A Home Business – Part 3/5

Running a business from home is not only very efficient but also very convenient. However, it requires discipline and the following tips, and those in subsequent parts, will help you get started.

5 Simple Steps To Starting Your Own Business

Are you fed up with the relentless monotony of your job?  Fed up with working extra hours with no reward?  Long to find something better, but not sure how?

Why Will You Fail When You Create a Website?

Perhaps you are in a non-profit organisation. Why should you create a website? Perhaps you are offering a gardening or plumbing or dentistry service. Why should you create a website? Perhaps you are selling private jets. Why should you create… More Info

Want To Optimise Your Work-Life Balance?

It’s something that everyone wants to do. You slave over a desk for 60 hours a week to maintain your internet marketing business, and end up with the opposite of what you wanted. Your dreams of liberating yourself from work… More Info

Using internet marketing techniques on offline businesses…

As an internet marketer, I know just how lucrative it is to make money marketing online businesses. However I have to let you on a secret I just stumbled upon. I have just found out that instead of concentrating only… More Info

The Best Internet Advertising is Free!

Free advertising on Internet directories is a no-brainer when it comes to promoting your products and services.

Tips On Starting A Home Business – Part 2/5

Running a business from home is not only very efficient but also very convenient. However, it requires discipline and the following tips, and those in subsequent parts, will help you get started.

What’s Your Definition of Success?

What does success really mean to you? It’s important to clarify your thoughts, goals and desires before you can achieve success! You can’t work towards something passionately when you aren’t sure what the end result will be. Success means many… More Info

Need Extra Cash – Fast?

Discover How To Easily & Instantly Create Fast Cash Literally Out Of Thin Air! Well… Almost!

Tips On Starting A Home Business – Part 1/5

Running a business from home is not only very efficient but also very convenient. However, it requires discipline and the following tips, and those in subsequent parts, will help you get started.

How to Make Bundles of Money Working With Local Business Owners

Are you an Internet Marketer looking for new ways to generate income?  Are you trying to break into the Internet money making market?  If you answered yes to either of these questions you will want to read on. 

25 Tips That Have Transformed My View On Website Creation

Ever dreamed of having your own website that you can profit from? Maybe you have your own site and traffic isn’t converting into sales? Profits are down as costs are going up. Familiar story?

The Power Of Link Building

Establishing links with other websites provides webmasters with a number of unique benefits. First, webmasters will find that link building improves the success of their website and helps them create unique and important connections in the Internet community. But, there… More Info

You’ve Got A Website – Now What?

So you’ve got a website ready to go and you want to get the word out to either make money on it or promote it so it’s the most popular site of it’s kind. Now what?

How to Write a Report or E-course

With planning, research and creativity, writing a report can establish you as a writer, expert, and trusted information source, so follow these simple instructions and then spread it around.

You Must Use The Right Keywords

Unless you have a huge advertising budget, using SEO optimization and an effective keyword strategy will, in the long run, be less expensive than buying ad space or purchasing placement with click campaigns.

Is Your Website Copy Letting You Down?

A professionally presented business website is a powerful and essential marketing tool. It’s the first thing prospective customers will look at before they decide to contact you. If the copy on your website is not written to an acceptable standard,… More Info

Successful Marketing On The Internet

The key to successful marketing on the Internet is to drive traffic to your website.  Having a website that just sits, un-promoted, in cyberspace is not only a waste of time, but also highly frustrating.

Your Internet Marketing Made Easy

To accomplish your goals in the internet marketing field, you must first familiarize yourself with general promotional and marketing facts.

What Is Search Engine Optimisation?

Search Engine Optimization is a process of choosing the most appropriate targeted keyword phrases related to your site and ensuring that this ranks your site highly in search engines, so that when someone searches for specific phrases it returns your… More Info

New Key Resources Published

MasterKey Corporation, in conjunction with Edmund Loh, has published a number of key resources which provide valuable, up to the minute, information relating to copywriting, gaining customers and product promotion. If you want to improve the chances of your success online, take a look… More Info

Get Your Own Internet Business FREE!

This is to introduce you to the Plug-In Profit SiteTM “Internet Business-in-a-Box”!  As soon as you follow the 3 easy steps described, you will automatically be set-up with a brand new, fully-loaded e-commerce website (that comes with your own 400 day… More Info

Benefits Of Being An Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketing has become one of the most effective ways to advertise online. It is also one of the easiest ways for anyone with a website to make a profit online. Affiliate Marketing is an agreement between a merchant and… More Info

Key Resource Memberships Launched

MasterKey Corporation has launched a number of membership sites which provide valuable, up to the minute, resources relating to key areas of Internet marketing. These include blogging, copywriting, e-mail marketing and website graphics. There’s also a massive collection of reseller products. If you want… More Info

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing has many definitions, yet all have the same meaning. Affiliate marketing is huge business on the Internet. It is a co-operative effort between merchants and an affiliate’s website. For many years now, affiliate marketing has proved to be… More Info

Low-Cost Internet Marketing Strategies

Your business could benefit a lot from various Internet marketing methods. But you don’t have to spend millions of pounds just to get some decent exposure for your company. There are ways to let your business be seen without over-doing… More Info

Delaverian Marketing

Interesting that I should start talking about e-commerce at a time when, probably, the mother of all e-commerce packages is announced. Available form tomorrow, the Delaverian Marketing e-commerce package is being offered FREE. But, only for 7 days, then you… More Info

An Introduction To E-Commerce

This introduction to e-commerce will help you understand the different types of e-commerce, as well as  its advantages and drawbacks.  E-commerce is all around us, it has been for years, even long before the Internet.  Starting in the ’60s, businesses… More Info

GenMagnet – A New Way To Find Stuff Online!

GenMagnet is a new product /service developed by MasterKey Corporation and due to be launched very soon. Essentially, it is a software application that draws in a mass of information, from a variety of sources, for any given keyword(s). It… More Info

The Ultimate Internet Marketing Technique?

Most people think marketing’s just advertising or selling goods and services. Advertising and selling are part of it, but not the whole picture. Marketing is everything involved in identifying the wants and needs of a targeted group of customers, and… More Info

10 Reasons Why People Fail At Internet Marketing

It is estimated that approximately 95% of people fail online, lose money, or never make a penny from Internet marketing….. and that’s not just some made-up statistic to get your attention. If I had a dollar for every time a… More Info

You Need Your Own Website Whether or Not You Sell Online

Whether your business exists solely on the Internet or in a traditional bricks-and-mortar store, you will benefit from an online presence. Customers, potential employees or business partners and perhaps even investors can quickly and easily find out more about your… More Info

New Internet Marketing Force Imminent

  My MasterKey Corporation’s soft launch will focus on the publication of a number of niche websites covering a wide range of topics. These websites will also promote the MasterKey Club. Membership of the club will, initially, be FREE and… More Info

New eBusiness Centre Launched

Known as Peter Body’s Profit Warrior it showcases the cream of the cream in terms of Internet marketing and offers a number of ways to make money online, easily. Programmes that I’ve carefully selected, tested and screened to help you… More Info

Advice For Self-Builders Added

I have created a new section on the website entitled Self-Build Guides. Most of my surveying duties nowadays involve project management for people building there own home. The knowledge and experience of such clients can vary considerably and the guidance… More Info

“A Better You” Your 7 day program to self-improvement

I have lost count of how many times I’ve read and heard of so-called celebrity marriages failing. Not that I care (and personally I don’t), it seems strange that we often see movie and TV stars as flawless people, living… More Info


  This is not for the feint hearted. You need to be thick skinned and have, or develop, an immunity to rejection. This having been said you need to remember that people buy from people and this is the most… More Info

Marketing Tips

I run successful businesses and the following is a ‘check list’ of my approach to marketing with a view to developing and continuously improving these businesses. The focus is always to: Attract more new customers Increase the average sales amount… More Info

CUSTOMER SERVICE : Service With A Smile

You’ve heard it said before, it takes more muscles to frown than it takes to smile, but do we? No, not often enough is the answer! And that’s bad for business. I know the weather’s lousy most of the time… More Info


I am assuming you have already decided on your business format and if you haven’t there is loads of advice to be had online (see links at end). So, you are ready and raring to go. However, as a permanent… More Info


Peter Body MRICS FCIOB It is a technical requirement for modern windows to be tested, to determine their performance rating, prior to their introduction into the marketplace. The foremost window test facility in Scotland is provided by the Department of… More Info


Peter Body MRICS FCIOB Introduction I have prepared this guidance on the basis of misconceptions / mistakes encountered on projects I have supervised for certification purposes. It supposes the house is to be of timber frame construction and is to… More Info

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog where I will be writing and commenting on business and property issues pertaining, primarily, to the Highlands of Scotland, but which may also be relevant to the UK as a whole.