working from Home - for Yourself, or Someone Else!

SeroTalk Tech Chat 42, covers Tips for those wanting to work from home, whether as an independent contractor, or wanting to sell products and services. Topics include: choosing a business, writing a business plan, creating a workspace, avoiding distractions, shopping the competition, startup costs, computer software, office supplies, mentoring, business loans, legitimate government grants, billing, record keeping, taxes, legal concerns, marketing, social networking, building a web site, using Paypal to accept payments, sales, time management, paralysis by analysis, your questions and more!

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    A few titles U.s. residents can download, or borrow from your local talkingbook library:
    Career Comeback: Eight Steps to Getting Back on Your Feet When You're Fired, Laid off, or Your Business Venture Has Failed--and Finding More Job Satisfaction than Ever , DB59630
    The Everything Home-Based Business Book: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run a Successful Home-Based Business, DB66152
    The Home Office and Small Business Answer Book: Solutions to the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Starting and Running Home Offices and Small Businesses, DB40470
    Life Is a Series of Presentations: Eight Ways to Punch Up Your People Skills at Work, at Home, Anytime, Anywhere, DB58576
    Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities, DB56855
    One Hundred One Home Office Success Secrets, DB45570
    The One-Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business, DB67103
    Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life, DB66388
    Turn Your Passion into Profit: A Step-by-Step Guide for Turning Any Hobby, Talent, or New Product Idea into a Money-Making Venture!, DB61951
    The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, DB60317
    America's Top One Hundred Jobs for People without a Four-Year Degree: Great Jobs with a Promising Future, DB59966
    The Best Home Businesses for People Fifty Plus: Opportunities for People Who Believe the Best Is Yet to Be!, DB60158
    But What If I Don't Want to Go to College? A Guide to Success through Alternative Education, DB48568
    Careers for Homebodies and Other Independent Souls, DB56180
    Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, DB58010
    One Hundred and One Best Home Businesses, DB56215
    Small Time Operator: How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble!, DB54744
    Your Name in Print: A Teen's Guide to Publishing for Fun, Profit, and Academic Success, DB62234

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  11. Audible Books on Sales and Marketing

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    Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3,000 (Unabridged) by Pete Blackshaw
    The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
    The 4 Hour Work Week (Unabridged) by Timothy Ferriss
    FREE: The Future of a Radical Price (Unabridged) by Chris Anderson
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Unabridged) by Stephen R. Covey
    The 36 Biggest Mistakes Salespeople Make (Unabridged) by George N. Kahn
    The 60 Second Procrastinator by Jeff Davidson
    How to Grow When Markets Don't by Adrian Slywotzky, Richard Wise, and Karl Weber
    25 Ways to Win with People by John C. Maxwell and Les Parrott
    How to Cultivate a Network of Endless Referrals by Bob Burg
    101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions by Ron Fry
    1001 Ways to Energize Employees by Bob Nelson
    10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking by The Princeton Language Institute and Lenny Laskowski

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    Surviving PC Disasters, Mishaps, and Blunders, DB60809
    Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home, DB64500
    The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging, DB68264
    PCs for Dummies, DB66330
    PCs: The Missing Manual, DB62256
    Computers for Seniors for Dummies, DB68356

    Legitimate Grants

    while there are grants offered by some businesses and private foundations, all legitimate government grants start at

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