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Tips For CD Duplication Side Business

The process of CD duplication has arrived in a very
big way. Teenagers these days are using their CD
burners to rip MP3s from their favorite artists and
bands. Companies choose to use CD duplication to
make backups of their software and important
documents.

Federal agencies on the other hand, are scrambling
to define and interpret intellectual piracy and
copyright laws as they relate to CD duplication and
the industry of music as a whole. The movie industry
is also seeking how they can profit from using CD
duplication. With so much attention being focused
on CD duplication, now is the ideal time to turn
your home CD duplication hardware into a very
profitable side business.

Believe it or not, you may already have everything
you need to get your CD duplication process going
in the right direction. All you need to get your
business started is a computer, CD burner, CD
duplication software, and a few blank CD-R disks.
Contrary to what you may think, its that easy to
get going.

If you don’t have a computer or a CD burner, you
really shouldn’t worry, as purchasing a CD duplication
device is actually very affordable. The cost of
stand alone CD duplication software has reduced
quite a bit over the years.

Almost all home computers come with internal CD
duplication hardware (CD burners) and some sort
of duplication software as well. CD duplication
media, such as blank CD-R and CD-RW are very
low in price and can be purchased at almost all
retail stores.

The market for your CD duplication service or
company is going to local bands and musicians as
well as small businesses. Local up and coming
bands are often too busy perfecting their sound
to deal with the tedious and time consuming task
of duplicating CDs for their gigs. They also lack
the money to order CDs from the big time CD
duplication companies as well.

The smaller businesses are pretty much the same, as
they are almost always unable to financially
justify having a technical or computer staff to
handle the backup and data storage aspects of their
company. Many times, they will end up forgoing
needed data backups simply because they forget all
about it.

You can however, solve these common gaps, provide
needed service, and earn some nice side money by
starting your own duplication service that caters
to these types of clients. By offering a reasonable
price, fast rate of delivery, and a quality product,
you’ll get many repeat customers and a side
business that will keep busy for as long as you
want it.

 

Turn Your Love Of Golf Into A Career With A Home-Based Business

If you were sitting on your deathbed, having been just told you have one single hour to live, how much would a second hour of life be worth to you? $100? $1000? Every cent you have? Chances are, at that point in your life, nothing would be worth more than another hour to spend with your friends, family, loved ones, or even just sitting under a tree, listening to the birds sing. Or maybe you would ask for just enough time for a quick nine rounds of golf on the public course?

So there’s no question we’d value our time more when we know we have only a little left, but why does it take us so long to get to that mindset? We know we’ll all die eventually, we know our time on this earth is limited, so why do we trade hours of our existence for minimum wage? Why do we slave at a job we hate for just $12 an hour, or $15 an hour, or even $30 an hour? Why don’t we enjoy our time, rather than sell it off at rock bottom prices?

The answer to that is simple – we need cash. But rather than take the time to set up a situation where we make money for doing nothing, we do it the old fashioned, short-term thinking way – we go to work. We let someone else play golf, while we sit in a cubicle and help pay his or her mortgage off.

So why not make the change? Why not take the plunge and start a home-based business? Why not be the guy who strolls around a golf course working on his chip shot while others work for us, or while customers send you bags of money for maybe an hour of work each day?

Why not indeed.

Today’s online world offers a litany of home-based business opportunities, from mail order businesses to consignment programs, to affiliate systems, to sub-contracting opportunities, and even the age-old multi-level marketing routine.

The first question to ask yourself is ‘what do you want to do for a living?’

If you’re a golf freak, you might say you want to be out on the course, so why not start there? The world of golf holds many possibilities, from selling golf products and accessories online, to creating a golf web portal with dozens of affiliate program ads hanging off it, to selling ebooks on how to improve your swing.

But those are just the home-based business ideas that everyone else is working on – in order to really set yourself apart and make ongoing passive income for minimal effort in return, you need to think outside the box, and make effort early to set things up so they can earn more and more over time.

There’s no such thing as a ‘get rich quick’ home based business that pays you tens of thousands right away. Well, okay, maybe it exists somewhere, but systems that pay out large sums quickly invariably fall on their ear soon after. To really establish a business that pays you every week for eternity, you need to plan, work smart, invest a small amount of money and a large amount of time.

3 Pillars of a Solid Home Based Business

In this day and age it is almost impossible to maintain a decent standard of living on one paycheck, but in a family where children are involved it is not always feasible for both dad and mom to have a job outside of the home. Daycare expenses, the need for a second car, and too much time away from the children are some common drawbacks. This however is the exact situation that a Home Based Business works to its greatest advantage.

Home Based Businesses are great and can be extremely profitable but without the proper knowledge and tools you can waste an incredible amount of time and/or money which defeats the purpose you started out with, namely to make money and have time to do the things you want to do. This article was written to give the average person like you and I a practical guideline to getting started in a home based business the right way, and to save you wasted time and money.

My experience has shown me that there are basically 3 main pillars or principles of a solid home based business.

Pillar #1: It must have minimal start up cost.

A home based business that has a high start up cost will take longer to see a profit, and as we said earlier, time is one of the things we are trying to cut down on. Minimal cost will also make the home based business more assessable to a larger amount of families or individuals who are just starting out.

Pillar #2: It must be easy to set up and maintain.

The more complicated your home business project, no matter what it is, the more likely you are to give up out of sheer frustration before you see a profit. A business that is easy to set up and maintain will give you confidence and a sense of accomplishment as you complete each simple step in the process.

Let’s face it if you enjoyed wasting a lot of time and effort maintaining a home based business you would not be reading this article. This is about freeing you to spend time with your family and doing the things you love, not creating another taskmaster to replace your job! The first two pillars of a solid home based business are necessary for the third to occur.

Pillar #3: It must have a quick return on investment. (ROI)

You can spend months building a home based business but it there is never any real profit generated in a reasonable amount of time many people may get discouraged and give up. What is a reasonable amount of time? I would plan for a time frame on the order of weeks instead of months. Depending on the type of home based business some people have had a decent ROI within days, and unbelievable as it may sound some businesses that deal with affiliate marketing and sales can see profit as early as 15 minutes from startup!

You may be thinking to yourself “that’s too simple!” Let me say that within these 3 pillars there is plenty of detail to keep anyone busy. The business that you choose to start should definitely be something that interests you and possibly even something that you already have a measure of experience in doing. Whatever home based business you get involved in make sure that it is propped up by the 3 pillars listed in this article. Do not make the mistake of overcomplicating your efforts or you will see very quickly that you will get bogged down with a lot of needlessly wasted time and effort.

Here’s to your home based business success.

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