Item description for 101 Internet Businesses You Can Start from Home: How to Choose and Build Your Own Successful e-Business (101 Internet Businesses You Can Start from Home: How to Choose &) by Susan Sweeney...
In a freshly-updated third edition, this invaluableresource takes an in-depth look into the new American dream---running one's own e-business from home. Starting with a guide to defining what is most important---time with family, a flexible schedule, financial freedom, and risk levels---this study moves into an investigation of how online business works, followed by profiles of 101 proven ideas guaranteed to fuel entrepreneurial thinking. From getting started in online and offline promotion, this handbook is sure to accommodate all needs and interests.The guidebook also includes a password that provides access to the companion website,offering the latest internet business news, expanded information, and additional online resources.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 7.48" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Maximum Press
ISBN 1931644489 ISBN13 9781931644488
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More About Susan Sweeney
Susan Sweeney, CA, is a Certified Speaking Professional and the author of "3G Marketing on the Internet," "101 Internet Businesses You Can Start from Home," and "The e-Business Formula for Success." She is the developer of the Internet Marketing Boot Camp, webinars, seminars on CD, internet marketing training programs, and e-books related to internet marketing. She lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia, and Ft. Myers, Florida.
Susan Sweeney currently resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Susan Sweeney was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about 101 Internet Businesses You Can Start from Home: How to Choose and Build Your Own Successful e-Business (101 Internet Businesses You Can Start from Home: How to Choose &)?
Poor, outdated, generic, and uninformed: avoid May 27, 2008
I've read about a dozen books on internet businesses, and this is by far the worst. The "101 fill-in-the-blanks" formula in itself is tired, cliche, and overdone: just like this book. If you know NOTHING about the internet or about business, and you have no creativity and just want to pick an idea from the list of 101 things, this books would be marginal. If you have any knowledge of the web, of business, or of what kind of business you want to start, skip this. If you do read it, borrow it from the library first. The book is both too vague and too specific: a difficult thing to achieve, but also a very bad thing to achieve. Part 1 (Doing business online) is so general as to be useless. There are numerous business models and revenue streams that aren't mentioned, and her "4 levels of e-business" are so general that they are useless. She doesn't appear to even know about Google Ad Words, which is scary considering the 2007 copyright date on my copy. (Google doesn't get mentioned either: anyone home?) Anyone who is that ignorant should not be writing books on e-commerce. Part 2 (the 101 Business ideas) is just a collection of random businesses she found online. They are so specific that for most people they are no help at all. Her descriptions aren't very thorough, and she wildly overestimates the amount of money it will take to start one up. For example, if you want to start a movie review site, Sweeney says you will need $5,000 to $10,000 to start! Hello? I've started real brick and mortar businesses with far less tart up cash. That is easily inflated by 2000%, which clearly shows that she hasn't done any of this stuff: she's just found it online and come up with some numbers based on wildly inaccurate assumptions. Her bio says she is " a renowned industry expert on Internet marketing topics," yet her marketing ideas are generic, badly outdated, and incomplete. You can glean a few good ideas from this book, but it is not worth reading the endless, repetitive prose, and you may well pick up some very bad ideas as well. Steer clear of this book. It's retail price of $29.95 is outrageous, and even the discounted this site price is too high. But Scott Fox's "Internet Riches" and the Dummies "Starting an Online Business All-In-One Reference." Neither is perfect, but they are far and away better than this dog, and between the two of them you will know what you need to get started for a few dollars, not the 5 figure startup costs this book recommends. There is one good use for this book: if you have competition, send them a gift copy. That will slow them down long enough for you to take over the market. :-)
Book is O.K. Jun 10, 2007
This book was O.K. There were many ideas to choose from but only a few good ones. Plus, there isn't much information on each business. You could find more ideas and a lot more information for free on the Internet.
outdated Mar 30, 2007
Book is now outdated. Is a good reference or starting point for the novice. Good introduction to where things have come from... Things have changed quite a bit since publication as they tend to do on the net.
101 Internet Businesses You Can Start from Home Oct 12, 2005
Waste of Money...Don't buy this book its completly outdated and not a single business in 101 business listing is practical in today's life
More comprehensive than similar titles. Jun 20, 2002
If you've ever dreamed of owning your own business but don't want to be tied down to a brick and mortar building, then this is the book for you. Starting an Internet business could not be easier with the help of the information provided. The book starts with interview information from three successful Internet businesses and then follows that with how to get your point across, the various formats for a storefront, required features of the successful storefront, payment options, and levels of e-business. From there it moves to helping determine what is important to you and how to use that to find the right business for you. From there it moves to the profiles of successful businesses. These profiles are complete with how to market the business, startup costs, skills needed, online examples, etc. It finally concludes with information on how to build your site, get it submitted to search engines, e-mail marketing, using links and pretty much just about everything that you need to know in order to get the business up and running.
Susan Sweeney, the owner of an international Internet firm, has produced a very thorough and easy to understand book. Probably the best book available today on starting an Internet business from scratch, it is a highly recommended read.
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