When I started my first home business, I spent $200 a month on a phone service to hide the fact that I was working from home. That was before the Internet. In 1998, when I launched Work-At-Home Success, I spent $70 on a domain name and $22 a month on web hosting.
Today, you don’t need to spend money to hide that your office is at home and getting a web presence is cheaper than ever. In fact, there are many great free ways to run and market your business. But free isn’t always the best way to be professional.
Over at Personal Branding Blog, I contributed an article that outlines how solopreneurs can look professional without spending a lot of money.
Today, running a business from home isn’t considered odd and technology makes working from anywhere a breeze. Even so, many free and low cost options for running a business from home can appear amateurish and unprofessional. Boosting your appearance doesn’t have to cost a fortune, but it should be an expense you’re willing to pay to attract top clients. Here are tips for looking professional on a budget.
Read the rest of How Solopreneurs Can Look Professional on a Tight Budget.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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