10 Micro Tips for Micro Businesses
Countdown to Starting a Micro Business ebook launch
Day 4: 6 days until the release of Starting a Micro Business ebook by Carol Topp, CPA
Saturday, May 1, 2010
As we count down to the launch of Starting a Micro Business, I am going to share tips on starting a micro business.
Today’s tip: Use your talents and skills
When thinking of a micro business idea, it is best to stick to something you know well, like computers, algebra or music. Believe it or not, you may know quite a bit about somethings that grown ups do not know. Good examples are the internet, computer hardware, social networking, etc. Many of you are better at tutoring a foreign language than someone like me who never learned a foreign language. You might even be better at writing and grammar than some adults because you have just been studying the subject in school. My daughter Emily was my editor for several of my books and corrected a lot of my mistakes. You also have more energy to wash cars, mow grass and play with children.
Make some lists of your skills such as create a blog, change a diaper, bathe a dog or your hobbies such as photography, Facebook, scrap booking, playing guitar. These can become the basis for a micro business.
Kristen turned her love of reading books into a mini day camp for children. Once a week for two hours she had a group of children come to her house. She read them stories and fed them a snack. Mothers used the time to run errands and paid Kristen $40 per child for a 6 week program. Kristen also received a lot of babysitting leads by running her mini day camp.
Be sure to visit MicroBusinessForTeens.com on Saturday, May 1, 2010 to order your copy of Starting a Micro Business.
For one week, May 3-10, 2010, I will be offering a special bundle package. For the price of the ebook , $9.95, you will also receive a copy of my Teens and Taxes: A Guide for Parents and Teenagers ebook and my audio Starting a Micro Business. This offer is only good for one week. It expires Monday May 10.
Carol Topp, CPA