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Written By: Tim KnoxI was reminded of my own mortality today. I guess you can say I had a near death experience, though the death I experienced was not my own. No, I was never in any danger, nor was my life ever threatened. In fact, I was sitting in the air conditioned comfort of [...]

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Written By: Tim KnoxLast week we talked about how a bad website can do your business more harm than good. That column brought several emails asking what is the key to building an effective business website. I replied with the same answer I always give: building an effective business website is a simple matter of [...]

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Written By: Tim KnoxQ: I hear so much about people who started selling on eBay and eventually turned it into their full time business. Is it really possible to build a profitable business just selling junk on eBay? — Alex K. A: If Fred Sanford were alive today, Alex, I’m sure he’d be earning his [...]

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Written By: Tim Knox I’ve gotten quite a few emails recently from ebusiness owners who seem to think that just because their business is conducted online or from the comfort of home that the rules and regulations that govern brick and mortar businesses do not apply to them. The ebusiness questions I get most often [...]

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Written By: Tim KnoxSmall Business Q&A with Tim Knox Q: I made extra money selling things on eBay last year. These were items I picked up at yardsales mostly. My husband says I am responsible for paying income tax on the money I made, but I disagree. This is just my hobby, not a business. [...]

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Written By: Tim KnoxDropshipping is a topic that I first addressed in my column way back in April, 2003, which is decades ago in Internet years. But with the continuing growth of eBay and it’s positioning of itself as a viable way for anyone looking to launch an ebusiness, the topic of dropshipping is now [...]

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Written By: Tim KnoxQ: We promote our web site in all our ad campaigns, but according to my website statistics program, we are getting very few visitors who click past the first page. The site has a cool Flash intro page that the designer said would impress visitors, but it doesn’t seem to be working. [...]

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Written By: Tim Knox I am considering starting an ebusiness using affiliate programs, but there is so much hype out there I can’t figure out which programs would work best for me. Everybody claims their program is best. I’d really appreciate some guidance here. A: Affiliate programs can be an excellent way to start an [...]

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