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Be your own boss
3/31/2009 —

Do you ever daydream about starting your own business….being your own boss…taking control of your destiny?  Do you worry about losing your job in this turbulent economy?  Do you really have any guarantees with your day job?

The questions for most of us are “How can I strike out on my own without risking it all?  Is it possible to build a business on a part time basis?  Is it possible to start a business without thousands of dollars in startup capital?”

Maybe you own an off line business and are looking for ways to generate leads or traffic to your location.  Is it possible for an off line business to leverage the Internet to generate more revenue?

The resounding answer to all of these questions is “yes!”, and our campus is bringing you this opportunity starting June 3, when Continuing Ed launches Building a Successful Business Using the Internet.

In this 10-week course, participants will progress step-by-step through a proven methodology to build an online business.  While a Web site is a by-product of this process, the real focus of this course is a hands-on learning environment that will teach participants how to succeed on the Internet.

Anyone can put up a Web site.  But the sad reality is that 99% of all online businesses fail.  They don’t get traffic.  They don’t make money.

In Building a Successful Business Using the Internet, participants will learn how to generate traffic, how to get noticed by the search engines, and how to make money on line.  We’re not talking about a Get Rich Quick scheme.  We’re talking about building a business for the long haul.  One that has staying power.  One that will grow over time.

Building a business takes time and work, but the rewards are worth the investment.

Consider this:

Nick Stubbs - All-Things-Photography.com

When deciding upon a career, Nick chose a safe office route rather than following his passion for photography. As a result, he kept searching for "THE thing," a job that would free up his time to do what he does best and loves the most... write, teach, play, and learn.

Two years after building his first site, Nick's schedule for the next twelve months is packed with weddings, commercial work, property photography, and fashion shoots. His contracts take him all over the world. In fact, Nick is so booked that he often forwards client inquiries from his site to other photographers.

Nick is even complaining that "work is getting in the way of work." His photography Web site is producing so much work offline that it is stopping him from building more sites!

"My photography Web site is producing so much work offline it is stopping me from building more sites (which is what I want to do). I have started another which is also starting to take off, and now "work is really getting in the way of work." The beauty about everything I am currently doing, and plan to do for the next few years, is that my efforts will create passive and residual income. I am creating a pension that I can actually pass down to my kids. How many people have one of those? "

How will we do this?

Continuing Ed has partnered with SiteSell, Inc. to bring a suite of smart tools into the classroom that will allow participants to build a business on the web, without having any technical skills or programming experience whatsoever!

With the help of a certified instructor, who is running a successful Web site using these same tools, participants will learn about the C-T-P-M process:  Content, Traffic, Pre-Selling, Monetization: all critical ingredients to building a successful online business.

Participants will brainstorm their own ideas – maybe something they are passionate about - travel, cooking, golf, or green technology; or maybe something they know a lot about - recruiting, writing, or home schooling.  After thoroughly researching their concepts, they’ll choose one that fits their goals.

A significant amount of class time will be spent working hands on to bring students’ concepts to life.

At the end of 10 weeks, they will have an operational online business.

Class size is limited and we expect to sell out early.  If you are seriously interested in starting your own business, or in putting your off line business onto the Internet, Building a Successful Business Using the Internet will give you the tools you need to make it happen.

For workshop and registration information, please call 610-892-1306.

For more information click here.

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