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Monday, June 27, 2011

Win a Signed Copy of Start Your Own Home-Based Business!

As regular readers will know, Start Your Own Home-Based Business is my new (print) book aimed at all aspiring home-based businessmen and women.

It takes the reader step by step through starting a business from home, beginning with assessing your suitability and evaluating business ideas, through to raising finance, marketing and deciding when to expand. The book also includes over 50 home-based business profiles.

Start Your Own Home-Based Business is written primarily for a UK audience, but much of the content would be relevant world-wide. You can read more about the book - and find a link to a free sample - in this recent blog post. I've also included an image link to the book's Amazon sales page below.

To celebrate the launch of the new Facebook Fan Page for Start Your Own Home-Based Business, I'm giving away a rare signed copy of the book. And yes, I'm willing to send it anywhere in the world!

To enter the giveaway, you just have to visit the book's Facebook Fan Page and click on the Giveaway link in the left-hand menu, then follow the on-screen instructions. Note that to be eligible you will be asked to 'Like' my Page, and not 'Unlike' it till the giveaway is over at the end of July!

To run this giveaway, I am using the Giveaways app created by This is to ensure that the promotion adheres to Facebook's very strict rules about giveaways. You will therefore be asked to allow the app access to certain information from your Facebook account when you sign up for the giveaway.

I know some people are (rightly) concerned about this, so I'd like to explain that this is perfectly legitimate. The app will place a small "Giveaways" link in the left-hand menu of your Facebook profile. Clicking on this will show you which giveaways you have entered and which you have won, as well as providing access to other giveaways (should you be interested). The app will also allow me to obtain the email address of the winner (and nobody else), so I can arrange to send them their prize. (Facebook does not allow promoters to contact the winners of giveaways by Facebook messaging.) If you would like to find out more about the Giveaways app, you can visit their Facebook Page here.

I do hope you will want to enter this giveaway and mention it to your friends as well. The app optionally allows you to share a link to the giveaway on Facebook. As an added incentive, if the winner is referred by a friend in this way, the referrer will receive a free signed copy of my book as well!

Quick Summary: To enter my giveaway for Start Your Own Home-Based Business, visit the book's Facebook Fan Page, click on the Giveaway link, and follow the on-screen instructions. Good luck!

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Blogger Nick said...

Even if you don't want to enter the giveaway, "Likes" for my new Facebook Page will still be very much appreciated!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

One other thing I should have mentioned - in the image link, Amazon is showing the book as available at a 'Best Price' of £4.98 (at the time of writing) from Marketplace sellers. Please be aware that these are likely to be copies of the original version of the book, published ten years ago. A lot of the info in that version is, of course, now well out of date. I highly recommend buying the new (May 2011) edition!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Adri17 said...

It would be really nice to get some honest information for a change. Thanks for the opportunity. When it says UK - it means worldwide, especially North America including Canada? I want my own business but I had some problems in the past that i do not believe it's possible anymore.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks for your comment. As I say in the post, Start Your Own Home-Based Business is written primarily for a UK readership. That means it refers to the UK tax system, social security, and so forth. In addition, most of the links are to UK resources and information.

The more general advice is relevant world-wide. This includes the discussion of the pros and cons of working from home, assessing your suitability, researching suitable opportunities, and so on. I believe that non-UK residents could benefit from this book, but they would need to research the specific laws, taxes and so on that apply in their own country.

I hope that's some help to you. Thank you for your interest in Start Your Own Home-Based Business.

2:40 PM  

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