The Sure Fire Way To Make Money With
  A Personal Computer

  Edward Bulwer-Lytton stated "The pen is mightier than the
  sword." These days, not may people use the pen to write with.
  More often they use typewriters or, even more frequently,
  computers and word processors. But make no mistake, the written
  word is still very powerful, and if you own a word processor
  you are sitting on top of one of the most powerful money-making
  machines ever created.

  Most people use their computer to do simple tasks, such as their
  taxes. Or they buy a word processor so their children can write
  term papers and get better grades in school. Very few people
  realize that their computers can make them money as well as
  fulfilling all of these other functions. If your computer is
  taking up desk space but not bringing you any extra income, it's
  time for you to put that machine to work for you.

  Of course, the logical question is "How can my computer make
  money for me?" Computers are extremely versatile and can be
  programmed to do almost anything. Many different computer
  functions can be incorporated into a home-based business, but
  one of the easiest to master is the word processor. There are
  dozens of word processing programs on the market, and you should
  be able to master one in about five or six hours of practice.
  And,if you don't have a computer, don't worry. You can still
  cash in on this great business idea. many computer companies
  make word processing machines which are like super typewriters,
  combining the functions of both typewriters and computers.

  Once you are familiar with your word processor, look out! You
  will be ready to take on the world with your home-based, word-
  processing business.


  Using your word processor to make money is easy. In fact, it's
  easy as finding someone who needs a document created and selling
  your service to them. Once you've read through the following
  suggestions, you will have lots of great ideas on how to use
  your computer to make money.


  A successful company needs to keep their employees up to date on
  company activities (such as corporate buy outs, company
  recreational events, and policy changes) and trade news (such as
  new legislation affecting customers, competition news and
  manufacturer updates). The easiest and least expensive way to
  do all of this is through an employee newsletter.

  The problem with this is most companies especially smaller
  ones, do not have the capital to hire a full-time writer. Many
  companies attempt to designate someone within the organization
  to write their newsletter, but this person is not a writer, in
  fact the one in charge of the newsletter is usually the secretary.
  Using nothing more than a typewriter, she tries to produce a nice-
  looking newsletter in a few minutes she has to spare between
  projects. Needless to say, the result is usually less than

  That's where you and your word processor come in. Using your
  computer, you can easily put together a newsletter that looks
  very professional--with columns, bold headlines, graphs and even
  pictures. Bring a sample newsletter into a business and have the
  manager compare it to his current newsletter (if he has one at
  all). Then tell him that by subscribing to your newsletter service,
  productivity and profit will rise for two reasons. First, because
  he will not be paying someone from inside the company to write the
  newsletter. Second, his employees will work more efficiently because
  they will be better informed.

  Before you know it, you will have 10 to 15 companies paying you to
  write their newsletter, and will probably be just about all you can
  handle. Since each one will be paying you about $300 a month for
  the service, you will need to make the decision whether to continue
  to expand your service and hire more help, or simply relax and let
  the money keep rolling in.


  Fads and trends come and go, but one thing that will always sell
  is information. With your word processor, you have one of the best
  mediums for presenting information, and you can make a bundle doing
  just that.

  Just walk through your local book store or library and notice how
  many self-help, diet and how-to books there are. This should give
  you a feel how hungry consumers are for this type of information.
  Once you've read through a few of these types of books, you should
  know enough about the subject to write a brief five to ten page
  report. With the computer, you can make the report look very
  professional through the use of page numbers, double columns,
  pull quotes in the middle of the pages, and a bold catch title.

  When the paper is complete, it's time for you to begin the
  marketing procedure.  Take out an ad in the classified section
  of your local newspaper. Word the advertisement so that customers
  will be enticed to send you a check to learn more about the
  subject. Here are a few examples.

  Tired of reading through useless diet books? TRY THE SECRETS OF
  CONTROLLING YOUR WEIGHT. Just send $3 to...

  Plumbers charge over $100 dollars to make a house call. BE YOUR
  OWN PLUMBER, a new informed book, costs only $5. To order, send to...

  Since printing costs will be minimal (between 25 cents and $1
  per report) most of the money you collect will go directly to
  profit. And, since these reports are easy to produce, you can
  use some of that income to write and print a new report and
  sell it the same way. See how easy it is to make the whole
  thing snowball?

  Here are some more subjects you can easily write brief reports
  and sell through the mail:

  * How To Grow A Garden
  * Selected Mexican Recipes
  * Stop Smoking
  * How To Paint Your House
  * Mail-Order Marketing
  * Making Your Own Patio Furniture
  * Camping Made Easy
  * Easy Baking Techniques

  If some of this appeal to you, think of something else.
  Just remember, the idea must appeal to a wide arrange of
  customers or you will not sell enough products to defray
  your production costs.


  When you begin to use your computer, you will quickly see the
  advantages you have over a standard typewriter. You can easily
  check your spelling and grammar, set your margins and type face
  as you wish, and make universal changes throughout the document
  without retyping the entire thing.

  Because of these extensive features, your computer saves you time
  and effort when typing documents, and you can pass those savings
  on to your customers. With your computer, you can easily input a
  document, proofread it, give a draft copy to the customer for
  approval, make changes, then print a final version--all in less
  time than it  would take a standard typist to type a single copy.

  This is one of the easiest businesses to run once you master your
  word processor because all you need to know is how to type, no
  other talents are required. If you have a modern (telephone hookup)
  for your computer, you can even send documents across the country
  or around the world just as easily as you can deliver them across
  the street.

  Your main concern in this business is finding customers who need
  typing done. Here are some customer suggestions and tips on how
  to get in touch with them:

  Writers: There are literally thousands of people in this country
  who enjoy writing either for a hobby or as a source of extra
  income. By running an ad in one of the many writers magazines
  (such as Writers Digest or The Writer) you will get responses
  from writers all across the country who want their manuscripts

  Professionals: Small businesses often cannot afford the luxury
  of a secretary. Larger businesses sometimes have large projects
  to type but do not wish to hire someone extra. In either case
  an outside typist can be a valuable service.

  Students: Many high school and college students don't have the
  time to type their own papers even if they do have the ability
  to. Especially during mid-terms or finals, a typing service can
  really make money at a school. Post flyers in every classroom
  and every bulletin board you can find.

  The only requirement you need to stick to in this business is
  accuracy. No matter who you are typing for, they will stand for
  less than 100 percent perfect documents. Always check, double
  check, then triple check your work before you send it to your


  As you can see, with a computer or word processor, you can open
  up a whole new world of business opportunities. If you are one
  of the few business people who are still operating without one,
  you really should look into making that big purchase. While the
  initial capital outlay may seem high, a little ingenuity is all
  it takes to make the computer pay for itself.


I hope this information helps you in your business endeaver.You may copy and print this article. For more information read Reynold Jay's book    How To Think Small Business For Big Profits  and Born To Be Rich for business motivation. (CLICK for more information.)