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SIGMA MIST was created to control multiple small business.  Sigma Mist is the main credit card processor for many business who are managed under one umbrella. Wedding Accessories, Electronics, Flowers, Clothing, Home Furniture and many more...... 

Here are 50 online businesses you start and run from home.

Virtual assistant
Help clients out by providing secretarial, technical, or creative support from your home office.

Providing content
Blogs, websites, even magazines need content to stay fresh and relevant. Put your writing, photography, or other artistic skills to work for pay.

Freelance programmer
Everyone needs a programmer. You’re especially relevant and valuable if you can program mobile apps.

Affiliate marketing 
Drive traffic to big sites like Amazon and eBay, or even to smaller sites via online ads and your website, then get a commission in return.

Reselling products 

Buy a bunch of products at one price, set up a website, and resell them to interested buyers for profit.

Ebooks
Ebooks in every topic are a hot commodity. You could either get them written and sell them via your website, or write them yourself.

Home study courses

Learning a new skill is as easy as getting online, and if you have a specialty, it’s a good time to turn it into a home study course that you can sell for profit.

Reports
Research a topic that people just can’t find a solution to, package it into a report, then sell each report for money.

Educational videos

From fixing dishwashers to understanding myopia, people are hungry to learn online. Help them with your educational videos.

Selling software 
From Internet security to marketing support, everyone with a computer is looking for some kind of software. Help them find it by selling it on your site.

Day trading
If you’re willing to rise early, study markets, and put in winning bets, this three-hour-a-day job could be for you.

Google AdSense websites
Create one or more blogs or websites, and make money by showing Google AdSense ads.

Selling ad space
Build a website, increase traffic to it, and advertisers will be knocking on your door to pay you for ad space.

Flipping domains

See a potentially hot domain name that hasn’t been taken yet? Buy it up and flip it for profit.

Online auctions
Yes, buying up someone else’s junk at garage sales, then selling it for a premium on eBay still does work.

Data entry

Everyone needs data entry, but few are willing to do it. If you’re one of those few, you can find contract jobs online.

Paid online surveys

Marketers will pay as much as $300 per day for in-person surveys. Online surveys will net you less, but if you do enough of them, you can make yourself a handsome little nest egg.

Network marketing
Proven products always need more sellers. Find a niche you like, put up a small amount of money upfront, make lots of phone calls and online inquiries, and watch the profits roll in.

Selling your handiwork or crafts
If you consider yourself an artsy-craftsy person, add the fruits of your labor to Etsy.com and transform them into dollars.

Flipping websites
Take someone’s flailing website off their hands, polish it up, and find a buyer who wants it.

Naming domains 
If you’re good at naming things, try your hand at domain naming for profit at PickyDomains.com.

Writing software reviews
If you geek out on new apps, programs, and other software, writing reviews on SoftwareJudge.com can make you money.

Writing Google AdWords ads
Everyone wants good AdWords ads, but not everyone can write them well, as any Google search will demonstrate. Prettifying AdWords ads can make you a profit.

Write sponsored posts on your blog
Companies everywhere are dying for social media exposure. Get enough user traction on your blog, and make moola writing paid posts through an agency like PayPerPost.com.

Social media expert
If you have a real aptitude for gaining a following on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, outsource those skills to companies as a social media expert.

Write an ezine with a paid subscription

If you have valuable content to offer, consider writing an ezine, then charging users to read it. This is an especially promising strategy as the age of the tablet rears its head.

Online research
Lots of people and companies need research done, but not everyone has the time to do it. Pimp your skills as a researcher-for-pay.

Flipping blogs
See a potentially huge blog that’s been neglected by its owner? Snap it up, fix it up, increase traffic, and flip it to a buyer for a profit.

Transcribing
Transcribing audio content can be a slow, time-consuming process, and the truth is, there’s just not that much good transcribing software out there. This could be your niche.

Recruiting
Becoming a freelance recruiter can offer handsome benefits, especially if you do it at the executive level.

Consulting
Pitch yourself as an expert in your field and harness your connections to consult for a living.

Life coach
Do you like to motivate people? Got business acumen? If so, exchange your skills for cash as an online life coach.

Online travel agent
Although lots of travel planning is now automated, you can still make money as a specialized travel agent, either for a travel portal or on a consulting basis.

Selling products
If you have something to sell, there’s a place for you to sell it, from Craigslist to eBay to Amazon to all kinds of specialty sites.

Dropshipping
Be the middleman between a customer and a wholesaler by shipping goods that a customer orders from said wholesaler–and marking them up in the process.

Graphic design
Put your artistic skills to use by designing posters, ads, business cards, and more.

Web design
Outsource your skills to the legions of companies and individuals looking for a new or improved website.

Selling used books
Selling used books on sites like Amazon.com and, if you sell the right books, quite lucrative.

Internet marketing 
From blog guest posts to Facebook to newsletters, Internet marketing requires know-how, but you get paid bucks in return.

Accounting

If you’re a CPA, jump online to bring in more business.

SEO
What use is a website if a search engine can’t find it? Put your search maestro skills to use by becoming an SEO expert.

Apartment/roommate locator
Use your real estate acumen to find people the perfect apartment or home to rent, or even hook them up with a roommate.

Bookkeeping 
Record financial transactions for clients, or work in billing.

Collections
Work as a bill collector from home.

Make how-to videos
Make quality how-to videos and sell them for profit.

Payroll services
Take care of payroll administration for businesses that can’t do it in-house.

Cartridge refill

Have people mail you their empty ink cartridges, refill them at home, and mail them back.

Software beta testing
Become a beta tester for the many software companies putting out new products.

Vitamin sales
Tinctures, creams, and anything with the word anti-aging on it has a hot market. Gear up a site to sell these products online.

Medical claims billing
There are a lot of medical claims that need to be billed–and everyone outsources. Get trained and jump on this for guaranteed bucks.

How To Set Up and Structure Multiple Businesses

Today’s small business owners often earn income through a variety of ventures. For example, a restaurateur may open a wine shop or a caterer may also double as a part-time copy editor.

If you’re running multiple business projects, you’ve probably wondered what’s the best way to structure all these ventures. Should you form one corporation to cover them all? Should you form an LLC for each one?

You need to answer these questions from both a marketing and legal perspective. For marketing, you need to consider the markets and target customers for each venture. Are they synergistic? Are they relevant and will they appeal to the same customer?

If so, it makes sense to market them under a shared brand. For example, it may make sense for a restaurant and side wine shop to share the same branding.

In other cases, your businesses might target different customer types (for example, the copy editor and caterer). In this case, you want to use different websites, business names and branding for each venture.

But how do you structure multiple business ventures from a legal perspective?

How to Structure Multiple Businesses

There are three ways to legally structure multiple businesses. Each option has a different set of advantages and disadvantages – and the “right” approach depends on your unique needs. Here’s what to consider:

Option 1: Create a Separate Corporation or LLC for Each Venture

You can form an LLC or corporation for each business venture. For example, you can form an LLC for a bookkeeping business and then form another LLC for selling homemade soaps.

While this seems straightforward enough, be aware that this approach will result in considerable paperwork. You’ll need to file separate forms (i.e. annual reports, meeting minutes) to the state for each structure. And if you’ve formed corporations, you’ll need to file separate tax forms for each corporation. If you’re looking to minimize your administrative requirements, consider another option.

There’s one exception to this rule and that’s for real estate investors. If you’re investing in rental properties or other real estate, you may want to consider forming an LLC for each property in order to protect each investment on its own. Then if property “A” is sued, only the assets belonging to LLC “A” are affected. Your own personal assets are shielded, as well as the assets belonging to Property B, Property C, etc.

This is the best way to contain liability in potentially risky ventures.

Option 2: Create One Corporation/LLC and Have Multiple DBAs Under the Main Corp/LLC

Your second option is to create one main company as an LLC or corporation. Once that LLC or corporation has been established, it files multiple fictitious business names, also called DBA (doing business as) registrations, for each of the ventures within the same state/county.

With this approach, each business can have the right name and branding for their specific market, while still enjoying the legal protection of the main holding company. When it’s time to file your taxes, you can take the income earned from each DBA and report them in a single tax filing under the main LLC or corporation.

Of course, situations vary and you should always consult with an attorney or tax advisor for individual advice regarding your particular situation.

3. Create One Corporation/LLC with Other Corporations or LLCs Under the Main Holding Company

In the third approach, a holding company will own individual Corporations/LLCs for your multiple businesses. This scenario often comes into play for companies that are looking to be acquired. It also applies for those cases where an established company is looking to start a new business (and the established or holding company will fund the new business).

The particular tax and legal implications can become complex for this scenario. Consult with a tax advisor and/or attorney for the best way to structure your holding company and its subsidiaries.

Final Thought

Consider this overview of how to structure multiple businesses as just a starting point. And if you’re working hard to build your businesses, make sure you’re also doing everything you can to protect them.

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