Start a Business for $50

November 18, 2015

Yes, you can start a business for $50.  The business can be product or service-oriented, full-time or part-time, from home or not.  Here is how the costs break down:

  1. Using Google, enter godaddy into the search box.  Click on the $0.99 domain name box.

start a business for $50


2. Go to 1 Dollar Hosting.  Buy 12 months of website hosting for $12.00

3. Go to and hire someone to design a logo for $5.00

4. Design a website on for free.

5. Host the website on 1 dollar hosting.

6. Figure out what you want to sell or a service to provide.  Candles to yard work.  Whatever you want to do

7. Partner with a friend and double your efforts.

8. Set up a PayPal account.  Integrate the PayPal account with the website.

9. Sign up for social media platforms, hopefully with the same domain name

10. Start blogging or put product on your site to sell.  Advertise your services.

You spent $18 and a little time.  Spend the rest on materials if you need them or buy a few pizzas.  Or save the $32.00 for a date.

Whichever way you choose, start a business for $50.00 or less.

You’re welcome.  Have a nice day.


Using AdSense to Make Money for a Website or Blog

August 27, 2013

Homepreneurs recently blogged about using Google analytics for a website.  In this post, we discuss making money from Google’s AdSense.  For the full article, please read on…

Below is a snapshot of an AdSense report for Homepreneurs website –  This report is only for a few days and no conclusions should be drawn, positive or negative.

AdSense Report

AdSense Report

Homepreneurs website is  Homepreneurs has a blog at, a Facebook page –, a Twitter site –, a tumblr site –, a Pinterest presence –, and a LinkedIn page (Homepreneurs).

A Look at Google Analytics « Homepreneurs

August 23, 2013

Analytics are a website or blog’s friend.  The visitor statistics can show you how many are new, where they come from, what they look at, the keywords used, and so much more.

With some analysis, analytics can help bring more traffic to your website or blog and improve the SEO.  If you are selling a product, more visitors usually means more revenue.  This blog post takes a look at Google’s analytics program.

A Look at Google Analytics « Homepreneurs.

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Estimate Your Website Value

July 17, 2013

Websites are more than the price paid or domain name registration cost. has an estimated value of around $19,000,000 based on income generated per day, etc. has a estimated net worth of around $7,500,000.

How is website value calculated?  According to, “ is worth $7,490,928.94 based on our estimate that it receives 6,904,082 impressions per day, and earns probably close to or more than $24,164.29 each day.”

By contrast, is estimated to be worth a meager $818.47.  This actually isn’t bad since I’ve only invested $500 or so into purchases and development effort.  Homepreneurs was never intended to be a money-maker, it was a graduate school project that exceeded expectations.

If you are interested in finding out what your website – or any other – may be worth, go to and enter the domain name into the text box below.


Enter the domain name – e.g. and click on submit.  A brief calculation will yield:

Homepreneurs website estimate indicates it can calculate estimated worth for about 1.9 million websites.  What is your website’s value?

By Dion D. Shaw

Dion Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.

Test Website Display Problems with Quirktools

May 6, 2013

Does your website or blog get complaints from visitors because of how it displays on the screen?  Homepreneurs sometimes gets comments that a page or post doesn’t show up well in a browser.

Several reasons this might happen:

– Your screen resolution is too low.  Try increasing the resolution.  Right click on an empty area of the desktop window and from the menu, choose “screen resolution”.  You will see this window:


Change the resolution settings as needed.

– Your Internet browser is outdated.  The major browsers are: Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox (Mozilla), Safari (Apple), and Chrome (Google).  Each has several versions available and patches within those versions.  Yours may be out of date.  Download and install the latest update possible.

– The display adapter or BIOS drivers need updating.  Go to the computer manufacturers website –,,,,,, etc. and look for the support and drivers tab.  Many websites have automatic detection to check your adapter settings.

If these three steps aren’t working, try using Quirktools to give you a general idea of what a website looks like on various size screens.  Below are two example of Quirktools page and how Homepreneurs is displayed, the first on a regular monitor, the second on a tablet.  Quirktools has many options available.  Try testing your own website.



One of these solutions should resolve your display issue.  If not, you may be using a browser that is incompatible with the website or blog display.  Try using one of the other major browsers to see if this corrects the issue.

By Dion D. Shaw

Dion D. Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.


Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed.  Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions or recommendations.  Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.

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Is Your Website Mobile Friendly

April 18, 2013

The number of tablet computers and smartphones is growing at an  astounding rate.  There are currently about 1 billion smartphones around the world with another billion expected in the next 3 years.  And those are just smartphone statistics!  Add in the tablet numbers and more often than not, people are using mobile devices for work and entertainment.

Is your home or small business website ready for mobile users?  If you want to sell from your site, it better be!  Home and small business need to be flexible, nimble, and ahead of the technology curve. If you are not, competition will be and you will lose sales.

What to do?

Start by reading this article –;siu-container



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How the Internet Works – A Visual Trip

March 11, 2013

What is the Internet?  The origins of the Internet reach back to research of the 1960s, commissioned by the United States government to build robust, fault-tolerant, and distributed computer networks.  Simplified, the Internet is a series of computers, data packets, cabling, and programming.  You type in a request for a website and somehow – after a slight delay – you receive pictures, videos or text.  But how does the Internet really work?  Below is a quick and educational video on how the webpage you requested shows up on your computer.  Very cool.  This is appropriate for anyone, children included.

How the Internet works – with sound.


This is done soooo well, it is definitely worth the minute to watch…….

You will appreciate what goes on behind the scenes.

Absolutely amazing….click on full screen !!.

In future, think differently when the net is slow.

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