Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Sound Advice For Your Online Business

Most folks are scared of beginning a work from home business. They think that a home business enterprise cannot possibly provide a stable, full-time income. The following article will help you discover ways to make your home based business successful.
If your home-based business requires you to drive during your working hours, be sure to track your mileage and collect receipts for the gas required. While you may only be going to the store to buy supplies, you can write off your mileage and gas 100%. However, you need to be sure that you’re able to prove that the trips had to do with your business.
It is important to know how much it truly costs to manufacture any product that you are making and selling on your own. Wholesale prices are usually double the cost of production. To obtain the retail charge, multiply the wholesale price by two. Establish an agreeable price point for both you and the consumer.
Your family should avolid interrupting you when you’re working at home. Since interruptions can seriously impede productivity, let everyone know when you are going to work and when you expect to be finished. Let them know that by giving you your much needed privacy, you will finish quicker, leaving you more time to spend with them. Keep children supervised and make yourself available if there is an emergency.
Send out email messages to everyone you know when you are launching your home business. Offer freebies or price breaks as a way to get the business going. Enlist their assistance in getting the word out about your business. Advertising by word of mouth is something that’s very effective.
Joining a network of other home business owners can be extremely beneficial to your success. Seek out other people and establish a network of support. Even if you aren’t able to network with individuals in your own industry, other people that are home business enterprise owners too will have a lot in common with you.
Just because you are working from home does not mean you can have a less than professional attitude about what you are doing. The flexibility of running a home based business can be a blessing. However, you still need to take time for yourself. Take time to exercise, don’t snack too much and shower every morning. Apply this advice to improve your image and your self image.
Keep track of what you are spending and earning by opening a separate account for your business. Make sure all orders and expenses go through this account. This way, you can keep track of how much is coming into and flowing out of your business. It also helps to have a credit card that you use solely for business expenses.
Now that you’ve come to the end of this article, you can see all the possibilities of starting your own work from home business. Like anything, knowing the proper information and having the motivation to work is necessary for success. Apply these tips and you will soon live comfortably while working as a home business owner.


Tax deductions are a big part of running a home business enterprise. You can deduct a portion of the cost for your internet service, although be aware that if anyone else uses the connection, you cannot claim more than fifty percent.


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