You too can become a FurloughPreneur!

By Les Popham


May 15, 2020

Welcome to this week’s blog post!

It appears that a new word has been coined for people who see the opportunity in the current situation to start their own home-based business.

They have been informally christened as ‘FurloughPreneurs’, or ‘Furlopreneurs’ if you prefer. Many thanks to the two clever ladies who alerted me to this, Libby Marks and Jenny Lucas. They are both top notch copywriters, so go check them out.

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that my company offers a comprehensive range of online training courses for people starting up in business for themselves. Many of my customers are learning how to improve their online marketing techniques.

And now, this lockdown is giving many more folks a good reason to use the extra time to their advantage.

Come visit us (at the link at the bottom of this post) for details of the courses we offer.

The website contains a hold-your-hand guide to selecting the right tools to help you on your chosen path to improved results.

And if you are looking to take advantage of this situation to build an additional income stream, you have definitely come to the right place!

Be aware that running your own online business will only take one to two hours per day, so even if you are asked to go back to your normal place of work when the restrictions are lifted, there is no reason to abandon your home business.

I hate the term ‘side hustle’, so I won’t use it, but that’s really what it will be to start with. Over time, it will grow to the point where you can honestly ask yourself

‘Do I really need to go back to working for somebody else?’

‘Do I really need to keep trading my time for money?’

When you discover the benefits of working from home – no commute, more time with family and friends, taking a holiday whenever you choose – you may end up wishing you had done it sooner.


Here’s a handy guide (from an earlier blog post of mine) to the four key elements of starting your own business from home:

If you need more help, we’re here for you. Get in touch with whatever questions you might have.

My company offers training in all things related to internet marketing, all at very reasonable prices. All my online marketing courses are delivered digitally, so there’s no need for physical contact in getting what you need.

With my very best wishes to you and yours, now and in the future,


You can find me at

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