In today’s economy it can be very difficult to know where you may stand with your employer, that is if you are employed. Some of us have been laid off and are drastically and desperately searching for a way to keep the roof over our heads or feed our family. In this tough economy, more and more people are turning to home based businesses to supplement or replace our income. There can also be much anxiety over starting your home based business, which is understandable because 80% of new businesses started fail. What those statistics fail to mention however is that those are brick and mortar businesses rather than new home based business. The reason for this is that after start up costs such as office space, employees, inventory, advertising, and losses such as theft or natural disasters, the owner may go bankrupt leaving them more broke than when they started.Talk about being up a creek without a paddle.
This is why I believe that every sensible and intelligent entrepreneur should have an internet presence. You can be your own boss, save money on work related expenses and be in control of your own financial future. Okay, so maybe you have heard all of the benefits before, and you may be asking yourself “how do you actually run this business?” First you need to know what motivates you and what your skills are. You should always choose your homebased business with your heart do something you love and that maximizes your talent and capabilities. There is no reason to hate going to work everyday when you are your own boss. There are six major categories of home based business; you can invent a product or service, you can mirror a successful business, create a new business, link to an established business (think of mary kay) or if you have money to invest you can buy an existing business, or you can make quick cash by marketing other’s products by becoming a paid affiliate. Your business should cost 1000 dollars or less to start, and remember live within your means, you don’t to start taking out loans, there are plenty of low start up businesses that can bring you more than enough profit. Make regular goals and focus on them, that will determine your success in anything you choose to do in life. Make a business plan and get as much education as you can, everybody needs a mentor.
Most of all it is important not to procrastinate. If it truly is your goal to have a prosperous and abundant life, you need to treat your business as a business and not a hobby. If you are serious about your goals than people will also take you seriously. As a business person you want to portray confidence not only will it make you feel better about your contribution to this world, your potential clients and customers will be drawn in by your positive energy. If you have people in your life who may be hindering your positive outlook on life, you don’t have to stop loving them or liking them but sometimes you may need to give them some space as you begin to grow, they may not be ready for the level of success you are going to achieve yet. Never ever give up your dream.