Are You Ready to Start a Home-based Business?
Becoming a successful Home Based Business Entrepreneur does
not happen by accident. Network Marketing is a learning process
which requires time and research. Not all programs work for all
people. You will need to find the one that fits you.
Building an Online Business has become more simplified, therefore
we no longer need a College Degree in Marketing to build a successful
business, but we do need to educate ourselves.
First and foremost we need to evaluate ourselves and our individual
Is a home-based business really for me? Take this simple survey:
Do I have the time and resources to start a home based business?
Do you do things on your own, are you a self-starter and can
Am I a people oriented individual, can I carry on a conversation
Can I complete tasks in a timely manner, am organized and stay
Do I have a plan before I enter into a major decision?
Will I work hard for something I really want and make a list
Are you a decision maker, you can evaluate situations and proceed
Am I trustworthy, do I have an honest and open manner?
Am I willing to stick with a decision once my mind had been
How did you do? Are you ready to start your own Home-Based Business?
Do you possess the following traits?
1. Determination: I have found that individuals who have decided
to become self-employed either "in the real world" or "on the
internet" are a determined group. Once they become comfortable
with the area they have chosen, they pursue it endlessly. The
ups and downs of any business can be enough for you to throw in
the towel. Being self- employed is not as easy as a task as some
imagine when they first decide "I can do this"
2. Motivation: Okay, now you have convinced yourself that you
can do this. In the beginning your emotions run on high speed.
You advertise, build networks, and spend long hours working each
day. Successful Network Marketers do not need a pat on the back
every day. They assess what they have or have not accomplished.
They go with the flow, they except change as a natural progression
of the business.
3. Self-confidence: As changes occur successful Network Marketers
assess the changes that need to be made to stay in the "pack"
They are knowledge seeking individuals, who will take that "extra
step" to gain the information they need to stay on top of their
business. They are not afraid to seek out the professionals and
4. People-Oriented: Being able to communicate, provide training
and services to your customers. Successful Network Marketers have
the ability to communicate to their customers. They have gained
the knowledge; therefore they are the experts in their field.
They provide the training and support their customers need to
be successful. They go the "extra mile", they direct, motivate
and support their customers.
5. Resourcefulness: They have the ability to solve problems
by finding creative ways of dealing with problems that arise.
They remain patient and focused to the task at hand.
6. Objectivity: They can assess and evaluate what risks that
may be involved with a particular decision. They understand their
limitations, capabilities and know which course of action to pursue.
Your initial Things to do List
Does your current home office have all the items you need to
get started? 1. Computer Capability 2. Printing Resource 3. Contact
Resource 4. Internet Connection Resource
How many hours a day do you want to invest?
Take a hard look at your current situation. Be realistic. Set
goals for yourself. Stick to your schedule. Work smarter not harder.
If you are already employed and are looking for a part-time
business then you will have less time to invest initially. Once
you have gotten the feel of your new business, then you can add
hours per day as needed.
How much money do I want to invest?
Realistically in order to build a successful Home-Based Business
you will at some time need to invest some monies. Just as you
would in a "real world" business.
Advertising Costs Website Development Incentive Programs Offered
through the Company Office Supplies
Make a daily check list of tasks to be performed.
Keeping a log of contacts, and programs you are interested in
joining or have joined.
Email Addresses Business Contacts Advertising Partners
Link Partners Passwords
Being organized and armed with the proper tools will enable
you to "Start a Home-Based Business".
Written by Tina M. Rideout, Author of Work at Home 101 and successful
Home Based Business Entrepreneur. If you would like more information
visit her at: http://free-internet-home-based-business.com
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