Should You Work From Home?
Should you work from home is something that a lot of people chat about. To be. honest it is not for everyone and that could mean you or I.
One of the big mistakes that people make when they’re considering starting a home based business is they fail to consider what it actually takes to be successful working from home.
At first it’d surprise me when people would tell me they could never do what I do simply because they wouldn’t be able to make themselves get up in the morning. They’d sleep in and do nothing all day.
When you’re in the home based business arena you have to stay focused and alert to what you need to do each day.While a few online business owners are rather infamous for sleeping until noon, they’re also the ones you’re likely to find in their office working on a project at 3 am.
So today I want help you understand what it really takes to start a home based business and make it successful.
Ask Yourself, Am I a self starter?
When you have your own business, it’s very different than working for someone else. If you show up late, there’s nobody to chew you out.
It’s on you to be accountable to yourself…
Can you get things done if there is nobody watching over you to make sure it gets done? If you’re not able to motivate yourself and to set your own goals for yourself then you may want to rethink this whole “starting a home based business” thing in the first place.” You see even this niche requires work. Nothing comes to you on a silver platter.
The 4 Hour work week?
When Timothy Ferris released 4 Hour Work Week, he started a phenomenon. The idea of only working four hours a week really appealed to a lot of people. And yes, it is possible.
However, it’s not the normal case.
First of all, most people that I know who have successful home based businesses actually like what they do. You know the old adage, “do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.”
For many home based business owners they really do like what they do and want to work more than that.
For instant I like the health and wellness space because the products that I market are high quality and they help people not only because the products are high quality but because the pricing is not heard of in this space. It’s usually a lot higher maybe even double or triple to what you pay in my online store.
The reality is that for most people, four hours a week isn’t enough. I know that in the past, I’ve had days where 14 hours a day isn’t enough. I don’t want to discourage you, but I do want you to get an idea of what it’s really like sometimes.
Are you willing to do what it takes to succeed? The good think about this type of business is it is not physical labor per say you just need to setup a system and improve it when it needs improved.
For instance, if you are really good at driving targeted traffic to your blog post you can use a popup, banner or something like for people to click and have them go through your system.
Look at it this way [content] to [banner] to [system]. Click the banner at the top of the sidebar and watch the video. Then if you like what you see and hear you fill out the form and take a free tour of what we have for you in a number of areas.
See, pretty simple when you lay it all out…
Dealing with distraction
You’re going to need an area where you can focus and get work done. I remember when I helped my mother get started with her home based business, her productivity was terrible.
We eventually figured out that she was allowing herself to get distracted by people all the time. People would stop over to visit because they knew she’d be home.
People would call her up to chat, again, because they knew she was around.
Eventually, we found that for her, the best plan was for her to head to the library to get work done. She was able to focus without being bothered.
For me the best thing I can do when I am blogging is to turn off the TV, Phone and MP3 player. That way I can focus on my blog content better.
a great tip: Make sure that your kids and spouse know that when you’re working they can’t bother you unless it’s an emergency. If you fail to do that, you’re setting yourself up for a very frustrating experience of working from home.
Are you willing to learn?
The last thing I want to mention is the need to be willing to learn. you may say yea I want to learn but do you really?
I’ve seen people who have spent $60,000 on a college education. But become unwilling to spend a few hundred dollars on a course that will teach them what they need to know.
One way or another, you are going to pay for your education. It’s either going to be through experience and the school of hard knocks or you can take the easier route and pay others for their specialized knowledge.
It’s cheaper and less stressful to take the paid route, but the choice is ultimately up to you, but just remember this, a lot of you don’t know everything and you need to be willing to learn.
A great strategy our team has is get two, help 2, than rinse and repeat. If you do that enough times you will get what you want and maybe that will get you to the 4 hour work week!
I hope that you enjoyed this post and will come back to see what’s cooking. I have a wide variety of niches here on the blog. But the health and wellness space of the home based business arena is one that fascinates me.
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