In order to succeed at most things, we really need to want to do it. Not half-heartedly or sort of want to, but really want to. If the motivation and determination are not there, it is unlikely that you will have much success. Regardless of what business you ultimately end up with, you have to start somewhere. In order to get training and information you may want to join a program that provides that. Don’t worry if the business is not exactly what you envisioned. You can worry about that later when you are actually ready to decide exactly what you want to do.
There is a saying that ‘the only one who can’t learn is the one who thinks he already knows’. This is the person who will not follow directions and will think of reasons why the instructions cannot or will not work for them because they think they are different – and this is without even trying. One
One of the things that really comes in to play when you are just starting a home business is you need to create structure. Part of that process sometimes means you have to force yourself to focus on one thing at a time and especially to stop procrastinating if you are.
It is likely a new environment for you where you are only accountable to yourself. It is really easy to put things off, saying you will do it some other time and then to just not do it at all after you keep pushing it back. This is dangerous.
We have to start out with and maintain some organization and this requires discipline. Even if you have to pretend you have a deadline or a boss to be accountable to, just do it. Likely you are a bit overwhelmed by the amount of information and all the strange terminology and concepts if you have not worked online before and/or have no marketing, advertising or technica
It’s totally obvious that there are no guarantees in life. Anything can happen to anybody at any time, positive or negative. The only thing we can control is how we deal with everything, and in what we are able to do in our lives.
Naturally we should make the best effort we can to ensure that things turn out well for all concerned as far as we have the power to influence. Again, though unfortunately this does not dictate that everything will remain as it is or improve, and it may be quite the opposite.
So unless you have an iron-clad contract at your job, then you need to be aware that the job could disappear one way or the other, today, tomorrow or the next day. Sometimes this can even be where ‘punishment for a job well-done’ can occur, in that for example in a workforce reduction for the purpose of saving money for the company, they may
While it’s so much more relaxed and casual to work from your home office, you still need to keep in mind that it is for the purpose of business that you are there. As part of focusing your mind on the work you need to do to develop and maintain a business, what you see in front of you is directly related.
Why add continually navigating chaos to your work-related tasks every time you do something? It wastes time and energy, not to mention causes you to lose focus on what you need to be doing. Make staying organized part of your work day and put things away! Get folders for things and even if all you have is a box or plastic crate, put your folders or important papers in there. ‘Out of sight out of mind’ has special relevance here. If your workspace is organized you will think and see things more clearly. Remove anything that is not related to business out
What is ‘residual’ income? It is income where you make a sale one time and it generates income on a regular basis going forward. Residual income can even be earned on multiple levels. For example if you refer someone to an affiliate program, you make a commission for a percentage of the initial sale. In the future when your customer pays their membership fees for the program each month, you earn a percentage of that as a commission. With ‘multi-level-marketing’ you may also receive a percentage of the commissions when your customer makes sales of their own.
So the idea is that you have income that continues to generate as a result of that initial sale for as long as your customer remains active in the program. This would also be true if you were directly selling a service, for as long as your customer continues to use the service.
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If you are really serious about starting a home business and expect it to be successful, then you really need to get serious about it. You have to treat it just like a job – schedule your time to work on it just like you would have hours where you are expected to show up and perform for a job.
If it was a job, would you have the attitude that you will do it if you get a chance, and if you can squeeze it in to your social calendar? Not likely because you wouldn’t have the job very long if that was the way you handled it. It is the same concept with your own business – you need to take it seriously. It has to be a priority.
You really need to make your home business work schedule part of your business plan. Determine how many hours you have per day or per week to work on your business. While you may have a day job, a family and pets, etc. t
Look at this question this way: You have to think you can. There is so much you can glean from this little saying by Henry Ford: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right”.
When you think you can do something then you will try to do it. Conversely, some people will not even try if they think they can’t do something. So they will never know if they could have succeeded. What a waste of potential!
What characteristic would you say is pretty universal in people who are successful? The answer is self-confidence. A person that has this gift will usually always see everything through that lense. They believe in themselves and their abilities and that if they put their mind to it then they can do it.
Sometimes though people will lose their confidence in themselves if they have had critical people in their
If you have ever baked a cake and did not follow the directions in the recipe, you may have had an inedible disaster. If you are lucky (and creative) you may be able to rescue it by crumbling it over ice cream, or some other way to think of cake.
It’s pretty much the same with most things – there are correct ways to do things, and some ways work better than others. Some things lend themselves to creativity in that you can sometimes do them slightly differently and they will still work. You may even be able to improve upon them. For others though it is imperative that you stick to the recipe if you want the same results as you envision – for example our cake.
When you are doing something new, that you have never done before or that you are really not sure of how to do it exactly, it is a logical conclusion to realize you need some direction. Even the hyper-creative or non-conformist should have some frame of reference – or ‘ballpark’