Should You Start An Online Home Based Business?
Offers to start home based businesses are all over the web. If you were to believe the hype, a home based business is easy to start, requires not many skills or time and makes pretty good money. It is touted as the way to generate income while you sleep and, in a very short time, will enable you to retire early.
There are other websites that bring you down closer to earth, warning you of the harsh realities of such businesses, but at the same time, still extolling the benefits of such a business. The general consensus is that while home based businesses are not easy to start and run, a successful home business is possible for anyone with the determination to work hard, and the tenacity to keep at it amid disappointing failures.
home based business is a dream come true in many respects. But what
many don't realize is that there are pitfalls as well. After being involved in
home based businesses for a few years, I have come to realize that it
takes more than hard work and tenacity. A home based business makes
unique demands that not everybody is prepared for, is able to meet or would want to meet.
I have detailed some traits
and reasons which you should NOT have if you want to start a home
based business. If you are guilty of even one of the traits listed below, you
might want to reconsider your decision to start a home business.
If You Are Looking At A Home Business As A Replacement For Your Present Job
You are planning to quit your job the next month. You have about 2
months worth of savings
in the bank. You plan to work very hard at
a home business, and is expecting it to be making good money by the
third month so that you can put food on the table and not miss any
If You Enjoy Socializing Around The Water Cooler
cases, a home based business is a one man show. While you may have
partners, freelancers or contractors which you work with and you might
even meet them face to face, it is very different from the day to day
interactions that you have with your colleagues in the office.
If You Don't Want To Learn Anything New
You are not open
to nor are interested in learning anything new. You firmly believe that you already
know everything you need to know to run your business and have no intention of learning anything
new, even if it is called for or if your business requires it.
If You Are A Worker And Not An Entrepreneur
You work best when there are
clear, concise instructions for the task at hand. So, you are looking
are a home based business that come with detailed step by step
instructions. You intend to simply
follow the instructions and make the business a success. You do not
expect any problems to crop up nor are not prepared to deal with them.
If You Need Money Desperately
Your daughter's school tuition
is due in the next 3 months. Furthermore, your landlord
is looking for you for a nice little chat, and you are quite sure that
the bank manager will be giving you a tinkle for an update on your
overdue mortgage payment. So, right
now, you need an online business that can start earning good money
If You Have No Intention Of Working Hard
You are captivated by all the online business opportunities that you
involved in that earns a lot of money but needs very little work. You
know that many are no more that thinly veiled scams, but you reason
that not all are scams and that you just need to find the one
opportunity that is not a scam.
If you have been mentioned at least once above, I would advise you to think carefully before starting a home business venture. A home based business is no walk in the park and you really do not want to start one and, one year later, find yourself back at your old job.
It will be much better to sit
down and think about what such a business is and what it will require
of you. And then ask yourself truthfully whether you have what it
takes. You could save yourself a lot of money, time and grief later on.
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