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Top Home-based Business Tips, Self Employment Information

Updated on November 25, 2016

Home Based Business Information

There are extremely many individuals starting their own home based businesses in the millennium. Taking the first step is important, then continue through with all the other steps.The choice of being on your own as an entrepreneurship is not a bad idea. But "never quit your day job" until you're fully established.
Once you're ready to start being your own boss, you will need to do a few things to stay in business. You will definitely need to be enthusiastic about running your own home business. It is a great experience that you'll be happy that you attempted to do so. When starting self employment you will constantly be learning new things and ideas. Stay knowledgeable about staying in business and maintaining longevity. Remember that the customer needs come first, most of the time, and try to get a clear understanding of exactly what the customer wants. The more positive energy you put into your business, the more money you will get out of it. Say affirmations to yourself, such as, "I will be successful."

Self Employment Tips

  • Have fun!
  • Set regular business hours.
  • Stay organized.
  • Set up a separate phone line, a dedicated computer, and other equipment and systems
  • Maintain a professional attitude.
  • Avoid distractions.
  • Don't become a prisoner to your home office.
  • Set goals and track your progress.
  • Avoid being average and give 110%.
  • Buy books on how to better the knowledge of your niche business.
  • Focus on your "To Do List" and check off your needs instead of wants.
  • Use technology to make time and tasks more easier and quicker.
  • Include in your office space; inspiring family photos and inspiring music.

Home Business Information
Home Business Information

Tips for Starting Self Employment


Once you set your mind to being on your own as an entrepreneur you'll become more self-motivated. You may not get it right the first time, but you have to keep trying. When you fall you have to get back up and keep trying. Most large companies today have started off as a small business.

Entrepreneurs have to avoid scams by getting knowledge; one way is by contacting the Better Business Bureau online.

Furthermore, when working for yourself you will need office equipment and office supplies. Also it's necessary to have: business card, flyers and/or brochures, and of course a website. Starting self-employment will cause you to worker harder than at a regular 9 - 5 job. But that's what it takes to become a success. Making a written log about all the ideas you have for your business is necessary. Also keeping a bookshelf of self-help books, small business books, and any knowledgeable books on self-employment and maintaining success are must-haves for all businesses.

More Home Based Business Information

Market/Sale Yourself

Being on a budget for your first year in business is normal. Most startup businesses won't show real profit until about the second or third year of being in business. Having a computer is important these days especially when running a company. Because you will need to check your website at least once a week, and some businesses get their business orders online.

Also a new company or home-based company will need the common office equipment, such as: printer, copier, fax, desk, general office supplies, small file keeper, and other stationary items. Having your own business will be a success if you apply the tools needed to maintain longevity. Keep the positivity and enthusiasm it's your own business. Whatever you put into it, will eventually come out of it. Which is success, knowledge, hard work, working smarter, strategies, long hours, fun, and dedication. And if there are trusted people who wants to help you with your business, accept the help offered to you. Finally, marketing should take up most of your schedule. Market your company 90% of the time; keep business cards in your hand and in your car when you're out-and-about.

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    • eatforcheaper profile image

      eatforcheaper 5 years ago from London

      Cool article. I really want to break free from the corporate cycle. I can't stand it anymore! I know being self employed will require a lot of effort but I'm willing to try! Thanks!

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      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      @ Xstatic, Many people are looking for jobs after being laid off, some are turning their hobbies into self employment. And some people are starting home base businesses more often in these times.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Since being laid off in January, the only employment so far is HubPages, and that is a slow start. Good Hub with the right messages for self-employed people.

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      Ann810 6 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Froch,

      Never quitting the job until fully established with the self employment.

      Hi Tax1099, this is so true getting out making it happen. Thank you two for your comments.

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      tax1099 6 years ago from HILAEAH,FL

      You have to get out and make it happen. Money does not come to you. You have to go to the money.

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      froch 6 years ago from Tychy

      Nice article, but I missed third option in the pool: Yes and No ;-). There are some people, like me, who ich semi-self employed and semi-working for somebody.