Are you sitting there at your desk, in your cubicle imagining what it would be like to have the time and financial freedom to do exactly what you want when you want to? Well, you are not alone. Most people are thinking the exact same thing as they schlep through their day. The question is HOW to actually make this dream happen?
The answer for many people is by working at home with their own home-based business. There are several things to consider. Say you made the decision you would like a home-based business. Great, this is the first step. Next you have to figure out what kind of business you want, and there is no shortage of opportunities out there! It is very important you get clear on what you want out of a business and find an opportunity that matches with what you want and can get excited about. It’s pretty common sense, but if you are not passionate about what you are doing or promoting, your chances of success are not very good.
Next, it is important to do your research on the opportunities you are considering. The reality is that most of what you see are scams. There are so many good opportunities as well, but for someone who is just starting out in the home-based business journey, they have to be especially careful. Find leaders and mentors who have achieved the level of success you are looking to achieve, and have them train you. Everyone who has ever made it big in anything always had a coach or someone beyond where they were to help them along the way. I don’t care what you are considering, if it is an area that you don’t know much about and want to improve in, it is essential you work with people who are successful in this area to show you the ropes.
The home-based business industry is absolutey exploding and only getting hotter. More and more people are wanting to have the financial freedom and control of their own time that working from home brings. According to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, in the next 3-5 years, there will be 79 Million Americans looking to start a business…imagine that! That’s a revolution if I ever heard of one! We are seeing that we have to take control of our own financial futures in order to live the lives of freedom we know we deserve!
Here is the bottom line: 1. Find a real opportunity with a rock solid foundation for long-term success. 2. Find mentors and leaders who have achieved what you want to achieve and who can show you step-by-step how to get where you want to get. I guarantee you if you try and figure it out on your own it will take you so much longer, and your chances of success are pretty slim. 3. Be excited and passionate about what you are doing, whatever it is, because in the moments when it gets tough and things seem impossible, it will be this excitement and vision that will get you through. 4. Have FUN! Yes, it is going to be some work on your part, but it does not have to be a huge struggle…you are building your life the way you want it to be, and if that is not fun, then you are doing something wrong!
Job security is a total joke. Having a job is actually MORE risky than being an entrepreneur. Many of us are waking up to the reality that many our jobs are not going to be around much longer. We are seeing that our companies and our government is not going to take care of all of our needs, like we once thought. Many of us are waking up to the reality that we have to take charge of our own economic future, because our companies or our government is not going to take care of us. We will do best by taking care of ourselves! How? By becoming an entrepreneur and starting our own home-based business! This is the major trend of where we are headed anyway, the age of the entrepreneur!
There are many things to consider when looking for an opportunity. Of course, you can always create your own, but if you are like most people, you want to find an existing opportunity that already has some momentum. Do your due diligence and take your time to research the opportunity you are looking at, because there are a lot of scams out there. It is important you find something that you can get passionate about as well as finding mentors and leaders who have achieved what you want to achieve and can show you step-by-step how to accomplish your goals.
By becoming an entrepreneur, you are taking control of your life and financial future. Your results are dependent upon you and your productivity. There will be no boss breathing down your neck to get stuff done. You set your schedule, and you control every aspect of your business. This is a very exciting process, and can be a transition for some people, because many of us are so conditioned with a job mentality…we just wait for someone to tell us what to do. Making this transition into becoming a self-sufficient entrepreneur can take time, but is essential to thrive in our changing economy and world.
If you haven’t already, I would strongly encourage you to find a home-based business that works for who you are and what you want out of life. If you are working full-time, find one you can do part time in your home hours. There are so many benefits of having a home-based business that you don’t have as an employee. Specifically I am referring tax structures, income potential of being a business owner vs. an employee, control of your own time, being your own boss…the list is endless!
GO FOR IT!