Monday, October 23, 2006

What’s The Best Home-Based Business For You?

What’s The Best Home-Based Business For You?
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

http://moniquerh.3stepsecret.com



Even the best home Internet business won’t prove successful for you if you don’t have the personality to work from home. A home Internet business that combines your best skills and strongest desires and interests can be enticing and offer great flexibility and freedom. It also requires, however, a great deal of self-motivation, organization and self- discipline. Generally the best former employees to succeed in the best home Internet business are those whose jobs required and allowed autonomy and who found themselves chafing at the restrictions placed on them because of their lack of authority. These employees found themselves thinking, “I can do this myself and keep the money for me.”
These folks succeed better than those whose prior jobs were micro managed and redundant.

Before you take the leap to what you think is your best home based Internet business ask yourself a few questions.

The first question is about self-discipline, organization and self -motivation. The question is, “Am I going to be comfortable setting and keeping my own business schedule?” If your previous employer let you pretty much come and go as you pleased – outside sales might be a good example of this – and you succeeded under that routine – than the answer is probably yes. But if you punched a clock in, out and to lunch, you may have a more difficult adjustment. The best way to adjust to your home Internet business environment is to establish a daily routine as much as possible.

Perhaps each day you spend the first hour reading and answering your mail – electronic and otherwise, followed by an hour of prospecting for new leads. You should schedule in a couple of 15-20 minute breaks and a long break for lunch as well. The best schedule for your best home Internet business is to work the hours that your clients or potential consumers do. Of course, if your market is national or global this might be difficult. What you might do, for example, if you live on the West coast and are an early morning person is start at 6am, and give yourself a break somewhere in the middle of your work day – maybe a couple of hours at the gym or pool – and then go back to work until about 6pm, when the West Coast folks have knocked off for the night.

Can you set your own goals and be your own recognition? Make a list of what you want to achieve, small milestone by small milestone, and then check off when you’ve achieved each. Reward yourself. I just sold my first contract. I’m getting that brand new Web cam I’ve wanted for so long. If you like and thrive on recognition give yourself your own pats on the back by publishing your expertise on the Web. Offer your free expertise in the form of industry articles at no charge. Not only will it give you the limelight you crave but it will be on the best ways to help grow your home Internet business.

The last question, and perhaps the most important one, is whether you can shut that office door at night and walk away to have a life. Some entrepreneurs can’t and they burn out. We’re not suggesting this is a 40 hour job – it isn’t. At least not at the start. But taking some time to enjoy family and friends, and pursue enjoyable exercises is the best way to reward yourself for starting that best home Internet business.

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