Work at Home – Do Something Different

Let’s Work at Home Instead

It may be that when you think in terms of expanding your efforts to earn extra money from home, that you only consider opportunities in the same genre as the ones you already have.  This has its good points organizationally and logically – it will also help you as you won’t need to  duplicate your efforts across the board.

However, it may also be a good idea to do something totally different that doesn’t fit together with anything you are already doing. This could be fun and offer some variety for you.  For example say your home business is one that is centered around affiliate marketing programs. One way to expand might be to offer services for affiliates and to help them promote their business, such as list builders, solo ads, etc. This fits easily into your existing portfolio.

However wouldn’t it be fun to take up a craft that involves your hobbies or interests? For example have you always wanted to try your hand at making something like natural soaps and candles, or baking? This could be fun and may also become another source of income.  A business based on arts and crafts is a lot more labor intensive than Internet marketing; but remember it is for fun and variety as well as extra income eventually.

Don’t do it unless you think it would be fun, as if not you may see it as one-too-many- things to do. You may be surprised that even when someone is totally focused to one thing, that you will find people that are more than willing to change the subject. They may actually be tickled by finding something they want out of the clear blue sky.

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One example is a gas station where obviously selling gas is the primary source of income. Usually gas stations have mini-marts where you can buy convenience items while you are there. These mini marts are a good little source of extra income.

However, this could go farther, possibly if the owners for example also make some delicious home-made fried chicken to sell to their customers.  Nobody would be expecting this in a gas station or mini-mart and therefore it has some attraction as a novelty.

You can see how this could go on and on and eventually the gas station becomes incidental to all the other things that were added.

In my experience, even if related to your original concept, try and limit yourself to about three related concepts and do them well.  It will pay you handsomely.

Is a Home Business Right For You?

Every morning as people wake up and make the commute to work,
many dream of the day when they will finally work for
themselves.

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Every time the boss lets someone know that they must
give up their weekend plans for the good of the company, people
contemplate the benefits of being the owner of their own
business.

Are you one of these people?

If you are, it is important to ask yourself some very important
questions before you make the uncertain leap into
self-employment.

Many dream of the benefits of home business ownership, but few
take into account the sacrifices that must be made to bring the
dream to fruition. Please don’t make this mistake yourself.

You must approach home business ownership with your eyes wide
open. Ask yourself the important questions, and more
importantly, answer your own questions openly and honestly.
AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION

Are you the type of person who relishes every chance to gather
around the water cooler for social interaction?

If so, then home business ownership may not be the right
decision for you.

Instead, if you feel that you can be quite content sitting alone
at your desk; speaking only to clients and really minding your
own home business, then you might have what it takes to succeed
as a home business entrepreneur.

If you feel at ease with your own company and don’t need a dozen
coworkers milling around your desk, then you, too, could savor
the freedoms that will allow you and your family, to live the
lifestyle you know you want and deserve.
THE KEY TO HOME BUSINESS SUCCESS

Self-motivation is the key to success when you start a
home-based business. You need to possess the ability to push
yourself ahead. Your drive and determination will be reinforced
with every new sale.

The level of success that you will achieve greatly depends on
the time and effort you are willing to plow into your new home
business. Your organization, planning and marketing skills, will
all be put into practice when you embark on your liberating
journey from employee, to being your own boss. In fact, you will
be the wearer of many hats and gain a wealth of business
experience along the way, when you finally make that commitment
to work at home.
YOUR SUCCESS RESTS ENTIRELY UPON YOUR OWN SHOULDERS

You will now be the boss. Are you truly able to work
independently? Do you have the drive; the tenacity, to persevere
with your home based business? Will you be able to invest the
necessary time to nurture it, to watch it grow and see it
through, from germination to full, glorious bloom? When you’re
the boss, you are responsible for the success of your home
business, from A to Z, from disappointments to victory.

When you work at home, it will empower you to achieve many
things you were unable to do when you were stuck working for
that tyrant boss. Remember him? He’s the guy that wouldn’t let
you take time off when your baby was sick…the same guy that
called you in to work on Thanksgiving Day.

A home business means that you can take good care of your family
and make money from home, simultaneously. You will have the best
of both worlds! Just think–no more dirty laundry piling up–you
can do it while you work. No more scurrying around at the last
minute searching for a babysitter either. And no more worrying
about getting fired; you’ll be the boss!
IN CONCLUSION…

Stay positive and focused on your home based business, even if,
when sales aren’t up to par, you get occasional negative remarks
or derogatory comments from people with stuffy, dead-end jobs.
Ignore their cutting words and bear in mind that success is the
best revenge! Keep your admirable, positive attitude at the
forefront and show them what you’re made of!

Next Post will be the review of some of the businesses with low initial cost.

Working at Home Is Information Really Power?

Working at Home– Is Information Really Power?

Yes, information is power but only if you use the information to do something with it.  Just having knowledge while good, does not really do much to help anyone. There are many people that never feel they know enough to actually do something with what they have learned.  They just keep reading and learning and never get off the dime.

This can be referred to as paralysis by analysis for one thing.  What is needed here is a great big dose of self-confidence to feel that you are worthy to take what you have learned and do something useful with it. One of the ways that I’ve found to do this effectively is by using a mentor or by subscribing to programs that have already proved themselves to be effective. This is just so you can believe that you have valuable information and that you do understand it well enough to share it in some way.

There may be other factors at play when someone just can’t get past the learning curve, other than lack of self-confidence. It may be a mechanism that you employ purposely (albeit perhaps subconsciously) to keep you from having to take the next step in your progression.  Maybe you really don’t want a commitment like a home business?

You find it intriguing to think about but when you actually think it is time to get started developing your business, spending money and time, you will always find some other reason that you can’t move forward. In this way it remains a possibility, but you will never have to find out whether you would have succeeded or failed.

One thing that may be helpful in moving past your dilemma (after you admit you have a problem), would be to write things down. They say you are much more likely to actually do something if you write it down and read it periodically. Don’t just read it, actually meditate on it for a few minutes. What does this involve if I actually do something? What would it be like to have a business running at home? Who are some of the people that could benefit if I share what I have learned with them?

While you would think someone with a bank of information may make a great teacher and could start a team that would collaborate to build something, it would also be perfectly acceptable to just use the information to do your own thing. The point is to Just do it.

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Working at Home Is Information Really Power?

Working at Home

Yes, information is power but only if you use the information to do something. Just having knowledge while good, does not really do much to help anyone. There are many people that never feel they know enough to actually do something with what they have learned.  They just keep reading and learning and never get off the dime.

This can be referred to as paralysis by analysis for one thing. I know many who have fallen to this temptation.  What is needed here is a great big dose of self-confidence to feel that you are worthy to take what you have learned and do something useful with it. This is just so you can believe that you have valuable information and that you do understand it well enough to share it in some way.

There may be other factors at play when someone just can’t get past the learning curve, other than lack of self-confidence. It may be a mechanism that you employ purposely (albeit perhaps subconsciously) to keep you from having to take the next step in your progression.  Maybe you really don’t want a commitment like a home business?

You find it intriguing to think about but when you actually think it is time to get started developing your business, spending money and time, you will always find some other reason that you can’t move forward. In this way it remains a possibility, but you will never have to find out whether you would have succeeded or failed.

One thing that may be helpful in moving past your dilemma (after you admit you have a problem), would be to write things down. They say you are much more likely to actually do something if you write it down and read it periodically. Don’t just read it.  Actually meditate on it for a few minutes. What does this involve if I actually do something? I have a list of leads with everything I need to take action with.  How much effort would it take to actually pick up the phone, use a script, and talk to a live person?  What would it be like to have a business running at home? Who are some of the people that could benefit if I share what I have learned with them?

While you would think someone with a bank of information may make a great teacher and could start a team that would collaborate to build something, it would also be perfectly acceptable to just use the information to do your own thing. The point is, Just do it.

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Working From Home by Taking Small Risks

Working From Home?

Risking our money is not something that everybody can do with the same ease.  For various reasons including past experience and even just the reality of having limited funds, people sometimes really are reluctant to gamble with their money.  Sometimes finding a place to “park” money is a good approach to maintaining positions you’ve already worked hard to achieve. Think asset protection

It is wise to consider your situation when determining if you can take a small risk. However it is really true that many times unless you can afford to take the risk you will have nothing but the same-old-same-old.  So there is a point to ponder.  Living life in general is taking a risk as you never know what the outcome of anything will be, including just walking out the door.

It probably stands to reason then that biting off your risks in small chunks will likely work best for most people.  Where we are referring to a home business opportunity, you can really get an educated guess as to whether or not it is a wise investment.  You can read all about the company on their website and read reviews from others. You can contact the company with questions.  I tend to look for newer ideas, and usually started by people with experience.

Although reviews are useful for most things, you must consider that there are a lot of haters out there and just plain ignorant folks who may try to damage a program or product just because they didn’t like it. That they didn’t like it or do anything to make it work has almost nothing to do with the product. This is why you should read many reviews in different places if you are going to use this method to do your due diligence.

And of course there is the other side, keeping in mind that the website is going to sing the praises and overlook things that are less than stellar about the program or product. However keep in mind particularly with affiliate programs and products where the financial risk is extremely small, that it won’t be the end of the world if you make a mistake.  Almost 100% of the opportunities in this genre have no contracts beyond month-to-month. The risk is low in every respect.

If you happen to lose a few dollars, don’t let it stop you from trying again someday. If you have to let enough time go by that you feel that you can afford another possible small loss, take as much time as you need.  As part of this effort maybe next time decide to invest more time and effort to make something work out. There are very few things that just blossom on their own, even the top earning programs.

My point is simple, don’t just wait until the opportunity passes you by.

Don Ketterhagen shares his strategies on life and successful living