Home-Based Businesses: The TRUTH Behind the Lies
© 1999, by Harmony Major
Part 1: Getting Started
There are a lot of things you should
take into consideration when choosing a home business
that’s going to make YOU happy and pay the bills, or give
you that extra income you need. If you follow this plan
I’ve laid out for you, you should have no problem at all
finding a business to suit your needs.
Even if you already are involved in a
home business, you can take these seven easy steps to find out if
it’s going to be a success, or a flop.
1. Start With What You Know.
Unless you want to be putting in
hours or even days of your time doing research on the ins and
outs of the business you choose, you more than likely will want
to start with a business that you know a little bit
I’m not talking about being an
expert in whatever it is that you choose, but at least know
enough about it to cover the basics. If you don't, you'll end up
having to spend more time learning how your business works, and
you'll get to spend less time on what motivated you to start your
own business in the first place -- making money!
2. Be Sure to Choose an Interesting Field.
This is important! Make sure
you’re interested in the type of business that you’re
considering. If you love the Internet, then you’ll want to
choose something that will allow you to spend a lot of your time
surfing the 'Net, and making money doing it.
That doesn’t necessarily mean
getting paid directly for surfing the 'Net, but could be
searching for new ways to promote your business. You’ll
profit from it in the long run. (With the new
"Get-Paid-to-Surf-the-Net" craze that everyone is talking about,
you can only so much per month doing it anyway, which is usually
less than $100. But, you may want to use that to fund your
promotional efforts. So, who knows? It just may be worth
Also, try to get a good working
knowledge of your product or service that you’ll be
promoting. If you don’t believe in the benefits of your
product, neither will your prospect. Y’know, people can
usually tell the difference when someone is really enthused about
whatever they’re selling ... and when they’re just
doing it to make a quick dollar. If you give off that second
vibe, your business will never take off.
3. Is Your Business Easy to Understand?
Will you be able to make referral
bonuses from the people that sign up from your website? If so,
make sure the sign-up process is a quick and easy one. If it took
you 45 minutes to fill out the online application, chances are,
it’s not as quick and easy as it needs to be.
When people are ready to start an
online business, that usually means that they’ve already
researched the company, contemplated the benefits, and are
prepared to start NOW. Don’t make them wait by choosing a
business with a clunky sign-up process.
Also, after they do sign up, you want
them to be able to follow a simple, step-by-step plan to promote
their business. Does the company or your sponsor provide that
information? If so, were you able to follow it easily? If you
answered no to any of those questions, I’ll bet it was
frustrating. And, it will be just as frustrating to your
"Well, what if this is the business
of my dreams ... and this is the ONLY thing that needs work," you
hat’s an easy one.
You know the process that *you* take
to promote your business? Simply document that in a way
that’s easy to follow and understand, and pass those steps
on to your prospects. Voila! We’re keepin’ it
Part 2: Finishing Up Get it at http://homebasedheaven.com/research/articles/homebiz2.html
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Excerpted from 'Simply, eBusiness',
Harmony Major's online business and marketing startup guide.
Learn how to start an online business, acquire money-making
online marketing techniques, and profit like never before! Get
the guide at http://SimplyeBusiness.NET