A Home Based Business Can Be A Real Roller Coaster Ride

Written by Kirk Bannerman


Starting a home business can put you on an emotional roller coaster that has you experiencing high highs and low lows. In addition torepparttar immediate luxuries of being your own boss, setting your own working hours, and avoiding a stressful commute, there are also significant things to consider onrepparttar 150242 other side ofrepparttar 150243 ledger...starting and building a home business is not just an automatic trip torepparttar 150244 promised land.

The need for self discipline is very important...since you donít have a boss and a place to report for work, it is now up to you to schedule your time and perform productive tasks on your own.

Set actual work hours. Decide what hours you are going to work each day and stick to it as much as possible. This is one ofrepparttar 150245 beautiful things about a home based business...you get to make this choice based upon your own personal situation for that particular day.

Make "to do" lists for each day. Then, as you completerepparttar 150246 items, check them offrepparttar 150247 list. You can transfer anything you don't get done on a particular day torepparttar 150248 next days list and make some notation so that you can see that it is a carryover fromrepparttar 150249 previous day...however, remain constantly aware ofrepparttar 150250 procrastination trap which leads you to keep putting things off until tomorrow. Hopefully, this will help you to stay organized and on task and allow you to make some real progress in developing your home based business.

Inrepparttar 150251 early going, one ofrepparttar 150252 most difficult things about developing a new home based business is dealing withrepparttar 150253 emotional roller coaster that can result fromrepparttar 150254 highs (successes) and lows (temporary setbacks) you are almost certain to experience. Once you have donerepparttar 150255 research and decided on a particular home based business opportunity, you really need to focus on PERSISTENCE and realize that any real business will not just automatically become successful in days or weeks...you should be prepared to give it your best effort for at least 6 to 12 months in order to begin to build a solid income base.

It Ain't All About PEZ Dispensers Or...???

Written by Dan Reinhold


It Ain't All About PEZ Dispensers Or...??? By Dan Reinhold

Oh joy, oh rapture, oh happy day!! You've discoveredrepparttar Internet, where you can make oodles of moolah with your hobby!!!

Well...no.

"But", you frantically implore, "I've been making/building/creating/counterfeiting [Insert Your Favorite Here] for years and years, and people say I'm really really good!"

OK...Happy for you!

"But", you implore ever more insistantly, "all my friends, co-workers and family say how I always drone on about my hobby torepparttar 150241 exclusion of all other topics of conversation, even going so far as to changerepparttar 150242 subject of any conversation I encounter to being about my hobby!!"

That's fine...Right after you realize that your friends all moved without leaving forwarding addresses andrepparttar 150243 majority of your family is embroiled in a class action lawsuit for special waivers to enterrepparttar 150244 Witness Protection program, there's a little something you need to know.

You can't make money with your hobby.

That is, not as long as it's your hobby.

Sorry. Now you really have a headache!

What I mean is you need to stop thinking of your hobby as a hobby.

If you intend to make money with it, it becomes a business.

Let's make that stand out just a little more: It becomes a business.

This isrepparttar 150245 part where someone always says, "I don't WANT a business. I just want to make some money with my hobby".

Alrighty, once more, and this this I'll write veeeerrry slooooowwwly...

A hobby is something you do for fun, relaxation, self-fulfillment and that kind of stuff. A business is something you do for money - regardless of whether you also get fun, relaxation, self-fulfillment or whatever from it.

Rule No. 1: You must change your hobby into your business.

That's a totally different mindset. No longer are you performing these tasks forrepparttar 150246 sheer enjoyment of doing so. It's become that horrible four-letter word - WORK. That's only inrepparttar 150247 very strictest sense, because you'll have to do whatever you do to do what you need to do for money.

Now I've got a headache...

It's like being a professional musician. Music isn't a mere job for them. It's a passion, something they need to do almost as desperately as breathing or watchingrepparttar 150248 latest episode of Survivor.

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