How do you create one of best home based businesses? This is second article in a four-part series that takes you on a journey to create your ideal internet home based business. To view Parts 1, 3, and 4 please do an Author search on Go Articles for Chrystal Chantel.
In previous article I asked you to brainstorm what you love to do, how you like to spend your time, and what your skills and strengths are.
Now take that list you created and ask yourself these questions: People who enjoy same activities you do, what problems do they face? For example, if you love to garden, what difficulties do gardeners face? Could you provide a solution to those problems? If you love to cook, what challenges do chefs face? Have you come up with unique solutions that have worked for you? Have you previously thought about possible solutions to problems you have encountered?
For each enjoyable activity on your list, brainstorm problems that other people may experience. Put problems on one side of page, and potential solutions on other side.
What goals do people who engage in these activities have? How could you help them to achieve these goals? It is in problems, in discovering what people need that you will find your potential customers. Take your time to clarify problem, for most successful home based businesses offer specific solutions to customer needs. Anyone can start a business, but best home based businesses are those where customers come back time and time again, because business fulfills their needs.
“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” ~Charles F. Kettering.~
“It isn’t that they can’t see solution, it’s that they can’t see problem.” ~G. K. Chesteron~
“If we really understand problem, answer will come out of it, because answer is not separate from problem.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti~
Your challenge is to find a problem that you will enjoy solving, and a serious need that people will happily pay you to have solved. Do you have a particular skill for handling certain kinds of problems? What irritating difficulties have you overcome in your life, no matter how small? Do you seem to know how to keep your old car going no matter how old it gets? Have you find a simple way to keep your children’s hair from getting tangled? Have you discovered a way to keep your pets free from fleas?
Maybe you have found solutions to bigger problems such as experiencing a depression, an illness, or a major life challenge. It is likely that many other people have also experienced problems you have. They may be grateful to benefit from your personal experience and unique solutions. Your internet home based business could be developed around sharing what you have learned with others. Many entrepreneurs discovered their best home based businesses by examining their own trials and tribulations. One entrepreneur did just this.