Home Business: A Dream or a Nightmare

Written by Denise Hall

Home Business: A Dream or a Nightmare

By Denise Hall (C) 2003

Many of us dream of someday having our own business. Whether it is a grocery store, craft supply shop or accounting office we dream of being our own boss.

For many othersrepparttar ultimate business is to work fromrepparttar 117335 comfort of our own homes. Why? Because there are many advantages to working from home.

Home businesses have low overhead costs, therefore more profit.

You don't need as much money for start-up costs as a typical business needs.

You can set your own hours and work around your other important activities.

You don't have to get dressed up to go to work. Work in your pajamas and bathrobe if you'd like.

But for some people this dream may seem unattainable. They have no idea where to begin. They're not sure what they want to do. The dream is hard to picture as a reality.

Ask yourself some questions before deciding if a home business is for you.

1. What are your interests or hobbies?

2. How much do you know about those subjects?

3. Do you feel you can contribute your knowledge and skills to others in a professional manner?

4. Is there a need for your products or services?

Success Doesn't Happen Overnight

Written by Denise Hall

Success Doesn’t Happen Overnight

By Denise Hall (C) 2003

We’ve all heard that old saying, right? Of course, we have. And it’s so true!

Nothing we try to accomplish in our lives will bring us to our ultimate goals overnight. Everything takes time. Was Rome built in a day? I don’t think so.

Why, then, do people think they’ll become rich in a few days, a week or a month if they run an internet business?

Good question. Maybe it’s because there’s so much hype out there. It sounds good to say “just sign up 20 people andrepparttar money will flow in!”

Yes, actually, that does sound good. But no one tells you repparttar 117334 hard part is signing up those 20 people. I'm not saying it can't be done. I just mean it takes time and effort on your part.

How many of us have fallen forrepparttar 117335 “get rich quick” promises? Probably most of us. Online and offline, there are plenty of scams and hype. It’s easy to get caught up inrepparttar 117336 presentation ofrepparttar 117337 program and think that it will work fast. Unfortunately, when it doesn’t work out immediately, alot of people give up and feel like failures.

Working at any business takes time and effort. I used to sell cosmetics door to door for a great company. I’m sure all of you knowrepparttar 117338 one I’m talking about. There’s no doubt repparttar 117339 products sell themselves. But I still didn’t have a large client base or hundreds of sales overnight.

Why? Because customers want to know you’re reliable. They need to see you at their door withrepparttar 117340 new brochure every other week. Eventually they will place a small order to see if you deliver it when promised. Once you gain their confidence they will order more as time goes on. One by one they start to place orders and your customer base grows.

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