Do people that are successful in home based businesses share some common characteristics and, if so, what are primary ones?
The dictionary defines successful as:
*having a favorable outcome, or *having obtained something desired or intended, or *having achieved wealth or eminence
When applied to a home business, I think definition of word successful involves a combination of financial gain, time flexibility, and being able to call your own shots (being your own boss). The order of importance will vary from person to person.
I have had good fortune to be quite successful with home-based internet businesses. No, that is not completely accurate, I have had success because I have invested a lot of sweat equity in my work at home business activities.
Having spent many years in corporate world, I am a firm believer in team aspect of business and so I naturally gravitated toward network marketing instead of trying to go solo selling products/services and competing with big players like Yahoo, Amazon and other well known names.
After doing considerable research, I found a very well established and financially solid internet-based company to work with. Using my business experience in "offline world" and developing my internet marketing skills on fly in an OJT (aka: on-the-job-training) format, things have gone very well and I recently spent some time trying to identify some of primary traits that are common in my most successful team members.