Is a Home-Based Business What You Want?

Written by Donna Sweat

Stepping into year two of a home-based business has my thoughts turned torepparttar revamping of my business website and business in general. My first thought was where to start? I haven't written an article in some time and maybe this is a good start to getrepparttar 117808 ball rolling. Perhaps you have read," Look Before You Leap ... Is a Home-Based Business REALLY For You?, by Elena Fawkner. Elena Fawkner is editor of A Home-Based Business Online ...practical home business ideas forrepparttar 117809 work- from-home entrepreneur.

Elena has made some very good points in her article about home business. As an entrepreneur of home business, I too share her thoughts. I wrote an article,"Home Biz Tips", some time ago, that merely skimmedrepparttar 117810 surface ofrepparttar 117811 home business. Now going into my second year of business, I found some new experiences to add to my list and Elena's. Elena places home business realities into three categories: financial, personal and situational. I will add my comments for each below:

Personal Realities:

>Commitment: That's exactly so, either you're into it or you're not.Your business must be top priority over anything. You must dedicate yourself to succeed.

>Risk Taker: If you are not ready for a downfall, don't try a home business. It will fail many ways before it succeeds. Secure and stable,it is not for some time to come.

>Self-Motivation: You arerepparttar 117812 number one "Boss". You must do it, like it or not, evenrepparttar 117813 stuff you hate to do.There is no one else there to do it.

>Self-Discipline: Distractions? You bet and lots of them! I cannot namerepparttar 117814 number of them within a span of one hour. Be prepared to stay focused.

>Patience: It is a virtue! Believe it. You are not going to make money right away, kudos to Elena! Absolute truth.

>Reasons: Want to work from home? Yes....and help withrepparttar 117815 income? Yes...Buy for your home, children, and spouse? Yes..Remember your reasons.

>Flexibility and Adaptability: Jack of All Trades,"That's You!" Just like those many household chores you do without thinking. You will learn to do things you never realized, that were associated with working at home.

>Willingness to Sacrifice: Long hours onrepparttar 117816 computer are a must.Can you sacrifice time and can your family live with it?

>Work Ethic: Doesrepparttar 117817 need to work exist in you?

>Stress Management: It's alot of weight on your shoulders! Your business relies on you as to whether it will succeed or not. Many thoughts will be on your mind and you must carry these thoughts with you day and night, everywhere you go, in everything you do...always inrepparttar 117818 back of your mind. Can you deal with it?

Those Not-So-Beaut Information Products

Written by Elena Fawkner

Every man and his dog will tell you thatrepparttar Internet is an information medium and this is precisely why one ofrepparttar 117807 greatest commodities you can sell online is information.

Many of you reading this article will already have been suckered into believing that you can run a real "business" selling ebooks from your site and may have even spent countless hours creating a you-beaut site to showcase repparttar 117808 ebooks and various other forms of informational products you have for sale. Why have your sales been so disappointing?

Quite simply, you're wasting your time.

Granted,repparttar 117809 Internet IS an information medium. Granted, information products DO sell very nicely indeed online. But not if all you're doing is selling someone else's product in isolation. You will not generate an income from promoting repparttar 117810 latest Internet marketing guru's "insider secrets" marketing course. Sure, you may make a sale here or there but you'll also be spending a fortune in advertising. Don't believe them when they tell you you will make thousands promoting their products, if that's ALL you're doing. Despite whatrepparttar 117811 "gurus" would have you believe, it just ain't gonna happen!


Because people need to have a reason to seek out your site.

How do you give people a reason to seek out your site?

Provide them withrepparttar 117812 information they're looking for. In other words, in order to sell information products from your site (or anything else for that matter) you must first create a content-rich site that containsrepparttar 117813 sort of informationrepparttar 117814 target audience for what you sell is looking for. Then, and ONLY then, will you have evenrepparttar 117815 chance to sellrepparttar 117816 information product.

There are a number of products out there that have done EXTREMELY well for their authors by being bundled with resale rights. In other words, if you buyrepparttar 117817 product, you then haverepparttar 117818 right to resell it to others. These products typically sell you onrepparttar 117819 notion that you, just likerepparttar 117820 author, can make thousands of dollars each month reselling repparttar 117821 book.

There's just one teensy bit of informationrepparttar 117822 author neglects to mention. Although he "gives you" a website, just likerepparttar 117823 one you visited when you boughtrepparttar 117824 book, if you want it you must host it withrepparttar 117825 author. For a monthly fee.

The product contains links to other products and sources that you can't change. Guess who getsrepparttar 117826 commission every time one of these links is used to make a purchase? You? Hah! Author again.

And forget about choosing who you use for your payment processor. 9 times out of 10 you're forced to use a payment processor designated byrepparttar 117827 author because, of course, he's negotiatedrepparttar 117828 best possible deal. For you. Yeah right. He gets a commission of every sale you make.

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