Is it Time for a Priorities Check Up?Written by Lesley Spencer
by Lesley Spencer, MSc; Founder & President HBWM.com Inc.
Working from home is a dream to many people. And its true, it comes with many benefits. Working from home enables moms to plan their day around children's needs and schedule. Having freedom and flexibility to attend school functions, play paper dolls at 11:00 a.m. or have an afternoon tea party in middle of living floor are all luxuries of working from home. Working at home is great, but be aware, priorities can get blurred.
Our society admires successful people. Many people are driven to make a lot of money or to be well known in their industry so they can be considered successful and worthy in people's eyes. However, it may be more accurate to believe we are truly successful when we are happy and content right where we are. The constant pursuit of more or envying others' possessions does not bring contentment. It brings depression and envy. If you've ever seen celebrities, who are rich and have "everything", you've probably noticed many seem empty and unhappy. Having it all isn't about money or possessions. It's about people and relationships you build in your life. Happiness is also about being content with what we have.
A home business can consume you. If you have your own home business, you
Home Business Is All About KnowledgeWritten by Stephen Brennan
I've just finished reading and replying to an email from a rather confused and frustrated "Affiliate Hopeful". It's not something I do a whole lot of, as I don't advertise myself as an advisor or any kind of expert in Internet Home Business area. But if I had any advice to give or if I was to decide to proclaim myself as any kind of authority, there is one very important piece of advice I would ram home hard to anyone willing to listen.
We all know (except maybe newbies that arrive in their multitudes every day) that almost all of 'overnight successes' that we see touted on every second home business or affiliate marketing related website, are either very rare exceptions or total rubbish. Whichever case, truth is that 99 percent, or more, of Internet home business hopefuls are NOT going to see a penny in first 3 - 6 months, if indeed at all.
If truth were known, they are going to spend far, far more than they earn at least in beginning, if they ever earn anything at all. It's a well known and oft quoted fact that 95 percent of Affiliates NEVER make any money at all. That's one in twenty who has any success whatsoever. I suspect figure is much same for most home business endeavors.
We have people blundering blindly into something that they have absolutely no real idea about, ready to take on world (literally), just because some person who owns a website (who may well have about 2 weeks more experience than they have) says they are going to make a killing!
Would you really rush headlong same way into a venture in real world? I'm sure most wouldn't even consider trying their hand at any kind of business in real world, without first getting some advice, as much information as possible about what they were going to be up against and also make sure they had a pretty good idea about exactly how they might actually achieve their goals, not to mention how to start.