Starting A Home Based Business - Are People Really Making Money ?Written by Cori Sachais Swidorsky
When deciding to start a home based business, I had many questions running through my mind. The one that stands out most is "are people really making money"? To me it all sounds too good to be true and you know what they say about that right? Supposedly if it sounds too good to be true then it is. I don't want to believe that with this. Along with starting home based business thereís a lot of research and reading. I have read about affiliate programs, drop shippers, e-books, products and software to help you with your home based business, newsletters and ezines. Well of course nothing is easy and nothing comes F.R.E.E, so now as I am questioning if people really do make money, I am also putting out money. Now that's a scary thing isn't it? With every business you must invest money in order to make money. People invest thousands of dollars into stock market, some make money, some lose money. It's a gamble just like starting a business, whether it's online or offline. It's actually less expensive to have an online business because you donít have to pay rent, utilities, employees, benefits for employees, have inventory, stock your inventory or buy a wardrobe for work..
How to Stay Sane Working at Home!Written by Michele Miller
Itís great working at home, being your own boss, but for some people itís not what they expected.
Iíve heard several people say they get lonely and miss being around work associates; others find it hard to stay disciplined, or they just find working at home boring. I personally donít find it to be any of those things myself and love working at home, but everybodyís different.
Some people are almost forced to work at home, such as disabled people, single moms that canít afford daycare, or donít want to put their children in daycare. For these people that didnít necessarily choose a home career it can be quite depressing.
For those that chose to work at home, and donít want to change that part of it, often times another problem arises. It can be called, ďwearing all hats syndromeĒ. Not only do you run a business and play manager, employee, billing clerk, sales person, inventory manager, etc., with a home business, you might find yourself cleaning house, taking care of kids, cooking meals, folding clothes, running errands, and paying bills, all during working hours. This problem tends to arise when there is no set work routine. It leaves one feeling overwhelmed on a daily basis.
To really enjoy a home business and keep yourself sane, itís necessary to establish business hours and a routine.
Itís best to get dressed every day at a reasonable hour, otherwise you find whole dayís gone and youíre still in your night clothes. Itís great to be able to do that, itís just not good to do it. You can bet doorbell will ring on days you slack off on this one!