Why So Many Don't Succeed At Developing A Home-Based BusinessWritten by Kirk Bannerman
From what I have seen and experienced, quitting is greatest temptation during first year of working at a home-based business. If smoking was like working at a home-based business, occurence of lung cancer would be dramatically reduced.
It is a known fact that a majority of people that undertake a work at home business do not achieve real success. There are several reasons for this, but one of primary reasons is that these people get frustrated and do not allow themselves enough time to actually succeed.
In early going, one of most difficult things about developing a new home based business is dealing with emotional roller coaster that can result from highs (successes) and lows (temporary setbacks) you are almost certain to experience. Once you have done research and decided on a particular home based business opportunity, you really need to focus on persistence and realize that any real business will not just automatically become successful in a matter of days or weeks. You should be prepared to give it your best sustained effort for at least 6 to 12 months in order to begin to build a solid business base and begin to see some good income.
Highs and lows were something that I began to notice when I first started a home based business. I have many years of top level management experience in "traditional" corporations and have experienced lots of business cycles (corporate "ups and downs"), but natural "ups and downs" that occur in a home business (particularly in early stages) can be brutal from an emotional standpoint if you don't prepare yourself in advance for fact that it is a basic law of nature...it will be a rocky road until you have spent enough time and effort to build your business to a level that sort of smoothes out peaks and valleys.
The impact of highs and lows you will probably experience in developing your home based business is amplified by fact that you are now in business on your own. You are boss and get to make all decisions, but you are also on your own in dealing with frustrations that will occur along way while you are developing your business.
DOH! A Home Biz Even Homer Simpson Could DoWritten by Jon Castle
Everyone likes Homer Simpson, moron that he is, because letís face itóthere is a little Homer in all of us. Have you ever come across a business opportunity you would have liked to try but didnít because you were afraid of your own ineptitude? Well, leave your fears aside fellow Homer Simpsonites because here is a business you can start with your eyes closed and your brains on hibernation mode--Loan Signing!
Loan signers, Notary signing agents, loan signing agents, mobile Notaries, all of these terms have been used interchangeably and they all describe same thing--a traveling Notary Public (and no, Homer, thatís not an island country somewhere in Bahamas). A loan signing agent goes to a borrowerís home to witness signing of loan documents. Of course you need a few supplies (like your Notary ledger), but Iím not going to get into particulars in this article. What you really want to know is, how do you get started, what is work like, and how much can you make right?
To get started you can join a Notary Association, most of them have a signing agent section. There you will find more of basics to getting started with this business and get your name listed. They will all try to sell you some really expensive loan signing classes but that is completely up to you. The smart, un-Homer thing to do is a search for some Notary signing agent message boards where you can learn how to get started for free. The process is very simple and involves a small fee to get a license, ledger, and certificate with your county.
The work is even simpler. A client (usually a title company that found your name through a Notary association listing) calls you and asks if you want to do a signing. They fax a contract that states how much youíll get paid, or how much you wonít get paid if you donít do your job right etc. After you accept, they send you loan package by fax or email. You then call borrower to schedule a time frame for signing which usually takes an hour. You watch borrowers sign their papers, you sign and stamp a couple yourself, borrowers get a copy of loan package, and you get one to overnight back to your client. Yes, Iíve simplified process a bit, but not by much.