In this day and age we see more people turning to the internet to find jobs. A majority of people look for a home based business. Chances are you’re thinking about it right now or have an idea for one and that is how you ended up here, right? Have you made mistakes in the process? Do you make these 3 simple mistakes in best home based business ideas?
I want to help to make your search a little easier when it comes to a home based business idea. You can’t just jump right into a home based business. I hope to shed some light on what to consider even after you have your idea picked out.
* Mistake # !-Picking the wrong type of business/job.
Pick the right one for YOU.
The most common mistake is picking something that wasn’t right for you. Thinking about taking surveys online?
Or are you thinking of maybe trying customer service for a local business that allows employees to work from home? It could range from selling Avon to working for Cigna. You could maybe have interest in MLM (multi level marketing) or Affiliate Marketing?
When deciding on a home based business you need to make sure it is right for you. No businesses are alike on or offline. What you are required to do will vary depending on which idea you go with.
Taking surveys would be a bad idea. You could spend 8 hours taking surveys and MIGHT make $10 (if you are lucky) in that 8 hours. That’s if there are surveys that meet the criteria.
Doing customer service for any business will rely on your talking on the phone handling complaints or questions about their service etc.
Do you have a nice voice? if you have no knowledge about this business, do you like to learn, are you easy to train?
These are just some basics that you need to think about, Whatever type of business idea you want to try, think about what requirements you might need.
* Mistake # 2-Not knowing enough about the business you are trying to get in to.
Did you research thoroughly?
Once you have a general idea of the type of business you are leaning toward, turn to google and do some thorough research. Do you need certain skills, will you have to purchase equipment?
You want to start your own business, then you need to research about obtaining a license and what the requirements are for the area of which you want to open your business are.
When you get into MLM of Affiliate Marketing you REALLY need to do a lot of research. You don’t want to be caught up in a scam.
MLM tend to have a lot of upsells (having to pay a fee to join and pay for other tools and products as well) in them.
If you have thought about Affiliate Marketing I did a review on one, Wealthy Affiliate. Check it out and you will get an idea as to what you need to research about Affiliate Marketing.
Anytime you are looking to do a job, open up your own business or have a home based business, you need to get as much information about it as possible.
Leave no stone unturned. Meaning search every aspect of your idea as possible.
Once you have decided on the exact idea, read reviews on the company. Just because you liked what you saw in your research doesn’t mean that it is a good business or that it is legit.
Some businesses that offer home based opportunuties are trying to reel you in, so they make the opportunity LOOK better to sink their hooks into you
When opening up your own business you could review how well your type of business does in your area. If there are other companys similar to your business type, read reviews on them.
Then you will know to take that service and offer the customers something better.
Mistake # 3-Not knowing what your responsibilities will be and considering whether your surroundings (your home in this case) will allow you to work effectively.
Be sure about what you are getting yourself into.
Having a home based business may not be what you think. You may be working from home and not have to hit the snooze button on your alarm,
BUT you still have a job to do. Often we think that working from home means freedom to work when we want.
In a sense this may be true, but you can’t just do it for a couple of hours and be done. In most cases anyway.
Especially if you are running your own business. If you aren’t working you aren’t earning. This is with any type of job/business you have.
You need to be able to set yourself a schedule and stick to it. There can be no procrastination and no distractions.
I work from home and I do keep my phones handy as my mom is disabled and I have 2 girls in school as well as 5 older ones who have their own children.
The business I have allows me to work while on the phone if need be. This can also cause a distraction for me as well. Not all opportunities will allow the same.
By now, you should have a lot of information compiled about your idea. Before committing to your home based business idea, you need to imagine what you day will be like.
I say this because if you are working from home and your job requires you to be on the phone, you need a quiet environment.
A parent who has little ones who are not of school age may want to rethink that type of job.
Starting your own business means you will need to have the financial means in getting your business up and running. You will need the equipment needed to perform your service, and the right type of transportation to get it to your customers (depending on the type of business you will be doing).
You may need other employees. There can be an endless list of what you will need. Go through everything so that you are prepared before you have already put money toward getting it started.
* This is a mistake some may make. Avoiding/ignoring conflict.
Bonus suggestion-No regrets. Work through it.
As long as you have followed the suggestions I described through out this post, you should feel comfortable with your decision. Your business whether it be your own or for a company, can still throw you a few curve balls.
You may have a different task handed to you, or your computer took a dive while you were creating your blog.
A piece of equipment malfunctioned while building a customers deck or while updating their bathroom. This list can go on, but hopefully you get my point.
Ones you didn’t see coming. That can happen even at a job you have done for years. You don’t just up and quit it, do you? You work through it. You will need to do the same with your home based business.
I advised you to do the research and reviews in order to keep the unforseen to a bare minimal.
Even with all the information you gathered up, there is still the possibility that you might have made a mistake with what business/opportunity you chose. I can help you if you find yourself in that position.
Like I said, I work from my own home and love what I do. It is my business and I get out of it what I put into it.
I don’t have a start time or a set time that I am done. But I can be with my family when they are home. Please feel free to check it out if you like.
If you were to have any questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate, I love to hear them and will definitely respond back.
Best Of Luck In All You Do