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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So You Want To Start a Home Business?

So, you've decided to take the leap and start a home business? Great! Now...where to start?

Almost everyone, at some point in their lives, dreams of working from home and/or owning their own business. Unfortunately, many don’t think it’s really possible and never really take their dream to fruition. Usually it’s the fear of failure that holds people back from making their dream into a reality.

I’m here to tell you it IS possible and you can make money working from home. You just have to be willing to TAKE ACTION and follow through with your plans.

First things first. You need a business idea. There are countless legitimate home business ideas and opportunities out there. Here's a few, off the top of my head:

Freelance Writing, Web design, Medical Transcriptioning, Blogging, Internet marketing, Candle Making, Secretarial Service, Paid Surveys, Graphic design, Pet Sitting, Errand Running, Home Parties, Copywriting, Ebay, Online Trading, Real Estate, Photography, Domain Names, Wedding Consultant, Affiliate Marketing, Catering, Music Lessons, Online Tutoring.

There are a zillion more, but as you can see, it is possible to find something you enjoy that can be a great home business. The hard part is deciding which one you want to do!

All of these businesses are relatively low-cost start-up businesses. You don't need to invest hundreds of thousands just to start your own business. Some of the most successful businesses were started with very little start-up money.

The important thing to remember is it takes time to build up a successful business. Don't quit your job tomorrow! Keep your regular job while you build up your home business. Start your business part-time and let it grow. Once it reaches the point where you are making enough money, you can quit your day job.

So, have you chosen an idea or two to pursue? OK. What next?

You need to research your ideas and decide which one is the best fit for you. Google some of the ideas and see what kind of results you get. Forums are an excellent way to learn about your chosen business as well. Take time to research and learn everything you can before jumping in.

Keep yourself organized by making a to-do list and make an effort to work at your business every day in some small or big way.

That's enough for now. Take your short list of ideas and go research all you can. When you think you're ready, learn some more, then take the leap! You can do it!

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