There are some primary issues to consider before you start your own business from home. It takes a certain amount of self analysis, beyond a need for extra cash, because it is not the same as having a job in many respects..
Are You a Person Who Needs Structure?
There is structure with a job — you know what time to show up; what duties you need to perform; what your deadlines are; what is the time allowed for your breaks and lunch period; when to wrap it up and go home for the day. You know more or less exactly what to expect each day, and you know how much money you will make at the end of each pay period. You can budget accordingly and plan your life.
Are You a Person Who Needs to be Held Accountable?
You are accountable to your supervisor, manager and/or team. You have a foundation that has already been implemented for you. Systems and format are all in place and you just need to be trained and learn how to use them to do the duties expected of you.
How do You Feel About Your Current Position?
You may love your job and excel, even going ‘beyond expectations’ for your position; or it may only be a means to an end. You do it for the money only – to survive. Probably if you had more say about how things are done, or had influence on how far you could go ‘up the ladder’ you might be a whole lot more enthused. Either way, ‘you have to do what you have to do to get by’.
Can You Focus on the Long Term Goal and Stay Motivated?
When you are your own boss, for example if you start an Internet home business, you have to have the discipline and motivation to do the necessary work. You strongly need the ability to stay motivated day in and day out when you are not seeing any results yet. Technically you are not even being paid for the time you are spending. It can be like wall-to-wall-unpaid-overtime!
So you can see how it is very easy to become discouraged, unless you are able to remain positive about your goals, and remain absolutely determined. This is critical. If you don’t, you may give up before you have given yourself a real chance to succeed with your own business. You know why they say 95% fail at Internet marketing? It’s because only 5% don’t quit. The same 5% that never quit!
Can You be Flexible and Determined?
Internet marketers may change their strategies with the various new waves, but they always stick to their goal, which is to succeed. They get more determined, not discouraged, when things are slow to develop. Instead of giving up because they don’t see any results instantly, they fight harder and stick to their plan.
This is a particularly strong point to consider because especially in the beginning you will likely be working many long hours without pay and without seeing anything that tells you that you are on the right track. You have to have the ability to turn any discouraging or negative thoughts or comments from others into determination. You have to fight the demons! If you don’t it is possible you will acquire an attitude of ‘why bother’ and stop trying. You can’t let that happen if you truly want to have your dream of your own successful online business.
Do You Have a Positive Self Image?
‘Self-talk’ really may help you. Just keep telling yourself “YOU CAN DO IT!” Believe with all your heart that you can do anything you put your mind to. Then take action every day or as often as you can, to implement the things you have learned. Keep learning and growing along with your business!
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