I think all of us who start a home based business are looking to be successful; there’s a difference between being successful and wanting to be successful. I just wanted to share some of my thoughts in regards to making a home based business successful. In my opinion, 90% of what goes into a successful home business is mental. Of course you need money and other resources, but your mental state is what will make or break you. The majority of people who start a home based business fail immediately; a lot these people who fail just don’t have that mental make-up needed to be successful; I’m not just talking about home based businesses; I’m talking about everything they do in life. Failing can become repetitive; if a person fails over and over again, they will most likely continue to do so. The ones who make it in this business are the ones that can take the negatives and turn them into positives. Internet marketing is a marathon, not a sprint; you don’t become successful overnight; it takes some long hard hours, and a lot of mistakes in order to make your business successful. I’ve been doing this for over six months now and I’m starting to see great results. A lot of people wouldn’t have stuck it out as long as I have because they weren’t seeing the desired results right away. I knew when I went into this business I wasn’t going to see great results right away. I knew what I did in the first couple of months wouldn’t benefit me for months to come; I was alright with that, and now I’m soaking in the rewards. Believe me, I still make mistakes and will continue to do so. Yesterday I found out I typed a link wrong in one of my articles; this article went out to over 24,000 publications; that means the thousand of people reading my article will not be able to find my website. My first goal in article writing is to share helpful information; the second is to get people to my website so they can see the proven home income opportunities I have to offer. By typing in the wrong link, people will not be able to visit my website. At first I was very mad about this; I quickly got over it and decided to keep on trucking. We all make mistakes just don’t make the same ones over and over again.
In order to have a successful home based business you must put in a lot of hard work; a lot of people think their website will do all the work for them. Eventually your website can do most of your work for you, but it takes a lot of time and effort to be able to get to that point. Remember, there are tons of people out there that are looking to make some money from home; as you know; the more competition there is, the harder you’ll have to work. You can get away with working about 8 to 10 hours a week on your home business; you might be able to make a nice little living, it depends on the system you’re using. If you want to make the big bucks, you better expect to put in at least 25 hours a week on your business; I average about 40 to 50 hours a week and I’m still not where I want to be yet. Like they say, “you get what you put into it”
Another saying is: “in order to make money, you have to spend money.” That is very true in regards to making a home based business successful. I’ve heard so many different opinions on how much money someone should spend in a month in order to make their business successful. Some people think a couple of hundred, others a couple thousand a month. Here’s what I think; don’t spend anything until you know what your doing, and once you think you know what you’re doing, put aside some money as a back-up plan. Even when I thought I knew what I was doing, I didn’t. People tend to learn quickly when they loose money, and you will loose money at one point or another in this business. Please make sure you don’t throw everything you have into this, you can really loose it all in one day, and I’ve seen it happen. Pick your spots wisely and throw a little here, and a little there; where you see good results, throw more money in that direction. I like to spread my money out to see where it grows the most; I then take the money from the weak areas and add it to the stronger areas, this is how you learn in this business.
Be sure to be patient and have some fun while trying to make your home based business work; like I said before, this is a marathon, not a sprint. If your patient, work hard, and have fun, you will make it happen. It’s a lot of people’s dream to be able to work from home as a full-time job, and it’s not easy to do. Expect to make mistakes and try to learn from them; you have all the information you need at your fingertips to fix these mistakes and learn from them. Try to get to know people who are trying the same thing as you; I’ve learned so many things from other people in this business. It’s almost impossible to make a home business work by yourself; don’t be afraid to find someone successful and latch onto them. A lot of people on the web are willing to help those who are interested in working hard.