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5 Facts You Should Know About This Home Business Thing

The Real Story of Your Own Home Business

Many people know about the wonders of working from home. They imagine working in their pajamas and doing whatever they want all day, while the money just pours in. Which would be wonderful if it were true! There are some things you need to expect if you are going to have a home business. It’s not all wine and roses, after all. Here are some tips about what you should expect if you plan to have a home business.

Know that you may not make money right away. This is something that many people are discouraged by. They don’t seem to realize that just because you hang out your shingle, you need to do something to get people to try you out. That’s where good marketing comes in. You need to market yourself and your products or services, or else no one will ever know about you.

2 Know you need some extra money. Not many people can quit their job one day and enjoy booming business the next. As mentioned above, money may be slow in trickling in. Therefore, you need to find a way to eat. Whether you moonlight or take on freelance work, make sure you have some kind of income flow coming in so you can pay bills and get groceries.

3 Your pajamas isn’t right for work. When you work in your pajamas on your couch, it be difficult to get any real work done. After all, your body doesn’t know the difference between working and sitting around checking your Facebook page. You need to encourage a productive environment for yourself by getting dressed every day and having dedicated work space.

4 You need to act like the boss. Because you are the owner of your home business, you don’t answer to a boss. And that may not be as great as you think it is. You are the person who has to keep yourself in check. You’re the one who has to make sure you meet your goals. You need to give yourself a schedule and hold yourself accountable in your business in order for it to work.

5 Your family may not be as supportive as you think. In theory, they may think it’s great that you are starting your own business. A few weeks in, however, they may start to wonder what you’re really doing on the computer for 26 hours a day. They might start to ask you to run errands for them because ‘you don’t have a job’. Set firm rules with your family. Don’t allow them to distract you from work all day long. You may be at home, but you are still earning money for the family and that work must be done.

While a home business may seem difficult in reality, part of the fantasy can be yours. If you take the time to plan well and heed the advice in this article, you’re going to have a home business that works for you and allows you to live the life everyone wants. So How do you deal with it?

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LolaIs a Statistician & IT Professional. She is passionate about finding new knowledge and loves sharing it! She is a co-owner of Please leave a comment or share your opinion!View all posts by Lola →

  1. Alex ZemkusAlex Zemkus05-26-2013

    Great article Lola outlining the requirements of starting an online business. It’s too often portrayed as spending a few minutes a day and waiting for the money to roll in. What needs to be realized is that you need to get out of the PJ’s, roll up the sleeves and put in some solid sweat equity.
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