The search for a home business can be frustrating at times; as we all know, there are tons of home businesses out there. The question is which one is the right fit for you? And how do you find it? Well, I put together some simple steps for you to keep in mind while seeking your business opportunity. These are the same steps, the same principles we used when we were searching & researching a home business to assist in changing our lives. So here it is…
1- FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE BUSINESS: You should feel good about the company, product, and business. If you are simply chasing dollars, it will work against you. Love the business, love the product, be passionate about the difference and benefit you can bring to the table with your new business. Feel good about it!
2- DO PROPER DUE DILIGENCE: Now when I say “Due Diligence” I don’t mean go talk to people and get their opinions. That is not proper due diligence. Because, anytime you attempt to better yourself, or even think outside your box, you WILL have people knock down your idea. We’ll call them “Dream Stealers”. See, they would rather knock you down or hope you fail, so it justifies their lack of motivation, it justifies the fact that they have settled…The are other forms of opinions that will come across in a professional manner during your research. This is where you should be extremely careful! It will fool people quite a bit. There is one very simple way to identify it. We’ll call it “mud-slinging”… If someone is “Mud-Slinging”, ask the same question I asked…. Why? What is the motivation behind there comments? Always research the source… Usually it is because they have something else to sell you. Be very cautious around any product or business that promotes based on “mud-slinging”… If they have to tell you how bad everyone else is, they may not have to many good things to tell about themselves. Research and find information that does not have a reason to steer you in any way. Research your research.
Simply, find the business you like…Talk to other people in the business/company. Call the main office/corporate offices during business hours to confirm real people are in a real corporate office running a real business. Learn what is truly possible with that business. What kind of results are people having, and do you believe you can achieve YOUR goals in that particular business… This is how you determine if there is a fit. Trust your instincts, get fired up!
3- FIND YOUR MENTOR: Find someone that you can trust. A person who has created the very thing you are looking to create. This should be someone who is willing to listen to you and your goals and cares about your success. More importantly, you are willing to listen and learn from this person as well. Also very important, he/she must have a financial interest in your success.
4- MAKE SURE THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE WITHIN THE TEAM/ORGANIZATION WHO ARE HAVING SUCCESS WITH THE SAME BUSINESS MODEL: Ask to be introduced to some of the other people within the team or organization, in person or by telephone. This is where most will come up short, look for the trail of success!
5- MAKE SURE THE PRODUCTS BEING SOLD ARE LEGITIMATE STAND ALONE PRODUCTS: Make sure these products are something that would sell by itself, something that holds the value of the price tag. If not, you will have a hard time creating duplication in your business and will have a huge impact on you residual income. Besides, referring back to step one… You want to feel good and have confidence about what you are selling. There are a lot of legitimate businesses out there with legitimate products. Find the one that gets you fired up!
6- MAKE SURE THE TEAM/ORGANIZATION YOU ARE WORKING WITH HAS A TURNKEY MARKETING SYSTEM IN PLACE THAT ANYONE CAN DUPLICATE: A complete business, fool proof system that anyone can duplicate. If the company relies on recruiting family and friends, you might want to run! You should seek a reliable way to get quality prospects in front of what you are offering.
7- ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY: The last, but most important step of all… One of the main reasons people fail in home business is this reason right here… Self-Responsibility. They do not accept the responsibility; they think the “System” will create the success by itself. This is not true. Consider the business you find as a vehicle, a vehicle that can take you any place you would like to go. However, you must get in and drive yourself! Understand that you are going into business for yourself. Your results are completely up to you. Yes, find the business that fits you, and plug into the business model/system, but the work is up to you. Any legitimate business out there WILL tell you it takes effort. If someone tells you can have it all for nothing, then RUN LIKE THE WIND! It is completely up to you… Success is a choice, your choice.
I’m sure these 7 steps will assist you in your search for your home business. I will pass on one more piece of advice from a very good friend and mentor; we can call it bonus step 8! And it applies no matter what you choose to do in your life…
Believe in yourself, Believe in what you do,
Live your life like a champion!