Is building a home based business easy? Is it an effortless activity where you can make 6 figures working 2 hours a day? Of course not!
I built and ran a business from start up to a multimillion dollar corporation. It was tough, but I did it. Do not let anyone fool you into thinking that building a business is easy. Because, it is not. Anything worth building is hard work. However, it is not impossible and it is rather doable with discipline and consistent effort. Building a home based business is tough, but with all the tools out there, it is easier now than ever and very doable for you.
The important thing to realize is that ANYONE can do it. While it may be work, it is not something only the anointed few can accomplish. With some elbow grease and a little determination, anyone can build a business especially a business that produces extra income for your family on the side.
In this tough economy, who doesn’t want some extra money coming in every month to help pay the bills? First you need to figure out what you want to do. Do you already have a product or service in mind? If not, and you really want to build a business while staying at home doing more of the things you love, consider selling a product as an independent distributor. There are many companies out there who are looking for independent sales distributors to sell their products. Most of these are MLM companies or multilevel marketing companies. The beauty of these businesses is that most of them have all the tools ready for you. You do not have to handle manufacturing, marketing, financials, etc.. It truly can be a good money generating business for you. These opportunities are flexible and can generate some good income for you. If you end up loving it, it can grow into a full time career. However, you need to be careful when venturing into an MLM company. Make sure it has solid management, a good track record, and a great product that potential customers will want to buy. If you cannot sell the product it is not worth it.
If you are interested in starting a new venture with your own product or service, it will take a bit more energy. But it is doable. The most important thing to consider is the customer source. Do people want your product or service? Do you already have a good customer base that you can tap into? Are your potential customers easy to reach? Remember, the ability to sell your product or service is critical to your long term success.
The other very important factor in starting your own business is your ability to procure the necessary resources the company will need to operate. This could be sales tools, inventory, or any other business tool. This can get expensive. It is important to keep your costs as low as possible at all times, even as the business grows and you think you are flush with funds. One of the easiest ways to keep costs low is to utilize the inexpensive tools you can find on the internet. Be diligent and do your homework. With some sweat equity you can easily build a good starter tool set for very little money.
If you still need capital or help with starting your business, there are often free services for new entrepreneurs in your area; SBA, Women Venture, local business chapters, etc…