Saturday, October 10, 2009
How to Start Your Home Business Search
So, you’ve decided to start a home business, not an at home “job”. You know the difference between the two and are exited about your decision.
You start searching online, only to discover that there are TONS of opportunities to choose from. Vitamins and weight loss products, make-up and shampoo, jewelry, kitchenware, legal services, healthcare, financial services, electric and telephone service- the list goes on and on.
How do you even begin to weed through it all?
Start by writing down you’re interests:
Do you love and use make-up?
How about jewelry?
Are you passionate about education?
Choosing a company that markets a product or service you can get passionate about helps ensure your success. It is hard to sell make-up if you don’t use the product itself.
Do your research!
Make sure you speak to someone that works the business. Find out how long the company has been in existence.
Longevity speaks for itself. A company with several years under its belt is a big plus.
Find out the start-up costs and monthly fees.
Most home business opportunities do have start up fee’s as well as monthly fees. Work at home jobs do not require a fee to start.
Why charge a start-up cost?
You have to remember you are starting a business. If you opened a hardware store or a McDonald’s, there would be considerate fees involved. A home business is generally under $100.00. For that money you would receive (any or all) product samples, marketing materials any websites.
If a company sent their kits to every new home business owner for free, they would be broke.
The fact is many people start a home business and fail to even "really" get started. Hard to believe, but true!
Is ongoing training and support provided?
It will be your lifeline in the beginning stages of building your new business. Like a new “job”, you will be learning new skills.
Once you have found “the company”, get going and don’t stop till you get where you’re going! Procrastination never made anyone rich!
If you have found the perfect opportunity, asked for information, and never received a call back,...you need to come back for my next post! I'll give you some reasons you why!
See you soon!