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Starting a Home Based Business
Finding a Home Based Business You Can Love
Many of us get into a home based business because we think it's something that will interest us–or that it's something that will sell well—-or the company has a great reputation. But mostly it's to make money, right?! That's something that deserves a fair amount of attention. Sometimes though-we just JUMP into a home based business with both feet. Exciting? Maybe. Sometimes we're right–and sometimes ….well….we quit the business before you can say…..”I want my money back.”
Investing time in yourself—and really looking inward before jumping into a home based business can be so beneficial. Ask yourself—if I do “this” type of business what will be the daily activities I'll need to do to make the income I want? REALLY think about this. I can't emphasis this enough. Will you need to make several phone calls each day? Will they be long distance? Will you need to have so many home parties a week? How will you build a team–if part of the business provides an income from commissions off anyone you recruit? How will you tackle marketing? Promoting? These are all valid and important aspects of having your own business.
Be sure to have a good grasp of the companies compensation plan as well. And find out what your required monthly purchase is too. Many home based business companies require their consultants or reps to meet a monthly quota/or minimum purchase amount.
But most of all—find a home based business that fits you! Your lifestyle. Your family. Your wallet. Make sure the products are something YOU will personally use!
Talk to someone that is currently doing the same home based business. Find out how they plan their week—what they do—and what they like and dislike about their home based business. This is great insight, and information worth seeking out.
I did all these various things when I was looking for a new home based business to fill my void when I left Affordable Luxuries (and soon after they went bankrupt, so I left at the right time). I missed being a part of a team, talking with other moms and women like me. But…I was hesitant to put time, money, energy and my hopes into yet another home based business.
But…I had the urge to try something new, find an even better fit. I love building a team and watching each person set their goals and attain them as well. There is a lot of camaraderie in being in the same home based business with other women, yet having your own home based business within that group as well.
This go around I had even higher expectations and desires. I was tired of the push to recruit people and trying to understand some multi tiered compensation plan. I was really sick of candles too.
I wanted something new. Something that had a lot of room for growth.
I decided to do Avon – selling Avon has always been something I've enjoyed. People always seem to be receptive to Avon. Great company, great reputation and great products. I'm always amazed at how many new customers I get just by accident.
That being said….I will still keep searching for something else to add to my stream of incomes.
There are many other companies too…
Here at MoneyMakingMommy we have the Direct Sales Directory. You can look over tons of home businesses and they are organized by type, so you can hone in on what you like.
Everyone is different–and I can tell you–one company does not fit all. This is like buying a house! It's a BIG decision. You'll be glad you took the time to research both the opportunity—and YOURSELF!