Is a Home Business Right for You?

Is a Home Business Right for You?

Every morning as people wake up and make the commute to work, many dream of the day when they will finally work for themselves. Every time the boss lets someone know that they must give up their weekend plans for the good of the company, people contemplate the benefits of being the owner of their own business.

Are you one of these people?

If you are, it is important to ask yourself some very important questions before you make the uncertain leap into self-employment.Many dream of the benefits of home business ownership, but few take into account the sacrifices that must be made to bring the dream to fruition. Please don’t make this mistake yourself.

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You must approach home business ownership with your eyes wide open. Ask yourself the important questions, and more importantly, answer your own questions openly and honestly.

AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION

Are you the type of person who relishes every chance to gather around the water cooler for social interaction? If so, then home business ownership may not be the right decision for you.Instead, if you feel that you can be quite content sitting alone at your desk; speaking only to clients and really minding your own home business, then you might have what it takes to succeed as a home business entrepreneur at IDLife.

If you feel at ease with your own company and don’t need a dozen coworkers milling around your desk, then you, too, could savor the freedoms that will allow you and your family, to live the lifestyle you know you want and deserve.

THE KEY TO HOME BUSINESS SUCCESS

Self-motivation is the key to success when you start a home-based business. You need to possess the ability to push yourself ahead. Your drive and determination will be reinforced with every new sale. The level of success that you will achieve greatly depends on the time and effort you are willing to plow into your new home business.

Your organization, planning and marketing skills, will all be put into practice when you embark on your liberating journey from employee, to being your own boss. In fact, you will be the wearer of many hats and gain a wealth of business experience along the way, when you finally make that commitment to work at home.

Finding the appropriate products or services to market should not be over-looked as well. You need to find what you are passionate about or the fun of working for yourself will turn into another job that you hate. Consider IDLife products as a potential outlet for your business or other recurring income opportunities.

YOUR SUCCESS RESTS ENTIRELY UPON YOUR OWN SHOULDERS

You will now be the boss. Are you truly able to work independently? Do you have the drive; the tenacity, to persevere with your home based business? Will you be able to invest the necessary time to nurture it, to watch it grow and see it through, from germination to full, glorious bloom? When you’re the boss, you are responsible for the success of your home business, from A to Z, from disappointments to victory.

When you work at home, it will empower you to achieve many things you were unable to do when you were stuck working for that tyrant boss. Remember him? He’s the guy that wouldn’t let you take time off when your baby was sick…the same guy that called you in to work on Thanksgiving Day.

A home business means that you can take good care of your family and make money from home, simultaneously. You will have the best of both worlds! Just think–no more dirty laundry piling up–you can do it while you work. No more scurrying around at the last minute searching for a babysitter either. And no more worrying about getting fired; you’ll be the boss!

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IN CONCLUSION…

Stay positive and focused on your home based business, even if, when sales aren’t up to par, you get occasional negative remarks or derogatory comments from people with stuffy, dead-end jobs. Ignore their cutting words and bear in mind that success is the best revenge! Keep your admirable, positive attitude at the forefront and show them what you’re made of!

 

 

How To Attract More Interested, Enthusiastic Prospects

How To Attract More Interested, Enthusiastic Prospects

What is the #1 most important part of all your marketing on the Internet? The one thing that is even more important than your sales letter? It’s your headline. Think about something very carefully for a second. How do people reach you on the Internet? What makes them click over to your web site or read your email message? (a subject line is still a headline)

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The answer is the headline. It is the most vital of all. If your headline does not make them click, your site never gets read. If your headline on your site doesn’t make them stay they simply click away. Nothing is more important than the headlines you use in your emails,  your ads, your banners and your web pages. All of them must be powerful and make people want to know more. Headlines are so important that not spending the most time on them will make you lose tons of money. More time should be spent on your headlines and titles than the actual writing of your salesletters. They are that vital to your success in any type of advertising.

When you realize that one headline can pull 1700% more than another you begin to realize just how important they are. If you are placing ads right now and they are pulling in 500 hits a week, one simple change in the headline could make the same amount of work pull 5,000 hits a week. The difference can be massive and will determine the success or  failure of your business. It can also determine how many people care to read your article.

Titles for articles should be given the same amount of consideration as headlines for sales letters. The more power and impact the title has the more people will read it. Many people give very little thought to the title of their articles. Don’t make that mistake. Make your titles provocative, exciting, promising a huge benefit and they will draw the maximum number of readers. Your articles should be just as exciting as your sales letters.

When you consider that the only way for anyone to reach you on the Internet is through a headline, it gives you some idea of their power.A classified ad should be created out of the best headlines you have. Your banners should contain the most potent headlines you can think of.

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All links on your site should be thought of in terms of headlines. Links on most sites say things like, “Free E-Book”. They expect you to click on that and download it. It’s not going to happen. ‘Free ebook’ tells you and I absolutely nothing. We’ll pass it over without even a second glance. Give all your links life, power and benefits and then watch what happens to the response. Treat each link like you absolutely had to get every visitor to click on it. What would happen if all the links on your pages suddenly got 20 times more clicks than normal? If you’re already making money, then your income would skyrocket. All from some very simple changes that would take no more than a few minutes.

 

 

Ben Franklin’s Secrets For Success

Ben Franklin’s Secrets For Success

Are you overwhelmed by all the advice on the Internet about running a successful small business? The sheer volume of information is overwhelming and often the “experts” disagree. Every so often my business will experience a slow down. This week was one of those weeks. I could easily blame the holiday or the normal summer vacation period, but that wouldn’t solve my problem. I needed to step back and rethink my business plan.

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The response for most online business owners is to pick their favorite “guru” or “gurus” and start studying their advice.That works well for a lot of marketers, but sometimes I like to think outside the box. There are some time tested ideas that are universal and will work if applied to any situation.

I studied Ben Franklin’s simple system for self- improvement. The system may be simple to develop, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to follow. In his autobiography Franklin talks about his need to constantly monitor himself. Old habits are hard to break. Although Franklin used this system to reshape his personality, it can just as easily be applied to improving your skills as an online entrepreneur. If you’re looking for a quick fix, this isn’t for you.

Here’s a step by step plan for becoming a more successful entrepreneur.

  1. The first step is to pick the 13 areas of your skills that need the most work. Step back and take a look at your business and find 13 skills that would improve your performance.
  2. Put the 13 skills you’ve listed in order of importance.Label them from 1 to 13.
  3. Decide to spend one week working on each skill. Spend time every day for a week working on improving one area of your business. For example if you chose writing better ads as an area needing improvement, spend a week working on your ad writing skills.
  4. After you’ve spent a week working on your number problem, move to problem number 2.
  5. After 13 weeks go back and work on number one again. Follow through on each skill for another 13 weeks.
  6. By the end of one year you’ve spent four weeks improving each roadblock to your success.

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At the end of a year re-evaluate your business and determine which skills still need to be worked on and which ones you’ve mastered. I know this seems like a lot of work. It’s taking time away from making your first million. Well I have to let you in on a little secret. Making a go of your online business isn’t easy and if you’re not willing to work at it, you’ll spend your time asking: Is anyone really making money online?

Well there are small businesses making money online, but they’ve done their homework and honed their skills. If you’re truly serious about making money on the Internet, this plan is as good a place to start as any.Don’t rely on luck. You’ll find the harder you work, the luckier you’ll get.