By Kirk Bannerman
I have helped thousands of people start up their own home
based businesses using the Internet. Over time, I have come to
recognize two of the most important factors for identifying
people that should NOT start a home based business.
If a prospective entrepreneur says something like…
“I’m broke and need to make some money…fast!”
“I want to start a home business, but I don’t want to spend
anything on it until after I start earning some money.”
…it is certain that they have not “gotten real” and should not
attempt to start a home business under either of those
conditions. I refer to them as the “death sentences” for
starting a home based business.
Almost equally important is the need to have realistic economic
expectations when undertaking a home based business. There is no
magic here, folks. A home based business provides many rewards
such as working in the comfort of your own home, avoiding a
stressful commute, being your own boss, setting your own hours,
no dress code, etc., etc., but anyone that is also expecting
“instant riches” is sadly mistaken.
There are a tremendous number of home business and work at home
opportunities offered on the Internet. Many of these are all
hype and try to convince you that you will be making huge amounts
of money in very little time (you know, stuff like…”you will be
making $5,000 per week, and more, in just a few weeks!”). You
should avoid these like the plague…if they were for real
everyone would be doing it.
Study the opportunities carefully and select the home business
opportunity that seems to fit your own particular style or
talents. What is a good choice for one person may be a very poor
fit for someone else. The common thread that applies to everyone
is that you must be “for real” (as indicated above) and the
business opportunity itself must be “for real”.
About the author:
Kirk Bannerman operates a successful home based business and
coaches others seeking to start their own home based business.
Visit his website at
Legitimate Home Based Business for more details.