After helping thousands of people start up their own home
based businesses on the the Internet, I have come to recognize
two of the most important factors for identifying people that
should NOT attempt to 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 need a “reality check” and should not
attempt to start a home business under either of those
conditions. I refer to these two comments 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
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 it doesn’t take any effort and
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 so called
“opportunities” 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.