If you are like most people, the thought of making more money and working from home has probably crossed your mind at least a few times during the past few years. Maybe it was when your boss made you mad or when you realized that even though you were working very hard at your J.O.B. (which I like to call Just Over Broke) you are still barely making enough money just to get by.
It’s no wonder that the home business industry is booming with growth that has never been seen before. Between corporate scandals, jobs being shipped overseas, and living wages barely being paid anymore the fact of the matter is that you need to find a way to take care of yourself and your family.
I honestly believe that starting a legitimate home business is the solution that most families are looking for, and if they’re not they should. Unfortunately the task of sorting through the home business jungle can be a rocky one and with thousands of options to choose from, how do you get through the junk and find the legitimate home business that will actually put money in your pocket over and over again.
In this article I’ve outlined the top 3 sure fire tips on how to locate and start a legitimate home business.
#1 – Get your self a legitimate home business mentor.
If you are planning on starting any type of home business, whether its network marketing, the service industry, home parties, or any other idea you’ve came up with you need to make sure you have someone in your corner who has achieved some degree of success and is willing to help you out.
If you go about starting any venture without a mentor you actually decrease your chances of success by at least 50%. A qualified mentor will not only make your home business journey much easier, but you will also be able to avoid all the pitfalls and money lost that they went through when your mentor first started.
So where do you find a mentor? Well, if you start a legitimate home business via a network marketing company, than just make sure the person you join under is qualified and willing to coach you as you get going. If you are starting another type of business, this task can be a little tougher as most qualified mentors won’t want to coach you because you soon would be their competition.
#2 – Realize that it takes money to make money.
There has yet to be a single business venture that has made someone wealthy without some type of investment. With that being said, everyday people scour the Internet in hopes of finding the home business program that won’t cost them a dime to start and they can make tons of money doing it.
Although you’ll find thousands of programs that claim to be legitimate most of them are either scams or fly-by night operations that will only waste your time and efforts.
For most people this sure fire tip should be obvious but I want to make sure you get it through your head that it does take money to make money. It doesn’t take a lot of money but it will take a small monetary investment on your part to get any legitimate home business off the ground.
#3 – Use the Internet & get educated on Internet Marketing.
Even if the home business you are going to start has nothing to do with the Internet you will soon realize that the Internet will be your most valuable tool when it comes to communicating, day to day operations, and of course marketing and advertising.
Where it stands right now, the Internet is the one true platform that the little guy can compete with the major corporations. While it isn’t feasible for most legitimate home business owners to run TV or radio ads, they can develop a strong Internet marketing presence with very little money and skills.
There are thousands of ways to effectively market and advertise your business online. Everything from search engine optimization, blogging, writing articles, Squidoo, pay-per-click search engines, web 2.0 strategies plus much more! The great part about the Internet is that many of these marketing strategies are low to no cost as long as you know what you’re doing.
Although there are lots of different organizations and courses that claim to teach you Internet marketing, the best and most cost effective way to get your feet wet is to make sure you home business mentor has some experience on the Internet and can show you the basics of what you need to do to get your business online.
Align yourself with the proper mentor who can give you the tools to be successful online and you will save thousands of dollars trying to figure it out on your own.
The reason that most people fail when they try to locate and start a legitimate home business is because they have unrealistic expectations or they don’t put together a proper plan to achieve success. Remember, it’s called a Home Business, NOT a home hobby or give it a shot chance at the lottery.
Millions of people are making a great living from home, more money than they’ve ever made before in their lives and they did it by following a few key guidelines. #1 – Have a mentor. #2 – Realize it takes money to make money. #3 – Harness the power of the Internet.
Oh wait… I almost forgot! There is one more sure fire tip to starting a legitimate home business. You must take ACTION! You can read all the books in the world, find an incredible program and mentor and mentally prepare yourself for success BUT if you don’t jump in and start playing the game then it doesn’t really matter does it?
As the great Benjamin Franklin once said, “You may delay, but time will not.” Don’t waste another minute being unhappy with your current situation. Locate the home business that’s right for you and get the wheels moving on your hugely successful financial future!