We live in the age of the
internet. No where
has the internet made a bigger impact than in the area of the “work at
entrepreneur”. You want to start your own home based business. But,
so many different ones. Some are legitimate, some aren’t. Since the
your starting a business is to make money and free up some free time
eventually, you certainly don’t want to waste your time and money on a
So, therein lays the problem. What do you look for when starting your
at home business? The following is a list of just a few things to look
for in a
home based business opportunity.
With so many scams out there, one
thing to look for is a stable opportunity.
I mean is this: Look for a business
that has been around for a while. I’m not saying that there aren’t new
opportunities that are not worthwhile but I always like to know the
has been successful. Also, a stable company will usually let you join
so that you can take a more detailed look at it before you invest your
money into it.
product(s) will you be offering
to others? Is it something that most people need, use, or would want?
importantly, is it something you need, would use, or want? It is
market a product that you don’t use, because if you don’t use it, how
convince anybody else to use it? Also, keep in mind that most times,
be selling the opportunity as well, so you need to be convinced that it
before you can convince others.
much does it cost to join
this opportunity? How much is it going to cost to market your product?
the compensation plan work? How long does it usually take before I at
break even? Compare what you will be spending to the money making
you find a stable company with
a product and opportunity you really like. The next step is to make
will get the training you need to get the word out that you have that
and opportunity. Nothing is more discouraging than having something to
business to promote, something that will benefit others, and not know
advertise it. Make sure your business gives you ideas on how to market
product. It’s even better if they show you how to do it. Look for ways
people to join you while your business is growing, like Guaranteed
an advertising co-op.
goes along with the training
you will get from your business. Can you get in contact with others in
business that have been successful? It’s nice to know the path others
taken to become successful in your business. They can give you helpful
and they can help you avoid some of the pitfalls they have encountered.
really nice if the opportunity has a chat room or message board so that
get ideas on how to start, how to promote and advertise, and how to
others as they join your business.
the above leads to this last
quality I look for in a home based business. How great of a potential
to make money in the business? After all, that is the bottom line,
isn’t it, to
Gut Feeling- Don’t forget your most
important tool-your common sense. If something doesn’t seem right, you
back away until you get all your questions answered. First and
have to believe in the opportunity and what it offers before you can
sell it to
others. Make sure to get a handle on what is going on before you commit
Once you make that commitment, give yourself some time before you
there are other things that you
can look for. These are just some basic things to look for when trying
just the right work at home business to place your time and money into.
believe if you will use these basics as a starting point, you will be
shape on making a decision.
About the Author
Baird has been involved with work at home businesses for 4 years and is
Work at Home