Is a home based business really for you? I ask you this in all seriousness because if you are in one, or considering one, the answer may seem very obvious. Yes!
But I guess the real question is do you have what it takes to run a profitable and successful home based business? Getting in is easy, but seeing it through to success is the real challenge.
What many don’t realize about work from home jobs is that it takes a tremendous amount of discipline and determination for them to become sustainable and profitable.
What’s even more interesting is that you can actually predict your success in a work from home type of job, especially when you are just getting started, by answering the three questions below.
1. Do you slack at your job?
I know it sounds a little weird and a bit difficult to make the connection, but here me out. If you slack at your current job which is paying you, what makes you believe that you will be able to work an opportunity long term that may not pay you for months?
This is a serious question and it has a lot to do with respect for what’s already currently paying you. If you are slacking there then there is a good chance that you will slack at home based jobs that probably won’t pay you well (or at all) earlier on. If you are in network marketing or a direct sales company it will be your job to produce and pay yourself. There’s no room slacking there!
2. Is there a sense of urgency?
A home business is nothing to play around with. You’re either all in, or you’re out! There’s no in between because that’s just another way of saying you’re out.
If you are not willing to make sacrifices and do things you’ve never done in order to succeed than your business is finished before it even starts. If you have more to lose at stake, this is usually what fuels you to go above and beyond to see your business prosper.
For example, in network marketing many people throw home parties to to recruit people into their business hence why many of these opportunities are called home party businesses.
Although I’ve never thrown a home party myself, those who do are clearly determined to make it work by going so far as to inviting people into their homes multiple days a week to share the opportunity. I’m not saying you have to do the same, but you need to have the same level or urgency.
3. Are you ready to sacrifice everything?
I’m not posing this question to scare you or anything, but in order to make home based jobs work for you, you will need to be ready and willing to sacrifice habits that are keeping you stagmant.
Long days and nights working at your craft (continuously creating valued offers, getting your face out there and embracing video marketing, etc.) becoming goal oriented, and giving up old habits will all be a requirement for you to be successful at this.
If you’re not willing to sacrifice things that aren’t serving you and the progression of your business, then there will be no room for you to pick up new habits that successful people have.
I know the idea of a home based business seems exciting and sexy, and it is! But the dream of working from home can turn into a nightmare without letting go of your old self and old habits.