Having a home based business is everyone’s dream job these days. I mean, who wouldn’t like to work from home? No boss lurking over your shoulder, not having to deal with co-worker’s issues, no 30 to 45-minute-long commute to an office. The list could go on and on.
I’ve been fortunate to be working full time in the home based business industry for the last 5 years. In doing so I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of individuals that all have a desire to start a home based business, or so they think. Most really don’t have any idea as to the level of commitment or discipline it takes to build a business from your kitchen table or spare bedroom office.
In this article I am going to list the top 5 tips for home based business success. These tips may seem elementary, but I can assure you, if you don’t apply this simple steps your chances for success are minimal.
1. Treat it like a JOB!
This is so important and has to do with your mindset and perception. Don’t kid yourself, just because you paid money to become a distributor with a company and market their products and opportunity doesn’t mean you now have a business. It only means, it’s now time to go to work and BUILD your business!
2. Create a work schedule
One if the biggest mistakes that rookie home based business owners make is NOT scheduling time to build their business! Sounds ridicules but it’s the truth. If you don’t schedule time to build your business I can guarantee this, you won’t ever build a business. Review your current schedule and set a reasonable amount of time per week then per day to work on your business. Usually a few hours a day is sufficient if you’re doing high level activity.
3. Schedule your daily tasks
Since you most likely have a job and have only a few hours a day to work on your business you don’t want to spend it figuring out what you’re going to be doing during those few hours. Having scheduled activities, like at your job, will help you be more productive during those limited hours you have available. Plan your daily tasks for the next day so that you spend your time productively building your business. You can use a time block schedule for your activities, things like sales calls, follow-up calls, training, mind-set development and so on.
4. Eliminate ALL distractions
When you work from home one of your biggest enemies will be distractions! There are all kinds of distractions that will try to steal the time from you that you scheduled to build your business. Things like Facebook or any other social media, taking random phone calls from family or friends, just doing random things around the house simple because your there. You have to FOCUS on your business during those few hours of scheduled work time. Use your time WISELY!
5. Connect with your mentor daily
This is huge! Staying connected with your mentor is critical. We all need accountability and staying connected with someone that has your best interest at heart is a great way to stay on target to meet your business goals. Remember, you are not in business by yourself. You can also reach out to people on your team for support. Stay plugged into your company’s conference calls, webinars and live events.
If you implement these 5 simple steps you will greatly increase your chance for success in your home based business. I have mentored many new distributors in my business over the last 5 years and these top 5 tips for home based business success, although basic, seem to be the biggest obstacle’s most people face.
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