To Take the Leap Or Not

A few weeks ago I started working on my budget, and wow did I have a rude awaking. After my income tax money was gone, I was going to be hurting for cash and badly. I am not destitute, but I don't have enough to do anything more than pay my bills. I like the job I have, and even enjoy doing it. The thing is I don't want to work another job for min wage, and never really get ahead.

So then i get the idea that I will look into my own home based business, and man is it hard to find the right one. How do you know who's a scam and who isn't. How can you be sure you've found something that will even work for you?

Well as of today i have think I found something. I am not entirely sure it will work, but if i don't try I will never know. It seems simple enough and it at least makes sense. So not the question is do I take the leap of faith or not. And that is where I am stuck, I have heard so many horror stories and I certainly do not want to be one of them.. So at 240 on Friday night i sit awake and wonder if I should do it or not.

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3 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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I wish I could start a business and be my own boss. I have watched children my whole life and have had licensed daycare in my home. Loved it all those years but now I have back issues and cannot lift anymore. Carried a lot of babies in my lifetime. I will be 60 soon. Still need to have income. Just wish I could think of something I could do at home because gas is so expensive. I love to sew? Would love to find a way to make money sewing. Does anyone have any ideas?

Hi, I was in the same boat about 3 years ago and was introduced to an opportunity by a neighbor. I don't know what your home based business idea is, but over the years I have found that there are a few things to consider:<br />
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1) Does this opportunity give you something to be passionate about? If you are not passionate about it and can "live and breathe" it - it will be hard to stay motivated.<br />
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2)Is there a good support system? You have to surround yourself with like-minded positive people in order to succeed. You want to be able to learn from the best and you do not want to feel like you are out there all alone.<br />
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3)Are there minimum start-up costs that you can financially handle? It will take time and commitment to make things happen for you. Can your budget deal with this until you start making a profit?<br />
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4)Does this venture improve your situation or just replace it? For example: does it allow you to earn a leveraged residual income or is it another situation where you will still be trading time for dollars. (If it is something that you are passionate about, trading time for dollars may be ok for you if it substantially generates more money than you earn now).<br />
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5)Do you have the right mindset? Do you have a plan of where you want to be, say 3, 6 or 12 months from now?<br />
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There are many opportunities out there that allow you to sign up for very low amounts and get a few sales from friends and family in order to get discounted products.<br />
These same companies have opportunities for true business builders - but that takes mindset, commitment and action on a consistent basis to be truly as successful as the leaders are.<br />
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Home based businesses via network marketing are great in that they are able to be done by anybody. They are also a great learning tool for educating you on what potential there really is.<br />
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I wish you luck with what you are considering.<br />
I hope this helps...