View Full Version : Take Your Time
03-07-2005, 05:08 AM
I think one of the best tips for anyone looking to work at home is to take your time in deciding what it is that you want to do and what it is you'd be best at. You need to have a plan and make sure you are choosing the right biz, and these take time. Do it right, research each company or idea you have and then dive in with both feet once you "know" this is what you should be doing.
03-07-2005, 08:27 PM
I would also add that, with a direct sales/home party plan, it's important to have a passion for what it is that you're selling. I love my product and I know that it shows to the customers that attend my parties. The best thing is to be able to take something you're collecting or a hobby that you have, and turn that into a profitable business ... how many other people can say that they have fun with their work???
03-08-2005, 10:14 AM
I'd like to add that it's important that you really be honest with yourself, if you need structure to work and organization is not high on your list, then a home business may not be right for you. Also, evaluate your finances to see what your working with, most banks (that have real people) will provide free consultations, and do not expect to have a million dollars in the first year! You may sustain some losses in the beginning, but don't lose hope, most businesses operate in the red for the first couple of years or break even. And lastly, don't be afraid to ask for help!
03-08-2005, 10:19 AM
I couldn't agree with you guys more. I looked for a home biz for a couple years before I found something that I really love doing! So many people will sign up for businesses that are really scams because they get in a bind and are looking to make some quick money. It seldom works like that. Any home business where you'll make any decent amount of money takes time and hard work. And it is a lot easier if you love the products or services that you're selling. People please take your time, research and learn about the company you're considering, and most importantly make sure that it is something that you love and you'll ROCK at it!!
03-15-2005, 12:44 PM
I agree 100% with all the suggestions and advice. You must love the product AND be able to use it yourself. I have tried so many different businesses that are great companies, but even thou their products were great, for one reason or another I couldn't use them. It made it hard for me sell the products to others. Also, when you are comparing companies, you might want to consider "is this a one time purchase" or is their another form of residual income? Because your starting a new career, but you also want to plan for your families future.
consumable, wearable type products if you earn their trust will continue to purchase from you, so your commission will be ongoing but will probably flunctuate.
membership type companies build a residual plus flunctuating commissions.
ecommerce and auction type companies might have repeat customers with flunctuating income.
All factors to consider when joining a company. Check the payment plans. Is their more than one way to earn with this company? How often do they pay?
After you decide on a business, make a committment to yourself. Make goals for a month, 3 months, 6 months. 1 year and 5 years. It takes time and effort. Try to focus on 1 business at a time.
08-03-2005, 11:53 PM
WOW! All great advise!!
I was lucky. I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator after just 1 day of thought. I went into it not knowing ANYTHING. Fortunately I've been doing it for 3 years and Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
However, If I have a potential recruit I make sure I layout everything. I don't want her to have any surprises along the way!!!!!
I agree with all the advise above....everyone's needs are different and you need to make sure you are doing what is RIGHT for you and your needs!!!!
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