Is There an Easy Home Based Business Around?
Everyone wants to know if there is an easy home based business. Just the fact that 97% of home business opportunities fail should be a clue that no business, including a home based business, is easy. Hard work and dedication is required in any business and this is definitely true for a businesses that is run out of your home as well. And if there were an easy one everyone would be doing it and raking in the cash. So, the short answer is, no there isn’t an easy one.
The Difference Between Easy and Simple
If instead you said ‘is there a simple home based business around’ the answer would be yes. I say this because the process of setting up and running a business from home can be very simplistic. For example, find a company that you can partner with, study their training’s, apply the training’s and use any mentorship or team work that the company offers. So, an easy home business with the mentality of ‘all I do is join and I start making money’ doesn’t exist. That ‘easy’ mentality doesn’t work for any other part of your life and won’t lead to success with a business whether it be traditional business or a home business.
Reasons Home Based Businesses Fail
A home based business has unique difficulties of its own. Unlike traditional businesses which, even though still owned by you, have employees, partners, customers that expect you to be open and many other things that hold you accountable, a home business usually has few or none of these to keep the average person on track. People are used to having a boss or co-workers that they are held accountable to. When these things aren’t in place people tend to slack off and not take the time and effort required to make a business work. In other words people don’t treat the home business opportunity like they would a ‘real’ business, and then wonder why it isn’t working for them.
Another reason the failure rate is so high in home business industry is because anyone can start one even if they have no idea what they are doing or have had any previous experience with owning a business. The average person can’t start a franchise for example because it usually costs hundreds of thousands of dollars in the first place. On top of that the franchisor requires certain training’s and sometimes previous experience in a related field before they will okay the franchise for the person. These two reasons alone usually keep anyone that isn’t completely serious about putting 100% into making the business work from starting a traditional business in the first place.
This isn’t the case with home based businesses. Many home business opportunities can be started for under $1000 which makes it affordable for most people. This is also the problem many times. Since the person didn’t put a lot of money into the business in the first place it is easy for them to quit when it gets hard or they lose focus and just let the business slip. This wouldn’t happen if the person had hundreds of thousands of dollars invested and had to make it work because they left their former job meaning the business was the only thing paying the bills.
How to Prevent Failure
A mental shift has to happen to make your home based business successful. The person has to treat the business like it is a ‘real’ or ‘traditional’ business. If that mentality is not taken on the business will fail. The training’s that the company you decide to partner with offers must be learned and implemented on a daily basis if you hope to succeed. There is going to be a learning curve for any business you start, and if you don’t keep up with it your business will suffer. Take advantage of the mentorship and teamwork most home businesses opportunities offer. Having team members and experienced leaders to hold yourself accountable to always helps. Take your home business seriously and you will become just as successful as you would with any other business out there.