If you want to build a successful home based business and get paid to work from home and live the life of your dreams, there are a few very important ingredients you need that will create a long-lasting and very profitable home business.
The very first and MOST important home-based business success tip – Mindset!
I have personally struggled with having the right mindset for over two years, when I first started my own home business back in 2012.
The first major struggle I had when I first started my own home-based business.
The first problem I encountered was dealing with my self-limiting beliefs.
My mind kept telling me, I wasn’t good enough, I didn’t know how to write a blog, I didn’t know how to sell products and services online, I did not even know anything about building a profitable home-based business.
My mind was right, I did not know how to do anything because it was all new to me, but I never let it stop me.
I never had any prior experience, my parents never had a business or even knew how to turn a computer on.
All I knew how to do was show up at a job, do my work, collect my paycheck and keep repeating the same process over and over hoping, praying and wishing things would get better, but they never did and they probably never would so I needed to make a change to learn and experience new things.
The first thing I needed to learn was if i want to build my own home business, I needed to be determination and motivated.
So I watched motivational videos like this one.
I was always focusing on all the things that could go wrong instead of what can go right.
Turns out I was just holding myself back from success. I still had the job mindset instead of a business mindset.
I kept expecting the money to just show up. Boy was I wrong.
Money does not just appear. You probably already know that.
In fact money is just a byproduct, which means you have to do something such as sell a product or perform a service then after you successfully do that money is the reward.
The better you get the more you will make, plain and simple.
Just like working at a job the better employee you are, the more valuable you are to the company, the more you are going to make.
The same context applies to the home based business industry. The more value you provide, the more you help out your customers, the more they like you, the more likely they will become a happy customer and the more money you are going to make.
So if you’re in the home based business industry just to make money, you are going to make none.
Like I said before money is a byproduct. The more you focus on giving the customer what they want and help them get it, the more money you’re going to make.
So with that being said, you’re going to endure some problems, struggles and negative people who are going to try to hold you back.
Just like working out and building muscle. If you want to build muscle you have to perform resistance weight training.
The same concept applies to the home based business industry you’re going to have resistance from yourself, problems and other people. But the more you push forward the stronger you’re going to get, the easier it will become.
Practice make progress…
Tips for success
If you’re just starting a home business for the first time, focus on small daily goals and continue to make progress.
Even if you improve by just 1% everyday look how much you can improve in a month and in a year.
It will be more that a 365% in a year because it starts to have a snow ball and have a compound effect. The more you keep pushing the ball the bigger it gets.
The mistake I made was, I was just focused on the big goals of making 10-30k per month.
Then after the first month when I didn’t make anything I was ready to give up, but then when I looked back and seen the progress that I was making and new things I was learning I couldn’t just give up.
Always remember winners never quit and quitters never win.
What kept me going through the tough times when I just wanted to give up was that I set a goal and vision of my life in the future and had the past pushing me forward because I did not want to continue to work at a job struggling to live paycheck to paycheck just struggling to get by.
Do you remember watching cartoons when you were younger?
They tried to get a stubborn horse to move. Do you remember what they did?
It was the carrot and stick approach. They held a carrot a few feet I front of the horse to get it to move forward and they also persuaded it by giving it a whack with the stick to give it to move.
This I basically the same concept I had for myself. I had my dream lifestyle as my carrot to keep me moving forward and when I wasn’t making progress or wanted to give up, I just thought how much it sucks working at a job trading my valuable time for a small paycheck that was just keeping my head above water.
What I have noticed over the past 3 years building my home based business and getting to meet and help hundreds of people is that get so excited to get started and have a big dreams. But then in just a few weeks that dream just fades away and deteriorates and they end up the same place they began.
Valuable home-based business success tips.
It all begins with a desire. A desire to do more, be more, have more.
In order to make that happen, there needs to be a shift in your mindset so your goals and dreams are so BIG no matter what gets in your way, you are going to push through and keep moving forward.
Let’s just say you set out on a road trip across the country. You are about 1,262 miles into your journey and you come to road construction and the road is closed.
What do you do?
Do you turn around and drive home and say, you can’t make it, or do you just look at the map plan a new route and keep moving forward?
Same concept here, when you are building a business. Expect problems to happen and have a back up plan, don’t just give up like most people do.
Life is a big learning process, if it doesn’t work out the way you expected it to, there are 101 other ways. You just encountered one that doesn’t work for you.
When you are driving down the road, you keep your eyes on the road and focus on where you are going and not on the bugs on the windshield or the rear view mirror.
Make a decision and stick with it no matter what.
There are going to be hard times.
Climbing to the top of the mountain is TOUGH. We all know that, but the video at the top is worth the struggle.
You will learn skills and techniques over time to build your home-based business faster and be more effective, but 80% of building a home business is having the right mindset.
Always remember, YOU CAN DO IT!
Make a decision and stick with it. PERIOD!