Starting an Internet Home Business Part-Time is Being Real Smart

The ideal time to start a business at home is when you have at least one income stream. This will ensure your survival while you are planning, building, developing and maintaining an Internet home business.

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Ever hear the saying, ‘why put off until tomorrow what you can do today’? A good reason to start today is because you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. If this was for example that you got laid off from your job due to downsizing, outsourcing, mergers, etc. You know they don’t give you much warning in many cases.

That kind of adds insult to injury because it completely throws a wrench into everything. Your whole routine, budget and all can become quickly ‘not applicable’. Your entire way of life needs to change radically while you try to find other work. The bills go on just the same during the suspension or at least reduction in the income that you thought you had.

You need to survive between jobs in other words. So the point is when you are in dire straits is not the best time to start a new business because you need to be in a hurry. Some things just won’t hurry particularly if you have learning curves which most people do when starting something new.

So the time to start is when you have an income and you can afford to take your time; and something else that works in favor of you eventually being successful is that with an income, you can afford to feel your home business is a labor of love, something like a hobby or interest that you enjoy doing (the making money hobby).

If your part-time business already has some kind of structure and is already running to some degree, then if something unexpected happens, you can merely ramp it up! You can just welcome that you will have more time to invest in your own business now that you don’t have your bummer commute and surly boss to contend with! 😉

Anything can happen where you might need to raise substantial extra money quickly – a major car repair, natural disaster, relocation, personal family matters, etc. It is a whole different ‘ballgame’ if you have been able to earn extra money with your part-time internet home business and have been able to save it; you don’t have to panic as much because you know you have it covered for a few months or so until you can land on your feet!

Think about it – It’s a lot easier if you could see tomorrow coming! Not to know the future, but just to have a contingency plan for whichever way things go. If you are prepared and engaged in your financial health and your security, you will use your spare time wisely to do something more productive instead of just ‘hanging out’.

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Important Skills for Internet Marketing

There are a number of skills that people should acquire when they are going to start a business that involves Internet marketing. The majority are actually important for any endeavor and they are ‘acquired’ from within, such as determination and motivation. They are a part of self-confidence, self-esteem and the desire for accomplishment.

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Other skills important for an Internet marketing entrepreneur to hone are for one the ability to stay positive – to never allow themselves to become discouraged when sales are slow or non-existent. So this ability involves faith to always remain positive no matter what you see or don’t see! Just to keep your eye on the prize and don’t worry about anything else.

Another huge skill that is absolutely necessary is the ability to remain focused. In the beginning one needs to know how to focus amid an avalanche of information, emails, claims, banners, etc. (you can almost envision flashing neon lights here). Chaos and confusion is a prevalent atmosphere that can totally overwhelm someone if they do not know how to focus only on what they need to do, and not to allow themselves to be constantly distracted.

Organization is one of those skills that you need for practically anything. To create order out of confusion. To ‘line your ducks up all in a row’ (so you know where they are). Being organized is particularly important for someone who is trying to navigate any new territory. To have only those things that you need in the forefront and to be able to prioritize them will only be possible when all the other unrelated things are out of the way.

Planning is another thing that works together with organization and focus. Just like if you went on a road trip – you would need a map or some kind of directions to get to where you want to go. It is the same with any endeavor where you hope to reach a goal – in this case a successful internet marketing business from home. So lots of information to sift through and much easier if you can determine only the data you need to perform whatever task is at hand.

If it takes making folders with labels – whether virtual or physical, this is a big help to organize your business. ‘As above so below’ – and in this connotation if you clear your desk your mind will be much more clear. If your mind is clear you will be able to function much more efficiently (accurately and quickly) to achieve your goals each day.

Writing is also a key skill for Internet marketing because advertising and marketing, networking, blogging, online communications, etc, all involve writing. It is important that you learn to express yourself clearly because for one example, if you had an off-line business people would come in the store, actually see what you have for sale, and are able to read the specs and details on the box, or to ask a you questions.

Online this is not the case, and you have to be able to convey the details clearly so as not to leave a gaping hole that may stop someone from completing the transaction until they are able to clarify whatever their question is. One should not pander to any inclination for ‘stage fright’ with regard to writing or to cop out by saying they don’t like to write, they can’t write or any other excuse. It is one of those things you will have to learn to overcome if writing is a problem.

For some things of course you can get ghostwriters and/or copywriters to do things for you, but in the long-run it is ultimately to your own advantage to be able to do things for yourself and to be very open and responsive in your communications with prospects, customers and Internet peers.

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Hello world!

Hi, it’s Stanley and this is my new website. Stay tuned… I’ll have great things to share!

For starters, here’s an article I think you’ll enjoy…

It’s called: “Make the Leap to Home Business Success

If you are going to build a successful home business, you need 3 “intangibles.” These are things that must come from WITHIN you.

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First, you must have a strong WHY.

Why must you make a home business work? What’s driving you? What is it that you CAN’T have in your life anymore and/or what is it that you absolutely MUST HAVE now?

For me, I couldn’t stand working 12+ hours a day anymore and missing the experience of my children growing up. I also absolutely HAD TO HAVE the freedom of being able to control my life and finances through a little box that I could carry with me anywhere in the world and not be tied to anyone’s time pressures or demands but my own. That was my carrot and my stick. I felt a great pain deep in my gut of missing out on my children’s lives and the incredible freedom that succeeding in this business would provide for me. I found my why. You MUST find yours.

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You must BELIEVE that it is possible.

If you don’t believe that it’s POSSIBLE for you to succeed in a home business or make your living on the Internet, you won’t. It’s that simple.

For me, figuring out that it was possible was just a matter of realizing that many other people were ALREADY making great money with a home business online. If they could do it, I could too. It would just be a matter of figuring out what those people were doing and then adapting it to my situation.

There is no shortage of undeniable PROOF that people (millions of them) are making money online in many different ways. Just get online and do some research and you’ll find countless testimonials and stories of REAL PEOPLE making real money on the Internet. Or head to your local bookstore and you’ll find the same documented evidence of this fact. Truth is, it’s getting easier and easier to start and succeed in a home based business. This is primarily because of the Internet and affiliate marketing.

I’ve always said that “affiliate marketing” is the job of the future. In the “old” days, you had to go to a potential employer, apply for the position and hope for the best. Now you can simply go to any company you want, fill out their affiliate application and start work immediately. Affiliates are the new working class. Believe me, making money with affiliate programs or making your living on the Internet is WAY MORE than possible. It is pretty much (or will be soon enough) unavoidable now. Affiliate marketing is the “job” of the future that’s here TODAY.

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You must be willing to MAKE THE LEAP.

Ready, FIRE, then aim… This is the operating philosophy you MUST adopt to succeed with an Internet home business.

That’s backwards for most people who like to aim before they fire. The fact is the Internet is a moving target… The only thing constant about it is change. You need to stop analyzing the game and simply jump into it. You can’t learn from the outside… You have to be IN THE RING to truly understand it.

The lesson here is that you will never really be READY to start a home based business. You simply have to start one. This is what I call “Making the Leap.”

The good news is that the cost of failure on the Internet is very small. In the “brick and mortar” world you need to evaluate things very carefully before you decide to open up a business. It’s almost always necessary to invest thousands of dollars to get an offline business off the ground. However, on the Internet you can often start a successful business for less than $100. In fact, Plug-In Profit Site is a really good example of this.

You simply need get IN THE GAME… Each moment that you stay “out there,” you’re wasting valuable time that you could be learning and skills necessary to become a successful affiliate marketer. In fact, if you’re not in the game yet, you’re ALREADY behind the times. Come on… You can do it! Make the leap to becoming a successful home based business owner today!

About the author: Stone Evans was a washed up restaurant worker desperately searching for a way to save his family when he discovered the internet and affiliate marketing… 24 months later he finally cracked the code and started earning over $10,000.00 per month… Now the same system that saved him is available to you here!

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