How To In A Home Business (What You Must Learn)

24th October 2019


How To In Home Business


I received an email the other day and it said  –  “I am new to online marketing and I do not know how to in home business, or what you must learn how to market your business on the internet”.


I got a confession to make. Neither did I when I first started looking to make money from working online.


I am willing to bet most, if not all successful entrepreneurs online today did not have a clue either when they first started.


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But you know what, The only thing that separates beginners to working online at home from experts is time. It does take a little time to do your research, make a plan and then put your plan into action.


Most people who want to work from home and earn an income from the internet bounce from one business opportunity to the next.  You know why?  Because they are looking for the quick fix.  They believe the hype about get rich quick schemes that requires no work. (All I Can Say Is – Good Luck With That!)


But did you know you can save a lot of time by researching the business you are interested in and then putting your plan into action on how you are going to make it work?


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You can make it work by taking the time to read the FAQ about how you can make a start in your new online home business venture.  Take the time to get in on the conference calls, take the time to go to the discussion boards or Forums of your new business and ask questions.  If you have a particular program in mind then read the testimonials for it.  It always pays to read what other people think about it.  After all, they will have first hand experience.


It also takes time to advertise your new business, but it is not as hard as you think. Go to any search engine and type in “free advertising for online business” and you will be amazed at the results. Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising is not as expensive as you might think if you take the time to create a lot of keywords and set for pennies a click.


Take a little time to signup for a good autoresponder service.  After you do then take a little time to write some good letters to put in it.  You could also contact someone in your business to get some pre-written letters and take the time to edit them with your information.


The point I am trying to make is that it might take a little time to become successful on the internet, but if you have the patience and put in the work it will happen.


Just ask yourself which line of people you want to be in.  Is it the line of people who are working a 9-5 for 25 years or more, or the line who spent a little time learning what it takes to become successful working at home?


What you do with your time is up to you, but I know which line I would prefer to be standing in.


Now read on and find out about…


The 3 Core Competencies Of A Successful Online Home Business Owner


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It’s not all about being an expert in your field, having the right equipment or even the necessary skills. Without these three core competencies, achieving success in a home-based business will be a lot harder to achieve than you think.


Success at home-based business is dependent on many factors including:


  • specific skills


  • specialized knowledge


  • an efficient and functional work space


  • structures and processes


  • ongoing learning


  • a strong support team


  • a genuine interest in helping people


  • a vision and a plan


All of these elements and many others play an integral role in your success, however, if you don’t have the following three core competencies, the above elements alone will not guarantee long-term success and fulfilment from your business.


The three core competencies you must possess are:


  1. Discipline
  2. Desire
  3. Belief


The absence of any one of these three competencies will create struggle, overwhelm, confusion, frustration, fear, procrastination and eventual failure in your quest to build a profitable, reputable, and enduring home-based business.


Discipline – The ultimate test of this competency is created when you transition from the corporate or “outside” work world to operating independently from the comfort of your own home. 


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The exhilarating rush of freedom, the extra income you will generate from your home business and also the permission to make your own decisions on your own terms can so easily consume you.  This can easily lead you down the path that you don’t initially realize you’re allowing yourself to become distracted and deterred by the activities of daily life.


Accepting personal phone calls and visits during work hours, taking extended breaks, accepting invitations to go shopping or for lunch may be regarded as rewards or treats to yourself for your accomplishments.  However, it’s important to maintain strict rules of conduct, business hours and a professional mindset as you build your business.


Working from home creates an automatic feeling of comfort that can easily overlap into your business performance by nurturing a laissez-faire attitude.  Working from home might also provide you with a continuous reminder of the laundry sitting in the hamper, the dust on the bookshelf and the dirty dishes in the sink. 


If you’re contemplating starting a home-based business, honestly assess your level of self-discipline.  Even if you regard yourself as highly disciplined, you will be put to the test on a daily basis, especially during your first few months into your work at home enterprise. 


Evaluate this competency in depth before quitting your job or investing serious time and money into a new business.  No level of specialized expertise or creative genius will compensate for lack of discipline if you want to achieve business success.


Desire – How strong is your desire to not only run your own home-based business, but to work in the specialized niche you have chosen?  If you’re in it for the money, this is rarely enough to carry you through the hard times, challenges and setbacks that are a natural part of business life.


Desire fuels your energy and keeps you going when everything else around you seems to come to a grinding halt.  Desire keeps your spirits up and keeps you motivated and willing to be and act in ways that may at first seem uncomfortable or unnatural. 


Desire will give you strength and persistence when naysayers (people who habitually express negative or pessimistic view) try to sabotage your efforts or undermine your actions.  It will also help you seek out creative solutions to unusual challenges, give you courage when situations warrant, and an unwavering determination as you travel through areas of discomfort and unfamiliarity.


Without this core competency, it will be very difficult to get through the hard times with a positive outlook and the resolve to press on.  Make sure you have a strong desire to succeed at the particular business and niche you have chosen.  At times it may be the one thing that keeps you going.


Belief – How strongly do you believe in yourself, your business and your right to succeed, enjoy wealth, have beautiful things and be happy?  Your mind is your most powerful asset, yet can be your most powerful enemy.


Your beliefs alone can make or break your success in life and business, and you would be amazed by how many intelligent, gifted, creative, dynamic people fail because they don’t believe in themselves.


Many home-based business owners fail because they are continuously measuring themselves against others, focusing on their personal limitations, kicking themselves for not having all the answers or for not being perfect.


Some have a subconscious belief they don’t deserve success or put a limit on what they think they’re entitled to.  Soon they will unknowingly sabotage their own efforts keeping success at arm’s length.


Can you see how no amount of specialized skill; the perfect workspace, structures or processes will be enough if you don’t have the discipline, desire or belief to support the entire process?


As you contemplate starting your own online business or if you’re having difficulty bringing your online business to the next phase of growth, assess your levels in these three core competencies and determine their impact on your decisions and actions.


Are you willing to make a shift where needed to produce the results you seek?


Might a lower level in or non-existence of one of the competencies indicate the need to perhaps change direction or look at alternate options? 


A lower level doesn’t indicate a deficiency on your part, but may provide a clue that you need to look in a different direction or to open yourself to options you may have never considered.


Conduct this self-evaluation not to judge yourself, but to provide a benchmark or a compass that will guide your decisions in a direction that will give you real happiness and genuine success.


Now that we have got those core competencies out of the way and you are genuinely seeking an opportunity to work from home then you must…


Take Advantage Of That Home Based Business Opportunity


When a home based business opportunity knocks, you should listen. Ifworking from home jobs you dream of having some independence, setting your own schedule, and running things on your own terms, then looking for a good home based business opportunity or just a job you can do online should be your next step.  And when you find one that interests you, don’t let it pass you by.


Think about the things you like to do from hobbies, interests, and activities.  To figure out which home based business or job opportunity will work best for you.  (see graphic to the right) Its important to start with the things you enjoy.  After all, this will be your business and what you will be working on from your home.  Why not enjoy what you are doing and have a little fun with it?


Once you have figured out what types of things you like to do, then seek out the home based business opportunity that best fits in with your interest.  Seek out a number of options so that you can narrow it down to the home based business opportunity that will work for you and your situation.  If you have a general interest in something, you can try to find a home based business opportunity that focuses on one aspect of your interest.


Finding a niche in your home based business opportunity is important, because you want your business to be unique.  You will want to offer something that no one else does.  This will make your home based business opportunity more successful. 


For example, say you love restoring classic cars, and you want to take advantage of a home based business opportunity where you can pass on your knowledge and expertise.  However, there are quite a few classic cars, so you can narrow it down to cars or a single model you have the most knowledge and expertise of.  Rather than being too general, your home based business opportunity now fills a specific need for your clientele.


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Once you find your home based business opportunity, do not submit to the pressure to jump in too quickly.  As I said earlier in this article, create a plan and set goals so that your home based business opportunity has a clear direction for success. 


You want to make money from your home business so take one day at a time, always keeping your eyes on other ways to make your home based business opportunity more successful.  Also, make sure that you have a personal life that is not wrapped up in your home based business opportunity. 


You decided to take advantage of this home based business opportunity to do something you love to do, so don’t make it a burden.


That’s all I have to say in this article except here is a link to a company that is the make money online from the homenumber one training program online.  It will get you rolling and teach you every step of the way how to make money online from a home business.


Onwards And Upwards To Your Eventual Success Folks And I Hope To See You On The Inside.


Warmest Regards Wherever You Are In The World.


Robert Allan


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  1. Hello there Robert,

    I have heard of affiliate marketing in the past and making your online business but I didn’t get as detailed information as your post.

    Now you got me thinking. I will be doing deeper research and getting back to your website a few more times before I make up my mind.

    Thanks a lot for shedding light on this topic for me. Cheers.

    1. Hello Dave and thank you for your visit and comment.

      I always like to give detailed information in my articles simply because I have seen so many websites that hardly give a rough description never mind detailed info about anything.

      There are about a hundred articles on this website.  They cover a wide variety of topics pertaining to working online and from home to build a sustainable and successful business that will enable anyone to quit the rat race and their boring old 9 to 5.

      I hope you will come and visit again and access that information.

      Please also get in touch using the Contact Me Form on the right side of this page and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about getting started with your own home business.

      Best Regards.

      Robert Allan

  2. This is a great article about what it really takes to be successful in affiliate marketing. The three core competencies that you listed especially resonated with me. I am continually trying to improve all of them in myself, especially belief. Starting an online business isn’t something to be undertaken lightly, as some people seem to do. But if you have the right qualities and are willing to work, it’s an opportunity unlike any other.

    1. Hello Bailey Boudreau

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

      Glad you liked my article.

      I do try to give as much information as I possible can so that readers can make an informed decision whether work from home with a job or an actual business is for them or not.

      Based on the comments I have received throughout this website I am achieving that.

      Yes you must have Discipline, Desire and belief if you hope to achieve any measure of success online whatever you want to do.

      One thing I also mentioned in the article was to have a plan.

      I always advise people who ask me about starting a home business to first put pen to paper and write down what their objectives are and I don’t just mean money  or fancy holidays abroad.

      You must always without exception have some idea in your head what it is you want to accomplish and then put down all your thoughts on how you will achieve the end result.

      The opportunities are there for anyone to earn a decent income from the internet they just have to apply themselves 100%.

      As I mention in my article Wealthy Affiliate will get anyone of to a flying start so if you are not already a member then I suggest you ate least go and take a looksee.

      Have an awesome Saturday Bailey.


      Robert Allan

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