Quick, Easy Money...And Horse Feathers
By Kirk Bannerman
Enter the horse feathers.
Does it ever end? I've been involved with Internet-based home businesses for
some time and I continue to be exposed to a seemingly endless barrage of
offers (all costing me money, of course) claiming to be "the secret" for
making a fantastic income, in a very short time, and with very little effort
I must admit that I may have a slightly self-serving
reason for addressing this topic. My articles are published on my home-based
business websites for the purpose of trying to give prospective team members
a true sense of what is really involved with starting and developing a
successful home based business. The self-serving part, I suppose, is that I
want people joining my team to have the straight scoop going in so that we
don't waste each other's time. I admit to being selfish in this regard (I
don't want to waste time working with people that have unrealistic
expectations), but it is also very efficient for both parties involved, so
it is not a totally one-way thing.
Now, back to the topic at hand. There's no magic here, folks. Once you have
selected the home business that you are going to pursue, there are no
substitutes for time and effort in developing your business. A dream of
being an "overnight success" is just that, a dream.
I can tell you from personal experience, that once you "pay your dues" and
begin to have real success with a home based business, it is really
terrific. Think about Nirvana or Valhalla, take your pick, but in any event
it's really sweet.
When I started developing a home based business, making a good income was
obviously an objective, but I also had other sub-objectives. One of the most
important things was to have nearly total time flexibility (I mean, if I was
willing to continue to wear the 9-5 Mon-Fri collar I could just have just
stayed in the previously "traditional" work force).
Time flexibility was (and still is) a "biggie" for me. Many people working
at home have the same need for various reasons. For work at home moms, a
home business can be a real godsend to accommodate the hectic time
pressures, particularly when the kids are quite young and mom is also
spelled "transportation". In my own particular case, the reason is not quite
so noble...I just want (need?) to be able to pick up my fly rod and go
fishing at a moments notice (sometimes I'll be gone for a week or two at a
time, but now the business has enough momentum that it keeps on operating
just as well as if I were here tending to it on a daily basis).
Bear in mind, I am only able do the breakaway thing now that I have put in
all the up-front time and effort and now have developed enough kinetic
energy in my home-based Internet business to be able to enjoy the fruits of
About The Author
Kirk Bannerman operates a successful home based business and resides in
California. For more details, visit his website at http://business-at-home.us.
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