online home businessIf you are considering starting an online home business or keen on earning extra income online there is a very important question that you need to ask yourself before you start searching for opportunities.

Do you have time available on a daily basis to devote to an online home business?  If not, are you prepared to make some sacrifices such as giving up a couple of hours of TV viewing or getting up earlier and going to bed later in order to free up some time? 

Often people join an opportunity and expect everything to work automatically without them having to put in any time.    Then when they realise they have to do some work they quit with the excuse “I have no time”.

When you start an online business, think of it as the same as starting a traditional business.  You would need to go to work daily and put in a days work in order to get the business up and running and making a profit.  It is not going to operate on its own.  So the same applies to an online business.

For some reason many people seem to think that online businesses work automatically, on their own with no work required.  This is very far from the truth.  Be realistic, you can’t expect to earn an income without putting in any work!

Online businesses require work and if you don’t have money to invest in marketing your business you will need to put in more time to make use of free marketing methods.  If you are fortunate to be able to outsource some of your online functions you will not be required to put in as much time.

Also you need to bear in mind that if you are new to the internet you are going to have to go through a steep learning curve.  This requires time.  You need time to learn the ropes and get familiar with how things work before you even start building and promoting your online business.  So, it will take time before you start earning and this is something you need to allow for.

Some people need to earn a big amount of money quickly and they turn to the internet looking for a quick fix.   Don’t get sucked into all the hype.  Those adverts you see referring to someone who earned $148 000 in one month, if true would have been earned by an experienced internet marketer – certainly not a newbie.

Come down to earth and realise that working online is the same as working in a traditional business.  They both require time and work.  The beauty of the using the internet is that you can work at home when it suits you.  You have no boss telling you what to do, but this then requires that you are very self-disciplined and make yourself put in the hours required daily.

If you have unrealistic expectations you will be setting yourself up for disappointment.  So, before you make the leap consider whether you have time available on a daily basis and if not, are you prepared to make the time, because that will ultimately determine your level of success with an online home business. 

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