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How to be Successful Working from Home!


By Michele Miller

So, youre interested in starting a home business?
How can you make it happen?

Many people only dream of working from home and dont think its really possible for them to do so. Sometimes its the fear of failure that holds people back.

Im here to tell you IT IS possible and you can make money and enjoy working form home, you just have to be willing to try.

First of all, you have to have a business idea. Lets look at some legitimate home business ideas to begin with; lets get some ideas going here

Web design, Graphic design, Internet marketing, Secretarial Service, Medical Transcriptionist, Home Parties, (theres lots of these around and you can definitely make good money if you stick with them), Pet Sitting, Errand Runner, Copywriter, Real Estate, Photographer, Caterer, Furniture Maker, Candle Making, Wedding Consultant, Computer Tuition, Music Lessons, Insurance Agent.

Theres loads more, but as you can see, it is possible to find something you enjoy that can be a great home business. You might have to take some classes to begin with if you dont have a skill. It depends what you are looking for.

The trick with any home business is to ease your way into one. Keep your regular job while you develop your home business. Start your business part-time and let it build. When it reaches the point where you are making enough money, you can quit your regular job. This way, you wont be taking risks and depending on a new business to support you right away.

All the above mentioned businesses are relatively low cost start-up businesses. Forget having to invest hundreds of thousands just to start your own business. Some of the most successful businesses were started on a shoe-string, or thereabouts

So now youve got some ideas, what else do you need?

You need DISCIPLINE AND MOTIVATION. Thats as important as your business idea. You need to be a go-getter kind of person to have your own business. You need to be willing to get things off the ground yourself, and often willing to work for no financial return at first, or very little financial
return. It helps to have vision; you have to sow the seeds to see the flowers. Overnight success is quite rare.

You can help yourself stay motivated by making a to do list, and working your business every day in some small or big way. It doesnt really matter as long as you have a plan and keep chipping away at it until it happens.

You hear people say all the time that you need to set your goals, well you do, and a to do list will enable you to cross off things as you work through them, giving you a feeling of accomplishment as well.

Okay, what else do you need?


As you begin starting your own business, you may come across negative people who will discourage you and make you feel less confident. You must ignore these people and only let yourself focus on the positive. One day these people will eat their words. Try to find people who want the same out of life as you do and mix with them. If you can, find yourself a mentor in the field you are going in to. This is a great help. You will be able to stay motivated about your future goals if you have someone to share them with. A mentor will also give you insights into your business and hopefully share
with you how to avoid certain mistakes along the way.

The last thing you need is FAITH in yourself. So go ahead, start a home business You wont look back!

Michele Miller is a home-based business owner and medical transcriptionist. She is also the author of an E-book about medical transcription. You can visit her website at:

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