Apr 032008
 
home business
Michelle Oaks asked:

I’d Really like to have my own home business- but I just don’t have time!

More and more people want to have a home business. This is because they understand the benefits to having a business where they can work at home and have the opportunity to earn more money than they ever possibly could working their J-O-B.

Given that you are here reading this, I can pretty safely suppose that you either already have a home business or that you are enthusiastically seeking information because you want to have your own home business.

A common question I run across is “How can I find time to run a home business?”

The quick answer is ‘If you have a home business that is run completely online then it could be very easy‘.

An online business that is automated will not take you much time to run. Often you can get by with only an hour or two a day. Sometimes less & sometimes more. It all depends on the business, your knowledge about working at home, how much extra money you are wanting to earn with your home business AND how focused you are.

Because the subject of this is Time Management we will concentrate right now on how focused you are. The more focused you are the more you can accomplish in a shorter amount of time.

If you are a person that gets easily distracted, then it will take you more time to accomplish what you have set out to do. This is simply because you will be wasting more time dawdling and going off your path into different directions as you become distracted by different websites that you come across while advertising your site or possibly by phone calls from friends, etc.

To make the best use of your time you need to set goals. You need to make a plan. If you fail to plan then you plan to fail is an old saying that still holds true today.

Some people will recommend that you write out some long complicated plan before you even can get started working on a business.

I don’t feel that this is necessary. I think that if you get stuck on writing out a long complicated plan then you might never really get to the part where you have your own home business.

I believe that if you take the time to figure out WHY you want a home business it will help you to focus better. What is your reason for wanting a home business? To be able to spend more time with family and friends? To earn more money?

You need to think about that and figure out what your reasons are for wanting to work at home. Write them down. Put them in a place where you will see them often and this will help you to stay focused.

Then you need to figure out WHAT you want. Do you just need to earn enough for a few extras each month? Then you probably can get by just working 30 minutes or so a day.

Do you want to have the chance to actually quit your real world job and earn your living entirely from home? If this is WHAT you want to achieve with your own home business then you will really need to focus, get rid of as many distractions as you can and you will need to spend more time working your home business.

When you do this then you will be able to put your time to the best use possible and you can make progress on much less time than someone that attempts to work their home business without focusing at all.

Maybe you have little ones that you need to take care of but you can still manage to work a home business while taking care of them.

If they are still small and take naps then use that time to work on your business. This way it will be quiet and you will not be so easily sidetracked.

Another option is to choose a specific time period that is Your Work Hours. Let everyone know that in order for you to provide your family with a better life that you need this time to work on your business.

Make sure that they understand that you are still there if they need you but that unless it is important that they should try not to bother you.

Some children can sit and play happily right there beside you without causing you to lose focus. If this is how your child is then you are doubly blessed. Enjoy having your child near you as you create a better future for them.

Other children are just naturally loud and clingy and there will be no way that you can even think about getting ANYTHING done with them around.

Only YOU know your children. You will know in your heart if yours belong to the first or the second group. If they belong to the second group then you will need to wait for their nap time or bedtime or wait until they are in school. Have someone keep them distracted so that you won’t be.

Maybe you can someone that you know that would like to have their own home business too. If this is the case you may be able to take turns watching each others children so that you both will have the time you need to work your business.

Set a specific time that is your ‘Work Time‘. This way you know that when that time comes it is time for you to take that 1-2 hours and really FOCUS on your business. This will help you to get your work done each day.

The home business that you choose will also have an effect on how much time you need to work your home business.

A home business that requires less time- meetings, calls, etc. will be easier to handle than one where you have to have meetings regularly and are expected to call numerous people every day.

When you have a home business that provides you with ongoing monthly income then that is even better yet.

With residual income you will finally get to a point where if you want to go do something special or fun you can do so without having to worry about making up for that lost time.

So, if you have been thinking about starting your own home business there has never been a better time. Contrary to what you might think now really IS a great time to start a home business. With the economy the way that it is more and more people are starting their own home business.

If you like to find out more about choosing a home business, avoiding scams. and more, and you get a FREE gift too all you need to do is to just send a blank email to freedomin90days@freeautobot.com

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