Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Starting an Internet Marketing Home-Based Business
Copyright © Rahimah A. Sultan

Decide whether you want a home job or a home business. Do you want to work from home for someone else, have a business that you run from home, or have an Internet business that generates income with a few hours work each day. Once you are clear about what you want, then you have a better idea of how to proceed.

Now you must decide on an area or niche. To do this, think about what you have always wanted to do or your passion, if you will. Do you like helping people or weaving baskets or giving advice or writing or using computers or maybe cooking? Take time to really come to know what you like and want. Forget the job mentality altogether. Just focus on what would really make you happy and fulfilled.

Once you have decided, start looking for sources of information in that area. If you want to have an Internet business, then go online and search the topic(s) you want. Just start getting information. Don’t sign up for anything that requires money that your budget does not allow. Check out the freebies. Allow yourself a few months to see what’s out there and whose names crop up again and again in the Internet business world. You’ll soon see a pattern emerge, and you can begin checking those sources and narrowing your search. Don’t fall for every free thing out there. You don’t want to become overwhelmed or end up with information overload. And never make fear-based decisions. That’s why it’s important to take your time. Be persistent but patient and focused on your passion or goal. Start a general search in your field of interest. Don’t be too specific. Sometimes the right thing comes to you in an unexpected related way.

You might want to attend free seminars in you area. Of course they are free to get you in the door, but you don’t have to buy anything. Just go to see what’s out there. Sometimes you can get some great ideas for future use. What you’re looking for is information.

With the economy being the way it is and retirement and pensions going by the wayside, people need to ensure their own futures. If you currently have an income source, now would be a great time to start your search for financial freedom so you don’t feel such a great sense of urgency, and you will be less stressed and therefore less likely to make an uninformed decision. You want to make the best decision that you can with the knowledge that you have when the time is right for you.

Rahimah Sultan

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Rahimah, great start to a blog. Look forward for more of your great posts!

Johnny F