Although I am concentrating on online businesses, some of these principles can also apply to bricks and mortar businesses.
There are many opportunities out there BUT … many are utter scams and must be avoided at all costs. So, if you are serious about making money online / building a business / being self-employed, here are a number of guidelines to help you make wise and practical decisions.
Three things to remember though is that to succeed, you need to be …
If you find yourself in the position with very little cash … do NOT just dive in. Think carefully and do your research about any company you want to get involved with. There is no such thing as a get rich quick business – so stay away from businesses that promise you the world for little or no investment – those are scams!!
But having little cash can also be a motivator! It can be scary starting out but you need to persevere. BUT … if you are currently in a job, do NOT give it up until you are making enough money to support yourself and your family. One needs to be a risk taker to an extent, BUT be an informed risk taker… NOT an impulsive decision-maker.
For those who do have extra funds available to put into a business of their own, the same applies with regard to doing your research first!!
However, take note that “If you want something badly enough, there is no need to have tons of money”. Start with what you have, but JUST make a START. Always have a “WHY” …. and keep the reason why you started the business as your motivating force.
Remember, there are no real shortcuts in life. Be willing to put in the effort you need to. JUST DO IT.
Ask for help. Remember and understand that YOU don’t know it all. There are always people out there who have been where you are now and are more than willing to guide you. Just ASK!
Last but not least … it has been said that you’re the average of the five people closest to you. Associate with the people you want to become. Amazingly you will soon find that most successful people are only too happy to help.
Avoid those that want you to drop your dream and follow theirs!!
As someone said “Help is always free, courses and tuition are not”.
Never look back … keep moving forward
So if you need some pointers to help you on your journey, please get in touch.