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Work At Home Tips

So you just started your home based business... great! Working from home is a great way to be in charge of your own life and make the kind of money you've always dreamed of. One of the best things about owning your own business is you can work when you want to work and relax when you want to relax. However, one of the worst things about owning your own business is you can work when you want to work and relax when you want to relax.


Confused? Let me explain. One of the number one reasons people fail in network marketing or MLM (or whatever you want to call it) is because many people don't want to treat it like a real business. It IS a real business!

If you owned a McDonald's but never bothered to come to work or hire employees you wouldn't make any money. In fact you'd be losing a lot of money. Same is true with your business. Don't make the common mistake of investing in a business.. paying the monthly fees.. and then doing nothing to help it grow. Work your business like you would a "traditional" business and you'll see results much much faster!

Having set hours for working your business is a great way to start. It doesn't have to be 9-5 Monday through Friday, but it does have to be consistent. Sometimes you may have to miss your favorite TV show or forgo a night out with the guys/girls but it'll all be worth it in the end. So TiVo the show and call your friends to reschedule because when it's time to work, it's time to work! Trust me, your friends will understand when you're able to work your business on the beach somewhere and they're still stuck in their cubicles.

Don't be a secret agent!! I can not stress this enough, if you've got a business promote it! Unless your last name is Bond and you happen to have a license to kill you need to let everyone you come into contact with know what you are doing for a living. And I mean everyone. Especially your friends and family. It's so sad when I see people spend hundreds of dollars on advertising for their new business but they won't share it with the people closest to them. If you believe in your business don't be ashamed of it.

My final advice is to dress for success, or fake it till you make it. No you don't have to run out and buy a 900 suit from Armani. Take the clothes you already have and make sure they look as nice as possible. Shine your shoes, wear your favorite tie, make sure your suit is well pressed and looks nice. Think about who you would want to be a business partner with. The guy with the wrinkled shirt who looks down at his shoes when he talks to you, or the guy who looks put together and talks with confidence? You don't have to drive a Benz or wear a Rolex to look confident and successful. Just be the most put together confident version of yourself you can possibly be and people will be drawn to you. After all, confidence is everyone's best accessory.

I hope you'll read these tips and take them to heart. If you do, and you're willing to work hard for as long as it takes, I know you'll find the success you want from your home based business. Remember that it's not going to be a sprint, it's a marathon baby. Nobody is perfect when they start out. Just develop simple disciplines and work on them everyday with consistency and you'll get to the end of the race with more confidence, time and money than you ever dreamed of.


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