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Take a Chance – Realize You are the Determining Factor

Everything is a chance. Walking out the door in the morning is taking a chance. Nobody knows how anything will turn out. Here we are referring to taking a chance on for example starting an online business from home. It’s a chance. You may make a bunch of money and have a ball, or you may hate it and fail miserably.

Take a chance! Pass Go!

The thing to remember is that there is no magic about anything. Nothing will happen unless you make it happen. In other words if you take a chance and start a business, then it depends on how much effort and interest you invest in that business as to whether or not it will succeed. There are of course other factors that we don’t control that determine if a business succeeds at any given time.

The point is that you can override whatever other conditions may prevail at any given time. Even if that means postpone, wait a little while and try again. Really the real winning way is to keep trying and keep forging ahead. Even if it is not a good time you will still contribute to your positive momentum if you just keep moving forward.

There are always going to be obstacles – it is just a part of life and business is no exception. You should look at these like a challenge to be overcome. Since we are not Superman, it may not always be possible to conquer every obstacle on the spot. However you can find a way around it and go back to it later. No telling what may change in your favor that will produce a different outcome.

It is actually a really bad idea to let obstacles cause you to stop trying or give up. Then you let them win. If you want to be the winner, then again you learn how to go around things, or create ‘workarounds’ or just simply postpone briefly. There are usually more than one way to do something and if you stop and think about things when you encounter an obstacle, you may come up with something very creative and which is an even better idea than the one that has the issue.

It is very common for human nature to always blame somebody else or something else when they fail. The truth is there is no fault, there are only conditions or situations. To the degree that we can control things, if we fail it is usually because we gave up or didn’t try in the first place. So if you join a company or program and you fall flat – ask yourself how it is others are doing fine with the very same program. Then pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start over to try again.

Sometimes You Just Have to Do It!

Thinking about doing something gets the ball rolling eventually, and sometimes self-talk and visualization can help you get started and/or keep going. However there may be times that you just have to do something, anything – just to improve your self-esteem and get your blood rolling. If it is something you can actually see that you have accomplished it can really help you to progress in your life to accomplish something meaningful.

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Even something that has nothing to do with what you actually want to do in the end – your idea or vision if you already have one, can help you build yourself up. You may laugh but just anything that you can do well in your own eyes. It can be something as simple as making the bed, mowing the lawn, baking a cake. It also helps if what you can do can be appreciated by others who may even express it to you! (You can be worshiped for chocolate cake).

The whole idea is to convince yourself that you can accomplish things and are a productive person. Many times when we are feeling badly about things it is because we don’t have enough of this in our lives. We just live on a hamster wheel and go through the motions of what we have to do to stay afloat; and we forget there are other things we enjoy doing. “Stop and smell the roses”?

Believe it or not there are actually retired professionals (and really successful where they were able to retire in their 50s) that do things like build Leggo cities or huge jigsaw puzzles. Child’s play! They find it relaxing and enjoyable and they can’t wait to get up in the morning so they can get back to their projects! They always seem to be finding something new to start. Doesn’t this sound happier than staring at the TV?

So even something completely useless otherwise can be what makes you happy and gets you going back on the track where you might actually one day have it in you to start a part-time online business from home! Nothing better than a hobby that can generate income! In fact if you can’t particularly relate to computers or the Internet as a business, you could create a business directly from your hobby – like making ceramic gifts, jewelry, soaps and candles, or food gifts.

Whatever you do it would be foolish not to use the Internet to promote it. It is a thousand times more inexpensive and easier to reach hundreds of people with one effort. The Internet can also serve you in a million ways whatever business you start, for example for research purposes, and even collecting the money for your sales.

Keeping to the Straight and Narrow

Doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, does it? However, when it comes to business it is the way to go for success. Of course having a home business is not as rigid as a 9 to 5 job. You will be surprised how much having your own time schedule not only gives you so much more time to do things, but allows you to have a different mindset where you may actually enjoy working!

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The point of the straight and narrow theory, however is not to ignore your business because you can. You still need to be engaged in your business and stay on top of things. For example at the very least you should check to see your website is up and running normally; and if not find out what is wrong and have it fixed as soon as possible. Usually you would just need to contact your hosting company and they would know what to do.

While it is true income is regarded as ‘passive’ in many online businesses, it doesn’t mean YOU can be passive. You actually need to be a little aggressive at times! Marketing and advertising are such that you can never rest on your laurels. You have to as often as possible be implementing new ads to attract new business.

You will find Internet advertising is very intelligent when compared to offline, because much of what you do is permanent. An example of this would be your blog posts where you discuss your business and/or display your banners and text ads. It’s always running for you and may at any time attract a sale or at the least a lead capture if you have those mechanisms include on your site. (compare to those flyers that get trashed or ads that just expire with no response).

There are other things that you can do that are less passive, and you definitely should anytime you have a few dollars to invest in your business. There are list builders that will help you acquire prospective customers, and there are solo ads that you can send to your list, whether prospects or existing customers. These are some of the more powerful techniques.

There are also those of lesser success but yet still can generate a sale, and they are free if you are willing to work it. Here referring to traffic exchanges and other ‘clicking’ schemes. The work is easy although tedious after a while – but if you absolutely do not have a dime to spend, they can work if you are aggressive and consistent enough.

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