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So many people would like to work from home but are not sure what the first step is or where to start. I get asked so often how I decided what business I would operate and how to get started that I thought I would write an article to help others with the same issue get moving. Remember, the first step is the hardest but you have to take it.
Again, working from home, especially in the beginning is not easy and requires – get this shocking idea – WORK. You can’t decided to toss up a website and expect people to order thousands of dollars from you the first day it is open for business. If you are not willing to put the time into making your business a success, keep working for someone else.
When I help people decide which business is best for them, the first thing I ask them is what are they passionate about? My passions are healthy kids and fitness. My thinking is if I am not healthy first, I cannot do what I am called upon to do which is help kids and animals. I have to be able to work at making my businesses successful so that I have the money to help my charities both financially and with my time.
What gets me excited to get up every morning? My passions. One of my passions is healthy kids and families. I have taken that passion and built my outdoor toys business into a very successful venture that I operate out of my home. I live in a very rural area of Florida and this business has allowed me to live the life I choose to live in the manner in which I want to live it. One of my clients is passionate about living off the land and has built that passion into a successful business raising and selling chickens and supplies. Another is passionate about women’s health and blogs about training for 5K’s, 10K, marathons, tri’s and more and makes a very nice living off a direct sales product that she sell through her blog. She brings her passion for fitness to the women that need the extra push to get out and start training.
The question for you is what gets you excited and makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning? You MUST find this passion so take the time to sit down and think about it. Do you love to garden? Do you love to write? Are you passionate about cooking healthy meals for your family? Are you passionate about traveling on a budget? Are you passionate about animals such as a breed of dogs or showing horses? Are you passionate about rebuilding cars?
The world is at your fingertips but you have to take the first step. Make that first step your most important step and sit down and figure out what you are passionate enough about that you want to devote the time to building your business. Working from home allows me to do what I want when I want including my desire to help others and travel. Will you find your desire? Keep an eye here for more tips and suggestions to help you get started working from home.
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