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Are You Experienced
Enough To Start A Home Business?
gurus will tell you: if you start with what you know your
chances of success will be much greater. Okay, but suppose you
want to try something new, something drastically different from
your present career or a business that is way outside the your
realm of experience? Should having no knowledge of that business
stop you from pursuing it?
My answer is a resounding 'No!' You can start cold turkey and still be
When trying to make a decision about starting your own business, you will
find yourself asking one of these questions:
* "How much experience do I need to start a home business?"
* "Do I have enough experience to start a home business?"
Textbook don't answer these questions. You can either go ahead hoping for
the best, or you can go slowly analyzing every little step.
It is possible to go from being a bricklayer to a successful Internet Guru.
There are true stories of partially educated teenagers who
stumble on to a bright idea and become wildly successful.
A growing number of stay-at-home moms travel way out of their comfort zones
into the untried world of business. Yet without prior
preparation or knowledge of the world they were entering, met
with stunning success. It is just a matter of how willing you
are to take risks and educate yourself.
Stone Evans had no knowledge of the Home Business Industry when he started
working as an affiliate, yet he persevered. Now his PlugInProfit
Sites are famous and I'm sure he is enjoying his well-earned
One of the important personal traits of an entrepreneur is the willingness
to explore new horizons, take risks and accept responsibility
for the risks taken. An entrepreneur needs to be good at
self-motivation, or have the characteristic that gets and keeps
a person moving even when things seem dismal. It is this trait
that will enable you to continue despite drawbacks, like very
little capital, lack of education or limited experience.
Don't get me wrong; knowledge and expertise are important. Studies have
shown that lack of business experience is one of the major
reasons for the failure of any business. So, if you are the kind
of person who likes to analyze your options then take time to
evaluate all the factors, then stick with your preferences.
If you think that you need more business experience, there are a number ways
to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for your venture.
You can scour the Internet for education packages, or you could
choose to get on-the-job training to give you some hands-on
experience in your field of interest by teaming up with someone
who already has an online business. There are definite
advantages to working with someone else in your industry of
choice. You "earn as you learn," while you increase your chances
of becoming known online, which makes it much easier when you
decide to go it alone.
Approach obstacles like learning how to run a home business or a new aspect
of home business management, as an exciting challenge and meet
the challenge head-on. Many of the successful entrepreneurs who
started their ventures, did so without fully understanding the
mechanics involved, like them you must motivate yourself to
learn whatever is necessary to accomplish your goals.
Take the initiative! Learn everything you can about your prospective
business - the product or service that you plan to sell, the
niche you are thinking of entering, your competition and your
prospective market. Be sure to do your homework.
If you possess common sense, the ability to learn new skills, are
enthusiastic about taking risks, or have the courage to venture
into the unknown, and the persistence to continue - you should
be able to overcome the initial lack of expertise and be wildly
successful. Have faith in yourself and determine come what may,
you will have your own home business.
Resolve within yourself to meet the daily challenges with courage, giving
the best you have to give. Running a successful home business is
not magic, it is about finding the information you need, then
putting it into practice, one step at a time.
About the author:
Janice Sharman has helped lots of ordinary people start a profitable
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