Every Home Entrepreneur Should Know – Part 2

Success doesn’t happen without work

In a traditional business, you have to open the business every day. If you have a job you have to appear in the office or workshop if you want to be paid. When starting a home business you cannot simply sign up and expect the money to start being deposited in your bank account. There’s work to be done.

I have often been asked, “Is it hard to become successful in a home business?” Compared with giving all the best years of your life to an employer and missing special occasions and realising that life is nearly over. Also realising the in your later years you will not have enough money to do the things you want to. Compared with all that, no it really is not all that hard. Even if you have a home business where you do all the work, it is a lot better than working for an employer.

The wealthiest people in the world became wealthy by owning businesses. The businesses which create great wealth are out in front of a trend and the business owner is paid based on the efforts of thousands of people.

It is common to work very hard with little success in the first year. The second year will often show signs that success is on the way. Many people fail to realise that during the first 12 months, skills are acquired and confidence starts to grow when success starts to happen.

So, how much work is necessary in the first two years? “How long is a piece of string?” It takes as much as it takes. How much depends on many factors. How badly do you want it? How fast do you want to achieve success? Experience suggests that a minimum of 7 to 10 hours a week, consistently for at least two years.

Success does not happen without work and is not limited to working at your business. You should be committed to improving your skills. Read at least 10 pages from a great book every day. Books such as “Think and Grow Rich” will change the way you think and when you change the way you think you will change your life.

If you expect success without work from a home business it is as if you expected a pay cheque from a job you never started. It just doesn’t make sense.

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