Set personal goals. Know exactly how much money you want to make and why you want to do it. Write these down and read them every day and they will become a part of you.
You will need to have absolute independence. There will not be anyone around to help with making decisions, or someone to clear up any messes that occur. You will have to clean up everything, and make all your own decisions. There will not be anyone to help with the responsibility.
You will need a lot of passion for your home business idea. If you do not love your business idea, you are not likely to succeed. You need to have lots of self-motivation. There will not be any colleagues to encourage you, or help you along the way. You will need to push yourself to get things done.
Did you ever think you’d see the day when companies such as Sears, Apple, Boeing, AT&T, IBM, Continental and American Airlines, and the big oil companies would be laying off people by the thousands? As many as 25,000 at a time!
Believe it or not, but unfortunately more than half the population isn’t “wired” to be in business for themselves. Your goal is to find people with a “track record” of success. These are the only kinds of people you need to help build your business, not strangers (any ‘ol Joe Schmo you see walking down the street).
Aim for “easier” jobs to begin with, like outbound telemarketing. Most of the ads I see for those jobs don’t require experience, they will teach you everything you need to know. Granted, these are usually commission-based jobs, but sometimes they do offer a small salary too. If anything, you could work this job for a few months to get experience, and then apply for other jobs later.
Retirement. Don’t forget about retirement. It is a moment when you lose your income. So how do you want to live while retired? Will you downgrade your house, live with your children, or move to a retirement community?