By: Jennifer May, independent contributor
Finding a Home Business that is the right fit for you can be a difficult process. Understanding what to research and where to start with the company you are considering will help make your decision-making process easier. There are many, many legitimate home-based businesses to choose from, and deciding what is best for you and what you will be passionate about will be an important factor in your short and long term success. You can do many things from service-based to product-based. There are a myriad of options, however, understanding what you want is the essential starting point before you choose the company or network you will be joining. A few questions you will want to ask yourself are:
1. Do I want to work only from my computer and phone?
2. Do I want a Service Based Business or a Product Based Business?
3. Do I want to do Parties outside the home?
4. What type of service or product would I have a passion for?
5. What am I looking for in a Team and in the Company?
6. What kind of start up cost and monthly overhead am I willing to invest?
7. What type of training and support do I want?
8. What type of Mentor and Coach am I looking for?
9. How much time and effort am I willing to put into my Home Business?
10. Am I READY to do what it takes to make it happen?
Write down these questions and your answers before you start your search. From that point on you can start your search because you now have an idea of what you are looking for. Starting a home business is a big step, but is one of the best choices you will ever make.
After answering the questions above and writing them down, you now know where to start on your search and what you should be looking for. Good key points to research when you start looking into each company are:
~ Company name, phone number and address.
~ Person talking to you, their name, email and phone number.
~ Google the person's name and company they are with together that you are speaking with. This will give you an idea of what type of business partner this person will be.
~ Ask questions. Don't be shy with them. Questions about the company, how long have they been in business, are they a credited company? What type of support does this individual offer or not?
~ Talk with other people in the business. Ask what support they give.
~ Team and support are a HUGE factor in starting your home business. You need someone who will always be there for you. Not just in the beginning but throughout your journey in your new business. When you know you have team support you know you will have help in all aspects of your business.
Once you have finished your search and chose what best fits the answers to all the questions above. Then you now have a decision to make on the right company for you. Once you have decided and now have chosen to invest your time and HEART into this new business venture... Just remember to NEVER GIVE UP... No matter what Obstacles, Walls or Hard Times come in your way on building your Home Business do NOT let that stop you. Because the only people who fail are the people who quit.
Jennifer May is a work-at-home mom and National Sales Director with Ameriplan®/The Freedom at Home Team (www.HomeCareerAndFreedom.com) and a GoMatador.com article contributor. She is also the Founder/Owner of TheWAHMGuide.com (Work at Home Resources and Listings) and the Phoenix Work from Home Examiner for Examiner.com. Learn more about Jennifer by viewing her GoMatador.com profile or by visiting any of the links above.