Many home based business owners fail to realize when they start out at first that they need to have the right attitude to building their own home based business. They spend time amassing the right online tools and start building their website and when they are done, they sit there and gripe to their uplines about why out of the few people that signed up with them only one upgraded. It is submitted that what these people lack is the right mental attitude to owning their own home based business. This article therefore highlights three mental characteristics of successful home based business owners.
Some people have very low appetites for risk and as a result love to hear a failure story and always rub their hands with glee when they find another business venture gone awry. But what did the business owner that failed time and time again have to say to such naysayers? He just dug his heels in and spent his energy and efforts on his next business project. Once you are satisfied that what you are doing can make you money, focus all your energies on that one thing and do not give up on your home based business. Remember not everyone can have this tenacity and success in home based business ventures are based on persistence.
Ray Croc the founder of Macdonalds started out with a mere burger and buns stand at one corner of the street. The entry barrier of that business venture is very low and as Warren Buffet says, this means that many people can compete with you and business competition is tough. Did he throw in the towel at that time merely because he felt that doing business with burgers was tough? No he persisted and revamped the entire burger stand concept and came out with his own business model that was revolutionary. Only persisting and innovating at something that you strongly believe in can results start coming in your home based business.
2. Reasonable expectations
Any home based business owner will tell you that it boils down to reasonable expectations. You get signups and some of them will upgrade. You must understand this. Some people do understand delayed gratification and then ironically they stop promoting their home based business and start managing their downlines. A home based business is a direct sales business you must remember that so you should always have reasonable expectations that the number of signups and sales is proportionate to the amount of internet promotion that you do.
John was a internet home based business owner but was dismayed at his dismal results with his business. Mary on the other hand did not worry about her results and spent her time on weekends writing articles and submitting them, tweaking her pay per click costs and finding some time to do some search engine optimization on her home based business website. At the end of three months, while both had upgraded in their respective internet home based business, John had nothing to show for it but gripe about how the system did not work. Mary on the other hand was getting signups for her internet home based business daily and spent time qualifying them and working with them. Needless to say Mary made more money online with the internet home based business.
3. Take responsibility for your business
Some people fail to realized that they are their own marketing department, customer service and everything rolled into one when they start their own home based business. The significance of this is that they gripe about the payment plans, the products and focus their energies on everything but the promotion of their business. On the other hand if you look at those people who are actively promoting their home based business ideas, they are focused on promoting their website business and generating more sales. The trick is to take full responsibility of your home based business and focus on things that directly affect the number of sales of your business.
John was looking at his internet home based business and saw five things he could do with his business. But he had to make a decision since there are only so many hours in a day for him to spend. He looked through his cash flow statement for the month and realized that one of the five things he could do directly impacted the sales of his home based business. He focused on that and spent the most amount of time on it and internet home business success was his.
In conclusion, we have covered three elements that are present in any successful home based business owner. Take massive action today by writing down a plan of action and write clearly what you hope to achieve out of this and your internet home based business sales will start increasing slow but surely. Remember any business be it a home based business or a traditional business takes time. Work hard at the sales aspect of it and you will find that your income will rise.