Business Opportunities - Make Money From Home
Business opportunities are around every corner; it just takes the entrepreneur with the right eye to
see them. Ray Kroc, for example, saw a small restaurant that a pair of brothers ran like an assembly line. He saw the potential of the business, bought it, and even
kept the brothers' name: McDonald's. Now McDonald's are around every corner.
There are plenty of other business opportunities that are ripe for the picking; they just need to find the right partner. A business and a business owner have to
get along just like a husband and wife because they are a team. If the match isn't right, there could be a rocky relationship ahead--maybe even a divorce.
Business Opportunities Become Realities with the Right Partners
Take a look at Tupperware, or Mary Kay Cosmetics. Those are examples of business opportunities that succeeded and became business models. Why? Simple: there was a great fit between the business and the operators. These businesses made it because the women who ran the Tupperware parties "fit" with the lifestyle of their products.
Can you picture a withdrawn teenager or an absent-minded professor showing a group of ladies the advantages of the latest Tupperware products? Of course not--they don't match the product line. And even if they did, who'd feel comfortable buying something from them? The match between product and seller is crucial.
A Word about Network Marketing
Tupperware, Mark Kay, Avon, and Amway have all turned business opportunities into success stories through network marketing. This type of marketing, also known as
multi-level marketing, relies heavily on recruitment. Amway salespeople not only make money through their sales, but by the sales of people they've recruited. Everyone in the network shares in this residual income.
Some people have corrupted the business opportunities of network marketing by creating pyramid schemes. Network marketing is a legitimate way of making money for yourself and others--sometimes lots of it--but pyramid schemes are illegal. The FTC recommends investigating any business that you suspect may be operating illegally, and proceeding with extreme caution. For these schemes to work, someone has to get ripped off.
Are Some Business Opportunities Better for Me Than Others?
When it comes to finding the right business opportunities, people sometimes want to hear the easy answers; unfortunately, there aren't any secret companies that will turn you into Donald Trump overnight. However, there are a number of recommendations that business experts suggest; they won't make every opportunity a hit, but they'll put the odds in your favor. Since most new businesses fail, you want every advantage you can get.
First, pick a business, networking plan, or franchise that you have some knowledge about--running a business you know nothing about is a plan for failure. Also, make certain it's something you enjoy--you'll be doing it for a while (especially a lot of it at first) and you need to maintain your enthusiasm. Starting there will head you in the right direction. Remember, it takes time, work, and luck to turn an opportunity into a reality--but it's possible.
Start Your Own Business From Home
Start your own business from home and never drive during rush hour again. It's not just losing the twice-daily commute that encourages people to work at home. It's the boss, and the cubicle, and the time clock. When you start your own business from home, you can say adios to all those reminders of a 9-to-5 job, and hello to a new lease on life.
How to Start Your Own Business from Home
Research, research, research--did I mention research? It's not all buckets of money when you start your own business from home--although it can be if you pick the right line of work. And what would that be? Well, only you know the answer to that ... and that's why you have to do some research.
The best business for you is the one that you are most compatible with. The flyer at the coffee shop may claim that stuffing envelopes is the best home based business for you, but it's probably not. The secret to succeeding in the home business market is starting a business that you know and love: if you don't have an understanding and enthusiasm for what you're selling, you won't sell it. Research businesses for things you like and know.
For example, some people are natural marketers. They studied it in college, sold cookies while in the Girl Scouts, or just know how to be comfortable talking to others. There are many marketing opportunities that will let you be the boss, let you make money, and let you work from the privacy of your own home. That's a home business worth writing home about.
by Robert Mac
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