Is The Home Business Arena Right For You?
You’ve decided it’s time to start a home-based business. Search the Internet or watch TV info commercials and you’ll have hundreds if not thousands of choices to consider. Some of the popular ones right now are:
- Drop ship business using eBay
- Affiliate marketing
- Network marketing
- Forex trading
Regardless of what type of home business you choose, they all require these two criteria to prosper: find a result someone wants and your dedication to succeed.
Probably one of the biggest determining factors as to which business to choose is whether you have to “sell”. Most people hate to sell because they believe sales is about high-pressure and manipulation. Most people picture a salesman wearing a gaudy suit, slicked-back hair, and a fast tongue.
Technically, sales is the exchange of products or services for some consideration. Examples of this are buying groceries or a store clerk demonstrating different models of shoes.
Personally I think the definition of sales or selling is… The value you provide to others.
In this vein, isn’t everything we do involve selling? If I pay you a compliment and you say ‘thank you’, didn’t I give you something of value? If you are an employee, think of selling this way: What ‘value’ did I provide to my employer when it’s time for my annual review?
Although the network marketing industry gains in acceptance each year, one of its lingering objections from people is the “I don’t like to sell” reason. In terms of sales, a network marketing business is no different than Walmart. Each business offers products and services. Walmart chooses to sell with retail outlets and network marketing uses customers to sell to new customers.
The risk-reward potential of network marketing is far better than a traditional business, an employee, or the multitude of other business models to choose from.
Let’s not forget there is failure in everything, but there is also success in everything. If you believe in providing “value” to others, then you are “selling”.