How To Make Your Home Business Work

You think running your own home based internet business is a piece of cake.

Right?

You've probably heard how easy it is to rake in tens of thousands

of dollars practically over night, and how you can have all kinds

of free time and extra cash for traveling and shopping at your

favorite store...

Just throw up a web site, add a few affiliate links, post to some

forums and presto - you're in the money!

But the reality is this. If you want to succeed in your own home

based internet business, whether it's affiliate marketing or

selling your own products, you will have to work at making it

successful. You have to make it your job to succeed. You must

treat it as your job, not as your hobby.

It's great to think that with just a few easy strokes you'll be

running on auto-pilot, bringing in loads of cash and then on to

the next venture. But without some simple planning and consistent

effort you're setting yourself up for failure.

Here are a few tips to help you get started.

STAY ORGANIZED

Set up folders in your email client.

You should set up a folder for each contact and keep important

correspondence while deleting what you don't need. If you belong

to membership sites that require passwords, keep the welcome

letters where you can find them.

Set up folders on your desktop.

If you download a lot of software, ebooks or PDF books from

specific individuals simply name a folder on your desktop after

the author or site owner. Then when you download something you

can place it in their folder.

Make your own HTML home page.

For quick and easy access to all your important sites make up an

HTML page with hyperlinks to your most frequently used sites

along with a brief explanation of each site. Keep it on your

desktop for easy access.

STAY FOCUSED

Set aside a specific time for work.

It could be from 7pm-9pm every day or whatever time's good for

you. During this time do not get distracted from doing only what

needs to be accomplished for your business. Try to use the same

time slot every day so you get into a routine and get used to the

working mindset. Save the surfing for another time.

Set aside a work space.

Make sure that all your friends and family know that when you're

in your work area you're off limits! No one's to bother you.

Finish one task before starting another.

As the old saying goes, Put one foot in front of the other.

Don't start working on something new until the first task is

completely finished.

BE CONSISTENT

Work the ideas that work.

When you find something that works well for you, work it hard and

get as much out of it as possible. If you're submitting articles

to a certain site and they're paying dividends, keep feeding the

cycle.

Learn from failure.

Don't get discouraged. Each failure's just a learning process.

Use any failure to your advantage by taking the lesson and

applying it to your next venture.

Test, test, and more test.

Always test headlines and ad copy. A small change can reap huge

rewards.

With these few simple steps you will stay organized, stay

focused, be consistent in your efforts and build a solid

foundation on which you can build your internet empire!

After all, you are the one who will ultimately determine the

success or failure of your business!

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