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Friday, April 06, 2007

What's The Best Home Business Idea?

I find it very interesting the way people will use words interchangeably. For example, when people ask ,e what the best home business idea is, what they're really asking is what the easiest home business idea is to pull off. Let's face it, nobody wants to work to hard at something, especially when there is no guarantee that they're going to see any tangible results for their efforts. So while we may be looking for the easiest, what we really should be looking for is the best, because ultimately, over the long haul, the best is what is going to give you the best results.

So, that brings us to the $64,000 question. What IS the best home business idea? Well, the answer is going to surprise you. There isn't one. No, I'm not being funny or a wise guy. I'm telling you the absolute truth and something that may be the best advice you'll ever get. So in order to clarify that I just said, let me elaborate.

The problem with most home based business ideas, and you know the ones I'm talking about, is that the people who come up with these ideas assume that everybody is the same. So they come up with a cookie cutter site and business plan and assume that they can plug everybody into it. This couldn't be farther from the truth and the reason why 95% of all people who start their own business online end up failing.

The main reason for this is that we all have our own skills and abilities. Some of us are great writers but we can't design a web site to save our lives. Then there are those who have no writing skills whatsoever but are pretty good with graphic design. The combination of skill sets for each individual is almost limitless. And those skill sets also include how business minded we are as well. There are those of us who come from a great business background, maybe even majored in business in college, to whom starting a home business would be like a walk in the park. Then there are those of us who are maybe more creative but don't even know how to balance a checkbook.

The point is, because of the diversity of our skills, there is no way that any one business model is going to work for everybody. So, having said all this, what is my suggestion for starting your own home business and what is ultimately the best home business idea for you?

Sit down and make a list of your hobbies and interests. Also make a list of your skill sets. By doing this, you'll get an idea of what you're most qualified to do. After you have done this, go to any search engine and start typing in some of these interests and skill sets. You're basically looking for two things in doing this. The first thing you're looking for is a market for these skills and interests that you can possibly break into as far as selling items that fill a need in that area, assuming you want to get into Internet sales.

The second thing you're looking for is to see if there are any actually home based jobs that you can do from the comfort of your home using these skills and interests. Why? Because some of us really don't want to run a business. What we really want is to work from home. By doing this, you are very likely to find a telecommuting or freelance job that you can do from home.

What's the best home business idea? It's what's best for YOU.

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1 Comments:

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    By Blogger ankur, at 11:43 PM  

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