You don't have to get it right...You just have to get it going.

I have seen it happen too many times. Someone starts a new home business opportunity of sorts, everything is new and it seems as there is so much they need to know. They go through the trainings, the research every aspect of the company itself, they are going to be ready to answer any question that is thrown their direction. Right?

Wrong...They will spend their time getting ready to get ready until they finally get discouraged enough that they quit. They have no idea why they haven't had 1 single person join their team, or why no one wants to buy their products. When in all reality they haven't even started to spread the word yet.

If you want to find success in any home business, you've got to be the one to promote yourself and your opportunity. You can't expect it to just fall in your lap for you. The phone won't just start ringing with people wanting to join your team. You have got to get out there and get your hands dirty, so to speak, and actually put forth the effort in order to get the results.

The most important thing to understand is that, you only get better at what you do by doing it. So what if it starts off a bit rocky when you're talking to a prospect for the very first time, they have no idea who you are or what type of person you are, or that you are just getting started, all they know is that they requested information about working from home and you are answering that request.

There are lots of ways to promote your site online. You don't have to learn about every single one of them before you can start using any of them. Just start where you're at and go from there. In time, you will find what works and doesn't work for you. That's a given.

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Consistency is Key...

When you are building your business, there is one thing that you must do, and that is...be consistent. You can put in 2 hours a day or you can put in 8 hours a day. It doesn't really matter how much time you put into it, if you don't do it consistently, on a daily basis, it just simply will not work.

Often times people will start a new home business, they are so excited about all the money they will be making and they just can't wait to get started. They put in 40 hours that first week in the business. Then week number 2 rolls along, and they are a bit bummed out because they didn't get the results they were expecting last week. They think that with all the time they put into it, that they should have done a little better, right? So they decide they will take a much needed break this week and just wait for people to call them back. Then another week goes by, they put in a few hours here and there, and yet they aren't seeing much in terms of results.

However, someone else has also just started their home business. They don't have a whole lot of time to devote to the business at first, so they decide that every night after they get home from working their 9 to 5, they are going to make prospecting calls for 2 hours. They do this day in and day out. Results aren't nearly as important to this person. They know that by consistently presenting their opportunity or their product to people, sooner or later everything will begin to happen. And it most definitely does.

We don't who will be interested in what we have to offer. When you consistently do what needs to be done, you are building your pipeline. It may not be good timing for some, but because you continued making those calls, even when people may have said "no" or you spent an entire 2 hours leaving voice mail messages, people will start to call you back.

If this is something that you struggle with, here's my suggestion. For the next 30 days, consistently make 50 dials each and every day, 5 days a week. It doesn't matter if they say "yes" or "no." It doesn't even matter if all you do is leave messages or if you talk to 5 or 10 people. All that is important with this exercise is that you do it Consistently. If in fact you decide to take me up on this offer, I would love to hear how it goes.


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Working vs. Playing

Summer-time is one of those times when it seems as though you can find anything and everything to be doing besides the one thing you must do, which is continue to build your at-home business. I know because like so many of you, I am a mom of 3 little fish who would much rather be at the pool then stuck at home trying to find something exciting to do.

I have to admit, with the nice warm days of summer sitting there, begging to be taken advantage of, it's hard not to find every excuse available to just go running outside, putting my work on hold for the time being. But just as I do so, in comes the guilt and the day doesn't appear to be so much fun anymore. Not only that, but with each hour I push aside until "later," all I seem to do is continue to build the pile of things that still need to be done until they are a huge, overwhelming mound, of which I must spend the next 3 days catching up on.

That's why it is key to schedule "work hours" and stick to them, especially in the summer months. By simply setting aside 2-3 hours each day, strictly for the purpose of "working," you will find that there is plenty of time left to do all the fun stuff, and your business won't go downhill in the meantime.

To have a successful business from home, you must first and foremost be Consistent and you, and only you, are responsible for your success. It takes effort, but it is definitely worth it, and you will be so glad that you put in that 3 hours each day.

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