WHO Should Work From Home in Australia
Working from home is NOT for everyone.
You can't just grab 20 random people off the street, and get them to build a home business. Most of them won't be interested, won't have the desire, perseverance or right attitude to build a home business. (Although they may like the products).
Eleven years ago, when I was getting ready to start a family, I was eager to find a way to earn some money from home. A manager at work introduced me to a well-known (although surprisingly not to me) MLM, and off I went. I bought the tapes and books. I kept the catalogue on my desk at work. I nervously asked everyone I knew. I attended the meetings. I sold VERY little. And most of those were probably out of sympathy. I didn't signup anyone. I ended up losing/wasting money, and not enjoying it at all. I was shy, and ill-suited for that business. I hated doing deliveries. And I wish I had known more about the company and it's reputation. I really wasn't ready, and it was the wrong company for me.
At least now, with the internet more prevalent, it is much easier to research a company before you join it. And the internet can provide tools for finding people looking to start a home business, so you don't have to nag your friends and family.
So what kind of people should work from home in Australia?
Perseverance is the most important trait for success. There will always be setbacks in life. If you personally tell 20 people about a home business, expect a lot to knock you back. And not always politely. You will make mistakes, get discouraged, feel overwhelmed. But don't take it personally - it is a numbers game, and you will learn from your mistakes. You do have to make an effort, to do what works, to ask for help, and to never surrender. Or else you've already failed. Like 95% of those online.
There are thousands of courses and ebooks being sold or given away, aiming to boost your belief in yourself. They basically come down to:
"If it's going to be, it's up to me"     and     I CAN do it and I WILL do it.
You do have to believe that you can become a success. Overcome your negative feelings. Get rid of obstacles. Dare to dream and imagine yourself living your dream. There are heaps of stories about people rising from incredible disadvantages into success. If they can do it, then YOU can too. But it is up to YOU. Get your head around the idea that success can be yours. Then act on it.
Desire is the fuel that will power your perseverance. Most people just say they want to make money. But money is not a healthy thing to get excited about and focus on. If instead, you picture ideas such as:
FREEDOM - to work the hours you choose
FAMILY - being able to spend more time with them
WELLNESS - having the health to enjoy your life
- these are more powerful concepts to remind yourself why you want a successful home business.
You may have preconceived ideas about the right way to run a business. But an extraordinarily important thing in business is to have a MENTOR. Someone who has already made the mistakes, and has a proven system for success. And YOU have to be willing and able to learn from them.
Make sure you keep balance in your life between people and business. It's a sad and scary thing when a new home business addict starts treating everybody as a prospect, instead of a real, live human being. If you feel yourself sizing everybody up as a prospective business recruit/victim, take a deep breath, and reassess your priorities. It's nice to be able to share something you think is great, but not at the cost of your humanity.
If you think that you will find the perfect home business on the internet, that you can blithely pay $1, or $30-$50 per month, and not lift another finger, and be rolling in money by the end of the year, then give up now and go back to bed.
It will take effort, and determination. Let me warn you of that right now.
But the first step is to make a decision and take action. If you can do that, you're going in the right direction.