A lot of people have the desire and dream to be their own boss and make their own money. There is nothing wrong with that. If you are one of those people you are to be commended for that and applauded for wanting to be your own boss. Now if you want to be the boss then you have to think like the boss. A lot of bosses or owners put a lot of time and effort into their business that the employees never see, and they have to make sacrifices that the employees never do. That is why they are where they are. So if you want to work from home and be your own boss there are certain things you have to realize.
First you have to realize and understand just like most business owners, this business will succeed or fail based on your efforts, no-one else. That is thinking like an owner. The buck stops here. If you want to make a lot of money at what you decide to do, figure out how. Don’t let other people’s comments and thoughts shape yours. Maybe they were not willing to do what it took and could not face the responsibility themselves.
Second recognize that working from home does not give you an excuse to slack off. Most successful business owners became successful because they were willing to do what other people were not. If you are willing to start your own business it deserves the very best that you have to offer. Not only does the business deserve the very best that you have but since it is your business, you deserve the very best you have.
Third; are you a go getter? Are you the type of person who gives up or are you willing to fight for what you want? A lot of people expect that doing this will bring them a lot of money quickly, and if you catch the next big thing at the right time, it may. But chances are that you will have to be willing to work this business even when you don’t feel like it. There may be many slow days in the beginning but all businesses start that way, but are you willing to endure to the end? If you are looking for a get rich scheme, keep looking and maybe you will find it, but if you are serious about building your business, know it will take time but never give up on your dream.
Lastly, will you hold yourself accountable? The reason owners and bosses are not well liked is because they hold the people under them accountable for what needs to get done. Well if you are starting a business and you are watching television when you should be working on your business, then you need to fix that problem. Working from home does not mean you can sleep all day and work when you want too. Oh you can do it if you want too, but you will not be successful and who starts a business to not be successful?