If you want to learn how to become your own boss, one of the biggest decisions you will face is when to switch your online business from part-time secondary income to full-time primary income. Opportunities like Empower Network and Global Domains International are filled with affilaites who made this switch too early and then paid the price.
Most internet marketers who dream of working from home are in no position to do so, because the majority of them are failing with their business at the moment. However, if you are lucky enough to be one of the few who are enjoying results and are tempted to see if a full time focus would improve those results even further, listen carefully. [
Can you remember why you decided to try working from home? For most people, it was the fact that they didn’t really enjoy their current path in life. They wanted to try doing something where they were in control, instead of working a job they disliked. However, as much as you might dislike that job you currently have it does give you one very important thing. It gives you a regular monthly income. Your online business cannot do the same thing because, as an entrepreneur, that is one of the risks involved in working for yourself.
Despite the fact that it makes sense to only consider a big decision like this if you are in a position to do so, most people are considering going full-time with their online business are the opposite. They are struggling to see results and they falsely believe that having more time throughout the day to focus on their business would be the key to success. What they don’t bargain for, however, is the fact that once your online business is your only income it becomes very, very stressful. Suddenly you find yourself in a race against time to make sure you generate enough income to pay your mortgage and other bills at the end of each month.
The extra stress which is generated is usually enough to make all of that extra free time useless. Many people find that despite having 4-5 extra hours per day to work on building their brand they don’t work as effectively as they did before. Even though they may have only had 1-2 hours before, they used the time effectively because they weren’t under such severe pressure to make it work.
Retention also comes into play as a major factor here, too. If you have been working within the internet marketing industry for more than six months you will have already noticed how many people join businesses only to quit two or three weeks further down the line. You’ll need to replace those people on a regular basis if your chosen affiliate program pays you based on how many referrals you have to your name.
The best way to learn how to become your own boss is to learn from the mistakes of others. Thousands of people who have made the jump too early have lived to regret it. So before you consider leaving your current job in order to focus on your Empower Network or Avon business, no matter how much you might hate your job, you need to keep your feet on the ground or you could ruin your long-term chances of success.
Further Details: Russ Howe is now a globally established Empower Network affiliate. You can view his thorough and direct empower network review in today’s video clip, which covers the aspects of the home based business industry which cause most affiliates to fail.