Recently this question was raised at an event and it made me stop and think. I've cherished the goal of being by own boss for years and took steps toward this goal by becoming involved in Direct Sales as a Skin Care and Beauty Consultant in 1999, while working in Corporate America. Since that time I've become involved with another Direct Sales company (Send Out Cards) that compliments my Skin Care business as it allows me to stay in contact with my customers easily and effectively. Being my own boss has advantages and disadvantages but I've found that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages of working from home.
It was not as easy when I decided to start an Internet business. I had no clue where to begin and made many mistakes that cost me a lot of money. We will go into that in more detail at a later time because my goal is to help you avoid costly mistakes if you are just starting out.
What characteristics make someone a good fit to be their own boss? Before taking the plunge to get in business for yourself, what are some questions you should ask yourself to determine if starting a home-based business is right for you?
1) Do you feel that working for someone else allows you to unlock your full potential?
2) It's said that we all have a giant within that's rearing to get out. If you are still working for someone else, will that giant ever be released so you can do what you enjoy doing and bring you satisfaction and happiness?
3) Do you have a burning desire to be your own boss? This is one of the most important questions that you must answer honestly because it a very important element to your success in starting your own home-based business.
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