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Becoming Business Mentors

Are you considering becoming a business mentor within the home based business industry? Mentors and trainers are becoming more and more important for those that want to master how to make money with an online business. Taking on the responsibilities of a mentor is not something you should take lightly, or without proper planning.

If you have been in the home based business industry for only a year I would question if you were ready for the demanding task ahead of you. It is critical to have experience in building a business to success. It is suggested not to consider becoming mentor with only of two years of business experience. Having more then two years, not only gives you experience but also allows you to compile a wide variety of data and modules that is tested and proven to assist others.

Before becoming business mentors you need to be aware of what your roles will be. Having your roles outlined before you take on this new under taking will not only assist you in maintaining professionalism and accuracy with your clients, but will also allow your clients to have predictability. Thinking that mastering one technique will be enough to provide a solid foundation to teach others, is a sad and dangerous misconception. You need to have a wide variety of knowledge to handle any obstacles or challenges that may arise. You are not only taking on your business but you are managing others. This is not something you can take lightly, as people’s future will rely on our expertise.

While many are building careers, and lucrative incomes by becoming a qualified mentor, you can not enter into this solely for the money. Having a real desire to help and assist others to reach their goals with their home based business is mandatory. If you are doing this solely for income and not for the intent of truly helping others, you will hurt yourself in the long run. In the home-based business industry many business mentors get referrals and high recommendations. Earning those recommendations can keep you in business. Doing this for the wrong reasons can slowly have you losing clients, and your income.

You will be in high demand by the entrepreneurs you are training. It is suggested if you are just starting as an online business mentor not to take on a lot of students. It is important to have a training and support platform down, before you start mass training. Working with a small group before you start mentoring a larger group will help you to have an accurate system, and modules down that will help you and your students. Getting to know what their needs, requirements, to fully assist them in the business trends that you will be training.

A business mentors job is rewarding, yet can be stressful. Proper planning, and having a system to help organize your trainees will eliminate much of the stress. The fact is you are no longer just concerned about your business, but will also be taken on their business success as well. While it can be stressful assisting in someone else success can be equally rewarding as your own.

How To Succeed In The Home Based Business

I know how hard it can be to finally get a break and find a legitimate home based business opportunity and during my 10 months of working online about 2 or 3 of them were taken up searching for a business to get involved with. In this short article I am going to tell you how I managed to pull myself together and battle on to be the best I can in the home business industry.

I first started off by looking into the paid survey niche and found myself with less money than I started with after being fooled by a fake cash for survey site. I paid like $50 for a list of free to join survey sites which I could have just found myself and that’s when I knew this wasn’t going to be as easy as what I was originally thinking it would be.

Never the less I battled on and moved on to Google AdSense which is when Google allows you to display relevant ads on your blog or Website and you will actually get paid each time someone clicks on an ad. That was fantastic! Not! I found myself working 10 hours a day trying to drive traffic to my Website for only a few clicks each day which barely even made me a dollar so I soon got fed up of that.

The next thing I came across was mailing and typing from home and I found a very interesting site called a1 mailing and typing services and they were offering $1 for every single envelope I mailed. Looking back now I can see that it has big fat scam written all over it but at that time I was new to the Internet and just couldn’t get my head round the fact that people were taking money from those who most clearly needed it. I stormed right in and paid my $60 membership fee and never heard from them again.

The next few months after that I struggled trying to find some way to make money online and find success in the home based business industry by trying things like paid to click Website’s and gambling systems which all totally failed with no questions asked.

A Litmus Test for Succeeding in the Home Business

If you don’t know these things about making money from home you may be better off not starting.

Not every one was born to be an entrepreneur. Most people who are trying to make money from home have no business being in the home business industry.

I know this might sound a little harsh but it’s the truth. That you feel like making money from home does not mean you should.

The high casualty rate in this industry is a simple proof of that. Many people would be much better off staying with their day jobs.

Let me explain what I mean.

There is a kind of person who succeeds in the home business industry.

This person is usually some one who doesn’t need much hand holding. Who is self motivated and makes up his own mind. He or she is psychologically and emotionally tough and does not run scared at the first sign of failure. They are not whiners, excuse makers, complainers or finger pointers. They don’t use scam as an excuse for failure. They can stand a little hardship and take responsibility for their own outcomes. They have a realistic view of the world and understand that it usually takes breaking a few eggs to make an omelet. They understand that life is not perfect, that results take time and that failure is a natural part of success. They are not quick to blame others for their own problems and don’t mind putting in the work and paying the price for as long as it takes to get what they want. They are doers and action takers. Not loafers or quitters. They are not lazy.

If this profile does not describe you please think twice before you proceed. If you are easily frustrated please don’t start. If you are an emotional person please be careful about joining. If you can’t stand failure this is not for you.

While making money from home can be a very lucrative and rewarding experience, it is certainly not for the weak, the faint hearted or the fearful. You have to have courage, strength, focus and perseverance to succeed.

If you have those qualities you will likely make a lot of money. If you don’t you will likely fail.

Simply because they are an absolute necessity for succeeding in the home business industry.

Automotive Business Industry

If you go online and you will find hundreds of thousands of articles written on Used Cars, and if you pick up nearly any newspaper you will find at least one article concerning the auto industry or some new type of car that is going to be coming out next year. These are one type of automotive articles we find in the news, and in magazines, but if you are well versed and have a lot of experience in the automotive sector or haps you could write articles on the automotive business industry itself.

Indeed, over the years I have written over 550 articles on this subject, and of those nearly 200 are on the business side of the auto industry. These articles have been well received, and I would recommend that any article author that wishes to sell articles involving economics, the future, and the business of our automobile nation to consider the following things.

Automotive industry

First, accuracy is the most important factor, so you must check AutoVillage. Just because you read a lot of articles in the newspaper, or page through magazines like Road and Track, or Car and Driver, or read articles in the Wall Street Journal about the automotive sector does not mean you know what you’re talking about. Most of these articles are focused on specific subcategories of niches.

Even if you’ve recently read a book such as; “The End of Detroit” or have clippings of articles over the last couple of years from “Investor’s Business Daily” on the automotive industry, this won’t make you an expert. And if you don’t check sources you are liable to get something wrong or incorrect. You must remember that things change very fast. What might’ve been observed last year is no longer the case.

In fact, within the last year, the automotive industry has been turned upside down and nothing is as it was. I hope you will please consider this when writing your automotive articles, for the automotive industry.

Reasons Why the Online Business Industry

In the recent years, the Internet has become the perfect venue to do business. From small start up independent franchises to big prominent names in their fields, it’s become an imperative for all business owners to establish a presence on the Internet. Even through economic turmoil, you’ll see that starting an online business still continues to be somewhat of a phenomenon. If you still haven’t had the chance to get in on the action, you may be wondering what could possibly be in store for online business all over the world. Here are 3 reasons why the online business industry will continue to flourish in the years to come.

Demand for online businesses is still on the rise – as long as there are people who will demand for new online business opportunities, you can expect the numbers to be on a continuous rise. And with so many different opportunities that are available online, people now have a choice on which business opportunities to go with. It’s become a new frontier where people everywhere now have the chance to become successful and rich in any endeavor they choose. Just as long as there are companies who continue to provide opportunities, there will always be people to support them.

Online businesses provide better opportunities – the great thing about the online business industry is that it’s become synonymous to flexibility that you can make it work for you any way you want it and not the other way around. As the economy continues to be unstable at this point, online businesses have been providing better paying opportunities for just about anyone who has a computer at home. Whether you’re a writer or a graphic artist or a business minded sort of person, you’ll be able to find an online business opportunity that is just right for you. And the best part is you don’t need to have a college education to be successful. Provided that you choose the right opportunity ad you listen to expert advice from people who are experts in a specific field, you can be sure that you’re pretty much on the right track.

Internet technology is constantly being updated and developed – and because there is so much development going on with the internet, you can make use of an assortment of different tools that can help make business processes much more efficient. From high-speed broadband connection to fast communication tools, you can take advantage of these tools in order to run your own business from home. Make it a point to keep updated with the current developments on the Internet and you’ll have the chance to make very lucrative earnings in just a few short months.

Your Success is in the Home Based Business

If you want to be successful in a home based business, just be yourself. There is no other way to be a leader but giving and giving will for sure produce reciprocity.

The Home Based Business Industry is not different from any other industry, the what is in it for me? is and will always be the question and the answer. The commitment, engagement; involvement and trust is what made a business successful.

What differs from the old way of making business is marketing. Technology has changed and as a direct result mindset has also changed, so the way to approach future prospects is now “less direct” meaning the powerful shaking hands close dial picture is now a follow me or tweet me tendency.

But trust is what really matters and being yourself, cultivating yourself as a leader and offering this hand shake and make people feel it trough any source is the key of attraction and success.

The first step to be ready for the home based business industry is be prepared, how?:

1- Acquire all the knowledge possible about the industry and its trends.

2- Be more focused on free, long term methods to have prospects or followers.

3- Create a culture of teaching and while teaching also learn.

4- Never stop learning and giving value.

5- Don’t forget trust is the key.

Why Failing in the Home Based Business Industry

You see failing in the home-based business industry is not all bad.

We can learn more from our failures than from our successes, it’s just about asking the right questions. Like where did I go wrong? What could I do differently next time? What do I need to improve? etc..and then of course taking corrective action.

After all doing the same thing and expecting different results is total madness.

Even when you are what others define as ‘successful’ in the home-based business industry you will still fail, in different ways and will simply then ask different questions to discover the solution.

…we are all human after all.:-)

Plus you were not born knowing how to be successful in the home based business industry anymore than you were born knowing how to drive a car.

Before I had any sort of success story online, I realised I needed to develop the mindset and the specific skills needed to be successful in the home based business industry…

Like, excellent communication skills both written and verbal…

Like, mastering a few forms of advertising and doing them on a daily, consistent basis…

Like, mastering how to create my own lead generation systems…

Like, how to build a list and what to do once you have that list….

Like, improving ME as a person so I would be the kind of person that people would want to follow and on and on it goes… because I realised being average online does not cut it.

This is a brutal truth.

And partly why 97{02e07666ad61f6d7ade078d9ce385bb6caa327bc8318358682d2b21a1e9b9f68} are failing in the home-based business industry.

If you truly want to be highly successful online you have to become MORE than your average Koala bear.

You MUST at some point in your online career, make the decision that you will become MORE THAN AVERAGE and every day work towards developing the mindset, improving your skill set plus raising your ENERGY so that you attract rather than repel.

Is the Home Based Business Industry

WOW! After watching a few of the Rocky movies this weekend on TBS, I couldn’t help but notice how the home based business industry is eerily like some of the Rocky movies. Let’s look at some of the similarities.

We all know Rocky’s story. Here is an underdog fighter looking to be one of the best boxer’s of all time. The odds are stacked against him in almost every fight.

He’s undersized, he’s doesn’t really have a lot of the boxing skills or knowledge to be successful. But the one thing he has…is HEART!!

And the one’s that have HEART and dedication in this industry are the ones who become successful regardless of the skill and knowledge they have when they start.

Now my favorite correlation is actually a quote from Rocky’s wife, Adrian, in the 4th Rocky Movie. It’s when she and Rocky have the conversation for the 1st time after he decides to fight the Russian. She is at the top of the stairs in their house and says: “You’ve heard what they’ve all said, you’ve read the newspapers, It’s SUICIDE….YOU CAN’T WIN!!

That Always gives me the goosbumps. Here’s someone that Rocky is close to and his own wife doesn’t have the confidence in him to accomplish what most people feel is the IMPOSSIBLE.

This happens a lot in the network marketing and home based business industry. Even close friends and family think it’s impossible to succeed by taking our lives into our own hands and becoming our own boss by starting our own business.

Now, how I take it, was Rocky was only going to prove himself right, not prove others wrong. This was just another challenge he will have to overcome. Here is a point that I want to make when people start a home business. They have been told by so many ‘NOT to do this’ or they “can’t do this, they’ll get killed and lose their money”. Then the newly home business owner sets out to prove them WRONG!!

This is not the way to go about things. Always believe in YOUR beliefs about yourself and not what others believe. This is what Rocky believed. When people ultimately fail is when they start believing in the beliefs of the “nay sayers” and abandon their own beliefs.

He could have easily listened to what EVERYONE said and backed down from the challenge, but didn’t.

Rocky also gets out of his comfort zone by going to Russia to fight the Russian. Remember what Uncle Pauly said? “Are you nuts?”

I love this because he gets our of his comfort zone and still has the focus and determination under his disadvantageous conditions. This industry can leave us in VERY uncomfortable situations and only the strong will find the way to “win.”

I also loved that Rocky didn’t have the “tools” to train with that he had in the states. No fancy equipment, No punching bag, no sparring partner. He found a way to train to win with what he was given.
Sometimes in the home business industry we may lack some of the tools too. But the ones that find a way, end up winning!

Rocky went into the ring with what most people believed to have No shot of winning. We see Rocky get knocked down many times in the match. But what does he keep doing? He keeps getting up EVERYTIME he falls.

He does this so much that he starts winning over the Russian crowd! I love this too because it shows that others will see your determination and dedication to get what you really want, not just in business, but also in life! This is just the beginning to lead others that you have influenced with your hard work.

In conclusion, we all have our “giants” we have to face in order to accomplish something. We will have our “nay sayers” trying to come in between us and what we want. We will fall down. We may look like we are “down for the count”.
But are you going to keep getting up, when no ones believes that you can get up when beaten down so may times?

This will be the biggest challenge in your life but also the most rewarding!

How to Distinguish Yourself in the Home Business

When you consider the number of home businesses that are springing up today, you might wonder how you will ever distinguish yourself among the competition. With the rapid migration from traditional business to the home business venue, it would be very easy to get lost in the crowd and never turn a profit in your business. While it is true that there are a lot of home businesses springing up all around the world, it may be easier than you think to make your mark in the industry and realize great success with your home business.

Today people are looking for integrity in business more than anything else. They are looking for decent people to do business with who will deliver what they need and expect. If you learn how to treat people and demand quality service and products in your business, then you will stand-out in an industry where scams and schemes come and go on daily in the world of business. Distinguish yourself through your integrity and you will always have the opportunity to serve people and earn a better than average income through your business.

In addition to that brief sketch of how to distinguish yourself in the home business industry, here is a list that should serve as a guideline to building a business that will stand out in a crowd.

Be a Real Person, Not a Salesman
People are usually a little skeptical when they do business online. They have not seen you, they know nothing about you, but they know that people get scammed on the internet every day. Hence it is your job to go the extra mile to show them who you are. You want to come across as a real person who cares about their needs. An active blog or a thriving Face Book account can go a long way in presenting you as the person that you really are. Post real life pictures and videos on your sight along with relevant information that they will need to know about your business. This type of presentation allows people to see you as a real person and not some sort of bot.

Always Deliver
Give people their money’s worth and then some. You must deliver what you said you would on the website or the advertisement that drew them in, in the first place. If you over-deliver, then you will create a satisfied customer who keeps coming back and refers other customers to your site.
Be There for Their Problems

Do not disappear after the sale has been made or the service delivered. Keep a healthy channel of communication open to troubleshoot their needs. Answer their questions promptly. Don’t give them cause to suffer with buyer’s remorse.

Add to the Value
Your goal in gaining a customer for your home business is to create a customer who keeps coming back and one who will refer others to your business. Make a habit of creating quality content and sending it out by email, webinars, or weekly phone presentations. When they hear from you on a regular basis, they will begin to distinguish you as a real person who cares about their success.
In conclusion if you do these things they will go a long way in distinguishing you as a reputable business owner who goes above and beyond what is expected to provide a quality product and create a satisfied customer. Here’s to your success!

The Home Business Industry

The home business industry is drenched with opportunities for people to start making money and owning there future. I mean literally you can start earning income today in any MLM/Internet marketing business on the Internet, The only thing you need is a email address a bank account and a pay pal account. But you know as well as I know that there has to be conniving catch to something that sound so simple.

Well of course there is, and what I said above is what many MLM sponsors will say to you just to lure you in there trap. If you are looking for something better, Seeking shelter in this thunderstorm of an economy, And you are serious about starting a home based business, Then welcome home aspiring leader because we’ve been waiting for you.

Now often times when people join this industry and they have made up their minds about devoting there lives to the success of there businesses, are sometimes called insane. If you’re reading this article and this has happened to you then I want to personally say that its okay, Most people never understand the feeling that you and I are feeling, The passion and potential that you can see in your opportunity and hence is the reason why 97 {02e07666ad61f6d7ade078d9ce385bb6caa327bc8318358682d2b21a1e9b9f68} of people fail miserably in this industry.

To be successful in anything you do first has to start with a vision, With out a vision you’re just a person with a blindfold on placing your hands on what you think feels good. Entrepreneurs with a vision are often time aware of what it takes to become successful. And at times has to display extreme amounts of fortitude and pain to achieve success but ill just say it feels bitter sweet when your actually there because you worked for it and you earned it so its rightfully yours.

What differentiates successful rich people from regular people is our minds and they we think and the way we see things. The first step you need to take in order to become successful is to take a leap of faith. Decide today that you are going be rich, Set goals and consistently work at them everyday. Make your goals achievable, Don’t say I’m going to buy a house and then two seconds later you make a huge “Gulp” sound. Make your goals achievable get into the habit of setting goals and achieving them.

If you’re at a job and you still believe in the folk tale that you can climb the corporate ladder to one day becoming the “CEO”,Then the second thing you should know is that you’re never going to get rich working hourly for someone else. You’re never going to learn how to become rich trading time for money making other people rich.

One of the most terrifying but true part of corporate world is that 98{02e07666ad61f6d7ade078d9ce385bb6caa327bc8318358682d2b21a1e9b9f68} of people retire dead or die broke by age 65 and only 2{02e07666ad61f6d7ade078d9ce385bb6caa327bc8318358682d2b21a1e9b9f68} of people in this country retire wealthy? Do you have any clue about what 98{02e07666ad61f6d7ade078d9ce385bb6caa327bc8318358682d2b21a1e9b9f68} of our country are doing?

They’re doing the same thing everyone was taught growing up, The same thing you’re most likely doing right now working at a dead end job. Do you remember being told in order to be successful in life you must go to school and get a degree and then graduate and get yourself a good job then get married, and spend the next 40 years of your life working in your specially made cubical? We were all expected to buy this lie and were taught to believe it’s”The American Dream. But you and I both know that it’s actually not true.

The American dream is obtained by working for yourself. That’s right I said it! you have to create your own path to the land of prosperity. The home base business and direct sales industry is perfect place to start. Their platform thrives on amateur entrepreneurs and self made millionaires. People in this industry are creating wealth from the comfort of there home, They set their own schedules because they work when they want. They cant travel wherever they want, and last but not least spend more time with their family and friends.

Think about it picture yourself waking up every morning to a few extra thousand dollars in your PayPal or account? Imagine being having the luxury to travel anywhere you want in the world with out having financial chains hold you down, imagine having free time with your beloved family to relax and not have to worry about another a day in your existing life? These imaginations are very possible just focus your brain cells on your business and never give up, and pretty soon the bank teller will be your best friend.