Here are some things, you really need to know about Home Based Business
A lot of working class folks today will prefer to leave such jobs and tell their employers to go to hell with their offers and start off a home based business. However, these folks are usually afraid of doing just that as they will not want to leave certainty for uncertainty, in other words, they are afraid of leaving a secured source of income. It is even more frightening for them when they don’t have the start up capital to get their home based business started.
Most home based businesses are usually run as sole proprietorship and usually requires a huge start up capital outlay. But a good home based business that one can begin with is becoming an affiliate of a company’s, so as sell their products or services in order to earn some commissions. Apart from working from the comfort of your home where you have access to most things that you want such as taking care of your kids, you may not need to worry also about transporting yourself to work or maintaining a large array of work cloths. You are also at liberty to choose your working hours while catering for your other pending tasks. Sole proprietorship usually need start-up capital usually financed by banks but setting up one as an affiliate of another company greatly reduces the risk level. Signing up as an affiliate means you will be selling either goods or services on behalf of another company while being paid according to your performance. You are not bothered about meeting sales targets or making a certain amount every month as the company you are affiliated to worries about that.
When you are engaged into a home based business you are free to give maximum concentration to selling the goods or services at your own pace based on your desired earning from it.
Another advantage of running a home based business as an affiliate over sole proprietorship is that while a sole proprietor has to break into a competitive market, where he has to carve a niche for himself to attract customers away from those already in that market, this is usually a difficult and expensive feat as customers prefer to stick to the products that they are accustomed to, the affiliate is not bothered about this because the products or services he will be selling are already well known in the market. Even if the sole proprietorship manages to break into the existing market it creates a sort of business enmity between it and the existing competitors in the market and these can be counter-productive in the long run. As an affiliate, you have the opportunity of testing how well the product you intend to sell for the company is moving in the market before you finally sign-up, thus taking the stress of breaking into the market off you.
Also a home based business that is being run as sole proprietorship can take years to get well established. It is a known fact that over 70% of small scale businesses fail in the first year of operation while those that make it past the first year still have a lot of obstacles to cross. Sole proprietorship usually takes between 5-7 years to realize any significant profit. A lot of work has to be done by the owners to keep the business going during these periods. An affiliate marketing business is, however, much relaxed to operate. Although, the affiliate will have to work hard to promote himself, most of the start-up work will be done for him by the company he is affiliated to, this includes providing a line of products or services and ways to advertise them. They also provide support for the affiliate through a company representative. The company will be ready and willing to at all times offer advice on how the affiliate can increase sales because the more sales he makes, the better for the company.
There is no doubt that running a home based business as a proprietorship can be tremendously rewarding in terms of returns, the risks involved are also quite high if the option is taken. A home based affiliate marketing company, however, minimizes the risks and the company provides support when the affiliate needs it. Although, you will still have to work very hard, the long term rewards of engaging in an home based business as an affiliate marketer is worthwhile.