Home Business; Quick, Easy Money... And Pigs
By Kirk Bannerman
Wednesday, March 23, 2005; 6:15pm EST
Here come those flying pigs!
Does it ever end? I've been involved with Internet-based home
businesses for some time and I continue to be exposed to a seemingly
endless barrage of offers (all costing me money, of course) claiming
to be "the secret" for making a fantastic income, in a very short
time, and with very little effort involved.
I must admit that I may have a slightly self-serving reason for
addressing this topic. My articles are published on my home-based
business websites for the purpose of trying to give prospective team
members a true sense of what is really involved with starting and
developing a successful home based business. The self-serving part,
I suppose, is that I want people joining my team to have the
straight scoop going in so that we don't waste each other's time. I
admit to being selfish in this regard (I don't want to waste time
working with people that have unrealistic expectations), but it is
also very efficient for both parties involved, so it is not a
totally one-way thing.
Now, back to the topic at hand. There's no magic here, folks. Once
you have selected the home business that you are going to pursue,
there are no substitutes for time and effort in developing your
business. A dream of being an "overnight success" is just that, a
I can tell you from personal experience, that once you "pay your
dues" and begin to have real success with a home based business, it
is really terrific. Think about Nirvana or Valhalla, take your pick,
but in any event it's really sweet.
When I started developing a home based business, making a good
income was obviously an objective, but I also had other
sub-objectives. One of the most important things was to have nearly
total time flexibility (I mean, if I was willing to continue to wear
the 9-5 Mon-Fri collar I could just have just
stayed in the previously "traditional" work force).
Time flexibility was (and still is) a "biggie" for me. Many people
working at home have the same need for various reasons. For work at
home moms, a home business can be a real godsend to accommodate the
hectic time pressures, particularly when the kids are quite young
and mom is also spelled "transportation".
In my own particular case, the reason is not quite so noble... I
just want (need?) to be able to pick up my fly rod and go fishing at
a moments notice (sometimes I'll be gone for a week or two at a
time, but now the business has enough momentum that it keeps on
operating just as well as if I were here tending to it on a daily
Bear in mind, I am only able do the breakaway thing now that I have
put in all the up-front time and effort and now have developed
enough kinetic energy in my home-based Internet business to be able
to enjoy the fruits of my labor.
About the Author
Kirk Bannerman operates his own successful home based business and
also coaches others seeking to start their own home based business.
For more information visit his website at Proven Work At Home