While it is useless and counter-productive to worry about
either the past or the future, we do of course need to be
concerned about the present. This is why being in a
desperate situation may not be the best time to start any
new venture. In any case, it might go a long way to first of
all take care of your immediate needs.
For example if you have suddenly lost your job, you may have
severance pay or unemployment insurance. So this does give
you a way to pay your bills while you are looking for a job
and you don’t have to worry; however, be aware that there
is an end-date when your benefits will run out and it is
necessary to have some other way to earn a living right then
and there and preferably sooner.
You really should focus on getting at least a part-time job
to cover your living expenses while you are starting any new
business. It’s no good to depend on credit cards either
for business expenses or living expenses so just don’t even
consider that. It is just not the case that you can project
that you will be earning enough money to pay your bills by
any set time. What will happen is you will go deeper in
debt every day and could find yourself trapped with no way
Ideally if you had planned it, you could have been salting
away a few dollars every time you had money – whether you
want to look at it as emergency survival money or money for
business operating expenses, this is the best way. If it
has already happened to you that you lost your job
unexpectedly obviously there is no way to do it over again –
but the point is to first focus on your immediate needs and
then you can spend your time creatively to develop your plan
and goals for your own home business.
Too many times people think that they can earn money
instantly without effort on the Internet and they are
shocked when they finally understand they have spent their
last money to participate and did not factor in the time
that likely will be necessary to realize a return on their
investment. They can be very angry and it is not fair to
blame the programs or anything else besides themselves for
not thinking it through.
It is common to be seduced by advertisements that do make it
seem like the money is quick and easy. It can be, but you
have to realize the people that are making money have had to
invest their time and effort and other resources while they
gained experience and now know just what works and how to do
it – so it IS easy at that point.
When they make statements that you want to believe say you
can get something for nothing or become wealthy without
working, what they are actually saying is that it is
POSSIBLE because there are those who actually DO IT.
However it is you that has to think realistically so that
you will understand they had to do the work, and spend the
time to learn first. Then they had to give everything they
did a chance to produce results; and they needed to keep
building and sustaining their momentum by being fully
engaged and focused on their business.
There is just no magic about this. It’s reality. Whether
you have only evenings and weekends to work on your business
because you have to work full or part-time to support
yourself, or whether you are blessed to have extended
benefits to give you some time to find a way to replace your
income, you should be thinking in terms of a sure thing (a
j-o-b with a paycheck).
Sales and marketing are not sure things like a job with
wages. Sales is subject to market flux, including consumer
confidence, world affairs, stock market, and even seasons
and weather. You have to spend the resources to advertise
your business aggressively, and there is no guarantee of a
return on investment. It’s a risk. At the same time it is
true that you can make a lot of money in sales and
marketing, but it is not likely if you have no experience
that your success will come before the rent is due again.
Be sure to cover your bases so you don’t have to worry and
you can focus on building a successful home business online!