Five Characteristics To Look For In A Home Business

So you are thinking about starting up a home based business? These days it is tough as there are so many different products and opportunities to choose from, both MLM and Internet Marketing. A good starting point is to work out your goals, and then make sure they align with what you find. Here are 5 of the main points you need to consider.

The Product - It is critical that you choose something that not only you can associate with, but that you feel comfortable to put your name to. Also, ask yourself would I buy this product on its own if it wasn't part of a business opportunity? Finally, make sure it has a good reputation! You want it to be established, but not around for the last 20 years so everyone has already been there or is sick of it.

The System - It is very important that the opportunity comes with a properly maintained platform to operate and automate it, and also the education and information required to run it assuming a zero starting knowledge. Can you use the system to leverage your time - that is what makes the money and gives you the quality of life - which is the aim after all! Also, is it evolving with the times - you need something that is keeping up and has its finger on the pulse.

The Support - You want to make sure that if you get stuck there are ways to get help and people to speak to, whether through a well set up training facility, forum or live help.

The People - Find an opportunity that includes a community of fantastic people that are accessible, willing to help and meet up from time to time to network. Also make sure that they are successful and willing to share that success!

The Commission Structure - avoid anything that has a commission structure that trickles down and includes multiple layers. If you do the work you want to get paid for it, not a whole heap of people just because they were there before you but did nothing to assist you. Also, big ticket items with big commissions rock - you get a large commission for the same amount of work!

I hope this helps. If you want to see the product that I found check out my Blog.

Here's To Your Success!

Simon Wetherell


International Finance Lawyer & Investment Banker turned full time Internet Marketing & Social Media Specialist & Coach and Business Mentor. Simon has an LLB (Honours), an MBA in Finance and New Venture Business and is a wealth of knowledge to any person looking to get established in their own business. Email him at or visit his blog at Simon also promotes a system that helps Internet Marketers achieve success no matter what their ex...

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