Friday, August 04, 2006

Choose Your Own Style

Your equipment is ready. You've got the computer, fax, and everything that you think is sufficient to start your own home busines. But you haven't got the idea of what your home business will be.

Well, the great thing about home business is you can get to do what you really like. Of course, there's other things to consider. But, basically, it will depend on what you want, how you define to be interesting. At least you will have fun in doing your home business. And that will save you from boredom.

Dan Ramsey in his book "101 Best Home Businesses" has a chapter on how to find YOUR best home business. He suggests these 10 steps:

1. List 5 things you do best
2. List how others would benefit from what you do best
3. Find out how to give people what they want
4. Learn the value of your services to others
5. Find out who else offers similar services6. Learn from the successes of others
7. Learn from the failures of others
8. Plan your own success
9. Make low cost mistakes
10. Enjoy what you do and how you do it

He then made suggestions on the best home businesses according to type. Here are a few of them:

Best Businesses Using Craft or Physical Skills
- antique restoration
- auto detail service
- carpet cleaning business
- errand/delivery service
- housecleaning business

Best Service Businesses
- bed and breakfast operator
- caregiver
- catering service
- senior day care center
- tutoring service

Best Professional Businesses
- desktop publisher
- magazine writer
- import/export service
- income tax preparation service
- event planner

So, what are you waiting for? Get a pen and start figuring out which home business fits you best...!

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