Home Based Business – How Big is Your Dream?

The crucial first step to building a work at home business is deciding what results you want from that business – and what resources you are willing to commit to it. By planning your efforts to meet your personal goal instead of following the dreams of the big-money, fast-money, easy-money crowd, you multiply your odds of succeeding.

The potential exists to create a full-time income; the reality is that level of income doesn’t result from working an hour a day. Big results require big efforts and not everyone wants to spend all day, every day, sitting at their computer.

For every high income guru working on the internet, there are hundreds of marketers happily earning a few hundred dollars a month working only a few hours a week. They have time for family and hobbies – real life – and content with the extra income they are earn for little effort.

Set a realistic goal for the amount you need to earn and build a plan of steps required to reach your goal. Your plan outlines what you need to learn, what you need to do and when it needs to be done. The time spent creating a detailed plan of action is not time wasted – you are creating a path you can follow again and again.

Once you attain that first goal, you can raise your target amount and keep going or start a second source of income by following your plan again. If you are content with the income you’ve built, your new goal might be to keep that amount of income flowing while decreasing the number of hours you work each week.

Two things define the amount of income you can create online – the amount of time you are willing to spend building your business and the amount of money you are willing to invest in the tools for your business. The results you achieve depend on a balance of time/money – always.

The answer to “how big is my dream” requires an honest appraisal of how much time, effort and money you can and will invest in your home based business.