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Working for the comfort of your own home sounds like an ideal situation. But there are some things to think about before trying it.

First of all, WHY do you want to have your own business? Do you think it will be fun? Do you need the money? Or do you just want a new challenge? Your answer to that question will determine your focus.

A lot of newcomers to Internet marketing don't enter into it as a business. If you're just doing it for fun, that's okay. But, if you really want to earn make it a success, you must treat it as a business.

It will be difficult. You will not only be the boss, but you will be the accountant, the assistant, and the administrator. You'll be doing it all, at least in the beginning.

The next step is to determine if you have the qualities that you need to work from home; some people do not. You must have the following qualities:

1. You must have the self discipline to do the work that is necessary. That means not allowing yourself to watch television, read a novel, or take a swim in the pool while there are still tasks left undone for your business. Of course, those tasks are never-ending, but treat your work day just as if you were working outside the home: 8-5 or 9-5.

2. You should be able to totally focus on a problem from beginning to end to determine the best way to solve it. Problem solving is a big issue because problems will come up - count on it!

3. Organization is also important to a business. You should have the ability to organize your "office" space, whether it be an actual office or just a desk in another room. Paper and information will accumulate and you'll need a system to handle all the filing storage and information management.

4. You will also need to be able to communicate with other people. You'll have to be able to explain both problems that you are having but answer customers' questions about your own products.

5. And finally, you must be able to work hard. If you think that working for yourself will be a lot easier than working for someone else, you're in for an education! No matter what business niche you decide to go into, you will have "bosses" - someone will always be asking you to do something for them.

There are two more important tasks that MUST be done to make sure your business succeeds.

The first is to have a plan. Set goals and write a task list to help you reach those goals.

And most important: Take ACTION! You can plan all you want but if you don't take action, the planning won't ever yield any results.

If you've decided that you DO have the qualities that you need to have to succeed in owning your own business, then go for it! Have faith in yourself and your decision. Have the courage to keep on going when those inevitable problems arise. And be DETERMINED to make your business a success. Faith, courage and determination will lead to your success.

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