Having your own home based Internet marketing business is great! It allows you to work from home and have certain freedoms not provided by traditional, "brick and mortar" type businesses. However, if you truly want to experience a successful Internet Marketing Business, you will need to treat it like a "business. The old saying "Treat it like a hobby and you'll get paid like a hobby" versus, "Treat it like a business and get paid like a business", is definitely something to consider while establishing your work habits for your Home Based Internet Marketing Business.
I have experienced both, a storefront type business and also a home based business. Actually, my original home business (a computer graphic company) turned into my main source of income and caused me to seek a more traditional type of business environment. This was mainly due to the added number of people needed to answer phones, take orders and service customers. In the beginning this seemed to be a great choice and necessary, due to the physical growth of the company.
While spending nearly a decade of fighting traffic to and from the office and throwing money away on a monthly lease, I was definitely seeking to change my situation! The computer age was on the rise and had virtually altered my business in a relatively short period of time. Fewer employees were needed to perform tasks that were now being accomplished by other computer software programs. The use of modems was now an everyday part of our operation and little did I know the Internet was just around the corner!
I always found myself on the computer at home, seemed like there was always something else that needed my attention (or so I thought). Managing my database, creating new catalogs or learning another computer program, were things I often found myself doing at home. There were more things to do than could be completed during the normal 8 to 5 business day.
Like a great deal of other folks, I became interested in the Internet and the things that could be done and found online. I registered my first domain, LogoFax.com in 1996 and still have it as of this writing. At first it was just a simple web page, mainly just to have a web presence. Shortly after the year 2000, I began to take a more serious look at what could be done on the Internet. I found myself turning to home based Internet marketing business ebooks, forums, SIG's (special interest groups) and other information based websites, to learn more about home based Internet marketing business matters.
Internet marketing is an ever-changing subject matter. What worked yesterday, may or may not work today and what works today most likely won't be applicable in its entirety tomorrow! Having a home based Internet Marketing Business requires you to stay abreast of new developments and techniques designed to place you at the "top" of your market. The World Wide Web is a fantastic place to cast your efforts and choosing the right home based Internet marketing business is a key to your success. Pick something that you have passion about or at least something that interests you. If you select a market that's too big, you may find yourself overly challenged to reach the top. Focus on a smaller market and look to find your niche; this will bring back faster results in a positive way. If you choose a large market or industry, be prepared to experience more competition and a greater effort on your part to get recognized.
I still enjoy having my own home based Internet marketing business and plan to continue marketing on the world-wide-web! Hope to you online someday!