I am sure you have heard the phrase, “If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.” My generation has grown up hearing that phrase. But today, this is not necessarily the case. More than ever are we seeing growing opportunities for entrepreneurs. Maybe this is because many of us are tired of the “uncertainty” that lies within corporate jobs these days. “Who is going to be the next group to be downsized? ”
Perhaps people are tired of spending half of their day commuting to a job that may pay well, but that is taking them away from family time. “Working for my family but never seeing my family? “ That seems to be a common theme. Perhaps some of us are tired of working ‘our all’ just to help someone else make all the money. Whatever the reason is, there are home based businesses out there that are “tried and true.”
Don’t get me wrong. Success doesn’t happen over night and magically you are making millions. Everything takes practice, dedication and work. But with the proper choice in business and the right attitude, you have no limits. YOU, are entirely up to you.
Usually my blogs do not promote a particular company, but today I want to share a bit about my ‘side gig.’ Why? Because people DO think it is too good to be true and I want to share the gift that has been given to me. I was lucky enough to listen and learn when people pitched ideas to me. I was lucky enough to see the business opportunity in front of me when it was presented. I was able to start a home based business, fully up and running with a website and product for under $1000.00 in five minutes. My only regret is not having started sooner. My slow decision was probably due to the fear of what ‘others might think.’ So when you are looking at something that you think is too good to be true, STOP, THINK, LISTEN…and just maybe you can find your plan B.
- Listen to the opportunity-what is 30 minutes out of your day ? It is nothing if you consider you are about to hear about something that may change your life!
- Do some research. Ask questions and review the company profile.
- Consider the ‘buy in’ and the product. Is there a valid, branded product to stand behind?
- Don’t worry about what other people think. If you want to go for it go for it. The only regrets are the chances we never took.
- Can you start earning immediately?
- Are there policies and procedures?
- Do you need to have inventory at home or is it internet based?
- Do you need a support team to execute your plan?
These are just a few of the questions I would ask. But in the end, what have you got to lose?I was lucky enough to learn about Rodan & Fields and I have been an Independent consultant for over a year. I have been supplementing my income from where ever I am-at home, on vacation, at my day job and anywhere!. I am running my business from my phone and it is a blast!
My final point, have a BLAST! You need to LOVE what you are doing. I am lucky enough to be having fun while I work this business. And so, as I know “it is entirely up to me” to be a success, I have decided to put more time into this side gig year two. And you know what-I am making money and learning a lot about business. Some of what I learn with my side gig has helped me be even better at my main gig. So, the next time someone presents an opportunity to you that seems ” TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE,” the time has come to take a listen and learn. You may just find your PLAN B!