You may not be aware of it, but if you are online making money from home, you have your own home-based online business.
You don’t need a site for that, or a blog, you can do it as a simple affiliate. And there are successful affiliates out there, who have nothing else but their brands, most likely their lists, and the affiliate programs.
So, now that I broke the news to you that you are in business, what are your expectations?
You can do all this home-based online activities I called business as a hobby. Which is fine. It is a popular way to begin. Some successful online entrepreneurs started out their online business journey as a hobby. But it turned into part-time, and then full-time work for them. The kind of work they love doing, and paying the bills at the same time.
Maybe you love being in an online community of like-minded people and having fun. I bet you found some close friends this way. And during this growing relationship with a friend, you shared programs that work or don’t. Some of the longest term referrals anyone has are friends with similar interests. Remember this is a friendship, not someone you push your links to.
You may start your home-based business with a razor-sharp focus. And be committed and work diligently to ensure you meet your expectations. But what if your expectations are too low? Do you power down your engine? It depends on you.
Do you find the expectations you have from your home-based online business in the list below?
- No Expectations
- Expectations from the ‘Fantasy World’
- Desperate Expectations
- Anything on the Profit Side Is Great
- Flexibility and Paying for the Bills and Basic Necessities
- Profit Super-Star
- Helping Others
- Revolutionize an Industry
It’s often the case for someone who starts making money online as a hobby or by enjoying the company of other like-minded people, but with disinterest of what they are doing for their online business.
These expectations are doomed not to be fulfilled from the beginning. Either the time frame is too short, or the expected gains are unsustainable, or the business is based on an already dead industry.
Coming from people in real financial difficulties, these expectations are generally too high or too time constrained. While the initial expectations are rarely met, a very low number of people who are in these desperate situations adjust their expectations and continue failing forward until they become highly successful.
People with this expectation would be happy if they can pay for all online services they use and products they buy, and, if at the end they break even or even if there is a little profit, it’s great.
The most sought-out benefit by online marketers and entrepreneurs is the flexibility you can’t find in a regular job. If it pays the bills and basic necessities too, thumbs up!
The main goal is profit, and most actions are subsumed to it. Great team leaders, this isn’t an expectation achievable by oneself.
Profit or not, these people’s driven force is helping others.
These entrepreneurs can endure long periods of bad times and countess failures, as well as ridicule or being laughed at, while pursuing their dreams. When they strike with their business, they strike BIG.
Don’t worry if you don’t seem to have any stellar expectations from your online business at the moment. They can change whenever you feel ready.
What happens if your expectations don’t fit your results? Are they lower? Are they higher?
Most people who run into a mismatch between their expectations and the reality, give up. The achievers don’t, they adapt. They improve themselves or change their expectations.
It is a great idea to evaluate exactly why are you doing the whole home-based online business thing right now, and if you believe it will go in a different direction for you in the future.