The global economic meltdown is, no doubt, the cankerworm that eats so much into the social fabrics of the world’s entire populace to an extent that not only a typical grassroots people but also those in the upper echelon of the society also find making ends meet a big task. This is because no matter how hard people cut their coat according to their cloth the normal residual income is always far from being adequate to meet both the family and social responsibilities.
Since the ubiquitous financial hardship is not the exclusive preserve of anyone, retired people particularly from the normal employment in need of additional income to pay their bills find succor in home business. In some cases as well, many stay-at-home moms are in the rat race since they just have to support their husbands in shoring the domestic expenses.
Many people are just tired of 30 days make a pay check syndrome that has little or no effect on their social well-being particularly those who normally go a borrowing from friends and relatives for a living until the next pay day and once the inevitable debt is grudgingly and willy-nilly paid to the impatient creditors virtually little or nothing is left from their meager income to take care of their family and personal responsibilities.
While it is true that nothing good comes easy whichever way one may look at it, certain good steps ought to be taken by whoever is desirous to make a foray into home business whatever may be the previous or present areas of economic endeavor. Here, however, are four sure steps to success in home business.
Regular working hours
The need to set aside some regular hours of work cannot be overemphasized and if it is eight or ten hours every day you can set aside to work on your business, stick strictly to that time. If you are to work from nine o’clock in the morning and close at 6 pm in the evening just let it be so always.
Right from the onset of your home business, you just must avoid distractions like a plague otherwise your efforts, no matter how good they may be, will lead you nowhere. You should minimize to the barest minimum the attention and interference of your spouse, children and relatives in your business activities and once they identify you with those hours, they are bound to let you have your way.
Since procrastination is the thief of time, extra care must be taken to avoid it at all cost, this means actions are to be taken immediately issues instead of postponing them no matter how trivial they may be.
Immediate profit syndrome.
Once you settle down to your home business, you should not expect profit immediately; see your efforts as a baby that must be nurtured from infancy to adulthood. Just ensure that you put all that is in you as efforts into it say for the first two to three years that should be regarded as the gestation period.
The author, Ade Adenekan is the Executive Director of Pan-African Reconciliation Centre in Nigeria and a leader in the third sector of the global economy. If this piece is of any appeal to you, feel free to get more at Do you know you can watch several thousands of television stations throughout the world via satellite for just a token charge, just visit for more details.