Mistakes to Avoid When Get Started

We tend to make mistake when come to start an online business. I made mistakes too. You can’t avoid mistake if you don’t know you are doing something not correct. However, you can avoid them and do better if you know what mistake to avoid.  Let me share with you some mistakes that I would like you to avoid when get started you home business.

Mistake 1
Don’t start your business in a rush. I know you want to get start faster and make money in shortest time. However, this is not going to work most of the time. I did accounts for companies and I know that normally it takes years for a business to break even. For home business, it takes shorter time to break even, but normally would also need few months time. Therefore, my advice is DON’T RUSH! Take some time for the preparation, market researches and planning.

See post – Don’t Rush, Plan First

Mistake 2
Don’t start your business if you are chasing money. If you have debts to pay off or you need money urgently, it’s not a good time for you to start the business. Building a long term business needs focusing, effort, time and even some investment. It’s hard to chase your dream if you are desperate to find a quick and easy solution to financial freedom. There is no good or perfect day to start your business, you may start it as part time basis and contribute with your full heart to build your business. In long run, it’s going to help your business growth.

Mistake 3
Don’t diversify your attention. You should know important things you have to focus on to get start. You can just go ahead to get the domain name if you have good idea. However, don’t start to build the site until you have the whole idea and the layout of your business. What kind of business you are in and what type of software is suitable to build your site or how the thing is going to go are all important for you to figure out. Focusing on things like create the logo, what is the colour of the website are not the most important and it will just diversify your attention on main things.

Mistake 4
Don’t start your business because you think the market is making money for you. Every market is making money for some people and not making money for some others. The most important is, do you have personal passion in the market? If you choose the wrong reason to start a business, most of the time you might fail. You might find that you hardly have good ideas or find it hard to have passion to continue. Therefore, choosing the wrong reason to get started is bad for your business in long term.

Mistake 5
No commitment to your business. Business is about sales and marketing. Either you are doing online business or offline business, you need to know how to sell and market your products. You have to commit your time and money to learn about the two things. If you don’t want to learn yourself, you may get someone to do for you. Again, you need to pay them and it’s about money to incur. Remember, the more knowledge you have, the more it helps in your business.

Having a business is not difficult at all, but bear in mind the mistakes to avoid and focus on the baby steps to build your business so that it grows strong and sustains long.

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