Saturday, August 2, 2008

Are You Treating Your Business Like A Job?

Copyright © Lawren Smith

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One of my goals for my business is to get my business to a point where I am making more money, but working less. I tell people this and most respond by saying “Good Luck”. But, think about it for a moment. Why would I create a business that is just like a job? Yes, if I have a business, I will be working for me and that is a plus, but this is not the only reason I started a business. I started my business so that I can have the freedom of time to do the things I want and enjoy. I want more freedom as well as lifestyle.

Robert Kiyosaki stated in his book, “Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing” that the goal of creating a business should be to make more money working less. This is something he and other entrepreneurs have accomplished. I have always wanted a business that can generate money whether or not I am available. This is partly one of the reasons why I joined a network marketing company / MLM and why I want to get more into investing in commercial real estate. I don’t intend to be involved in the day to day activities of my businesses. I just want to oversee them from my home and when I feel there is a need or desire to check in and see how things are going, then I will do so, but otherwise, let the business run itself.

To accomplish a business that just about runs itself, it is helpful, but not necessary to get involved in something that you enjoy or are passionate about. Why? Because you will have a tendency to stay through the rough times, which you will experience plenty of. But, if your passion becomes more like a job and not like a business, you will not stay. This is because you will end up hating it due to the hours and hard work that you will be enduring. It is understandable that in the beginning you will be putting in the hours and hard work, but this is not where you want to remain. What you want is the ability where you put in the hours and hard work early in the business building process so that later, when your business has reached its full potential and bringing in a sizable income, you will have more freedom of time.

The way to create a business that gives you more freedom of time, energy and passion about your business is to manage your business less like a job and more like a business. You need to learn to love not only your business but also the marketing aspects of your business. For example, if you love writing articles but you do not love internet marketing, then the chances of finding success in your article writing is slim to none. Of course, there are always exceptions, but this is the rule. If you love having a business and you understand how to make money on the internet, then you will have a much better chance at becoming successful in your article writing.

I have stated in the past that in order to have success in any business, you need, at least, skills in marketing, sells, and communication. Without these three basic skills, you won’t be able to make money. These skills you need to help you with your marketing and sales.

To help you with your business, you also need to set some priorities. One of the first I suggest you do is to find a business model to follow, one that works. Most network marketing companies and MLM’s already have an established business model. If you are a member of a network marketing company or MLM, the business model along with marketing methods, should have already been presented to you. If not, find your upline or mentor and have him or her share with you the company’s business model and train you on how to market your business. If you are unable to find an upline member or mentor to help you, you might want to consider finding another company that does offer this. It will be very difficult to grow your business if you have no idea what the business model is and how to bring people to purchase your products or service.

If you own your own company, you will need to do some research and find a business model to follow, one that is actually making money. You want a business model that works. Find out how much money and how many hours are put into their business. If you are not willing to put in the same amount of hours, then find another business model. The goal is to find a business model that you know you can follow.

In conclusion, if your business doesn’t run without you, then you don’t own a business, you own a job. Another important fact to keep in mind is freedom can’t come unless you learn how to not only make money, but also learn how to manage money.
I hope this was helpful to you.


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