Are you interested in starting a home based business?

Starting your own home based business is a smart thing to do because it will enable you to earn income either part time or full time from home, take control of your financial future, give you more time with your family, ease the stress burden in your life and so much more.

But where do you start? How do you find a home based business that is right for you?

There are lots of work at home scams online today that will leave you broke before you can even ask “what happened?” This article will help you to find the right home based business by simplifying the search process.

Step 1 – Ask yourself the following questions
A. What are your hobbies?
B. What are your personal interests? Or what do you enjoy doing?
C. What are you passionate about?
D. What do you enjoy doing for family and friends?
E. If you could have a dream job what would you be doing now for a career?

Step 2 – Take an honest look at your answers to the questions from step one and search for a home based business that deals with something that you enjoy doing, are passionate about and could eventually see yourself doing as a full time career.

Step 3 – Once you find a home based business that excites you the next step is to do more research about the company. In doing your research I would use Google, work at home forums or blogs and last but not least the Better Business Bureau because the BBB will give you a report of that companies activities and let you know if the company has a good or bad reputation.

Step 4 – Make contact with a distributor or sales representative for that company. Once you make contact see if there is a pre-recorded presentation you can listen to, Webinar you can watch online or in person sales presentation you can attend. Don’t neglect this step because the more information you have about the company the better!

Step 5 – Before you join ask your recruiter or upline the following questions.
A. How long have you been with the company? If they have only been with the company for less than 6 months watch out because those people are only opportunity hoppers and have no long term success in the industry.
B. How much money have they made in the company? Can they provide documentation of their income? If they can’t or won’t provide income documentation watch out for people like this because they may be lying to you.
C. What type of training and support will they provide? Any company that you sign up with should provide you with the knowledge and support to get going because without adequate training you’re going to be left hanging.

Step 6 – Stay committed to your home based business. This is one of the most important elements that people lack when they join a home based business because the average person that gets involved in a work at home opportunity buys into the false claims on money they can make with very little work and when the business opportunity does not deliver on those claims they give up within 30 days or less and begin to seek another home based business opportunity. For true success in your home based business I recommend that you stay committed to it for a minimum of 90 to 120 days because this is a good bench mark to reach before you ask yourself if the business is going to work out or not.

Step 7 – Stay motivated! Another important thing that the average person lacks in starting their home based business is the motivation to stick with it. Here’s how you can stay motivated.

A. Find a mentor. This person should be someone who has achieved what you hope to achieve in your life. You want to find someone who has the answers to your questions and can provide you with the motivation and encouragement to keep going when you feel like quitting.
B. Hang out with positive people.
C. Start reading personal growth books. I recommend Anthony Robbins, Jim Rohn & Dale Carnegie.
D. Watch personal growth DVDs. You can easily find great personal growth video content on YouTube and just about everywhere else online.
E. Write out your goals and what you want to accomplish for your life.
F. Keep pictures in your house of the things you want to buy, places that you want to go and things that you want to do with your life.

I hope these steps will help you in finding the right home business opportunity and accomplishing all your goals and dreams!