Just like you, I have been invited to numerous home parties where some home, food, nutritional, etc. items are being sold. I usually make my “supporting you” purchase and may or may not attend the party. For those parties that I have been able to attend, I’ve met and heard the testimonies of the business owners and how these home-based business’ have changed their life by giving them the opportunity to quit their full-time jobs and now have more flexibility in their time, work when they want to and, most importantly (for this article), they are making more money than they did in the workforce! WHAT?! REALLY?! HOW?…was the one question that I wanted to know the answer to.

After many years of owning my own Accounting and Tax business as a CPA, I have joined a company with the home-based business model and after applying the skills and knowledge of how to run a successful Accounting and Tax business to my home-based business, I am finding success! So, if you are thinking of trying a home-based business, or you already have a home-based business and really want to see success, please read the below three steps in how to make money with a home-based business:

1. Do one thing every day to potentially give you a sale. I know that not all home based business’ are based on sales, but most of them are, so I am using that model in this article. Make a weekly plan for yourself listing what you will do every day to promotes sales, then do it. You will find that making the weekly plan will be the hardest part of this commitment, so don’t skip that step. It will be so much harder to keep this commitment if you don’t have an idea of what you are going to do. After a few weeks, this will become a habit and not seem so much like you are working. Especially after your sales go up, you will no longer see this as a chore, but a tool to get you where you are wanting to go. Let the excitement begin!

2. Connect with your upline/mentor at least once a week. In most home-based business’ there is a mentor available to you, whether that be someone who sponsored you, or maybe an online training source. Whatever the case may be for your business, it is essential to connect with this mentor on a weekly basis and share with them what you have been doing as far as work habits in getting sales, product education, prospecting new customers, etc. A full-blown business meeting! Lay it all out on the table as to what you are doing and allow your mentor to comment and give you some advice or tips. They are there to help you, so be attentive and consider what they are saying. Be honest with them and if it’s been a bad week, then tell them. They will be able to help you through the slumps and give you advice on how they conquered that in their business. Not only is this connection time helpful for your business, it holds you accountable to complete the work habits that you have set for yourself. Don’t cheat yourself this opportunity to achieve your goals!

3. Create physical reminders for yourself as to why you are doing this. Your reason “why” you want to create more financial freedom for yourself is what will keep you going. Let’s face the truth here, this is not a get-rich quick plan! It takes time and commitment to start something new, especially if you are already working full-time, supporting a family, etc. Knowing your reason “why” has to be in front of you every day, or trust me, you will not feel like doing it. Physical reminders can be anything that you see at home, in your car, at work, in the bathroom, wherever you are, so that it’s there to remind you why you are trying to create freedom for yourself. Some examples of physical reminders could be simply writing your goals down on a piece of paper and taping them to the walls around the house. You could post pictures around your house that reminds you of the freedom you are working towards. You get the idea. Be creative, this is for you, so your physical reminder will be as unique as you are. You will be amazed at the power of a physical reminder – do it for you!

In conclusion, there are three steps in how to make money with a home-based business; first, do one thing every day to potentially give you a sale, second, connect with your upline/mentor at least once a week, and third, create physical reminders for yourself as to why you are working this home-based business.