|Dear Internet Visitors,
Are you a Work at Home, an Internet
or even a Network Marketing/MLM entrepreneur?
Below is an article by Diale Tucker that is worth
Are You an Entrepreneur?
Ask yourself this question,"Do I have what it takes
to be a home entrepreneur?" Like any business venture,
a home-based business requires an investment of time,
energy and resources.
An entrepreneur is a person who has decided to take
control of his future and become self-employed—whether
by creating his own unique business or working as a
member of a "team," as in multi-level marketing. There
are several character traits and work ethics that are
common to successful entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs are careful about money. They always
know how much money they have. They know the value and
cost of things so they can recognize a real bargain.
Most entrepreneurs earned money when they were
teenagers — babysitting, mowing lawns, delivering
newspapers, sacking groceries, etc.
Entrepreneurs are competitive by nature. Many were
active in sports and other competitions in high school
and college. Others were competitive in wanting to
make good grades, earn the respect of their parents and
teachers and achieve their goals.
Entrepreneurs believe in the old adage,
"the early bird gets the worm."
They sleep and eat enough to maintain
their energy levels but they don't
usually linger over nonproductive tasks.
Entrepreneurs are risk-takers who trust their hunches
and act on them. Taking risks can be small first steps,
like placing your first ad in a mail-order publication.
Entrepreneurs have a "head for business." They are
always thinking of new ideas and new ways to make money
or increase their business. They are not afraid to put
these ideas to use.
Entrepreneurs are usually loners rather than joiners.
That's one reason why the home-based, mail-order business
is so appealing to many entrepreneurs. They prefer a
solitary work environment.
Entrepreneurs are usually honorable people who do business
based on a handshake or a promise. They tend to form
strong associations with others who share this work ethic.
Entrepreneurs do set aside time for leisure activities and
family. Their principal form of relaxation is their work,
but they do realize the importance of downtime and spend
time with their family.
Entrepreneurs don't retire. They may sell or change their
business, thinking they will retire, but they always jump
back in with a new project or get a new idea that they
just can't ignore.
Entrepreneurs are professionals. Whether working from
their bedroom, the kitchen table or a modern, well-appointed
home office, they operate just as they would if they were
in an expensive office building in a major city. When they
are working, they don't let outside influences distract them.
In general, entrepreneurs are people who have high energy, feel
self-confident, set long-term goals, and view money and financial
security as a measure of accomplishment and piece of mind.
They persist in problem solving, take risks, learn from failures
(their own and from others), take the initiative, accept personal
responsibility and use all available resources to achieve their
Entrepreneurs compete with themselves and believe that success or
failure lies within their personal control or influence.
They do not see non-successes as failures but as learning experiences.
Most of all, they never give up and never quit striving for success.
If you fit most of these criteria, you have what it takes to
be an entrepreneur.
Success comes mainly from educating yourself and—A LOT OF HARD WORK!
Daile Tucker is an author and publisher of several mail-order and
home-business related publications, including the widely read and
respected mail-order newspaper, Smart-Shopper. She has operated a
successful home business for the past 16 years. Daile has written two
booklets to help people succeed in mail-order—-
Mail-order Made Easy ($10 ppd) and Mail-order Insider Success
Strategies ($19.95 ppd). For more information or to order one of
her books write: PMG Publishing, PO Box 3096-HB, Hueytown, AL 35023.
Originally Published at http://www.homebusinessmag.com/
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