So you work a full time job outside of the home and you are wondering if it really is possible to also have a home business. I have successfully operated my home business while working full time for two years now and so I know for a fact that it can be done. Is it easy? No way! In fact you really have to be committed and plan well in order for it to happen but it is possible.
Here are some ideas to help you in your quest for home business success while working a full time job at the same time.
Plan ahead. This is crucial. Take advantage of your weekends to write down in a planner the exact action steps you will take every day. Along with these action steps you also need to write down and gather any materials into one place that you will need to carry out your actions.
Create an on the go packet with brochures, business cards, samples and any other relevant information to your business and keep one with you at all times. Always be prepared to do and talk business.
Take advantage of any opportunities you have at work to promote your business. For example, give your products as gifts to your co-workers, put catalogs in the faculty or employee lounge, make sure everyone at your workplace knows about your business etc.
Use your holidays and time off to your full advantage. Plan ahead by working on any internet marketing activities in mass amounts and saving them to post later on your computer, make cold calls, create flyers etc.
Get rid of your TV or at the very least quit watching. This will create quite a bit of extra time that you can use to work on your business.
Commit to spending a certain amount of time each day working on your business. Know exactly when this will be and write it down in your planner. Refuse to let anyone or anything get in the way of making these happen.
Use your lunch breaks. Depending upon your specific business and place of work, you may even be able to host a lunch party and sell some of your products during your lunch hour a few times a year. If not, you can use your lunch hour to pass out business cards to the people at the place where you go to each lunch, to make a few phone calls or to work on some other kind of promotional activity.
Realize that although you cannot spend large chunks of time working on your home business, you can spend smaller blocks of time, and these add up to a lot of time spent on your business.
Develop a system for getting and staying organized. The more time you have to spend flipping through papers or looking for lost items, the less time you will have to spend on productive business activities.
Track your results and eliminate any activities which are not producing good and profitable results. Although some of these may be fun, when you are working full time and running a home business, you simply do not have the time for these.
You may have to sacrifice now in order to accomplish your long term goals but if you follow the above steps to your home business success, you will eventually be able to quit your full time job and make your home business your full time job.
AnnaLaura Brown is a librarian who also runs a successful network marketing business. To learn more about her, read additional articles and subscribe to her newsletter, please visit http://www.internetworkmarketingwealth.com