5 Ways to Motivate You to Start Your Online Home Business

More often than not people find it hard to start an online business, not because they can’t or they don’t know how, but merely because they sit there and procrastinate. Are you one of those that make New Year’s resolutions only to find your enthusiasm level plummet by the end of the first week of January? If you are one of those that want to have an online home business but find it hard getting started then hopefully this article can help rebuild your enthusiasm and allow you to take action.

Focus on the right object

How do you feel when you encounter a pessimist? I know I hate it. Not only do they make you disappointed but they also have a tendency to drag you down with them. One of the most common mistakes you can do when wanting to start an online home business is to focus on the wrong object. Many people delay the startup process because they are so absorbed in asking themselves the “what if” questions and are particularly afraid of failing. They choose to stay in their comfort zone, either lacking the confidence or courage.

To overcome this, get a pen and paper and write down all your reasons for delaying the startup of your online home business. How can you turn the situation around? Is it the cost? Is it the trust? Is it a question of time? Once you are aware of the negative factors address them by solving them and seeing how to find a solution. Don’t waste more time avoiding the problems or thinking the worse of them. If you fear the consequences associated with the action you’ve been avoiding, ask yourself, ‘What’s the worst thing that could happen if I did this today?’ The worst case scenario, I presume, would most likely be a minor inconvenience or a temporary setback in your schedule and goals, not a life threatening collapse of your career.

Emotional Rollercoaster

Emotional rollercoasters are often referred to in relationships but in this case it can strongly relate to the start of a new relationship with your online business. You may feel really motivated one day, then come across an article that exerts negative points about your online business idea causing all your previous motivations to fly through the window (only to be excited again when you come across the next positive thinking article). Don’t let emotions get in the way. If you want to do something – do it. You will realize that once you take it step by step and each step is completed, there will be a feeling of satisfaction inside you which will help eliminate your initial anxiety and bring to you more enthusiasm.

You’re “Too Busy”

You always have something to do, whether it’s picking up the kids or checking your emails. Problem is you will always be “too busy”. You think you still need to research your business idea more but researching is endless, one website leads to another then another and soon you will be whacked with information overload before you even begin! You need to take action. Not only will you get your feet wet but it will also help you absorb and learn more about your online home business idea at a better pace to reduce the information overload problem.

Bad Timing

You tell yourself there’s no rush and can do it tomorrow, next week etc. Well, I remember my mother’s saying “tomorrow never comes” whenever I told her I could clean my room tomorrow – and guess what – I never got around to it! Properly set yourself a time schedule specifying what tasks you need to do and how much time you will spend doing it. More importantly, make sure you follow it no matter what the task is. This is the only way you can accomplish your goals.

Perfection is dangerous

Are you a perfectionist? Did you want a perfect looking website before you start online. Do you want to know everything and have everything done perfectly first time round? If so, you will never get started. The Internet is forever changing and new ideas and technology keep popping up so unless you agree to hop onboard and stop letting yourself get bogged down with an obsession for perfectionism, you will find that you are always going to sit there and watch while thousands of others start their online home business. There is always time for improvement and learning after you have started.

Taking the first step is always the hardest. Once you do though, the steps to follow after that just flow and you will find your motivation and enthusiasm will grow too. In addition you will feel a sense of relief as the feelings of pressure, concern and self doubt fade away. You can then lead your online home business towards success.