A Home Based Business Means Quick, Easy Money...And Pigs Will Fly

Yup, here come those wonderful flying pigs!

Where does it ever end? I've been involved with
Internet-based home businesses for several years and I
continue to be exposed to a seemingly endless barrage of
offers (all costing me money, of course) claiming to be
"the secret" for making a fantastic income, in a very short
time, and with very little effort involved.

I must admit that I may have a slightly self-serving reason
for addressing this topic. My articles are published on my
home-based business websites for the purpose of trying to
give prospective team members a true sense of what is
really involved with starting and developing a successful
home based business. The self-serving part, I suppose, is
that I want people joining my team to have the straight
scoop going in so that we don't waste each other's time. I
admit to being selfish in this regard (I don't want to
waste time working with people that have unrealistic
expectations), but it is also very efficient for both
parties involved, so it is not a totally one-way thing.

Now, back to the topic at hand. There's no magic here,
folks. Once you have selected the home business that you
are going to pursue, there are no substitutes for time and
effort in developing your business. A dream of being an
"overnight success" is just that, a dream.

I can tell you from personal experience, that once you "pay
your dues" and begin to have real success with a home based
business, it is really terrific. Think about Nirvana or
Valhalla, take your pick, but in any event it's really

When I started developing a home based business, making a
good income was obviously an objective, but I also had
other sub-objectives. One of the most important things was
to have nearly total time flexibility (I mean, if I was
willing to continue to wear the 9-5 Mon-Fri collar I could
just have just stayed in the previously "traditional" work

Time flexibility was (and still is) a "biggie" for me. Many
people working at home have the same need for various
reasons. For work at home moms, a home business can be a
real godsend to accommodate the hectic time pressures,
particularly when the kids are quite young and mom is also
spelled "transportation". In my own particular case, the
reason is not quite so noble...I just want (need?) to be
able to pick up my fly rod and go fishing at a moments
notice (sometimes I'll be gone for a week or two at a time,
but now the business has enough momentum that it keeps on
operating just as well as if I were here tending to it on a
daily basis).

Bear in mind, I am only able do the breakaway thing now
that I have put in all the up-front time and effort and now
have developed enough kinetic energy in my home-based
Internet business to be able to enjoy the fruits of my

About the Author

Kirk Bannerman operates a successful home based business
and coaches others seeking to start their own home based
business. Visit his website at Legitimate Home Based Business for more details.