The world has come to a screeching halt due to COVID-19 but this unfortunate time of events should not stop you from building your own home business. Since most of the world is in isolation due to quarantine, why not use your time more efficiently and build your empire? We can help you with how to start your own home-based business today. Firstly, let’s brainstorm your strengths and weaknesses and procure your talent to better fit the needs of the market. Begin with a brainstorming session that can decipher whether you’re creative, detail-oriented, energetic, persistent and a strong communicator. These qualities will make or break your home-based business mentality. It can be easy to sit in your bed, slouched, watching Netflix or other streaming services rather than getting your word out to start your own business. The most important rule of beginning your home-based business is to find a neat and effective workspace. It can be a home office, a library, or even a reading corner, but make sure to be in an upright position ready to face the day. Your attitude will be one of the biggest key factors that will play into making or breaking your business so be prepared to be motivated towards your end goal and to have self-efficiency, self-reliance, and openness to experience. Next, examine your skills to fine-tune them or pick up a new hobby in order to help out your business. Most businesses require marketing skills, effective communication, and a solid plan. Your skills will often indicate whether you are fit to run a business or not. After examining your skills, be sure to maximize them and learn new skills that will come in handy for your business. Everyone is born with talents but you develop skills over time and they require practice. For instance, a creative person may have excellent skills in writing, art, or design and a person who is naturally detail-oriented may learn strong accounting or organizing skills. Each person is different and has different suits so ensure you know your strengths very well before diving into building a business that is best suitable for your skillset. When it comes to developing a business idea, start with the skills you already have as these will often indicate where your natural talents lay. Invest time and energy into refining your skills to be sharper and stronger. Combine your talents with your skill to give you the perfect concoction for a home-based business. Next, always be prepared for any kind of failure as not all businesses are going to work well as home-based businesses. There are a variety of factors to be considered including your location, zoning, legal restrictions, licensing, work style, personality, family needs, and business requirements. You are not going to be able to start a manufacturing business in a residential neighborhood, for example, and a business that involves a lot of clients coming and going may not be practical from a home office. Narrow down your list of ideas to businesses that are feasible to conduct from a home office and allow you to do most of the work from said home rather than in an office setting. Using this method will leave you with a list of business ideas that are practical and possible for you to start from your own home. Count your profit! I cannot stress this enough when I say to count your saved-up money before diving head-first into an investment that may leave you bankrupt. You need to ask yourself: 1. How much are people willing to pay me for my product or service? 2. Will I be able to make a sufficient income from my product or service? All businesses need time to start generating a profit. You need a foundation before you build your empire so take this into consideration, and give yourself a window of time when you can’t expect your business to make a profit. Although there can be setbacks, understand that eventually, you need to be reliably meeting your income targets in order for your business to be successful. Determine what your minimum income requirements are per month and only consider business ideas that have a real chance of generating that level of profit. Lastly, you need to create a proper business plan that will list out the following: 1. An executive summary of your home-based business idea 2. Your target market and its competitors 3. Who is your ideal customer and why 4. Your marketing strategy 5. Financial planning for profitable incremental growth 6. Your operating plan Once you have all these factors marked off your bucket list, you are ready to take the next step in creating your own home-based business. We at SDI help entrepreneurs such as yourself build their businesses as many have gone on to become success stories in the market. Call us at +1.408.621.8481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and can help you get started in creating the next home-based business to go viral on the market.