Help Your Community
Hello. I am Yianni Stamas, and today I am going to do my best to briefly share my thoughts on the topic of starting a home business. Having a home business can not only bring in an income for you, but also can help you with becoming involved with the process of helping your community.. If you are a parent, depending on the age of your kid or kids, making a difference can be a lot of fun because making a difference in your community can be fun for everyone. My wife and I collaborated on the mission to bring together all parents and their kids because our neighborhood is divided, therefore if we can get rid of there being a divide, it can be a part of healing our neighborhood in Northern Manhattan, NY. We worked on this the most when our child was very young and we created several live events that everyone was invited to. Feedback was positive, some even thanking us for bringing everyone together. This feedback was inspiring and motivated us to do more.
Working 9 to 5 Can Help you Develop Your “Side Hustle”
If you have a “9 to 5” job, this which means that you can develop your side hustle with more confidence, because of knowing that you always have a source of income. This allows you to take the time to research and make plans to turn your side hustle into your main hustle. If this stuff is new to you, in one of the other 3 blogs I am guest blogging for today, are a couple of steps that will hopefully helpful for you. These 4 steps can be found in today’s post on Home Business Achievers.
Making a Difference is Easy, Starting and Running a Home Business Can Be Challenging
Making a difference in your community can be an aspect of what you do when running your home business. Having a positive impact on society can start with something as basic as volunteering to help a cause you believe in. There are so many great causes. If you have an idea of how you might want to help your neighborhood, a simple search for that kind of volunteerism will reveal the opportunities that exist in your community.
Developing a Home Business has Many Walls to Jump Over or Even Break Through.
But if, for whatever reason, you do not want to be involved with any of the currently existing chances to make a difference, you always have the option to start your own. In fact, if possible, combine making a difference with your new home business. If doing what you do as a business simultaneously helps your community, all the better. But as you will see (or already know) starting and then profitably running a home business is not easy. But please, if you are in the idea phase and are only thinking about starting a home business and do not already have one, it “ain’t easy,” which is why every home business owner who is successful deserves a Home Business Award.
What Matters Most is What You Do BEFORE You Start Your Home Business
The future of whether your home business will be “successful or not” often rests in the research and planning you have done in advance. Also, you do not necessarily have to start a brick and mortar in-person retail store, especially now in the pandemic, because you also have available to you online opportunities in the realm of Home Business Digital. But keeping with the in-person business model for a moment, as I am writing this what comes to mind is what I thought at the time was a pretty funny skit in a very old (yes, I am old enough to have seen it live) episode of “Saturday Night Live.” In the skit someone has started an in-person retail store that only offers multiple kinds of scotch tape. The humor is in the realization that such a business was not going to work out, because people are not really interested in a business that only sells scotch tape. In other words, if the research had been done in advance to determine if the public would be drawn to a shop that only offers scotch tape, the money and time it took to start it could have been avoided. Making a plan means you can really think through the possibility of starting a home business that also helps people in their lives.
But in Reality
Okay, I have to admit, I was not so swift with the research thing myself. At least not research that was thorough and careful. Many of the businesses that I have started that eventually were successful, began out of shear and utter desperation. Yes, needing to make a living was a big motivator, but sometimes it has to do with circumstances you are in. In the best case scenario you find a need that helps your community. But other kinds of personal circumstance that lead to starting your own business can involve other factors. For example, years ago I had what was essentially a night shift position. I started work extremely early then stopped before noon. Then went back at night and worked to an extremely late hour. The person I was seeing at the time hated my work hours because of it caused them to have sleep deprivation. The demand was that I get a job with a “more normal” schedule. Pretty much I was being told to do this or I was going to be dumped. In retrospect I realized that I probably should have just ended the relationship myself at that point. But at the time the threat motivated me intensely to start my own business for which I would be in charge of my work hours. So, I threw a business together very quickly that thankfully was successful for a number of years. Ironically though, the person I was seeing soon thereafter left me anyway. But I was able to walk away from the relationship with a thriving business.
Hopefully this has been a little bit helpful if you are starting your own home business. The main message I am leaving you with I guess is that you can succeed at starting a home business regardless of what your personal circumstances are, and that if you take the time to plan it, it gives you a better chance at starting a business that helps your community. As I hinted at earlier, I am on “guest blogger duty” at 3 other Blog Coalition sites almost simultaneously. What I mean by this is that I am writing short posts for each of them today. The three other blogs take a look at the home business process also as can be seen at Home Business Achievers, Home Business Awards and Home Business Digital.