Christian-Home Based Business: The Deal

How would you like to run a business that is anchored on your religious beliefs? Some people are quite hesitant to start a business that is reflective of their religious practices and beliefs. This might be because they feel uncomfortable getting to earn money from what is supposedly a spiritual facet of their life. Others are hesitant because there might not be a lot of people who would patronize the products or avail of the services that your business would offer.However, there are currently a lot of businesses that run on their beliefs. They do not aim to desensitize the issue of religion. In fact, some of these businesses are started and are being run by actual practicing members of their religion. Their aim is to help co-members to practice their religion in a better way and to enhance the people’s desire to act on their faith.If you are a Christian, you can very well do the same, even from the comforts of your home. But if you do decide to start and run your own Christian home-based business, then you have to always remember to follow some of the recommended ways in running it to help you achieve success in your venture.Here are some of those:1. Offer products and services that focus on enhancing people’s faith and belief. There are Christian home-based businesses that offer supplementary posts and articles that will help people do their devotions with utmost sincerity over and love for their faith. You can put up a blog about devotions, Bible phrases, and stories about faith. Also, you can set a website that sells Christian records and other products relevant to the practice of the religion. Running a Christian home-based business would be more successful if you do this because people would be able to relate well with your products and services. Although, you have to keep in mind that what you are running is a supplementary business and not an entire religion in itself. Therefore, you should not try to make people or impose on them to base their beliefs on what you sell them. Allow them to explore their faith with only the help of your products.2. Be Christian in your business philosophies. How do you make your business philosophies become more Christian? There is never a right and exact answer. But being Christian speaks of all good things. This means that in running a Christian home-based business, you have to ensure that you are doing your best to deliver to your clients just exactly what they need. Be fair and honest in all your transactions not just so your customers will keep coming back but also because it is simply the right thing to do. Also, be accommodating in dealing with other people whether they are suppliers or clients or affiliates. Never forget that you are not running an ordinary business. You are running a Christian home-based business, so the expectations of you are really high. Love your business and all the good things it can do-and watch this love translate to a successful venture.3. Strategize the marketing campaign of your brand. Definitely, home-based businesses have to be marketed well so they can generate more clients and eventually become more successful. With a Christian home-based business, you have to strategize well because your audience is rather more specified. The ones you will be tapping are people who practice the Christian religion. But aside from marketing your product to them, you should also make them feel good enough to recommend your business to other Christians. Marketing your products and services should also be within a defined set of rules set by business leagues.A Christian home-based business should not be that difficult because it is practically like any other type of business. The only difference is that with this kind of business, entrepreneurs will be asked to reserve more judgment in terms of making decisions regarding the clients and their purchases. Make decisions that would be beneficial not only for your business but also for the entire brand or company. This would help the clients know that the company is doing its best to uphold the teachings of the Church.

How to Start a Successful Home Based Business the Right Way

If you want to start a successful home based business, earn income working from your home there are so many opportunities available, but there is as much competition as well. Good news is that you can become successful in achieving your financial targets from your home based business by setting it up the right way. Much the same way as starting a traditional business, to start a home based business it will require a business idea, market research and marketing.You should start your home Based business based on an idea with a clear picture in mind of what you want to achieve, and set realistic goals to achieve your targets. First of all you have to find out a commercially viable market and decide what business model you are going to use to venture in to that market easily and how you are going to accomplish it. Consider if you are going to manage your business by your self or hire some one else to do it for you. If you do it your self then decide how much time you are going to devote to your business.Next you are going to set your business, marketing, and financial goals. All these objectives should be well planned in terms of an achievable time or date which should be reasonable and attainable. Your marketing goals should meet your business and financial objectives. Once you have decided how much you want to earn, plan your marketing goals depending on how much time and money you want to spend on your marketing. If you are not sure, you must do a proper market research to find out that in order to set realistic marketing goals.Only after proper market research you will be able to determine who your customers are and how much competition you have. competition is a good sign as it indicates that there is already a buying trend in that market which is the reason why your competitors are spending money in that market. You should focus on strategies that your competitors are using most effectively and find out the cost of marketing you will have to pay to achieve your marketing goals.Having a clear picture of the business idea will allow you to set your business goals easily. Setting realistic achievable goals and doing proper market research not only allow you set the right marketing strategies but also cut down a lot of money and time as you will know what marketing strategies your competitors are already applying successfully. This information will help you to set up a successful home based business to achieve your financial objectives.

Would a Real Estate Job Change Force Me to Take a Pay Cut?

What options would you be faced with as you contemplate a real estate job change? Love it or hate it, the Real Estate industry’s continued troubles will force even more once semi-independent and successful professionals, to make the inevitable real estate job change. First it was the residential housing sector which experienced record low declines in values only to be recently and temporally pent-up by government tax credits to try and force some good news from this sector. It will be interesting to see with the continued failed banks and residential housing foreclosures how long this “soft-serge” will last. As many of these government purchase programs will be coming to an end. And with governments continued and predictable slow responses to most financial crisis it will most likely leave a sizable void prior to any stabilized outcome. And, with the next wave of doom-and-gloom i.e. the commercial real estate sector which is just getting started leaving the Feds scrambling trying to force many banks into showing losses earlier rather than later, all or in part to merely skedaddle these losses early in hopes for some sizable gains prior to any primary election year.

Lets first quickly just recap why you chose your real estate career albeit in the residential or commercial sector. You may have known someone or previously worked with someone who prior to, or during the early stages of the “bubble” made a job change into the real estate field who (prior to the last 12-36 months) most likely tasted some relatively easy success. Or, maybe you were fascinated by the tangible control, possibly the tax benefits, or maybe even the investor side of you took over gasping at the ability to leverage your money (or OPM) as well as the banks! And of course the lifestyle you enjoyed or would have enjoyed certainly plays a role (providing you were not a workaholic) in your independent lifestyle of freedom and choice of whom and when you wanted to work with. Needless to say, having a real estate career albeit agent, broker, appraiser, lender or investor has many perks, though I just mentioned a few.

Making a real estate job change can be stressful, just the thought of it, especially if you made a serious career of it. What skills do you have that I may remind you of? Well for beginners, you are a self-starter and a motivator and for that matter a leader as you lead at least one or two parties to a closing, a rather large financial (and sometimes an emotional) agreement. Some of you have ventured into multiple million dollar negotiations/transactions (myself personally negotiating over $400,000,000). And if it wasn’t for you, these deals most likely would not have been closed without you.

Second, you possess some level of organizational & computer skills and are most likely not afraid of understanding procedures within and out of the office. And although “Joe Public” may have voted every year otherwise, you do have a sense of character and ethics and feel a level of “duty” to the community and those you work with to provide and represent yourself as a professional and a good listener and help solve those needs of others.

Now, what on earth would be a realistic and viable alternative job change for a real estate professional as I described above? Well, since you most likely understand the power of leveraging the banks money as most of you watched your buyers and sellers take part of that system, YOU should understand, or would be most open to want to understand the power of leveraging your time. How might one ask does one leverage the power of time?

Well, what if you volunteered to make a real estate job change. What changes would you impose on your new adventure? And could you leverage your time similar to that of a real estate investor who leverages other people’s money but not by 3-5x, but by 10 or even 100 times more. To be open for business 24/7 every day of the year, and have clients in over 100 countries within 90-120 days of start up. By working less not more, by working smarter not harder, and by organizing yourself via automation, not just files and folders could provide such a freedom. Setting up such a system of automation would be an investment into yourself to provide a future and lifestyle you and your family may be deserving, and not just for your boss or co-workers benefit. To have such a business without the overhead of a lease or rental payment, no insurance, no utilities, no travel expenses, no employees nor payroll taxes and to work out of your own home w/a determination that you will never have to return to a politically driven office again. To work from your home, the beach, by working a few hours at night, or maybe in the morning, or to put in a few hours a day when you want and from where you want. To regain your dreams of the lifestyle that merely 1-2% of people can even fathom to experience.

After spending over 18 years of loving my real estate career and the lifestyle it provided me, I found myself traveling more and working extra hours, all while my compensation was dwindling to a low 5 digits per month due to the negative changes that were impacting the real estate industry. Thus, I went searching much like you have, searching for the inevitable real estate job change. And after searching multiple real estate related online programs, paying thousands of dollars w/false promises of support and personal coaches I found myself w/my back against the wall, searching even harder as I was duped again.

What I found may surprise you, but one thing was for certain, I found something that was real! With all the perks that by now, most people have given up on due to all the scams and false programs supporting such a cause. What I found was amazing, giving back to others while reaching my own goals as well (NO, it was not MLM!). What I found gave me back my hope and dreams and put all of my skills that I had learned as a real estate professional into motion w/little downtime in regaining my income levels held during the peak of the last real estate up-cycle.

If a real estate job change is more of a reality than a choice, or maybe you need to see what else is out there in order to give yourself some peace of mind, then you need to seriously consider your own online business. Even Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki have recently stated that if they had to make their millions all over again, they would do it by starting an internet business. These highly successful people have built their fortunes on the power of leveraging other-peoples-money along with the banks and both see that they can leverage TIME and money more effectively than in any other way today by having an online business. And I must say, it’s amazing what I’ve learned over the past year in this field and how easy it is to share my knowledge with others and how to make it in this industry, regaining back your high income levels as well as with little down time providing you have an easy step-by-step online system to follow.

Well, I hope I was able to give you something to think about whether you stay in the real estate field helping others leverage other people’s money, or if you choose to take the next step and learn how to leverage your time and money. So that you can one day soon, regain your dreams that somehow over the years were lost.