While it is useless and even counter-productive to worry about either the past or the future, we do of course need to be concerned about the present. This is why being in a desperate situation may not be the best time to start any new venture. In any case, it might go a long way to first of all take care of your immediate needs.
For example if you have suddenly lost your job, you may have severance pay or unemployment insurance. So this does give you a way to pay your bills while you are looking for a job and you don’t have to worry; however, be aware that there is an end-date when your benefits will run out and it is necessary to have some other way to earn a living right then and there and preferably sooner.
You really should focus on getting at least a part-time job to cover your living expenses while you are starting any new business. It’s no good to depend on credit cards either for business expenses or living expenses so just don’t even consider that. It is just not the case that you can project that you will be earning enough money to pay your bills by any set time. What will happen is you will go deeper in debt every day and could find yourself trapped with no way out.
Ideally if you had planned it, you could have been salting away a few dollars every time you had money – whether you want to look at it as emergency survival money or money for business operating expenses, this is the best way. If it has already happened to you that you lost your job unexpectedly obviously there is no way to do it over again – but the point is to first focus on your immediate needs and then you can spend your time creatively to develop your plan and goals for your own home business.
Too many times people think that they can earn money instantly without effort on the Internet and they are shocked when they finally understand they have spent their last money to participate and did not factor in the time that likely will be necessary to realize a return on their investment. They can be very angry and it is not fair to blame the programs or anything else besides themselves for not thinking it through.
It is common to be seduced by advertisements that do make it seem like the money is quick and easy. It can be, but you have to realize the people that are making money have had to invest their time and effort and other resources while they gained experience and now know just what works and how to do it – so it IS easy at that point.
When they make statements that you want to believe say that you can get something for nothing or become wealthy without working, what they are actually saying is that it is POSSIBLE because there are those who actually DO IT. However it is you that has to think realistically so that you will understand they had to do the work, and spend the time to learn first. Then they had to give everything they did a chance to produce results; and they needed to keep building and sustaining their momentum by being fully engaged and focused on their business.
There is just no magic about this. It’s reality. Whether you have only evenings and weekends to work on your business because you have to work full or part-time to support yourself, or whether you are blessed to have extended benefits to give you some time to find a way to replace your income, you should be thinking in terms of a sure thing (a j-o-b with a paycheck).
Sales and marketing are not sure things like a job with wages. Sales are subject to market flux, including consumer confidence, world affairs, stock market, and even seasons and weather. You have to spend the resources to advertise your business aggressively, and there is no guarantee of a return on investment. It’s a risk. At the same time it is true that you can make a lot of money in sales and marketing, but it is not likely if you have no experience that your success will come before the rent is due again.
Be sure to cover your bases so you don’t have to worry and you can focus on building a successful home business online!