| How do you create one of the best home based businesses? This is the second article in a four-part series that takes you on a journey to create your ideal internet home based business. To view Parts 1, 3, and 4 please do an Author search on Go Articles for Chrystal Chantel. |
In the previous article I asked you to brainstorm what you love to do, how you like to spend your time, and what your skills and strengths are.
Now take that list you created and ask yourself these questions: People who enjoy the same activities you do, what problems do they face? For example, if you love to garden, what difficulties do gardeners face? Could you provide a solution to those problems? If you love to cook, what challenges do chefs face? Have you come up with unique solutions that have worked for you? Have you previously thought about possible solutions to problems you have encountered?
For each enjoyable activity on your list, brainstorm problems that other people may experience. Put problems on one side of the page, and potential solutions on the other side.
What goals do people who engage in these activities have? How could you help them to achieve these goals? It is in the problems, in discovering what people need that you will find your potential customers. Take your time to clarify the problem, for the most successful home based businesses offer specific solutions to customer needs. Anyone can start a business, but the best home based businesses are those where customers come back time and time again, because the business fulfills their needs.
“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.”
~Charles F. Kettering.~
“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution, it’s that they can’t see the problem.”
~G. K. Chesteron~
“If we really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.”
Your challenge is to find a problem that you will enjoy solving, and a serious need that people will happily pay you to have solved. Do you have a particular skill for handling certain kinds of problems? What irritating difficulties have you overcome in your life, no matter how small? Do you seem to know how to keep your old car going no matter how old it gets? Have you find a simple way to keep your children’s hair from getting tangled? Have you discovered a way to keep your pets free from fleas?
Maybe you have found solutions to bigger problems such as experiencing a depression, an illness, or a major life challenge. It is likely that many other people have also experienced the problems you have. They may be grateful to benefit from your personal experience and unique solutions. Your internet home based business could be developed around sharing what you have learned with others. Many entrepreneurs discovered their best home based businesses by examining their own trials and tribulations. One entrepreneur did just this.
One of the most wildly successful entrepreneurs on the internet started with a book he wrote advising people how to deal with car dealerships, and how they could buy cars at bargain prices instead of paying thousands of dollars extra. This was an expertise, a knowledge he had, a solution he had discovered and that he shared with others. This book lay the foundation for a multi-million dollar empire. He developed one of the best home based businesses because he took the time to identify what people needed and then he met that need successfully.
“The fun of being alive is realizing that you have a talent and you can use it every day, so it grows stronger….And if you’re in an atmosphere where this talent is appreciated instead of just tolerated why, it’s just as good as sex.”
Each one of us has talents and abilities; sometimes we take them for granted. Every one of us has faced problems in our lives, you may have found unique solutions that others could benefit from. So your task this week is to identify what problems people have and how you could help those people. This is your quest for this week.
So brainstorm all the problems you can think of now and write them down. Then ask your friends or family if they have noticed problems that you have solved. Carry the list around with you for a week or at least three or four days. In your quiet times, pull out the list and add to it. You are on the quest for the serious problem, the burning need that people have, that you can successfully solve.
“Make yourself necessary to somebody.”
~Harry Emerson Fosdick~
This is a very important process you have embarked upon. The best home based businesses are successful because they have successfully identified an important need and filled it. This is what is called a target market. You too can have your own internet based home business. Your best ideas for the best home based businesses will come from your own personal experience, from your own challenges, and sharing how you have overcome them.
Soon you will be ready for Step Three: Assess Your Business Ideas. In this next article, you will discover how you could turn your ideas into a product or service that people will gladly pay you for.
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Learn more tips for developing the Best Home Based Businesses. Discover a Home Based Business Opportunity. Chrystal Chantel owns http://www.build-your-dream-business.net Build Your Dream Business.
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