When you are planning to start a home based business keep in mind that it is pretty much the same as starting a traditional business. In my point of view in any given business my number one motto is be a people’s person. BUILD RELATIONSHIP from your first encounter, I learnt this when I worked as an Activities & Entertainment Manager in the tourism industry for over 19 years.When you learn this one skill then the rest will just fall in… intelligence, courage, energy, perseverance, commitment, market researching, product development, marketing, advertising, sales, planning, time management, patience. Despite of what you hear or read online this is not going to be an overnight thing. When you see these types of promises and programs. RUN!There are lot’s of competition and opportunities out there. At the beginning you will need to work more to get your home based business up and running and then you can start implementing the strategies necessary to succeed.You MUST set a goal before starting a home based business. Ask yourself these questions. WHY do you want to start your home based business? To accomplish the objectives of your business, what are the steps you will need to take? How much time and money you are going to need for your business? Are you going to have an office for your business? In your own home when will be the best time for you to conduct business? If you are one of these people who dislike’s having to get up in the morning at set times to go to work, then I suggest you take up this challenge. Challenge your life in doing something new…Having a home base business will give you some flexibility also it’ll eliminate the commute, but as I said earlier you are going put in some work at the beginning to get your business up and going. At least you won’t have to listen to bosses dictating what you can do and cannot do.You will need to implement self-control in your life to avoid all of the distractions that take you away from your business. Your home based business is your life and blood so you are going to treat it as a business, which calls for commitment, perseverance, self-discipline, patience on your part to make it work.There are several approaches to making money in your home based business. You can choose to create your own products or join several established affiliate programs. Creating your own products is a very long process. You have to deal with payments, refunds, shipping, complains etc. But if you decide to take this approach then it’ll payoff at the end, but then you are left with twice or three times the load compared to my favourite method of home based business. Which is Affiliate Marketing.With affiliate marketing all you do is help someone else sell their product and you get 50% to 75% of the total cost of the product. This type of home based business and can be setup on autopilot, which means you set it up right once and it’ll earn money while you sleep or on a vacation… You can work on your home based business 2 to 3 hours daily by monitoring it and driving traffic to it consistently. It’s up to you… you are the boss!You don’t have to choose affiliate marketing to make money for your home based business. If you have a professional skill set or as an independent contractor you can do some freelance work, this is one way for starting your own business. There are typing works, virtual assistant, network marketing, sell you 2nd hand stuff on eBay, and there are lots and lots other business out there.Hard work, Intelligence, Resourcefulness, is all required for creating a successful home based business. I encourage and challenge you to START your home based business. Trust in yourself and believe in yourself that you can do it… and don’t quit! I believe you can do this…You never know what you can do unless you try.Please! Feel free to read this article and my other one’s by visiting my link in the resource box below.