Government Shutdown. You Have Choices.
Hey friends, just a few thoughts on the news.
Today is Tuesday, October 1, 2013 and for 800,000 employees, they are wondering ‘now what’? Hopefully this will be resolved quickly and they’ll be back to work in a flash, but what would happen to these families if something didn’t go right?
And in the meantime, bills still need to be paid, groceries need to be bought, and it’s surely not the way to usher in the last quarter of the year with the holidays just around the corner.
In 2007 after a tremendously successful career as a real estate agent, I found myself in a shut down economy. So while what I experienced wasn’t a government shutdown, the effects were felt. I went from having listings sell almost overnight to nothing moving. My phone that usually rang off the hook with buyers wanting to schedule showings, sat quietly. It was crazy and definitely not good.
This is why I’m so passionate about about encouraging people to consider starting their own small business.
Our working economy doesn’t function like it did in years past.
You know the drill; go to school, get good grades, go to college, work for a company for 40 years, receive a retirement party and gold watch and enjoy the golden years on the retirement fund you built.
Nope. Times have changed.
Job security is non existent and it doesn’t matter:
- who you are
- what you know
- what your degree
- or where you work
You are dispensable. A government, a company, a corporation isn’t going to cater to your financial needs and decide to stay open because you need to feed your family.
The ONLY way you can be sure your financial future is secure is if YOU maintain control of your income. I would suggest that a job is not going to give you the security you want.
There’s many ways to gain control of your income. One way is to start a home based business.
The fastest and easiest way to start a home based business is through network marketing, affiliate marketing or taking a skillset and/or passion you are good at and offering that to those seeking your information and talent. I’ve done all three and have been successful in each.
Network and affiliate marketing are great because the products are already created and you simply receive a commission for referring them along with overrides on sales made by those you bring into the business.
I’ve built a couple of large organizations through network and affiliate marketing platforms. The difference between the two are this. With network marketing, you deal with team members and leadership is necessary. With affiliate marketing you don’t deal with people but it’s less leveraged in terms of commissions you earn.
Taking your own talents and skillsets and turning those into a business will require you to package your value and get the word out. It can be a lot of fun if you can catch a vision for yourself.
What I did for example, was market my talent and passion for scrapbook design.
This lead to me being on exclusive and prestigious design teams, having my work published in hard cover design books as well as free idea pamphlets, on in-store billboards for Michael’s Crafts and others, on the cover of QVC schedule and then on the show, on product packaging, guest appearances on TV on various DIY shows, teaching at trade shows, scrapbook stores and retreats around the country.
It also lead to writing a book and hands-on training for foster parents and social workers on how to make lifebooks for children in care.
So, really, the sky’s the limit. Take inventory of what you love to do and turn that into a money making proposition.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a home business option, connect with me and let’s talk about some options for you.
Have a great day….
Entrepreneur, Author, Designer
PS: Leave me a comment and share your favorite ideas for home business entrepreneurship. I’d love to hear from you.