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Has the Risk in Running a Home Business Increased?

by Dan on June 1, 2012

A couple of years ago I talked about some of the risks involved with running a business from home. Even back then there were huge risks involved, but now making money online is more competitive than ever, the economic climate has only worsened and most people struggle to find a job in the first place, before they can even think about quitting it. So, you can only assume that the risks involved with owning your own home business have dramatically increased since back then…. or have they?

As mentioned above, the competition is now fierce. So many are jumping on the Internet Marketing bandwagon because it is a legit way of making a lot of money of home, but obviously the more competition, the harder things are going to be and much greater the risk involved will be. The amount of time and effort you are going to need to invest just to even to stand a chance of competing in the most saturated markets may seem endless. You won’t make big money over night, despite the false claims and countless scams stating otherwise, and you need realise this before you drop everything in pursuit of your dream. So many have fallen victim to the false hope and promises of these supposed money making guru’s, and unfortunately on most occasions these false promises leave these believers in a much worse position than in which they began, both financially and mentally.

Let’s look at things from another perspective however. These markets are so highly competitive for a reason, and that reason is quite simple – there is money to be made in these markets, and it’s quite likely there will always be money to be made! These markets are what we know as ‘evergreen’ markets, there will always be a way of making money within these because there will always be a demand for the products and services on the market.

I’ve mentioned it before, but it is not impossible to compete in a highly competitive market. All you need to do is one (or both) of these two key things:

  • Offer something that your competition is not! There is no end to creativity, it is limitless, and this is proven every single day with countless new innovative ideas and products. You may not think it, but there is something that your competition isn’t offering, something that people are desperate for. Find it, implement it, and gain the upper hand!
  • Look at what your competition is doing and consider how you can execute it better than they can. They may be the best at what they do, but being the best is not an everlasting attribute, there is always the possible of being better.

Now these points aren’t the be all and end all of it, it’s going to take the hard work and determination required whatever happens, but the window of opportunity is always open, you just need to find a way to climb through it.

So What of the Risk?

To summarise, yes, there is still huge amounts of risk involved in running a home business, probably a lot more so than there was two years ago, and before you go diving into anything you must ensure you are well prepared for what lies ahead. Always remember however, that risk can come hand in hand with reward, and with the right amount of dedication and effort you could see yourself making big bucks.

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly” – Robert F. Kennedy

Best Regards,


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