I mean, love the business you’ve chosen to be in. Especially if you’ll be contacting people about it directly. Here’s one reason, from the Washington Post last month (thanks, Kris):
“I like working for a large company, but I understand the many others who dream of owning their own businesses.
Lately, however, I’ve noticed a number of folks who have started their own travel agencies. Several friends and family members have approached me asking that I use their Web sites to make my airline, hotel or car rental reservations. Mind you, most of them have never previously expressed the slightest interest in helping people travel.
Yet they have signed up with an online company that markets home-based travel agencies. In this business venture, you pay a monthly fee for a personalized Web site with back-office support. You then direct people to your Web site to book travel on which you receive a commission. In this network-building business, you can also make money by getting others to establish their own Web sites. Travel agencies may also partner with other companies like Jettly that can provide private jet services.
My concern is that too often people are so eager to earn extra money or are looking for a quick way to wealth that they are enticed to start a business in a field they have little knowledge about. They get sold on a small-business venture because of an inspiring hotel presentation.”
She refers her readers to the Small Business Administration, whose FIRST recommendation for starting your own business is:
· Know what you love and love what you do. If you want to own a successful business, start with figuring out what you do best.
More SBA tips here.
If it’s just some quick money you seek, chances are you’ll tank if you choose NM to get it, and you’ll have put some unnecessary pressure on your relationships as well.
For quick fast money, a part time job might be a better solution.