Considering Setting Up Your Own Internet Business? – 4 Essential Questions!

Here is an article I fond by Graham Bray. I’ve be through the thing he is going to talk to you about and I can honestly say they are all real concerns that deserve serious consideration.

Can you work from home

Work From Home

To many people the thought of starting up an internet business is really appealing. Just imagine – you can work from home, you can work the hours you want, you have no boss breathing down your neck, the ‘gurus’ promise you massive profits for very little work. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to opt out of the rat-race for a better quality of life?


But before you jump to your preferred life-style, there are a number of key questions that you need to consider. They may sound boring, but a reality check is essential.

1. Is the grass really greener? For whatever reasons you may hate your job. Perhaps it’s the monotony of it, or perhaps the commute is a drag, or your boss is an idiot. But what are the benefits? At least you may have security. Are there any other perks to the job? Perhaps you’ve got a company car that would be lost if you quit. How would you replace it? Before making any life-changing decisions you need to sit down with a coffee and a piece of paper and really consider the pros and cons of your job. Is it really so bad?

2. Can you afford to jump? At the moment you’ve got your day job. It pays you a regular salary, it covers your national insurance, and if you’re lucky you may be contributing to a pension or health scheme. If you quit today, how would you replace your income? Start-up businesses do not start producing profits overnight (despite what the ‘gurus’ promise). It may take a year or more before any profits start appearing. How would you cope with these financial pressures?

3. Could you really cope with working from home? It all sounds really appealing – get up when you want, go the gym when you want, work when you want. But working from home can be very lonely. We are naturally social creatures, and we need daily interactions with others. Just try staying at home for a day or so and see how you feel. For the majority of people the experience would be intolerable. It’s something you need to seriously consider.

4. Just what do you want to do? Have you really got a sensible game plan for giving up your day job? You may have skills in a profession such as banking or teaching – so why on earth buy into a franchise cleaning wheelie bins! The undemanding nature of a ‘non-professional’ job may seem really appealing, but having tried some of these myself I can guarantee that the repetition and daily grind will drive you up the wall.

Please rest assured that I’m not suggesting for one moment that you should give up on your dreams. But what I am suggesting is that you should go forward with both eyes open and not fall for some romantic notion of a better life beyond the 9 to 5. Plan to succeed and not to fail. Perhaps a preferred option would be to start by going part-time and taking one step at a time?

Whatever you choose to do I wish you success. As Sergeant Phil Esterhaus frequently reminded us in “Hill Street Blues”

“Hey, let’s be careful out there.”


Graham Bray is an enthusiastic internet marketer, and for nearly five years he has been developing websites as part of his Multiple Income Pathways. To learn more about internet marketing and how you can download newsletters, training videos and a *free report* visit his blog at

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