So you have a business and you want to build it fast huh?

Truth is, starting a home business is no easy task. It requires dedication, long hours, and a lot of groundwork.

The money will not start flowing in tomorrow more than likely. However, you can become a success with the right skills and the right game plan moving forward.

In this blog post, I'll introduce you to three tips that will help you succeed faster in the short-term as well as set you up for long-term success.

Tip #1: Set Proper Expectations With Prospects

Before you start enrolling people into your business make sure you set proper expectations right away.

Explain to people clearly before they sign up or buy a product from you what your business opportunity consists of, and most importantly be honest about how much you made if they ask.

Guide them through the process of signing up and then provide a clear blueprint that will help them get their business off the ground.

You will find that when you set proper expectations not only will the attrition rate be less, you will also have the respect of your audience.

I believe that part of the reason the home business industry gets such a bad rap sometimes is that people come in with false expectations. This is usually because the people that signed them up didn't explain it properly.

The old bait and switch is the worst way to sign people up for whatever you are doing. Never lie about the process of running your own business.

It takes work, dedication, and learning to be an entrepreneurial-minded individual.

Tip #2: Expand Your Network

You should constantly be meeting and connecting with new people.

A great way to do this online is to join forums, join groups on Facebook and other social networks, as well as comment on blogs in the home business niche.

Show your interest in what other marketers are doing and they will share tips with you. This is a great way to learn, expand your skill sets, and build relationships in the process.

Another big one for me is, the telephone! Now that everyone is using the Internet to build in one form or fashion, you might not be as likely to use the phone.

Yet the phone is an invaluable tool. A warm voice on the other end of the line is persuasive enough to make sales and to bring in new sales or team members.

Not to mention the relationships you can build by just simply connecting. Be the master of your own success by putting in some effort, and doing what most online marketers are not doing.

While the aspect of choosing your own work hours may seem appealing, the money you get out of it is proportional to the effort you put into it.

As a home business owner, you get paid according to your production.

Do not expect to be making six-figures by only working four hours a week. Get out there and expand your network, it will really make all the difference over time and will increase your income gradually.

The real longevity in your business is providing value to an audience over time that enjoys your content and trusts you.

Tip #3: Focus on Your Prospects Goals NOT Your Own

Take the focus off you and put it on the person whether you are face to face, talking on the phone, or even emailing them information.

Find out what they're looking for in a business or product you are selling. Find out what dreams and aspirations they have, and what their life is like now.

Once you know this information you can then determine if your product or service will help them genuinely or not.

There is nothing worse than someone who views you with a dollar sign on your forehead. Would you like that?

People want to succeed but need to know that you actually care.

The truth is, building your home business is not about you, it's about your prospect's goals and dreams, and by helping them achieve their goals, you can get there too!

So make sure that when you are talking to people, you actually show them that you are a real person who has their best interest at heart, that you care about them and not just yourself and you can't lose my friend.

To your success,

Mark Harbert

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