How hard are you willing to work on-line..... to earn a living?

Canada
July 2, 2008 9:24am CST
It seems there are a lot of people who "say" they want to work from home .... but don't seem willing to spend the many hours needed to build their own home business. Would you be willing to spend 12 to 16 hours every day, seven days a week ....until your business starts making money? I recently signed up for a free program which appears to have very good earning potential ... however it requires a little hard work and persistence in the beginning. Because it is totally free, it is easy to get people to sign up........unfortunately,many of these same people appear to be afraid of a little hard work to get their business started! Would you consider yourself a hard worker?
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4 responses
• United States
18 Jul 08
I just started a new business 2 weeks ago and am currently putting in about 8 hours a day on it. I unfortunately lost my job a couple of months back and my wife and I decided that I would stay home for the summer to care for our 7 year old daughter while she goes to work each day. Rather than just sit around, I decided to devote my time trying to earn some money online during the day. Personally, I think the key is to approach a work at home job the same way you would handle "going to work" away from home. You have to put the hours in and be just as diligent in your daily routine...if not more. The key is persistence and I plan on making my business a success. If it means 8-10 a day, then that's what it means. My wife and daughter are MORE than worth it!
• Canada
18 Jul 08
Sounds like you have the right attitude! I was in a similar situation, looking after my son (many years ago). With a family involved ....I find it's important to consciously make an effort to spend "quality time" with them. Sometimes in business...we forget our priorities. Good luck to your new business!
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
2 Jul 08
aboslutely! i am not looking for get rich schemes i am looking for a honest, work at home business that i can do (as i find it hard to get around due to severe arthritis in my knees) if you could give me details, i would be intersted; also, i live in canada.
• United States
10 Jul 08
I'm willing to work hard. I don't mind the long hours aspect of working at home. It suits me better and I know that I want to do it then it must be done. I've noticed too that some people don't take the correct amount of time. They think they're going to get rick quick and before you know it they have stopped. If I do it, I'm in it to win it, lol.
@paid2write (5202)
2 Jul 08
I first became self employed exactly 10 years ago. Then I worked seven days a week and as many hours a day as I needed to get my business out there. I soon realized that promoting a business takes more time than actually doing the work I was promoting. I still 'work' seven days a week. I still need to promote my work on the internet, but it is not like trying to sell a product or a service, I'm promoting my blog and my articles. I spend as much time getting myself and my work known as I do in writing.