Start a Home Based Business While Staying Sane


Escher Drawing HandsStarting a home based business while staying sane may seem like an impossibility. “Where will I find the time? How will I get everything done?”

Add to that the fact that some people (mostly people who want you to join them in their business) say, “Oh, it’s really easy to start [this business].”

Don’t believe people when they tell you that.

Starting something new and learning new skills is a lot of work. It drives me nuts when I hear network marketers say their business is easy! It’s not. It’s work.

But at the same time, no, that work doesn’t have to be sanity-challenging. And for me it’s work I enjoy.

If you’re working at something you enjoy, but you’d enjoy it more if you had more time, then these 6 tips to help you build your home based business – while keeping all your marbles – will help.


1. To Build Your Home Based Business, Don’t go Out to Prospect


Yes, I said it. Don’t go out and prospect.


You give off a completely different vibe when you’re hunting down prospects, versus when you’re out running errands, chatting with people.

Also, prospecting while you’re running errands is a great way to make the most of your time. A lot of people who start a part-time business from home have problems finding enough time to work their business. Since you have to run errands anyway, this is a great two-for-one.

Want to learn more about how to prospect while running errands? Click here for a detailed post on how to do it.


2. Miracle Morning


Miracle Morning by Hal ElrodIf you have a home based business, you absolutely need to get the most done with the hours you have each day.

At risk of sounding trite, Miracle Morning is one of those books that has really been a game-changer.

Before Miracle Morning, I always had a hard time getting up early. I really wanted to, but it never worked. I was always too tired in the wee hours.

Now, 9 times out of 10, my feet hit the floor and I’m off and running… as early as 5:30.

And what to do with all that time in the morning? Miracle morning helps with this, also. It tells you how to get up early, and then what to do with your new-found productivity.

Read my post about Miracle Morning, or just go ahead and get the Miracle Morning book or audio book. You won’t regret it.


3. Get a Handle on Your Finances


Total Money Makeover Dave RamseyIf you have a home based business, you need to make every dollar count. My all-time favorite financial resource? Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover.

One of perhaps the most influential books to cross my desk, the Total Money Makeover has completely changed how we manage our money, and helped us down the path of financial freedom.

That’s saying a lot. It’s also true.

Nothing that Dave says is anything other than what your Grandmother would say or agree with. It’s not rocket science, it’s common sense. And it’s all in 7 baby steps, so you know exactly what to do, and why.


4. A Collection of Tips for Home Based Business Owners


Home based business tips

5. Already Have a Business?


Already have a home based business and want to learn how to market your business to reach more people? Click here for my top resource, Elite Marketing Pro, which works equally well for offline and online businesses.


6. Looking for a Home Based Business?


If you like everything you’ve read, but you don’t have your own home based business and you’re looking to start one – and you’re a person who is teachable, trainable, and a generally all-around nice person, then I recommend joining my team.

Join my team and you’ll learn how to:

  • Market your business, both offline and online, to bring in an additional source of income without scaring off family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Find leads, so you’ll never be out of people to talk to.
  • Use social media to build your business.
  • You’ll have full access to everything I’ve learned – including all my mistakes, so you don’t have to make them.

Not sure? Have questions? Contact me, using the form at the top of the page.

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Have a great day,

Reach Ruthanne

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  • Vivian Hehemann

    Reply Reply July 22, 2015

    Thanks for the list of books. I need to read them. I’ll get them on my Kindle for PC.
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    • Ruthanne

      Reply Reply July 22, 2015

      I read a lot, to put it mildly… I have a book “problem”.
      These two books are some of the most helpful I’ve come across. 🙂

  • Doree Weller

    Reply Reply July 22, 2015

    Thanks for the book recommendations. I may have to pick them up. They look interesting, and they look like they’d be helpful to even people who don’t have a home based business.
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    • Ruthanne

      Reply Reply July 22, 2015

      So glad you liked the book recommendations. I loved them both. Those books will help everyone – whether someone has a home-based business or not.

  • I really like tip #4. As I’m coming more and more into my mother role as a business women.
    Thanks for the great advice.
    And I love that book Miracle Morning!
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    • Ruthanne

      Reply Reply July 23, 2015

      So glad you like Tip #4! That was my favorite 🙂 Miracle Morning really, really helped me out, although I certainly couldn’t have gotten up at 5:30 when our kids were little.

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