Side gigs: How do you choose the right one for you?
Things to consider when choosing a home-based business
- Would you be a customer regardless of the business opportunity?
- How long has your company been in business?
- Does your company offer consumable products (things that consistently need replenished)?
- Does your company offer multiple product lines so that you reach a broad demographic? (Does your company have at least one product that your child, spouse, brother, sister, mother, father, grandparent, or neighbor could benefit from?)
- Does your company require a large buy-in?
- Are you required to meet monthly sales quotas to remain active in your business?
- Does your company offer free resources?
- Does your company offer community that gives product support and testimonials?
- How often are new products released – truly new products, not just a change in a pattern or color?
- Does your company pressure you to sell?
- Does your company require that you have inventory?
- Does your company have a philanthropic aspect to it?
- Is your company a fad?
Things to think about
- I would be a customer regardless of the business side.
- The company has a long history of being in business, is the leader in its industry, and offers global opportunity.
- The company offers extensive product lines beneficial to a wide demographic.
- I would not have to maintain inventory.
- I would not be required to meet sales quotas to keep my membership.
I found my niche
From columnist to blogger, Tina began writing in 2015. She blends the various bits of her life — professional, entrepreneurial, and personal — and shares her experiences with you. Tina's Coffee Break became the means for her to express herself on seemingly random subjects, but subjects that are on her mind and in her heart at the moment — things we can all relate to many times. Simply put, Tina writes about life’s moments. Tina has managed her court reporting business for over 20 years. She owned her community newspaper for several years where she first discovered her love for writing through her weekly newspaper column, "Tina's Coffee Break." She was a member of her community's town council for six years, the last three presiding over it as president. Drawing from all facets of her life experience, Tina now provides business strategy guidance to others working to build their own success story. A mother of two, wife for 32 years, and businesswoman of 25 years, a piece of Tina is in everything she writes.