In these days when
lots of jobs become more and more unsecure and revenues of small business
owners decline people often think about setting up a legitimate home based
business. This is probably one of the best ways to generate an extra income.
Many people are turning to this popular alternative in order to bring in a
paycheck and spend more time with their families. Today more than 30 million
households in America are running a home based business.
As it sounds pretty
nice to earn a handsome income from the comfort of your home there are several
things you should be aware of before you get started with your home based
1. There is no
legitimate home based business opportunity which makes a millionaire of you
within a few days – even if some people claim so!
I am quite sure that
you have also already read or heard about these
“become-rich-in-one-day” programs. Of course there is a lot of scam
out there. But there are some really good opportunities as well.
2. Every business
needs more or less work which has to be done professionally!
Take some time to
think about who many hours a day you can invest in your business? Consider that
you might need more time in the beginning to get things started. If you can run
your business online there is a big chance to get things automated.
3. Do some market
research before entering a “niche”!
If you consider
getting involved with an existing company (e.g. network-marketing) select it
carefully. Is there a real market for the product? What does the
compensation-plan look like? Is there a way to do the business 100% online?
Maybe you want to look for a digital product or service which can be sold
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While reading some
online content the other day, I happened across a paragraph that gave me pause.
The article was addressing the work of primary care providers. Nothing earth
shaking in what I read until I saw a sentence that said we should ask the
patient how they define health. WOW!!! This is a major point that we often
overlook. Taking notice of this one item can explain a great deal about our
patient’s health behavior.
Those of us who have
chosen an occupation in the health and wellness field have been well educated
in the classic definition of health. We study normal lab values, charts, tables
and a plethora of other items that we use to define good health. Variations to
these normal values are usually indicative of some disease process. When a
healthcare provider sees a value outside of the normal, we have this deep,
burning desire to manage and correct the process that produced the offending
value. We will often consult fellow practitioners to get their consul on how to
best address the problem that we have found. Then we use a variety of
medications and procedures to try and bring all of the values we measure back
to the physiologic normal. At that point we pronounce the patient healthy.
According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 12 million
workers in the healthcare sector. That seems like a lot of people until you
consider the population of the entire United States, slightly more than 300
million people. Thus, only about 4% of the population looks at health the way
that a nurse, pharmacist, physician or other healthcare worker does. The other
96% probably define good health or wellness in ways that we find difficult to
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