What are your top five reasons for doing what you do? This can apply to anything in life, but I will give you my top five for choosing to work with and continue to grow with Internet CEO Moms!
1.) Support. We have weekly training where our leadership team trains us on topics relevant to each of our businesses: internet marketing, bulding your contact list, creating a vision for your business, and (my favorite training) was on the difference in our company and MLM companies. I have a list of at least 5 business partners I know I can contact at any point during the day who are willing to help me out- no matter how big or small! They want me to succeed- and not just for their own success, but because they care! Can't you always tell the difference in a person who is simply doing things out of selfish ambition and the ones who are genuine?!
2.) Working from Home. As I was growing up, my mom was always at home with my brother and me. Once I had kids of my own, it was no question in my mind that I would be at home with them as well. I have my degree in elementary education and I love teaching! But at this point in my life, I love being at home with my kids more! The reality of being at home hit us that first fall that I was no longer teaching full time! I was fortunate enough to get a part-time job at the same school I had been working at, and it was a great opportunity! But I still wasn't home full-time like I desired to be! Well, with education budget cuts and all the craziness revolving around education, my job was deleted. Luckily, I had already found Internet CEO Moms, and my potential to grow with this team of moms was endless! I do still teach part-time with a homeschool group, but even that allows me more time at home and the freedom to grow my Internet CEO Moms business while I am at home with my precious boys!
3.) Family. Like I said in #2, family is why I want to be at home! But even beyond that- Internet CEO Moms is something that my husband is proud of and very supportive of! I did try another home business before, and while I did earn decent money for my time away from my husband (this was before our kiddos were around), if I really wanted to succeed, I was going to have to spend at least 2 nights away from home doing home parties. There are some who welcome that break- but for me and my family, our nights that we are all home are sacred! (Plus, I quickly ran out of my customer base. With Internet CEO Moms, because I use the internet, my contact list is always growing- on top of just the people I personally know!) Some of my best contacts and ideas for contacts come through my hubby! He loves the products we use in our home just as much as I do- and he is all in! There wasn't much he could do to support me in my previous business attempt, other than wait up for me when I got home from my parties. When I recently had an in-home presentation, it was at our house, my potential customers brought their own families, and my husband was there to help where needed!
4.) Internet Training. I have learned so much about marketing my business on the internet! Now, I've been blogging for a while, but I have found so much information through my training with Internet CEO Moms. Social networking is HUGE and has been such a great source of contacts for my business. But not only have I learned how to market my business, but the best thing- I haven't put in loads of money into advertising! I have decided that I am not going to put anymore than about 10-15% of my check into advertising. (Because let's face it- the money I am bringing in is money that we NEED!) So our internet training is one of the most enhancing parts of our business!
5.) Compensation and Bonuses. Let's face it--- the biggest reason I even considered working a home business was because we needed some extra income! We have been married for about 6 years, have 2 young children, hubby has a good job, but with my desire to be at home, we need extra income! There is no time-pressure, but there are great bonuses for those who work the business in a certain amount of time. If you would like more information about our compensation plan, let me know!
So, I would encourage you to sit down and think about the things you are doing in your life. Create a list of 5 reasons that explain why you're doing what you're doing! I'm telling you- this activity has been a GREAT exercise for me and discovering my "why"!