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THE EXTRA INCOME CHECKS by Kenneth Echie

Do you have the characteristics to make EXTRA INCOME? It takes certain attributes to run a successful extra income program. You must ask yourself if you are cut out for it. No GURU can do it for you. You have to want it badly enough and then go out and get it.

Tens of thousands of people all across the globe come to the internet looking for a way to make extra income. It has become necessary to issue some reality checks.

The truth of the matter is that some people are better off getting a second job at the local convenience store to supplement their income than start an extra income program. It doesn’t do them any good to spend money and months on the internet trying to earn extra income only to fail. At the end of it, they would only be poorer for their efforts.

I don’t want you to waste your money on something you may not be suited for. You need to look within yourself and ask yourself if you can do it.

The reality is that the cost of living keeps going up while companies keep cutting back on raises. The need to do something extra and earn enough money to help pay the bills has never been greater. It doesn’t matter if you are a woman or man.

The computer and the internet have made it possible for people to match their skills, interests, abilities, and ingenuity into a home business they can use to earn extra income. This article is to show you that it's simple and easy to join the ranks of successful extra income earners. But make no mistake about it, it’s not for everybody.

The history of business shows that the rewards and advantages of starting a business are many. The beauty is that you can start an extra income business in your garage, backyard, basement, attic, or a room in your home. But first, you must do some GUT CHECKS.

Your first step should be to study the attributes below and see if you have them. You should be frank and honest when you do.

1. CAN YOU SET GOAL?:

If you are to achieve any level of success, you must set goals. If you expect to be successful, you must determine what that means to you and the best way to achieve it. There are two basic steps you can take to convert goals into achievements:

a) You can decide on a specific dollar amount; and b) You can set a time frame for obtaining the dollar amount you want. Your goal should be specific and indicate What, When, and Where. After making a list of every possible way you may accomplish a goal, select the method for your situation.

2. QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF:

a) "Can my family do without the money I need to start an extra income program?" In the world of the internet, this amount is very small. In fact, there are programs, like the http://www.pluginprofitsite.com/main-1831 program, which come loaded with all you need to start for free.

All you have to do is advertise. Can your family do without the money you need to advertise? This question must be answered according to each individual's circumstances. You may need to trim a few things from the family budget.

b) "What are my strengths?" To determine your strengths you will have to take an inventory of yourself. Decide what you enjoy doing the most and what you feel you would be good at. Examine every possibility and include all the skills you have no matter how small they seem.

There is no harm in brushing up on the things you are lacking. Local community colleges have courses that help you do this at very small price. There are also a lot of free online resources you can read to gain more knowledge. All you have to do is go to a search engine like Google and do a search on your topic of interest.

c) "Is there a market for the product or program I have chosen?" Be cautious before you invest any money. Check it out by making inquiries directly to the company, competitors, or firms who are marketing a product or program similar to the one you are interested in. Test it on a small scale and track your testing. Check it out thoroughly.

d) "How long will it take this business to reach the financial goal I must have?" You should know how much time you can dedicate to your business, and what your profits are for that time. From there, a simple math will tell you how long it might take to reach a particular financial goal.

3. HAVE COURAGE TO START:

You must have the courage to start. Don’t be caught in analysis paralysis. Some people spend too much time analyzing opportunity that they never start. Don’t fall into this trap. You MUST have the courage to start.

4. SELECT THE RIGHT PRODUCT OR PROGRAM:

Take a close look at your interests and abilities, and then decide what type of program or product you want to do. For example, do you want to do referral programs, or write e-books to sell? The object is to find out what has the most appeal. If it does not appeal to you, you will not be motivated enough to see it through.

5. HAVE A GOOD MARKETING PLAN:

A good marketing plan is one part of a business plan that is absolutely essential to its success. In fact, the ability to properly market a program can be more important than the program itself. You want targeted marketing. You have to reach the right audience in your marketing efforts.

Go to discussion forums in your niche and see what others are doing. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Experience is the best teacher. With good program or product, you should be able to develop a winning strategy.

6. CONCLUSION:

Be a self-motivator and continue moving forward towards the goals you want and deserve. Keep educating yourself in your area of interest. The best extra income earners never stop educating themselves because there is always something to learn.

If you have or develop the above attributes, your little extra income program or business could turn into your main income program or business. You will be smiling all the way to the bank with some nice checks and thanking yourself for having the GUTS needed to accomplish your goal.

Get Started! Do it NOW!:-)

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