When most people start a home based business they are eager to talk to their friends, family, co-workers and pretty much everyone about their new venture. However, after a few failed attempts to make money from home, people become less and less likely to share their new business
with the people they care about the most.
For many people its almost a sense of shame or embarrassment that comes over them when they get ready to talk to loved ones about what they are doing on the side to make money.
I told you that thing wasn't going to work out, Why don't you just get a REAL job? and What kind of a thing are you trying to get me into this time are common phrases that entrepreneurs
hear all too often when they talk to their friends and family and that's why so many people are so reluctant to do so.
The first thing you have to understand is that there is absolutely nothing wrong with working from home or trying to build your own business
That might seem like an obvious statement but you would be surprised at the number of people who are in home based businesses and never, EVER talk to their friends and family about it.
Its like they are secret agents and if anyone should ever find out what they are doing it would be over for them. To be truly successful working from home you have to be proud of your business, and when you're proud of your business you will have no trouble talking to the people in your life.
So what approach works best? People have different opinions on how to present a business to your friends or family but it pretty much just comes down to this. BE DIRECT AND HONEST.
Think of it this way. If you got a new job, a job that could potentially pay you 6 or even 7 figures a year you wouldn't be ashamed to tell the people you love would you? No way! You would be excited and ready to tell as many people as possible.
Well guess what? When you started your own home based business that is exactly what you've done. You've entered into a business opportunity that could change your life forever, both financially and by giving you the free time to live your life the way you choose! So come right out with it, be excited and be honest. When you are excited and speak with authority other people will get excited for you.
If you make it seem like you're doing something to be ashamed of people will feed off of your negative energy. Don't give them that chance.
The final thing to know when you're talking to your friends and family is that some people no matter how amazing the company is are just plain going to have something negative to say about it. That's just the way it is.
You cant let other peoples negativity drag you down and keep you from reaching your dreams. Some people wont believe you until you show them your success so go out there and prove them wrong!
Talking to your family and friends about your new home based business can be a very hard thing to do. But, by speaking to them directly and honestly and not letting their negative comments get you down you will be well on your way.