Small Home Business Ethics
Some people that make the bold decision to
start a small home business
end up getting stuck in a "just make money" mentality. Of course one of the main goals of any home business is to make money from home, but only focusing on the money aspect of your home business can really hurt you in many respects. People want good products, services, and information that will help them achieve their goals.
Starting a small home business is a goal so many of us have. We love the thought of working for ourselves and earning a lot of money. There are many online businesses that have the same mentality, but have a total disregard for ethics. Their number one goal is to just make money. And on some fundamental level, it may work for them. But many things can go wrong when we only focus on making money.
How many times have you been scammed when trying to start a small home business online? How many people have you talked to that are scared to start online home businesses because of scams? How many stories have you read online about businesses that seemed legit, but just ended up being scams? These online "businesses" want so desperately to make money, that they set their morals aside to achieve the only goal of making money. They may make money for a short time, but people will catch on quick.
Traffic is the life blood of our online home businesses. Traffic comes because people like what you have to offer, and they respect you. If you choose to only focus on making money, you will cripple your business. If you are thinking about starting a small home business online, and you run into a website that promises you can get rich quick... run away! Signing up for a "get rich quick" "business" will only ruin your online entrepreneur experience, and you will probably waste a lot of money.
This is why it's crucial for online entrepreneurs to rid themselves of this "just make money" mentality. There is a process that online businesses have to follow before they can start earning income. We have to take care of our visitors so they will keep coming back to support us... then maybe they will feel comfortable enough to spend their hard-earned money. We also have to make sure that what we are selling them is truly worth their time and money.
We live in a very transparent world. If you make the decision to do honest, ethical business... you will be rewarded. The people who use places like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. hold people accountable for bad business. It’s safe to say that we are moving to a business age where ethical business = successful business. Thank goodness!
If you are just starting a small home business online, you will have to build credibility. You probably don’t have the resources or the name brand of a company like Wall-Mart, so you will have to find ways to get the right traffic to your website. Being a responsible, ethical small home business will help you accomplish this. Keeping your focus on your customers, focusing on creating and maintaining a great product (and information), and being honest with your visitors is always a sure way to keep people coming back to do business with you.