Although starting a home business is not rocket science there are some traits that a person should probably be capable of if they are going to accomplish anything. Most involve being ‘self-motivated’ or directed and taking initiative.
In your former career you may have been used being presented with a plan. This is your job and these are the duties associated. In some cases there may have been quotas that were expected as far as performance. In others it is just assumed you will do everything put in front of you in a timely way.
So you may have not had any reason to have initiative or for that matter even much motivation. Initiative is when you take control. You realize something needs to be done and nobody is there to tell you to do it. You do it just because you know it is necessary. This is how having your own business would be. You will need to stay on top of what is required to run your business successfully.
There are many training videos, courses, etc. online and you may find that you need some kind of direction to start out with. This can be on the computer/technical level, the business management level, or the marketing and advertising level. All of these facets are likely to come in to play when you are running a business.
To begin with if you are smart and will admit you don’t know what to do, you might consider joining a program that is all put together and will just give you basic training in what you need to do for that particular application. For example an Internet affiliate marketing program will really give you everything you need to get started. This may include basic training and a web page that is all ready for you to use, just to name the main components you need. You can even earn while you learn.
When you have done the training and learned as much as is necessary you have more or less a prototype – a model of what an online business is about and what needs to be done to use it to your advantage. So you can continue on to promote this business and earn money. Eventually you can expand your horizons in a few different ways. Get more training/increase your knowledge and skills, and even maybe join more programs to increase your chances of earning the greatest amount of money.