How to find a Second Income

24 08 2009

Now that you have decided you would like to include a  second income to your portfolio the big question is, how do I begin?  What business opportunity do I go with?  How do I know what will work for me? 

In order to start off properly, I recommend that you first take a personal inventory.  What do you really like to do in your down time?  What are your passions?  What are you good at that you enjoy doing?  Keep in mind, as you go through this exercise, you may end up finding something that had not even occurred to you originally.  The important thing is to keep an open mind while going through your personal inventory.  If possible, get a close friend involved.  They tend to see things you do that you may not be aware of.  They are a great resource when it comes to finding out what you may or may not be good at. 

A great example of friends pointing out stregnths that you never knew you had:  I used to be in Finance / Accounting.  At the time I would have considered myself a very bad candidate for a commissioned sales position.  Luckily I had a close friend who pointed out that I was a good sales person when I was passionate about what it was I sold.  Now I am in business for myself, traveling to various shows around the country and selling to people.  I would not have even considered this route had my friends not pointed it out to me.  

When I was in Finance, I saw the sales staff were largely motivated specifically by the money, but what I observed is the really good commission sales staff were motivated by more than money, they had passion.  Money is a great motivator, but there is more in life to just making money.  I suspect that most of us would like to provide some benefit to others while we were earning that extra income.  By helping others to succeed, you yourself will succeed. 

For more inspriation on what type of subject you want to begin your second income stream with, you may want to check out some magazines that are in the grocery store (not the tabloids).  Look inside and see which subjects may catch your eye.  Perhaps do a search on the internet and see what items are out there that interest you and do a little research. 

Searching on the internet is almost like opening an encycleopedia and reading.  You never know what you might find that will interest you.  You may be amazed at the ideas that could be generated by just doing a little research on the internet. 

If you are still stumped about what you want to do to begin generating your additional income stream, please feel free to contact us.  We would love to be able to assist you in finding your perfect niche.  We will also ask you questions to further help you to explore what you really are interested in pursuing.  If you discover a niche that we aren’t personally involved in, it doesn’t mean that we won’t be able to help you to realize your dreams.  (What we won’t be able to do is to get you into Hollywood, or become a Country Western singer, or a top NASCAR driver)  We can help you to find the products and/or services taht would compliment you and your personality.  We would love to be able to help you on your way towards financial freedom

We can be reached through our main website at www.hawgwash.net.  You can also e-mail us at shootershakes@aol.com

In a few days, we will continue this dicussion on finding a second income. 

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