Are You REALLY Prepared To Work From Home?

My Biggest Question To All “Internet Marketers Wanna-Be”:

Are You REALLY Prepared To Work From Home?

Now before I proceed with my blog post, here’s the summary of what I’m going to say:

  • More than 95% of people trying to make money online do not smell any success and quit permanently
  • Most of these people are “NOT prepared” for an online business
  • Most of these people thought that the ultimate goal of an online business is just to make as much money as possible

Over the past few years, I’ve been approached by a few of my friends who do not understand how an online business works. They thought that working from home is as easy as A-B-C…

The most common questions sound something like these:

“Hey Zai! I heard that you’re doing well with an online business. Could you teach me some tips and strategies so that I can get started? I really need spare cash right now. I have a family to support and it’s really becoming a burden for me right now” or…

“Hey Zai! I want to ‘duplicate’ exactly what you’re doing right now…” (That question is even more shocking!!) or…

“How do I start an online business??”

Now most of these common questions are far too general to answer. For me, it is almost the same as asking on how to do business in the real world.

Here I will list a few VERY important elements that you need to know before you decide that online business is your cup of tea:


#1 – Working From Home To Build An Online Business Requires Time And Effort

Especially if you’re just starting out, building an online business requires so much time and effort. You need to treat it as a real business rather than a hobby. If you treat it like a hobby, you will get “hobby results”.

Treat it like a real business and that’s when you see the real profits coming in.

In the offline world, lots of time and effort are needed to setup your business. Almost everyone knows this, and in most cases it will take years for the business to break even. …

So the question now is – are you prepared to sit long hours on your computer desk to do your work? Is this REALLY your cup of tea?

As far as most of the successful internet marketers that I have known during all these years, ALL of them work VERY VERY long hours on their computer.

You may have heard about the “super-affiliate” Ewen Chia – during his early years when he was still working for a company during office hours, he worked his butt off till the early morning hours of 2-3 am every day despite the need to go to work the following morning.

I know this because I did exchange emails with him during that time and I always got his replies during those times. Ewen also mentioned about his wife who kept on complaining about his long working hours. πŸ™‚

Now Ewen wasn’t the ONLY one whom I know about the working habits. Every successful internet marketer whom I know (yes, not a single person is left out) works long hours and put in tremendous amount of effort and time to build their own online business.

So now, are you willing to put in the same amount of effort???


#2 – Working From Home Requires You To Have The Right & Proper Mindset & Attitude

This is too commonly said but extremely important. In fact, it is the most important element in building any businesses, especially an online business. …

Most people who want to have their own online business do not see the importance of this. They view online business as a “money-making” opportunity or a “quick and get rich scheme”. Their goal is to make as much money as possible regardless of the ways and means for them to achieve that. To them, it is very simple and easy to “make money online”.

Instead of focusing on developing their own business, they focus on “money-making” opportunities… so what they have is just a “money-making mindset”! πŸ™

Their aims and goals are just to make money! Yes… making money and making more money and making more and more money. …They do not focus on building a business… building relationships… spending quality time… learning and applying internet marketing education… focusing… etc…

When you want to start your own online business, please have the right and proper mindset. Building an online business requires time and effort… Just think about running your own offline business in the real world…. when you have that picture in your mind, then let me say that that’s how it will work in an online business.


#3 – Working From Home Requires You Learn And Apply The Fundamentals of Business

That’s right…

It’s just like going back to school and start learning all the basics and fundamentals of the required subject. In this case, you will be learning about Internet Marketing education. This is called the ‘Learning Process’. You must take the time to study and learn the subject before you can understand the whole concept of the business. Once you have learned a few fundamental concepts, you must then apply them to your business.

Take Action!!!

Take MASSIVE Action!!!


There’s no point “graduating 1st class honors degree” in Internet Marketing if you do not take action or apply what you have learned. You may be the most learned scholar of Internet Marketing but if you don’t take action, then there’s no use in learning them… seriously! …. …… ………

Now I’m not trying to scare you into not setting up your own online business but I’ve seen so many people not having the proper mindset and attitude when they want to do that, which is why I prefer to let these people know about the reality of running a successful online business… It may not be the cup of tea for most of you…

So, do you have what it takes to work from home???


To Your Success!

Zai Adi

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12 thoughts on “Are You REALLY Prepared To Work From Home?”

  1. Hi Zai, I’m new to your blog.

    I totally agree with your points in this post. Even if you want to do a very simple marketing campaign, you need to sacrifice something. It can be your time, or your favorite TV series ( πŸ™‚ ) or even your social life.

    However we need to look at it from th positive perspective. And we need to focus on a long term business goal..

    p/s : I designed one of your ebook cover (a video box to be exact :-))

    1. Thanks for your insights!

      Yes we need to focus on long term business goal. This is one of the mistakes that I made during the first years of online marketing. I focused too much on short term business plans that I failed to develop something that is far more valuable – Building the list.

      Anyway thanks for your comments.. (and thanks for the ecover!) πŸ™‚

  2. Hi,

    I also totally agree with your point. Most people really want to make money online but they don’t take any action. That the main reason why don’t success.

    Then what I see is, they don’t want to learn more to add relevant knowledge of online business.

    As we can see, some time we need some technical knowledge to make our jobs done. πŸ™‚

    1. aahh.. technical knowledge.. yes yes.. that is so true..

      That was why I developed those videos in order to teach about the ‘technical aspects’ of running an online business. πŸ™‚

  3. I recommend starting off slow. Too many people I meet wish to jump into an online business full time and just quit their day job. If you are new to marketing, you must work part time while working your day job until you you can replace your income.

  4. Many of my friends tell me how good my life is because I’m able to work at home and I just shake my head in response because they have no idea how much work goes into making a living with internet marketing. It is true that it’s a great convenience to work at home and to have the freedom of not having to adhere to a fixed schedule, but with that freedom comes lots of responsibility and some people just don’t have the work ethic to stick to the heavy schedule that’s required to make internet marketing a career. I’d seriously advise anyone just starting out on internet marketing to read this article twice or even three times to know exactly what they’re getting into.

    1. Thanks for your insights Melissa.

      I agree wholeheartedly with what you said. It’s TRULY a BIG challenge to be able to discipline ourselves when we’re doing these on our own from the comfort of our homes.

  5. It is the time and effort that really deters many an young men and women from reaching their potential .. they feel online earnings are a kind of easy money ..

    that is true only if you are willing to put required effort, create product and add value to customers ..

  6. Thanks Zai Adi. The time you put in and the actions you take are the 2 key ingredients in building a successful business online. Very true many think it’s as easy as riding a bike and then when they get on for a few hours end up quitting. You must always be in the learning mode and use what you learn. Great info thanks

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