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Have you ever heard the commonly accepted MYTH that 90% of small businesses fail within 2 years.  Yes, I’ve heard it too.

But, this is one myth that is not true.  Want to know the truth? The truth is that 50% of all new small businesses survive for at least 5 years.

The Small Business Administration stated this fact in the SBA Frequently Asked Questions PDF (a link to that document is available at bottom of this post).

The percentage of small businesses that were still around after 5 years was even higher than the percentage of people who held a job for 5 years or more.  This should encourage you if you want to start your own small business.  It appears the odds of keeping a job for 5 years are worse than the odds of succeeding in a small business.

And, one more thing…

We usually think of young people as being the entrepreneurs in America. However, the SBA reports that the number of self-employed men and women aged 25 and under decreased by 19% from 2005 to 2010.  In 2010, only 2% of these young people were self-employed.

But, hold on to your hats. The SBA also reported that 23% of those 65 and over were self-employed!

That doesn’t match our perception that mostly young people are entrepreneurs.

And it looks like a significant number of retirees are not satisfied with just sitting on their porch in a rocking chair.  Instead, they are excited about starting and running their own small business during “retirement”.

Maybe they need a little extra income to supplement their social security or savings.

Maybe they have to work in order to survive economically.

Maybe they just love what they do in their small business and would do it just for the fun of it.

Whatever the reason, more and more “retirees” are starting their own successful small business.  Many are choosing a home based business and are using the internet to market their products or services.  Hey, who would want to retire when you can make money from home doing what you love, with complete freedom to choose your own hours and take vacations whenever you want?

That’s how I feel about the running my own home based business, selling information products on the internet.

It doesn’t matter if you are 25 or 65.  You can start your small business at any age.

Once you start and build a successful small business, you won’t ever want to go back to a JOB.  No more worrying about getting laid off or fired.  No more corporate politics.  No more boss telling you when, or if, you can have a vacation.

A small business that you build and own can give you almost complete freedom to do what you want, when you want. There are a lot of possibilities for you to consider. Choose a real business that you can be passionate about, one that fits you and your desired lifestyle.

For me, that small business of choice is the business of marketing information products from home on the internet.

If you want to learn more about information marketing as a home based business, check out: How to Become an Information Products Entrepreneur where you can discover step-by-step how to get your own highly profitable information products marketing business started online.

The above SBA information came from the frequently asked questions PDF published by the Small Business Administration available at this link: http://www.sba.gov/advocacy/7495/29581

Let me know what you think about this post by making a comment below.

Don’t make this the only post you read on this blog.  There is so much more information here on how to start and succeed in your own home based information products marketing business.  Click on the archive links on the right and read all the earlier posts too. You’ll be glad you did.

And, be sure to check out the resources offered by my “Success Team” members listed on the right side of this page. They are all experts and provide a lot of good information at no charge or for a reasonable investment in your successful future.

Here’s to helping you live richly, doing what you love from home in your own information marketing business.

Paul Kaliher
The P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Home Based Business Guy.

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Imagine how thrilled you will be, and imagine the prestige you will enjoy, when you are considered an expert all across the nation in your chosen niche. Think about the increased income and visibility that could bring you.

You could have all of that. The key is to identify problems your prospects or customers are sick of dealing with (in your area of expertise). Problems they are willing to pay you for to help them solve. Then, just convert your knowledge or system for solving that problem into an enticing product or service and offer it to your market.

One way to do that is to to sell your time at an hourly rate, a monthly rate, or a “project” rate. However, this will cap your income and limit the number of people you help because you only have so many hours in a day. Why cap your income by limiting yourself to a fixed hourly rate?

You can potentially earn many more dollars and help many more people with less effort on your part….once you’ve converted your knowledge into a “how to” information product and set up an automated marketing, sales and delivery system. One of my mottos is “create once, sell forever”. If you can create an information product based on your knowledge or ability to solve a problem people are desperate to solve, you can sell that product forever after your intitial effort to create it.

Here is some valuable information you can learn from to  package your knowledge into a high value information product or a series of products to create passive and recurring income:  Become an Information Products Entrepreneur .

If you’ve tried all the products and programs that have been over-promised and under-delivered, and you’re frustrated with everything and trust nothing, then you may be ready for something different.

It’s something that has been around a while and has a track record of producing a lot of successful internet entrepreneurs along the way.

It doesn’t make wild claims of easy success.

(You’ve already tried all of that, haven’t you?)

But it does lay it all out for you, it provides you all the insights and strategies for online success.

You’ll will need a little time to really take a good long look at everything that is included (it’s very thorough and comprehensive)…for anyone who is really serious about wanting to make it happen for themselves.

Let me be clear, this is not some “magic push button”, “cookie-cutter website” deal, or any other lame-brained scheme for setting up an “instant internet business”.

It’s a “roll-up-your-sleeves, get-busy-and-make-it-happen” approach. You can see exactly what steps you need to systematize the whole information product marketing internet business process so you have the lifestyle you want and deserve.

If you’re tired of all the BS and hype you’ve been fed…If you are tired of wasting your time and money trying everything that someone pitches your way, then this is the right information for you: Become an Information Products Entrepreneur.

Let me know what you think about this post by making a commment below.

Don’t make this the only post you read on this blog. There is so much more information here on how to start and succeed in your own home based information products marketing business. Click on the archive links on the right and read all the earlier posts too. You’ll be glad you did.

And, be sure to check out the resources offered by my “Success Team” members listed on the right side of this page. They are all experts and provide a lot of good information at no charge or for a reasonable investment in your successful future.

Here’s to helping you live richly, doing what you love from home in your own information marketing business.

Paul Kaliher

The P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Home Based Business Guy.

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