Do you want to start a work at home Christian business? If so, you need to prepare yourself for all that goes along with it
Having the word “Christian” in the title or description of your business means that most people, particularly fellow Christians, will expect more of you than they do from other business owners. You need to make sure that you infuse your mission statement, goals, and overall tactics with Christian values, and advertise it as such. Otherwise, all you have is a home business, which are a dime a dozen.
It is important for you to decide what values you will include in your business model. You need to ensure that you are not easily taken advantage of just because you are Christian and want to set a good example. As long as you are not gluttonous, it is okay to make money from this business and enjoy it. You still need to make a living; in fact, the more successful a Christian business is, the more you can share God’s word with the rest of the world, inspiring others through your products or services.
One typical expectation of a Christian business is good customer service. Remember that treating others as you want to be treated is a common theme in this religion, and is an important tradition of such businesses to carry on. Customers will remember such treatment, and realize that it separates your business from countless others attempting to get their attention.
Great customer service of your clients and prospects is just one value to utilize in your work at home Christian business. You also need to decide how you will spend extra money that you make from the company. Typically, many Christians tend to donate money to charity, either through the church or directly. You will need to decide which charities to concentrate on. People typically select a cause to donate to that has personally impacted their own life in some way.
Another important task to perform at the start of your business is to set goals. You need to decide what your company’s main purpose is. Are you just trying to pay bills and work from home, or do you truly believe in its cause and want to bring inspiration to others through your products or services? If you want this to be your only job, how much money do you need to make per month in order to pay your bills?
When you have made the critical start up business decisions, you need to stick to your plan, periodically evaluating and readjusting accordingly. In most cases, the most successful companies started with a plan, tweaking it slightly only when needed. A solid business plan will allow you to make a living working from home in a Christian business.