Many people dream of having a home based business online. That is certainly a worthwhile goal. The question is: Can you manage an online business? This is an important question. Managing your business from home on the internet is more detailed than managing a shop in the mall or down the street. We can be fooled by advertising hype and the fact that so many people manage an online business quite successfully. They are the people we hear about.We don’t hear about the online business that fail because the people managing them are not business oriented to begin with. They are probably great at something else;a niche they have not yet discovered in themselves. They may not know the great talent others see in them. So the question is: can you manage a business online?If you have a strong desire to succeed with an online business you will probably be able to overcome many shortcomings and setbacks. If you bounce out of bed and begin your home business as you would an away from home business, you are on the right track. I have yet to meet someone who worked their way to success dressed in pajamas. You have to be disciplined and be a person who takes action in their own personal life. Working on line with a business of your own will stretch your mind and spirit. You will be happy-beyond the money you will earn-that you did undertake the challenge of working from home online. Another gift from technology.An orderly home based office goes hand in hand with managing a great online business. It is not necessary to be super organized,indeed that could get in your way. It is important to keep your work space free of clutter. Some people can’t keep any space clutter free. If this is you, think long and deep before you attempt to set up a home based online business.Setting up a budget, staying within it, having credit and keeping account, paying bills on time, are all vital to the success of a home based,or any business. We don’t always see what we buy or spend for our business on the internet so it imperative that we follow the money. The manager is responsible for everything required from a business online. A good business manager cannot afford to procrastinate. slack off when work needs immediate attention, or sidestep problems that must be addressed.Success online with a home based business is there for disciplined managers who are patient, willing to put in the time- maybe even a few years- before they see the results of their hard work. It helps too to help others along their path to success with a home based business. A generous heart is always full.Above all, the customer must be respected and be given fair value for their hard earned money. Whether a product,information,a business opportunity,or settling a bill,respect is the word. Again, with a business online it is easy to overlook the most important person in our index. A good manager will make sure the online customer is always treated fairly. A respectful attitude will keep your customers coming back.Managing a successful online business is very rewarding and achievable both from a personal and financial standpoint. So if you believe in you own ability to be successful online, don’t hesitate. Start now on a great journey.