To become successful when working at home, you will really need to have help and guidance from others who have already achieved success themselves. The beauty of this approach is that by learning from their mistakes, you will get a much better start, and shorten the length of time before your home business is making good money. This is by far the biggest motivational boost you can receive.1. First of all many people start a home business on a part time basis, and therefore it is not the top priority to them. Don’t make the mistake of building your business in spurts, putting in a few days of intense effort, and then taking a few weeks off. While most home businesses are at least initially run part-time, that still means that a part of every working day must be devoted to the business.What we mean by this is they get sidetracked with their day-to-day lives and often times will go days or even weeks without doing anything to build their business. Obviously you’ll never make any money if you are not working at it on a consistent basis.2. Another mistake people make is they do not separate their home business from their personal life. The best way to do this does is to set up a separate office within your home that means when you are in it you are at work.You can convert a spare bedroom into a home office, or even just pick an area of a large room where you place your desk. Everyone should know that they are not to bother you when you’re in your home office. Once they understand this, your family will become supportive of your efforts.3. It is very important that you choose products that people have a need for and are currently spending money on. It would be futile trying to sell products to people who have no want or need for them, so don’t build your home business like that. You will have enough challenges building your home business without trying to create your own market.4. For your home business to become really successful, you will need to develop a presence online. Not utilizing the Internet to help you make money is a big mistake.Provided you take the time to learn some basic skills, the internet is a fantastic way to promote your products and your home business. It will become very important for you to take time and effort to learn the nuts and bolts of developing a home based business.5. Finally, an important area to work on is to ensure you are continually building your own mailing list to enable you to communicate with your prospects over time. Because you will be promoting online it is very important that you develop a system for collecting names and email address for future follow up.Developing long term relationships is vital, as the vast majority of visitors will not buy anything on their first visit to your site. By getting back and keeping in touch, your success rate will go up dramatically. Remember, long term relationships are the key to your business success.These are five of the top home business mistakes that we see people make every day. By applying the lessons learned in this article, your road to success will be far smoother.