The worst mistake you can make is to choose the wrong type of residual income business, it is crucial to your success that you choose the right kind. Just think of it like this if you wanted to go for a boat ride and everything looked ok as you got into the boat, as you coasted away from land the boat starts to fall apart and you end up swimming back to land. That is not what you want to do with a business that you choose, you have to do your research in finding out how long the company has been together. What people are saying about this residual income business? What is there score on the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and if so what is their grade and what do people say about them? This is the first step to creating the type of life you are seeking. The next step is to find out how you are going to keep this business together because it takes work to run a business successfully. You have to think about a few things it is going to take time, so how much time do you have to invest in your business? It is going to take energy how much energy can you muster together to make a dream into reality? Also, how much money can you put toward your business so you are not having to do all the work yourself? These are the beginning questions when you are starting a business of your own.