20th November 2018
Start A Business From Home
This article provides some free tips on how to earn an extra income from home and help starting online business at home where you are the boss.
Within big corporations or companies there are many high paying jobs. You will have access to qualifications, but lack of time flexibility and time away from the family prevent many pursuing financial freedom in this environment. When you work for someone else you always have to put the needs of your company and your boss ahead of your own.
The question is – what about those busy mothers, single parents, retirees or disabled people who do not have the capability or the desire to work for a boss outside their home?
Are they be able to work online and earn some extra money from home?
The answer of course is yes, but you need to consider what kind of home business you want. How to get started, and what your target market is so that you can make money from your endevors?
There are some basic issues that everyone encounters when starting a home business. The main one being deciding on what kind of business you can start up.
Another issue is how to get connected to the world market or even your local markets. How could you market your product or service?
You should think these through to help avoid the barriers that may occur while you are creating your home business. Below is a five point plan with tips and advice how to get started with an online home business and with internet marketing to help you to market your products or services from your own home.
Online Home Business – Marketing Strategies
- Decide who your main customers are. As a group, how old are they? Where do they live? How much money do they make? What kinds of jobs do they have and what are their interests? The better you can understand customers, the better you’ll fare in the next four steps.
- What kinds of media do your main customers use?
Each type of media has its own target audience. Each radio station, newspaper, magazine, or TV program tries to interest a specific segment of the population. The trick is to match your main customers with the kinds of media they use.
Remember that media is not just TV and newspapers. Effective media can be anything that conveys your message. Media choices range from million dollar commercials, to a few free pens with your name on them. With this in mind, the internet is one of the most powerful media you can use. The internet is also a relatively low cost and often free entry for your home business.
- Focus on media you can afford to use consistently to promote your home business.
One of the keys to effective marketing is consistency. You have to hit the audience with your message again, and again.
Many marketers use the Rule of Seven. Prospective customers must see or hear your message seven times before they consider buying. Don’t spend your entire marketing budget on a one-shot media blitz. Choose a less expensive type of media that you can afford to use week after week. Google Ads may be a good place to start your home business advertising. Just be sure to get a free eCourse to educate yourself on how to effectively use this type of advertising before you invest your advertising dollars.
- Sell the main benefit of your product or service.
Focus on what is unique about your home business product or service. How does your product or service improve your customer’s life? Talk to your customers from their own perspective. Does your product or service save them time? Make them richer? Make them more attractive? Really help them lose weight?
Your marketing should drive home this most important benefit as clearly and directly as possible. Customers want to know what’s in it for them. When you advertise the features of your product or service, connect those features to the benefits.
- Finally, remember to promote your business with the latest online marketing tactics and strategies. Articles are very effective method to get the word out.
The Internet is available to everyone. It’s the only big media that allows the small home business person to get their message out for free or at very low cost. Bulletin boards, forums and newsgroups may appreciate helpful information that you provide. Most won’t mind if you sign your name and link back to your website along with four to six lines about your business in your bio line.
There you have it. I have covered a few steps to help ensure you get your home business off to a great start. Keep them in mind as you plan your home business. These points are some of the keys to determine if your business will be a success or failure.
One more small suggestion. Never stop looking for new ideas, a better delivery method or a new angle on an old concept. Starting a business is one thing, keeping it going requires an enquiring mind and the flexibility to keep up with an ever changing marketplace.
I Wanted To Work From Home, But How To?
Everybody wants to work at home. One day, many years ago now I decided to look how to get a few extra bucks working online. I had never did it before but had read about a lot of people doing it, so I decided to give it a try.
Ok now what to try first. A friend pointed me in the direction of eBay. I signed up and sold everything in the house until my wife stopped me because we needed the table and chairs and the beds. Ebay is a great site and I made some good money until I ran out of things to sell.
Then I looked at drop shipping; WOW you could find anything in the world to drop ship. The only problem was I had no idea how much inventory they had for a certain item. I don’t think they did either. Don’t get me wrong drop shipping is a great thing if you can find the right one.
Oh look at this a free site fully stocked with everything on the planet. I know you’ve seen them and don’t they look pretty? That’s about it.
I was like everybody else with responsibilities and didn’t have a lot of money to invest?
I had heard of Clickbank, CJ Affiliate, and Google Adsense. People are making money with these sites, but how. CB and CJ are both great sites and have a lot to offer. Just pick a program and promote the heck out of it. Again promote equals money. Adsense, great I need a website, now what? Ok back to the search engines
All right I spent the money, my wife stopped talking to me, but this was something I thought would work.
I customized the page the way I needed it and started to promote. Since I spent the money I had to go the free route. I placed free ads everywhere I could and waited to see what happens. I must tell you it took a little while but I started to make some money, it wasn’t earth shattering but I made my investment back and a little more.
All I can tell you is go with what you feel and make it happen.
If you need help here is where I found mine. This is one of the best information sites I found.
I Stood Out From The Crowd And Made Money!
Everyday more people move into the home based business field selling some sort of service or product. New websites are being built by various service companies. The problem here is that the same website is being built for hundreds of new home based businesses. One time I purchased one of these Free Website Offers and found myself lost in the crowd. The secret is to stand out from the crowd and you can only do this if you have something unique and your strategy is a selling point that nobody else does.
Being independent all my life, I decided to design my own website and stand out from the crowd. To this end I found an online platform that allowed me to create a website for free, in fact I got two and they hosted them on the internet at no charge as well.
In searching for products to put on my website I noticed that I was learning more about the product before placing it on my website. I started to examine each product more carefully to ensure that it met the criteria I developed for my site. You see I realized that the site was now my creation, and represented me. The products would also have to represent me, who I am, and not be full of gimmicks or hype.
The products also have to be things that people were buying and not just what I thought they wanted to purchase. So I asked myself the same set of questions about each product before I put them on my site.
For instance: “Who wants this product?”; “How many of this product is being purchased?”; “Why would they buy it online?’; “What would be the return on my investment?”; “Where should I place it on my site?”; “When do I decide to replace it for something better?”.
After putting the site together I decided to put my shoes on backwards and look at the site through the eyes of the potential buyer…and What a difference some thought makes. What I saw in my new site made me very proud.
Now I had something that was unique, separated me from the pack, represented quality and value, and was me. It was a business that I could count on, and represent to others who were serious about shopping from home and/or working from home. It was also a great feeling of accomplishment and a lot of fun since I had never designed a website before in my whole life.
How To Promote A Your Website
Now although the website is in my marketing program, it is not the complete marketing program. I still need to promote the products and business. I found a great way of attracting potential customers to my site is by writing articles. Through these articles I am able to establish my business knowledge and publish these articles on the internet on my website and also blog information sites. People looking for information on home businesses will end up reading them and then visit my site.
Depending on your promotion methods you can actually make a lot of money or no money at all. However since most people visiting the internet were looking for information, I offered my visitors a free e-book about the science of the internet, and a free newsletter with over a hundred marketing tips for a home based business. This ensured that at least they stayed on my site and the chances were good that they would pass on the details of my website to their family and friends. There are a lot of sales made online because of word of mouth recommendations.
Keeping my competition constantly in my sight is also critical so that I can take advantage of any opportunity to gain an edge and stand out from the crowd.
So You Want To Work At Home
But Are You Ready To Become Self-Employed?
So, now after reading down this far you are interested in starting a home business. This does carry a level of risk and excitement not possible in the world of the ’employee’. It might feel like a daunting task to actually get started.
If the financial and spiritual independence of self-employment appeals to you. This means, no income limits, no boss and the ability to let your personal drive determine your earnings, then you will be eagerly going over the many options to free yourself from your current job.
However, the rush of financial excitement must be tempered by the necessary cost of time, money and effort in properly setting yourself up independently.
Best Home Business Options
As the above graphic shows, there are many reasons and options available for starting an online business you can run from home. However despite income claims made by business opportunity companies, or even your competition, you must be ready to accept the reality of not seeing personal income for several weeks.
Starting a self-employed business on the side, while keeping your day job as your financial security, is a wise method of ensuring you have some income coming in.
Another option is to have substantial savings that permit you the freedom to pursue your dream of financial independence unencumbered with other employment. However, the savings must also be capable of carrying the costs of developing a business along with providing for your regular expenses.
Make sure you understand that time is required in starting your own business. In some ways it’s almost unnecessary to bring up the point since your passion will likely drive you to spend many hours in your pursuit of being your own boss. However, if you have other obligations such as family, job, social obligations etc. then you will have to ensure you can devote the time needed to get your business off the ground.
Having discussed both money and time, you must recognize that there is much more effort extended before a business is profitable than at any other time. Yes, once you are satisfied with the income level you have reached you may be very busy indeed, but you will be getting paid! When you are still cultivating your business, marketing, doing free jobs, searching for and attracting clients and customers, then you may not be seeing any or very little income. This may make your effort seem huge for the modest reward you’re getting.
This is the hardest time for every business owner and it requires a belief that you are doing the right thing – confidence is key.
When you come to the point when you are working your hardest and doing everything your business requires, but still not seeing the monetary results yet, you may hit a psychological wall. This is where truly entrepreneurial individuals see an obstacle to overcome as opposed to a dead-end to their hard work.
A passion for your work and a strong desire to work for yourself will overcome any perceived barriers and motivate you to keep going and ultimately become successful.
By being confident and persevering you will get to enjoy the fruits of your labors and prove to yourself and others that the benefits of self-employment far outweigh the mediocre status-quo of the daily grind.
Onward and upwards folks. Remember that link I gave you to the site with all the information you will need on how to start a small business online? I have put it in the graphic below my name as well. Click on the graphic and read how you can get started building your own home business today.
Make sure you also look me up on the inside and I and a million plus members will be there to help you achieve the success you want. By the way if you can spare a couple of minutes then by all means leave a comment below the graphic. I will reply as I always do to those who take the time to do this.
Have a great day wherever you are in the world.