How To Starting Online Business Tips And Advice

21st September 2019


Start A Business From Home


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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?earn extra money 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


  1. Decide who your main customers are. As a group, how old are they? Where do they live? How muchearn money online 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


how does dropshipping work


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


What’s this? This site look’s pretty good. It has eBay stuff, it has Adsense, it has Clickbank items, and it has CJ Affiliate. Hmmm!   They tell you to Click here, and you’re off to the races.


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.


how to stand out in the marketplace


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.


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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 make money no moneyneed 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


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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.


Robert Allan

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  1. Hello Robert,

    For years now I started looking for a way to make money online. We can do it as you explain in different ways. There are also serious companies with which we can start doing our work online. We will also need adequate training and time to build our new online business. Excellent article that you have given us. Regards!


    1. Hello Claudio and thank you for your visit to my website and of course for leaving a comment.

      I too looked for work from home opportunities quite a long time.

      I tried many of them and lost money buying into this or that program that told me how easy it was to make money online.

      It can be easy to make money but you are only earning pennies as opposed to dollars.

      To make really decent money and enough to allow you to quite your normal job it has to have a proven track record.

      There are plenty of those sites that promise you will get rich in no time but they are usually short term sites and by that they are up and running for no more than a year or two then once the owner has made a pile of money from people who fall for their spiel they disappear.

      What you really need is an establish program where you have access to the actual owner and you can contact them 24/7, 365 days a year.

      If they are not available there should be a support team you can call on for help.

      Ideally there should also be a big membership filled with like-minded people who also want to earn an income from the internet.

      The program I have been a member of for over 4 years is just such a program.

      You can go take a looksee at what’s on offer and what you will get as a free member by following the link I give in my article.

      You wont lose nothing by doing this and it just might be what you have been looking for all those years.

      If you do decide to join then by all means look me up on the inside and I will be more than happy to help you all I can.

      Meantime have a fantastic day.

      Very best regards.

      Robert Allan

  2. I like the idea of working from home with the internet, but do you know about how many hours per week I would need to invest to make any money online? I’m one of those people who doesn’t have a lot of extra time, so I always feel like I’m going to get nowhere if I try something online. How many hours have you worked personally each week to see results? Thanks for sharing your ideas and experiences so openly.

    1. Hello Theresa

      Thank you for reading my article.

      Thank you also for your comment which i will do my best to answer.

      Every day more and more people want to be their own boss and what better way that to work from home with your own online business where you work for yourself and make pretty good money, way more than you would working for someone else that’s for sure.

      When I first started working from home I had actually taken early retirement so I could put in as many hours as I wanted.

      As I say at the beginning of my article.  When you work for someone else you always have to put the needs of your company and your boss ahead of your own.

      Of course being your own boss does take a certain amount of commitment and dedication the same as your 9 to 5 job but you can create your own schedule to work with and actually work when it suits your timetable.

      This is especially so if you are a mom or dad with school age children or younger.

      Perhaps you have always thought you do your best work at night or early in the morning.

      I know when I first started I was an early bird and used to get a lot of work done before anyone else was up and about.

      Anyway you say you don’t have a lot of extra time and that is ok.  You will know yourself when you do have spare time and can work on developing a home business during this time.

      It would probably take you a wee bit longer before you start seeing results but that’s ok as well.

      If you already have a normal job and/or young children then you just sit down with pen and paper and work out when you can set aside time to work on creating a home business.

      You will probably have to make sacrifices along the way and you will surely have to change your schedule now and again but it is doable.

      Please visit again and ask me anything you want and I will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

      Have a great day.

      Robert Allan

  3. I’ve always wanted to get started making money online from home, but it’s tough with all the scams out there.  I appreciate your insights here on how to get on the right track.  I’ll definitely consider this when I’m thinking about my next move.  I wish every website about this topic was as clear and as concise as this one.

    1. Hi Brandon and thank you for stopping by my website and for your comment.

      Unfortunately there is no easy ride in online marketing and certainly no free lunches.

      But the rewards are there for anyone who is willing to put in the work that will lead to success.

      There are of course a great many scams but if you do your research and ask questions in places such as Forums related to working from home opportunities you can usually find out all the information you need whether the opportunity or company is a legitimate one or not.

      I always try to give as much relevant information that I can within my articles so that visitors can make an information decision whether its for them or not.

      This being said I hope you went away with a few tips and follow the advice I give.

      My information is always bang up-to-date as i do my research before I type it up into the articles you will find on this website.

      If you have any questions at all then be sure to get in touch with another comment or use the Contact Form on the right of this page.

      Also if you actually do decide to join wealthy affiliate then be sure to look me up on the inside and I will certainly do my best to point you in the right direction.

      Have a great day.

      Robert Allan

  4. I did a reality check before I went into affiliate marketing. I’m not setting high standards for generating income either. I see too many people come out disappointed that could have had a different outcome. I actually don’t have a day job & at the moment that is okay with my financial position. Thank you for sharing your journey is pursuing your dreams. I hope to be in the same position that you are in. 

    1. Hello Rachel and thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave your comment.

      Always best to do your due diligence with researching the work from home opportunities that are out there.

      This of course includes the different ways and companies you can become affiliated to.

      There are a great many good ones such as Amazon and Clickbank but of course there are the other ones.

      My best piece of advice to you before you even think about joining a company as an affiliate is that if they are asking you for money upfront then run the other way.

      You as an affiliate get paid for promoting a company’s product or service and you should never, ever have to pay for the privilege.

      They pay you, Full Stop!

      You personally are in a good position financially and that’s great but of course a lot of people are not.

      They want to work from home so desperately so they can have an income and most of the time they will go into affiliate marketing blind and end up losing what little money they have.

      With Wealthy Affiliate they don’t need money to join and they can stay for as long as they want at no charge as well so right away there is a huge saving.

      They can work with their free websites and take the lessons that show them exactly what they must and must not do to achieve success.

      Personally I wish I had had this option when I started and I wouldn’t have lost so much of the money I did that indeed I couldn’t afford to.

      Thank you again for your visit Rachel and I really do wish you nothing but success.

      You need a few tips or advice then you get in touch.

      Onwards to your own success and have a really good day wherever you live in the world.


      Robert Allan

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