STARTING a home based business has become a very real possibility. The internet revolution has brought about a new way of life for many people. Instead of struggling to make ends meet you can now start your own home based business online. And the good news is you needn’t break the bank.
MANY people shy away from setting up their own business because they think it means door-to-door selling or holding cheesy home parties to trick friends and family into buying their products. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
THANKFULLY you can now have your own Turnkey Internet Business at the click of your mouse. Just like a franchise, you need a proven business system that’s easy to set up and can start earning you money straight away. There is of course a learning curve, as nothing worth achieving comes easy, and getting started with this type of internet business does mean doing your own due diligence and carrying out a little research. Network Marketing and Affiliate Marketing are some of the best business models online. Do as much reading as you can until you find your own style.
Online Shopping and E-Commerce are also very viable home business opportunities. With the convenience of 24/7 shopping, more and more consumers are choosing to shop online. Setting up shop online is straightforward and you needn’t even worry about stocking inventory or customer service – Dropshipping is an increasingly popular E-Commerce model.
Setting up your own website is the first step in starting your home based business. You can also set up a blog and write articles to lead into the products you’re promoting. These can either be your own products or affiliate products.
THE amount of information available online can often be overwhelming. Best thing is to find a niche that resonates with your personality, your passions and your ambitions. It really helps if you can focus on something you already love doing. If you can find others who’ve been successful in what you’d like to do, even better. Get as much information from them as you can. Read their blogs, follow their YouTube channel, listen to their podcasts, etc.
LET’S say, for example, you love making jewellery. It would make sense to set up a store online with Shopify or Amazon, that would be the obvious thing to do. But the thing is, as you can imagine, there are millions of stores online doing the exact same thing. The only thing that sets you apart is your personality and your passion. Nobody else does things quite the way YOU do them.
What you could do in this situation is blog about your own or your customers’ experiences, how your jewellery helps turn heads, attract attention etc…That way you build a following around you and your personality, which is very hard to replicate.
ALSO, you do have to be patient with starting your home based business because, although success can happen overnight, it usually takes years to build up to that point. This is why it’s very important that you love what you do and that it fits with your world view and identity. Having said that, you do want to see little successes along the way, otherwise it would be extremely demotivating if you had to wait too long. There are, however, strategies you can employ to speed up the process and there’s no reason why success in your home business should be unbearably slow.