Have you ever wanted to start your own home business?
Do you like the idea of being able to earn money from home without having to make a long commute into work?
Does the notion of creating your own business from scratch and getting the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from that appeal to you?
Then what’s stopping you!?
Chances are that you’ve thought about setting up your own business before but maybe you ultimately decided that it wasn’t for you.
Maybe you decided that you didn’t have the time or the technical expertise that would be required to start your own company. Maybe you lacked an ‘idea’ to kick things off with. Or maybe you just felt too afraid to take the necessary risks and chances – don’t feel bad, that’s very normal!
Well, I’m here to tell you that you needn’t worry. You don’t need any more skill or time than you already have and I absolutely guarantee that creating your own home business is much simpler than you probably expect. Read on and discover why starting your own home business is easier than it sounds – as long as you’re willing to accept technology as the crucial tool you’ll be using to find and manage your clients.
Starting a Business Online Is Just Like Starting Any Other Business
A lot of people think that they need to be ‘tech entrepreneurs’ in order to earn money online and start making a living from the web. The assumption is that you need to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs, with some kind of world-changing piece of technology or software that you invented.
But that’s not true in 99% of cases. In fact, if you set out to change the world, then you have a MUCH higher chance of failing.
You know who succeeds? The direct sales businesses. The online service providers. The ‘boring’ businesses.
If your main interest is to gain financial independence, freedom and satisfaction from running your own business, then you don’t need to create something new and crazy. Instead, you just need to find a business idea that is already tried and tested and then simply replicate it.
This is how the best businesses operate in the brick-and-mortar world too. Most companies are not Microsoft or Virgin. Most companies are hair salons, restaurants, consultants and brick layers. You might not hear about them in the news so often, but they make more than enough money for their owners to enjoy a comfortable living and they give them the freedom and pride that comes from being their own bosses.
To create an online business, all you need to do is to identify a service or product that you can sell and then start selling it – all while using the web to identify your clients. So, that might mean that you start selling writing services, business consultation, marketing or web design. Maybe you sell an offline service but use the web to find the clients – whether you want to work as a lawyer, an estate agent or a hair dresser. Or maybe you just sell products online. All you need to do is to buy products wholesale and then sell them on at a profit. Start small and then reinvest your profits with bigger orders to grow your inventory.
Technology Makes it SO Easy – And There’s No Need to Take a Big Risk
The best part is that by using technology, you can save yourself a huge amount of time and remove the need for massive up-front investments.
Finding clients is a simple matter of finding places where the right demographic hangs out online. That could mean posting in a local Facebook group, it could mean posting on Reddit, or it could mean finding a forum. Or perhaps you want to go the SEO route? That might mean paying a company or learning the basics yourself. Or perhaps you are willing to invest a little money into paid Facebook or Google ads? Either way, you can control the budget precisely to make sure you aren’t investing a large amount of money and risking not making that cash investment back.
And here’s the great thing: you can actually avoid needing to take any kind of major risk in order to jump start your business. You can start with a small investment of time and of money and just dedicate a few evenings to getting your business up and running to see if it sticks. The web allows you to be anywhere in the world without having to leave your desk chair and it allows you to scale and grow by using powerful tools to broadcast your message.
There’s no reason not to try and seeing as you can keep tweaking your business until you get it right, there’s almost no way you can fail either!