How to Start Your Own Business at Home – A Free Starter Guide
More and more of my readers are asking me how to start their own business from home. Having been earning full time online since over 15 years now, I can say that it is not all that difficult. However, there is a learning process that one has to go through. And for that, it is best to start with a good training.
Creating an online business from home is a dream that many people share. It’s a way to achieve financial independence by working from anywhere; without a boss on the back, and with complete freedom.
The Internet offers so many advantages:
- There is no need to own or rent some premises, shop, offices, therefore a much lower starting investment is needed. It can even be started with zero investment which what we are going to talk about in this tutorial.
- We have the possibility of starting alone, without any particular expertise. The Internet today offers turnkey solutions to get started, and I am going to show you the best way to go about that which will cost you nothing.
- We can potentially reach 60 million consumers or more if our business is open internationally.
- It is highly flexible, we can nearly totally automate most of the processes, economies of scale … the Internet is the ideal playground to set up profitable systems.
How to start a business at home?
There are hundreds of ways that anyone can start a business from their own home; as well as hundreds of types of businesses that can be started too.
But, what I want to show in this article is how I have successfully started to do that during my spare time; without investing any money and not taking any risks.
You have probably often been offered some money making opportunities consisting in inviting friends and relations to join in. Or to organise parties in your home, right? Well, these firms base their activity on what is called MLM (Multilevel Marketing). Although the system appears to be excellent and great fun, it is not what you think it is.
First of all, let me tell you that for years I have been in several of these well known MLM firms; in a few countries, annoying my friends and relations to the extent that they started to avoid me. And for what? …
To end up with a garage full of health products that I couldn’t sell because they were too expensive and reaching their “sell by date”; boxes of useless empty plastic spray bottles; loads of expensive plastic containers that I ended up giving away; some silly “special” magnets that were supposed to give the user a new life; and what else? Oh, yes, credit cards loaded to the max and a blocked checking account.
So, for me, MLM no more!
And this, since I have discovered what I am going to show you in this blog post. So, stay with me, okay?
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To start your business online, from home, OK, but which business model are we going to use? I am going to show you here the ONE and only business model that I have been using ever since I have given up my MLM disastrous experience, and how to get started for free; with zero risk, from home during your spare time; or full time if you are unemployed, or unemployable for any reasons.
Starting an online business is just about the same as opening a brick and mortar business. Apart from the initial and running investment is much lower as well as is the risk involved.
By being just about the same as opening a brick and mortar business, I really mean that we need to be somehow of an entrepreneurial predisposition, in order to be able to ‘sniff’ the demands in the market and to have a bit of imagination. Have you got what it take to be an entrepreneur? The answer is simple: if you think you have it, then, you are an entrepreneur.
So, if you have an entrepreneurial mindset and want to learn how to start an online business, what follows is definitely for you. So let’s begin then …
Step 1: No need to reinvent the wheel
Trust me, nearly every clever and ingenious ideas have already been exploited online, in one way or another. If you believe that you have got an original online business concept, to me it in fact means that you have not done enough investigation.
So, if you think that you have a unique business idea, your first step is to head on to Google and type in a few keywords related to your business idea. Meticulously examine every top websites that offer comparable products or services. However, it doesn’t mean that you will have to try out their products or services in order to find out their strengths and weaknesses.
From there, you will have to do your research to find out from people who have used the product to be able to measure those strengths and weaknesses to enable you to introduce a BETTER idea.
Keep in mind that the job of the entrepreneur is not to invent. His/her job is to look for existing proven business ideas; to improve on those ideas and get a share of the market, and preferably a bigger share.
Step 2: Think of the marketing system
Generally, most starting entrepreneurs have a problem in common: they spend far too much time trying to perfect their products.
Although having a good product is important, what is more important is how you intend to market it.
Without a decent marketing plan, no matter how good your product is, it’s going to be difficult for your online business to expand.
No matter what you intend to sell, your marketing structure should answer these 3 important questions:
- Will your marketing attract and capture a list of potential consumers or customers?
- Can you cause the system to become viral, so that users will refer more users?
- How will you turn your prospects into customers?
As an example, not long ago, I have perfected what I believed to be a great online tool that should help me manage all my investments. I am sure that if I offered this tool on the market, someone will be happy to pay for it as it is. But before I even start developing this tool for multiple users, I have to answer the 3 questions above.
Here is how to start an online business from home:
I will have to develop a system where investors can subscribe for free and manage a limited number of investments. This should answer my first question.
If they find the service useful and want to manage more investments, they will have to upgrade their free account for a monthly fee. That takes care of question number 3.
The difficult one is question number 2 – how to get it to go viral?
I plan to develop a system where users can allow the public to view their portfolio; inviting followers to sign up to their watch list. A bit like the Twitter effect. This should result in the website to become viral.
And this is how I proceed with all my projects. Simple isn’t it?
Step 3: Work at your business from home
Once the idea is shaped and the marketing program is well designed, the final step to get started with an online business is to get to work.
This is the difficult part because of the many things to take care of, but you can only progress one step at a time.
First thing you have to do is to build a website. You can buy a ready made script (if it is available); find a freelancer on Fiverr to create the website for you. This option is very expensive and you will never be in control, as you will always need to pay for the services to update it.
So, a better solution would be to create your website yourself and for free if possible. How about that?
No, don’t go away, anybody can build a website. It is not like a few years ago when was necessary to learn html coding. Now there are programs where you just enter what you want to say, upload images and subscribe forms, include hyperlinks, etc.
And the best program for that is WordPress which is used by over 30% of website owners, and growing. In fact, I can show you how I can build a website from scratch in 30 seconds flat. Don’t believe me? Watch it here ~~> Building a WordPress Website in 30 Seconds!
When your website is ready, you have to promote it and keep promoting it. And that’s only the beginning …
So yes, there is more to it if you want to start a profitable business from home, but not to worry, I have done it and so many people have done it too, and are now earning a very confortable income from home, on your own terms … imagine? NO BOSS !
Okay let’s get down to what is most important in all this … how are you going to learn all that stuff I am talking about?
There are many tutorials that you can find online, there are hundreds of YouTube videos. But which one to go for? This is the problem with information overload, we are constantly in contact with loads of people who are claiming to own or know the best training available online. But in reality it turns out that all they want is to sell you a useless program, or some outdated courses.
Okay, you will say, why not tell us where to learn how to start and build your own business from home?
Sure I will but first …
I want to say that it took me a while to find it, in fact a few years, and in order to present it properly, I have written a course which I am going to offer you for free.
In this free training you will learn what it takes to start and become a successful business owner from the comfort of your own home. Then, I will teach you a few things to get you started, and from there, it will be up to you to decide if it is for you or not.
If it is what you would like to do, well that’s great, then all you have to do is to continue the training. If you find out after a few lessons that in really you were looking for something else to do, no big deal, all you have to do is to opt out the classes. You are free to stop learning, okay?
So, if you are ready to give it a try, just click on the banner below and enjoy it …
And remember that all through this course you will have my contact details so that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions. Plus, as a free gift, I will show you where you can promote your newly created online business for free. So, go for it, it’s all in there!
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