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 take a long commute to work?
Are you drawn to the idea of starting your own business from scratch and getting the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from that appeal?
So what’s stopping you?
Chances are, you’ve thought about starting your own business before, but maybe you’ve finally decided that it wasn’t for you.
Maybe you decided you didn’t have the time or technical expertise to start your own business. Maybe you lacked an “idea” to start with. Or maybe you just felt too scared to take the necessary risks and opportunities; don’t feel bad, that’s very normal!
Well I’m here to tell you not to worry. You don’t need more skill or time than you already have and absolutely warranty that starting your own business from home is much easier than you probably expect. Read on and find out why starting your own business from home is easier than it sounds, as long as you’re willing to embrace technology as the crucial tool you’ll use to find and manage your customers.
Starting an online business is like starting any other business
Many people think they need to be ‘tech entrepreneurs’ to make money online and start living off the web. The assumption is that you must be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs, with some kind of world-changing technology or software that you have invented yourself.
But that is not true in 99% of the cases. In fact, if you set out to change the world, then you have a MUCH more chance of failing.
Do you know who is successful? Direct selling businesses. Online service providers. The ‘boring’ businesses.
If your main interest is financial independence, freedom, and satisfaction in running your own business, then you don’t need to create something crazy new. Instead, you just need to find a business idea that is already proven and then just replicate it.
This is how the best companies in the physical world also operate. Most of the companies are not Microsoft or Virgin. Most of the companies are hairdressers, restaurants, consultants and bricklayers. You may not hear about them on the news as often, but they do more than enough money for their owners to enjoy a comfortable life and give them the freedom and pride of being their own bosses.
To create an online business, all you need to do is identify a service or product that you can sell and then start selling it, all while using the web to identify your customers. So that could mean you start selling copywriting, business consulting, marketing, or web design services. Maybe you sell a service offline, but use the web to find clients, whether you want to work as a lawyer, real estate agent, or hairdresser. Or maybe you just sell products online. All you need to do is buy products in bulk and then sell them at a profit. Start small and then reinvest your profits with larger 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 a great deal of time and eliminate the need for massive upfront investments.
Finding customers is a simple matter of finding places where the right demographic is found online. That could mean posting to a local Facebook group, it could mean posting to Reddit, or it could mean finding a forum. Or maybe you want to go the SEO route? That could mean paying a company or learning the basics yourself. Or maybe you’re willing to spend a little money on paid Facebook or Google ads? Either way, you can control your budget precisely to make sure you don’t invest a large amount of money and risk not getting that investment back in cash.
And this is the best: you can avoid the need to take some type of major risk to start your business. You can start with a small investment of time and money and simply spend a few nights getting your business up and running to see if it holds up. The web allows you to be anywhere in the world without having to get out of your desk chair and allows you to scale and grow by using powerful tools to get your message across.
There is no reason not to try and since you can keep modifying your business until you get it right, there is almost no way you can fail!