What home business can you start with little or no experience? The list is as long as your arm but bent like your elbow in potential
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Table of contents
- The home business dream and you
- Anything is possible if the right choices are made
- The only quick money is from scamming others so don't be a victim
- Is it true that training can be a million dollar a year income
- The MLM myth and high achievement
- Some of the more weird and wacky ideas
- The problems with getting a coach to teach you the way forward
- Getting the basic right before you plow ahead
- Does Blogging make money and can anyone do it
- Stick to the knitting
- The single hardest chore you will need to be good at
- Having a written plan is important
- There are no limitations
- Conclusion and recommendation
- What home business can you start with little or no experience by Peter Hanley
The home business dream and you
Covid-19 has demonstrated that nearly any business can be ran from a home base.
Nothing has really changed about this except that we were forced into accepting that a domestic work life balance is possible.
Working from home for the past decade has taught me many things.
However seeing the new brigade of entrepreneurs trying the balancing act has changed my opinion.
First of all there should be a demarcation line between work and home life and they don't mix.
Sure I will look after the kids whilst you pop to the gym because I am working from home today. Perhaps, off course I can take the kids to the Doctor I am working from home today.
Sometimes this is balanced with an early start, no travel time and a late finish so the full hours are applied around the domestic duties, not the common activity though in my mind.
There is a degree of self control required to achieve the maximum output in the available hours. This output can be moved around the day by reallocating activities.
I have risen at 5am and worked till eight to get a buffer in for the day. Others do better at night however it is what suits you best.
Anything is possible if the right choices are made
Finding something to do from home is really easy, there are many pages under a Google search to provide ideas that can excite you. However look at them with bifocal glasses and not the rose coloured ones we often see through.
I meen see both the short sighted today situation and the long distance possibilities that exist in choice.
My daughter who was tied down with three little ones had limited time to spend on a business role . However she saw that in the near future they would all be at full time school thus opening up the role.
Instead of chasing today's dollar she went into training to learn as much about social media marketing as she could. She concentrated on Facebook as a single goal. Courses , seminars zoom meetings all done in the few free hours that were available.
As her time expanded so did her roles as a part time expert to start growing to a full media marketing position with a background in the business.
She found her niche, did the training and remained faithful to a single purpose to achieve the ultimate goal.
The only quick money is from scamming others so don't be a victim
The most valuable asset you have is time. Therefore gain as much value for that time as you can because that is the one thing that will make you stand out from the mob.
Let's face it, you can do a letterbox drop, walk a dog, drive for Uber all on a low hourly income with NO chance of growth except for more hours of the same thing.
Many Internet activities will deliver opportunities to earn high value income because not everyone can do them. These are not necessarily difficult occupations it is just that they are new and many won't or can't take the time to learn them.
Building websites, doing SEO, social media marketing, online businesses, email marketing, Newsletters and even blogging can deliver great results. The problem is you need to learn them and it takes some time. However that time is recovered in a higher than average return in what you do.
Going to school
You don't become an Engineer or Doctor overnight. You spend years in learning before you are even allowed to work for the lowest wages so why is your future so different.
Being seen as an Expert in any situation gives you the ability to get paid considerably more than the average plodder.
We all understand that so how can you join the ranks of the highly paid? You learn a trade that others don't understand and sell it to them.
What home business can you start with little or no experience and gain a higher income.
An easy and achievable example of higher income
I can write and send out a company newsletter in less than an hour. The templates are done, the titles are written so it is just a few words and a click to greet 10, 000 subscribers. Would I charge $20 for this or more. My customer can't do it however needs it so my return would be more like $200 for my hours work. As an Uber driver it would probably equal a whole days work.
Working back on that If I want to earn $3000 a month I would need to send about 15 emails every month, that is a couple of days work every month for a long time. You have a business that pays and can be done from home or the local coffee shop.
Furthermore it can be expanded. You employ someone to write your stuff freelance. You pay them at $30 an hour and bill them at $200.
What home business can you start with little or no experience and start today
The problem lays in getting started and taking the time to set a plan in place. Learning your craft and getting your clients. You may do a few for free for awhile so you get your stats going and use that as your application credentials.
Email automation and Newsletters provides an ideal opportunity to deliver the results that demand high returns. Importantly with an hourly earn that goes beyond average , working from home and looking after the kids.
Creating your Newsletters
Is it true that training can be a million dollar a year income
There are training sites on just about any subject you can think of, Books, e.books, videos, one on one training, Funnels websites the list is endless.
Creating your own training packages can be done in many places and sold for a valuable return. This is particularly applicable if you have experience in a specific subject.
Combine this with Video and you can be on a real winner
What home business can you start with little or no experience and does MLM make the grade
The MLM myth and high achievement
Multi Level marketing companies (MLM) like Herbalife, Avon, Tupperware, Nuskin or Mary Kay are all work from home opportunities.
You can make a lot of money with these however don't get too excited. The early years are hard grind as you really push to establish a customer base.
I find that a certain type of personality works with MLM. Outgoing , maybe a bit pushy, certainly results orientated and a firm unmoving belief in what you are promoting.
Are MLM opportunities good or bad
Personally it is not my thing although I have been on the fringe with a couple of them.
The rah-rah meetings turn me down not up so It is hard to push my accelerate button.
Don't get me wrong, there are millions doing this and hundreds making it to the top. If it is your thing do a plan of work and see what you can realistically make in the time you wish to spend.
Do your research and particularly focus on return on investment. You will need stock and transport because a lot of activity is well away from the home desk
I make no recommendations on this method.
What home business can you start with little or no experience in weird and wacky ways
Some of the more weird and wacky ideas
A friend of mine is on a six digit part time income writing Keywords and headlines.
These two items make a massive difference in the marketing results. Get them wrong and the company will lose big money.
Doing this is not all that hard because you have tools that do the heavy lifting. Your job is to play with the words until you get them right.
Diane was writing her own blogs so needed an understanding of Keywords so she would be read. The company approached her to buy her Blog and keep her employed howere the offer was refused.
They came back with a new offer to write for them which was an offer to good to refuse.
Being a writer for others is a popular business, it is paid on an article basis so a good return can be made if you can type at a fast speed. I could not make a living with my two fingers.
Writing headlines with Monster Insights
What home business can you start with little or no experience using YouTube
Youtube as a business
Making Youtube videos is easy, in fact any teen can do it however business people struggle with the whole concept. Gaining a fundamental understanding and flogging your creations could be an entry to greatness.
Either way videos will form part of every thing done on the internet so if this is your thing go for it.
Zoom meetings have become the norm with the home worker and certainly helps with communications. This can be a cost free exercise and done in audio or visual depending on your preference
The problems with getting a coach to teach you the way forward
I am hesitant to bring this subject forward because the web is chock full of programs to extract your money. The idea is you start with a small payment and then they come for more, and more until you are exhausted.
There are a few good ones of course and I have recommended a mate Roy Carter a few times with success. Roy, an English guy has done it all and generally resides on a tropical island living the life. He takes a few people on board and shows them the ropes. Off course there is a cost however it should be recovered very quickly.
Getting the basic right before you plow ahead
Having only a little knowledge of the internet is a dangerous place to be when seeking a career. The place is filled with landmines to trap the unwary. My greatest concern with this is the wasted time spent trying to find the holy grail. Most of us have been there and done that and regret the months on end not learning the right way.
Everyone needs a basic understanding of the internet to be able to make good decisions.
Getting a grounding early saves time later on so be careful to not miss this step.
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Does Blogging make money and can anyone do it
This is the highest earning game in town and anyone can do it. However it takes a lot of time to become a recognised writer and develop your following.
Earnings come from affiliate sales, product sales, advertising income all packaged to gether to give you a better than average return.
The problem is most give up well before the end.
I blog because I love what I do and with nearly a thousand articles in the market have developed a presence to build on.
However a blog takes me about five hours to do, so it is very labour intensive.
The good side is that once it starts to produce results it continues to grow very quickly.
The key to this is knowing the fundamentals before you start so that the results come quicker.
After writing a Blog Google needs many months to give it any visibility.
A true home based business that can be done around the normal chores.
How to create a great blog post
Stick to the knitting
The best advice anyone can give you is pick a subject and become the resident expert. You can not qualify in every single subject the field is far to broad.
It is true that you will need to acquire some basics based around websites and Social media however choosing your niche in life early on will deliver a result far quicker that playing the field.In the medical field you have your regular GP that will send you to a specialist for most situation. A heart guy is different to a Kidney person who does not look at your eyes and so the list goes on.
The internet is no different. You can not hope to specialise in every field so do the basic ground work then become a specialist and you will earn a specialist income.
The single hardest chore you will need to be good at
Everything revolves around a customer base or viewers to your product. You really need someone to connect to so gathering that following stops many from achieving their goal.
We use good SEO, Keywords, Social media, cold calling, emailing and form of contact we can produce before we spend money on advertising.
Your base becomes an asset which can be on sold for a very lucrative return.
You need buyers to make money so a consistent approach is necessary to ensure your success.
Having a written plan is important
Just like any journey you must know where you are going., how long it will take you and the costs associated with the plan. This way you can set realistic goals that need to be met and take actions to alter the course where necessary.
As well as a plan I generally recommend a cash flow done in excel spreadsheet format to help subsidise the journey. You don't want to run out of petrol halfway to the end.
Along the way you will be tempted by a variety of products and ideas that may, or may not, make the journey quicker. If you plug these into the cash flow you will soon see if you are getting the returns you want.
Don't let the sparkling objects take over
This may sound silly however you can believe me when I say you will fall for the sparkling temptations.
These are the tempting offers that will pop up offering a shortcut or optional performance
I have been tempted, and everyone I know has, so you won't be alone. Some will be worthwhile but most a waste of time, money and space. You are warned.
Reverse planning explained
There are no limitations
Age is no barrier, nor who or what you are. The internet can be invisible so discrimination of any kind therefore it is not a factor. Your country, race or religion are left behind and should never form a barrier. Unless off course you want then to.
Many of my friends are in the elderly bracket and still working the internet like the eighteen year olds because the only limits are applied by ourselves. From Taiwan to Alaska and down to Australia we are all seeking the same goal, work satisfaction and reward.
Drop all your inhibitions and do your planning to reap the rewards.
Conclusion and recommendation
This post has tried to convey the need for basic training before you embark on the career opportunity. A bit of effort at the beginning can save you months of struggle as you battle
the learning curve required to make the very best of the chosen niche.
furthermore the learning will go on for the whole time of your new career. It is a changing world and you will continue to find ways to do things better.
Building a business
Finally, and importantly you are building a business where you are the boss, the worker, the cleaner and the financier so be prepared for some strong self analysis.
We all slack of at times however that just robs the future of gains you were going to make so make those times a little as possible by planning your days.
The one thing I miss by working from home is a sounding board for ideas and problems. In an office or work area there are always available ears to listen to you whine about something. The home worker can be lonely so make sure you have good forums or pier newworks to keep you grounded.
What home business can you start with little or no experience by Peter Hanley
Internet marketing has become the cornerstone of small business
and I have dedicated my time helping people start new businesses
and take others to the next level.
I have found that basic needs can be found in a
simple training package.