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5 Profitable Businesses You Can Start From Home

Many people dream of starting their own business, but they simply don’t have the capital to invest in a bricks and mortar business. Thankfully, due to technology, there are many options that don’t cost a lot of money to get started.

1. Virtual Assistant

You may think there is too much competition out there to become a VA and that you can’t make a good wage. But the truth is, you can. You just need to think outside the box a little. Instead of joining a freelancer site and competing against others who can work for peanuts, think more locally. Decide the types of services you can offer virtually and start offering them locally.

2. Bookkeeper

You may need to get a license but it’s simple enough to do by studying and taking a test at a testing center. Once you get your license you can start marketing yourself to local small business owners. You may need to stop by their business on a weekly basis to pick up information, or there are remote online systems that you can use to get into their bookkeeping software.

3. Online Business Manager

Believe it or not, many people who run online businesses need online business managers. An online business manager does pretty much what a business manager for any job does. They just do it online. They manage resources and people to lead the business to the goals set by the owner. As an online business manager, you will likely be responsible for organizing, planning, and finding the team to implement the goals that the owner wants to meet.

4. Amazon FBA

FBA stands for Fulfillment by Amazon. There are many ways to enter into this business. There is a lot to know about this business, but there are courses that you can take to help you learn how to run an FBA business. It’s an amazing opportunity and can lead to a very profitable business from home where all you do is buy products, list, and send to Amazon, and they do the rest.

5. Affiliate Marketing

An affiliate marketer is someone who advertises and promotes someone else’s products or services, and when they make a sale they get a cut or a percentage of sales.

Affiliates for digital products usually make about 50% on sales, while physical products usually are lower than 10%. Having a mix of both types of products is a good way to offer your audience plenty of choices, but plenty of people make a lot of money doing either one – depending on how big their audience is and how good they are at reaching them.

This Coud Ruin Your On Line Business

You can create the coolest, best looking, most exciting online store or website ever created, and fail miserably.

Why?

Because you probably did not choose a profitable niche!

Niche selection is so important that it can literally make or break your success.

A good niche should:

Have a moderate to large audience

Have some moderate competition highlighting the fact that money

is already being made.

Have buyers who are passionate about the niche or need help

with their own personal problems

Have products that are priced high enough to be profitable and

can be promoted as an affiliate

You want to make sure there are enough people who are interested in the niche to support a good number of sales, but you don’t want the niche to be so saturated that it’s difficult to make a profit.

You want a market in which the buyers are passionate, or have a real need for the product. It’s going to be difficult to make good money selling ordinary products unless you have a very unique selling point, such as a drastically lower price, or some sort of value added selling point. You want to sell products people will be excited to buy, and that they will keep coming back for.

You want to make sure you have products that can be priced high enough to make you a good product without pricing you out of the market. You probably won’t make a lot of money selling products priced very low because you won’t be able to build a large enough market quickly enough. Of course, there are people who have made fortunes with very inexpensive products, but it takes a bigger turnover volume than a beginner could likely manage.

Finding Your Passion

It’s not enough to choose a niche that is profitable. If you choose a niche you aren’t passionate about, or one that you find you truly dislike, your business is likely to turn into a drudgery very quickly.

A good starting point for niche research is to simply make a list of your own hobbies, interests, areas of knowledge, and needs. The more you know about a particular subject the better. You do not need to be an expert but some knowledge will help give people confidence in that you know what you are talking about.

It’s possible that you won’t have any interests that would be profitable, but it’s highly unlikely. Even if you like some relatively obscure things, there will usually be at least a decent number of other people who are also interested in it.

Going Deep

Once you have found a niche you believe has a lot of potential for both profitability and passion, you should try to drill down even further to create the tightest niche possible.

For example, let’s say you’ve decided you want to concentrate on the outdoor hobby niche. This might include things like camping, backpacking, hiking, hunting, and fishing.

This is a broad niche and it would be a tremendous amount of work for just one person, or even a small team.

Instead, it’s good to focus on a single area. It could be the area you are most interested in, or the one you believe will be most profitable (as long as you’re still interested in it). But it’s important to drill down to the tightest niche you can without going so tight that it would be difficult to find an audience or source products.

For example, instead of “outdoor hobbies”, you could drill down a bit to fishing. This may still be too broad, so you could drill down to fly fishing. This is pretty good, but you might even go a little further to specialize in a specific type of fly, or maybe into fly tying supplies for people who want to tie their own flies for fishing.

Make Money From Every Article You Write For Your Blog

Is it possible to make money writing articles for your blog?

There are many people who have tried it and most have failed. Yet there are other writers who not only earn a decent income from their blog, but some of them actually earn more than a full-time wage.

So what is it that they do right? Why are their blog posts so popular and how do they make money from blogging?

Well, to begin with, if you want to write articles for your blog, there are three important things that you need to consider before you start. But once you know what these are, it can kick-start your career as a blogger.

Know Your Reason For Writing Articles.

This is really important. You need to actually (and I mean literally) think really hard about why you want to write articles. Once you have your reason, then every article you write can work as a soldier for you, going out to achieve your article writing goal – as long as you know what that is.

How Are You Going to Earn Money?

There are several different ways that you can make money writing articles for your blog. You can write them to earn money from PPC advertising, or to sell a product, or to sell a service or to do affiliate marketing (or you can choose to use all of these). Once you know how you want to earn money from your blog you can then write articles that attract the most targeted readers so that you can maximise your blog income.

What Action Are You Looking For?

You need to also know what action you want your readers to take. Once they finish reading your articles, they always want to do something so you have to know what that is.

Do you want them to click on a PPC advertisement? To make a purchase? To join your email list? To read about a service you’re offering? To sign up for more information? Be sure of what it is that you want them to do and then tell them to do it.

And most importantly, don’t forget that all your articles/posts need to read like a story so that your readers keep reading. In other words, make sure every article has a beginning, a middle and an end.

Truths and Myths About Passion-Based Business

Thinking of passion-based business and Eileen Fisher quote (see below), I am inspired to share my observations of myths I have observed over the years, and the truths I practice myself and with my clients.

From the time my daughter was young, I let go of asking her for A’s at school. I invited her to follow her passion. I then gave her space to find her passion and her authentic voice. I also suggested that when she was not feeling successful, to check in to see if she had listened to her voice and was actually (still) following her passion.

Fast forward to today, following her passion, she speaks of how easy grad school is. No surprise she received straight A’s to affirm her commitment to her passion.

THE PRACTICE

Let’s be clear, she is studying at an ivy league grad school so the work is not easy. During the year I heard about late hours and assignments due over holidays. What she shared was her perspective on the work. Her feelings about the work from her place of passion.

Like many of you, she is multi-passionate. During her “free” time, she lives into another of her passions, creating graphic art for both peace of mind and profit (some of you may have seen my recent posts about her pet-commissions). Living into her heART as an entrepreneur. Somehow, she makes the time to do both and more. We often speak about how this “work” nurtures her passion-energy and balances the grad work.

My daughter, my tribe and I know this as the Way of the YINpreneur. It is about the true meaning of R.O.I. = Return On Intention. Getting clear on your passion and authentic voice is your #journeytocenter.

THE MYTH & THE TRUTH

Following your passion isn’t only about you or the work you are doing in the world being all woo-woo or easy. It is about leading from your heart, being clear about your passion, and speaking from this passion in your authentic voice. In this way, you are renewing versus draining your energy and moving forward. From this place, you can accept the work as part of your journey to realizing your magic. This is what I believe people mean when they are busting their buns to get things done yet say, “it doesn’t feel like work”.

7 Great Ways to Make Money From Home

In the modern world, you no longer have to tolerate doing a job you hate or working for people you can’t tolerate. A lot of people have discovered new ways of making money that don’t require you to even leave your home. The following are some of the best ways to make money at home;

1. Start a blog

Blogs are a great way to share your stories, opinions, and other information with random people on the internet and if you are consistent and grow your audience, your blog can become a good source of income. If you have lots of visitors on your blog, you can make money through advertising or selling merchandise to your audience.

2. Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is where you get paid from product sellers or manufacturers for directing buyers to their website or business. You can advertise the products using any means at your disposal, such as adverts on blogs, social media posts, direct messages, among others. All you need is potential buyers to click your affiliate link that directs them to the seller’s website (such as Amazon). If the buyer makes the purchase, you get a commission.

3. Starting a YouTube channel

YouTube is one of the world’s most popular websites with billions of monthly users. There are videos of almost anything you can think of and anyone is allowed to post a video. You can become a YouTube content creator and post any videos you feel people will be interested in such as funny videos, travel videos, cooking videos, explainer videos, reaction videos, or just record yourself speaking about various topics. You get paid depending on the number of views your videos get and the number of subscribers your channel has.

4. Sell your photos

If you are skilled with cameras, you can easily turn your photos into easy cash by selling them to stock image websites such as Shutterstock.com. With modern high-performance smartphones, you don’t even need to have a professional camera to take awesome pictures. If your photos are accepted, they can be downloaded by Shutterstock.com’s subscribers and you can make money for every download.

5. Take online surveys

Online surveys can be a quick way to earn some cash at home. There are plenty of reputable online survey sites that you can sign up and do regular surveys for cash.

6. Forex trading

You don’t need much to become a successful Forex trader; just a computer and internet connection is all you need to run a Forex trading empire. You can easily set up your Forex trading account and start trading as soon as you deposit funds. You can use the computer or your smartphone to access streaming charts, live price feeds, and news and trade at home 24-hours a day.

7. Turn your hobbies into cash

If you have a talent or are good at a hobby especially in the creative arts, you can easily turn it into a moneymaking venture if you do it right. For instance, if you love painting, you can make portraits and sell them for thousands of dollars or even millions if they are good enough.

7 Things to Keep In Mind With Your Work From Home Business Model

It is most important that if you’re starting a new, home-based business that you form a plan for all possibilities and contingencies that may come up.

This will help you reach your goal for the future, AND will also help if you’re trying to get financing for your home-based business.

This important information will actually define you home business. There are four basic components of each stage of building a business that needs to be covered.

A great business plan is laid out after you have identified the components of each stage of the business.

The infrastructure is a component of a home business. This infrastructure contains the central abilities and competencies necessary to execute your company’s business model.

The partner network, would be the business alliances you have which will complement other aspects of the business plan.

Also to consider is the value configuration, which you will want to spell out in detail. How your business is in fact mutually beneficial for your business as well as for your customers.

The value proposition for your home business plan will be describing the products and services that your business will offering for sale in your marketing efforts.

Put otherwise, value proposition it is what your customer is getting for what your customer is paying.

A customer can and will determine the value of a company based on these two broad elements, what your customers are buying vs what they are paying.

It is the sellers marketing and sales efforts which offer that value proposition to the customer/buyer.

Next consideration are the customers. It is extremely important that you are clear about who your target customers are. You should be able to describe your customer, male or female, income range, age, interests, etc.

If you look into Facebook advertising they have extensive information on ‘audience’, who would be looking for what you have.

So you need to clearly define your target audience, for the products and services your business is providing to your audience/prospects.

The distribution channel part of your plan describes how the your company will deliver goods and services to your customers.

This distribution channel could be very simple such as simply delivering your products via the postal service, all the way up to a major transport company driving your products across the country.

Finally, there is your relationship with your customer. How how you intend to build that relationship will be a central key in your business plan.

There are other area’s to address of course but I hope this helps you in taking control of your home based business.

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The more you fill your mind with the seeds of what you want to make happen in your life, the more you’ll automatically move in that direction.

Strategies For Massive Success In Your Home-Based Business

Working from home can be lonely, but it also can be hectic. It can be amazingly inspiring, and sometimes it can be frustrating. No matter what situation you face, there is always an answer out there. Here are some ways to deal with those situations from people who work at home themselves.

To make sure you aren’t paying more than necessary for your car insurance, be sure to ask about discounts. For example, some drivers might be eligible for reduced rates for passing a defensive driving test. Students can sometimes get discounts for good grades, and seniors who drive less can also get reduced premiums.

Figuring your tax deductions for your home-based business can be made infinitely easier if you designate a separate area or room of your home entirely to your business, and use it for that purpose only. It is much easier to compute, and you are much more likely to get, the largest write-offs possible if you have a set, defined space. Trying to add up bits of space here and there that may have only been used temporarily, are called combined-use areas or transitional spaces, and make computing allowable expenses next to impossible to calculate.

An important part of your home business will be your home office. The home office should have some physical boundaries from the rest of your home in order to separate your home life from your home work. Having a specific area designated for your home business will increase your productivity and help you maintain a high work ethic. When choosing where to set up your home office, you should also keep in mind that the area will need to be able to scale with the growth of your business.

Look to your own passions or needs to create a product or business. The best products solve a problem or fill a need. Look at problems that need solving in your own life, and think of products that might solve them. Chances are, if you experience a certain type of problem, many others do too.

Building mailing lists that you can use in your business is a good idea. Make sure to keep your communications below the spam level. Certain entities utilize mailing lists to advertize sales and new items. Others use mailing lists to inform customers, along with sending an ad. Add a place on your site where people are able to opt into your list.

Know what your competitor is charging for their products. Customers are not going to buy from you if they can get a similar product for a much lower price somewhere else. Make sure to highlight the ways that you are different and the unique things that you can offer to your customers.

Always remember that your home business is just s business, so you can’t take it personally. Breathe deeply and calm yourself in any situation that isn’t going your way. There are many resources out there that will help you, especially other entrepreneurs. So never fear. The answers are out there, including the ones above!

Technology is solution in Business

Learn The Top Tips For Your Home Business

Perhaps you are starting a home business offering professional services. Whether you are an electrician or a proofreader, your biggest question is: “How do I make my business known?” Here are some tips from others who have faced this question. They can help you build a thriving business–right from your home.

When approaching a home business, it is important to know where the biggest opportunity lies. Internet-based businesses are the biggest thing in today’s world, but they also come with some of the biggest risks. Therefore, one of the most important parts of starting a home business is making sure that your product or service is going to fit a profitable niche.

Figure out the money involved. If necessary save as much money as you can before starting your home business. There are always unseen charges that you will have to deal with, and it is best to pay these with available money rather than a credit card. Don’t think that you can walk into a bank and loan money. Most banks will need to see a proven track record.

Your office needs some sort of door or “barrier”. Your office needs to be separate from the living areas in the home. This will be a mental and physical signal that your work space is separate from your rest space. The separation will help you to leave your work behind when you are busy with the rest of your life.

Make sure that any business you choose can be profitable. Research the demands and trends. Is there a market? Who are the competitors? If the market is crowded, can you fill a niche? Startup costs? Economies of scale? How much income fluctuation? What’s the revenue required to cover expenses? It may not easy but doing your homework now may reduce heartbreak later.

If you are considering selling a product or a service, determine the going rate for that product or service in today’s marketplace. Looking through other websites in your industry will serve as a great barometer for pricing, and often enables you to choose a competitive price. Never talk negatively about your competition, focus on marketing your good qualities.

Ask your customers to provide you with statements about your product or home business. They can talk about their experience with you or what they think about their purchases. Place this information on your website; it is a great (and free!) way to advertise to others. Happy customers will be pleased to provide you with a review, so don’t hesitate to ask.

You should be honest and realistic about your expectations with your home business. Are you offering fantastic products or services that will continually attract new clients? Can you say that your business would be run honestly?

These tips have given you a lot of sound advice. You are probably planning your Linked-In entry and your Facebook page right now. The internet is a big help. But as these tips have shown, there are also other ways to make your business known. Diligent effort can bring you a thriving business and an important place in your community.

Always Be in Money Making Mode!

Every day you should be doing something to make money. Making money can become a habit, just like not making money. It is important that you cultivate and develop the money-making mindset.

If you have an email list send them valuable and information information on a regular basis. If you are creating content to get links back to your website, create it every day. Do something – an article, a press release, a video, a blog post or comment. Do it every day.

Do something every day to bring in money. Get obsessed and addicted to making money. Put your focus on making money, not TV and other non money making time wasters. Making money absolutely must become your new lifestyle.

If you truly want to be successful and make your living online it is time to sacrifice your normal time that’s dedicated to other things, and shift that time and focus to creating cash flow.

Start with where you are right now, start with the knowledge you have right now. Start with the resources and assets you have right now. Don’t wait until you know it all because you never will!

Your income is going to come from how much product/service you sell. You have to change your focus and how you use your time.

Full time marketers (or those who want to be full time marketers) focus their time and attention on “making money”… they focus on selling stuff. It’s not rocket science my friends.

Too many distributors spend their time on making changes to their website, changes that will have little effect on sales. Don’t get caught up in this. Stop worrying about making your store ‘pretty’ and trying to get everything perfect because you never will! I don’t care if you have only one product or 200 products… spend your time promoting what you have!

Focus on those things that will make you money like driving traffic to your website, building your list and selling to your list.

At the end of each day always ask yourself “What did I do today to make more money from my store?” Whether small or large always do something daily to make money. That is the reason you have your store, to make money.

If your store is to satisfy your Ego or impress others kill it right now and find a regular job!

Do whatever you can to get visitors to sign up on your list. Give your list members valuable and informative free stuff like written articles and reports, videos about your niche and videos on using your products, surveys… anything that bonds them to you. You give people FREE and valuable helpful information and they will reciprocate by giving your orders.

Your long term GOLDEN GOOSE to making you tons of money online is building a huge email/newsletter list and making them loyal followers and then SELLING to them!

Best Jobs for Stay at Home Moms With Small Children

Be that as it may, a few mothers today who take care of their kids and remain at home are thinking about a work at home employment or a locally established low maintenance business. it may, the issue that work at home mothers regularly face is that they don’t have a ton of time. Obviously, time would be an issue for all things considered, they wouldn’t be best jobs for stay at home moms on the off chance that they weren’t in a hurry so as to deal with the children and the home as a rule. Another thought is cash.

While this may be valid for work at home mothers taking part in customary locally situated organizations, for example, make making, sewing, and so forth., with the appearance of the Internet, it never again is. The Internet has opened a large number of potential outcomes for wok at home mothers – conceivable outcomes that weren’t accessible 10 years back.

The Advantages of an Online Business

Work at home mothers can take care of a significant number of their issues by setting up a locally situated business on the Internet. Online organizations can help work at home mothers win additional salary without removing your time from their children. With an online business, your timetable will at present be adaptable enough to permit you to take the kids to class and afterward gather them toward the evening. You can even keep helping them with their schoolwork!

For some work at home mothers, an online business gives you the adaptability that would some way or another not be stood to you on the off chance that you worked for a normal organization. All you need to do truly is to work a couple of hours during the day or get open doors when they emerge. For example, in case you’re the author type, you can begin composing your articles at the pool while your youngsters have their week by week swimming exercise. This is the sort of adaptability that the Internet can stand to work at home mothers like you.

The Things You Need

Likewise with all organizations, an online business needs a couple of necessities with the goal for you to get moving. The underlying necessity for this sort of business is self-assurance. It is basic that you, as a work at home mother, have the certainty that you can be fruitful paying little mind to your involvement in PCs or the Internet. Another indispensable quality that you have to have is industriousness. Each business is a hazard and there is a likelihood that you may not succeed the first run through. Along these lines, determination, combined with certainty, is an absolute necessity in the event that you need to be the best jobs for stay at home moms.