For a lot of people, being able to work from home, control their own schedule, and more directly control their level of income is merely a dream, something that just seems too good to be attainable. But did you know that, far from impossible, it’s actually easier to start your own business and work from home than you might think? Most of the barriers to this endeavor are actually inside your head, and you may not realize the myriad of opportunities that are out there just waiting for you to have the courage to grab them. I’m not saying it’s a cakewalk by any means, but the steps to get there are more straight-forward than you might have imagined.
Chances are, you’re already familiar with some of the advantages of having your own business and working from home, but there may be a few important ones that you might not have realized because you’re not there yet:
Richer Human Relationships
This may seem odd to you, but one of the best things about being in control of your time is that you can choose to spend time with people that you actually like, instead of defaulting to those in your proximity, like coworkers. Ok, maybe I’m being a little harsh here but admit it, we don’t always like the people that we work with, right? By working at home, you can actually spend your time building closeness with people who are worthwhile instead of wasting your time simply trying to “get along” with those whom you are obligated to spend time with at work.
Instead of drudgery and a sense of duty making you get up and go to work every day, you’ll be fueled by a feeling of intense curiosity. This will naturally reduce the stress in your life and give you a feeling of hope and energy.
Again, this may sound odd because most people talk about businesses as if they are risky, but think about it: Would you rather have hundreds or maybe even thousands of people (called customers) who each control a small part of your income, or would you rather have one, singular person (called your boss) who controls all of your income? If you think about it that way, it becomes obvious which path is actually riskier.
Like I said, though, if you’re looking into starting your own business, you probably don’t need to be convinced much about its advantages. You know the advantages. You know that having your own enterprise that you run from home will not only allow you to potentially have more free time, more freedom, and more money, but that it can also allow you to do something that is personally fulfilling to you instead of dealing with the daily grind.
The question here is this: How do you get from where you are now to waking up every morning and living the dream of running your own successful business? It’s not always easy, and there’s often more to this process than meets the eye, but when you’re dealing with an online business, there is almost always these steps involved:
1) Find a profitable niche. In this case “niche” means a whittled-down, highly specific topic that you will center your business around. It is a similar concept to the ecological niches that animals inhabit.
2) Build a website or other online property. You’ll need somewhere for people to find you for them to be able to buy your goods and services.
3) Find the best way to monetize. It can take some experimentation to find the best option in this regard, but there are several techniques. For example, you can sell your own product, sell your services for hire, or you can even sell ad space if your website has a lot of useful content for visitors.
As you can see, building an attractive website and running it properly is integral to this process. If you’ve never done it before, it can be very confusing as well, since there’s quite a technical learning curve, even with all the advancements in user-friendliness lately. That’s why one of the best approaches here is to find a mentor, to find someone who has more experience in building a website and an online business. You might be able to happen upon someone like this by chance on a forum, but to get someone who will really help you get started, it takes more than the casual advice that you will find there.
In fact, that’s why I started my own business helping entrepreneurs build their websites: To help them live their dream just like I am. Since I’m already fairly experienced in this and have built a number of online businesses of my own, I can be your mentor and help you start the journey and get through the hardest parts. I can:
– Help you find your niche. This is the most critical decision you will make as it can be the difference between lots of eager customers and barely a trickle.
– Help you determine the ideal name for your site and buy a domain name to match.
– Communicate with you on the phone via Skype about your website’s style and also about any banners or logos for it. (2 calls total.)
– Help to produce your website from scratch using WordPress. I will also throw in 5 pages of content, a logo, 2 banners, and one “about me” page.
– Help you find the hosting you need for your site.
After everything is set up—which takes about 2 weeks—you’re going to need to add more content to your website. This is absolutely essential because it will be what will get the search engines to really notice you and start ranking your site, and, as you might already know, a lot of free traffic can come from Google and other search engines. If you need someone to write this material for you, I can handle that too, as I run my own content-creation business at http://www.ablogforyou.com.
So if you need a complete solution for getting up and running from someone with experience whom you can trust, don’t hesitate to contact me. Whatever your specific needs are, I will craft the perfect website for you that will quickly begin to attract your first customers and start making you money as soon as possible. You are not alone.
Don’t hesitate to contact me via email if you have any questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org