The advent of the Internet has without doubt brought millions of prospective customers from all over the world within easy reach of businesses.
Businesses, including home based ones can now for the first time ever reach a global audience and compete to some extent with organizations that traditionally have had huge advertising budgets for this very purpose.
So what’s the best online business to start from home?
Irrespective of what sort of business you consider starting from home, there are a number of things you should get right from the outset.
We will go into things in a bit more depth shortly, however without doubt the best online business to start from home is one that has very low start up and running costs, has a wide audience (preferably worldwide) and has a high level of interest for the business owner. I.e. You…
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1) Going back to what we just discussed. Be passionate about what you do.
It’s not necessary to be totally in love with your business theme, but you should be fired up about it to the extent that it consumes your thoughts and drives you forward.
After all, you’re going to put a lot of time and energy in to starting this business and you should be driven to building it into a successful enterprise, so it’s really important that you honestly enjoy what you do.
2) Don’t give up the day job… Well not yet anyway.
Most new ventures take a long time before they actually start generating any meaningful revenue and show a profit.
Working the day job while building a new business in your spare time might seem like you’re living life in the slow lane, but at least it means money in your pocket while you’re going through the start up process.
Most people can’t survive very long without an income, so the last thing you need is both the pressure of starting a new business, and struggling to find ways of paying you mortgage.
3) Don’t do it alone.
You need a support system while you’re starting and operating any business.
An online business in particular is like shifting sand. Technology, marketing and ideas change really quickly, so being part of a support network is really important.
Equally, going it alone when nobody understands your dream or vision can eventually bring you down. Therefore, having a family member or colleague on board that you can bounce ideas off and who will listen to your latest crisis is invaluable.
5 Steps To A Successful Online Business
1.) Advertising to a Target Market
Gone are the days of advertising in print media and it’s scatter gun approach by reaching out to everybody irrespective of whether they are your market or not.
Advertising online is now incredibly powerful. You can very easily find a target audience for your offers and start getting interested people to your website in just minutes.
As well as that you can get instant feed back on click through rates and sales so you can start tweaking your offers for maximum impact, where previously there was no such feedback other than how many sales you made over the time frame of the advert.
2.) Websites that Generate Business.
Lead websites can now be created in minutes rather than the technical days when you had to hire a coder to write HTML.
Once they are live, your websites then become your silent workforce generating leads and business 24/7.
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3.) Build Your List From Your Lead Generating Websites
The money is in the list as they say, and it’s never been truer.
As people are bombarded by ever-increasing offers, it’s important to build your own base of loyal followers interested in your niche or subject.
That way you can provide them with interesting and relevant information while peppering your messages with incentives to purchase from your website.
4.) Be a Person of Value.
Nobody likes having somebody constantly bombard them with offers and reasons to buy all the time. After all, they visited your online business because they thought they were going to receive helpful and relevant information.
By providing value to your prospects you will build trust and desire for your offers. This is something that every online entrepreneur should be doing.
Online users aren’t stupid. In fact they are really savvy and know what to expect when searching on line.
Becoming a person of value has always been the way to create a solid business and is something that will separate you from the competition.
5.) Promote Quality.
This is closely tied into point 4.
There is a lot of garbage out there all nicely wrapped up in very attractive and enticing packages.
It’s easy and very tempting to offer these sorts of products to your prospects and existing customers.
However, be warned…
While you might be tempted to make a fast buck, your customers will not thank you and may leave you a lot quicker than you acquired them.
Whether it’s you’re own product or someone else’s, this point is crucial in creating a successful and sustainable online business.
Only promote high quality products and services that are in demand.
Online Business You Can Start On a Shoestring.
SEO for Local Businesses.
If you are reasonably website savvy, then Search Engine Optimization for local business is something that is relatively straight forward to learn.
In fact on this very website at OneNetBiz I offer you up to date video training on how to start a local SEO business, and all the training you need to go with it.
If you can improve the search results of local business then you’ll have created a successful small business yourself with minimal costs.
Larger businesses are realising that keeping their employees fit and healthy is the key to a productive workforce.
Even in these times of automated production lines and streamlining, it’s still people that make business, and good people that make profitable business.
There are many services you can offer using corporate wellness as your focus.
Massage, Yoga, Exercise Classes, Diet Programs, Relaxation Therapy, Thai Chai, Aromatherapy.
The list is endless….
Social Media Consultant.
Personally I’m not great at social media. I wish I was because it would massively boost my online traffic.
However, if you are one of those people who naturally spend your time posting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc, then companies are gagging to know how you get such a massive following.
Pet Training Videos and Pet Services.
These days you need very little in the way of recording equipment to make a great looking video.
I-phones are that good now that whole features are being shot on them.
If you’re one of these people that enjoys engaging with animals and making them do cute tricks, then start a service showing others how to do it online.
You could upload it to YouTube and get thousands of viewers which would give you advertising revenue, or start an animal training blog or website and promote pet training, or even local pet sitting services.
Online Subscription Clubs.
In case you don’t know what an online subscription service is, without you realizing it, they’re being pushed to you all the time.
Who’d of thought that men would sign up to receive new razors through the post on a monthly basis. Ordinarily, guys would simply go down to the supermarket or dime store and pick up their razors once the old one started ripping at their face.
Stage left, Dollar Shave Club. An online subscription service to save guys the trauma of going to the shops to buy razors!
The same can be said for wholefoods, gluten free products, diet meals, baby items. You name it, their seems to be a subscription service for it.
And this is where you can take advantage of this massive trend.
Now you may be thinking that you don’t have any product ideas to start an online subscription service, or you can’t afford the set up costs, or you simply don’t know where to begin.
Don’t worry about that for the moment, just run with me a short distance.
All these subscription companies rely on volumes of fresh introductions, leads and customers.
They have massive marketing power, but they’re still only reaching a fraction of the customers they’d like to. They simply can’t reach everybody.
Instead of trying to do it all themselves, the savvy companies use the power of affiliates to promote their products and services.
It’s also known as results marketing.
Website owners simply sign up to the affiliate programs that most match their own websites and interest, and get paid every time they make a referral or sale.
It’s so brilliantly simple. By promoting a subscription service, you only have to do the work once, then get paid month after month for as long as your referee remains a customer of the subscription company.
You don’t have to stock anything, produce anything, deal with payments or returns, or even deal with the customer.
The subscription company does all that and pays you on a monthly basis.
Now I’m not going to sugar coat this as their is a certain amount of effort required in getting started and getting the ball rolling. But once it is rolling, then it only takes a minimal amount of effort per week to keep the momentum going and scale upwards.
And you could do that from anywhere you choose, so this is a real laptop lifestyle business.
I’m a true advocate of this style of business and method of making money. However, there are a lot of expensive scams out there and worthless outdated training.
This website is dedicated to showing you the correct path to take by avoiding the pitfalls and setting up your business the correct way, and the most direct way.
By working with me, I can show you how to choose your niche, how to set up your first website correctly, how to host it on one of the most powerful secure web hosting platforms in the world, and best of all, HOW TO DO IT FOR FREE until you are at a stage where you are up and running and properly understand what is required.
This is the only way to start an online business through training that is ethical and teaches you quickly how to create a rock solid long term business that will provide a great lifestyle for you and your family.
As ever, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. I love hearing from you and helping in any way I can.
Paul @ OneNetBiz