Advancements in technology have made it easier than ever to create a home-based biz. And with just 50% of the planet online (as of 2017), many fortunes are yet to be made.
There are some very good reasons to work for someone else: someone else handles all the details involved with running a business, and you just clock in and clock out. Plus, many jobs can't be done online, like the trades.
However, if you're like me, you're part of the growing throng of humans that are attracted to working location independently... because you can:
1) visit your partner in a foreign country while still getting paid
2) make a fortune by serving a global market
3) avoid things like commuting to work, office politics, someone else setting your work hours, and having a ceiling on your pay
4) travel the world!
Some Great Resources For Building an Online Biz
I made this blog to help shorten your learning curve! (Aren't I wonderful???)
Here's some of the best resources I have found for creating an online business:
www.Fizzle.com - learn online marketing, podcasting, and more, for just $30 a month, by concise, (and funny) video-based learning. First month is free.
www.Weebly.com - I built this site on Weebly. It was easy. I've been blogging here for 8 years, and still haven't paid anything for it. But the plans are cheap. You can set up a blog, a store, a membership site, and more. And if you do join them, pls use my affiliate link: I like Weebly (Full disclosure: I get a small commission if you sign up for a paid membership).
www.Wix.com - like Weebly, but a bit fancier, offering more options. I think starting with Weebly and then going to Wix later is a good way to go. Wix might be a bit overwhelming if it's your first time building a website. And Weebly may be all you need. Set up a blog, a store, a membership site, and more.
www.WealthyAffiliate.com - provides you with a site and teaches you how to make money by making commissions on sales through your site, as an affiliate marketer.
www.NewKajabi.com - and all in one platform for creating an online business. Landing pages, sales pages, a platform for uploading videos (selling courses), a store, email marketing...all in one place.
And since more and more companies now have affiliate programs, you could always build a site selling things you love, for a small commission. This might not be the only way your site makes money, but many people do this as part of their services, selling things that line up with their other offerings. So if your a health coach, you might sell supplements (www.fullscript.com is good), and if you run hiking groups, you might sell hiking boots. You get the idea.
Did You Know?
Because i-net marketing can allow you to focus on a very specific niche, the most unlikely businesses can be found on the web...and they doing well. Here's a few that I have seen, that are successful:
Teach your cat to use the toilet
Learn to grow your own veggies
Men's Fashion Instruction - over 10K US a month
Health Blogging - over 10K US some months
Some online businesses are making WAY more than I would have ever guessed.
Or Rep for a NWM Company - I Do!
Another great way to work online is to represent a NWM (network marketing) company. Choose a company whose products you believe in and leadership you like, and you can be paying your rent within 6 mo's working just part-time, and make a very significant income within a few years, if you really go for it.
The company 1) produces the products, 2) provides you with your own website, 3) ships the products to customers, and 4) usually provides you will quality training too, as well as a supportive community.
I have been doing that myself for the past 14 mo's, representing a US based company that produces CBD based products ships them to a growing number of countries (CBD is taken for pain, anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, and many other health conditions. It won't make you high).
I know a single mom who's been doing this, and within 6 mo's she was making $2K US a month, and some of those I know who have been in NWM for 5 to 7 years are making a lot more than that - even six figures of recurring, residual income.
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Six mo's from now, you could literally be making money in your sleep...
My approach has been to start with a product I believe in, in a NWM company, since the website and business training is all provided. Next my plans are to create a Membership Site that teaches natural healing through video.
I know several famous wellness educators and life coaches who first made a good income with network marketing, and then used that $$ to fund what they really wanted to do.