Work from home businesses have been around for years, but in the era of COVID, they have become more in the spotlight. With many businesses shut down or at minimal staff, many of us were left without a job or income by this pandemic, While there are some have turned to online jobs work from home, this could be your opportunity to finally start your own home business.
But what business should you start? Which work from home businesses give you a realistic opportunity to replace all or part of your previous income? There seem to be so many choices and offers that it can become overwhelming. Let’s take some time and see if we can cut through some of the clutter and find the at home business ideas and opportunities that might work for you.
What exactly is a “Work From Home Business”? Basically, it’s any business you can do from your home. In other words, you don’t need a store front or office space to conduct business. With the wide spread use of smart phones, home computers, and the internet, nearly anyone can start their own home business.
There are numerous at home business ideas, some require certain skills, others require inventory and shipping of products. Then there are some that allow you to promote other businesses products and they handle all the inventory, shipping and billing and pay you a commission on the sales you generate for them.
This business model is known as “Affiliate Marketing”, and is a great way to start a work from home business as it has very little up front costs to get started. Affiliate Marketing is, at the most basic level, simply advertising. Instead of paying a newspaper for advertising and hoping someone sees it and then actually buys their product, the business lets you promote their product for them and agrees to pay you a commission when you send someone to them that then buys their product.
COVID 19 has, at least for the immediate future, changed the work environment for a large segment of the population. Many businesses have issued work from home orders for some of their work force and of course, have resulted in many others being laid off and without work. There are many so called work from home business opportunities being promoted, they all have their pros and cons as well as varying capital requirements to get started.
The current worldwide COVID 19 pandemic has added another variable to the work from home business climate. Many businesses are closed and people are shopping more and more online and having home delivery.
Currently, COVID 19 work from home requirements and opportunities seem to be the norm now rather than the exception. Which make now the perfect time to start that home business you’ve been thinking about. Even if you are still employed and working from home, you can use the time that commuting to work would normally take and devote that to starting your own business.
If, on the other hand, you have been laid off or otherwise out of work, starting your own home business can mean the difference between paying your bills, and being out on the streets. It is time to get serious, we all have the same 24 hours in a day, the difference is how YOU use them.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges and difficulties, it just means you need to accept them and work to overcome anything that might stand in your way. Trust me, we all face challenges, some more than others, Starting a business will have its share of them, but if you persevere, the rewards can be great and you can finally shed that reliance on a job and boss for your livelihood.
And, with internet access and a smart phone, you can literally be in business for yourself in minutes, and with very little cost to start. The time, really is now!
How to Start a Work at Home Business?
Start a home business and you can become your own boss. Reap all the rewards for your efforts and build your own future and pursue you dreams. It all sounds good, right? Well, It is achievable but it will take time and effort. No BS make money overnight promises here.
I’ve heard them all, and fallen for more than I care to admit. Let me tell you straight up from experience, that you absolutely can start your own work at home business and make a lot of money. More than you could make at your 9-5 job and more probably than you even dream of, but it takes work, dedication and sometimes sacrifice.
Now if I haven’t scared you away, and if you are willing to learn and apply what you learn and stick with it and never give up, I can show you the way. It will be up to you to take the first step. I will be glad to help you along the way as well. The first step to starting a work at home business is, of course, what business to start.
With the power of the internet bringing the world to your doorstep, so to speak, your opportunities are nearly endless. My best advice comes from my grandfather who told me to find something you enjoy doing and can earn money doing. Wise words because so many of us end up doing something we don’t like just to earn money to live.
So, what do you like to do? What are you good at? If, you could do anything in the world as a business, what would it be? Guess what? You can do it now in the internet age. Let’s say you are a great cook, you could start a home catering business for example.
Now that would take some time and expense for inventory and cooking and delivery. And with COVID, all the sanitary requirements and precautions may make that a difficult business to start now. However, what if you could sell recipes, or a cook book, maybe have online cooking classes? It would be much less capital intensive, still use your skills, be something you enjoy, and make you money even with the current pandemic situation.
You could start your own cooking website or blog where you could sell your cook book and the cook books and recipes of other cooks that you like as an “affiliate” and earn a commission. Now cooking is just an example. You can do this same process with literally anything. I love to fish, for example, so my first website/blog was on Surf Fishing, thebeachangler.com. That website pays all my monthly business expenses now.
There are over 2 billion internet searches per day worldwide, for everything you can imagine. It doesn’t matter if you like cooking, gardening, auto repair, painting, writing, photography, camping, fishing, literally anything, there is a website and companies selling products to people online everyday 24/7/365.
With a little training, a few tools, some good mentors, and a lot of determination and effort, you can grab your share of this business and earn a very good living for yourself and your family. I’m talking about “making money online” using the tools of the internet. If, you have a smart phone, or a computer, and an internet connection, you can be in business in less than 60 minutes from right NOW!
Best Work From Home Business
OK, I know, there are hundreds of possible home businesses you could start. But In my opinion, with the state of the pandemic and the world economy, an online home business is the best Work from home business for you to start. Of course, there are many online businesses you could start as well.
Keeping with what we discussed earlier, the best online business model would be affiliate marketing. Now this can be done by starting a website, by blogging, running online ads for products with affiliate programs, but you need some training and or experience.
My number one recommended program is “Wealthy Affiliate”. You will get in depth training in starting your own online business. Everything from building a website, to writing blog content, affiliate programs, email marketing, social media marketing and on and on.
Plus, you become part of a community of over 2 million online entrepreneurs who are happy and willing to help you succeed. People from all over the world and all experience levels from different background and cultures. Anywhere from 15 minutes to 15+ years in the online business world. All available 24/7/365.
Now, Wealthy Affiliate is not a get-rich-quick scheme. You will have to apply yourself and put in the time and effort to go through the training and put into practice what you learn. If, you get stuck, or are ever unsure of something, just post a question for the community. There are always plenty of members online to help.
I am there as well to help in any way I can. Just a message away. If, you will do that. Follow the Wealthy Affiliate Training step by step and apply what you learn, and realize that there will be challenges to overcome, you will have everything you need to succeed in the online business world.
There is no better training platform and community out there than Wealthy Affiliate. Best of all, you can try it for 7 days for free. They won’t even ask for a credit card up front. Just let you in and within that 7 days you can have your very own website up and running live on the Internet.
There is so much more we could cover about Working from home businesses. There are many to choose from, and we will cover some of them in future articles, but for this situation right now, Online business is the way to go, and Affiliate Marketing is at least one of the strategies best suited for our current economy in this COVID 19 pandemic.
Take advantage of this time in history to finally start your own business. Not only will you be your own boss, but you will be building an asset. Something of value that you own and can pass on to your kids, or sell for cash if you want. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Whatever interests you, or you are passionate about, can earn you a full time income online. As Warren Buffet says: “if you don’t learn to make money while you sleep, you’ll work until you die”. There has never been a better time in history to learn to “make money while you sleep”, take advantage of the opportunity and build the future you want and desire not your bosses.
I hope this helps you as you explore work from home businesses. If, you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comment section below. You can follow me on Facebook: Online Benjamins, Twitter: @onlinebenjamin1 and Instagram: dotcomdinero
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