In the beginning when looking to start a home business, it can seem overwhelming due to the amount of information (or mis- information) there is on the subject. But don’t let all of the fuzz out there make you quit before you even get started. In this article, I’m gonna give you the three things you should know about home business and how you can use this knowledge to get the things you want (extra income, more time with you’re family, etc… )
Don’t worry, it’s a very easy process. I can’t force you to do these things, but if you take some action and do them, I absolutely certain they will pay dividends for you.
Good. Let’s get started.
1. What will you do to earn from your home business?
Home business is a vague term because when it comes down to it, anything that provides you with decent income (livable or not) can be considered a home business. And if you think that it’s complicated, it’s really not. Starting a home business doesn’t necessarily mean you’re registering as an LLC or anything. So the first thing you need to do before starting a home business is decide what exactly are you gonna do.
One of the easiest (and most profitable) things to do is to join an affiliate network. Most are free to join like ClickBank.com. Basically you’ll sign up to this network and start promoting the products of other people in an exchange for a commission on each sale you get. If you’re a good product promoter (everyone who wants a home business has to be at least a decent one) then you’ll kill it in this space. You don’t have to waste time coming up with product ideas or learning a marketable skill in order to provide services. You just get on there and start selling.
At the end of the day it comes down to what product or service you want to sell, and to whom and where would you sell it.
2. Who wants your product/service and where do they hang out?
Once you have a good product that you can stand behind, promoting it to the right people becomes your most important challenge. And actually, before you sell anything, you’ll want to figure out who are the people who want what you have. People like to make this part hard, but it’s so easy once you understand how it works.
And guess what…
You already do know how it works. You probably heard this before.
“You can’t sell a steak to a vegetarian”.
The sames true when you want to be in business for yourself. You can’t sell your product or service to people who aren’t interested in it or flat out just don’t need it.
Find out where these people are who need your product or service and then start a dialog with them. Notice I didn’t say “sell” to them. You need to first start a conversation in order to see exactly what it is they want and recommend your product as a solution to their problems.
3. Provide people with value.
So you got your product or service, and you know who needs your product and where they like to hand out. It looks like you’ve got everything you need so far, and this last ingredient is gonna decide how long you stay in business.
If all you do is try to force your product on people then your business will be short lived and hollow. We don’t want that. We want to fulfill people’s lives with the things you have to offer and we’ll only do that if we provide value to the people.
You can do that through the products and services that you provide, but if you really want enough repeat business to feed you and your family ten times over, then you need to go the extra mile.
How do you do that?
Well let me say this. People love hearing about their problems. It’s a scientific truth. So before offering your product or service, talk about the problems in that specific marketplace. Now what does this mean?
Let’s say you’re in the cookie market and a problem that people who buy lot’s of cookies is that most cookies go bad fast. Once you talk about that problem in the form of content (blogs, videos, email messages etc… ) you offer you’re product as a solution for that problem.
So now you’re equipped with the proper knowledge of what it takes to start a home business. What will you do with your new found knowledge?