I am going to start the blog post with just coming out and saying, most people fail to start a successful home based online business. The main reason is because they simply get stuck in information overload and quickly begin to feel overwhelmed.
That’s because everywhere you look someone is trying to sell you on the idea that you can easily make a fortune online. The reality my friends is that it isn’t hard to make money online. However you do need to develop a special skillset to really use the internet as a vehicle to create income.
I am assuming because you are asking how to start an online business from home you are total newbie to internet marketing world/network marketing world.
When it comes to online marketing. There are 3 types of different things you can do.
- Sell your own products ( Info products, Ebay, Services)
- Become an affiliate marketer and sell other peoples products for commissions
- Become a network marketer which is basically affiliate marketing with the ability to leverage other peoples efforts.
All of them are great ways to make money. In fact I actually do make money from selling my own products, selling other peoples products and building downlines in network marketing.
Before you start looking for stuff to sell online
Understand if you are serious about making money on the internet, you will have to make sure you have a few things in order.
This isn’t in any particular order:
- Know what your why is (This is very important)
- Create a home office ( A desk in the corner of room is fine)
- Dedicate a minimum of 10 hours a week working on your business (much more if you’re hungry)
- Only sell stuff you believe in
While you can pretty much sell anything via affiliate marketing. It is easier to sell stuff you believe in. In other words being a product of the product.
Another important thing you might want to consider is getting mentored by someone who is already successful at marketing on the internet.
The skills you need to master aren’t taught at school. If you decided to go it on your own, you could literally end up spending tens of thousands of dollars before you actually know what you are doing. I am not saying that it isn’t possible I did. But it was at a very high price in learning. I made a bunch of mistakes and it cost me.
… I stuck with it though!
Because of that I am able to work online full time from anywhere on the planet. That’s pretty cool I think.
Your Online Home Business Foundation
Here are some of the things you are going to have to invest in regardless of what you want to sell on the internet.
- Domain name
- Web Hosting
- Social Networking Accounts
- Lead Capture pages
- Video Camera
- marketing funnels
There is a wrong way and a right way to build a business online. People will tell you that you need some of the stuff I mentioned. But they are only telling you that because they want to overcomplicate things on you. What I am telling you is if you don’t learn about the things I mentioned above and how to use them in your marketing you aren’t going to make enough money to make it worth it. <= Goodness that was a really long run on sentence.
The reason why I just mentioned my run on sentence is because I want you to know you don’t have to be the best writer, you just have to make a clear decision to get started and have laser like focus.
Since you read this far, i’d like to help you anyway I can. With that said, in the comments section of the post leave me a comment and ask your question. It can be about anything internet marketing related, network marketing related, video marketing related, seo related etc…
Talk to you soon!