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So, You Want To Work From Home
The question of how to make an income from home always comes up when folks find themselves in the following situations:
- Got fired
- Got laid off indefinitely
- Downsized (‘rightsized’ there’s a word to piss you off)
- Retired and found payments were less than planned
- Disabled, holding your breath for Social Security Disability
If often comes up with the realization that:
- You hate your job.
- Your boss does not respect you; he may never do so.
- There is no career path; no income increase prospects.
Starting A Business
Deciding you want to work for yourself leads to the need for a business plan.
Questions you need to answer:
- What products and services you want to market?
- To whom are you going to market? Who is your target market?
- Marketing methods you will use.
- How to drive traffic to your site.
When you answer these questions, you can then be about the business of filling in the blanks of your business plan.
If you have plenty of room in your budget, then yeehaa. Let’s get started.
That really is not the point of this post. This post is directly aimed at those whose budgets are extremely tight or perhaps even zero.
If you want to get started marketing and building an online business, there are some expenses involved.
If you are choosing a network or MLM opp you probably will have some kind of monthly expense or auto ship.
You will want a blog that you own. If your politics or alignment goes against the grain of your ‘free’ blog’s hosting company they can yank your blog and close your site.1.
There are paid traffic sources. You can stick with the free methods, but paid is something you will want to be comfortable with.
Incidentals: faster Internet, office supplies, etc.
Tools. There are tools, some are a one time fee, others are subscription based.
DON’T DO IT.
That’s right, your uncle Tim is telling you to not borrow money. Go save it, work some extra hours if you can. Point is, if you are having trouble paying your bills and buying groceries I sure to Heaven do NOT want you borrowing money in order to purchase some of the courses and such that I sell.
I am not in the business of hurting people.
I AM in the business of building long term business relationships with folks who want to be free from the need for a job, forever.
Now, the make it real quick here there are two pieces to this puzzle. The products and services you are going to sell and the training provided by them. Then there is the training outside and separate from the what they provide you. There is also affiliate marketing which, while basically free to start, does require some learning while you are earning.
Point is, you have GOT to get some cash flow going, right now.
How do you do that?
Get Paid Today
Get Paid Today, also known as GPT, is a concept that means you understand that 95% of the folks who see your business opportunity are not going to get involved with you, but you STILL have ways and opportunities to make money from them. One way is to sell them training materials and other such things through an affiliate marketer relationship with various companies.
This is all well and good but how do you do that?
See part two of this article coming later today or tomorrow.
1 More and more, companies who provide what you can call essential services are using the potential gatekeeper power they have to force public compliance. Do not fail to consider this. By hosting your own blog with an independent hosting company you own your domain and your data. By owning your domain and regularly backing up your data you can minimize the potential for interference or extended down times while you work out a disagreement.