In this post I want to discuss the MANY options for starting a home based business.
In my opinion, to get started you need only 3 items:
- A laptop or desktop. My device of choice is always a Mac
- A decent quality smartphone, I use Iphone SE
- A very efficient Internet connection
Notice I’ve not included a credit or debit card in this itinerary? Why? Because it’s easily possible to start and develop a home based business for free.
Let’s get to the important bit though, the reason you landed on this page in the first place, you’re looking for ideas right?
To the uninitiated, you probably don’t have a clue what you want to do from home, so get a pen and paper and let’s write a list.
This might seem like a silly idea, but believe me, this is the best way to work out what you don’t want to do, and then decide what you do want to do.
When I first started online, I tried to flog all sorts of stuff on ebay, but then that was 15 years ago and the internet was a completely different environment to what it is now, not only that, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing and over the years, I probably lost more money than I made, and that would’ve been purely down to lack of knowledge and experience with the ebay business model.
Back To That Pen And Paper
First, start by writing a list of thing that you DON’T want to do from home, in my case it would be:
Just keep writing, it doesn’t matter how ridiculous you think the idea is.
Ok, so now you should have a good few items on the list that you don’t want to do, now for the next list..
Write down everything that you would like to do, or you’re good at, or you’re passionate about, and again in my case it would be:
Developing my Karatbars business
Matched Betting (UK + EI only)
Reading Autobiographies (Bookhounds.org)
Now I know I’ve only got a handful of things written down here, BUT these are easily enough to build a business out of, in fact I earn money from blogging and my Karatbars business is growing.
Matched Betting is risk free but is quite time consuming, though lucrative so I’m not very active with this, and pencil sketching is something I’ve only started doing over the last few weeks, so who knows where that’ll take me.
I’ve been an avid reader of autobiographies for 15+ years and only recently started to write book reviews discussing the titles I’ve read and books that I want to read. This is a new site so it’s not monetized yet but it’s something that will bear fruit in years to come.
So, Where Do You Go From Here Then?
I think this depends on how much time you have on your hands. If you already work an unfulfilling full time job through the day and just have the evening, then you’re going to need to structure your time efficiently.
If you can use your ideas for starting a home based business full time and treat it like your new job / career, then you’ll need to be 100% committed to the task and keep working at it, as we all know, a high percentage of online and offline businesses fail within the first year.
Ok, so just in case you’re not aware of this, in the modern era that we find ourselves in, for a business to survive and thrive, it all starts with a website.
Now don’t let that statement scare you, or put you off because admittedly 10 years ago, building a website scared the heck out of me but it’s all changed now.
I can show you how to create a site in 30 seconds without the need for code.
All the coding for this website build is done “Back End” (behind the scenes), and I will send you through a FREE 10 step process, exactly how to get your home business up and running. All you need to do is decide on your niche, pick a domain name.
What do you want you business to become? Are you looking to get into MLM opportunities like Avon or will it be more of a blog which you can easily monetize based on your interest.
Below is a small list of the most well known MLM’s that you might be interested in. Personally, although I’ve reviewed several these, I’m not affiliated with any of them. In fact, the only company of this type I have a business in is Karatbars, and they’re not even on that list, though they are hugely profitable.
Please be aware this are purely MLM’s (Multi-Level-Marketing). There are MANY different business ideas and opportunities discussed on this site that you might like to explore.
If you need help to get going or make decisions on what direction to take, please leave a comment at the bottom and I will get back to you so we can discuss it further.