Are you unsure about what you need for a successful home based business? Here are a few questions I have answered based on what I have learned…
I must admit that I am a huge advocate of the internet. Regardless of the criticism against it, I cannot appreciate enough the opportunities that it provides for people who cannot work otherwise.
Think about it… Someone who does not have enough time and money can simply use the internet to start a successful home based business! The internet really has minimized the time and sources we need, while maximizing our incomes.
I previously wrote an article on how to start small business from home. While I got positive response from people, there is still no shortage of confusion out there, and it is understandable.
Many people come to me and ask what they need for a successful home based business. What are the skills that are required? Should they take any courses? Should they learn new things? Should they spend their savings on the several coaching plans out there?
All of this confusion is understandable. And I know this because I have been there!
For anyone who needs a successful home based business story, I personally am one!
A few years ago, I would never have thought I would be managing a home based business blog, and be at a position where I would be able to coach other people about internet marketing. Yet, here I am, and I can tell you that it was not an easy journey!
I now have a home based business blog to help people out about their minor confusions about online business marketing, but initially, I was very confused about what will I need. I thought of all the skills that go into a successful home based business website, and I thought I couldn’t do it. But I am here today!
And so can you have a successful home based business!
If you are someone who is struggling with deciding if they should step into this field, here are a few common questions you might have in your mind, and I think this is all you need to know before you begin!
Do I need a lot of money?
No, you don’t. When I started off, I was deeply in debt and thought I would never be able to raise the money needed for this. I am not saying you will never need to invest, because it is a business after all! However, if you start with affiliate marketing, there is not a lot of money you need. You basically just need funds to be able to learn some skills and to market your business.
Do I need technical training for a successful home based business?
No, you don’t. Gone are the days when you would have had to learn how to make a website for a successful home based business. Now, whether it is a huge business or a small home based business blog, all you need it to be able to use the internet properly. You can simply log on to websites like WordPress and make a blog without learning any coding. You will need to spend some time understanding these sites, but there is no excessive training that you might need!
I don’t know anything about graphic designing!
Yes, even when using templates like WordPress, you might need to get some images designed to post on your blog. However, who ever said that a successful home based business stands on the basis of graphic designing? I run a home based business blog, and I know nothing about graphic designing.
Remember that there are going to be a lot of little things that you don’t know. In this case, you will have to outsource them! This means that find low-priced freelancers and pay them for what you can’t do. Learning to outsource is the key!
I don’t know much about affiliate marketing!
Basically, affiliate marketing is all about making a blog and marketing other people’s products on it. I have explained this in more detail in this article on affiliate marketing. If you are someone who is keen for blogging, you will get the other information you need. Remember that a successful home based business usually revolves around affiliate marketing. You just need to find the best affiliate links, and this is something I can help you with.
I don’t know how to make sales!
This is where internet marketing training comes in. I am here to coach you about how internet marketing works, and how you can make more sales through your blog. Primarily, however, you don’t need to worry about all those big terms in advertising.
I personally believe that you just need to be able to connect with people in order to be able to make more sales. If you know how to be honest and genuinely helpful towards people, you will makes sales.
There are several online learning sources you can find to attain a successful home based business. (Read: How to increase sales for your home business)
I don’t know if I have the time…
Yes, a successful home based business is going to need time. This will not be just another blog where you can simply spend some days blogging and forget about it for weeks then. This will need regular time, so make sure you step in with full commitment.
However, don’t worry about the commitment not paying off. Trust me, if you are giving it time and using the right methods, you will get through!
Meanwhile, remember that petty excuses like not having time or being too tired or lazy will not work. If you step in this, step in this with all the conviction you can find.
I don’t know where to start!
It’s alright… I had no idea either!
When I started, I was clueless. I had the dream of a successful home based business but I knew little about affiliate marketing, networking marketing or about managing a business in general.
What did I do?
I did my research! Here are 5 major lessons I learnt from my research and experiences on how to have a successful home based business!
I found people who were doing exactly what I hoped to do in the near future, and I observed their habits. I found my mentors and I followed everything that they did. Eventually, I figured out what I had to do and I went for it!
At the beginning, you might know nothing about traffic generation and sales and all those terms that make little sense. What do you do? You spend time learning these skills and practice them until you master them!
Until a coupe of years ago, I knew nothing. Today, I know enough to coach people about the same things!
So remember, the only one thing you do need for a successful home based business is conviction. Everything else that is needed will need some time and effort, but eventually you will get the hang of it. What you basically need, however, is to believe that you can do it, and be determined to be dedicated to achieving your goals!