Home Business Start Up Guide
How To Make Money At Home – Why does everyone want to work from home or are looking for work from home jobs? I’ll tell you why, because working 9 to 5 for someone else sucks. Starting a home business in e-commerce is daunting. Never fear though because the “Duh Idiot” is here to help you get your home business set-up in 5-simple, but not-so-easy, steps.
You have surely seen all the Ads and promotions such as – “Starting a Home Business”…”Work from Home”…“Be a Work at Home Mom”…”Make Millions Working From Home”.
But don’t listen to me. According to the latest stats, in the last 25 years, self-employment has grown by almost 300%, fuelled by waning employee loyalty and growing worker dissatisfaction.” And the US Census Bureau reports that “90% percent of all U.S. businesses employ between ZERO and FOUR workers, making this the fastest growing segment of the business community.” See I told you!
Everywhere you look on the Internet we’re bombarded with sites peddling “work at home” opportunities. The stats prove it, we’re all looking to get out of the 9 to 5 rat race. The biggest problem is that MOST of the so called “work-at-home” related websites are so bogged down with clutter, fluff and double talk that you’d have to be a friggin robot to find and process the information you need in order to understand what the heck to do.
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To make quick money I’m afraid you will need that lamp with the genie in it because it can’t really be done by the ordinary man/woman in the street. So where can you get the information you need contained in a simple, concise format that’s easy to understand and follow?
Idiot’s Guide To Starting A Home Business
Well nowhere really because no matter where you look you are going to get lots of different facts and figures you will have to plow through. That’s why I wrote this article and condensed the whole process down into a 5 Summarized Step Guide. Maybe other people like me will have a fighting chance in hell to get out of the “Rat Race”.
How To Start Home Business
These are tough questions. These days, most people are scouring ways to make money on the Internet. If considering a TV or Internet program, do as much independent research as possible on the program you’re interested in and find something that fits your personality so that you will excel no matter what.
Whatever you do use common sense and don’t allow desperation to influence your decisions.
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PLANNING your business. You will have to have some “form” of a business plan before you get started with a home business. Even if you are the only one that will ever read it, you should definitely put a plan together on paper.
An informal business plan should contain a start-up budget (money you need to get to the point of doing business) and an operating budget (money you need on a weekly basis just to keep doing business).
Be certain to include all overhead expenses and be sure to include a budget for advertising. Also you should note any significant milestones you hope to achieve and list your financial goals in a time-line fashion.
FUNDING your home business. Every business has start-up costs and your new home-based business will be no different. As the old saying goes “You need money to make money”. So where do you get the money you need to start?
The simplest way for home business owners to get the money they need is from the principal owner’s own pockets…that means YOU! Like myself, many work at home entrepreneurs simply use their own savings to fund their businesses, using money from personal resources.
The alternative to funding it yourself is to apply for a small business loan. The biggest issue there is that unless you have sufficient collateral, or any related experience in your field of business, you may not qualify for this type of loan.
The Small Business Administration – www.sba.gov has a TON of information and resources for start-up businesses. It contains valuable info on locating financing and it contains several links to other business resources, planning tools and calculators.
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STARTING your home business. Once you’ve chosen your great new home business, and have got your starting cash in reserve, it’s time to get you up and running. But before you do, you will have to do some preliminary work just to get to the point where you can actually start operating.
Two-thirds of all small business are solo operations. Therefore, when you’re a “one-man band”, you must wear different hats and assume several roles as the “head” of various departments.
You’re the CEO, sales manager, director of marketing, director of finance, the shipping clerk, receptionist, the janitor…you get my drift?
Because of your heavy load, you need quality office equipment, supplies, software and business services to keep you, I mean your “departments”, running smoothly and at peak efficiency.
Choose the right office equipment and machines that will keep you operating at peek efficiency.
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MARKETING your home business. Now that you’ve got your business funded and operational you will need to implement a marketing and advertising campaign. You could perhaps try your hand at Advertizing as an Affiliate Marketer so that you can start attracting customers and finally start making some money.
This isn’t “Field of Dreams”. If you build it, that doesn’t mean they will come.
In order to draw customers to your business, you MUST do some form of repeated advertising, and you should definitely have a plan in place so that you can budget it into your overall Business Plan when you first start.
A Business Plan
A good place to start is by reading Jay Conrad Levinson’s series of Guerilla Marketing books (Amazon). This is standard reading for any small business entrepreneur. You can learn some very useful and basic techniques that will help you form a great and inexpensive business plan.
Everything contained here was condensed to fit into a short article format. Obviously there’s a bit more to it. But if I can do it, so can you.
Starting Business – Just don’t be intimidated. Start off really, really small, maybe just part-time to start. Take one step at a time. But whatever you do, just get off your butt and get started!
“You can do it…just dive into it”
The first thing you can do is get yourself a website. Without one you are going nowhere so follow this link and browse the webpage. You will see what a great start-up you will get and it wont cost you a penny.
Can I say fairer than that?
Take action! Take it today, right now!
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Have a great day wherever in the world you are reading this article.