Many are dissatisfied with working a 9-5 job. Others just need to make more money. Yet others understand that they can do and/or be so much more than what they are right now. Regardless of your motivation, you can be successful working from home. Are you asking the question of how to start a business from home with no money? Let’s talk.
First, let’s consider your “why”. Why do you want this home business? Write down your “why” so when things get tough, you can review the list. What do you want to get out of this? I’ll be honest – this is NOT a get rich quick article that will tell you everything you can have by morning and not have to work for it. This is an honest representation of what its going to take to work from home and I’m also going to give some paths to get there. Let’s get started.
A few perspectives on what it will take… first it will take time, sacrifice, and focus. You can start slow but if you don’t start you won’t get the end result you want. You have to start. You’ll also have to miss out on some sleep and maybe put some hobbies aside if you have any. You’ll also need to make this a major focus in order to succeed. One of my favorite quotes is by Bruce Lee “The successful man is the average man focused.” This sums it up. Most will never focus on something long enough to see success…. but you and I are different. Commit yourself. So, how do you get started and it what direction?
My Top 2 Ways to Income From Home With No Money
1. Start an online business
One of the best ways to work from home with absolutely no start-up money is to start an online business. Working online can bring great financial reward and anyone can learn how to be successful. Anyone. You can learn how to build your hobby into a thriving full-time business. This isn’t some “pie in sky” but its real. According to business magazines, the growth of e-commerce sales has outpaced total retail sales over the past six years and online sales account for a greater percentage of the retail sales – greater than 8% of the total retail market.
The best placed to start with regards to online business is Wealthy Affiliate. Hands down they provide the best all around training in all the important online areas such as:
- How to build your own website
- Understanding how to make money online
- Choosing a niche
- SEO (search engine optimization)
- How to get traffic to your website
- How to rank in Google
- Social media engagement
- A thriving online community to help with questions
- and more, much more
Wealthy Affiliate also offers a free option where you can build your website in mere minutes. Host it for free. Get trained on how to do everything – again free. Kick the tires and see if its for you at WealthyAffiliate.com.
So, what type of business can I build online? Here’s a few ideas to get your motor running.
- Affiliate marketing
- Website developer
- Social media marketing expert
- Local marketing
- Graphic designer
- SEO expert
- Business owner with a great website of your own
2. Turn a hobby into a local business
Turn your wood working, craft hobby, or whatever it is you do into an offline business. You don’t have to have your own website but what about using Craigslist or Facebook to advertise your services for free. Maybe you’re a Mr. or Ms. Fix-it – why not create a simple Facebook page and share with all your friends so they know you’re in business? Craiglist has an area as well where you can offer your business. In fact, I just signed up recently for Nextdoor.com which is similar to Facebook but its like the local community page you never had. What a great place to share your services.
So, take a personal inventory and see what you can do with the time you have and get out there and make some money locally. A few business ideas you start with little or no money:
- Lawn service
- Tree removal
- Cleaning business
- Office cleaning
- Furniture builder (outdoor or indoor)
- Roofing company (require % of money up front)
- House painting
- Pet Sitting
- Arts and crafts
- Taxi services
- Homemade products
- Errand service
- Adult Daycare
- Tax preparation
- Window cleaning
- Bike repair
- Electronics repair
- Car repair
- Any kind of repair
- Event planning
- Baby sitting
- Golf / Sports coach
- Interior decorator
- Property management
Hear’s to you and your new dreams and vision for the future. Contact me and let me know your thoughts on this article or let me know if you have any questions.