Ready to start a business from home but not sure how?
3 years ago I set out to start a business that would let me leave my full-time 6-figure job. As of February 1, 2018 I worked my last day in Corporate America. It was a hard road but so completely worth it.
My goal is to help you get your own business setup faster than I did. Here are 5 ideas and courses I recommend that can get your started on your dream business.
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1 – Blogging
3 years ago I didn’t know you could really make money blogging. You can and I have. You make money by writing blog posts that contain affiliate links. Affiliate marketing allows you to make a commission when someone reads your blog posts, clicks through to a link, and buys the product.
Why it’s awesome
How to get started
First you need a blog. If you don’t have one yet I created a simple, easy to follow, step-by-step how to start your blog with screen shots and everything. I recommend these high paying affiliate programs.
2 – Facebook Instant Articles
Once your blog is setup you can then create a Facebook business page and use what is called Instant Articles.
Instant Articles is Facebook version of putting your blog articles on Facebook’s page so it loads faster on mobile. Then you get paid based on the number of impressions of ads that show on your blog post.
Steven Aitchison, teaches bloggers how to turn their blogs into Facebook Instant Articles and they are earning anywhere from $500 to over $18,000 per month.
3 – Website Design
With people jumping online you can start a website Design business even without knowing how to code. I started making my first money online when a friend asked me to create a blog for him. The ones I recommend are
Elegant Themes – My favorite WordPress theme.
Drag and Drop Builder – An all in one Drag and Drop website builder, email responder, heat map and more.
4 – Coaching
With more people wanting to work from home you can provide support or consulting to business or to people 1 on 1. Package what you know and offer coaching services. A good way to get started is to use Coach Glue. They create content bloggers and coaches can rebrand and use on their blogs to create email list opt-ins and training programs.
5 – Digital Marketer
Online businesses need traffic to their blogs and websites to get more leads and sales. You can learn to help companies generate more traffic by learning Pinterest and Facebook Advertising and offering these services to clients. Or just learn them to get traffic to your own blog.
Starting your online business is a lot of mindset work as well as “take action” work. I recommend listening to great podcasts and books to help you stay on track. On my Blast the BS podcast I interview entrepreneurs who share their stories of success.
MentorBox – Summary courses of best selling authors – when you are short on times these courses are amazing.