Make Money At Home

Starting a home based business has become very popular for many women. One of the big advantages of running a business from home is that you are able to enjoy a lifestyle where you can work from the comfort of your home. You do not have to wake up in the morning and deal with traffic and you can also work on your laptop while you are on vacation.

However, many people fall victims to scams on the internet. If you do a search on Google you will see adverts promising instant riches. This really makes me angry because their is no business in the world that you can become rich overnight unless you play the lotto and win.

I would like to outline the elements of a successful home based internet business that has worked for me. When you first start out you need to decide on what your niche market is going to be. This will be a specific section of a mainstream market that is profitable. Large competitors cannot justify entering these markets as the volume of sales is too small.

Once you have decided on your niche market you need to decide on whether you are going to focus on affiliate marketing, create your own products or drop ship products.

Your main priority will be to make some serious noise in the marketplace through advertising and free methods of driving traffic to your website.

The purpose will be to generate customers. Once you are able to create repeat customers you will start increasing your income monthly.

Any home based business needs time to grow. Focus and persistence will establish your business. Also the longer that you are in business will make it easier for you to prosper as you start prospering from your own brand.

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You can save a lot of time not commuting to and from the office. By missing the traffic jams first thing in the morning and last thing at night you will be able to spend a lot more time with your children when it matters.

Working from home is definitely more cost effective. You save money on parking & fuel bills as well as having the luxury of rustling up a quick snack in your own kitchen. Forget about buying expensive tasteless sandwiches. Why not take the opportunity to learn some basic cooking skills and start eating well and feeding nutritious food to the children? If you have a headset you can still make & answer important business calls whilst cooking some delicious food.

Make sure that you have a decent dishwasher though. It is amazing how much mess you can make when cooking! Another idea is to get used to emptying the dish washer as soon as the washing cycle is finished. This means that you will always have a place to throw the dirty pots and pans in. Do not wait until it is absolutely full before you start the machine otherwise you will end up with dirty dishes in the sink.

So you have finally decided that you are fed up of boring office meetings that seem to last forever and a boss that does not appreciate you, but how do you find the right opportunity to get started?

The best way to find out new ideas is to talk to other people who are already successful working from home. They can give you hints and tips on how to get started.

There are also many websites that specialise in this field. Why not subscribe to a few of them? They will be more than happy to fill up your mail box with some good ideas and a lot that are just rubbish.

Weed out the ones that sound plausible and then start your research. Remember the reasons why you decided to work from home in the first place. Do not go for ideas based on profitability alone. Choose something that you will enjoy doing because if your work is also interesting you are much more likely to stick with it when the going gets tough.

Speak to people you know that are already in business and ask them what they think of your ideas. Find out if anybody in your area has already tried this idea out and check how they are faring.

Just before you commit or hand any money over, speak to an accountant with the few remaining ideas and you should be able to narrow the list down even further.

But be careful though; working from home means that you spend a lot of time close to your family. This could lead to many more demands for lifts, shopping expeditions and the like.


Millions of people around the world try to start a home based business every day. People are sick and tired of the 9-5 and that leash they call an alarm clock. Maybe you’re tired of the insecurity of the job market, having to budget for everything you do. Maybe it’s the 5-2 plan you’re tired of (5 days of work for 2 days off). Everyone is searching for that secret that the “guru’s” keep guarded. Every time I hear that line about “I snuck into the gurus bag and stole” or “all the gurus are going to be mad at me because I’m telling you this” I laugh. I laugh because the truth is most of the time there selling the same rehashed stuff that you can buy on eBay. The difference is on eBay its going to cost you .99 cents and you’re going to get 10,000 eBooks to read. In telling you this I may also be upsetting a few gurus (that’s my version of having a sense of humor). In all honesty what there selling is not junk at all its actually valuable information; I’m just saying there is no reason to spend $97.00 dollars for an eBook you can get for literally cents.

I'll summarize some important steps in owning a business and why a mentor is important to them.

1. Advertise

The key to any business is advertising it whether it’s a brick and mortar or an online business. Having people visit your online business is the life blood of your business and it’s also the hardest part of your business. Online your typical business will see 1-3% conversion ratio. If you have a fully optimized site that is perfect you may get as high as 7-8% (very rare). I have heard stories of people getting higher than 7-8% but have never experienced it myself. I think it’s funny when I see businesses for sale that have something along the lines of “turnkey business all you have to do is advertise”. You mean all I have to do is the hardest part of owning an online business? Once you have been online for a little while you do begin to find a few tricks to generating traffic but it can take a lot of time & money. This brings me on to my next key in owning a home based business.

2. Why you need a mentor

Having a mentor can do several different things for you. It can save you a ton of money, and a ton of time. First, a mentor (preferably someone who is making money online) has already spent money and time building an online business and can teach you how to advertise and where. Don’t believe the hype there is no such thing as advertising completely free (because for most of us our time is worth a certain amount of money). It is true there are ways to advertise for much, much cheaper with great results and this is where a mentor comes into play. In purchasing an eBook you are in a way buying yourself a mentor (and most of the time that’s exactly what they want you to believe) and in that capacity it makes sense. The problem is many times they are going to try and sell you on the “back end”. There is nothing wrong with it (it’s a great way to do business and if you trust the person who sold you the eBook it makes it even better) it just makes sense to be aware of the fact there going to continue to keep selling you. While an eBook is a great place to find information I personally prefer a person mentoring me as they can guide me through the “real world” problems as they surface.

3. This is a business

You need to treat your business like a business. You have to budget, set time aside and have a plan (a mentor will help you with this). If you truly want to be successful with your business it takes time and consistency (a mentor will definitely cut down that time). As soon as you start treating it like a hobby that’s exactly what it will become and you will be lucky if it ever gets off the ground. I hear people talk about how you should try and get into business with something you like and create a niche. While that is sound advice and one way to go I prefer to cater to what other people want and understand what they like. What I like personally is a small market compared to what other people like. I am in business and I want to cater to as many people as I can so I can advertise to as many people as possible. A mentor will be able to help you find the markets and teach you how to be ahead of trends instead of catching them on the way down.

4. Find a product

This is one of my favorites. They tell you now you know everything you need to sell “X” product all you have to do is go find it (meaning a product to sell). Then they give you a couple of “places” to find products so you can retire or tell you “just to sell my product” (typically followed by the marketing works because you bought it and you can’t argue with that). I would say (in my opinion) that 99% of the time these products are not worth buying for the “wholesale” price much less the marked up price. Its true that if your going to sell online your going to need a product (I’m sure some of you already know that and have looked all over for it and couldn’t find it) and you need to be able to make a profit on it. There really are a lot of places to find products to sell you just need to know where to look and sometimes you need a little money to get them. A mentor will be able to help you find the products that sell and teach you how to sell the products. There is no sense in selling a product that doesn’t have a market. Worse yet you find a product that is in a extremely competitive market and lose a lot of money trying to compete and advertise with the "big guys". If you don’t know what you’re doing you can literally lose thousands of dollars trying to advertise in PPC's and never have anything to show for it.

If you have the desire to succeed you really can make it online. There is more that could be said but it’s important that if you want to really make it online you remember the 4 items listed above. If you simply remember that a lot of what’s online is written by people who know exactly what to say to pull your wallet out and put in your credit card number then you will also understand that there probably (I can’t say all as I haven’t read every eBook out) just selling the same thing as the other guy. There is a lot of great information out there and the information is invaluable. However valuable the information found in eBooks are the information from a personal mentor can be exponentially more effective. You could literally save thousands of dollars (that could be used for advertising) by finding a mentor and having them teach you what to sell, how and where.


“How can I become a work at home mom?” Fret not if you are still looking for the answer to this question.

You will know what are needed to become a successful mother working at home by the time you finish this article.

Many mothers tried but failed because they did not see the full picture needed to succeed as a work at home mom. But you will in a moment. No hype. Just the 7 points a work at home mom must know to generate a stream of long term steady income into the pocket. I promise.

Point 1: Work from inside and move outwards. What do I mean? This means having the right mindset right from the start. You have to possess a winner’s mind. That means failure is not an option. Stay focused and work persistently for your own success.

Point 2: Identify your passion. Make money out of your passion. Ask yourself: What are the things you don’t mind doing even if you are not paid a single cent. It helps tremendously to work on something you love doing.

Point 3: Identify pressing problems. Find out what are the problem faced and provide them with solutions in the area you are passionate about.

Point 4: Build a theme based site. Create your sites in a specific niche. Focus on delivering fascinating and valuable information and solutions that people are searching for. In short, build point 2 and point 3 into your site.

Going online is the sure way to generate a long term steady income. The beauty lies in the flexibility. You can attend to your other priorities and use your spare time (even if only can spare 15 minutes on some day) to generate an income.

Point 5: Direct stream of visitors (or traffic) to your site. Create awareness through different means like forum, article marketing and directories. Don’t panic. Building a site and traffic is like raising your child. One step at a time. You will love it seeing your child and online business growing up together at the same time.

Point 6: Build different monetization model and monetize your visitors. Include contextual advertising, affiliate marketing and information product into your sites. These are proven models.

In a nut shell, Point 2 to 6 is about following a systematic proven business model.

Point 7: Engage only reliable web services. I cannot stress this enough. Many mothers tried to save more money for their children. Nothing wrong with that except they put their hard work at risk. There were cases where the whole site were wipe out over night.

The best possible web service deal is to have one that can guide you through a systematic proven business model and at the same time, reliable.

Of course there are other ways to earn income online such as taking surveys, reading emails or surfing the Webdata entry, typing, or customer service calls. However don’t expect to have the same level of flexibility and income potential as an online business.

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When you asked, “How can I become a work at home mom?” Isn’t flexibility and income potential the 2 main considerations in your mind? I rest my case.


Home Business Journey

Posted In: . By Zulkhairil

Think of your journey with home business as taking a trip from the north tip of Maine to the southern tip of California...walking. You get prepared, you have all of your gear set to go and you are off. The first few days you are energetic, excited, and ready to accomplish the journey no matter what.


As the days go by, you start to feel a bit confused, uncertain, and you debate yourself on if this trip should have been taken. Then you decide to turn around and go back, but then realize that you are too far into the trip to turn back. So you take an inventory of what you have accomplished and what distance you have truly covered.

As you sit and ponder what could have been done to make the first part of this trip smoother, you see what strategies or short-cuts you could have used along the way. Now the commitment is made and you soon start to visualize this as a one-way road and not a crossroad. This renews your vigor and you march on. As you go, you decide to see if you can hitch a ride with others who have tread this path before you. You want to heed their advice and follow the footsteps they have laid in the ground.

You start to make contacts, ask for direction, and find easier routes to take to make the journey meaningful. Then you start to feel that you are making progress and will see this out. You fight off negative feelings, trials, and become determined to persevere to fulfill your quest.

You walk and keep walking until you finally hit the southern tip of California. You have reached the destination, but then you feel as though there is much more to do. So you decide to sail around the world instead of backtracking to your starting point. You have lived and learned from that, so you do not feel the need to experience it again.

As you start to sail you embrace the bumps that were in the road and the waves that are now in your way. It makes the new voyage that much sweeter. Then a thought hits you. What if you make this your life? Now there is no need to make a destination. You just keep sailing, keep dreaming, and keep focused on what adventures are to be found each day. Make your journey something you love to do. Love is a double edged sword and can be put in this way...

Love's tenacity can crush a diamond,
but can cradle the most fragile creature.
The strands of old scars fade slowly,
renewal brought forth by a beautiful weaver.

This endless spectrum of emotions,
from passion above all desire.
From infatuated fervor to hateful isolation,
this delicacy, this abhorrent, love's fire.

Love your journey and love the life you have been given. Love your dreams and they will become reality.