Pretty interesting question that you probably asked yourself.
I mean, we are all told to get a JOB when we left high school and those that went to college were told also to get a job…. but at least one that can repay the school loans.
No one told me I could work from home when going through school.
I was conditioned all through school that I would eventually be out in an office building or lab. There is NO hope of staying at home eating Doritos and playing xbox at 11am….
There lies the difference from performance driven results to time driven.
When you work for yourself.. it's not about how many hours you clock in. It's about producing.
At a JOB it's more about getting work done but if you finish early you gotta STAY AT WORK….
Working from home is a TOTAL possibility…
Does working from home really work? The traditional image of working from home is stuffing envelopes or doing mail order gigs. Some people think working from home involves getting involved in a scam.
The truth is, working from home is a viable, legitimate option. Millions of people work from home in virtual call centers, as writers, videographers, sales and marketing, online tutoring and more. Any job where you can provide a digital product (like an article) or a service you can do online or over the phone can be turned into a work-at-home gig. There are lots of illegitimate companies out there, but as internet businesses become more sophisticated, there is more regulation. There are tons of sites with legitimate work from home jobs, and lots of review sites to tell you exactly what to expect.
How I Work At Home
I am living proof that working from home really does work. When I started, I sold things on eBay. I would do market research, found out what sold well, and how much I could sell it for. I would then find a place where I could buy them cheap enough to make a profit (after fees and shipping). My first taste if properly targeting an Avatar, an exact person to sell to.
That is how an astonishing number of people start out working at home. eBay, Amazon and Craigslist generates quick cash for really dedicated sellers. The best sellers can make large profits and sell quickly.
The drawback to selling online was the constant work – as soon as you sold something, you had to go out and buy more. You couldn't always find the product again, so you had to make sure you could find enough products to sell. You didn’t always sell a product, so you could eat it in unsold product or returns. (understanding product returns and inventory…. a lesson for another day)
I wanted to create a residual income, an income that kept coming in regardless if I worked that day or not. So I started studying affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing would make me a rich.. right? Of course, I studied a lot, worked very hard, had lots of things that didn't work, but because I stuck with it, I became wealthy after failing a LOT…. a LOT. Your results will depend on you and your work.
How To Get Started
If you want to get started working from home, then you will want to decide not only how much money you want to make, but how much time you have. If you are single and work a part-time job, then you will have a lot more time than someone who has a family and works full time. You will have to find something that will pay you enough, in your available time, to meet your goals.
Being time available is a huge bonus.
This is selling other people's products and earning a commission. A good example would be selling real estate. A real estate agent doesn't build the house, nor do they have to buy the house in order to resell it. They connect the buyer and seller and make a commission off of the deal.
Think Middle Man/Woman
I recommend internet affiliate marketing.
Or some form of affiliate marketing where you focus on Marketing and let the parent company do all of the (product/support). This will help you focus and not have to worry about building all aspects of the business until you are ready to build your own awesome product/service.
But it's always 1000% easier if you are cashflowing vs sinking a bunch of time and money into a business that isn't cashflowing. This is the main reason to be an affiliate to learn the industry you want to sell in and start building traffic and email lists.
Affiliate – this is selling other people's products online. You make a commission when you connect a buyer and a seller. I will get into how that works in the next video. Thank you for watching Video 4 see you on the Next Video 5.
10 Video Series On Marketing And A Profitable Business Online
Video 1 – Start Marketing Any Time
No matter how “NEW” you are or what you THINK you Don't Know… it doesn't matter. The most important task now is to START. Start Marketing Today (Click Here)
Video 2 – Discovering Your “Why”
“Why” are your looking to start an online business? What is the reason for working? What Drives You? (Click Here)
Video 3 – Into The Future About 10 Years
Look at where you want to be in the Future, Your Goals. Are you moving towards it today? If not what's stopping you? (Click Here)
Video 4 – Does Working From Home Really Work?
Are you the type of person who can stay “on task” when at home or do you need to be Micromanaged? (Click Here)
Video 5 – How Making Money Works Online
So do you just send a link and you get paid? NOPE…. Learn how it really works online. (Click Here)
Are you in business to just “sell stuff” or are you actually there to be a solutions provider? Big Difference (Click Here)
Video 7 – Internet Marketing Systems That Work
So what is working currently and how you should setup your system. (Click Here)
Video 8 – Visual Explaining – The System I Use
Visual breakdown of how I run my system that work 24/7 So I don't have to. (Click Here)
Video 9 – Mistakes Made In Online Businesses
Learn how to avoid the bigger mistakes I've personally made that cost me thousands in profits (Click Here)
Video 10 – Trends, Masterminds, and Mentoring
Where to take your current success and go to the “Next Level” through Masterminds (Click Here)