I see new marketers all the time who have a goal of a $100,000 per year or even a million dollars per year. And how are they getting their traffic? They’re happily submitting articles, writing blog posts and commenting in forums and blogs.
Now, if your goal is to earn an extra $1,000-$2,000 per month, then these methods are great. But if you want to earn far more, you’ll want to change the way you get traffic.
No one that I know of is making large sums of money using only these methods. Instead, they are doing either SEO, PPC, Facebook Ads, or creating their own products and affiliate programs.
Or they have a HUGE list. But how do you get a huge, responsive list? Generally by using SEO, PPC or some kind of advertising.
So the real questions to think about when it comes to not only traffic but also any issue regarding your business is:
A) What is your goal?
B) Is what you’re doing going to get you to that goal this year?
And if it’s not – look for another method.
I will say there are of course always exceptions to the rule. If you’re really good at a particular marketing strategy like blogging, or direct sales using Facebook chats and other social networking engagements AND you sell products that can pay you high commissions, it IS possible to build a 6 or 7 figure income with free marketing.
But for the average person, paid advertising can be a faster path to the higher income tiers. Either way, choose a strategy that works within your current budget and commit to learning how to execute that strategy at the highest level possible if you are in the online marketing game to make a serious and life-changing income.
If you are thinking about working from home, you may need to think of ways to work this new routine into the life that you have right now. If you have an idea for something you could get started with, you may find that it requires adjustments in order to set up your foundation in the market.
It is definitely best to continue to work your current job while you get your home business started up and running. Don’t ‘burn your bridges’ until you actually see an additional and consistent income flow from your new business.
You may eventually be able to leave your old job behind and start working for yourself full-time. That seems to be the ultimate goal of most people who work from home once they see how much more pleasurable it is versus a job.
The more experience you get with your business, the easier it will become to get people interested in becoming your customer or a member in your program. The key to becoming as successful as possible would be to come up with an idea that would allow you to work on something that makes you happy in a low-stress atmosphere, and that you can make a substantial profit with.
You can create a successful business at home using a hobby or interest of yours as the theme. It actually would be a good idea if you had a business that was very different from your day job. This might keep your interest more than doing the same thing over and over.
Actually they say we do things that we like much better than ones we are ‘lukewarm’ about (like your job?). So for example if your interests include sports, you could start with a blog about your favorite sport. Just report news (and quote the true authors), do commentaries on recent and notable games, do biographies on famous players.
You can attract other enthusiasts by having for example schedules and locations with maps to games and happenings for that sport. Then as you get the site developed you can begin to monetize it by adding accessories and etc. for that sport. A good example is golf. You can sell and drop-ship clubs, shoes, bags, golf balls, etc. (Drop-ship is where you take the order and have the manufacturer or wholesaler ship directly to your customer. You don’t need inventory).
When you are enjoying the time you spend online at home, and making extra money, you will see your whole mood change. That is because you will experience a sense of freedom and eventually abundance. Eventually because it takes time to develop any business and it is normal not to see any tangible results at first. So get started!
In today’s world, everyone needs to make money. In fact, most people are unhappy with the amount of money they are making and are constantly trying to figure out a way to make more money. However, they also want to do something they enjoy and this is the number one reason that people start businesses in their homes.
If you are interested in earning your financial freedom and to be happier with your work, here are three profitable home business ideas to choose from:
Start an Affiliate Business: This ranks high in home business ideas because so many people are doing it. Truthfully, it may not make you rich, but it can earn you more money. To start your own affiliate business, all you need to do is start a website about a specific topic and then become an affiliate with a business that sells products in this area. You list the products on your site and whenever someone buys from the product link, you will earn money.
Join a Network Marketing Business: Network marketing or multi level marketing is also a great idea to start a business and there are many to choose from. A good example of one is Avon. You earn commissions from what you sell and if you recruit other people into the business, you may earn commissions on their sales, as well. The key is to find a business that is based around a subject that you care about.
Create a Website and Sell Your Products: Anyone who can make their own products really doesn’t need to peruse the various home business ideas. If you make your own products from a hobby, such as woodworking, crocheting, or sewing, why not create a website and sell them from there? It is a great idea and you could be earning money by doing something you enjoy.