Have you been wondering how to make money online from home, but have no idea what that might be or where to start?
“I wanna know how to make money online from home, how’s that work?” seems to be the $64,000 question! It’s one I get asked all the time. If I had a nickel for every time someone asks me that, well… OK, I couldn’t retire, but my lil’ grandson’s piggy bank would fill up pretty quickly.
These days, many people are looking for a way to create income due to the unstable job market, lack of opportunity in a rural areas, the need for additional income, retirement funds that won’t cover the bills or perhaps your a stay at home mom who needs to help support her family. Sometimes it’s just the old entrepreneurial spirit wins out over trading time for dollars. Whatever the reason, there has never been a better time to get started online. The fact is that when we need information these days, we don’t go to the phone book or riffle through the newspaper – or if we do, it’s likely an online edition. We go to the internet for our information.
The internet is still the new frontier. It’s a ground floor opportunity to be a part of a world wide community of trail blazers! YeeHaw!
OK, I’m gonna do it! Now what?
You’re gonna take the plunge! “But what do I know how to do that I can make a living at?” you ask yourself. Most of us come online without a clear picture of what that looks like and flounder around for a while before we figure that out. The truth is we all have something we are good at that someone else wants to know how to do or get better at. Every one of us has something to offer that someone else is willing to take their credit cards out of their wallets for. We all have life experiences, job experiences, hobbies and skills that someone wants to know. Heck maybe you have an incredible sure fire fish bait recipe that diehard fishermen would pay good money to get their hands! (Oh, oh, oh..note to self, good idea for hubby) See, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to make money online from home. You just have to be creative.
So, what do you know, are passionate about or have experience in that someone else would be interested in? What do you do for fun? Have you lost weight and kept it off, changed a nasty habit got good, or grow incredible vegetables?
Are you starting to getting the point?
Yeah, but what’s it gonna cost me?
You will need a business blog, a home base where prospects and customers can find you and get to know what you are about. Your blog is your home on the internet. You can take a class to learn how to build your own blog – my one day workshop is $77.00, you can pay someone to build it for you or you can search Google and You Tube and figure it out for yourself and it’s free. I personally recommend you take my workshop or pay someone to set up your blog rather than spend the time to figure it out when you are first getting started. I struggled weeks trying to figure it all out and ended up paying someone to do it for me anyway – but there certainly is enough information on the world wide web to learn how to do it yourself for if you want to take the time and energy.
Now, there are only 3 things you MUST invest in to make money online from home.
1. Purchase a domain name at GoDaddy.com for $11.95 Only get your domain name there. Do not buy hosting there. You want cPanel hosting and they don’t offer it. (cPanel hosting – that’s a story for another day, just trust me.)
2. You’ll need web hosting. To really simplify it – your blog is the building and the server it sits on at your web hosting account is the lot your building sits on. That’s gonna cost you $7.69 a month.
3. You will need an automatic email system known as an autoresponder to collect email addresses of your prospects and customer. This is non-negotiable. You must have this to build an online business. This costs just $1.00 for your first month trial period then $19.00 a month thereafter.
Total investment you must spend to get started online comes to a grand total of $20.61!
When people ask me how to make money online from home, I don’t tell them that. They wouldn’t believe me.
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