Work From Home Ideas for Stay At Home Moms (and Dads)
Many “stay at home moms (and dads too, for that matter)” are looking for ways to supplement their household income. A high number are looking to the Internet, which provides different opportunities to start an online business.
Not surprising though, considering that over 100,000 home based “online businesses” are created every month in the USA alone.
If you think that you are not “qualified” to start your online business because you lack any experience in computer technology, you are thinking wrong. Over the past 10 years or so, many tools have been created that make it possible for everyone to handle these tasks.
Most of these tools are easy to find, available for anyone and in many case FREE to use.
Why You Should Consider An Online Business?
The reasons are very obvious:
- The Internet provides many opportunities for you to “get your piece of the pie“
- It will be your decision what kind of business you want to have
- You can start with minimal start-up-expenses, or in some cases for free (which I will explain later)
- You will be very flexible in deciding what hours and how many you want to work
What Kind Of Online Business Can You Start?
At this point, I will just give you a list of online opportunities. Separate articles on my website will, in detail, give you all the information you need to get started.
- Affiliate Marketing
- Selling “YOUR STUFF” Online (on eBay, Craig’s List etc.)
- Selling other merchant’s products
- Selling as “DROP SHIPPER” – also known as e-commerce
- Niche Marketing
- Creating your own products and selling them through your website
- Creating your own online blog
- Start your own Product Review Website
Can You Make Money With An Online Business?
The answer to that is YES; you can and will make money. It really depends on you though, how much time you can afford to spend on a daily basis and how much effort you are willing to put into it. You must understand that an online business is not a hobby but like any other business. It takes time and effort to build.
Take a look at two online entrepreneurs and the success they had with their businesses. Both are “stay at home moms” and started out working around their chores, but were able to build very successful online businesses.
The first one has a passion for “hats for toddlers” and makes over $100,000.00 per year:
This link takes you to a case study of a woman that made over 1 million dollars in 2013.
Beware Of “Make Money Online Scams”
I am sure you searched on the net on “how to make money online” or with similar search phrases. I am also sure, that you came across the many programs or systems that promise you to “Get Rich Quick” or tell you “How I Made $700,000.00 in 90 Days“. These are offers you must avoid. These are scams that will make you lose money you cannot afford to lose.
Systems that run on auto pilot and will make you rich overnight without any work DO NOT EXIST. Believe me, I’ve tried some of them and learned the hard way to not get involved with any of them ever again.
Book mark this website Downhill Money to your favorites so you can ask me about a program and its qualifications before you purchase or sign up. I know many of these scams sites by heart and can lead you in the right direction.
Here Is How You Can Start Your Online Business
1) Research the different opportunities and decide what kind of business you want to run
2) Build your website
3) Populate your website with quality content
4) Research Niches and Keywords
5) Optimize your website for search engines (SEO)
6) Submit your website to the search engines Google, Yahoo & Bing
7) Create Authorship with Google
8) Generate traffic to your website through Organic Search Results, Social Networking, Google Adsense and PPC
9) Monetize your website (this is the easy part after 2 two through 8
In A Nut Shell
These are, “in a nutshell“, the steps to create your business. Don’t be discouraged now because you have no clue what the things are that I just listed. You can learn all of that the easy and convenient way.
I recommend you join Wealthy Affiliate, the only community in the world where you achieve an education in Online Business, build a reputation, interact with like-minded people, and have access to all tools required to achieve lasting success.
Read my Wealthy Affiliate Review. And then follow my path to success and join WA as Starter Member. It’s absolutely FREE, not a dime out of your wallet. You will be able to study on Level One of the Entrepreneur course, build your first website (actually 2 if you wish) and learn everything you need to know.
You are able to do that at your own pace and stay a starter member for as long as you wish. There will never be pressure to upgrade to Premium Level.
What holds you back? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Take action now to become a successful online marketer.
Hi, I am Rick and I have helped numerous people to start their own online business. I hope my article was helpful and would appreciate your feedback. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact me by leaving a note in the box below. Thanks for stopping by.