“Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.”
~ Zig Ziglar
Know the Value of Working Hard for Success
The world is changing and you want to be part of the new world. Since we retired from the rat race, we Baby Boomers are searching for a way to work from home, with a reasonable chance to make money.
People keep asking me for ideas that will help them when working from home. Hopefully, these ideas will trigger your imagination to create your own home business. It is not an easy task due to the variety of different business opportunities that are available.
Here are seven ideas to consider:
- Affiliate marketing:
This is not a get rich quick business, but it is one of the best work from home jobs available today. Affiliate marketing is simply connecting sellers and buyers of online products. This blog is a good example of affiliate marketing. It takes time to attract an audience and to gain their trust. But it can generate income over time.
Key Resource: Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: Simple, Smart, Proven Strategies to Make Money Online by Brian Connors. Click here for more information.
- Websites design:
Website designing is the easiest programming task available. You should know basic computer programming and have creative ideas. One option is to join the Elegant Themes membership and gain access to over 56 developed Word Press themes. The theme for this Blog is an Elegant Theme template. Amazingly, two of the themes, Divi and Extra, make it easy to design a custom website. Their video tutorials and customer support are the best I have seen on line. The rates are reasonable and will give you “more bang for the buck.” For more information on Elegant Themes, click here.
Key Resource: Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML and CSS by Jennifer Robbins. Click here for the book.
- Content writing:
Unique content is the online king. Search engines love unique, fresh content. My website, Hall Content Writing.com provides all kinds of specialized content on many different topics. One of my clients is a belt factory in China. Another wanted website content for a recruiter. Click here for more information.
Another option is to write your own content for a blog, like this one, and then add Google AdSense on the blog to earn money while you sleep.
Key Resource: Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide To Creating Good Content by Ann Handley. Click here for the book.
- Herbalife work at home:
Herbalife is the leading MLM community and Herbalife marketers make money selling Herbalife health nutrition products from home. Direct sales can be done with home parties allowing participants to sample the products and listen to your speech on why they should eat healthy and engage in a healthy lifestyle. This is an ideal business if you like to communicate benefits to your customers to gain a sale.
Key Resource: Herbalife Shake Recipes: 70+ Delicious Herbalife Shake Recipes, Energy Drinks, and More! By Jen Taylor. Click here for the book.
- Selling products on eBay:
Millions of people make money on eBay selling and buying products. Think of it as the world’s largest flea market. Look in your garage, basement, or attic and find items to sell. Specialize in a product and find it locally. Then offer it for sale on eBay. Go to “Estate Sales” and find antiques and unique products that people may want to buy. I know of a lady who found old editions of National Geographic going back to the 1940’s. Yes, people collect these old magazines. Selling products on eBay is a fun way to make money from home.
Key Resource: eBay for Dummies by Marsha Collier. Click here for the book.
- Trading domains:
This involves the ability to create a unique domain name and then selling it on a website sales site. You can also buy existing domains at a lower price and then resale later for a profit. You need to learn the nuances of selling domains and website real estate and the challenge of finding a buyer. Domain Sales sites, online auction sites, and Craigslist are possibilities for your sales empire.
Key Resource: Virtual Real Estate: How to Make Money Buying and Selling Domain Names by Von Money. Click here for the book.
- Stocks and commodities trading:
Anyone can be a trader today. All the necessary data is available online. Just start trading with a small amount and learn methods like technical analysis. This is not for the person who cannot take risks, as the market can tank at any time. Be sure to study this business opportunity carefully, before taking the plunge.
Key Resource: Day Trading for Dummies by Ann C. Logue. Click here for the book.
These are just a few of the ideas that you can consider for your home-based business. Be careful not to fall prey to scams and do your homework. I listed key resources to help you with your research. Remember Zig Zigler’s advice: it takes hard work and sweat to develop a business.
Do you have any ideas of your own? Send me a note using the contact form on this blog and I will research the idea and develop a report.