The only way to financial security, staring your own business.
Some people will tell you that starting your own business is scary. But is it really scarier then not being able to pay your bills? Most likely your salary doesn't cover your bills, not even if you try to cut corners. Your not meant to live like that, especially when there's another way.
three things you need to know before you get started
starting your own business will take some work, at least in the beginning. But in the long run you will have a much better quality of life. Another thing you need is to be organized. If all your paperwork is a mess you will have to work needlessly harder. And finally you will need to develop crocodile skin. Not every customer will be satisfied no matter how hard you try. And you have to come to terms with that. If you have these needed trades then your ready to go all you need is a plan.
what can you do for money?
There are many things you can do that other people want or even need. Babysitting, cooking, cleaning, fixing computer, teaching, and the list goes on. Make a list of the things your good at. And start by researching them online. What can you expect to make per hour? What do you have to know before you start? And where are your customer and colleagues?
How do you get customers?
In your research you will find that there are many forums and sites that address the problem you have to solve. A good business man simply finds people in need of help he can give. Find out what you potential customers need and be the best you possibly can at helping them. Use their words to describe their pain, this will make them feel that you understand them and will intern make them feel more comfortable with you.
Once you understand their pain. Research the solution and start writing about it. Start a blog, there are many options. You can start a blog for free on wordpress, blogger, tumbler or any other platform your comfortable with. Or host a blog on Hostgator or Bulehost. Any way you choose to do it, do it now. Before you change your mind and get back to watching television or surfing the web. Remember if you make a decision to do something start doing it now.
Next you must start building a mailing list. In order to keep in touch with your potential customers and notify them when you have a new products or when starting a new service. Again there are many options to choose from. Mailchimp, Awebber and many others. Be sure not to overwhelm their inbox. Send them one mail every week.
Where can you get content to write about?
When researching your chosen field, you will run into the basic guidelines. Take that list and break each title to eight more. This will give you a good start. At that point your customers questions will do the rest. You never know how the smallest bit of information to you is worth a lot to your customer, until they ask you.
Now that you have your blog or site up and running. Make sure to be active in those forums you researched your potential customers on. Now you have a way to help them. Start answering questions and be as active as you can. Keep in mind that your signature shout have a link back to your blog. That will give them an option to keep reading more content you have released.
On your blog make sure to have as many options possible to opt in to your newsletter. And make sure to address a few solutions in those letters. Don't just try to push your services on your potential customers. Lets them understand that you are the best thing that they have found. After reading a few tips send a sales pitch on one of the letters. I recommend sending the sales pitch once every five or six letter that way your giving out a lot of content witch will build your creditability. And not trying too had to sell witch will make your potential customers understand that they need you more them you need them.
From there all you need to do is monitor your performance. Meaning you need to calculate how many visitors got to your site in order to get one customer. This will help you set your goals. By understanding how many visitors are needed to generate one customer you will be able to control your income.