Lots of us have had the dream of working for ourselves from home, and building an online business. In fact, the dream often expands to working from anywhere â€“ so you could be travelling the globe whilst still â€˜working from homeâ€™. The epitome of working on your own terms! Where you want, when you want and how much you want.
So how do you start an online business from home? Where exactly do you begin?
The 5 steps are:
- Choose your business model
- Build and optimise your website
- Ensure you meet all legal requirements
- Drive traffic to your site
My overall recommendation on how to start an online business from home
Learn from someone who has already achieved it in the area you are interested in. Grab a coach or a mentor, and learn from them. This is truly the best way to achieve your goals. Teaching yourself and trying your best is good, but will only get you so far and probably take years and years to achieve. However, if someone has already done what you want to achieve, and they are willing to teach you â€“ why wouldnâ€™t you invest in yourself and get there quicker and more efficiently. Youâ€™ve heard of the phrase, Standing on the Shoulders of Giantsâ€¦
If you speak to the most successful people, they always say time is your most precious resource. By investing in yourself, you save time, and start earning sooner. Consider Roger Federer â€“ the best tennis player in the world, he has a coach (well a few actually); or Lewis Hamilton, he has a coach. Or in business, Tony Robbins has a coach! I am a coach myself, and guess what, I have a mentor too!
To be successful you need someone to guide you, challenge you and inspire you to greater things. A good mentor will keep you on track, and be honest to yourself. They will be a sounding board you can trust. A confidant and a resource of knowledge.
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