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Start a Business at Home and Fortify Your Survival

There are so many reasons why having an extra income would work really well. If you are like many people who live paycheck-to-paycheck, there is rarely anything to ‘save’ unless you are very disciplined about it. It may take some real, tangible goal to motivate you to save money. However it is still true ‘you can’t get blood out of a turnip’.

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You might want to save money for a ‘rainy day’ aka an emergency, where perhaps you have medical or dental co-payments, or your car breaks down. Something of this nature can really bite if you are already stretching things just to get by. Another total crisis would be losing your job suddenly and trying to piece things together to get by until you find a new position. Having money saved would make the stress of this situation so much easier.

Or maybe you are stressed about your bills and how you have really over-extended yourself with your credit cards. You will never catch up making the minimum payments and having money saved to use instead of using a credit card will be the result of paying down or even paying off your credit balance once and for all. You will experience true peace of mind if you do not have a large debt hanging over you.

Another scenario is reaching retirement age and realizing you are going to have a horrible time trying to survive on the meager social security that made your paychecks much smaller all during your career. If you do not have substantial pension and investments like most average people don’t, this is a really serious situation. You probably should start worrying about it way before it is time to retire in your 60s.

So any of these examples can also be your motivation to start a business at home to earn and save extra money BEFORE you find yourself in a crisis. It will take a few dollars to get it started up and developed and if you realize that is the reality it won’t discourage you when you wonder why you are spending money when you are trying to save it.

That’s life, however you will find particularly if you can start an online business, that the expenses are probably 1/10th or even less of what they would be if you were trying to open an office or a store (brick and mortar) and therefore the point at which you can start making a profit will be much sooner if you are really focused and take your home business seriously.

They say there is ‘no sight like hindsight’ – however in these situations it won’t do you a bit of good to realize what you should have done. The only thing that will help you is to take action NOW. Protect yourself and your future NOW.


The Easiest & Fastest Ways to Start an Online Business at Home

Without a doubt one of the easiest ways to start making money online is to join one or more affiliate programs. You need only to ‘brainstorm’ a couple different ways to start a business and include some of the more critical details in getting started, to realize which are easiest.

There are affiliate programs where you can promote tangible products such as in an ‘independent distributor’ situation where you will drop-ship to your customers; you can promote digital products such as would be delivered online by download – software, different technical services, etc.; and you can promote the affiliate program itself to earn commissions for referrals.

You might want to consider a combination of these as some are easier to sell (in addition to easier to implement). This may include a combination of one-time-sales and residual income which recurs monthly. It may be easier to make a one-time-sale as there isn’t as much commitment involved as in residual income.

However residual income could be considered ‘working smarter’ since you make the sale once and continue to earn money from that initial sale. (this doesn’t mean rest on your laurels because you always want to be pursuing new business as people do quit, etc.). No matter which business model(s) you choose, it will require your engagement and making a consistent effort over time to really build a substantial business.

You may want to start with just one and build that up and make sure it is running fine before you start to branch out to another business. It depends on you and whether or not you consider yourself a multi-tasker – not to mention how much time you may have to devote to your business over time. Some people can do more than one thing at a time and do them all well, while others really need to focus on one thing at time.

The bottom line is that affiliate programs will usually give you some very important resources to work with just for joining the program. These include a sales page which is a type of website that has your affiliate link imbedded. When anyone responds to the ad, the sale will be directed to your credit and the company will pay you a commission. So with this you are cutting out possibly years of learning how to create a web page, or possibly some serious money to have one created for you.

Another really critical element that you couldn’t easily do yourself as a beginner, is to provide customer service including to process the sales transaction itself – the payment gateway, the communications, the problem resolution if any, etc. So never begrudge an affiliate program the membership fees they may charge as they have really earned it by providing you with real value to help you to easily have a business.

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