We’re living in an age where it’s possible that you could make sixty thousand a year before you turn 21. Bright sparks are thinking that this means that can make a killing before you even finish college. Maybe, before you even get accepted into your dream school. How on earth is that possible? It’s all due to the modern, home run business. Running a business from home is a lot easier than building one from the ground up in an office. There’s less responsibility, less pressure, and virtually no risk. We’re going to talk about why this is a little further down. For now, though, I want you to focus on one important fact. It’s estimated that around twenty-five percent of the blogs online are owned by people under the age of eighteen. A blog has the potential to be an online business. In fact, the top blog in the world is the Huffington Post, and that generates millions every week for its owners. That’s how successful blogs can be with a little time and effort.
However, I’m not just talking about blogging. You can set up any business online, work from home and make a fortune before you turn 21. You just need to follow this incredibly easy path to success.
Design A Website
Your first step is to setup and design a website online. Don’t worry about money just yet because you can do this for free using something like WordPress. It’s one of the first lessons that they teach you if you study journalism in college. Journalists know that the future of business is only, and you should too. Once you get to grips with the software that you’re using, you’ll be able to setup a blog within an hour. It is missing a few key details, though. It doesn’t have a purpose, any content and most importantly, no readers.
Let’s think about the purpose first. It doesn’t matter how it begins because you can grow and evolve the website with your ideas for business. So, you can start by writing about fashion. Set it up as a fashion blog, particularly if you would love to be a fashion designer. If you choose something that you’re passionate about you’ll find a voice that people want to hear from. Now, you just need to write some content based around this idea. Don’t worry about filling up your blog too fast. Aim for one piece each day and you should start to generate a profit with this website after a few months. A small profit but a profit nonetheless.
You will start to get readers on your blog as soon as you begin tagging articles. This is one of the most basic forms of SEO and will guarantee a few readers from day one. You can build up SEO by using keywords and backlinks on your blog. Backlinking simply means to link to another website across the net. Or getting a website to link back to you. That’s a little harder because you need to set up your website as a source for information.
Once your website is up and running, spend some time making it look stylish and attractive. Add images, video and different forms of media. You may want to post something like a poll every so often. This is a great way to get your readers to interact and connect.
Selling Information Or A Product
Now that you have a website, you can start to think about selling. You can either sell information or a product online. If you’re selling information, you’re just taking on the role of a professional blogger. Professional bloggers don’t work for free, and they don’t have to. Instead, they catch the attention of advertisers or sellers online. Sellers love using bloggers to promote products or services, particularly through sponsored content. For a blogger, this is the goldmine. As soon as you attract interest from promoters, you can start making real money. It’s nothing to shake a stick at either. The average blogger can make up to ten thousand per week working from home. Of course, that might not be enough for you. You may want to expand your business idea and you can by selling.
You can sell either products or services. These can be things you produce or products you sell for other people. Wholesale goods are a great example of this. Selling wholesale products is easy because they are cheap to buy. Once you’ve bought them, you can add a little extra onto individual cost to make a profit. Selling online is simple, and you just need an ecommerce platform. These are quite cheap to purchase and certainly won’t break even the most modest of budgets. Once you start to sell online, technology becomes an important aspect of your business. You need to protect the data of your customers.
You can still run your business from home and sell, making awesome levels of profit. However, you have taken on a responsibility for your customers, and this must be taken seriously. In particularly, understand that you will be looking after their sales data. You must do everything you can to keep it away from hackers and thieves. You can do this by working with a proactive IT partner. They will work with you to keep your data safe. All you need to do is use the services that they offer. You might think you can keep data safe without any help. I strongly advise against this. At the very least, you’ll want IT support to keep your business network running effectively.
Even bloggers have IT support services to make sure they can always add fresh information.
Growing The Idea
Now you have a website that will be making money through promotion. You might have an online shop to sell products or services. You could even set yourself up as a freelancer offering services in your area of expertise. What’s next? The answer to that question is anything you could want or imagine. You can take your business in any direction now that you have the basic building blocks. Age doesn’t matter; cost is of little importance, and yes, it is this easy. Sure there are hurdles. But if you are determined to achieve your goal, you can become a success with a small, home company.
What are you waiting for? Start a business today because there really is no downside.