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Yes, There are 2 best sources for online home business!
And I have them right here for you! Bold statement? Yes, but it is a true one.
The 2 best sources for an online home business that anyone can do? Are you or do you know anyone who is retiring, retired, on disability or a student? We have you covered. So little to lose, so much to gain! They say it takes 7 times to hear or see something before it sinks in and we remember it. Then we/you can take whatever steps are necessary to change what is not working or to connect with someone we/you trust to help. And that is why, one more time, I am sharing my two best home business ideas that anyone anywhere can do.
A quote that was shared recently that is so appropriate for any online business that we are attempting to learn and do. “rather than worrying about what the other person or team is doing, stay focused on what You and your team are doing.”
It is so easy to lose focus or feel like you are not good enough, not smart enough or that you need to do what you are doing differently. ←The only one that is good here is the last one.
Change is good and is even better if things are not working for you the way they are now. Nothing can get better if we don’t change it. So, what is it that you can learn from someone else? Is there a best or better yet to come for you? If there is anything at all that I want you to ‘really get’ today is THERE IS NO EASY! THERE IS NO FAST MONEY! IT REQUIRES WORK AND EFFORT. Then you can reap the rewards and know you did it the right way on your own. That is me being transparent and honest with you.
You don’t have to believe me and you don’t have to do what I have chosen to do for my home businesses. No, you don’t. The choice is always yours and once you know the truth you can no longer say you didn’t know or that you were ripped off or scammed. Because when you do, you are not taking responsibility for your own actions or lack of.
I know that sounds a little harsh and it is one heck of a thing to start a post off with. I am trusting you know what you know and you will not click on the back button but instead go forward and learn a bit more. Knowledge is power no matter how you say it.
The 2 best sources for an Online Home Business
If you are seeking or have taken the first steps to finding or creating your own home business then congratulations are in order. Most, that is the majority seek but never find. They either get bogged down in the wrong or misleading program or perhaps frozen in fear so they just continue to procrastinate rather than going forward.
I get this and if this is you, then you are not alone. BUT, here’s the thing…you are the only one who can change it. The first scenario is to get out of the ‘scam zone’ in your mind. Keep searching and you will find what can work for you. Just keep your eyes open and don’t give up. Those 2 best sources for online home business are just below and waiting for your eyes to be on them!
If you are the one who is frozen in fear and procrastinating you need to ask yourself this question…what is the worst thing that can happen? No, I am serious, perfectly serious. Both of these situations are perfectly normal for most but don’t you want to be better than most? Isn’t that why you are here and reading this today? I hope so because I have two of the best ways to make those changes.
My Favorite Thing To Do
My favorite thing to do has always been to encourage and build up and show others, maybe even you, that there is a way to get where you want to go and there is always a way to make it better. I know, sounds so oh cliche but it really is me. I wasn’t always here doing an online business from my home. No, I was enjoying a wonderful career I loved so much AND I was a guest speaker talking about ‘Dressing for Success’ and how important ‘appearances’ are. We live in a very visual world. Yes, even here online.
Okay, so my point is this. I lost my career choice to a rare disease. Choices had to be made. Was I a happy camper about this happening? NO! Of course not. And yes, it did take time to shift my way of thinking and grab hold of a new attitude. That brings me to now and helping you help yourself. If I can, you can. …Simple.
I am not suggesting that you ask no questions or simply walk in blind. One of the most important things you can do is research. Test me. Make sure that I or anyone else is telling you the truth first so you don’t fall into the wrong hands. Are you curious yet?
What is Your Dream?
The first thing you need to determine is exactly what is it that you want to do.
⦁ Do you want a home business that is passive?
⦁ Do you want to be doing sales?
⦁ Are you looking to work alone or in a team?
⦁ What is it that you are passionate about doing?
What is Your Level of Knowledge using Online Marketing
By this I mean:
⦁ do you know how to set yourself up for what it is you want to do?
⦁ Do you know what affiliate marketing is or how to get started?
⦁ Can you make your own website?
⦁ Do you know how to monetize or even start a blog?
⦁ Are you familiar with Google and how to use this for business?
Have you ever visited one of those awesome lady blogs online and wondered how did they do that? I want to do this too, so how do I learn? That was me, and it was after I was in a program that a friend encouraged me to join. What I did wrong was not check closely enough on this program and the costs! It was a YIKES! I am not kidding.
The funny part is I knew what I wanted to try but had no idea what you called it. So, I started putting words into the search engine to see if I could find what I needed. Well, let me tell you that was getting me nothing short of more of the same old stuff I didn’t want. Then, one last attempt and I found the best place on earth and on the Internet to learn exactly what I wanted to do.
How did I know?
My first clue was that what I found was consistently coming up in the top ten on Google. My second clue was when I clicked on a link and they didn’t ask for my CC. to try it out first. Hold that thought…Do I get to see if this is what I need FIRST? Yes, and like I said no CC required.
The other thing that really stood out for me was the lack of glitzy ritzy cars and homes and promises of riches beyond my wildest dreams. I had become used to seeing this so was pretty surprised. I was skeptical. Hell, I would be a fool not to be after the run I had had.
It only took me a few days to know I was indeed where I needed to be. Was I calm? NO! I was so excited and got right busy at learning. You can check it out right here if you like. When you get to have a look at the complete system first without any CC info or payments being asked upfront it is not even close to being too good to be true!
I pride myself on being honest and transparent with my readers so here is what you need to know and if you need to read this ‘bit’ twice then please do.
1. This is a Learning Platform like at a SCHOOL! You start with the essentials and build.
2. FREE is free forever if you like but there is more so much more to gain with premium.
3. There are no upsells. Just the onetime upgrade to premium if you choose to.
4. If you know this is for you, there is a special offer in your first seven days. I can only offer this once and it must be in the first 7 days. It is almost your first month free!! (take advantage of it)
5. There is an affiliate program so you can earn as you learn.
I have seen many people who have joined Wealthy Affiliate University and it is pretty darned obvious they did not read the information thoroughly. I saw questions that indicated they thought this was a program you join to make money NOT learn HOW first. I always felt bad because they were missing the point entirely and so many didn’t stay and learn. Don’t let that be you…
My #1 Shout Out
Why Partner with Wealthy Affiliate?
They are the most recommended source for training online today and they offer their members an affiliate opportunity that has one of the highest % in the industry. We are starting a home business to do what again? Of course. Make some money. So this means that right here is one of the 2 best sources for online home business today.
Another Best Home Business in my Opinion
There are always more ways to have a home business. The trick is finding what will be best suited to you. For me, it was all about being passive in nature. After all, not working outside of my home did eliminate a few choices. Just to be clear, there is nothing wrong with MLM or Direct Sales. It is just not something I could do.
If this is you and you love sales and party plans etc. you still should consider my #1 shout out. It is the best way to brand YOU over your company. You want to stand out from the thousands of others in your MLM, don’t you? You do that on your own authority blog or website. Be the exception and see the difference.
I love, love, love ‘things’ and fashion for both personal and home use. What I didn’t like was being another one of the thousands of affiliates for Amazon or Click Bank or any of the others. Finding the perfect product that you love and can make money selling online via Amazon is not easy. Oh yes, many are doing that and if you have a passion for something that is a hot commodity then go for it. Heck, we have members in WA that are doing in excess of $2500 a month consistently.
I found something that was challenging and just perfect for me. That meant E-commerce was a solid choice as one of the 2 best sources for online home business.
Have you ever heard of Drop Shipping? If not, the simple facts are:
⦁ no inventory to keep
⦁ no purchases by you ever if you don’t want to make any
⦁ your supplier ships directly to your customer
⦁ no “%” going to Amazon or eBay or??
⦁ you can do one product or a dozen
⦁ multiple storefronts if you wish
⦁ you could make upwards of $4000.00 a month in less than 6 months for some
Who, Where, What & How
Hugely important for a few reasons. If you do not know WordPress or how to set up your own website or storefront you will want to go to A. or B. which are my top suggestions. I will do a comparison $ for $ so you can see which is the better choice for you.
A. Oberlo and Shopify. Here is where you do not need to know how to build yourself and you can import your products and find your suppliers from Oberlo to Shopify. Yes, there is a small cost involved but very reasonable. Highly recommended and a 14day free trial is offered.
B. AliDropship. Aliexpress who is the same platform as that used by Shopify is what I like to call a ‘sister offer’. This is for you if you know how to use WordPress and set up a storefront on your own. The costs here are very reasonable and for the most part, it is a-one-time forever cost other than your hosting and domain name which is a yearly cost.
Are these the only two available? Not by any means. These are just the two that I found to be the simplest to set up and 100% safe and legitimate with help and guidance for you every step of the way. What you need to know first is what is your Niche? What products do you want to sell in your store to match your niche?
Very important for two reasons. Your niche and your store name and your domain name should be as close as possible. An example is if you have a Tshirt store. Your store name could be My Tshirt Boutique and your domain name www.mytshirtboutique.com ( this is not a live link. It is an example only.)
If neither of these work for you there are others you can search for. E-commerce or Woo Commerce or drop shipping platforms are great search phrases or keywords you can use. You always have more than one option for most business ideas online. It really comes down to what suits you and your style best. Click on the banner ⇓ and you can get a free resource guide to help you.
Why Partner with AliDropship?
- Higher Conversions
- AliDropship is the industry’s fastest-growing product
- the preferred choice among drop shipping entrepreneurs
- Dedicated Support
- You get everything you need from your personal affiliate manager who understands your goals
- Support at all Levels even before you get started with your own store.
Comparisons & Costs
OBERLO & SHOPIFY ALIDROPSHIP
Is it easy to get help? ………………………. Yes………………………………Yes
Coaching dedicated manager ……………. NO………………………………Yes
Is there step-by-step training? …………… Yes………………………………Yes
Are free websites included? ………………..NO……………………………….NO
Is web hosting included? …………………….Yes………………………………Yes
How many themes are free ……………….limited……………………………hundreds
Can you try for free? ………………………….YES……………………………….NO
Is there an affiliate program? ……………….NO………………………………..YES
Do I recommend this? …………………….Yes & No……………………………YES
Costs ..………………….Monthly……………………One Time & yearly
My Overall Rating out of 10 ……………….. 7 ………………………………….. 9
You may be wondering why the difference in the rating when both are so similar. What happens is the ‘over-time’ cost to you. Also, Oberlo and Shopify must be used together. You cannot use Oberlo if you are doing your own storefront at WordPress.
I tested Oberlo and Shopify with only a bit of frustration but it came down to costs and my dollar. Alidropship reigned supreme. The total costs for a year are far less than paying every month.
Costs using Shopify for a year are:
- Shopify= $29.00 Per Month for 36 months = $1044 USD +Domain name for Year = $14.00 USD
- Canadian costs vary because of a GST tax of $1.45 which = $1096.20 USD
ALIDROPSHIP= One time forever fee for either the Plugin or your competed site done for you.
- Plugin costs = $89.00 one time only
- Ready to Go = $299.00 USD one time only ( done to your liking)
- Hosting packages are $48.00 year and this is enough of everything you need as you get started.
- You can upgrade to a larger host size and just pay the difference if you need more space.
- Domain name = $14.00 per year.
Total Costs for year one using the plugin = $151.00 USD Year two and after = $62.00 USD a year
Total costs if a done for you package =$ 361.00 USD and Year two and after = $62.00 USD
OBERLO & SHOPIFY =$1044.00 USD
ALIDROPSHIP =$ 151.00 USD to $361.00 ( your option)
You have so many options that getting your business up and running is just a matter of YOU taking the steps to get started. If you do not know WordPress or how to set up a website I do highly suggest that you have your site ready-made for that one-time low cost. That is still a fraction of the cost if you were using Shopify and still setting up your store by yourself. Yes, you will set up, just the woo commerce parts are integrated for you.
Okay, do you have enough to make decisions that are right for you? Do you want to be an Affiliate Marketer or do you want to have your own store? What confuses a few people here is how you make the money. As an affiliate, you are paid a commission if a person visits your blog or website and clicks on a link or a product that is associated with your ID#.
Drop shipping is your customer coming to your store, making a purchase from you. When a customer buys a product from you, you will accept payment for the product for your retail price and shipping costs. Once you have received the funds, you place the order directly with the seller from AliExpress.com. This is typically a usual online order at AliExpress.com. The seller will then charge you for the cost of the item and ship the item directly to your buyer. That’s it!
I know what my choice was, what will yours be? Would love to hear from you if you have a story to share or a question or maybe sharing via one of our social icons is what you feel best with. Comments are below. It will be appreciated in a really big way. The keyboard is all yours……….take it away!
Have an awesome day,