In our economic situation nowadays, we could not just depend on our current sources of income but must find more business ideas even if we are at home. Ideas that are simple and easy to start with but could eventually turn into something great. Whether you love selling or giving services, home-based business still belongs on your list as the best business idea.
In this article, I would like to share with you my own ideas about home-based business one could start with even without capital or if there is, very minimal. Home-based business is good for house wives or anybody who is just staying at home but wants to earn regular income from the comfort of their homes.
There are a lot of business ideas you can be done at home. Let’s check them out below:
The business Idea(s)
Blog for Earning
Blogging is one of the best and highest sources of among the home-based businesses in our time. Some people earn from several dollars up to several thousand dollars a month. Blogging for money may be the best home-based business you can engage into. You can be a blog writer for other websites or you can write for your own blog site. Some bloggers earn regular monthly income from writing articles for other websites. Others earn from their own website.
Blogging is all about writing and to succeed in blogging, one must have knowledge in the subject matter he/she is writing about. Not necessarily an expert in that part but at least have something to say regarding the subject.
Since blogging is about writing, good writing skill is also needed in order to deliver the idea or the message to the target audience properly.
Home-based Call Center Agent or Telemarketer
More than a decade ago when call center business boomed in the country and there were a lot of call centers installed in the metro areas (Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao and Baguio) where center of business establishment is located.
Call center agents were also in demand. Getting a job in call centers was not easy because of the competition among the applicants. Nowadays, because the advanced technology we have, having or starting a home-based call center business is not impossible.
To start your own home-based call center business, you must have a computer and an internet connection at home. Contact some call center companies that allows home-based call center agents and apply. You may also run your own call center but you need to set up the whole system yourself which also cost you some money.
Direct Selling Online
Direct selling is still among the best business one can start with. With the higher commission and discount percentage some direct selling companies give to their affiliates, there is no reason why you should not start direct selling.
Basically, our idea about direct selling is done offline but with the advanced technologies we have today, it is possible to do direct selling online.
To start your own direct selling store online, you must have a little knowledge about making an online store through social networking sites like Facebook or the like. You can also embed online store in your website or blog.
Selling online has never been easy because of the ways to collect payments from your customers but because of several online payment facilities like PayPal and others, you can already collect payments from your customers. You can also use other payment gateways to receive payments. It can be online or offline gateways. For Philippine based online direct selling, you can receive payments using GCASH, SMART Money or bank transfer, etc. These methods are less expensive compared to the usual money transfer such as Western Union Money transfer, ML Kwarta Palada, LBC, etc.
If you are not familiar with affiliate program, it is time for you to know this term. Affiliate is an online opportunity that allows you earn several bucks a day by promoting products or services of other people or company. Companies give some percentage to their affiliates for promoting their products. Some are based on the sales volume and as your sale goes up, the commission percentage also goes up. You can integrate affiliate program with your current direct selling business as well to maximize your earning potential.
Virtual Assistant Jobs
Virtual assistant is a term call to those who are working as online secretary for a specific person or company. Virtual assistant can be synonymous with a call center agent except for several differences. Virtual assistant are monitored using special job and time tracking software that are used in oDesk. Virtual assistant job covers office related job to customer service support or beyond. Unlike call center job which focus on inbound and out bound calls, virtual assistant job covers even wider scope of duties. Since virtual assistant job is not sales commission based, it is normally paid lower than call center jobs; usually fixed monthly salary.
Potential Income for the above Home-Based Businesses
Income you can earn from the home-based businesses I mentioned above could range from $100 up to $10,000 a month or more; it depends on what campaign you are going to use and how you market it. If you are a good writer and marketer at the same time, blogging is the best business for you. If you are good at selling, direct selling or affiliate program best suits you to earn a lot.
Possible cost for starting this business venture
With the above business ideas I shared, there is nothing to lose nor will cost you a single penny because you can start then for free.
In this report, I have shared with you the five (5) best business ideas you can start at home which I know would bring success if done properly.
In business venture, success or failure depends on the hand of the partaker of the business; therefore you have to put your best foot forward in order to succeed and never give up when you face failure along the way. Success does not come in a single instance but it takes a lot of effort and patience.
You have to decide which program best suits you as you go along your journey. Good luck and God bless your pursuits.