3 Step Guide to Becoming a Work At Home Mom (or Dad)
There is a ton of information out there about being a work at home mom, so how do you decide where to start? Well, let me tell you, owning your own business is the answer. I've spent 10 years and thousands of dollars searching for the right opportunity. Here's what I've learned:
1. Start with a company or organization that can support your efforts. You really want a company, individual, or organization that is going to work at least as hard as you do.
You have to decide what kind of company you'd like to work with. Remember, this is going to be your business so you can be working at home mom (or dad); you will not be working for anyone. You want these companies working for you. Look, this article is not a promotion for one company or another. I mean I know companies that have been around for 30 plus years that do not necessarily offer what my wife and I are interested in. There's also the uneasiness of partnering with a company or individual that's started a "new business opportunity."
My suggestion: know your comfort levels and do your research.
2. Find a product that appeals to what you're interested in. If you're interested in cars find a product for cars and market it to other car lovers. I like sports, so I'm developing business interests around sports and information for sports enthusiasts. Your interests will help fuel your motivation to succeed.
Once you find an interest this is called your niche. You will begin marketing your product to a "niche market." Do not know what niche market is? Think of it as your "target" market. The more specific you can be about which your audience / customer is the easier it will be to become a work at home mom (or dad). I like the analogy of sports. There are dozens of different sports for your playing and watching enjoyment. If I wanted to sell a golf product or service I'd do better to market that product or service to golf fans or people who play golf than marketing it to all sports fans. I mean a lot of fans of basketball or football may not like or play golf. I hope you see my point, and I hope you can draw from that to create your own personal analogy.
3. Use proven marketing strategies. My years of searching have revealed that the internet offers the most powerful tools for marketing any product or service. One of the most powerful tools on the internet is the newsletter. You see, a newsletter is an e-mail message you send to people who have requested information you have. You may send your message once a week or a couple times a week. More than a couple times a week, or every other day, will be more annoying to your subscribers than informative. Your newsletter should provide quality information free to your subscribers. The more you help others the better you'll feel and the more energized you'll be to continue to promote your own business. While were on the subject of free, give stuff away. Freebies are not hard to find. Add freebies to your newsletter. Your subscribers will enjoy the new information you recommended. Quality information also adds credibility to you and your web site. Share information.
I hope you've enjoyed this article and found the information helpful.