I have some exciting news for anyone with some at-home business ideas. I’ve been working with My Online Business Education (MOBE), and some of the products they offer explain in quite some detail how to use outsourcing as your prime means of leveraging your efforts.x
Let me explain…
If you want to get an at-home business started, you’re going to have to design a product, produce that product, figure out how to brand it, and market it. If you want to do all that and be successful, you’re going to have to do some serious market research to see if anyone would actually buy your product – ideally, before you even design and produce it.
That can be a lot of work. If you’re working a 9-to-5 job in any capacity, that means you’re going to have to hit the library and start ripping through some Dunn & Bradstreet reference books, which are too massive to check out. If you know how, you can do your research online, but that could take you hours (even weeks) to learn if you don’t know what you’re doing. And, if you’re like most people, you’ll get stuck wasting time on the Internet and you’ll gradually start losing hope before you’ve even got traction.
Once you’ve got your product designed and you’ve arranged to produce it, now the fun’s going to start, right? And all that money’s going to come racing in to your bank account.
But not so fast …
You see, if you’re going to sell products, you’re going to have to invest some pretty hefty cash into getting it produced. You’re going to have to invest in some warehouse space to store your inventory. If you’re looking at making a lot of sales, you’re going to have to hire some help to take the orders, answer questions, build a website, install a store on your website, collect the money, mail out the product, do customer service, take the returns, and do all the bookkeeping.
If you’re selling personal services, you’re going to have to take the classes, get certified, buy any equipment you have, do the advertising, book appointments, either set up a room or log your mileage to appointments, deliver the service, collect the money, do follow-up on bounced checks, call to book future appointments, join the Chamber of Commerce, go to mixers, follow up with clients to book more appointments and get referrals, etc. And you’re still trading time for money, so you’ll have to explain to the family why you’re never around.
Whew! If that sounds like a lot of work, there’s a reason: it IS a lot of work!
Here’s what I learned when I started getting an education from MOBE. I
I learned that I can outsource almost all the pieces of my business. It’s still up to me to come up with a business plan, but I can get a free coach through MOBE. I can take advantage of all the available products that have already been developed by experts so I don’t have to design my own from scratch. I can borrow their customer service department so I never have to answer crank phone calls or worry about returns. I can also take their advice and outsource a lot of pieces that would otherwise be incredibly expensive – like website and marketing services.
In short, MOBE showed me that at-home business ideas don’t have to suck the life blood out of you. In fact, if done right, a business from home can actually be FUN and profitable, too.
If you’d like more insight as to what you can do from home to earn extra income, click here. And, yes, there are people who earn more part-time following this system than they earn in their 9-to-5 job.
After going through the wringer trying to find a profitable way to make money online and still keep my job, I’d be really happy to help you with some pointers if you need them. Maybe you have a great business idea, but just don’t know how to get started. Maybe you don’t have a huge budget that would allow you to buy a warehouse or hire a staff. If that’s the case, please feel free to reach out and ask me anything. I can appreciate where you’re coming from, and I’m here to help.