Starting a Home Business is a trending solution for many Australians. In fact, 1 in 10 Australians are making money in a home business or side business right now!
The world has changed a great deal, nobody has a job for life anymore. When you think about it, who would want one anyway! The idea of working your life away to make someone else rich is a terrible plan sold to us by rich people.
People are much more informed now and can see there are many opportunities for those who want to look.
Let’s start at the start
Well lets not beat around the bush, the main reason and motivation is to make money. Woo hoo, yeah, we all want more money and a better lifestyle. Nothing wrong with that.
Apart from income there are a bunch of other cool things that owning a successful home business can bring to you and your family.
There’s more reasons but you get the idea, a home business in Australia these days makes a lot of sense
The main 4 ways to earn money in your own Australian Home Business are:
Let’s take a look in more details at these 4 avenues open to you as a work at home business owner
This is a very simple concept but not so simple on the execution of it. Affiliate marketers are people who promote another company’s products. You can be an affiliate marketer for Amazon.
Imagine you really liked a book you read and wanted other people to know about that. You might write a review on your blog of Facebook page and include an Amazon affiliate link. If anyone clicked that link and purchased the book from Amazon, then you would earn a commission.
There are literally millions of companies who pay affiliates commissions. If you like a company and its products if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of their website you might see a link to their affiliate program.
One of the biggest sites to find products you can promote as an affiliate marketer is Clickbank
The main downside of Affiliate marketing is there is a learning curve but that’s it really. There are tons of training courses and if you are really into everything internet, then this could be for you.
Blogging is a big business these days. In its simplest form, you set up a blog and write about your thoughts, your passions, your experiences, anything you want. The idea is to keep posting new content (articles) on a regular basis.
There are many free platforms available for bloggers. One of the most popular is called Blogger
As you gain audience the idea is to monetize your blog with ads or with affiliate marketing.
My own daughter runs a business on Amazon. Each month she makes more than she used to make in her office job but now she is also a full-time mum to her two toddlers.
Australians love to shop online, just ask Gerry Harvey (hahahahaha) The internet is well over 20 years old now. Yes there are adults who do not know a world without the internet. We can all do just about everything online these days and this has made it so much easier for ordinary Australians to get into Ecommerce.
An easy to use and popular platform is Shopify. It even dovetails easily into Facebook to make the experience for you and your customers easy and fun.
OK, let’s be honest many people have a low opinion of MLM and so did I until I tried it. I actually built a very big MLM business which paid me over $47,000 per month. So, if you’re thinking MLM is a scam or doesn’t work; I can guarantee you that it does work and it’s legal and it’s not a scam.
OK, we have that elephant in the room out in the open.
Like every single business model in the world, MLM Home Business has its upsides and its downsides. Let’s take a look at it, so you have a balanced view and can decide for yourself.
The biggest bad thing about MLM is people think it’s selling “stuff” to their friends. That’s not very true at all and the bad reputation comes from inexperienced jumping into MLM, not bothering to get any training and going off halfcocked. Then a week later they quit and tell everyone “MLM doesn’t work”
I’m speaking from experience, I’ve seen this happen about a gazillion times in the last 25 years.
MLM is about companies who are looking to distribute their products via people instead of warehouses and wholesalers and retail stores. That method of getting products to people is very expensive for the consumer as every step of the way has to absorb more costs and profits. By the time the product reaches the consumer its very expensive compared to the original cost.
For example: A full can of coke costs around 4 cents to produce. What does it cost you when you buy it? See what I mean?
MLM companies do not have all those costs so they share the profits with everyone involved with distributing the products.
That’s it in a nutshell.
Downside: You need to learn how to build an MLM Business but, you would need to learn how to build any business right?
Upside: You will have a lot of people willing to help you learn along the way at no cost to you. Pretty cool right? No other business model has that built in
Many business people do not want to spend their time doing the books. Most find it very painful which is where you step in (if you have the skills) and take away the pain.
You don’t need to be an accountant. Correctly entering transactions into any of the most common and popular Accounting Packages is what it’s about. This ensures the accounts are “Accountant Ready”. This saves businesses a ton of money in high cost Account fees. That’s what is attractive to them.
So if number crunching is your thing, then bookkeeping might be the home business for you
As you a bit of a gym junkie? In just 8 weeks from now you can be a qualified personal trainer then you’re ready to go grab a bunch of clients. In fact some gyms will even promote your services, so getting the clients should be a breeze.
Training can be in your house, in their house, in a gym or even in a park or on the beach
Get healthy, wealthy and wise in your own personal trainer home business.
You can become massage certification very quickly and set up a home based massage business all for under $1,000. Work your own hours and be paid around $60 per hour.
Hairdressing or beauty therapy is a fun home business. All the women you know will get their nails or waxing done on a regular basis. It should be pretty easy to entice them to come to your house and have a nice cup of coffee and a chat while you make them beautiful.
Startup costs are minimal and courses are easily found. If being social is your thing then a beauty service home business has got to be high on the list
In these busy times where no one has time, home business cleaning services are booming. Providing quality, trustworthy cleaning services will soon see demand for you skyrocket. You will have plenty of clients and be able to charge a premium because of your great reputation.
Start-up is very low and word of mouth will get you going fast
Every weekend there are well established markets and fairs where you can set up a stall and start selling.
You can make products, or buy them from charities or online and resell them at the markets for a profit. Try to find something different to what everyone else sells or at least have a mix. By that I mean a mix of the traditional products and some that are new and interesting that no one else has.
Very low cost start-up but downside is you lose your weekends