The Best Business Ideas How to Work from Home
What about Home Businesses in 2015?
What we talk about when we talk about when we talk about home based business. The popularity of this subject, working from home, has increased significantly in the last few years. People are coming up with new ideas how to start a home business, but just a little percentage of them actually succeed.
Because of growing social media, everything is going faster and any new product or a new home business idea reach the thousands and millions of people everyday. Imagine, back in a day, before the internet boom, the only way how to reach crowds was TV, Newspapers or magazines. And people still advertise their business with the newspapers or TV and it still works.
But that kind of business that you could actually do from home without any huge investment was very limited. Until the internet appeared.
Internet as the Door to Financial Freedom
Now, thanks to the internet you have more and significantly less costly opportunities to start making money from home. I will talk about a few business ideas that anyone could start, but before let me tell you why is this all important.
Starting with the point that every small business or just a someone who is creative in some way should have own online presence. Not just in a form of FB page or Tumblr. Having own website that talks about and shows exactly what you do and what you are good at. Also it looks very professional.
But, the problem for many business starters is, that they don’t have enough of funds to invest in the web development. It could be quiet expensive, if your starting business isn’t running and bringing in ROI yet.
Well, it could be problem for someone, but not for a smart guy :). Its not any secret nowadays, that you can simply create your own self hosted blog or website with management included.
People most of the time imagine hundreds of lines of the code and forget the idea of learning it. Of course, I would too. But, there’s the very simple solution for this, its called WordPress.
WordPress is a web building platform where you can manage anything within your website and don’t have to know any coding and that kind of staff. Everything is very simple and clear, just learn the steps that you’ll follow and learn on your way. Professional multi-million dollar websites are built on WordPress.
From the beginning it might seem a lot, but its not really. Once you start its easy to follow.
I’m not going to describe the whole process, I will just point you where you can easily learn the stuff step by step following instructions to avoid of any mistakes. And what is the best of it, its all FREE! That kind of information, that people sometimes charge ridiculous money for. And sometimes the info you get isn’t even much accurate. From training for absolute newbies to advanced SEO ninja techniques to dominate top search engines organic searches.
So, why to pay someone hundreds of dollars to set up your website if you can do it all yourself without even picking your phone or leaving your house?
That’s the beauty of this.
And you could be blogging literally about anything. Think about what’s your hobby and then start writing about it. If you never wrote a single page since your school age, it will probably take you some time to get into it. Once you start on daily basis or a couple of times a week, you will see the huge improvement of your writing skills.
Its important to regularly post a new fresh content on your blog to let Google notice that there is some new website with a great and fresh content.
Convenient Way to Make Some Money with Your Blog
Lets Presume that you have a blog already and you update it with the new post 3 times per week, which is 12 posts per month. Now you would like to somehow monetize your blog, so you get some ROI (return on investment).
If you have no idea or didn’t think about any marketing to offer some product on your site, which most of the beginners probably don’t, the best way to monetize is PPC advertising. You can choose from many companies on the web to sign up as a publisher. But I would recommend Adsense, they are one of the largest companies, also owned by Google.
In a nutshell, you will place the ad code of any size on your blog, between the text, in the header or sidebar, which will target the ads based on your blog niche and keywords. So if you are blogging about cats and dogs, the ads that will display will be related to cats and dogs or pets. Every time the visitor clicks on the ad, you earn some money, depends how much advertisers are paying for the particular keyword in the particular niche.
For example Lawyers and Attorney niche will pay significantly more than hobby gardening niche. I also think that Google can recognize the importance and authority of the website, and will deliver the highest PPC ads to trusted high authority websites. So the new website, even if it has a great content, won’t get as much high PPC. From my experience its at least 6 -8 weeks before you see some increase in revenue. But I wouldn’t worry about that for now.
How much you earn per click also depends on geo-targeting, where are the visitors (clicks) coming from. A click from United States will give you significantly more than any state from African continent.
Just a Little Bit about SEO
Just write or buy the content, do some basics of on page SEO and publish it a couple of times every week. Now I will talk about on page seo for a little, because its kinda important to do it right.
On page SEO stands for how you optimize your site’s content in order to rank. Now, this has really changed as well. Back in a day you would just write an article and made sure that the density of your main keyword is as high as possible. And same within your whole site. You would just stuff in your main keyword where ever you could. And the one who did bigger and better job with keyword stuffing was the winner.
Its different now.
Now you have to make sure that your keyword that you want to rank does not appear in every paragraph or sentence. As more synonyms and similar phrases you use as better. Again,your text has to look natural. So, the job gets literally easier because you don’t have to think that much how you gonna fit into the 500 word article the same keyword or phrase over the 20 or 40 times to make article still well readable. That is why there was a lot of junk before and Google decided to do something about it.
So, make sure that your main keyword isn’t all over the place on your website, that’s it.
I should also talk about how to buy the domains the right way, but the article is already so long and it wouldn’t do any good to overwhelm you with the excessive amount of text. So I decided to make a 10 minute video on this short topic, because I still think its important. Last thing I want to say is, that this approach is just for the people who want to really do blogging and SEO professionally and have some good home based business ideas. Its the long journey not just to financial freedom, but also to live and do what you love.