Redundant, No Job, Out of Work, Unemployed

Redundant? Use your  time to gain financial freedom

What I can show you is how to market the skills that you have, or services you can provide, online, to target and reach a HUGE audience and create a successful new business. All done online in the comfort of your own home with little or no startup cash!

Building a good website is the key, but a website that cannot be found is no use at all. I show all that is needed to get your website found by the biggest search engine Google to show your potential customers your services.

A Google search for Computer Tuition
this is one of my early successes, back when I traveled to my clients houses to give tuition

 

I don’t have any Skills or Knowledge

Ok no problem, most people have an interest, hobby or knowledge from a previous job – just something you know a little about, or can research into – for example

  • Fitness and bodybuilding
  • Car bodywork repairs
  • Engine repairs
  • Hairdressing
  • Basket Weaving
  • Canoeing

There are Billions of potential customers out there…

harness and build that knowledge and market your way to a full-time income.

When is the best time to start a new business?

Right now….

Things are changing. Commerce for most people, buying and selling used to be a trip to town, shopping. Big companies had huge numbers of representatives, on the road, visiting clients every day, to show their latest products.

The rise of the Internet was inevitable. Even folks with no means of traveling can buy goods online.  They can buy from stores physically hundreds of miles away, even in another country.

I ran a TV-based business for many years and rarely went further than the town centre two miles away, a few years later I was ordering French, Spanish, and Italian satellite receivers online and installing them all over the UK.

It has become relatively easy to start a unique business up, there are opportunities everywhere. 

Big changes are happening all over the world

Massive corporations like Google, Facebook, Apple hold the real power – DATA.

Manufacturers move their plants to where the labour is cheap.  So the traditional JOB is never safe, it could go tomorrow!

Global warming and efforts to stop it are going to change everyday life massively. Electricity generation used to be Coal dominated.  Now wind and solar have a part to play. 

Technology makes changes more and more rapidly. Businesses need to change quickly, to maintain a competitive advantage. However the bigger the business, the slower they are to change.  Small businesses, that see opportunity and act on it, can have a huge advantage.

Online shopping really took off in the years up to 2020.

No one saw Covid coming…

In these uncertain times, even huge, well-established High Street chains and department stores are going under, when no job is safe, the cost of living is rising and the government is imposing  Welfare Cuts and public service cuts. It makes sense to think of a plan B

I now make a full-time living working from home. My websites generate enough business to keep me fully occupied. A few years ago, I ran a shop, in a local town. Now I have a lot fewer worries. Imagine you had a new business where…

  • There is no stock required
  • You don’t need to turn up 9 to 5 every day
  • No staff wages
  • No worries about goods being stolen
  • No customers complaints to deal with
  • No shop premises to keep up, insure, light, heat, and protect
  • the  bookkeeping is simple and mainly automatic 
  • I can run my business from ANYWHERE, even when on holiday
  • I earn money 24 / 7, 52 weeks a year. Even when I’m asleep!

Choose Your Method

Internet Marketing is HUGE, people make a living in so many different ways, here is a list of just a few of the most popular ones. 

 

Some are easier than others, all of them require WORK , there is no magic button or magic software that automates everything. Whatever method suits you, you will always be better off long-term than someone with a JOB, who is basically trading time for money.

The Internet is still growing very rapidly buyers are changing from town centre shopping to Online shopping. The trend is set to continue for  the foreseeable future, so how can you make money with IM today?

With IM, you do a whole lot of work to get it going but then it will pay you back over weeks, months or even for years, with just a few updates, new products or special offers, which might only take a few hours a month. Imagine , when you reach the point where you have over 1000 visitors a day on your site, a percentage will convert into sales and as the process is totally automatic, you may be on holiday or traveling the world, whilst enjoying a stable and constant income.

How do you learn how to do that?

Sales Models and Platforms

First Pick a Niche and a Suitable Platform to work from

  1. Find something in demand, it could be a product or a service
  2. Discover where that product or service is available online 

The following are just a few examples, most of  these niche ideas and platforms are explored in more detail in my articles on this blog – see the sitemap in the footer for more details

Amazon FBA (fulfilled by Amazon) 

Everyone knows Amazon, heck most of us have credit card details stored there to make it easy to purchase. So a great number of potential customers looking at your Amazon store. But it needs a LOT of upfront cash to buy products and the learning curve is very steep. 

Shopify Online Shop 

Great shop model, everything is included in your monthly subscription, but all the downside of the traditional brick and mortar business with your products. Lots of cash upfront. Easy to make mistakes with product choice. All the customer service is your work.

Etsy Ecom

Again all the customer service is down to YOU. As is  shipping and copyright/trademark products can be an issue.  Worse – Etsy is NOT YOUR PROPERTY – you can be kicked off Etsy and lose your entire business for any infringement. Otherwise Etsy can be very profitable. 

Products/Print on Demand (POD)

Teespring and Redbubble are great places to start if you have no upfront resources. Just design it – it gets manufactured ONLY when you have an order.  Good for arty – designers

Drop Shipping

A model which avoids upfront product purchase costs, but as the majority of  goods are made in China, delivery times are a big problem

Copywriting and Content Writing

These services are always in demand, from bloggers and Ad based businesses

Freelance Services

There are many services including Copywriting and Content writing available through freelance sites like Fiverr.

Promotion Platforms

YouTube

A YT channel can be very lucrative in so many markets and it is NOT necessary to show your face when you make a video, many just narrate their videos or even outsource a voice over.

TikTok

This recent phenomenon makes it fairly easy to get a host of followers quickly.

Blogging

More of a traditional approach ,  build a website with a blog – Get rich Slowly! But, eventually, when you have built a sizeable Blog, it can be very automated, and  reliable hands-off income source.

Email Marketing

In some markets, this is by far the best way to go. Build a list and you have virtual  income-on-demand ! 

I hope that has given you a few ideas. 

when you’re ready, read the Building a Website group of posts starting with Selecting a Niche

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