Imagine starting your own business online today. All around the world are millions of products that you can sell from home at the touch of a button. The online business opportunity today is all about having your own website and choosing the right products to promote.
How will you meet the challenge?
These are extraordinary times and to not only survive but thrive you will need to change your way of life. Now, this can be difficult at any time but consider the challenges facing everyone today. Because of the Corona Virus, many people have lost their jobs and have to self isolate. When this challenge has passed then those able to work will need to consider what jobs are available.
I’m not sure about you but I’ve noticed a change in job availability and types of work. At the end of these next few months, many workers will be used to working from home. They will have adjusted to create their own workspace and pattern of work hours. Many would have comfortably integrated their old jobs with their family and be looking for new and better challenges to work for themselves. These uncertain times make us have a tremendous desire to have control over our income.
Are you a Looker?
Before our world came crashing down with the Corona Virus, where you looking to run a business online but didn’t know how to create a website? Well, I was! I’m retired but more money is always welcome and there is a worldwide market, just waiting for us to play in. Only one problem, I’m a baby boomer and really just OK with the internet and computers. Really, as a professional musician, the computer age is outside my comfort zone.
So, I went looking to see what was on offer on the internet. But everyone wanted a lot of money to train me, or run a website for me. I didn’t want that! Many of my friends had websites designed at great expense for their normal businesses and whenever they needed to change anything, they didn’t have a clue. They were paying through the nose to change little details and had to wait until the technician could slot them in.
I had run two businesses in personnel in Sydney and I wanted control of my website and my choices. What about you?
Finding a teacher
Believe me, I spent hours reading all the sales spins on the internet and I was tempted. They were talking about $5000 to set up a funnel. Instant success! Fancy cars! But really? Would I be in control?
It was time to get real and find a learning platform where I could step by step make wise financial choices, to create a business that could grow and endure for my lifetime. And not cost me the earth to get started. I wanted to make money not to spend the mortgage.
I wanted to learn how to create an email list and own it so that I could care for my customers and do resale over time.
Yes, it would take longer to create a profit because it all depended on how fast I could learn. Was I up for it. You bet!
So, back to trolling through the online sales pitch and then I tripped over a review on MLM business, and in that was an invitation to create my own website for free.
Not MLM but a direct marketing portal for whatever products sold at a commission. (Affiliate Marketing.) I enjoy my Amway business but I wanted sole responsibility for my success online. Do you?
I didn’t want to have to build a team of people or manage their marketing skills. I wanted to be independent, working my time and goals.
Oh Yeah, I thought! I clicked on the link and started reading. My radar for a trashy sales pitch on high alert. Nothing! Ok, so I can create a website for free and do the video lessons for free. They didn’t even want a credit card to sign up? I’ve been in marketing for over 40 years but I couldn’t see a catch, so I went ahead. Who were these Wealthy affiliate people?
Where to start
I love being a professional musician, even now that I don’t have to make a living at it. And, with the Corona Virus thank goodness, I don’t have to. Many of my friends are really feeling the burn at the moment. Every single musical event is canceled, local and international, for an indefinite time. Big Ouch! Thank goodness I had looked ahead and decided that people are buying billions of dollars of goods online every day. I’m not greedy, I would like just a tiny percentage of this world.
My new learning platform suggested that I choose a niche market that I loved. So easy! Music. I chose a name for my website ‘The Music Room’ and created a website in half an hour and there I was a website owner, promoting guitar lessons and guitars, woohoo! I later bought the website name aussiemuso.com and am proud to have something that will live forever. In just over 10 months I’ve had my first guitar sales, I’m thrilled.
What about earning money?
I was so green people should call me Kermit. The more lessons I worked through on Wealthy Affiliate the more I realized how little I knew and how small my viewpoint. I decided to get serious. I joined for the special price of $19 US for the month, which gave me access to everything on the platform.
Now, I was getting serious about learning all these new skills. Keep in mind that this payment was paid to not only host my website but provide all the training at my leisure and a community of entrepreneurs to help. The regular monthly payment of $27 US was ridiculously low to host and protect my website. Also, security and technical support are awesome. Don’t ask me what they do, they are a lot smarter than me and watching my back.
I’m not a confident person when something is so new and really enjoyed making friends in a community that ran 24 hours a day. There are successful people and newbies like myself all sharing their knowledge, support, and experience.
You get to decide what you want to promote on your website. Yeah!! Wealthy Affiliate lessons teach you all the skills to promote your website on social media, inserting links and so much more. You will need to work on being a knowledgeable person on the products you choose and writing in an engaging, informative way to help people.
Not a writer? (me either). The lessons help you to develop these skills and two plugins on your WordPress website can lead you step by step to improving in this area. Free Grammarly and the Yoast plugin for writing and SEO (Search Engine Optimization). All is explained as you train.
If you sell 100 pegs at 20 cents each, you make 1 cent a peg. You are going to have to sell a huge amount of pegs to make a profit. If you decide to do your research and provide amazing knowledge about more expensive products and people decide to buy through your website, you could make a great living.
That is what you will learn to do. How long it takes you to digest the information and learn the new skills is totally up to you. But let’s pause for thought in this time in history.
Around the world right now the pandemic is creating total isolation for millions of people in most countries. What an awesome opportunity for each of us to take this precious personal isolation time to create our own website. Learn new skills online. Interact with like-minded people.
Whether you are 20 – 70 times are rough and making money is tough! Some people are making lemonade from lemons. (Turning alcohol for drinking into hand sanitizer.) Others are feeling isolated and bored. Which will you choose?
Opportunity comes in disguise
If everyone knows about it then it is too late? Maybe! But this time that isn’t true for you. I know how you feel but this time you are ahead of the game. The internet shopping market is growing by billions every year. You only have two decisions to make,
- 1. Do you want to be part of this growth market?
- 2. What product or products will you promote?
That’s it in a nutshell. If it is yes to both of those questions then let’s get you started for free and see how you go learning something new.
Exciting, you bet! Challenging, you bet? Rewarding in time, definitely!!
Now is Your Time
Have no allusions that the world will go back to normal when this pandemic is over, it won’t. Those who can continue working from home will weather this catastrophe extremely well and find new ways to not rely on only one income stream. You too can grab this opportunity with both hands and run into a new life.
You can create and craft a life that suits you now and going forward. Even learning how to create a website and deal with the challenges can make you stronger and you can do it locally for businesses looking to change to the internet. So many ideas, if you will only reach out and accept this brave new world.
I would love for you to join me on this adventure. I will be there to coach and support you.
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Change your life today and head in a new direction to enrich your life with your own online business. Learn and grow into all you can be. If you want to know more about me you can read up about my musical career.
Let’s do this together.