You need more income to help your financial situation. Cutting items from your budget and watching your pennies each month will only get you so far. You need to attack the other side of the budgeting equation. Many people simply don’t know where to start, but there are many business opportunities from home that you can use to increase your income.
You need a side hustle. But, I’m not talking about selling stuff to your friends in your living room during in-home demonstrations and fake parties. Selling multi-level marketing (MLM) items simply won’t work for the long term. You need a real home business opportunity that can help you make real money.
I know far too many people who hope and pray (and fall prey) to the allure of easy riches of MLM opportunities. My house is full of candles, protein powder, vitamins, jewelry, weight loss wraps, and face wash that my friends have been hocking over the past few years. Your home-based business has to be more than simply selling things to your friend and family. Eventually, you’ll run out of customers. And, the leaders of these types of businesses often don’t communication (or we’re oblivious) to how much real work goes into making them successful.
Many MLM programs are built on you recruiting distributors underneath you instead of actually selling the products. Selling items to customers is often a byproduct of the business. The real business is recruiting unfortunately.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my friends. I don’t mind supplementing their incomes to a certain degree if that’s what will make them truly happy in life. The problem is that these MLM strategies aren’t good enough home business opportunities to earn additional income over the long term for most people. If you’re on the bottom of the pyramid, the income can be quite paltry.
Here are three home-based business opportunities that can help you earn a real income over the long haul.
Home Business Opportunities To Boost Your Income
Create Your Own Website
Okay, I’m a little biased with this home business opportunity. I think everyone needs a website. It’s a great creative outlet. It sets you personally up as your own brand. And, then it can be a launching pad for any home business opportunity that you want.
Do you want to sell items that you create? You should have a website to highlight your products. Do you want to freelance as a copywriter? You should have your own website to showcase your talent.
Everyone needs a website. And, you also need to own your name URL. It took me years to purchase hankcoleman.com. But, it was worth the wait. You should own your own name as a .com and .net. And, for that matter, you should own your children’s names as domain names too. $10 per year (or less in many cases) is a small price to pay when it can cost you hundreds down the line.
A great way to build your website is through sites like Wix.com. Wix.com makes it easy to build your own site, and they show how to make your own website if you’re a beginner.
Wix provides free websites for people with an easy drag and drop system that is geared towards the beginner who isn’t familiar with coding. There is no coding required with their system. They also have designer pre-made templates and photo galleries that you can use to help you build your website.
Wix can help you create an amazing website for free. It’s never been easier since you do not need to be tech savvy. It’s all drag and drop. You simply pick a template, add images and videos (either your own or theirs), making any changes to the layout you want, add text and then publish your site online instantly.
And, if you choose, Wix can help you add secure hosting and domain names to your website. It’s a one stop shop for building your website from scratch with little to no previous experience all wrapped up in one.