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How can I start my own business with no money?
You think you have the ability, some computer skills, a bit of spare time and want to make some money
but you are dead broke.
Join the club, my friend, it’s a big club with lots of members and millions looking for a cheap buck.
First of all, let me say there is no easy way, no instant wealth even Lotto you need to buy a ticket.
Wishing for money fails every time and I think it’s not in your God’s mind to single you out for instant wealth.
Yes, you can suck up to rich relatives then see them leave a fortune to an African orphanage, all that time being kind and nice wasted without a comeback.
So what can be done to start a business?
First of all, let’s eliminate some of those very Manual jobs.
You can pay a few bills delivering Uber eats or driving an Uber taxi.
Let’s face it there are not enough hours to make you rich.
What you earn in a day others spend on a meal, it does not seem fair but that is your world, it’s not fair so you need to turn the tables.
Now it has been said that Multi-Level marketing is the way to riches, Million Dollar a year earners from doing very little.
This is true, it does happen and happens often for a minuscule number of people.
Getting to the top is going to take years and then a 90% chance you still won’t make it.
Not impossible I say but you want to bet it is highly improbable.
The Multilevel marketing dream, true or false?
Amway, Tupperware, Insurance all sorts of foods and ideas that get you excited but there are some big stumbling blocks.
You have to talk to a lot of people one-on-one and be a super salesperson taking up a lot of your time and costing you money.
I know it may look exciting but it needs to be a day job to make any money, you would be better off working for the man.
A select few have made it big time with a new trend or fad. Most of us, and myself included, missed the BitCoin rush. Let’s remember though you needed funds and money you were prepared to lose to buy into the scheme.
I am not trying to be negative here just laying out a few of the PotHoles along the way and things not to waste your valuable time on.
The Internet for small business.
There is no doubt that the Internet is the holder of all things possible.
Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs are just a couple of names that come to mind.
All their businesses started from a very small under-capitalized home business, Now wouldn’t that be great.
Beyond the dreams of most but it is only an idea away.
The old fable about trading up takes our imagination, you buy something cheap and sell higher.
Now re-invest the funds to do it, again and again, each time to buy something more expensive.
The idea is sound, it works but takes a lot of horse trading.
Getting something for free and selling it up.
A good example is plant cuttings, scour the neighbourhood for popular plants and ask for some cuttings.
You can now pot them for sale. Succulents a great example, people pay dearly for these and they are easy to poach and cheap to pot.
Writing books and e-books and how to guides.
To become a famous author takes a lot of skill, talent and training a set that most of us don’t come near. E-books and Guides are mostly given away free or in exchange for an email or phone number
so you might struggle a bit with these.
Don’t give up, stay with me here we might be getting close.
You need a computer, you can borrow the internet from a shopping centre or neighbour but you must at least have a basic working computer.
I have never bought a new machine.
You can go to the local seconds’ dealer and bargain for the best available at a price that meets your pocket.
There is no need for high performance because your time is too important to waste playing games.
Furthermore, my typing speed is not all that good so a three-year-old model at about $150 does everything you need.
Too much you say, well what about the mobile you are holding? Cost more than that I bet. Just saying.
The big model is Amazon
Amazon has affiliates selling its products where they make a commission.
Now there are many just like Amazon but Amazon is the best known so it is easy to start.
You can sell just about anything with a free website and just pick up a commission in your sleep.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s actually not.
People are making money with this every day and you could be one of them with a proviso.
Go back to a small business school.
Only with some background or learning is everything possible
Example; If you were selling succulents you would need to first know what they are, basic stuff, then research the different types.
This can be done on Google off course and how best to pot them.
Do they grow in soil or water and what time of the year is best?
Then who is selling them near you and a range of pricing being given to the public?
Where is best to market them so people will want to buy your nice potted succulent.
Return buyers are valuable so you need to Brand yourself and have a phone number.
As the business grows perhaps you need a website or Facebook page or even Instagram as you post great pics.
So from potting one succulent we now have a career blossoming because you have done the work.
Move on from Succulents
The Internet is the same. In fact, Amazon has its own university to teach you to sell things for them.
It was only a few short years ago that you had to make all this up on the run. Now, it is all laid out for you to make it easy.
I learned everything on the Internet at The Wealthy Affiliate. I started for free and built my first website without paying a single dime.
My need was to learn about the internet to help my real business to get new clients.
Social media and business
We wanted to use Facebook and other social media so that we were not left behind.
The internet is changing the world and if you are not with it you are left behind.
This is seen every day with people in small business complaining about how bad things are. When I ask what are they doing about it they say we don’t want to spend any money because we need to do x with it.
Facebook costs nothing to do a post, I have friends that promote their business using only Instagram, in Fact, I often tell the story of Kayla Iteness who became a millionaire promoting her Workout on Instagram, only Instagram.
These stories are everywhere but you must have the basics to even consider starting out. You can learn everything for free these days or pay a king’s ransom from some slick Dude who gets you to shell out on a get rich promise.
Do not go paying money for anything until you know what you are paying for. Most get rich schemes only make one person rich and that is not you my friend.
Go to the Wealthy affiliate by clicking here and do some free training, no credit card, no pressure just good free advise to help you start on any venture that has internet involvement.
Take the time to Liaise with some of the people online and join like-minded souls in searching for a starting point to your new history.
Follow a couple of the high achievers and see what they do to make money and how much they make. Don’t believe the seller make your own decision based on your research and what you want to achieve.
You will Do something, doing nothing is not an option.
I am a Wealthy affiliate user and promoter but I can supply you an endless list of paid courses that I tried before entering this world. I use Wealthy Affiliate to further my daily business as well as join a great community of people sharing many of the same problems and Goals.
As I said, put your Credit card behind you and your internet future in front of you and start a Journey.
You can thank me later.