Hi lovely reader! How to start a business from home? Which steps are necessary to make that dream a reality? In this article, I will focus on creating a blog as your home business. If you are curious about that idea, please read on. You can read my complete story over here.
What we will cover in this article:
- Why starting your own blog business is a great idea
- How long will it take to make money with your new business
- Starting a blog from scratch, my case study for affiliatemuse.com begins
- The 3 steps to take your blog business from Zero to Hero
From Zero to Hero – How to build a successful blog business in 3 steps
Obviously, it will involve some more details – but if one would break it down, there are 3 steps to take:
- Step: Build your blog
- Step: Engage your audience
- Step: Sell your product / service (that’s the very LAST step)
The focus should always be on providing value for your readers. Not “how to make as much cash as possible”. Read this article on the difference between persuasion and manipulation.
How to start a business from home – could a blog become your business?
My first online business has been a great success (2.1Million views), so I got curious to repeat the necessary steps for a brand new blog. But this time I wanted to write everything down and track the progress.
So why is blogging such a great idea? Because it is easy to start and of low cost to enter the market. You don’t need much. An internet connection and a computer. (And the wish to help others) Then you are ready to go.
How long will it take to make money with your new blog business?
That’s an important question. But we need to remember that blogging will not be an overnight thing. In fact, no business can be created overnight. All creations take time to grow. It is a lot of effort, but the effort is worth it. Think about it: Working a few months on building your business, knowing, that it can set you free for the years to follow. Would that be worth it? Even if at first you would have to be patient? Totally! So let’s look at a graphic inspired by lifehack to find out. Exponential growth versus logarithmic growth.
Blogging success has an exponential growth:
At first – you will not see dramatic results in terms of sales. That’s fine. Because after a few months of building your content (which is fun btw) you WILL see the success.
As Zig Ziglar said: “You have to put something in before you can get something out.”
From my own experience I know, that the first months are just about getting your message heard. You will post your articles, sometimes people will respond. Other times you will be ignored. That’s normal. Just keep on working. You are creating your own future. But at some point (after 6 months or so) there will be the change.
In my first blog project, I started to get job offers by that time. Small jobs at first, but pretty soon, they got bigger. Key is to take all those small successes serious. Put in the work and celebrate. Because there is more to come.
Starting a blog business from scratch – let’s track some numbers!
This new blog is a case-study of mine to track the speed of success until the first magic numbers are hit. Today is June the 25th 2018. I’ll track the progress and steps here on AffiliateMuse.
At the moment the google analytics look like this – ZERO. That’s the starting point.
By the way: The image in the top right corner is from my profile at WealthyAffiliate forum over here (look for “Felini” – just in case you are wondering about the hair-colour 😉
Ready to start your own blog business?
Blogging is a great business idea if you want to work from home. You can start for free or at very low costs. You have no barriers to overcome, apart from shyness, procrastination or lack of productivity maybe 😉
Here are the steps again, if you want to build a successful blog:
- Build your blog. Write the content. Join a community of bloggers to get help and support.
- Engage your audience. Learn how to write good content. Experiment. Try out. Be open & have fun!
- Sell your product or service. Last step: If you have built the relationship with your readers, if they trust you – they will listen to you. And if you have something that you know, that would benefit them, share it! Your values matter. If it’s your goal to help others, your message will be heard and you will be successful.
I hope this could make you curious!
There are many ways to work from home – but to me, the most exciting is to build an online business. If you want to learn more check out the training over here :
PS: The links used on this page contain affiliate links. Check out my affiliate disclosure to find out more. I only recommend products, that I use myself on a daily basis and which I consider being of great value to you.