Create Your Dream Business At Home

Create Your Dream Business At Home

Believe it or not, you can create a dream business at home. I did. Not everyone can just quit their job to create this dream business that may not even work out. Taking a risk can be scary, trust me I know. At the same time, realising that doesn’t mean that you need to just give up on your dreams of being in business. It just means that you need to make them a lot more manageable. For a lot of people, the best way to start this is going to be to side hustle.

Now, when you side hustle, you have no risk. Sure, you’re putting your time in and that could all be for nothing. But more often than not, if you’ve got the drive and motivation to give up your time t create this business AFTER work and in your spare time, it’s going to pay off. You wouldn’t give it your all so intensely otherwise. And the best part is that, even if you are creating this business from home, you do not have to make it small. It can still be all you’ve imagined and more. Here’s how.

Have A Vision

First of all, you have to make sure that you have a vision for what you want to achieve. See it in your mind. Understand what you’re trying to build or what it looks like. Then look to recreate it. This might sound a little “woo” but trust me, it can work to visualise what you’re aiming for.

Put The Time Into Your Dream Business

There are no shortcuts. You have to put the work in. You have to make sure that you’re allocating the time necessary to be able to grow. . Make time for your business and use your time well. You need to make this a priority if it’s going to work.

Go All In

From here, you then have to go all in. Don’t just work sporadically or give up. Give it your all. Make sure that you’re doing something every single day. That you’re chipping away at it. When you’re able to make this a commitment, it’s going to take off. Plus, when you make it a habit, it will be natural for you to just get to work. There are some great books about building habits that help you grow your business. One I read and identified was the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s one of those books you stick post it notes in or use a highlighter on but worth buying. 

Know Your Customer

If you’re worried that you aren’t going to be able to be taken seriously because you’re working at home, then you need to know your customer better. Know what they need and make sure that you can offer it, regardless of where you work and when. I’ve worked for myself for nearly thirteen years now. My business has survived “Muuuum, T has poo coming out of his nappy” while on a client call (8yrs ago and still memorable) and today (it’s half term)…..

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Use The Right Experts

The next thing that you need to do here, is to make sure that you have all of the right experts at your disposal. Outsource where you can. Look for an accountant (I’d be lost without mine) and a graphic designer (I swear by My Little Graphics Co) as well as same day couriers and even a fulfilment service if it’s going to help. Spending on experts, allows you to grow in a much easier, quicker way.

Look After Yourself

If you truly want to create a dream business that is long-lasting and offers you the income you want and the fulfilment factor, you need to take care of yourself. Don’t burn the candle at both ends, don’t try and be everything to everyone and don’t lose sight of why you wanted to build a dream business in the first place.

Start with a side hustle and expand or just straight in, just make sure you do it right from the beginning to save yourself time and money along the way.

 

 

Tech-Forward Business Tips

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In this digital age, the need to show that you’re a tech-forward business is becoming more and more apparent. With so many companies taking steps to use advanced technology in the day to day running of their business, it’s important you know how you can keep up or get ahead of the game. With that in mind, here are 7 ways to ensure your business is tech-forward:

Have A Well Designed Website That Is Easy To Use

One of the easiest ways to show that you’re a tech-forward company is to have a well-designed website that your visitors find easy to use. Whilst this sounds simple, often it is something that can only be achieved with a talented designer and web developer. Although it may cost a lot, the upside to outsourcing your website to a team is that you can tell them exactly what you have in mind, and they’ll take the time to make your dream site come to life. If you have the skills to produce your own website, great. If not, get professional help. It’s worth the investment. After all, you wouldn’t think twice about employing an accountant to help you get your business finances right if needed.

Be Tech-Forward & Use SEO To Bring In New Customers

Whilst people may not see that you’re using search engine optimisation to bring in new customers, it’s a great way to help your site appear in the top search results on sites like Google and Bing. Taking the time to learn the basics of SEO will definitely take time, but it will be worth it when you’re bringing in new traffic to your site on a daily basis. To learn the basics of SEO, you can visit this guide here.

Automate Key Processes In Your Business

Using automation services is one of the best ways to ensure your business is running efficiently and effectively. Whilst you can’t automate everything in your business, it’s a great way to group together tasks that you find you’re having to repeat on a daily basis. Whether it’s automating your emails and social media marketing, automating your procurement process or your client onboarding process – you’ll be grateful for all the time it frees up.

Create A Strong Social Media Strategy

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Social media is a great way to get more visitors to your site, as well as the perfect opportunity to build a community around your brand. Whether you prefer to use Instagram or Facebook, having a strong social media strategy will help you stand out among your competitors. Take the time to analyse what your competition is doing, look at your goals and put together a tech-forward social media strategy that will help increase your brand’s visibility.

Once you’ve started building an audience, you’ll really be able to see the difference it makes to both your pageviews and your conversions. If you’re new to social media, you can view this handy guide here.

Use Live Video To Captivate Your Audience

Live video is a great way to connect with your audience on social media. Whilst it’s not for everyone (personally I loathe being on camera but see the benefits), video is one of the most common forms of media and is something that should be worked into your marketing strategy moving forward. Whether you regularly go live on Instagram, you share your tips on a live video on Facebook or you venture into the world of live video on YouTubeyou’ll be surprised how much it will help you build strong connections with your potential customers and clients. I’m working on this one!

Develop An App Alongside Your Website

If you want to embrace technology and get ahead of your competitors, thinking about how you can create an app that compliments your business model is a great place to start. With most people owning a smartphone, having an app is the perfect way to reach a new audience. For more information, you can visit the following website: https://www.intellectsoft.net/blog/enterprise-mobile-application-development-explained/. Whether or not you need an app will depend on your business but it is worth looking into.

Host Webinars, Workshops And Online Courses

A great way to show that you’re tech-forward is to host webinars, workshops and online courses. If you have the knowledge to share this is not only a great way to earn passive income, but also the perfect opportunity to increase your profile as an expert in your industry.

Whether you start hosting online courses filled with tips and tricks, start webinars that address important issues in your industry or you host live workshops where people can show up and learn something valuable. You’ll be able to show your tech-forward and doing everything you can be an innovative company.

Are you looking to make your business more tech-forward? What changes can you make to ensure you’re ahead of the competition? Let me know your plans in the comments section below. I know I need to up my game somewhat, especially with video. It’s a work in progress.

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