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Five Tips to Running a Startup from Home

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2018 at 1:10 AM
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If you have an idea that’s potentially profitable, you might as well turn it into a reality. And this is something that stay-at-home moms can do during their time, aside from doing the usual stuff like chores and paying bills and keeping the kids company.

Thankfully, modern technology has made it possible for every woman to pursue personal and lucrative ventures with ease. We are basically afforded the means to establish an enterprise, so what better time to start than now?

Still, we have to consider the fact that starting a business can be pretty complex, especially when it involves creating a startup using just a laptop, a modem and a noggin full of nifty ideas.

That being said, here are some of the most important tips for flexing your entrepreneurial muscles while at the comfort of your living room.

Draft a plan

A successful business starts off with a blueprint. Apparently, we just can’t imagine starting a business without first having an idea in mind, more so putting the idea into paper. Before you can even gather the resources you need to start your venture, you have to have a clear objective in mind. In this sense, you should be able to identify short-term and long-term goals, and create the right strategies to accomplishing them.

Fund your idea

Once you have your plan, you are now ready to set it in motion. But first, you should determine the resources needed to get you started. If, say, you plan on starting a secondhand book selling business aimed towards avid collectors, you should be able to set your starting capital which covers setting up your website and other important operational expenses. This should if you already have a primary source of income such as a day job, but it’s a challenge when you have to start from scratch. For that, you can always apply for online loans with low installment rates.

Create your website

If you’re aiming to make it big as an online seller, you should first build your website where potential customers can visit and make direct purchases. It can cost you between $300 and $1,000 to to design and run a website with a custom domain, but it’s an essential investment when you’re aiming to grow your business, build credibility, and attract more customers.

Promote and market

It’s not enough to build your own website. You still need to go out there and tell potential clients that you’re selling something they need. Internet marketing is something you should be able to do regularly because it allows you to reach out to your audience and influence them into buying your product or service. You can do so by posting on your official social media accounts, writing as a contributor to reputable online magazines, or by simple answering client inquiries.

Track and relax

Once you have everything set up, you can now kick back and watch your cash flow grow. There’s still a lot of managing you can do, but once everything’s sailing smoothly, you can still have time to take the kids out for a walk in the park.

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