Becoming a Homepreneur and how to work from home

Homepreneur is a made up name that does not exist on Wikipedia, however there are 2.9 million Homepreneurs who currently contribute £300 billion to the UK economy. Impressive numbers when you stop to think about it.

We (homebuilders) not only spend £40bn in the local economies we live in, mine in Costa, but earn more per hour than those in ‘proper’ jobs. We must be saving the environment too since we are not traveling. What’s not to like?

1 in 7 of the UK workforce is self-employed, the highest percentage recorded at any time in the last 40 years.

Why does it motivate us to start from home?

  1. A lifelong ambition to turn a passion (hobby) into a business.

  2. An opportunity in the market and be your own boss.

  3. Dissatisfied with your current job.

  4. You are unable to return to the workplace due to injury or disability.

  5. You want to spend more time with your family and friends.

  6. Invest in your future – (pension/retirement fund issues).

The most popular sectors for home businesses are:

  1. business services

  2. Creative.

  3. Retail

  4. Professional Consulting.

Other amazing facts about becoming a Entrepreneur:

  1. It is not necessary to have a Product or an Idea to start a businessthere is something for which you sell products on behalf of other people/companies to earn a commission.
  2. Over 60% of new UK businesses are started at home.

  3. Of the Novice Homepreneurs, 64% are women and of these, 72% are non-mothers, dispelling the myth of the rise of ‘stay-at-home mums’ (UK mum) and yes, mompreneurs are listed on Wikipedia .

  4. Of these women, almost 70% had never been in business before.

  5. The age range: is 45-54, (more than 30%) the older generation is getting involved and I suspect due to financial impact (pension fund crisis/economic crisis during 2008-2013)

Do you fall into one of these categories?

I fell into most of these categories, the main one being unable to do my job due to the great amount of stress it placed on me. I needed to work, I did not have a product to sell, I am a woman and I am almost 50 years old. It’s scary to start your own business, but you have to get out of your comfort zone and make it happen. I became a Homepreneur within a few months of partnering with a commission-based company.

When you find the right product to sell online, what next?

  1. Website: WordPress They have made it easy for us, especially for newbies like me. It’s free, fast and easy. Take your time and select a theme that suits you and your product. Before selling your product, you have to sell yourself. It’s about being Nice, giving value to your customer before selling something.
  2. mailing list: Aweber Now that you have a website you need to collect emails from your customers so you can keep them up to date with your “deals” or new information, the best way to do this is through Aweber. It’s simple to connect your website to Aweber so you can send regular informational emails to new and existing customers or customers.
  3. advertising marketing: Facebook. There are a billion people on Facebook every day… it’s amazing. Someone somewhere wants/needs your product, but before you self-combust and declare you don’t know how… remember we all have to start somewhere. If you’re serious about being a Homepreneur, get on Facebook. You may need to enroll in a course How to advertise on Facebook. Do your research as there are hundreds of courses to choose from. Make sure they teach you how to use “business for Facebook.”
  4. get help – If, like me, you have limited savings and can’t afford help, use YouTube’s online tutorials. Look for gurus in your industry who have free online videos for you to “learn while you earn.” Google and YouTube anything and everything you need to know Aim be careful. I’ve found that some YouTube videos are out of date, especially when I try to keep up with the changes some companies make, ie Facebook (every 5 minutes it seems). It’s incredibly frustrating when you’re trying to compare what’s on your screen to who you are. looking at the youtube video.
  5. Equipment: Invest in the highest spec computer or laptop you can afford and get a decent internet connection. This may mean sitting in a cafe all day, but hey, you’ll be contributing to the local economy.
  6. Will to succeed at all costs.

The bad news is that most people who think about starting an online business and creating a life of freedom and flexibility don’t even start.

The good However, the news is that thanks to the Internet, it is easier than ever to get started as a Homepreneur. Everything you need is out there, sometimes you just need a little help finding it.

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