If you are thinking about the best online business to start for beginners from home then you are in the right place. If you would like to start an online business with very low start up costs, that you can start part time from the comfort of your home, then make sure read every word on this page.
Because you are about to discover the top four best online business to start for beginners in 2022, because they are the simplest and easiest online business models. Especially if you are a complete beginner, regardless of your age or current business knowledge.
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And two of the four online business models we will cover in this article, I have actually been doing myself for the last fifteen years. So this article is based on first hand knowledge and real life experience. And if you read this post until the end you’ll have everything you need to know to get started today with your own online business, that you can start from home part time in 2022.
And If you are new to the Blog, Hi, my name is Craig Beckta. And I’ve been running my own successful online business from home for the last fifteen years and in this post I’ll reveal to you the top four online business models that you can run from home with just a laptop or a mobile phone from anywhere in the world.
The four best online business to start for beginners that you are about to discover, you can start from home with just one or two hours per day, with very low start up costs. Especially compared to what it would cost you to start a traditional brick and mortar business like investing in a franchise like McDonald’s.
First let’s talk about what types of online business you should avoid because they have lower profit margins and more potential hassles that you probably don’t want to have to deal with. Here are the two types of online business, I suggest you avoid.
I suggest you avoiding drop shipping or selling actual physical items on sites like eBay. The best online business models you will discover in this article, do not require any physical products, no inventory to worry about, no shipping, no employees and definitely no boss telling you what to do.
When it comes to starting an online business from home, your focus should be on the following things. One: Easy to start with little investment, Two: High profit potential and profit margins, Three: easy to maintain, scale and grow the business, Four: an automated component that allows you to earn while you sleep or while you are on the beach or vacation.
Basically you want a passive income component to the business that allows you some time freedom to do the things that you want to do each day. We’ll start with the easiest business model first, that require the least amount of time and investment on your part.
You may have heard of this business model before, but I’ll ask you to suspend your disbelief for a moment and allow me to explain, why I think it the best online business to start for beginners for a majority of people to start with.
Before we get to it, let me first ask you a question… Do you know the secret to earning money? People earn money by selling a valuable product or service or by trading their time for money at a job. I don’t suggest you trade your time for money at a job because you are already probably doing that.
And I am also assuming that you don’t already have a valuable product or service of your own to sell just yet. So if you don’t have a product or service of your own to sell, how do you get started?
For beginners, I suggest you start with recommending other people’s products or services online in exchange for a commission. I’m sure you have heard of this type of business model before and you see people doing it on Youtube all of the time.
Now this is not a pyramid scheme or anything like network marketing like Amway, if anyone remembers that anymore. This is a legitimate home based business that tons of people all over the world are involved in and even large sites like Amazon and many other large online retailers like Costco participate in it as well.
It’s called affiliate marketing and it is a multi billion dollar online industry. The United States alone has a $6.8 billion dollar affiliate marketing industry and it is growing every year. How it works is, you sign up to promote an other business products or services in exchange for a commission if you make a referral sale through your unique affiliate link..
Why I think this is the best online business to start for beginners is because it requires very little start up costs and you do not have to worry about having to deal with actual physical products. You can literally sit on your couch with a laptop or a lounge chair on the beach provided you have a wi fi connection and invest as little as one to two hours per day to start.
I started affiliate marketing back in 2007 over fifteen years ago, part time while I was still working full time in the Airforce and I eventually started making more money online part time than I was from my full time day job. In 2010, I retired from the Airforce and I have been working online from home since.
Now business model two requires a little more upfront investment of time and it is creating your own digital information products. Some example of digital information products are e-books, online video training courses and even audio recordings or monthly membership sites that pay you recurring revenue month after month.
There are tons of information based monthly membership sites in all different niche markets where people pay to access your monthly training or to have access to you, if they have a question. I have sold e-books, online video training courses and I have also run several monthly membership sites over the years. And they are all great online revenue streams.
Creating digital information products was the second income stream and online business model that I started back in 2008 and it can be very lucrative especially if you recruit an army of affiliates to help you promote your products for you.
That is also why I suggest you start with affiliate marketing first because by learning how to promote other people products first you will have a better understand of marketing your own products and you will know how to train your affiliates so that they can help you grow your digital information business.
Now you may be thinking you don’t know what to sell, but all you have to do is learn as much as you can about a particular high income skill by reading books, or taking an online course and there are even free courses that Google and Facebook offer that can help you to become a subject matter expert in a short amount of time.
Now if creating digital information products is not your thing you can also use the same concept by becoming a subject matter expert and starting an online agency that manages some aspect of someone else’s online business.
For example you could start a Facebook Ad Agency or a Google or Youtube Ad Agency. Although that would require you to learn as much as you can about each of the ad platforms and you should have some actual experience producing positive results so that you deliver a good return on investments to your clients.
If the idea of running a ad agency doesn’t appeal to you, another way you can help online business owners is by providing video editing services for YouTubers more about how in a second, or by audio editing services for Podcasters.
You don’t even have to do the actual video or audio editing yourself. Think of yourself as a sub-contractor. You can find video editors or audio editors on sites like Up Work or Fivver and then you would outsource the work to them making sure you charge enough up front to your client to make 30% or 50% profit and you just act as a middle man between the client and the editor.
You could also do this as a Social Media Manger for any number of business and by outsourcing the work to other people that would allow you to grow and scale your online business and put your focus on attracting more clients. There are any number of online tasks that you could outsource that people find too, time consuming or that don’t have the know how or interest to do themselves.
Now the fourth online business model that can be quite lucrative because it usually involves a monthly recurring cost to your customer is software as a service. Now that great part about software is it usually involves a subscription model which means you make monthly recurring revenue and you don’t have to know anything about programming.
Let me give you an example, you can hire a coder on Up Work or fiver to create software and then all you have to do is focus on the marketing. Clickfunnels is a good example of a successful software as a service business. The Co-founder Russel Brunson doesn’t know how to code he just joined forces with someone who already had the skill and just look at how successful Clickfunnels is today.
As I mentioned earlier the easiest best online business to start for beginners from home is affiliate marketing here is a link to an affiliate marketing playlist on Youtube. And here is a link to a Free Affiliate Marketing Course on my Blog.
And before you go, I wanted to give you some helpful tips that might make the difference for you whether or not you become successful. Because I know how hard it is to start a home based business from home. In order for it to work you are going to have to carve out some time to get started and in order for that to happen you are going to have to create a new routine for yourself and change some of your existing habits.
That might mean getting up an hour earlier each day, or skipping Netflix for an hour each night. I know it may seem hard but there is probably at least an hour a day that you can put aside for your new business. In 2007 I started getting up an hour earlier so that I could focus on learning affiliate marketing so pick a time that works for you.
In this section I’m going to recommend a few books you can get on Amazon, either the actual physical books or the kindle version. Because a big part of starting a new online business involves having the right mindset to succeed.
Atomic Habits is a great book about changing your habits and literally if you can change a few of your small habits that are not serving you, you can begin the process of changing your life. Which reminds me of a great quote from Dr. Wayne Dyer it goes: “Change Your Thoughts and Change Your Life”.
Two new habits I have incorporated after reading the book is 20 minutes on the elliptical first thing in the morning and twenty minutes of meditation before I even look at my iPhone. Those two new habits have had a huge impact on my day, which is quite surprising. So you don’t have to make huge changes all at once. Start with one new habit and you can begin habit stacking from there.
In order to see a change in your life it has to happen in your mind first. And the good news is that has already started to happen because you are reading this article. I’m also going to suggest a few other books that you might find helpful along your online business journey.
Think and Grow Rich is another good book about changing your mindset and I think you can even find it for free online and Traction is a really good book as well. I suggest you start reading one new business book or mindset book a week to start, or at least one a month to open your mind to new ideas and new ways of thinking.
Now you are probably reading this post and you are still wondering where to start and it really comes down to making a choice of which business model to start first and actually focusing on starting it and staying consistent day after day.
Any business you start will be difficult at first because everything about it will be new to you. But honestly it has never been easier to start a business or make money online in 2022 than ever before. The best advice I could give you is start with affiliate marketing because it is the easiest to start with and stop making excuses why it won’t work for you.
There are plenty of examples of people with successful affiliate marketing business or digital information business and software business. And if they can do it so can you, no one is born with these skills, it starts with the desire to change your current situation and then it’s up to you to make it happen.
I don’t want to get to preachy in this article but tons of people jump from one easy idea to the next easy idea and never actual start anything and then complain it doesn’t work.
Here’s what you need to do. Pick one of these 4 online business models One: Affiliate Marketing. Two: Creating your own Digital Products Three: Manage an Agency Four: Create Software as a service.
Pick one that appeals to you most and get started. Now you may be also wondering which online market you should get into. There are three huge online markets you should focus on where a majority of the products and services are sold. Sticking to the big three markets will give you better odds at being successful.
Yes, they are crowed and there is lots of competition and that is because that is where the money is. All you need is a little slice of the pie for yourself. The three big markets you should be thinking about are the Wealth Market, The Health Market and the Relationship market.
Choose one of the three markets that you are the most interested in and just get started., As I mentioned earlier, I have a few videos on affiliate marketing so if you want to check those out you can watch them here: Youtube
In the next few weeks, I’ll be releasing a video about creating your own digital information products and how to sell them so if that interests you, make sure you subscribe to my Youtube Channel and hit that bell so you don’t miss those videos.
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