Back around 2004, I decided I wanted to quit my job and start my own business. I wanted to work at home, have my own schedule, and be my own boss. So I started researching how to start a small business from home, and came across numerous ideas, but not many that actually appealed to me.
I’m so thankful today, because I did finally quit my job in 2007, started a small business from home in 2008, and I’ve worked at home ever since. For the first few years I did mostly selling (I had a huge Ebay store for several years), but I found I was still working too many hours a week and I wasn’t doing anything that actually had any real meaning for me. But then…
I Found Something I’m Passionate About!
In 2015, I discovered a company called, Wealthy Affiliate. They teach people, step-by-step, how to create a website on a topic they love – then they each you how to make money with it! I started my website, PeopleLovingAnimals.com in 2015, and I’ve never looked back. It’s a website devoted to the care, training and health of dogs and cats, and I couldn’t be happier. I work on it every day – I’ve expanded to hundreds of blog posts and articles. I have a Dog Lovers email subscriber list, and a Cat Lovers email subscriber list, a Facebook Group, a Pinterest account, an Instagram account and a Twitter account, and this January, I started a YouTube channel doing videos with the content I created for the website! I’m helping animals. That’s what I do for a living now. And I do it at home in my pajamas. YES!!! 🙂
What’s Your Passion?
What topics are you interested in? I love animals, so that’s the topic I chose for my website. But you can create a website on virtually any topic in the universe. Grab a pen right now…I mean it…and just quickly jot down a few topics you’re personally interested in. Don’t worry whether you think you can make money with it, just write down a few things you’re interested in.
I guarantee that within your list, you have the potential for a fantastic website, and the makings to start a small business at home.
I’ll tell you how. The same way I learned. You sign up for the FREE Starter Membership at Wealthy Affiliate. They will teach you, with step-by-step videos, how to choose your topic, create your website, create content, and make money. They focus mostly on affiliate marketing – where you suggest products and services having to do with your topic within your articles and blog posts – and you get a commission for doing so. They’ll teach you that, and the many other ways you can monetize your website to earn money with it. Here’s one of my videos explaining in a little more detail…
You Can Do It Too!
If you want to start a small business from home, this is a great way to do it. The training is easy to follow and you can ask as many questions as you want all along the way. You’ll get tons of “real person” help, and you can branch out and make your business as big as you like. You can work part time and make a little extra income, or you can become a full blown, full time entrepreneur. The choice is yours!
Please Feel Free to Ask Questions
Feel free to comment below if you’d like to ask questions. I’m happy to help! I’m proud to refer people to Wealthy Affiliate, because they really are the reason I have my own business now and finally got out of my J.O.B.! LOL Debra 🙂