Want to work at home? Doesn’t everyone? Being your own boss has become a realized dream for millions of stay-at-home moms and dads, accountants, architects, contractors, pet sitters, and so many others.
Workers in many walks of life have taken the further step of starting their own businesses, and operating out of their own homes. Getting rid of the 9-to-5 job is great, but then what? Where do you start?
What product or service can you sell? How do you make contacts when you work at home? For your desk, chair and organizers. First, you have to figure out what you want to do with your computer and who will use it. Second, determine where you want your computer to live and how much space you’ll allocate to this activity.
There are many resources today–books, websites, and organizations–that provide information and assistance for startup businesses. You will be joining millions of others who enjoy the freedom to make their own work arrangements.
Your workplace may now consist of the room your computer is in. Your dress is, to say the least, casual, and your hours are whatever you choose. Some companies do the legwork so you can devote more quality time to your work at home.
Lead generation companies may charge a setup fee, perhaps from $50 to $200 a year, and charge about $5 to $25 per lead. This charge is dependent on how difficult it is to get the lead.
Taking a course in selling and marketing online or from a local community college may help you to close the sales that are generated by leads when you work at home.