To get some immediate income I advertised two rooms in my home for rent with Spareroom.com,and found renters very quickly. You can read more about how simple this was in my post:
3 Simple Ways To Work From Home
After some internet research I decided to start my own business online,and was encouraged further by reading the book 'Copy This Idea' by the successful English entrepreneur businessman Andrew Reynolds. You can get a free paperback copy of this book just by paying the post and packing costs here:
I started my online business as an affiliate (I earn commission on products I recommend online) and this has evolved as I have gained more knowledge about using social media, blogging and the internet to grow and market myself online. I have met knowledgeable, friendly people through social media and would recommend using it to meet prospective customers and useful contacts, and it is also a valuable source for knowledge-based articles.You feel like part of a community of like-minded people.
It is a fact that for most businesses today you have to be visible online. I am learning to apply the life-long business skills I have already to my new business Neater Works, in which I review and recommend people, services and tools to help small businesses and home based entrepreneurs. It is my mission to help small businesses and start-ups get noticed both online and offline, because I am passionate about supporting local business in order to keep small communities alive
I can now provide a service to improve website search engine rankings ,for example by creating schema maps and using the best keywords appropriately, as well as improving online visibility overall. A website has to be visible in order for potential customers to find the business or service they are looking for. If they don't land on your site, they will use somebody else.
If you have been thinking of starting your own online business I would say that it is challenging and stimulating but never boring. Research your chosen niche carefully to make sure that there is enough demand, then go for it! I cover this topic in another post here:
How to Choose a Profitable Niche Market for Your Small Business