Build an online website business
REAL Work From Home (or Farm!)
I've been building my online website business since 2005; it began primarily as a way to help me sell my farm wares, but since has evolved into an income stream in its own right.
Create additional income on your Small Farm
Before I jump into my story, let me show you a quote from a work at home guide
, written by 4 actual work-at-home moms:
"First, building an information-packed Website gives you the total flexibility and freedom you need, so that you can devote time to your family. And second, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable business that has the potential to provide you with a long-term source of income.
In fact, (to back that up) my farm website now generates enough cash each month to pay my farm mortgage
. And the website keeps working day and night, all year long.Here's what's true
: every one of us has at least one topic we know well enough (or can research well enough) to create a profitable website around it
The new standard in small business these days (including small farms) is to have a 'web presence'; people expect you to have a website the same way they expect you to have a business card.
So it makes sense that, if you should have a website anyway, you might as well build one that generates some income, too.
Building an online website business is a 'slow but steady'
kind of exercise. The only way to master the learning curve is 1 - get some good training and guidance
to start, and 2 - apply your brains and motivation
until the job is done (this is a lot like learning farming, by the way.)I can vouch for the fact that this can pay off.
Five years ago, I knew next to nothing about website design or how search engines worked, or how to make money on the web.
Since then, I have built my site to about 150 pages, and I am ranked #1 on Google for a number of keywords (just search on 'free market gardening guide' and see who comes up.
Most of that development came in the last twelve months, once I committed to the idea that I wanted to help other folks learn to do what I do - i.e. operate a small mixed organic farm.
I get about 6,000 people a month visiting my website, and as I mentioned I regularly make enough in online sales of information products I promote to pay the mortgage on the farm. Not bad for (very) part-time job.Here's how that works;
I write some 'content' (like this letter to you) that attracts visitors to my site. They usually stick around and surf quite a few pages, because I try to give away lots of useful information.
Some of those visitors want to learn more, and they buy one of my books or other information products I promote. This accomplishes two objectives; it gives the buyer some practical, real-world farming information,
and provides me some income
so I can keep creating and giving away free content.
While I write primarily about topics related to farming, food and my online website business, the budding 'info-preneur' is not limited to those topics. Nothing says your online website business has to be related to your 'day job'. You can create an income-generating website based on any passion or interest or expert knowledge you may possess.
I can prove that by letting you look at some case studies from the company I use, SBI!; some of the most unlikely topics have formed successful online website businesses.
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Work from home moms (and dads). This guide was written by four actual Work at Home moms, to explain the 'how' and the 'why' of building an online website business.
Here's that quote again:
"First, building an information-packed Website gives you the total flexibility and freedom you need, so that you can devote time to your family. And second, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable business that has the potential to provide you with a long-term source of income."
I don't know anyone who couldn't use another source of income (especially small farmers!) You can get started by downloading the free WAHM Masters Course at the link below; just right-click and use 'save as' or 'save link as' to save your own copy.
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FYI, I'm an affiliate of SBI!, which means they are one of a very few services I promote on my website. If someone buys their service through me, I receive a small commission; this is another way I create more income, so I can keep giving away information that I believe is of value to my readers.
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