6 ways to make your home business look more professional

How to make your homebusiness look more professional



One of the major difficulties that many people who run their own businesses from home may face is how to get your home business to look professional to the point where it is being treated within the same leagues as other businesses out there, including much larger businesses.

The truth is that this is very hard to achieve, but it is always possible, and if you are keen to try and make it happen, there are actually many things you can do.

Getting your home business to look more professional is incredibly important, as it helps you to build a brand.

Let’s take a look at some of the most effective and expedient ways of ensuring that your home business can be made to look more professional.

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1 Use A Virtual Address

One of the first things you may struggle with as a home business may be what address to put on your business.

Some people do not mind using their home address but for some, its a little uncomfortable.

This is for obvious reasons your home is personal to you and should not be plastered all over the internet.

To get around this, you might want to do what many other people in your position have done before, and that is to use a virtual mail address.

Using a virtual address has the notable effect of ensuring that people respect your business more, and makes your business look more professional.

It also helps you to protect the privacy of your home from unwanted solicitations.

A virtual mail address provider also helps you to collect mails and packages that are sent to your business.

2 Have your own domain name and website: 

For your business to look more professional, you need to have a domain registered in your business name, and also a website, that enables people to easily find you online.

In this age, people are less likely to trust a business or take a business less seriously if they are not online.

To get a domain name and a website set up, you will need to purchase what is called a hosting plan.

A hosting plan vendor helps to rent you a space on the internet for you to house your business online.

The best hosting plan I will recommend is Bluehost, this is because their plans are among the cheapest and most affordable you can get.

Their hosting services are per excellent and they even offer you a free domain name for the first one year of hosting your website.

To sign up for Bluehost go here.

3 Have a business email

Noting shows your business as being unprofessional as when you write to a client with your Gmail address.

The client is left thinking if the business does not even have its own email address, how do I entrust my business to them.

Some companies will only take quotes from businesses that have their own email addresses.

So getting your business set up with its own email address is non-negotiable, as not doing so will mean missed business opportunities.

The good thing about this issue is that your hosting plan with Bluehost comes with a free email address for your business.

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4 Create a good customer experience

As always, the most important and best way to improve your business’ professional outlook is to simply get out there and make sure that you are impressing your customers as much as you possibly can.

If you are just starting out, it is especially important to make sure that you are impressing those who are your first customers.

As that gets the ball rolling in terms of being able to expect your reputation to grow, as they will tell others of the experience they have had.

Give your customers an experience that surpasses what they will usually get at a bigger company and they will stick with you for life.

5 Get a business contact phone number:

Your business should have a contact number displayed where your customers can easily reach you.

In fact one of the things you should not joke with as a business is your contact details, from your email address to your phone number.

Properly display them on your contact page.

It gives anyone who is doing business with you the comfort that you are easily accessible hence makes your business look more professional and genuine.

No one wants to do business with someone they cannot reach if they need clarification or have issues with their products.

Use chatbots embedded in your website to provides real-time visitors to your website with the opportunity of chatting with you while on your website.

6 Have a marketing strategy

Have a marketing strategy in place to reach your customers, a good and cohesive marketing strategy gives your business a professional outlook.

When you have nailed down a marketing strategy, you will find out that you are much more able to reach your target customers with the right message.

This is essentially the whole point of marketing, and as long as you are approaching your marketing in the right way you should find that you are hopefully going to be able to keep your business’ reputation pretty high and strong.

Invest a little more in your marketing, as that is going to make a huge difference to whether or not your business is respected by others in the same industry and by customers as well.

be willing to invest some money in producing marketing materials such as posters, flyers, business cards etc.

All your marketing should not be done online alone, offline marketing also makes your business relatable as people will buy from people that they know.

12 reasons you should own a printables business(passive income) in 2019.

why you should start a passive income business in 2019

Remember the Christmas song about the 12 days of Christmas?

it’s playing in my head now hahaha, on the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me—– I am sure you know the rest of the song.

Well, in this case, I am your true love, that is giving you a gift of owning a printables business, by telling you 12 reasons you should own a printables( passive income business) in 2019.

1 Passive income business:

Printables is a passive income business meaning that once you have designed it and set it up, it just keeps on bringing you income so long as people desire to buy it. If you have been looking for passive income opportunities, then this is one you should not miss out on.

Who does not like the fact that you can wake up and do whatsoever you need to do while your business is running by itself practically.

In case you are thinking about how to start this business, then you need not stress, I just finished building my course on Newbie Printables business.

A course that teaches you how to start a printables business from finding your niche to the cost of startup.

Here is what a person who took the course had to say

I love that this course is geared towards newbie. I love beautiful printables and have been secretly envious of those that create such items. And now I can too!

To sign up for this course click here

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2 You can do it as a side hustle:

You know how you can give yourself that dang excuse, but I am working and I am already doing a lot, I don’t have the time.

This business can be a side hustle too, you don’t need to do it full time if you don’t want to.

Think of how you can block out an hour in your time schedule to use it to create printables.

You can then upload it and market it during your break time at work.

By the time it starts bringing you an income you will know why I call it the biggest passive income business of our time.

In case you are that mama that is hassled and don’t know how to plan your time, you are in good luck.

I wrote a post on how to organize your time in this post, you will find apps that I listed in that post that will help you out.

3 it can be done by anyone with minimal skills and a desire to start:

Anyone can start a printables business, I mean it as long as you can click, drag and drop something then you can do it.

All you need to know is to first plan out your concept on a sheet.

Once your concept has been designed with a planning sheet, the rest is easy.

You don’t have to be a pro in designing for you to be able to do this.

Hear what someone who took this course had to say

I learned a lot watching you design your bundle of Thanksgiving printables. You gave me so many ideas and showed me I don’t have to be an expert in graphic design.

4 The market is booming:

The market for printables is booming, there is a constant trend of demand during the year with particular peaks in January for planners.T his because at the beginning of every year people love to plan out their lives and business.

Take a look at these graphs from Google trend.


From the chart, you can see that there is a breakout in demand for 2019 planners.

6 You can turn any experience you have into a printable product :

People often ask, how do I know that I can create a printable product? I expect it should be for people who are business savvy?

My answer, do you have any experience at all? do you desire to earn a passive income from it? then you can create a printables product and turn it into a passive income business.

Think of it, if you are a cleaner you can make a printables product that creates cleaning guidelines for homes or offices.

Are you are Gardner ? you can create printable guidelines for starting and tending your garden.

If you love to cook, you can create a 3-month menu plan for someone who wants to lose weight or even eat healthy.

Are you a fitness coach?  you can make a printables for someone who wants a plan for keeping fit.

So long as you have an experience, then you can create a printable product about it.

7 It’s a digital download product- no shipping cost:

The best part about this passive income business is that its a digital download.

You don’t ship nada, you don’t get missing goods.

if it refuses to download, then you download it again nothing lost, nothing missing, nothing broken; shalom shalom like they say in the Hebrew language. Lol

8 Minimal startup costs:

A printables business can be started with as little as 40 dollars, of course, you will need to invest more into it to make your business grow.

But if you wanted the basics, you can start with as little as 40 dollars.

I did a cost breakdown for anyone who wanted to start the business in my

Newbie printables business course, To take this course simply click below

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The course is going for 9.99USD for now, this is the lowest this course will go for before I launch it fully and the price will go up.

People who took this course said they are willing to pay more for this course so you better grab it now before the price disappears.

9- Even if you are lazy, (hate stress) you can do this:

I don’t like to say you are lazy because you are not, if you have been reading this post up to this point then you definitely are not lazy.

Lazy people don’t read.

So I will just adjust that term to you hate stress lol.

Yes, you can do this business because it’s so easy and fun to do that you will forget that you are working.

I love to make quotes that people can print and put on their walls at home, it doesn’t feel like I am working when I am making those quotes.

Trust me I have more fun thinking of ways to encourage people with my quotes.

Here  is a sample of what I sell in my online store

10- Because you need that extra income:

Raise your hand if you don’t want more money or income? I mean if you don’t want more, you could send it to me because I need it to help others out Lol.

But seriously, one of the reasons I like to make more than I need is so I can use it to help out those in need.

I have tons of people I wish I could help every day.

I have relatives who need my help, in fact, I just lost an aunt last month who left 2 kids behind and I am thinking of how to help them to get an education and have a better life.

That’s why I will never be averse to making more money because I know it will enlarge my capacity to help others.

So if you are like me and you need that more income, then you should consider starting a printables business

11- Because I will teach you how to start easily:

You don’t have to bug yourself about any research.

I will teach you how to start, I will work you through the process.

I have a course where I already taught some initial aspect on how to start this passive income business.

By the time you finish the first part of this course, you will gain clarity.

The second part of the course is on the burner right now and will be up for grabs so why not choose to start now.

12-You can finally check off that to do list of starting a  home business:

You know that every year resolution you have always had about starting a business that never works out

You put it on your list and you never get to check it off as done.

Now 2019 is around the corner, don’t let the new year run through with that idea still sitting in your mind when it can turn into a real business that is bring ing you a passive income.

Start your journey to a new business by signing up for this course.

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What to do when your home business is slow

What to do when your home business is slow

As the year winds down, its inevitable for some businesses to begin to slow down. For bloggers, summer periods are usually the slowest periods because most people are off their phones and laptops and are trying to get some needed rest via vacations

For some businesses especially if you sell physical items, this may be the busiest season in business since people will need to buy a lot of things for the Christmas period.

But what do you do when your business slows down? especially as a home business owner.

I have seen cases where a change in algorithm caused some people to panic because their traffic took a hit.

For example, Pinterest is always updating their algorithm, and every time they do that, it throws some people into panic mode because their traffic begins to tank and hence affects their income.

As a business person, we must note that change is a constant thing and that change may affect our business. sometimes your home business will be slow, its part of the cycle of a business life.

Some reasons why a business might become slow

-Change in season.

-Shifting consumer appetite

-Fading of a fad

-A product that  has reached its maximum life cycle and is declining

-Newer technology.

When your home business is slow it can be frustrating.

You may worry that things are never going to turn themselves around and you may be worried about your own future in general.

The main thing that you have to do here is trying not to get over worried about it,  instead, try and stay as positive as much as you can.

When your home business is slow here are things you can do

1-Calm down and think:

This may seem like its what you are doing by worrying but the worry is not thinking, even though they are both processed from the mind.

Worry keeps you in a place of anxiety and fear, but thinking through to a solution forces you to search for a solution to your business hence moves you into action

When your business is slow, you may jump into the boat of anxiety thinking that you are doing something about it. Instead of worrying, take a deep breath and tell yourself, I can handle this.

Then begin to analyze what you have been doing for a while starting from where the issue started and work backward.

Take note of patterns and trends so that you can pinpoint where and when the issue started.

If the problem is internal you should spot it if its external, like when a change in algorithm affects your traffic, then search for new knowledge about the change and start implementing what you have found.

2-Personal Protection

You need to work on your personal brand and even the recognition that the public has for you as well.

The more known you are, the more opportunities you will have and the better your company will be able to come out of the slow season.

This can help you to bounce back more than ever before and it can also help you to get a good idea of how you can boost your brand.

3-Rethink your  business Model

There isn’t a single company out there who does everything right. When business is slow, this is the perfect time for you to reflect on how things have been going in the past year.

Try and reflect on everything that has happened and also try to think about what you could have changed.

Sometimes business is slow and you can’t do much about it, but you can help your business to perform better at peak times in the future.

4-Ask for Help

Entrepreneurs often find asking for help tough.

This is because when you ask for help, you are essentially admitting that you have an issue.

If you are able to ask for help however then this can be very helpful for your business.

You may find that you end up getting solid advice about the business that may help you to get things back on track again.

Another form of help you can get may be in the form of mentorships or taking courses to help improve your knowledge.

5- Study an Industry

The longer you work in a single industry, the more at risk you are for becoming narrow-minded. For this reason, it helps to look at what the other businesses are doing, their strategy and how they solve problems.

Think about it, is there anything that you can do to try and learn more about your profession? Can you change industries? Can you make your business come from a different angle? has the trend in your industry changed which caused your business to slow down?


6-Diversify your income stream

Sometimes when your home business is slow, it can be an indication that you have depended so much on one income stream and its time to diversify your income stream.

For example, if your main source of income was selling wallets made from leather which is handcrafted, you may consider making belt, wristbands and other leather accessories that will go with your wallet to see if that will help boost your income.

We see various people do it in both their personal finance and businesses.

For instance, a lot of people are turning to invest into bitcoin via the blockchain technology to diversify their portfolio of investments.

They do not want to rely on traditional means of investing anymore.

Big companies like IBM  are also beginning to recognize the trend and hence shifting their interests.

In doing this diversification of course you will find yourself entering new territories in business but as a person who is already running a home business, you should not be afraid to chart a completely new territory.

For example, people who are investing in bitcoin and blockchain technology are realizing that there are terms like what is a blockchain fork? which is alien to them.

Taking the time to familiarise yourself with the new options may seem time-consuming but you are preparing your home business for the future.

7-Strengthen your Relationships

It’s so important that you are able to strengthen the relationships that you have with your customers.

This can be people on your email list, Facebook, Instagram and other social channels that you have loyal fans that are there for you.

This may be the time to reach out to them with freebies asking for their opinions about your products and services

You may be surprised how the feedback you will get will help you to revamp your business for good.

Do you have any tips that I missed out? drop your comments below

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How to build trust in business

How to build trust in business


One of the reasons why you start a home business is so as to offer your services or products to solve people’s problems.

This means that people have to trust that your solution works for them before they can buy from you.

This is something that is common in all businesses, we buy from a brand or someone that we trust that their solution works.

That word trust is a very strong word when it comes to business, unfortunately not all businesses prioritize it

To build trust in your business, you have to be ready to prioritize trust in other to gain the confidence of your customers, as that will help you to win their loyalty.

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So what is customer trust definition?

Customer trust is defined as that unflinching belief your customers have in your product that it will deliver what it says it will deliver.

Your customer trust is your brand loyalty, that is why they will bypass other solutions to buy from you.

As you can see, to build customer trust in business is not a small feat, its something to consciously do if you want to remain in business.

As a home business owner, building trust is very important because you do not have the deep pockets other big businesses have.

So you have to rely often on referrals and word of mouth to get your business out there.

Therefore one of the ways to make your brand known easily is to build customer trust in business.

Some things may be over prioritized by business owners and some things are under-prioritized.

In the latter bracket, we would most definitely find that to build trust in business is way under-prioritized.

It’s one of those things that is everywhere and nowhere, something that’s difficult to measure, and hard to know if you’ve got it.

But when there is no trust, you most definitely will know it from your customer’s reactions.

As such, it’ll be within your interests to work hard on gaining the confidence of your customers.

We take a look at how you can do this below.


4 Ways To Build Trust In Business


1-Professional Presentation

You can do things cheaply, or you do things right, but you can’t do both at the same time.

There are companies out there who go to great lengths to ensure they’re marketing in all the right places.

They have the best products and services, and so on, yet undermine all of that by making simple, unprofessional errors.

For example, when you have grammatical errors on your website.

If there’s one thing that will make people question whether you’re the real deal or not.

it’s seeing fundamental spelling and grammatical errors on your site.

The same can also be said of low-quality photos.

Don’t take any chances with your website! to avoid such issues make use of tools like Grammarly to proofread and check your posts before publishing.


2-A Uniform Look

To build trust in business, its got to start from within the organization itself.

It’s hard to trust an organization if it looks like they don’t even trust themselves.

For example when different departments in your business seem to be singing from different hymn sheets.

As in, there’s no cohesion that unifies the entire company, such as when different workers use different signature styles, product packaging seems disparate, and departments use different versions of the company logo.

If you’re wondering ‘what is corporate identity,’ then this is essentially it.

It’s the practice of making sure that all of the company’s visual and design elements are in sync, which in turn inspires trust.


3-Friendly Social Media

You wouldn’t trust a robot, would you? Trust comes from within; it’s something human.

It’s warm, as opposed to cold. So it’s difficult to trust a company that seems robotic in its approach, or which never presents its human side.

While you can’t always do this, there is one sphere that will always allow you to – your social media channels.

Ensure you’re sharing posts that have “the human factor.” It’ll show your customers that there’s a heart in the organization.

Be willing to also interact with your customers as you answer questions about your brand and business

For example, I just finished my beta testing phase for my new course the newbie printables course.

On the day I was to close the door to the freebie option meaning that I wanted to list it for a price.

I asked everyone on my email list who was yet to start the course to start because I was about to close the door to the freebie option.

For some reason, there was some problem with the listing settings so I was working on it 15 mins before time to list the product.

Along the line, I had to list it to see what it looked like.

I did not know that one of my beta testers was trying to log in at that time.

So she missed the opportunity to log in because, during that time, I was testing it, It was acting as listed.

She reached out to me via Facebook messenger to tell me her experience, I immediately created a coupon which gave her a 100% discount to log in and start her beta testing.

I wanted to keep my word, I wanted to build trust in business.

She was very grateful and happy, she gave me a great feedback which I am using to improve the course

 4-Fair Prices and Practices

You wouldn’t trust a person who was trying to rob you, and you can’t trust a company that says they have your interests at heart, yet don’t offer fair prices.

Or perhaps have shady practices, such as making it difficult to make complaints or return items.

If you want to win their trust, then play fair.

People will be more inclined to trust you if you show that you really do care about their overall experience.

A good way to do this is to have all of your contact information listed on your website, and respond in a timely manner.

While we know that starting a home business or any organization at all is the starting point for most people, building trust in business and winning your customer loyalty is a more sustainable way of keeping in business for long.

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Income report, how I earned $219.74 from Blogging

Income report on how I made money from blogging.

Its been a while when I last blogged here, that’s because yours truly has been very busy creating a new course, more on that later.

Today I feel like doing a jig dance because I am writing my first income report.
I had almost given up on this blog as I kept having issues with making some money from it.

You see while people may blog for fun, its also a business, like every other business it has to sustain itself to become a real business.

I may not be one to write income reports, I had some income last year but I did not write about it here.

But  I felt that I needed to put this income report down to enable some people to get encouraged.

For quite some time, this blog has not been able to make some money.

I  struggled with getting to my real audience, but that has started to change slowly.

Believe it or not, people are recognizing this blog and I am beginning to earn some money from my blogging.

That’s why I decided to share my income report.

In this report, I will share with you how I have made money in the past 3 months, call it a quarterly report and you will not be far from it.

One of the posts I wrote sometime last year on how to start a printables business has been on the first page of Google for some time right now, see picture below.

This post has brought me a steady stream of readers and hence pushed my blog into the light.

It prompted me to create the newbie printables course which led to more people visiting my blog

This course just finished its beta testing phase and the feedback has been wow,

Hear what one beta tester had to say:

I really enjoyed the section on finding your niche. I’ve been struggling to decide which type of printables I’d like to sell and this information helped to give me clarity.

I believe it was on the power of this exposure that I have earned some income from this blog.

If you want a preview of the course please click below.

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Now on to my income Report

September- Affiliate commission from viglink- 24.99

viglink is a very versatile affiliate company that helps you to link your posts to various affiliate possibilities and when people make a purchase from that link, you get paid.

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October-Freelance writing- 128.00

November- Sponsored posts- 66.75

Total earnings: 219.74

My Sponsored posts came from Getblogged a firm that helps bloggers earn money from their work by making posts for them.

If you had like to earn from Getblogged please sign up here

Some earnings were from someone who reached out to me to do a sponsored post for them.

I know this may seem small for some people but for me, it’s a huge win.

I am sincerely grateful to God for the opportunity to earn from this blog albeit the challenges.

So now that we are getting out of the waters of not earning what are my plans for the coming year?

I will share this in subsequent posts.

What I learned about Blogging

Having shared with you how my income report

I want to use this medium to encourage anyone who has been blogging not to give up on what you are doing.

sometimes it may seem like it will never work but you got to keep on.

At least my income report should encourage you that things can change for you if it did for me.

When you see and hear as others are earning thousands of dollars from their blog you may wonder when it will be your turn.

Well, I have got good news for you, it may not start with thousands as you had hoped.

But if you will stay with it and continue to tweak your business model.

Seek new avenues of expanding your blog and more importantly pray for divine ideas, you will get there.

I cannot say that I could have gotten here if I had not followed some divine promptings of the Holy Spirit about this blog.

In fact, sometimes I have ignored those promptings, thinking it was just not working out for me.

But today as I see results in what I am doing, I return here to give him all the glory.

Because he said that he is the one that gives us the power to get wealth so that his covenant will be established(Deuteronomy 8:18)

I am seeing that manifest in my blog.

So part of my plans for next year will be to pray out Gods will for this blog and to sincerely follow his plan for it.

So here is what I have learned about blogging that will always help you.

Be consistent in your blogging:

I can’t say I have stuck to this because sometimes I have not kept up my posting schedule even to my email list.

I am sorry about that, I will be much more consistent now.

The consistency pays in driving traffic to your blog.

Automation is key:

I have used automation especially for my Pinterest and I have seen the difference.

Tailwind makes a huge difference to your pinning efforts which automatically impacts your traffic.

I have been in that place where my Pinterest views rose to about 58k views per month and I was so ecstatic.

But then it began to drop, and before I knew it, my Tailwind subscription expired.

Because  I could not afford to even renew my subscription, It just tanked.

Until I met a mentor through my facebook group who advised me to sign up for the monthly option.

I listened to her and signed up and it began to grow again, never take Tailwind for a joke, it’s powerful.

Sign up for a tailwind account click here, the beautiful thing is that you get a free 100 pins to use for the trial period.

You can also join my tribe on Tailwind for free.

it’s really growing fast, every day I get requests to join my tribe.

Tribes provide awesome traffic because they help to share your pins too.

Tailwind has also done some improvements which are quite helpful.

You can now get schedule some of your traffic generating pins for like 3 months ahead.

My  Facebook group mentor helped me by advising me on what to do.

So I  implemented her ideas, and to be frank, it has worked for me.

So I am thankful to that Facebook group for the opportunities they have given me.
Facebook group is a place to meet like-minded people.

They are people who are on the same journey with you and will like to help you out.

To join my own group please click here.

Amongst the beta testers that I met were people who came from a special group I joined, the work at home mompreneurs

They have a platform where mompreneurs can share their businesses with others, to join that group please signup here.

Open your mind to new opportunities for earning from your blog.

You see, not every form of blogging income avenue will work for you.

For instance, everyone will like to earn through affiliate commissions.

But it does not always work out because affiliate commission demands that you have a good traffic for it to make sense.

For someone like me, my traffic is not that huge, thanks to my lack of Tailwind

So my affiliate commissions come in once in a while.

While listening to Elna Cain in a Facebook group she runs she spoke about using freelance writing to make money from our blogs.

I acted on what she said and started to apply to different online forums for freelance writing gigs.

That effort is what bought in the income you see above, and I am going to build on that.

This is just to show you that you can’t afford not to be part of a group.

Sign up to my group here.

I am going to say that I am ending this year in a bang and I am grateful.

Yours truly created her first course and received great reviews from the beta testers.

I will write about how it all happened in my next post.

If you want to take this course, its now going for 9.99USD.

A starting price I put on it because I want you to have the opportunity to take this course before the price goes up.

Please click the link below to take a look at the preview of the course, the first lesson is free.

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