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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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Creating a Domain Name
Once you’ve chosen a host, the next step is creating a domain name. A domain name is what people will type into their browser to visit your site. As a rule of thumb, this name should:
-Be easy to spell.
-Be short and to the point.
-Include keywords relevant to your site such as “family” or “parent.”
-End in .com for easy navigation to your site.
Remember that some of the more obvious choices are already taken, so use a domain searchto check your idea’s availability.
2-Choose a Content Management System
Once you have your domain name nailed down, the next this is to choose a content management system.
You’ll want to use an open-source content management system (CMS), such as WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla!, to add blog posts, add web pages, and upload media to your blogging platform.
If you read the above-linked article, you will be able to make a better choice as to which to use, but nothing beats WordPress because of its use of Plugins as a functionality that minimizes using any type of coding skills to make your blogging platform top notch.
3-Create Audience Personas
An audience persona is a fictitious representation of your ideal client, reader or follower.
To create audience personas, you need to ask yourself:
-How can my reader benefit from my blog?
-Where is my audience located online? e,g Instagram, Facebook. Twitter, Snapchat etc.
-What age is my audience?
-What hobbies are my audience interested in?
-What’s the average household income of my audience?
-What unique problems or pain points does my audience have?
-How does my blog address that pain point?
When you have answers to these questions, you can start creating engaging content that truly resonates with your readers.
For example: If you know your audience has a household income of more than $75k a year, this means you can definitely talk about going on vacations.
If your readers have a household income of below $30k a year, it’s probably best to skip vacation topics and focus more on how you and your family save money.
Companies pay Scarlet for this work, creating a steady income stream for her to enjoy from a popular blog.
-Allowing Ads Is Important
When you start a family blog, you’ll have to decide whether you want it to feature ads.
Some family blog owners make money only through influencer marketing and affiliate tactics and not ads.
However, allowing ads is a great way to boost your income potential.
When allowing ads, you need to make sure they properly positioned on the blog itself.
You don’t want your readers distracted by ads as they are trying to read your content.
Allowing ads on your blog will require that you handle them yourself or you can let a service provider handle them for you. Google Adsense and Sovrn are two simple-to-use ad programs you can take advantage of. Once you hit page views exceeding 100k a month, you’ll want to let a service provider, like AdThrive, manage your ads for you. They will be able to curate ads that make you the most money.
-Decide Whether You Want to Be an Affiliate
Another important choice to make is whether you want to take advantage of affiliate marketing.
Almost all successful family blog owners will go this route. Look at their pages and you’ll likely see a statement that says “this post contains affiliate links.” This means the writer is being paid to promote other brands.
If you click on one of those affiliate links and make a purchase, the blogger will make money.
Sometimes, the affiliate commission can be more than $100. Here are some affiliates companies that pay you a good commision: Vigilinks, Izea,
-Sell a Product or Service
Probably the most notable way to make money on a family blog is to sell your own product or service. Once you become successful and garner high traffic, you’ll be considered a family blog guru.
You can take the knowledge and experience you have learned through your years as a family blogger and sell it in the form of an eBook, webinar, or master class.
You can make thousands of dollar on a single eBook. People will pay you to teach them how you blog and make money.
The best part about selling your own product or service is that you have full control over the cost.
Even better, you get to keep all of the profits. The only thing you will be out is the expense of what it took to create that book. For example: If you create a book and have an editor proofread it, you’ll have to pay that editor his or her fee.
Once you have sorted out how to monetize your blog, there are still some key issues you have to consider, they include
Blog Part-Time or Full-Time
An important decision you will need to make when launching a family blog is whether you want to tackle it on a part- or full-time basis.
Many family blog owners have chosen to step away from their full-time careers and completely devote themselves to blogging.
Running your own family blog gives you the chance to set your own schedule, work from home, and make as much money as you want.
The amount of money you make, of course, is parallel to how much time you invest in creating and marketing your blog.
A lot of people are mistaken and believe that running a family blog is simple. They fail to see that it requires impeccable writing skills as well as the ability to study one’s audience.
After all, you can’t create content that your audience enjoys unless you know who they are. To discover who your audience is, you will need to create audience personas.
Involve Your Family
If you’re starting a family blog, you, of course, need to ensure your family is onboard.
After all, your audience will truly enjoy being able to read content and watch videos that are intimate and about your family.
From the get-go, you should speak with your family and let them know what you will be writing about, such as family dinners and vacations.
If a family member ever has something they don’t want you to post about, it’s imperative that you don’t.
You don’t want to monetize off of something that your family member doesn’t want to be shared.
Dedicate Time Each and Every Day to Your Blog
There’s a lot that goes into running a successful family blog. Ideally, though, you don’t want to slave over a computer 16 hours a day to keep it up and going.
In fact, having more time to spend with your family is a major benefit of running your own family blog.
To ensure you don’t get overwhelmed with related tasks, though, you’ll need to put aside a certain number of hours to run the blog each day
. Anywhere from four to eight hours should suffice. During this time, you will be creating content, reaching out to influencers, and reviewing your blog’s analytics.
No matter how successful you are, it’s important to be prepared for criticism. When operating a family blog, you are essentially putting you and your whole family’s life in the eye of the public.
There are going to be aspects of your life that some people don’t agree with. Ignoring these people and having an open mind to the opinions of others is crucial to staying devoted to your blog and monetizing it.
By following these tips, you can create a family blog that becomes a must-visit website for parents around the globe.
Like any other type of business, you get what you put in, but with the right content and marketing, you can turn a hobby into a flexible and profitable career.
Launching a family blog is a venture worth pursuing especially if you can follow the 5 steps which have been outlined above.
To get started with launching your family blog
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If you have done a thorough job in following the steps outlined above
Then you will not find it difficult to get the customers you need in other to get your business rolling.
This is because as at now you should have determined who your customers are.
What niche you want to play in and assessed yourself to see if you have the requisite skills required.
We move on to the main gist of the matter, that is marketing your new online business.
Now that you have set up your website, the next thing is to market it to the right audience.
Before you get into marketing you have to determine what your target audience persona is
Set up your audience Persona
What is a Persona
A persona is like a fictitious person who has the characteristics you will desire in a customer.
For example, if you chose to cater to people who do special vacations like Honeymoons,
You will be looking to about to weds who may be considering going for a vacation for their honeymoon.
Some characteristics to look out for will be: their age group, market size, earning potential and also willingness to buy.
Finally, when are you likely to have a spike in the demand for such services.
Set up your social media channels
Create a brand from the onset: To learn how to build a brand for a small business go here
Blog about your service offerings
Start an email list: where you offer your readers lead magnets so that they cam optin to your email list
Partner with parallel workers in your industry: For instance, if you do honeymoon vacations partner with wedding planners and ask them to recommend you to their customers for a commission.
Launch your business: let your family and friends know that you are into this business, ask them to recommend you to their friends for a fee, this may mean setting up affiliate commissions for your customers who refer you.
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