Are you a person who is earnestly seeking divine assistance for your family member. There is a member of your Family who is in trouble and you really and earnestly want to see that problem go away. What are you to do as a Christian?
Sometimes we as human beings try to be nice to the one going through suffering or perhaps help out in the best way we can, but there is a limit to the help you can offer someone. For example, if someone is terminally ill, there is little you can do for that person, the only one who can help that person is the only one God who has the power to take away the infirmity and make that person whole.
If you are someone who is compassionate and want to seek divine assistance from God for a person, here is what you need to do
–Seek to understand what that person is going through:
This connotes compassion for the person who is going through issues, it may be illness or family problems or even financial issues. You must get to the place where you understand what that person is passing through, it’s only then can you develop the compassion to see that person get out of the trouble. For compassion helps you get into a position where you can feel what that person is passing through and you want to help alleviate or take it away.
Jesus always felt compassion for the people he healed(Matthew 8:3). What this means is that you cannot effectively pray for someone who you haven’t had a compassionate heart towards. Compassion flows out of Love and Love is the anchor head of the Prayer of faith. That’s why Jesus commands us to love one another. Love is the greatest commandment of all.
–Search for Scriptures that address that situation:
God said that his word is like a hammer that breaks rocks into pieces(Jeremiah 23:29).Searching out the scripture that addresses that situation is getting the weapons that you will use in breaking the hold of the enemy on that issue.
Remember the ‘David and Goliath story’, David sought for 5 smooth stones. That was his weapon of warfare, so also when you are seeking for divine assistance for a family member, ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to the right scriptures that will enable you to pray effectively for that person.
I was once praying for a dear sister who was ill at that time. As I prayed, from somewhere inside of me, I just heard the scripture isthis, not a brand pluckedout of the fire, as soon as I began to pray that scripture over the lady, the anointing broke loose and she was made well. The Lord visited her and made her well.
The bible says that Elijah was a man like us, he prayed earnestly and God heard him. Sometimes people might be in a position where they cannot pray for themselves or you are being called by God to intercede on their behalf. This means that the burden is being laid on you to intercede for that person so that God can move on his or her behalf, that was what happened to me in the story I described above.
It can also be that you are seeking for a divine assistance for that family member or even a person. Then you have to pray using the scriptures you have obtained above, for if you do not understand what the issue is you cannot pray specifically for that person.Specific prayers always get specific results.
You begin your prayer by thanking God for the opportunity to intercede for that person and you remind God of what his word says about intercession ( read Ezekiel 22:30).God is always seeking for someone who will stand in the gap for another so that he can move on that person’s behalf.
It’s at this point that you begin to mention the person involved and what the person is going through and asking him to intervene based on his word for that person.
Note that a prayer of intercession can be prayed once and victory gained or prayed continuously until you get the assurance of Victory in your Spirit.
I believe that God is calling us to be people who will help our family and friends by seeking God for his divine assistance on their behalf, I also know that we will be divinely blessed as we see out prayers being answered and victory being gained because we prayed.
The only caveat to this whole post is that you have to be saved and be a Born again Christian for it to work for you, you can not pray to a God you do not believe in.
Do you know the Lord Jesus as your Personal Lord and Saviour? if you do not, today is the day of salvation, say this simple prayer of Faith with me:
Dear Jesus, have mercy on me and forgive me my sins, I believe that you died for my sins and on the third day you rose again for my justification. I commit my life into your hands today, and I ask you to be my lord and personal savior. From today I choose to serve you all the days of my life.
If you prayed that prayer from your heart, then you are saved. Get into a bible believing church where you will be taught more of Gods word.
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To be a stay at home mom is one of the greatest sacrifices you can make as a mother for yourself and your family. It’s a great gift of self and time which you invest in your family in other to nurture your kids and see them grow into the wonderful people you envision for them.
Being available and attentive to their needs and also taking care of your own needs, however, can be a tough act to balance out. When you choose to stay home and raise your kids, you give up that opportunity to follow your career path. Perhaps you were working in a financial institution and you dreamed of climbing the career ladder and getting to become a bank executive. But it never came to be because you chose to get off the ramp and stay home to raise your children.
Depending on how you choose to manage it, this decision can make a life-changing impact on your personal life both for good or for bad. That is why I am writing this piece why every stay at home mom must have a home business. This is because a Home business will help ameliorate the feeling of not having a way to express your self professionally. It can also be the key to unlocking your creative side which may lead to a full-time business, something you will never have imagined you could do should you have been pursuing your original career. To help you get along
Here are 5 reasons why a Stay at home mom must have a home business
You will get a creative outlet for your skills:
For some people, you may have started your stay at home mom journey mid-career, meaning that you have had the opportunity to work in a corporate establishment before and you had to stop because you started having babies and you found out you could not cope with having your kids in a daycare or maybe you are feeling your children need you now.
This means you already have skills which you have acquired and would like to use. A home business provides you with a creative outlet to make use of such skills while still staying home to raise your children.For instance, no matter what kind of skill you have now, you can write about it via blogging. This will create an avenue for you to share your experiences and help those who may be on the same skill level as you are or looking to have your skills set. To learn how to start a blog, read my post on how to start a blog when you are not techy.
You will earn money as a stay at home mom and contribute financially to your household:
When you get used to living on two incomes, it’s usually a struggle to live on one even if that one income is enough to cater for all your needs. There is an emotional comfort that earning your own money in life gives to you. It can never be replaced with what you get from your spouse. While choosing to stay home for the kids may have been a joint decision from the both of you, it doesn’t still replace the fact that sometimes you feel like you are contributing nothing finance wise to your household. A home business can be a way to help you fulfill that need.
You are setting an example for your Girlchild
I wasn’t so concerned about posterity when I had my first child which was a boy because I felt, well he had his dad to look up to, I am not a man so I do not have any manly attributes to pass on to him.
This all changed when I had my daughter, suddenly I was flustered because I now realized I now had one of my type who will likely look up to me and try to imitate me. I began to think about who I was and what kind of mom I will like my daughter to see me as.
Believe me, this thoughts and feelings contributed to my starting this Blog. I wanted more than just running my training outfit or working in a firm, I wanted to be able to own multiple streams of income, own multiple businesses and above all still be available for my kids as they grow up.Don’t underestimate the power of emotions that having a kid bring to your life.
So if you are a stay at home mom now, who may be wondering where do I begin from, I am dissatisfied with my life the way it is, my finances are stretched, my energy is sapped and I do not know how to start, begin by thinking of what your kids will think of you when they grow up. For ideas on types of home business, you can start, read my post on 10 trending home business ideas for the year 2018.
You will be less depressed and unhappy
Statistics from a Gallup poll conducted indicate that stay at home moms are more likely to express negative emotions such as worry, anger, depression, and anxiety as compared to moms who work.
Ever met any of your colleagues from high school or even college mates who are doing extremely well on their jobs, and you felt like life just left you behind because you chose to be a stay at home mom. I know how it feels like, that’s why I wrote 6 things a stay at home mom struggles with. In that post, I chronicled the feelings of a stay at home mom.
I also provided solutions to those feelings, I will like you to take time to read it. Starting a home business can help you be less depressed and unhappy. I am not saying this is the only reason you may be unhappy right now but no matter what it is you are going through having that time in which you run your own business can be therapeutic and help fulfill a need that may have been worse if you are not.
You are preparing for the empty nest syndrome
No matter how long it takes, raising kids will not be forever, there will come a time when your kids have all grown up and flown the coop as the saying goes. This is usually a scary time for women if you have devoted your full time to care for them.
I know some will say I can always go back to the workforce, the problem is that the workforce may not be that easy to get back to because of change in times and competition from younger people. I belong to a community of job seekers where they are continuously complaining about not getting the jobs they want because of age.
While it may not be expressly stated because it’s against the law, Its often a reason why we have a lot of old people who want a job but can’t get one. A home business will provide you the opportunity to keep doing what you love and keeps you going when everyone has left home. You might even find that you now have more time to devote to making it a big-time business if it has not grown into one. I believe you can say it’s your own job security for a lifetime.
Life Needs a Backup Plan:
Here is one reason that you cannot pass up even if you did the other reasons I have listed above. That is the fact that Life happens, you may lose your Hubby, or he may lose his ability to earn perhaps via accident or lay off. You may also get divorced and find yourself without a job and kids to look after. That is why a Home business is never an alternative or a choice but an obligation you owe yourself and family to ensure you live a life that is worth it.
When I started writing my Blog posts, I thought that I didn’t need to drive traffic to my post, I felt that all I had to do was write my post on my Blog and that was it, the people who love my post will naturally find it and I don’t need to do much anymore.
You can imagine how disappointed I felt when my post had no visits for the first few weeks. I was like are you sure my WordPress site is even on the internet? I went back to my backend and checked to be sure everything was alright, of course, it was.
That was when it dawned on me that you had to do more than just write a post, you have to drive traffic to your post if you ever hope to have it found by people.IIt’sfunny the idea you have about the internet when you are a newbie blogger.
I came into blogging with that mentality that everything you write is obtainable, all you had to do was write it and it will be on in everyone’s face. I mean that’s how I discovered all other blogs, I never knew there was much work you had to do to drive traffic to your post or even your site.
Quality traffic is the lifeblood of the internet world. It determines how much you earn and how you have perceived by businesses who want to connect with you.
If you are having very low page views now, I want to share with you 5 simple methods you can use to drive traffic to your posts. It is like the original building blocks of your blog and its traffic journey.
To drive Traffic to your Blog post and Site here is what you must do
Join Facebook Groups:
To be a New Blogger and not join any Facebook group is like shooting yourself in the feet or setting up your blog to fail. When I got to know about joining Facebook groups, I joined some few ones. But after a while, I got bored and decided I was not going to participate again. I soon realized that my Facebook group contributed all most 90% of my Traffic and still does. Not joining one means that your journey to growing your Pageviews will be very long. Your facebook groups will make that journey shorter as long as you participate in active ones. Not just those who are just there for the sake of having a group.
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Pinterest Group boards:
If you have been a blogger for a while now you must know by now that Pinterest is the Queen when it comes to how to drive traffic for Bloggers, in fact, I will refer to her as a she because she is very good at getting you started, in your Blogging journey especially if you obey her rules.
Pinterest group boards help you gain traction in traffic because you get to pin with others where a lot of people are contributing to the same board, this means that your Pins get more exposure and stands a chance of going viral. The only issue with Pinterest group boards is that you have to apply to the owner to allow you to have access to such boards.
Some may accept you and send you an invite while for some, they may not be accepting new members. If you are wondering how to get good group boards, join a facebook group and look out for when people are opening up their boards for contribution. You can then email them for interest. A good resource for Pinterest group boards is Pingroupie. You will find a lot of group boards there, all you need to do is set time aside to apply to as many as you like.
Instagram pods are a group of people who come together to create what you call a pod, the idea Is to get a group of people commenting and liking each other post hence increasing engagement and likes on your Instagram page and therefore driving traffic to the main post itself if your post was about your blog post. I made a mistake on starting my Instagram page late because I felt I didn’t need it, but when I started I soon realized that people were coming to my blog posts from my Instagram page. That helped my traffic. To learn how to start a Pod or Join one, go here
We are all on the internet because we hope that people can search the internet and be drawn to our posts and hence comment on our pages, follow us or even buy through our affiliate links. But we must never forget that Google is the King of search engines, in fact people don’t use the word search anymore, they use google it.
This infers that you can’t afford not to have a Google plus page where you are consistently posting your blog posts and ensuring that you use your keywords. By putting an asterisk before and after your keywords you signal to google plus that, that is the word you want to rank for. Ensuring that you post consistently on Google plus will help you to drive traffic to your post because Google loves its own. You will get more referral traffic when you are consistently on Google plus.
You may be someone who does not like to be in front of the camera like me, but youtube is another search engine you can not afford to ignore. Think of the last time you wanted someone to show you how to do stuff and you went and checked it out on youtube.
Those 10 mins videos have been a lifesaver when it comes to learning how to do stuff yourself like when there is a glitch on your wordpress site and you want to learn how to fix it without calling an expert.
I cant tell you how many times it has been a lifesaver, a funny fact because I am not tech savvy when I started my Blog newly I will literally break out in a cold sweat whenever I had a glitch on my site because I was already thinking how much will it cost me to fix this.
But using videos I got for free from youtube has helped me run my blog efficiently doing and fixing things I never thought I would fix before. That’s why I know that you need to be there promoting your posts as much as you can.
Getting people to subscribe to your channel can help drive tons of traffic to your posts. The best part, you don’t need to talk or be in front of the camera if you are camera shy, you can start by using Lumen5 to turn your Blog posts into Videos.
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Today I will be taking my time to look at the benefits and non-benefits as it pertains to stand alone online shops versus online marketplaces in the ecommerce business. I have a special fixation for ecommerce because the internet has made it easy for you to start one within an hour if you so choose to.
Selling stuff is as old as man itself, for as long as humans exist, there will always be commerce. Commerce is as old as when man started exchanging money for goods. The difference with the age we live in is the form and shape it has taken. This means that you do not have to own a brick and mortar store and stock up inventory for you to sell. You can now use the drop shipping model to sell.
When you decide to sell goods online, the next dilemma may be what vehicle do you want to use to make this possible. Apart from sourcing for your goods through online platforms like Salehoo, Aliexpress and co, choosing the right platform will be the next most important decision that you will make in starting your ecommerce business.
There are various ways you can sell on the internet, if ecommerce is your thing, you can sell via Facebook or perhaps via your Instagram account or even through your Pinterest account. But the more professional way of selling can be divided into two major types.
Standalone online shop: This involves setting up your own online store using e-shop providers like Shopify, Bigcommerce or having your own website where you sell your goods.
While you can be successful selling on either of these options, the main issue that is the bone of contention is what I like to highlight which is control over your own business.
Many people have always prevaricated on choosing what platform to use in pursuing their dream of owning an online store because they are not sure of what the advantages are of using either of these options.
While some people have tried to hedge the risks for both by owning on both platforms. The issue is that if you are just starting out, it may be too much of a work for you to start your ecommerce business on both platforms because then you may be spreading yourself too thin to give each platform the attention required to make it a success. In the next few points, I am going to be looking at the pro’s and con’s of the online marketplaces versus the standalone online shop in ecommerce business.
Guaranteed traffic: its called a marketplace because they already have a name that attracts buyers to their platform.
Think of your huge brick and mortar bazaars where people open shops or shopping malls where different kinds of people open shops on a rented floor space. The online marketplace is just like that, they provide you with the platform to sell your goods, you pay rent to own it either before you start or as you make sales. Traffic to your shop guarantees that you will make sales which means your business will start yielding fruits faster.
Wider reach: Online marketplaces often have wider reach because they already have built a name and brand which they are often investing to make it better because that’s where they make their money from. You have access to all sorts of customers as long as you play by the rules. Having a wider reach is a subset of having traffic since you only attract people that you can reach.
Advertising: some online marketplaces provide you with free advertising or they may charge you a commission o advertise your products. Often their best bet is investing more money in their platform to ensure that people want to shop with them.
Low cost: Most marketplaces usually have a free version of their offering which you can use to starts as an online shop owner without paying anything. For example, in Amazon you are offered individual seller option where you pay nothing to list your products and sell, the only snag is that you have a limit to the number of products you can sell per month.
With Bonanza marketplace, you don’t have to pay anything to set up shop, you only pay commissions after you have made a sale. Etsy collects a very small listing fee of 2 cents, This makes sit easy for anyone wishing to start selling on their platforms to easily start with little investment.
Another reason its low cost is you don’t need to pay for a special domain name or maintain a website just to do your business, your only stress is to list your products and sell since all that has been taken care of by the marketplace provider.
Cons of Online marketplace
No control over your business: Most online marketplaces have rules which guide them which you must abide by, you do not have control over those rules. If they suddenly change their algorithm you will have no say on how it affects you. For instance, you may be making a huge sale on a platform, and there comes a rule that says your products can’t be accommodated on that platform anymore. You will have no option than to leave that platform.
Sometimes a change in their algorithm may also bury your own products and make it difficult for searchers to find your products. This may mean a huge drop in your sales. Some online marketplaces may ask you to pay for exclusive display of your products on the front line if you want more customers. That’s the case of Bonanza platform, while you may not be paying anything to register on the platform, there are prices for different categories of services that they offer you. Organic driven traffic may be low if you do not have money to pay for such services.
Fierce loyalty to their Buyers: Most online marketplaces have a fierce loyalty to their buyers, that’s why they offer buyer protection. While this is a good thing because people have to trust that they will not be scammed if they are using your platform for purchase, it can also be exploited to the detriment of the sellers who are small business people trying to make a living.
Some buyers exploit that loyalty and cheat the sellers by making spurious claims that may be false hence causing the seller to either be penalized or shut down, sometimes even without a fair hearing from the concerned party.
Competition may be stiff: Another notable con of online marketplace is that competition for sales can be stiff, this is because the consumer has a wide variety of options to choose from when they want to make a purchase. While that may be good for the consumer, it will work against you as a first-time seller.
This is because people are more willing to buy from experienced sellers than from a first-time seller. It’s like a catch 22, you need people to buy from you so that you can have more experience or reviews the currency of experience in such places, people won’t buy from you because you don’t have many reviews.
No Brand loyalty: When you are in the marketplace, there are thousands of other sellers too, so its difficult to build a brand. People don’t search for shops, they are searching for products. Only some online marketplace offers a buyer opportunity to save a shop so as to be able to come back and purchase more form the shop if they so wish. Even though people may like your goods they cannot be particularly loyal to your brand which is what breeds repeat sales.
Same look and feel: You cannot customize the look or feel, of your store because it’s a one size fits all. This means you really cannot bring out your personality on such platforms, hence the reason it’s never about you hahaha. The online marketplace has no place for personalization, although some may offer you some aspect of personalization like your header board or logo or picture, at best, that’s all it can do. You will have at look to a stand-alone online shop to find those.
Standalone Online Shop:
This is popularly known as an ecommerce store or online shop as you may deem fit. This resembles your normal brick and mortar store where you build your own shop to your taste and design.
Pros of a standalone online shop:
Customization: Like I mentioned above with your own online shop, you get to do as you choose, depending on what platform you chose to use, like in Shopify, you can choose what themes you like, upload your own logo, input your own brand colors and generally put your own feel on the store.
Control: You have control over your own inventory, what you sell and how you sell, you don’t have to compete with other stores over your type of products. You also have control over what your brand represents and what you want to be known for.
Brand loyalty and repeat sales: Because you are able to customize your shop to your taste, you are able to send a message about what your brand represents, people who like your products become your loyal customers. They do not have to check other competing products in the same view when they are shopping. You also able to convert them to repeat customers by offering sign up to your newsletter what you cannot do with online marketplaces.
Better Margins: If you are able to get people to come to your shop via an advertising platform like Facebook or Instagram, chances are that the buyer already knows the price of your goods and is willing to purchase from you, hence saving you from sometimes cut-throat competition that comes from operating in online marketplaces.
In the online marketplace, the same product is shown to the consumer at different prices, and the consumer will always go for the lowest price. For stand-alone web stores such choices are not available hence you make better margins and avoid loss of customers.
Cons of Using Standalone Ecommerce stores
Like everything in life there will always be disadvantages to it, here are some disadvantages of using stand-alone shops
Cost: While most online marketplaces often allow you to start with a free registration and perhaps only makes money when you make a sale, for stand-alone stores, you always have to pay a monthly subscription cost in other to keep it running.
This means that even before you have made a dime, you are spending, now if you have limited funds for your startup shop you may find it difficult to maintain it. You also have to buy your own domain name and hosting which you will keep renewing per year, these are additional costs to you.
Traffic: For stand-alone ecommerce store you have to drive your own traffic to your store which costs money and time, you are also responsible for the optimization of your store so as to come up in searches.
This means that if you don’t understand basic SEO principles, it may be a long time before anyone visits your store and the fewer visitors you have the less likely you are to make sales. Kind of worrisome since you have a recurring monthly bill to pay.
Maintenance: You are responsible for maintaining your store, meaning that the site has to be run by you, this may not always be the case if you are using service providers like Shopify or Big Commerce. But all in all, this requires a lot of time and effort.
In conclusion, when starting out as a new business person, if you have limited funds, it’s always better to start with the free platform like online marketplaces so as to navigate the learning curve without running out of funds. As you get better and you are able to make more money you can begin to think of moving to a paid option.
Think of your online marketplace like the mass-produced stuff that you use when you are starting out in life, as you earn more and you have better income, you now develop a taste for the finer things in life and hence you want your own customized stuff.
Everything in life takes time, so be willing to start from where you are, the most important thing is that you are taking action.
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It’s a brand Newyear, and the Newyear resolutions are flying up and down, a lot of people have made decisions on how they intend to live their life this New year.
For some people, they are looking for Trending home business ideas in 2018 to tap into, while some already have their own business idea and are thinking about how to start it, for some it may be a change of job or even starting a new job
I am sure you have also made yours, perhaps you are a stay at home mom who has been longing to start a home business but has not found the guts to start one. This may be the year for you or maybe you are a new mom who is on maternity leave and you are beginning to think about how hard it will be to leave your baby and return to your workplace.
You may even be someone who is tired of the daily grind of the job that you are doing, you are in a dead end Job, you get up, work and pay the bills and the cycle continues, you have no joy in what you are doing. The prospects of you moving up is not on the horizon, and you feel stuck.
If any of this scenario applies to you, this year is another year to make a decision that will change the course of your life. The decision you need to make is to start a home business that works best with your lifestyle.
If you are working full-time somewhere else, then start a side hustle that you can build a business with. Whichever situation you are in, don’t make the mistake of ending this year the way last year ended, liberate yourself and use this post to start your life all over again.
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To help your journey, today I will be talking about the 10 Trending Home business Ideas in 2018.
1 Online Restaurant
The first on my list of Trending Home business ideas in 2018 is the Online restaurant business. It is a type of Home business where you get to partner with local restaurants that you love and who provide good food.
You curate such restaurants and you partner with them by marketing their food to your audience, once you make a sale they will be responsible for the delivery of the food to the consumer, kind of like restaurant food drop shipping business.
This is a good business you can do from the comfort of your home, once you are able to develop the partnerships you can then go ahead to market to your audience.
You can make money by taking a percentage of the sales of each meal sold or by marking up the product. Any way you look at it, you can run a good side business with this idea.
All you need to do is to be sure of your delivery times and time to process it. This will work perfectly for you if you are a foodie and you already have an audience around you that share the same likes. A quality camera will be of use as you take pictures of what you hope to sell.
Statistics posits that there is also a high demand for the on- go meals, especially for busy professionals who value good and healthy food. They are also willing to pay extra for the convenience of having such meals delivered to them.
Take a look at the trend below where 55% of people surveyed looked to ordering online takeout restaurant meals as their way of eating.
Be sure to know the rules guiding the business before you get into it.
2 Professional Organizing/Decluttering:
With many people wanting to go minimalist in their ways of living, being a professional organizer can be a lucrative business. According to Abc News, lots of Americans are choosing the minimalist living and also making it a movement.
You can offer professional organizing as a consulting service where you take a look at the entire home and you design a decluttering plan for your clients to help them move into minimalism.It will surprise you how many people do not know how to declutter their lives, they also do not have an idea where to begin their minimalistic journey.
Sitting down and consulting with such people can make a huge difference as they work towards getting rid of the clutter that their homes have become.
The Newyear is often the time when people make such decisions so now is when you can get your clients signed up. You can structure your services to be a one time service or an ongoing service where they get to pay a subscription to get your professional advice or in-house consultation.
3Virtual Recruiter ( A Trending home business in 2018)
The American economy is on the rise, this creates availability of new jobs especially as the Tax cuts occasioned by this administration will be encouraging a lot of startups and new businesses and also onshoring of funds. This article posits that the only thing that will slow this growth down is the paucity of people to man the jobs that are being created.
This creates a huge opportunity for anyone who has some level of experience in Human Resource or Recruitment. You can start a Virtual recruiting service that provides talents for new businesses. If all you have is just your skills and no money to own start a company of your own, you can sign up with a company like Relode, that is offering a hefty commission for helping them to recruit medical professionals from your network.
There also a lot of recruitment agencies who are looking for Virtual recruiters who will deliver the needed professional talents for their business to outsource to their businesses. Therefore you have no excuse not to use this as a side hustle if you work full time now and are looking to make more money in this new year.
4 Social Media consulting:
We can’t talk about the world we live In right now without talking about social media, it has become the melting pot that connects a lot of buyers and consumers to the sellers. The only issue is that companies and businesses are often struggling to learn the best strategy to reach their own consumers if you have skills in social media marketing, this is an opportunity to start a consulting business form the comfort of your home.
You can offer your services to companies who will pay you a handsome amount for your service. If you are business minded, you can develop strategies for them that will enable them to win in the marketplace. I believe that this is one business that you can start with and work towards not just running it a home business but a full-fledged consulting firm as time goes on.
5 Resourcing Talents for Homecare needs for the Elderly:
As the American population ages, more and more services are required to keep the elderly comfortable as they live longer and longer. This has thrown open new business opportunities as the companies who run the facilities for elderly care are in constant need of skilled talents who will provide the services they require.
If you have any skills or training that has to do with caregiving, you can start a resourcing company that provides talents for the elderly care industry. This is a huge market that needs lots of eye for details. The need can be for those who provide in-home care or for those who provide care for the elderly care in their facilities. Whichever one it is, you can earn a living just by resourcing fresh talents to this industry.
6 Freelance Writing:
Do you have a skill for writing good pieces that people love to read? then the freelance writing world may be your recourse to starting a business this year. I listed this option as part of the trending Home Business in 2018 because I see a huge demand for content as more and more businesses start a blog for their business.
Many people make a living writing for other people without necessarily having a blog of their own, In fact, in the blogging world, freelance writing is considered an income stream. So if you are seeking a home business that you can start, becoming a freelance writer is a sure way of starting your dream home business.
This is because there are lots of companies out there who require a writer that will consistently write for their blogs. They perhaps do not want to hire a full-fledged writer, of course, so using freelance services means that they can fulfill that need without adding to their payroll.
Some freelance writing gigs pay up to 500 dollars a post depending on how good you are. Here the more popular places you can get a freelance writing gig Elance,Upwork, ProBlogger, freelancing.
7 Online Box Subscription services:
Box subscription business is currently on the rise as many people are buying into the idea of getting boxes of products or services that are curated just for them. The first thing you have to do here is to discover which niche you want to play in if you want to know how to discover your niche, get my free ebook
The reason I wrote online subscription box is that I am actually looking at curating materials which are not necessarily physical but which are digital that can be delivered once the person pays. It could be digital materials designed to train someone in a specific area of their need or it could even a potpourri of courses carefully selected to help someone out of a specific issue. Subscription boxes are the rave now and so you will find a huge market for it amongst bloggers and online business people.
8 Dog walking services
This is a home business idea that is evergreen because for so long as humans are here, the pets will be here too. If you have a love for dogs, you can start a dog walking service in your area to help you make an income from home.
If you have special knowledge which you can deliver to your customers to better take care of their animals then you are well on your way to having a Dog walking service that has a consultation as part of its service portfolio.
9 Virtual Assistance :
Due to the boom in online businesses and home-based businesses, many home business owners now require the help of virtual assistants in the day to day running of their home businesses. I picked this option as a trending home business in 2018 because I am a blogger and I know many bloggers who have become successful because they outsourced some part of their blogging requirements to virtual assistants.
This has made it possible to scale their businesses as they became much more focused on the part of their business that they were exceptionally good at.
Starting a Home business that is into virtual assistance can be a way of making that income that eventually replaces your fulltime work income and hence enables you to get the life you want.
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10 Data mining and Analysis:
With the boom in online business and digital marketing, corporations and businesses are consistently collecting data and churning out data that they don’t know how to use to make their business grow.
Becoming an online data analyst can be a good home business to do in 2018. It made my list for the trending home business in 2018 because Big data is the in thing right now, companies want to make sense of their analytics in other to predict consumers needs and demands in the future, I also know that data analysis is important not only to big businesses but to small businesses as well. Even people who start a blog have to keep track of their data if they want to make meaningful decisions that will grow their blog.
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