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

Newbie Printables course

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

Newbie Printables course

 

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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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.

Newbie Printables course

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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Online travel agency- All you need to know to start one

 

onlibe travel agency

Starting an online travel agency is no mean feat, I have had my fair share of travel mishaps.

I wished that I used a travel agency to properly arrange my travel itinerary

I once traveled with my hubby and little kids, unfortunately for us, we were delayed a bit at the immigration point.

Because of that, we could not contact the cab driver who usually picked us upon arrival.

This meant we had to pick up anyone that was available.

Our mistake, because between handling 2 tired and cranky kids and offloading our travel bags when we arrived at the Hotel.

My hubby forgot his 3 cell phones in the cab, the cab driver had left before we realized it was missing.

Unfortunately for us, it was never returned.

We called the airport hoping he took it there, but since we could not give the name of the cab driver, he could not be identified.

That was how we lost those cell phones, It amazed us that those phones were never returned.

The moral of this story, had we used the services of an online travel agency,

We will probably have recovered those phones because it could have been traced to the person who picked and dropped us off.

Having said this, online travel agency is a profitable business venture which anyone who is willing to start an online home based travel agency business can engage in.

In this post, I lay it out to you step by step how to start an online travel agency.

1  Decide the Niche you will be serving

2  Search out the Host agency to use

3 Set up your online travel agency  Business

4 Market your Business

 

Steps to Starting An Online Travel Agency Business

1 Decide What Niche You Will Play in:

Deciding on a Niche to play in your business is a major question which everyone who wants to start any business online must answer.

In the world of online business, especially with starting a new online travel agency.

The only way you can make an impact and succeed is by deciding to play in a specific niche.

The jack of all trades master of none syndrome will not play here because

even Google, who you will need to advertise your business will not pick your website to display it when people search for travel agencies.

You may decide as you grow to increase your areas of expertise

But in starting out you cannot afford to be everything to everyone, you are not ice cream hahaha,

So choosing a  niche to play in is a major hoop you have to jump.

This one single decision will determine how you will attract your customers online and how you will market to them.

In  making your Niche Decision you need to answer these questions

a  Are you passionate about this niche :

Passion is a key decider of what you are going to do online because an online business requires that you be willing to work on it until you succeed.

Are you passionate enough about your niche to create products that will wow your customers?

For example, in marketing any product online, you have to write about it, that is blogging.

In some cases, you have to talk about this niche in the form of podcasting.

Now if you are not passionate about your product niche you may find yourself struggling to build this business.

even though you were excited about it a moment ago.

So before you set on starting your online travel agency, you have to answer that question, what niche will I serve and am I passionate about this niche.

b  Do you have the skills to serve this market:

In starting an online travel agency, do I have the skills to serve my market?

If you have worked with an established travel agency before you may be able to quickly answer this question because its something that you have been trained to do.

However, if all you have is just a desire to serve this market,

Then its time to take a course that will help you to acquire the skills you need in other to start an online travel agency.

You may also want to take some certifications in other to gain more credibility.

This is because people will always trust someone who was certified to do something, than someone who is just doing it without any formal training.

To become a certified travel agent you can look here for some courses to help you.

I will highlight some of the necessary certifications in the later part of this post.

Please note that these certifications do not necessarily mean you can not start an online travel agency without them.

It’s just that you will need them for credibility.

In the latter part of this post, I show you a shortcut to having the benefit of these certifications without you paying to acquire them.

Please understand that there is a difference between, certifications and training for your job.

Training for the business you want to start is just to help you to acquire the skills needed for you to set up and start your business.

While certifications are industry requirements which give you credibility.

c  Do you understand how this  market behaves :

In acquiring the skill you need, you may also want to check your industry statistics to understand what are the uptimes and downtimes for your industry.

For example, it’s not hidden that a lot of people travel during summer in the western part of the world.

That’s because the weather is good and people love to be out and about

But what you may not understand is the reverse is the case for people who live in the tropics who want to experience the cold winters in the west.

So understanding how your industry operates is a major issue in setting up your online travel agency.

Examples of Niches available in this market

-Cruise travels

-Luxury Travels

-Group Tours

-Destination specialist travels

-Disney

-Adventure travel

-Women only vacations

-Men only vacation

-Grand travels

-Disabled travelers

-Travelers with pets

d  Do you have a travel agent business plan:

In starting your online travel agency, you will have to figure out how to make money in this business.

Afterall you are in business to make money right?

What will your income streams be?

An example of the income streams in travel agencies include:

-Book travel tickets for a commission

-Sell travel guides

-Book tours for Groups

-Sell travel insurance

-Offer consulting services to people who want to set up a travel department

-Sell online courses for people who want to start this business

To learn how to write your travel agency business plan read this.

Online travel agency

2: Search Out A Host Agency To Use:

Remember the shortcut I talked about earlier, yes, this is it.

Using a Host agency as a base for setting up your online travel agency is the shortcut you will need to bypass having to get some certifications required by the industry.

So what is a Host Agency to an online travel agency

A host agency is like that big corporation that is  into  a travel agency business,

You sign up with them and you present your business to other people with their qualifications.

This means that the certifications they have are available to you because you have their permission to sell for them.

Think of your host agency as the big guy that has subcontracted its part of finding customers for it to you.

You get to use their Booking number and other certifications that are required for you to be accepted as a travel agent.

Pros of using a Host travel agency

-You bypass a lot of legal requirements which may require that you have your own accreditation before you start a business.

-Some of these requirements may be licenses and certifications

-Low start-up cost, because you do not have to worry about paying for accreditation before you have made money

-Opportunity to work with a known brand which already has credibility built up hence you cut down your time to market.

-Free training from them because they want you to succeed.

-You get to build up a portfolio of networks and suppliers and customers through them.

Cons

-Your business is typically dependent on them if they go south you go south

-You may find that you cannot build your own personal brand because you are using their name and number.

-Pay is commission based which will only come in after the buyer has used the service.

I am sure by now, you are itching to know the best Host travel agencies are  available so you can begin to apply,

Not to worry here they are

Types of Host Travel Agency

-Avoya

-Travel Planners International

-Dugans travels

-Gifted travel network

-Nexion

-Cruise one/ Dream vacations

-Flight center independent

-Oasis travel network

To learn how to choose the best travel network, watch this video 

Now that you have settled in your heart the Host travel agency to use as a travel agent, its time to set up your business.

3: Set up your Online travel agency:

To set up your online travel agency you need to take note of some legal aspects, they include:

Business license:

This includes either to set up as a DBA or an LLC or perhaps even an enterprise or a corporation.

Whatever you decide to do, ensure you are well informed as to what the tax liabilities are.

For more information on this visit Small business administration

Set up your Business:

This includes deciding from the word go how you will want to operate your online travel agency.

If you want to become an independent travel agency that has its own licenses then you have to be ready to get the required certifications and licenses.

Here are some of them

Certifications

Certified Travel agent- CTP

Travel and Tourism Professional- TTP

Total Travel certification-TTC

Professional travel agent- PTA

All these are not necessarily required before start off but they give you credibility.

Therefore, even though you may not have any as you start out, it is advisable you get one of them.

Apart from these certifications which help to boost your credibility, you are then required to have an accreditation number which helps suppliers to recognize you as an accredited travel professional.

It gives you the ability to book tickets, collect commissions and generally function as travel agency professional

Some of this Accreditation agencies are as follows as culled from Hostagency reviews

ARC- Airline reporting corporation: This is basically formed to operate for US-based travel agencies.

It acts as an accounting firm that handles financial transactions between airlines and travel agencies.

You do issue ticketing if you have the accreditation.

It may cost you up to 2000 dollars to get this accreditation and you will still get to pay 210 dollars annual fee.

To learn more go here.

 IATA: International airline transport association: This accreditation firm is quite big and offers a variety of accreditation options for their accreditation number.

Their accreditation number is recognized worldwide.

In fact, if you ask me, I will say this is probably the one I have always known until I started writing this article on online travel agency.

So here are the varieties

IATA- For international travel agency with air ticketing

IATA- International with no air ticketing

IATAN- US based travel agency with air ticketing

IATAN US based with non air ticketing.

To read more about how they operate go here

CLIA- Cruise line international Association: This accreditation is for travel agencies who sell cruise line bookings.

They are specifically for travel agencies with more than 50 agents.

This means that you gotta be big before you can apply for this one

If you are just starting out this may not be for you.

However, if you want to play in this niche then the best thing to do is to join a host agency and become a hosted travel agent.

This will give you the opportunity to use their own CLIA number since you may not have one.

TRUE: Travellers retailers universal enumeration

This accreditation is mainly for independent travel agencies who sell small tour packages, they cater to mostly niche operators and are internationally recognized.

They do not sell airline ticketing but basically tours and cruises.

People who have this code can also work with a host agency so it’s a double plus for them.

To learn more about acquiring TRUE go here.

Benefits of Having your own accreditation number

-Direct commission paid to you without splits

-Build volume and status and acquire your own customers who remain yours

-You build your own brand albeit slowly

-Choice of marketing and sales channels

-You choose what suppliers you want to work with

-Elevated credibility and status as a travel professional

Diffferent ways you can start your online travel agency firm

Independent travel agency: In this case you have your own bouquet of customers, you build your brand and get to pay for your own accreditation.

You also have to be responsible for training, marketing sales, and customers service.

In fact, it’s like running your own full-time business.

Hosted Agent: In this case, you work as a travel agent under the hosted agencies mentioned above.

The cost is minimal, except for registering your business, all you do is partner with them.

They provide you with the required training and resources to succeed, you get paid on a commission basis.

You have access to multiple accreditations without paying for it or maintaining it.

Corporate travel department: In this case you work as an independent corporate travel department official for a company.

Where you are responsible for booking flight tickets and making reservations for a companies personnel

You are like a staff member whose job it is to do such jobs, you will decide how much you are paid for your services.

If you have made up your mind on how to play in the industry, the next thing you need to do is to set up your website online.

To set up your website you will need to first  choose a hosting plan

A hosting plan here has nothing to do with a travel agency in this case.

It’s just a rent you pay your online landlord so that you can build your online business which in this case is a travel agency.

When choosing your hosting plan, you should consider these key points,

The speed of your of load of your site: How long does it take for your site to load when clicked on. The industry average is  3 seconds

Percentage uptime: What is the percentage time your site is up- 99.9% is great.

Cost: How much does your hosting plan cost

There is a variety of hosting plans out there, but the one that beats all of them hands-down is Bluehost.

That ’s why I recommend it.

Because you will get a low-cost package with a very great speed of load, a high percentage of uptimes and finally great customer service available to help you with the setup.

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Not to worry, this 10 dollar resource will make your website set up, a walk in the park.

You just watch and do and your site is up within 2 hours.

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4 Market your online travel agency:

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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How to start a Care package Business

 

Care package business

Care packages are carefully curated comfort items which are sent to people who are away from home.

Such people may include soldiers, students, grandparents, or even sick people who are hospitalized.

So how do you turn this seemingly comfort related idea into a care package business?

Follow me as I unveil to you how to start a gift basket business

Why Care package business

Care packages are often personal, meaning that they are specially handpicked for the comfort of the receiver, this means that whoever chooses to do this type of business must be someone who is detailed and has a good eye for beautiful and inexpensive stuff that will make the receiver feel special.

For example, designitbyyourselfgiftbaskets.com is a company that prides itself in offering you the option of curating your own gift basket such that it’s personal to you.

The idea of this business is to create a feeling of having people who are thinking of you sending something to you to let you know that you are being held in high esteem.

I was a little girl who had just gone to the boarding school when I got what I would call my first care package.

You see it was my first time of moving out very far away from my home.

Having moved to another state to attend a high school which was a boarding school,  I remember how I was just in my class when I was sent for by my Principal.

Wondering what I had done, I went to the Principal’s office, I did not know my Dad had sent me a care package, so my attention was needed to access it.

I can still recall my Dads friends’ name who brought that care package and how it made me feel.

This is to tell you that the feeling that is created by such a business is incomparable, especially if the person has been away from home for a while.

An example of a care package can be the carefully crafted bundled offers we have in our online coffee store for the coffee enthusiasts who loves to travel with his own coffee.

So to start a care package business: here is what you need to know

Niche:

You have to decide what type of niche you will like to serve.

Will it be College students, or Military personnel or even elderly people who live in care facilities away from their kids.

Nailing down a niche will help you plan better on how to market your business to the right people.

Ways you can segment your care package business

-Occassion gift baskets
-Holiday Gift basket
-Specialty gift basket care package
-Pet lovers carepackage
-Military care
-College gift basket
-Custom built care packages

Inventory:

How do you intend to source for your inventory ?

Will you carry inventory or will you have an arrangement with all the sellers of your gifts options so that you can easily place your order once your order has been taken.

You also have to decide if you will like to make room for people to make choices from your inventory or perhaps they could give you their own list which they had like you to fulfill and package and send to their loved ones.

Because I will probably prefer that you run this care package business out of your home, I will advise that you give room for customization so that people can get the best of what they want.

Remember that when they are satisfied with your services, they will tell others about their experience.

Because there is no price that we can place on making someone feel good, especially for a loved one, people are often willing to pay a good amount to send such care packages to their loved ones that they have not seen in a while.

Pricing:

How do you structure your pricing, remember that in cases where you have to shop for a list, you are spending much more than you will when they pick your already available inventory.

You know, running a care package business is actually a service you are offering because you are taking off the stress of them running around to put together such priceless comfort items for their loved ones, so remember to price your goods appropriately to reflect your costs.

Sales channels:

When you decide you want to start a  gift basket business, you will like to know where you want to sell your services.

Will it be in a brick and mortar store? I don’t advise that, it’s too costly to pay a hefty rent before you discover whether you are making sales or not

What do I advise?  start an online shop

An online shop will give you the flexibility of opening your business in as little as one day. Once you have all your pictures and products ready to go, then you are good to go.

I started an online store with a shop provider named Wix,   it did not take me long before I set it up.

Sign up with Wix.

Another great online shop provider is Shopify, they have great features for anyone who wants to build an online store.

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If you will like to see the store I built with Wix, then go to my coffee store and see how it’s built.

Maybe after seeing that store, you are like I can’t do something like this, I will help you set up your online shop with fully loaded products of your choice and keyword rich descriptions in a week.

To let me help you build your online store with Wix- pay here

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Picking and Packing: 

For the most part, you will have to pick and pack the gift items yourself, you have to be careful in ensuring that the personality of the receiver shines through in your packaging.

Adding little notes that reflects that person’s needs and even what the family intends to communicate to the receiver is a very important part of this business so be sure you are meticulous about it.

it’s also important to get the appropriate packaging materials that will ensure that your goods are not damaged along the way.

Shipping:

Because all your items put together must get to the person at an appropriate time.

You must be willing to take your time to choose a good shipping agency, you do not want delays or lost packages.

It’s also important that you find out what your shipping costs so that you don’t end up doing business at a loss.

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Marketing your Business

There is no business which does not require marketing if you want to get sales.

For the care package business, be willing to hit the ground running by approaching your potential clients in person.

If you are going with the college niche which is a really lucrative niche,

Attending sessions where parents are there especially if they are freshmen students will go a long way to make your business visible.

Being creative in putting together bundled offers and packages on the go for people who do not want to spend time picking up their own stuff will also go a long way to ease your sales.

An example of a care package business is basketsbykaron.com, read her interview here

In doing your market research to determine which niche you want to serve, be willing to listen to the people in that niche to find out what kinds of packages will make a difference in their lives.

On a final note, I know care packages are originally designed to be physical goods

But you can also look at digital goods too, these can be curated and sent as care packages too.

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7 side hustle you can do to make money

 

7 side hustle you can combine to make money from home
7 side hustle

This post is about that momma who may not want to start a full-fledged business but wants to make money from home. In this post, I want to describe7 activities that you can do at home to make money from home without necessarily running it as a full-time business. It does not mean it’s not hard work but it’s like a side hustle that brings you that extra income while you stay home to take care of your kids.

Most of this ideas are not full-time businesses, this is not the place where I ask you to start a Blog, because I know that Blogging is a full-time job if you want to make a success of it. These are called side hustles for a reason, they should not detract from you doing what you normally do.

So here we go

Freelance writing:

If you are what people call a wordsmith, then its time to use your skills to make money from it. When you go to places like Upwork and freelancer.com you will find that people are posting their Gigs, that is advertising their projects for someone to help them with.

Registering on such sites will give you the opportunity to sell your skills for potential income. If you are really good at copywriting you can have the opportunity to charge people who need copies written for their products which they want to sell. Another way you can make money is by registering with sites like Digital Nomads and watching out for companies that are looking to hire writers for their blogs or websites. The good thing about freelance writing is that you get to choose your own timing and how much work you want to do.

 

Delivery:

This a cool way of making money without having to carry people in your car.The good thing about this idea is that you can just load up your kids into the car, have a wonderful ride while making money at the same time, how cool is that.

Companies like Doordash have restaurants signed up with them who then have freelance workers like you sign up with them to help them do deliveries. The good thing is that you get to choose your working time. Another company that partners with people to help do their delivery is postmates, they do all kinds of delivery for their customers.

 

Personal Shopper

Are you a person who loves shopping, there is something for you to do, you can sign up with companies like thumbtack a platform that connects personal shoppers with those who need their services in that area. Personal shopping often is interwoven with personal styling, so you can find yourself thinking of taking it to a full-time business as you help more people do their shopping and styling.

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Web search evaluator:

A web search evaluator analyzes search results for quality and relevance. It’s a job that algorithms do but the only issue is that it lacks the human angle to it. People are often hired by companies like Appen to help do these tasks.. You can also get to rate videos and ads quality while at it. The only downside to this job is that it is repetitive and boring and sometimes your project may end without you getting another.

 

Online surveys:

Online surveys are the king of side hustles if you are willing to sign up to as many as possible and be patient enough to take the surveys to make you money. It’s a major way some people make money from home, it may come in different ways, some require that you take their surveys as they are sent your way. Some pay you cash while for some you get points which you can trade for your own needs. Example of such survey companies is Swagbucks, pinecone research opinion post, survey junkie.

Transcription:

You can join companies that are looking for transcribers for their business. A Transcriptionist help transcribe audio recordings into written formats. You can also join platform like Upwork where you advertise yourself as a transcriber and get to bid on transcription jobs posted on their platform. The good thing about doing transcribing as a side hustle is that it requires little skills, all you need is your ability to listen intently and write down what you hear. An example of companies that hire transcribers is Rev

Dosh app:

Doshapp is a new app that is still in its beta testing phase but you get paid to do your shopping in participating companies.what is more, you get to make money from other people when they use your referral link to sign up. This means that you can use your Facebook page to invite people to sign up for the service and you get paid for their referral. Dosh app pays you some money when you shop and travel using hotels that are part of their network.

In conclusion, while you may not be able to combine all these activities at once,  you can stager the activities by starting out this way

First, combine this set to start off by making money from home, this is because they require minimal effort and do not require much to start off.

They include Using the Dosh app,  registering for online surveys, web search evaluator and delivery. As you become more comfortable, you can then add freelance writing, personal shopping, and transcription.

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