Starting your own home business is an exciting opportunity for learning new things, developing new personal skills and becoming independent. You can’t be the foremost expert in every area of marketing today, so one of the keys to success in this business is building up a network of other local marketing experts that you can both share ideas with and also bring in to offer specialized help to your clients from time to time.
Expanding the pie is perhaps my favorite philosophy of yours…it is spot on. I guess that the driving factors for my business are 1) making sure I keep my brand in mind, 2) never sacrificing quality for a quick buck, and 3) doing what fuels me and staying inspired at all times.
Trey: Ok, you have found your ideal customer base and let’s say that is WordPress + Dayton, you’ll want to build your web hosting business presence around that so you buy a domain name related like: or something to that effect which tells people right away what your business does.
Kaumil convinced me that not only could we do it properly but also that there was a strong market for those services and it would allow our customers with high usage sites to stay with us. We started offering it, worked through the kinks everyone experiences at the start of a new venture/offering and today it is one of our strongest service lines.
Choosing to work for a tutoring company first will likely keep you more stocked up with clients, thus reducing some risk.. at the same time, you can drum up tutoring clients on your own (not through the company), but be careful with the specifics of your contract with the tutoring company because there are usually clauses that specify not setting up a competing business.