How to Start a Home Based Business

by Jason Butler on March 10, 2017 · 3 comments

How to Start a Home Based BusinessMany people think about starting their own business. As Dinks, you know that at times, two heads are better than one. When it comes to business, gaining knowledge and avoiding failure are two ways that you can become successful. Starting a home based business might not be the easiest thing to do, but you can make it happen. Use the points laid out in this post to make your home based business a success.

Reliable Internet Service

For the most part, whatever your business is, you will need reliable internet service. You can’t afford to have the internet going in and out because most of your home business, you will probably have to deal with customers online in some way. An unreliable internet service provider could mean the end of your home based business. Do you want to risk your livelihood by dealing with cheap or horrible service? There are many internet service providers out there to choose from. Review different companies and choose the one that you think will keep your business bringing in the money.


If you’re selling things, you should only promote products that you believe in. People can tell when you’re promoting something that you really don’t care for. Find products and companies that have the type of values and goals that you can stand behind. When you spend a lot of time and effort to build a home-based business and sell products, your belief in the products shows. You are more enthusiastic when you’re promoting them.


Everyone loves paying taxes. I hope you could sense the sarcasm in the last sentence. Taxes are something that everyone has to pay. Having a home based business might make filing a little harder for you. Receive a consultation from a tax professional. Make sure that he or she is experienced in dealing with your type of business. There are different tax requirements for different businesses. You may be able to get special statuses and credits for your business that you may not have known about. A good tax professional will make sure that your taxes are done correctly.

Advertise your business

How can you expect to make any money if you don’t let anyone know about it? The answer is that you won’t make any money if you don’t promote and advertise your business. You should network with other firms. Also, tell your friends and family about your business. They can possibly be your next customers.

Another way to promote your business is to use social media. You can set up an Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page for your business. Doing that will ensure that you will have traffic coming from different places. Someone may hate Twitter, but love Instagram. You want to make sure your business is getting seen on various platforms.


You have to set up a workspace for your home business. You may think that you will always be able to do work in your bedroom or a common area, but that is not always the case. Distractions can happen. Taking the time to find a space to work is one of the smartest things you can do. It will help to keep you on track.

Would you consider starting a home-based business?

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1 Mel @ brokeGIRLrich March 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Taxes have been the most confusing thing to sort out since I started freelancing. They’re not terrible, but certainly more involved than when I was just a W-2 employee.

2 Mrs. Picky Pincher March 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm

I guess I’ve kinda-sorta made a home-based business after creating a blog and taking on freelance writing work. I still have a full-time job, but all of the things you’ve mentioned here are crucial for turning a side hustle into a full-time work from home job. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely a more fulfilling source of income for many people.

3 Ann March 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Excellent advice…especially about having reliable internet!

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