We spend a good portion of time on this site talking about building a successful home business through the creation of a “website that works”. A website filled with good solid content about a particular topic and one that meets the demand of a growing online public. A public that also has money to spend on your products. At the very least, you want your readers to click on relevant ads to help build your income through Google Adsense or an advertiser who has already paid to be listed on your site.
How to Find Work from Home Business Ideas for your Website!
With that in mind, it only makes sense that I write an article from the perspective of finding and researching ideas for a potential internet home business. What are some good work from home business ideas that a person can build a profitable website around? Where does a person even start to generate good ideas to start my home business?
First off, we should agree that you will discard any idea that you are uncomfortable with. In a nutshell, why spend time and money (mostly time) working on a site you don’t want to tell your family or friends about? It’s counter productive.
Secondly, try to stay away from ideas on topics you know very little about. One of the basic premises behind building a website that attracts free traffic from the search engines is “content”. The most simple form of content is the written word. If you get your website up and running, you will need to be able to consistently feed original information about your topic to the search engines. Google loves content. It wants to eat your words for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choosing work from home ideas that line up with your areas of interest only makes sense. Even if you don’t know much about a particular subject, you are more apt to stay on task writing fresh articles if you are truly interested in the subject matter.
(1) Choose only work from home business ideas that you believe in and are not embarrassed about.
(2) Center your website topic on subject matter than you know something about, or are truly interested in.
With this in mind, let’s explore some techniques on how to find home business ideas that will fuel your website and grow your home based internet business.
Home Business Idea: Magazines
Just like “online shopping”, where a website is an extension of a physical store or in many cases replaces it, the internet is very much like a collection of magazines on display in a drug store. Think of it. On any magazine rack you’ll find a variety of main topics. Within each topic you’ll find subtopics under each main category heading. On the internet, we refer to them as niches within a larger category. Within each niche are micro niches.
What what magazines are you interested in? Let’s say you like home decorating. It’s a big topic, so we need to narrow it down. As you glance at the magazines within that main heading, you’ll find bathrooms, kitchens, and backyards. These are niches within the main category of Home Decorating. The goal is to find a niche with less competition that is still in high demand. We will need to narrow it down again. Let’s say you like backyards. You pick up a magazine on backyards and thumb through it. You see gazebos, backyard lighting, and backyard design ideas. Now we’re getting somewhere. I remember how hard it was for my wife and I to find a backyard design a few years back. We ended up hiring a designer to come and draw up a backyard plan for us. Maybe there’s a market for people looking for backyard design ideas for their home?
You can see how one simple journey into a magazine rack has lead to a potential idea for your work from home business. Is it viable? From there you can do some keyword research using Google’s Keyword Tool to see if there is a demand for your business idea. It’s only the first step in deciding whether or not there is money to be made in this area.