How a Home Based Business brings Freedom for Entrepreneurs with a Disability
When asked: “What do I need to set up a Home-based Business if I have a Disability?”
The simple answer is:
- Access to a Desktop or Laptop
- Decent Internet connection
- A Willingness to succeed whatever it takes.
But it’s never quite that simple is it? especially when faced with a physical or mental impairment.
Researching this post the top priority for most people living with a disability would be the need to Earn a Living. One which would enable them to have independent living and stop them being reliant on the Benefit/Welfare system.
To have employment and earn money is an essential need of any man (or woman). In 1943, Maslow stated that people are motivated to achieve certain needs.
When one need is fulfilled a person seeks to fulfill the next one, and so on. Maslow wrote that every person is capable and has the desire to move up the hierarchy towards the top level of self Actualization. But one must satisfy lower level basic needs before progressing on to meet the higher levels.
The bottom two levels are “Basic” and the need to fulfill these levels becomes stronger the longer the duration they are denied. So the longer you go without food the more hungry you will become. Makes sense I suppose.
This raises the question – Where are you on Maslow’s hierarchy?
Unfortunately, progress is often disrupted by a failure to meet lower level needs, for example, loss of a job or a divorce may cause a person to fluctuate between the levels.
I was at the place of “Self Actualization” until I became unable to do my job. Giving it up was the right thing to do for my health but it had huge implications for my confidence, self-esteem and ultimately the ability to provide for my family. I dropped (like a stone) to the lower 2 levels – The Basics.
I had to build myself up mentally and physically in order to get back to where I was 3 years ago. I sat down and thought where did I want to be.
Did I want to go back into the similar job before? Nope
Did I want to commute long hours and travel? Nope
Did I want to earn the same (or more) as in my previous job? Yes please
That was relatively straightforward and easy.
Now comes the hard part – finding a Business Online which is right for you.
“Easy mom,” said my 12-year-old daughter – “Just Google it”
The Internet has opened the doors to limitless opportunities – for existing business owners and for budding entrepreneurs. In order to achieve my basic needs, the Internet had to provide me with an Opportunity to set up my own business online, working from home, earning an income.
I had one fundamental problem – I didn’t have a Product to sell or a clue how to develop a new one.
What did I find: Affiliate Marketing
There are hundreds of business models with quality products which already offer the opportunity to partner with. They pay healthy commissions on the products you sell. These partners provide all the marketing materials, you (the affiliate) simply act as the middleman marketing the product yourself.
Again it’s never that simple is it, you need to do your research.
The Golden Rule
Observe the warning signs, take your time and always be critical until you are convinced that the partnership is right for you.
Always, always ask questions and, if possible, contact people who are already partnered with that company for an honest opinion. Choose to sell a product you like or have previous knowledge in, if you can’t then do your research and find out as much about the product as you can. Don’t be desperate and jump in feet first with the business ranked no 1 on Google, make sure you are comfortable with the product and the person you are in contact with. Skype them – a picture tells a thousand words.
The Internet myths
- It’s a scam, no one can make money online legally – How many times do we read that “high street sales are down because people are buying online”. Every major high street store has a presence online now and they are working hard to make sure that your card details are safe with them. Unfortunately, there will always be people who act illegally (online or off) we have to make sure that we protect ourselves as much as possible. The only scam here is the one about making money overnight. You have to work hard and give people value for money before they will buy from you.
- You can start with no investment – Whichever programme/partner you choose you will have to invest in either of 2 things Time or Money. The smart investors do both. At the beginning you will invest time, you will become a student again whilst you learn how the business works. Most affiliate programmes have a monthly payment in return for using their Business platform/systems/marketing tools. You choose the level at which you want to join IE How much commission you get paid for selling their product. Always read the Terms & Conditions.
- You need to be an expert – We all have to start somewhere. You will have to learn how to fulfil your customers needs – what do they want? have they got a problem that you can solve by selling them your product? Give them value and service upfront and they will repay you by buying from you. Don’t make the mistake of just sell, sell, sell – you will lose customers faster than you gain them.
- You can easily make a lot of money in a short space of time – Many people are making money online, the majority of the successful people will show you their monthly paycheck. Dig deeper and they will also admit it took time and a lot of effort to get where they are. To coin a phrase “It’s a marathon, not a sprint”
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This is the company I found, and we’re working together.
Is SFM right for you?
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Our passion is helping individuals achieve their business goals with or without a disability.
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*[Straight-Talk Zone]: Business results will vary depending on the individual. The effort you put in is what will make or break your success levels. See our full Disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
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What you need to do now
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P.S Being at home 24/7 can have its drawbacks. One of the major problems being loneliness and isolation, this, in turn, can lead to a lack of motivation and more worryingly depression. It is important that whichever Affiliate partner you choose it has an active “Community”. You can join Forums which will allow you to be in regular contact with people in your industry. We would also encourage you to actively involve your family and friends, show them what you are doing, send them your blogs to proofread?
For more information and support: Disables Entrepreneurs Network (DEN)