An exceptional home business enterprise that can be successfully operated either part time of full. If you are a computer guru, love social media, and enjoy teaching others, this is a business that can grow exponentially through networking and word-of-mouth.
Start a Computer Tutoring Business
If you are one of those people who have a natural fondness and compatibility with all things computer, a home-based computer tutoring business might be just the right niche for you. And although teaching others can often be challenging, this is a business that offers so many niches and specialty applications that it almost certain you can find one that with match up with you. Just a few of the niches include:
- SENIORS: Teaching seniors how to use Facebook and other social media to stay in touch with distant children and relatives.
- BUSINESS OWNERS: Become a Quickbooks ProAdvisor or expert in Microsoft Word and instruct new business owners on the operational side of thes powerful pieces of software.
- CREATIVE CLOUD: Get certified as an instructor in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, or dozens of other Adobe products.
- E-BAY SELLING: Instruct those interested in selling on E-Bay exactly how to do it.
- BLOGGING: Show those interested in starting a blog how to install and navigate WordPress and even monetize their blog
- CHILDREN: Teach children the basics of computer navigation using Microsoft Windows
Basic and Advanced Instruction
Computer tutoring is one of those businesses that grows as you grow. Start with courses on computer basics such as file management, email, social media etc. Many seniors are desperate for such instruction and have difficulty learning online. Then, begin offering instruction in other areas as you develop your skills. Focus on one specific area until you reach expert status and then offer it as part of your services. The more you learn about highly technical and advanced areas such as Adobe’s Photoshop and other Creative Cloud programs, the more valuable you become as an instructor.
Very low cost of start up
Extensive affiliate opportunities
This is a home-based enterprise where you can easily utilize a quickly set up static html website but for most, you will also want to install a WordPress blog in the background to take full advantage of endless social media marketing to drive visitors to your site as well as establishing income generating opportunities from affiliate marketing.
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A Home Business with Unlimited Potential.
The popularity of Cash Flow Consulting as a home-based enterprise is partially due to it’s attractiveness as a financial profession tied to it’s exceptionally low cost of entry and operation. This is a business that is networking intensive (70% or more) with direct marketing (and associated costs) used more sparingly. This is a perfect for those that spend considerable spare time on social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. or plan to. In fact, many practitioners using social media and networking as their primary source of business have almost no business costs and operating expenses other than minor costs associated with their website and web hosting.
Computer Tutor Startup Costs
Startup costs for operating as a computer tutor are relatively modest but you will likely need both a desktop and laptop computer as well as dependable transportation. Additionally, as you expand your services, you will incur costs associated with subscriptions to cloud-based software programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud and also costs associated with your own training such as books and live or online classes. Some “certification” programs can be costly but the benefits of obtaining such certifications are too numerous to mention.
Incredible Side Benefits
Computer tutoring is one of those businesses that “has legs” since you are dramatically increasing your personal worth as you learn…learn…learn and become expert in various programs. Consider the story of…
- “Jean”…who became proficient in Photoshop and began designing menus for all the local restaurants.
- “Bill”…who not only taught E-Bay selling, but also opened his own E-Bay store
- “Gina”…who became a Quickbooks Pro Advisor so she could teach others and now has her own bookkeeping business.
This is just one of those businesses where you can’t go wrong as you learn more and more about various computer applications and can then charge a reasonable hourly rate to impart that knowledge to others.
Get Started…Then Become a Specialist
Start this business with just the basics. For example, offer a “FREE” training session for seniors interested in learning Facebook. This is a word-of-mouth business and you will soon find your calendar full of those lined up for some FREE training. Once clients and if you are personable, you will find these free sessions lead to a never ending source of business and you market new and exciting trainings.
To organize your first class, purchase a quality book such as “Computers for Seniors for Dummies”. Use this as your course text. You will need to master the content presented in every chapter but once you have done so, you are ready to start offering your first course to seniors in your area.
When giving your initial computer basics training session, show your student the photo editing power of Photoshop or a similar Adobe program to pique the student’s interest. As you learn…learn…learn yourself, you will find the opportunities in this unique vocation are realistically endless.
Low Cost Training and Certifications
One of the real strong points of entering this filed is the ease (and minimal cost) of upgrading your teaching skills. This is, however, a business where you will need to already have a firm mastery of the basics of computer operation and you will also need to enjoy teaching others. In fact, many that enter this field initially focus their efforts on teaching adults and especially seniors on the basics of Microsoft Windows and on how to simply navigate the internet and become reasonable proficient at social media. For many seniors, this is all they really desire. Developing your own knowledge in more specialized areas and types of software so you can offer additional services is also relatively easy (and inexpensive) due to the ready availability of the many online classes available at such educational portals as Lynda.com and Udemy.
Very High Success Rates
Success rates in this home-business are above average and actually become exceptionally high if you are an active member of your community, belong to multiple clubs and organizations, and enjoy networking and social media. In today’s highly technical society, those that lack basic computer skills are at a tremendous disadvantage in almost every aspect of daily life. Though some can learn on their own, many need a “jump start” so they can learn the basics and then run with it. Once the word gets around about your teaching skills, you will find the business will begin rolling in as your customers tell others of their experience.