For a long time I have been longing to own a home based business but I could not get the right ideas. While working in Gulu, in northern Uganda, with a reputable child development organization, I developed an idea of making office stamps and sell them to schools, hospitals, local government, NGOs and businesses to supplement my income and grow my own home business as well. I was inspired by the fact that in all the public offices I visited, the stamps used on very important official documents were wooden with bad impressions.
In 2008, I made my business plan and even managed to secure a short term loan to purchase a computer, a stamp-making printer, designing software (CorelDraw Graphic Suite X4) and blank stamps imported from Dubai. When I finally started my home based business of making stamps in 2009, I got so motivated by making the sales I least expected. My stamps appealed to everyone because they are forge-proof and are of good quality. I made sales right from the start and I still continue to make sales now and again.
Since I was working from home and only in the evening, I found it tiresome to get customers to grow my home business and also to deliver the stamps. My only affordable free marketing strategy was the word of mouth. It does wonders for me. Customers started calling me from time to time for my services. I found it bothersome yet I still had to concentrate on my job. I decided to employ a salesperson, who disappointed me by not making any sale in two weeks. Do you know why? She lacked marketing skills.
I thought of having my own website with an aim of getting orders to make more sales. Some young man came to my office, marketing his web designing and computer maintenance services. I picked interest in web designing and he asked me to pay an equivalent of USD 1,300/- to have my website designed and hosted. He gave me a business card that bore all his contacts, including his website. But when I tried to load his website, I realized it was hosted with a free host. Besides, it made me feel that he was not an expert in web designing.
Eventually, I opted to design my own website. Luckily, I chanced on Web Design Mastery e-books, which I immediately purchased online and started reading them. It cost me some good money to print 15 books in color and to bind them. Hmm… buying the e-books was easy because I had the money. But when it came to reading them and understanding the HTML language, the language used in web designing, I was really lost. I almost gave up. But since I had spent some good amount of money and that I was enthusiastic about having a website for my home based business, I had to persevere. I read and read over until I started understanding the various codes.
After three months of reading, I started designing my first website, which I hosted with HostGator in June 2011. The actual designing took me three months. I designed, redesigned so many times. I spent sleepless nights and people around me started complaining. I got stressed up due to too much sitting and my eyes started having a blurred vision because of being on the computer for long every day.
When I finally launched my web site, it was real relief and happiness to see it working properly, thanks to the very good tutorials of Web Design Mastery. Shelley Lowery is my living hero because she opened my eyes to the internet world, where most rich guys have accumulated their wealth. Before I learned web designing, all what I knew about the internet was to surf, receive and send emails. But now, I have known much about internet businesses and even marketing. Isn’t that great!
The reason why I refer to Shelley Lowery as my living hero is that in addition to being a good teacher with her e-books, she introduced me to two other web sites in one of her e-books. This is where I had an opportunity to read about Stone Evans’ programs, which inspired me to start yet another home based business with the Plug-in Profit Site. This further widened my understanding on how I could easily accumulate wealth by just promoting other programs.
Promoting affiliate programs needed a lot of internet marketing skills, which Stone Evans took me through one by one every day and for 30 days. I am also becoming slowly an upcoming marketing expert and I recommend everyone to sign up for these wonderful programs that can change one’s life. My life has changed since then. I always thank God for giving me that vision of learning to design web sites, which opened my eyes to the Internet, where the richest guys in the world have accumulated their wealth.
This is my living testimony and I wish I had godly power to change the minds of others; I would make everyone on earth to begin promoting affiliate programs to better their lives. But because I am a normal human being, I can only use a pen to reach many people through the internet and through this article of testimony. I therefore appeal to whoever chances to read this article, to grab this wonderful opportunity by reading about how one can make money from promoting affiliate programs.
If you sign up for the programs Stone promotes, you will not only discover great home business ideas that will help you to make money from your home, but you will also learn how to market your own home based business, which is a great way of accumulating a lot of wealth from just your computer.
I now use my web site to receive orders and provide my customers and visitors with information. I know longer move up and down to pick orders. When I finish designing the stamps, I use a local courier to deliver them to my customers wherever they are. Do you see the power of the internet?
I count myself a lucky person to have multiple streams of income: my full time job, my stamp making business and my marketing business. I would like everyone not to be left behind in this era of information. Internet users are increasing everyday and they are all looking for information to better their life. Through the internet, you will really discover great home business ideas that will obviously change your life positively. This is a great opportunity worth grabbing.