Halal Work from Home Courses – Do They Actually Work?
Okay so this seems to be a growing market right now. The Muslim market is a great niche for promoting online training, business training, internet marketing, social media courses and so on all in the name of helping budding Muslim entrepreneurs set up their own home business. But do Halal Work from Home Courses actually work?
And it’s not just a select group that is being targeted either. Housewives, students, unemployed, retired and low earners are all fair game. In fact these particular groups are usually an easier audience to sell to as most are either financially struggling or in a position where going out and getting a job isn’t an easy option.
So the idea of setting up a little business from home and being your own boss is a very attractive one. Especially when the idea is sold on the basis of being so very easy to setup and suggesting six figure sums in a short time frame. Along with testimonials from past ‘students’ claiming huge successes, who would not be tempted?
Any training or course that promises financially life changing results without any blood, sweat or tears involved is always guaranteed to receive a great response. It arouses our natural emotions of curiosity, entrepreneurism and of course our wish of financial independence (maybe even greed).
For those expecting a magical genie to appear out of the screen as we enrol and grant us all our financial wishes there is only disappointment.
Well this is where I give you some facts. Probably not what you wanted to hear but the truth nevertheless. Don’t let this hold you back though, instead see it as an educated step forwards.
Q1 – So what are the chances of making a million online?
Answer – Somewhere between zero and very slim! Not the answer you were hoping for but the truth nevertheless.
However….. Zero to slim is not saying it’s impossible. Many have and many still will make their millions pushing ideas, products and services online. All you need is the right idea, at the right time, with just the right amount of luck thrown in and with the right mindset.
Having the right mindset is key to making any venture successful. You need to be 100% focused, committed and patient. Yes, results may come within days for a lucky few but the reality is it will most likely take years to grow your business to this level.
Q2 – And the chances of making good money online?
Answer – Actually the chances here are pretty good depending on your own definition of ‘good money’.
I would say that if your starting point is a couple of hundred a month leading eventually up to maybe £5,000 per month or so within two years then, yes, the chances are very good. That is as long as you’re prepared to put the effort in and work on it.
Be prepared for the fact that for the first six months you may not even make a penny, in fact you may be losing money, however all the time, effort and hard work will eventually pay off if your training is good and you stick to the basic principles being taught.
Human nature is such that we tend to sometimes take shortcuts or maybe think we have a better way of doing things. Yes we may be right but in the early days it’s a risky option to take. Listen to the experts and then, once you are generating a regular income, begin to experiment yourself.
If your aiming to make a six figure sum again the chances are slim to good. Not zero, not great, but sitting somewhere between slim and good. Set yourself some small term goals on this one with the six figure projection by year five.
Realistically your growth should start out very slow with the first year really being a training project. Use this year to tweak your project or service so it fits the market you are targeting. Trial and error various advertising and marketing routes with the initial focus being on generating free traffic.
By month six I would advise using paid advertising in the form of Google Ads and Social Media marketing. Keep your expenditure fairly low though until you begin to see what works and then in year two push these methods while still maintaining the free traffic methods.
In the second and third year you should have a much clearer picture of how you are running your business and where you want it to go. You will know whether your margins need to be decreased slightly or whether you could push for a bit more. Your product/service range can be expanded and if you are selling out of products order larger quantities at better rates.
Year four would be about taking bigger ‘calculated’ risks based on everything you have learned so far and seeing a bigger return by doing so. Do all this right, keep learning and taking advice and you should have your six figure income by year five.
Again you need to put the work in and have the patience to build up your business slowly.
I will keep repeating this last sentence because you need to realize that there is no magic formula for this. No secret recipe, no previously undisclosed methods and certainly no fairy godmother waving her wand.
Q3 – And truthfully Daniyal the chance of making no money online?
Answer – Now here’s where the odds shoot right up in your favour. The chances of you making absolutely no money on the internet are very good to….. excellent!
STOP! WAIT! Before you go closing this page let me explain.
Yes the chances of making nothing are high but there is a real good reason for this. Most newbies get caught up in all the hype that the program they signed up for has promised them and expect their bank balance to shoot up within a few button presses of the keyboard.
Not only does this not happen but they then realise they also need to purchase ‘x’ and ‘y’ products to get to the next level. Followed of course by product ‘z’ and back to ‘a’ again.
It isn’t long before they pack it all in, cry a little, shout a little and then…. move onto another similar product offering glossy images of yachts, Bentleys and mansions. The cycle is repeated.
That’s the dodgy products out there but what about the good ones? Well even the good ones promise a ‘rags to riches lifestyle’ but what they fail to mention is the time, effort and patience involved not to mention any additional costs you may incur.
They make it sound so attractive and easy on the salespage, focusing on that magic ‘six figure income’, that the reader gets completely caught up in the lifestyle changing dream that the temptation is just too strong and the Buy Now button is clicked.
Then once payment has been made and the finer details come through many are bought back down to earth, usually with a bump. Many will sign up for these programs but soon realise they haven’t got either the time, patience or resolve to see it through. It just involves too much work that they hadn’t planned for.
They don’t have the funds in place to purchase ongoing products, software or stock and are caught in a dilemma. The money back guarantee period has finished so what do they do now?
They can either call it a day and absorb their loss or continue onwards having to beg, borrow or steal (figuratively speaking of course!) the extra money required.
I have firsthand experience of being in both the above scenarios.
At least 80% of people who sign up for any Online/Internet Marketing/Money Making program will leave within the first few months (if not within the first month) and not make a penny
My experience has also shown me that those continuing beyond the six month mark begin to see the results of their hard work. In reality twelve months should be your first big goal.
Q4 – So what are we supposed to do then?
Answer – How you go about setting up an online venture and which program you decide to join are entirely down to yourselves. However the basic process is all the same.
STEP 1 – Decide on a product or service:
Just remember providing a service means you are limited to your manpower and time. There are only so many hours in the day and only one of you meaning you can only provide your service to so many people in the allocated hours.
This is great for earning an additional income though and can be expanded by hiring an employee if you get really busy or by sub-contracting.
With a product you are not limited to manpower so much. Whether somebody orders 1 item or 100 items the time taken to process is not too different as it is all done via the internet.
If you are using a fulfillment house they will take care of shipping anyway so even less to worry about. If you are posting products yourself then, yes, it takes a little time but if you are making a profit that’s time well spent.
You can order your products from a company such as Alibaba.com or maybe even create your own products. A product purchased from a third party company will mean smaller profit margins as others may well be selling the same product whereas if you are creating your own product it will be unique and you can decide your own profit margin.
Even better if your product is a downloadable information product as this is pretty much instant regardless of how many customers place an order. A good ‘How To’ guide will always sell.
STEP 2 – Find a way to promote that product or service:
Online Marketing is all about having a website advertising your wares. Whether you are selling your part-time book keeping service, the latest children’s toy or an eBook on baking you need somewhere to show off your goods.
For most even the thought of setting up a website is enough to give them the shakes but trust me on this it is nowhere near as complicated as you may think.
Once you have learnt the basic set up process you could have a website up and running within an hour. If you really have serious doubts on this and it is the one thing from preventing you reaching your ambition then spend a few minutes looking at this Click Here (don’t worry it won’t cost you anything).
STEP 3 – Find a way to get customers to STEP 2:
Now this is the Golden Goose of the three steps. It’s all well and good having a great product or service and a classy website but what if nobody sees your website? How do you get customers to land on your website and place an order?
If I could answer this in one paragraph I would be a millionaire ten times over. There is no single answer to these questions but a combination of practices that will get your particular site noticed over and above your competitors.
You may have heard of terms like SEO, Adwords, Keywords, PPC, CPM, Analytics and so on but right now they probably don’t mean a lot to you. They never used to make sense to me either.
The good news is that you can get help with all the above steps without spending a small fortune. In fact the basics of each step you can learn for free and the beauty of the internet is that there is no set way of doing things. The processes are constantly changing to meet new guidelines. These guidelines are set mainly by search engines, especially the likes of Google.
If Google decides it doesn’t like the way certain websites are set up it will simply change its policy and these websites will disappear overnight. If you do everything right and by the book this could mean four or five of your competitors could just vanish of the search ranks meaning your site moves up the ladder.
So don’t be afraid of the big hitter sites out there. Work hard, stick to what works, continue learning and you will reap the rewards.
If you don’t want to join any of the ‘dubious’ or costly programs offering you the world just get in touch with me and I will point you in the same direction I started out.
Somewhere where you can learn at no cost and take things at your own speed.
Somewhere where your questions will be answered regardless of how simple or tricky they are.
Somewhere where you are part of a community all working towards the same goal.
However….. Only do this if you are prepared to put some work in yourselves too. If you are looking at a ‘get rich quick’ scheme then this isn’t for you.
If you want instant millions without breaking a sweat or lifting a finger go buy a lottery ticket.
If you want to start your own Business from home and appreciate it takes time and effort then take on board this post.