10 Steps To Become a Selling Self Defense Products from Home

How to Make Money Selling Self Defense Products from Home

1. Set up a shop
Are there shops selling security items in your vicinity? If NO, then that is a good sign. All you need is to stock your shop with different self defense products and begin to market
Examples of Non-Legal Self Defense Products You Can Sell
  • Personal alarms: an assailant
  • Stun guns
  • Pepper spray (a powerful self defense product that makes breathing difficult and seeing almost impossible)
  • Pepper spray stream (ideal for facial coverage)
  •  Pepper spray fogger
  • Pepper spray gel
  • Pepper spray foam
  • Batons
  • Security cameras
2. Do your research
  • Is a self defense product shop going to be profitable in your area?
  • If yes, what specific product would suit the situation in your area?
  • Where will you source your products from and where will you situate your shop?
  • How will you reach your potential customers and through what media would you reach them?
  • Does your country and state law favor the sales of self defense products?
All these are questions a feasibility report will help you answer.
3. Visit your Local Government
Yes. Before starting a business like this, you need to make a deep research with your licenses and permits at your state’s council. Since your business will be operated online and offline, I don’t think you will have any problem.
But first things first, you must ensure you consult your lawyer and allow him walk you through the process of starting your business. If you can’t afford the services of a lawyer, then check with your state to ensure you are running your business legally; to avoid fines and lawsuits in future.
4. Create a business plan
Your business plan must outline your goals, missions, financial target, mode of operation, marketing strategies, and business mission.
5. Network
Keep your knowledge fresh by attending seminars, online webinars and classes… Feel free to read, and subscribe to top blogs in your industry.
6. Create a brand image
It’s important. Branding contributed to the success of Coca-cola, Dangote, and Apple. Produce marketing materials to portray your business personality. Branding helps your customers identify you. It registers your company’s name to their mind.  Consider creating marketing materials like: business cards, T-shirts and stickers; for branding purposes.
7. Sell Custom-tailored Self defense Packages on your Site
This gives you the opportunity to earn more money from custom packages. Create videos on self defense information packages and offer them for sale on your site. People will surely buy from you if your packaging is SUPERB. Business is all about packaging.
8. Market your business
Consider advertising your personal protection business via social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Facebook now accommodates small business owners and their advertising platform is so flexible that you can set your daily advertising budget to $5 per day! Also, if you are on a very good budget, then consider purchasing banners or ads on blogs related to self defense or personal protection.
9. Update your site
If you work a 9 to 5 day job, then you should consider hiring a Virtual assistant to update your blog regularly on personal protection news. Stay informed! It’ll give you an upper edge.
10. There you have it! You can be earning anything between $1000 to $5,000 selling self defense items. Most people residing in the United States are aware of these items; and if you do your research well, you will find out that not a single shop sell these items in your town. There’s huge potential in this market. People just don’t realize it. Be smart. Dominate the market before it becomes over-crowded!

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