There are lots of small businesses busy moms could run from home. Most people don’t realize it’s even possible to practice law from their private residence. Of course, you’ll have to go about things in the right way to ensure you provide a reasonable service. One of my friends does that to earn her living, and so I know everything about the process. In this post, I’ll show you how to run a small law firm from home. You can easily create lucrative income streams in your spare time if you follow my advice.
Select your niche
When it comes to choosing your niche, you need to be careful. Some areas of law are better suited for people who work from home. Ideally, you’ll want to avoid criminal law altogether. You need to focus on something like family law or personal injury law. Becoming a wrongful death attorney could mean you earn a fantastic hourly rate. Best of all? Working from home will help to put your clients at ease. Most of them have recently lost someone special. So, meeting you outside of an office situation will be better for them.
Find other qualified professionals
You should be fine working on your own during the early stages of your company. However, it’s important that you network with other professionals who might be willing to get in on the business. You could build a team of people who all work from home when helping their clients. Just link everyone up to the same service and point clients in their direction. You can, of course, take a commission from the money they earn.
Pay for online promotion
Starting a new law firm is complicated. It is nothing like launching a cleaning company or something like that. You will have to work hard to ensure clients can find you in the real world and online. That means paying for promotion is essential. In the modern world, advertising without the help of Google Adwords doesn’t make sense. You need to use the provided tool to create some banners, target them properly, and drive lots of traffic to your website.
Undercut the competition
Most lawyers charge more than $100 per hour for their services. You don’t have as many overheads as those who rent premises, so you can afford to provide a cheaper service. Just make sure your clients know why you are undercutting the competition. Some of them might presume you offer inferior representation. You need to tell them all that you work from home to keep your rates as low as possible.
To answer the question posed in the title of this post, yes, you could run a small law firm from home. It’s not going to be easy to set everything up, but you could earn a fantastic wage if you get it right. As I said only a moment ago, you should stick to family, corporate or personal injury law for the best results. Anyone who wants to represent criminals who have been charged with a crime should follow the traditional route. There are too many meetings involved to work from home in those circumstances.