Adeline Adinoto
I think that title might grab your attention. I know what you're thinking "It's another one of those nonsense schemes where I will pay for the tools and earn no money". My friend you couldn't be further from the truth.

This article is all about how to take up a work at home job and make money online. To work from home and earn money online doesn't necessarily mean that one needs to be a marketing genius to do it. It only requires the willingness to learn it.

The very first thing that comes to people's mind while thinking about ways to make money online by working at home is the scare of a scam. The scare is rightly justified, considering all such stories are doing the rounds all the time. But the people genuinely interested to make money online have more other things to worry about than scams. Scams are not so very difficult to deal with. The genuine sign of any `work at home offer' is that, it never asks for money to register so as to start with them. All legitimate opportunities to make money online are always registered it with BBB (Better Business Bureau) and have a 24*7 online support. The greater the time for which the program has been there is a sign of greater credibility

Finding a good work at home business idea can be a job in itself. It can be very difficult for some people to leave their current job and take on the role as somebody that works from home. If you are considering working from home there are hundreds of ideas that you can choose from. Many times the phrase home business will get associated with a certain type of job. Even though there are businesses that have been proven successful when home based, you can turn almost any interest into a business.

Finding the best work at home business idea should be done very carefully. If you do not watch what you are doing and simply jump into something, you may end up finding out that you do not like what you are doing. All this will do is waste your time and money. So making sure that you are 100% on your new idea should be the first step you take. This can be done by assessing your current situation, the status of the business market and determining what you would be good at.

Now keep in mind, it will not be easy and please do not be deceived into believing that you'll be rich in a matter of months by doing nothing. It takes hard work and dedication to build a substantial amount of income working from home. Come up with a plan and understand that you may have to continue working in Corporate America for some time before you’ll be able to transition to a work home career.

Let's begin by your niche. What can you do well? Can you type really fast? Can you design web pages? Do you understand HTML? Do you know Photoshop? Do you like to chat and interact on social networking boards? Are you into advertising or sales? Are you a writer or an expert in a certain field? Do you have a degree? Do you like to read, watch movies, or play games?

Even if you are not experienced in your particular field of interest or have yet to hold any certifications, once you discover your passion, you can always read it, study it, and become an expert. Then use that expert knowledge to your advantage to create a nest of work home income.

Start by doing some real research on your interests. Get as much information as you can and document it for memory.

Then plug into message boards, groups, forums, and other online social networking sites. You won't believe the amount of information you can find everywhere you search. I'm sure there is a forum for just about any topic you can think of. It's a good idea for you to register with the ones that are pretty heavy in traffic. Then you can search the boards, ask questions, and get connected with individuals just like you.

Next, begin hunting for others successful in your field. If possible, contact them. Interview them and ask for the best avenues to get started. Remember, nothing stays the same and what has worked for one person does not mean it will work for you. Your goal is to get as much information on the subject and decide what is best for you to try or lay to the side.

One of the most common work at home business ideas is selling items on eBay. The reason that this is popular is because anybody can get started in no time at all. Unlike some other work at home ideas, you do not need a lot of raw skills to run an eBay business. The only thing that you will need is access to a computer, as well as a way of finding the items that you will sell. This appeals to many people because it seems like an easy to run business idea. Even though you will not have to have a particular skill set, there is definitely a lot of work that goes into this business idea.

Another business idea that runs along the same lines of ebay is opening up your own online store. The main difference between this and eBay is that you will be running the store from your website instead of placing your items on eBay for bid. The reason that many people stray away from this is because there is more work included. Even though you may have to put in more time, you can also make more profits if done correctly. It is all a matter of how much time you want to devote to developing and marketing your online store.

Here are some other ideas of what you can do to earn money from home :
  • Writing
    Writing has become an extremely popular way to earn some extra income. If you never thought about writing before or the thought of writing leaves a bad taste in your mouth, then think of it in a different way. Think of as a journal, or writing your thoughts down on paper. It can be as basic as you want or as challenging as writing a short story. It is entirely up to you. Either way, you can get paid for both. You can write for card greeting companies. You can blog on virtually anything that interests you and in time gain readership and even earn profits. You can write e-books or how-to articles. You can write reviews, do article rewrites and even write business letters for profit. Did you know you can get paid for posting on forums? That's right. Webmasters will pay from .10-.25 cents or more for people to help bring traffic and post messages on forums. So the realm of writing is an amazing journey. Decide where you fit and conquer your wildest dreams.
  • Sell Your Stuff
    If you have not heard about Ebay, then you've been in a cave far too long. But the claims of Ebay are not overrated. Someone auctioned off a cornflake in the shape of Illinois for over $1300. You can Google it to get the facts. Talk about finding ideas that make money. With that being said, you can auction off anything. Amazon and many other auction sites have emerged from the Ebay craze. This has been done for years. It is true what they say: One man’s garbage is another man’s paradise. That being said, you can shop for merchandise at garage sales, library sales, thrift stores and even stores that are going out of business. There are companies that center their business around garage sales. A lot of times there are tons of items left over from a sale and for the sake of time, people just want to get rid of their stuff. So companies will offer to load it up and take it away free of charge, in an attempt to make profits of it. You can do the same. You can even offer to sell people’s merchandise for them. There are stores all over emerging just to do this sort of thing.
  • Internet Marketing
    Are you good at marketing a product or web advertising? Well there are literally thousands of affiliate programs out there where a company will allow you to share in the revenue of a sale by referrals. If this is something you are good at, this can prove to be very lucrative. It is important to choose a product you believe in as well as something relevant. It’s good to aim your product in something that fits your interests. For example, if you love music, you can promote sites that allow you to legally download music.
  • Crafts
    Are you into crafts? Have you ever walked around the house and thought, I can make that? Well if you’d rather own things created by you and love the thought of making profits from this, then making crafts is your baby. There are many ways you can let you light shine through crafts. There are baskets, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilts, and so on. You can market your own business and earn profits from customers in your area. It would be great to partner with craft stores and other companies of interest. They may allow you to advertise and even teach classes to those wanting to learn.
  • Pictures
    These days, you don't have to become a photographer to make money selling pictures online. There are many sites that will pay for your pictures and you can sell the same photo to hundreds of websites. And you don’t have to be a model to get photographed. Say your friend likes to take photos and you look cute in a business suit. That can be a great way to earn money for your hobby and gain some fame at the same time.
  • Amazon Turk
    Amazon Turk allows you complete simple tasks for people needing work online. This can involve answering questions, researching, writing, typing, etc. The pay doesn’t amount to much. But of course the more tasks you complete, the more your revenue adds up.
  • Investor
    If you already possess a substantial amount of money or know where you can get it, you might want to learn to invest it. This is like playing the lottery but better because your chances of making a return or far greater than scratching a ticket. There are many opportunities and different ways you can invest. You can get involved in stocks, day trade, and even flip websites. Flipping websites allows you to buy a website, y tweak it, use some strategies for increasing traffic and sell it for an even higher profit. Search around and do some extensive surgery on this topic. The reward is worth the wait to know what you are doing.
  • Design
    Can you design images, t-shirts, ads, draw cartoons or even build websites? You can make a living doing this, once you research and have the keys to know where to begin and effectively target your audience.
  • Freelance
    Freelancing is great because it allows you to decide the areas of work you want to do and market your skills to those seeking workers. One of the best sites you can get resources and information from is AllFreelanceWork.com.
  • Mystery Shopping
    Mystery Shopping is like a job but with lots of flexibility. This is the way this works. Once you register with a company, they alert you when an assignment is open in your area. Let’s say you are to shop a convenience store. You will have instructions on the amount to buy and sometimes the items to buy. It will be cheap ranging from 5-10 dollars and you are reimbursed. Once you pay for your item, you fill out paperwork detailing time, manner of employees and cleanliness. This paperwork is either done online or faxed back to the office. Payment for a shop such as this can be from $8-$12 dollars. You don’t make much money but if you have lots of assignments in your area, you can create a pretty nice sum of cash month-to-month. Mystery Shopping can include restaurants, hotels, malls, clothing stores, apartments, and more. Volition.com is the best resource for shoppers and hiring companies.
  • Paid Reviews
    There are lots of ways to get paid by reviews. UserTesting.com hires for reviewing websites. SoftwareJudge.com hires for writing software reviews and there are many more that do the same. Just write about what you like. That way it won’t be boring. Like books, games, movies? Well whatever your passion, you if you search, you can find a way to write about it and get paid.
  • Virtual Assisting
    Virtual Assisting involves every facet of administration without going in the office. It encompasses phone work, clerical duties, and online work at the same time. You can offer anything from building lists to submitting to directories. You can even get certified and add a boost to your skills and expertise. You can start creating a market for yourself in your local area. Call businesses and introduce yourself. Think about the type of person you can assist and target them. For example, you obviously wouldn’t target a supermarket but what about a real estate agent or someone who provides car repair and so on. Your skills would be of use to their business.
  • Tech Savvy
    If you are good at tech stuff then you can do a host of things. You can host forums, chat servers, answer questions (there are sites that pay for your technical input like support geeks and such...), offer hosted email, install applications for others, provide application testing, load testing, create a domain registrar, etc..
  • Sell Your Videos
    You tube isn't the only way you can get your voice heard. Many people use youtube as a way to grow their business. Know something the average person doesn’t? Package it up and record it. Offer a free sample demonstration then promote the site to sell your services.
  • Know Techniques
    You can start a subscription site or newsletter where you can sell secrets or knowledge about anything to people that are interested such as gardening, quilting, fashion, internet secrets and more.
  • Business
    You can always partner up with a business and sell something that you are passionate about. This can prove to be profitable or a waste of time and money depending on the training, the time you put into it, and the manner in which you market the products. Understand that in most cases there is a fee associated with joining a business and there may be additional fees associated with marketing materials, business cards, fax, scanner, as well as online advertising resources. Start by choosing something that you can see yourself doing as a career. Research different businesses in your chosen field and discuss the opportunity with those already a part of the business or at least can contribute experiences regarding their service. Do your homework and make your decisions accordingly.
  • Job
    There are companies that hire for positions that pay per hour, by commission, and by completed assignments. These jobs are everywhere. They are posted on job boards, forums, and the like. Remember to never pay for a job, understand the job you’re applying, and make sure you are qualified before sending your information. Your resume should be top notch and always treat applying for a work home job just as you would an outside job. There are websites that can help by providing a list of legit employers that hire home workers for a fee but if you have the time, you can search on your own and find great eggs out there. It does take time but a mist the scams lie treasures that can truly lead to work home freedom.

I wish you well on your work home journey and hope that I have brought some encouragement to your search. You can do anything you put your mind to. Remember the worst thing you can do is give up. Keep trying and success will come.

So, there are many great work home business opportunities in the world today and to find them the only thing you need to do is to spend some of your precious time seriously searching for it. Among these opportunities there are many scams involved, people are out here only to make money and to swallow your money they would say just anything under the sun. Then how do you find a legitimate home business opportunity?
Let me give you a few hints on what you need to look for :

  1. You should always keep your distance from business opportunities that promise you fast money. Now it is not always the cases but the possibility of quick money mainly depends on you, the more hard work you put in the better your chances to earn fast money. But the scams actually tell you that you can earn fast money without doing much of work. Never believe them, they are just fooling you. It is only through hard work people make quick money.
  2. You need to check any business opportunity through and through before you decide on joining them. Just because a company sounds good you can't be joining it, you surely need to completely check out the company. You should also check with the better bureau whether any complaints have been registered against this company. You should also check through other sources like people working there, they would be the best source of information. It is mainly from them that you would get the best possible feedback.
  3. You should always contact the people who are trying to get you involved or get you signed up for the business opportunity and see how long it gets them to contact you. And even if they do contact you try to get a hold on someone who you could use in the future. You should also try to find out the kind of customer care or support that the company provides and also try to clear all the possible doubts you have about the company. Usually in the case of scams you either wont get an answer to your question or you would not find someone to talk to about the business.
These three important tips would actually help you decide which business opportunity to join and will also help find out if it is legal. There are plenty of legitimate business opportunities out there. It would only take you some research to find out which is the best business opportunity for you.

Overall, finding a work at home business idea does not have to be difficult. You can turn any profession into a company that you can run from your home. As long as you do your research and know what you are getting yourself into, you should not have any problems getting started.

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2 Responses
  1. suzhu BITES Says:

    hey i had ever try this kind of stuffs unfortunately i didnt work with all of the pay per click or review. so what am i suppose to do? maybe u have some infos or advices for me to make them work


  2. kio Says:

    it's really work if we got job at home?
    tell me your secret step.. :)