Choosing Home Based Business

Whenever you read papers or browsing through the internet, you can find advertisements that offers you self employment. They offer you different types of home based job, promising you some amount that you can earn. Sometimes they promise you huge amounts with little time and effort spent. On the other hand, you can get self-employed and start up the home business by your self, without having somebody to include you in some home employment system.
But how good is idea about working at your home? Is it a better solution compared to regular daily job. There are advantages and disadvantages for both. When you are employed, your earning and working time are more or less defined. Risk of losing the job always exists, but is on usually relatively small. Home business gives you more opportunities for making profit, but also is bringing the risk of business failure. At same time, working time can be long, since there is no clear difference before your working and private time, as you have both in one place.

You should be careful when you are considering quitting a daily job and starting a home business. As an auxiliary source of income it is OK to work at home, but in most of the cases it is not sufficient and not reliable enough. Many people on internet and paper ads are teasing you to give up daily job and start home base business. But only small number of home entrepreneurs is successful.

Home Based business sounds as a good alternative to regular daily job. But you should be careful about a few things:

* Not all home business entrepreneurs are successful. As in any business there are successes and failures. In reality there are more failures. Therefore, do not consider home based business as a some kind of relief from regular employment. It has it’s dangers as well the opportunities too, as any job has.

* Home business should give you an advantage over regular employment, meaning more income, more free time, and flexibility. If it does not bring any advantage, does it worth?

* When comparing home business and regular employment, take into consideration social and pension insurance and tax. Are you providing any retirement to your self after you quit? Consider all these costs before experimenting with home based self-employment.

* Home based business requires investment into knowledge and equipment. You should evaluate does the earning justify this investment. Try to find out how successful is the home business and what was the start up investment of those people.

* Home based business can be good as an auxiliary source of income, on top of regular salary. When you have multiple streams of incomes they add up progressively. Simply, that is the power of synergy, 1+1=3. Also, by having multiple streams of incomes, you are less dependent on single stream. So, if one stream of income is gone for some reason, you have other(s) income streams that will help you to pass problem of losing one of them.

* You are making business and your life in the same space – your home. In such situation it is difficult to distinguish where is the line between these two. Loosing this line is a dangerous, because soon you might feel fed up of all of it and you might want to quit this situation and start something new.

* When starting with home business, try to find something that suits you, something that you enjoy working. This will give you the boost to whatever you do, since passion gives devotion. Devotion to something gives the result. When you like working something, you will do it more successful and with less effort, than something that you dislike working.

There are many home-based activities that can be done after you are done with regular daily job. You can do writing, blogging, developing web pages, programming, consulting. These jobs can be done at any time.

On the other hand, if you choose some jobs that require meeting customers or finishing some job during a day, like carpenter, mechanic or tailor, it can be difficult to do it parallel to regular job.
Finally, decision about going into home business is up to you. But if you are currently employed, try not to quit current your job because of home business. Instead, try to develop home business during your free time. If it works, then you can consider quitting the job and becoming self employed. Also, you can keep the both, if you can allow it, considering your personal strength and resources.

No Investment Work From Home Opportunities

This is a subject that I am excited about because you really can start a no investment work from home business and earn your way to a six figure income. Sounds incredible but it is true. What I am about to share with you has made millions of dollars for the average person and it can work for you too. This is a condensed formula with limited references but is enough to inspire further investigation on your part.

So how do I start a no investment work from home business anyway? The following will be enough to get you started. First you need a business model that is free to join. The most popular of these is affiliate programs. They cost nothing to join and the affiliate owner shares a generous commission with the affiliates. ClickBank is one of the most reliable and used affiliate networks on the net and is a good place to start.

ClickBank will send you a check every two weeks for the sales you generate through their system. Some products pay a whopping 75% commission! Get a free account with them.

After you have gotten your account with ClickBank browse the Marketplace for products that you might be passionate about. You need to pick a product that you can write about in a general way. When you decide on a product create your hoplink to your affiliate sales page.

Next you will need to create a free blog through Blogger or WordPress to use as a presale site and link to your affiliate sales page. All traffic will be sent here first. The general rule of thumb is never send traffic straight to the affiliate sales page. You need to brand yourself on the blog and pre-sell the affiliate product. Blog at least once a day on a general topic that is relevant to your chosen affiliate product. Don’t blog junk. Try to use original content that will answer questions, solve problems or how to steps relating to the affiliate product of choice. Make sure you link to your sales page in each blog you post and also create a visible link on the side bar of your blog for people to click through to your affiliate sales page.

Next you will need to drive free traffic to your blog. You can do this using article marketing and news releases. If you generate 2 clicks a day to your blog per article you need to write until you have at least 200 – 300 active articles before you get significant traffic. Those that have 1,000 active articles generally get great traffic. What do you write about? Your theme must carry through with the idea of your affiliate sales page. Your second source of article ideas will come from your key words.

Choosing keywords is the most important part of this process. If you pick good keywords you can explode your traffic. You need to pick high demand low results keywords. By low search results I mean that there are under 5,000 listed results for your keyword used with quotes. You have a good chance of ranking higher in the search engines that way.

Use your keyword in the article title, in the first paragraph and make it a link in the last paragraph. This is basic SEO that will help you rank well so people can find you and you can get that free traffic to your blog.

If you do a fair job at writing your articles people will click through to your blog. Many of those will click your affiliate link if you make it visible and tempting on the side bar of your blog. Then the sales page will do it’s job and get you sales.

Now this is all free marketing that will get you sales. It is important however that you reinvest your initial checks into your business so you can secure and speed it up. The missing pieces are a good capture pre-sale page, an auto responder and paid advertising. They are not extremely expensive but are a necessary next step.

This brief plan can get you up and running and earning checks in no time. There are other paths to the same end that you can take, I mention these because it is what I used with success. So you really can start a no investment work from home business and build it into an empire.