Starting an Internet Based Home Business Originally by Ellen Black No matter what stage of life you are in, an internet based home business may be exactly what you are looking for. In this economy more and more people are looking for ways to work from home. Here is a startling statistic from 2009 - almost 10% of people who gained employment during the Economic Recession accomplished this by starting their OWN business! That really is an encouraging statistic! There are many ways to make money with an internet based home business. Some of the options you might consider: BECOME A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT Virtual Assistants work from their own homes for companies that need certain services. These can include jobs in the secretarial, clerical, web design, research and medical transcription fields and many other avenues. These companies hire off-site workers to fulfill temporary job needs or jobs of a more permanent nature. The VA works as an independent contractor and the client is not responsible for paying insurance, benefits or employee-related taxes. These positions are applied for online and are much like a traditional job. The advantage to these types of jobs are receiving an agreed upon amount for your services, setting your own hours and working from your home office. DEVELOP YOU OWN DIGITAL PRODUCT If you are already knowledgeable in a particular area, creating your own digital product may be a profitable option. Obviously there is time and work involved in developing a product, but once it is created it can be quite lucrative. Typically the publisher uses a large network company like ClickBank to let others promote that product as affiliates. SELL ITEMS ON E-BAY OR CRAIGSLIST This is probably the most popular internet based home business. Many people earn very decent incomes by selling items they already own on ebay or Craigslist. Craigslist is a centralized network of online communities, featuring free online classified advertisements. eBay is an online auction service where you can sell a huge variety of items for a small fee. SELL PRODUCTS FOR OTHERS Affiliate Marketers work from their own homes and get paid a commission for generating sales of other people's products. One of the most popular sites affiliate marketers utilize is ClickBank. This is an online retail site that has over 10,000 digital products that the affiliate marketer can promote. DEVELOP A MONEY MAKING WEBSITE A growing number of people are realizing that having their own website can be quite profitable. This internet based home business undoubtedly has the most potential for producing large incomes. However, the simple truth is, it can be quite confusing for most of us in the beginning. Many people end up quitting after a short while because they simply do not understand the process.y don't know step-by-step what to actually do. But, I have some great news for you if you ARE a beginner. There is a "blueprint" you can follow to avoid all these pitfalls.
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