Do I Want To Do This?
Have you ever thought to yourself that you might want to start creating income at home either part time or full time? It was almost twenty years ago when I first started looking for the perfect way to make money online and to start working at home.
Things really haven’t changed that much. It seems there are thousands of money making opportunities out there. They go from clicking on ads, completing surveys, all kinds of get rich schemes, freelance writing, medical transcription, starting a blog and selling Amazon products, data entry, writing and selling articles, selling ebooks, network marketing… the list goes on and on. It can cause your brain explode!
Watch Out For The Scams!
Mixed in with all the legitimate work at home opportunities are the many scams. And like me when I first started out, many people will not really recognize the real ones from the scams. As a result, people will get scammed and lose money.
You must do your due diligence. Once you see something that might interest you, you have to check it out in depth. Scour the Internet using Google searches. Find reviews of the opportunity if you can. Check out work at home forums which will usually have good and bad feedback.
There are some opportunities that I would not actually consider scams but they border on being one. For instance, you will see ads selling information on how to work at home. They want you to buy their manual for $39 to $49.00 which you might find just has a bunch of general information that you could get for free on the Internet. Then you find that the primary emphasis in the work at home book is to turn around and start selling the same book for them so you receive a percentage commission.
A lot of people go for this and ultimately don’t make any money because there are hundreds of companies doing the same thing. Plus in order to sell their book you need to start advertising and that will cost you money.
Keep in the back of your mind that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?
There are different options for you to evaluate when considering working at home….
– You can create and market your own product or service
– You can get involved in network marketing, also called multi-level marketing
– You can get involved in affiliate marketing
– You can find a company that will pay you to work for them at home
– You can become a distributor for a company and sell their product or service
– You can sell on Craigslist or ebay
There are a multitude of ways you can make money working at home and I will be touching on some of the above and others on future posts here at creating income at home.
The last thing I want to comment on here today is that there is a learning curve with any new activity. And depending on your individual situation, that curve may be small or gigantic. So before you try something, reassure yourself that you have the capability to do it successfully. Much of the hype online for opportunities make it sound like you can “get rich overnight” just by putting up a website and doing nothing else. Don’t believe that, I know and I have been there.
Remember “Build it and they will come“! That doesn’t work with making money online. It takes work just like any nine to five job or opening up a retail business at the local strip mall.
I would be interest in your comments. Please feel free to comment below.
Have a great day!
Wealthy Affiliate Team