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5 Best Home Business Opportunities


Ultimately the best home business opportunity would have the following characteristics: Internet based so you can work from your computer. Easy enough to learn the ropes within a month – plus plenty of support to help you move in the right direction. The ability to start earning money quickly. Low cost so you can get started on a shoe string budget.


Internet Based Home Business Opportunities 



1. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is simply recommending companies’ products and services for a commission. The company provides you with a special affiliate link and you post this link on your website or blog. Affiliate marketing is internet based – plus you don’t have to register a domain name, pay for hosting or build your own website or blog – there are plenty of web 2.0 sites like squidoo that you can use to start an affiliate marketing business. Many companies (especially companies that sell digital services – music, video, software, ebooks) will offer 50% commissions so there really is some good money to be made with affiliate marketing. In my opinion affiliate marketing is the best internet business opportunity.


2. Blogging

Blogging has become an effective way to make money on the internet. Blogs are easy to setup (especially if you use WordPress) and the search engines love blogs which means you can get some good traffic as well as dedicated followers who post comments on each blog post you make. Off-course you can manage your blog from your home computer, however the tricky thing with blogs is what products and services to promote. You can off-course promote affiliate programs, add Adsense to your blog or sell other forms of advertising.


3. Selling on Ebay

Selling on Ebay is a fantastic business opportunity because Ebay is one of the most popular websites on the Internet. This means that if you put the right products on Ebay you’ll almost certainly have a large pool of potential bidders. To get an Ebay business to work you’ll need to find a good drop shipper – in essence all you need to do is advertise the product on Ebay – once the auction is finished you’ll just need to tell the drop shipper where to ship the product. If you use a drop shipper you can effectively run an Ebay business from home on your computer. You’ll probably find that the margins are quite small but if you find a good drop shipper and an in demand product you’ll be able to sell large quantities of products on Ebay and make some good money.


4. Selling Digital Products on Clickbank

One of the most lucrative ways of making money on the internet is selling ebooks or software on clickbank. Clickbank is the payment processor and they charge you a small fee for each sale. What’s good about selling on clickbank is that you have instant access to thousands of affiliates who may promote your ebook. If you don’t have a lot of time and money you should avoid this business opportunity as there is a lot of work involved – creating the product, writing sales copy, setting up with clickbank, making sure you have the right legal policies on your website etc6. Internet Traffic


5. Paid Surveys

There are lots of companies that will pay you to complete a survey for them. Some of these companies are fortune 500 companies so you can be confident that there is some money to be made with paid surveys. Off-course you complete the surveys on the Internet so you can make money from your computer. To get access to paid surveys you’ll need to join a paid survey site (for a fee) which will give you access to hundreds of available surveys. Paid surveys are a bit hit and miss as you can get a paid surveys that’s relatively simple and pays you a great hourly rate or you could get a survey that’s difficult and the pay you by giving you the companies products or services. Paid surveys is great if you have to make money straight away and you can’t afford to spend any time or money on your business.


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