Work at Home Opportunities
Thanks to the advent of cell phones, internet access, fax machines, and local
area networks it is easier than ever earn a full-time living in the comfort of
your own home. Many people have kissed their bosses good-bye in exchange for
life of freedom and financial independence.
I didn't do my research and I lost a lot of money
The first thing that I recommend to people thinking about starting a work from
home program is to ask yourself what are you passionate about. You should have
an interest and a familiarity with the business that you get involved with to be
successful. People can smell a sales pitch a mile away. If your heart and soul
isn't into what you are selling, you most likely will fail.
Customers are people just like you, and they will be turned off by a canned
sales pitch delivered without enthusiasm. However, if you are passionate,
enthusiastic, and believe in your product, your potential customers will sense
that. It doesn't matter if you are in direct sales or internet sales, the
argument is valid. I can write an article about something that I am passionate
about much, much better than something that I am not.
Once you have decided what your interests are, it's time to go looking for a
home based business. The opportunities are endless in that area. You can have a
work from home business, where you actually sell products using your house as
your office. Or you can have a work from home program where you are trying to
market it on the internet.
It could be one that you actually have a physical product to sell, and will have
to deal with inventory and shipping, or you could become an affiliate of someone
else's program. You make the sales, they handle the physical product and the
That would be my first choice starting out. There is a lot to learn in this work
from home industry, so let's make it as easy as possible starting out. However,
if you are the kind of person that has an outgoing personality and likes to deal
with people face to face, then starting a home business where you are a
distributor of a product may be the ticket for you. I know a lot of ladies in
the Mary Kay business that are having tremendous success.
As for myself, since I'm not an extremely outgoing person, I want to focus on
internet sales. So where do we start? The internet, of course. Type in work at
home programs or something similar and do a search, and try and find something
that matches your interests.
Don't do what I did, whatever you do. Do your research thoroughly before you
jump in and get your feet wet. My own initial forays into this business were a
total disaster. I didn't do my research and I went from program to program and
lost a lot of money along the way.