Make Money at Home by Choosing the Right Home Based Business

Have you tried to make money at home with no success? Well if you are like most people the answer is yes, the hardest thing about a home based business is what business model to choose, there are so many different choices picking the right one is essential in having any success at all in a home based business.

The business models I have found to be the best with the most chance of success are: affiliate marketing, network marketing and or an eBay business.

Affiliate Marketing is selling other peoples products, it can be anything from products through Amazon, Clickbank and Commission Junction just to name a few. The way this business model works is you sign up as an affiliate and you start marketing the products you are interested in, you can choose anything from electronics to ebooks the choices are endless. The nice thing about affiliate marketing is you don’t have to spend a ton of money to create a product, you only need to promote and sell one or more of the many products available to you. Another great thing is you can make anywhere from a few percent per sale all the way up to 75% of the sale. This is a favorite way to make money online by many marketers.

The only challenge is you have to depend on yourself and learn on your own as to how to succeed with affiliate marketing. There is a lot of good information on the subject and the best thing to do is to learn before you invest a ton of money in this home based business. You can spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars before you learn what your doing and start making a profit. I still find this to be a great way to make money at home but be cautious and spend the time learning all about affiliate marketing before you jump in with both feet.

Network Marketing is one of the easiest ways I have found for you to make money at home because you can rely on the help of the team you get involved with. This is also known as multi level marketing or MLM. There are so many different MLM companies out there selling everything from vitamins, jewelery, household items, travel, video communications and so many more. Some of the companies you have heard of, Amway, Avon, Herbalife, and the list goes on and on, there are hundreds of network marketing companies to choose from. There are a few opportunities out there where you get paid in excess of $1,000 just to get others to join your team plus you make money selling the products you are promoting. This is a business model where some people make thousands of dollars a day just introducing others to a way to make money at home. This is probably the easiest way to make money because you have the help of so many others, the reason is because not only do you make money when you get others involved but normally so does the person that got you involved and so on.

Some companies you get paid up to 8 levels deep. Some people will call this a pyramid but that is not the case because pyramids are illegal and network marketing is legal, some of these companies have been around for over 40 years. The biggest problem with this business model is that it is so inexpensive to get involved, a lot of people that get in to this work at home type of business don’t apply themselves and don’t make any money. Unfortunately they blame the opportunity when in reality it is their lack of hard work that causes their failure.

eBay is another great way to market products and make money online. You can start this type of home business for a very small investment and increase your investment as you make money. You can sell just about anything through ebay, look around your home what do you have that you don’t need any longer, furniture, lamps, electronics even dresses and clothes, selling what you don’t use any need any longer is a great way to start your eBay business. You can also create an ebook and sell that through eBay that costs you nothing but your time. I find eBay as a great way to make money at home, you may not get rich as quick as you would like, but there are many people who earn a full time living selling items on ebay.

The best advice I can give is to research these make money at home businesses and choose the one that best fits your experience and likes.

Today’s Home Business Market

If you take the time and search the Internet for a home business you will end up with over 2 billions results; and that’s just “home business” on Google. If you enter in “Home Based Business” you’ll find over 500 million results. The same goes for “Business opportunity”… another 250 million results and the list continues with the variation on the key phrases.

There’s a lot of information to shift through. The result yield a wide array of offers that range from the very legitimate and extremely lucrative to the in your face and all too familiar get-rich-quick-schemes. Far too many business opportunities claim to be the proverbial “golden ticket” allowing you to earning a 6 to 7 figure income and live your dream life all at the same time. If you are reading this then all of it sounds oddly familiar; right? Here’s the truth. All that you read about on the Internet isn’t just “pie in the sky”. Some of the offers, in fact many, are legitimate. Yes… you read that correctly. I said some actually do work!

There are a vast number of opportunities available on the Internet that provide a lucrative lining for those who are savvy enough and tenacious enough to go after them. What you need to have before venturing into the world of home business and self made millionaires is a back bone and some working capital… NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY. I will tell you right here and now, that any business that claims to offer you riches beyond your wildest dreams with no investment in marketing or work is completely full of hooey.

Your next question should be, “so which ones work and who are “they”?

The “they” are those folks who tell you if you join their business, all you have to do is make this one small investment and loads of money will come knocking at the door. They say “follow the system” and it will all happen “just like that”. How many of you have heard that before. Then “they” tell you to do what they did but they never really tell you what that is… and so on and so forth… When you hear that – run the other way. The sad truth is that they don’t tell you what they do. It’s a big secret. They won’t let you in on their ways of marketing because they’re afraid that their money well will dry up and you’ll take ask their potential income.

So who really becomes successful? The answer is pretty simple. The ones who win at the home business game are the ones who have the inside book. This hook seems to be a secret but it isn’t. The big players, like I said before keep it to themselves and they have been successful because everyone wants to believe the get-rich-quick hype. This secret goes beyond right place and time as well as a big center of influence (although that is extremely helpful).

The thing to remember is a home business first and foremost and must be treated like one. The “just invest into my business and the rest happens automatically” is a bold faced lie. This distinction between HOME and BUSINESS s frequently overlooked and doesn’t become clear until the investment has made and the veil is lifted. Nothing will ever happen unless you run your new opportunity like a business.

Working from home can be both lucrative and rewarding; but make no mistake; it’s not the easy way out. The good news is you will be free of the proverbial daily grind and the miserable commute. Your demanding and perhaps unappreciative boss will vanish as well BUT… if you think that you can sleep late every day and nap in the afternoon you’re doomed to fail.

Remember those clinches… “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, “If it seems to good to be true…” and the list goes on… well know this. I don’t know a single person who willed a bag of cash to fall on their head or anyone who went from rags to riches over night. That’s an illusion. Those who attain great wealth had an unshakable commitment to their vision and were able to persevere through the first years of difficulty. You just don’t notice them until they leave their rags behind.

Remember this if you remember nothing else… my favorite quote from master of success Donald Trump is, “You Gotta Love What You Do!” With that said, finding the business of your dream is easy… just do what you love. Start there and add some elbow grease and a solid plan and success can be yours.

Building and Selling

Builders know that by acting as their own general contractor, building their own home and living in the home, they earn instant equity in their home. Building and selling is one way to invest in property. By living in the home for a brief while, building another home and then selling the original, they can make even more money. There is an old saying among builders that “the third one’s free.” This means that, in a good real estate market, the equity that the builder makes with the sale of each home enables him to build the third home using the proceeds from the prior sales.

Contractors usually make about twenty percent of the total sales price of a home. This money can easily be transferred to an investor who acts as his or her own general contractor. Contracting a home to build is not easy, but it can save an investor homeowner quite a bit of money. There are many things to know about contracting a home, but there are also courses that one can take to learn about building a home.

Prior to building your home for investment, you need to purchase land on which to build the home. In today’s depressed real estate market, land can also be had for bargain prices. Because the real estate market is at a standstill in many areas, landowners and developers are beginning to sell building lots off to individuals.

In addition to lots being sold at a good value, construction labor is available, as are trades people. When the real estate market falls into a slump, it affects many businesses and individuals, especially in the trades. Many trades people and builders are eager for work. This can be an advantage to a person who wants to act as their own general contractor. In addition to being able to get land at good prices, an individual contractor will also be able to get good prices on labor and materials to build the house.

Acting as your own general contractor can be an exciting and fun way to invest in real estate. There is no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to investing, but building and selling is one of the safest ways to make money while investing in property.