How would you like to wake up each morning, and not have to face the traffic jams, or the early morning commute? How would you like to plan your own schedule each day, and not having the bad breath of your overbearing boss leaning over your shoulder, pushing you to work harder? How would you like to spend more time with your family?
Well these thoughts/dreams could become a reality if you decided to work from home. I made that choice, and it was the best decision ever. I know that you’ve probably got so many questions floating around in your head right now, like what could I do? I’ve got no experience doing anything else! What do I need? The list goes on.
Well to work from home, and earn a steady income, all you really need is a computer, and a internet connection. “It can’t be that easy,” I hear you say. Well I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, you will need to dedicate your time, and put a lot of effort into it, but you can make a success out of it. Remember, if you decide to take the plunge and work from home, it’s your business, and like any business, you need to put the hours into it.
Lions, Tigers, And Bears…Oh My!
The problem these days why most people are scared to take the plunge, and work from home is quite simple…the internet is full of sharks, just waiting to devour the unsuspecting newcomer.
I know from first hand experience what it’s like, I got burned with all the false promises of instant riches. You’ll constantly see titles like Earn Thousands Working From Home In Your Underpants, and Earn A Six Figure Income On Auto-Pilot every day.
Well the bad news is, that this is just the big sales pitch used to suck you in, take your money, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. A piece of advice that I was given awhile ago, NEVER WRESTLE A PIG.” Why,” I hear you ask, well the answer is, BECAUSE YOU’LL BOTH GET DIRTY, AND THE PIG LIKES IT.
What the gurus who run these sites don’t tell you is how long it’ll take you to earn that sort of money. So it’s healthy to be cynical when looking for work on-line, don’t rush in and take the first opportunity that presents itself.
Anyway enough of the negatives. So how to work from home? The internet has vast number of ways to earn money, and there is a lot of free information, and products available to help you work from home.
Become An Affiliate
One of the first opportunities you will probably come across, while searching for work at home is, affiliate marketing. Basically this is where you promote other peoples products, and for every sale you get a commission. This is a good way to earn a steady residual income on-line, but you have to work at it.
The only downside to affiliate marketing is having the right products to promote, and when starting out, finding cheap ways to promote your affiliate products, that’s not going to break the bank.
A free way to do this is article marketing, and the best thing is, it doesn’t cost you a penny to do. Now how good is that?
Article marketing does exactly what it says on the tin. You write articles, submit them to article directories with a link back to the site, and the product you’re promoting…voil.! Simple, and very effective. But remember picking the right product to promote is imperative for you to succeed.
Become A Content Writer, Ghost Writer, Freelancer!
“But I can’t write,” I hear you say. Well I say nonsense. If I can do it, anybody can. The internet is the information super highway, and millions of people log on every day, for one purpose, information, so why not give it to them?
There are article directories where you can sign up, submit your work, and if people like it, they buy it? This is a really good work from home opportunity, that can branch off in so many different directions.
Content writer for example, every person on-line who has their own website, or if they’re promoting products, requires fresh content. So if they don’t like writing themselves, they pay someone else to do it for them.
Content writing can range from writing 400 word articles, to 1,500 word reports, to full on 50+ page e-books. There are sites out there that offer good advice on the subject of content writing, and the steps to take, so take a look…what’s stopping you?
If you are serious about work from home opportunities then the internet is the right place to look. But you must have confidence in your own ability, and the determination to succeed.