Home business and work at home opportunities have always been around
and always will be. While there are many scams designed only to take
your hard earned money there are also many legitimate home business
opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to earn extra money working at home.
The problem has always been that it is difficult to get funding for a
home business and if you do not have the necessary funds for initial
inventory, equipment, marketing and promotion it can be almost impossible
to get your business off the ground. The Internet has changed all of that.
The Internet is great for home business because it provides the
opportunity for the individual to get started in a real business from
home with very little up front costs. The Internet has made it possible
for home business to compete on a global scale with much larger
Armed with nothing but a website and a product or service to sell an
individual sitting at home at a computer can do business all over the
world and appear to be a large established business. The Internet has
leveled the playing field in the new e-commerce marketplace.
Here are some reasons as to why the Internet has become so popular
for starting a home business.
1. Ease of use and affordability of a website. A website can be
obtained for around $20.00 per month and most of the web hosting companies
offer software applications for easy website development. You can do a
search online for web hosting providors and you will find many low
2. Home business entrepreneurs do not have any overhead. The Internet
home business does not have the expenses often associated with a
traditional brick and mortar business. Most people who start an Internet
businesses already have a computer and access to the Internet.
3. Inventory is usually not needed. Dropshipping is very common among
Internet retail businesses. This means that the seller does not have to
invest in inventory up front. Products are not ordered until they are
sold and then they are sent directly from the distributor to the
4. Pay for Performance Advertising and Promotion programs. Per per
click marketing programs are great for home business because you don’t pay
unless someone is clicking through to visit your website. Some of the
good pay per click companies include Google AdWords? and Overture?.
The Internet has opened the door for home business and work at home
opportunties. There are many good opporunities to make money online with a
variety of businesses. Anyone interested in starting a home business on
the Internet should carefully evaluate the business idea or opportunity
before jumping in head first. Once you find the right opportunity go
for it and work hard and you may be well on your way to a succesful home
About the author:
Craig Osenbaugh is a home business entrepreneur, webmaster, author and proud member of the PIPS community: http://www.GotPips.com