How to start a home based business. As somebody who has had their own home based business for over twenty years, I get asked that question a ton. I always tell people that its easier then they might think but you have to be smart about it and not jump right in to a bad opportunity. And let me tell you something, there are a lot of bad home based business opportunities out there designed to make a handful of people a lot of money while in turn screwing a lot of innocent, unsuspecting people. Educating yourself is key to being protected form scams and just plane bad business opportunities.
I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly in my twenty years in the direct sales industry and I’ve also seen my share of truly inspiring, uplifting stories of rags to riches triumph. Unfortunately, most people rush into a business opportunity, most times at the behest of a well meaning friend who latter finds out he’s been the victim of an unscrupulous distributor. Don’t do or sign anything until you have done your homework.[wp_socialsend message="Starting a Home Based Business" link="http://businessontheinternet.org/category/internet-business/starting-a-home-based-business-internet-business"]Starting a Home Based Business[/wp_socialsend]
Fortunately for us, the question of how to start a home based business a fairly easy one to answer in the age of the internet. There are a ton of business opportunities out there and you can research almost all of them from the comfort of your own home.
My guess is that like most people, you are looking at a home based business like a multi-level-marketing company. A turnkey type business in which there is already an established product or service and a system to market it already in place. Now a quick note about MLM. Most people high tale it the other way when they hear those words, but let me tell you something, MLM and direct sales is one of the most viable business models out there today. Warren Buffet himself endorses MLM and direct sales as a superior way of getting goods and services into the hands of the consumer. And let me tell you, there is a ton of money to be made in this industry. [Read more...]