Work at Home Business Ideas

Here are some excellent businesses that you can

start, operate and grow from your home. All these

work at home businesses have the following desirable


**Low Startup Costs

**Ease of Entry

**High Income Potential

**Home Based and Operated

**Worldwide Sales Potential

**Residual, Recurring and/or Passive Income Potential

1. Consulting

A consultant is someone expert in a field who, for a fee,

advises businesses or individuals on various matters of


Many times we tend to feel that our knowledge, skills

or abilities are nothing unique. However, many lack

those same assets and would gladly pay us for our

knowledge and services.

Although it is possible to make a living from consulting

with individuals, the big money is in performing services

for businesses.

Do you have knowledge of bookkeeping, accounting, tax or

similar business matters? Some have made excellent money

specializing in small business consulting.

Are you a computer hobbyist with business or internet

experience? You could make money in web design, internet

marketing, search engine optimization, or some other


Some lawyers have combined their legal experience with their

love of the Internet and specialized in intellectual

property and computer law.

For further information and resources about consulting,


2. Finding

A finder is someone who, for a fee, finds something

needed by a business or individual. A finder`s fee

is the amount paid to the finder for locating what

was required.

Finder`s fees are paid for finding money (loans,

equipment leasing, et cetera), equipment (mining,

construction, et cetera), personnel, companies for

sale, locations (fast food franchises, vending

machines, et cetera) and just about anything else

that people are willing to pay for.

Simply match sellers with buyers and you can earn

finder`s fees.

For further information and resources about finder`s fees,


3. Auctions

An auction is an event where items are sold to the highest

bidders. An internet auction, online auction or e-auction

is an auction where you can buy and sell items on the


Many thousands now make their living or fortune from

selling products and services on eBay and similar auction

sites. So can you!

For further information and resources about auctions,


4. Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is a method of selling products without

stocking inventory yourself. When you make a sale you

contact the manufacturer or authorized distributor who

ships it to the customer with your invoice and shipping

label. Advantages include no warehousing, shipping, or

inventory costs.

For further information and resources about drop shipping,


5. Affiliate Programs

An affiliate or associate program is a method of selling

products on the internet through commission sales. When

someone you refer to a website buys, the company you are

an associate of (or affiliated with) pays you a commission.

In many cases, it is also possible to make money from the

efforts of people that you introduce to the affiliate program.

You can also expand your product line by joining and

promoting more than one affiliate program.

For further information and resources about affiliate programs,


6. Webmastering

A webmaster is a an internet specialist responsible for all

aspects of web sites.

Areas where businesses need assistance include web site

design, logo, banner or graphic design, web hosting,

e-commerce, internet marketing, web programming, scripts,

security, web site maintenance, copy writing, mailing list

management, and many other areas.

For further information and resources about webmastering,


7. Self-publishing

A self-publisher creates, produces, and sells information

products. Information products may be in the form of books,

booklets, videos, audio cassettes, compact disks (CDs),

electronic books, files, databases, private websites, and

other media.

The information products that you create are unique. You

have exclusive control and ownership of your own products.

For further information and resources about self-publishing,


8. Instant Publishing

An instant publisher sells information products produced by

someone else who grants them reprint (or resale) rights.

Often self-publishers will sell such products to complement

their own information products.

For further information and resources about instant publishing,


9. International Trade

International trade involves importing and exporting.

Importing involves buying goods and services from suppliers

in another country. Exporting involves selling goods and

services to customers in another country.

For further information and resources about import-export,


10. Mail Order

Mail order is a method of conducting business through the

mail. Goods and services can be sold through direct mail

(and also via catalogues, magazines, newspapers, radio,

television, web sites, and other media). Customers can order

by mail or by other means (fax, telephone, internet, et

cetera). Delivery of orders can be made by mail or alternative

means (such as by courier for physical goods or by fax, e-mail,

telephone, or electronic files for information).

For further information and resources about mail order,


Source by J. Stephen Pope

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