I get email everyday asking me what home business is the best. I interpret “best” to mean the fastest, cheapest, and most profitable. However, there is no one best business. Success in a home business isn’t so much about what you choose to do (as long as you choose something legitimate), it’s about whether or not you do it. I know many people who make obscene amounts of money in network marketing, yet for most people this type of business sends them running for shelter. What is “best” me or someone else, may not be right for you. The trick is to find what’s best for you.
There are many options for starting a home business including creating one from scratch, making use of online options such as eBay, or buying a business that someone else started or through opportunities such as direct sales and franchises. Each has it’s own benefits and challenges. Ultimately, my advice is that before you decide how you’re going to make money at home, begin by inventorying your skills and interests. We did this earlier in the month, but I want to go over it again because most people I’ve met who work at home are involved in something they already knew how to do or loved doing. All the mega-successful people from Oprah to Bill Gates will tell you the same thing, find your passion and do it.
Here are some tips for finding the right business for you:
1) You have experience in. If you currently work as a bookkeeper, a bookkeeping business is a good choice (unless of course you absolutely hate bookkeeping).
2) You know about. If you have experience training dogs, starting a dog training business can be a good choice. This is the optimal way to turn a hobby into a home business.
3) Are passionate about. Want to save the world from climate change? End poverty? Help children? What ever your passion or cause, you can find a home business that involves it.
Make a list of your experience, knowledge and passions. Search for work-at-home ideas that involve them. If you need help or ideas, considering listening to the Work-At-Home Success podcast which has three years of interviews with people who’ve taken their skills, experience or passion and turned it into a home income.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she’s been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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