Work From Home Jobs: Freelance
Freelancers are often employed in work from home jobs to undertake specific one-off tasks for a company. Freelance work can vary and be anything from being a prorgrammer, writing a suite of computer programmes that takes six months to put together, to compiling a list of 1000 names/address from the Internet as part of a research project. Virtual Assistants would usually work as freelancers, gathering a handful of good clients over a few months who have regular, ongoing work. Freelancers choose how much to charge and it's up to the client to decide whether to hire them at that rate; most freelancers find that they start out charging a lower rate to get the work coming in, then they put the rates up over time until they have the right balance of clients and pay. Don't be tempted to price yourself too low though or you might find you're working full-time and everyb ody wants you to do work for them but you're too cheap to make any real money out of it. Price yourself fairly at first and if you lose some work because you quoted higher than others, then maybe those clients weren't good to work for in the first place!
Work From Home Jobs: Affiliates
When you're an affiliate it is just l ike being a sales person for a company, but you are picking and choosing the products you are selling. Mostly, affiliates will work entirely online, picking when they work. It is possible with some products to be an affiliate and go out and sell the products almost door to door (if that's what you want to do). Most affilaite marketers work from home by having their own website and choosing products to promote through that website.
Some of the highest paid affiliates will not have a website at first and will literally research and find a good product to promote, then spend money advertising the product on Google Adwords, driving traffic to the other company's website, through their affiliate link. If you're thinking of doing any affiliate marketing, just be careful you don't spend a fortune promoting a bad product... do your research well first.
Work From Home Jobs: Your Own Online Business
The Internet has allowed many people to work from home creating their own business online - and the ways you can do this are more varied than you could possibly imagine! Some online systems require you to pay either a one off fee, or an ongoing monthly fee. In many cases these fees will cover the cost of software and hosting. No business operates entirely for free and so it can be quite reasonable to be charged. If you want to explore some of these ways without spending any money, then we have put together a Free Work at Home Systems page that brings together the best of the free systems. On the other hand, you might appreciate the time and effort that's gone into putting together a programme that you can simply plug into and start working on. Either way, make sure you understand exactly what it does and how it works. If you simply sign up for things because they say you can make money, but haven't a clue how they do that ... then maybe you have a huge learning curve in front of you!
There are a lot of scams out there - but equally there are genuine programmes too. Do your research and you can 't be fooled.
Work From Home Jobs: MLM, Network Marketing, Party Plan
These three are quite often mixed up, but they all work on the same basis. There is a product you can sell, but there is further money to be made by introducing other people to the business and getting paid a small %age of everything they sell too. While these can be a good way to earn money working from home, it does take time to build up your business to the point where you have a reliable, residual income just coming in every month. Many people think it can be achieved in 1-2 months and when it doesn't they stop... think in terms of 1-2 years to really get to the point where you can see good money coming in every month without fail.
You will need to choose your product carefully. These companies include everything from Amway, Avon, Body Shop and Betterware right the way through to individual companies who have set up their own MLM companies.