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A Part Time Small Business? Why Not Go Online?

Apr 4, 2008
You may have thought that online businesses are all "get-rich-quick" scams or pyramid schemes. You would do well to think again. In fact, a legitimate home business is hard work and may take some time to produce results, but if you've got the time to put into it will be well worth the effort.

Before you start looking for an online part time business, you would be wise to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages in order to decide whether it's right for you. Like any other venture in life, you need to be sure that it is something that you will enjoy and be able to spend some time on.

Below I have listed some of the advantages and disadvantages of running a home business. It is up to you to decide whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

ADVANTAGES

* You have the potential to earn far more than in your current job
* You can set flexible hours
* You can set up with a very low budget
* You don't need previous experience
* You can be trained while you earn
* There is a lot of support available, including forums and helplines.
* With an online business there is no cold calling
* You have a global marketplace
* It's fun

DISADVANTAGES

* You wont make an immediate profit
* It takes hard work
* If you start part-time it may take up to two years before you can make a full time living
* You will need to spend a bit of money (no more than $100-$200 at first)

There will always be advantages and disadvantages in any work you do. Much of the time we tend to put up with many disadvantages in order to get enough money to pay the mortgage and keep ourselves and our families relatively comfortable.

This is fine if we are happy with the work we are doing, but if you wake up every Monday morning dreading the week ahead, or spend every weekday wishing it was the weekend, is it really worth it?

An online home business may not be the immediate remedy to this, but it may be the key that will unlock the door of opportunity into a world of financial freedom within a year or two, or even a few months.

How much you can make, and how soon, is unique to every individual. It is largely a matter of how much effort you put in and how much time you can spend on it.

If you are still unsure, there are many programs that allow you to join for free, or give you a free trial. This gives you the time to find out whether it's the right program for you and see if you can make the kind of progress you want.

You must also find a program that offers training in internet marketing. While it's true that you do not need any previous experience, you will need to learn the basics of internet marketing if you are going to be successful. There are many programs that offer this kind of training, and some even give you your own website to get started; an essential part of marketing online.

The best way to find a home business that's right for you is to use a website that gives you information and reviews about various programs so you can choose for yourself. Most of the people who own this kind of website have tried out the programs for themselves, so will usually advertise the ones that are most successful. This is also the best way to avoid scams.

So, find something that appeals to you, focus, learn and take action!
About the Author
Ros Bott is a writer and life coach and runs her own home business. Her website at Wealth-City offers much information on finding and running a home business.
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