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Making Money at Home and Being Your Own Boss

May 25, 2008
For many, being able to earn a part time paycheck is enough inspiration to consider working at or in an online business, but to many, making money at home and being your own boss means achieving the ultimate success - millionaire status - or at least a very comfortable living with financial security and time freedom.

When most people think of making money at home, they immediately have negative thoughts of scams that have percolated over the years, such as envelope stuffing schemes where you had to send off for a kit and pay money in order to make money.

In todays high-tech world, you have the unique opportunity for making money at home through online pursuits, and all you need is a computer, an Internet connection and time to educate yourself on Internet Marketing.

Being your own boss, you can set up whatever kind of business that you like, from publishing your own information products to advertising other peoples products for a share of the earnings.

Making money at home using the Internet can require little to no start-up costs. You can sign up to get paid for viewing and clicking on peoples ads, become an affiliate to market existing information products, or start an AdSense website where you make money whenever people click on other publishers ads that are housed on your site.

Choosing how you can start making money at home and being your own boss may depend on where your talents lie. Are you a good or decent writer who can churn out content at a fairly quick pace? Information products are the best selling, most profitable thing you can sell online.

If this is the situation, then you might pursue the creation of your own information products in eBook format where you can sell the product for $37-$97, depending on the exclusivity of the content.

If you're not a writer, but would like to market information products, you can purchase things like; 'Resell Rights', 'Private Label Rights' (PLR), or 'Master Resell Rights' (MRR).

Master Resell Rights are usually more expensive than plain resell rights.
The reason is with master resell rights you may sell others the product AND you may sell others the rights to sell resell rights. That means you may sell others a business opportunity, not just the product itself.

So if you choose MRR you can have an instant business up and running in a very short time - a few hours - and do it with little or no costs.

Of course you can always outsource the creation of your information product to a professional writer. This will be considerably more expensive, but, you will have complete control over the entire project.

Making money at home and being your own boss doesn't have to be a far off dream, either. If you're currently working a full-time job, you can devote a few minutes each day toward realizing your goals and soon wean yourself off of the security of a steady paycheck for the limitless potential of working online for yourself.
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Ron Richardson is an online entrepreneur and consultant.
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