Depending on whether you are doing this for a hobby or a job I can tell you the best advice out there. I have tried to work from home before but found it takes a lot of time and effort to make money on your own. I currently work from home due to the economy and the lack of jobs in my state and found that doing something I love pays off well. If you are thinking about working from home I would suggest doing something you love to do. There are a lot of message boards that have people who have worked at legitimate companies and will give their honest opinion on the company. www.wahm.com is where I got started with my research.
My first work from home job was for Cha Cha. This is a legitimate company and they have training to help you learn how to answer questions and navigate through the website. It took me about eight hours to complete the training and I started working. Basically I was supposed to answer questions people asked on any topic. This type of work is good if you’re working at home as a hobby. Ejury is a website that allows you to become a virtual juror. You won’t earn enough to quit your day job but it can be fun and you can gain work experience.
I researched affiliate marketing and it seemed like everyone was doing it so I decided to register a domain and get a website so I could make some money. I started off with some articles from a free article website or I just wrote my own and had advertisements on my website. The truth about this is that people clicked on the ads a lot but far less made a purchase. My advice here is to have content geared toward people making a purchase from the advertisements. Having your own website will give you exposure and a chance to reach new customers. You can receive comments, advice and help someone with the information you provide or product you sell. You can show up at the top of the list with popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo, and watch as your website gets more popular on Alexa.
The top work-at-home jobs that pays the bills are Graphic Designers, Computer Programmers, CEOs of websites, Freelance Writers, great Sales People, Customer Service Reps, Wedding Planner, Web Designers, Online Instructors, Real Estate Appraisers, and Caterers. You can take online classes or some jobs you can teach yourself just by watching online tutorials, reading books, and purchasing software. If you like this article or know someone who can benefit please share this with someone.