The best home based business ideas require a low upfront investment and are simple to implement for the beginner.
In this article we will look at a number of popular low cost home based business ideas to help get you started: Online Business Opportunities – Many businesses in the “offline” sense often have a high investment requirement in the thousands and thousands of dollars. This is especially the case with top tier direct sales business opportunities. But with the internet there is a much lower barrier for entry and you can often get start for a few hundred dollars if not less. It is also quite easy to start with an online opportunity because the company usually gives you all the tools and resources needed to succeed right out of the box.
Selling Services – You could provide custom made services to clients. Consultation services, article writing, graphic design, social media management, Search Engine Optimization and online press release distribution are all ideas for what you can offer to clients. It is also often easier to sell a “done for you” service than to try and persuade people to buy your latest ebook.
Affiliate Marketing – There is virtually no investment required in affiliate marketing. You simply pick a product to promote, join their affiliate program, and start sending visitors to that website. When sales are made you get paid, yet you don’t need to deal with the customers or handle payments yourself. It is a good idea to invest in your own website hosting and domain as well as an autoresponder. But these are minimal business investments compared to the real world. You can often combine affiliate marketing and business opportunities with programs such as EZ Money Formula, DotComSecrets X, Neucopia, and Plug-In Profit Site.
Network Marketing – Legitimate network marketing opportunities will only require a small startup cost. Beware of MLM companies that ask for thousand of dollars in upfront investment without giving you any tangible products in return. You can usually get started with these sort of things for a very low cost and then have the option to upgrade in the future. Traditional network marketing is now starting to move online with exciting opportunities such as Empower Network, 7 Minute Workout, and Network Marketing VT.
All of the above methods have low startup costs, are newbie friendly, and are proven to work for people who stay focused and do not get distracted by shiny new objects and new product launches. The key is to start taking action on this information.