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Work at Home – Do Something Different

It may be that when you think in terms of expanding your efforts to earn extra money from home, that you only consider opportunities in the same genre as the ones you already have. This has its good points organizationally and logically – it will also help you as you won’t need to duplicate your efforts across the board.

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However, it may also be a good idea to do something totally different that doesn’t fit together with anything you are already doing. This could be fun and offer some variety for you. For example say your home business is one that is centered around affiliate marketing programs. One way to expand might be to offer services for affiliates – to help them promote their business, such as list builders, solo ads, etc. This fits easily into your existing portfolio.

However wouldn’t it be fun to take up a craft that involves your hobbies or interests? For example have you always wanted to try your hand at making something like natural soaps and candles – or baking? This could be fun and may also become another source of income. A business based on arts and crafts is a lot more labor intensive than Internet marketing; but remember it is for fun and variety as well as extra income eventually.

Don’t do it unless you think it would be fun, as if not you may see it as one-too-many-things to do. You may be surprised that even when someone is totally focused to one thing, that you will find people that are more than willing to change the subject. They may actually be tickled by finding something they want ‘out of the clear blue sky’.

One example is a gas station where obviously selling gas is the primary source of income. Usually gas stations have ‘mini-marts’ where you can buy ‘convenience’ items while you are there. These ‘mini marts’ are a good little source of ‘extra’ income.

However, this could go farther, possibly if the owners also make some delicious home-made fried chicken to sell to their customers. Nobody would be expecting this in a gas station ‘mini-mart’ and therefore it has some attraction as a novelty.

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Home Business Potential – Don’t be Afraid

Do you buy lottery tickets in any form? That’s a big gamble with a huge win/lose ratio. If you stick to a budget of a few dollars and have discipline, not too serious. However still a real small potential to win. If you get a thrill anyway, go for it – again as long as you have control over your gambling ‘instincts’. If not just don’t go there ever, at all, period.

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A much better gamble would be to invest that money to start a home business. A million dollars will not flush themselves out of your computer magically. Not even doughnuts and coffee. However if you can create a plan you might have an intelligent gamble with little risk. You may make some money someday if you work at it.

The fear of losing a few dollars in this way somehow seems to trump the stupid gambles and therefore people usually don’t even try. If they realized how few dollars are necessary to get a business started online, maybe they would skip the lotto. Or maybe the problem is they don’t need any more work. If they realized that once your home business is set up it requires very little work. Not like a job.

Once your home business is set up and functioning so that it will eventually develop into an income, you can call it pretty much ‘passive income. ‘Passive’ doesn’t mean you never need to do any work. It means the business (website or affiliate page) is always running, 24/7 online. Whether you are present and accounted for or not, you have the capacity to earn income at anytime from anywhere in the world when you consider a 24-hour clock.

With for example affiliate marketing programs, you pay a very small fee monthly with no contracts beyond month-to-month. You get a working web page you can use to advertise your opportunity and/or product, an affiliate link that can be used anywhere to promote your business, as well as banners and ads that you can use to earn commissions.

Some of the best programs also provide some level of training in Internet marketing for their members and some go as far as to provide actual resources and tools that you can use. There is likely a communicating, living community that you can network with and maybe even learn something else from.

Your only gamble here would be that small monthly fee – even just once to check it out from the inside; and of course the fact that you will either like the environment and are willing to try to develop an online business or not.

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