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How To Decide between Work at Home Jobs and Home-Based Businesses

By Edited Oct 29, 2015 1 7

You have been reading a lot about work at home jobs versus home-based businesses, and now you are trying to decide what the right choice might be for you.

Things You Will Need

You will need a strong desire to build a work at home career from the ground up.

Step 1

First of all, depending on how much time you have at your disposal, it might not have to be an either/or situation! That's rightdepending upon your particular circumstances you may actually be able to choose both.

Step 2

Of course, the choices you make between telecommuting jobs and home businesses often depend upon what else is going on in your life right at this very moment. For instance, do you have very young children at home with you? If so, it might be difficult to work a phone job at home (except when they are sleeping).

Step 3

Fortunately, while there always seem to be plenty of work from home jobs that require you to talk to customers on the phone, there are also some that do not involve any phone work at all, including freelance writing jobs, educational test scoring jobs, and medical transcription jobs, just to name a few.

Especially if money is tight (as it is for pretty much everyone these days), please be extremely careful about any home-based businesses (such as affiliate marketing, blogging for money, or working as an ebay seller) that you might be considering. I repeat: Always proceed with the utmost caution. Only consider home business ventures that are extremely low cost to start. After all, one of the biggest perks of launching a home-based business is that it is often significantly less expensive than starting up an offline business.

Tips & Warnings

The good news is that whether you are more interested in work from home jobs or home-based businesses (or perhaps both!), the internet is absolutely overflowing with more and more home-based work opportunities and choices every single day. You just need to remember to use your best judgment, discretion and research skills in order to avoid falling for any scams. Also, be sure to visit telecommuting message boards for great, up to date tips and information about specific, legitimate home jobs and businesses, as well as those that are less than legitimate, to say the least. You will be amazed by what just a minimal amount of research can turn up about any potential opportunity.



Oct 2, 2009 6:59am
I loved my work at home job because the Company makes, packs and ships the candles. They have everything all in place. If I had to go it alone it would of cost a fortune to run this business. So for a small monthly fee with no quotas, I receive products, mailers, and a Company Website with a Secured online web store to sell the products which is hosted and maintained.
Nov 12, 2009 2:49am
Good information, there are so many wanna be home bus ideas it is hard to pick the real from the scams.
Jan 22, 2010 9:04pm
Whether you work from home or are in your own home based business, you need discipline to do the details of the work required.
Jul 25, 2010 11:38pm
You need all of that plus you need to have a plan. The plan that I took is in this website www.lantzmarketing.com. It has helped me take this to the next level by a step by step way.
Sep 11, 2011 6:41pm
Thank you everyone! I agree that it can be tough but still worthwhile trying to navigate the work at home world.
Oct 15, 2011 4:03pm
Great article Rachel. I am totally set on working from home. It is more than that though. Writing online means my presence will always be here.
Nov 15, 2011 11:15pm
Very nice stepped out plan. Enjoy the read.
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