Work From Home Careers
By Jessica VanderHaar
An ever increasing number of individuals are looking to the internet as the source of their income. Many are giving up the rat race of the office and moving to a more comfortable lifestyle of working from home. They are ever searching the internet to find that one gold mine…that one Work From Home Career. But how can the new entrepreneur find their own "Work From Home Business" success?
Your first step is to come up with an idea. What do you want to do? Unfortunately, nobody can tell you what path to take. There are thousands of online business opportunities on the web at any given time. Research the different paths that you can take and find one that feels right to you.
While searching for your "golden opportunity" please remember the following: There Is No "Get Rich Quick" Opportunity! Online businesses take time and effort to grow, just like offline businesses. Do not fall for the hype because that is all that it is…..hype. There is no guarantee of huge amounts of money to be made in a matter of weeks. The Internet is a land of opportunity, not the land of make believe.
So what are your options? Internet Marketing is becoming a popular home based business. What is an Internet Marketer? According to the Wikipedia Encyclopedia, Internet Marketing is the "use of the Internet to advertise and sell goods and services. Internet Marketing includes pay per click advertising, banner ads, e-mail marketing, interactive advertising, search engine marketing (including search engine optimization, blog marketing, and article marketing."
Because over one third of consumers who have Internet access available to them in their homes report using the Internet to make purchases, the opportunities for an Internet Marketer are endless. An Internet Marketer can choose to focus on one particular product and/or service or they can expand their reach into several different products and services, thereby increasing their profit potential.
Internet Marketing consists of business-to-business and business-to-consumer opportunities. The biggest push has been the business-to-consumer opportunity. On and offline business are taking advantage of the explosive growth of the internet by offering their commission based programs to Internet Marketers (affiliates) in order to get them to advertise their product. This concept works well for the Internet Marketer as they are able to set their own hours, work from the comfort of their own home and choose which products and services they want to promote.
A very popular affiliate program is SFI. SFI was launched in 1998. It is a member of the Better Business Bureau serving Southern Nebraska and is a member of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. It is currently touted as the largest affiliate network in the world as it currently has tens of thousands of affiliates in over 200 countries.
SFI is the exclusive marketer for the IAHBE (International Associated of Home Business Entrepreneurs) as well as Veriuni, a line of nutritional, cleaning, personal and pet care and telecommunication products, to name a few.
What makes SFI so popular is the commission structure. An SFI affiliate has the potential to earn commissions on a large scale, both by selling the products available and by recruiting additional affiliates.
Another popular affiliate program is Empowerism. Empowerism is an International Success Mentoring Online facility. Empowerism offers low-cost training and tools in Net marketing and is quickly rising in popularity among Internet Marketers.
ClickBank is yet another popular affiliate opportunity. ClickBank is one of the internet's largest digital marketplaces. Thousands of popular products are offered by businesses worldwide. An Internet Marketer and join ClickBank and choose from a variety of products and services to market.
A twist on the Internet Marketing concept is the PlugInProfit website offered by Stone Evans. This acts as a spring board for many new Internet Marketers as it takes several popular, and successful affiliate programs (like the 3 mentioned above) and rolls it into one website. The new Internet Marketer can have a website built for them and be given the keys to use that website to jump start their business.
Though Internet Marketing is gaining in popularity among entrepreneurs, due to the sheer size of the internet, the growth that the internet is experiencing and the millions of products and services available worldwide, every Internet Marketer can find success. Unlike brick and mortar business, online businesses do not close down at night, do not close down for holidays or so you can take a vacation. Online businesses run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because the online business never closes, you are able to reach consumers worldwide at any given moment.
However, success does take hard work and dedication. As was stated, there are no get rich quick schemes. If you choose to go into business for yourself as an Internet Marketer, be prepared to work your business and learn all you can about Internet Marketing. You do not "set it and forget it". However, you can build your business to the point that it runs fluidly even when you are not there.
About the Author
Jessica VanderHaar is an Internet Marketer who also enjoys sharing what she has learned regarding developing Internet Home Based Businesses. Find out how to start your own business at http://www.affiliatehomepro.com
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