Top 7 Work at Home Small Business Ideas
By J. Stephen Pope
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Here are seven great businesses that you can operate from your home.
- Affiliate Marketing:
An affiliate or associate program is a method of selling
products on the internet through commission sales. When
someone you refer to a website buys, the company you are an
affiliate of pays you a commission. In many cases, it is
also possible to make money from the efforts of people that
you introduce to the affiliate program. You can expand your
product line by joining and promoting more than one
affiliate program. Finally, you can operate your own
affiliate program to promote the sale of your own products
- Internet Auctions:
Many thousands now make their living or fortune from
selling products and services on eBay and similar auction
sites. So can you!
- Drop Shipping:
Drop shipping is a method of selling products without
stocking inventory yourself. When you make a sale you
contact the manufacturer or authorized distributor who
ships it to the customer with your invoice and shipping
label. Advantages include no warehousing, shipping, or
- Finder's Fees:
Finder's fees are paid for finding money (loans, equipment
leasing, et cetera), equipment (mining, construction, et
cetera), personnel, companies for sale, locations (fast
food franchises, vending machines, et cetera) and just
about anything else that people are willing to pay for.
Simply match sellers with buyers and you can earn finder's
A self-publisher creates, produces, and sells information
products. Information products may be in the form of books,
booklets, videos, audio cassettes, compact disks (CDs),
electronic books, files, databases, private websites, and
other media. The information products that you create are
unique. You have exclusive control and ownership of your
own information products.
- International Trade:
You can import products for resale from foreign
manufacturers, distributors, and other suppliers.
You can also extend your reach worldwide to customers
by means of exporting, mail order and Internet marketing.
As an Export Management Agent, you could earn commissions
arranging for other domestic companies to sell their
products to foreign corporations.
Consultants charge large fees for their knowledge,
expertise, skills, connections, experience, and other
assets. This business can be operated from home with
little more than standard office equipment and supplies.
J. Stephen Pope, President of Pope Consulting Inc.,
has been helping clients to earn maximum business
profits for over twenty-five years.
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Article Submitted On: November 20, 2005