Work At Home Job Or Work At Home Business...What To Do?
By: Tammy Embrich
If you're new to the World Wide Web, then this can be an overwhelming choice for you to make.
First of all...you need to to be aware upfront, the differences of a work at home job and a work at home business. All too often newbie Internet surfers that want to work from home does not distinguish between the two. Let me tell you...there is a significant difference! And I think it should be addressed. But, I'll get to that in a bit.
Everyday I see individuals on forums that are desperately searching for a way to earn money from home. And when they are asked what they would be interested in pursuing, they don't have a clue...except that they want to earn "instant cash."
Well, the hard truth is there is no such thing as "earning instant cash" online. If there were, everyone would be following suit.
Right? Hopefully the above statement gets a unanimous vote. You can search all you want, and you won't find such an opportunity.
So now, let's explore the differences of a "job" and a "home business" and the fees involved.
A "job" is when you are hired by an employer or company to perform specific duties in return for a set hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly wage. Usually you are required to have specific skills and/or experience, and will be asked to supply a resume. Routinely, an interview will follow to determine if you are fit for the job.
Sometimes you will find a position where there is no experience required. And you will be trained or you will have to take an online test. It all depends on the employer or company.
There should not be any fees required for a job...except for a few instances.
Sometimes a headset is required for customer service positions. Or, a foot pedal is required for transcription positions. Also, there may be a background check with a minimal fee attached. These fees are all normal and necessary in order to acquire the requested position. You are paid as long as you complete the job to the employer's expectations and satisfaction.
A "home business" is a whole other situation...
With a "home business"...your success depends on sales. And for the most part, it takes a lot of patience, motivation, and hard work, as well as initial fees to get one set up and get off the ground. The fee amounts will depend on your particular situation and needs.
Here are some examples of home businesses:
1. You may have a particular craft skill and desire to sell products created by you.
2. You may have a passion for scrapbooking and wish to start a scrapbooking business.
3. You may have graphic design skills and would like to start a business in graphic design.
4. You love web design and have the required skills to start a web design business.
5. You may want to become an associate or a distributor for businesses such as, Watkins, Tupperware, Avon, Ameriplan, etc.
There are many options avialable to you...the possibilities are substantially endless.
However, there will be various factors you will need to take into consideration:
Do you have the readily available funds to start and run your business?
Do you have the funds for purchasing the appropriate insurance (if needed, it may not be required for your particular situation)?
Do you have the knowledge of web design for creating a website?
How do you intend on promoting your business?
As you can see, there are lots of variables there for you to think about.
With a business, you MUST have a passion for the products/services you promote and sell. If you don't love what you are doing, then it's highly unlikely that you will succeed.
With a home "job" you are an employee and are paid set wages for performing specific duties.
With a home "business" you are paid for the products or services you promote and sell.
With either option, there are good possibilities of earning an income from home.
So now, you have an important decision to make for yourself. You need to determine what it is you would really like to do and would also continue to enjoy doing. Weigh in the variables, make an informed decision, and go for it!
Whatever decision you make, I wish you much success.
Article written by: Tammy Embrich
Tammy is an Internet Marketer and is the
Owner of: http://www.onestopwebemployment.com
And Owner of: http://www.real-wah-jobs.com/
Tammy's two WAH websites focus on free telecommute job leads