Basically, there are several types of home based business opportunities online including affiliate marketing, web publishing and offering freelancing work. You might have heard some feedbacks saying that all these three business opportunities have the potential to earn thousands of dollars on a regularly basis but you would ask yourself the following questions - "Are all of these business opportunities really work for me?" and "Should I choose all of these opportunities in order to build a profitable internet business?"
Don't mix up "enthusiastic" with "greed". You would probably like to try all methods available which have the possibility to help you earn lucrative profits. How could you possible find an internet opportunity that really works? Here's how - follow these 3 steps as follows:
Step 1: Engage with the right kind of people
As a rule of thumb, you need to mix with the right kind of people who have similar interests and objectives. You can do it offline - by calling up friends or people who have similar interests for a think-thank session. This method is hard to do since it's hard to meet people who are willing to spend their time sharing their experiences especially you're a "nobody". The easiest to find the right kind of people is via internet marketing forums. Be a member of one internet marketing forum and start engaging with other forum members - newbies or non-newbies.
Step 2: Swap ideas related to home based business opportunities online with others
From the internet forum, you can discuss or swap ideas that are related to such opportunities with other forum members - particularly those who are willing to share their experiences in form of personal journal-like forum threads. You would probably learn from their feedbacks before you initiate your plan on working on those ideas.
Step 3: Choose the right home based business based on its ROI
Once you've tested all the possible opportunities, choose the one which suits you most. This involves tracking your results - basically, you choose an opportunity that can produce mediocre earnings at the beginning. You can also set up your own target before you finalize which internet business opportunity that you prefer - choose one which has the highest Return on Investment (ROI), here's the formula to calculate ROI:
(Profit-Total Cost/Total Cost) x 100%
Personally, I would suggest that you choose a home based opportunity online that has more than 5-10% of ROI. After that, try to leverage your business by outsourcing certain tasks to other freelancers.
I hope that you'll be able to build a profitable online home based business by following these basic steps above. Good luck!