How to Choose the Best Home Based Business

By | November 2, 2020

   In today’s tough economy, making ends meet can sometimes require an additional source of income. A second job is what usually comes to mind, but when jobs of any kind are scarce, it can be hard to find one with a schedule that works around your first job. In situations like these, a home-based business can provide an ideal solution. Once you’ve decided to give it a shot, you’ll have to figure out what type of home based business would best suit your needs.

   The first thing to do is decide what you will be expecting from your new business. Are you looking for extra money to meet some difficult payments? Are you trying to get out from under a mountain of debt? Are you hoping to make enough money to leave your first job and go into business full-time? Remember that the more time and effort you put into your business, the more money you’re likely to make. Thus, a major consideration involves how much time you actually have at your disposal. Don’t forget to consider the needs of your family, as well.

   Next you’ll have to decide who your customers are going to be. Are you targeting men, women or both? How old are your customers? What are their interests? You’ll need to learn as much as possible about your target market. Once you have this figured out, you’ll then have to decide how you can best serve them. Is there a specific need or want that is of particular importance to them? Is there one that no one else seems to be addressing? Your business model should revolve around filling those types of needs.

   Your business can provide either products or services. In some cases, you might be able to provide both. Selling products usually requires less time and effort than selling services, but there are some exceptions. If you are selling products, remember that you don’t necessarily have to produce them yourself. You can always sell someone else’s products and earn commissions for each sale.

   Creating your own products is usually thought to be more profitable, but it all depends on the products. Some companies’ affiliate programs are quite lucrative for those who are able to grow their online presence and reach the right target markets. Note that one of the biggest advantages to the affiliate marketing model is that you can promote as many products as you can handle, since you don’t have to do all the work required to develop, manufacture, store, or ship them, yourself. And of course, if you have a valuable skill to offer, you might also be able to sell your services without any products at all.

   Once these other steps are taken care of, you can start promoting your home-based business. The cheapest and easiest way to do this is through social media. Business pages can usually be set up for free, after which you’ll have to build a following based on your target market. You’ll also need a website, but you don’t have to start out with anything fancy. There are platforms that enable you to set up simple and functional websites without breaking the bank. Use social media to drive followers to your website and be sure to make yourself available to answer all their questions.

   The success of your home-based business is ultimately up to you. The more time and energy you spend growing it, the more profitable it’s likely to become. Don’t let others discourage you from doing what you have to do to put food on the table and money in the bank. They may have had bad experiences with their own businesses, but there may also be more to their stories than meets the eye.

22 thoughts on “How to Choose the Best Home Based Business

  1. Rodarrick

    You are right on spot with this article and I must say that you pointed to the things that will change the entire worldview about the concept of having a home based business. Knowing the passion, what we want, what we really want to do, the people that are in need of the things we want to offer. Thanks

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      Anytime, Rodarrick. Glad you enjoyed reading it. Thanks for stopping by!

      Mark

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  2. Justin D. Wilcox

    Yeah thats a solid website and kept me engaged the whole time.  think its really about first impression and professionalism that will keep coming back and asking questions,  Whats your best pick for 2020?  Let me know as soon as you get this message.  Thanks a million and have a good 1

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  3. Nimrodngy

    Thanks a lot for sharing with us such an amazing article and explanation given.

    i started to build an website using affiliate marketing and this is the best decision i ever made. Wealthy affiliate is the platform who helped me to create my own business and make it as a home based business. Here are a lot of people who help you all the time and the training programs are the best. I really recommend to all.the people who want to start an home based business to use this platform.

    You have putted here such and informative and interesting explanations. If you don’t mind i will share this post on my social media accounts. Wish you a happy new year.

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      Absolutely! Feel free to share wherever you like. Thanks for stopping by!

      Mark

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  4. Parameter

    Hello Mark,
    Thanks a lot for this information, many of us start businesses without doing our homework well. We do no visibility study, no proper estimation, and mapping out of our target market. Worst enough are those of us involved in based businesses, we forget that is as much work as the normal 8 AM to 5 PM jobs.
    There is a need for us to double our effort, research good products for your audience and promote these products.

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      Absolutely, my friend. You should always know what you’re getting into and be prepared to put everything you’ve got into it. Thanks for stopping by!

      Mark

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  5. BlueMoon UniqueFashion

    This is a great article. I had this question over three years ago, but did not find such a good article to advise me, and wandered from one online job to another. I’ve been tricked a few times. In any case, I now own my own online business and work on the principle of affiliate marketing. 

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      Very glad to hear that! I too wish I’d learned about online businesses earlier than I did. The internet went mainstream while I was in college and I was slow to learn about it. I didn’t even really know what it was or how I could even use it, back then. Glad it’s all working out for you!

      Mark

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  6. MrBiizy

    Hello Mark. Working from home has been my dream for a very long time now. I’m particularly excited because it has the potential to give me full time income so I can fulfill my big dreams. Thank you for sharing this guide on how to choose the best home based business. I am going for Affiliate Marketing because it is very lucrative and I plan on offering products and services too.

    Regards!

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      Great choice! Best of luck to you with your online business ventures!

      Mark

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  7. Danijel

    Hello, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. Choosing the best business from home is not an easy task but it is not impossible either. I am working from home since 2017 and I can’t be grateful enough because I started an online business. Anyone who is tired of 9-5 jobs should think about starting an online business from home and you gave some great ideas.

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      Absolutely, Danijel. There are lots of people out there who hate their ordinary jobs and would love to try something different. Thanks for stopping by!

      Mark

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  8. RazvanIlie

    Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about home based business and explanation are given.

    Nowadays if you are good at something you can do in front of your computer you can easily make a home based business from which you can make a decent income. Thanks for this article, I learned many new things from it.

    Thanks again and I wish you all the best.Happy New Year!

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      That’s very true. The web has made it possible to monetize just about anything. Thanks for stopping by!

      Mark

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  9. Kell

    You’ve said it all. Choosing the best home-based business at times to some people may be difficult but your post have made things easier.

    Finding our interest is one, and then knowing what people want from it is another thing entirely. When we put this together, we should be on our way to success.

    I’m an affiliate marketer. I don’t have product that I create, but I promote lots of product/services that I get paid for, and I love doing it.

    If anyone is considering the best home-based business, then I think affiliate marketing may be the right choice for an additional source of income.

    Thank you for this article.

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      Very good point, my friend. It’s a great choice for someone who doesn’t have products of their own.

      Mark

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  10. Wayne

    Building an online business is becoming more and more popular every day, Mark.  There are 5.6 billion searches per day, an astounding number.  

    In 2018 alone the total spent was $517.36 billion online with U.S. merchants. Total retail sales, not including the sale of items not normally bought online like fuel, automobiles and food at restaurants, hit $3.628 trillion last year.   Even accomplishing .005% of that total would blow one’s mind but it is very attainable if one is willing to do the work.

    Based on that and the fact that there are millions of products associated with 100,000’s niches to choose from, it’s practically a no-brainer to at least give online affiliate marketing an honest try.  With the training that is available,  anyone can do it.

    It’s a new year, a new beginning, a new chance to make a change in one’s life and it really only takes a will and a passion mixed with a determination to succeed.

    Giving it an honest try,

    Wayne

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      Definitely, Wayne. It’s a lot easier to get started with affiliate marketing than most other types of ventures, so it makes sense to at least try it. It certainly beats the risks involved in more traditional ventures. Thanks for stopping by!

      Mark

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  11. Parveen

    Hello Mark, Thank you for writing on How to Choose the Best Home Based Business?, I enjoyed while reading and find it very useful for me. I recently started my business online. Now I have a clear vision after reading your post. Now I understand that my online business success depends on my efforts. Thank you for your perfect guide.
    Parveen

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    1. Mark Abbott Post author

      Anytime, Parveen! Glad you found it useful. Thanks for stopping by!

      Mark

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