Home Based Business vs Online Business (Part-3)

Types of Low Investment Home Based BusinessIn the previous two parts of this series, we had seen that online home businesses have more chances of success than their more well-known counterparts, namely traditional home based businesses. We had first seen the cons of traditional home based businesses and their corresponding pros of online home business. We then went on to explore some of the good online business opportunities that a person can do. Now, I will take you further and show you some good online home business opportunities – that which require minimal investments from your side.IntroductionThere are enough opportunities and ideas to start a home based business. The fact is that you just need to look around and see what best suits you. Below are some ideas for starting a home based business. Although, these businesses require minimum or low investments, they are not suited for anyone looking to get rich quick. But rest assured, the home based businesses discussed here would yield a good living provided you are ready to work hard making it a success.1. Online AuctionYou can actually start a home based business with eBay. If you have products and want to sell them, there is no better place than eBay. With eBay you do not need to set up an online store. You would require placing your product on eBay and then waiting for buyers to place bids on your product. You would need to educate yourself on online buying and shipping. The internet is a wonderful resource for this. If you are not comfortable with online auction, you can set up an eBay store online.2. Secretarial ServicesIf you have a good printer and computer you can start a secretarial service as a home based business. You can offer your services to small businesses in your area. A few advertisements in local newspaper should do the trick.There are many online sites where you can register yourself as a virtual assistant. These sites will regularly send you work and pay you on an hourly basis. It is worth setting up this type of home based business.3. Web DesignerIf you know HTML coding and are creative, you can think about becoming a web designer. With the internet booming, this can be a profitable home based business. There are many people looking for freelancers who can design good websites for a reasonable cost. Sites like elance.com and getafreelance.com might be worth your while to find freelance web designing contracts.4. ProofreaderIf you have excellent spelling, grammar skills and an eye for details then proofreading can be a lucrative home based business. There are many companies that hire proofreaders to edit their brochures, manuals and other text documents. You can advertise your service in the local newspaper. The other alternative would be to get your own website and advertise your services in high traffic sites.5. Affiliate MarketingThere are many companies online that will pay you for marketing their products and services. You do not have to pay to become an affiliate marketer. However, some investment is required in terms of advertising your affiliate link or website. Currently this is the hottest home based business and many affiliate marketers are making a sizeable income.The fact about home based business is to start small with low investment and to gradually build a multiple income stream so that if one fails, you have another to fall back on. You can think about writing an ebook. There is always a demand for well written and informative ebook. You can think about starting a niche site which gives content rich information to people. You can monetize this site with advertisements from other companies.There are many ways that you can create multiple streams of income. You need to search what is best for you and what you are enthusiastic about. That is the secret for success for any home based business.