Home Business Opportunities for 2011

So you want to work at home? As 2011 quickly approaches you may be considering a move. Before you do, be aware of some important things about home businesses.

First, not all home businesses are legit. In fact I’m sad to say that a good majority of them are not. There are scammers everywhere out there ready to pick deep into your pocketbook. In fact one of the first clues that you are likely getting scammed is if a home business asks you to “invest” into their “program.”

Most legitimate work at home businesses don’t require you to invest into their company. When you go out into the working world on a normal basis you aren’t asked to first deposit some money into their account.

Of course there are exceptions to this. Some businesses that are “party-type” businesses like Pampered Chef or Lia Sophia may ask you to have some of their inventory on hand which will require putting money up front. These are exceptions, however.

It is always best to really research what you are getting yourself into. The most commonsense rule I can give you is if it sounds too good to be true, then it likely is.

One of the newer trends hitting many businesses today is the ability to work from home at least some of the time. Many businesses will allow for you to do some of your work at home. If your place of employment isn’t already doing this, it wouldn’t hurt to ask.

With technology advancing at breakneck speeds there are other opportunities out there. You might try medical transcription, call center, online teaching, blogging, online journalism, or internet marketing.

What about your own personal talents? Every family get together I have we order pies from a woman my mother knows. She bakes them right out of her kitchen and they are the most delicious pies you have ever had.

So if you have a talent for baking, beading or cooking you can use those skills as a home-based business. There is nothing better than to get paid doing what you love.

If your goal is to make some career changes in 2011 and you would like to begin working from home, research other opportunities that are out there. The possibilities are there, you just have to take the time to find them.

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About Stephanie Romero

Stephanie Romero is a professional blogger for Families and full-time web content writer. She is the author and instructor of an online course, "Recovery from Abuse," which is currently being used in a prison as part of a character-based program. She has been married to her husband Dan for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage children who live at home and one who is serving in the Air Force.