? No warehouse
? No office space
? No employees
? No merchant accounts
? No shipping
? You do not need to open your store everyday
Selling information or e-products virtually takes care of its own. All you need is a website where you will sell your e-products. Your e-product can be in the form of e-books that can be instantly downloaded by people for a fee, or can be in the form of membership based website where you set-up a protected directory with your HTML pages on it.
Another form of home-based e-business is selling your skills. For example, you might be a programmer; you can sell your knowledge in programming or develop your own program and sell it online.
Freelance positions are also a profitable home-based business. If you are good at writing or web design, you can offer your services to websites seeking design or content. This type of business can be quite profitable once you have developed a client base.
Another kind of home-based e-business is the affiliate programs. Companies sell their products use affiliate programs. This works by posting a link of the company?s products in your website. You earn a commission when a customer clicks on that link and buys the product.
To get started making money with affiliate programs, find a subject you are interested in, like digital cameras. Then you have to start a website about the subject. After the website is up and running, you have to find companies that sells this product and register to be an affiliate. The company then gives you some code to paste in your website to make a link. You can use either text codes or pictures for this. However, text code is usually more effective for converting to sales.
These are just a few examples of home-based online business. Opportunities are virtually limitless for home-based e-business. All it takes is hard work, and a little luck.