However, getting started working at home isn't necessarily easy either. Often it takes time for a home business to become profitable. And sometimes it's necessary to build up your savings before launching a home business.
Keep in mind the legitimate work-at-home opportunities that take the least amount of start-up time and money, often promise only a minimal amount of extra income (be wary of anything that promise a lot of money fast as it is like a work-at-home scam). However, these opportunities can be a good starting point for those moonlighting or stay-at-home moms looking to bring in some extra cash.
Here are a few quick, low-cost ways to make extra money from home:
For more long-term job or business ideas, consider some of these options:
- Work-at-Home Careers - If you already work in one of the fields that lend themselves well to telecommuting, it may be a matter of finding a work-at-home job.
- Earn Money on the Web - About.com's Guide to Web Design lays out the basics of making money on the Internet, covering advertising, affiliates and ecommerce.
- Turn a Hobby into a Business - About.com's Guide to Home Business looks at five hobbies that can be turned into successful businesses.