It looks like the unemployment rate will stay high. This continues to lead more people to the Internet in their attempt to find ways to replace their lost job.
I would like to suggest that you try Internet marketing and start a home business of your own. Here are five really good ideas on how you could do that.
1. Direct sales. Companies like Avon, Amway, Tupperware, and Mary Kay continue to offer a great way to get into business for yourself with very little startup capital required.
These companies do billions of dollars a year in business using the direct selling business model. They also include network marketing into their strategies so you can make money recruiting people as well.
2. Affiliate marketing. With this business model you get paid to perform a specific action for an affiliate merchant.
You are probably aware of Amazon.com. They are the largest online retailer in the world. Other good affiliate networks to join include Google Adsense, ClickBank, and Commission Junction.
3. Email marketing. In spite of the power of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter people still check their email on a regular basis.
This is a very good way to make money from the comfort of your own home.The key is to learn how to build email lists in targeted niches. Then sell products such as affiliate products to your subscribers.
4. Consulting. Do you have knowledge on how to do something that you could teach other people to do?
For example, do you know how to finish a basement? You could turn this into a consulting business where people pay you to teach them how to do this.
I recently saw a website where a guy was teaching people how to play the guitar. Virtually anything you how to do, that somebody would want to learn to do, could be turned into your own consulting business.
5. Blog writing. You can quickly create a full time income writing blog articles for other Internet marketers.
Right now there are millions of blogs that need fresh articles posted to them. This is something you can easily get started with.
Google search “Angela Boothe”. She offers excellent training on how to make money writing on the Internet.
One good strategy is to start your own blog and use it as sample content. You will also want to join PayPal for free and use it as your payment processor.
These are just a small sampling of really good home business ideas you could make money with using Internet marketing. Right now there are so many ways to make money online that virtually anyone regardless of their current situation can get started today.