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Work at Home Job or Home Business

You've decided that you want to work from home, but you just don't know exactly what you'd like to do.

Many stay at home Moms struggle with the decision of a telecommute job or a work at home business. And some don't even know the difference between the two.

A telecommute job is a position where you are hired by a work at home company and are paid a set wage. These positions range from customer service, admin assisting, and transcription, just to name a few. You know up front how much you are going to be paid for the job. There is no selling involved unless you sign on as a telemarketer and are paid by commission.

With a telecommute position, your resume plays a big part in landing the job. You need to make your resume as professional as possible. And for most positions, you do have to have some type of skills and or experience. A few companies will train you on the job. If you don't like to sell, then a telecommute job may be the way to go.

With a home business you are a seller of a product or a service. Your profits depends on your sales. One home business option is to sign up with a company as a representative such as Watkins, Avon, or Tupperware and sell their products. There are usually fees to get started.

A home business can also be where you are paid to offer your services. Do you make crafts? Do you scrapbook? If so, you can turn this into a business and turn a handsome profit from it.  Perhaps you are good at writing. You can turn this into profit from writing articles, stories, press releases, and even blogging. Maybe you are good at assisting others. You could be a paid virtual assistant to help another business owner. This would be a good fit if you are good at multi tasking. Do you have website design skills? Turn it into profit. There are numerous ideas out there for making money online.  

Regardless of what type of home business you are interested in, it takes time to get it running, to achieve success, and profit from it. Home businesses are not established overnight. There is a lot of work and promotion involved. You have to sell, sell, sell. If you are good with people and you are a natural at selling, then a home business may be a good fit for you.

Take your time with your decision and make for sure you decide on something you are going to like doing for a long time to come. Selling isn't right for everyone, just as telecommuting isn't right for everyone. Be very careful in making up your mind on what is right for you, don't hastily accept the first opportunity you find. Tread with caution with your search and evaluate all the pros and cons that go along with the territory. Important decisions such as these are what makes or breaks your success.    


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