We live in an age where the Internet reigns supreme. You find the cyber space in absolutely every field today. The best use however, is that it has the power to obliterate unemployment from the world.
Anyone and everyone can make money on the Net - if they chose to do so. No exceptions. There are millions of super successful people who have "made it" right from scrap, and earn six figure incomes from their homes as residual revenue. You can do it, too.
Here is what should get you going.
1. The will to work hard.
Please stop believing those ads that say you can get rich overnight. There is no such thing as spoils without toiling. However, it is true that you can earn huge amounts as residual income if you are willing to put in some initial hard work. This "initial" hard work can be a few months and sometimes even a few years - but it is well worth the effort.
Let me give you a real-life example. One of my friends was laid off during the recent recession. His liabilities as that time were substantial - his wife was then pregnant; they had a mortgage to pay, and they were supporting two pairs or senior parents.
There was no time for whining. Instead, he started writing for e-How (a very well know website that accepts contributions from writers from the USA). He wrote 5 articles per day for 6 months. In six months he had written some 900 articles, which were paying him about $600 per month, without him doing anything more about it.
2. Work smart.
As you can see, working hard pays. There are many other examples in various fields, i.e. you could start selling affiliate products/services, write e-books, freelance, etc. However, as you can see, this is hard work.
To optimize your returns you need to work smart as well. Let me add the example I gave above: with just a little research and adjustment of keywords, the same 900 articles earned my friend about $300 more per month.
It's good to specialize in a niche. It makes you an expert over time and you can earn reputation and money alike. However, in order to stay ahead you need to find ways to diversify.
Nothing is permanent. A great idea which is a super hit today, could just be a forgotten fad tomorrow. Diversification will keep you afloat and comfortable. So, learn to diversify your talents as much as possible.
Evolution is the key to perpetuity of life. This means that you can never be static. You need to continuously develop your talents and sharpen your strengths. This could require that you learn more, train more, research more, experiment more - do whatever it take to learn and learn and learn. Never allow complacency to overcome you.
5. Family project.
Any work - whether it is the 9 to 5 type, house chores or home business (which includes the Internet business) needs the full support, involvement and cooperation from your family.
Your family should not only know what you are doing, but also respect the time you need to do it. Just because you are at home, does not mean that you can be disturbed for any and all matters. Success comes only when the whole family cooperates as one to promote the home business.