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Home Based Business Ideas: Is Free Or Paid The Best Way To Start?

Jul 14th 2010 at 6:21 AM

Like many things on the internet there are both free and paid home based business opportunities you can join.  Determining which one is right for you can have a big impact on how successful you are at making money online.  I know when I was looking at opportunities I did'nt want to rule out paid opportunities because I was afraid I would miss something good.  However I did notice there were many excellent free online business ideas as well.  For example,  affilliate marketing is a very popular business model on the internet today.  Joining an affilliate program does not cost any money.  However that does not mean that you have a business at that point.  I noticed that many of the top affilliate marketers were using their own websites as opposed to the replicated website provided by the affilliate merchants.  If that is what it takes to make money then in my mind getting set up with my own website made sense.  I also noticed that many of the top affilliate marketers were building their own email marketing list.  This makes sense as well because following up with people is a better way to sell products long term on the internet.  As I searched around one opportunity that continued to show up was the Plug-In-Profit-Site (PIPS).  Two things that struck me right away were the fact that it is an affilliate program that provides a unique website and a prewritten newsletter already set up in an autoresponder.  This was powerful because I could become an affilliate marketer and get my own website and autoresponder at the same time.  As you look around you will find that getting started making money on the internet is much easier if things are done for you.  Things can get a little overwhelming when you first start out.  However there is plenty of time to learn internet marketing skills in the future.   The PIPS program takes some of the initial pressure off.  It also provides training in the form of a discussion forum and "30 Days To Success"  which is really helpful.  So how much would you expect to pay for a program where you can essentially hit the ground running right away?  The Plug-In-Profit-Site team will set your website up for you for free.  They do not charge anything for the installation.  The same thing is true for your email newsletter.  It is set up in an autoresponder so you can begin building your mailing list right away.  You WILL need to pay for website hosting charges.  However if you are going to host any website on the internet you will have to pay for that regardless.  You will also have to pay to upgrade your autoresponder and then you will get a 400 day pre-written newsletter.  This makes your overall expenses very low to get started with.  This is a better way to do it than just joining an affilliate program for free.  Spending a little money to get started right is really the best home based business idea and the Plug-In-Profit-Site does just that!

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Jul 30th 2010 at 2:51 PM by GTBulmer
Hi, Doug: Thanks for this personal look at home based business ideas, free or paid. Like you, part of my focus is on affiliate home business programs. I started with PIPS and found great support for it in the Affiliate Power Group (APG). Are you a member? Info on my Affiliate Power site, if you are not yet a member. I appreciated the "30 Days" training that you mentioned, and the 400 newsletters. Thanks for this post. :-)
Jul 29th 2010 at 5:41 AM by haroon132
Most People are recommending to start with Paid Services because most Free Programs are very hard earning opportunities while Paid Programs are easy earners.
Jul 14th 2010 at 7:09 AM by Rammesh
:) I am agree with you friend, nothing comes free. All those free stuff are investment that is how online business run. You are right Affiliate program is best free stuff making money provided we put some effort.Have a nice day.

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