Is your salary making you feel small — like mine was? Then it's high time to start a home-based business! Of course, the first question that you have to ask is how feasible it will be. The answer is that it depends on how much investment is required.

The Internet is a very good way to start  - a computer can cost you less than $500, while an Internet connection will cost about $25. That's very affordable — now you just have to find the right business for you.

Be An Affiliate

If you choose to be an affiliate, you can start by endorsing a product on your website, and when a customer sees and buys it, you will earn a small commission. The best thing about this business is that no inventory is required, and the your job (as the affiliate) is basically to be a middleman who acts as a mediator between the company and the customer. The best way to earn profits is to get your website registered in various search engines in order to increase traffic, and therefore, your number of customers.

Write Articles

Writing articles and posting them online is another way to use the Internet.  You can sign up for Google's Adsense program.  After you are accepted and integrate the code on your website, then every page with an article will show related Google Ads. Your website is promoted by also selling products advertised on it, which results in a small commission. 

Procure Traffic

No, I'm not talking about the type of traffic with cars — I'm talking about website traffic (i.e. prospective customers)!  The key to procuring traffic is be by assigning keywords to your site, so that when readers type a specific word they are directed to your website. Sometimes a small investment is required to do this, but the rewards are well worth it.

Although having a home-based business is both convenient and lucrative, if you plan to use the web as a medium, then you should be ready to invest a substantial amount of time and effort.