Truly there are multiple ways to generate an income via the internet. There are many business opportunities out there for you to choose from. The key, if you are considering working via the internet and you are new to the internet world, is to do the "research".
Of course there are many companies now who have discovered that virtual offices are very cost effective and allow their "employees" to telecommute or work remotely from home or elsewhere. But, if your desire is to work your own hours, at your own convenience and not report to any one other than yourself, you will definitely want to do the "research" to be sure you do not invest your money and / or time with no hope of monetary reward or return.
The internet is a virtual international network of computers that is growing by the minute. Anyone can create a website and sell a product or opportunity. THAT DOES NOT MAKE THEM A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY !!! Many people use the internet in a negative way to make a profit for them and promote it as a business opportunity, but that does not mean that it will have a benefit for you.
I spend weeks ……. no months researching business "opportunities" on the internet. I found so many heard so promising, just to find out they were either scams or business opportunities that were not what they initially seemed to be. I finally discovered that by searching on "Google", "Yahoo", "MSN", or any search engine that you prefer, and including the word "scam" along with the name of the business opportunity or the person associated with the business opportunity , that I was presented with a wealth of information. I could then read and research with confidence.
To succeed in the internet business world takes patience, time and perseverance along with hard work. Once you have done the research and found the internet business that interests you, it can be a lot of fun and potentially very profitable.
You can get involved in affiliate marketing, article writing, editing, blogging, or even creating your own product for marketing. Be sure that you get involved in something you are really interested in. The more interest you have, the more likely you are to put in the time and effort needed to generate the income. Find your niche. Maybe you are interested in traveling, or child care, or pets. Maybe your interest involves boating or skiing, or health care or alternative medicine, or possibly sales. There are an infinite number of subjects that you can choose from and a variety of ways to market them via the Internet and you do not need to be an expert.
Remember, your time is very valuable. Use it wisely by doing the research first. This will save you time and possibly money down the road. It will definitely save aa large amount of frustration.
The wonderful thing about all of this is that you can create your own or benefit from one of the awesome free on line business models available where you simply promote their products.
No matter what you choose, remember that you must first "research it completely" and then be assured that it is something you have a true interest in. Be sure to educate yourself completely regarding how the opportunity works, and what you need to do to generate and income and get PAID. After all that is the goal. Then …… GO FOR IT !!!!!!!! It can really be a lot of fun and profitable. Good luck.