If you are one of the millions of people that search the internet each day, looking for a way to make money, you already know there are thousands of ways not to do it. A legit home based business is often hard to find amid all the scams and con-artist. However, a work from home business can be found with patience and research. The home based business choice for today is writing. Writing is probably the best home business opportunity available today.
Freelance writers all over the world work every day from the comfort of their own home. They do not commute twenty miles or carpool with annoying co-workers. Those with families work around family schedules, and the single writers write whenever they choose. Writing is not some get rich quick scheme; very few writers ever see a tremendous amount of wealth. The upside to freelance writing is that it is not a scam and you can make real money.
Whether you are a great writer or not, it is a skill that can be studied and learned. I do not consider myself a great writer, just one in progress. When we cease to learn as humans that is the point in time in which we begin to fail. When an opportunity to learn presents itself, always take it.
There are many sites new writers can start on, as they start their new home based business. I suggest an easy content site such as Triond to get your feet wet. It is not hard to publish on Triond and you will begin to learn how to write articles for internet purposes. One word of advice, even though Triond is a relatively easy site to publish on, take it very seriously. Proofread every article two or three times, run them through spellcheckers and always try to make each article better than the last one. From the moment you publish your first article you are then in the public eye and building a fan base.
The Triond site is not a site where you will make much money, but like I said it is a good starting point. Once you are comfortable with publishing on Triond you can search for other freelance writing opportunities. Yahoo Contributor is a good site to write for that does have the potential for making better money. As your skills and confidence grow and improve, sites such as Guru.com and Freelancer.com can boost your earnings even higher. This is when the home based opportunity starts to become a legit home based business.