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Marie H asked:

Is there such thing as a home based business that actually makes you money without a huge investment?

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danielledspence on 12 February, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

Personally, I do not think there is. (Well the online ones); I do know that offline ones such as Avon & Regal are legitimate.

carriey1972 on 16 February, 2009 at 12:29 am #

Selling Avon is a great home business. I have been selling for 4 years and there is definitely no huge investment at all. You don’t need to buy stock to keep on hand at all. It’s up to you. Being an Avon Rep and Unit leader has allowed me to stay at home with my 3 children. It is $20 to sign up and that’s it. You should try!!

Val on 18 February, 2009 at 9:23 pm #

Hi Marie,

Yes there is, my wife and I started one in September 07 and it’s the best decision we have ever made. It has changed our families lives forever. We have time for each other, the children and to enjoy some of the finer things in life now.

Due to the yahoo guidelines you will have to email me and I will give you a site that you can check out and be the judge for yourself, goodluck.


PS. There is nothing to sell and nothing to buy just help people like yourself.

Camron M on 21 February, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

Earn Money online, completely legitimate and free

TiffanyB on 24 February, 2009 at 3:21 am #

There are actually quite a few home based businesses that are legitimate. Here is a few key factors when looking through different home based business’s to make sure they are real companies that your getting involved in. Not one that is just going to take your money.
1. Are they registered with the BBB?
2. How long have they been in business for?
3. What did Inc 500 rate them?
4. Have they been feature in magazine’s?
5. Do they have a real product and or service? Not just some lame service that they proclaim to sale like Ivy leaves or something like that. (did that when I was 5, didn’t work out very well. LOL)
So many different things to look into. But these are the important ones.
Most home based business cost under $500. Some cost more depending on what it is you want to do. I don’t know what you like to do, what experience you have or anything like that. If you want to get involved with a business that will train you as you earn sort of thing, or just dive into something on your own. So I can only tell you what my husband and I started over six years ago. It well supports our family as well as a major funding source for our non-profit organization that we started up a while back with part of the income we earned. As well as it’s a funding source for other non-profit organizations.
Anyhow, we got involved in the telecommunications industry.
With a world wide company that’s over 15 years old. We’ve been featured in several magazines like USA Today, Success, Fortune etc. Inc 500 rated us the 22nd fastest growing company. They offer services that people use every day and pay for anyway, but now they can have a lower cost. Services such as local and long distance phones, Internet, digital phones, video phones (you can see the person your taking to live)VOIP, Satallite tv, and all the major cellular phone companies like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Alltell, Nextell etc. have partnered up with them too.
How many people do you know, or know of, that uses or has one or more of these services? How would you feel if you could save people money on services that they’re most likely already using, if not you can offer them the service, and everytime they pay their bills each month, you make a percentage off these bills every single month. Huge income opportunity. It’s incredible how much money is involved in this industry.
If you’d like more information feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to pass it along to you.

I also created a blog on my 360 page on home based business’s. There’s over half a dozen different ones to take a look at. Your more then welcome to browse through them. If you find one that’s interesting, contact the person who wrote it and they can point you out in the right direction.


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Consuelo on 27 February, 2009 at 12:47 am #

I started my business making all natural soy candles and make great money doing it. There are so many ways to sell them. Wholesale, retail, fundraisers, farmers markets, craft fairs, online, candle classes or by recruiting. for more information take a look at my website.
When you sign up with the company to start your business they provide you with two websites that you can custumize yourself and all the training you need 24/7. Even though it’s your business they are still there to help you build it.

Jennifer F on 1 March, 2009 at 3:27 am #

There are many legit home based businesses; however, the key actually is will they make you money and that all depends on the compensation plan for each company.

I wrote a blog on advice for working from home and invite you to read it. It is NOT a commercial for anything I do, just some straight facts and things you should look for, ask, search out on your own, etc… BEFORE jumping into anything. You can find a link in the 2nd paragraph of my profile here on answers.

Also, you will find a link to “The MLM Legality Test” – VERY important that you understand what is legal and what is not.

If you need help, just holler.
~best wishes to you
Helping others create income from home through education of the system and how it really works.

PS: and just a side thought – most programs that are FREE – do not pay out and eventually cost you something… so please don’t let the word FREE sucker you.

Hanna M on 4 March, 2009 at 1:34 am #

I have a home based business. It has been the best business decision I have made and has changed my life and that of my family. I work over the internet and phone. The investment is minimal and I am my own boss. I don’t sell, stock or deliver products, neither do I handle other people’s money. The company I work with handles all of that for me. What I do is make the contact and open the account. It is the most simple thing I have found and is completely legitimate. The company I work with is recognized by the US BBB and Chamber of Commerce and has been featured many times in the Inc 500 magazine and more as one of the best home based business in our time. What’s more is that anyone can do this. You can email me for more information if you want at

Teresa J on 7 March, 2009 at 2:13 am #

I have a legit home based business engraving and building trophies. I purchased a new engraving machine but you can purchase used machines. This a very lucrative business and it is very enjoyable. I have been doing this for 7 years now. Set up my own hours and it is wonderful.

Rufy on 8 March, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

Lots of them. I am an AVON Rep and Tupperware Consultant.

With AVON it only costs $10.00 to start NOT $20.00!

Visit http:Bizemoms.com and see what others are enjoying and having FUN with while earning $$$.

Shauna on 11 March, 2009 at 4:15 pm #

I sold my traditional business to have a home based business. I love the benifits that come with working from home. There are many legitimate home based business available. Make sure that you find one that you are passionate about. I help people have safer greener home. I love the fact that there are products that are safer for our homes and enviroment and that I can receive a residual income for sharing it with others, I love my home based business. for more info on what I do go to

Rhonda C on 14 March, 2009 at 2:28 pm #

I have one that is Free..No sign up cost, Tools are free, there’s no selling.. I just let people know about it and then let them make the decision..You can’t get any cheaper then FREE…If you’d like more info contact me or just check out the site..2rcomfortmall.com.. It was the best decision I’ve ever made..

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evilqueenkimmie on 21 March, 2009 at 1:10 am #

I’m a designer with Latasia jewelry and love it! I’m not sure what kind of interests you have but it may be an option for you to consider. I’d be happy to send you some info if you’d like and can help you get started for free. My contact info is on my profile.
Good luck!
Kim :)

Unstoppable Dreams on 21 March, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

Yes and there are many legitimate options. You need to determine what it is that you seek. Are you seeking a business involving network marketing? If so, take the time to find the best fit for you. Look into both the comp plan and the product or service. The more you look the better the fit you will find. If you seek to build a personal home based business around your own interests, there are also some great options. There are many great resources at , , . You can also find great options from web hosts that assist in building online businesses. You can take a look at the web host that I use at


Elizabeth on 22 March, 2009 at 10:19 pm #

I have been in your shoes and have spent many hours online researching and trying to find the right one. The one thing that I ended up figuring out is that there are no true work from home “jobs.” In a work from home job you usually start out working for a company and then for whatever reason, sometimes, the company will let you take your job home; thus work from home job.

However, there are many work from home “opportunities.” These opportunities provide you with the vehicle to work from home and build your own business. The difficult or frustrating part about finding the right opportunity is that there are many offers that are not legitimate, but scams. Theses scams make it difficult for the companies that truly offer a legitimate opportunity to work from home. Usually, work from home opportunities have a small investment to start your own business. These are okay as long as they are around $100, anything much more than that and I would stay away. Also if they require a monthly overhead to run the business it should include things like your websites, training, back office system, and support. Remember any business that you start and want to continue (whether it’s retail, restaurant, or home-based) will always have start up costs and monthly expenses.

I am a stay at home mother of 2 (ages 4 and 2). My husband works 6 days a week and I do not have much help in the area of child care for my children. On my journey to finding the right work from home opportunity I tried everything from selling vitamins, lotions and many other product based companies. I also looked into processing information online. What I realized with all these companies is that I usually put more money back into my business and ended up with lots of product I really did not need. I also was very skeptical of some of those online work from home websites that really never got to the point of what I would be doing to earn income.

Finally, I was given information on a legitimate work from home company. At first I was very skeptical and paid no attention to the information. Then one day my mother needed to have some dental work done but had no insurance. I remembered that I had some information on discount dental plans. Once I researched the information I had been given, I realized that I could provide my mother with a way to pay less for her procedure and earn an income for signing her onto the discount dental plan. I have been with the company since and am on the fast track toward building a residual income.

I work 15 hours a week (give or take a few) for a National Discount Medical Benefits Company. The company has been in business for over 16 years and is continuing to expand! We have been featured on “60 minutes”, “The New York Times”, “Wall Street Journal”, “Time Magazine”, and “American Medical Review” as one of the most reputable, legitimate home based companies. We are members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Dental Plans and the owner of the company sits on the board of The Consumer Health Alliance, which we are also a part of their membership.

Our company addresses the number one problem in US, which is that 70% of Americans can’t afford or can’t get health insurance for whatever reason. We are an alternative for people who are suffering with their health because of this issue. Now to work for our company you don’t have to know everything there is to know about Health Care. Our company will train you on how to communicate our services to those who need it. We have over 2 million members that use our plans and save money on their health care.

When you work for the company you are able to set your own hours and build a residual income while you work. Because we get paid month after month, year after year for the work we do our income is always increasing and we get paid even when we don’t work. The company also does not enforce a monthly quota, which was important to me. I wanted to have the flexibility to work when I wanted and how much I wanted. Of course the more you put into your business the more income you will receive.

Some of the benefits we offer are 401k, direct deposit, life insurance and a family benefit package for your entire household. The next best thing is there is no cold calling, telemarketing, stocking of inventory, collecting of payments, and no home parties! This was very important to me as I had the child care issue to deal with and wanted to be able to stay home and work without having to leave my house.

Another great thing about our company is that we all work together to as a team. We are not out to compete with our fellow representatives. Whenever I need advice my team is there to help me to be a success. This was also very important as I was new to the business and wanted the team support you get working a 9-5 job without having to work the 9-5 job. I have also made many friends along the way and still have the interaction with adults while taking care of my children at home.

I guess I could go on and on about what we do and how we get paid, but the best thing for you to do is research the company for yourself and determine if it is right for you.

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bestdeals007 on 25 March, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

Like any business that you would get into, it all depends on your training and what you put into it, no matter what your product or service is.

Here’s a website that has home business training that can probably help you with your decision and show you how to get off to a fast start and also take 6 months off your learning curve. (Free Membership).

Have an awesome day and God bless!

Click on the ‘timing’ tab and watch the video

Amol on 27 March, 2009 at 3:46 am #

hi dear ,
I too have said those words.During my first 2 years as a struggling home business entrepreneur dreaming of making money and leading a free lifestyle, I made many mistakes.
Some of those mistakes cost me money…
Others caused me heartache…
But I have also made a handful of good decisions too, and at the top of that list is my decision to become a member of the IAHBE.

The IAHBE (http://www.iahbe.org) stands for International Association of Home Business Entrepreneurs. In one sentence, it is simply:
“An Online University with a collection of the best home business information, reports, articles, seminars and other content put under one roof.”
Being an exclusive paid membership resource, I was very half-hearted at first at the thought of spending a good $29 for something as intangible as “information”. As I once asked myself, many people now ask me this question:

“Can’t I get this information for FREE on the Internet?
So why do I need to pay for it?”

I have to admit that this is a valid question. And I have to agree that you CAN find similar (but not exact) information for free, scattered around the Internet. So why choose the IAHBE? How can it help you?
Let me tell you my personal experience first..
As a budding home business entrepreneur, my survival depended on how well I controlled my meager finances and small capital. And yet, every business owner knows the costs associated when starting your business. For example, I had to spend on:

a) My personal growth – books, ebooks, reports
b) Advertising – ezine ads, PPC, leads and print media ads
c) Operations – PC software, productivity tools

I had, at that time, spent close to $3000 just getting started. Most that was spent on useless website traffic schemes, so called “targeted” home business leads, books, software and PPC advertising.

But in my second month as a member of the IAHBE, I realized that I actually have hundreds of unused coupons, discounts and special offers for the same products and services that I paid the full price for elsewhere. How can the IAHBE do this?

It’s a question of simple economics:

“What you cannot achieve as an individual, you can easily achieve as a group.”

Since the IAHBE has thousands of members, they can easily negotiate for special bulk discounts, free trials, and even free gifts from various suppliers, manufacturers and retailers.

Now ask this question for your self
“Do you want to spend time finding information, or do you want to spend time building a business?”

The reason is this;

If you’re perfectly happy running around chasing information, instead of actually building a business, you don’t need the IAHBE. If you want to learn only from truly successful people, and get the information delivered to your doorstep, there is no smarter choice.

After all, it only costs you around a dollar a day. Heck, even useless ‘lifestyle’ magazines cost more :)

Take it form a guy who learned the hard way…

Take it from a guy who is a member and 100% believer in the IAHBE, it is The Best Way To Become Very Wealthy With Online Marketing

Be sure to take advantage of this exclusive offer. The International Association of Home Business Entrepreneurs membership will allow you to access digital information from anywhere in the world, with TONS of useful information and solutions. It’s so simple:
1) you purchase your IAHBE membership
2) you take advantage of all its amazing benefits,
3) apply what you learn to start or improve your business
4) you can cancel anytime within 30 days if you feel you don’t need this membership. If that is not fair, I don’t know what is!

Jeffrey P on 27 March, 2009 at 8:46 am #

I have done well with Mia Bellas Candle business. We have been working this for 3 years now. It is legit and low startup cost.

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kristen on 30 March, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

Hi my name is Kristen
I work for a health and wellness company and with this I work from home. There is no relocation necessary and everyone qualifies. There is no large investment. No parties or functions. No door to door sales. and best of all no risk. Everything is 100 percent guaranteed. If you wish to learn more feel free to contact me. Once again my name is Kristen

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