There is nothing more ideal then being able to work for yourself in the comforts of your own home. At one point or another in any given day, most of us look at ways to make money online. After all, we know that it is a legitimate way to earn an income, many people are doing it, so why try to reinvent something, why not just copy what someone else is doing? What you need to be successful though is a proven income opportunity. To do this, you need to approach working online the same way you would find a job in the real world. A proven income opportunity is one that has an established track record of being successful. There should be a human being you can contact freely. Whether that is by teleconference, phone or a company representative they offer their contact information freely. There must be someone that if you have a question you can call and get an answer from them directly. Talk to them before you get involved with them. If they are not willing to go over their program with you prior to you joining then do not join them. If they are legitimate then they have nothing to hide. A true proven income opportunity will have more then just their sales page. There should be a real webpage that contains a press release, and when you do an internet search that page should pop up as number one in the search engine. A proven income opportunity should also have a lot of PageRank (PR) links that pertain to their niche. These two things tell you that they know what they are doing and that they themselves have put the work into their business. Proven income opportunities that are legitimate will also offer you training and support with a real person. You do not walk into a new job and not go through a training process. You need to look at working online in the same fashion. It only makes sense to be trained by someone who is already successful at what you want to do. The biggest proof that you are working with a proven income opportunity, is that you start making money. If you are following the plan that they gave you and not seeing any income in two to three months then you are not working with a legitimate company. If this is the case, drop the program and find something new. To be honest with you there are four types of proven income opportunities. These are providing a service such as data entry or virtual assisting, selling your own product, selling other people’s products and network marketing. Network marketing has been made big by the internet. It is a way for you to make a nice income with little work. The best part of network marketing is that it offers a way for you to make residual income. Again, do you research not all network marketing programs are created equal, and not all of them are legitimate. When people ask me why I work from home, and how can they do it. I simply tell them that they need to find a program that works for them. If you are not going to enjoy what you are doing online you are not going to make money at it no matter how successful the program is. My advice, figure out what you are good at, and what you really enjoy doing. Believe it or not, there is niche market out there for everyone find your and be successful.