After working nearly 70 hours a week and having very little time to spend with friends and family, it’s easy to fall into a rut. Many people have a hard time shaking this rut because they are living life paycheck to paycheck. Stopping just for an instant to enjoy life might jeopardize everything they have worked so hard for. Where then do we find the answer to financial freedom?

Everyone at some point in time has dreamed of owning a home-based business, where they could wake up in the morning and not have to worry about having a boss lurk over their head. I know what it’s like to wake up at 4:30 am in the morning, drive 1 hour to work in down-town traffic, put up with meaningless tasks and boring workloads for 8 to 10 hours and drive 1 hour back home in traffic yet again.

The above example all in itself is enough to motivate anyone to start a home-based business. There are thousands of programs out on the internet today that promise to make anyone wealthy in a short period of time. The truth is most of these programs are absolute garbage. It’s simply not possible to start a home-based business in 2 hours a week out of thin air. Starting a business takes time, marketing expertise, a decent amount of capital, and a strong desire for success.

I have to be truthful here; I have tried a few companies such as Market America, Amway, Quxstar, and Liberty Alliance, all of which required me to cold call, sell products and recruit more people to work for me. Let me be the first to say, recruiting people is a real challenge. Number one, you have to first convince people of the business idea, and secondly get them to join your program for an absurd amount of money.

It dawned on me to start looking online for the same types of programs, in particular programs that did not require selling or for me to recruit more people. After testing online programs for 2 years, I found that 99% of them did not work. However, through my research, I did manage to find at least 4 programs that did work and that I still use today to earn a substantial income.

Starting a home business requires time, commitment, and a desire to succeed. There are plenty of programs available online that can provide a desirable amount of income. Finding these programs becomes the real challenge.