You have basic needs no matter what you decide to do:
If you are going to work at home you need an actual place to work. The kitchen table just won’t do. You need to be “comfortable” in your place, not “squatting” on family territory. You also need to have everything you use daily at hand. No, the kitchen table just won’t do.
You will need a computer that is just yours. Not a shared family computer. And you will need a high speed Internet connection.
Basic office tools and supplies will also be needed. A home office is just that, an office. File folders and yellow pads come to mind. Paperless just isn’t a reality (yet).
Once your home office is all set up you are ready to decide exactly which route you will take to your home business.
You need to decide if you are going to sell something on the Internet or if you are going to join a network marketing opportunity or both, which would be my choice.
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Once your office is set up there are a few other things you will need:
- Computer with high speed Internet
- Cameras, video and still
- E-mail service with auto-responder
- Your own website (URL)
- Web host
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- Bookkeeping software
- Merchant account
- Shopping cart
- A good understanding of Internet Marketing
- A social media presence
And maybe you might want to read another guide to getting started. He has some very interesting ideas on how to work from home.