Sunday, November 19, 2006

Earning Residual Income From A Home Based Business
Copyright © Obinna Heche

A home based business does not always start out as a residual income
opportunity. For a person who starts his own home business, making it
turn out a residual income is something they have to do. Fortunately,
turning a home based business into residual income is not as hard as it may
seem. All it takes is a little knowledge about it and little
hard work.

The key to making a home business a way to earn income is to
understand what residual income is all about. It is income
that is earned on an ongoing basis without a person having to do work each
time they get paid.
This is different than the linear income we are all used to when we work a
typical job. Linear income is earning income based upon the amount of time
worked. With residual income a person can work one hour and get paid for
days just for that one hour of work.

The set up for this is to have some way to make income without
having to be involved. Websites are a great platform for residual income.
A person sets up a website with their product catalogue. They insert a
shopping cart feature and customers can shop and buy without the owner
needing to do anything. For a pure residual income the owner should have
products drop shipped. In this case once the orders are placed they go to
the drop shipper and the products are shipped to the customer without the
owner having to do anything. This is residual income because the owner only
spent the initial time setting up the website and marketing. For that small
amount of time spent they continued to get paid every time an order is

Another option is to set up an affiliate program. In an affiliate program
the owner would sign people up to be representatives for their company.
These people or affiliates would go out and market and sell their products.
For their efforts the affiliates would get a commission on every product
they sell. To make it most profitable for the business owner, the
commission would need to be rather small, but then the affiliates may be

That is where the other part of the affiliate program comes in.
They would be able to sign up other affiliates. Every sale these
new affiliates make would result in a cut of commission to the original
affiliate. This allows the them to earn more commission by signing up
others to do the work instead of having to sell more themselves. An
affiliate program benefit’s the owner because they are having both marketing
and sales handled for them by their affiliates.

Turning a home based business into residual income is not that hard to do.
By setting up the right system a business owner can make their home business
pay them again and again for minimal work on their part. It is a great
situation and one that every home business owner should try.

Obinna Heche: Los Angeles- California

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