We often hear people say they “want to work from home”. Most people do not really know that this statement can mean a variety of things. Some simply mean they would like to do their current job from home. Many employers across the country offer work at home programs that will allow you to do the very same job you would be doing sitting at your office except doing work from home.If your employer does not allow you this option, and most do not, then you need to find another way to make money from home.The first thing you should do when trying to find something to do from home is decide if you want a home based BUSINESS or a home based JOB. A business and a job are not the same thing. Actually they are VERY different things.A home based business is exactly what it sounds like… it is a business. You are the boss and you are in control of everything. When you own your own home based business you will must set your own hours and set your own goals. The best part of owning your own home based business is that you will be able to give yourself a raise whenever you want.A home based job is exactly like a job… just from home. You still have a boss, you still have a workload given to you and you still have a set amount of time to do it in. Your boss will also decide how much you deserve to get paid and worst of all you can still get fired.If you are looking for a home based job you might want to stop right here because this article is not intended for you and will probably not help you at all.If you are really looking for a home based business you may have just found what you’re looking for.There are thousands of options when it comes to finding the right home based business. There are so many choices that it can often be overwhelming.One of the first things you’ll want to think about is your commitment. By commitment, I am referring to time and money required to get started. How much do you have to invest for a successful business plan? How much time are you willing to invest to get your home based business ‘off the ground’?Investment on your part is a key difference between owning a business and having a job. I hear people tell me they don’t want to invest any money in their business. What I hear them saying is, “I’m not willing to risk anything but I want everything”. I know that our business is not right for them. I often just wish them the best and have to let them go.It’s true that a job WILL allow you to save some money but it will never allow you the freedom that you’ll find by owning your own business.Once you have a good idea of how much you’ll be willing to invest you’ll want to start thinking about the type of work you can get excited about. As you are interviewing potential partners to work with, ask the tough questions. Ask them:”What will a typical day look like?”"What will I be doing to grow my business?”"Who will I have daily access to for help?”"What type of training do you provide?”"How quickly can I expect a return on my investment?”The answers to these questions will give you a good idea if that home based business is right for you.There are a lot of great products out there that you can market from home and the choice is totally up to you but you will want to make sure it’s a product line that has real value to your customer. Also make sure it’s something that you are going to feel comfortable marketing… something you can get excited about.I truly hope that this article has been helpful for you and given you some idea of what you are looking for. If it’s a home based job that your really looking for, I wish you the best of luck in finding that.If however, you decide that you want the incredible lifestyle that a home based business affords you start by getting some information about owning your own business today.Working from home is an incredible lifestyle… let’s hope you get to live it very soon!