One of the easiest ways to start making money from home is to start a blog. Before March, I did not have any idea about blogs- I had not even read anybody's blog. Now I regularly write on many blogs, including the 4fabmoms, and read many others.
You do not have to have a business to have a blog. You do not have to have a business to make money from a blog. Using Google Adsense (a free service by google) and getting a free blog from Blogger (like this one, from Goggle) you can set up an online weblog about anything. You can also add in affiliate marketing ideas and make even more money. A blog can be one more stream of income. And best of all, it is free!
Here are some great ideas from some of the blogs I read often:
A Mom Blog
A Child's Blog
A Dog Blog
A Homeschooling Mom Blog
A Preschool Activity Blog
The easiest way to start your blog is to jump right in. It may feel weird, but it becomes addictive and fun. If you are considering other home based business ideas, you should still have a blog. The owner of the Preschool Activities Blog, Rebekah, started her blog as she was working on her website. Now she has readers of her blog that also go to her website. And traffic is the key!
For more helpful tips, listen to the Smart Moms Professional Series on blogging by Suzanne Wells. You will be inspired and willing to jump in to a blogger's world!