If you wanted to find a phone number you would consult the telephone directory so, if you are looking for ways to make money working at home, a directory is the logical place to start.
The Internet is bursting with home based work opportunities of all kinds and it would be very time consuming to attempt to investigate these opportunities by making separate searches for "Work At Home", "Home Job", "Home Based Business", "Internet Work " etc.
If you are looking for a home employment opportunity, you can make one search for "Work At Home Directory" and from that search you will have access to a whole list of informational websites each of which will offer you a choice of numerous different opportunities to earn money from home.
By the way, if you are a newcomer, you might not realise it, but placing your search term inside quotation marks as shown above means that the search results will be more relevant.
For instance if you search for exactly the same thing without quotation marks you will get lots of other things you don't want such as links to directories for products that have nothing to do with earning money at home.
Make sure any directory of home work opportunities you use is free.
There are a number of websites that claim to be directories that ask for payment in order to provide information.
Avoid these; there is no reason to pay for information about working from home when you can get the same information free of charge.
If you don't really know what type of work would suit your circumstances, help will normally be available at a good working at home information website in the form of advice, articles and reviews relating to individual home business programmes as well as topics about working from home, and making money generally.
When you visit websites looking for ways to make money, you will often have the chance to subscribe to one or more free newsletters.
These newsletters might be on the subject of working from home in general or specific types of ways to earn money at home or related topics such as computer anti-virus precautions, free resources or blogging to name just a few examples.
The free research you can carry out via the Directory's articles or newsletters will be of considerable help to you in locating a suitable employment or business opportunity.
A good online Directory will welcome you to visit its article archives or subscribe to its newsletter and, by doing so, you will not be placed under any obligation to buy anything or join any programme.
When you consult a work finder website, you should not be put under pressure to sign up for any programme on your first visit.
When you land directly on a business opportunity's website, you will be strongly encouraged to join the programme there and then.
The encouragement to make an instant decision might take the form of an annoying pop-up or the offer of a bonus or reduced membership fee in return for immediate sign up.
This is, of course, perfectly understandable: the home employment opportunity websites are in competition with each other.
The Work At Home Directory, however, will permit you to examine the features of all its listed opportunities without any pressure to sign up.
A legitimate work information website will suggest you make return visits whilst deciding what sort of work might be most suitable for you.
The owners of good Directory websites invest a great deal of time and energy in locating up to date information and new programmes, so a home based business listing website will often be updated daily, and return visits will be reveal new opportunities.
In summary consulting a Work At Home Directory provides the following advantages: 1.
A reduction in the number of tedious searches you have to undertake.
A selection of varied opportunities grouped in one place.
Access to impartial advice and reviews of relevant programmes.
Access to related resources all in one place.
No arm twisting to sign up for a programme without having time to think it over and make an informed decision in your own time.
These are five very good reasons why using a work at home directory is worthwhile but number 5 is my favourite.
This is partly because I don't like hard sell tactics but mainly because the decision to start working from home can be either the best decision you ever make or a huge disappointment.
You have to "plan to succeed" when you want to get out of the 9-5 rat race, and the planning and consideration stage should be allowed to take up as much time as you need so that you find the home working opportunity that is exactly right for you.