The online marketplace in many ways is similar to the offline marketplace. One of the similarities is the business structure. You can have your own business or you would be working for someone else. In both cases you would be enjoying something which most people in the offline marketplace do not enjoy, which is working at home.
The disadvantage of the marketplace is that it is not usually easy to be working for someone else and at the same time having your own offline business. Yet in the online marketplace you can have any combination:
1- Have a job working at home and being an employee in the offline marketplace
2- Have a job working at home and have your own offline business
3- Have a job working at home and have your own online business
4- Have several jobs working at home
5- Have several online businesses
Therefore, it is obvious that the online business has a much flexible nature.
Let us look now at the preference between finding jobs working at home for someone else or having your own online business. Actually in many cases it is a path decision, and I think people are divided into two types regarding the path chosen.
The first type starts the search by trying to find a job online. In many cases they do not get lucky finding something that works or even that is legitimate. Therefore, they might think that finding jobs working at home will not deliver the kind of income they are expecting or even dreaming of; accordingly they might switch their thinking into trying to find a way to build their own business online.
This same type can get lucky and through their hunt for a job online, they find some good opportunities. Yet after they get well established, they start looking for other opportunities either in the form of other jobs working at home or through venturing into establishing their own home based business.
The second type starts looking for home based business opportunities to establish their own business online. If they do not find what they are looking for they might start looking for something more stable and that is looking for jobs working at home.
As you can realize we do not think that there is a type who is successful with having a home based online business and still looking for jobs online. Therefore, jobs working at home are either a first step towards establishing a business online, or step back after failing in establishing a home based business online.
This article is written for those who are starting their hunt for jobs working at home and they are bombarded with different spam messages regarding establishing a home business or getting an online job. This article aims at putting those two different types in perspective for those who are just starting their search.