What was it that made you start looking online to earn an income? Perhaps you know someone who makes money online or perhaps you saw a story on television of someone successfully making money online. It doesn’t matter what brought you here, what matters now is: Is working online really for you? Where do you start? How to start making money without blowing your budget? Is working online really for you? The first thing you need to look at is your self discipline. To make an income online and be your own boss requires a lot of self discipline. It is very easy to get side tracked when you are working online and very easy to spend more time on your computer than you originally intend. Spending too much time online can affect your family life as well as affect the quality of your work. To be able to work well and achieve good results you need to stay focused and if you overwork you will lose your focus. You need to be self disciplined enough to give yourself tasks and a time limit online and make sure you stick to it. Taking breaks is just as important as spending time online. Taking breaks gives your mind the rest it needs to concentrate fully on your work when come back to work after your break. By not taking breaks you will easily become distracted and not be able to think clearly. Having good self discipline and keeping on track with your goals is very important. If you can do that, then working online can very well be for you. Where do you start? The first thing you will need to do is research. You will need to look into the different ways to make money online and decide which one would best suit you. There are many ways to make money online such as: • Selling on ebay • Selling from your own website • Earning money from Adsense • Writing articles • Writing ebooks • Promoting items for commission as an affiliate • MLM programs And more. You will need to do a little research to find out how some of these work and what will be involved. Find out which one will best suit you and your needs and decide which one you wish to pursue. How to start making money online without blowing your budget? Many of the above ways of earning money online can be started with little or no capital. If selling on ebay is what you would like to do long term, you can start off with no capital by selling items around the house that are no longer needed. Earn a little capital by doing this and then move on to visit some second hand shops or garage sales. You would be amazed at what you can pick up from a garage sale that can sell for much more than you pay for it. The other way to sell on ebay without any start up capital is to dropship. With dropshipping you are selling an item that is stocked with the supplier. You don’t pay the supplier until you have received the money from the customer. Then you pay the supplier and the supplier will ship the item direct to your customer. This is a good way to sell since you don’t need to worry about storing stock and you can do it with no money upfront. Writing articles is another good way to start earning money with no start up capital. There are companies online that will pay you to write articles for them. There are many topics to choose from to write about and you don’t need any cash at all to start. This is a great way to earn money to then invest in other online ventures. Whatever you decide to do online, always make sure you do your research before jumping into anything and especially so before handing over any money.