Are you thinking about a home based business, but are not sure if it’s the right decision for you? There are countless of work from home opportunities that flood the Internet and our emails every day, making it even harder to decide.If you’re not quite sure where to begin, don’t despair. Years ago, I too was faced with the same decision. I had just delivered my first child and was on maternity leave for a few weeks. I knew that I would have to return to work when my 6-week leave was over. I battled over the idea of someone else watching my daughter, even though I had already researched and visited several day cares and finally chosen a fun loving place. But I didn’t have a choice. I needed money to pay bills, get diapers, buy infant formula, the list continued. So, on week seven, I returned to work tearfully leaving my child in someone else’s care. It was a very difficult decision for any new mother to make. That day, I resolved to find a way to work from home by either working for someone else or starting a home based business of my own.My dream to work from home didn’t come true right away, but I didn’t give up. I tried several work from home opportunities – everything from typing to stuffing envelopes – and found several scams and programs that just didn’t work. I invested thousands of dollars into different businesses hoping to find a legitimate and profitable home based business. After trying again and again, I finally found a program that worked for me. If I can do it, so can you.Maybe your reason to start a home based business is to build income and supplement your current cash flow. You may want the luxury of setting your own hours. Maybe you are tired of the time you spend commuting and want to save on gas. Or maybe you’ve been laid off and you don’t know how you can make ends meet. Whatever your reason, don’t get discouraged. It’s okay to want to improve your life and get out of the rat-race. It’s all right to want to start a home based business and build residual income. You may have tried different home based programs in the past and run into a lot of scams. Don’t let the scams prevent you from achieving your dream. If you’re thinking about working from home, you can. You may have been blessed with a great skill that you can offer as a service or product. Or you may want to start a home based business that’s already been created, so you can save some extra time and energy.Take the first step and give it a try. Do your research about the home based business you would like to start or join. Are there other businesses in your area that are offering the same services? How are they doing financially and how are they getting business? Will the home based business require that you leave your home to drive more business your way? How will you advertise your business? If you’re still not sure, there are a lot of free resources on home based businesses. You may start with your local library or review home businesses online. If you don’t have a lot of money to invest, look for a home based business that’s already established and includes an automated system. Make sure it offers the support and training you need, so you can start generating income.The home based business that I own is 98% automated and very cost-effective. There are some good programs out there. Just be sure to do your homework and research them thoroughly. Make your dream to have a home based business of your own a reality. Nothing beats a failure but a try.