Tip #1: Decide early in your search which type of job you are looking for. This will help you stay focused and on target.
You will find that many online searches will return with results for starting your own business. Starting one can be one of the best decisions you will ever make as long as you do your homework up front and make smart, informed decisions. Owning a work from home free start up business and working for yourself can be very rewarding if you are a self-starter but I do not recommend starting your own business if you need a job. It usually takes some time to get the cash rolling in when you first start a business and you probably don't have that kind of time if you need money now.
Tip #2: Stay away from business start-ups for now while you are looking for a job. You will be able to start a business after you find a job.
Many websites that advertise work at home jobs charge a fee for set up, leads or training. I suggest that you refrain from spending any money on an opportunity until you have fully checked it out. Be sure that you feel comfortable with the claims that the offer is making and better yet glean all that you can from their free information and training before getting involved with them. A good sign that you have found a great work from home free start up job is that it actually gives you valuable help or training for free. You should also be able to apply what you have learned and make money without spending your own money. It's true that you will most likely be given the chance to invest in tools to speed up your progress but it shouldn't be mandatory in order to get started.
Tip #3: When finding the right job be sure to resist giving them money before you start working. This sounds obvious but it's easy to get caught up in the offers that are presented on many of the work at home free start up websites.