There are numerous choices when it comes to online business; however making money online is not so easy when you are blindly looking for the ‘right’ opportunity. This is a simple guide to choosing an online business opportunity that will both work for you and make you the money you want:1) State clearly what time, money and skills you are willing to invest. This will eliminate any businesses that does not fit into your current lifestyle and budget requirements.If you find an excellent opportunity and it costs a little more or requires a little more time or effort or even skills than you initially intended to invest then you can evaluate the opportunity further and again decide what you are willing to invest. Definitely go for it if you believe that it will make money and not just take money out of your pocket.2) Choose a business that is easy to understand and easily duplicated. The harder to duplicate, the harder to explain to new prospects and build your own business itself. It should facilitate both the novice entrepreneur and the more experienced business owner with a range of skill sets. Profiting should be simple.3) Demanded and Unique Products and or Services: Selling the same thing as everyone else makes it harder to carve out your own niche and often results in many people working long hours for little to no profits. People want products with True Value.4) Choose a business model that has a good marketing platform, preferably automated, especially if you are new or don’t have a lot of time. This will also be a good selling point as it means that anyone who is serious can apply themselves and easily make money. Many businesses offer good products and have a poor marketing system; this results in you – the business owner working harder and longer hours to achieve the results that a good marketing platform would bring.5) You are in business to make money: choose a business that has a good and sound structure or compensation plan. Upfront money as well as some residual income streams so that you get paid for your efforts on a continuous basis.6) Choose a business that offers support via personal coaching or mentoring or a community of resource persons available to you. This will not only propel you into your chosen business quickly and shorten the time for you to learn and apply new or already proven skills to make money online, but will provide you with the knowledge base that you can expand your business.