Franchising has always been a popular way to start a business and with the evolution of the internet and online businesses, franchising has made its way into the modern world as well. There are now a number of different online franchises that you can join that will give you the chance to make money from a variety of services. These are a number of websites that contain these franchises and their details and with some of them, if you work hard enough, there is even the chance to easily make a full time income from them. One of the most popular types of internet franchise at the moment is the directory/guide type franchises. There are a few different types of these around, and with most of them, you will run them in your local area meaning that they provide a great opportunity to work from home most of the time. Franchises such as the CityLocal franchise and the Guide2theWorld franchise are perfect examples of these businesses. Both of the franchises will give you your own online guide to your area and it will be your job to run the website and get businesses/restaurants etc to advertise with you. These are viable business opportunities if you are looking to create something from home and make a good sum of money, but you have to remember that the trick is to actually get people to use the website, otherwise you will not be able to sell the advertising space. As well as this, you will have certain costs because you are joining a franchise and usually, franchises will ask for a certain cost up front as well as ongoing monthly fees. If you think our your business plan properly however, this shouldn?t cause too much of a problem. There are also online franchises in which you can offer website design services to businesses in your local area. These are also quite popular at the moment and once again, they offer the chance to make a decent income. If you are thinking of joining an internet/online franchise, we do recommend that you do your research first of all and really make sure that you can make the business work. You should also make sure that you have the time and money to put into the business as required.