Hi there Marsh,
First welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here.
You have not stated what it is that you would like to do. Home business or home job? There's a huge difference. With a home job, you can get started right away provided you have the required skills/training. However, there are a select few telecommute companies that will hire without experience.
The companies below hire without experience...but there are some tests required I think.
You might want to check them out... http://www.mountainwestprocessing.com http://www.accutranglobal.com http://www.tigerfish.com
Now, if it's a home business you want to get in, that will take some time to be successful. Affiliate programs take time as well. You will have to promote, promote and promote some more. lol
Success will not happen over night.
Let us know if you have any questions, and again welcome aboard!