So many readers want to know what type of home based business to start without even mentioning what they've done in the past, what skills and experience they have, or what it is they would truly be happy doing.
If you really want to be successful with a home based business, just buying into someone else's once-successful opportunity isn't going to cut it. You need to know what you're good at; what you can do, especially what you do best; understand what people want and need and then start looking for ideas to deliver those things to them.
For most, deciding what home based business to start requires an extensive thought process, discussing your ideas with other members of your family, examining where a market exists and much more.
Once the thought process has begun, starting listing ideas you think might work for you and then dig deeper to investigate those ideas. You'll be able to eliminate some as not practical and during the process you will probably find some other ideas for a home based business you hadn't even thought of. It takes introspection, research and determination. Once you've narrowed it down to what works for you and what could be successful, chances are you'll find you are better off doing it on your own (with education and advice from others) than buying into a home based business scam.
There are literally hundreds of home based business ideas on this site. Don't just ask "What home based business should I start?" Do your homework and figure that out for yourself. No one can or should decide that for you. If you are looking for an easy way out or a shortcut, expect to get scammed and expect to lose some of your money.