5 Great Home Based Businesses For Stay-At-Home Moms
Does the idea of starting your own home based business sound appealing? Has finding the right one stumped you? Do you often think that if you could make money at home you would be one very happy person? Then read on and see how easy it is to make money with a business from home.
Make Money with Your Interests
Everyone is born with a special gifts and talents that sets them apart from other people. Your mission is to figure out what that talent is and find a way to turn it into a business. For instance let’s say you love dogs and pet sit for your friends in the summer when they go on vacation. Did you know you can expand on that and start your own pet sitting/doggy daycare business or even a dog walking business? I have even heard of a woman who made a business just cleaning up doggy poo in backyards of people who did not want to clean up after their own dogs. Who would have thought there was a market for that? If you’re married you can get this job done after hubby gets home and takes his turn watching the kids.
What Are Your Hobbies?
Is your hobby taking pictures, gardening, candle making, painting portraits or herb gardening? These are all great home businesses just waiting to happen, and you don’t necessarily have to produce these items to make money. Maybe you could start a newsletter on the subject of your hobby for others just like you. Maybe you could sell supplies to other hobbyists using affiliate marketing methods. Affiliate marketing is defined as selling a product or service owned by someone else for a commission. For example for your candle making business you sell candle wicks to your hobbyists from the craft store Michael’s and when they complete their transaction, you get a portion of the proceeds. Maybe you could write a e-book on the subject of candle making and charge 15.99 for the book for instant download from a simple website. Once you start brainstorming you’ll be surprised at all the ideas you will come up with. Sometimes the business for you is right in front of you; it’s just hard to believe that someone would actually pay you to do something that comes so easily and naturally for you.
Market Products or Services You Already Provide To Friends and Family.
There are so many moms out there who have family or friends always coming to them because they are great at creating flower arrangements, sewing or because they can really put together a nice spread for special events. These are all great ideas for a home business. Seriously consider charging for these services. Let your family and friends know you are in business. They’ve already used you in the past for these things; they trust your work. They will probably enjoy spreading the word and letting other people know that you are open for business. Think about catering events for a fee or offering your flower arranging services or sewing services to a wedding planner. Make yourself some business cards so when being approached by individuals you can give them your name and number and email address. When business takes off, create a simple website where you can have a presence on the internet.
Go With What You Already Know Loads About
If you work outside the home but still want to be home with your kids, or want the flexibly and satisfaction of owning your own home business, then use your previous skills to get your business started. Teachers can become after school tutors, secretaries become virtual assistants helping people online, graphic artists can take their skills online and send their work via the Internet to their clients. The same can go for architects, photographers, and transcriptionists. All their work can be sent over the World Wide Web. You’ll be surprised at the number of jobs you’ve held in the past that could be the key to getting your own home business started now. Just think of the tax write offs you can get working in your own home. Did you know that if you are using your car to take care of business that it can be a tax deductible expense? You can also write off your computer and supplies used specifically for your business. Should you decide to talk to clients over lunch or dinner that also can be a tax deduction. The possibilities to save money and make money are greatly increased when you work in your own business at home.
Got an Idea For A Business or Product That You Think Someone Hasn’t Thought Of?
I recently saw Billy Maze on TV promoting a product that made hamburger sliders. The gadget looked so simple. I was mad when I saw that thing. I was saying… why didn’t I think of that? There are people right now with a witty idea that they have not shared and are just keeping to themselves. Why not take that idea to market and be the next Billy Maze, George Foreman or Ron Popeil? Let’s not forget the teacher who created Airborne because she got tired of getting sick from all her little 2nd grade students coming to school with colds and sharing their germs. She created her product out of a personal need. If you don’t act now, you may just look on TV one day and see someone else becoming a millionaire off of an idea that you did not take to market. Remember…its all about who gets to the market first.
You have many interests, talents, previous experiences, hobbies, and good ideas that are just waiting to be turned into money-making projects and can all be translated into online businesses. Why not make this the year your home business dreams come true?
Author: Monique Edwards- Net Entrepreneur and Experienced Marketer Affiliate Marketing Help
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