Work at Home Ideas
Work at Home
It isn't easy, and if you've spent any time sifting through millions of home-based business related websites, you probably wonder if there even is such a thing as a perfect (let alone legitimate) home based business out there at all.
There is truly a very fine line between many home-based jobs and home-based businesses, and sometimes you are doing both at the same time.
While it might be difficult for you to choose a business that will work for you, think about your skills and interests, and be open to the idea of doing several closely related things.
Don't pass up an opportunity to use your talents, education, skills, and create multiple streams of income.
When choosing your new home based venture, make sure you don't base your decision solely on the potential income. Instead, choose ideas that you would enjoy doing, or have a strong interest in learning and doing, because you'll be spending a lot of time doing them. Of course, income potential should be considered, but definitely should not be the sole reason for choosing a type of home business.
This is a short list of Work-at-Home and Home Business Ideas:
Accounting Business : Start an Accounting Business and work for businesses and individuals preparing their financial reports, accounts receivable/payable, payroll, tax planning and preparing financial forms. If you are a Certified Public Accountant, you can charge more for your work, as your level of education and expertise are higher.
Auctions: Sell on eBay and Other Online Auctions : If you like garage sales, resell shops, flea markets, or estate sales, chances are that you will LOVE shopping on eBay.
Home-Based Professional Alterations and Seamstress Service : If you know how to, and enjoy sewing, put your talent to work sewing items or offer repair and alteration services. Often, cheer leading squads and drill teams will use an alteration service to make small changes to the girls' uniforms.
Professional Pet Grooming Service : Pet Grooming can be a very profitable business, because most people are willing to pay well for someone to groom their pet while being sensitive to the pet's behavior and needs.
Answering Service : As small business owners are quickly learning, outsourcing their answering service needs to a home-based answering service provider can really make things easier for them, and save a lot of money.
Bridal and Wedding Consulting Service : A Bridal and Wedding Consultant performs services from arranging meetings with vendors, planning the wedding schedule, planning the rehearsal dinner, creating a budget, bridal registry, and much more...but the main thing to remember is that the bride is the client. It is the consultant's job to make the bride's wedding dreams a reality, make her happy, save her time, and save her money.
Cake Decorator and Custom Cake Design Service : If you have taken classes in cake decorating and design, and you have a talent for your creations, you might start offering your cake decorating and design service to your friends and neighbors.
Cleaning Service : Most cleaning services start as home-based businesses. A cleaning service, or maid service, can be either residential or commercial cleaning services, or both. They can have one employee, or several cleaners while the owner takes care of the business administration duties.
Dance Instructor : If you are a trained dance instructor, or have a lot of dance experience, you can start your own dance instruction service. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Tumbling, Twirling are all "dance" styles that are taught at dance studios. If you have solid experience in any or several dance styles, you can give private lessons in your home, providing you have adequate space.
Child Day Care Service : Because more parents must work outside the home, there will always be a demand for child care. But with the concerns about quality child care, more people are moving away from the large day care schools, and turning to friends, neighbors, people they know from school functions and PTA meetings, and finding child care providers by word of mouth.
Desktop Publishing : Desktop publishing is very well suited to telecommuting, and with low overhead and start-up costs, it can be developed into a home business very easily. Desktop publishing provides services that all businesses need at some point in time, as well as nearly all individuals.
Family History and Genealogy : Many people would love to trace their family tree or family history, but have no idea how to start. If genealogy is something that interests you, and you have good Internet resources and a strong ability to research, research, research, this could be a highly profitable job you can do at home.
Freelance Photographer : If you constantly get compliments on your photography skills, and you love to take pictures, you could start your own home based photography business, and work at home. You'll need to decide what type of photography service you will specialize in, or if you will be a versatile photographer and offer all types of photography services.
Create Custom Gift Baskets : Your custom gift basket designs can be make for all occasions and themes, and can be a fabulous money-maker! You'll need a solid wholesale suppliers list, know about different types of materials and how to use them, and be very knowledgeable about good design techniques. Your creativity will be your main tool.
Medical Transcription : Medical Transcription is highly specialized and does require certain skills and training. Above all, know that this is NOT a "get-rich-quick" career, regardless of what you might have seen advertised by some companies trying to sell you their overpriced educational material.
Marketing Consultant : You know how to build web pages and market on the Internet, so share your knowledge by offering SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services to others.
Newsletter Service : Many businesses, churches, or other organizations that could benefit from having newsletters don't have the time or resources toss it themselves. A newsletter service can be useful to those businesses by providing them with an inexpensive way to promote sales and product updates former customers, as well as attracting new customers.
Internet Research Service : An increasing number of companies are relying on Internet information sources and databases for information they need. If you are skilled at finding information and know how to use a variety of online databases and sources, you can offer your own Internet Research Service.
Online Tutoring Service : Online tutoring services are popping up rapidly, as people are looking to the Internet for help in more areas of their everyday lives. Because the Internet is all about information, it is so often the first place a person will turn when seeking help and information on a subject.
Recruiter : An executive recruiter is someone whose clients are companies looking for a certain type of applicant, and matches an applicant to fit the companies profile. Executive recruiters can work from home, and has proven to be a very lucrative and low maintenance job or business.
Resume Writing Service : If you are a skilled and experienced resume writer, you can start your own Resume Writing Service from home. Job hunters today must have more powerful resumes than ever before, and the Internet is by far the most popular source of resume writing information.
Virtual Assistant Secretarial Service : A Virtual Assistant typically will perform services for independent professionals, sole proprietors, and home or small businesses that do not need or have a budget for a full-time secretary.