What can YOU do working from home
We'll take it you've already tried the various work from home ads,
considered envelope stuffing, telephone answering services etc., and
have had your baptism of fire sending off cheques for £15, or £50, to
some millionaire who's promised to share his secrets with you.
And you've figured that none of that works. Well, you've come to the
one place on the net that won't ask you for a penny to explain how you
can make a million.
If you belong to the generation that does not believe that the world
owes you a living, and you're willing to work for your daily bread, why
work for somebody else? Here's a collection of ideas of what you can do
at home working for YOU - start your own business!
1. Running a website or a web based business. No! You do not need to
be an expert in anything web related. You don't even need to know a lot
about computers or how to build/manage websites. The trick is to
identify what exactly you are good at, what you like
doing, and open your mind to ways you can make money out of it. Or find
someone who's already done it and buy him out.
Buying a website.
2. Writing articles for other websites. Again, no special skills
required. You don't need to be a published author, you don't even need
to be good at writing! You can be stumped by spelling, perplexed by
punctuations, and absolutely grim at Grammar but you can still make a
living by writing (Yes, it's not all articles. There's demand for things
like putting together useful resources, browsing through various
websites in a particular niche and compiling a list of the best ones,
collecting phone numbers off various
sites in a particular industry and
building a directory, and various other opportunities that don't require
a PhD in English Lit).
3. Buying and selling products you are familiar with on
auction websites like eBay and QXL - from doll houses to motorcycle
4. Converting your hobbies or skills into a business from home (which
may or may not use the internet). Some examples:
- Pet Grooming/Minding
- Pottery/Painting/Other Craft Work/Teaching Craft Classes
- Knitting, Needlework, Alteration Services
- Baking/Cooking/Teaching Cooking
- Recording/Editing/Archiving of Photos/Music/Video
- Child Care, Teaching/Tutoring
- Reading (proofreading)
- Languages (translating)
Put your hobby/skill to work for you....
5. Other local opportunities: Apart from hobbies and skills there may be openings in your local
area for a particular type of service that is not currently being met.
And, the laws of supply and demand dictate that if there's no
competition people are likely to be willing to pay you a high price for
your services. Some ideas:
- House/Office Cleaning
- House Minding
- Door to door leaflet/local paper/coupon distribution
- Window Cleaning
6. Virtual Assistant opportunities: A VA is described as an
independent entrepreneur providing administrative,
creative and/or technical services from the comfort of their own
homes/home-offices. There are several organisations on the web catering
for and advising VAs. Like this one.
And work seems to be plentiful.
Don't miss our extensive and very popular and practical
101 ways to earn money from home.