Home Based Business On A Shoestring — Or Even A Thread!
By Charles Fuchs
Because often all you need to have a home based business are your special
skills and talents. For instance, do you know your way around a computer?
Then your home based business could be to offer computer tutoring, because
believe it or not, many people still think reboot means to put your boots on
again and that a search is something you do when you’ve lost something. You
can post flyers or posters at the local library and branches to advertise
your computer tutoring service. Daycares and schools are also good places to
get the news out about your home based business computer tutor service
because many parents want their children to learn how to use a computer
Another home based business that’s cost little to nothing to start is a
garage and attic cleaning company. The great thing about this is that not
only do you get paid for doing something most people hate (which ensures
you’ll have lots of customers!), but often you can also pick up treasures
that you can resell at garage sales or online auctions. And as people today
get busier and busier, the demand for this service is increasing faster than
you can say trash—and people willing to pay big bucks for the service. This
is a great home based business to have if you get a lot of satisfaction from
getting things in order and like physical labor.
Personal errand or personal concierge services are becoming the hottest home
based businesses going these days. People just don’t have time to go to the
cleaners and do their own grocery shopping. They’ll gladly pay someone, and
pay them well, to do these chores and others like them so they’re not as
stressed. Some of your best customers will be parents whose children are
involved in a lot of extracurricular activities because they’re some of the
most time-strapped people of all. Put up some posters at little league
fields, dance schools, daycares, schools and similar places to advertise
your home based business.
If you want a home based business where you will be able to stay at home
rather than be out and about, consider becoming a freelance writer or
proofreader. The demand for this type of home based business service has
increased dramatically in the last two years as more and more businesses are
outsourcing this sort of work. There are also websites like Elance and Guru
where businesses post writing and editing jobs that you can bid on. You will
have to pay a subscription fee in order to bid, but there are several levels
and payment options available. You can also approach businesses and
publishing companies directly and provide them with a portfolio or samples
of your work. This can be a fun home based business to have and also one
that has a great deal of growth potential if you’re especially talented with
words or have eagle eyes when it comes to typos.
And if you’re a person who loves planning events, then a home based business
as an event or wedding planner just might be perfect for you. Home based
businesses of this type are another popular trend right now, and you can
earn you a much larger income than you might expect. You’ll do better in a
home based business like this if you specialize in planning one type of
event and become an expert at it rather than spread yourself too thin,
trying to be all things to all people. Wedding planners, for example, can
stay extremely busy and earn good money planning only weddings—as much as
$3000 per wedding in many cases. There are books that will teach you all you
need to know, and there’s also software available to guide you and to keep
track of the details.
There are many other types of home based businesses that are simple and
inexpensive to start. The main thing to do when selecting the home based
business you want is to focus on your skills and what you like to do.
Passion plays an important part in making a stay a home job or business
successful. To keep your costs down, think of the tools and equipment, like
a computer or truck, that you already own—then put it to work for your own
home based business!
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Copyright © 2006, Charles Fuchs, President of Vision Management Enterprise
Inc., is an established online marketer who specializes in helping people
start their very own Work at Home Based Business.
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