Most people do not consider working from home to be a job, but if they ever had to do it they would know just how difficult it can be. Just because you’re a stay-at-home worker doesn’t mean that you’re not working more hours than you do at a job. It takes a lot of creativity and persistence.
Looking to make money at home? Try the following:
- Offering essential services. Are you a good chef or baker? Why don’t you start selling your services? A friend of mine does a home made “take out” lunch and dinner service that literally puts thousands of dollars in her pockets every month. A couple years after starting, she makes $750+ profit for every meal.
- Become a cleaner. Cleaning your friends’ homes for a few dollars a trip can be a great way to earn an extra income. All it takes is a couple of hours, and though you won’t be able to charge the same as a professional cleaning service, you’ll be able to make extra money while helping your friends and neighbors out!
- Start a home-based business. If you are capable on a computer, you could offer data entry, freelance writing, internet design, or pretty much anything you want from your home. In fact, nearly 45% of all small businesses are home-based, and their revenue exceeds the billion dollar mark every year.
- Start an internet business. The internet is a trillion dollar industry - monetize it! Try to earn an income, either by offering services such as freelance writing or web design, or by joining an affiliate network and promoting their products.
The internet makes it incredibly easy to start your own business, and it is able to do so without requiring large start up costs. If you do pursue an home based business, be sure to maintain your professionalism by getting your own free 250 business cards.