@Home Income Ideas

Consignment Shop
Most people do not like the idea of buying recycled clothes. However, if the clothes are in great condition and they save a bundle, more people are willing to save money with this route. You can get gently used clothing and sell them online. You would get a certain percentage for each item you sold. The object is to keep a clean, fresh, and fashionable shop that will appeal to buyers. As a consignment shop owner, your inventory online is free until they are sold. Make sure you get excellent condition clothing that can be resold at a bargain price. Read Start Your Own Clothing Store and More: Women’s, Men’s, Children’s, Specialty by Entrepreneur Press and Charlene Davis to help give you an idea of how to start and what needs to be done.


Freelance Writer

If you are an expert in certain topics, such as gardening, raising children, cleaning, or even baking, some magazine will pay you for your topics. The Writers Market has a huge list of publication ideas. One of the drawbacks in this field is getting a lot of rejections. You need to be stern and positive and never give up. It is a competitive field, but once you make your mark, it can pay huge dividends. Read Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business and More: Copywriter, Proofreader, Copy Editor, Journalist by Entrepreneur Press and George Sheldon.


Gardening Business

There are two ways you can profit as a gardener. One is to grow medicinal herbs, herbal teas, and herbs for candles are just some ideas to get started. If you have a great understanding of growing herbs, then this can be an excellent way to earn extra income all while at home.
The second way to generate income as a gardener is to become a “teacher”. Offer classes at home or online how to be a “green thumb gardener.” Give tips how to planning flower beds, preparing the soil, planting bulbs and so forth.  Read Lawn Care or Landscaping: Entrepreneur’s Step-by-Step Startup Guide by Entrepreneur Press.


Home Health Care Agency

If you have experience as a nurse or home care attendant, you can start your own home care business. Many elderlies do not want to live in nursing homes and prefer to stay in their own home, but need assistance. You can proved that help by preparing foods, making sure they take their medications, helping them do their chores, and helping them bathe for example.  You must keep up with the laws regarding administering medications and such. With the skyrocketing costs or nursing care, many of them are capable of living at their home, but need some kind of assistance in their daily routine. Read Start Your Own Senior Services Business, 3rd Edition by Entrepreneur Press and Charlene Davis.


House Cleaning

With many parents both working jobs to make ends meet, they do not have the time to clean their homes. From dusting to scrubbing floors, you can help them maintain a clean, healthy household. Doing an excellent top notch job cleaning will earn you loyalty and returning customers, as well as the customers spreading word about your house cleaning skills. Read Start Your Own Cleaning Service by Entrepreneur Press and Jacquelyn Lynn.


Music for Kids

If you have experience in the music industry, you can become a music teacher for kids at your own home. Teaching pre-school children and toddlers allow them to learn mobility and enjoy music at the same time. You may have to do a free performance in front of the parents to show you are trustworthy and establish a foundation with the child. This will enable you to build a client list. Once you get a firm reputation established, it will be easier to obtain more clients down the road. Read  How I Made $100,000 My First Year as a Piano Teacher by Ms Kristin K. Yost.


Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business

If you are an animal lover and have experience working with pets, this is an ideal business you can establish from your own home. Some people take vacations and certain times the boarding rooms are full and costly. You can offer your services by babysitting their pets or taking them on walks to give them exercise. Read Start Your Own Pet Business and More by Entrepreneur Press and Eileen Figure Sandlin.


Sewing and Knitting Business           

If you are an expert at making clothes, starting your own sewing business from the pleasure of your own home is an ideal way of generating extra income. From making baby clothes, doll clothes, quilts, hats, gloves, gowns, dresses, etc . Depending on your particular area of expertise and skill, you can profit greatly for the designs you make. You can also put your displays on an online store and they will sell your merchandise for you for a certain fee. Read How to Start & Maintain a Profitable Sewing Business: Making Money with Your Sewing Skills by Becky Reed.

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