5 More @Home Business Ideas
This week again, rather than hooking you up with links for jobs you can do at home, here’s a list of ideas you can get creative with and develop for you. At The Modern Woman’s Life magazine, we believe having one person at home managing the homefront saves time, money and sanity, but it can be difficult to manage with just one income.
And while it would be great to supplement your income, finding legitimate work at home opportunities is not easy. Hopefully, something in this list will spark your interest and give ideas to get creative and supplement your household income.
If you can invest time, and perhaps a bit of money, you could start your own business from home and work in your PJ’s!
Here are a few more ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- Day Care Center
So many parents are looking for good daycare services for their children.
Every state is different regarding licensing. You will need to make sure you have all the licensing requirements in place to start your own daycare business, but once you do, this has the potential to become a lucrative way of making extra money. Once you’re licensed with the state ask about their supplemental income or supplies available to you. I’ve seen some states pay for healthy food, start-up costs, and refer clients to you. Also check with your insurance company, they may have specific requirements as well. You’ll want to ask about PIP (personal liability protection) as well.
You can run a home-based daycare and then move on to hiring premises and additional staff as your business grows.
Search the website for tips on opening a day care center or take a local day care center owner/director to lunch and pick their brain.
- Pet Service Business
You can provide a pet day care if you enjoy taking care of animals.
Pet owners usually need someone to care for their pets while they are away on business or holiday. Most people prefer to leave their pets in their own home or in someone else’s home, rather than putting their dogs or cats in a kennel.
You might offer to keep them in your home daily or for an extended period of time. Or you might offer to house-sit while you care for their pets.
They may need a daily dog walker.
Other services you could offer on a regular basis are pet grooming. A local man I know has a mobile pet grooming service. His truck is set up with water and all the supplies and he pulls into your driveway and grooms your animals right there. This is an excellent idea for either busy people or those that have trouble getting out.
- Freelance Writer
By using sites like Freelancer.com you could work for any number of employers from any part of the world. There are literally 1,000’s of sites that you can write for and get paid but I caution you, once you find a site ALWAYS search the company’s name with the word ‘reviews’ after it. Read what others are saying about working for them, then decide.
The great part of freelance writing is working in your PJ’s or from anywhere there is a wifi connection. I often work without wifi, until I need to submit work. By the way, I teach people how to do this. See my class schedule. In my class, I’ll share over 200 sites that pay you to write as well as how to build your social media proof and resume for large publication.
Freelancers that have built up a good reputation and work seriously at it have the potential to earn more than someone working a normal 9 to 5 job. I’ve seen legit 6 figure incomes!
- Garage Sale Professional
It’s as simple as going to thrift stores, other people’s yard sales and anywhere else you can get good deals.
Then on the weekends set up your garage sale.
You can take it one step further and offer to sell other people’s stuff for a small fee.
- Become an Administrative Assistant
There are tons of small businesses all over the place. Find a local company offer to become their administrative assistant working from home. Small Businesses love virtual