Here are some work from home ideas that you can start on immediately. Do be cautious with some work from home promotions that you might come across in your work from home investigation. Be sure you are clear on how you make money as well being sure it is something you can enjoy. Here are 8 ideas to get you thinking about what you might want to do, then you do your research on each possible idea, then make the decision to get started.
1. eBay. There are many people making money on eBay these days. There is minimal start up costs. You can apply for a seller account and when you sell something, they will take a small percentage. You will need to find inexpensive “deals” on things, then resell on eBay. You can also find things at garage sales in your neighborhood in which you can resell on eBay. To get started, you could go through your house to find things you no longer need or use and basically have a garage sale of your own with eBay. You will need a PayPal account as well to process credit cards, but this is free also. More info if you go to eBay-seller accounts.
2. Garage Sales. There are some who like scavenging at garage sales. If this is you, there are ways to make money by finding treasures at garage sales, then either reselling them on eBay or a website. Serious garage sale explorers can get enough stuff and actually resell at their own garage sale every 2-3 months after gathering enough things. This takes some serious garage sale hunting though.
3. Crafts. There are some very talented people out there who do wonderful arts and crafts. These can be marketed online, again on eBay, or your own website. There are low cost websites out there these days that would allow you to sell your wares online, but you will still need to find ways to market your website so it will be found. If you do not want to invest in internet marketing, then you could sell them on eBay.
4. Skill/trade. Obviously, if you have a certain skill or trade education, you can offer that service from home with your own business. Consulting, landscaping, handy man, electrician, counselor…this list could be endless. Of course, some of these you would have to take jobs away from your home, but your home would still be where your office was.
5. Telecommute. This would not be your own business, but there are companies who employ people to work from home. Some of those jobs may be in typing, medical transcription, medical coding, consulting, billing, case management, insurance selling…Before choosing the telecommute option, be sure the company is legitimate and know the costs involved. Some require special home set up with software, phone, internet or equipment.
6. E-commerce website. You can also set up an E-commerce website and sell products off your site. This would require a more substantial investment in time and money for the building of such a website.
7. Affiliate marketing. This has become a popular way to make a little extra money. You would basically be marketing someone else’s site or product, then through your affiliated relationship with that company or website, you would get a percentage of any sale made because of your referral to that affiliate. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate_marketing )
This is something you can do in conjunction with your own website or blog. There is generally no fee associated with affiliating your site with another.
8. Network marketing. There is a growing number of people starting into network marketing businesses. This is where you sell the product and help others to get started doing the same, so you not only have wholesale profit income, but also residual income from the network you build. This is generally a simple business, but not always easy. However, if you have a solid company with excellent products who has a proven success model to follow, then you simply need to follow that model, working “your business” and profits will follow. Network marketing work from home businesses have proven quite successful for many people. Start up costs vary with the business opportunity chosen. The key to success in a network marketing work from home business is finding a solid company you can trust will support you in your business and who has great products that people need and/or want.
Do Your Work From Home Research And Get Started
So, there are a few work from home ideas to get you thinking about what might be right for you. This is, of course, in no way an exhaustive list, but hopefully, it gets your creative juices flowing and you can find the business that is right for you, one that is profitable, fun and all you want it to be.