How Do I Make Money Working From Home? Let Me Count the Ways
Here in the USA, at least, it seems to be increasingly popular to find some way
to earn a living from the comfort of your own home. People - especially moms -
are looking for ways to stay home with their kids and yet contribute to the
family income. They prowl the internet at night or on their lunch breaks,
looking for just the right opportunity that fits their interests and family. Let
me suggest their search may be too narrow.
More often than not, they are looking at and for some variation of internet
marketing. But they don't have a clue how to market, the search engines offer
literally millions of choices, and scams and rip-off artists are more common
than sand fleas on the beach. There are a lot of other ways to earn an income
from home. Lets explore a few, and combine them with some internet activity. The
synergy just might surprise you!
Some people are natural-born "cleanies."
The first and most obvious choice would be to open your home to day-care. After
all, you are there with your own kids, so you might as well add a few, right?
(Stop that laughing!) Depending on your constitution, family size and make-up,
home and yard size, etc., this could be just the thing for you.
To run it like a business involves a whole lot more than feeding the kids and
keeping them from playing in the street, but it works for many and it may work
for you. If you have older kids, involve them in the care of the younger ones as
well as some of the business aspects. Think of it as on-the-job training in home
and business management. It is invaluable training they cannot get elsewhere.
If you like to cook, you might look into something involving cooking or baking.
There are candy-making businesses, catering businesses, cake decorating
businesses, etc. Some people supply home-baked goodies to local convenience
stores, truck stops, sandwich shops and places like that. Of course they have to
go through the permit process, but that is normal for starting up a business.
Some people create and bake treats for dogs and cats and sell them to pet
stores. These are also businesses that can involve your older children. They can
help with preparation and clean-up. Teenagers can also learn bookkeeping and
once they get their drivers license can make deliveries if necessary.
There are countless products that can be marketed through home parties. It's not
just for Avon and Tupperware anymore. Home furnishings and decorations, candles,
rubber stamps, jewelry, children's toys and clothing, and who knows what I
haven't of are all options.
This is popular with moms who are home all day with kids and feel the need to
get out and have a conversation with another adult. They schedule evening parties
in other people's homes. Their husbands are home with the kids, and they are able
to socialize and make money at the same time. For many moms this is just ideal.