I often get emails asking about work from home job options and I love referring those readers to one of my “Tweet” friends, Angie Nelson at The Work at Home Wife. Today, I am happy to have her guest post, sharing income-generating ideas with you. You can get even more ideas from Angie’s book, Hot Home Business Ideas, available at Amazon.com for Kindle at just $2.99.
Many parents would love nothing more than to stay at home with their children. Unfortunately, not everyone’s financial situation allows for this. Thankfully there are numerous home business opportunities well-suited for busy moms and dads. And many are extremely affordable provided you already have a home computer and internet connection.
Home party plan businesses have been popular in the United States since the 1950s. This replicated business model is not only affordable but also provides the flexibility needed by stay-at-home parents. You can be home with the kids during the day and hold your home parties at night and on the weekends when your spouse or babysitter are available. From cosmetics to candles, children’s books to self-defense, there is a direct sales opportunity for everyone. Many have startup costs of less than $50.
Many moms supplement their household income through a personal blog. One can earn money through advertising sales, AdSense, affiliate marketing and sponsors. This business model is best suited for those who do not need immediate income. Not only is there a learning curve, it can take time to generate a steady income. But if you love writing and socializing and can stick with it for the long haul, blogging can be a great money-making pastime.
Online Service Provider
If you are currently a blogger waiting for your ship to come in, you can make money in the interim providing blog services to others. These basic marketing, HTML and writing skills are highly sought after by those who may not have the time or skills to keep up with their own websites. You have a ready-made portfolio in your blog for marketing your services.
Many parents working outside of the home are looking for help keeping up with daily household chores. Laundry is one of those out of control tasks. You can offer drop-off service to your local community and have those items washed, dried, ironed and ready for pick-up after work.
Many stay-at-home parents either have a background in education or homeschool their children. This opens up the possibility of a tutoring home business. You can offer your services face-to-face in your local community or via Skype or webinar service online. Choose your subject(s) of expertise and approach principals, student counselors or parents in your community with your qualifications. If you are bringing students into your home, make a quick call to your insurance agent to ensure you are covered in the event of an accident on your property.
Have you found your ideal home business opportunity? Please share in the comments.
Angie Nelson has been an online business owner since 2007. Today she balances several successful online ventures, yet still manages to share her passion for home business with others on her blogs The Work at Home Wife and The Best Direct Sales Companies. Angie is also the author of Hot Home Business Ideas which takes an in-depth look at some of today’s most popular home business options.
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