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Lets face it…Who wouldn’t want to work from home? Doesn’t making money in your pj’s or always being able to make your child’s baseball game sound wonderful? Of course it does! Especially now that unemployment is at it’s highest in years and the economy is on a downward slope. Now is the perfect time to take that leap of faith and go for your dream of working from home. Below is a list of top at home businesses with little or no start up capital, so you will be making money in no time.
There are many people out there that need to put their “technical skills” to good use! The jobs for computer support technicians is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations in the next ten years. You can even design a website and have step-by-step videos that people can purchase directly for common technical problems.
Did you know that when you call to order from a catalog or from the TV that the person you are talking to could very well be sitting at home in flannel pants and house shoes? Most of these large companies hire independent contractors that take calls from their couch. One thing to think about though is they are usually paid by the minute, and don’t pay for the time you spend waiting on calls. Also, you can probably forget this idea if you have kids at home during the day since they tend to be so noisy. This has been known to pay $9-$15 dollars an hour.
These opportunities normally come at a fairly cheap price (usually around $100-$150) to get up and going. We have all seen the ladies driving the pink Cadilliac’s and know they must have sold tons of Mary Kay makeup! These companies offer wonderful incentives and reasonable (if any) quotas to meet. There have been many that are on the rise including Scentsy and Vault Denim.
Yes, I said it, dog walker. Even thought the economy is in a downfall, people are still paying good money to take care of their pets. Pet owners just don’t have the time to walk them or even groom them anymore so they need someone else to do it for them. You could also become a “pet sitter” for clients if they go away on business for a few days. Makes a much better alternative than a kennel.
Everyone is trying to make more money these days, so why not help them sell their unwanted stuff, and make yourself some cash as well? Make yourself some business cards and flyers and let everyone know you will do all the “hard” work for them, they just pay you commission.
I have seen tons of this the last few months. People are creating their own Etsy stores and Facebook page for their homemade items and selling them. Many are also making a Facebook page and doing a “comment game” sale. They make a large inventory, post pictures of the items, and the first person to comment and say they want it, gets it! They use paypal or money order and the item is shipped to their door! Genius!
Get in touch with your local schools and see if any students need tutoring in their home. You will probably need to have a background check and you may even be able to run an ad in your local paper. There are also websites that are looking for online tutors that will pay around $10-$15 an hour.
You will need training or schooling for this, but they usually start out at $10 an hour and go up to $20 an hour. But, it can be very difficult at times. You will use head phones to listen to dictation from doctors that have been known to eat, slur while dictating, or have difficult accents.
This is still a fairly new but quickly growing business. There are countless people blogging about products and running ads through their sites and making up to six-figures a year! You give a review of a product you are promoting and then provide a link to a product you are blogging about. You can earn from $5 a post up to $20 a post.
All in all, you want to do something that you feel passionate about. You could start you business on the side, and see how it grows. You want to be excited and enthusiastic about what you are selling. And be careful and do extensive research before diving in. Hopefully, in no time, you will be sitting at home, making money in your pj’s.
Cassidy Offutt is a wife and stay at home mother to 3 children. She was born and raised in Paris and attended Paris Junior College and received her License in Cosmetology in 2002. She is an active leader in her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop and volunteers in her church nursery. If you are interested in hosting a party or becoming a consultant for Vault Denim, you can contact Cassidy at 903.669.9540 or firstname.lastname@example.org