Great article! Just FYI, I’ve found ShopAtHome to be MUCH better than ebates. It’s easier to use, they have a lot of stores ebates doesn’t, and their cash back is almost always a higher percentage. (It’s guaranteed, too, so on the off-chance it isn’t automatically, you can have it matched.)
Home businesses are being run by men and women of all ages. Corby Kuffour, a student at Queen Mary University, launched UK fashion sales website with two friends, running the business from respective student digs.
Of course, many people who enter direct-sales businesses aren’t really looking to earn a full-time living. They simply want to generate a certain level of supplemental income. If that’s your goal, and you’re able to build up a small but loyal clientele, a direct-sales business could be just the thing to add several hundred dollars to your income every year (and allow you to get personal discounts on products to boot).
The demand for healthy snacks are at an all-time high and unhealthy vending machines are being replaced by healthy alternatives. With Healthy Snacks To Go you can cash in on this growing industry with your own healthy…
If you don’t mind doing other people’s chores, then TaskRabbit may be the right side business idea for you. Earn a little side money doing odd jobs like walking your neighbor’s dog or mowing Mr. Smith’s lawn. Running errands not your style? Tell that to the top taskers on the portal who reportedly earn as much as $7000 a month, making this a full-time business idea for some.
Another option is to seek out companies that offer you to work from a home office. It’s becoming much more common now as businesses are learning that it saves them a lot of money. Employees take less sick days and are typically more productive. I know of people who take phone orders for pizza delivery places, technical support centers, etc. I work for an online website in their customer support dept and my office is the desk 4 feet from my bed! lol I get a salary, medical benefits, vacation and all the other perks of a job, but I am home all day. They can be tough to find but you have to be proactive and ask around. Keep an eye on the careers section of companies you’d like to work for as they will post these opportunities just like any other job with their company. 🙂
If editing and advising college students on how to write compelling 500 word essays on topics such as “You were just invited to speak at the White House. Write your speech,” seems like a compelling business idea to allocate your free time towards, trust me—tons of parents will pay you to edit admissions essays and offer constructive feedback for their children. Be careful not to blur the ethical line of actually writing their essays, but serving as an editor to help them convey their message can become a great side business idea that has the potential to spread by word-of-mouth referral in your community.
If you want to earn money from the house, one of the most appropriate jobs you do is translate, if you know the language you can translate. Translate by specializing in a specific area, such as a patent.
Turning your favorite craft or hobby into a revenue-generating business idea easily counts among the most fulfilling experiences anyone can have. Just take a look at what Jacob Huss of Soteria Designs is doing wit his hobby of hand-building furniture and wood jewelry. With more and more people demanding a higher degree of personalization in just about anything they own or use, count yourself lucky if your craft happens to be the creation of custom furniture. Not only is the real estate sector regaining its footing, the number of style-conscious customers is also on the rise, creating plenty of room for growth into this business idea.
One idea I love is downloading an app that let’s you scan bar codes on books to see how much they’re selling for online. If its a lot less online (usually at thrift stores, used book stores etc) you can sell them on amazon at the higher price listed. This is best for text books (current editions) not always the easiest to find but text books cash sell for hundreds.
Love your suggestions! I like Superpoints. I’ve been using it about a month now. I have earned $145 in amazon gift certs so far. There’s a “super lucky button” you can push every day for points and you get points for referrals. Granted, I’ve joined a couple book clubs for my new little one, but the surveys are a great way to earn points.. and if you fall into the surveyor’s demographic/psychographic target, they can ask to call you for an “interview” and feedback. Two weeks after I started using the site, one hour of my time, and I got a $100 gift cert to amazon. And it was fun. =) I’m not trying to “plug” myself, but it’s invite only.. http://superpoints.com/refer/angiemshop will get you in. Oh, and my “angiemshop”.. I used to mystery shop.. you get paid to do things that you would do anyways. I moved from a city to a small town so I no longer do it, but I earned quite a bit.
Need a way to make some extra money? Check out this list of flexible online, remote and at-home jobs to help you earn more money from home. All of these opportunities are legit, and there’s sure to be something that suits your personality and skills!
Newly established fast served BBQ restaurant on Garnet Ave. Within one year in business, the restaurant have gotten five star review on Yelp.com and has been on multiple newspaper and news station. Highly equipped facility with low rent. The restaurant has one of the highest foot and car traffic in San Diego and is across from major bars and nightclubs in San Diego.
Building a following on ChaCha is the hardest part, though, Mooradian says. The reason: You’re listed along with 62,000 other experts. Also, ChaCha rates are pretty slim, ranging from 1 cent to 20 cents per task. Though savvy experts can make money online, don’t give up your day job.
Jumpy YouTube videos of cats might be charming, but they don’t do much for business owners or parents of the bride who want quality video production. Video-editing and production services can tap into several markets—business presentation, wedding, parties, even documentary and feature films.
You’ve heard the saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” But are you doing just that with your construction business? We are looking for good solid, contractors and tradespeople that are currently in business and want or need to diversity and build for the future. A Delta Disaster Services franchise allows you to add a new revenue source to an already solid business. Plus you will be entering a $200 Billion, recession-resistant industry. You can keep your current business = We have a proven system to succeed in insurance restoration = a Proprietary software program that manages your entire operation = Only one franchise per market, and only about 220 markets total = We have been ranked three of the last four years to Inc. Magazine’s list of 500/5000 fastest growing companies = Our business model has resulted in placement, five years straight, on Qualified Remodelers list of Top 500 Companies = We provide a proven sales and marketing program to help you get, and keep, business from a wide-range of referral sources. We are the only franchise built for contractors by contactors! You will have access to a team of “consultants” with a combined 100+ years in this business. You will have training on estimating and using the same software all insurance companies use and how to speak the same language the adjuster speaks. Anyone who has tried to do “insurance work” knows this can be a cumbersome and difficult process without the proper back-end knowledge. We give you that knowledge and help you build your business. The advantages of owning a Delta Disaster Services insurance restoration franchise: Recession-resistant $200 Billion industry. Outstanding, continuous support at every level. A proven system to succeed. You are building a national brand while diversifying your assets. Excellent profit margins in both emergency services and reconstruction.
The historically hard-to-break world of investing in stock markets and currencies has been cracked wide open. Today there is no need to be a fat cat or fund the yachts of Wolf of Wall Street style stock brokers. You can do it all yourself with the help of online market trading platforms.
Lisa and Tida Finch, style-conscious identical twins, started making laser-cut jewellery from a living room studio shared with two friends. The young fashionistas are now selling in Urban Outfitters with pieces appearing in major Hollywood films.
Even so, you’ll need to develop a curriculum and a marketing plan for your new business, and you’ll need to decide whether students should come to you or you should go to them. But the opportunity exists to take what you might think of as fairly rudimentary knowledge and turn it into a profitable operation.
Then, after working closely together, we’ll pass the baton to your newly created website, and give you the tools and framework you need to turn it into a successful, thriving affiliate marketing business.
Research the Governmental Requirements Necessary to the Business. Although turnkey businesses should come with all the necessary components to start up your business, you must make sure that you comply with all requirements regarding the organization of your business, insurance, and taxes. Certain lines of business will require additional permits or inspections by government agencies, such as those required in the food service industry.
My 10-year-old son brought home a book from our park’s free library box. It was a biology textbook – teachers edition. He said it looked interesting and hey, it was free (having no idea you could sell it). I scanned it in my Amazon seller app and realized it was worth around $150. He was so excited. We listed it for sale for $130 and it sold! Going to tell him, he just made $130!
If you have a crafty side, put it to good use. Visit the nearest flea market, Craigslist, or Freecycle.org and buy some interesting items, restore them, add your special touch, and resell them for a profit.
Thanks for all the tips ! These work well for us senior citizens also…..in these economic times we need extra income to help in retirement . After we retired from our occupations in 2011 we found that we needed extra income and we started a Bed and Breakfast in our house. ……too much house for just the two of us and it gives us the extra income we need and we can be home to enjoy our 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild when they come to visit.