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If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a homeowner’s policy may not provide enough protection for your home-based business. Without the right coverage, your business could be financially responsible for property damage, lawsuits, employee injuries, or issues related to data loss.

 3.a) You then provide your new subscriber with a special offer. This can be a premium version of what you just gave away. For example, if you gave away an eBook, then your (first) offer could be for 20 module video course for a very reasonable price, of $10 – $47. If someone has subscribed for an eBook, it’s probable they’ll willing to spend a little to have more specific information.

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While there is the potential for greater income, there is also a possibility that you will have some periods where the work and the money dry up. Having an emergency savings account can be a great relief during times when you are not making any income. In addition, having a spouse’s salary to fall back on can also be beneficial. Should your spouse work, too? Use our free calculator to find out.

I think a window cleaning business is an ideal way for someone to start their own business because of REPEAT customers. All you need is one large account (nothing too high) and maybe a dozen small storefront customers to make a possible $200 a day.

You can create your blog using a free platform from WordPress.org, but you’ll need to pay a small amount – as little as $4 per month – to have your blog hosted. Try GoDaddy.com, which can provide a domain name for your site, email addresses, database storage and other Web hosting services. To make money, you can use the free Google AdSense service to display advertisements on your site. The amount you’re paid varies by ad and usually depends on how many people see it. There’s also what’s called affiliate marketing, in which you earn a commission (usually less than 10%) whenever someone clicks on an ad on your site and purchases a product. The Amazon Associates affiliate program allows you to advertise the retailer’s products on your site, or try affiliate networks such as CJ Affiliate or ShareASale that work with thousands of companies. Depending on how much time you put into your blog and how many people visit it, you could be making a few hundred dollars each month within a year.

SandFree was developed because customers demanded it. They refused to get their floors sanded until they moved out of their house due to the dust, the odor, and the inconvenience. Although customers would pay the same amount as sanding to refinish their floors with no dust, the costs to do SandFree are so low, most franchisees price the work at 1/2 the cost of sanding. That still leaves a huge gross margin. In addition to a huge gross margin, SandFree provides a Call Center for inbound inquiries. Not only are your customers handled by experienced sales people, you don’t have to have an office, administrative help, rent, heat, desks, or other overhead. You share a database with the Call Center enabling them to send out proposals immediately with copies to you. Then, you’ll call your customer, and schedule the work. Aside from advertising, and small expenses, most of the gross profit goes to you. For $35,000 you get a 500,000 person territory, all of your equipment, a computer with software, uniforms, marketing media, an inventory, uniforms, training, a hotel room for training, and we paint/wrap/letter your van to make it a moving billboard. SandFree can recolor wood. This is extremely important because if you aren’t addressing the color issues in a floor, you will not have a satisfied customer. We make our ColorMagiQ which is a topical stain. Common stains are penetrating – they need to be applied to raw wood to change the color of the floor. ColorMagiQ is a topical stain which can be colored infinitely- you aren’t limited to 15 standard colors. You can do – green, red, blue, orange – whatever. SandFree is not only for wood. We sent men to St. Louis to refinish the concrete at the Pulitzer Foundation of Art. SandFree is not only for interior jobs. We recolored and refinished the black granite on the exterior of a Ritz-Carlton. SandFree is unique in the way that it has solved so many problems. One restaurant had wide steps and people were slipping. We developed a way to add traction to the urethane finish so that the tripping was eliminated. SandFree is great for commercial work in addition to residential work. Residential work is the bulk of the footage, but the commercial work is the bulk of the profit. Museums, restaurants, gyms, sports facilities, racquetball courts, stages, auditoriums are all appreciative commercial customers because we resolved their problems. Let’s face it – how are you going to sand an auditorium with 5,000 seats? SandFree is the perfect solution for that. And, these commercial accounts are repeat customers. Every Tuesday night at 8:30 EDT, there is a SandFree webinar. You should come to one to completely understand the opportunity. In the meantime, let’s connect on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-shihadeh-2bb2a2b/

I like these ideas! Besides being good ideas in themselves, they stimulate MORE ideas! Some of them reminded me of something I was reading about called Craigslist arbitrage – buying low and selling high on craigslist, kind of like the first part of the old Oregon Trail game, but with washers and dryers and bicycles instead of cases of crackers and horses. Sounds like fun!  Anyway, that one about the pooper-scooper business, that works, I know because I was quite successful in the pooper-scooper service I started back in 1988! I’ve been in the industry for 25 years now, though I don’t go out and scoop any more.

While you have to be careful when evaluating direct-selling business opportunities, that’s not to say there aren’t good ones out there. Just keep in mind that whether it’s cosmetics, containers, or some other product, the operative word in any direct sales business is “sales.” For such a business to be successful, products must be sold. (Indeed, according to the Federal Trade Commission, the sale of actual products is a key aspect that distinguishes multi-level marketing from illegal pyramid schemes.)

Ever since the idea of online auctions came into existence, the online selling market has been on the rise. Many are interested, but don’t know how to get started. There are still all kinds of ways to make money by selling online, whether you’re selling what you already have or buying and selling like a store. Before we get started, here are a few general tips when selling anything online:

However, I would NEVER recommend a product, program or service if I didn’t truly loooove it, and have great confidence in it. I’m simply not going to put something out there for you for the sake of a little kickback – that’s just not what Making Lemonade is about, or ever will be!

Have you heard of Perk? If no you definitely should take a look at it. They deliver gift cards 3 times a week (Mondays/Wednesday/Friday). They are similar to Swagbucks but I find they require a lot less time than Swagbucks.

• The insurance/mortgage people When starting a business at home, upgrade the insurance policy to include­ business cover and tell your mortgage provider, even though this won’t affect payments. You only have to inform the local council if the nature­ of the house is going to change from a home to business premises, which is unlikely.

Just found your blog from Pinterest and am loving all these ideas. As a fellow freelance writer, I am definitely going to check out Examiner.com. Another great option for writers is Squidoo.com. It’s a profit-sharing site, meaning you get a portion of the profit generated by ad clicks. I have written around 15 articles on my Squidoo profile over the last year, and I make about $20 every month now. Lots of potential there.

I quit my job when baby was 7 months old. Finding a good trustworthy babysitter was hard, and mostly I wanted to be with my baby. We lost nearly $2000 a month when i quit my job so i had to be resourceful. I found out that we now qualified for WIC which is great for healthy foods for baby. I also started using cloth diapers. I babysit dogs since I am home all the time. I charge $15 a day and people think I am so cheap compared to kennel care places that charge $60 a day. This has made us a lot of money. I babysit another child. This child is nearly 6 and is actually a lot of help with baby. They play together so i can do dishes, laundry or what ever. I rent out extra rooms in my house. I found 2 people I trust and rent out 2 rooms in my basement. This is probable my biggest income supplement. I thought your list was great. Good luck everyone.

Mom’s worst nightmare could be big business for you. When a mother discovers lice in her child’s head it is a nightmare and it becomes an urgent matter. One in twenty school children have head lice at any given time. Over…

This is a great list! I have found an awesome company to work with called Queens of Green. They help educate families on being healthier. I advertise for them and make money. There is NO investment and you don’t sell anything. I have loved working with them! My checks range from $200-$1500 a month. I usually work between 5-10 hours per week, as many as I want really. You can visit my little family blog for more info nataliesnedaker.blogspot.com. Good luck to all the mommy’s looking for a way to help their family!

I could go into detail about what goes into a regular sales funnel (for a product vendor) such as order fulfilment, warrantees, returns, billing etc. But neither ‘regular affiliates’ nor affiliates who leverage done for you sales funnels, need to worry about these elements anyway.

From the inside looking out, I want to see the world as clearly as possible. And so do a lot of homeowners and particularly office managers. Now that creates a demand for window cleaners to step into this business idea, especially if you can land a contract cleaning windows for an office building. If you want to try it out as a side business idea, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to start a window-washing business at home.

Margaret, I am sorry you are having issues. If I remember correctly, there used to be a signup tab on their homepage, but you are right, there is nothing like that currently. I went ahead and contacted them to see if they are still in business or is this some kind of technical issue. I’ll update you here as soon as I hear from award-winning business offers residential home staging and styling services — like the model home makeovers you see performed on HGTV. Home staging is relied upon more and more by realtors to make homebuyers fall in love with their listings while making homes sell faster and for more money. Our business has enjoyed sales growth and profit expansion year over year and remains the leading residential staging provider in the Southeast Florida luxury real estate market. It is a consistently high margin business — the owner takes home well over 50% of gross sales.The business leases a 1500 SQ FT climate controlled warehouse (recently More info

Microwork isn’t a home business as much as it’s freelancing, but it still allows you to work-at-home on your own schedule, picking and choosing tasks you want to do. While microwork seems like a lot work for little income, it’s free and I’ve read reports of people making $1,000 to $2,000 a month.

2. Survey Sites: Of course you know I’d mention these right? This is one of my favorite ways to earn extra money. Here’s a great system that I use to keep up, and do as many as possible with my really limited time: I set up a folder in my email {or you could set up one separate email address for surveys only}, and every day when I go through my email, I move all of the survey invites into that folder. When I have time, in the evenings or during naps, I go to my folder and start filling out as many surveys as I have time for. You’d be really surprised at how fast the money adds up! Here are my favorite sites that are legit, and I’ve been paid from regularly – {And, see for yourself from another blogger how they get rewards, plus see my checks I’ve gotten.}

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