Right now, more and more people are trying to make money from home. They either want to make extra money to supplement their income from a traditional day job or they are at home full time and would like to contribute to their family financially.
I am familiar with both. My husband and I have 6 children (pregnant with baby #7) and I have some experience from both perspectives.
Right now, my husband works full time and as long as we watch our spending, he makes enough for me to stay home full time with our kids. But with such a large family, it is always nice to have a little financial cushion. I have also been the full time working parent and in need of making some extra money.
So believe me, because of this, I have done my research and have tried just about every one of my ideas for making money from home. My advice for making it successful would be to focus on one business idea at a time because if you take on too much then it becomes impossible to give it your all.
RELATED POSTS: HOW TO START AN ONLINE BUSINESS WITH NO MONEY
These 5 ideas are not passive forms of income. They will require some work, but all the work can be done from home and you can set your own schedule for most of these ideas which is a big perk for most people interested in opportunities like this.
CREATE YOUR OWN PRODUCTS
This can be easy to do. What I like to do when I am creating a product is to think of a problem people need help with and provide a solution to their problem. People will pay for solutions as long as the product provides a ton of value.
Creating digital products can make this type of income a reality from home. Digital products can be sold in the form of an e-book, online courses, or live webinars. Ideas for your own products could help others start a successful blog, tips for making more money with your business, marketing tips, or healthy meal ideas.
There is an endless possibility there for ideas that people need help with and will pay for a step-by-step guide. The right marketing strategy can make this idea extremely profitable.
There are a ton of services that can be done from home. Providing services from home whether it be right out of your home to local people in your area or online services for people who need them all around the world is basically freelancing.
When thinking about what services you can provide, just think about what your good at and ideas will come. Here are some services that you could provide from your home.
- Laundry Services
- Dog Walking
- Snow Shoveling (seasonal)
- Running Errands
- Customer Service
- Social Media Management
- Freelance Writing
There are many more. All you have to do is figure out what people need done for them that they don’t have time to do themselves. So not all of these are done from your home, but because you can freelance this work you can make your own schedule that works for you.
BECOME AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
Since being on social media, I have seen many people selling all types of products as an independent consultant. I have also followed in this movement and I have become an independent consultant for Arbonne.
There are a number of other company that you can become a consultant for and work from home. The number one reason I decided to join Arbonne is because I had heard so many great things about their all natural products.
If there are products that you are already using and absolutely love, look into if they have an opportunity to become an independent consultant if this is something that you have thought about before.
MAKE HANDMADE ITEMS
This is something I have done in the past through platforms like Etsy. If you already have a website, then it can be easy to add a shop tab on your own website. Selling on your own website allows you to avoid the fees that platforms like Etsy can charge you for using their platform to sell your items.
There are a ton of ideas for hand made items & this type of business requires very little startup costs depending on what you are making to sell. Children items, home décor, and party planning items are just a few ideas when making hand made items.
WORK AT HOME JOB
There are many work at home jobs these days. Customer service, technical support, & sales are some of the most common I have seen. Job search websites like Indeed have a number of work at home jobs that will come up when you search for them. When you are performing a search make sure in location that you enter remote or work from home to generate those types of jobs.
Also, before you apply make sure to read the requirements thoroughly. Some of these jobs do require internet access and a computer with unique specifications, but not all of them do. Also, stay away from those few that ask you to pay for training. Nobody should ever pay for a job.
With time all of these opportunities could turn into a full time income. Most of these ideas you can work on when you have the time which makes them ideal for stay at home moms that want to have time for their family.
Have any other ideas on making money from home? What has worked for you? Leave me a comment. I would love some feedback.