There are many reasons why one would wish to work from home. To compliment this, there are probably just as many ideas for what you could do as a home worker. So let’s run through a few:
Work From Home Ideas 1. Run Your Own Website
In this day and age, the internet seems to be a good place to try and earn a living from home. But what should you do on the internet? Well, this is the first point at which I think that you should take stock of the situation and think very carefully. Be wary, there are a million (should that be billion?) and one opportunities out there, and everyone is the best. A good rule of thumb is that if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
The internet has become an extension of our day to day lives. Therefore, you should think about your skills and interests and use these as basis for your self employment idea. Even if initially this is just a hobby or an extension of your hobby then go with it, see where it takes you.
Here’s a slightly odd example, but please bear with me. What if you’re really good at ironing. You know, you can get creases in trousers that nobody else could even dream of. Well apart from offering your services, doing people’s ironing for them, you could write a website about ironing, documenting the history of the iron, developments in the technology of ironing boards, that sort of thing. With carefully placed adverts you can make money as people come to your website to learn about ironing, see an ad that takes their fancy, click on it and voila, there’s a small commission for you. You don’t need to know everything about the web or how to build a website, there are plenty of sites out there that can give you the platform, Blogger.com is a good place to start.
Work From Home Ideas 2. Sell Stuff On eBay
eBay claims that $1,900 worth of goods is traded every second worldwide on their myriad sites around the world. Surely some of that would look good on your bank statement? Stick to what you know – irons, ironing boards and other ironing board paraphernalia in our case. Even if irons and ironing are not your thing, think about all the junk that you have in your house. Your junk could be just what somebody else’s heart desires.
Work From Home Ideas 3. Write Articles Or Other Copy For Websites
Want to tell the world about irons and ironing boards? Well if you don’t fancy doing it on your own website, why not do it for others. Or if writing really isn’t your forte, why not compile a list of all iron manufactrers or do some web searches and compile a list of websites related to irons or ironing. Believe it or not, this may well be a useful resource (just remember irons and ironing is a silly example that I have made up).
Work From Home Ideas 4. Use Your Hobbies Or Skills
As I mentioned above, why not offer to do other people’s ironing. Many people absolutely abhor the idea of spending even a minute ironing. If you’re good at it and you enjoy it, why not take this burden off others who don’t. It’s not like you’d offer to do it for free – LOL. Of course ironing is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s all sorts of things you could do, from mowing lawns to walking dogs, delivering leaflets to childcare, baking, knitting – the list is only limited by your imagination.
Work From Home Ideas 5. Door To Door Catalogues
Arghh! I hear you cry. I can’t do that, imagine the shame of it. Well if you need a few extra pennies, this line of work, with the right company could be very rewarding. The beauty of this type of work is that you don’t have to be a sales-man or -woman. The catalogues will do the selling for you. In the UK there are three major catalogue opportunities – Avon, Kleeneze or Betterware. Each has its own merits and drawbacks, you can easily research them all with a quick Google search.