With so many Americans looking for work for months or even a year, staring your own home based business may be the way to go. Be aware of the scams on the Internet. The worse the unemployment, the more the scams. But there are great home business that you can do for cheap that can bring in much needed money.
Teaching: Do you have a special talent? Are you certified as a teacher? Are you educated well in your career? Hobby? Teaching involves passing on the knowledge you have to others. Look at community centers and find out if you could offer a class in your area of expertise. Classes such as a “Mommy and Me”, “Simple Cooking”, “Baking”, “Marketing Your Business”, “How to Grow A Garden”, the ideas are endless. Use the expertise you may have gained when employed or through a hobby to “create” a niche for yourself by teaching others.
Budget Party Planner: Some people may feel that the party planning days are over. But the contrary, today, its all budget driven. Find yourself a niche in working for party planning for the smaller parties(25 or less) and consider the office party. Find out what medium size businesses are in your area and market to them. Many of these types of businesses, don’t want to be sending mix messages to its employees, especially if cut hours and layoffs have been occurring. By specializing in the low budget parties it will give you the niche to develop clientele who will appreciate it.
Festival/Party Vendor: This is a great job to do from your home. Contact your local county and find out the list of festivals, such as art and music that will be in your area. The people who attend these festivals have to eat. Find out what it takes to be vendor and apply. For many people, the money they acquire during this , “weekend work.” is equal to what they make during a entire week at a regular job. Find out what the requirements are, look into purchasing the equipment for maintaining the food and then decide what niche you are going to serve. Think about easy to make and transport items for preparation. These festivals can see ten thousand or more go through. If there are particular items you use, find out where the nearest location would be in you needed to purchase more. Start out with the smaller ones, until you get all the kinks out. Also advertise yourself as being available for parties, grand openings and so on.
Adult Food Care: While many supermarkets in the northeast provide home delivery, there are still many places across the country that don’t. With the elderly population growing each year, home delivery service of food is a great home business. Many children, still lead busy lives dealing with there own children and careers, that a elderly parent, who is not easily mobile, can be difficult. Many cannot afford full time care. So home delivery of necessary items, including prescriptions is a big help. You will need to invest in a account system for the money to be available to do the purchases, and a email fax system for orders. Also check with a attorney, insurance agent, local city licensing and a accountant regarding necessary requirements.
Marketer: With many Mom and Pop businesses trying to continue to survive in a difficult economy, hiring their own marketing department is near impossible. Offer your services to produce flyers, send emails, market them to other like businesses and customers. You can collect a fee for your services.
Being creative today, and finding unusual ways to make money is the only way to survive. Looking at starting your own business still gives you the flexibility to look for employment, while having income. For some, they may be fortunate enough, that something part time may become a full time career This allows you to get paid for something you love to do.