At home jobs are not “get rich quick” ones, but they can be a substantial source of income. This is especially true with the economy on the down turn. Here are some jobs that you might want to look into, that require certain tools at home to complete.
The most simple one is to scout the house and find unwanted items that you can sell. There are several ways to sell these items. Newspapers often offer free want ads if the items to be sold at below a certain price. There are also other email sites, such as Craig’s List and EBay which offer items for sale. Ebay and Craig’s List has a user friendly instruction sheet. On Craig’s List, which is called a “giant yard sale” offers items in your particular area. Ebay is nation wide, so this site requires a little more study. These unwanted items can bring in some cash.
Making jewelry at home and selling it is another popular past time. It is the rage and kits can be bought at your local super store. Once you make a kit, you will have to purchase the items on a larger scale. The initial kit is the learning tool. You can consign these items to local gift shops, flea markets, and privately owned businesses. Once they sell them, you can make arrangements for a payment schedule. Of course, you will have to give some of your profit to the store owner for the privilege of using their store as your showroom.
Another job, if you have a computer, is making cards, such as birthday, get well, etc. These can be sold at the same stores, as above. They can be sold in packages of five or six at a nominal price.
There are mystery shoppers jobs, but be careful, as some require an initial payment from you to begin. Some do not require a payment up front, and these are the ones that you should contact. The money is not great, but you can get a free meal, etc., if you visit at the time that is requested and order what is requested of you. Not only are restaurants included, but various retail establishments are also on the list.
If you have a phone that can be used for long distance and local calls, you can contact some privately owned business establishments and offer to take their calls for them during the day. This will require good listening skills and a friendly voice. Some businesses prefer a human voice rather than a recorded one. They will check in with you during the day to get their calls.
Another job is childcare. Check your local area first and see what is allowed, the number of children, etc. If you take in several children, you can earn as much as $100 per week in some areas. This will require you to feed a breakfast, lunch, and perhaps a lite supper.
Another job is making casseroles and selling them to working mothers. If you can build up a clientele, you can make money doing this. Usually, you make a week’s worth of meals, and charge accordingly. Check with your local health department and see what restrictions apply on such a venture.
Men can fix lawnmowers and power tools, if they have the expertise. Customers usually bring these items to your home, and you repair them and call them when they ready for pick-up. Small engine repair, especially in the summer, is a much in demand job.