Apparently it is possible to make huge amounts of money stuffing envelopes in your spare time, or after a few weeks of training to do medical billing, you can make 50K from home!!
If it sounds too good to be true, chances are, it probably is.
It is unfortunate, but there are many people who try to cash in on our desire to make a living from our own homes, and not have to get up in the morning and face a long commute to our offices, and then turn around and head home in the evenings, and then do the same thing the next day, day after day after day. Many of us would love the chance to work on our own schedules, and even stuffing envelopes sounds good if we can do it on our own turf.
But… use your common sense. Nobody makes money doing nothing.
Which leaves us to try to find legitimate job opportunities from home. They do exist, and listed here are a few of them.
Many people turn to reputable, long-standing companies with a history of providing home employment, and participate in home parties and sales. These opportunities are particularly geared towards women, and many women have had great success with these sorts of companies. Part of the appeal of these situations is that you can fit into an already established system and the products that are being sold are already well known. You can put as much or as little time into these opportunities that you like, and there are built-in rewards for reaching higher levels of productivity. Another benefit is being able to participate in these at-home businesses on your own schedule.
Another possibility is to pursue an interest of yours and turn it from a hobby to a profession. For example, many people have done very well selling things online. You can sell anything from books to antiques to clothing to vintage home decor and there is a market for all of it and much, much more. There are well-established websites where you can create an account and begin posting items for sale and very quickly have a world-wide market. If you prefer to do face-to-face selling, you might try selling your wares in antique stores, book stores, flea markets, and the like. In today’s market for vintage goods, there is no shortage of opportunities to sell whatever you decide to turn your hand to.
There are many other options out there for home-based small businesses or cottage industries. If you like children you might think about having a small day care or after school care in your home. If you like animals you might consider a pet sitting business, which involves going to people’s homes and looking after their pets while they are out of town. If you enjoy cleaning, starting a home and/or office cleaning service is a possibility for you. If you’re a whiz at baking, perhaps you could create the perfect cake recipe and sell them to friends and eventually to the public. The idea here is to expand on something at which you already excel and turn it into a business.
No matter what you choose to pursue, if you give it your energy and passion you will be able to make a success out of a small home-based business. Somewhere, there is someone who is looking for just what you have to offer.