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Then there are people who cannot stop baking during holidays. Are you type of person who finds that at close of season, all of your neighbors’ refrigerators and cookie jars are bursting at seams because baking is just your thing? Believe it or not, this is not favorite activity of some people.
Stacy Robinson has found that A Holiday Home Boutique is a fun way to network with others who provide a holiday-related product or service. Each vendor displays her product or information about her service, and friends and neighbors are invited to come to shop and share fellowship.
“As a cake decorator, I sell gingerbread houses, as well as display and serve a holiday-themed decorated cake - which hostesses love because this becomes part of refreshments! Visitors to boutique get a chance to taste and see my cakes, and I take orders for holiday party cakes. I also display a few ‘dummy cakes’ to showcase my designs for birthdays, weddings, etc.” The niche market that has been Stacy’s holiday bread and butter since 1991 is selling gingerbread houses to real estate agents. She leaves a gingerbread house with order information in large real estate offices for a few days. She also offers free delivery to real estate office, or delivery for a fee to their home-buying customers and other colleagues, such as mortgage brokers, closing attorneys, etc.
PLAN IT RIGHT
These are just a few ideas you can use to make a little extra cash this holiday season. Use your imagination. Remember, people are more than willing to spend money for that special gift and holiday service. Why can’t you be one who pockets that money? This is such a great time of year to make your business work. Another great reason to consider this type of seasonal work: If you plan it right, you shouldn’t be working too close to or on actual holiday. Being your own boss has never sounded better, now has it? Start thinking now if you want this to be seasonal work, or if you want to continue your business into new year. All of business ideas I listed above can be run throughout year. This could be start of something very profitable!
Ebooks are available on each of subjects listed above, and each ebook contains more information on starting that particular business. They include:
* Bizy’s Guide To: Making Snugglies! A Step-by-Step Guide to Making and Starting Your Own Fleece Blanket Business - By Cinda Louden * Bizy’s Guide To: How to Create a Profitable Cake Decorating Business “From Scratch” - By Stacy Robinson * Bizy’s Guide To: Making Money With Online Auctions - By Colleen Wallace * Bizy’s Guide To: Starting Your Own Personalized Letter Service For Kids - By Tamaira Sandifer * Bizy's Guide on How to Start and Operate A Home-Based T-Shirt Business - By Kimberly Banfield Moya * Bizy’s Guide To: Starting a Rubber Stamping Business - By Melissa Duquette You can purchase any of these ebooks at: http://www.bizymoms.com/main/?10000!1001
Liz Folger is a work-at-home expert and author of "The Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide To Making Money From Home." Her book is available at your favorite bookstore, such as www.amazon.com or by calling 800-632-8676. Liz has also created a resource site for work-at-home parents at http://www.bizymoms.com. When you visit, don't forget to sign-up for the free Bizymoms newsletter.