Home Based Business On A Shoestring—Or Even A Thread!
Starting a stay at home based business doesn’t always require a great deal of money to get up and running. In fact, often you can start a stay at home based business without any money at all. So don’t let lack of funds keep you from realizing your dream of having your own home based business.
Because often all you need to have a home based business are your special skills and talents. For instance, do you know your way around a computer? Then your home based business could be to offer computer tutoring, because believe it or not, many people still think reboot means to put your boots on again and that a search is something you do when you’ve lost something. You can post flyers or posters at local library and branches to advertise your computer tutoring service. Daycares and schools are also good places to get news out about your home based business computer tutor service because many parents want their children to learn how to use a computer correctly.
Another home based business that’s cost little to nothing to start is a garage and attic cleaning company. The great thing about this is that not only do you get paid for doing something most people hate (which ensures you’ll have lots of customers!), but often you can also pick up treasures that you can resell at garage sales or online auctions. And as people today get busier and busier, demand for this service is increasing faster than you can say trash—and people willing to pay big bucks for service. This is a great home based business to have if you get a lot of satisfaction from getting things in order and like physical labor.
Personal errand or personal concierge services are becoming hottest home based businesses going these days. People just don’t have time to go to cleaners and do their own grocery shopping. They’ll gladly pay someone, and pay them well, to do these chores and others like them so they’re not as stressed. Some of your best customers will be parents whose children are involved in a lot of extracurricular activities because they’re some of most time-strapped people of all. Put up some posters at little league fields, dance schools, daycares, schools and similar places to advertise your home based business.
If you want a home based business where you will be able to stay at home rather than be out and about, consider becoming a freelance writer or proofreader. The demand for this type of home based business service has increased dramatically in last two years as more and more businesses are outsourcing this sort of work. There are also websites like Elance and Guru where businesses post writing and editing jobs that you can bid on. You will have to pay a subscription fee in order to bid, but there are several levels and payment options available. You can also approach businesses and publishing companies directly and provide them with a portfolio or samples of your work. This can be a fun home based business to have and also one that has a great deal of growth potential if you’re especially talented with words or have eagle eyes when it comes to typos.