Hello! Today I am going to be showing some great ideas of home working which won't cost you a thing. You don't need a ton of money to start your own home-based business.
1. Cleaning Service
Offices, residences, retail, or restaurants are all potential customers if you want to start a cleaning service. You can even put a unique spin on it by offering “green cleaning.” For the cost of some quality cleaning products and supplies, you can get your first client as soon as you can make a Costco run. Cleaning service businesses typically don’t require a lot of advertising. When you do really good work, word-of-mouth referrals take care of new business for you.
2. Online Writing Services
No list of home business ideas would be complete without mentioning online writing services. Copy editing, ghostwriting, and copywriting are super important in today’s online world of information. Companies from around the world rely on the service of writers to get them noticed in a sea of content. Think you need a lot of education and experience to start a writing career? Think again. You can start a freelance writing career with no prior experience.
3. Event Planner
Some people just have event planning in their bloods (I, am not one of them). Taking care of the details of an important day and making sure everything goes off without a hitch, is what party planners are known for. Thanks to their fire-putting-out capabilities and knack for getting things done, people are willing to pay big bucks for a party planner who takes the reins while letting them actually enjoy their event. There are some great resources out there about starting your own event planning business from the ground up.
4. Household Organizer
The saying, “Cluttered desk, cluttered mind,” are words I live by when working from home. The same can be said about running a household and having everything in a state of disarray negatively affecting how smoothly your days go. It’s no secret that organization leads to productivity, but getting (and staying organized) just isn’t everyone’s forte. If you’ve got a knack for order and can help others clear the clutter, you’ve got a home business you can start for dirt cheap. (Bonus points when you let clients know aboutAmazon’s trade-in program which allows them to get rid of their stuff and earn money back!).
5. Grocery Delivery
Wouldn’t it be great if your car paid for itself? Well, if you use it to be a grocery deliverer, it just might! There’s a reason why services like Uber, TaskRabbit, and Amazon Flex have soared in popularity, people love the on-demand economy and convenience of getting things done when they need it. Cash in on the craze and start a grocery delivery business. This kind of service is easy to market towards busy parents, small business owners, and elderly or disabled individuals who might otherwise have difficulty getting their shopping done (bonus ideas: offer other errand running services to increase revenue!)
6. Property Manager
I once filled in as a property manager for about three months while a former landlord (and good friend!) was away on personal business. Although she had just a handful of properties to her name and about a dozen tenants, I stayed pretty busy keeping up with collecting rent, fielding calls, showing vacant properties, and setting up work orders for repairs. Property owners need highly organized and efficient individuals to handle the day-to-day operations of having income-producing properties.
7. Social Media Consultant
You’re going to pin, tweet, post, snap, and update anyway, so why not get paid for your expertise? Social media shows no signs of slowing down, in fact, there seems to be a new platform popping up every week. And that’s a lot of social media to handle. That’s why companies rely on social media savvy individuals to keep up with multiple accounts and help them stay relevant. If you can produce share-worthy content and know how to increase social interaction, you’re on your way to what can be a lucrative social media consultant business!
8. eBook Author
Writing an eBook isn’t as hard as you think. The best part of becoming an eBook author is that you literally can earn money while you sleep (or eat, or shop, or any other time!). With eBooks, you do the work once and get paid over and over again. Deciding on a topic and writing your first eBook can be done in a month’s time, even if you have a full-time job and other daily commitments. The best way to earn money as a eBook author is to build up a portfolio of multiple books. The more you have, the more passive income you’ll generate!
9. Resume Writer
Perfecting your resume is tough, but when you do, it can open many more doors than an outdated or out of touch one ever could. Job seekers recognize the power of a well-crafted resume and are turning to professionals to help them write an effective resume or CV that gets them an interview. There are tons of these kinds of gigs listed on the various freelance marketplaces. Networking on LinkedIn is also a great way to get the word out about your services and start securing work.
10. Virtual Assistant
There’s really no limit to what a virtual assistant may be tasked with. Much of a VAs responsibilities will largely depend on the client’s line of business and needs. But if you’re a jack or jill of all trades, keep calm under pressure, and are generally pretty good at prioritizing and getting things done, you just might be the perfect VA. This profession has exploded in popularity in recent years. And now is as good as time as any toset yourself up as a virtual assistant and help busy professionals get more done in a day.
Running a blog is very much the same as running a business. While you might not see a ton of money rolling in right away, with the right monetization strategies in place, you can eventually make a living bloggingand grow it into your very own personal brand. The startup costs are pretty small and between affiliate marketing, ad networks, sponsored posts, and other direct ad sales, there’s many ways to produce income with your blog. Blogging might not be a quick path to riches, but it can certainly bring in some money. For example, The Work at Home Woman profiled bloggers Miranda Marquit and Lisa Weber. Weber makes $300,000 a year from her blog about celebrity babies, and Marquit has earned “between $95,000 and $120,000 a year for the last few years,” primarily from her personal finance blog.
Their advice is to find a niche you like, produce good content, connect with other bloggers and stick with it. For more on how to start a blog and make money as a blogger, check out our guide.
12. Get Crafty
Crafting is big business! Just look at all the successful Etsy sellers raking in six figures every year. Etsy aside, there are no shortages of sites where you can start selling your crafts today. You don’t need a ton of inventory to get started, just enough to take some really good pictures and set up shop on whichever sites you choose. Many people start out selling part time and end up turning their hobby into a full-time home-based business.
13. Teach Online (No Degree Required)
Nick Walter had heard of people giving lessons on Udemy.com, but he had never been a teacher. Then, when Apple created a new programming language called Swift, he felt inspired to help others learn it. He quickly put together 50 video lessons, and in June of 2014 loaded them up on Udemy.com. Within a few months, he made more than $100,000 from his lessons.
If you have a skill you can teach others and a video camera (likely on your laptop), you can become an instructor today — and with no previous teaching experience.
14. Sell Toys on eBay
Arthur Burlo explains that it took him a couple of years to make $100,000selling toys on eBay. Only $70,000 of that was profit, but his story is worth including here, in part because of his location.
“Considering that in Malta, where I live, the average [monthly] wage is $2,000, I could have easily made a living off of that,” Burlo. It may not be easy to make a fortune selling toys, but it is easy to get started selling on eBay.
15. Sell Photos Online
“The best decision that I ever made in my entrepreneurial career up to this point has been to sell stock photography online,” says Scott, who has made $100,000 selling his photos.
You can sell stock photography through many websites. Once you’re approved for an account, you load your photos and get paid when people use them. Scott’s best website platform was Shutterstock.com, where he made more than $40,000 in sales.
16. Donate Your Eggs
Sarah Gwaltney was working as a model while going to college in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, but she wasn’t making enough money. So when she heard about egg donation from a friend, she jumped right in. In two years, she donated her eggs six times and says she made $100,000.
Most donors don’t make that much; in her guide to egg donation, Belynda Cianci says you can expect $3,000 to $5,000 the first time, and $8,000 or more after you’ve had successful donations. But several ABC News employees learned that their height, ethnicity or education could make their eggs more valuable.
17. Invest in Marijuana Stocks
Some say investing in penny stocks is a fast way to lose money, but it can also be a way to cash in on marijuana legalization in Colorado. Kent Holesinger made $100,000 in pot stocks, reports Cannabist.com.
“I’m tired of listening to people say ‘get a real job’,” says Benny Hsu. And why should he work for someone else? He made $30,000 in 30 days with an iPhone app.
Then, he did even better selling T-shirts online. In five months, he made a net profit of more than $101,000, using Facebook ads as his primary sales strategy. The most important lesson he offers is to keep trying; he says he had 21 failures before earning a profit.
19. Sell Things in a Game
“One gamer has made over $100,000 creating and selling in-game items in SOE’s Player Studio program,” according to Gamer.com. The programlets you create in-game items and, after they are approved, sell them directly to other players. As a seller you get 40% of the net proceeds from sales of your items.
20. Invest in Bitcoin
How old do you have to be, and how much money do you need to make $100,000 investing in Bitcoin? Erik Finman was only 15, and he started with just $1,000. Eighteen months later, he sold his Bitcoin currency for $100,000, which he is now using to launch his own startup.
You can buy Bitcoin from websites like CoinBase.com, but the biggest gains in value may be past, so keep your eyes open for the next up-and-coming cryptocurrency.
21. Web Design
A transcriber turns a spoken file into written text. These files could be speeches, doctor recordings, interviews and more. Check this out: http://www.accutranglobal.com/
23. Pet Sitter / House SitterHouse-sitting is the practice whereby a landlord (or "homeowner"), leaving their house for a period of time, entrusts it to one or more "house-sitters", who by a mutual agreement are entitled to live there rent-free in exchange for assuming responsibilities such as taking care of the homeowner's pets, performing general maintenance (including pools, lawns, air-conditioning systems etc.), keeping trespassers off the property, readdressing the mail, and in general, making sure that everything runs smoothly just as if the owner was at home.
24. Handmade products You can sell everything you can make, e.g. candles, soaps, bath balls, beddings, chlothes, jewelery...