Home Businesses

United States
May 9, 2007 3:01pm CST
Hello Everyone! I am so sick of my job and I really want to get out of the rat race. Do any of you have any ideas for a home business? Or even just starting a business?
5 responses
• United States
17 May 07
My work at home projects include: (1) Freelance writing: this brings in the most income out of all of my efforts and takes up the most time (querying, responding to offers, completing the assignments, starting over again). (2) Selling books on an Amazon.com used bookstore: my friends and family donate books they don't want anymore to me so I can sell them. (3) Selling art online: this one has been more difficult, but not imposssible. Targets I've been using include ebay, etsy.com and profiles on various sites like myspace. (4) Selling books on lulu.com: I have a project where I'm publishing an art journal for every month of the year. It's been daunting when I'm suffering from artist's block, so I've only completed two and am in the process of completing the third. I hope this helps!
• United States
17 May 07
Thanks, I never thought about amazon :)
• United States
17 May 07
I bring in about $225.00 each month on there. :-) Give it a try!
@cipher2004 (1183)
• United States
9 May 07
I started a candle business last year.I kinda stumbled onto it.I joined a website where you can get 50 cents in candle coins for each referral you get.You also get $5 for joining.It is free to join.So anyway I started referring people and ended up with alot of free candles.I sold some to friends and then invested in making my own.I still get free candles and sell my own.I sell every other weekend at the flea market.I hand people my business card so if they want to buy during the week then can stop by.Last weekend I made about $300 in profit.Here is the link for free candles. http://www.candlebay.com/candlecoins/register.cfm?referrernum=10188 You also get coins when you purchase something or the person you refer purchases something.This goes 5 levels deep.I also have some stuff on my website.You might want to take a look.This is U.S. only so you will be able to join.The reed diffusers work wonderful.So if you get them first they will sell quik.The first banner is where I make good money promoting there site.This is also a free to join program.
• United States
10 May 07
Hey there! There are many different businesses out there that u can join. There are some really good ones and some that are not so great. Just be sure to do your research before you plunge in! One think I recommend is downloading this FREE Ebook if you're looking to make $$ on the internet. It's only 32 pages long, a very easy read and I have to say I WAS FLOORED when I read it. This guy is remarkable. If anything, be sure you read the 5th chapter. You can start making money immediately after finishing reading the ebook. http://tinyurl.com/34j2dj I hope u find it useful and I wish you luck on your jouney of quitting your 9 to 5 and getting your own successful business!!
• United States
17 May 07
I totally understand where you are coming from. I don't hate my job. But I do hate sitting behind a desk for 40 hours a week. I would rather be there for my daughter. But I am giving myself a year to get this jewelry business off the ground. (My little black dress jewelry business) That way I can be there for my daughter when she goes off to preschool in another year, I don't want to miss that. I am also trying to get that mineralgirlz site known, with its mineral makeup, and facial cleansers. I would start small. I am working on the business cards, contacts, really getting it known. With my full time job I can take a year and get this all going financially. To make a long story short, find something with low start up costs that you believe in put some work into marketing it and getting people to know it, then with time you will be able to quit your job. that is what is getting me to be ok with the 40 hours a week. Just make sure you believe in it and it is not so saturated that everyone out there is selling the same thing. Really do some research and find something new and different that not everyone knows about. That was my downfall at first "jumping on the bandwagon" if you go to boards and there 100's of people talking about the same thing it will be very hard to market it online. That is unless you keep it in your community and not worry about the online aspect. Ok think I've outtalked myself. Sorry for the lengthy response. This is a big deal to me.
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
17 May 07
Hi there! After getting tired of working because we weren't earning much, my husband and I put up our own internet cafe and up to now, that's the main source of our income. When we moved here to the province to manage our aunt's beach resort, we worked there part time. Me as an accountant which requires an hour a day, and my husband as the cook which is only when there are guests there that will eat there. I think that choosing your business should mainly be based upon your knowledge. We have computer background and we are into computers, both internet and gaming so we didn't have much difficulties about our business. I hope you'll make the right decision and good luck to your future business.
@kimko5099 (195)
• United States
10 May 07
Hi, I would be happy to help you out. I have an at home business that I really enjoy. I decided to start a home business so that I could stay at home with my son. The start up cost is only $29, and you get huge discounts on products that are toxin free. There is no inventory, no order taking, no risk. I have tried other ways to make money from home but this is the only thing that has worked for me. Here is my email if you would like more info: kimko5099@sbcglobal.net