What is your home based business and why do you like it?

Votives Can be beautiful - an idea for decorating using votive candles and a little fringe
United States
November 4, 2006 8:49am CST
I run a Mia Bella business. I chose this to run along side my own crafts. I convert Oil based Hurricane lamps in to multi- scented electric lamps. In the base is scented/colored crystals and in the lamp shade you can burn candle melts for double the scents. Since Mia Bella has such wonderful healthy soy candle melts; it works great with my own creation. And Mia Bella products work well in my Gift baskets also. Just love a wonderful smelling home.
1 person likes this
19 responses
• United States
4 Nov 06
I love my home business. I am an artist. I watercolor and I scissor cut silhouettes freehand. It's a lost, rare, and unique art form. Check out my website: www.mgcreativearts.com Let me know what you think.
1 person likes this
• United States
4 Nov 06
My attempts at merging photos  - This was done for a sim game I play; where making pictures of horses to represent sim horses we play with. Not the greatest
You have some wonderful work. Inspiring and beautiful. My art is in crafting baby blankets or working with mathematics. Other then that the only kind of pictures would be online digital merging or touching up. I have included one such picture; noviced at best even in that.
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
Wow, the pictures were great.. I especially liked the Winter Ice picture. Too bad I can't buy it coz I haven't earned enough from this site to pay for it.
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I'm getting ready to sell astrology charts on ebay.. not starting now while mercury is retrograde (appearing to go backwards) - somehow candles would go very good with that..
• United States
8 Nov 06
Candles always go good with anything; especially when it comes to reflecting or relaxing. I had my astrological chart drawn up once long ago. Must be around here somewhere though who knows that was at least fifteen years ago. Enjoyed the reading done at that time along with it. Don't remember much of it now. Might be fun to do it again. Will have to check that out when your ready.
• United States
8 Nov 06
Candles always go good with anything; especially when it comes to reflecting or relaxing. I had my astrological chart drawn up once long ago. Must be around here somewhere though who knows that was at least fifteen years ago. Enjoyed the reading done at that time along with it. Don't remember much of it now. Might be fun to do it again. Will have to check that out when your ready.
@myaid314 (88)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I run several home based businesses. I do Avon, Marlo Quinn, Gourmet to go, Cajun Country Gifts, Stuff A Friend, and I am trying to launch a website proofreading and editing service. All of my sites are listed at my website Sassy Sweet Pea. I also just joined a wellness company that many people may have seen promoted under a team name. It offers non-toxic, biodegradeable cleaning products and bath and body, make-up, supplements, etc. Basically, they carry everything but you grocery shopping needs outside of weight management bars, etc.! www.freewebs.com/sassysweetpea I have heard a lot of good things about Mia Bella. I also make gift baskets with my Avon and Gourmet to Go products.
• United States
7 Nov 06
Variety the Gem in Life - Like sparkling gemstones-- Life can be also.
First I have never heard of Stuff a Friend. Kind of sounds fun. You sound a bit like me, keep busy with a variety of things. Hey I know that wellness company sounds like my favorite spot for cleaners that are non toxic. I will have to check and see if it is the one and same I am a member of. Mela. Thanks for posting and may you continue to have great success and variety in your life.
• United States
7 Nov 06
Yep, same company. I just joined and I love the products already!
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
It must be great to do what you love!!! I would like to start a home business but I wouldn't know where to start. I'm a fan of anime and thinking of starting a online anime store but there is too much competion with that. Any advice you can give me?
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
Thanks for the advice.
• United States
5 Nov 06
I run the website http://www.myfriendbenjamin.com/ It does alright, not enough to support myself on though, need more traffic. I also have a fledgling web design business at http://www.ztweb.biz/ No clients for that yet though, I'm afraid.
• United States
5 Nov 06
Hang in there - Hanging on til success comes thru more clients.
Patience and persistence but mostly research will get you there. Just a thought to help you out on gaining more traffic might be Linkreferral.com. I am a free member there so I am not paid for referrals; however, I use them to get more traffic and to review my site so I can improve it. My traffic has been increasing steadily even if my sales have not caught up. It all takes time. I believe you will make it just keep working at it.
• South Africa
7 Nov 06
Keep at it - succsess takes time
@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I'm a SAHM and I run an in-home daycare.
• United States
5 Nov 06
Playground of Wonder - Playground where children can dream and we can dream with them.
I had thought of doing that again. (did it when I had less children of my own) But thought I could fill my daycare with my kids and grandkids, don't know how much I would make with that. Think I would have spent it all on them and more!! Tee hee. That is a great business to have and I hope your are blessed with much success! I love being a SAHM, I get to be involved more this way. Keep up the good work!!
1 person likes this
@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thank you for your good wishes. I do love it! I have 2 kids of my own and watch 2-4 other children (depending on the week). I will be getting a 6 week old baby in January so that will add more joy to the home!
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
7 Nov 06
I run a Marketing business myself, and am contracted under Cingular Wireless, Dish Network, Walt Disney, and a lot of others. We don't own anything, sell anything, or collect cash from anyone, and that is a great part about it. Everyone should seriously look at my opportunity. I am still offering spots on my team for those who want to join up and build a successful business for themselves. If you are business-minded, ambitious, and wanting to change your future, take a look. This might be right for you. It is growing and expanding like crazy! www.fhtmus.com/jonasanderson God Bless!
• United States
7 Nov 06
Very nice site full of information. That is a great way to help so many. For those of us looking you definetly want to consider this site. Thanks for posting and hope your success continues for some time.
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I own my own website (www.sweetdesigninc.com) where I sell gift baskets, letters from Santa, knit and crochet items, and crafts. I love it.
• United States
7 Nov 06
Cute site, well laid out and easy to get around. I will have to come here to get my santa letter for my three year old. Great products. I like the versatility of your letters to . Nice variety. It always help when we love our items to be successful. Thanks for posting the site. I found some items of interest here. Much success
• United States
5 Nov 06
I also have an online craft business. I haven't been doing much with it lately, but I used to be fairly involved in the DIY scene. It's called hilarys a robot. I sell purses, scarves, accessories, jewelry, etc. I really enjoyed it, but now that I'm in college, I haven't had much time for it :[.
• United States
5 Nov 06
College can be a trying time so much to do and not enough time. Hang in there it will all pay off and I am sure your business will take off again. When you do get it back up I will have to come look. I am sure my two girls at home will be interested in the new styles. Good luck in your courses and much success in all your endeavors.
@Theresam (1181)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Do you have a blog? If so, I do run the wahm bloggers network at http://wahm-bloggers.blogspot.com We try to help promote each businesses. It is fun and we do a question of the week.
• United States
5 Nov 06
Friends - friends sharing moments of triumph and comfort too.
No I don't have a blog. However, am a member at WAHM. In fact I believe that is where I got the information originally for the candles I sell along side my creations. In fact I tote a link for WAHM on my website as well. Love that site full of resource and information. I will have to make a point of dropping in there and check out the question of the week. I keep meaning to but always get sidetracked on some other subject on the site and forget. Think short term memory is going lol.
• United States
5 Nov 06
I love what I do. I am in the business of making smiles :) Well... selling a variety of unique gift assortments for nearly any occassion, but who doesn't smile when they get a gift? You can check out my products at www.cajuncountrygifts.com/go.cgi?shop=6102 or you can find a few of them on my myspace page at www.myspace.com/atreat4u
• United States
5 Nov 06
Smiles and Success - Like minded people , giving happiness to others, in cohoots to make the world Smile.
yummmmm love the pictures on the homepage of your site. Pecans, yeah that definetly would bring smiles. Tasty smiles. I enjoy gift giving myself. The giving brings plenty of smiles as well as receiving them. Smiles are catchy!!!!! I will have to revist your site soon...
• United States
5 Nov 06
Yea, Yea, Yea Mom. We always knew you were talented. LOL!!! Hope this one works out for you and of course you know if you need your daughters help all you have to do is ask. Love ya!!
• United States
5 Nov 06
Dont know about talented, but definetly always busy.
@daisee (60)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I'm a Baby Signing Specialist! I love babies and I love teaching signing. I teach parents simple signs so they can communicate with their baby. It's easy and fun and the way I enjoy "working"! I am also looking into the soy candle business for fun and profit. It looks like a great way to help people with healthy candle burning! Much success to you in your business!
• United States
4 Nov 06
Baby signing, I had never heard of this before. Sounds like a wonderful and rewarding job! How old are the babies when you start this? I am so curious now. I love babies too; could be why I had seven. Soy candle business is fun and great. You can even use it for fundraising for those babies too. They smell so great and I love the fact they clean up with soap and water. Thank you for the blessing of success. I think you are quite blessed. Keep up the wonderful work you do. Awesome
• United States
28 Jan 07
I currently am an independent consultant for Top Line Creations. They are a scrapbooking company we sell scrapbooking kits as well as basic supplies. The thing I love most about selling for them is they allow me the freedom to not only sell their products but others that compliment them nicely. I also sell pre-made scrapbook pages, I must admit that this is a new avenue for me and I haven't done very much with it yet.
@SanDslnrs (269)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I'll have to check out Mia Bella, we love candles! Also, I would love to see a picture of your lamps, sounds interesting. Anyhow, my friend and her husband started their own casino party business and they have made well of 200,000 a year doing this part time mainly on weekends. I know that when you hire them the people at the party usually receive raffles tickets for prizes that the company provides or if it's an individual it's just for money, no gambling for money. I'd love to have my own business too!!!
@slimes (354)
• Ukraine
24 Jan 07
well i am a webmaster ;as such i would say my home based biz is to advertize my pharmacy sites online particularly by using SEO
@superbren (856)
11 Jan 07
i run a beauty salon from home. i have a room just off the house which was supposed to be a sun room , and i have my garage converted . i wanted to work from home as i could do the housework in between customers and i would always be there for the children in case anything happened or there was an emergancy. I find it greatly rewarding and have no regrets what so ever after starting up my own buisness.
@Lisamommy (111)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I am with Stayin home and Lovin, they are also partnered with a Wellness Company that offers non toxic, all natural, and concentrated products. I like it because I can have these products in my home and not worry so much if my 17 month old got into my cleaning products or any of their products. He might get a little sick, but at least I know he won't die. I love the fact that the detergent and cleaners last about 4x as long as the ones I used to buy and for about the same price. I like the toothpaste and the shampoo. And I love the first aid kit. I love the team and training I received when I decided to be more than just a customer. I got a free website and made my own bus. card and flyers to promote it. I love that I can work at home with my son on my lap. I also like the fact that I can write off everything during tax time, it will benefit my family since my husband might be making too much now. Lisa M www.WellnessFamilyBiz.com
• United States
18 Dec 06
A home based business you will enjoy, and have fun doing!!!!!! “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou A business you can Try for free before making a decision and have fun, and share with others. Please contact us only if you are serious and committed via e-mail(yourmomentforcards@sbcglobal.net) .