Home Business Ideas
for Women – Part III

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Home Business Ideas In Creative Arts

For artistic individuals, there are a number of great home based businesses to do. Artists include people such as painters, authors, poets and sculptors. If these are some of the areas where you thrive, you could turn those skills into a marketable business for yourself.

What Is It?
Most individuals who love these things do so because it is enjoyable, but what if you could sell your works of art to others and make a profit from it. You can do this and many of today’s more upcoming artists are using these methods to help them.

In order to do well in this arena, you will need to market your designs and finished pieces. For example, if you are an author and have written a fiction book, you need to promote the book you agents and hope for them to be willing to contract with you. You may also wish to consider a home based business model in which you write fictional or nonfiction books for others, as a ghostwriter. With your proven skills, you could do very well in this industry.

For those who have artistic works such as paintings and sculptures to sell, there are various ways that you can make money in this industry. You may be able to invest in a website and then sell your items directly from it. You may also wish to take on work that is commissioned from you by others who are in need of specialized pieces.

How To Get Started
The best way to get started in this industry is to have a portfolio to market your skills and abilities in. If you are a web savvy individual, you can promote yourself online to those who may be interested in what you have to offer. Otherwise, you may need to work through an agent in the hopes of selling your pieces. While it may seem like a difficult market to get into, many people use the creative arts to make money each day. The goal is to be persistent and to learn how to properly market yourself and your skills.

Once you get started in the industry and you get your feet wet, you can make an unlimited amount of money in the creative arts. In addition, you can do this business solely from your home. You may even have a studio in your home eventually because of the demand that you have for your work. This home based business is best for those who have the ability to do well in these artistic fields.

Home Based MLM Business

The MLM industry, or Multi Level Marketing industry, is not a bad one. In fact, there are many who mistakenly believe that this type of market cannot make any money.

The days of schemes are still out there, but there are also a large number of businesses in which you can make constant, regularly income from home using MLM.

What Is It?
In this industry, you are helping to sell a product or service to individuals who will make purchases, and with some companies, on a monthly basis. In doing so, you earn a commission each month from their purchase. One of the key benefits of these services is that you can earn residual income, month after month, with each sign up you get.

There are many different MLM companies. Some sell candles, others health foods and still others are selling cleaning products.

Income Potential
There are usually two ways to earn money. First, you sign individuals up to make a monthly purchase each month. For example, they may make a purchase of $40 a month in cleaning and at home products. You receive a cut of each monthly purchase they make.

In addition to this, you help others who wish to be in this industry to sign up to work with you. You can create tiers of people working under you, all of which you earn an income from. For example, James wishes to work from home, too, so you sign him up under you. All of those customers he sells to on a monthly basis are commissions for you, too.

Further Information
The MLM industry is a positive one. You are not only helping to promote a product or service you believe in, but also you are able to help others who are looking for an at home business find a business that works well for them.

To do well in this industry, you do have to communicate well, be able to train others, and be a sales person. You will need to demonstrate a strong knowledge of the products or services you are selling, too. In most cases, a kit needs to be purchased.

Most businesses in this industry do not require that you manage an inventory, as they will ship products to your customers for you.

If MLM sounds like a good home based business for you, you will be happy to know that virtually all of the tasks you have can be done at home, often in the time you have.

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Tax Preparation Business

Individuals and businesses often need to have professionals handle their taxes. If you have the skills to perform these tasks, you could be able to make a home based business out of it.

In order to provide these services, you should be competent in the last tax laws. Most individuals will have some formal training, too. Still, with this type of education, you could have a steady stream of individuals to do business with. What’s more, all of this work can be done in your home office.

Understanding The Tax Job
As a professional tax preparer, your job is to calculate the taxes of individuals who you do business with. This could be individual tax filers or businesses. They will provide you with the information and you will set out not only to fill out paperwork for them but also to help them to reduce their tax liability as much s legally possible. The job entails sound mathematical skills and constant continuous education as tax code changes.

To get the knowledge to offer these services, you can enroll in a tax preparation course. Some of the larger tax-filing firms hire individuals to provide tax services like this.

After taking a course, you are then able to provide your clients with up to date tax information. From January through April, you are likely to have a solid stream of customers to work with. Yet, it is also important to note that most small businesses and some individuals have to pay taxes throughout the year.

Others are happy to hire a tax professional to manage their tax liability throughout the year, such as helping them to make financial decisions and investments to limit the amount of taxes they need to pay.

Getting Started
In order to do this type of business from your home, you will need to have a space that can be set aside for just your business, such as a home office. You also have to market yourself as a professional tax preparer. Individuals are likely to ask questions and request references to prove you have the skills necessary to prepare taxes. At first, you may wish to offer your services to friends and family to work out to these recommendations.

As a home based business, a tax preparer is likely to spend a good deal of time working on getting new clients. Come tax season, they are likely to have a lot of work available to them, if they have marketed themselves well.

Home Based Personal Trainer

For those who are fitness minded, one of the best home based businesses for them is to become a personal trainer. A personal trainer works with individuals or small groups of people who wish to get in shape. The demand for qualified personal trainers is high, especially as more insurance companies are willing to offer payouts to cover the costs. Nevertheless, becoming a personal trainer is not always an easy option.

One of the most important considerations in becoming a personal trainer is education. Unlike some other types of at home jobs, to become a personal trainer, you do have to hold a license in the business. It does not have to be difficult to obtain your license. Most community colleges and universities do offer courses to help you to get the education you need. Once you complete your education, you do need to sit for a state wide exam. The exams are different for each state, but generally cover standards such as the ability to give good advice and a solid understanding of the body. The National Federation of Professional Trainers provides more information on licensing and educational requirements.

Getting Started
Once you do have the necessary requirements to become a professional, personal trainer, your job will include a number of tasks:

  • Locate individuals in need of fitness help. You can find individuals through local community groups, recreation centers and gyms.
  • Work with clients on a daily or weekly basis, depending on the client’s goals and budget. A contract is often signed by both parties.
  • Provide fitness assessments for the individuals. This generally includes comprising a workout plan and sometimes a diet for the individual.
  • Aid the individual in workouts. Hands on training and monitoring are always provided by the personal trainer. They often “spot” the individual working out to ensure that proper posture is being used and that the individual is safe.
  • Weigh and measure the client to determine success. Some individuals are looking to bulk up in muscle tone while others are hoping to lose weight.
  • Follow up and make changes to the regimen to assure that goals can be achieved.

Many personal trainers work out of their homes, especially if they have a decent workout space. Others work off and on during the day, meeting clients are local gyms and recreation centers for the workout. This work at home business is challenging but incredibly enjoyable.

You can now take your personal training to 100% online if you should wish which will be done via videos and/or Zoom coaching.

Potential Income
Personal trainers tend to work on a set hourly rate, starting around the $60 per hour mark.

Learning Resources: Become an Online Personal Trainer

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Freelance Career Consultant

Those leaving a business career behind or with skills that fit a need in the marketplace can become a freelance consultant, a person that works from home consulting businesses on what they need.

For example, if you have extensive history with sales, you could market yourself as an individual to come into companies and improve their sales. If you have engineering skills, you can market those skills to companies struggling with their product production.

There is no limit to the number of ways you can work in this field.

How It Works
With many businesses downsizing and looking for ways to save money, you can definitely make money by being a freelancer. You do not have to spend money to do this; rather you just need to answer the need that a company has. Not everyone is qualified for this type of work at home business. To be successful, you do need to have skills that other businesses need. The more valuable your education and experience, the more likely you will do well in this field.

Potential Income
The potential income for those who are freelance consultants can range widely. Most consultants make at least what they would make working with a company, but most make more. Here, you can easily charge $100 or more per hour if you have the skills a company needs.

More Information
To work as a freelance consultant, take your skills and training and apply for it. Look at the job ads at Indeed.com or TotalJobs.com and notice positions you would fit in.  Apply with those companies a freelancer, not as a full time employee. This may save the company money and will get you a variety of high paying gigs. Of course, to be an effective freelance consultant, you do have to have the ability to sell yourself and have some valuable skill to provide to the companies.

In addition, many are working through the Internet. For example, as a marketing consultant, you can help online businesses to improve their marketing methods and to achieve the goals they have. Often times, a home based business professional can make a considerable amount of money by just sharing the skills they already have.

If you are someone with a background that is valuable to others, sell it. Take on the projects that you find passionate about. You do not have to work as an employee for someone, but rather an independent contractor when they need it. This is a lucrative home based business.

 Children’s Products

For those who are looking for an at home business idea that rings true to their heart, consider selling, making or promoting children’s products.

You can even do a combination of all of these things. Your goal is to work from home and you should consider areas that you are familiar with and passionate about. For many stay at home moms and dads, children’ products are the best place to start. There are various opportunities available for those in this area.

How It Works
One example of a home based business using the children’s niche is to provide educational programs for children.

  • Perhaps, you home school your children.
  • You may have a degree in education you are not using.
  • You may wish to start a website that helps you to promote your favorite home-schooling programs and products.
  • You may even wish to design your own worksheets and projects that you can sell to your visitors.

There is a large and growing industry in organic and environmentally friendly children’s foods and toys. If this is something that you are passionate about, you may wish to consider making it your online business. This type of home business is often best for those who are passionate about the environment. You can help promote organic baby foods or help to educate families on safe toys for toddlers.

How To Get Started
There are many ways that you can work either of these business ideas from your home. Most will set up a website to use to market themselves or the products and services they offer. You may also want to invest in a few affiliate programs (where you help to promote products and services you believe in for a small commission.)

Being social online is a great way to promote this type of business. You may already visit forums or Facebook groups for parents or talk to others on some of the social websites like Twitter. These are all springboards to help you to promote your business.

Keep in mind that children’s products come in all types. You can be as specialized as you like.

Some individuals may wish to focus on products designed for children with a learning disability, for example. For those who love children and want to help better the world, while making a bit of money in the process, this home based business idea is a great fit.

There is little investment but the outcome can be very important to you and it could be lucrative as well.

Finance Coach / Consultant

An individual with experience in financial planning or advice giving may find one of the best home based business ideas for them is as a financial coach. Many of these professionals work from their homes, often in a home office setting. You could be part of many different fields. The key here is to be selling your expert skills, so you will need to have a degree in financial management, planning and related fields to do this job. For those that do, it can be one of the best at home businesses available.

The Variety Of Businesses
There are many ways you can take the financial skills and experience you have and turn it into an at home business. For example, perhaps you have experience in accounting and business management. You can help consult in this area with various businesses, both online and offline. Another way to use these skills is to provide accounting services from your home.

For those who have been investors and have a degree in investing methods, you could turn those skills into a lucrative at home business. Remember, if you were to offer any specific investment advice, your state will require you to be a licensed provider. If you do not wish to do this, you could offer eBooks and other informational products on how to invest in various scenarios, and then market them on the web.

For those with a background in helping people to manage their day-to-day finances, helping people to get out of debt or other similar areas, you can use these skills to help individuals over the web. You may wish to sell informational products on budget making and getting out of debt, for example. Others, who are licensed, work with individuals one on one to aid them in improving their financial status.

These home based businesses are done from home. You should have a place to work your business. You also need to keep up to date on licensing requirements for providing this type of service in your area. In addition to these things, keep in mind that a financial provider may need to be able to give references of their experience and abilities. You also need to be able to sell yourself to get clients to work with you. When you are able to accomplish these goals, you are also able to make a sizable income right from your home.

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The Pet Industry

People love their pets as much as they love their family members. For this reason, many people are looking for ways to help them to care for their pets. If you love animals and have some basic skills with them, you could turn this into a home based business.

Pet sitters, for example, are able to provide a shelter for pets while their owners travel. You may have the experience to do grooming. There are many other ways you can provide pet services within your home and make a business out of it.

Consider The Opportunities
In the pet industry, there are various fields you can specialize in (or offer several of) in your home based business. For example, you may wish to invest some time in getting a groomer’s skill so that you can provide this service to clients in your local area. Perhaps you are not interested in getting a license or taking on more schooling. There are still pet businesses you can do. For example, one of the largest growing businesses in inner cities is the pet walking business. During the day, you simply pick up the pet and take him or her for an extended walk.

In addition to this, one of the more popular options is a pet sitting business. Here, you do not need to board the animals for long amounts of time. Rather, you work much like a daycare. At the beginning of the day, pet owners drop off their pets at your home, you care for the pet during the day, and then the pet owner picks them up and takes them home. This type of sitting service can be lucrative and requires just supervision of the animal, feeding experiencing and paying attention to them throughout the day. For a pet lover, this is an easy home business to do.

Further Information
There are many things to keep in mind in the pet industry home based business industry. For example, you will need to have the experience necessary to handle these animals. You also need to keep your home in compliance with local pet ordinances by not boarding too many animals. Having a fenced in yard will also help.

If you are ready to take on a pet industry business in your home, start by learning more about your options. Design a website to help you to market your business. Talk to locals about what they are looking for. Then, get started enjoying this at home business.

Selling Insurance

Being an insurance agent is an option many individuals have, but often requires extensive training and licensing. If you are looking for a good business to build, and you wish to take on the educational aspects of selling insurance, go for it. Many agents work right from their homes. An alternative to this, though, is selling insurance plans online. A good example of this is selling through the company Ameriplan.  There are others offering similar programs.

Those working Ameriplan are selling an equivalent to insurance, but what it actually is, is a discount medical program. Members of the program get dental, vision and chiropractic care, as well as other covered health needs by working with medical providers who are also part of the program. Their rates are much lower than standard health insurance rates. The savings are as much as 50 percent off the cost of medical insurance.

How It Works
For those who will sell insurance from home, you will need to be affiliated with an insurance broker. There are many different companies to consider working with available online. It takes a few weeks of training (after receiving your insurance license) to get started.

Individuals working Ameriplan earn a commission for helping to sign up new members. There is a strong emphasis on training and teams, as they work together to handle marketing and training. The Ameriplan program allows for a down line to be created, too.

Potential Income
Although there is no limit to the amount of money that you can make with selling insurance, it does take a lot of selling to make it happen. There is great team work, training and support with most companies. The amount of money you can earn is often dependent on the various aspects of your abilities. For example, will you promote on the web? Are you going to market locally? What types of insurance will you provide?

Those working with companies like Ameriplan have the ability to earn residual income, too. Here, you earn a small percentage of the monthly payment individuals make each month.

When selecting the right home based business, if you have a passion for sales, a career in selling insurance may be right for you. Consider the training that is often involved in this type of job. You will need to be a people person and be able to sell the products and the plans you are offering successfully to earn a commission.

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Work at Home as a Direct Seller

Whether they are your own crafts or a company’s products, selling items online is one of the hottest growing trends in the retail industry. Drop shipping allows you to purchase products at wholesale prices and then to sell them directly through your website or blog. Or, you can sell your own products. This at home job requires spending a good deal of time marketing your business. Still, many make it work, making thousands of dollars a month at it. If you have a sales ability, this could work well for you, too.

How It Works
The amount of sales you receive will be largely dependent on the amount of promotion you do of the items. Marketing can be done through word of mouth, search engine ranking, press releases and promotional items. You can run sales and discounts, handle large quantities, and do much more right from the comfort of your home. You do not need to store all of these products in your home. Many companies will allow you to sell their product but they will handle the shipping of the orders to the customer.

One of the best ways to do well in this industry is to work as a direct seller of something that you are passionate about. For example, those who enjoy make up products can help to sell those types of products. If you are passionate about “green” products or environmentally friendly products, then you could market in this type of business. When you select something that you love, you are more knowable about the product and you are more likely to do well when you sell it. People will know they are working with an expert.

Potential Income
Income depends on your ability to promote your products and the customers you build. Businesses can make thousands of dollars with selling products, depending on the amount of work invested. There is no limit. With drop shipping of a company’s product, your outlay investment is only for the website and its development. If you will be selling your own products, your investment is larger in the creation of those products and shipping/handling costs.

Being a direct seller from home is not a new trade. It has been done for hundreds of years. Yet, more people are realizing the profit potential of doing this at home job now because of the growing ability to use the Internet as a marketing tool.

For that reason, this at home job continues to grow.

If you missed the first two parts of this guide, please head back to:
Part I – Home Business Ideas for Women

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