Call CentreCall centres redirect their calls to home based individuals. If you love talking with people on the phone and have a good telephone manner and can collate information efficiently, you could make money this way. You will need a quiet uninterrupted area to work from.
Selling unwanted items onlineThe best way to begin is to sell all your unwanted household and personal items online. There are several online auction and classified sites where you can begin. Make sure your uploaded photos are clear and include a concise description of the product for sale.
TutoringIf you have a talent, whether it be making crafts, are an accomplished musician or have teaching experience, tutoring may be the perfect way to make some extra money. You can choose the hours to suit you. You could organise to have a weekly craft group where you can pass on your knowledge and skills. You could teach budding musicians skills on instruments or help students by tutoring in various school subjects.
ChildcareWith so many families where both parents have to work and childcare centres filled to capacity, childcare has now become a booming home based industry. There are regulations to follow but many parents prefer to have their child looked after in a home environment.
Daily TasksTime poor people prefer to let others do the day to day tasks. You could establish a laundry/ironing/alteration service from home. You can feed or walk pets. If you feel you have an inner masterchef, perhaps you could cater for small parties.
Freelance writingThere are many online job boards for freelance writers. To begin marketing yourself, send samples of your writing to these companies. This will take commitment and persistence.
Making and selling craftsIf you are creative, there are many online sites that specialise in selling craftwork of all kinds. You can list your items for a small fee and join these sites which have a huge following of lovers of handmade items.
There are many other unique forms of home based businesses. Decide what type of business you would like to see yourself in and do your research. It is also important to establish a schedule when working from home. If you have left the workforce, your skills as a typist could be put to good use doing resumes, data entry or transcriptions. You could also do small run digital printing jobs from home. Making money from home can be a very rewarding experience.
Jenna is a stay at home mum and full time blogger. She likes writing about children’s activities and DIY arts and crafts.