How to Find The Home Business Of Your Dreams
By Liz Folger
I talk to mothers on a daily basis who all say the same thing.
"I'd love to work from home, but I haven't a clue what type of business
I want to start." And I'll admit it, that's pretty much how I felt
about five years ago. The only thing I did know was that I wanted
the chance to raise my kids myself and start some sort of business
With the experience I've gained in the last few years, I've found
the key to finding the perfect business for each individual is to
find one they are going to LOVE working at.
Every person reading this article was born with a special gift
that could be used to start a home business. You are all naturally
gifted in an area. Once you discover that gift, you will be able
to discover the best business for your personality -- so that when
you wake up in the morning you'll say to yourself, "Yea, I get to
work today." You'll feel like that is what you were born to do.
It's a part of you -- it's what makes you tick.
What are your interests?
What types of things do you enjoy doing. Yes, you can love your
job!! Everyone is born with a special talent that sets them apart
from others. Your job is to figure out what that talent is and find
out a way to turn it into a business. One lady I profiled in my
book, "The Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide To Making Money", had always
loved horses. When she was younger she didn't have a horse of her
own. So she would groom and feed other people's just for the chance
to ride. Now that she is an adult she has turned that interest into
a pet sitting business. While she takes care of the smaller critters,
she has niched herself in the area of horse care.
What are your hobbies?
Is your hobby candle making, painting portraits, herb gardening...?
These are all great home businesses just waiting to happen. And
you don't necessarily have to produce these items to make money.
Maybe you could start a newsletter on the subject of your hobby
for others just like you. Or maybe you could start to sell supplies
for other hobbyists or businesses. Maybe you could write a book
on the subject. Once you start brainstorming, you'll be surprised
at all the ideas you will come up with.
You're producing a service or product for your friends and family
for free already.
I talk with moms all the time who say their family or friends are
always coming to them because they are great at creating a resume
or they can really put a nice bouquet a flowers together for special
events (floral designer). These are all great ideas for a home business.
Go with what you already know a lot about.
Maybe you enjoyed your work outside the home but still want to
be home with your kids. Use your previous skills to get your business
started. Teachers become tutors, secretaries become word processors,
and graphic artists become -- graphic artists. The same can go for
architects, photographers, and transcriptionists -- both legal and
ONE WAY I do not recommend to find a home biz is to send "just
$19.95 and I'll show you how you can make hundreds of dollars a
week in the comfort of your home." These are all big time scams.
Don't even mess with them. If any ad states easy money, no experience
necessary, guaranteed success, lots of capitalization and exclamation
marks, that is a scam! Or if you are talking with a sales person
for a business opportunity and they force you to make a decision
on the spot and it's almost like they are making you feel stupid
if you say no, tell them to get lost and get out of that situation
as fast as you can.
Usually the key to unlocking the mystery of what home business
to start is right inside of you. This search is not a quick one,
however. Take the time to rediscover your interests and don't be
afraid to start a business in the area you really enjoy.
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