Have you ever thought about creating work for yourself at home?  Some people have decided to  take that leap and work for themselves to be their own boss rather than work for someone else.  But Is it really practical or better yet, possible to do so?  Initially, it will require a lot of time and dedication to get your business going but all your hard work will pay off in the long run. 

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You may be looking just to supplement your income but not quite sure what you can do or what you are good at. It is always better to consider doing things that you really enjoy because you will more likely stick with it.  If nothing comes to your mind, try to think of things that interest you.     

Creating work for yourself doesn’t have to cost a lot to get started. Ads for much of this work can be placed free of charge or at low cost in weekend shopping news, your local newspaper or on supermarket notice boards.  You could also get some business cards printed out or do them yourself from your computer. Vista Print has 250 free professional business cards that you can get for free here.  You will only have to pay for the shipping costs for your business cards.  

Here are a list of some ideas for creating work at home
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Making YouTube videos

As a personal consultant

Baby-sitting, child care

Selling homegrown vegetables or flowers

Sewing, altering, and repairing clothing

Piecework for manufacturers

Baking and food preparation

Quilting, crocheting, knitting: making macrame’, pottery and other crafts.


Bookkeeping, typing, home computer services

Telephone answering service


Taking in boarders

Addressing and filling envelopes for advertisers

Washing and waxing cars (customer brings car to your home)

Pet grooming and exercising

Lock repair and key making (workshop at home)

Social Media Manager

House-sitting (when people are on vacation and want their home to be looked after)

Cleaning: stores; offices; homes and apartments after construction, after fires, after people move out; housework (in homes of others); windows (business or domestic)

Repairs: appliances of all kinds (libraries contain easy-to-follow books on repairs)

Handyman jobs: siding houses; building cabinets, doors, porches, painting, fencing, roofing

Farm work: crops, picking fruit

Interior landscaping and plant care at: offices, banks, shopping plazas and atrium’s, lobbies

Property management: janitors, superintendent (sometimes includes free living quarters)

Insurance, real estate

Carpet installation, cleaning

Newspaper routes (adults and children), other delivery services; ads, bills for municipalities

Moving, storage

Landscaping, tree trimming, lawn care, woodcutting

School-bus driver

Photography (portraits and public events)

Bait for fishermen

Swap work: barter car repairs for electrical work, sewing for plumbing, etc.

Tutoring students online


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