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Work at Home Ideas

Moms and Dads around the world are always looking for ways to stay home with their children and still earn money and make a living. The ideas are everywhere around the internet.
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If you were to narrow it down you'd find jobs in these main categories:
  • Direct Sales
  • Freelance
  • Website Publisher or Blogger
  • Network Marketing
  • Writer
  • Sell online
There are more opportunities to work from home such as babysitting or food related but let's focus on these for now. Whichever idea you choose for a work from home idea, start with creating a business plan.

Direct Sales

Whatever company or product you want to sell this category is wide and full of different products. You can make your own hours and choose to work as hard or little as you'd like.

Think of companies that has others host parties and invite friends to see the products such as Usborne, Thirty-One or Pampered Chef.

Web Publisher

Write about something you are passionate about and sell your own products or use affiliate marketing. This is what I have done for 10 years! You can read about how to become a web publisher here.

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Network Marketing

Network Marketing is selling a product and building a team under you as the leader called a down-line.

Think of essential oil companies, Lularoe, or Tupperware. It is best to go with a company that you love their products already and using them is part of your life.

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Do you like to write? You can write your own books or hire yourself out to write for others. I'll walk you through the steps of publishing your own kindle book on Amazon. If you'd rather write for others try the freelancing websites such as Upwork or Fiverr.

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Sell Online

Do you make your own crafts, goods or printable products. Sell your own products through Ebay, Etsy, Amazon, TeachersPayTeachers and more.

Here is how I sell my printable products on my TeachersPayTeachers.com store.

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Hire yourself as a freelancer or visual assistant to help others. Use companies when you first start such as Upwork.com or Fiverr.com to gain experience and create a base of people using your service and hopefully leaving great reviews for you.

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Now it's your turn what success or failures have you run into on working from home? Contact me and I'll share your ideas below.

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