How to make
money working from home
your reason for wanting to work at home, we can help you to find
out more on free ways to earn money from home fast.
You might be looking for extra cash
to help make ends meet. You could be worried about
redundancy, or you may even have lost your job and need
Maybe you've had unexpected bills and are
looking for a legitimate way to make fast extra cash or maybe
you just need to earn extra money to pay off the credit cards.
It's best to avoid borrowing money if you can and look at ways
in which you can free up extra cash by either earning more or reducing
your outgoings. Use our free site to get some great ideas on earning
cash in your spare time.
Whether you have an idea or project in mind
or you are looking for an idea to make money from home, you can
find information and help as well as some great moneymaking ideas.
Many of our work at home ideas are suitable
for both part-time and full-time work so you can tailor them to
suit your lifestyle. You can start most of them on a part-time basis
for a useful second income and move to full-time as and when the
We can help you avoid the pitfalls and scams
that await the unwary. There are legitimate money-making
opportunities out there but there are many more scams so you need
to do your research first if you want to avoid being ripped off.
Starting your own home business in a recession
Starting your own business from home is easier than it has ever
been. The web makes it a much simpler task to find the knowledge
you need to start your business, advertise and promote it , buy
stock or equipment, find customers and sell your products.
Most importantly with gloomy economic predictions and a double-dip
recession on the cards, it's much cheaper to start a business from
home than to pay out for premises office or retail space. Most of
the businesses listed on this site can be started and run on a budget,
enabling you to keep overheads down and minimise the risk of your
business failing. If you're employed, many of them can be carried
out in your spare time.
Ideas for a work at home business
For most people the hardest part of starting a business is finding
the right idea. If you don't have a clue what kind of business you
could run, check out our suggestions for the kind of business that
might suit your skills or experience.
There are many business models which have proved to be successful
earners over and over again - pick the right one and you could soon
be on the way to becoming a successful small business owner.
When you are looking for a new business idea, it helps if you
take some time first to consider what kind of work might suit you.
Write down a list of things that you enjoy doing - can you monetize
any of them?
Do you have existing skills you can put to use to make an income.
What kind of personality are you? Would you be happier working with
people, animals or at a computer on your own? It makes a huge difference
to the potential success of your new business if you actually enjoy
working at it!
to ask yourself before starting your business
Do I have skills or qualifications I can use to work from home
such as work skills like book-keeping,
data entry or PR skills, or do
I have a qualification such as a degree which I could use for tuition?
Can I create a business by building on an existing hobby or interest?
Can my gardening or
DIY enthusiasm translate to a part-time or home-based business and
provide a second income? Could I make crafts to sell?
Can I learn a new skill to earn money? What about a computer course
or learning to be a plumber? Where do I find out about courses and
Does my new business need funding for buying materials, tools
or stock? Where do I get funding if I need it? Can I get a grant?
Do I need to write a business plan?
If you've given some thought to the above questions, a business
idea might already have sprung to mind and you're ready to go! But
if you can't think of an idea to make money from home, then check
out the ideas we've listed to give you some help and inspiration
in setting up your working from home business.
The site is based in the UK but a great business idea is still
a great business idea and can earn you money in the US, Australia,
Europe or wherever you live!
Use these categories to find the job or
home business that suits you best:
and sell Crafts - Great ideas for things that
you can make and sell - cards, gifts, keepsakes, wedding, anniversary
and birthday presents. If you enjoy working with your hands, it
can be hugely satisfying to enjoying making something and
get paid for it.
Jobs - If you like driving and need some cash,
how about using your car to earn money evenings and weekends. There
are almost always openings for drivers in everything from mini cabbing
to delivering parcels.
Easy Jobs - Well maybe not all
easy, but many of these jobs don't need any special skills or experience,
just loads of enthusiasm or a hobby you can turn to good use.
Money Computing - You've got a computer or you
wouldn't be reading this.... Now find how can you make money with
your PC. Forget dodgy data entry and marketing schemes, you might
not get rich quick but you can make a steady income if you take
the right steps.
More Jobs to do from home -
Everyone's got a talent they can use to make money - what's yours?
Find out more about employment opportunities at home
- Buy yourself a job and avoid the start-up pitfalls with a franchise.
From a couple of hundred to a couple of million pounds, you can
buy into a ready-to roll business idea that's been tried and tested.
and Therapy Jobs - Start a business as a healer,
counsellor or teacher. Demand for alternative therapies is as high
as ever and working as a therapist can fit well around a full-time
out more business ideas
How to get started
The tricky part - many businesses fail in the early days. Find
out how to maximise your chances of success. How do you get started?
What are the legalities? Do you need a licence, insurance or a permit?
Do you have to tell your mortgage company? How do you raise money?
How does a business plan help? When do you need to tell the taxman?
What about starting a limited company? What are the pitfalls to
Find out more
on starting your business
How to promote your business
The web offers great ways to make potential customers aware of
your work at home business. There are great ways to start a business
and make money on the web - as well as allowing you to run a business
directly such as an online shop or mail order business, the web
also makes finding out about 'offline' businesses and jobs much
Need to find a gap in the market in your area - look on the web!
Find out how to use social networking sites such as Facebook and
Twitter to boost sales and how to make a Website. What about selling
online? How do you you make an online shop?
Don't forget the 'old style' offline promotional and advertising
methods - cards, leaflets and word of mouth can all help to get
your business up and running. Whether you are working in the 'real'
world providing services such as gardening or babysitting, online
doing accounts or CV writing or a mixture of both, you can get your
sales message across more effectively by using a combination of
online and offline methods to promote your business.
out more on promoting your business
Avoid the work from home scams
you can't think of an idea for starting your own work from home
business then you may like to consider either working for someone
else or maybe take up a franchise if you have the investment available.
For many people looking to earn money from home, their first experience
of trying to bring some money in has the reverse effect!
Unfortunately there are lots of scammers
and rip-off merchants around who are looking to part you from your
hard-earned cash with the promise of high future earnings. There
are legitimate business opportunities out there which you can buy
into but you need to take care. Do some research on the site or
company before you part with any money and you could save yourself
some money and a lot of hassle.
In the UK, if you are at all doubtful about
the legitimacy or otherwise of a business opportunity or work from
home job, it's worth checking with your local trading standards
department before you send any money or sign up. It only takes a
minute to phone them or check on their website and it could save
you a lot of money and grief!
Watch out for get-rich-quick schemes - they
are generally a way for the schemes promoter to get rich from your
sign up fee. Remember - if an offer seems to good to be true, then
it usually is! Be wary of jobs which ask for cash up front - you
should look for work at home jobs with no fee and are free to sign
Two particular scams to watch for are sites offering piece
work and data entry work. Genuine piece work at home is very
hard to find these days but there are still plenty of people wanting
to take sign up and enrollment fees off the desperate. There are
also many sites which promise high earnings for so-called data
entry jobs, but nine times out of ten they will cost you money
rather than help you earn it.
All the ideas to make money on this site are free and there's
no sign-up or email required.
Remember that to start earning a second income
at home, you don't need to buy an idea or plan ( although some people
choose to look at running a franchise or agency ). You just need
a sound business idea and the skills and enthusiasm to make that
well-paid work from home job happen.
How to succeed in your home business
secret to having a successful home business is to choose something
that you'll enjoy doing (or at least not mind too much). If you
hate ironing, then do something else but don't start
an ironing business!
It sounds obvious, but many people do the
first thing that springs to mind as a work at home job and then
give it up because they find it boring or repetitive. If you don't
mind ironing while you're watching the daytime tv or old movies
that you would have watched anyway, then it can be the right idea
Conversely, if you enjoy gardening , pottering
with cars or decorating then you can extend your hobby into a profitable
part-time business that you'll really enjoy doing.
Even if you have no experience or skills,
there are still many ways to earn extra cash - once you've got the
business started or found the right work, stay motivated and enthusiastic
and you'll get there...
All this can seem daunting if you've never worked for yourself,
but there is a lot of help available in all aspects of running and
building a business making it easier than ever
before to start a money-making small home-based business.