Legitimate Home Business Ideas to Consider

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Depending on your experience and current skill set, there are several viable options available for starting a home business. Keep in mind, not everyone can immediately start out as a web designer or graphic designer, but there are online courses available to teach you the skills you need. Don’t let your current situation determine where you will be later on. Bettering yourself through education and training is the best way to achieve your goals. If you want to start a Virtual Assistant business but you aren’t sure if you have the skills yet, then research what VAs typically do and then find courses to learn those skills.

There are other home businesses that you can start without needing a ton of experience, however. Want to blog for a living? Then find an online course on blogging as a business and get started. Affiliate marketing is another idea that doesn’t require a lot of experience. You can also learn what you need to know about affiliate marketing from online courses. Some of the information may even be free online. Just do your research and be wary of scams or “get rich quick” websites that promise the world but deliver very little.

Home Businesses You Can Start

Here are some common home businesses that people start. None require a huge investment, and like I mentioned above, a lot of the information needed to learn how is available online.

Web Designer – If you know about design, and understand the popularly used software today like self-hosted WordPress then you can earn a lucrative income designing websites for local and distant business owners.

Graphic Designer – If you’re good at making book covers, website banners, and other types of graphics like logos you can make a very good income. Many designers charge by project and others charge hourly.

Virtual Assistant – You can specialize depending on your skills and earn a larger hourly rate. Many specialties VAs such as speaker’s assistants, author’s assistants and so forth earn from 45 to 100 an hour. You can hire a team to help, or charge by package to up your income. You can learn more about earning as a VA from VaNetworking.com. Read more

Thinking About Working From Home?

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What is Your “Why” for Working From Home?

Working from home is a dream that many people hope to achieve for a variety of reasons. However, for those of us with children at home, the idea of having more flexibility and time with the kids is a major reason. The work at home parent demographic is huge as more and more parents start thinking about ways to make the dream a reality. If you’re not yet sure if you should start working from home, take a moment to look over some additional reasons for “Why.”

10 Good Reasons for Parents to Work from Home 

No Business Clothing Required – Wearing business clothing is a pain for a new mom. You try to get ready for work and before you know it the baby has spit up on you and you have to change clothes. This will end.

You’ll be More Productive – No one is really super mom or dad, but if you have your own home based business you can be a lot more productive. You can fit everything into the time you have if you have control over your calendar.

No Distractions from Co-Workers – While you will have some distractions from your children, they are a pleasure, you won’t have any from co-workers stopping by your desk to gossip. Baby hugs and kisses are so much better.

You Can Balance Your Time Better – Having control of your calendar is an amazing thing. You can write in all the important things you need to do as a parent and arrange work around that.

You Can Be Healthier – Everyone knows that sitting all day long is bad for your health. When you work for yourself you can schedule in exercise to combat the damage done by sitting all day long. You can also eat more home-cooked from scratch meals which will make you healthier as well. Read more