She does no advertising other than Facebook Fanpage, but as most of you know, that’s free. If you have a skill in sewing any type of clothing, there’s definitely an opportunity to turn that into a small business. Miranda Marquit, who is a freelance writer for my site, has created a full-time small business out of her freelance writing work.
You can read an article she shared abouthow to be a successful freelance writerwhere she shares her story. Being a freelance writer allows her to work no more than 30 hours a week while working at home, and also to be the breadwinner of her family. Not too shabby for having the skill to crank out 70 words a minute. Even though I have a blog and you’re currently reading one of my blog posts, the irony to that is that I hate to write. There are independent companies like Primerica and World Financial Group that do allow for you to get into the industry, but oftentimes they’ll start you off with you getting your insurance license first.
Still, for an awesome profession, it is a nice way to get your foot in the door. I don’t want to make it sound, though, that tobecome a financial planneris easy breezy because it does take a lot of work. It takes a long time, sometimes several years, to build up a client base and getting hired is often times tough, especially if you don’t have a financial background.
One is to just get called in to do repairs when something breaks down. The other is always to find tossed out appliances that you can then repair to make them function once again. These can then be sold to people who are on a tight budget and need new appliances but can’t afford to buy them new. Many people are surprised to learn that many bookstores are actually doing great nowadays.
Generally, junk stores do great in college towns where there are constantly young buyers looking for…who knows what? This also is a genuinely interesting business model as it keeps you looking at old things or random interesting things. If you have these skills, or are willing to spend a year learning and developing them, then you have the potential for a very profitable small business. YouTube isn’t going anywhere, and the ability to present well on video is just as important as great SEO or web design for many companies and individuals. If you have an eye for detail and a knack for careful precise painting, then this can be a great option for helping homeowners spruce up the house while creating a quality local business. Painting isn’t overly complicated, but it is time consuming. With house painting that is exactly the case as a good job looks great and needs to be done so the paint doesn’t drip on anywhere it shouldn’t.
Essentially, a virtual assistant can do anything that you want that person to do for you. They can schedule meetings, type out emails, answer phone calls, research items online, book travel plans. The better question is what a virtual assistant can’t do. Having three young sons, it’s almost a necessity for me and my wife to get out of the house for some “us” time.
A good basement can offer protection in tornado country, be thoroughly waterproofed, and provide a quality extra story to the house. However, for many people with older houses the gap between what they may want and want they could make out of the space are two very different things. Once the initial construction is performed at that point you have a pretty easy going service based job running your own little mini golf course. This can be a good way to take a small piece of land that isn’t doing much of anything and create something fun. Customers show up expecting to have fun while spending some time from home, and you get to enjoy relatively laid back work overlooking the course. Depending on your location, these can all be a great potential option.
Show them your service is worth the cost and you will get plenty of customers. The key to this business is having patience and the willingness to explain things in simple understandable terms.