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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Home Based Business

In today's age of technology Liverpool is the perfect place to set up one's home based business. Below is a list of the top 10 successful home based businesses.

1. Affiliate Marketing / Ebay Seller
One of the lowest cost home based businesses to start is an affiliate marketing business, especially if you want your home based business to be Internet-based. It could be as simple as setting up a blog and reviewing products in certain niche markets, or alternatively you could learn how to sell items on Ebay for friends around the neighborhood and take a commission for doing so. The possibilities are endless.

2. Freelance Writer (Ghost Writing) / Article Writing
Many make a decent living out of freelance writing; with either ghost written pieces, topic related articles, short stories, or even technical specification documents.

3. Dog Walking / Pet Minding or Sitting

This industry is one of the fastest growing industries to date, with new products and services coming out every few months. Since more and more people are becoming time-poor, they are now looking for people to walk their dogs, or mind their pets while they are away on business trips or simply at work.

4. Business Mentor / Business Coaching
Being a business coach or mentor is probably one of the most profitable home based businesses a person could start. It’s best to start with local businesses then, expand from there. Many small-medium (SME) type businesses may not be able to afford a full-time expert or specialist, so they look for an alternative.

5. Personal Trainer

If you are fitness-minded, you could start your own personal training business, you could start with training people in their own homes, or even produce some short videos that you could sell online, since the cost of doing something like that is quite affordable now (Take a look at some of the fitness channels on YouTube).

6. Blogging
There are countless people on the internet who have started a home based business by blogging and are making as much as six-figures per year from it. There are a number of ways you could make money blogging, such as; displaying ads like Google Adsense throughout your site, offering unbiased reviews of affiliate products / services that you are promoting, providing helpful articles about a particular topic and then lead them to buying a product or service (eg. a coaching program for the topic you’re writing about),  tips or tricks about a certain product or service that help the reader get more out of it, or simply sell advertising space.

7. Photography
Are you a keen photographer and have your own camera? Then, you could look at photographing either people in their own home, scenery, or objects (eg. for stock photos), or if you have the room at home you could set up there, and get started for a few hundred dollars. You can also look at selling those photos online to stock image library sites like iStockPhoto, Fotolia and the like (make sure you get a signed release from the person/ people you’re photographing).

8. Technical Support
If you’re a wizz at helping people solve technical issues, then this may be the avenue for you. By starting a home based business offering technical support to your local area, you could then expand out from there, or you could even produce your own screen-capture videos that show people step-by-step how to solve their common technical problems that they could purchase right from your website.

9. Bookkeeping

By offering your services to local business owners one could build a nice client base without the overhead of an office, work according to your schedule and as much or as little as you require. 

10. Tutoring
You could start you own home based business tutoring students in their own home. Talk to the local schools within your district to determine if your services can meet their needs. If your talent is in acting and you could give acting lessons, or music lessons. There are many options.

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