Work from Home Wednesday: Your Options

September 10, 2008

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I’ll start off this week talking about your options for working from home. There are many… but I will not write about or suggest things like:

  • Paid to read email programs
  • Autosurfs
  • Survey sites

And other similar, work for pennies things that go around on the internet all the time.

You’re a busy mom, and you don’t have time to waste chasing pennies in some of these program, many of which are designed to only pay you if you bring others in (a pyramid scheme).

I’m going to talk about offering genuine value – products and services – to a real target market.

Option One: Service Businesses

In this model, you would market some valuable service that you provide. For instance, you could launch a parenting coaching or menu planning service. You can hold teleseminars and teach people what you know.

You could offer virtual assistant services, bookkeeping, general transcription, web design, graphic design, and much more. If you’re a great writer, you can earn money ghostwriting.

What skills and talents do you have that you could offer? What did you do when you were employed outside the home?

Start brainstorming!

Next week I’ll talk about another option, which is launching a blog or website.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.

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