Home Business Ideas to Make Money Easily from Home (And Where to Sell Handmade Items)

Many people want the flexibility and ease being able to work at home, while maintaining an income with good wages or a business with high profits. Mothers and caregivers, called to their homes and their family may need the extra income or have a few extra hours to take advantage of. Below are some business or money-making opportunities that will allow you to fulfill your responsibilities at home, stay in the easy and relaxing environment that you love, while making money. 

Jessicay Haley writes about her inspiring design studio at her home.

My studio is not an exceptional place, in and of itself. It is just four walls with one unimpressive window. But it is significant to me because like most creative people, I often feel that irrefutable draw to create. Since I was young, I always dreamed of a studio... a vibrant, ecclectic space filled with paintings, pottery, and pretty textiles. So, I am very happy to finally have one! Also, it has been a necessary space as my business has grown because it also houses all my inventory {some of it sizable} and gives my staff an organized place to work.

1. Home Business Idea: Where to Sell Handmade Items? On Etsy!

Have a specialty item that you can make at home? Esty is a buying and selling network for all things handmade. Founded in 2005, Etsy quickly soared to the top of the handicrafts market and now has buyers and sellers from over 150 countries, with many new buyers and sellers added daily. Etsy's handmade merchandise often make it to the top of Google search engines.

Items that can be sold on Etsy must fit into at least one of these three categories:

1. Handmade: Goods handmade by you.

2. Supplies: Commercial or handmade crafting supplies.

3. Vintage: Items 20 years or older with vintage appeal.

Several stay-at-home moms have begun listing their handcrafted goods on Etsy and gotten such a positive response that they are now able to get direct referrals and can sell their items outside of Etsy's website as well. Jessica Haley, founder of Mia Joie, used to be a college teacher until she sold a few handmade felt toddler shoes on Etsy. She had such overwhelming delight from her customers, that she has teaching and is now exclusively designing and creating Joy Folie shoes and toddler accessories in her creative and inspiring design studio in her home. Nearly all her products are sold within minutes of first being listed on Etsy. Jessica Haley's blog is a great way to follow her success as a small business-owner who makes money easily from home.

One small down side of listing items on Etsy is that you are charged 20 cents for each item listed, and if your item sells, you are charged a 3.5% sales fee. However, the success rate for handmade items sold is much, much better for Etsy than it is for huge selling networks like Ebay or Amazon. Twenty cents is a small price to pay for excellent publicity and a quick and easy launch into the wonderful world of small home business.

Home business: breed and sell puppies
Home business: breed and sell puppies

2. Earn Money at Home: Love Dogs? Breed and Sell Puppies from Home

Dog breeding is a rewarding and richly profitable business that is easy to do from home, and can be a great money-making opportunity for responsible kids and teens as well. Purebred dogs that are in high demand as pets or show dogs quickly pay for the breeding costs. They key is to purchase a dog that will fit in with your family as a beloved pet, as well as have a good lineage and be a popular pet or show breed. I have known several young people who have created successful breeding businesses by owning one or two female dogs of their own and mating their dogs with a sire for a small fee. The puppies were easily cared for and given the proper veterinary procedures to make them legally sellable, they were listed for sale and were often claimed and bought by the time the puppies were ready to go to new homes. Depending on the breed of dog and the number of puppies per litter, each litter could easily bring in thousands to ten-thousands of dollars.

Do some research about reputable puppy buy and sell services. Several are available online:

PupListings.com

PetClassified.us

K9Stud.com

But remember, the best business comes through reputation and referrals!

You may need to tune your piano more often...
You may need to tune your piano more often...

3. From Home Business Idea: In-Home Tutoring and Music Teaching

If you have special knowledge in an area of academics or know how to play a musical instrument well, you might consider giving lessons or tutoring at your home. Many parents are looking for personalized help for their children who are struggling academically, and will be willing to pay you to spend the time and effort their children need. Many aspiring musicians are not willing or able to pay for music lessons from a high-end music studio, but would love the personalized attention, affordable rates, and home environment of your own in-home music studio. Advertise locally, in your neighborhood or city newspaper, on your neighborhood bulletin board, on craigslist, or at a nearby school. If your methods work and children and parents appreciate what you are doing, you will also receive customers through word-of-mouth.

Long-distance writing and literature courses for all ages are also popular, especially amongst the homeschooling community. The rise of internet technology has made correspondence teaching even easier, as email, chat, skype, web conferences, and free downloadable word processing software is available for your use. Set up a website or blog for your students to check weekly assignments, post questions in the forum, and read articles pertaining to what they are learning. Advertise in national (or international!) educational newsletters and magazines, home-educating publications, or website directories designed to connect students with tutors.

Check out these independent tutor directories: TutorsDirectory.co.uk, and Wyzant.com for independent tutors. Music teachers can become members of their statewide music teachers association or the Music Teacher's National Association, where your name and contact info will be published annually in the association's directory. Don't forget to advertise your services on Craigslist.org, as it is often the first place people check for local tutors and teachers.

Note: HubPages is a rewarding way to make money easily from home!
Note: HubPages is a rewarding way to make money easily from home!

Make Money Easily From Home: Freelance Writing Opportunities

If you enjoy writing, researching, marketing, or sales, you should consider trying your hand at one of the many freelance writing opportunities available on the web.

HubPages.com is the website I have been writing for, and I have found it to be a rewarding and easy way to make money from my own home (not to mention-- incredibly fun, too!). There is no cost to sign up, and anyone can publish just about anything under their "hubber" user name. HubPage writers make 60% of all money earned through pay-per-click programs like Google AdSense, Kontera, Amazon, and Ebay. HubPage articles geared toward reviewing or advertising a specific product can feature those products for sale in Ebay and Amazon "capsules" that will give a portion of the sale to you, the writer. The key to making this home business work is to write and publish articles that will get steady traffic from search engines, and to make your content interesting, valuable, and appealing to the public. Also key is to make sure you have optimized each of your pages for search engines to find. Click on this link to find out more about HubPages or to sign up!

Many Opportunities for Making Money Easily from Home!

I hope these suggestions have given you some great ideas about what you can do to make money easily from the comfort of your own home while setting your own hours and doing something you love.

© 2010 Jane Grey

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"Quill" 6 years ago

Look I am first today...all great ideas and looking forward to hearing testimonies of those who have succeeded.

Blessings


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Thank you for visiting, Quill! I have friends or acquaintances who have succeeded in their own home businesses in each of these areas, so I know they work! I'm looking forward to hearing even more success stories from those who try them in the future. Thanks for being my first visitor!


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

Thanks for such great ideas! I have a friend who just started selling her handmade jewelry on Etsy. I had never heard of it, but it seems to be a great way to sell handmade goods. You've really done your research!

PS - I love hubpages too!


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

I wonder if Esty would be a good place for artists - do you know? I'd like to share this hub with someone if it is.

The dog breeding idea is a new one for me. But a sound one.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hi Rose! I've read a lot of success stories about Etsy, and also heard from several people that it gets much better publicity than amazon or ebay as far as selling handmade items goes. It's much more designed for that than any other website, ranks top in a lot of search engines, and seems the easiest to use of all the sites I've visited.

Hurrah for HubPages! I'm glad you love it too. :)


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Duchess,

I appreciate you stopping by! Though I don't know anyone personally who has sold artwork on Etsy, a quick look at the website shows hundreds of paintings, wall art, drawings, pottery, sculptures, etc., ranging from five dollars to hundreds of dollars, in all different styles and themes. It looks to me like it would be a great place for up-and-coming artists to get their name and work out there for the public to admire and purchase. People who have done well on Etsy often sell out of whatever items they post within minutes.

If you enjoy dogs and having puppies around, you might consider dog breeding! I have heard vet bills can get expensive for all those puppies, but if you pick a popular or hard-to-get breed, you'll have no trouble making a huge profit on each litter.


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

I'll pass it on, it's certainly sounds like it might be worth a try. Thanks for sharing the ideas


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Dao Hoa 6 years ago

I'll check out Etsy. May be I can start my hand goods! Thanks.


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Purple Perl 6 years ago from Bangalore,India

Thanks very much Jane for this hub. Yes, I love hubbing too!:)


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

You're welcome, Duchess!


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Dao Hoa, I'll be interested in hearing how it goes once you get started with Etsy! I've heard from other sellers that their handcrafts businesses have really done well once they listed on Etsy.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Purple Perl, Glad you visited my hub! May you continue to write hubs with joy and strength. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great ideas for making money from ones home. This is the second time I've seen Etsy mentioned for handmade items. I've got to go and visit this website. Thanks for sharing your insight on so many good ideas. :)


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Thanks for another well-researched hub! I will suggest Etsy to a friend of mine - and maybe see if my sketches and jewelry might do well there. Thanks for the tip.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hey Money Glitch,

I appreciate your commendation! Sounds like you are quite the entrepreneur yourself. I hope you will find your visit to Etsy profitable!

Jane


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

RedElf,

I think Etsy would be a great place for sketches and jewelry, especially to get your name and products out there. Once you get a few customers, they will tell others about you and you will most likely get more through word-of-mouth referrals. Come back and tell your story once you get some items posted! It would be great to hear how you do. Best wishes for your success!

Jane


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PaulaK 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

I had not heard of Etsy. Thanks for the information! Good write!


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peggypat 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Great ideas. I am loving HubPages too!!


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

PaulaK,

Glad I could tell you something new! Hope it was encouraging to you.

Jane


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

PeggyPat,

I agree-- HubPages has been lots of fun, and the fun increases exponentially with the more writers I meet and the more Hubs I publish. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your mark!

Jane


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ateenyi 6 years ago from Chicago

Excellent Hub!!!!!!!

The hub is very informative. It provides knowledge regarding business and money making opportunities that will allow individual to fulfill their responsibilites.The ideas provided are, such as Freelance writing, In-Home Tutoring and Music Teaching, Breeding and Selling Puppies from Home, Selling Handmade Items on Etsy. All these suggestion are immensely fruitful and can be very easily operated through our home. What a factual hub. Thanks for the nice update. Keep it up!


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screation 6 years ago

thanks Jane Grey for this great advice.

When I teach someone how to make money online, I always ask this question. Why do I ask this? I ask that question as you may have a passion about a certain subject that you could earn money from online. If you know a lot of information about a certain subject then you can make serious money by teaching other people how to understand your hobby


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Ateenyl,

Thanks for complementing my article and summarizing it so well! Your comments are always so sincere and kind.

Jane


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

screation, you are absolutely right! It is very important to evaluate your talents and hobbies as you try to decide what to do to make money from home. Thank you for your kind and insightful comment!

Jane


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princendueso 6 years ago

nice write up.

in addition i would suggest 99designs.com (for those who are good in graphic designs) and triond.com (for those who love writing)

for me i personally like triond because one article can generate residual income for the next 5 years with no additional effort.


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festersporling1 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I think these are good ideas. Everyone wants to make money from home these days.

Daniel


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

princendueso,

I had not heard of 99designs. I'll have to look into that for our graphic designers! HubPages can also generate residual income, and I've heard many Hubbers like HubPages better than Triond because of how user-friendly it is and its outstanding reputation amongst writers. Thanks for sharing your info!

Jane


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Thanks, Daniel!

I think that the internet has really contributed to people realizing they can lead productive and economically beneficial lives while still living at home and fulfilling their duties at home. I appreciate you stopping by to comment!

Jane


Tristan Isfeld 6 years ago

You know, for the past couple years I was having a really tough time, with life situations, and financially because of it, if only I knew what I know now when i got out of highschool lol. I'm an SEO expert now, well I am many things anything and all things business, and that's how im paying my way through university to. My home businesses cost me NOTHING, except alot of dedicated time to be the absolute best in my field, so just to add to your list here, I can suggest people that you (btw people pay thousands to just hear and take away this tip) do what you love and do what your good ad in a combination, and this is what's called the high performance zone. Read one book a week in your related field, and you will be the top 1% of ALL experts in the world!!! that's amazing huh? the term expert is over rated, and over used, like i said, I pay virtually nothing in business expenses, and started my business practices with an ad on craigslist... Check out a site im working on http://www.skyhighresumes.com Resume Writing Expert. I'm just optimizing her site for her, btw she is also doing what she loves, paying virtually nothing in overhead. Go see her if you want a job, or come email me at vancouvermovement.@gmail.com if you want to get some business marketing strategies with a business consultation

Keep up with the good work on your hub pages


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hi Tristan, and thanks for your excellent advice! Wow- a SEO expert visited my page! (I am always working on SEO myself, so it's good to have someone with your expertise come by).

I also believe that we are good at those things which we enjoy most, and that motivation is key in finding God's calling on our lives. Reading at least one book a week on your related field is great advice! I can say, along with you, that this technique will get you to the top of your field and make you a leader and and expert in your calling and career. This is a day and age in which people watch TV more than they read books, and that automatically drains their creativity and slows connecting brain pathways. Reading a book a week will make you farther ahead than probably 99.5% of the population!

Great comments, and thanks for posting your email and website. I briefly checked it out, and it looks like it would be a good place to go when seeking a job or advice on one's business.

Jane


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mirkhan 6 years ago from Jamshoro

nice


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Excellent ideas, Jane. Thank you for your giving heart.


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Angela Blair 6 years ago from Central Texas

Great ideas and beautifully presented. Thanks -- happy to be your new fan. Best, Sis


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Thanks for taking a moment to leave your feedback, mirkhan! Glad you enjoyed it.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

My dear friend James,

I thank you for visiting my article! I know you have much to do and a busy schedule, so I appreciate your gift of a comment that much more.

God bless,

Jane


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hello Angela,

Thank you for joining my fan club! I am honored. Your observation that my hub was beautifully presented is a great complement to me, because I always try to make things beautiful if I can. :)

Jane


sncalo 6 years ago

Wow! Those ideas are great, especially now that it is very difficult to get employment. Thanks


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

You're right, sncalo, a lot of us are looking for ways to supplement our income, especially business ideas that don't require dependence on an employer or corporation. Thanks for your kind comment!

Jane


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shabarigirish 6 years ago

Geart Ideas Jane


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Thank you, shabarigirish!


Doglover 6 years ago

You should not be encouraging more dog-breeding. There are literally millions of unwanted dogs and puppies in USA and elsewhere with no one who wants them. They are mostly put down (read: killed). People who want a pet dog: go to your local dog pound.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Doglover, thank you for sharing your opinion! I did think about that as I was writing, because I know there are many unwanted dogs (though I didn't know it was millions). There are also many people who want dogs and who will take very good care of them. I think it is the breeder's responsibility to make sure their buyers will take good care of the dogs, just as an adoption agency for children will be very cautious before giving a child to just anybody. Perhaps the breeders could even volunteer to take back any of the dogs they have sold when the buyers find out they cannot take care of them.


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glendoncaba 6 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

thanks for these ideas


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

You're welcome, glendoncaba,

And thank you for visiting!

Jane


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Great ideas.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Lovelypaper,

Glad you liked it! Thanks for leaving your kind comment.

Jane


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

I had a friend who was very happy with etsy. She could not wear pierced earrings and created quite a few stylish pairs for people without pierced ears.

We in NYC are forever hustling and finding a way to make money. I think we make a sell everything here.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Wow, BkCreative, I love that story! The best businesses have started when someone notices a need that they determine to fill, and they realize that people will pay to have that need met. I'll have to check out your friend's earrings, because I don't have pierced ears but I would love to wear earrings! Thanks for your comment,

Jane


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Trademelove 6 years ago

What about making money online from home? - Works wonders - Works for me.


kubber 6 years ago

these ideas are great but from home earning is so hard you should work 15-18 hours daily regularly then may you can get your target. Any how Good of luck. I have my site http://www.artecasapk.com and I am trying to earning a big amount but still I reached $3 daily by adsense.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Trademelove,

The only experience I have in making money online from home is through writing for HubPages. But if you have experience in other areas or have any other suggestions, I'd love to hear them!


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hi kubber,

Thanks for visiting! As any new business owner will tell you, earning money is hard work. Yes, I can see 15-18 hour days being needed to really start generating an income online, especially if you depend on AdSense for most of that income. As one of the previous commenters pointed out, you must become an expert in your field, and work to provide the best service on the market, before you can even start focusing on the money you want to make.

I took a look at your site, and the service you would render (free home decorating consulting) sounds like a great and sellable service! However, the ads on your page screamed and blinked and flashed at me so much that even if I had been interested in your service, I would instantly have clicked out of your page because of it's commercialism. I am no expert in web page optimization, but that was my impression. You might benefit from signing up for Google Analytics if you haven't already. That will tell you where your visitors are coming from, what they are looking for, and how quickly they click away from your page.

Hope that helps! I wish you success.

Jane


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Doberman Training 6 years ago

all good ideas, thank you for sharing!

Ale


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

You're welcome, Ale! Glad it helped.


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maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

Jane great hub with some very nice and interesting ideas of making money from home..........


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Maheshpatwal, I appreciate you coming by!


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truly1 6 years ago

I enjoyed reading this and am now going to look at Etsy! Thanks.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Truly1, Thanks for stopping to leave a note before you journeyed on to Etsy! Come back and tell us what you think about it; I'd love to get a second opinion.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I had read a lot of success stories here at HubPages particularly about making money online through freelance writing. This hub is an inspiration for me to go for it. Thanks for the encouragement.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hi Lita!

Well, I welcome you to HubPages! Glad to be an encouragement. As you'll see though your reading here, succeeding with HubPages can be done quickly, but you must be serious about writing well and working to improve! I look forward to watching your track to success.


LegendaryHero 6 years ago

Very interesting stuff. I had never thought of making money through dog breeding.


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kat_thurston 6 years ago

really good article, if you look around there are a lot of good ways to make money. enjoyed reading your article.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

LegendaryHero (love that name you chose!),

I have a few friends who have started dog breeding in high school and continued their breeding business successfully full time after high school. One young breeder I know of found a breed of dog that is rare and expensive. She bought a breeding pair, and now makes several thousand dollars on every puppy. I encourage you to do some more research if you're interested!

Jane


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Thanks Kat, You're right-- the essence of the entrepreneurial spirit is being able to look around at your easily available resources and find ways to maximize them to their fullest potential. I appreciate you leaving your encouraging comment!


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gramsmith 6 years ago

Everyone wants earn money from home.You posted very nice and informative hub.........


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jimbo9 6 years ago from Kettering, Northants. UK

Hi.

Very impressed by the great down to earth, practical home work ideas. Great Hub.

Every success jimbo9


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CuzzoShizzo 6 years ago from USA

These are some great ideas for making money at home. I have been a freelance writer for the past 6 months and have made enough money to be able to stay home with my family full time. I love the opportunities that I have been given.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Gramsmith, You certainly hit the nail on the head! I've gotten a lot of feedback on this topic-- much more than I was expecting, and I'm finding that this is one area that we are all interested it. Thanks for your comment!


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hi Jimbo!

Thank you for your complement; I see that you have written on this topic as well! My ideas are nothing new or original, but more of reminders that there are always opportunities to work and earn without having to leave the home, especially now that internet business has really taken off.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

CuzzoShizzo, I congratulate you on your success as a freelance-at-home-writer! You are the kind of person I was talking about, and I'm thrilled to see you making it work so well in only 6 months. I'm sure there are many people on here who would love to hear how you did it. You should consider telling your story for us, and come back here and leave a link to your hub so I and my readers can hear all about it!

Jane


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Runway 6 years ago from New York

Thanks for the interesting tips!


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

You're welcome, Runaway! Thanks for visiting.


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FduToit 6 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Very informative hub on how to make money from home! I also really appreciate all the helpful links you are sharing. Keep up the good work!


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Fdu Toit,

I thought that I'd better give everyone links so they can act on the next step! Thank you for your thoughtful comment, I'm grateful for readers like you!

Jane


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ezhuthukari 6 years ago from Kerala

Great tips Jane Grey. I think I will give Etsy a try. And perhaps freelancing. :-)


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hi ezhuthukari,

Great to meet you! I look forward to hearing how you do with freelancing as well as with Etsy.

Jane


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Thanks for visiting, lust123,

I've heard Donald Trump recommend several multi-level marketing schemes recently and they are never very up-front about what you will actually be doing if you join the company-- except for recruiting other people, of course. Can't say I would recommend trying something like that yourself. My business ideas don't depend on recruiting other people or feeding money into a system. Thanks for leaving your idea, though, and I'll be glad to hear your honest opinion sometime about how it's working out.

Jane


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

Good information for those who like working on these kinds of things.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Thanks, lctodd1947,

I realize these ideas are more for the creative self-started types, but I'd love to hear more ideas if you have them!


diksharon 6 years ago

nice.


4hope 6 years ago

yes, your hub is creative, informative and fun!


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Thank you, diksharon and 4hope, I appreciate you reading my hub and leaving me your thoughtful comments.

Jane


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daisyjae 6 years ago from Canada

Great hub, I want to work at home for as long as possible with my kids, so i think I'l check out etsy. Thanks for the tip.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Daisyjae,

You wanting to work at home with your kids is a noble and beautiful thing! I hope you have success with Etsy.

Jane


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chellehernandez 6 years ago from Philippines

Jane,

Thank you so much for posting the different options to work at home. This is very informative and will be of great help.

Chelle


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hello Chelle,

I'm glad this was helpful for you!

Jane


Blair R 6 years ago

Check out http://www.notbythehour.com. It's mainly for creatives (designers, Web developers, photographers, etc), however lots of the sites they suggest as places to sell your home-made 'stuff' would be useful for people doing a whole range of things. Explore each of the four main sections (money bag icons on the menu) to see these resources.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Hi Blair,

That site you posted looks like a great resource, and exactly the kind of thing that would really benefit my readers, whether they are photographers, crafters, writers, web designers, or have some savvy internet skills. Thanks so much for the suggestion!


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RickyDLV 6 years ago from USA and occasionally other countries.

Great Ideas, very well designed article.

I love that you didn't just jump to the common cleaning, baby sitting, handyman, and car detailing home based businesses.

http://www.myhomebusinessservices.com/ is my new home business, working on my first vid.

Great Hub,

Rick


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon Author

Rick,

Glad this was of service to you! There are hundreds of ideas for the intelligent entrepreneur, and even in "this economy" there are many ways to be productive. Best of success to you!


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kimbrewaa 4 years ago

I love all these ideas! I am a stay at home mom looking for an extra means to make ends meet...I think, no I KNOW I am going to try these out :)


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Calistra 3 years ago from Latvia

All the hints are great! Specially love the idea of handmade business. The only problem here is that competition is high and you have to be really creative and active to promote your goods. Etsy and other platforms are a great source of customers, but it's usually not enough. You should come up with a more unusual strategy, like, for instance, offering your handmade stuff as accessories for photo shoots with popular photographers. Would never think about such promotion idea myself :) it was a tip from this article: http://www.stayathomemompreneur.com/handmade-busin...


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AnnaCia 3 years ago

Thank you for the information. Many good ideas.

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