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How to Get Work From Home Ideas from any Picture

Updated on April 20, 2012
train in the warm glow of early morning sun
train in the warm glow of early morning sun | Source

Getting work from home ideas from a picture of a train

Although the train is the main object in the picture, what else is there?

There are stones, and tracks. There's sunlight. There's grass, and there are lines above the train.

Imagine who could be looking at the train. Imagine who could be on the train. Imagine a small train that a child would enjoy playing with.

We have three lots of people now: the passenger, the observer, and the child. Think about each of these people when thinking about work from home ideas to do with the train and other items in the picture.

Imagine the lines above the train turned into mobiles in a baby or child's room. Imagine making some grass creatures for that mobile. Perhaps you could make small trains made from grass to hang from the ceiling of a little boy's room. What ornaments could you make from wire?

What might passengers on trains enjoy doing to pass the time while they travel? Small homemade booklets with little sayings, recipes or ideas. Passengers on a train may enjoy an assortment of little snacks neatly arranged in an attractive little container.

What could you use a lot of stones for? Using non-toxic paints you could paint the stones with bright colors and once that paint is dry, you could also add numbers or letters to the stones and sell these basic but handy educational "toys."

an old farm door
an old farm door | Source

Getting work from home ideas from a picture of an old farm door

At first glance one might think that a picture of an old farm door may not offer much in generating work from home ideas, but do not only look at pictures and what's in them when trying to think of work from home ideas. When something else pops into your head while looking at a picture, think about that too.

If you're quite good at painting walls or pictures, consider hiring yourself out as a paint techniques decorator.

"Restore" old furniture or window frames and doors using paint techniques.

Break up old window frames and doors and make new items from them: charming old-fashioned picture frames, wooden ornaments, garden ornaments, swing seats and anything you can think of.


cat licking its lips
cat licking its lips | Source

Getting work from home ideas from a picture of a cat licking its lips

Take the shape of a cat's face in a picture of a cat and use that shape for:

homemade greeting cards or invitations;

making homemade clocks;

painting onto homemade witches hats to add to your collection of homemade costumes you hire out.

Looking at a picture of a cat licking its lips may also make you think of other work from home ideas like babysitting cats while their owners are away (at your own home if you have the space and the cats can't escape) or you may enjoy making scratching posts for cats.

Perhaps use an old farm door to make your cat scratching posts. Combine the ideas you think of when looking at many pictures.

peppermint crisp fridge tart
peppermint crisp fridge tart | Source

Getting work from home ideas from a picture of a peppermint crisp fridge tart

If you have a sweet tooth, try not to think of yourself too much when looking at a picture of a peppermint crisp fridge tart. Rather think of all the other many people who have a sweet tooth. Make and sell fridge tarts from home.

Look at all the ingredients in a peppermint crisp fridge tart. What else can you make with those ingredients? Make puddings too. Open up a tiny tea garden at home, advertising it on your front wall. Something along the lines of "No biscuits, rusks or savoury muffins here, but do pop in for pudding, my dear!"

As people start to spread the word about your wonderful fridge tarts and puddings, and as more and more people start visiting your pudding palace tea garden, start selling something else to them that you make from home - like perhaps take away fridge tarts and puddings, or handsewn or embroidered tablecloths, or painted educational stones and grass creature mobiles for their kids.

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    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      5 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ Taleb8o - Thanks for the sharing and comment. I'm pleased you enjoyed the ideas.

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      Taleb AlDris 

      5 years ago

      Smart ideas, you gave a great strategy which we can use for many things. I voted Awesome, shared with followers & on twitter saying"this article may change your way of thinking when you look at anything ."

      Thanks for sharing

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ diogenes - hee hee, and yes, people could sell some of these products on ebay, from home, at a flea market or craft market, in a shopping section of their site.

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      diogenes 

      6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      You are bound and determined to put us back to work!

      Good iseas here, and they can be sold on ebay!

      Bob

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ xstatic - thanks - and for saying "for a crafty sort of person" - that's true, and it makes me think I should do another one, that includes more work from home ideas for the less crafty sort of person.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ wetnosedogs - what a lovely username you have - and thanks for the compliment!

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @WillStarr - thanks - glad you like the photos too.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @Nan - thanks so much for the compliments!

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      For a 'crafty" sort of person, these ideas are terrific. Good thinking!

    • wetnosedogs profile image

      wetnosedogs 

      6 years ago from Alabama

      What a talented hub!

    • WillStarr profile image

      WillStarr 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow! Great pictures, too! You are multi-talented. Up and awesome.

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      Nan Mynatt 

      6 years ago

      Teresa you are an artist at heart. You could not come up with these ideas unless you had all that talent. Keep writing! I marked you up on this one.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ Tony - thank you, that's a sweet comment - I bet you have a sweet tooth!

    • Tony Flanigan profile image

      Tony Flanigan 

      6 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Lateral thinking is very evident in this hub - and the ability to think laterally is a sign of a true freelancer.

      Excellent!

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