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Some ideas to make money from home

Updated on January 4, 2013

Working from home

There are many services and products that you can make money from at home. From book-keeping to minding children to selling Avon.

Ive been told there is always a market for ironing.. start off small. Get one of those whizz bang steam stations or-presses and shirts are then a breeze . You can then charge three bucks to press them or five for a luxurious press of those more expensive cotton shirts. You probably hate ironing. But Its worth a try. If you have the right equipment then it's so much easier.

In addition you could also consider starting a small business from home. My father conducted a antiquarian second hand book business from home without a telephone for over 30 years. Everything was done by mail order.

My mother had a Avon and Tupperware agency at different point in time during my childhood. She would conduct morning teas sell and distribute both Tupperware kitchen Products and Avon cosmetics. These were in the 1960's and i believe these businesses still exist today so they are obviously a viable business.

What skills do you have what are your hobbies. You could translate these skills into money making venture from home. Book-keeping, sewing, Arts & crafts. you could set up an answering service for a professional person that does not have time to take incoming calls. such as a Sole trading solicitor, Lawyer or other professional person. I used to know of a Sales Representative that employed a woman to take calls that were redirected to the persons home so that he could get on with his core business of representing a company on the road.

Of course there are many business at home advertisements on the Internet in newspapers magazines and even advertised on billboard & community noticeboards. Always treat there with a great deal of caution. You have to be careful not to be a victim of a scheme or other fraudulent scheme. Companies such as Avon Tupperware and Amway now have track record and as such they are very unlikely to defraud you of your money or go broke. Over the years there have been a lot of copycat businesses to these which have folded and participants have lost money in the process.


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    • profile image 10 years ago

      Try ironing first, then widen your scope to housekeeping, it's an hourly basis of compensation.

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      Whitney 10 years ago from Georgia

      Sounds simple! I like it!

    • Marvin DXN INT'L profile image

      Marvin DXN INT'L 10 years ago from Tanza, Cavite, Philippines

      Great idea! Here in the Philippines, some people do laundry jobs for a living but, nobody I know has tried specializing in ironing. Cool way to start a home-business.

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      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Hi Barry, in fact I do know a couple people that make extra money ironing. Good idea.

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      kpfingaz 10 years ago from ~~~

      check out the Wahm forum. They have a directory just for stuff like that.

    • JRobin profile image

      JRobin 10 years ago from Wichita

      I know nothing about ironing, but I can help you on the money subject... Click on the '1' '2' and '3' for the movies that explain the business, your travel benefits, and the compensation plan.