Clean For Green

How clean is your home? So many of us whine and complain that cleaning our living space is a never-ending chore. We wake up from deep slumbers with a smile on our face remembering the dream we just had:  The one where our entire house was clean for more than a couple of hours. Household chores are part of a vicious cycle that will follow us to our graves.  But, would your take on washing dishes, dusting and scrubbing toilets change if you were given cold hard cash to complete them? One of the most popular home businesses out there … Continue reading

Make Money from Mom’s Taxi

Just when you thought you couldn’t wear another hat, your kid decides to join the school’s soccer team and now you are spending yet another afternoon carting him to and from practice, in addition to driving him to piano lessons, Scouts, and karate. Mom’s taxi is constantly on the move, so why not make money from your driving skills? While it’s not a traditional home business, running an independent taxi service is not a far-fetched idea for an ambitious mom; especially one who practically lives in her vehicle. If you are worried about the type of people you’d be driving … Continue reading

Working From Home Can Fit Any Lifestyle

When you work from home, you have the power to figure out exactly how and when to fit your work into your day. For a stay – at – home parent, the amount of flexibility that working from home provides can make the difference between being able to bring in a little bit of income to help with personal or family expenses and not being able to work at all. Of course, since the parenting part of a stay – at – home parent’s day is constantly evolving and changing based upon the needs of the children, it is important … Continue reading

Whose Dreams Are You Following?

One business tip that applies to both home – based professionals and professionals who work outside of the home is that the route to career satisfaction is to follow your dreams. Since it is graduation season, the phrase “follow your dreams” is being tossed around a lot, as proud families wish their graduates the best as they go on to the world of work or the pursuit of higher education. Sometimes, though, it is harder to follow one’s dreams than it might seem. This is a new realization for me. On one hand, I am following my dreams. I am … Continue reading

A Simple Process For Finding A Business Idea

If you are wondering whether you could start a home – based business and you are not sure what your business could be, take some time to think about what you are passionate about. Write down a list of things that you love. Next, sit down with that list and see whether any of those things could translate into some kind of a business. Even if you don’t think that an idea will work, write down all of the potential business ideas that you can possibly think of. From your list of potential business ideas, choose three that seem the … Continue reading

Have You Got Writer’s Block?

Working as a freelance writer can be a lot of fun. There are times, though, when it can be downright difficult. The creative nature of some writing assignments can be a breath of fresh air when you are feeling inspired. Of course, the thing about inspiration is that occasionally it can be hard to come by. If you are currently feeling uninspired, do not despair. Your inspiration has not gone away for good, there is just something preventing it from flowing freely. That something is called writer’s block, and it happens to every writer from time to time. Fortunately, there … Continue reading

Are You Looking for a Fun Home Based Business?

If you are looking for a home – based business opportunity that will make you a very popular person in your community this summer, consider buying an ice cream truck. There’s just something about ice cream that brings out the kid in everyone. Kids run down the street in a stampede so that they can line up to buy a sweet treat. I have even seen adults running at full speed and jumping over fences to catch up with the ice cream truck. Well, actually, that was me. I just love ice cream that much. The first thing that you … Continue reading

Tips For Bidding on Freelance Projects

When you are just starting out as a freelancer, it can be hard to know which projects to bid on. Most freelance writing jobs are advertised by clients who are willing to pay what they say that they will pay for work which meets their expectations. Unfortunately, there are some clients who do not play fair. I know, because I have encountered a couple of them. The best defense against unscrupulous buyers is to be very selective about which projects you bid on. Here are a few tips that you can use while you are deciding which projects you would … Continue reading

Hot Summer Job: Tutoring

The academic year is coming to a rapid end in my next of the woods.  Meanwhile, in other parts of the country, kids are already enjoying summer break. Even though most students will be out of school for the next few months, that doesn’t mean learning will grind to a halt.  In fact, during the summer, many home-based tutoring businesses experience a surge in customers.  If you have a college degree or excel in certain subjects, starting a tutoring business may be an ideal way to earn some extra money.  What’s more, by working out of your home you will … Continue reading

Tips for Working on Vacation

One of the benefits of owning and operating your own business is that you can often take your work with you when you go out of town for a vacation. The flip side of this is that taking along the supplies (folders of papers and your computer) to do the work does not necessarily guarantee that you will get much work done. Based upon the past few years of my experience as a home – based professional, I have come to believe that the general rule regarding getting work done on vacation is “When planning your vacation, decide how much … Continue reading