Unusual Home Business Ideas

May 28, 2016

Want to start a home business?  You need an idea and a plan.  You’ll need to take that idea and do research to learn about…

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2015 Google EBook Earnings

February 8, 2016

Last week, I mentioned my eBook earnings for 2015 from Smashwords and Kindle.  Today, I received a 1099 statement from Google with my earnings from Google…

Source: 2015 Google EBook Earnings

2015 Ebook Earnings

February 2, 2016

I made money from eBooks in 2015 – you can too!  The link is a summary of my earnings via Smashwords and Kindle.

As readers of this blog know, I have published eBooks on Amazon, Smashwords (iBooks, B&N, etc), and Google.  I received tax forms from two of…

Source: 2015 Ebook Earnings

Winter Business Idea

November 28, 2015

I live in Chicagoland and that means snow in the winter. Snow – sometimes a lot – provides a simple business idea for winter – snow removal. From clearing sidewalks and driveways to driving a pick-up truck with a snow blade in front, you can make serious money in areas that get snow and ice.


Chicago already had a snow storm two weeks ago and our area got about 12 inches of the heavy white stuff. Snow might look nice falling and when it first covers the ground, but pulling out the snowblower and having it ice up because of wet snow and cold temperatures is no fun.

I guarantee people will pay you to do the work for them. This is true of businesses, too. Parking lots needed clearing and salt put down to dissolve the ice. Slips and falls on private property often end up in court. Nobody wants to deal with that mess.

The next time it snows, put on your cold weather gear and look at your neighbors for opportunities. Odds are good that if they are older or if people are at work, they won’t want to come home and have to clear the drive in the dark and cold. Charge them a reasonable rate and be sure to cover your fuel cost and any maintenance issue. Snow removal – a perfect start-up business idea for winter.

Find Your Website Rank

November 25, 2015

What is your website ranking?  What is the site’s value?  How much should it earn?  These questions and more are answered at hypestat.com.

Naturally, I was curious about Homepreneurs.  I’ve blogged for several years and was always curious about the ranking.  Here are my results:

homepreneurs receives about 64 unique visitors and 64 (1.00 per visitor) page views per day which should earn about $0.52/day from advertising revenue. Estimated site value is $392.92. According to Alexa Traffic Rank homepreneurs.net is ranked number 5,534,931 in the world and 1.4E-5% of global Internet users visit it. This site has Google page rank of 1. Site is hosted in Scottsdale, AZ, 85260, United States and links to network IP address

I think the best result is that Homepreneurs has a Google page rank of 1.  Can’t beat that for anything.  Everyone wants to get on that first page of Google’s results.

website ranking

The money is secondary to me – I am more interested in helping others be successful.  This is why I launched Homepreneurs some 6 years ago.

How did I do it?  Timing, good content, social media, and lots of work.  You can read more in my recent eBook: Blog Better.  It is available on Amazon.

You can do the same, with time and effort.  Use hypestat.com and find your website ranking. 😉

Start a Business for $50

November 18, 2015

Yes, you can start a business for $50.  The business can be product or service-oriented, full-time or part-time, from home or not.  Here is how the costs break down:

  1. Using Google, enter godaddy into the search box.  Click on the $0.99 domain name box.

start a business for $50


2. Go to 1 Dollar Hosting.  Buy 12 months of website hosting for $12.00

3. Go to fiverr.com and hire someone to design a logo for $5.00

4. Design a website on WordPress.com for free.

5. Host the website on 1 dollar hosting.

6. Figure out what you want to sell or a service to provide.  Candles to yard work.  Whatever you want to do

7. Partner with a friend and double your efforts.

8. Set up a PayPal account.  Integrate the PayPal account with the website.

9. Sign up for social media platforms, hopefully with the same domain name

10. Start blogging or put product on your site to sell.  Advertise your services.

You spent $18 and a little time.  Spend the rest on materials if you need them or buy a few pizzas.  Or save the $32.00 for a date.

Whichever way you choose, start a business for $50.00 or less.

You’re welcome.  Have a nice day.

Home Business Idea – Sell Used Books

February 15, 2015

Home Business Idea – Sell Used Books.




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