A full-time home business or job is not always desirable or practical. Fortunately, many options exist for part-time businesses at home. This post lists and describes several options that do not need full-time commitment or dedication. These positions are ideal for those seeking a second income or experience in other areas.
Working a part-time job can also give the experience of running a business without a large commitment of money or time. If successful, the venture can be turned into a full-time business. In any case, at least one will know that an effort was made and experience gained. These positions are good for stay at home mothers and college students too. Some positions will require training but almost none needs any startup capital.
Data Entry is a big industry with a variety of options. Generally the only need is a home computer and Internet service, though even a public computer in a library or community college can suffice. This work may get monotonous and repetitive, but limited time may be spent each day or night. Examples of positions include: Facebook and Craigslist listings, billing or reservation work for large and small companies.
Beauty and Grooming Services
Even in difficult economic times, women and men will get haircuts, massages, manicures, and pedicures. This type of work can definitely be done in the home, local laws permitting. Experience and some training are often required as well, and certain positions benefit from certifications. A client list should be maintained for references. Some startup capital is required for equipment and modification of a dedicated room in the home.
Teaching and Tutoring Jobs
Teaching positions are very popular for home-schooled children, tutoring for kids having trouble in a subject or various special interests. The latter may include second languages or music lessons. While advertising may be necessary, often word of mouth recommendation is enough. This job is very rewarding for those that like to teach or work with children.
One of the jobs that is very common with many teenagers and young adults is baby sitting. Many parents need babysitters on occasion and especially on weekends. This position can often lead to multiple engagements as parents refer a good babysitter to neighbors and co-workers.
Internet home business and part-time online jobs are increasingly common. Examples include: Blogging, website maintenance, content development, Tweeting for Twitter accounts and more. The requirements are a computer and Internet connection, though local resources at libraries and colleges may be used.
Today, many companies have jobs in customer service. Many companies such as Jet Blue employ home workers to handle their flight reservations. Other business use home workers for support and sales purposes; these positions are often needed 24 hours a day. Again, a home computer and Internet connection is required.
Arts and Crafts
If one is artistic, crafts can double as a hobby and a business. You can learn to make crafts at home and sell them in stores, at craft shows, and local markets. Interesting and unique pieces of art or crafts are always in demand and make wonderful gifts. Prices can be adjusted to fit the market and stimulate demand.
Before deciding on any part-time work from home, research the salary ranges of jobs and potential employers or customers. Remember too, that one should never pay for materials related to a job. If training is required, the company should provide the training while paying for your time.
By Dion D. Shaw
Dion Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs.
Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed. Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions. Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.
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