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The 9-to-5 Home Business Tug of War
The 9-to-5 Home Business Tug of War © 2002 Elena Fawkner Perhaps the scarcest commodity the new home-business owner just starting out has is time. This is particularly so if you are also working a traditional, full-time job and building up...
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How To Make Money With Your Own Home Based Business Niche
Want to know how to make money with your own home based business niche? First of all, forget about what everybody else is doing. Forget about what everybody else is saying. Forget about what everybody else is selling. Who cares? From this...
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Free At Home Businesses That Are Really Free


You probably don’t believe there are really any opportunities for a free at home business when you think about starting a business. Well, the good news is that you’re wrong! Ideas for free at home work are everywhere—if you know where to look.

And the first thing you should take a look at is what do you like to do. Love to mow lawns and trim shrubbery? Own a lawnmower? Bingo! You now have one of your own free at home businesses. A great place to look for places to put your expertise to work is in your own neighborhood for free at home jobs. Ask your neighbors if they need a helping hand with their lawn care. Next, ask them for referrals. This is a business that can grow more quickly than you ever imagined—especially if you do leaf and snow removal during the off-season months.

Now, do you have a computer? Great. You now have one of your own free at home businesses. You can do anything from typing for companies in your area to writing ad copy for companies in Japan. Do a quick Google search, and you’ll be blown away by all the opportunities available for your free at home businesses.

You can also get paid to do Internet research, answer surveys, and many, many other things with your free Internet home business. You might even mix and match your online jobs to add some diversity to your daily routine. Probably the easiest free at home work would be answering surveys. This is something you can do in your spare time. I know, I do online surveys myself.

You can also catch one of the hottest trends around if you choose online auctions as one of your free stay at home businesses. Not only can you get rid of things around the house that you no longer need or use, you can sign up with wholesalers and distributors and sell products for them.

Many of these charge nothing for you to do this, and some will even do all the shipping and handling for you. This type of stay at home business can require a lot of work at first, but is usually easy to run once you get it going. And the profits can be, and often are, tremendous.

No matter what sort of free stay at home businesses you’re considering, you need a business plan. And you need to follow it. Find out everything you can about the business you want to start and what the competition in your area is up to. You’ll also want to check into any special licenses or permits you might need. Some other things to put on your list of things to look into are:

  • Need for the service/ business in your area
  • Zoning regulations
  • Accounting needs
  • Hiring needs
  • When and how to incorporate if you decide you want to
  • Equipment or items needed for your business
  • Amount and quality of competition
  • Tax information

Another major thing to consider when starting a free stay at home business is your family. Because having an at home business of any kind will impact your family members. They need to be supportive and understand that even though you’re home, you’re actually working. They need to be respectful of this, and in return, you need to be respectful of their feelings. This way you can be successful at one of the free at home businesses you have chosen.

So be smart, and talk about the effects having a home business will have on your family before you open up shop. Kick things around with each other, and make sure everyone’s on board. This can save you major headaches down the road. As well as ensure you have the support you need when starting and running your stay at home business.

Starting your own free stay at home business is an exciting adventure. Just don’t let your enthusiasm and eagerness distract you from attending to all the little things that make free at home businesses successful. Because, after all, that’s the goal of any stay at home business—to be successful.

© Copyright Randy Wilson, All Rights Reserved.

About the Author

Randy is owner of Profitable Home Businesses. Randy owned and operated a very successful storefront/mailorder business from 1988 to 2003. Currently full time owner/operator of several online businesses.

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