Oct 04, 2017

Even with a steady job, more and more people are finding themselves in financially insecure situations. The good news is, when it comes to earning more money and boosting your finances you don’t really need to submit to the traditional nine to five grind, because new technology and opportunities has made it easier for people to earn more money from the comfort of their home.

One incredible statistic on home businesses in the US is that around 70% of them succeed after the first three years as compared to just 30% of brick and mortar businesses. In the US, home based businesses have reached the 38 million mark and contribute to $427 billion to the US economy each year. Here are some examples of how you can make money from home in 2017.

Online or in-house tutors

Tutors, whether online, or in-home based are always in demand. With the continuous need of tutors it is easy to find opportunities online.

Pet Sitting

Dog owners seldom require somebody to either walk their dog during a busy day or pet sit during their business travels or when on vacation. Scoping out the local pet car businesses in your area will allow you to get an idea of how to get started.

Babysitting

While daycare centers are a good option when it comes to taking care of small children, parents are looking for cheaper alternatives. Consider babysitting kids in your home at cheaper rates than the day care centers in your area.

Direct Sales

You can either become an independent sales rep or host ‘Parties’ in your house to make money and get discounts. Many offer online shops which can be setup on your name such as, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, and so on. 

Online Surveys

There are many free online sites that will pay you to simply fill out survey forms so they can collate data on various markets and demographics. Just make sure the one you sign up with is free and does not require a registration fee.

Freelance Writer

Some people have a flair for writing. In that case, there are plenty of opportunities for on to freelance as a writer. When it comes to writing jobs, some of your options include high paying technical writing, or writing marketing pieces for websites, magazines, newspapers or journals. You can also get paid to write blogs for platforms similar to Yahoo Contributor network.

Other Options

When it comes to home businesses, the possibilities are endless. When choosing a way to earn money at home, it’s always best to stick to your skills and talents. A photography business, sewing and selling your handmade clothes on sites such as Etsy or baking cakes are other options of jobs you can do from home.

So, there you have it. These were just some of the legitimate home based businesses you can start with minimum investment. But, having an idea of your strengths and weakness, as well as your personality is crucial before starting a home business, since working from home is not for everybody.

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