How To Find Your Perfect Home Business

By Liz Folger, Work-at-Home Mom Expert

Does the idea of starting your own business from home sound appealing? Has finding the right one stumped you? Here are some ways to help you find the business of your dreams.

What are your interests?
What types of things do you enjoy doing. Yes, you can love your job!! Everyone is born with a special talent that sets them apart from others. Your job is to figure out what that talent is and find out a way to turn it into a business. One lady I profiled in my book, "The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide To  Making Money" had always liked horses. When she was younger she didn’t have a horse of her own. So she would groom and feed other people’s just for the chance to ride. Now that she is an adult, she has turned that interest into a pet sitting business. While she takes care of the smaller critters, she has niched herself in the area of horse care.

What are your hobbies?
Is your hobby candle making, painting portraits, herb gardening…? These are all great home businesses just waiting to happen. And you don’t necessarily have to produce these items to make money. Maybe you could start a newsletter on the subject of your hobby for others just like you. Maybe you could sell supplies for other hobbyists or businesses. Or maybe you could write a book on the subject. Once you start brainstorming you’ll be surprised at all the ideas you will come up with.

You’re producing a service or product for your friends and family for free already.  I talk with moms all the time who say their family or friends are always coming to them because they are great at creating a resume or they can really put a nice bouquet a flowers together for special events. These are all great ideas for a home business.

Go with what you already know a lot about. Maybe you enjoyed your work outside the home but still want to be home with your kids. Use your previous skills to get your business started. Teachers become tutors, secretaries become word processors, graphic artists become — graphic artists. The same can go for architects, photographers, transcriptionists…

You have many interests, talents, previous experiences and hobbies that are just waiting to be turned into a money making venture. What on earth are you waiting for?

Liz Folger is a Work-at-Home Mom Expert and author of, The Stay-At-Home Mom’s Guide to Making Money from Home: Choosing the Business That’s Right for You Using the Skills and Interests You Already Have

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