If you are talented with Photoshop, use your talents to create
a business for yourself. Here are a few business ideas: design
banner ads and logos, birth announcements, business cards,
or digital scrapbooking kits.
Web design: If you know how to design web sites there
is a big need for affordable web designers. A lot of people
want to start their own website but don’t know how to
do web design.
- Post on forums using a signature with a link to your graphic
- Barter with related websites for advertising
- Hand out business cards to pregnant mothers you see when
you are around town and offer to design a birth announcement.
- Pick up business cards you see and give them a call. Offer
to redesign their business cards or offer a free design
in exchange for future referrals.
Home Day Care: If you have children or like being around
children home day care is a great way to make money from home.
a few web sites for free in exchange for a link back to
with work at home moms and offer your services when appropriate.
personal pages for friends and family in exchange for referrals
or a link to your web site.
local small business owners and offer your services.
Freelance Writer: There is a growing need for authors,
especially online. If you can write, use your skills to write
- Ask friends or family to give you referrals.
- Place an ad in the yellow pages or local newspaper.
- Place flyers around local area shopping centers.
Tutoring & Teaching Classes: If you are a teacher
or have a skill at music or art, you can teach classes from
home or teach private lessons.
- Contact local newspapers or magazines and ask them if
you can submit completed articles for them to consider.
- Email web sites and ask them to consider purchasing your
articles. Send along an author bio and a sample of your
- Submit articles to web sites that purchase content. Do
a search for “purchase articles.”
Craft & Hobby business: If you are talented at
sewing, candle making, or another hobby, why not make a business
out of it.
- Write and/or call the guidance counselor of the schools
in your area and ask them for referrals.
- Place an ad in the classified section of your local newspaper.
- Contact local homeschool support groups and offer your
services to anyone interested.
Life coaching: Life coaching is a new industry. Life
coaches help people to attain personal success and happiness.
A life coach provides email and phone support to assist the
client in achieving personal success and reaching her life goals.
- Start an ebay account to sell your crafts.
- Sell your crafts in local craft shows.
- Hand out or leave business cards for your business in
- During the holidays market your craft business with creative
flyers or last minute gift idea flyers.
- Get a customer list and get referrals. Keep track of birthdays
and anniversaries and offer your crafts as gifts when appropriate.
Photography: If you are a photographer you can make
money taking photos or by selling your photos to stock photography
a life coach and find out how to get training.
articles promoting your life coaching business in exchange
for a link back to your web site.
a free complimentary session to new potential clients.
Video chat or content: Videos are a new trend in online
media. Many websites will pay you to host a chat online with
your skill or talent or purchase video content on a particular
topic such as cooking, knitting, home repair, etc.
- Take out an ad in the telephone book or local newspaper.
- Start off with a niche like pet photography. Leave flyers
with local veterinarians.
- Hand out business cards to any mom with an attractive
child or pregnant women and offer your services.
- Sell your photos to stock photography sites. Do a search
for “sell stock photography.”
10. Blogging: Many companies are looking for blogs
with content related to their industry. If you are willing to
write blog entries, you can use your talent to make money from
- Email websites and offer your videos for sale. Craft,
cooking, and other skills make great content for web publishers.
- Become an expert in your field. Offer online tutorials
or video classes on sewing, cooking, or any other talent.
- Do a search for “blog for us” or “paid
to blog” to find sites that are hiring bloggers.